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Proof In The Arkham Pudding

Franchises tend to follow a somewhat depressing arc. Be it movies or video games or books, they have a habit of going through three distinct phases (especially if it’s a trilogy). The first, if it’s worth sparking a series at all, is usually full of surprise and life. It’s like a low-key discovery of fire, […]

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Jurassic World Review: Dinoscore

While the movie features a “highly intelligent animal,” the film itself is lacking in the smarts. Jurassic World is an above average summer blockbuster but all its posturing about having something to say and having more layers than its mid-June release would suggest fail to follow through. It is, however, still quite worth watching. Jurassic […]

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Trying To Be A Game

At some point, the umbrella is too small. You keep throwing things under it, hoarding definitions and references and landmarks, until it stops being an umbrella altogether and starts being a noose. The ones that hoisted the parasol as a banner start to resent the foisted structure. Of course then the problem is one of […]

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