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Man or Walrus: A Review of Kevin Smith’s Tusk


Kevin Smith knows how to connect. That’s been proven time and time again. Even if the story doesn’t connect with you, he, as a person, will. He’s quite possibly the most social media adept film maker at the moment. That’s actually why we even have Tusk.  Continue reading

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Mandatory Fun: A Review of Weird Al’s latest Album


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Weird Al is BACK!  Well, he never actually left.  Weird Al Yankovich has been making fun of pop music for the past three decades and was at his peak in the late 80’s and early 90’s.  He had a brief comeback with his 2006 album Straight out of Lynnwood which features my favorite song of his, “White and Nerdy”  (for obvious reasons).  However Alpocolypse was a little underwhelming and pretty much flew under my radar until about a year after its release.  However, a few weeks ago Al pulled a Beyonce or as he would say it, “Beyonce pulled a me”, by dropping a new album and 8 new music videos just out of nowhere.  Mandatory Fun has to be the greatest album he has put out since Poodle Hat.  Not only that, but the single “Tacky”, a parody of Pharell’s “Happy”,  has topped the charts on both iTunes and the Billboard 100.  This in the first time in nearly 50 years that a comedy album has been number one.

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Raggedy man, goodnight: A Review of the Doctor Who Christmas Special


In May, Mat Smith announced he was retiring from being the Doctor. And, to be honest, most of the fandom felt sad about it. He was our hip, young, cool Doctor. Then Peter Capaldi was announced as the next regeneration. Again, most of the fandom reacted positively (especially after seeing gifs of him in In the Thick of It). So of course, we all expected a great, wonderful, amazing send off for Matt, as great and heartbreaking as we got for David Tennant.

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Moffat, you let me down again. Continue reading

I Hate Space: A Gravity Review


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When I first heard about Gravity I wasn’t too interested. It seemed like it would be a big explosion-fest and another in George Clooney’s long line of action vehicles.  I am also not the biggest fan of Sandra Bullock (editor’s note: YOU ARE FIRED, SIR). I have mostly seen her star in romantic/romantic comedy films and well, that’s the whole cast.  However, the first trailer I saw for it got me hooked.  That and it was going to be directed by the amazing Alfonso Cuaron.  He is known by some as the guy who ruined the third Harry Potter film.  However, i remember him as the director of the fantastic film “Children of Men.”  He really knows how to bring characters to life and his style of directing action puts you in the place of the person engaging in said action and makes you fear for your life not knowing what will happen to these character main or not.  That is what I was expecting and that is exactly what I got.

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Novel Concepts: A Review of Backwards From Infinity


I have a strange obsession with young adult literature. Maybe it comes from being a children’s librarian for four years. Maybe it comes from me not really wanting to be a full-on Adult. Either way, I’ve read almost every major young adult coming-of-age novel.

The cover art really is gorgeous.

The cover art really is gorgeous.

This isn’t a major one, but it’s still a coming of age story. Continue reading

Danger is a Fact of Life for Me Now: Season 6 of True Blood in Review.


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We live in a world where vampires are essentially taking over. In almost every medium, from movies to comic books to television shows. The most notable of all of these and arguably the one that probably turned most people off to vampires forever was “The Twilight Saga.” This has to be one of the most polarizing franchises in existence. You either are head over heels in love with it, or despise it with every fiber of your being. I am personally not a fan of the “saga” as they call it. I find the characters to be shallow, two dimensional and the books to be filled with Mary Sues and Gary Stu’s. Continue reading

Aeternus Malum: A Review of Forever Evil #1


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Villains. Everyone loves them.  They are what make the hero so heroic, they cause mass mayhem and test our heroes in different ways every movie or issue.  We love reading about them because they are so evil.  They act out things that sometimes we wish we could do.  We revel in the evil they bring us.  If they have a tragic back story?  Even better. We can feel less like a monster when we start loving all the messed up stuff they do.  However, we all know how the standard comic book story goes: the villain messes up stuff, the hero comes in, stops them, the end.  But what if, the hero, nay, all the heroes lost.  Were killed, even.  Well then, you get Forever Evil. Continue reading

Welcome to the Shatterdome: Pacific Rim in Review


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Go see Pacific Rim. Just do it. This film is awesome, and in a summer of sequels and remakes…it’s an original work of fiction that is just epic. That’s it – just go see it.

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Thoroughly Animated: DC Animated Films Retrospective Part 3


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Welcome again to the long awaited (or not) third part of my glorious retrospective on DC’s the Direct to DVD animated films.  When we last left our hero he had been gushing over Batman: Under the Red Hood and praising  All-Star Superman.  What movie will he do next? Continue reading

Only a duck pond: A review of The Ocean at the End of the Lane (A Novel Concepts review)


Neil Gaiman is an incredible author. He’s an incredible storyteller. That isn’t really an opinion. It’s more of a known fact. He can create worlds within this world, and make us almost believe it’s real. He can create characters that seem like they’re on the edges of society, but really, they’re just like us.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is no exception.

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