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Masculinity Detox Case File #1: Spider-Man PS4

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The Masculinity Detox Case Files will reinforce positive, non-toxic depictions of masculinity and manhood in pop culture. I have wanted to write about Spider-Man PS4, but I didn’t want to just review a… Continue reading

The Pull List: DC’s Dark ‘Trinity’

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The Pull List started as a weekly spotlight on interesting new releases, but it has since redirected that spotlight to random thoughts about characters, storylines, and other comic book elements. What does it take… Continue reading

First Reformed/Last Scene

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Back in April, I was able to see the new film First Reformed early thanks to the Independent Film Festival in Boston. It was playing on one of the smaller screens in the… Continue reading

The Unfortunate Case of ‘Ghosted’

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Ghosted is one of the more disappointing TV cancellations due mostly to the fact that there is no fan-energy trying to fight for it. Ghosted was a sitcom greenlit by Fox for September… Continue reading

Trial & Error: The Schurest Non-Schur Show

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The golden age of television is winding down. Part of it isn’t necessarily due to a lack of quality but an overabundance of quantity. Every channel is in the prestige drama business, and… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Blindspotting’

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Directed by: Carlos Lopez Estrada Starring: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, and Janina Gavankar Plot: With three days left in his probation, an ex-con reflects on race and violence. Review: There is such a thing as a… Continue reading

Phobia Philms: ‘The Dead Zone’

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In “Phobia Philms,” I plan on reviewing and recommending scary movies based on real phobias, of which there is no shortage of, specifically what makes them scary and how they represent our anxieties.… Continue reading

Marvel: Fear Father’s Ambition

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POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR THE WHOLE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE In a deleted scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor submerges himself in a hot spring to commune with the Norn, cosmic beings who rule… Continue reading

Top 100 Acting Performances of the ’00s (Top 20)

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20. Jamie Foxx – Ray The tightrope one must walk to capture the true eccentricity of our most eccentric figures without being a full blown parody must be razor thin, but Jamie Foxx… Continue reading

IFFBoston Movie Review: ‘First Reformed’

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Directed by: Paul Schrader Starring: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, and Cedric Kyles (aka Cedric the Entertainer) Plot: A priest questions his faith after a traumatic run in with an environmental activist. Review: In a Q&A after… Continue reading