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Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Spark of the Resistance

Star Wars: Spark of the Resistance is one of the first books released as part of the “Journey to The Rise of Skywalker” and details a brief adventure with our heroes between the films...But is it worth reading? Check out my thoughts.

The Lion King – 2019 (Blu-Ray)

Jon Favreau’s reimagining of The Lion King arrives on blu-ray/4K this week, bringing a slew of special features with it. Is the new version worth adding to your home entertainment shelves, or should you pass it up? Check out our full review to see our thoughts!

Zombieland 2 – Doubletap

Well 10 years have gone by Columbus and Wichita are a couple, Tallahassee’s still an a-hole and Little Rock is not so little anymore. Welcome back, to the United States of Zombieland! Z0mbieland one was of my favorites when it released in Oct. 2009. I love almost anything Zombie so a movie with some of my favorite actors was a definite must-see when it came out. Now 10 years later we're getting the sequel to it, but how will it compare to the original? Well, let’s check it out, shall we?

Steel Crow Saga (Book)

Magic, epic action, and impressive cultural world-building collide in the newest fantasy novel from Paul Krueger. Check out our full review to see what we thought!
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January 09, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
5.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.5
A great story you didn't know needed to be told until now.

What's Good: Fantastic performances from the three leading ladies, direction enhances the appeal of the characters, interesting and inspirational story from history you didn't know about, great balance between high...

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December 22, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Entertainment Value 
 
3.0
Story/Writing 
 
2.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.5
Direction 
 
3.0
Production 
 
3.5
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Doesn't quite reach its destination.

What's Good: Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence are always entertaining, immaculate sets, impressive special effects, interesting premise, has its entertaining moments. What's Bad: Film's approach is...

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December 05, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Entertainment Value 
 
3.0
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
2.5
Production 
 
4.0
Interesting story-within-a-story almost works on the big screen.

What's Good: Great cast, director Tom Ford definitely shows off his eye for design, some interesting visual elements, atypical story line, engaging story-within-the story. What's Bad:...

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November 11, 2016 (Updated: November 11, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Entertainment Value 
 
5.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
5.0
Direction 
 
5.0
Production 
 
5.0
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This generations' Close Encounters.

What's Good: Smart story that works on many different levels, fittingly structured film enhances the drama and tension, excellent performance by Amy Adams, impeccably directed, immersive sounds and visuals, impressive...

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November 08, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
5.0
Excessive, in a good way.

What's Good: Park Chan-wook delivers a stunning picture full of immense detail and beauty, top notch production, fitting performances, detail-obsessed story, exciting in just about every regard, full of amazing...

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October 20, 2016
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
2.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
2.5
Direction 
 
2.5
Production 
 
2.0
Cruise can't save that sequel no one asked for.

What's Good: Tom Cruise is always good in action scenes, Smulders is a good fit for the role, it's entertaining for the most part, some scenes are smarter than others,...

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September 24, 2016
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Entertainment Value 
 
3.0
Story/Writing 
 
1.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.0
Direction 
 
2.0
Production 
 
2.5
Another mostly futile remake.

What's Good: Classic shoot em' up thrills, entertaining characters, exciting score, modern production. What's Bad: Predictable, doesn't add anything to the genre, frustratingly diverges from the...

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August 30, 2016
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Entertainment Value 
 
1.5
Story/Writing 
 
1.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
2.5
Direction 
 
3.0
Production 
 
3.0
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Sci-fi like you've seen it before

What's Good: Interesting visual texture, interesting premise, competent direction, refreshing to finally see a R-rated sci-fi film, chilling tone. What's Bad: Lackluster script skips over all...

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August 07, 2016
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Entertainment Value 
 
2.5
Story/Writing 
 
1.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
2.0
Direction 
 
2.0
Production 
 
2.0
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Even without Snyder, still no big-screen success for DC

What's Good: Seeing a bunch of DC characters on the screen all at the same time, suitable visuals, a good performance from Margot Robbie. What's Bad:...

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July 27, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
3.0
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A fun 2016 techno-thriller.

What's Good: Interesting premise, thought-provoking themes, sharp and colorful picture quality, inventive direction, relates well to current events, fun to watch. What's Bad: Cookie-cutter story foundation,...

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