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    The Babadook Review
    Posted in: Featured, Movies

    I should start by saying that if you’ve ever had to look under your bed for monsters or check to make sure your closet door was closed while you slept, this film is not for you. The critically acclaimed Australian film, The Babadook, which might be described as a psychological thriller, resurfaces all the fears […]

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    Unbroken Review
    Posted in: Featured, Movies

    When a movie about an Olympian and a war hero releases on Christmas Day, it’s easy to see exactly what the studio is thinking: The Academy Awards. And that’s fine. Films rarely suffer if the studio markets them as an award contender. Where films can suffer is when the filmmakers are making them in a […]

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    Best Boss Music Pt. 2
    Posted in: Featured, Music, Video Games

    Here’s a list for the nostalgic gamer or the curious. Each of the ten themes listed here has had an emotional impact on the way I view boss fights. Yes, I grew up during the console wars and mainly played JRPGS and side-scrollers from the SNES and PS2. Nevertheless, I think it’s amazing that, for […]

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    Do They Know It’s Christmas? 30 Years Later
    Posted in: Featured, Music

    When I was a child, there was only a very small selection of Christmas songs that I would actually dread hearing on the radio. Most of those songs, I still dislike to this day. If I flip to a station playing Brenda Lee’s version of Rocking Around The Christmas Tree, the dial is spun faster […]

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    For Whom The Bell Tolls Review
    Posted in: Books, Featured

    For a man who went on African safaris, reveled in the bloodlust of the Spanish bullfight and died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound, Ernest Hemingway’s work in For Whom the Bell Tolls seems to be searching for a quiet life away from all the war and bloodshed. George Orwell and Hemingway were both journalists assigned […]

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    PC Budget Games (for the Holidays!): Gone Home
    Posted in: Featured, Video Games

    It’s that time of the year, the time that some people look forward to, and others dread. I’m talking about returning home for the holidays. You know, catching up with your family and spending time with the people you grew up with. Imagine if after a long flight home, you arrive at your family’s house […]

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    The Theory of Everything Review
    Posted in: Featured, Movies

    I imagine one of the most difficult challenges for a writer and filmmaker must be finding a way to make a story interesting when everyone already knows the ending. In The Theory of Everything, we know that Stephen Hawking doesn’t die after two years. We know that he ends up becoming a highly-respected theoretical physicist. Even those […]

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    Horrible Bosses 2 Review
    Posted in: Featured, Movies

    “I think we really hit our stride with kidnapping,” Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) comments to Dale (Charlie Day) about halfway through Horrible Bosses 2. The observation definitely doesn’t reflect what’s going on in the film—the trio of irreverent goofballs Kurt, Nick and Dale are just as terrible at crime in this movie as they were in […]

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    Star Wars: The Internet Awakens
    Posted in: Featured, Movies

    If there is one word I would use to describe the Star Wars: Episode VII teaser trailer, it would be tense. From the first moment of the first shot, the viewer is filled with questions, none of which are completely  answered. We’re sitting in front of our computer screens pulling our hair and screaming, “It’s […]

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    Run The Jewels 2 Review
    Posted in: Featured, Music

    I’m going to be quite honest, when Run The Jewels dropped last year, I couldn’t get into it.  It was one of the albums I was looking forward to the most and it underwhelmed me.  To make matters worse, it seemed like everyone around me suddenly knew the album, and it was their favorite thing […]