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The Wave Review: A Mind-Fuck of an Anxiety Filled Experience

The Wave Review: A Mind-Fuck of an Anxiety Filled Experience

Pacing. It’s the first thing I look at when judging a movie (as some of the other folks here relentlessly mock me for), and at first glance I figured this movie could learn at little lesson in it. Clocking in around an hour and twenty minutes, The wave seldom takes a break from its breakneck pace. On my second viewing of it I realized that this is possibly by design, however I’m still not entirely convinced (it takes only about…

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Automation Review: This fun loving mashup just wants to hug the life out of you.

Automation Review: This fun loving mashup just wants to hug the life out of you.

Automation mixes pretty much all of the tropes of 80s action-horror into around 90 minutes of one-lining antics. You get what you pay for, this charcuterie board of themes paces itself quite nicely. The plot does jump around a little, but was solid enough to keep me entertained until the end. The only gripes I had were a few issues in the editing department, but strangely enough, attention to detail elsewhere makes up more than enough for it.  The premise of the…

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Albums that have stuck with me: Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten – Carach Angren.

Albums that have stuck with me: Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten – Carach Angren.

I first saw these guys when they were on tour with Children of bodom. Their set was super theatrical, and while I wasn’t immediately taken aback, it was enough to get me to check them out after that night. I started with their newer video at the time (Charles Francis Coghlan). It was pretty interesting. Normally I’m not a huge fan of any sort of black metal, but I was intrigued. So I checked out their newer album, Dance and…

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