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Chris Lovato

by Chris Lovato



With the rising popularity of Adventure Time, cartoons have become mainstream among the people they were popular with 20-something years ago. Since those people are “all grown up,” it’s become necessary to cater them toward adults and that is exactly what Pendleton Ward, the creator of Adventure Time seeks to do with his newest and quite popular, series: The Bravest Warriors.

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Chozen: TV Review

IN THE January 18 ISSUE

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When you hear the words “white” and “rapper” together, you probably think of Eminem, but the producers of Archer are looking to change all that with their new series, Chozen. When I first read FX’s official description, they said Chozen’s “music and lyrics take aim at the stereotypes of machismo misogyny that [are] synonymous with rap music,” so naturally, it piqued my interest.

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Intelligence: TV Review

IN THE January 11 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato



Take one part Bourne Identity (sans the amnesia), add one part Chuck, and throw in a dash of 24, and you’ve got Michael Seitzman and CBS’ latest venture: Intelligence. Entertaining the idea of government agents fusing with computers to create almost Captain America-like super soldiers has been going on for years, but in an age of a global information network and brand new ways to wage war on each other, Intelligence takes a different look at the secret agent genre.

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Once Upon A Time in Wonderland: TV Review

IN THE December 7 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato


“When two people love each other, there’s nothing they can’t accomplish together.”
In Once Upon a Time fashion, true love conquering all obstacles takes on new life in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, and like its parent show, put a new spin on old classics.

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The Originals: TV Review

IN THE November 30 ISSUE

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Always and forever: this is the motto of the Mikaelson family, and the ever-present theme of one of the CW’s latest ventures: The Originals.

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Must Watch Halloween Movie List: The Exorcist

IN THE October 28 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato


Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us of our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, and deliver us from evil.
Evil is never crueler when it wears the guise of a child, and if the quote (or title) didn’t give it away, yes. I’m talking about…The Exorcist.

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Un, dos, tres, toca la pared. (One, two three, knock on the wal
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These words, part of a simple child’s game, begin a tale of suspense and tragedy; in other words, a sign of a Guillermo del Toro-produced film. If you’re familiar with his work, or you enjoyed Pan’s Labyrinth, then you might find yourself sucked into…El Orfanato, or, The Orphanage

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If the title stood out, then one could turn their focus to another gem mostly unknown to American audiences: Haute Tension or, for those who don’t parle le francias, High Tension, directed by Alexandre Aja, of The Hills Have Eyes fame.

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by Chris Lovato


Welcome to Valparaiso, Chile–home to Chile’s cultural center, beautiful ocean vistas, and…earthquakes?
Aftershock, a film by Chilean director, Nicolás López, joined the brotherhood of natural disaster films in 2012, but lives up to its name by exploring what happens after a catastrophe hits.

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Supernatural: TV Review

IN THE October 5 ISSUE

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Dad’s gone on a hunting trip…and he hasn’t been home in a few days. – Dean Winchester
The series Supernatural kicks off with these words and it doesn’t stop there, Brought to life in 2005, it’s been tearing apart the hearts of those who view it and inspiring more out-of-context GIFs on tumblr ever since, thanks to one Eric Kripke.

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