Super Mario Odyssey Review: A New Classic
Nov19

Super Mario Odyssey Review: A New Classic

Spin the wheel and take a chance on a brand new ‘Super Mario’ adventure, as Mario takes his second step into the Nintendo Switch’s growing library, with his first title being “Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle”. “Super Mario Odyssey” is the first sandbox “Super Mario” game since 2002’s “Super Mario Sunshine,” and the story isn’t too far off either. ‘Bowser’ brings a whole new theme to capturing ‘Princess Peach,’ as in this game, he is...

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Best Wishes Review: A Modern Fantasy “Love” Story
Nov16

Best Wishes Review: A Modern Fantasy “Love” Story

Jam-packed with elements of fantasy, twisted fates, and an uncanny, but cliché romance set in the city where dreams can come true, Mike Richardson’s expressive writing is balanced smoothly with Paul Chadwick’s attractive drawing style in this eccentric story of the power of magic and destiny. The illustrations in Best Wishes are drawn in a classic comic book style portraying a retro, old-fashion feel. The lack of color choice with the...

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Drive on Mak EP Review: Powerful
Nov02

Drive on Mak EP Review: Powerful

“Babylon” by Drive on Mak, a Texas-based neo-blues/rock/punkabilly trio,  is an expressive and intense extended record. Explicit and genuine lyrics, sincere emotions and wailing electric guitar. Sean Makra is not only a lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is also a former soldier and three-time Iraq veteran. Most of the band’s lyrics are influenced by Sean’s wartime experience. Scott Feigh is a drummer, and Jason Bilderback is...

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Gaga: Five Foot Two Review: Inside the Heart of a Pop Icon
Oct11

Gaga: Five Foot Two Review: Inside the Heart of a Pop Icon

The new Netflix documentary, “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” directed by Chris Moukarbel (Banksy Does New York), allows the viewer to get to know who the woman behind the pseudonym “Lady Gaga” really is. It’s a beautiful and emotional documentary that shows how she became a star. After a five-year break from the limelight, “she finally found herself” and “Gaga; Five Foot Two” is all about the self-discovery process....

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Gerald’s Game Review: The Suspenseful and Terrifying Netflix Original
Oct02

Gerald’s Game Review: The Suspenseful and Terrifying Netflix Original

Inducing night terrors and plenty of suspense, director and writer Mike Flanagan (Ouija: Origin of Evil) and screenplay writer Jeff Howard (Oculus) adapted Stephen King’s 1992 novel “Gerald’s Game,” into a Netflix original that’s a brilliant twist that forces you to look deep inside your soul. Like Freud would say “Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” At...

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Berlin Syndrome Review: A Rollercoaster of Angst and Sweaty Palms
Sep17

Berlin Syndrome Review: A Rollercoaster of Angst and Sweaty Palms

“Berlin Syndrome” represents exactly what mother used to warn us about: “Don’t go home with strangers.” It’s an exhilarating piece of art, directed by Cate Shortland (Somersault) and written by Shaun Grant (The Snowtown Murders). It’s a brilliant countdown of trust, fear and lust in combination with thrilling, unpredictable moments that keep the viewer reeling with anticipation. Shortland (Somersault) tries to show the viewer the...

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