Nov 122014
 

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If there’s one thing I regret about this gig (this awesome, awesome gig) it would that I rarely, if ever, get to see a movie a second time before reviewing it. This doesn’t usually change much, as my opinion doesn’t change much on second viewings, although if I’d managed to see Seven Psychopaths a second time it definitely would have been on my top 10 for 2012…that’s not relevant to this paragraph, I just wanted to let everyone know how awesome Seven Psychopaths is. In this case I would rather have gotten to see it a second time, since it’s such a weird and brilliant film that I wish I could have some more time to mull it over.

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Nov 112014
 

Hey y’all! Today, I’ll be reviewing a pre-debut single from a group I’m pretty excited about. Woolim Entertainment has great groups like Nell, Infinite and Tasty, but until now, they have not had a girl group. I’m a huge fan of Woolim’s other groups, so I’m really excited to see what they do with this group. Now keep in mind that this is not their official debut (that comes out next week), but as a pre-debut single, it’s a pretty good way for them to showcase their talents. So let’s take a look at Lovelyz’s song, Good Night Like Yesterday. 

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Nov 112014
 

After last week’s big story blowout, it’s back to the grind this week. However, the show has taken the changes to the setup from the prior story and it looks like it’s trying to use them well. This week is definitely a step back from the prior ratcheting up, but honestly, it’s not a bad one to have.

I do have to say this may take the prize for the show’s strangest cold opening so far: two office workers in ski masks fighting each other to the death in an abandoned office building. Yes, there’s a logic behind it (sort of) and it serves as the basis for this week’s case.

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Nov 092014
 

It’s so rare to find a good horror writer outside of the Stephen King school of writing. It’s even rarer to find one who pulls in the perspective not of American White Anglo-Saxon culture, pulling in creatures and creepers we were never even aware waited out in the infinite stretch of darkness. Stephen Graham Jones is one such author – mixing together a keen sense of pop culture witticism with the old villains from his Native American heritage. It has never so smartly wrapped into one perfect package as with his latest collection of short stories, After the People Lights Have Gone Off.

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Nov 092014
 

So, what happens when not only are you being hunted down like a game animal, but the same is happening to every version of you from every parallel dimension? You gather what remaining versions of yourself that you can, and you TEAM UP! Over the past 2 months, we have been leading up to the SPIDER-VERSE storyline, and it has FINALLY begun! With every version of Spider-Man ready to be hunted down, the ones who managed to escape being killed have begun to gather, forming a SPIDER-ARMY ready to take on the family of Inheritors!

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Nov 082014
 

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If there’s one thing absolutely no one who knows me is surprised to find out I like, it’s sci-fi. Really, once you’ve interacted with me, you’ve probably figured out that I love sci-fi. A lot of my favorite movies, books and TV shows are sci-fi…hell some of my favorite albums are sci-fi based (Ziggy Stardust man, Ziggy Stardust). But I remain somewhat disconcerted by how many people are surprised I love the Civilization series. It’s a pretty long running love; I’ve been with the series since 2, and I played 4 and 5 enough that they probably count as a reasonably serious addiction. So when I heard that my favorite genre was being added to one of my favorite game series, I was pretty stoked.

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