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Film Review - Ghostbusters

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*Disclaimer - I went to see this movie because of the treatment of Leslie Jones on twitter. The reason I say this is because I want people to know that I didn't dismiss the movie because I didn't "approve" of what the filmmakers were doing I just wanted to see Star Trek opening weekend so decisions had to be made. 







The Movie
So I decided to check this movie out over Jason Bourne for the reason explained in my disclaimer. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the movie. Now I wasn't one of those people who was screaming bloody murder about ruined childhoods and blaming feminists for the route the filmmakers chose to take with the movie. The initial reason I had misgivings about the movie was because the trailers, in my opinion, just weren't that good. The movie serves as both a reboot and an homage to the original Ghostbusters film much like the latest Star Wars movie did. While it is true that the film did gender swap the roles I thought it worked out we…

Film Review - Star Trek Beyond

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The Movie
Captain James Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise are back for another adventure out in space. This time Kirk and the crew are deep into their five year mission out in space and the crew are starting to get in their feelings a little bit. People are getting homesick and Kirk is actually starting to question what his purpose is within Star Fleet. When the crew is set up and ambushed on a mission to help stranded explorers they run into the villainous Krall who needs a piece of a weapon that is aboard the Enterprise in order to destroy the Federation. Best synopsis I can think of at the moment. If you have seen any of the earlier films in this rebooted series then you should know what to expect by now. Justin Lin is taking over directing duties from J.J. Abrams and in all honesty the movie felt just like the previous films. Although, I must admit that this film did not have as many tense moments as Into Darkness did they still felt the same tonally in my opinion. The …

First Impressions - Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

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Available on the Wii U


The Game
The crossover of Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem is here. While it may be a crossover its handled in a different way than one would expect a crossover to be handled. The story is very Japanese, so much so to the point that there isn't an english voiceover. Also the J-Pop is strong with this title. As the game is heavily influenced by music and how music can reach people. The game centers around Tsubasa who at the very beginning of the game witness' everyone in an auditorium vanish. Flash forward five years later and we see eighteen year old Tsubasa trying out for a shot at being an idol. Her friend Tsuki is there and decides to check it out and that is where the action starts. One thing to note, is that there are animated sequences in the game, which are handled by Studio 4 degrees. They look great and matches the tone and artistry of the story itself. Graphically, I have to say that I like it, is it the most realistic, no it is not but I like…