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Review: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ (Second Opinion)

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  Plot:  The Road Warrior himself, Mad Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) returns to the big screen in the fourth installment of George Miller’s Mad Max series.  Once again set in a post-apocalyptic future,  Fury Road sees… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Ex Machina’

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Plot:  Programmer Caleb Smith (Domhnal Gleeson) works for Bluebook, the most used search engine in the entire world.  When he’s chosen by reclusive Bluebook founder Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac) to spend a week at his… Continue reading

Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’

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Plot:  The Barden Bellas are back pitches!!!  After a live performance at the Kennedy Center in front of the President goes disastrously wrong, the Bellas are expelled from performing in any a cappella showcase or competition.  Their only… Continue reading

The Scene That Shook The Iron Throne: The Rape of Sansa Stark

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This is one of the more difficult and uncomfortable articles I’ve ever chosen to write about.  I struggled for several hours whether or not to even broach this topic because the subject of… Continue reading

HOLY HATE FEST BATMAN! A Second Look At The “Dawn of Justice” Trailer

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Like many superhero fans I hold Batman and Superman in high regard. Batman has been and always will be, my favorite superhero.  As elaborate and sometimes fantastic as his tales have been, Batman’s story… Continue reading

My Top 10 Favorite Stephen King Novels: Part II

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There’s not much sense in doing a preamble to the second part of an article and as a great horror writer once wrote, “Like all sweet dreams, it will be brief, but brevity makes sweetness,… Continue reading

IN MEMORIAM: Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

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  “Whatever I have given, I have gained.” These words, said by Leonard Nimoy himself, serve as a testament to a pillar of the science fiction and science community.  Sadly that pillar is… Continue reading

My Top 10 Favorite Stephen King Novels (Part I)

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    Although I’d probably cite Pat Conroy as my favorite author, Stephen King runs a close second.  He’s  the author who’s most influenced my writing career.  I’ve been enamored with the king… Continue reading

Review: ‘Birdman’ (Second Opinion)

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Plot:  Washed up and broke Hollywood actor Riggan Thompson (Michael Keaton), most noted for his role as superhero Birdman, endeavors to revive his acting career with a Broadway production of Raymond Carver’s short story, “What… Continue reading

Dangerous Precedent: My take on Sony’s decision to drop ‘The Interview’

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  “It was a pleasure to burn.” Some of you may recognize this line.  It’s from Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451 and happens to be my favorite opening line to any novel. … Continue reading