I'm Re-Watching Friends and Have Some Thoughts on Friends


Re-watching the entirety of Friends has been an idea floating around in my head for quite some time. I watched the show when it first aired and enjoyed it well enough. I’ve also caught a good number of reruns and gone back to a few of the seasons on DVD. However, in recent years I’ve found myself bizarrely inclined to dip my toe back into that world. When Netflix announced the entire series would be hitting the service on New Year’s Day 2015, I knew this was my chance to dive in. I would honestly love to know the numbers for how many hungover people just fired up this show and didn’t stop Netflix until it was time to go to bed.

Cinematic Hard Swings Episode #7 - In Episode 7 We Pick Our Favourite 2014 Movies

Just in time for the Golden Globes we have an episode about our favourite movies from 2014, that I think is being uploaded after the Golden Globes have already started. They may actually be half over by now. I don't know, I don't watch them. Friends is on Netflix now, I don't have time for anything else!

This is the episode where we discover that, for a podcast largely focused on describing why we like movies, we (especially me) sure are bad at describing why we like movies. I think in the end we do a decent job of making our point but we could sure benefit from some quality time with a thesaurus. Also we keep getting distracting by a charity marathon on a TV we for some reason did not turn off before recording. ...I am not selling this well. Please don't click away! I promise it's still entertaining! Come back!

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Cinematic Hard Swings Episode #6 - What's The Happening at Jurassic Park?


So first off, I way suck because this episode was recorded literally the same day as the last one. I just didn't get it up until now. Because I suck. As we previously established. I'm also trying something new with the episode names. We'll see how long that lasts!

Because I suck and didn't get this episode up in a timely fashion, I genuinely don't remember what we talked about. I mean we talked about Jurassic Park and The Happening. I remember that. And because we talked about The Happening I'm sure there is a good level of discussion about plants and how god damn stupid The Happening is. So you know what? I'm pretty confident this is a damn fine episode and you should listen to it immediately!

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My Top Ten Games of 2014


A lot of people are pretty down on 2014 in terms of video games. I can see it. It felt like this year skewed more negative than any year I can remember. Between a disappointing high number of broken games, seemingly constant disruptions in online services, and of course the insanity that was/is GamerGate, it’s hard not to be down on 2014. That being said, I still thought there was a good deal of great stuff this year. I actually felt bad about having to leave a few games off my top 10 so there were definitely quality titles. In fact, I feel bad enough about cutting those games that we need a few quick honourable mentions here.

Flippin' Through Franchises: Leprechaun 2


This was an entry in the series I was positive I had never seen before. The others I had at least seen clips but this first sequel was a complete mystery to me. I can’t say I was all that excited to watch it since many people consider it inferior to the first movie, and I already didn’t care for that one too much. But maybe the low expectations would help right? No, no not really. This is indeed a poor sequel to an already pretty poor movie.

Flippin' Through Franchises: Leprechaun


Every now and then in life, you have moments where you act blindly without clearly thinking things through, and then you immediately regret your actions. I’m sure it has happened to all of us. You snap at someone and say something you don’t mean. Maybe you turn down a job offer and then only a few seconds later, you start to wonder if you actually made the right decision. Or in my case, you spend 45 dollars on the Leprechaun box set and then open it right away, thus removing any possibility of returning it later when you’ve come to your senses.

Cinematic Hard Swings Episode #5 - Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie's Baby Saves the World


So, yes, it has indeed been about four months since we posted the last episode. Yes we feel tremendously guilty about it. Yes we are working on correcting this to give you more frequent podcast goodness in 2015. Yes this episode features an in depth conversation about how sexy Arnold Schwarzeneggar is. Is that really how you spell his last name? Did I get it on the first try?! It looks wrong. I'm not looking it up as I want to keep this as a victory.

For this episode, we take a break from the usual good/bad movie routine and talk about Hollywood sexyness. Sexy men, sexy ladies, we cover it all. It's not as shallow as it may sound either! It turns out that to us, sexy means a lot more than just "you look physically pleasing to me". It's about character and personality. And yes, it's also about looking aesthetically pleasing but those first two things factor in as well!

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October's Daily Horror Dose 3: Reckoning - Day #31 - Curtains


Holy shit the last review of the third October marathon! The final entry is always both sad and a huge relief. I love October. I love Halloween, watching scary movies in the appropriate season, the way the Internet comes together to celebrate the horror genre, it’s all great and I can’t help but feel a little bummed out that it’s coming to an end and we are now one day away from Christmas taking over everything for the next two months. On the flip side, I don’t have to write a review every day anymore! And my god does that idea ever sound appealing right now.

October's Daily Horror Dose 3: Reckoning - Day #30 - Deliver us from Evil


As both a fan of Eric Bana being badass and the director’s last movie Sinister, I originally was planning to check this one out in theatres. However it only lasted a couple of weeks before disappearing from this area completely, sealing its fate as a Redbox rental. Appropriately, I feel a Redbox rental is about the correct price to pay for this movie.

October's Daily Horror Dose 3: Reckoning - Day #29 - V/H/S Viral


The V/H/S movies are certainly not the best in either the world of found footage or the world of horror anthologies, but they have been just entertaining enough to keep me coming back to the franchise each year. For every disappointing story there was usually another that was quite effective and they always had pretty creative ways to invoke the found footage concept.  The latest entry however is the first real sign that this franchise is waning.

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