Shawn's Top 30 Films - #4: Back to the Future


Holy crap I never post the final 4! Well I'm only like 9 months late so here we go!

To this day I have never met a single human being who doesn’t love Back to the Future and I have to believe such a person does not exist. If they do, I have no interest in meeting them because to me this is the most likable movie that has ever existed. It has one of the tightest screenplays ever written, full of memorable characters, quotable dialogue and one iconic moment after another. Also Huey Lewis! It all comes together and works terrifically at hiding the fact that the core story is actually really creepy and could make for a really fucked up indie drama. Thankfully they didn’t go that route here and we have one of the best comedies ever made and the rare 80’s movie that is not dated in the slightest.

Flippin' Through Franchises: Scream 2

Flipping Through Franchises will be a recurring feature that takes a look at all of the movies contained within a single franchise in chronological order. New, old, we’ll cover all aspects of the spectrum. Also assume that each installment of this will contain thorough spoilers so you have been warned! That will save me from my typing spoiler warnings each and every time, saving precious seconds.

Cinematic Hard Swings Episode #1 - Lego Movie/Foodfight!


At long last we are doing a movie podcast! Welcome to the very first episode of Cinematic Hard Swings, a podcast where we plan to discuss the very best and the very worst that cinema has to offer. Being that this is our first episode it's a little on the scattered side but don't you worry as we're gonna find our groove and when we become the biggest podcast this galaxy has ever known, you'll want to say you were there in the beginning.

In our first episode we take a look at two animated films. One is fantastic and made a ton of money. One may in fact be the worst thing we have ever seen in our entire lives and made zero money. We won't give away which is which (spoilers: the bad one is the one with the freaky cat human lady in the picture) but we guarantee at the very least you'll be given the answer as to what the hell Hilary Duff is up to these days.

Enjoy and stay tuned for more in the near future!

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Flippin' Through Franchises: Scream


Flipping Through Franchises will be a recurring feature that takes a look at all of the movies contained within a single franchise in chronological order. New, old, we’ll cover all aspects of the spectrum. Also assume that each installment of this will contain thorough spoilers so you have been warned! That will save me from my typing spoiler warnings each and every time, saving precious seconds.

TAA Reviews: Murdered: Soul Suspect - Playstation 4


Anyone who lives in Canada has no doubt noticed that in recent months, the price of video games, both in physical and digital form, has gone up between 5 to 10 dollars across the board. When this started, I quickly went on Amazon and pre-ordered a ton of games, locking them in at the cheaper price just to be safe. One of these was Murdered: Soul Suspect, which at the time I knew nothing about other than the basic premise of being a dead detective trying to solve your own murder. When the reviews came out and weren’t so kind, I took a chance and let the pre-order ride.

For the most part, I am happy I did so.

F#$k it, Let's Review More Steve Austin Movies - Tactical Force


Back to the Steve Austin well! This one was intriguing because not only does it star Austin, but it stars my other big discovery from the action marathon – Michael Jai White. I enjoyed the Austin/Seagal team-up from Maximum Conviction so I was damn excited for Austin to team up with Black Dynamite himself. I was just hoping unlike Maximum Conviction, the two stars would actually spend a decent amount of time on screen together instead of primarily being off doing their own individual things. Well the good news is that Tactical Force has the common sense to ensure they are together quite a bit. The bad news is that this still doesn’t make this a very good movie.

Are They Worth It? The DVD's of the Internet #21 - Turbo Views Volume 1


There has been a lot of focus on the AVGN and the Irate Gamer in these DVD reviews lately so let’s switch gears and talk about something different  – Turbo Views. Turbo Views is an ongoing series on YouTube done by Chris Bucci. The goal of the show is to review each one of the North American released Turbo Grafx 16 games (of which there are approximately 130 I believe). It’s a lofty goal but as of this writing he is well over halfway there which is pretty fantastic. There are currently 3 DVD sets of the show, with the third having just been released in February. I haven’t yet gotten to the third volume since I felt I should go back and write about these first so here we go!

Are They Worth It? The DVD's of the Internet #20 - Angry Video Game Nerd Volume 4


No need for the backstory, you know who the AVGN is. This DVD will always hold a bizarrely special place in my heart as it’s what I put on to watch and space out to when I got back from getting all four of my wisdom teeth removed a few years back. Not sure why I chose this but it was my pick me up as I sat in a haze of mouth pain and drugs. Though I imagine it would be entertaining for those with a clear head as well.

I Gots Goosebumps Episode 9 - My Hairiest Adventure


I’m writing this introduction before actually sitting down and rewatching this episode but I’m reasonably confident this is one of the Goosebump stories where somebody becomes an animal. I remember one where a guy became a bee, another where at least two people turned into chickens, and I’m sure this one involves a kid turning into a dog. They went to the “dude becomes a _____” well quite often and I don’t remember it working out too well any of those times.

I Gots Goosebumps Episode 8 - Night of the Living Dummy II


What in the hell is the deal with doing the sequel episode before the original?! Again I don’t remember the books so I can’t say whether the second Dummy book was significantly better than the first, but couldn’t they have dropped the two in the title no matter what? I get that’s the book it’s based on but in this format it’s just confusing and looks silly.

Ventriloquist dummies are the worst though so this episode admittedly has some potential.

Also I didn’t know that if you watch several episodes in a row of something on Netflix, it will skip the opening credits for you. The computer brain knows I hate sitting through that shit!

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