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Movie Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Article by: Anthony Florez   At the Alamo Drafthouse's showing of Mission: Impossible - Fallout, I made sure to order a solid microbrew before the film started, something with a lot of kick and a high alcohol percentage. Once we were underway, I put up an order card to make sure another

Movie Review: Ready Player One

Article by: Anthony Florez   I really enjoyed Ready Player One.  As far as critical analysis, that's not exactly the kind of concise deconstruction I go for, but it's difficult to avoid over-complicating a thing that isn't very complicated. The fact that I liked it came as a kind of surprise, however. I read

Jessica Jones: Season Two Review

Article by: Anthony Florez   The second season of Jessica Jones was released on Netflix on March 8th and quietly racked up an 86% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. With the enthusiasm for The Avengers: Infinity War reaching fever pitch and the crossover series The Defenders concluded without any apparent plans for

Film Review: Annihilation (2018)

Article by: Anthony Florez   There are theories that someday streaming services will eventually kill off the conventional theater experience and that all movie releases will eventually be direct to streaming. I both dearly hope that never happens, and firmly believe that it will not. As much as I am not really a

TV Review: The Punisher

Article by: Anthony Florez   Let's get right to it: The problem with Marvel and Netflix's first season of The Punisher is the same problem that Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy had; in their enthusiasm to ground the character in reality and earnestness they left behind a lot of what gave the original

Game of Thrones: Season 7, [Ep 6-7 Review]

Article by: Anthony Florez     Sam: "Hi, Bran." Bran: "Three Eyed Raven." Sam: "...what?" Bran: "I am the all-seeing, all-knowing Three Eyed Raven. And guess what?" Sam: "What?" Bran: "Jon Snow is not, in fact, Jon Snow. His real name is Jon SAND. Because...Dorne. He was born in Dorne and is Rheagar's bastard. I seen's it." Sam: "Actually,

Film Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Article by: Anthony Florez   This is going to be a less popular opinion than most, and I usually don't like taking a "superior position" to mainstream reviews, but Spider-Man: Homecoming, in its perfectly safe, Marvel-approved, inoffensive little package, feels much closer to a big budget special series of Agents of SHIELD than an

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