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The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

While the book was hit with a little bit of delay, the final Art of book in the Skywalker Saga was more than worth the wait. Learn more in my full review! 

Persona 5 Royal

Persona 5 is back with new content and a fine coat of polish, but is the Royal edition worth diving back into? Check out our full review to find out!

The Last Human (Book)

The fate of all life in the galaxy rests in the hands of its most dangerous inhabitant, the last human in existence, in the latest science fiction book to hit shelves. Combining humor, action, and powerful themes there’s a lot to enjoy about The Last Human. Check out my full review! 

1917 (Blu-Ray)

Sam Mendes’ gripping World War I film, 1917, arrives on blu-ray this week, bringing it’s impressive technical achievements and tense story to the comfort of your home. Check out our full review to find out if it’s worth a repeat viewing! 
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January 23, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
5.0
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
4.5
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Successfully harnesses chaos and stress for your entertainment purposes.

What's Good: Adam Sandler's best performance is one of the best performances of the year. Expertly crafted story and production. Brilliantly sneaky story keeps pulling you against your wishes. Unrelenting...

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January 21, 2020
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.5
Direction 
 
3.5
Production 
 
4.0
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Guy Ritchie stays true to himself, and it pays off

What's Good: Enjoyable characters, witty script, wild antics, intriguing noir-like story, storytelling method is creative, well-acted, energetically directed, twisty plot keeps you on the edge of your seat. ...

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January 10, 2020 (Updated: January 10, 2020)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
5.0
Production 
 
5.0
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Impressive technical achievement brings you into a war like never before.

What's Good: The pace, the action, the excitement, and the horror. Both beautiful and grotesque at the same time. Leading actors carry the film well. Very impressive use of technology...

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November 25, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
3.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.5
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Witty whodunnit is a crowd-pleaser.

What's Good: Quirky performances from an all-star cast, Rian Johnson brings wit and enjoyability to the tired-and-true format of the murder mystery, dramatic direction gives the film its tone, straddles...

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G.S. Perno
November 16, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
5.0
An exciting history lesson on fast cars and the people who made them.

What's Good: Production does a tremendous job recreating a storied time in motor sport history, the focus on cars will keep gear heads happy, the exhilarating race sequences will keep...

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G.S. Perno
November 10, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Entertainment Value 
 
5.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
5.0
Direction 
 
5.0
Production 
 
5.0
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Captivating and haunting, funny and dire. This film is many (great) things at one.

What's Good: Interesting blend of genres, fascinating characters are well-acted, expert direction, cutting-edge cinematography, beautiful but also startling picture, great twist comes out of nowhere (but makes perfect sense in...

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G.S. Perno
November 05, 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.0
The Terminator sequel we should have gotten 20 years ago.

The Terminator is back. Again. Like the abominable Terminator itself, Terminator movies keep coming, no matter if we want them or not. While this newest one may not be as...

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G.S. Perno
October 29, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
5.0
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
5.0
Unrelenting study of man vs. man vs. nature.

What's Good: Incredible black and white photography, haunting cinematography, intense direction, expertly crafted to assault all senses, bold score, passionately acted, haunting tone. What's Bad: Lacks...

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G.S. Perno
October 27, 2019 (Updated: October 27, 2019)
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.5
Movies
Taika Waititi manages to find charm in an unlikely place.

What's Good: Witty and funny script, overall hilarious film with great sight gags, capable cast brings lots of charm to their roles, story delivers meaningful messages, surprisingly bright and cheery,...

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September 22, 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Entertainment Value 
 
3.0
Story/Writing 
 
2.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.0
Direction 
 
3.0
Production 
 
4.0
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Amounts to little more than fan service.

What's Good: Seeing your favorite characters back in action again, playing those characters off of some snooty new arrivals, more glitz and glamour, series favorites get more screen time, plays...

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