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Although a fun ride, “Fury” is a forgettable WWII film

fury 2A Sherman tank nicknamed “Fury” pits five American soldiers at the tail-end of World War II. In an effort to fight off a small, incoming army of Nazi soldiers, army sergeant Don “Wardaddy” Collier (Brad Pitt) and his four-man platoon – including a rookie soldier – must face impossible conditions in an attempt to strike the heart of Nazi Germany.

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“Annabelle” is the year’s biggest cliche

T’is the season to be frightful. As made clear by the autumn leaves, hanging skeletons, and chocolate pushed near the entrance of Wal-Mart, Halloween is nigh. As per tradition, I was eager to submit myself to a good scare after last month’s disappointment “As Above, So Below.” Regrettably, I was disappointed yet again with this month’s horror film “Annabelle.”

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“Destiny” Lacks Innovation

“We’re trying to build a game that we have wanted to play that doesn’t exist,” Bungie co-founder and design director Jason Jones said in an interview with Game Informer magazine. “I think that’s really the genesis of ‘Destiny.’ When you look out at the shooter experiences on consoles, there are a lot of great action experiences, but they’re only starting to scratch the surface of cooperative play, aspirational goals, and player-to-player interaction.”

Unfortunately, Destiny looks just like another “scratch.”

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“As Above” falls “So Below” expectations

Legend speaks of the Philosopher’s Stone, an alchemical substance crafted by Nicholas Flamel, as having the ability to produce gold and grant immortality. Determined to complete her late father’s quest to discover this fabled stone, scholar and archeologist Scarlett (Perdita Weeks) is driven to extreme measures to restore her father’s reputation, who after allegedly going insane from his pursuit of the stone took his own life. Her search earns the attention of a documentary spot, thus, the “hand-held” camera style used throughout the film.

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