As just a regular, hard-working work, often-stressing, procrastination-mastering history and journalism student, I often turn to the silver and small screens for relief, even though I'm only an average cinema-and-television loving viewer, commenting on what, and does not, makes good entertainment. I love horror everything - book, TV shows, games, movies - even though they frighten me terribly. I'm a long time believer of the old saying "When life gives you lemons, don't take life's lemons! Give the lemons back!" So, onward I go, returning lemons and logging an unhealthy amount of screen time for your enjoyment. So please be sure to read my stuff and let me know what you think, I'm alway looking to improve and be the best, most cynical critic I can be!

Apr 102015

Philosophical movies don’t tend to be big blockbusters because, for the most part, they deal with intense and weighty themes. Films about the human condition, limitations, knowledge, and existence fill the genre, all of which don’t often include things like explosions, gun fights, near-rape scenes, and general acts of showy violence. This movie apparently tries to solve that “problem” in its own unique and confusing way.

Let’s take a look at After the Dark.

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Mar 202015

Superheroes may be what’s dominating the box office right now, but they are definitely nothing new. While many are familiar with the huge pantheon of the Marvel and DC houses, there are still plenty of comics that exist in different and exciting worlds all their own, with no weird continuity errors or multiple universes, like the well-known Saga. This one just happens to be the latest in this long tradition but will it leave its mark on this storied history, or will it just be a footnote? No better place to start than the beginning.

Let’s take a look at Wayward Volume 1: String Theory.

A review copy was provided courtesy of Jim Zub.

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Mar 132015

Netflix, now realizing they have the power to control our lives totally and without fear of revolt, decided to premiere a brand new show once more, this time a comedy to take us all down from the dramatic high of House of Cards. This time, we get a Tina Fey comedy with some surprising twists and turns of its own.

Let’s take a look at the first season of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

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Mar 072015

Season 2 of Netflix’s acclaimed political drama House of Cards ended with a bang…literally. Fans awaited eagerly for the third installment to come in and put everything else on hold until they could finish watching the epic rise of one of the most charismatic and corrupt fictional politicians to date. Be forewarned, this review is full of SPOILERS so if you have not finished the season, just scroll through quickly to the bottom for the rating and know you have chosen a quality television show to watch.

Let’s take a look at Season 3 of House of Cards.

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Feb 272015

Yes, we’re going to be asking the same question everyone else asks just after the Academy Awards, because every year it becomes more and more pertinent. As far as the industry is concerned, it’s all a political play that’s as much a shot in the dark as it is a calculated move. So should we keep watching it? Should they even keep having it?

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Feb 202015

Welcome to another week of Manic Movie Magic, where we talk about horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and (as of late) comic movies. Last week provided us with some interesting news from the Sony-Marvel tug of war that is the ownership of Spider-Man. A truce was finally struck between the two, where the iconic web slinger can appear in the highly beloved and blockbuster destroying Marvel movies. But this is a good thing, or is Spider-Man not the miracle catch we think he is?

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