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NERVE review

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Nerve posterAre You a Watcher or a Player?

In today’s society, technology has completely taken-over.  Just look at the latest social-game that’s taken the World by storm, Pokémon Go for example.  “Nerve” attempts to capitalize on our youth’s obsession with social media interaction; a new game that’s gone viral allows players to earn money as they complete dares from anonymous strangers, who represent the second option: watchers.  Vee is Continue reading

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STAR TREK BEYOND review

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Star Trek Beyond posterBoldly Go Beyond

When we last left the crew of the USS Enterprise, they were beginning their five-year mission into deep space; venturing into uncharted territory.  In “Star Trek Beyond”, we pick-up with them two and a half years into their mission.  The crew is beginning to feel stale and bored, no longer enthusiastic or excited about deep space.  After a supply pick-up at Starfleet’s newest (and robust) installation Yorktown, Kirk and his crew Continue reading

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LIGHTS OUT review

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Lights Out posterYou Were Right to Be Afraid of the Dark

Ever been scared of the dark?  Well, “Lights Out” will perfectly legitimize that old-childhood feeling of yours.  The film follows a depleted family, as the family’s stepdad has recently passed away under mysterious circumstances.  Since then, the daughter, Rebecca, has moved-out to a place of her own, and the mom has been raising their young son, Martin, by herself.  The mother, Sophie, has been in a state of Continue reading

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CAPTAIN FANTASTIC review

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Captain Fantastic posterFamily Values.  Power to the People.  Stick it to the Man.

What exactly does it mean to be a parent?  While I certainly cannot answer that question, it is a topic of great discussion in “Captain Fantastic”.  The film follows a family in the Pacific Northwest that lives in the wilderness, free of social norms, media, and cultural distraction.  Ben and Leslie moved out to their home in the forest some years ago and have raised their kids by themselves.  While other kids Continue reading

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MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES review

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Mike and Dave poster They Needed Hot Dates.  They Got Hot Messes.

Meet Mike and Dave.  The two brothers run a tequila business and love to have a good time.  With their little sister’s wedding around the corner, Mike and Dave’s parents sit them down to discuss their antics at family gatherings.  They point out how often Mike and Dave ruin the events by destroying things and hitting on all of the single friends.  To make sure this doesn’t happen Continue reading