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Run All Night Movie Review

Delivering an old school crime thriller feel with solid acting and real tension, Run All Night goes a long way toward washing the taste of Taken 3 out of the mouths of Liam Neeson fans. Run All Night tells the story of former hit man Jimmy Conlon, a prolific killer in his time who earned […]

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Dying Light PS4 Review

Summary [9.0 out of 10] Telling the story of a GRE agent dropped into the zombie infested fictional city of Haran on an undercover mission who is promptly bitten and infected, Dying Light is an incredibly engaging game with tension, challenge and fun in spades. Offering a very well executed parkour based movement system, customizable […]

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Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Review

A fun and fast paced take on the spy genre, Kingsman: the Secret Service embraces the silliness of the genre while infusing it with top notch action and a brilliant mixture of old and new flavors. After losing an agent on a mission to recover a kidnapped scientist (Mark Hamill), secret agent service the Kingsman […]

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Sunset Overdrive Xbox One Review

Summary [9.5 out of 10] Hands down the most fun game I have played in years, Sunset Overdrive is a pastiche of near perfect game styles wrapped in a bright package and then drenched with genuinely funny humor. This game, which puts the player in the role of a survivor of a city wide mutant […]

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The Wedding Ringer Movie Review

A very pleasant surprise, the Wedding Ringer hits far more than it misses and, despite following a well worn formula,  is truly very funny. When Doug Harris (Josh Gad) finds himself in the humiliating position of being 10 days from his wedding to Gretchen Palmer (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) and unable to produce his fictional groomsmen and […]

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Taken 3 Movie Review

Better than expected but still on the wrong side of good, Taken 3 is definitely showing its age. When we return to the life of retired badass Brian Mills (Liam Neeson) he is making a massive miscalculation about his daughter Kim’s (Maggie Grace) birthday present by giving her a giant sized panda bear and interrupting her […]

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The Interview Movie Review

A hilarious farce in the same vein as This is the End, the Interview is not a hard hitting political take down but rather a fun broad comedy that occasionally flirts with deeper substance and insight but is  mostly more about putting things in Seth Rogen’s butt. After a run in with an old college mate […]

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Into the Woods Movie Review

A delightful and fun musical for the first two thirds, Into the Woods completely falls apart in a third act that is overly dark, overly long and overly depressing. When a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) become frustrated with not being able to have a child, the witch who lives next door […]

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

An uneven mess of a movie, the final installment of the Hobbit trilogy feels rushed and unnecessary with only flashes of what made the series worthwhile. Resolving what should have been the end of the Desolation of Smaug before diving into a drawn out set up for a yawn worthy battle, the Battle of the […]

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Dragon Age Inquisition Xbox One Review

Summary [9.5 out of 10] The answer to my RPG prayers, Dragon Age Inquisition proves to be exactly what I was hoping for: A complete experience that features strong characters, interactions, story and graphics this game gets the series back on track. Telling the story of a new character thrust in a world of political […]

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Alien Isolation Xbox One Review

Summary [8.0 out of 10] The answer to anyone who asked why we couldn’t just have a scary Alien game after Aliens Colonial Marines, Alien Isolation takes things back to the feel of the first movie with one Alien and very few resources on hand to deal with it. What it amounts to is a […]

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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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