Being Human (UK Version) Review

Being Human (UK Version) is a 2008 supernatural horror drama television series created by Toby Whithouse, starring Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Sinead Keenan, Michael Socha, Damien Molony, Kate Bracken, and Steven Robertson.  The series follows a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire who all share accommodation and attempting as best as they can to live a “normal” life. Positives: Well-written characters Good score Great performances by a talented cast Interesting story Great special effects Negatives: Flaky writing Silly subplots Plot: The premise of the series follows George (a…

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Left 4 Dead Review

Left 4 Dead is a 2008 survival horror first-person shooter video game, developed by Valve South, published by Valve Corporation, and released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and OS X.  Set as the first installment of the Left 4 Dead game series, the game is set during the aftermath of an apocalyptic pandemic, the game follows four “Survivors” who struggle to survive against hordes of infected. Positives: Great gameplay Fun multiplayer modes Great music/sound design Good graphics Awesome multiplayer Awesome game engine Negatives: Lackluster story Lacks unlockable/hidden content Lackluster characters…

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Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne Review

Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne is a 2008 action horror mystery supernatural anime directed by Shigeru Ueda.  The story centers on Rin, an immortal woman fed a time fruit from the invisible tree Yggdrassil, who runs a private investigation agency alongside partner Mimi. The two struggle with cases while Rin fights against her nemesis, Apos. Positives: Great characters Well-written story Good animation style Good score Really graphic Strong world building Good voice performances Negatives: Antagonist isn’t really memorable Plot:  The anime follows Rin Asougi is an immortal woman fed a time fruit from the…

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Batman: Gotham Knight Review

Batman: Gotham Knight is a 2008 superhero novel written by Louise Simonson, based on the DC Comics’ character of the same name.  Written as the novelization of the animated movie of the same name, the story follows Bruce Wayne’s journey to becoming the Dark Knight as he encounters foes both old and new.

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Changeling Review/Discussion | Breaker Debates Ep.41

Welcome to the 41st episode of Breaker Debates.  Changeling is a 2008 mystery thriller film directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan, Michael Kelly, and Colm Feore.  Based partly on real-life events – the 1928 “Wineville Chicken Coop” kidnapping and murder case the film follows a woman supposedly reunited with a boy whom she immediately realizes is not her missing son. When she tries to demonstrate this to the police and city authorities, she is vilified as delusional and an unfit mother.

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Gears of War 2 Review

Gears of War 2 is a 2008 military science fiction third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360.  It serves as the second installment in the Gears of War franchise and follows Sergeant Marcus Fenix as he leads Delta Squad into the depths of the planet to try to stop the Locust during the assault upon Locust territory known as the Hollow. Positives: Competitive multiplayer Compelling story Extensive campaign Great characters Good soundtrack Great voice performances Exciting gameplay Good graphics…

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Fallout 3 Review

Fallout 3 is a 2008 post-apocalyptic, sci fi, action, role-playing, open world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios, published by Bethesda Softworks, released in 2008 for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Serving as the third main installment, Fallout 3 follows a Vault 101 citizen, who is forced to escape after his/her father disappears. Thrust into the outside world the player must travel across the ruins of Washington, D. C. to track him down. Positives: Vast open world exploration Immersive story Challenging combat system Great score Interesting characters Good, detailed graphics…

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