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TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Beyond the Wall’

| August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Beyond the Wall’

Spoiler Warning for Season 7, Episode 6 of “Game of Thrones,” as well as all episodes of previous seasons. For the first six seasons of “Game of Thrones,” the pacing was near perfect with the story moving rather slow to allow for the characters to naturally develop and play their role in the greater game. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘What Happened to Monday’ is a devilishly savvy indie sci-fi thriller

| August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘What Happened to Monday’ is a devilishly savvy indie sci-fi thriller

Noomi Rapace hasn’t quite gotten the attention she completely deserves. While she was the acclaimed lead of the original Swedish “Millennium” trilogy as the titular Lisbeth Salander, and went on to large roles in films such as “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and the lead role in Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus,” she has been noticeably […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wind River’ is as beautifully cold and unforgiving as its setting

| August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wind River’ is as beautifully cold and unforgiving as its setting

Taylor Sheridan isn’t a name that might initially spark recognition from name alone from anyone who isn’t heavily invested in the film scene, but there’s a good chance you’ve at least heard great things about the films he writes. His debut screenplay, “Sicario,” debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2015 and released to […]

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GAMING REVIEW: ‘Batman: The Enemy Within’ – ‘The Enigma’

| August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
GAMING REVIEW: ‘Batman: The Enemy Within’ – ‘The Enigma’

Warning: Spoilers for Season One of “Batman: The Telltale Series” follow. Season One of “Batman: The Telltale Series” was Telltale Games’ first foray into the superhero genre, in which they really accomplished something special with a character that we have gotten iteration after iteration of. The studio took the source material and completely changed any […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Logan Lucky’ is the wildest film to ever happen in our own backyard

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Logan Lucky’ is the wildest film to ever happen in our own backyard

When Steven Soderbergh announced his retirement from film, I felt an instant void in my movie-watching experience. Over the years, Soderbergh proved himself to be one of the most innovative and flexible filmmakers, with films like the “Ocean’s Trilogy,” “Contagion,” “Traffic,” “Side Effects,” “Contagion” and “Magic Mike,” he showed a real versatility as a filmmaker […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Brigsby Bear’ is the one of the most emotionally endearing films in years

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Brigsby Bear’ is the one of the most emotionally endearing films in years

Indie comedies are hit or miss when it comes to their final effects. Some comedies, such as the über-successful “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” offer up wonderful laughs with a large amount of heart. Others, like “The Hollars,” miss their mark with unlikable characters, mismatched tones and uneven jokes. From Sundance this year, the indie […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Eastwatch’

| August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Eastwatch’

Spoiler Warning for Season 7, Episode 5 of “Game of Thrones,” as well as all episodes of previous seasons. As end of “Game of Thrones” nears, the show puts its foot on the accelerator and pushes the story faster than it has ever moved before. Following the insane battle between the Lannister army and the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ’13 Minutes (Elser)’ is a delicate, if pedestrian World War II drama

| August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ’13 Minutes (Elser)’ is a delicate, if pedestrian World War II drama

When it comes to World War II films, “Dunkirk” is all the rage at the moment. Christopher Nolan’s massive action-thriller has audiences and critics on their feet cheering for its achievements (including my own 5/5 review for it). But World War II is not a foreign subject for filmmakers to cover, in fact, it might […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ is a terrifying step-up from its horrid predecessor

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ is a terrifying step-up from its horrid predecessor

Before I start my review, I need to address the topic of theatrical experiences. Many film critics are wondering why streaming services such as Netflix are beginning to gain traction as legitimate film producers with films like “Okja” and “To the Bone” going directly to those streaming softwares as opposed to a traditional theatrical release. […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘The Spoils of War’

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘The Spoils of War’

Spoiler Warning for Season 7, Episode 4 of “Game of Thrones,” as well as all episodes of previous seasons. Is your jaw still on the floor? Mine sure as hell is. The final two episodes of Season 6 proved to me that “Game of Thrones” is the greatest television series of all time and the […]

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Gaming Roundup: August 2017

| August 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Gaming Roundup: August 2017

“Sonic Mania” – Aug. 15 for PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC Kicking off the month is yet another return to a bygone era of platformers, this time coming in the shape of Sonic The Hedgehog himself. The series has no doubt hit a few bumps in the past couple of years, though “Sonic Mania” […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Kidnap’ is a surprisingly engaging, mindless thrill ride

| August 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Kidnap’ is a surprisingly engaging, mindless thrill ride

The tale of Relativity Media is one that would send a shiver down the spine of anyone remotely familiar with the film industry in the past few years. While they found success as a co-financier and distributor in films like “Limitless” and “Immortals,” the start-up studio from producer Ryan Kavanaugh fell upon tough times in […]

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311 Leaves a Lasting Impression on Charlotte

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
311 Leaves a Lasting Impression on Charlotte

Last Wednesday, 311 – with New Politics and Passafire – made a stop at the Charlotte Metro Credit Amphitheatre on their 18th Unity Summer Tour. Passafire, a reggae-rock band from Savannah, Georgia, started the night off by showcasing their original sound. New Politics was up next, and they did not disappoint. The trio kept the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Dark Tower’ is a bleak, bland, blockbuster blunder

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Dark Tower’ is a bleak, bland, blockbuster blunder

My favorite book of all time is “Carrie” by Stephen King, a brutal, heartbreaking, incredibly clever look inside the world of bullying through the gaze of a horror story. I grew up around King’s books, as my father was a massive fan of the books and would constantly either be reading a book by King, […]

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