The Legend of Korra

The combination of Platinum Games and the awesome The Legend of Korra cartoon series seemed like a match made in heaven. Platinum…

Birdman

A once famous, now nearly forgotten, actor struggles to produce a new Broadway show in Birdman. Back in the ’80s, Riggan…

Whiplash

A gifted young jazz drummer enrolls in a prestigious jazz school where perfection is the only acceptable goal in Whiplash. Renowned…

John Wick

I have followed the career of Keanu Reeves like most moviegoers from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure to Dracula to…

Super Smash Bros.

The decision to bring a Super Smash Bros. game to a handheld system was one that I assessed with great…

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The Legend of Korra

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The combination of Platinum Games and the awesome The Legend of Korra cartoon series seemed like a match made in heaven. Platinum Games is the absolute best developer in the action games genre, and The Legend of Korra cartoon is packed with stylized combat. Unfortunately, because of budget, lack of time or whatever other reason, the resulting The Legend of Korra game…

Birdman

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A once famous, now nearly forgotten, actor struggles to produce a new Broadway show in Birdman. Back in the ’80s, Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) won the coveted role of iconic superhero Birdman and with it the commensurate fame and fortune of a superstar. Within a few short years, the role also delivered its counterbalance — a typecasting anchor that would drag the…

Whiplash

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A gifted young jazz drummer enrolls in a prestigious jazz school where perfection is the only acceptable goal in Whiplash. Renowned drummer Buddy Rich was a frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Even though I knew nothing about him outside the show, I would always make a point of tuning in whenever he was on. His talent was something…

John Wick

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I have followed the career of Keanu Reeves like most moviegoers from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure to Dracula to Speed through The Matrix and beyond. Hell, the guy even played Siddhartha in Little Buddha for the few of you who actually saw him in that movie. He’s got an impressive list of films. Although he may not be the…

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Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. Cover Art

The decision to bring a Super Smash Bros. game to a handheld system was one that I assessed with great concern. The franchise was one that I grew up with and put a crazy amount…

Fury

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A war-weary tank crew takes on desperate Nazi soldiers in the final months of World War II in Fury. George C. Scott played the indomitable and eccentric General George S. Patton in the 1970 film…

St. Vincent

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A surly, aging curmudgeon becomes an unexpected role model for his sympathetic young neighbor in St. Vincent. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once wrote, “Into each life some rain must fall.” Vincent McKenna (Bill Murray) would abrasively dismiss…

Kill the Messenger

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A determined reporter for a small-time paper uncovers a shocking government conspiracy that threatens his very existence in Kill the Messenger. While investigating the curious case of a major drug dealer who’s seemingly impervious to prosecution, Pulitzer Prize-winning…

Men, Women & Children

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High school students and their parents struggle with the changes that result from new technologies and the Internet in Men, Women & Children. Every generation faces a new set of challenges. Today, one of those…