Monthly Archives: January 2016

Staff Writer | Sitting in a Dark Room with Strangers

2015 got me back into movies in a big way. I’ve always been a movie buff but there was a time from 2011 to Jurassic World where I wasn’t really watching anything. This year I got back into movies with a vengeance. I saw a little more than fifty movies this year in the theaters, so I think I have pretty good feel for the good, the bad, and the disappointments of 2015. Continue reading

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Guest Blog| Timeless Gaming: the lure of retro games

They say you can’t go back.  Usually “they” are referring to specific life event:  high school, the first car, or that one sweet summer where everything was perfect.   Gamers can’t go back either.  Once or twice a year a friend or two proposes to hook up that old NES or Genesis console and do some hard core retro gaming to relive the “good old days” when   games were innocent and pure and brand new.  Everyone’s list is different, but there are some games that appear on more lists than others: Battletoads, Bionic Commando, Blaster Master, Final Fantasy, and Super Mario Bros are just a few of these. All were very good games for their time.  I admit that I have attempted to do a little retro-gaming from time to time, but more often than not I end up disappointed and bored after an hour or two into what was supposed to be an all night gaming session. Continue reading

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 49, OG Hitmen

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In which, Tracy and Kurt discuss the similarities and differences of Kingsman: The Secret Service and John Wick.  They discuss Samuel L. Jackson’s inconsistent speech impediment, and the dangers of messing with Keanu Reeves’ dog.  Andrew is out sick, and Tracy had a crash course in audio editing this week.

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Saturday Review: Secret Wars #9

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Secret Wars (Marvel)
Written by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Esad Ribic

 

For those who haven’t been keeping up, the world ended. At least for a very short moment, until it was remade into Battleworld by God Doom. Then a bunch of other stuff happened and we all find ourselves in issue 9 of an 8 part mini-series. And no, that’s not a typo. Secret Wars #9 is the final chapter of an eight issue summer event (the term applies rather loosely at this point). Needless to say this was a fitting, if odd, ending to Marvel’s most recent universe reshaping.
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