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Teaser Trailer: Star Trek – Into Darkness

Though it took J.J. Abrams and company over three years to make it, the sequel to their 2009 hit “Star Trek” reboot is nearly upon us. And with any coming feature film, the masterminds behind it love teasing their audience with preview trailers leading up to opening day. The powers that be just released the…

Opinion: The Dark Knight Falls

“The Dark Knight Rises” is a very peculiar film. In its scope, director Christopher Nolan’s tale about DC Comics’ famous crime-fighter Batman melts into a creative cinematic amalgam. One part ode to vigilantism, one part heroic epic, and one part summer popcorn film, the witches’ brew of entertainment stands a very enjoyable suspend-your-disbelief concoction. Yet,…

The Changing Face of Movie Criticism

(Editor’s Note: This long form feature was submitted as my Masters’ capstone while attending the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in December 2009.) UPDATE: On December 6th 2012, I was contacted by Edward Champion of Reluctant Habits with a small clarification about the picture he used and I referenced of former CHUD editor Devin Faraci.…

Best of Bin: 5 Bargain Movies That Are More Than Meets The Eye

(Editor’s Note: This column examines some of the hidden treasures found within many retail bargain bins, a place where overstocked or slow-selling DVD’s go to linger in sale price limbo. Though many of these titles are often worth less than the already low sticker price, there are a few creative gems in the plastic carton…

Review: Mass Effect 3 – “Earth” DLC

(Editor’s note: This was originally published on July 23, 2012 on ReviewFix.com.) The never-ending battle for all creation rages in the Mass Effect multiplayer universe. Now, thanks to Bioware’s latest downloadable content, players can take the fight against the Reapers to a new theater of war: the planet Earth. Released this past Tuesday, “Mass Effect…

From The Archives: Dream A Little Comic For Me – Internet Artist Turns Wacky Dreams into Cartoons

Editor’s Note: While this article was written in May of 2009 for a CUNY J-School assignment, Reklaw’s site is still up and running today. Check out his website and the archive of all his comic strips here. I also added one of his recent creations, a picture of the reviewed comic entitled “President Stardust” and…

From The Archives: Movie Review – The Men Who Stare At Goats (November 14th 2009)

Editor’s Note: Fun and playful at times, serious and foreboding at others, “The Men Who Stare At Goats” is a hilariously good film. Check out my review of the film, written on November 14, 2009 for my Critical Writing class at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Overture Films’ independent release “The Men Who Stare at…

From The Archives: Your Weekly Downloads – Week of September 19th, 2010

Editor’s Note: In this edition of From The Archives, we re-visit one of my Weekly Downloads columns originally posted on Twin Galaxies International’s website in September of 2010. Note: I added a few interactive elements (like embedded videos, pictures etc.) that could not be implemented by TGI at the time. Sequels, remakes and remakes of…

From The Archives: Your Weekly Downloads – Week of August 22nd 2010

Editor’s Note: In this edition of From The Archives, we re-visit one of my Weekly Downloads columns originally posted on Twin Galaxies International in August of 2010. Due to circumstances beyond my control, this is one of many contributions lost in the website’s most recent upgrade. Note: I added a few interactive elements (like embedded…

The Battle For Admirals Row

During World War II, the Brooklyn Navy Yard employed 70,000 people, 24 hours a day. Many of these Naval officers lived on site, including a select few high-ranking Admirals. Today, however, their former homes are far from shipshape. The NY City News Service’s Nicholas Martinez takes a look at the fight to save a group…

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