Movie Prep: The Martian by Andy Weir

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The Martian makes for a good book, but I can’t wait to see what a visual medium can do that the written words of Andy Weir cannot. Don’t let me down, Matt Damon! Continue reading Movie Prep: The Martian by Andy Weir

Gaming Review: Batman: Arkham Knight

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Those who have played the entirety of the Arkham series will have no problem slipping back into the skin of Batman. Some might cry unoriginal, I say comfortable. Man does it feel good to be the Dark Knight again. Continue reading Gaming Review: Batman: Arkham Knight

Film Review: Mistress America

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Mistress America sees Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach re-team for another solid comedy that explores two peoples’ transition into two separate phases of adulthood. Continue reading Film Review: Mistress America

Film Review: The End of the Tour

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The End of the Tour is like sitting in on an intelligent conversation with varying amounts of moments of relevance, with two compelling performances driving it forward. Continue reading Film Review: The End of the Tour

Film Review: Straight Outta Compton

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Straight Outta Compton is an electric film for half its running time, but right when it looks like it is going to turn into something special it goes all generic. Continue reading Film Review: Straight Outta Compton

Film Review: American Ultra

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Walking into the screening of American Ultra I heard a couple of viewers wondering if the movie would be a lot like Adventureland, the last movie in which Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart played the leads together. Quick answer? No. No it is not. Maybe had Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig turned out to be spies on a mission to kill their new amusement park employee, but I’m going to take a hard pass on that comparison. Continue reading Film Review: American Ultra

Film Review: Meru

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Meru is a thrilling look at what it takes to climb the world’s toughest summits, wrapped around three personal journeys that are as compelling as any narrative film. Continue reading Film Review: Meru

Film Review: Phoenix

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Phoenix is a compelling post-Holocaust drama, whose narrow focus ends up working for it in the end, even if the film feels a bit small for the subject matter. Continue reading Film Review: Phoenix

Film Review: The Diary of a Teenage Girl

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The Diary of a Teenage Girl is an impressive directorial debut for Marielle Heller and quite the showcase for Bel Powley who carries this coming of age film with ease. Continue reading Film Review: The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Film Review: The Gift

The Gift
The Gift is a twisted little thriller that never tries to be more than it is and had me guessing until I was supposed to put it all together. Continue reading Film Review: The Gift