Tank Girl Review

Tank Girl is a 1995 science fiction action comedy film directed by Rachel Talalay, starring Lori Petty, Ice-T, Naomi Watts, and Malcolm McDowell.  Based on the comic series Tank Girl by Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett, the film is set in drought-ravaged Autralia and follows Tank Girl (Petty) as she, Jet Girl (Watts), and genetically modified supersolders called the Rippers fight “Water & Power”, an oppressive corporation led by Kessless (McDowell). Positives: Good amount of humor Great soundtrack Pretty awesome characters Good performance by Petty Good performance by Watts Good…

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Saints Row: The Third Review

Saints Row: The Third is a 2011 open world action-adventure video game developed by Volition and published by THQ, released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Linux, and Microsoft Windows.  It is the third title in the Saints Row series and follows the 3rd Street Saints who are in a city turf war with three rival gangs in the city of Steelport. Positives: Fun gameplay Great humor Good graphics Good score Memorable characters Vast open world Character customization Tons of collectibles Tons of minigames Great voice performances Negatives: Incompetent AI Lackluster story…

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Samurai Champloo Review

Samurai Champloo is a 2004 action adventure samurai anime directed by Shinichirō Watanabe.  Set in an alternate version of Edo-era, the story follows a brave girl named Fuu, who is on a quest across Japan to find the “samurai who smells of sunflowers”, who is accompanied, Mugen, an impudent and freedom-loving vagrant swordsman; and Jin, a composed and stoic rōnin. Positives: Great main protagonists Awesome voice performances Good animation style Great soundtrack Touches on a lot of themes Intense action Negatives: Story isn’t compelling Plot:  The story follows a young woman named Fuu who embarks…

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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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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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