September 29th, 2014

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September 24th, 2014

"The Maze Runner" Astounds with a Predictably Indecipherably Labyrinthian and Nebulously Insufferable Plot

“The Maze Runner” Astounds with a Predictably Indecipherably Labyrinthian and Nebulously Insufferable Plot

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Don’t ask me what The Maze Runner was about because I have absolutely no idea. It’s got a plot about as cryptic as its titular labyrinth.

Sure, I sat through two hours of forced dialogue and exposition, an illogically quickening plot, and honest to goodness splendid action sequences, but I have neither a comprehension of what actually happened nor an understanding of what the film said. I don’t…

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September 22nd, 2014

FALL TV PREVIEW 2014: SUSPECTED FLOPS

FALL TV PREVIEW 2014: SUSPECTED FLOPS

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This is the list of the new fall primetime shows that didn’t quite make the must see list and that I expect we won’t see around for very long.

ABC Forever (Tuesdays 9/8c)

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Premise: Henry Morgan is a medical examiner and he cannot die. Henry works with the dead to try to further his understanding of his own immortality.

Ioan Gruffordplays Henry Morgan and I like the idea of a medical examiner…

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September 18th, 2014

FALL TV PREVIEW 2014: MUST WATCH ON FOX, The CW, & CBS

FALL TV PREVIEW 2014: MUST WATCH ON FOX, The CW, & CBS

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The second look at this season’s must see new shows featuring FOX, The CW, and CBS. FOX Mulaney (Sundays 9:30/8:30c)

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Premise: The show follows John in his day-to-day life as he interacts with his friends and works as a joke writer for a game-show host.

In a very Seinfeld style show, John Mulaney plays a version of himself (think Whitneybut perhaps not quite as terrible). This comedy will see…

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September 17th, 2014

Moffat’s “Listen” Revitalizes Doctor Who Like Never Before

Moffat’s “Listen” Revitalizes Doctor Who Like Never Before

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When they made this particular hero they didn’t give him a gun they gave him a screwdriver to fix things. They didn’t give him a tank or a warship or an x-wing fighter they gave him a call box from which you can call for help. And they didn’t give him a superpower or pointy ears or a heat ray they gave him an extra heart. They gave…

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September 8th, 2014

Fulfill Your “Destiny” and Get on Board with Bungie’s Massive New Hit

Fulfill Your “Destiny” and Get on Board with Bungie’s Massive New Hit

It’s July 22, 2007, sometime during that awkward time of the way, way, wayy too early morning when everything in the world should be asleep, except for those literal early birds who rise with the first rays of the sun. The time of day when no human being in their right mind should be awake. But I am. And I’m bawling my eyes out.

Sure, I’m eighteen years old, and sure I’m onlyreading a book. But…

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September 2nd, 2014
PODCAST: Doctor Who Series 8 Premier “Deep Breath” Discussion

Ric, Liam, and Corey carved out some time to reflect on the past, present, and future of Doctor Who in light of the Series 8 premier and debut of the 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi.

PODCAST: Doctor Who Series 8 Premier “Deep Breath” Discussion

Ric, Liam, and Corey carved out some time to reflect on the past, present, and future of Doctor Who in light of the Series 8 premier and debut of the 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi.

August 28th, 2014

Growing Up With Richard Linklater’s Inspiring “Boyhood”

Growing Up With Richard Linklater’s Inspiring “Boyhood”

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Marketed as a film “12 years in the making”, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood follows the character of Mason Evans, Jr. from the ages of six to 18. Normally, directors would do the practical thing and cast different actors to play the same character at different stages. (Tree of Life, for instance, did this, but it is one of many.) In true Linklater fashion, Boyhoodtakes the unorthodox approach: the…

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August 22nd, 2014

Fast Food Review: Taco Bell’s Dollar Cravings Menu

Fast Food Review: Taco Bell’s Dollar Cravings Menu

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As more and more fast food chains abandon their dollar menus (I’m looking at you McDonalds), Taco Bell has gone against the grain and officially introduced their Dollar Cravings Menu. The Dollar Cravings Menu contains 11 items for $1 each, although prices may vary. I was not happyreally pissed to see my local Taco Bell’s selling the menu items for $1.19, but having grown up in the Northeast, I…

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Surprise! ABC’s “Selfie” is REALLY Good

Surprise! ABC’s “Selfie” is REALLY Good

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In the realm of vapid self-absorption, ABC’s Selfie seeks to showcase the queen: Eliza Dooley, played by the wonderful Karen Gillan. We know she’s wonderful because she’s Amy Pond, and if you read this blog often enough you’ll know that several of us not only have a thing for redheads, but we are huge Doctor Who fans. Beyond that, Karen also had some of the best screen presence as a blue cyborg…

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