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Snowpiercer: The Complete First Season

I unexpectedly received the opportunity to check out the complete first season of Snowpiercer and I'm here to let you know if it's worth picking it up when it hits shelves in a few days' time.

The Midnight Sky

Have you ever watched a film and it immediately turns you off because of some questionable decisions by the creative team? That was my experience with The Midnight Sky. More so than just boredom, questionable direction, a shallow story, or bad acting, what soured my take on this film is nonsensical storytelling logic. 

Death of Me (Blu-ray)

Maggie Q and Luke Hemsworth face a supernatural threat in "Death of Me,' now on Blu-ray! Here's our review!

Wonder Woman 1984

Though it might be releasing a bit later (and differently) than expected, Wonder Woman 1984 makes for an incredible Christmas present that delivers hope and good feelings all around. Check out our full review of DC’s latest release!
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April 18, 2017 (Updated: April 18, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Story 
 
4.0
Gameplay 
 
3.0
Fun Factor 
 
3.0
Graphics 
 
3.0
Replayability 
 
2.0
Something Old-School for Your Switch

A heartfelt and engaging RPG with a deep story and interesting characters that’s held back by its overly linear level design, low difficulty level, and often confusing systems. Old-School...

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Nick Vollmer
August 16, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.5
Movies
Not Marvel's best, but different and fun

Ant-Man feels different from other Marvel films, but it plays a little too close to what we've come to know as the superhero movie formula at the same time. ...

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Nick Vollmer
August 16, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
4.5
Extremely Fun

This movie impressed me with smart writing, great action, and by being a lot of fun. The story doesn't always make perfect sense when you start to question it,...

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Nick Vollmer
May 28, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Story 
 
5.0
Gameplay 
 
5.0
Fun Factor 
 
5.0
Graphics 
 
5.0
Replayability 
 
5.0
A Gaming Masterpiece that Everyone Should Try

Stunning and almost flawless with a mature story, powerful sense of choice, great character progression, an engaging battle system, and a gorgeous world.

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Nick Vollmer
May 25, 2015 (Updated: May 25, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Entertainment Value 
 
3.0
Story/Writing 
 
2.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.0
Direction 
 
3.0
Production 
 
4.0
Movies
Inconsistent, but fun

The Good: Cool action sequences, Britt Robertson is a fun and engaging heroine The Bad: Oddly paced, thematically inconsistent, not quite a kids movie but not really...

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Nick Vollmer
May 21, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.5
Direction 
 
3.5
Production 
 
3.0
A Fun and Worthy Sequel

The Good: If you liked the first one, you’ll like this one. Fun, sometimes edgy humor. Good morals and lessons for the family. The Bad:...

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Nick Vollmer
May 20, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.0
Movies
Intense and Thought Provoking

Nightcrawler is a creepy but poignant metaphor for modern business practices that shows what they would look like at a personal level.

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Nick Vollmer
May 20, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
3.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
4.5
Movies
Great family fun, nothing overly original

Big Hero 6 is an awesome family film, but if you've seen a lot of superhero movies, don't expect anything new or surprising.

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Nick Vollmer
May 20, 2015
Overall rating 
 
2.5
Entertainment Value 
 
2.5
Story/Writing 
 
1.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
2.5
Direction 
 
2.5
Production 
 
3.5
Movies
Feels dated and uninspired

There are some good ideas in Blackhat, but they are handled terribly. The pacing is off, and nothing in this movie feels urgent or new.

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Nick Vollmer
May 20, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.0
Solid with an often-not-promoted view on war and soldiers

I found American Sniper to be a solid war movie that was thoroughly enjoyable even if it wasn't really fresh or unique. Enjoyed that it showed a soldier who...

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