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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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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DragonBall Z: Bojack Unbound Review

DragonBall Z: Bojack Unbound is a 1993 martial arts action Japanese animated film directed by Yoshihiro Ueda, voice performances including Stephanie Nadolny, Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Colleen Clinkenbeard, and Ethan Rains.  Set as the ninth film in the DragonBall Z animated film series, the film follows Bojack, a demon who was freed from prison when King Kai’s planet was destroyed. Now, without his father Goku by his side, can Gohan save the Earth? Positives: Good animation style Good action Good voice performances Negatives: Lackluster story Lackluster antagonists Plot:  Following Cell’s defeat…

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is a 2010 action-adventure video game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix, released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and iOS.  A part of the Tomb Raider series, the game follows Lara Croft and a 2,000-year-old Mayan warrior named Totec who must work together in order to stop the evil spirit Xolotl and retrieve the Mirror of Smoke. Positives: Fantastic level design Great score Fun, challenging gameplay Great multiplayer Negatives: Cinematics suck Lackluster story Campaign:  The campaign is surprisingly…

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Batman: Arkham Knight Review

Batman: Arkham Knight is a 2015 action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.  Based on the DC Comics superhero Batman and the fourth main installment in the Batman: Arkham series, the story follows Batman as he confronts Scarecrow and the mysterious Arkham Knight, who has launched an attack on Gotham City. Positives: Great open world Great characters Awesome gameplay Good story Fantastic graphics Great voice performances Great score Dual Play mechanic is awesome Negatives:…

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The Mummy Review

The Mummy is a 2017 action adventure horror film directed by Alex Kurtzman (People Like Us), starring Tom Cruise (War of the Worlds), Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (The Preacher’s Wife), and Russell Crowe (Man of Steel). Set as a reboot of the Mummy film series and the first installment in the Dark Universe film series and an ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy…

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Bandidas Review

Bandidas is a 2006 Western action comedy film directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), starring Salma Hayek (Everly), Penelope Cruz (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Steve Zahn (The Ridiculous 6), Sam Shepard (Black Hawk Down), Dwight Yoakam (Crank), and Ismael ‘East’ Carlo (Eraser).  In turn-of-the-century Mexico, two very different women become a bank-robbing duo in an effort to combat a ruthless enforcer terrorizing their town. Plot: The story revolves around Sara and Maria who  attempt to exact revenge…

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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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Attack on Titan Review

Attack on Titan is a 2015 dark fantasy action horror film directed by Shinji Higuchi, loosely based on the manga series of the same name by Hajime Isayama. The film is the first of a two part series starring Haruma Miura, Kiko Mizuhara, Hiroki Hasegawa, Nanami Sakuraba, Takahiro Miura, and Satomi Ishihara. The film follows Eren Yeager, MIkasa Ackerman, and Armin Arlert who join the military to fight the Titans after their home town is invaded.

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Spectre Review

Spectre is a 2015 action spy film directed by Sam Mendes serving as the twenty-fourth James Bond film featuring Daniel Craig in his fourth performance as James Bond. The film stars Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Ralph Fiennes and follows James Bond who encounters the criminal organization Spectre and the mysterious Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

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