REVIEW: Take the 10 (2017)

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Release Poster – Netflix

The following is a quick review of Take the 10 – Directed by Chester Tam

In Take the 10, we see a day in the life of two friends – Chester (played by Tony Revolori) and Chris (played by Josh Peck) – wherein one of them desperately wants to sell his car before traveling to Brazil, while the other wants to go to a concert. Soon, however, their day is ruined by an awful boss, a surprising drive-by, and a violent drug dealer. (more…)

REVIEW: Manchester by the Sea (2016)

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Theatrical Release Poster – Roadside Attractions

The following is a review of Manchester by the Sea – Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan

Manchester by the Sea mostly takes place in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, which is the hometown of our main character Lee Chandler (played by Casey Affleck). At the beginning of the film, however, Lee is a relentlessly self-punishing and reserved janitor who no longer keeps in touch with the rest of his family. He spends nights getting drunk and getting into fights with anyone who looks at him the wrong way. (more…)

Predicting the Nominees for the 89th Academy Awards

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It’s that time of the year again, folks! The Academy Awards are just around the corner. Soon the Academy will reveal all of the nominees. However, just like last year, I am going to try to predict the nominations and, later, predict the winners based on the actual nominations. (more…)

REVIEW: Sherlock: The Final Problem

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The following is a spoiler-filled episode review of Sherlock: Series 4, Episode 3 – The Final Problem

In The Final Problem – which may end up being the final episode of Sherlock, seeing as another season has yet to be announced at the time of writing – Sherlock Holmes (played by Benedict Cumbertbatch) and Dr. Watson (played by Martin Freeman) quiz Mycroft (played by Mark Gatiss) about Eurus (played by Sian Brooke), before traveling to the unknown island of Sherrinford to learn more about Sherlock’s secret sister. (more…)

REVIEW: A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season One (2017)

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Release Poster – Netflix

The following is a review of the first season of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

First things first, I’ve never read the book series that the show is based on, and while I’ve definitely seen the Jim Carrey film, I cannot say that it was memorable for me. I only really remember how odd Carrey looked. And I’ll say this about the show. This must be the first time I’ve ever encountered a great bingeable show – which here means a show that is easily bingewatched – that tells you not to watch it – to look away – with every chance it gets. (more…)

REVIEW: Clinical (2017)

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Release Poster – Netflix

The following is a quick review of Clinical – Directed by Alistair Legrand

Clinical, a Netflix original film, is a psychological thriller that takes a little while to grab you, but keeps you somewhat entertained until the third act, which I didn’t really like for reasons I’ll get into later. It stars Vinessa Shaw as Dr. Jane Mathis, a psychiatrist, who is trying to put her life back together after one of her patients attacked her. (more…)

REVIEW: Coin Heist (2017)

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The following is a quick review of Coin Heist – Directed by Emily Hagins

Coin Heist, based on a young adult novel by writer Elisa Ludwig, tells the story of how a group of students tried to save their school by stealing from the U.S. Mint. The heist crew in question consists of an extremely talented hacker (played by Alexis G. Zall), the principal’s son (played by Alex Saxon), his ex-girlfriend (played by Sasha Pieterse), and a smart kid (played by Jay Walker) who has lost his scholarship. (more…)