E3 2015: What Can We Expect From Gaming’s Biggest and Best Expo?

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E3 is the Cannes or the Oscars of the video gaming world, and as such it’s with excitement that we can say that 2015’s convention is nearly here. Taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Centre between the 16th and 18th of June, the event, hosted by the Entertainment Software Association, looks like it’s going to be a rip roaring … Read More

Pop Culture BeastE3 2015: What Can We Expect From Gaming’s Biggest and Best Expo?

Album Review: Shane Mauss “My Big Break”

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The thirty-five year old stand up has been performing for over ten years and in that time has had many late night television spots, albums and comedy specials. His brand of comedy is more finely tuned than others his age and his latest album is no exception. My Big Break marks the third album from the Wisconsin-born comedian. The title … Read More

Kaitlynn E-A SmithAlbum Review: Shane Mauss “My Big Break”

What’s out today on Blu-ray: 05/26/2015 Scream Factory Double Features, The Merchant of Four Seasons

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Empire of the Ants / Jaws of Satan Double Feature Empire of the Ants is a 1977 film directed by Bert I Gordon; many of whose other films ended up on MST3K. Much like them, this film does not disappoint in being hilarious. It features a pre-Dynasty Joan Crawford as a realtor hustling Florida swampland. She takes a boatload of … Read More

Adam RuhlWhat’s out today on Blu-ray: 05/26/2015 Scream Factory Double Features, The Merchant of Four Seasons

Summer Fun: Udderbelly and Wonderground

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Summer is about fun, and Underbelly Productions is bringing it to London. While most of us have dreary jobs, at, oh, let’s say, a slaughterhouse, an offshore oil rig, the RNC, the people at Underbelly Productions run festivals and events across the UK that give the public a chance to see improvised musicals, cabaret, circus acts, something called “laser ass … Read More

Martina O'BoyleSummer Fun: Udderbelly and Wonderground

DVD Review: Zombeavers

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Zombeavers is a completely enjoyable horror comedy about a group of college-age kids who go to a cabin for the weekend and are attacked by undead beavers. It sounds ridiculous, I know, and it is. But it’s a whole hell of a lot of fun. The film creates just the right tone, where the comedy is actually funny without being … Read More

Michael DohertyDVD Review: Zombeavers

Theatre Review: American Idiot – Los Angeles

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Next stop Jingletown as the fine folks at Glory|Struck bring American Idiot back to Los Angeles in an immersive warehouse show that should be at the top of your must see list. You can call me a doubter if you want because, and this is full disclosure, I had no interest in seeing a musical based on a Green Day album, … Read More

Garon CockrellTheatre Review: American Idiot – Los Angeles

Criterion Review – The Rose

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New on Blu-ray Tuesday, Criterion Collection is releasing The Rose. This is the film that served as Bette Midler’s first big screen debut and also landed her a best actress nomination in 1979. If the plot appears like a fictionalized version of the Janis Joplin story it’s because that seems to be the case; with Midler’s Rose character being created … Read More

Adam RuhlCriterion Review – The Rose

RUMORS: Asa Butterfield is #SpiderMan?

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Latino Review broke the story today that Ass Butterfield is going to be playing the Sony/Marvel Spidey hybrid that everyone has been clamoring for since we heard about the news that Sony loaned out Spiderman a few months ago.  Here’s the LR breakdown: Asa Butterfield is Spider-Man. We’ve been sitting on this information since Friday but can confirm now, that his … Read More

TrehernRUMORS: Asa Butterfield is #SpiderMan?

CD Review: Keep Calm And Salute The Beatles

Michael DohertyAlbum Review, Music1 Comment

Keep Calm And Salute The Beatles

Keep Calm And Salute The Beatles, a new compilation of Beatles covers, features a pretty incredible selection of artists including Judy Collins, David Clayton-Thomas and Leo Sayer. Especially exciting is the inclusion of Jack Bruce, who died in October. His version of “Eleanor Rigby” is his last recording, and so this album is worth owning for that alone. Plus, I’m … Read More

Michael DohertyCD Review: Keep Calm And Salute The Beatles

Rainbow Six Siege Release Date Announced

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Rainbow Six game. It’s been more than seven years since Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2, the most recently released game in the long running series, hit store shelves. After a false start with the now cancelled Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots, the newest entry has an official release date. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is coming to … Read More

Jason ArriolaRainbow Six Siege Release Date Announced

Kickstarter News: Video Games

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It’s been a busy couple of weeks on the crowdfunding website, Kickstarter. A lot of interesting projects have popped up and a tale of internet trolling at its worst (finest?) have brushed through, so I’m going to recap the ones that caught my attention the most. Keep in mind, I’m not telling you to go shove your money at these … Read More

Jason ArriolaKickstarter News: Video Games

Open-World Survival Game With Friggin’ Dinosaurs!

Jason ArriolaGames, Video Games1 Comment


What’s been severely lacking in my life as an adult gamer has been the fulfillment of one of my childhood fantasies – playing with dinosaurs. Sure, there’s been some games that have tried to capture the magic. Dynowarz: The Destruction of Spondylus tried to fill the void by letting you play as space-marine guy who got to control giant dinosaur robots, but was rather … Read More

Jason ArriolaOpen-World Survival Game With Friggin’ Dinosaurs!

The Art of the Cartoon

Martina O'BoyleComics, Miscellaneous, ReviewsLeave a Comment


Cartooning as an art form, especially that of the political bent, achieved renewed prominence earlier this year. While there may be many a fan-boy argument about the differences in comics versus graphic novels, both by now have evolved into a very different animal from the cartoon. Cartoons can be political (just ask the French), or silly, child-friendly or even come … Read More

Martina O'BoyleThe Art of the Cartoon

Film Review: Our Man In Tehran

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Our Man In Tehran

Our Man In Tehran is a fascinating documentary about the hostage situation in Iran in 1979, and specifically about the plan to get the six people who had escaped the embassy out of that country. It features interviews with many of the key players, including hostages, those who were in hiding, and the folks who created and executed the plan … Read More

Michael DohertyFilm Review: Our Man In Tehran