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War of the Spark: Forsaken (Book)

The latest novel set in the world of Magic the Gathering picks up where the previous one left off, giving our heroes even more magical troubles, and mysteries, to deal with. Is the return to Ravnica worthwhile? Read my full review to see my full thoughts on the latest fantasy novel release!

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. 

Parasite

Parasite is the very definition of a good movie. Challenging, funny, brutal, entertaining, and expertly assembled. Few movies strike this perfect balance.

Universal Soldier 4K UHD Combo Pack

1992's Universal Soldier hits 4K Ultra HD! Here's our review!
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June 04, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.5
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
3.5
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A Science Fiction Thriller More Vicious Than Most

What’s Good: Creative filmmaking brings tons of thrills and plenty of attitude, director is able to bridge the gap between horror and science fiction, constantly evolving plot full of...

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March 31, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.0
Direction 
 
3.0
Production 
 
3.5
The Nostalgia blockbuster, for every connotation of both words.

What's Good: Fast paced, interesting premise, quality production, entertaining story, Spielberg is solid as director, immense re-watchability due to the shear number of pop cultural references depicted. ...

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March 02, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
3.5
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Further proof that science fiction and horror are a good blend.

What's Good: Garland shows competence as director and innovation as storyteller, solid female-driven cast, contains some of the most frightening moments you'll see in cinema today, special effects are both...

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February 09, 2018 (Updated: February 09, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
5.0
Direction 
 
5.0
Production 
 
5.0
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A Spielberg movie first, a newspaper movie second

The Good: Spielberg's experience as director makes for a film that is fun to watch, nostalgic, emotional, and impact. Another brilliant performance from Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and the rest...

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January 02, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.5
A movie about a real life event that feels like a movie.

What's Good: Great performances from Michelle Williams and Christopher Plummer, impeccable direction from Ridley Scott, great cinematography, detail-oriented production, interesting story told mostly right. What's Bad:...

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December 23, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
2.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
4.5
Guillermo del Toro's atomic age Beauty and the Beast.

What's Good: Del Toro's unique style is on full display, del Toro's direction makes nod to classic cinema and musicals, the editing is on point, amazing cinematography and set design,...

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November 07, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
3.5
Production 
 
3.5
Very dark comedy or slightly funny tragedy. You decide.

What's Good: Great performances, great direction, mesmerizing production design, crisp cinematography, hauntingly absurd story, twisted vision. What's Bad: Some of the film's techniques work better than...

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November 04, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Entertainment Value 
 
5.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
5.0
Third time’s the charm for Marvel’s weakest standalone character films.

What's Good: Energetic, visually stimulating, exudes creativity, smooth editing, hilarious script, frequent sight gags, works on many different levels. The filmmakers took a surprising amount of risk and it all...

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October 22, 2017 (Updated: October 22, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.5
More than just a fitting tribute.

What's Good: Disaster-movie type of presentation ratchets up the tension and excitement and allows the director to utilize his skills as a visual storyteller, A-list cast performs well, emotional script...

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October 06, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
5.0
Production 
 
5.0
A mesmerizing journey into the future, so that we can revisit the past.

What's Good: Jaw-dropping visuals, props, set designs, and production design. Proficient direction not only takes full advantage of the tremendous cinematography, but finds interesting ways to connect to the original...

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