The Dark Tapes

Michael McQuown’s collection of eldritch tales may fall a little flat due to its lack of decent special effects and a strange stylistic flow, but the ingenuity in its storytelling suggests that fans of the horror genre may have a new rising star to back.

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13 Reasons Why

A show that both embodies and defies teenage cliché, 13 Reasons Why tackles the suicide of a girl, Hannah Baker, and her reasons why she did it. It is a gripping drama that questions the accountability of each person in turn over thirteen episodes, a mystery for the viewer and protagonist.

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Kong: Mediocre Island

Despite showing hints of intelligence and nuance at times, the poorly-written characters and glaring lack of originality on Kong: Skull Island dooms it to being nothing more than another average monster movie to add to Hollywood’s already-overcrowded collection of skyscraper-sized disappointments.

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Snow in Midsummer

Gun shots. Blood smatters against a fluttering white flag. A young woman lay limp and lifeless. The execution is done. Returning their rifles to an upright position, three soldiers march toward the body. Without courtesy, the woman is hoisted to a sitting position. In a remarkable show of disrespect, one of the soldiers casually wields…

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Donald Cried

Two childhood friends: a well-to-do banker and a fully-grown man-child meet again after twenty years of absence. They could not seem more different. Polar opposites: rational and irrational, cold and overtly friendly, adult and child. As Donald Cried progresses, their similarities are revealed in a way that seeks to show how layered the two characters…

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