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Review: Image’s Generation Gone #1 Paints a Picture of Real Human Beings

World-building in a sci-fi book is always important, but the strength of this first issue of Generation Gone is how much it invests in establishing its characters as real human beings.

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Review: Definitely Collect Guardians of the Galaxy: Collect Them All

Corinne Duyvis nails it.

In Corinne Duyvis’ new book, Guardians of the Galaxy: Collect Them All, we get to look at a galaxy that’s suddenly full of Groots, leaving our favorite tree-man wondering who exactly he really is. But how do we get started on this wild ride?

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Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Is No Treasure but It Has Its Moments

3 out of 5 swashbucklers.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales isn’t the best in the franchise, but it’s certainly not the worst (looking at you, At World’s End).

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Review: Logan on Blu-ray Inspires With New Insights Into the Brilliant Film


If you've seen  Logan in theaters, you already know what a brilliant film it is. You may have even been lucky enough to see the black-and-white version of the film, dubbed Logan Noir. If you haven't seen it in theaters, I'm here to tell you that your life is less full because of it. BUT THERE IS HOPE. Logan is out NOW on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD, so you can remedy that situation immediately.

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Review: Vault’s Heathen #4 Has Loss, Bravery, Hope, and Queer Love

My favorite thing about Heathen, by Natasha Alterici, is that it feels like a familiar story, because in many ways, it is.

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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Delivers The Fun, Technicolor Adventure You’d Expect From James Gunn

4 out of 5 Star-Lords.

If you have no taste and hate ’80 nostalgia, then you’re not going to like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

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Review: Bitch Planet #10–We Are Woman Enough to Survive

Bitch Planet is a book that, from the first issue, felt bigger than what was printed on its pages.

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Review: Rose #1 Holds a Beautiful, But Deadly Story as Its Name Implies

Check out the Machiavellian world of Rose, where only the strongest survive.

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Review: S-Town, the Successor to Serial

Five out of five stars.

In S-Town, a Serial podcast hosted by Brian Reed, we return to Serial's more intimate style of nonfiction storytelling that was central to the show's first season.

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Review: Night in the Woods Flourishes in Its Liminality and Unanswered Questions

Any game that can get me thinking this hard about my own life and my own choices is one that I'll not soon forget, and Night in the Woods is, hands down, a bright, shining example of exactly that.

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Power Rangers Review: A Melodramatic Blockbuster Best Enjoyed With Low Expectations

2.5 out of 5 rangers

In keeping with this current trend of taking the things you loved as a kid and turning them into less-than-stellar gritty remakes, Power Rangers is a tedious mixture of nostalgia, melodrama and The Breakfast Club-level teen angst.

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Review: Fanbase Press’ Gamma Gals Prove That Geek Girls Are Not to Be Messed With

I am all about better representation in comics. More female characters. More ethnicities and races represented. More body types and abilities. Yes, please! In that regard, Fanbase Press' newest title, The Gamma Gals, absolutely delivers. Unfortunately, where it's less successful is its storytelling.

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Review: Beauty and the Beast Is a Delightful Nostalgia Trip With Enhanced Feminism But Not Much Else

4 out of 5 candelabras.

Beauty and the Beast is the latest in Disney’s intransigent resolve to convert their entire catalog of animated classics into live-action cash cows.

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Review: Horizon: Zero Dawn Finds Fresh Hope in the Overdone Post-Apocalyptic Genre

4.5 apocalypses out of 5.

Horizon: Zero Dawn is by no means a "perfect" game, but it is one that manages to establish itself as a one that feels almost impossible to forget.

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Review: Mirror #6 Is an Absolutely Gorgeous Story You Need in Your Life

One of my favorite books in the last year, Mirror, by Emma Ríos and Hwei Lim, is at its core about connections—to one another, to our own identities, to the places and experiences that forge who we are.

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Review: Seeso’s Hilarious My Brother, My Brother, and Me

3 brothers, 5 stars

This show isn’t for kids, but it’s definitely for the coolest babies.

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Review: Marguerite Bennett Makes You Rethink All Your Life Choices In Animosity Vol. 1: The Wake

Animosity is the story of a girl and her dog. But OH MY GOD, is it so much more than that. You are doing yourself a huge disservice if you aren't reading Animosity. Luckily, the first trade has just been released. Do yourself a favor and pick up Animosity Vol. 1: The Wake, won't you? Oh. You want to actually know what it's about and what the big deal is before you do that? Don't trust me when I tell you something is life-changing? Well, read on then!

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Spoiler-Free Review: Jordan Peele’s Get Out Is Exactly The Thriller We Need Right Now

4.5 out of 5 stars

Films like The Babadook, the story of a single mother protecting her child, and Desierto, a thriller about Mexicans being picked off by a crazed gunman at the southern border of the U.S, are compelling because the terrors they deal in are specific to an experience and told through a specific lens. Jordan Peele's Get Out is an incisive, tense thriller that gets at what's scary about being black in America.

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[VIDEO] A Cure For Wellness Review: Great Acting and Cinematography Couldn’t Save a Contrived Plot

1 out of 5 stars.

At least it was pretty.

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Review: Logan is the Brutal, Yet Wonderfully Authentic X-Men Film We Don’t Deserve

5 out of 5 claws.

Loosely based on the comic Old Man Logan from writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven, the story centers on Logan who has retired from crime fighting and turned to an Uber-like taxi service to pay the bills.

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