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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Review

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Review

October 18th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series has stemmed a billion-dollar media franchise, both in film and book form. It also inspired countless video game developers, in creating the baseline idea for world building. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) released to a surprising critical response,...
Film Review: Blade Runner 2049

Film Review: Blade Runner 2049

October 4th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
Dir: Denis Villeneuve, 163 mins, starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Jared Leto, Lennie James, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Edward James Olmos, Barkhad Abdi, Hiam Abbass Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel to the most influential sci-fi classics, which has been...
Film Review: Death Note (2017)

Film Review: Death Note (2017)

September 22nd, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
Death Note (2017) is the second Hollywood attempt at bringing live-action anime to our screens, with Netflix paying the bills. But after the failure of previous efforts, does the strange but popular IP favor in a new format? Find out as Jordan Samuel brings the official...
Film Review: It (2017)

Film Review: It (2017)

September 21st, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
It (2017) brings the coming-of-age horror novel onto the big screen, after years of development and updates to creative tissue it’s here with a bright red balloon. But does it float? Find out as Jordan Samuel reviews the legend Film Review: It (2017) After recent cases of disappearing local...
Marvel’s Inhumans: The First Chapter Review

Marvel’s Inhumans: The First Chapter Review

September 21st, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
Marvel’s Inhumans (2017) is the latest attempt at kickstarting another TV franchise, with various marketing gimmicks in place to make sure ABC have one hot new IP. But does it have the royal blood? Marvel’s Inhumans: The First Chapter Review    Marvel’s Inhumans explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the Royal...
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review   

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review   

September 19th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Review Embargo lifts Monday, September 18th @ 5PM EST  Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is a sequel to the 2014 hit, which brought acclaimed spy comic book series to the big screen birthing a new era in espionage adventures. But does the...
Game Review: Agents of Mayhem

Game Review: Agents of Mayhem

September 1st, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
Volition is known for their open-world Saints Row series,which brought humor and fun gameplay to the table. But times have changed as the franchise’s power was diluted by a seemingly endless number of sequels which lost the series’ gangster routes. 2017 brings Agents of Mayhem...
The Dark Tower Review: An Overbudget TV Movie Disguised as the Next Big Epic

The Dark Tower Review: An Overbudget TV Movie Disguised as the Next Big Epic

August 28th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
The Dark Tower has been in development hell for the last 10 years, with J.J. Abrams initially attached, but then leaving the project for other works. 2017 brings us the official adaptation of Stephen King’s beloved material, in film form. But does it live up...
Game Review: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Game Review: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

August 17th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
Ninja Theory has developed some of the most influential games in recent memory, and want to continue that trend with Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. Merging deep character storytelling with brutal uncompromising combat, but does it succeed in bringing everything together? ComiConverse expert Jordan Samuel delivers his...
The Emoji Movie Review: A Bad Movie with Too Much ????

The Emoji Movie Review: A Bad Movie with Too Much ????

August 2nd, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
The Emoji Movie (2017) is Hollywood’s latest attempt at kickstarting a new animated franchise. But does the chase for the next big thing result in good filmmaking? Find out as ComiConverse film critic Jordan Samuel provides this official review. Film Review: The Emoji Movie Hidden...
Film Review: Atomic Blonde

Film Review: Atomic Blonde

July 31st, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
Atomic Blonde (2017) is the brain child of director David Leith (John Wick), who has brought 80s action film style back to modern Hollywood. This time he focuses on female assassin Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron), a woman with some similarities to James Bond. But does...
Film Review: Dunkirk (2017)

Film Review: Dunkirk (2017)

July 18th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (2017) is the first big budget war from the visionary director. This dark and bold dramatization of the Dunkirk Invasion pushes Christopher Nolan into his first historical film. But does it have the impact needed to be true to the real-life event?...
Film Review: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Film Review: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

July 15th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) seem to be the wildcard for the summer, with the unknown property being pushed into an awkward position by competing in theaters during the busiest time of year. But does the space opera work in today’s...
Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

July 1st, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
Captain America: Civil (2016) brought Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe over a year ago, but with all the hype going on behind the scenes, can the character really produce a solid standalone film under the Marvel banner? Find out as Jordan Samuel gives us...
Film Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

Film Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

June 28th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) surprised many with an original story, great performances and solid direction; channeling elements of the prior titles with flair. Years have passed and 2017 brings us the trilogy's end 'War for the Planet of the Apes'. But...
Film Review: Baby Driver

Film Review: Baby Driver

June 24th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
Edgar Wright’s Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy is regarded as the best British comedy series in decades, balancing both smart humor and solid performances. The World's End (2013) concluded that series, but what's next for the acclaimed director? Find out as Jordan Samuel reviews the funky...
Transformers: The Last Knight Review

Transformers: The Last Knight Review

June 22nd, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
Transformers (2007) came out 10 years ago and spawned a billion-dollar franchise but failed to impress critically. Paramount Pictures are banking on a shared universe with the iconic characters, but does it survive yet another new outing? Our Film Critic Jordan Samuel reviews Transformers: The...
Film Review: The Mummy (2017)

Film Review: The Mummy (2017)

June 11th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
Shared universes are all the rage in Hollywood today, as both Warner Bros. Pictures and Disney headline the idea with big projects of their own. Universal wants to join in all the fun with their monsters universe (Dark Universe), beginning with a reboot of The Mummy...
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review

June 1st, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl surprised many in 2003, with Disney's signature charm lending itself to the swashbuckling genre. Gore Verbinski brought the Disneyland attraction to the big screen and created a renowned movie series. Eventual sequels forgot the franchise's savvy...
Film Review: Wonder Woman

Film Review: Wonder Woman

May 30th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
After the disappointing DCEU offerings, 2017 brings Wonder Woman the most anticipated superhero film in a decade. And film critic Jordan Samuel brings us the official ComiConverse review. Film Review: Wonder Woman Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, Princess of the...
Film Review: Baywatch (2017)

Film Review: Baywatch (2017)

May 29th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
Baywatch (1980) is one of the most-watched television shows ever created, serving up 11 seasons of slow-motion runs in swimwear. A movie adaptation is a no-brainer from Hollywood, due to the brand awareness. But does it stand apart in an overcrowded comedy genre? Find out as...
Film Review: Alien: Covenant

Film Review: Alien: Covenant

May 10th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel
Prometheus disappointed many fans of Ridley Scott's beloved Alien franchise: throwing away the horror elements for cheap gore and bad characters. The second attempt at a prequel series Alien: Covenant (2017) is out this month. But how does the sequel improve on prior faults? Find out...

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