Starshine5050

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!

Jul 072015
 

Some series have reputations that proceed them, while some slink by unnoticed into your line of sight, but so rarely have I ever come across a series that has been a mix of both. I had heard of this show before, even see a few clips and images but it had never left much of an impact until I sat down to watch the series in full. Prepare to be taken on a bossa nova roller coaster.

Let’s take a look at Michiko & Hatchin.

Michicko to Hatchin cover

A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment

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Jun 222015
 

Silverwolf: Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Silverwolf Suggests! I’m joined today by Starshine to talk about the first volume of my favorite horror comic series, Locke & Key. Starshine, could you please give our readers a brief summary of Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft?

Starshine: Sure! We first meet the Locke family on arguably the worst day of their lives. While Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode are out of the house, Sam Lesser kills their father and beats their mother on the search for a key. However, Sam ultimately fails and is incarcerated and what remains of the Locke family heads to the island of Lovecraft to live with their paternal uncle. However, as they begin to rebuild their lives, sinister forces are at work to unlock some truly dark magic.

Locke & Key Volume 1

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Jun 192015
 

It is once again time for us to visit our favorite inmates at Litchfield prison, where drama is never in short supply. This season sees the prison at the cusp of change as the prison goes from public to private, and the changes its bringing are not the most welcome. One of Netflix’s best and brightest series premiered to a lot of fanfare, and those fans will not be disappointed.

Let’s take a look at Orange is the New Black, Season 3.

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Jun 122015
 

It is summer time and that means spending hours locked up in a dark room, watching people do terrible and deranged things to each other. The true meaning of the season if there ever was one. In a time where twists are the norm and psycho killers have long, extended tragic backstories, it’s nice just to see bloodshed without any of the exposition.

Let’s take a look at You’re Next.

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Jun 052015
 

Oh time travel movies. I know you think you’re so cool with your awesome concepts of space and time and your wacky universe-destroying adventures but alas, you’re a dime a dozen. There have been a few key films that have truly captured the magic of this sub-genre and yet, despite numerous failures, film makers keep producing these car-wrecks in an attempt to be the latest and greatest. This entry sure is the latest, but the greatest? Not so much.

Let’s take a look at Project Almanac.

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May 312015
 

Hello readers and welcome back to another thrilling installment of Give It a Shot! Previously in this column we have recommended a lot of quality web series. Carmilla, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Romance of the Three Kitchens. This one I want to talk about today has, in fact, got these show beat in terms of cross-media storytelling. An adaptation of the popular 20th century classic, The Secret Garden, The Misselthwaite Archives opens up the world of Mary Lennox, a teen who moves in with her uncle and cousin after her parents die in a terrible accident.

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