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Monthly Archive: February, 2014

A Song of Smoke, Mirrors, and Fire: “Pompeii” Movie Review

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From the maker of the Resident Evil movie franchise comes a new movie about an old story, focused with a romantic twist. Pompeii will burn, and so will the hearts of two young… Continue reading

“Godzilla” Trailer

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Holy crap, Godzilla is big. Check out the latest trailer for Gareth Edward’s reboot of Godzilla. I’m pretty in the dark on this one, so I don’t have much insight here. The trailer… Continue reading

New Music from Coldplay – “Midnight”

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Coldplay just released a new single entitled “Midnight.” There was no anticipation machine ramp up to this release, that I know of at least. Which is sort of interesting. It, of course, begs… Continue reading

Fast Food Feature: Wendy’s Ciabatta Bacon Cheeseburger

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When it comes to fast food in the United States it is abundantly clear that McDonald’s is king. McDonald’s does the most business, makes the most money, and has the iconic golden arches… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Giant Mechanical Man”

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How do you create a painting? One brushstroke at a time. After losing her job and getting evicted from her apartment, Janice (Jenna Fischer), a young 30-something having difficulty navigating the waters of… Continue reading

Facebook Paper Review

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Facebook is starting to struggle to remain relevant. Reports of young users viewing it as dead as Myspace and Friendster surely have sent Zuckerberg into a frenzy. Investors still don’t see Facebook as… Continue reading

“Device 6” Review

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Device 6 is a text based adventure game that reads like a mystery novella. It pretends to be a choose-your-own-adventure story while playing like a puzzle. In fact the whole experience is a singular… Continue reading

“Guardians of the Galaxy” Trailer

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The first trailer for Marvel’s gamble Guardians of the Galaxy just premiered on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Guardians is one of my most anticipated movies of 2014 because it sounds bananas. Also because it stars Chris… Continue reading

10 Reasons To Watch: “Hannibal”

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NBC’s Hannibal slipped by most of us unnoticed, judging by its ratings at least. That’s a shame because it might just be the most intriguing network drama since ABC’s Lost. The entire first season is now… Continue reading

The End of an Era: Derek Jeter to Hang Up His Spikes After 2014 Season

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Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Reggie Jackson and Mariano Rivera. Some of the greatest baseball players of all-time have worn the pinstripes of the New York… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Puffy Chair”

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“All this Duplass ever wanted was his chair back. It really tied the room together.” Josh (Mark Duplass) has found the perfect birthday gift for his father. It’s a comfy, purple recliner; just… Continue reading

Be Mine: What to Watch this Valentine’s Day on Netflix

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Is your Valentine’s Day 2014 looking more like Doomsday 2014? Did you wait ’til the last minute to make a reservation at her favorite restaurant to find there aren’t any left? Or did… Continue reading

Game of the Year: “The Last of Us”

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The Last of Us had quite a few expectations to live up to after being nominated for game of the year. With titles preceding The Last of Us including Uncharted 2, Mass Effect 2, Fallout 3, and other… Continue reading

Netflix is My Valentine: 10 Movies to Watch if You’re Single on V-Day

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For some people, being single and loving it is pretty easy on 364 days of the year, but once mid-Feb rolls around and it starts raining rose petals and chocolates and everything is… Continue reading

Ric’s Review: “The LEGO Movie”

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LEGO: It’s something that we all grew up playing with. It’s so pervasive, even across cultural and generational lines, that, according to various sources, there are somewhere from 62 to 86 LEGO pieces… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Untouchables”

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Welcome everybody to the wild, almost midwest. This here is our sheriff, Eliot Ness. In Prohibition Era Chicago everyone knows that Al Capone (Robert De Niro) is the bootlegging kingpin. The problem is… Continue reading

“Sherlock” Series 3 Review

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Sherlock Holmes is perhaps one of literature’s most flexible characters. Not because he is malleable, but because he is intransigent. The makeup of Sherlock is genetically permanent. His personality is beyond loud, and… Continue reading

Arrow Recap “Heir to the Demon”

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The show opens in the airport with an epic fight scene where we meet Nyssa al Ghul, the “heir to the demon”. She is portrayed by the ravishing Katrina Law. We know nothing… Continue reading

A Eulogy to Colonel Meow & Thoughts on Feline Celebrity

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Colonel Meow, marketed as a scotch-guzzling, haughty grump with an intense dislike for the insufferable Boo, died last week on January 29. He was only two years old.

Arrow – “Tremors” Episode Recap

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In an episode I have been waiting for since they cast Roy Harper in Arrow, we finally get to see the hero and Roy team up and begin to build a relationship to eventually… Continue reading

Arrow – “Blast Radius” Episode Recap

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After the insane midseason finale, Arrow finally returned to a great start and here is a look into “Blast Radius”. Oliver Oliver is back and determined to uncover the man behind the Skull… Continue reading

JK Rowling Regrets Coupling Ron And Hermione

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So. This happened. I have surprisingly strong feelings on the matter. Like so many members of my generation, Harry Potter is a series very, very close to my heart. After my mother read me the… Continue reading