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Author Archives: Bradford D Harrison

Bradford D Harrison is the co-publisher, managing editor, and webmaster at Playmaker Magazine. He covers the Houston Texans and Dallas Mavericks, as well music and film festivals like Austin City Limits and South by Southwest. He currently lives in Houston.

After Batman v. Superman, Can Suicide Squad Save DC From Itself?

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice is a very serious film about very serious heroes, with our two protagonists fighting at the darkest of night while giving speeches about trust and humanity.  This very serious origin film, (meant to spawn a universe of DC Comics-related Justice League films), also was a critical failure, clocking in at a 28% “fresh” rating ... Read More »

TV Recap: Fear the Walking Dead – Island Hopping Horror

Ratings for the Season 2 premiere of Fear the Walking Dead came out recently, and the show brought in 6.1 million viewers last week, down from a high of 10 million viewers from the Season 1 premiere, and even a bit below the Season 1 finale ratings numbers of 6.3 or so. Never the less, AMC announced today that it will ... Read More »

Tear It Down: Houston, Dallas Have Very Different NBA Rebuilds Ahead

There were two big blowout losses in the first games of the 2016 NBA Playoffs. One may have been expected, one may have not. Regardless, both results mean the same thing for two NBA divisional rivals: it’s time to tear it down. It could sound premature to exclaim rebuilds are a necessity after just one playoff loss for the Houston Rockets and the ... Read More »

Playmaker’s 2016 NBA Playoff Preview – Numbers to Know

NBA basketball nirvana for 2016 starts in one day, this Saturday. “Not nirvana to me,” you say? Has Golden State’s 73-9 season (the most wins in a regular season ever by the way), not been an eye-popping enough of a number for you? “What else is going on in this postseason,” you ask? Let’s run 7 more lucky numbers by you ... Read More »

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Theory: Why We Haven’t Seen Kylo Ren’s Face In the Trailers

Kylo Ren The Force Awakens

by Adam Sweeney/@atxpoprocks The official Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was released Monday and with it has come speculation that Kylo Ren is actually Luke Skywalker in disguise. We will address the many reasons this isn’t likely Luke in another article, but for now let’s explore the mystery of Kylo Ren. The Dark Side was featured heavily in the ... Read More »

10 Things We Learned from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Trailer

The Force Awakens Official Trailer

by Adam Sweeney/@atxpoprocks Finally! We have a trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, two months away from the premiere of arguably the biggest film premiere ever. And man, was it a good one. Action, suspense, and spectacle are all in the two minutes and thirty-five seconds of footage, and we still are left with a world of mystery heading ... Read More »

Film Review: Jurassic World

By Bradford Harrison The greatest irony of Summer Movie Season of 2015 is this: Jurassic World, one of summer’s tentpoles and a film that a decent amount of people have waited fourteen years to see, is about a world where humans are bored by dinosaurs. So bored in fact, that the world’s best minds are employed to create hybrid dinosaurs ... Read More »

Film Review: Fury

By Kandace Lytle A compelling war film should leave the viewer uncomfortable when it ends because war is never truly over. The hope that good will conquer evil continuously drives humankind’s desire to protect the rights of some, while infringing upon the rights of others. David Ayer’s Fury creates a haunting narrative about a tank of five men who believe that killing ... Read More »

Dark Before Dawn: Ten Years Ago, All We Had Was Superhero Purgatory

By Bradford Harrison This summer has been rough; Between Russia, ISIS, Ukraine, Gaza, Robin Williams, and the photos coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, how much more depressing can the news get? So, in honor of trying to stay optimistic, here is the first entry in our new series, Dark Before Dawn. We here at Playmaker always strive to never scold, but let’s face it, when ... Read More »

Playmaker Draft: The All-Female Ghostbusters

by Playmaker Staff, Intro by Javi Perez It’s ironic, really. The only situation where a draft doesn’t make something better is when actual sports leagues do them. When you think of the best kind of drafts, what do you think of? FANTASY sports drafts! So much of the fun of being in a fantasy league is taking part in a live ... Read More »