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Legendborn

After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus. A flying demon feeding on human energies. A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down. And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw. The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates. She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight.

The Art of Saving the World

When Hazel Stanczak was born, an interdimensional rift tore open near her family’s home, which prompted immediate government attention. They soon learned that if Hazel strayed too far, the rift would become volatile and fling things from other dimensions onto their front lawn — or it could swallow up their whole town. As a result, Hazel has never left her small Pennsylvania town, and the government agents garrisoned on her lawn make sure it stays that way. On her sixteenth birthday, though, the rift spins completely out of control. Hazel comes face-to-face with a surprise: a second Hazel. Then another. And another. Three other Hazels from three different dimensions! Now, for the first time, Hazel has to step into the world to learn about her connection to the rift — and how to close it. But is Hazel — even more than one of her — really capable of saving the world?

Marvel’s Avengers

Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics’ take on Marvel’s Avengers is finally here! After spending a few weeks deep diving into the story and multiplayer missions, this is our official review of the extremely fun, though somewhat flawed adaptation on one of Marvel’s biggest franchises, Marvel’s Avengers.

Supergirl: The Complete Fifth Season

Just this month Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released Supergirl: The Complete Fifth Season on Blu-Ray and DVD. This set contains all 19 episodes from the fifth season of Supergirl, including the series' milestone 100th episode. I got the chance to give the Blu-Ray set the once over and I'm here to share my thoughts, so keep reading to find out more.
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September 11, 2020
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
5.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
3.5
The Devil MOST Of The Time

The Devil All The Time features a plethora of great individual moments, but fails to pull it all together in a way that feels satisfying. Featuring noteworthy performances and heady...

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Jordan Maison
September 08, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.0
The Movie 
 
4.5
Picture Quality 
 
4.5
Audio Quality 
 
4.0
Special Features 
 
3.0
Man of Tomorrow is the Superman Content You're Craving

I wasn’t sure that I wanted to see another Superman origin film, but Man of Tomorrow proved me wrong. Not only does it deliver on great action, the story feels...

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Jordan Maison
September 07, 2020
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Enjoyment 
 
4.5
Durability 
 
4.0
Re-Useable Factor 
 
3.0
A Fitting End to Romero’s Zombie Stories

While there are elements of The Living Dead that don’t quite work for me (I’ll always prefer overarching stories), there’s no denying the many excellent aspects of this novel. Each...

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Jordan Maison
September 05, 2020
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Story 
 
4.0
Gameplay 
 
2.5
Fun Factor 
 
2.5
Graphics 
 
3.0
Replayability 
 
2.5
Nostalgia Can’t Save This Remaster

For me, the best video game remasters manage to strike a specific balance. They bring together quality of life improvements on the technical level, that makes it enjoyable to play...

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Jordan Maison
September 01, 2020
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Entertainment Value 
 
2.5
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
5.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
3.5
Cerebral and Unsettling, I’m Thinking of Ending Things Still Doesn't Hit the Mark

Overall, I’m Thinking of Ending Things is a film I desperately wanted to love more than I did. I enjoy the ideas and the acting is superb. Both Buckley and...

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Jordan Maison
August 24, 2020
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Enjoyment 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Re-Useable Factor 
 
3.5
A Familiar, But Fun, Return to The Clone Wars

If you’re a fan of The Clone Wars, there’s no reason to skip out on this. Despite pulling (mostly) from episodes we already know, it manages to add enough new...

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Jordan Maison
August 18, 2020
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
3.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
3.5
More Action, Less Heart

Peninsula is absolutely fun to watch, but lacks the substance to make it anything more. The characters are interesting enough, but the focus on the action and larger world left...

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Jordan Maison
August 03, 2020 (Updated: August 03, 2020)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Enjoyment 
 
3.5
Durability 
 
3.0
Re-Useable Factor 
 
2.5
Solid Writing Gets You Through an OK Story

Much as it pains me to say, I didn’t really care for Poe Dameron: Free Fall. I love the character and am glad we’re finally getting more stories focused on...

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Jordan Maison
July 28, 2020
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.0
Direction 
 
3.5
Production 
 
3.5
Goofy Shark Action That Knows What it's Trying to Do

I can’t say that Deep Blue Sea 3 is a good movie. I will say that it’s surprisingly enjoyable and works significantly better than Deep Blue Sea 2. Sure, there’s...

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Jordan Maison
July 28, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Enjoyment 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
4.5
Re-Useable Factor 
 
5.0
More Myths To Keep You Engaged

George Mann and Grant Griffin once again bring the magic to the Star Wars universe with another collection of compelling stories and great artwork. Not only do they work as...

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