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Shovel Knight

Man, it’s been a long time since I did a video game review.

Probably because this is pretty much what my wallet looks like.

Despite my financial limitations, I did manage to scrape up $15 to buy a copy of the latest retro indie game that’s been sweeping the Internet, Shovel Knight. Using the classic 8-bit style graphics and platforming, Shovel Knight has the player taking the titular character on…

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Bad Words

Move in, everybody. We got a first timer here.

First time directors are a mixed bag. I covered a few last year from the likes of Lake Bell, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, among numerous unknowns like Ryan Coogler and Maggie Carey, and they’ve ranged from brilliant to exceedingly mediocre. Luckily, I’ve managed to avoid any first time stinkers, but that chicken will come…

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Snowpiercer

I’m kind of surprised this didn’t get a wider release.

Especially with the whole Captain America in Bioshock thing going on.

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with “art films,” meaning the ones that are usually more independent and tend to be experimental with filmmaking, either visually or with storytelling. There are plenty of those films that I enjoy, such as PiEraserhead, Herand Old…

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Well, this movie was very….quirky.

It’s definitely a Wes Anderson movie.

My relationship with Wes Anderson is tad sketchy. I have heard great things about his work, and while I can see he is a talented filmmaker, I have never really gotten into his work. Prior to this movie, the only other film of his I’ve seen from start to finish was The Royal Tenenbaums, which I remember enjoying, especially…

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Etsy Pitchmen was on the show tonight and the comedians had some great ideas, but we wanted to give you guys a chance to play along. Have a product pitch for  THIS? Tell us and you just might see it on the show!

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The Strain Episode 1

The Strain Episode 1

Oh hey, I’m back to reviewing TV episodes again. How about that.

So, where better to begin than with the highly anticipated Guillermo del Toro FX series adapted from his novel series of the same name, The Straintakes a look at vampires from the aspect of a disease outbreak through the eyes of a doctor at the CDC and a Holocaust survivor with knowledge of the cause of the virus. Having never read…

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Well, this series just took a turn for the morbid.

Must be going through filmmaking puberty.

After 2011′s nice adrenaline shot in the form of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, this 46 year old series was regaining its steam, thanks especially to Andy Serkis for doing the motion capture and voice work of Caesar. Plus, with both writers of the reboot returning, they’ve managed to not only maintain…

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