Gears of War 4 Review

Gears of War 4 is a 2016 military science fiction third-person shooter video game developed by The Coalition, published by Microsoft Studios, and released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One.  Serving as the fourth main installment in the Gears of War series, it is set 25 years after Gears of War 3, and focuses on the son of Marcus Fenix and Anya Stroud, J.D. Fenix, who, alongside his friends Delmon “Del” Walker and Kait Diaz deal with a new threat to humanity’s survival. Positives: Extensive campaign Awesome soundtrack Great characters…

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Don’t Kill It Review

Don’t Kill It is a 2016 comedy horror film directed by Mike Mendez, starring Dolph Lundgren, Kristina Klebe, Tony Bentley, James Chalke, and Miles Doleac.  The story follows demon hunter Jebediah Woodley (Lundgren) who travels to Mississippi in the hopes of destroying an ancient, but homicidal demon. Positives: Interesting premise Good amount of gore Negatives: Terrible script Terrible direction Dolph Lundgren is terrible Forgettable characters Forgettable score Lackluster performances Plot: The story follows demon hunter Jebediah Woodley who travels to a southern Mississippi town when a demon is accidentally released,…

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Marvel’s Luke Cage Review

Marvel’s Luke Cage is a 2016 superhero action drama web television series created by Cheo Hodari Coker, starring Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Erik LaRay Harvey, Rosario Dawson, and Alfre Woodard. Given super strength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a former convict by the name Luke Cage becomes a superhero-for-hire and fight crime. Positives: Great soundtrack Great characters Great performances by the cast Great use of practical Talented cast Engaging storyline Negatives: Slow paced Plot:  Given super strength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a former…

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Suicide Squad: The Official Movie Novelization Review

Suicide Squad: The Official Movie Novelization is a 2016 superhero novel written by Marv Wolfman, published by Titan Books.  Based on the 2016 Suicide Squad film, a secret government agency led by Amanda Waller recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions and save the world from a powerful threat, in exchange for reduced sentences. Positives: Great characters Good dialogue Interesting plot Negatives: Too many viewpoints Flat antagonists Plot: The story follows intelligence officer Amanda Waller who forms a black ops team of supervillains and criminals to save the world from the threat of a pair of…

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Spectral Review

Spectral is a 2016 science fiction action thriller film directed by Nic Mathieu, starring James Badge Dale (The Lone Ranger), Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island), Max Martini (Pacific Rim), and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek).  The story follows an engineer who teams up with an elite Special Ops unit to stop a otherworldly force who is wreaking havoc on a war-torn European city. Positives: Good performances Good cast Great story Great action Good direction Good score Negatives: Lackluster characters Obvious CGI Plot:  The story follows an engineer who teams up with an…

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Run to Me Review

Run to Me is a 2016 thriller film directed by Philippe Gagnon (The Good Sister), starring Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black), Michelle Nolden (A Christmas Horror Story), Mike Shara (Ride), Amanda Tilson (The Last Sign), Arnold Pinnock (Twitches), George Tchortov (Borealis), and Allison Brennan (Debug).  The film follows an amateur triathlete falls under the spell of a controversial trainer who utilizes experimental therapy. Positives: Decent performances Negatives: Lackluster characters Predictable plot Poor direction Plot: An amateur triathlete (Claire Forlani) falls under the spell of a controversial trainer (Michelle Nolden) who utilizes…

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Most Likely to Die Review/Discussion | Breaker Debates Ep.25

Welcome to the 25th episode of Breaker Debates. Narik and MademB review and discuss the 2016 slasher film Most Likely to Die a 2016 horror slasher film directed by Anthony DiBlasi, starring John Doe, Jake Busey, Chris Addison, Perez Hilton, and Ryan Doom. The plot follows a group of former classmates who gather for a pre-party the night before their 10-year high school reunion, and one-by-one, are brutally slain in a manner befitting each’s senior yearbook superlative.

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Arrival Review

Arrival is a 2016 science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker.  Based on the 1998 short story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang and picks up when mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks – is brought together to investigate. Positives: Fantastic cast Terrific performances Terrific soundtrack Great visuals Great directing Great script Terrific story Negatives: n/a Plot: The plot follows a Linguistics expert Louise Banks, who is called in to…

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The Girl With All The Gifts Review

The Girl With All The Gifts is a 2016 post-apocalyptic zombie horror thriller drama film directed by Colm McCarthy, starring Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine, Sennia Nanua, and Fisayo Akinade. Based on the novel of the same name written by M. R. Carey, the plot is set in a dystopian future after a fungal infection nearly wipes out humanity, and focuses on the struggle of a scientist, a teacher, and two soldiers who embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie. Positives: Good performance by…

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The Flash: The Haunting of Barry Allen Review

The Flash: The Haunting of Barry Allen is a 2016 superhero novel written by Susan Griffith and Clay Griffith and published by Titan Books.  Based on the Warner Bros. tv show The Flash, the plot follows Barry Allen aka the Flash who enlist the aid of Oliver Queen to deal with five members of Barry’s Rogues Gallery. Positives: Great characters Descriptively written Compelling story Good pacing Well-written action Negatives: Flat antagonists Plot: The story follows Barry Allen as the Flash as he attempts to stop Central City from being destroyed by five…

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