“Trainwreck” and the Perpetuation of Adolescence

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Trainwreck is a current film in which Amy Shumer shooms and amies her way through a movie playing a character named Amy while she Amy Shoomers her way through a vapid job in the… Continue reading

Dead Men Don’t Dream: Ruminations on “True Detective” Season 2 Thus Far

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By the end of episode two of “True Detective” season two — perhaps even by the end of the first episode — I realized that I had to stop. The story analyst in… Continue reading

The Point of Fiction, Wish Fulfillment, and HIMYM Reflections

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What’s the point of fiction stories anyway? In J. R. R. Tolkien’s On Fairy-Stories — an essay that predates anything to do with Hobbits — he intimately discusses the “fairy story” as a literary form, which… Continue reading

McLobster is Back!

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Having lived in New England my entire life, I have had more than my fair share of lobster rolls. I have also gotten into a few heated arguments about whether lobster rolls are… Continue reading

Netflix Review: “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby”

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It takes a lot for me to be surprised by the way a movie is made. I’m not talking about jump-scares or even the horror genre; I’m talking about the process of filmmaking and… Continue reading

“Ex Machina” Review: Unsettling Techno-Cautionary Tale

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Imagine if a brilliant wunderkind founded Google at the age 13. It’d make Mark Zuckerberg look like a chump. Now imagine it’s a near future, in a time where this kid is now… Continue reading

Furious Seven Review

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There are a lot of things I thought a Fast and Furious film could achieve. Making an audience weep was not one of them. As if to prove me wrong, James Wan delivered… Continue reading

Game of Thrones S5:E1 Review: “The Wars to Come”

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GoT season 4 brought us to a wonderful finish with the battle at Castle Black followed by Tyrion’s titillating escape. What at the time felt like a very satisfying double homicide has now… Continue reading

Netflix: “One Day” Review

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Messing with time is a funky thing. The Doctor would have us believe it’s all wibbly wobbly and very dangerous, yet storytellers have been playing with it for as long as stories have… Continue reading

Corey’s Film Favorites from 2014

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In no particular order: X-Men: Days of Future Past Hugh Jackman is the heart of the X-Men franchise, despite his first stand alone (ish) movie being the worst of them all. DoFP took… Continue reading

What Bungie’s “Destiny” Does So Well

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Destiny if the kind of game that grabs an aggressive hold of you and stubbornly refuses to let go. I know this from first hand experience, because the game has dominated a bulk… Continue reading

Fast Food Review: Dunkin’ Donuts’ Croissant Donut

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“Cronuts” came onto the scene in 2013 with incredible hype. The croissant/doughnut hybrid was developed in a New York City bakery, peaked the curiosity of millions, and took America by storm! The specialty… Continue reading

Off the Cuff Reactions to DC Universe’s Movie Lineup Announcement

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Earlier today, Kevin Tsujihara, head of the studio over at Warner Bros (who controls movie rights to DC Universe) announced a very deep and very ambitious timeline for movies in the foreseeable future.… Continue reading

NYCC Day 3

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Today was a much simpler day but filled with some incredible content. After getting our panel passes for Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix Exclusive Panel we spent the next few hours checking out the rest… Continue reading

NYCC Day 2

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Early start today but well worth it. Step one was a beeline for the the ticket line for the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel; a great idea because those tickets went within minutes. Then… Continue reading

NYCC Day One Recap

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Today was the first day of NYCC and it was incredible. Here are the awesome things I got to do! Started the day with a Disney panel. The panel featured Big Hero 6… Continue reading

Arrow Season 3 Premiere: “The Calm”

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The team is back! The team is at their best. Roy and Oliver are fighting together. Oliver has returned to hunting down criminals and those who “have failed this city”. Roy has taken… Continue reading

“Tomorrowland” Teaser Trailer Arrives

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It was easy to forget about this one. It’s deep, deep in the Mystery Box. A technique writer Damon Lindelof surely adopted from JJ Abrams. Well now it’ll be impossible to forget about… Continue reading

The Flash Premiere “Pilot” Recap

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Last night The Flash premiered on The CW to the channel’s highest premiere ratings in five years! This comes as no shock (ha! pun) since the DC Universe has been dominating the small screen… Continue reading

Fast Food Review: Wendy’s BBQ Pulled Pork Cheese Fries

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Wendy’s creativity has always puzzled me a bit. On one hand, they constantly put out delicious and unique burgers, including the irresistible Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger. On the other hand, they are the company that… Continue reading

“The Maze Runner” Astounds with a Predictably Indecipherably Labyrinthian and Nebulously Insufferable Plot

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Don’t ask me what The Maze Runner was about because I have absolutely no idea. It’s got a story about as cryptic as its titular labyrinth. Sure, I sat through two hours of forced dialogue and… Continue reading