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Paperboy Returns in Paperboy 3: The Hard Way

How can you not have a sense of nostalgia when you think back about the 80s, the sharp edged 8-bit graphics of NES and scanned line smoothness of VHS? Close your eyes and drift back dear reader and imagine a simpler time, when paperboys braved neighborhoods full of weird crap and dangers… Well, he’s back [...]

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) S1:E9 *SPOILERS*

Before we begin, I like this latest theory on I found on Tahiti. Open in a gas station and this dude doesn’t take took kindly to young ladies making purchasing in his story. He probably wasn’t even suppose to be there today and she telekinetically drops a shelf on his punkass. Looks like our friends at [...]

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The Blacklist (NBC) S1:E9 *SPOILERS*

Spader throws a drinking party in a Munich beer hall. Handsomeface crashes the party. Lizzy is dealing with the fall out of the death of her adopted father and having creepy burning baby doll dreams after seeing a stuffed bunny with poop stains. Handsomeface tricked Spader into coming into the post office and to protect [...]

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The Blacklist (NBC) S1:E8 *SPOILERS*

Welcome back to another Play by Play summary of NBC’s The Blacklist! We’re off with a game of father and son catch. Hopefully the kid is not named Carl. At least his Dad isn’t Tommy Wiseau. So it looks like the plane from Breaking Bad finally broke apart over the skies of Washington D.C. or [...]

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) S1 E7 *SPOILERS*

Prison sewer to the Arctic? Hope they don’t run into The Thing. Phil is always a dapper gentleman. Man, S.H.I.E.L.D. has info mules. But at least all that data didn’t explode in his nose. Skye tries to lecture everyone on information and the companions shut her down. Now we find ourselves at The Hub and Skye [...]

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The Blacklist (NBC) S1:E7 *SPOILERS*

Looks like we’re on the subway with Dr. Wilson from House and it looks like he doesn’t care about Hugh popping Vicodin this time around. Funny he doesn’t seem like much of a church going fella, dropped that ball there mistaken redhead and ouch it’s a smoke bomb. Good lord it’s a stink bomb! Or is [...]

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The Blacklist (NBC) S1:E5 *SPOILERS*

We open with Lizzy and Hipster Husband in bed, she apparently is into kinky shit like David Carradine. Huzzah, they are getting a baby from a stork. Nope it’s an adoption agency, good thing their marriage has a solid foundation and its not being filmed like in Lost Highway. This episode is all about creepy [...]

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Diablo III (Xbox 360) Review

  Summary [9 out of 10] The long awaited next chapter of the Diablo series ported over and optimized for consoles, Diablo III delivers on the core experience of the series and with it brings along the rising tide of near fanaticism for ‘just five more minutes to see if I can get some better [...]

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Escape Plan Movie Review

  Movies like this make me wish I was a hack film critic so I could make lots of turns of phrase and puns about how bad this movie is and relating it back to the title and plot but I am not a hack and therefore take the highroad. I wish this movie could [...]

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The Blacklist (NBC) S1:E4 *SPOILERS*

We open up on what appears to be Turner and Hooch checking into a hotel. But it is apparently a professional swimmer and probably Dexter’s biological father. Who really hates body hair. Lizzy is in the evidence room and is a sneaky Dewey Decimal user and manages to gives the file clerk the slip. Her [...]

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Don Jon Movie Review

  Written, directed and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Don Jon is a funny, irreverent and surprisingly deep and poignant film that looks at the nature of relationships and addiction and how often the two intertwine.  Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a fairly simple man with a simple set of priorities. He cares about his body, his family, his pad, [...]

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Machete Kills Movie Review

  Another trip into the exploitation genre, Robert Rodriguez brings the goods with over the top craziness but there are some diminishing returns here and Machete Kills is not quite as awesome as the first. When things go pear shaped on a routine mission to stop the military from selling weapons to the Cartel, Machete (Danny [...]

