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Hunger Games, Harry Potter, & Star Wars: Why Creators Always Go Back to Their Big Stories

Some franchises transcend both their genres and the first medium their stories appear in. They become a part of the cultural fabric so quickly that everyone knows something about them. Interestingly, Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games earned this place in our culture very quickly. In little more than a decade, a simple dystopian YA novel […]

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Avengers: Endgame – Quick Review – Narrative Gambles, Epic Battles, Saga’s End

SPOILERS AHEAD! Major plot points and twists discussed in this review. Avengers: Endgame is pretty much the superhero movie of the decade, with a $1.2 billion worldwide opening weekend and is likely to have the most reviews written for any comic book movie ever (currently #1 on IMDB for popularity and already 322 critic reviews). […]

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Earth 2 – The Gathering Quick Review: A Fresh, Intriguing DC Universe, No Big Guns

Disclosure: This post contains an affiliate link which provides a small amount of compensation to help us keep the website running if you buy through the link, at no extra cost to you. I have always enjoyed the Elseworlds imprint stories that publish well known heroes in one-off non-canon tales. These what-if stories let the […]

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We Stand on Guard Quick Review: A Pretty Mechwarrior Canada Lacking Depth

Disclosure: This post contains an affiliate link which provides a small amount of compensation to help us keep the website running if you buy through the link, at no extra cost to you. An interesting premise, We Stand on Guard features a ragtag band of brothers (and sisters) fighting for freedom against an unusual foe: […]

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Review: Fresh Art, Dope Music, Masterful Storytelling

Note: Spoilers ahoy in this Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse review. I’ve just watched one of the most refreshing, vibrant takes on Spider-Man to hit any form of media. I’m talking about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse of course. You need to catch this aesthetically alive, breathtaking dive into the Spider mythos while it’s in theaters. Satisfy your […]

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Mario Tennis Aces Review: Amazing Multiplayer Redeems Tyrannically Poor Execution

You Got Served in Mario Tennis Aces There was a point where I was ready to give up playing Mario Tennis Aces. One strike was being bored to death with a text heavy tutorial. Then I was brought to frustration because of the mediocre story mode filled with tedious challenges. I even lost 7 straight […]

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Quantifying The Expanse Cancellation: Diving Into the Numbers, Syfy, & the Future at Amazon

The Expanse was cancelled. I know, I destroyed my coffee machine in rage too. Deadline reported the The Expanse’s cancellation, writing that the third season would be its last on Syfy, with the production company Alcon Television Group planning to shop the series to other buyers. Syfy parent company NBCUniversal had the following statement: “The […]

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The Titan Review: Forced Evolution Without Soul, Sense, & Center

About halfway through The Titan, I paused the movie and thought to myself, “why did I decide to watch this garbage?” Well, if I’m honest, it’s because it was the hot new sci-fi film being published by Netflix and their algorithms scored me at a 98% match. Oh you tricky, tricky Netflix engineers. I’m going […]

Riverdale vs Archie Comics: How 4 Main Characters Are Changed + Darker in the Show

I grew up reading Archie comic books. Part of the comic’s charm was its wholesome traditional feel starring young and bubbly high school characters leading happy everyday lives. The comics revolved around Betty and Veronica, two girls who were best friends, and both in love with the male lead character, Archie. They had fun adventures […]