Super Smash Bros.

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

Fury

A war-weary tank crew takes on desperate Nazi soldiers in the final months of World War II in Fury. George…

St. Vincent

A surly, aging curmudgeon becomes an unexpected role model for his sympathetic young neighbor in St. Vincent. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once…

Kill the Messenger

A determined reporter for a small-time paper uncovers a shocking government conspiracy that threatens his very existence in Kill the Messenger.…

Men, Women & Children

High school students and their parents struggle with the changes that result from new technologies and the Internet in Men,…

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Super Smash Bros.

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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 of hours into, so the very notion of not playing with a controller slightly scared me. The demo released before the launch of Super Smash…

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 Patton and said, “No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his…

St. Vincent

St. Vincent Movie Poster

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 such talk as the ramblings of a sorely misguided optimist. The warming rays of sunlight that others claim to find in abundance have only rarely managed…

Kill the Messenger

Kill the Messenger Movie Poster

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 journalist Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner) discovers a CIA connection that leads him ever deeper down a dark, disturbing rabbit hole. In the 1980s, President Ronald…

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Men, Women & Children

Men, Women & Children Movie Poster

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…

Dracula Untold

Dracula Untold Movie Poster

Despite the best attempts to kill off these resilient creatures, vampires continue to be popular on television as well as the big screen. Shows like True Blood and films like the Twilight series perpetuate the…

The Judge

The Judge Movie Poster

A successful big-city defense attorney returns home to help his embattled father in The Judge. Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) is the kind of defense attorney whom every guilty defendant hopes that he can afford. He knows every…

Annabelle

Annabelle Movie Poster

When I was a boy, I had a statue of the Virgin Mary in my bedroom as placed there by my mother. It’s a Catholic thing, I guess. The light above my bed cast some…

Gone Girl

Gone Girl Movie Poster

A mild-mannered husband copes with his wife’s disappearance and police who are increasingly skeptical of his innocence in Gone Girl. Beloved children’s book author Amy Elliot (Rosamund Pike) could have anyone. She’s bright, beautiful, wealthy and cultured.…