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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Inside Out Review

Inside Out is a 2015 3D computer-animated comedy, drama adventure film directed by Pete Docter, starring Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Richard King, Kaitlyn Dias, Diane Lane, and Kyle MacLachlan. The film is set in the mind of a young girl, Riley Andersen, where five personified emotions-Joy, Fear, Anger, Sadness, and Disgust-try to lead her through life as she moves with her parents to a new city.

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Maggie Review

Maggie is a 2015 post-apocalyptic drama film directed by Henry Hobson, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Douglas M. Griffin, J.D. Evermore, and Joely Richardson. After his daughter is infected with a virus that transforms her into a zombie, a small-town farmer will stop at nothing to save her.

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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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Supergirl Review

Supergirl is a 2015 superhero action adventure drama television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, starring Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, David Harewood, Calista Flockhart, Chris Wood, and Floriana Lima.  The show follows the adventures of Kara Zor-El, cousin of Superman and one of the last surviving Kryptonians, who finds herself on Earth and becomes the superheroine Supergirl. Positives: Great characters Great cast Great performances Great use of makeup, practical, and CGI Interesting stories Good score Negatives: Some character designs are lackluster Villains…

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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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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Review

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a horror film directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, starring Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, and Marshall Manesh.  The story is set in the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire. Positives: Good camera shots Good score Negatives: Bland performances Boring story Lackluster characters Poor script Plot:  The story is extremely slow and does feel like it just drags with no build up nor exciting moments.  Okay…I was…

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Z Nation Review

Z Nation is a 2014 action horror comedy drama post-apocalyptic television series created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler, starring Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls, Keith Allan, Anastasia Baranova, Russell Hodgkinson, and Nat Zang.  The story follows a group of survivors escorting the only known survivor of a zombie bite to the last CDC office in California during a zombie apocalypse. Positives: Good performances by the main and supporting cast Interesting and compelling story Great, well-written characters Great humor Wity dialogue Great use of makeup, practical, and CGI effects Good, well-choreographed…

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Game of Thrones (Season 1) Recap/Review

Game of Thrones (Season 1) focuses on the family of nobleman Eddard Stark, who is asked to become chief advisor to his king and longtime friend, Robert Baratheon. Ned must find out who killed the previous Hand of the King, Jon Arryn, while trying to protect his family from their rivals the Lannisters. He uncovers the dark secrets about the Lannisters that his predecessor died trying to expose. Meanwhile, in Essos, the exiled Viserys Targaryen, son of the former king, believes he still has the rightful claim to the throne. Ned Stark (Sean…

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The Fault in Our Stars Review

The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 romantic drama directed by Josh Boone, starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, and Willem Dafoe.  Based on the novel of the same name by John Green, the story follows a sixteen-year-old cancer patient, Hazel (Woodley) who is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she meets and subsequently falls in love with Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort), another cancer patient. Positives: Terrific performances Terrific script Great characters Great story Great cast Negatives: n/a Plot: This…

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