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PS+ Lineup for August 2015 Headlined By Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

July 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

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 your library, you should do that before Tuesday. Smith’s Sentiment: I’ll be all over Temple [...]

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 but honorable creature, trapped in a toddler’s mind, only capable of repeating basic information [...]

Destiny Weekly 7/28/15 – 8/3/15: Iron Banner Returns, The Shadow Thief

July 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

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. We’re in the “yeah the game is still fun, but we’re just doing the same thing and not [...]

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 inspiration, as each victim they find has been set up in grotesque manners to show exactly how they [...]

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 WWE’s website is asking about tonight’s RAW: How will The Authority maintain order this [...]

Musical Monday: Wicked – Popular

July 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Synopsis courtesy of 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 himself, a troubled man very unlike the one you may remember. As Elphaba, a passionate political activist [...]

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 as some say it is? I don’t know. I know that I like it a lot, but really the story here is a guy [...]

Q.D.R #173 – Sunday Morning Western: Big Jake (1971)

July 26, 2015 // 1 Comment

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 Maureen O’Hara once again playing Mrs. Duke. This is a very simple western, which is why it clicked [...]

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, who is now married Javier Bardeem (who plays a fellow former government spook who now runs his own [...]

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 removing all of his merchandise. They’re stopping projects with licensing involving Hogan, and [...]

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 and get excited. Until now. The third time really is the charm for me and likely a lot of other [...]
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