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(Book Review) The Giver by Lois Lowry

Saturday, 26 March 2016 | Written by
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If you’ve ever wondered what life would be like without any pain and suffering, then The Giver can certainly paint a literally colorless picture for you. In Lois Lowry’s 1993 Newberry Medal winner, the world thrives in a community of complete and total unity, one where there is no conflict, no wars, no famine, no pain. The seemingly perfect utopia…Read More »

Would that it were so simple...this movie, I mean.

(Movie review) Hail, Ceasar! is the Anti-Movie

Friday, 25 March 2016 | Written by
Would that it were so simple...this movie, I mean.

Hail, Ceasar! is likely not a movie everyone’s going to enjoy. If you’re accustomed to the story-heavy, action-packed, tonally-consistent structure of “regular” movies, then this is not for you. Hail, Ceasar! almost feels like a sketch show (SNL, Bubble Gang) with a Hollywood in the 50’s theme. The film revolves around Eddie Mannix and a day in his life as…Read More »

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Recreating the Dark Knight: Top 5 Funniest Lego Batman Moments

Friday, 18 March 2016 | Written by
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In anticipation for the Batman v. Superman movie coming out in theaters late this March, why not check out a different version of Batman—one that isn’t all about the gloom and doom? Lego is the universal brick that has brought joy to kids and adults for decades, and when you combine that with the World’s Greatest Detective, there can only…Read More »

Cool tech and action sequences, for sure!

‘Allegiant’ to Senselessness

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 | Written by
Cool tech and action sequences, for sure!

The Divergent series has come full circle. They escaped their factions, they escaped their captors, they escaped the city, and now…they’ve come back to the city because it was where they belonged!! Hooray for progress! And THAT, my friends, is just one of the many hilarious and outright dumb logic this movie expects the audience to accept. Tris and Four…Read More »

This is madness!...No, this is LOOOONDDOOOOON!!

‘London Has Fallen’ is Discount ‘Die Hard’

Thursday, 10 March 2016 | Written by
This is madness!...No, this is LOOOONDDOOOOON!!

If you see past all the highly improbable coincidences, dumb movie logic, and 90’s action movie clichés, London Has Fallen could actually be a pretty entertaining action romp. But then again, that’s a lot of IF’S. London Has Fallen reunites the stellar cast of Olympus Has Fallen. Gerard Butler stars as Mike Banning, the most effective Secret Service agent in…Read More »

Me Before You

Book review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 | Written by
Me Before You

Mystery gift Last month, I found a gift with no card. I assumed it was mine since it was inside my pillow case. I opened it carefully without ruining the wrapper (so I could re-wrap it in case I found out that it wasn’t mine after all). Lo and behold, it’s Me Before You, the novel that I’ve been chasing…Read More »

Batman Vs Superman by Tony Daniel

Batman vs. Superman: 6 times the two fought in other media

Saturday, 5 March 2016 | Written by
Batman Vs Superman by Tony Daniel

The two arguably biggest superheroes are about to square off on the big screen. But this is hardly the first time Batman and Superman butted heads. With an idealistic and uncompromising worldview like Superman’s, and Batman’s more pragmatic and hardened sensibilities, it’s clear that these two heroes, even in their shared pursuit of peace and justice, won’t always get along.…Read More »

The film that taught us that there is a lot more to life than being really, really, really, ridiculously good-looking.

‘Zoolander 2′ is escalated stupidity.

Monday, 29 February 2016 | Written by
The film that taught us that there is a lot more to life than being really, really, really, ridiculously good-looking.

I am torn. On one hand, I’m a big Zoolander fan, and when I watched it with my brothers, they both seemed to really, really enjoy it. They appreciated its commentary on today’s hipster/millennial culture, how it’s in keeping with the lore and the characters, and how it builds on the kind of humor its predecessor had, but all I…Read More »

The Future of the DC Films Universe

Saturday, 27 February 2016 | Written by

The world is already hanging on to the edge of its seat in nerd-gasmic anticipation of Batman v. Superman coming out next month—and it doesn’t help that DC just teased its future plans for the big screen. In the DC Films live event special a few weeks ago, Kevin Smith and Geoff Johns dropped some goodie bombs on fans with…Read More »

The photo that single-handedly captures the film's identity.

(Movie review) ‘Deadpool’ is the superhero formula ON CRACK

Saturday, 20 February 2016 | Written by
The photo that single-handedly captures the film's identity.

HHHHHNNNNNN……AAAAAHHHHHHHHHH… (Me taking a really deep and heartfelt breath) The sweet, sweet relief of finally getting a Deadpool live-action movie! And a freaking kick-ass one at that! No, not that pasty white, mouth-sown, discount Baraka, piece of manure monstrosity in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, I’m talking about a PROPER Deadpool! The Deadpool we all wanted; the Deadpool we all DESERVE! Ryan…Read More »

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