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Ric’s Netflix Picks: “A Bag of Hammers”

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When is it time to start growing up? When you have children, I guess. Alan (Jake Sandvig) and Ben (Jason Ritter) are two childish car thieves who refuse to grow up despite the… Continue reading

Fall TV Preview: What’s New on FOX & CBS

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Every season new shows premiere and are met with mixed reviews. It’s always a pain to sift through them all and figure out what’s worthwhile.  I’m here to save you the hassle by… Continue reading

Healthier Option “Satisfries” Arrive at Burger King

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The latest fast food attempt at “healthier” eating has arrived at Burger King, and it has come in the form of the all-new Satisfries! Satisfries are an alternative to the traditional French Fries… Continue reading

The Era of Netflixing: How a Modern Audience Engages Television

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In my teenage years I worked in the kitchen of a family restaurant, first as a dishwasher and then eventually as a cook for about six years or so. In my earlier years… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Wilfred”

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How do you know you have a proper grip on reality? You don’t. Ryan Newman (Elijah Wood), having survived a failed suicide attempt, answers a knock on his front door. His neighbor, Jenna… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Best and The Brightest”

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What would you do to get your kid into a good college? What about a good kindergarten? Jeff (Neil Patrick Harris) and Sam (Bonnie Somerville) have just moved to New York City and… Continue reading

Fast Food: McDonald’s Mighty Wings

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It’s been a few weeks since I’ve taken to this blog to chronicle my fast food adventures, but the gap has been for good reason. There was a period of silence for fast… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “It’s a Disaster”

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Are you prepared for a major calamity? No, you’re not. Welcome to It’s a Disaster. Four couples awkwardly gather for brunch and catch up, as old friends do. Just as they have all… Continue reading

Twitter, Second Screens, Piracy, and Why I’ll Never Be A Good Movie Blogger

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If you pay attention to the insular, yet oddly connected, lives of movie bloggers then you’re as pathetic as I am on Twitter. These people are like my celebrities. I skim right past… Continue reading

Movie Review: “The Spectacular Now”

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Based on a book by Tim Tharp of the same name, The Spectacular Now tells the story of Sutter Keely (Miles Teller). He’s the life of every high school party. He has everything… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Warriors”

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“Warriors… Come out to plaaaaaaa-aaay.” The Warriors is a late 70s street gang, cult classic. The Warriors, a Coney Island-based gang, are invited to an unarmed gang summit in the Bronx. The leader… Continue reading

Mobile Gaming: “Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time”

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The original Plants vs. Zombies was one of the classic must-have games for your mobile device. It’s a stationary tower defense game in which you must defend your home from waves of zombies… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Pill”

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How well do you know someone after just one night? Not very well. Fred (Noah Bean) is about to find out more than he ever wanted. After having an unprotected one-night stand with… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “This Film is Not Yet Rated”

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“Who watches the watchmen?”  – Juvenal No one. This is what director Kirby Dick attempts to show about the Motion Picture Association of America‘s rating system in his 2006 documentary This Film is… Continue reading

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