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In Defense of ‘Man of Steel’

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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is nearly upon us.  In just a few weeks the second film in the cinematic DCU will explode into theaters like Krypton. Aside from The Force Awakens, I… Continue reading

In Memoriam: Pat Conroy

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If you’re a reader, or moviegoer, or avid gamer, or music aficionado, at one point in your life you’ve experienced transcendence.  There’s that band, or book, or film that seems to speak to… Continue reading

TV Review: The X-Files Season 10*

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  *I’m calling this season ten because I don’t consider this a “series event’” but a natural extension of the show.  Consider it a fourteen year hiatus between season nine and ten if… Continue reading

By Crom! Give Audiences Another Conan Movie!

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  Saying Terminator: Genisys failed with both critics and fans is like saying Jai Courtney can’t act. They are both axiomatically correct.  Despite my initial review, I ended up selecting Genisys as my worst film of… Continue reading

My Oscar Predictions for the 88th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony

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Well it’s that time of year again when actors and actresses gather on the Red Carpet for the biggest popularity contest of the year.  That’s right I’m talking about the Academy Awards.  Although… Continue reading

Television Review: ‘Ash Vs Evil Dead’ Season 1

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  The year was 1989.  “Look Away” by Chicago was the number one song of the year, Tim Burton’s Batman topped the book office,  and Balki and Cousin Larry ruled the television airwaves on Perfect Strangers.  It was… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Deadpool’ (Second Opinion)

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  Plot:  Ex mercenary Wade Wilson’s (Ryan Reynolds’) life is empty.  He spends his time shutting down stalkers and performing other semi-criminal jobs to get by and pay the rent.  Wilson’s sole refuge… Continue reading

My Theory on Rey’s Heritage and History

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  Fan theories about movies are nothing new.  They’ve existed as long as the Internet.  However, we’ve seen the number of fan theories explode over the last decade.  Ridiculously so.  It seems every… Continue reading

Blackjack Artificial Intelligence: Ranking the top 21 A.I.’s of All-Time

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  Whether they are benevolent or malevolent, there’s something innately intriguing about artificial intelligence.  Perhaps it’s humankind’s desire to play God or to create intelligence that can help build a better world. Some… Continue reading

2015 Movie Year in Review: The Underrated, The Overrated, The Worst, and My Top 13 Films of the Year

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  Well another movie year has passed bringing with it its share of disasters, diamonds, and hidden gems.  There’s been lows (Get Hard), highs (Mad Max: Fury Road, Creed), a triumphant return for a storied… Continue reading