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Lets just get it out of the way: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is perfection. Whenever a show says it is getting back together for a continuation or reunion, it’s easy for them to go for the low hanging fruit; to just hit the emotional sweet spots and make you think again of… read more


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice wasn’t as bad as I was expecting it to be. It was far, far worse. Since I am not a professional movie reviewer, I plan on going into spoiler filled details of why I had issues with BvS. For those wishing to avoid those, just know that I do… read more

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While my thoughts will have zero impact on the financials of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, they have to be shared. This is not your normal review. That is, it’s a review, but you also have to somewhat understand my relationship with the Star Wars franchise. A New Hope had a very significant impact on… read more


While on vacation in Manchester, I snuck off on my last day to see Thor: The Dark World. To cut to the chase, I could have definitely waited. I will say this up front, I was entertained, but I have to wonder what the end game was with this second film in the series. True,… read more

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After years of rumors and waiting, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has finally debuted, but was it worth the wait? The pilot episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had a lot of weight to carry with it. It had to find a way to establish itself firmly in the Marvel cinematic universe while also dealing with making itself… read more

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Pacific Rim is a sugary energy drink of a film: You know it’s not good for you, but yet you crave it, and when you get to the bottom of the can you want more. Make no mistake, Pacific Rim has a thread bare plot, with characters painted in broad strokes that never let you… read more

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There isn’t much I can say about Skyfall that hasn’t been said by numerous other reviews, but I think there is a lot to be said about where this film fits in the overall Bond mythos. Skyfall marks the 23rd film in the main series, and the 50th anniversary of the series. That’s a lot… read more

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If you had told me back in the mid-1990s that I would be enjoying a movie directed by Ben Affleck I would have had a good laugh. Who would have guessed he would turn into a decent director? Argo tells the true story of how the CIA attempted to rescue six Americans out of Tehran… read more

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Tired of paying through the nose for razor blades? Dollar Shave Club may be just what you need. Announced back in March via the video you see above, the concept went viral when everyone started spreading the link around.  Cheap shaving blades?  Color me intrigued.  Although I started off shaving in my teens with an… read more

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The pseudo-horror film Red State may be the finest film director Kevin Smith has made, but also his most infuriating at the same time. Set in the fictional location of Cooper’s Dell, Red State tells the story of Abin Cooper (Michael Parks) and his Five Points Church; a group so radical that even Neo-Nazis have… read more

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Flogging Molly have returned with their fifth studio album, and the first released on their own record label, Thirty Tigers.  Is it a worthy addition to their growing discography of live and studio albums?  Yes. Ever since I fell in love with Flogging Molly with their first studio album, Swagger, I have approached each album… read more

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The trailers for Cowboys & Aliens has been getting movie fans all jazzed up, but lets just hope it’s a lot different than the comic book it’s based on. I had heard of the Cowboys & Aliens comic, but passed on reading it when it was first released.  Now that I’ve seen the trailer for… read more

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