Star Trek: Lower Decks – Season 2

The second season of Star Trek: Lower Decks follows the lower-deckers on the USS Cerritos as they continue to go on new adventures. After introducing us to new characters, Mike McMahan continues to bring the fun. There’s no shortage of comedy during the second season. At the same time, there’s no shortage of easter eggs either. In fact, the doors are open here for more characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation to make their return.…

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Star Trek: Lower Decks – Season 1

Star Trek: Lower Decks is an animated series that follows the adventures of the low-ranking officers on the USS Cerritos. The Cerritos might look like the Enterprise but this ship is the furthest from. It is among the least important ships within the entire Federation. Animation aside, one of the things that makes this series a breath of fresh air is in its focus on the lower decks.  While the captain and other senior staff…

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Plus One: A Wedding Season Rom-Com

What makes Plus One so charming and enjoyable as a romantic comedy is the strength of the chemistry between leading actors Maya Erskine and Jack Quaid. Alice (Maya Erskine) and Ben (Jack Quaid) have been friends for several years.  Alice is recovering from a breakup with Nate (Tim Chiou) as the film begins.  Meanwhile, Ben is preparing his Best Man’s speech for Matt (Beck Bennett) and Amanda’s (Jessy Hodges) upcoming wedding.  Neither of them know…

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Rampage: Please Stop Destroying Chicago

Rampage is the latest in a series of blockbusters that threaten to destroy Chicago–this time with genetically modified animals. Here’s the basic background: CRISPR made the waves in 1993 by giving scientists a way to treat previously incurable diseases through a process known as genetic editing.  By 2016, U.S. Intelligence Community had determined that genetic editing was considered to be a “Weapon of Mass Destruction and Proliferation.” Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) is a primatologist working for…

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Logan Lucky: Steven Soderbergh is Back!

With the release of Logan Lucky, director Steven Soderbergh is back in a big way with a very funny heist caper. Directed by Steven Soderbergh from a screenplay by first-time screenwriter Rebecca Blunt, the heist film stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterston, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan, Brian Gleeson, Jack Quaid, with Hilary Swank, and Daniel Craig. Logan Lucky was produced as a test to see if indie filmmakers…

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Fantasia: Tragedy Girls brings comedy to the slasher genre

Tragedy Girls is a horror comedy that offers us a fresh comedic take to the slasher genre. Directed by Tyler MacIntyre, who co-wrote the film with Chris Lee Hill based on an original screenplay by Justin Olson, the film stars Alexandra Shipp, Brianna Hildebrand, Jack Quaid, Josh Hutcherson, Timothy V. Murphy, Nicky Whelan, Austin Abrams, Kerry Rhodes, with Kevin Durand, and Craig Robinson. Sadie Cunningham (Shipp) and McKayla Hooper  (Hildebrand) are best friends living in…

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