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“Blockers” is a Hilarious Comedy With a Lot of Heart

Review by E23 Writer Michael Donelan

The new film “Blockers” is hilarious, filthy, heartwarming and one of the best comedies in recent years.

On the day of their senior prom, longtime best friends Julie (Kathryn Newton), Kayla (Geraldine Viswanathan) and Read the rest

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Frankenstein and the Modern Monster

By Rachel Zalucki, E23 Reporter

200 years ago in 1818, an unremarkable book was published by an unremarkable woman, and critics expected it to be an inevitable flop. That woman was Mary Shelley and that book was the classic horror … Read the rest

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AJR Concert Review: Follow the Click, Not the Crowd

By Hal Robison, E23 Reporter

Adam, Jack and Ryan Met still insist that they’re “not famous.”

After the release of their second album, “The Click,” in June 2017 and the start of their tour of the same name, AJR has … Read the rest

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“Chappaquiddick” review: Better be quick to the theater to see it

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By John Messer, E23 Reporter

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This past weekend gave us “Chappaquiddick,” starring Jason Clarke as Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne. It was directed Read the rest

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Review: “A Quiet Place” is quite chilling cinema

By Josie Clark, E23 Reporter

This review contains minor spoilers for “A Quiet Place.”

For a first time director, John Krasinski proves brilliance doesn’t always come from experience with “A Quiet Place.” The film is a breath of fresh air Read the rest

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Review: The Aces make my heart feel “Volcanic”

By Savannah Ritzen, E23 Reporter

Finally, the summer bops are heading our way! On Friday, April 6, The Aces released their debut pop album, “When My Heart Felt Volcanic.” Filled with sparkle and confidence, the album is perfect to add … Read the rest

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Critical Inklings, Ep. 4: Tabletop Role-Playing

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This week, John is joined by his friend Chloe for a discussion of Tabletop Role-Playing and the intricacies of Dungeons and Dragons. Please excuse our host this episode; he was very sick and had trouble boosting his audio. Technical difficulties … Read the rest

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“Ready Player One” Review: Ready, Set, OK

By John Messer, E23 Reviewer

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Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” came out this past weekend to much anticipation. The film is based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Ernest Cline, so Read the rest

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Video Game Movies: Eternal Bad Time of the Gamer’s Mind

By John Messer, E23 Reporter

Video game movies are constant entries in the anthology of schlock. Time and time again, they fall just short of being good. A few do rise above the sludge; the first “Mortal Kombat” was decent Read the rest

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Syfy’s “Krypton” Pilot Review

By Bryce Cross, E23 Reporter

Nearly everyone knows the origin story of Superman. He came from a dying alien planet, crash landed and was raised on Earth to eventually become humanity’s shining light and savior. So why watch a story … Read the rest

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