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TV REVIEW: ‘House of Cards’ – Season 5

| June 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘House of Cards’ – Season 5

Minor Spoiler Warning for Season 5 of “House of Cards,” as well as all previous seasons. In the four months since President Trump’s inauguration, the United States in an almost constant cycle of political debate and conflict with scandal after scandal sending shock-waves across the country and the world. For its first four seasons, “House […]

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EP REVIEW: Geowulf’s ‘Relapse’ is dream pop at its finest

| June 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
EP REVIEW: Geowulf’s ‘Relapse’ is dream pop at its finest

It was probably a dreary day in Charlotte, North Carolina, stressing over the next major curveball my first year in college might toss at me, when I discovered a little piece of summer magic in the song ‘Saltwater’ by the band Geowulf. Sun-drenched and passionately euphoric, the first song to be released from the Australian-born […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: alt-J’s ‘RELAXER’ is a dark, unsettling listen rich with ambition and hope

| June 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: alt-J’s ‘RELAXER’ is a dark, unsettling listen rich with ambition and hope

“The song came out of nowhere.” It’s no surprise that when describing the fourth song on their newest album, RELAXER, the alternative rock band, alt-J, said the song was a product of the band simply messing around in the studio, stringing loose ends together to make something work. The same can possibly be said about […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wonder Woman’ is an Amazon prime

| May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wonder Woman’ is an Amazon prime

There seems to be this myth in the film community that you must choose a definite side in the “Marvel vs. DC” feud that was created from fans. In the past, it was a bit harder to clock who was doing better work, with Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy truly standing head and shoulders above […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The 100’ – Season 4

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘The 100’ – Season 4

Spoiler Warning for Season 4 of “The 100.” The world is about to come to an end (again) and the heroes of “The 100” must band together or face a fiery death. While Season 3 may have been a step down, Season 4 returns the series to its former glory and places it on a […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Baywatch’ sinks to the ocean floor under its own weight

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Baywatch’ sinks to the ocean floor under its own weight

I’ve never watched the original “Baywatch” when it was on television, but I do clearly remember it topping TV Guide’s “50 Worst Television Shows Ever” list from when I was a child, and knowing that makes it hard to kick. Even when this reboot was announced, I still couldn’t seem to drop the fact that […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Burn Bridges, Burn Pies’ – OhBree

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Burn Bridges, Burn Pies’ – OhBree

You know the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, right? You might know him as the guy who painted those bizarre melting clocks or the man with the equally weird mustache.  What if I told you that there was a band who could provide the perfect soundtrack to his paintings? There is, and their name is OhBree. […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Better Call Saul’ – ‘Expenses’

| May 25, 2017 | 1 Comment
TV REVIEW: ‘Better Call Saul’ – ‘Expenses’

Spoiler Warning for Season 3, Episode 7 of “Better Call Saul,” as well as all seasons of “Breaking Bad.” All actions have consequences and that theme comes into play as things slow down a bit to pick up the pieces and develop the characters after multiple hectic episodes. Jimmy must work harder than ever to […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ provides charming formula, nothing more

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ provides charming formula, nothing more

There’s a certain dated quality that comes in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise now, as it just seems to be a little outside of its peak timeframe now, feeling a bit more like a reboot than that of a sequel, but alas, in the age of reboots, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Twin Peaks’ – ‘The Return, Part 1 and 2’

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Twin Peaks’ – ‘The Return, Part 1 and 2’

Spoiler Warning for the Season Premiere of “Twin Peaks,” as well as all episodes of the original series. “I’ll see you again…in 25 years, meanwhile…” That chilling line of dialogue has been ingrained in the minds of “Twin Peaks” fans since the finale aired back on June 10, 1991. This eerie premonition from Laura Palmer […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Master of None’ Season 2 – The Perfect Show for the Foodie Romantic in Us All

| May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Master of None’ Season 2 – The Perfect Show for the Foodie Romantic in Us All

With Season 1 of comic Aziz Ansari’s unique creation in Netflix’s ‘Master of None’ delivering a slick and experimental dissection of everything from modern dating to racial stereotypes, this month gave us yet another sensational season of Ansari’s quirky yet masterful satire. Diving further into the show’s central characters, from Ansari’s lovable actor-turned-pasta-chef Dev to […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Better Call Saul’ – ‘Off Brand’

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Better Call Saul’ – ‘Off Brand’

Spoiler Warning for Season 3, Episode 6 of “Better Call Saul,” as well as all seasons of “Breaking Bad.” Saul Goodman has made his long awaited debut. Yes, you heard that right. After 2 and a half seasons of Jimmy McGill’s antics, Saul Goodman has made his first appearance, but that doesn’t mean that Jimmy […]

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Gaming Roundup: May 2017

| May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
Gaming Roundup: May 2017

“NBA Playgrounds” – May 9 for PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC With obvious roots found in “NBA Jam” and “NBA Street,” Saber Interactive brings a much more casual basketball experience in the form of “NBA Playgrounds.” The game features two on two play with a mixed roster of both current and former NBA […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Better Call Saul’ – ‘Chicanery’

| May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Better Call Saul’ – ‘Chicanery’

Spoiler Warning for Season 3, Episode 5 of “Better Call Saul,” as well as all seasons of “Breaking Bad.” There is just something about a crazy family rivalry, specifically two lawyer brothers, that makes for some truly great television. In each of my previous reviews for this series, I have stated just how much I […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Alien: Covenant’ is an exceedingly comfortable, if polarizing middle ground franchise binder

| May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Alien: Covenant’ is an exceedingly comfortable, if polarizing middle ground franchise binder

“Alien: Covenant” has been getting me through my life as of late. Recently, with the unexpected passing of my grandfather, who acted as a father-figure in my life, I’ve been working toward the payoff of seeing “Alien: Covenant” following my exams. I didn’t care whether it was good or bad, I just needed the release […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ never meshes into anything worth noting

| May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ never meshes into anything worth noting

If you were to listen to common complaints of many medieval-era films, you would come to believe that the “Lord of The Rings” series was the first and only movie to ever do it right, given how much people love to compare every movie with a sword to the Peter Jackson trilogy. In fact, it’s been […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Snatched’ is a sad stab at comedy

| May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Snatched’ is a sad stab at comedy

I can’t say I particularly like Amy Schumer. Sure, I liked “Trainwreck” and find a few of her skits on her television show funny, but I’ve never fully gotten on the Amy Schumer train for more than about a week in 2014. That being said, I don’t actively despise her like many people do. While […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’ is rousing Marvel spectacle of the most fun kind

| May 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’ is rousing Marvel spectacle of the most fun kind

Dear friends, I apologize for the tardiness of this review. I have spent the past week with my family after the sudden, unexpected and tragic passing of my grandfather, who acted as a major father figure in my life. If this isn’t a good enough excuse for you, then I don’t know what you want […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Better Call Saul’ – ‘Sabrosito’

| May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Better Call Saul’ – ‘Sabrosito’

Spoiler Warning for Season 3, Episode 4 of “Better Call Saul,” as well as all seasons of “Breaking Bad.” In each of my reviews for this season of “Better Call Saul,” I have mentioned how the story and tone is becoming more and more like that of “Breaking Bad,” but the latest episode is on […]

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A Place Both Wonderful and Strange: Revisiting “Twin Peaks”

| May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Place Both Wonderful and Strange: Revisiting “Twin Peaks”

On May 21st, “Twin Peaks,” one of the most celebrated and influential television series of all time makes its return to the small screen. On a surface level, this does not seem that out of the ordinary, what with series such as “Full House,” “The X-Files,” “24” and “Prison Break” all making their return after […]

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