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Monthly Archive: August, 2013

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Tiny Furniture”

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Are you a fan of HBO’s Girls? If so, then look no further! Tiny Furniture is the first full length feature film by Girls‘ creator, Lena Dunham. She stars as Aura, a recent… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Jekyll”

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When does an adaptation stop being an adaptation and become something more? In your search for answers, consider the BBC miniseries Jekyll. Based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, our… Continue reading

Taco Bell: Fiery Doritos Locos Taco is a Spicy New Hit

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In March 2012, the stars aligned when Taco Bell and Doritos teamed up to provide their customers with a product that combined the best that both companies had to offer: the Doritos Locos… Continue reading

So You Think You Can Trek Part II: Where, or Where do you Start?

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Having read my first article on Trekdom, you’ve decided you really have a craving to try Star Trek, but you’re not sure how to begin. Don’t worry! Everyone is a bit nervous about… Continue reading

Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” Depresses and Disappoints

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The other night I sidled up alongside my lady at the charming Avon Cinema in Providence, RI. With Cream Soda in hand, I was ready to take a chance on Woody Allen’s newest… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Lars and the Real Girl”

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Who do you star opposite Ryan Gosling to truly make his performance stand out? An anatomically correct sex doll. In Lars and the Real Girl we meet Lars Lindstrom (Ryan Gosling), an awkwardly… Continue reading

Snippets Netflix Recommendations Aug. 15-21

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What’s Ric been watching lately that’s worth your time on Netflix? Take a look at this week’s recommendations! Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey Alter Egos Safety Not Guaranteed Not Suitable For Children Battle Royale

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Battle Royale” vs. “The Hunger Games”

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Some say you cannot compare apples and oranges. Well I can and will, in a manner of speaking. Both Battle Royale and The Hunger Games feature groups of young people set to compete… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Not Suitable for Children”

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I’m your doctor. You only have four weeks to find someone to have a biological child with, or you will never have one. Go. Such is the premise of Not Suitable for Children. Due… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Safety Not Guaranteed”

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Are classified ads the appropriate place to find serious time traveling companions? No, but it does make for an adventurous premise. In Safety Not Guaranteed Darius Britt (Aubrey Plaza), a magazine intern, and her… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Alter Egos”

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Are you looking for a superhero film in the vein of summer blockbusters like Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Man of Steel and The Avengers? This is nothing like that. Alter Egos begins… Continue reading

“Elysium” Review

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Maybe I’m misremembering District 9, but I’m pretty sure it was a good movie. Sure it might blow up more humans into chunky, bloody smithereens than the average stomach should be able to stand,… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey”

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Did you enjoy watching Sesame Street as a child? Your answer is yes and therefore you should watch this insightful documentary about Kevin Clash, the performer behind Elmo. His story is an inspirational one… Continue reading

Breaking Bad: “Blood Money” Recap

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It’s interesting how much Breaking Bad  is willing to give away as we approach its end. The show has used the flashforward cold open several times before, most notably in season 2 with the pink… Continue reading

So You Think You Can Trek: Part I

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47 years. 726 episodes. 12 feature films. A plethora of action figures, toy spaceships, fan fiction, and professional paperback novels. Only a tiny handful of other franchises can even begin to compete with… Continue reading

Fast Food Feature: The War of the Pretzel Buns

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Testing the newest fast food creations that the industry has to offer has helped me realize how fanatical the American culture truly is. We have created overnight millionaires by becoming obsessed with “the… Continue reading

Trailer Reaction: “Monuments Men”

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Part of what makes Good Morning Vietnam (1987) one of my favorite war movies of all time is that it revisits the war from a fresh, interesting perspective. Robin Williams is a radio DJ… Continue reading

Corey and Liam Debate the Ending to “Bioshock Infinite”

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Corey has already written a reactionary piece, ending explanation, and secrets revealed piece all about to hit game Bioshock Infinite, in which the drunken, wayward hero has to rescue a girl from a… Continue reading

New Trailer for “Thor: The Dark World”

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Every time I think I’m getting sick of superhero movies, Marvel reminds me that they know what they’re doing. The original Thor (2011) felt almost like it was afraid to embrace the absurdities… Continue reading

Netflix: “Orange is the New Black” Review

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Orange is the New Black is the newest series released exclusively by Netflix. All 13 episodes were released on July 11. With previous successful releases such as Arrested Development and House of Cards, Orange… Continue reading

The New Doctor: The Clock Strikes Twelve

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Round the clock we go and now we’ve come full circle. On June 1st 2013 the incumbent Doctor, Matt Smith, announced that the end of his tenure was coming. By the end of… Continue reading

Mobile Gaming: “Army of Darkness: Defense”

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Oftentimes, a sophisticated level-up system is the only thing stopping an otherwise monotonous video game experience. If a game is to thrive, enemies need to grow stronger and adapt while new resources become… Continue reading

What Not to Watch: “Savages”

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It seems a reoccurring theme in my life that my movie snobbery is to be at odds with the tastes of my family. My brother loved Ghost Rider. My mother raves about Jack… Continue reading

14 Movies From 2013 You Need To Watch

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Originally posted on Thought Catalog:
With Blue Jasmine earning Woody Allen some his best reviews in years (and at least one critic calling it his best movie ever), I began to reflect on…

Fast Food Feature: Taco Bell’s Smothered Burrito

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Most people won’t admit that they eat, or even like, fast food. Yet the fast food restaurants in the United States make up a $165+ BILLION industry…so some people are clearly sneaking some… Continue reading