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) S1:E3 *SPOILERS*

  Return Special Guest, Patrick! Patrick will be in Red and I’ll be in Blue. Preair thoughts Episode 3, hopefully this episode let’s this show get some traction. First episode was good world building, second was heavy on the team building and they both have a perfect amount of Phil and cameos. Fingers crossed for a [...]

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The Blacklist (NBC) S1:E3 *SPOILERS*

Welcome to another installment of Play by Play Network TV. Does that sound cool? Special Guest this week, Pat! Pat is RED and Charles is BLUE He kicks things off with Sierra Nevada Pale ale doesn’t taste great after two bowls of Frankenberry.  Pudong is down in China, with some old school Filter. Spader reminds us he ruled [...]

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Prisoners Movie Review

  Beautifully shot and wonderfully acted, Prisoners is emotionally challenging and very satisfying despite minor story flaws and pacing issues. When his daughter and her friend disappear from the neighborhood, Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman), a contractor and survivalist, takes matters into his own hands when suspicion falls on a mentally challenged young man (Paul Dano) [...]

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) S1:E2 *SPOILERS*

Here we go folks, back to a few beers and let’s get this play by play kicked off proper with some SanTan Mr. Pineapple. Let’s take a C17 and add some additional engines, why not? Unless you know one of those eningines gets some something caught in it. Like an Asgardian bird or maybe the Vulture? [...]

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The Blacklist (NBC) S1:E2 *SPOILERS*

No beer tonight, I was our for most of the afternoon from work with some kind of sickness so hopefully that doesn’t impair my witty retorts. Edit: Sorry for posting this AM, apparently I forgot my laptop as well. Sympathy for the devil remix opens us up this week, bad CGI chopper inbound. Spader is [...]

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Catachresis is a trip down… that ain’t no memory lane I’ve ever heard of.

Catachresis  is an interesting quick to play browser game that is pretty much going to fudge your mind, but in a really cool way. Your adventures kicks off with a handsomely square pimp named Jeff, who gives off a bit of a Winston Zeddemore vibe. Jeff seems like the Donny of the group until they realize [...]

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) S1:E1 *SPOILERS*

Special Guest: Nick Fimbers. Open with a bang and a child’s dream. Special Agent Handsomeface Goodfighter, is a sassy man. Robin is too old for this Chitauri. Whedon dialog in full awesome effect. COULSON LIVES you lying Handsomeface. Couslon stopped breathing for 40 seconds.  The Rising Tide is not to be confused with the Alabama [...]

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The Blacklist (NBC) S1:E1 *SPOILERS*

With Dexter ending with a whimper and Breaking Bad wrapping up, the void of devlish Anti-Hero needs a new cipher. We open on James Spader sliding into the lobby of an FBI building dressed to the nines. He states his name and the FBI is all over him like white on rice, things escalated quite [...]

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Payday 2 (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [10 out of 10] It’s not about the money… you’re right it is completely about the money. Glorious fat stacks of digital cash for you to mentally Scoorge McDuck through. Payday 2 is a FPS that relies heavily on co-op play, you’re going to need an excellent 4 person squad to commit crimes and [...]

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Getaway Movie Review

Holy shit. When former race car driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) comes home and finds his home ransacked and his wife missing he quickly receives a call from a mysterious voice that sounds a lot like Jon Voight doing a non-specific Eastern-European accent that tells him that he needs to go to a particular car [...]

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The World’s End Movie Review

A perfect blend of comedy, sentiment, action, effects and performances The World’s End delivers the goods in spades and is easily my favorite film of the summer. Looking back on the past, Gary King (Simon Pegg) makes the sad realization that the best night of his life was one night 20 years ago when he [...]

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Kick-Ass 2 Movie Review

Upping the ante with heroes and villains but not so much with quality, Kick-Ass 2 is a fun movie but not as fun or competent as the first one. Following events of the first film, Dave Lizewsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) is trying to step up his game by having Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) train him to be [...]

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