Dan Kester

Dan Kester

Dan is a PPLA writer and reporter based out of Columbus, Ohio. Whether it’s movies, concerts, video games or books, nothing escapes his attention. Armed with a degree in journalism and a dark sense of humor, his ability to write spans from creative fiction to interviews to objective critiques of art in many mediums.

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Life is Visually Stunning But Predictable

Life is Visually Stunning But Predictable

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Life, the latest sci-fi horror film from director Daniel Espinosa, takes a group of astronauts into deep space to see if there was ever life on Mars, and we end up with a story of why that life was snuffed out. But does the story have legs, or should it have stayed out in space.

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The Belko Experiment is an Entertaining Look at Human Nature in Extreme Conditions

The Belko Experiment is an Entertaining Look at Human Nature in Extreme Conditions

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a twisted play on a spoken hypothetical fantasy of most office works, director Greg McClean creates a tense situation as 80 white collar employees are trapped in their remote office building by an unseen force. Their mandate by this unknown malevolence; to kill each other or risk being killed themselves without a struggle. What […]

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Table 19 is Entertaining but Forgettable

Table 19 is Entertaining but Forgettable

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is said that director Jeffrey Blitz took nearly two years to get the screenplay down for his film Table 19, and it is apparent with the many directions that this film takes that he was likely in a few different places as he tried to piece it together. However, is that enough to water […]

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BLAIR WITCH FORMULA CONTINUES TO SCARE TWO DECADES LATER

BLAIR WITCH FORMULA CONTINUES TO SCARE TWO DECADES LATER

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

It all started nearly 20 years ago when a film phenomenon took the world by storm with the original Blair Witch Project. However, after the critical and commercial failure of its sequel, Book of Shadows, the franchise had reached an untimely conclusion. Now, Adam Wingard has released the third installment in the horror franchise, making […]

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NERVE HAS POTENTIAL BUT NEVER QUITE REACHES IT

NERVE HAS POTENTIAL BUT NEVER QUITE REACHES IT

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Considering how complicated technology can make the suspense and horror genre, directors Henry Joost and Ariel Shculman actually incorporated technology to attempt to make a teenage suspense thriller. But just how successful is it? Nerve attempts to find out.

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PRESS PASS LA’S BEST MOVIES OF 2015

PRESS PASS LA’S BEST MOVIES OF 2015

| December 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Just because a few films left a bad taste in our mouths doesn’t mean that we had to stay away from the movies altogether. There were a multitude of very enjoyable films released this year; making it the first year in a few where making the best of list was actually more difficult than the […]

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THE HANDS DOWN WORST FILMS OF 2015

THE HANDS DOWN WORST FILMS OF 2015

| December 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The time has come. With the year wrapping up, the results are in, and needless to say, 2015 was a pretty good year for movies. A few early year dark horses actually broke the traditional “doldrums” period and made people go to the movies in February and March.

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THE COMPLETE BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE TRAILER IS FULL OF SURPRISES

THE COMPLETE BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE TRAILER IS FULL OF SURPRISES

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The full official trailer has been released for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and it provided a lot of the details of the story that we are going to see in the film, set to hit theaters March 25, 2016.

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FANTASTIC FOUR SEQUEL OFFICIALLY CANCELLED BY FOX

| November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the wake of the box office failing of director Josh Trank’s 2015 Fantastic Four, Fox Studios has canceled the May 2017 sequel.

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MEMENTO REMAKE IN THE WORKS

MEMENTO REMAKE IN THE WORKS

| November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

AMBI Pictures, run by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, has announced it will finance and produce a remake of Christopher Nolan’s groundbreaking film Memento. They also have the rights to such films as Donnie Darko and Cruel Intentions, among other movies. Perhaps even more potential cult “classics” could be in the works.

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