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Into The Badlands Season 2: Marton Csokas’ Quinn is One of The Best Villains on Television. Ever (Review)

From AMC and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar come the epic martial arts series Into The Badlands starring Daniel Wu, Emily Beechum, Nick Frost, Sarah Bolger, Oliver Stark, Aramis Knight, Marton Csokas, Stephen Lang, Ally Loannides, Madeleine Mantock and Orla Brady. Season three has been greenlit and extended to feature 16 episodes. Continue reading Into The Badlands Season 2: Marton Csokas’ Quinn is One of The Best Villains on Television. Ever (Review)

Samurai Jack: Final Season Cements The Show’s Legacy as an Animated Masterpiece (Review)

“Fifty years have passed”

These are the first lines spoken in the intro for Samurai Jack and they come from the warrior himself in this new season. This marks a notable change given how the lines in the intro for the first four seasons of the show were spoken by Jack’s arch nemesis, Aku. Fifty years have passed for Jack while 13 years have passed since viewers last saw the samurai onscreen before the show abruptly ended without a proper ending. Thankfully, the show was revived and given a limited series order on Adult Swim to conclude Jack’s story. Before the revival, Samurai Jack already was considered a masterpiece of the animated genre. But after watching Jack’s journey finally come to a close on Saturday, this animated masterpiece should now be in the discussion for best animated show of all-time. From the season premiere back in March to finale on Saturday, Jack’s farewell journey, told over the final 10 episodes, was nothing short of masterful.

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Alien: Covenant is Visually Rich & Emotionally Satisfying – I Love Michael Fassbender (Review)

I’ve been looking forward to Alien: Covenant for a while.  There’s something about this franchise that just gets me where I live.  Even when it’s combined with the Predator franchise, even when it’s Prometheus.  I just like bio-horror.  The face-hugger, those magnificent eggs, the chest-burster, the slick big-daddy aliens, the pulsating queens – I love all of it.  And Alien: Covenant has something else I love:  Michael Fassbender.  Fair warning, in this review I’m going to talk about him a lot. Continue reading Alien: Covenant is Visually Rich & Emotionally Satisfying – I Love Michael Fassbender (Review)

Injustice 2: The Greatest Use of Harley Quinn Since Batman The Animated Series (Review)

From Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, DC Entertainment and developed by the award-winning NetherRealm Studios comes Injustice 2. Featuring a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains the sequel allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favourite DC characters. The game will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 16, 2017.

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Everything, Everything: Great Chemistry Makes This Cheesy Romance Enjoyable (Review)

I just want to go on record and say that I have NOT read the book that this film is based on. That being said, this is not a review that will compare the two. Everything, Everything surprised me. I walked out of the theater with a smile on my face. The movie has plenty of flaws and issues, but the chemistry between Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) and Olly (Nick Robinson) makes it enjoyable. Teen romance movies have a bad track record, so it is nice to see one that’s funny, relatable and not a cardboard cut out. Continue reading Everything, Everything: Great Chemistry Makes This Cheesy Romance Enjoyable (Review)

Snatched: A Mildly Funny Movie Badly in Need of a Script Doctor (Review)

I was going to see King Arthur: Legend of the Sword but in the spirit of Mother’s Day I went to Snatched instead. What a well timed release, this film is thematically perfect for the weekend it came out. I have to respect that – timing is everything and this couldn’t have been easy to pull off.  However it does mean that I skipped Charlie Hunnam’s glorious abs to watch Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn get away from bad guys.  Was it worth it?  Read on to find out. Continue reading Snatched: A Mildly Funny Movie Badly in Need of a Script Doctor (Review)

XXX Return of Xander Cage: The Expendables Meets The X-Games (Blu-ray Review)

From Paramount Pictures, director DJ Caruso comes the third entry of the franchise, XXX Return of Xander Cage. Starring Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Rory McCann, Michael Bisping, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Samuel L. Jackson and Toni Collette, the film is available now, May 16, 2017 on Blu-ray/DVD. Continue reading XXX Return of Xander Cage: The Expendables Meets The X-Games (Blu-ray Review)

Riverdale Season 1: Skeet Ulrich & Luke Perry Pass The Torch to a New Generation of Hotness (Review)

From the CW Network, writer/Archie Comics CCO Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schecter and Jon Goldwater comes Riverdale – a live action take on the famous Archie Comics series. It stars KJ Apa, Luke Perry, Skeet Ulrich, Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, Ashleigh Murray, Casey Cott, Marisol Nichols, Shannon Purser, Robin Givens and Madelaine Petsch. The series will return for a second season! Continue reading Riverdale Season 1: Skeet Ulrich & Luke Perry Pass The Torch to a New Generation of Hotness (Review)