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Review of “My Hero Academia” (season 1, dub)

* * * B My Hero Academia is an anime series set in an alternate universe where most people have “quirks”, superhuman abilities. Those with the most powerful quirks can become heroes. When Izuki, a powerless hero fanboy, unexpectedly inherits … Continue reading

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Review of “The Void”

* D The Void is a horror movie in the style of HP Lovecraft. The first act does a good job at building tension and keeping you guessing as to what’s going on. Unfortunately, despite some reasonable practical effects that … Continue reading

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Review of “One Punch Man” (season 1, sub)

* * * B I just finished watching season 1 of the anime “One Punch Man”, available on (Canadian at least) Netflix. The series is Japanese, but has high quality English subtitles. The premise of the series is that the … Continue reading

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Review of “300” (rewatch)

 * * * B Zach Snider’s 300 was surprisingly good, considering I’d seen it before. The writing is corny, and based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller of Sin City fame. The visuals are excellent, with effective use of … Continue reading

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Review of “Assassin’s Creed” (mild spoilers)

* * C Assassin’s Creed the movie had some big shoes to fill. While there were things I liked about the film, overall, I wasn’t impressed. Michael “Magneto” Fassbender does a solid job with the protagonist, Callum Lynch, as does … Continue reading

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Review of “Cardinal”

* * C The CTV crime series Cardinal is a murder mystery. Two cops in northern Quebec, John Cardinal (Billy Campbell) and Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse) revisit a murder Cardinal was lead detective on when the killer strikes again. While … Continue reading

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Review of “Fifty Shades Darker”

* D The sequel to “Fifty Shades of Grey” is an even worse than the weak original. There is plenty of soft core porn, little of which I found erotic or even interesting. It is wrapped in a mediocre soap … Continue reading

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