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Gifted: A Formulaic Yet Effective Drama That Tugs On Familiar Heartstrings (Review)

From time to time, a movie comes along that has the same formula that we’ve all seen numerous times in past films. Gifted is one of the few that sticks to a familiar formula, but is still effective overall. Is it a perfect movie? Not at all. Is it predictable at times? Yes, it is. Is it enjoyable to watch? Surprisingly, yes. Mainly, this is because it is led by a great cast and a wonderful vision from Director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer). Continue reading Gifted: A Formulaic Yet Effective Drama That Tugs On Familiar Heartstrings (Review)

Free Fire: Reminiscent of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs [Review]

Action-comedy is a genre that walks a fine line; too far in one direction and the other can falter.  The result is either a funny movie with some action or an action movie with some cheesy one liners. Recent movies like Kingsmen: The Secret Service or Kick-Ass are prime examples of the perfect blend of entertaining action and hearty laughs. That sometimes can work or be a misfire, but those elements culminate in a perfect blend for Ben Wheatley’s latest directorial effort Free Fire. Continue reading Free Fire: Reminiscent of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs [Review]

LEGO City Undercover: Grand Theft LEGO – A Hilarious Hit for The Whole Family on Xbox One [Review]

From  developer TT Fusion, comes the remastered release of LEGO City Undercover for Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and Windows. The game is available now! Here’s our review – Continue reading LEGO City Undercover: Grand Theft LEGO – A Hilarious Hit for The Whole Family on Xbox One [Review]

13 Reasons Why: A Haunting Story That Grabs You And Never Lets Go [Review]

Netflix has done it again. It is becoming more and more impressive how they churn out so many fantastic shows every year. Last year, Stranger Things was their big hit. 13 Reasons Why may end up being their 2017 hit, and it is right up their with Stranger Things when it comes to Netflix’s elite original TV shows. Being only 13 episodes, it is a very easy watch and it is very captivating. The first episode will entrance you — hook, line, and sinker. Continue reading 13 Reasons Why: A Haunting Story That Grabs You And Never Lets Go [Review]

Fate of the Furious: Latest Entry Shifts the Franchise into Neutral [Review]

It’s hard not to watch The Fate of the Furious and think about the void left by Paul Walker, who played one of the two main characters in the Fast & Furious franchise until his tragic death in 2013. Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, was given a proper sendoff in Furious 7, which paid great tribute to the beloved actor and his place in the NOS-infused series. After seeing Furious 7, I figured this was not only a near-perfect way to end the story of Walker’s character, but also to end the franchise with the remaining characters in play. But being that the franchise continues to make money, another sequel was inevitable. Fast forward three years from Furious 7 and we now have The Fate of the Furious. While the latest entry offers a number of impressive, physics-defying action sequences and some good laughs, as a whole, none of it pushes the franchise either forward or in reverse, making The Fate of the Furious just “okay.”

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Monster Trucks: Creature Feature Family Fun in The Same Vein as ET & Monster Squad [Blu-ray Review]

From Paramount and Director Chris Wedge comes the live-action family action sci-fi comedy Monster Trucks! Starring Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Barry Pepper, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Thomas Lennon and Frank Whaley, the film hits Blu-ray/DVD today April 11, 2017. Continue reading Monster Trucks: Creature Feature Family Fun in The Same Vein as ET & Monster Squad [Blu-ray Review]

Canadian Juggalo Weekend in Review: Insane Clown Posse, Onyx, Kung Fu Vampire & MANY More Tear Calgary Up

The first annual Canadian Juggalo Weekend was a massive hit, loaded with show-stealing sets from acts like Kissing Candice, Onyx, Kung Fu Vampire, ICE-T and many more. Each night ended as the wicked clowns themselves – Insane Clown Posse – delivered incredible headlining sets: the first night being a complete performance of ‘Riddlebox’ and the second a greatest hits inspired set with a couple surprises and deeper cuts thrown in to shake things up. True Rhythm did an astounding job producing the festival, which also featured circus performers and Juggalo Championship Wrestling – hosted by the hilarious Kevin Gill (who is officially my all-time favourite wrestling commentator ever).  Continue reading Canadian Juggalo Weekend in Review: Insane Clown Posse, Onyx, Kung Fu Vampire & MANY More Tear Calgary Up

Office Christmas Party: The Unrated Cut Delivers on 3D Printed Penises & More [Blu-ray Review]

From Paramount and directors directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck comes the hilarious holiday comedy Office Christmas Party. Starring TJ Miller, Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, Kate McKinnon, Jennifer Aniston, Courtney B. Vance, Rob Corddry, Vanessa Bayer and Jillian Bell. The film hits Blu-ray and DVD April 4, 2017. Continue reading Office Christmas Party: The Unrated Cut Delivers on 3D Printed Penises & More [Blu-ray Review]