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Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action (2014)

Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action (2014)
We are now days away from the Oscars, so here’s one more look at the rarer seen of the nominees: the short films, made possible of the Oscar Nominated Short showcases presented by the Academy. Like the Animated Shorts, the Live Action shorts are presented with seque material, this time featuring directors (most notably, 12 Years a Slave nominee Steve McQueen, who has made short films for most... 

Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animated (2014)

Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animated (2014)
The Oscars are nearly here. While most movie-buffs are scrambling to get those last minute viewings of some of the big Oscar contenders in, the Academy has made it a bit easier to see some of the smaller pictures that will be getting attention this weekend: the short films. Strung together in a showcase that features seques with an animated ostrich and giraffe (standing in for Buzz Lightyear and Woody... 

Robocop (2014) [Review]

Robocop (2014) [Review]
In the 1980s and ’90s, Paul Verhoven  made a career out of making blockbuster science-fiction films that also served as thinly veiled modes of social commentary. Sure, Starship Troopers has little to do with the Heinlein novel from which it gets its name, but it’s a fun popcorn flick that also comments on the thin line of falling into a fascist government, the power of propaganda, and... 

The Lego Movie [Review]

The Lego Movie [Review]
Toy adaptation movies have been going on for quite a while, but for every Clue we get a Battleship. For every Transformers we get a G.I. Joe (you decide which one is the good or bad film in that comparison). When the trailer for The Lego Movie first hit the internet, I thought it was a giant joke. After all, we’ve been treated to an ongoing series of video games and DVD movies featuring... 

Widescreen Warrior Podcast #3 – Belated Black Friday

Widescreen Warrior Podcast #3 - Belated Black Friday
Although this episode is woefully out of date, so many people have been harassing me to hear it that I figured it was worth putting it online anyway. If you haven’t noticed, the podcast (and the website as a whole) has fallen by the wayside due to some personal issues that have been developing over the past year. It’s the old adage: Life is what happens when you’re busy making other... 

Widescreen Warrior Podcast #2 – Bring the Thunder

Widescreen Warrior Podcast #2 - Bring the Thunder
This episode brings in our reviews of Ender’s Game as well as some ruminations of how this release may or may not seque into a full franchise, Marvel’s latest Avengers follow up Thor: The Dark World and how it stacks up against the first film, and Oscar contender 12 Years a Slave. We also give some insights toward a few other releases we’re hoping to catch up on or see in the... 

Widescreen Warrior Podcast #1 – Rebirth

Widescreen Warrior Podcast #1 - Rebirth
After much anticipation, the new show is born. Long term fans might not notice many changes beyond a new name, new logo, and new delivery schedule, but hopefully this rebirth will allow us to keep generating the show for some time to come. This week we kick off the new show with looks at Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, dueling disagreement over Captain Phillips, and a look at several disappointing... 

Weekly Blend #340 – The End of the Weekly Blend

Weekly Blend #340 - The End of the Weekly Blend
We’re back for one more go round as the “Weekly Blend” with a super-sized 90 minute show to make up for the delay in episodes. As we talk about in the show, expect the leap to the new show to bring back some regularity in our content and hopefully a return to a live audience. This week we give our opinions about the end of Breaking Bad and then jump back over the past month and... 

Weekly Blend #339 – The Line Thomas Won’t Cross

Weekly Blend #339 - The Line Thomas Won't Cross
The addition of Thomas to our podcast is a big part of why our show sometimes carries an explicit language tag, which is why Rafe is fascinated this week when he finally finds a verbal line that Thomas refuses to cross (Hint: It’s one of Tarantino’s favorite words). Before getting into reviews, we give a little “State of the Podcast” report, with some expected changes announced... 

Weekly Blend #338 – Get Your Ass to Mars

Weekly Blend #338 - Get Your Ass to Mars
Breaking Bad kicked into its final episodes this week and so we open the show catching up a little bit with the series – no spoilers for the latest episode but Rafe gives his take on his recently-digested completion of Season 4. This week’s show features reviews of We’re the Millers and differing opinions on Elysium – differing enough that even though both use Total Recall... 
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