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Daredevil season 2 review: Welcome back, Frank


Daredevil’s second season is streaming right now on Netflix.

Daredevil season two is yet another love letter to the darkest, seediest and most brutal corners of the Marvel Universe.

Its strengths are many: the stellar fight scene choreography and unwavering commitment to recreating Matt Murdock’s world chief among them.

But for all those highlights, there are problems. Some wooden dialogue hampers otherwise engaging character interplay, while a few curious character choices keep the second season of the hit Netflix show from realizing its full potential.

Despite those flaws, Daredevil remains one of the best streaming series around, and is a must watch both for comics fans and anyone who just really enjoys watching people getting the shit kicked out of them.

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Destiny: 5 thoughts about Bungie’s new beta

Destiny's beta was open to Xbox Live users all weekend.

Destiny’s beta was open to Xbox Live users all weekend.

Xbox Live Gold members finally got the chance to try out Destiny’s beta build over the weekend – myself among them.

I spent quite a few hours since Friday night leveling up a warlock class character and checking out one of the most anticipated games of the fall.

While this is by no means a comprehensive review (seeing as this is a beta and not a finished game), here are five thoughts I had about Bungie’s new game while I neglected my social life.

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Transformers: In defence of crap


In the last couple days, I’ve watched a slew of publications gleefully pick apart every facet of Transformers: Age of Extinction. From plot to product placement, they’re skewering Michael Bay’s newest film with an intensity usually reserved for vultures on rotting meat.

To that, I just have one question.

What the hell did you expect?

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Orange is the New Black another triumph for Netflix

Orange is the New Black is available on Netflix right now. Go watch it.

Netflix has really nailed it with the new jailhouse drama/comedy Orange is the New Black. It’s fun, it’s scripted and paced well, and it features some fantastic acting. It’s a reverse-Cinderella story that just hammers home that Netflix’s biggest strength actually lies in original programming.

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5 reasons why The Last of Us is probably the best videogame of all time

Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us is a marvel of gameplay immersion and storytelling.

I just finished The Last of Us.

I am not one to gush unnecessarily. I don’t usually heap praise upon anything. And I don’t usually write in the first person.

But that was goddamn incredible.

Top to bottom, I don’t ever remember being immersed in a game like that – to be gripped so completely and unable to stop playing. The Last of Us is all parts infectious (ha!), poignant, brutal and beautiful.

Everyone deserves to play this game. And here’s why.

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Arrested Development season 4 review: meh

Notice how this shot is clearly green-screened? Yeah, get ready for a lot of that.

The new season of Arrested Development is a dud. Much like a former lover who saunters back into your life after an extended absence…something’s just not quite right.

Sure, there are flashes of the chemistry that initially drew you to each other. But in the end you’re left with a hollow feeling and knowing that some things are best fondly remembered rather than trying to rekindle them.
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Why Death of the Family is one of the best Batman stories ever

The Joker, by Greg Capullo.

Death of the Family is one of the best Batman stories of all time.

That’s a tall order, but it’s true. Scott Synder and Greg Capullo’s multi-part epic has cemented itself in the upper echelon of Batman’s best – right there up there with Year One and A Killing Joke. Here’s a look at why. Obvious spoilers ahead.

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