Review – Snowden

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Like most Americans, I’ve heard the name Edward Snowden.  I even had an inkling of who he was – a whistleblower from the CIA, or NSA, or some such secret government agency.  He revealed secrets about something and got in trouble and had to flee the country.  That’s about it for me though having missed getting around to seeing the well received documentary Citizen Four last year, and I suspect the same for most of your average citizens, as well informed as we are. Well, this is the story of a young man who decides that he can’t just do nothing while he sees power abused every day, even if it means being labeled a traitor and facing a ruined life in exile.

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Review – Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

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Even if you’re not a gamer, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve heard the name “Final Fantasy” before. Counting all the various spinoffs, compilations, etc. there have been over one hundred Final Fantasy video games since 1987, with the latest in the main series – number fifteen – slated for release this year. Suffice to say, it’s a pretty popular franchise, and one ripe for cinematic adaptation.

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Contest – Passes to see Batman: The Killing Joke

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Batman: The Killing Joke reunites the stars of Batman: The Animated Series with Bruce Timm returning as executive producer, and actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their memorable roles as Batman and the Joker, respectively.  This R rated adaptation of the widely acclaimed graphic novel is hotly anticipated and getting a limited theatrical release – and I have some tickets for you!

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