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06 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

THEATER REVIEW: The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

written by David Steffen The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is a 2017 fantasy musical about the modern day children of the ancient Greek gods, based on The Lightning Thief of 2005, the first book in the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordon. Percy Jackson is a troubled kid who lives with his mom […]

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30 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

TABLETOP GAME REVIEW: Exploding Kittens

written by David Steffen Exploding Kittens is a card game designed by Elan Lee and Shane Small, published by The Oatmeal, that describes itself as a “highly strategic kitten-powered version of Russian Roulette”, published in 2015. When you play the game, the deck will have one less exploding kitten in the deck then there are people playing. Each […]

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26 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

TABLETOP GAME REVIEW: Cards Against Humanity

written by David Steffen Cards Against Humanity advertises itself as a “party game for horrible people” that was created by 8 Highland Park students in Illinois and is now published by Cards Against Humanity, LLC. The game is very similar to the children’s game Apples to Apples, but generally aimed at a mature audience (or at least, an […]

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23 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

MOVIE REVIEW: The Boxtrolls

written by David Steffen The Boxtrolls is a 2014 claymation film by Focus Features. Everyone knows Boxtrolls are dangerous monsters. Everyone knows they capture and eat children. This is only confirmed when a boy is taken by them, and the exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley) establishes a deal with the cheese-loving aristocratic council The White Hats that if […]

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21 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

MOVIE REVIEW: Pokémon Detective Pikachu

written by David Steffen Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a live-and-CG children’s mystery/action movie based on the Pokémon franchise. Through most of the world they are mostly used as the fighting creatures we know them as from the game/card franchises, who are trained by humans and pitted against each other in arena-style battles against other Pokémon. […]

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12 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

MOVIE REVIEW: MIB International

written by David Steffen MIB International is a science fiction action/comedy movie, the 4th and most recent movie in the Men In Black series about a secret government agency that keeps the world safe from intergalactic security threats as well as ensuring that extraterrestrial residents of Earth can live in peace and secrecy among us. […]

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09 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

TV REVIEW: The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2

written by David Steffen The Handmaid’s Tale is a TV show presented on the Hulu streaming service, based on the 1984 Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, which was previously reviewed here, about a near-future dystopia in which the USA has become an extremely oppressive theocracy in which women are second-class citizens, especially the […]

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07 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

TV REVIEW: The Handmaid’s Tale, Season 1

written by David Steffen The Handmaid’s Tale is a TV show presented on the Hulu streaming service, based on the 1984 Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, which was previously reviewed here, about a near-future dystopia in which the USA has become an extremely oppressive theocracy in which women are second-class citizens, especially the […]

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29 July 2019 ~ 0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

written by David Steffen The Road is a post-apocalyptic survival novel by Cormac McCarthy, published in 2006 by Alfred A. Knopf (which also inspired a 2009 movie adaptation by the same name). A man and his son travel across the wasteland that had been the United States of America after a major (but largely unexplained in the text) […]

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26 July 2019 ~ 0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

written by David Steffen The Time Traveler’s Wife is a 2003 time travel romance book written by Audrey Neffenegger, about a man afflicted with a condition that causes him to time-travel more-or-less randomly and the woman he marries. The book was very popular and inspired a 2009 movie adaptation of the same name, previously reviewed here. Henry has […]

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