Archive for the ‘Spotlight’ Category

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The Mass Effect saga is one of the best game series in history. Expertly mixing storytelling as well as captivating gameplay, the games are pioneers in the industry. However, that’s not what makes them truly stand out in my opinion. Though the wide breadth of story is admirable, the sheer amount of freedom you are given is more so. Not just in physical exploration, but in social and personal form as well, Mass Effect gives you the opportunity to explore yourself in a way that real life may not necessarily allow or at least approve of. And that’s what makes it great. (more…)


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There is a lot to be said for the case that Hollywood is, at least partially, unfair to the depiction of certain races. Whether it be horrendously stereotyping them or not giving particular races roles at all, history is rife with evidence that the film industry has been slow on being more diverse. When the trailer for The Great Wall was released I was personally unenthused. The CGI looked crummy and Matt Damon’s inclusion had no particular significance for me. I forgot about it and moved on with my day. But suddenly the internet was a flame, as it is prone to do, as others saw this trailer and were enraged that Matt Damon’s white male character was a seeming savior for an overwhelmed, Chinese majority army.  Though on the surface I can see where this interpretation would come from, I can’t agree that his character is by any means an insult to Asian races or acting as a white savior to any characters in this film. Why you ask? Because unlike most people I forced myself to watch the damn film. (more…)

Oof, how about that Superbowl LI huh? Love them or hate them you have to admit that the Patriots’ comeback last night was nothing short of historical. Even if you were not a supporter though there were plenty of amazing trailers to keep your spirits up! Guardians of the Galaxy, Stranger Things, A Cure for Wellness and more are all coming to a theatre near you pretty soon! So chin up Dude Crew because the future looks bright. Check them all out below.


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10. Blade Runner (1982) – Before I saw the film, I played a computer game with the same name based on this cult classic. Actually, maybe it’s not much of a cult today, but most definitely a classic. Based on Philip K. Dick’s story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Ridley Scott’s film blends science fiction and film noir in a plot so perplexing,  you’d question what makes a human, and whether we are too, Replicants. Featuring the star power of Harrison Ford and a stellar performance from Rutger Hauer, the story captures a dystopian Los Angeles in the future, where androids become a threat to human life. It takes a hard-boiled cop named Deckard to execute, or as they call it, “retire,” the machines in human tissue. It is a dark, yet spellbinding picture that stands out from other great science fiction movies. (more…)


Two new trailers dropped today and boyyyyyy they’re a doozy. Check them out below and tell me how many willies you get on a scale of 1 to HOLY CRAP

Blade Runner 2049 is an upcoming 2017 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. It is the sequel to Blade Runner and sees Harrison Ford reprise his role as Rick Deckard.

Legendary hitman John Wick is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.

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Hastily written by Mason Manuel

PSX is gone and behind us but it left some stunning bombshells in its wake, mostly through developer Naughty Dog products. We got a look at a remastered Crash Bandicoot (being remastered by a different developer but the IP is still with ND) and an interesting look at an expansion of the Uncharted universe following fan favorite character Chloe and certified badass/asshat Nadine with Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Then the big one; The Last of Us numero dos. After being such a successful product of the developer’s, and having so many demand for a continuation of the heartbreaking tale it logically only makes sense that Naughty Dog should further explore that universe. But should they though? (more…)

The sequel to Ridley Scott’s critically decisive Prometheus has finally had a small amount of light shed on it. Titled simply Alien:Covenant, the above poster gives a frighteningly close look at the classic Xenomorph with it reading simply “run.” Little is known about Alien: Covenant aside from the cast which was announce will include returning star Michael Fassbender as the android David. The film is slated for release May 19th, 2017. For more information stay tuned to RDR! 

November is just around the corner potter fans! With the end of the year comes the highly anticipated prequel to J.K. Rowling’s beloved novel series starring Oscar winner Eddie RedmayneColin Farrell, and more. Check out the final released trailer before the film’s release below!


The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds (Courtesy of Warner Brothers Pictures).