Frozen II

VERDICT A sequel of epic moments that doesn’t string together to be anything more than it is – a series of moments. Beautiful animation aside, the peaks are high but the valleys are deep. Kids will undoubtedly enjoy, but I would wait for the Tuesday cheap tickets. REVIEW I miss the trailer. Elsa running into […]

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Parasite

VERDICT Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho outdid himself with every aspect of this movie. This commentary on greed and class introduces a nuance to disadvantage that recent social commentaries masked in super villain movies (cough cough, Joker) lacked. The plot took many unpredictable twists and turns and did so with incredible imagery that often spoke for itself. […]

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

VERDICT With the leads split up and the plot meandering between more interesting throw away concepts, the sequel is incapable of delivering what the first movie did. Catch it on streaming only if you loved the first one. REVIEW Somewhere in Mistress of Evil, buried so deep down that you can barely see it, is […]

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Gemini Man

VERDICT Depending on where you’re sitting, the admittedly-incredible “de-aging” tech used with Will Smith is either game changing or apocalyptic. That’s all there really is to talk about with this quagmire of a film. I’m sure there are worse ways to spend 2 hours than if you happen to catch it on streaming or a […]

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2018 End of Year Report Card

2018 has come to an end, and with it, another movie season. In the biggest year at the box office on record, how do you choose what you should catch up on? What should you never bother seeing? Hopefully, this report card helps. The order of the movies doesn’t matter, only the grades. If you […]

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Sorry to Bother You

VERDICT A scathing critique of capitalism and its monopoly over politics, culture, and even one’s sense of self, hidden inside a comedy about being a telemarketer. The sharp dive into the surreal will not appeal to everyone, but it remains a must-see. Buy the ticket. REVIEW More frequent readers will notice that this review does […]

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Stranger Things 2

Verdict A satisfying return for the Duffer brothers and everyone’s favorite ‘80s crew. It doesn’t have quite the same punch, and plays it relatively safe. Nonetheless, it is still well worth the watch this Halloweek. Review The Good: Everything that was good from Season 1, but mostly Sean Astin. The acting and music continue to be […]

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Clear Eyes, Cup Head, Can’t Lose (Cuphead Review)

Like many other residents of the internet, the trailer for a game called Cuphead at the 2014 E3 show, completely blindsided me. The vibrant colors, Betty Boop-esque animation, and ripping jazz soundtrack of this game contrasted so harshly against the gritty and visceral Bloodbornes and Metal Gear Solids premiering that year, that it seemed this […]

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Spring Loaded (ARMS First Impressions)

Given my youthful, some might say babyfaced appearance, it would be easy to mistake me for being hip with all the new trends. However, my true understanding of internet/pop culture is shaky to say the least. Basically, I look at memes, fidget spinners, and dabbing the way my grandmother looks at any TV remote manufactured […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series – Episode One Review

After two successful DC entries with The Wolf Among Us and Batman – The Telltale Series, Telltale Games is finally playing both sides of the nerd fence with their newest release of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. One pressing question I had regarding the Guardians being under the spotlight of the new […]

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