Movie Review: Happy Death Day 2U

Details: More information can be found at https://www.universalpictures.com/movies/happy-death-day-2u and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8155288/

Score: 6.8/10

Happy Death Day 2U is the sequel to Happy Death Day. It returns with the horror aspects of the first movie, but adds in substantially more comedy and drama.

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TV Show Review: Stranger Things, Season 3

Details: More information can be found at https://www.netflix.com/title/80057281

Score: 7/10

I feel like this season of Strangers Things was a lot more fun than the prior seasons. I mean, there was always a bit of fun in the prior seasons, but I feel like this season was a lot more focused and had a lot better pacing. Also, each episode seemingly had something important that dealt with the primary plot line. No episodes with Eleven running off with other powered teenagers in this season. Just some kids fighting a monster. It’s also somewhat easier to sympathize with teenage actors than child actors.

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Comic Book Review: House of X #1

Details: More information can be found at https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/72984/house_of_x_2019_1

Score: 7/10

The hottest comic released this week is undoubtedly House of X, issue one. House of X is a series reboot, which means it does not disavow the X-Men canon, but seeks to create a jumping on point for readers unfamiliar with the lengthy history of the franchise. What’s most attractive about this book is that it is being written by Jonathan Hickman. I’m a big fan of Hickman as the only Fantastic Four stories I’ve ever given a damn about have all been written by Hickman. After reading this first issue, I think it is safe to say that we are in for another epic Hickman book with all the recognizable Hickman tropes that we’ve seen from his past books.

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Anime Review: Steins;Gate 0

Details: You can watch it at https://www.crunchyroll.com/steinsgate-0 . More information can be found at https://myanimelist.net/anime/30484/Steins_Gate_0

Score: 6/10

So I tried to sit through this thing, but it was just too boring. I got to episode fourteen before I just gave up and started fast forwarding through the episode to see what happens. The good news is that there is a nice ending waiting at the end of this series. The bad news is that the episode are so filled with boring fluff that getting to that ending is painful. There are plot twists and developments throughout this series, but the slow pacing just kill this show for me. I do not recommend this show unless you are a desperate fan of the Steins;Gate franchise.

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Comic Book Review: Silver Surfer: Black, Issue #1

Details: More information can be found at https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/74840/silver_surfer_black_2019_1

Score: 7.4/10

Silver Surfer: Black has some of the best art I’ve seen in recent memory. It’s unique, fluid and frenetic. For the art alone, this is a book you must read.

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