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Together, The Defenders Have Some of Their Strengths and Some of Their Weaknesses

The Defenders is Marvel’s Netflix-level answer to The Avengers. It’s your first chance to see the headliners of four separate Netflix series (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist) come together for the first time. Elements of all five previous entries (Daredevil has had two… Continue Reading →

The Hitman’s Bodyguard: An Action/Comedy Suprise

I walked into the screening of The Hitman’s Bodyguard with a lot of preconceptions and expectations on just how terrible I expected it to be. From every preview and commercial it looked exactly like another mindless, shoot ‘em up action/comedy and… Continue Reading →

17776: A Brilliant and Thoughtful Sci-Fi Story About Football

There is something terribly wrong. The screen repeats it again, over and over. Something is terribly wrong. The black font size increases, overlapping, blocking out everything else. And then my screen faded to black. What just happened to my phone?

Teaming Up For a Call to Adventure

With the saturation of the superhero genre in popular culture, it was only a matter of time before Rick and Morty got in on the action.

Wet Hot American Summer’s Third Trip to Camp Isn’t Quite as Fun

When the film Wet Hot American Summer (WHAS) first premiered in 2001, no one could have predicted the sudden resurgence in popularity it would get nearly 15 years later. The under-seen classic featured a cast of cult stars and unknowns, many of… Continue Reading →

Game of Thrones: It’s Time We Had a Talk

All right, let me set two things straight, right off the bat. I am a huge fan of both A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones. I started reading the books and later devoured them after watching… Continue Reading →

Annabelle: Creation, That Doll is the Devil

What does an isolated location, an orphanage, self-playing record players, demons, demented children, dark wells, face masks, Catholic priests and scary dolls all have in common? They are all common horror movie tropes… and they are all in this movie,… Continue Reading →

Charlize Theron Out Cools James Bond in Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde is based on The Coldest City, a graphic novel written by Antony Johnston. The film is pulpy and retro, basically exactly what you would expect from a graphic novel adaption. It opens with a clip of Reagan, neon lighting… Continue Reading →

Midnight, Texas is Light Summer Fare

Midnight, Texas is not a clone of True Blood, even though it is inspired by the same author, Charlene Harris. I came into the show thinking it would be simply a low-rent version of True Blood on NBC. I can… Continue Reading →

Discovering the Star Trek Connection

The final frontier seems to be the focus of a variety of entertainment options right now. First and foremost being Star Trek: Discovery, which is coming to CBS this Fall.

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