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Reviews of the top geek movies, tv, and books in the industry.

  • N.K.
    Published about 8 hours ago
    The Promised Neverland

    The Promised Neverland

    It was amazing getting to watch season one of The Promised Neverland. Admittedly it was a bit slow going at first, and many of the volumes seemed to run together for me. That was cleared up soon as I started watching the anime. It really does seem like Isabella is a horrible person. Whether she is or isn't is totally up to you. I see her as another unfortunate soul who is stuck trying to do what she has to survive.
  • Yana Aleks
    Published about 12 hours ago
    The “Cuties” Backlash and Our Unwillingness to Be Uncomfortable

    The “Cuties” Backlash and Our Unwillingness to Be Uncomfortable

    I am a bit late weighing in on this controversy but I finally watched “Cuties” and now I am incredibly frustrated with the social media storm surrounding it.
  • Cyn's Workshop
    Published about 13 hours ago
    Review of ‘Scavenge the Stars’

    Review of ‘Scavenge the Stars’

    A compelling retelling, Scavenge the Stars, is a compelling take on the classic The Count of Monte Cristo.
  • Brian Anonymous
    Published about 17 hours ago
    My Review of "Faster"

    My Review of "Faster"

    Faster came out back in 2010. It's a pretty fun concept and you can sort of see some comparisons to it to John Wick. Unfortunately there's nothing that really jumps out that really makes this movie a stand out. That's not to say that this isn't an entertaining movie though. It's a pretty fun popcorn movie but it's ultimately forgettable.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published about 17 hours ago
    Book Review: "Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eye-Witness Account" by Miklós Nyiszli

    Book Review: "Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eye-Witness Account" by Miklós Nyiszli

    I'm not going to lie when I say that this book was something I read some weeks ago and then, unusually, spread across a few days of reading time. I couldn't bring myself to read the whole thing in one sitting even though it was a pretty short book. It was just too graphic and too uneasy to sit there and take in all at once. I spread it out over a few days in order to pace myself. Don't worry, I did the same thing with a number of other graphic war books as well. Some books go into some detail, but when you're reading a book by someone who was actually there and it goes into the details like the smell of dead bodies and children who suffer horribly, you have to put it down if you want to eat or sleep that day.
  • Hayat Hyatt
    Published a day ago
    #TBT La Cienaga and The Wonders

    #TBT La Cienaga and The Wonders

    Lucrecia Martell’s La Ciénaga and Alice Rohrwacher The Wonders are both female-led vehicles that deconstruct notions of the modern family. The two films are also personal reflections of their directors, with Ciénaga based in the suburbs where Martel was raised and Wonders also using Rochwacher’s place of birth as reference. From the perspective of their protagonists, beyond-their-years emotionally intelligent teenage girls, the features combine elements of satire and realism to convey intergenerational difference; also relying on feminist phenomenology to unpack the patriarchal order consistent with traditional family structures.
  • Trevor Wells
    Published 2 days ago
    Lifetime Review: 'Cheerleader Abduction'

    Lifetime Review: 'Cheerleader Abduction'

    Trish Patton (Kristen Harris) thinks she has the perfect All-American family. She has a supportive husband, two bright children, and a thriving political career as she works on her campaign for governor. Little does she know that her teenage daughter Olivia (Jerni Stewart) is hiding a big secret: she's pregnant. Abandoned by the baby's father, scared for her future, and fearing how her friends and family will react to the news, Olivia doesn't know what to do.
  • N.K.
    Published 3 days ago
    The Promised Neverland

    The Promised Neverland

    The Promised Neverland
  • Chloe Gilholy
    Published 4 days ago
    Midnight Sun

    Midnight Sun

    Midnight Sun is Twilight in Edward Cullen’s point of view. When an early draft of the manuscript was leaked, it really upset Meyer so much that she never finished it until many years later. I think it came to a point where many twilight fans, gave up hope of it ever being released having to rely on fan fiction for their needs. The Twilight Series has divided book lovers. Some readers love the intense teenage romance between Bella and the sparkling vampire, Edward. Others are repulsed at the writing and the characters. However I’ve seen some people say that through another person’s point of view it might chance the story to something more interesting.
  • N.K.
    Published 4 days ago
    Fire Force

    Fire Force

    When I first came across Fire Force, just the name alone caught my attention. I knew it had to be an anime about firefighters, and it is. They aren’t just any firefighters. Of course, they’re not. Anime are never what they seem, and that makes or breaks them. After reading the description, I knew I had to see it.
  • Trevor Wells
    Published 4 days ago
    Lifetime Review: 'Cheer Camp Killer'

    Lifetime Review: 'Cheer Camp Killer'

    At this cheer camp, everyone is eager to prove themselves. That's because at the annual showcase, the cheerleader dubbed Cheer Camp Champion will win a full-ride scholarship to college. For Sophia Jacobs (Mariah Robinson), such an offer is incredibly tempting. Also at the camp is Victoria Richards (Sydney Malakeh), whose mother Beth (Andrea Bogart) is a coach at the camp who strives for perfection. But with Victoria, Beth demands it, believing the camp's scholarship prize is her daughter's only shot at getting into college.
  • Brian Anonymous
    Published 5 days ago
    My Review of "Dolly Parton: Here I Am"

    My Review of "Dolly Parton: Here I Am"

    Dolly Parton: Here I Am is a documentary that I would have thought they'd have made a long time ago. After watching the documentary though, I have a better understanding of why a documentary was probably hard to make. She lived a very interesting life and I keep forgetting how much Dolly has accomplished over the last 50 years. She's one of those old school people that is quite endearing but also difficult to explore.