PC Game Review: To the Moon [2011]

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To the Moon System: PC Genre: Adventure, Visual Novel Publisher: Freebird Games Developer: Freebird Games Release Date: November 1, 2011 It’s always interesting when a new game comes out that tries to do something different with the medium. With last year’s indie hit, To the Moon, actual gameplay was basically scrapped in favor of telling an emotional story. Many fell … Read More

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Movie Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower [2011]

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower [2011] Director: Stephen Chbosky Genre: Drama/Romance Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller Runtime: 103 minutes It’s not often that someone is able to write a (successful) novel and then both write and direct a film adaptation of that work, but that’s exactly what Stephen Chbosky did with The Perks of Being a Wallflower. … Read More

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Video Game Review: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim [Xbox 360]

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim System: Xbox 360 (also on PS3 and PC) Genre: Role-Playing Publisher: Bethesda Game Studios Developer: Bethesda Softworks Release Date: November 11, 2011 For the last few weeks, Skyrim has been owning my soul. Other video games have taken a backseat to the massive, incomparable world of Bethesda Softworks’ latest RPG. Despite warnings from others, I … Read More

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Movie Review: Beasts of the Southern Wild [2011]

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Beasts of the Southern Wild [2011] Director: Benh Zeitlin Genre: Drama Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry Runtime: 91 minutes Down at the very bottom of Lousiana is a place I had no idea existed. Deep in the Delta, there are communities and villages that gradually dissipate with every storm. Populations have dwindled as their land slowly washes away, yet so … Read More

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Movie Review: Take This Waltz [2011]

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Take This Waltz [2011] Director: Sarah Polley Genre: Comedy/Drama Starring: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby and Sarah Silverman Runtime: 116 minutes It has come to the point where I will see anything Michelle Williams is in. She has become one of the most consistently brilliant actresses over the last few years, and she does not disappoint in Take This Waltz, … Read More

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2011 Movie Mini-Review Roundup: Captain America, A Dangerous Method, Mission Impossible 4, My Week With Marilyn, Young Adult

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I am nearly caught up with the movies I wanted to see from last year. Here are some mini-reviews of the handful of 2011 releases I saw in April: Captain America: The First Avenger [2011, Joe Johnston] Captain America’s origin film is pretty much paint-by-numbers superhero fluff. A handful of quality performances, led by Chris Evans as Cap, can’t save … Read More

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Video Game Review: Torchlight [XBLA]

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Torchlight System: Xbox Live Arcade (also on PC and Mac OS X) Genre: Action RPG Publisher: Runic Games Developer: Runic Games Release Date: March 9, 2011 With the recent non-stop releases of major video game blockbusters, sometimes it’s nice to go to a mindless diversion — one that is fun to play, but doesn’t require any serious thought. Enter Torchlight, … Read More

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Movie Review: Jeff, Who Lives at Home [2011]

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Jeff, Who Lives at Home [2011] Director: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass Genre: Comedy/Drama Starring: Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon and Judy Greer Runtime: 83 Minutes Living as a 30-year-old shut-in would seemingly provide an ample amount of time to think about things and attempt to gain a greater meaning from life. Especially if said shut-in is a pot smoking … Read More

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Movie Review: Take Shelter [2011]

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Take Shelter [2011] Director: Jeff Nichols Genre: Drama/Thriller Starring: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain and Shea Whigham Runtime: 120 Minutes Take Shelter is an intelligent film that asks difficult questions about mental illness — specifically, schizophrenia. It is not an easy watch by any means, but it is one that will elicit powerful emotions upon its conclusion. Michael Shannon, in a … Read More

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Video Game Review: Batman: Arkham City [PS3, 2011]

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Batman: Arkham City System: Playstation 3 (also on Xbox 360 and PC) Genre: Action/Adventure/Stealth Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Developer: Rocksteady Studios Release Date: October 18, 2011 It was just last month that I finally played through Batman: Arkham Asylum, Rocksteady’s breakout hit from 2009. That game totally blew me away and removed any pre-conceived notion I had about superhero … Read More

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