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The Last of Us
Narratively The Last of Us is one of the best stories that the media has ever seen. This seems to be general consensus among both tv and game fans. All media is built to some extent off of tropes. Certain plot and story points that are common to specific genres that a writer can build their story around. The Last of Us uses some of these tropes very well, and even better the show improves upon tropes we’ve seen for years.
The Last of Us
Before I embark on the season finale of The Last of Us I want to talk about how I feel about the season so far. From the start I was a little queasy because I really hate gross things, and zombie stories are really not my thing. However the show did such an incredible job of making the story so character focused that you kind of forget that it is a zombie story. The first few episodes still had quite a few gross scenes that caused me to turn away. That said the story had me from the start. The dynamic between Joel and Ellie, Tessa’s whole existence (I am still bitter), Bill and Frank…all of the side stories and world building were so well done that I truly am invested in every second of it. The show really maintained its tone throughout, which seems to be a rare find these days. A lot of shows now seem to end in an extremely different tone then they started in, and it's very jarring. But The Last of Us has done an incredible job of keeping the tone it started with. Now the season finale will do a lot, first of all it can completely make or break a show. As with final seasons, if finales are bad they really taint the entire viewing experience. If they’re good then we get the pleasure of adding the project to the perfect storytelling hall of fame. It's also going to give us a little insight into what might be coming next season. So here we go, all of my thoughts on The Last of Us season finale.
Outer Space's Secrets
The universe is an endlessly fascinating and mysterious place, full of hidden secrets that we are only just beginning to uncover. From the breathtaking beauty of distant galaxies to the mind-bending mysteries of black holes and dark matter, there is no shortage of wonders to discover in the vast expanse of outer space.Jamal Nasir
The Last of Us
So we have established that this show wrecks me emotionally and now Joel is dying and we are apparently doing a flashback episode. Look, I love the background on Ellie. It's some great character growth and I like seeing it. I think it's a great way to get us ready for a death that's going to be hard for her…because as a storyteller that's what I would do. I hate that that's what I do but here we are.
My Review of "Seinfeld: Season 7"
Seinfeld: Season 7 came out back in 1995-1996. This takes some of the best aspects of all of the previous seasons and implements it into this full season. The last season didn't really have an ongoing story whereas this one does.Brian Anonymous
The Social Dilemma (2020) Movie Review
In the new documentary "The Social Dilemma," we learn that social media has insidiously and fundamentally changed our behavior, and not for the better. Our brains are being manipulated and even rewired by algorithms that are designed to get our attention and make us buy things, including distorted ideas about the world, ourselves, and each other.
The War With Grandpa (2020) Movie Review
"The War with Grandpa" Is a Misfire with a Meanness at Odds with Its Feel-Good Message The film "The War with Grandpa" is a comedy that features Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Christopher Walken, Cheech Marin, and Jane Seymour. It is directed by Tim Hill and is based on the children's book by Robert Kimmel Smith. The story follows Pete (Oakes Fegley), a middle child who is happy with his family and is starting middle school with his loyal group of pals. However, when his grandfather, Ed (De Niro), starts having trouble functioning on his own, Pete's mom, Sally (Thurman), suggests that he come and live with them. This new living arrangement means that Pete must move out of his room and into the attic upstairs. This leads to an all-out war between Pete and Ed as Pete's friends suggest that he plays a bunch of tricks on his grandfather to make his life hell.
The Devil All The Time (2020) Movie Review
Antonio Campos’ adaptation of Donald Ray Pollock’s “The Devil All the Time” is a bold and sprawling drama that explores the dark side of humanity through multiple generations impacted by violence in the heartland of America. With so much going on under its surface and an array of characters to keep track of, some elements of the film are minimized, making it feel like it would have worked better as a mini-series. However, the film's ambitious scope and willingness to bite off more than it can chew ultimately override any shortcomings, resulting in a memorable and powerful experience for viewers.
Enola Holmes (2020) Movie Review
Enola Holmes, the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes, returns in a cheeky and breezy sequel that surpasses the original. The character has evolved and gained a better sense of who she is, resulting in a more action-packed story with less time spent on explanations. The movie revolves around a mystery that is inspired by a real-life event, making it genuinely inspiring.
The Silencing (2020) Movie Review
Rayburn Swanson is a not-quite-grizzled sort-of warden who oversees a wildlife sanctuary named after his daughter who disappeared five years prior, only in her teens. Rayburn is still printing and posting missing person fliers for his daughter. After kicking off a would-be poacher, one red-bearded man calls him "a goddamn tree hugger."
You Should Have Left (2020) Movie Review
The horror genre has always been an interesting space for filmmakers to explore. The genre demands a certain level of creativity, imagination, and a willingness to push the boundaries of what audiences can handle. It's a genre that has given us some of the most iconic films of all time, from classics like "The Exorcist" and "The Shining" to modern masterpieces like "Get Out" and "Hereditary." Unfortunately, "You Should Have Left," the latest horror film from director David Koepp and starring Kevin Bacon, fails to live up to the high standards set by its predecessors.
The Tax Collector (2020) Movie Review
Critiquing a movie like "The Tax Collector" is akin to picking apart a dish that's so poorly cooked that it's almost impossible to pinpoint exactly what went wrong. It's a movie that is deeply incompetent and devoid of any redeeming qualities. It's rife with casual racism, bland characters, clichéd dialogue, incoherent plotting, and baffling editing. Above all, it's numbingly boring, which is perhaps the most insulting thing about it. If you're going to make a movie as lazily as this one, the least you could do is try to make it fun.