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Sing Street: A Legitimate Coming-of-Age Film

Sing Street is everything a coming-of-age film ought to be but rarely is: tense and dramatic, but ultimately uplifting, with true and valuable life lessons.

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Netflix’s Noteworthy December Additions

In case you aren’t aware, Netflix changes out their selections every month.  After combing the list of new titles coming in December, here are the selections I’ll be keeping an eye (or two) on.

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Hacksaw Ridge

If you are a Christian and you can stomach gore and war violence, you need to see this movie.

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Music

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The Grammy Awards Reward Popularity, Not Artistry

Last Oscar season, the Academy gave Best Picture to a film that did not win opening weekend. (more…)

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Lady Gaga: Joanne (Clean Version)

*Insert The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly‘s theme song*…
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A Day to Remember: Bad Vibrations

The punk-metalcore band is back, and with an album that has several bright spots, even if it is a tad uneven.

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TV Shows

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How Grand is Rebels Season Three?

It goes without saying that Disney has been very busy on the Star Wars front. Specifically where the Rebels TV series is concerned, quite a bit has happened already.

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How Stranger Things Endorses a Christian Worldview

The horror genre is all too often a canvas for graphic depictions of evil with no redeeming qualities.  But the horror-influenced Netflix original Stranger Things uses those frightening elements to a greater purpose.  Few stories with these elements use them to such great effect, in a way that makes it not only a fantastic story, but also in a way that, implicitly, leads us closer to a Christian worldview.

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The Tick: A Promising but Uneven Superhero Parody

Superhero movies and TV shows are at an all-time high.  We’re approaching a regular output of six to eight major blockbusters in the genre per year, with no sign of slowing down.  So logically, it’s the perfect time for a ridiculous, over-the-top parody of the superhero genre.  This, in a nutshell, is The Tick.

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Comics

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Superior Spider-Man Vol. 1: My Own Worst Enemy

Remember that time that Otto Octavius was Spider-Man?

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Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Kicked in the Teeth

Antiheroes are all the rage, and the Suicide Squad property has certainly ridden that wave.  The New 52 reboot, unlike the film, does have its moments, even if overall it’s little more than a superfluous indulgence.

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Batgirl Vol. 1: Batgirl of Burnside

The greatest test of the secondary characters of the Batman mythos has always been how to stand apart.  Sure, people like Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, etc., but is that just an extension of the Dark Knight? And if so, are these characters actually good, or are they just a knock-off stand-in similar to shoddy fan fiction?

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Video Games

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News Roundup, 9/7

Take a look at news and developments from the past few weeks!

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Five Reasons Video Games are not the Devil

Media can be used for great good.  But, as we all know, it can do great harm as well.  That’s really in the message more than the medium, but there are certain forms of media that have gotten a really bad rap.  Video Games is one of them.  But, contrary to what many may think, video games are not inherently harmful.  Here are five reasons why.

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Why You Should Play ‘Pokemon Go’ with Your Kids

2016 is the Year of the Nerd.

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