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At the Earth's Core, another Burroughs adaptation starring Doug McClure was a disappointing ending to the season. Peter Cushing gave an embarrassing performance. This and the Hercules movie are the two weak links of the revival. The highlights were Avalanche, Yongary, Wizards of the Lost Kingdom 2, and Carnival Magic. The rest of the episodes were still damn good making it overall a solid return for the show. Looking forward to more!
Apr 28, 2017 5:30 AM
Evan Solomon
DeschainThe Christmas That Almost Wasn't. Who thought a movie about Santa trying to pay his rent would be a good idea?


I had a lot of frustrations in with this movie. The major one being that our lawyer protagonist never decided to do his job and file a lawsuit. He could have sued the bad guy on soooo many grounds but never did. So wtf was the point of getting a lawyer in the first place?

If the lawyer just billed his clients like a responsible businessman nobody would've been in that mess. Why does Santa need to rent a place in the North Pole? Who the hell owns property and leases it out at the North Pole? And to be fair if Prune did own property and was renting it to Santa and Santa couldn't pay his rent on time, Prune had every right to evict him. The lawyer wouldn't be able to do anything about it.
Apr 27, 2017 3:52 PM
The Christmas That Almost Wasn't. Who thought a movie about Santa trying to pay his rent would be a good idea?
Apr 27, 2017 5:39 AM
Happy Alien Day everyone! : )
Apr 26, 2017 9:27 PM
I didn't have a problem with weapon degradation. In fact I prefer it to the lame crafting system of 4. I'd say NV is about equal to 3 for me. What NV lacked in exploring a big vast wasteland for the first time it made up in factions and the Vegas Strip. They're both better than 4.
Apr 26, 2017 3:38 PM
Carnival Magic was so unintentionally creepy. Hilarious episode though. Crow's impression of the monkey had me dying.
Apr 26, 2017 5:29 AM
Evan Solomon
Deschain
Evan SolomonBreath of the Wild is the best game I have ever played.

It is a damn good game. But Link to the Past takes the cake for Zelda for me.


These kinds of opinions I don't really get. Video games are art to be sure, but when looking at a game series like Zelda that is essentially a reinvention of the same story and concept I can't understand the preference to stay in the past. it's really easy to say that Fallout 4 is inferior to New Vegas; the differences are quantifiable. I can also see how some might pefer a game like Twilight Princess purely based off it's dungeons and boss design. When comparing A Link to the Past to Breath of the Wild, I don't see one aspect that A Link to the Past does better than this new entry, and I fail to see what it has to offer in place of what Botw has licked. I can see how Super Mario Sunshine could be preferable to Galaxy and I can see why someone would prefer Morrowind to Skyrim but ALTTP vs BOTW? It seems a decision based upon context and nostlagia over actual reasoning. Video games tend to age worse than any other medium and I always judge a game by how fun it is to play in the present. If you had never played a Zelda game, bought BOTW, beat it, and then played ALTTP out of curiosity, I'm sure most people in that situation wouldn't be able to cope with the steps backward. That's not to say that all games Age poorly, I just don't think Zelda games do because the iterations are too similar structurally and narratively. Of course Wind Waker is the exception to the rule. I think of all the Zelda games, that one still holds up.

I can see how comparing a modern open world exploration game to a retro top-down action RPG might be like apples to oranges but here are my personal preferences.

Right off the bat the music in LttP is catchy and iconic without ever getting repetitive while BotW barely has any music. BotW's has a few control problems for me while LttP's is just about flawless. As much as I'm enjoying BotW I can't imagine going through this entire game again because of how damn big it it is while I've played LttP countless times and probably will again. And speaking of scope BotW is huge and has plenty to do but there ar still big chunks of the map where there's not a lot in them while in LttP it felt like every screen had a purpose. (I've also heard the dungeons and boss fights in BotW aren't too memorable but I can't speak personally to that because I haven't done them yet.)
Apr 25, 2017 3:51 PM
Evan SolomonBreath of the Wild is the best game I have ever played.

It is a damn good game. But Link to the Past takes the cake for Zelda for me.
Apr 25, 2017 5:28 AM
Wizard of the Lost Kingdom II was a hilarious episode, mainly because they ragged on Melvin from Tremors. Also quite a low point for David Carradine.
Apr 25, 2017 5:27 AM
Oh Mike you crafty son of a bitch.
Apr 25, 2017 3:12 AM
Obi SpenobiTrudging through GTA III and jumping straight into Vice City has made things incredibly easy. GTA III's lack of features and clunky, dated mechanics made it way harder than I think it was meant to be. Gunplay is a nightmare. It's like training with a weight vest then finally taking it off.

Great game, though. There was a lot of nostalgia at play. An older cousin had this game when I was twelve or so, so going to their house was a magic experience. It's the only third person GTA that I'd never finished.

Are the original two worth playing at this point?

I'm a big fan of GTA 2, loved it before 3 came and made the franchise all mainstream and popular. (Adjusts my hispster glasses) The first one is kinda terrible though.
Apr 24, 2017 4:42 AM
Wizard of the Lost Kingdom was the weirdo kids fantasy movie I was waiting for this season. Surely the sequel won't be as batshit insane.
Apr 24, 2017 4:40 AM
Ok Yongary is the best episode of the season so far.

"While Godzilla is a parable about nuclear war, Yongary is a parable about copyright infringement."
Apr 23, 2017 4:33 AM
It's a decent show. Great in atmosphere and Dalton hams it up like nobody else. The show drags sometimes which makes it tedious and I was definitely more intereseted in certain storylines more than others(Dorian Gray is a chore). The last season is a hoot though.
Apr 22, 2017 9:33 PM
The Loves of Hercules is easily the weakest one so far but the Hydra scene and the title character's Italian accent make it worthwhile.

"The Herc abides..."
Apr 22, 2017 4:52 AM
Obi SpenobiFrancesca's "this one really doesn't wanna talk about Cracker Barrel" line is one of the funniest from either show.

I feel like a lot of articles and people online assume that Gus and Jimmy are going to eventually meet, but I doubt the two ever will. Saul claims in Breaking Bad that he only "knows a guy, who knows a guy, who knows a guy," which I assume is just Mike. I can't see Gus using a slimey, two-bit lawyer like "Saul", let alone needing him. I mean, look how hard Mike has to work just to get a lead on the guy.

They did meet. ;)
Apr 21, 2017 4:03 PM
Land That Time Forogt was loads of fun. Doug McClure jokes abound!
Apr 21, 2017 5:37 AM
Robin McDonaldif you didnt see season 2 can/should you watch this?

Each season is its own self-contained story with new characters.
Apr 21, 2017 3:10 AM
Abbie AnayaI have a QUESTION? Does it matter what order I watch this in? Or is it the same as in the past, meaning I can jump right into whatever and enjoy.

The first one has an extended scene at the beginning showing Jonah getting captured by the Mads but that's covered in the opening song to each episode anyway. There's a couple little jokes and nods to previous episodes but otherwise you don't really need to watch them in order.
Apr 20, 2017 3:21 PM
Just watched Starcrash. Never in my life have I let out so many exasperated, "Oh my God"s for one movie.
Apr 20, 2017 5:50 AM