Kong: Skull Island

Verdict: This is a fun film, plain and simple. Don’t think about it too much, just enjoy the ride. Wait for it to hit the cheap seats or go on a Tuesday. Synopsis: “A secret government organization mounts an expedition to Skull Island, an uncharted territory in the Pacific. Led by an explorer (John Goodman) […]

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Run the Coins (Super Mario Run Review)

Nintendo is historically infamous for being a late adopter of technology when it comes to their games. For instance, home consoles with HD graphic support became mainstream in 2006 with the release of the Xbox 360 and PS3. Nintendo however, decided to focus more on innovation, with the Wii-mote and Nunchuck style of motion-oriented gaming, […]

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Sing

Verdict: It’s fine but not great, like a cinematic ham sandwich. It has catchy songs, a big cast, and is pretty enough. Catch it at the cheap seats if you want something light and fun without having to think much. Like at all. Synopsis: “When a koala impresario (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) is in danger […]

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Fences

Verdict: Go see this movie. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis both give the best performances of their career in this small and powerfully intimate film. You don’t want to miss this one. Synopsis: “Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named […]

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Eric’s Best Films of 2016

2016 was a dumpster fire of a year. Luckily, movies persevered and some truly great films were sent our way. In fact, there were so many good ones, I could not honestly keep the list to 10. So, here’s my Best 12 movies of 2016, in no particular order except for the last. It’s the […]

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La La Land

Verdict: Go watch it, it’s a gorgeous film with fun music and another great example of Stone/Gosling chemistry. If you can’t see it in theaters, make sure to catch on VOD or HBO. Synopsis: “Struggling actress Mia (Emma Stone) and aspiring jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) begin a whirlwind romance as they both pursue their […]

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Hidden Figures

Verdict: Go watch this movie. It’s incredibly heartfelt and honest, with Taraji Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe giving some of the strongest performances of the year. Cross your fingers for the Oscar nomination it so deserves. Synopsis: “Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and […]

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Assassin’s Creed

Verdict: If you are a real action aficionado, then this movie has about 10 minutes that might be worth it for you to see. Otherwise, just go play the game, or head to Youtube and watch the cutscenes or something. Synopsis: “In this feature-film adaptation of the hugely popular video-game series, death-row convict Callum Lynch […]

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What’s My Age Again? (Pokémon Sun and Moon Review)

While most of the world will go on to remember the year 2016 as unremarkable, inconsequential, and in no way a permanent stain on human history, I for one will always remember 2016 for the 20th anniversary of the international phenomenon, Pokémon. This celebration graced the world with digital re-releases of Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow, the social […]

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A Bad Netflix Christmas: “The Spirit of Christmas” and “The Christmas Bunny”

One Ticket Please decided that, in the spirit of the holidays, we should do something for our readers. That something was to watch what we thought were the worst movies under the “holiday movies” category on Netflix. So commiserate with us, and enjoy. The Spirit of Christmas – Jordan Verdict: Pass. Pass harder than you […]

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