TAA Reviews: Shovel Knight - Wii U


Shovel Knight
is the first thing I ever kickstarted. It was back in April of last year and at the time the predicted release date was September of that year. I was never too upset about the push backs as I am always in support of making a game better instead of releasing it in an unfinished state and trying to fix it from there. So while the wait was long to get my product, holy shit was the wait ever worth it and with a product as good as this, I’m glad they took their time getting it ready.

Movie Review: Transformers Age of Extinction


I am not a fan of the Transformers movies. I didn’t even care for the first one which is the one most generally accept as being ok. I remember being with a group of about 10 people and felt odd that I was the only one who didn’t seem to like it. How could I be the only one who found the action incomprehensible, the characters unlikable and the jokes atrocious? The sequel is one of the most confounding films in history with a plot that makes no sense, even worse humour, and tons of insane shit like robot testicles and robot heaven. The third movie was sort of a step in the right direction though it took Sam Witwicky to levels of douche that made me hate every second I had to spend watching him.

Flippin' Through Franchises: Scream 3


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.

Shawn's Top 30 Films - #3: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


I’m not sure what it says about the state of cinema that the most recent movie on my list is still 10 years old at this point. Although if you look at the calibre of films on this list, it would be damn hard for any movie to smash its way in here. Without going into details, I first saw this movie at the perfect time where the subject matter of erasing the memories of a past relationship really hit home (actually those are still pretty clear details so nevermind). It’s such a unique idea and it manages to present this potentially confusing and muddled concept in a way that’s straight-forward and relatable. The central performances are great with Jim Carrey once again proving he can do drama just as well as comedy. It’s always refreshing when a truly unique film comes along, especially when it’s as fantastic as this one.

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!

Download: MP3 Format (46.6 MB, Right Click, Save-Target-As)

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.

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