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Midnights In The Lab: The Evil Within part 3

Midnights In The Lab: The Evil Within part 3

Oct 29, 2014

Two examinations has still not revealed to the Midnights In The Lab team as to what should make horror fans care about Shinji Mikami‘s latest release. Matt and David are convinced that further examination will reveal whether The Evil Within is interesting and actually worth playing, but they’re not sure if they’ll answer that question with...

Review | John Wick

Review | John Wick

Oct 27, 2014

John Wick was a conundrum in my mind. After 47 Ronin, whose bomb was so great its effects are still being felt by the fact I had no idea Keanu Reeves was going to be in a bunch of movies in the near future, this film seemed to just appear. All of a sudden there were trailers for some new Keanu action movie all over tv. Even stranger, it actually look good....

Is Loot Crate Worth It? – October 2014 Unboxing

Is Loot Crate Worth It? – October 2014 Unboxing

Oct 26, 2014

A couple of months ago, everyone I knew was swooning over the geek box-of-crap subscription service, Loot Crate. I held off as long as I could, but decided to hop on the Loot Crate bandwagon not when interest amongst friends was at an all time high, but when everyone else’s interest seem to have teetered off. Everyone I knew who previously loved Loot...

Review | The November Man

Review | The November Man

Aug 27, 2014

The November Man really wants to be a big, dumb action movie, and it achieves that goal for several brief moments. It’s the type of movie that Steven Seagal or Jean-Claude Van Damme has put out in recent years, with a plot that is pasted together using nothing but cliches and enough cursing and female nudity to hide its lack of substance. However, this...

Johnny Depp plays yet another eccentric guy in the Mortdecai trailer

Johnny Depp plays yet another eccentric guy in the Mortdecai trailer

Aug 14, 2014

Johnny Depp is in another movie, because nothing will end the world’s fascination with this man. We’ll get to my issues with Depp in a moment, but his new movie is about an eccentric rich European guy and his weird, eccentric life. It also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Aubrey Plaza (who is amazing) and Olivia Munn. While I wouldn’t...

The Theory of Everything Trailer

The Theory of Everything Trailer

Aug 8, 2014

The first trailer for The Theory of Everything has released and it immediately stuck firmly on my radar. I do enjoy the occasional biopic, but Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest scientific minds in all of human history. The fact that we are not awash in Stephen Hawking biopics already and instead mostly get sports and music movies is a travesty. The Theory...

Review | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Review | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Aug 7, 2014

The development process of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles should have been a recipe for disaster. First, Michael Bay was attached as a producer, and while this shouldn’t have necessarily been a bad thing, so much of the geek community was burned by the Transformers movies that all they had in response was venom and hate. Then he opened his dumb mouth and said...

Alien encounters in film

Alien encounters in film

Aug 7, 2014

Learning from Alien Encounters in Film For most of us, our experience with extraterrestrial beings is limited to the films we watch. Whether it’s in the form of a friendly buddy alien like in E.T. or the more dangerous, murder-obsessed stereotype – as is the case with Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise – the appearance and temperament of aliens in film is as varied...

How do American politicians stack up against Star Wars characters?

How do American politicians stack up against Star Wars characters?

Aug 4, 2014

You probably remember hearing the name “Nate Silver” during the 2012 election. A writer and statistician, Silver correctly predicted how 49 of the 50 states would vote in the presidential elections that saw Barack Obama earn a landslide victory. Since then, Silver has been poached by ESPN to work his analytic magic, and he does so for FiveThirtyEight, a polling...

So They’re Making Another SpongeBob Movie

So They’re Making Another SpongeBob Movie

Jul 31, 2014

So they’re making another SpongeBob SquarePants movie, this time called “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D.” Which is quite a mouthful. While all of the standard cast is there, it happens to feature Antonio Banderas as the villain Burger-Beard the Pirate. I figured this post would have been me making fun of the trailer,...