Zero Hour (Resident Evil #0) Review

Zero Hour (Resident Evil Series #0) is a 2004 science fiction horror novel written by S. D. Perry, published by Pocket Star Books, and based on the Resident Evil: Zero Hour video game. Sent to investigate a series of grisly murders in Raccoon City, S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team scrambles into action. On the way to the scene, Bravo’s helicopter crashes. Although everyone survives, what they discover next is gruesome: an overturned military transport truck riddled with corpses — and that’s only the beginning of their nightmare. Positives: Billy and Rebecca are…

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Relic (Pendergast #1) Review

Relic (Pendergast #1) is a 1995 science fiction horror thriller novel written by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, and published by Tor Books.  As the first installment in the Agent Pendergast Series, the plot follows NYPD Lieutenant Vincent D’Agosta, FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast, and graduate student Dr. Margo Green who hunt a mythical creature that is killing people in a New York City’s American Museum of Natural History. Positives: Fantastic main characters Mbwun is freakin’ awesome Great atmosphere Well-written story Great dialogue Intense, brutal scenes Great pacing Very educational…

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Stinger Review

Stinger is a 1988 science fiction horror novel written by Robert McCammon and published by Pocket Books.  Set in the remote town of Inferno, Texas, an alien creature descends from the stars in search of another.  He then traps the town and ravages the land causing death and destruction in his wake, unleashing an army of horrible mutations…until the people rise up in a final, desperate battle for survival and for the fate of the planet. Positives: Great characters Great, well-written story Good pacing Violent, intense, and gory Great setting…

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Gears of War: Judgment Review

Gears of War: Judgment is a 2013 military science fiction third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, published by Microsoft Studios, and released for Xbox 360.  Serving as a prequel, the story revolves around Lt. Damon Baird and Kilo Squad during a hearing at a COG military tribunal during the immediate aftermath of Emergence Day after a battle against the Locust in Halvo Bay. Positives: Graphics are solid Great voice performances Interesting story Great characters A lot of replayability Good soundtrack Fantastic multiplayer Fun, challenging…

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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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Gears of War 3 Review

Gears of War 3 is a 2011 military science fiction third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games, published by Microsoft Studios, and released for the Xbox 360.  Serving as the third installment of the Gears of War series, the game is set two years after the events of GOW2, Marcus Fenix and the members of Delta Squad lead the final assault against the Locust as well as a new foe, the Lambent. Positives: Challenging gameplay Graphics are pretty good Awesome story Solid voice performances Tons of replayability Good soundtrack…

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Underworld (Resident Evil #4) Review

Underworld (Resident Evil #4) is a 1999 science fiction horror novel written by S. D. Perry and published by Pocket Books.  Serving as the fourth installment in the Resident Evil book series, the story follows Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield, Rebecca chambers and their comrades who set out to the American Southwest to take down one of the Umbrella Corporation’s most elaborate facilities and its genetically engineered horrors. Positives: Good characters Good action Interesting story Good writing Negatives: Reston is a forgettable antagonist The Planet is a lackluster setting Plot:  The…

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Alien 3 Review

Alien 3 is a 1992 science fiction thriller horror film directed by David Fincher, starring Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Charles S. Dutton, and Brian Glover.  Serving as the third installment in the Alien series, the film follows Ripley (Weaver) who crash-lands on Fiorina Fury 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of grisly deaths occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along a xenomorph. Positives: Good performances Great practical of xenomorph creature Great use of gore Great suspense Negatives: Poor CGI Tons of plot holes Poor characters…

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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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Doctor Who Review

Doctor Who is a  science fiction drama television program created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The series follows the adventures of a Time Lord called “the Doctor”, an extraterrestrial being, who explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS, accompanied by a number of companions and helping people in need while combating a variety of foes. Positives: Great stories Good score Great performances Good writing Tons of great characters Fantastic cast Special effects are awesome Negatives: Special effects can be cheesy at times…

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