Have you ever watched a movie so damn good that you not only resonate with it on a deeply personal level, but you also just feel a kind of crazy desperation to have someone else watch it and appreciate it just as much as you do? You know the kind of movie that makes you beg for a time machine so that you could go back and experience it again for the first time?
That movie is Searching (2018) for me right now, a humble little thriller film directed by Aneesh Chaganty and starring John Cho, also known as Kimball Cho from the TV series The Mentalist or as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu from the Star Trek trilogy.
Now I’d be pretty surprised if you know about this movie given how off-the-radar and unassuming it is, but I’d go as far as to say that it’s almost a crime that this movie is not more known than it is especially given how exceptionally relevant the subject matter is.
Nevertheless in an effort to correct the wrongs of the cruel universe I suggest that you gear up, gentlemen and gentleladies, for I’m about to tell you why you need to see this movie.
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I’ve been toying with this idea for some time now given that there are thirteen movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at present. In the wake of the recent release of Captain America: Civil War I thought now would be as good a time as any to take a look back at all the Marvel movies and compile a list of the best and worst ones according to my humble opinion.
After writing about my criticisms of Civil War on my blog, a movie that gravely disappointed me, I felt the urge to revisit the kind of movies in the MCU that I feel are vastly superior to it, as well as peek at those that were real Hulk smashes – and not in a good way at all. More than that I simply want to indulge in this behemoth of a movie world.
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Captain America: Civil War has released to almost unanimous positive reception from critics and much hype from fans, which always makes it fun to be in the minority with an opinion. That’s exactly where I am: in the great minority as I disagree with the reception the movie has got.
While it may be a wonderful time to be alive to see movies like this, it’s an unfortunate reality that because of rampant fanboyism you have to be careful and make sure to ‘state your allegiances’ and whatever would-be agendas you have before offering any sort of opinion on anything.
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It’s been a while since I’ve seen a truly divisive game crop up. You know, the kind of game where you can’t gouge whether it’s the second coming of JC or Satan’s hand at work. Enter Quantum Break, a sci-fi time-powered story driven game from beloved developers Remedy Entertainment.
Depending on who you ask it may be one of the best games of the year or one of the most tragic missteps and a broken mess. I’m not interested in choosing a side on that business since I have yet to play the game. But fear not because I’m not talking about the game’s quality. I want to discuss what it attempted to do by merging crafted live-action television episodes with the video game itself to tell a different kind of story.
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has just recently opened in theatres, and of course being a Zack Snyder film it has caused a massive divide. Audiences have been receiving it quite well based on the information out there and word of mouth, but critics have largely destroyed it in an overly harsh fashion. The critical reception of Batman v Superman has pushed me enough to want to respond to it and point out some hypocrisies of critics, as I was one myself for games for over five years.
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