Penny Dreadful Review

Penny Dreadful is a 2014 supernatural dark fantasy horror drama thriller television series created by John Logan, starring Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway, Josh Hartnett, Helen McCrory, Simon Russell Beale, Patti LuPone, and Wes Studi.   The series follows explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London. Positives: Great performances Deep, compelling characters Awesome soundtrack Engaging story Very violent Terrific special effects Clever writing Negatives: Stories don’t…

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From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Review

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is a 2014 supernatural horror television series developed by Robert Rodriguez, starring D. J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia, Eiza Gonzalez, Madison Davenport, and Brandon Soo Hoo. Based on the From Dusk Till Dawn series by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Kurtzman, the series follows a Texas Ranger is in hot pursuit of the infamous Gecko brothers and their hostages. They all end up trapped in a desert bar secretly run by vampires and discover a vampire conspiracy. Positives: Great performances by a great cast Great…

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Divergent Review

Divergent is a 2014 science fiction action film directed Neil Burger, starring Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Zoe Kravitz, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer, and Miles Teller.  Set as the first installment in the The Divergent Series and based off the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth, the film is set in a dystopian and post-apocalyptic Chicago where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Beatrice Prior is warned that she is Divergent and thus will never fit into any one of the factions. She…

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Alien: Out of the Shadows Review

Alien: Out of the Shadows is a 2014 science fiction horror novel written by Tim Lebbon and published by Titan Books.  Set between Alien and Aliens, the book follows a Xenomorph outbreak on the planet LV-178 and the mining vessel in orbit above it. Positives: Good suspense Engaging story Good writing Good action Negatives: Ripley and Ash are unnecessary Lackluster characters Synopsis: The story follows the crew of a deep space mining ship, the Marion, who are led by the ship’s engineer, Chris Hooper, who is forced to take command…

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DragonBall Z: Battle of Z Review

DragonBall Z: Battle of Z is a 2014 action role-playing video game developed by Artdink and published by Bandai Namco Games. Based on the manga and anime DragonBall the game is released for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox 360. Positives: Great soundtrack Great graphics Challenging gameplay Compelling online multiplayer Negatives: Repetitive gameplay Lackluster AI Clumsy camera Lacks content Campaign:  The single player campaign is nothing more than 60 missions involving battles from the series as well as special scenarios.  As a DBZ game the campaign is pretty lackluster…

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Leprechaun: Origins Review

Leprechaun: Origins is a 2014 horror film directed by Zach Lipovsky (Dead Rising: Watchtower), starring Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl, Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2) , Teach Grant, Bruce Blain, Adam Boys, Andrew Dunbar, Melissa Roxburgh, and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs. Jason).  Set as a reboot to the Leprechaun film series, the film follows two young couples who are backpacking through Ireland who discover that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality. Plot: The story is totally cliche and offers nothing new to the series.  Every scene is easily…

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Seventh Son Review

Seventh Son is a 2014 3D epic fantasy action film directed by Sergei Bodrov, starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, and Julianne Moore.  Based on the novel The Spook’s Apprentice written by Joseph Delaney, the story centers on Thomas Ward (Ben Barnes), a seventh son of a seventh son, and his adventures as the apprentice of the Spook.

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Leprechaun: Origins Review/Discussion | Breaker Debates Ep.39

Welcome to the 39th episode of Breaker Debates.  Leprechaun: Origins is a 2014 horror film directed by Zach Lipovsky, starring Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl, Stephanie Bennett, Teach Grant, Bruce Blain, Adam Boys, Andrew Dunbar, Melissa Roxburgh, and Brendan Fletcher.  Set as a reboot to the Leprechaun series the film follows two unsuspecting young couples backpacking in the Irish countryside discover a town’s chilling secret. 

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Ascension Review/Discussion | Breaker Debates Ep.32

Welcome to the 32nd episode of Breaker Debates.  Narik and Ken talk about Ascension, a 2014 science fiction mystery drama miniseries created by Damion Black, Philip Levens, and Adrian A. Cruz, starring Tricia Helfer, Gil Bellows, Brian Van Holt, Andrea Roth, Brandon P. Bell, Jacqueline Byers, Tiffany Lonsdale, and P.J. Boudousqué.  The story takes place aboard a generation ship originally launched in the 1960s and now half-way into its 100-year journey to Proxima Centauri. A murder onboard sparks off a series of events that leads the crew to begin second-guessing their…

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Top 8 Best Video Games of 2014

Another great year with a ton of really great games.  This is a list of the best video game of 2014. Note: this list will be updated accordingly. 1. Dragon Age: Inquisition Developer(s): BioWare Publisher(s): Electronic Arts Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One 2. Far Cry 4 Developer(s): Ubisoft Montreal Publisher(s): Ubisoft Platform(s): Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows 3. Alien: Isolation Developer(s): Creative Assembly Publisher(s): Sega Platform(s): Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One 4.…

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