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Jul 21 2014

5 Movies That Make Your Family Seem Normal

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Chances are, your family isn’t that normal. I only say this because no one has a normal family. The Brady Bunch ideal is all but dead in America, and pretty much everyone has one slightly creepy or always drunk uncle. Sometimes you may look around at your family and think to yourself you landed in the strangest, most dysfunctional pod of people on Earth. Honestly, there is truth to that and exaggeration in that. The truth is, dysfunctional is the new normal, and these five movies will prove to you just how far from abnormal your family really is. So the next time you are thinking to yourself how insane your family is, watch any of these five movies and you will realize you actually have it pretty good. Your family is probably normal by comparison. Continue Reading »

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Jul 18 2014

This Week In Movie Trailers!

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Well, if you ask me this was quite the slow week for movie trailers. Maybe that is due largely in part to the fact that all the films coming out this coming weekend are 45% or less on the RT scale …? Production companies know when other movies suck and don’t want to attach what might be a seemingly great trailer to something no one is going to see.

Let’s do this.

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Jul 16 2014

Five Underrated Van Damme Kick Flicks

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America might be feeling a bit hostile towards Belgium after they knocked us out of the World Cup, but never forget that besides waffles, fries, and damn good beer, they also offer one of America’s highest-demand imports: graceful, fully-extended flying kicks to the face.

Since appearing as an extra in the 1984 flop exploitation film, Breakin’, Jean-Calude Van Damme has been serving up heaping helpings of heels right to bad guys’ domes with elegant precision. He caught his big break with Bloodsport, and he had everyone thinking he would soon be the next Schwarzenegger.

However, after a string of literally kickass 90s action titles, he had a bright career ruined by the a stinking mound of feces so bountiful that it would impress even Jeff Goldblum. Street Fighter left such a bad taste in everyone’s mouth that it was rushed out of box offices after two weekends and even caused Raul Julia to give up his acting career. Yes, that was a tasteless joke.

But was Van Damme really that unmarketable? Was it fair for studios to give up on him whenever they continued to let Keanu Reeves look confused in front of the camera? Is JCVD’s only current marketable skill doing splits on Volvo semi-trucks? I think not, and here’s five movies to justify why… Continue Reading »

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Jul 11 2014

This Week In Movie Trailers!

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Well the 4th of July came and went and Transformers is still top dog in the Box Office…so sad. I have to admit that I saw it this past weekend and I was appauled at how many trailers played out before we even got to the feature film. Why is this happening more and more when we have posts like this that allow everyone to see what they want to when they want to!?

Let’s do this.

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Jul 07 2014

Four “Terrible” Video Game Film Adaptations I Love

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We all know that there really aren’t any good video game film adaptations. Sometimes it’s even laughable to hope that one will be different. I’ve stopped expecting for critically acclaimed films based on video games, but I still go to theatres and pay money to see these flicks.

Watching these adaptations have become some sort of past time for me. I know it won’t give the video game justice, but might as well go along for the ride.  Sometimes filmmakers know this and they just end up making it super ridiculous so it could at least be entertaining to some degree.

Love or hate them, here are a couple of mediocre video game film adaptations that I find enjoyable to watch.

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Jul 07 2014

Six Horror Movies That Use Drugs As A Plot Point

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Despite what most of Hollywood wants you to believe, drugs are (mostly) bad. The worst ones are both addictive and can kill you. On top of that, they cost money, and we all know nobody has any extra of that. They also have the potential to cost you jobs or relationships, or make people look at you differently. But outside of Requiem for a Dream, most movies make drugs look like great fun. Hell, even Trainspotting has some awful bits, but most of that is them running around, having a f*cking blast. But there are horror movies that show us what drugs really do. Show us the dark doorways they can open and never allow us to shut again. There are some rabbit holes that, once you fall down them, Wonderland is the last thing you will find. Here are six horror movies that use drugs as a plot point (and also show us just how life ruining or horrifying they can be). Continue Reading »

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Jul 03 2014

This Week In Movie Trailers!

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Hey it’s Friday! … well, kind of. Since July 4th is upon us I thought it best to make sure we ended this week properly. Being that it’s a holiday, I think that your boss will allow you to watch these fine cinematic teasers while at work. I mean, is there a better way to end a short week?

Let’s do this.

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Jun 27 2014

Eight Terrific Games You Probably Haven’t Played Yet

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This is a guest post by Mike Leaño, a freelance writer, aspiring evil genius, and founder of Console Gamer, an independent video game blog.

There are literally hundreds of video games that come out every year. In the second half of 2014 alone, we’re already looking at over 70 titles with confirmed release dates, and that number grows. Not all are worth your time and money, but even if you do get rid of the bad and mediocre ones, what’s left remains a formidable backlog.

Wait till you see the ones you missed out on in the previous years. Is your wallet ready for more abuse? Here’s our list of terrific games that you probably haven’t played yet. Continue Reading »

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Jun 27 2014

This Week In Movie Trailers!

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Well folks, this will be my last column for the foreseeable future due to the comings and goings of life including my upcoming wedding, jobs, and other stuff that is classified. I enjoyed every minute of it, though, and I think that there might be a potential of a return! But for the time being, I’m out! So, to the one or two fans I have out there (hi mom!), thank you for reading my insane commentary.

OK, so let’s get to the task at hand: movie trailers. This week, we have a lot of new comers as well as some second trailers to a bunch of anticipated releases that we’ve seen before. Who’s first up to bat? Continue Reading »

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Jun 25 2014

Seven of the Best Geeky Kid’s Meal Toys

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Kid’s meals: they make childhood diabetes and obesity fun!

Including a cheap, Chinese-made trinket in a Happy Meal was a brilliant stroke by McDonald’s in 1979 (no pun intended). Not only did the ploy have kids begging their parents to take them to the restaurant that added a “free” toy, but McD’s also cleverly made each prize one of a set. Obsessive kids would ask for repeat trips to make sure they got every toy in the limited series.

Having the toys be some sort of promotional tie-in with an already-popular show, movie, or toy line only compounded this compulsive desire. The association with a trendy franchise even had the potential to rope in adults who felt the need to collect low-quality trinkets targeted at children.

Not all of the toy series are complete crap, though. Some legitimately exude quality, ingenious design, or perhaps just enough charm and nostalgia to get people in the door. It’s also no secret that nerds are amongst the collecting-est people around, and they have less scruples when it comes to their favorite intellectual properties.

In honor of dweebs, nerds, and geeks who order off the kids’ menu, or who scour eBay for junk that belongs in yard-sale bargain bins, here are some of the coolest and most tantalizing kid’s meal toys in history… Continue Reading »

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Jun 23 2014

Five Amazing Graphic Novels (From Last Few Years)

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I genuinely believe escapism an essential element to life. Your life will have deaths and sickness and bills and strife, but you can always escape into someone else’s hellish life and feel a little better about your own. Graphic novels do this for me. They take me from wherever I am, and bring me somewhere else. You can look at it like a graphic novel, but I look at it like a spaceship. I climb into it and leave my worries behind for a little bit. That is how it has always worked for me, and how it will always work for me. Though I have talked up graphic novels on various occasions, today I wanted to bring some up from the last few years, specifically. Give these books a shot. It might just amaze you how far they transport you from your own life and the worries you face every day. They sure help with mine, and lately, I have had my share.

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