Why Can’t We Be Friends? The Case for E-Books and Paperbacks

Since the Kindle first came out in 2007, there has been a growing market for e-books and e-readers. Tablets like the iPad, Nexus, Kindle Fire, and Surface, among others, have also come out since then, adding e-books to their very computer-like capabilities. While e-readers and tablets have certainly been selling extremely well, with plenty of people willing to take the plunge, I have also met some who are unsure about getting an e-reader, out of a desire to stick with physical book collections. My take? It doesn’t have to be one or the other. What’s wrong with both? Read More…

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 
Directed by: Anthony and Joe Russo
Written by: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Runtime: 136 minutes

Marvel Studios has been running rampant in the superhero film market. DC is frantically scrambling to catch up to them, with Fox and Sony both turning to reboots to try and get things going again. However, Marvel has shown no signs of slowing down, and if Captain America: The Winter Soldier is any indication, they are only improving. Read More…

True Detective Review

True Detective Season 1 Review
Created and Written by: Nic Pizzolatto
Directed by: Cary Fukunaga

One of the unfortunate parts about the TV industry is that a lot of times shows have trouble attracting A-list actors because of budget and, perhaps more significantly, because of scheduling concerns. Many of the biggest actors have so many projects they are signed to that they can’t really afford to commit to multiple seasons of a TV show. Read More…

Walking Dead Season 4 Season Finale Review

The Walking Dead S04E16 – A

Oh my goodness. This was the final week The Walking Dead will air for a long time and I might be dead when it airs again in the Fall because this intense episode left me breathless, moment after moment as we return to Rick Grimes and we see his transformation from the downfall of The Prison and his mishaps on the road to Terminus. This was definitely the season finale I was hoping for.

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Hype Machine: Amazing Spider-Man 2 “Final” Trailer

Amazing Spider-Man 2

Release Date: May 2 2014
Director: Marc Webb
Spider-Man: Andrew Garfield

Another year, another new Spider-Man movie. After the success of Amazing Spider-Man 1 and Andrew Garfield’s interpretation post-Macguire, it certainly left me hungry for more of what ironically director Marc Webb had in store for the franchise. So am I hyped for Amazing Spider-Man 2 with this final trailer release before the May 2nd premiere?

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The Wind Rises Review

The Wind Rises
Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
Written by: Hayao Miyazaki
Runtime: 126 minutes

When I first was introduced to Studio Ghibli and the work of Hayao Miyazaki, it seemed like Ghibli was the Japanese version of Disney Animated Studios, with Miyazaki the Japanese version of Walt Disney (except for the fact that Miyazaki has drawn thousands of frames of his films whereas Walt was more an entrepreneur and innovator).

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Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 14 Review

Walking Dead S04E14 – The Grove

“The Grove” was the most moving episode of The Walking Dead that has aired in a long time. The decisions and realness that these characters have to deal with has finally come to a point where things have to be handled. And in a world where it’s you’re either fighting to live or the living dead, those who aren’t fit for this world are exposed. This worldview created one of the most emotional episodes this show has ever delivered.

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