Tag Archives: Michael Fassbender

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) Review

A DISAPPOINTING & LACKLUSTER FINALE   Mutation. It is the key to our evolution. It is how we have evolved from a single-cell organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few millennia evolution leaps forward. Thus, the idea of X-Men, the long running and beloved Marvel

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The Snowman (2017) Review

YOU CAN’T FORCE THE PIECES TO FIT   Norwegian native-born Jo Nesbø is a sort of jack-of-all trades. While he’s most known for his writing, Nesbø has also dabbled as a musician (the main vocalist and songwriter for the for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre) as well as a former economist (a stockbroker) and a freelance journalist. While talented

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Alien: Convenant (2017) Review

THE PATH TO PARADISE BEGINS IN HELL   Back in 2012, director Ridley Scott returned to the Alien franchise with the film Prometheus. Set as a prequel installment to his 1979’s iconic Alien movie, Prometheus followed the story of the crew of the spaceship Prometheus and their expeditionary adventure to LV-223, a far-off distant moon that, through a shared connection

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Assassin’s Creed Review

NOT QUITE THE “LEAP OF FAITH”   Assassins, Templars, the Animus, Abstergo Industries, and the power of “free will”. Yes, I’m talking about Assassin’s Creed. Created by video game company Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed first debuted back in 2007 on the major consoles at the time (PS3, Xbox 360, and PC), presenting the idea of structuring a video game narrative of

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The Light Between Oceans Review

LOVE, LOSS, AND A MELANCHOLY FEATURE   Back in 2012, Australian writer M.L. Stedman debut her first novel The Light Between Oceans. Stedman, who moved to London to become a lawyer, wanted to try her hand at creative writing, seeking out tutors and take writers courses to hone her written skills, which ultimately led to her first publication. After its

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X-Men: Apocalypse Review

THE END IS NIGH   Back in 2011, X-Men movie franchise and interesting turn towards the past, with the movie X-Men: First Class, being the starting point of a newly planned trilogy (dubbed “The First Class” trilogy). Directed by Matthew Vaughn, this installment told the story of the fragile relationship between Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr (Magneto), the turmoil of

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