The Death of Stalin Review

The Death of Stalin
Directed by: Armando Iannucci
Written by: Armando Iannucci, Fabien Nury, Ian Martin, and David Schneider
Runtime: 107 minutes

Satire is one of those genres that is extremely difficult to pull off, which could be why there have not been many satirical films over the years. It is difficult to juggle tone, write effective and witty dialogue, and tie it together with a plot that exposes a problem. Read More…

A Quiet Place Review

A Quiet Place
Directed by: John Krasinski
Written by: John Krasinski, Bryan Woods, and Scott Beck
Runtime: 90 minutes

I’m not a horror fan. In fact, horror is the only genre that I flat-out refuse to watch. I can appreciate an enjoy a psychological thriller such as The Silence of the Lambs or a satirical horror film like Get Out (my pick for Best Picture last year), but in general I don’t want to be scared. Read More…

Rampage Review

Rampage
Directed by: Brad Peyton
Written by: Carlton Cuse, Adam Sztykiel, Ryan Engle, and Ryan J. Condal
Runtime: 107 minutes

I don’t know who was asking for the Rampage arcade game to be adapted into a film. I also don’t know who exactly it is for. Read More…

Ready Player One Review

Ready Player One
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Zak Penn and Ernest Cline
Runtime: 140 minutes

Escapism. Fleeing reality to find solace in another. Leaving the troubles of life behind. These sentiments are a big draw for many interests, including books, movies, video games, social media, and even sports. Read More…

Tomb Raider Review

Tomb Raider
Directed by: Roar Uthaug
Written by: Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons
Runtime: 118 minutes

Films inspired by video games have had a tough time, to say the least. Actually, they’ve quite simply been bad. Some, like the Resident Evil franchise or Angelina Jolie’s two Tomb Raider films, have done decently from a box office perspective, but we have yet to see a video game adaptation actually be…good. Read More…

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…

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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