Films On HBO: “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” (2015)

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) feels like the mildly cynical indie alternative to the already indie-feeling The Fault in Our Stars (2014), a film which, if you remember I loved,… Continue reading

Starz’s “The Girlfriend Experience” is … an Experience

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Disturbing but sexy. Intriguing but horrifying. Starz’s The Girlfriend Experience is a lot of things. Better and more insightful critics might tell you that The Girlfriend Experience is a cutting edge drama about a… Continue reading

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Spoilers The hinge on which the Hero’s Journey turns is the Crossing the Threshold. The moment the hero makes the choice to answer the call to adventure. This is dramatically compelling. A character,… Continue reading

Narragansett Beer’s “Big Mamie Indestructible American Pale Ale” Review

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Next in an ongoing series of locally infused ‘Gansett beers is “Big Mamie Indestructible American Pale Ale”. Brewed in honor of the USS Massachusetts, this American Pale Ale is as rigid, solid, and just… Continue reading

“American Ultra” Review

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American Ultra is a hyperviolent and marijuana infused action film written by the stoner (assumed) nerd who brought us Chronicle and directed by the dude who did Project X. You know, that terrible, soulless party… Continue reading

“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

“The Avengers: Age of Ultron”: A Delightfully Familiar Novelty

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“Ultron” is the kind of movie that needs no introduction. Even if you’re a lazy MCU fan like myself and skipped “Thor: The Dark World,” you know what’s going on here, and you… 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