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Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Brings Amazing Visuals To A Generic Plot

Picking up shortly after the previous film, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the Guardians’ journey while exploring Peter Quill’s parental origins. While Peter and some of the crew are discovering more about Peter’s father Ego, they are also being pursued by a number of opposing forces with their own motives. With a gorgeous backdrop as they traverse the galaxy, does this film live up to the hype?

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Blu-ray Review: ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Is A Steady Tearjerker For Dog Lovers

“A Dog’s Purpose” is an existential journey through reincarnation as one dog (Josh Gad) lives many lives to discover the meaning of it all. In a shocking turn of events, the dog’s journey comes full circle as he is reunited with his former and now aged owner Ethan (Dennis Quaid). Taking moments from every one of this dog’s multiple lives, this film highlights the strong bond between a human and their pet.

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘3:10 To Yuma’ Revives The Western In 4K Glory

Russell Crowe and Christian Bale headline this remake of “3:10 To Yuma” as opposing forces on opposite sides of the law. As a small time rancher, Dan Evans (Bale) embarks on a dangerous journey of transporting notorious outlaw Ben Wade (Crowe) into the custody of the law to face his crimes. With the release of the 4K UHD version of the film, the 2007 western reaches new levels with stunning visuals and added bonus features.

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Review: ‘Channel Zero’ Scares You With Nostalgia

I realize that this has ALL the warning signs. It’s produced by Max Landis and airs on the SyFy channel, but I’m here to tell you “Channel Zero” is awesome! Like me you may have first noticed “Channel Zero” in those quick little ads before a YouTube video. While house sitting for my brother I took the opportunity to work the series since it was only 6 episodes long. It’s based on creepypasta stories from the internet, one per season to be exact. This first season is based on “Candle Cove.”

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TBT Review: ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’

For this Easter I thought we could take a look back at one of the most controversial films of all-time. Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Temptation of Christ”, not surprising as it is a film about Jesus and in this day-and-age that seems to go hand in hand. It’s based on an equally controversial book and has divided viewers for years. It begins as basically retelling of the story of Jesus just with a greater emphasis on his inner conflict and trying to show him as a human first, the son of God second.

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Review: National Geographic ‘Mars’ Series Brings Space X Vision To Life

From executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, National Geographic’s series “Mars” is an informative series presented with a cinematic touch. Outlining the current state of Mars colonization, this series creates a fictional story based off of scientific projections. The duality of this series provides both an adequate amount of entertainment as well as information.

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Review: ‘Going In Style’ Infuses Exquisite Actors With Mediocre Comedy

With rising bills and the loss of their pensions, “Going in Style” tells the story of three elderly people ready to risk it all. Reasoning that they are at the tail end of their lives with nothing to lose, they decide it’s worth the risk to alleviate their debt by robbing a bank. As they begin to plan for this heist, they find that this task is a lot more difficult due to their age.

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Review: ‘Dig Two Graves’ Is An Impressive Debut For Hunter Adams

“Dig Two Graves” seems to be the little independent horror film that could. It tells the story of a girl named Jake who after her brother dies in a tragic accident is met by a mysterious figure who offers her the chance to bring him back. However it is at a horrible cost. As the characters, especially Jake’s grandfather the Sheriff try to unravel the mystery more of the family bloody history reveals itself.

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Isn’t A Great Remake But Pretty Darn Close

The original “Beauty and the Beast” often has a special place in the hearts of Disney fans and considered by many to be the best piece of animation the studio has ever produced (including yours truly) and has been revered at a level that “Cinderella,” “The Jungle Book,” and “Sleeping Beauty” have never quite been able to achieve. Naturally, that leaves the “Beauty and the Beast” remake with some massive shoes to fill and while it doesn’t quite achieve that feat, they manage to come surprisingly close.

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