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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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May 06, 2017
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3.5
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THE BOTTOM LINE: Even with a solid McConaughey performance, Gold loses its luster

Gold is a great premise for a film, with fine performances all around. However, the movie plods along without the energy or urgency it needed. It’s worth watching once to...

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Victor Medina
May 02, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.9
The Movie 
 
5.0
Picture Quality 
 
5.0
Audio Quality 
 
5.0
Special Features 
 
4.5
Home Entertainment
THE BOTTOM LINE: Highly entertaining, La La Land is the best movie musical in over 50 years

La La Land delivers an unconventional musical within a traditional setting, and delivers a highly entertaining film. The music and cinematography are superb, and actors Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling...

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Victor Medina
April 12, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.5
The Movie 
 
5.0
Picture Quality 
 
4.5
Audio Quality 
 
4.5
Special Features 
 
4.0
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THE BOTTOM LINE: LION is a touching, bittersweet triumph

Arguably the most emotionally affecting human stories put to film this past year, LION ranks as my favorite film from 2016. It isn’t an easy film to watch,...

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Victor Medina
April 03, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.4
The Movie 
 
4.0
Picture Quality 
 
5.0
Audio Quality 
 
5.0
Special Features 
 
3.5
THE BOTTOM LINE: ROGUE ONE STRIKES A BOLD, DARK VISION

Rogue One is dark, gritty, and more mature than previous installments of the Star Wars saga, but it retains plenty of the entertaining elements that made the original films great....

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Victor Medina
March 28, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.8
The Movie 
 
4.5
Picture Quality 
 
5.0
Audio Quality 
 
5.0
Special Features 
 
4.5
Home Entertainment
Patriot's Day is a riveting must-watch

Told in a matter-of-fact, documentary style, Peter Berg's Patriot's Day is an outstanding film and a fitting tribute to the events of that tragic day. It is an absolute must-see....

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Victor Medina
March 16, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.4
The Movie 
 
4.0
Picture Quality 
 
4.5
Audio Quality 
 
4.5
Special Features 
 
4.5
THE BOTTOM LINE: Moana is a solid addition to the Disney princess universe

It may feel a bit derivative of other Disney films, but Moana still entertains on all levels. Kids won’t care about the similarities, and parents will enjoy the Broadway-style music...

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Victor Medina
December 12, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.9
The Movie 
 
3.0
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5.0
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4.0
Special Features 
 
3.5
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THE BOTTOM LINE: The Wild Life needed a bit more wild in it

The Wild Life is a great-looking film, but needed more fun and jokes to appeal to younger viewers. There are some darker elements, including the death of a major animal...

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Victor Medina
November 29, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.3
The Movie 
 
4.0
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4.5
Audio Quality 
 
4.5
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4.0
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THE BOTTOM LINE: PETE’S DRAGON IS ENCHANTING FUN

David Lowery has crafted a rare remake that surpasses the original. Pete’s Dragon is an enchanting viewing experience that children’s films rarely deliver any more.

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Victor Medina
November 15, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.9
The Movie 
 
5.0
Picture Quality 
 
5.0
Audio Quality 
 
5.0
Special Features 
 
4.5
THE BOTTOM LINE: Citizen Kane gets a welcome return to Blu-ray

It may not be the definitive edition Blu-ray we would love to see, but Warner Bros. has given us a fantastic high-definition transfer of the film with a satisfying batch...

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Victor Medina
November 11, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.6
The Movie 
 
4.0
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4.0
Audio Quality 
 
4.5
Special Features 
 
2.0
Home Entertainment
THE BOTTOM LINE: ‘50 Years’ is an effective documentary

An entertaining and informative watch from start to finish, “50 Years of Star Trek” is a great documentary for both hardcore and casual fans. The interviews are well done, there’s...

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