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Reviews from the Alive! Newspaper - Part 1

To start, I love writing. Period. I believe I am a very opinionated person and I have to speak my mind in some way or another. As such, aside from writing for I also began contributing to the City Employees Club of Los Angeles (@LACityClub) Alive! Newspaper in their entertainment section. Encouraged by my coworkers at the LAPD and after some conversations with The Club President and CEO John Hawkins and Director of Operations Robert Larios, I began submitting reviews of movies, Blu-rays, video games and comic book graphic novels. Having them appear in the Alive! Paper is a real treat and I want to share the reviews of mine that have seen print in it with you all out there.

The one cool thing about Alive! reviews is that they have to be done in 100 words or less. And that is actually tricky for me because I tend to be pretty wordy when reviewing things. So to try and limit and get my thoughts across in 100 words or less really challenges me on a couple of levels. But I think I got the hang of it. Anyway, I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I loved writing them.

The Devil’s Double Blu-ray

My Score: 4 (out of 5)

Based on the book of the same name written by former Iraqi Lt. Latif Yahia, The Devil’s Double is a strikingly vivid portrayal of the life of Saddam Hussein’s son Uday, and the use of his body double, Lt. Yahia. Brutal, violent and personal, it is one of the best films of the year as a realistic portrayal of this monster. While some parts may be difficult to watch at times, this Blu-ray and its extras are well worth the discomfort. Dominic Cooper, in particular, deserves an Oscar nod for his performance in this dual role.

My Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat review at NfamousGamers

Nfamous Gamers. Gaming and alternative lifestyle. Collecting both games, Deadliest Warrior: The Game and Deadliest Warrior: Legends, into one collection, Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat does nothing to make both games better, or worst, than they were before.

I was a somewhat fan of both games before, but I am a slightly bigger one now that they are collected into one disc.


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