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Watching the Franchises I Hate: The ‘Percy Jackson’ Series

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If you didn’t catch my first foray into pointlessness, here’s Transformers. My interest in the Percy Jackson movie series at their time of release was…nonexistent. I hadn’t read the books and they blurred into the many… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Snowden’

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Director: Oliver Stone Cast: Joseph Gordon Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Nicolas Cage Plot: Edward Snowden worked for the CIA and the NSA as a computer specialist and… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Beatles: Eight Days A Week’

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Director: Ron Howard Plot: Coming out of Liverpool in the 1960s The Beatles became the biggest musical act in history. Some 50 years on we follow the Fab Four on their touring years… Continue reading

Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘The Warriors’

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What’s the most disappointing thing about No Man’s Sky? The dream. The dream that we’d be delving into an immersive universe that we could get lost in. Like Red Dead Redemption or Journey, some games draw… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Pete’s Dragon’ (2016)

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Director: David Lowery Cast: Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban, Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence, Robert Redford Plot: A child named Pete loses his family in a car accident and subsequently lives in… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’

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Director: Sharon Maguire Cast: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Emma Thompson Plot: Turning 43 and still single, Bridget Jones is still trying to define her role in the… Continue reading

Tabletop Tuesday: ‘Secret Hitler’

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Hey, our second feature about Nazis in one day. It’s a theme. But seriously, how does a game title like ‘Secret Hitler’ not grab your attention? This title comes to us from one… Continue reading

10 Characters Who Wore (Entirely Pointless) Capes

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Superman’s cape is part of his iconic costume, and it carries a symbolic meaning. It’s part of the clothing he travelled to Earth in and, according to early stories, functioned as a giant pocket… Continue reading

Tribute: R.I.P. Gene Wilder

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As you have no doubt heard this morning saw the passing of film comedian Gene Wilder due to complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. Wilder had kept his diagnosis private so as to not… Continue reading

Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘Inside’

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Remember Limbo, that bleak, unsettling platformer that stubbornly refused to explain itself and was heartily enjoyed by all? It came from Playdead Studios, and they’ve returned with their follow up title, Inside. We’ve waited until… Continue reading