June 2017

  • Title: Super Mario Odyssey
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Here’s the Super Mario Odyssey released during E3.

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  • Title: Babylon 5 – The Parliament of Dreams / Mind War
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“Let me pass on to you the one thing I’ve learned about this place. No one here is exactly what he appears. Not Mollari, not Delenn, not Sinclair, and not me.”

Babylon 5 - The Parliament of Dreams / Mind War TV review

Our Throwback Thursday post takes us back to the space station of humans and aliens all alone in the night. There’s quite a bit of world building in both “The Parliament of Dreams” and “Mind War,” and the episodes are connected though the presence of a new character in Commander Jeffrey Sinclair‘s (Michael O’Hare) old flame independent planetary surveyor Catherine Sakai (Julia Nickson). A third of “The Parliament of Dreams” deals with the commander renewing acquaintances while other subplots involve a sharing of religions by various alien factions, and an assassination attempt on G’Kar (Andreas Katsulas) by an old rival.

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Shadowhunters – The Fair Folk

by Alan Rapp on June 28, 2017

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  • Title: Shadowhunters – The Fair Folk
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Shadowhunters - The Fair Folk TV review

Alec (Matthew Daddario) begins his new role as head of the Institute by setting up a council for the downworlders and inviting representatives of each faction to attend and discuss grievances. His next course of action is to send Jace (Dominic Sherwood) and Clary (Katherine McNamara), and tag-along Simon (Alberto Rosende), to the fairy realm to talk with the Seelie Queen (Lola Flanery) about the recent murders of Shadowhunters by one of her people. The Seelies’ reputation for machinations and games proves to be true as a simple game forces a wedge between Simon and Clary by exposing Clary and Jace’s feelings for each other. While the main goal is nothing more than creating chaos among the three, it’s obvious that the Seelie Queen has big plans for Simon which don’t involve the vampire having a Shadowhunter girlfriend.

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Baby Driver

by Alan Rapp on June 28, 2017

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  • Title: Baby Driver
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Baby Driver movie reviewWritten and directed by Edgar Wright, Baby Driver is a fast-paced crime thriller overfilling with plenty of humor and music. Centered around a getaway driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort) attempting to pay-off a debt to local gangster (Kevin Spacey), the film is a mix of over-the-top action and characters and much more realistic violence and emotion. At times Wright struggles balancing the two sides of the film, especially in the final act which drags on with multiple epilogues, but when it works it’s a joy to behold.

With Baby driving for Doc’s (Spacey) crew on multiple jobs, we meet an assortment of criminals including the romantic pair of Buddy (Jon Hamm) and Darling (Eiza González), Griff (Jon Bernthal), and Bats (Jamie Foxx). We also learn while others are quick to underestimate Baby, there’s more going on with the young man who drowns out the noise of the outside world with his constantly playing iPod than meets the eye. We meet his foster father Joseph (CJ Jones), while seeing tragic flashbacks to his mother (Sky Ferreira) and father (Lance Palmer), and are introduced to Baby’s new love interest in the beautiful waitress Debora (Lily James).

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Preacher – On the Road

by Alan Rapp on June 27, 2017

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  • Title: Preacher – On the Road
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Preacher - On the Road television review

After a First Season which was mostly a prequel to the comic book series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Preacher returns with Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), Tulip (Ruth Negga), and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) hitting the road in search of the missing God. More in-tune with the nihilistic 90s comic series which spawned it, which is both good and potentially bad for the series going forward, the season premiere begins the long road trip for our unlikely threesome while also introduces a new threat in the Saint of Killers (Graham McTavish) who hunts down the preacher and is willing to kill anyone who gets in his way.

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