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Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Force Collector

This week’s new book release takes fans on a historical trip through the Star Wars galaxy with Force Collector. Is the latest Journey to The Rise of Skywalker addition worth picking up? Check out my review to see what I thought! 

Charlie’s Angels (2019)

19 years ago, Charlie’s Angels hit the big screen and I absolutely loved that movie, three years later they followed it up with Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle and to put it bluntly the movie sucked. Now that the movie is in the hands of Elizabeth Banks, will she be able to do a better job than what we saw in the last film? First of all, the Townsend Agency has existed for over 40 years. The Angels you may have watched in the 1976 TV series with Jill, Sabrina, & Kelly (and later Kris, Tiffany, and Julie) to the two films with Dylan, Natalie, & Alex have all happened. Banks has said “Charlie’s Angels was the beginning of female empowerment on TV. So, when we started the process of continuing Charlie’s Angels, we wanted to incorporate everything that had come before.”  The organization has grown to become an international agency with John Bosley (Patrick Stewart) being the first man who has worked with the Angels for years. As John retires after 40 years of service, he is replaced by … Rebekah “Bosley” or “Boz” (Elizabeth Banks). As a sign of respect to the original, all directors of a Townsend International agency are referred to as: Bosley. The movie concentrates on 3 women as the main part of the story, however, there are many women within the organization. In one scene they show a Strike team of about 6-8 women on a mission kicking ass. The story itself has some elements of some other movies I’ve seen, Mission Impossible 1 was the one that stood out to me (Again I say SOME elements of the movie, it’s not a direct copy of M.I.) and even a little of Full Throttle. That said, originality is not a strong point of this movie, but how many movies today have a truly original story? Thankfully, they kept away from the over-the-top comedy of the previous movies and kept it to a few “haha” moments throughout the film.

Ford v Ferrari

Ford vs. Ferrari is the latest historical drama recreating a famous sporting rivalry for the big screen. It is a compelling, if somewhat simplified, effort to show how two legends of racing made their mark on history.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – Inside the Epic Return to Thra

Netflix returned fans to the world of Thra earlier this year with The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, but this week Insight Editions’ new book reveals how it all came together. Whether you’re a fan of the show, or simply like seeing how big budget shows come together, this is a must have. Come inside for my full review. 
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October 30, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Story 
 
5.0
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5.0
Fun Factor 
 
5.0
Graphics 
 
5.0
Replayability 
 
5.0
An Interstellar Video Game Experience for the Ages

I don't hand out many perfect scores for games. That's because no game is perfect and there are usually a few things that end up bothering me or making me...

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Matt Malliaros
October 28, 2019 (Updated: October 28, 2019)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Enjoyment 
 
4.5
Durability 
 
5.0
Re-Useable Factor 
 
4.5
Premiere PC Gaming Headset With Some Minor Discomfort

The Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero is without a doubt one of the most powerful, high quality gaming headsets I've ever used. Games sound better, movies sound like you're back...

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Matt Malliaros
October 10, 2019 (Updated: October 10, 2019)
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Story 
 
1.5
Gameplay 
 
4.0
Fun Factor 
 
3.5
Graphics 
 
4.0
Replayability 
 
1.5
A Ghost Recon Not Ready For Your Time or Money

Overall, though, it's clear that Breakpoint is set to be another Ghost Recon Wildlands situation. At release, it simply wasn't a great game, but overtime they released a ton of...

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Matt Malliaros
August 01, 2019 (Updated: August 01, 2019)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Story 
 
3.5
Gameplay 
 
4.5
Fun Factor 
 
5.0
Graphics 
 
4.5
Replayability 
 
5.0
A Refreshing Madden Game That Doesn't Hold Back

I can't stress enough how excellent Madden NFL 20 is. After years of glitchy, immobile gameplay, EA Sports has finally unleashed the speed of the gridiron game. It's faster, smoother,...

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Matt Malliaros
July 02, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Story 
 
4.5
Gameplay 
 
4.5
Fun Factor 
 
5.0
Graphics 
 
4.5
Replayability 
 
4.5
Games
Best Yakuza Spin-off Yet

I adore everything about Judgment. From the main story to building relationships with the diverse Kamurocho population to a variety of side cases, there's just so much to do. What...

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Matt Malliaros
June 14, 2019 (Updated: June 14, 2019)
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Entertainment Value 
 
3.0
Story/Writing 
 
1.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.0
Direction 
 
1.5
Production 
 
2.5
A Film Without An Identity

The main issues The Dead Don't Die has going for it are that there are too many actors, the story has 0 substance, and it's too focused on things that...

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Matt Malliaros
May 28, 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Story 
 
3.5
Gameplay 
 
3.0
Fun Factor 
 
4.5
Graphics 
 
4.5
Replayability 
 
3.5
Saving A Universe That Does Rick and Morty Proud

Despite the finish, Trover Saves the Universe is an absolute riot. It’s a jaw-dropping, side-hurting experience with memorable characters I hope to see in the Rick and Morty universe...

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Matt Malliaros
May 16, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Entertainment Value 
 
5.0
Story/Writing 
 
3.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
5.0
John Wick Parabellum Makes the First Two Look Like Child's Play

John Wick 3 is a ridiculous, unreal journey for the world's greatest assassin. We learn more about him, we get to see him kill some people in elaborate fashion,...

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Matt Malliaros
May 01, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Story 
 
3.5
Gameplay 
 
4.5
Fun Factor 
 
4.5
Graphics 
 
5.0
Replayability 
 
4.0
Games
Dangerous, Intimidating World Wrapped in an Emotionally-Charged Story

Days Gone has a ton of amazing things going for it. The game features tons of terrifying moments, gratifying feelings, and brilliant gameplay innovations wrapped in a gorgeous landscape....

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Matt Malliaros
March 22, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Story 
 
2.0
Gameplay 
 
4.5
Fun Factor 
 
5.0
Graphics 
 
5.0
Replayability 
 
5.0
An Improved Sequel With Off-the-Charts Replayability

While the story may not be as up to par as other games of the same genre, there's no denying that Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is a superb sequel....

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