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Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies’


Director: Peter Jackson Starring: Sir Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Pace, bunch of other people. Plot: With Smaug awake and the armies of Middle-Earth marching upon the Lonely Mountain, the sixth and final film in the Tolkien based fantasy movies sets the stage for an epic battle. Review: So here’s the … Continue reading

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The Pull List: 12/17/2014


All New Captain America #2 I had so much fun with the first one, especially considering the uphill battle it had given Steve Rogers wasn’t in the uniform. HYDRA has been reformed with practically all of Cap’s rogues gallery. Batman #37 Joker is back with a major bone to pick with Batman. If you thought … Continue reading

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Tabletop Tuesday: ‘Small World’


Publisher: Days of Wonder Players: 2-5 Play Time: 30-90 minutes Genre: Strategy, conquest Review: Small World is a very popular game that has been putting out expansions and new versions consistently since it’s first publication in 2009. With the electronic version becoming available on Steam and iOS it’s popularity has shifted into the mainstream and it feels like … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Horrible Bosses 2′


Director: Sean Anders Cast: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Chris Pine, Jennifer Aniston, Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey Plot: Having become their own bosses with the invention of the ‘Shower Buddy’, the trio think they’re living the good life. When their investors turn out to be two-faced they try to resolve their problems … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Seconds’ by Bryan Lee O’Malley


After being the singular driving force behind a modern pop-culture smash hit you’ve got to expect a bit of scrutiny on your follow up. The now well known Scott Pilgrim comic series (further popularised through the Edgar Wright film adaptation) was not O’Malley’s first published work – that would be Lost at Sea – but it is … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Have a Greener Holiday Season


The winter holidays are once again upon us and in the middle of stressing over spending money and gaining weight, we should all take a moment to think of how we can celebrate this year without drastically increasing our carbon footprint.  1. Decrease your electricity usage with LED, solar, or energy-saving lights Decorating our houses … Continue reading

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5 DC Comics That Should Be TV Shows


Suicide Squad This is an easy one. Arrow has already built the Suicide Squad, a black ops task force made up of super-criminals trying to commute their sentences. You got secret agents Lyla and Waller running the show. Mercenaries Deadshot and Bronze Tiger are there. Cupid was just added off-screen. Captain Boomerang has been built into the mythos. … Continue reading

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The Pull List: 12/10/2014


Must read comics Afterlife with Archie #7 Archie and the gang hit the road on the empty highways of America thanks to the zombie apocalypse. Despite the world ending, they still try to have a proper Thanksgiving. Good luck with that! Bitch Planet #1 2014’s Best Writer Eisner Award winner Kelly Sue DeConnick takes the … Continue reading

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Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘Binding of Isaac – Rebirth’


We have already reviewed The Binding of Isaac along with its expansion pack Wrath of Lamb very early in this series, but we loved it so much and it’s seeing a resurgence in popularity that we’re going to recommend it again. Binding of Isaac is a retro style dungeon crawler from the creators of Super Meat Boy. From … Continue reading

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Classic Christmas Images That Make No Sense in Australia (But We Use Them Anyway)


As we discussed last year, Christmas looks very different in the Land Down Under. But that doesn’t mean we can’t get on board with the Christmas traditions that our convict ancestors brought with them along with environment destroying rabbits. We have plastic Christmas trees, blinking lights and awful music playing in crowded shopping malls. But … Continue reading