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The Evil Within Xbox One Review

Summary [8.0 out of 10] A promising start to a new potential franchise, The Evil Within gets back to the horror roots of survival horror while providing a mostly engaging story with strong game play and visuals. Uneven difficulty hamstrings the game somewhat, however, and the controls can get in the way of proper command […]

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John Wick Movie Review

As slick and badass as any movie one could hope for, John Wick delivers on a straight forward revenge tale with an abundance of beautifully shot, choreographed and executed action while offering a surprising amount of solid world building. Just days after his wife is taken by illness, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) has a chance […]

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Gone Girl Movie Review

Haunting, disturbing and funnier than you would think, Gone Girl is a perfectly acted and beautifully drawn piece of filmmaking that will leave the viewer plenty to talk about after it is over. On the morning of her five year anniversary Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) disappears under mysterious circumstances and her husband Nick (Ben Affleck) has […]

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Tusk Movie Review

Holy fucking shit. When a podcaster, Wallace Bryton (Justin Long), goes up to Canada for an interview that doesn’t happen he finds himself desperate to save the trip and answers an ad by Howard Howe (Michael Parks) who promises that he has many stories to tell about epic nautical adventures. Unfortunately, Howe’s real plan is […]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Review

  A movie about which the best thing that can be said is that it wasn’t as bad as expected, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is not offensively bad but it is not much good either.  Taking a cue from the gross misunderstanding found in the Transformers movies, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles focuses on intrepid cub […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Review

Hilarious, exciting and surprisingly emotionally resonant, Guardians of the Galaxy is absolutely delightful. After stealing a mysterious orb catches the attention of fanatical despot Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace), earth born intergalactic outlaw Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) must band together with a rag tag group of criminals consisting of assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the […]

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Review

Somehow longer than the last installment, Transformers: Age of Extinction is absolutely interminable and mind numbing with very little to engage or recommend. When down on his luck inventor Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) finds an old cab over semi truck and tinkers with it in his garage, he discovers that he has actually found a […]

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Titanfall (Xbox One) Review

Summary [8 out of 10] Titanfall is billed as the title that launches the Xbox One into the forefront of the Console Race. I would not say that it fails to deliver but falls short on a few points that otherwise could have solidified this claim and given us a new franchise to rally around […]

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Movie Review

Defying fear and expectation, X-Men: Days of Future Past is not only one of the best super hero movies ever made but also exemplifies why the X-Men  mean so much to so many people. After Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) kills Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) to keep him from moving forward with his mutant hunting Sentinel program, […]

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Godzilla Movie Review

A huge step up from previous American efforts, Godzilla has its problems but the King of the Monsters is not one of them. After a meltdown at the nuclear power plant takes his wife 15 years ago, Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) thinks the seismic activity that caused it might be happening again. This leads to […]

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Ride To Hell: Retribution (Xbox 360)

    [Summary: WTF out of 10]:  The best that I can tell is that you’re a guy who recently got out of the armed services,  your dad was at some point involved with a motorcycle gang and is presumably dead, and you’ve gotten your little brother killed because you wouldn’t answer a stupid question […]

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South Park: The Stick Of Truth (Xbox 360)

    [Summary 7 out of 10]: You are the New Kid, your task is to recover the Stick of Truth from the elves who have stolen it right out from under the noses of the Grand Wizard of the Kupa Keep Klan, Cartman. But infiltrating the elves’ stronghold reveals that perhaps Cartman and his […]

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Neighbors Movie Review

A bold and hilarious comedy that is much more than the sum of its trailers, Neighbors delivers big time. New parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) Radner have the cutest baby ever and are trying to adjust to being parents while trying to still be themselves when the house next door is bought […]

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The Amazing Spider-man 2 Movie Review

Eschewing typical super hero movie formula Amazing Spider-man 2 delivers an experience much more authentic of comics and offers the most character accurate take of Spider-man yet. Struggling to juggle his real life with the life of a wall-crawling super hero, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds his hands full when new villains emerge and his […]

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Brick Mansions Movie Review

Not fit to smell the French original’s shit, Brick Mansions fails in just about every way possible. In the future, Detroit gets so bad that an entire building project known as Brick Mansions is walled off from the rest of the city and left to be run by criminals and is largely ignored by the […]

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The Raid 2 Movie Review

Upping the ante in every way possible, the Raid 2 is easily the best martial arts/action movie I have ever seen. Picking up where the first installment left off, Rama (Iko Uwais) goes undercover in prison to get close to Uco (Arifin Putra),the son of Jakarta mob boss Bangun (Tio Pakusodewo) in order to root […]

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Captain America The Winter Soldier Movie Review

Not content to rehash or mimic past comic book adaptations and sequels, Captain America the Winter Solider is a flawlessly executed film that raises the bar on superhero movies higher than it has ever been by stepping out of the confines of its own genre. While struggling to find his place in the world, Steve […]

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Veronica Mars Movie Review

A near perfect love letter to fans of the series, Veronica Mars is also a compelling enough story and mystery to stand on its own. On the cusp of landing a big lawyer job in New York at a prestigious firm, Veronica Mars (Kristin Bell) is drawn back home to Neptune, CA when ex-boyfriend Logan […]

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Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One) Review

Summary [8 out of 10] Dead Rising 3 is a massive open world zombie killing horror fan’s wet dream. The sheer scope of this game utilizes the improved hardware of the Xbox One to cram almost every square inch of real estate chalk-full of zombies for you to mow down in so many ways your […]

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Street Fighter X Tekken Review (PS Vita)

[Summary 8 out of 10]: A mysterious object falls out of the sky, and a bunch of people want it. Cue all the fighting. What It’s Like: Like many fighting games, the story is a bit paltry, and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of reason behind the fighting part of the fighting, but […]

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Thief Xbox One Review

Summary [6.5 out of 10] The next iteration in the Thief series, this installment finds master thief Garrett caught up in a revolution after a job goes wrong and his childhood friend is lost after they stumble into some manner of bizarre ritual. Garrett tries to go about his thieving business but when he starts […]

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Pompeii Movie Review

A poor man’s amalgamation of several other movies, Pomepeii is poorly written mess that feels almost entirely pointless. Writing a plot summary seems redundant because before you walk in you’ve seen this movie several times before but Pompeii tells the story of Milo the Celt (Kit Harington), a slave turned Gladiator, whose entire village was […]

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RoboCop (2014) Movie Review

Even with  story problems, poorly executed effects, lack of a compelling villain and lackluster action, the worst sin committed by the remake of RoboCop is that is very, very boring. In the year 2028, Omnicorp has robot peace keeping drones deployed in strife ridden areas of the world but the one market they cannot crack […]

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Fable Anniversary Review (Xbox 360)

Summary [10 out of 10]: To those who are new to the Fable franchise, this is the very first in the series. Way back from the days of The Duke and before gamer scores, this game rose up and promised to be something wholly different than anything else we’d seen. And it was. You are […]

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