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Review: X-Files #14

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Review: X-Files #14

By guest writer David Leninhawk.

The 14th issue of this line of IDW “The X-Files” titles takes place sometime after the recent limited run revival of the television series. The revival was met with mixed reviews, with critiques ranging from the increasing absurdity of the conspiracy throughline to the portrayal of a transgender prostitute in one of the stronger, stand-alone episodes from the return. Most of the critiques centered on one man, “X-Files” creator Chris Carter. It has been noted, in numerous forums, that perhaps the one thing that could vastly improve the franchise would be to divorce it from its creator.

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Thoughts on the Dirty Dancing Remake

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Thoughts on the Dirty Dancing Remake

By guest writer Emily A. Filmore.

My 11-year-old daughter, Sage, and I watched the 2017 ABC remake of Dirty Dancing. While I think it is a good attempt to revive an old classic, I spent the entire three hours mourning the incomparable Patrick Swayze and comparing the whole casts’ dance skills, the cinematography, and yes, the storyline to my beloved original; she thinks it was a fun, cute movie, and really enjoyed the singing. I was exactly Sage’s age when the original came out, so this was great timing; it was one of the first adult movies I ever watched…and in 1987 me getting to see two people kiss on the lips was quite a racy event! Today, Sage has seen much more than this on network television, so nothing about the movie shocked her.

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Review – Bioware Offers A Solid Sequel to Their Popular Mass Effect Series

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Review – Bioware Offers A Solid Sequel to Their Popular Mass Effect Series

By guest columnist Rich Kuhaupt.

So, full disclosure, I am a massive Mass Effect fan. Since it was announced that there would, in fact, be a fourth installment of Bioware’s benchmark space RPG series, I became infocidal for any news, rumors or telepathically transmitted information about “don’t call itMass Effect 4.” Now that I’ve had a chance to actually play Mass Effect Andromeda (about 40 hrs) I thought I would offer my initial impressions of the latest offering of my favorite video game franchise and address some of the early issues and bad reviews. Minor spoilers are likely.

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