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Extraction staring Chris Hemsworth takes action more serious than Thor
In an era where 'action movie' means super heroes and high budget science fiction, Extraction sets itself apart by being a pure action thriller without forced comical one-liners. It leaves behind silly ironic humor, a trait that is effective but has become over saturated with the Marvel cinematic universe at the forefront of action films. Extraction stands on its own but there is more than one MCU comparative feature: it stars Chris Hemsworth most known for his role in Thor one of the centers of joking light-hearted fun of MCU films.
Price to Earnings Ratio: Know the Most Common Price Multiple for Picking Stocks
Buying stocks and investing whether short term or long term require an amount of knowledge that must be built over time. The investing toolbox you develop while researching the market is what will separate you from gamblers and a speculators.
REVIEW: 'Iron Fist' Season 2
Iron Fist Season 2 is an improvement on Season 1, but that doesn't mean it's very good. The differences in tone between the seasons is welcome because it mixes things up and doesn't feel rehashed like other follow up seasons have for MCU Netflix shows. Danny Rand might be the weakest link but Colleen Wing also has corny lines and their dialogue together borders on atrocious. Finn Jones doesn't deserve all the blame. The highlight of the season is the villain, Davos, who essentially is an unlikeable Punisher. Iron Fist Season 1 improved with the last few episodes and Danny Rand character was far less annoying in Defenders those improvements are built upon in Season 2.
5 Notable Album Releases for 10/5/2018
The week of October 5th has a wide array of albums and genres to choose from, and while there's no Kanye or Eminem album within sight, there are a lot of old favorites who are putting out new stuff. Below you'll find new albums from bands like Coheed and Cambria, Behemoth and T.I.'s return from the big screen to the small stream.
Maxo Kream - Best Bars off His Texas Hip Hop Album 'Punken'
'Punken' is Maxo Kream's new album released January 12, 2018. This being his first album was a surprise to me since I was a big fan of his mixtape 'Quicc Strikes.' Turns out that, or any of his other releases weren't albums. Nowadays, no one knows what the difference between an album and a mixtape is, it used to be whether you paid for it, but now the only entity that gets paid is Spotify.
5 Notable Album Releases for 1/10/2018
It's the beginning of the year and we're past that phase where artists are afraid to release albums because they'll be in that bitter spot where they miss a lot of the top ten lists and then not be eligible for the top album lists at the end of next year. Run the Jewels in hip-hop and Zao in the metal category are examples of December releases that would have made a few more lists if they weren't released mid to late December 2016.
7 Wonders Duel - Review and Basic Strategy
7 Wonders Duel is a two player game where you build a civilization through three ages and attempt to defeat your opponent with one of three victory conditions. It takes a couple matches to start to see the strategies one should employ and the amount of luck that is actually involved in the game. If you are in the market for a two player game this one should be in your collection. It is enjoyable on many levels and plays very quickly once players get the flow of the game.
Oscar Watch: 'Downsizing'
Downsizing is a film where the script and the performances could never beat the concept. There is only about two hours of time to tell a story in a movie but Downsizing makes you want talk about the concept being reality. I wanted to hear more about the economic aspect and the social aspect of creating a community of rich people.
Review: 'Descender Volume One: Tin Stars'
-Non-Spoiler Section- Descender succeeds in taking an overdone concept, robots turning on humans, and creating a beautiful story that is told as much through it's minimalist watercolors as through the writing. The universe Lemire creates feels fresh and original and is teeming with story opportunities. Early on you recognize that the robots take on a fantasy level realism. The characters all have defined and conflicted personalities. It all comes down to how the art sets the mood and narrative choices make the plot feel fresh.
Oscar Watch: 'Lady Bird' (2017)
I thought Lady Bird was going to be about old ladies. This is the purest review I can possibly write about a film because I went in with close to zero background on the film. I saw no previews, I didn’t read another review, I didn’t know who directed the film or who was staring in it. I wish it was possible to go into all movies I watch without seeing a trailer or hearing “what it’s about,” it’s the most pure way to watch. I won’t be able to write this kind of review when I finally get around to watching the The Shape of Water or Downsizing. Those films have been marketed to me non-stop. It is refreshing being able to write and think about a film in the way I get to for Lady Bird.
2017 Top 10 Albums from a Guy with Bad Taste in Music
10. Pyrrhic Victory by Zao First of all this isn't even an album, it's an EP and it shouldn't even be on this list. I'm clearly just a fanboy who needs to make an excuse to get one of his favorite band's music on his list.