Film Review: It Follows

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It Follows is a fresh spin on the horror/slasher genre that deals in building affective tension while not relying on jump scares and music crescendos (most of the time). Continue reading Film Review: It Follows

Film Review: Serena

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Serena doesn’t work on almost any level, as the filmmakers let down their stars and an interesting source material. Continue reading Film Review: Serena

Dissecting The Divergent Series: Insurgent

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Lauren:  As the story of The Divergent Series scales out in the sequel, Insurgent, problems begin rearing their ugly faces as a bigger story is crammed into 2 hours of film.  I’m not saying I finally agree with Zac’s hatred levels when it comes to these movies, but I am starting to see his side of things more and more.

Zac: This movie is terrible. Continue reading Dissecting The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Bottleneck Presents Nacho Diaz’s Gaming/Movie Mashups

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Nacho Diaz’s (@naolito) new art set mashes up gaming and movies in a clever and fun way that fans of the properties will be sure to enjoy. Continue reading Bottleneck Presents Nacho Diaz’s Gaming/Movie Mashups

Film Review: The Salvation

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The Salvation is a grim and dark western that makes the most of its stars and straightforward storytelling. Continue reading Film Review: The Salvation

Film Review: Chappie

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Chappie tries to do way too much, with way too many sci-fi ideas, but at least it was trying to get out of its derivative core and thinks big. Continue reading Film Review: Chappie

Off The Shelf: The Troop

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A few weeks ago I was introduced to the dark imagination of Nick Cutter with The Deep, a novel full of horrors more disturbing in nature than expected. I thought that was bad enough; then I picked up a previous novel of his, and I learned just how far he really was willing to go in his storytelling. Continue reading Off The Shelf: The Troop

Dissecting Focus

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Lauren:  There may be a couple things here and there that didn’t work in Focus, but if so I didn’t notice; I was too busy focusing on everything that worked so well, playing right into the hands of the director/writer tag team of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.  Also, my wallet is now missing, but I’m not sure if that’s connected or not. Continue reading Dissecting Focus

Book Review: The Mime Order (The Bone Season Book 2) by Samantha Shannon

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No, The Mime Order is not a book about the history of the art of white-faced comedy based in controlled body movement, but the sequel to The Bone Season. Try not to hold your disappointment against it. Continue reading Book Review: The Mime Order (The Bone Season Book 2) by Samantha Shannon

Film Review: The DUFF

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The DUFF suffers from a self fulfilling prophecy thanks to the title, becoming the Designated Ugly Fat Friend introducing you to the world of high school hierarchy films, when what you really want to be watching is something as pretty and popular as Mean Girls and Easy A. Continue reading Film Review: The DUFF