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SPOILERS: Stephen Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ In-Depth Review

Posted: March 29, 2018 at 9:29 am   /   Movie Reviews

SPOILERS BELOW Warning: this review will contain spoilers, including discussions about plot points deviating from the novel. If you want to read a spoiler-free review, see Brad Heyen’s review here. “I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent meal.” I fell in love with the idea of Ready […]

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Film Review: ’12 Strong’ Starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña

Posted: January 19, 2018 at 10:17 am   /   Movie Reviews

I admit it, I’m a sucker for movies based on true events. Sure, there are usually a lot of liberties taken with the truth, with some movies distorting the truth so much they hardly resemble real life, but much of the time, we can at least draw concepts and ideas and appreciate what the characters […]

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Film Review: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Starring Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe

Posted: November 10, 2017 at 8:24 am   /   Movie Reviews

“I see the world as it should be.” And with that, a simple explanation for how Hercule (pronounced Air-kyool) Poirot is able to deduce mysteries so easily. He’s weathered by age, old enough to not be fooled through naivete, yet idealistic that he remains optimistic, perhaps even yearning for a world without the crimes he’s […]

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Film Review: ‘Thank You For Your Service’ Starring Miles Teller, Beulah Koale, Joe Cole

Posted: October 27, 2017 at 8:39 am   /   Movie Reviews

“What do we do?” It’s a question that hangs in the air during one crucial early scene in Thank You For Your Service. Home from Afghanistan, desperate for a sense of normalcy, Tausolo “Solo” Aieti (Beula Koale) presents the question to Adam Schumann (Miles Teller), his best friend and squadmate. In the last couple decades, […]

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Film Review: ‘Only the Brave’ Starring Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges

Posted: October 20, 2017 at 9:15 am   /   Movie Reviews

Maybe it’s because they don’t fight a physical enemy, but for some reason, movies about firefighters tend to be pretty scarce. Sure, there was Ladder 49, the old classic The Towering Inferno, and of course, Backdraft, perhaps the most highly-regarded firefighter movie of all-time. When they announced that a film was being produced based on […]

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Review: Indie Survival Horror Game ‘Kholat’ Now Available On Microsoft Store

Posted: October 20, 2017 at 8:48 am   /   Videogame Reviews

Kholat is available on the Microsoft Store for $19.99. A couple years ago, I found a website called Pinterest Fail, where people posted their attempts to mimic projects they found on Pinterest. The premise is simple: terrific ideas, but less-than-stellar executions. Be it the fault of the creator or the design, the end results on […]

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Interview: Jeff Nations of Rookie of the Year

Posted: August 12, 2017 at 11:14 am   /   Local

Ask Jeff Nations what he’s doing at any given moment, and there’s a pretty good chance the answer will revolve around music. “I was hooked the second I picked it up,” he professes when talking about receiving his first guitar for his 11th birthday. “I’ve always been genuinely interested in music and have had a […]

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Review: ‘Atomic Blonde’ Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella

Posted: July 28, 2017 at 8:46 am   /   Movie Reviews

I’m not exactly sure why, but for whatever reason the 1980s are enjoying a strong renaissance. Wherever you look, the influence of the neon decade has hovered over media, be it in TV shows (“Stranger Things,” the “Lethal Weapon” series), movie reboots (Ghostbusters, Blade Runner), hell, even some video games (Far Cry: Blood Dragon) have […]

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Review: ‘The Mummy’ Starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis

Posted: June 9, 2017 at 7:27 am   /   Movie Reviews

I really wanted to like The Mummy. I also really wanted to date Sara Jean Underwood when I was in college. Sometimes we don’t get what we want. After seemingly going off the deep end back in the mid-2000s over his love of Katie Holmes and Scientology, Tom Cruise’s acting career has quietly managed to surge […]

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SPOILERS: Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’ Gives Some Answers, One Step Closer to LV-426

Posted: May 22, 2017 at 10:53 am   /   Movie Reviews

WARNING: This review has spoilers for Alien Covenant, including major plot points. If you’re wanting a spoiler-free review, check out Jeremy’s take on it. You have been warned.  There’s a scene in the original Alien that’s always stuck in my head. Armed with a flamethrower, Dallas is crawling through the airducts of the Nostromo, trying […]

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