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

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

“Powerpuff Girls: Power Pantsed” Review

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The city of Townsville! …is very much intact. For now. Monday night’s Powerpuff Girls special on Cartoon Network was, for many of us, an emotional throwback to the show’s heyday. While the original… Continue reading

10 Reasons to Watch: “Trailer Park Boys”

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As an admitted Netflix addict, I have watched dozens of televisions series that I normally wouldn’t have come across in my everyday life. Every month or two I put my trust in the… Continue reading

“American Hustle” Review

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American Hustle is a film built on cons: the idea that people are cons, often con themselves, and con others. That’s pretty much the basis of the whole movie. Each character? A con. How these people survive and compete within the same world is what makes this movie great, because they all do it by constantly conning each other.

8 Reasons “Cheers” Should Be Your Next Netflix Commitment

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During and since its eleven-year run from 1982-1993, Cheers has been touted as an exemplum of sitcom excellence. And frankly, up until a few weeks ago, I was getting pretty tired of hearing about… 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

What’s on Netflix: “Stuck In Love”

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“A story about first loves, second chances, and the people we can’t live without.” Stuck in Love – a film that feels like the lovechild of Crazy, Stupid, Love and Smart People in that it… Continue reading

What’s on Netflix: “Drinking Buddies”

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Drinking Buddies – released just before the new year on Netflix – stars Jake Johnson (a.k.a., Nick Miller from New Girl) and Olivia Wilde as two close friends working at Revolution Brewery in… Continue reading

Corey’s 2014 Oscars Predictions

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The 2014 Oscar nominees have been announced! Naturally, there are a few surprises and a few snubs, namely the Coen brothers and Tom Hanks. On the flip side, big films like American Hustle… 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

SciFi Finally Returns to SyFy with “Helix”

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There’s been a serious drought of serious science fiction programming on the one cable network which purports to be entirely focused on the genre. Since Ronald D. Moore’s Battlestar Galactica ended in 2009,… 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