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Ric’s Netflix Picks: “How to Be a Man”

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What is the most important thing a father can teach his son? How to be a man. Mark McCarthy (Gavin McInnes), a former comedian, has just discovered that he is dying. Not wanting… Continue reading

How to Make a Wonder Woman Movie (As Told by a Dude)

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“We need one!” “The world is not ready for one!” “It cannot be done right!” There has been a lot written about the prospect of a Wonder Woman movie; a lot, possibly too… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Mean Girls”

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Are you a lady between the ages of 19 and 31? Chances are, you love Mean Girls. Sixteen-year-old Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) has just started public school for the first time and wants… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Guild”

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What happens when your gaming life meets your real life? Watch The Guild. Codex (Felicia Day), the online gaming persona of Cyd Sherman, has come to the realization that her offline life, better… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Somebody Up There Likes Me” (2012)

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How much of a story can you tell, when there isn’t much to tell? Enough. Max Youngman (Keith Poulson) is an awkward man. Over the course of his life, he aloofly stumbles in… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Boondocks”

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“Excuse me! Everyone, I have a brief announcement to make…” “Jesus was black, Ronald Reagan was the devil, and the government is lying about 9/11.” Welcome to Woodcrest, a white-washed town with few… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Iron Sky”

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If you don’t learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it. In 2018, the President of the United States decides to begin sending new missions to the moon, in order to help… 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

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

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

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Red State”

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Guess what I have under this sheet? Hate and insanity for everyone!!! Three midwestern teenagers, Travis (Michael Angarano) and his two friends, answer an online ad for a woman willing to have group… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Boondock Saints”

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YOOOOOOOU!!! …will watch this movie! While attending mass, Connor (Sean Patrick Flanery) and Murphy MacManus (Norman Reedus), a pair of Irish-American brothers, hear the story of a woman who was killed while her… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Sexy Evil Genius”

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We all have one crazy ex. She was theirs. Three strangers find themselves having drinks together at a bar, at the behest of their mutual ex-girlfriend, Nikki (Katee Sackhoff). They quickly take up… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Gasland”

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Need to get the fire started? Just add water. We are running low on the most commonly used fossil fuels; the energy crisis is real, and many companies around the world are trying… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Dredd”

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 Who am I? I am the Law! Welcome to Mega-City One, the east coast hub of a future dystopian United States. Here, the law is upheld by the Judges of the Justice Department,… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “There Will Be Blood”

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I’m an oil man. The rest are speculators. What are you? It’s 1898 and Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) has just decided to enter the oil drilling business. An unfortunate accident leaves one of… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Do-Deca-Pentathlon”

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Do you think competing in a triathlon is difficult? Try a Do-Deca-Pentathlon. In 1990 teenage brothers Mark (Steve Zissis) and Jeremy (Mark Kelly) competed in a 25-event competition to determine who was the greatest… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: Preparing for The Twelfth Doctor – Peter Capaldi

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A few short weeks ago, Doctor Who fans were all treated to something special — The Day of The Doctor. This spectacular 50th Anniversary episode featured something remarkable — a future Doctor. For a fleeting… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Red Dawn” (2012)

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What’s the price of freedom? Well, it isn’t cheap. U.S. Marine Jed Eckert (Chris Hemsworth) returns to his hometown of Spokane, Washington to see his brother, Matt (Josh Peck), and their father. When… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Missions: Impossible”

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Can you do the impossible? No, but Ethan Hunt can. The Mission: Impossible franchise, spanning two TV series and four movies with a fifth in the works, is clever and action-packed. Chronicling the adventures of… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: Preparing for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (Pt. 4)

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By now you should feel pretty damn prepared for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. For the final installment of this series, we shall have a battle of the doctors, as we set… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Jeff, Who Lives at Home”

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Can you find your purpose in life from your mother’s couch? Sure, if you follow the signs. Meet Jeff (Jason Segel). He is 30 years old, unemployed and lives at home. Drawing inspiration… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: Preparing for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (Pt. 3)

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It’s time for Part III of Snippet Studio‘s preparation for The Desolation of Smaug! Today’s journey takes us to one of the supporting actors, James Nesbitt. He does not play a big role in The… Continue reading

Ric’s Reactions to “The Day of The Doctor”

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Warning: Spoilers for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special Below “Everybody lives, Rose! Just this once – everybody lives!” Wow! First off, I have to say that I really enjoyed The Day of… Continue reading