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    Terminator Genisys (2015) So I finally have seen the new Terminator movie with the asinine spelling of the word Genesis which I will not dignify for the rest of this review. Anyway, this was not bad for an action movie of the “turn your brain off” variety, but it was more on the level of T3 than the first two movies. Well, maybe better than T3 by a smidge or so but nowhere near the level of the first two (and I wouldn’t bother comparing Salvation since it is kind of in its own little [...]
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    Some sad news today wrestling fans as we’ve lost another legend in the industry. TMZ is reporting that WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper passed away today at his home at the age of 61 from cardiac arrest. Hot Rod wasn’t just a wrestler though, as he either starred in or had a role in a lot of films and TV shows with his most famous being 1988’s They Live. Piper is survived by his wife and four kids. As of this post, WWE has yet to post anything to their website. On behalf of [...]
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    Reindeer Games (2000) This is one of my favorite horrible movies. It has every bad movie cliché in the book, a ton of gnarly character actors, questionable acting, awful writing, pointless plot twists galore etc, and is centered around a bunch of guys dressed like Santa trying to rob a casino. What’s not to like? To attempt to explain the plot in full with all the spoilers would be quite the pain in the arse, but here’s the short version. Ben Affleck’s character is a car thief named Rudy [...]
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    The Petrified Forest (1936) Seeing a younger Bogart in the prime of his forceful personality and screen presence is really something to behold. People forget the guy was already in his 40s when he got his first big break in the early 40s. This movie captures him in his physical prime in his mid 30s playing a desperate gangster trapped in a roadside diner awaiting his final reckoning with the authorities. Also at the diner is a young waitress, Bette Davis, a teenage girl stuck in a boring hole [...]
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    Sony has revealed the August line up for PlayStation Plus, and it’s a pretty good one bringing offering four PS4 titles. Check out the line up below: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PS4) LIMBO (PS4) Sound Shapes (PS4, PS3, PSV) Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones (PS4, PS3, PSV) God of War: Ascension (PS3) CastleStorm (PS3, PSV) These games will become available to download for free when the store updates on August 4th. If you haven’t downloaded or added the titles for July to [...]
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    Quick Daily Review #176: Rain Man (1988)

    July 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

    Rain Man (1988) I grew up an only child for all intents and purposes, but I have a brother with mental disabilities who is quite a bit older than me, so in a weird and very fitting way, this movie hits very close to home. Now, my own brother doesn’t have the gifts for memory that Dustin Hoffman’s Rain Man character here displays, and my dad isn’t some super rich guy leaving behind a sweet ride and a big secret so that’s about where the similarities end. Hoffman’s character is a sad [...]
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    The Backlog Volume # 28 – Sunset Overdrive

    July 29, 2015 // 2 Comments

    Platform: Xbox One Publisher: Microsoft Studios Developer: Insomniac Games Genre(s): Third Person Shooter/Action-Adventure Released: October 28, 2014 ESRB Rating: [...]
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    It has been a while since I’ve wrote about Destiny for the site, but I haven’t stopped playing it. In fact, I still play it at least a little bit every single day. Right now is kind of a shaky time in Destiny though. We still have over a month and a half until the release of The Taken King. So while there is excitement on the horizon, right now things are just sort of meh for many of us. We’ve done Prison of Elders, and ultimately the rewards there just are not worth it. [...]
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    Quick Daily Review #175: Seven (1995)

    July 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

    Seven (1995) Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt play detectives in a city that never stops raining in this modern neo-noir classic. Pitt is young and aggressive here, and wants to barrel through the boring minutia of every day police work. Morgan Freeman however, is the picture of patience, pouring over evidence night after night, sometimes falling asleep at the local library. They are on the hunt after a  seriously deranged serial killer who appears to be using the “Seven Deadly Sins” as his [...]
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    WWE RAW 7/27/15 Preview: Owens Unleashed

    July 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

    Tonight WWE RAW rolls in to Oklahoma City, and as always WWE hasn’t announced anything for tonight’s show… because that would just make too much sense. I know I harp on that all the time, but I really don’t understand why they don’t announce stuff days or a week in advance. It’s a three hour show, you should have some idea of what you’re doing well in advance and use it to generate interest and create hype. Basic stuff. At any rate, here’s what [...]
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    Musical Monday: Wicked – Popular

    July 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

    Synopsis courtesy of Broadway.com: A vivid reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz, Wicked spotlights the untold stories of Oz’s most famous (or infamous) characters, namely the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good. The show follows green-skinned star Elphaba from birth to college and through the life-changing events which eventually label her “wicked,” introducing spoiled rich girl Glinda, local prince and heartthrob Fiyero and even the Wizard of Oz [...]
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    Quick Daily Review #174: Blow (2001)

    July 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

    Blow (2001) Years ago when I was a teenager at a high school football game, some random girl told me I “looked like that guy from Blow”…. Now aside from sporting the same hair style at the time, it was the most untrue, but also most flattering compliment I have ever received about my own personal appearance. I just rewatched this movie the other night, and the thought occurred to me while this movie is perfectly in my wheelhouse in terms of style, plot, and soundtrack, is this as good [...]
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    Big Jake (1971) “You can call me father. You can call me Jacob, or you can call me Jake. You can call me a dirty son of a bitch. But if you ever call me daddy again, I’ll finish this fight.” Welcome to a special Sunday Morning Westerns installment of my Quick Daily Reviews column here on TVE. Today I’m taking a look at a guilty pleasure, childhood favorite kind of movie starring none other than the Duke himself (John Wayne for this taking notes)Richard Boone (Have Gun Will Travel) and [...]
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    Quick Daily Review #172: The Gunman (2015)

    July 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

    The Gunman (2015) This is strictly a matter of personal taste, but I prefer my shoot em’ up style action flicks to be light on the preachy politics and heavy on the ass kicking suspense. Now, I realize any movie starring Sean Penn is going to be heavy on the former. I found I could mostly ignore that though. Penn here plays a government assassin who has been put out to pasture after a big job down in the Congo. In the years since that job he has had to cut off all contact with his fiancée, [...]
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    In Defense Of Hulk Hogan

    July 24, 2015 // 2 Comments

    You know something stupid has happened when I’m having to defend Hulk Hogan of all people. I don’t say that because Hogan has been some standard of values, because the guy is just a horrible person. He’s a fraud, a joke, a delusional and pathological lair, an adulterer, and so on and so on. He’s also now a big racist, apparently. WWE has terminated the contract of Hulk Hogan, removing him as a judge on Tough Enough and thoroughly scrubbing their website of him and [...]
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    Review: The Witcher III – Wild Hunt (PC)

    July 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

    The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt (PC [Reviewed], Xbox One, PS4) Developer(s): CD Projekt RED Publisher: CD Projekt RED Genre(s): Open world, Action RPG Released: May 19, 2015 ESRB Rating: M – Mature This gaming series has been a frustration for me. Frustrating because I have played and tried each game in this series and did my darnedest to fall in love with the games and just couldn’t because some of the gameplay and combat mechanics were not to my liking. I just couldn’t get on board [...]

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