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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Mother! A Fascinating and Frustrating Watch

Mother! A Fascinating and Frustrating Watch

| September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

To discuss this movie intelligently and thoroughly without giving away spoilers or ruining the surprise tone is practically infeasible. As such, if you would like to have a completely unfettered and uninfluenced viewing, please move along…we warned you!

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IT Reboot Will Scare A Whole New Generation

IT Reboot Will Scare A Whole New Generation

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Stephen King has always been the master of creating the things that go bump in the night. His novel, IT, was created into a miniseries aired on ABC. Since then, director Andy Muscietti has brought the film back to life, forwarded to start in 1988 to make the later events take place in modern times. […]

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard Revitalizes Buddy Comedy Genre

The Hitman’s Bodyguard Revitalizes Buddy Comedy Genre

| August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Director Patrick Hughes has brought together an all-star cast of characters and revitalized a beloved genre: the R-rated buddy cop comedy. However, the question becomes whether this was a true homage to the films past, or an over-the-top mess, and the answer is entirely up to each person.

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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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