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The Night Of’s Broken Promises

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                The Night Of’s trailer was COMPELLING, all caps. It came replete with artsy camera angles, suggestive cuts, enticing voice overs, all the elements necessary to get the old True Detective Season 1 crowd salivating for another high-brow HBO crime show. The scope of the series was unclear, but the style and depth certainly seemed to be there. A psychologically playful did-he-or-didn’t he was foretold. The first two episodes delivered, imperfectly, upon some of the marketing’s promise. Cracks were visible. We are now on episode 6, and the series has completely lost me. The veneer of high production value and audience expectation can no longer hide a show that has the emotional and thematic depth of a Law & Order: SVU episode. What happened? Continue reading The Night Of’s Broken Promises

Dark Souls 3 colon The Podcast

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Dark Souls fanboys Deprava and Sagramore have gathered to salivate over the recently released Dark Souls 3. How do we feel about it? Only one way to find out: click play!

*Warning: bad, bad language in this one.

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Second Opinions Colon Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

 

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OK. It turns out we may have jumped the gun a bit in our earlier review podcast. After the first 20 hours, MGSV: The Phantom Pain sort of nose dives towards the end. These are our opinions.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Colon The Review

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We haven’t talked about a game in a while, but since both Deprava and I are enraptured by the newest Metal Gear Solid installment, we brushed the dust off our old gaming opinions. No spoilers here, really, so no fear. It’s just a fun-natured review of an incredible game.

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But What We Really Want to Do… 2015 Oscar Preview!

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We’re back after a noticeable, but never explained, absence to talk about the nominees for the Best Picture Oscar year 2015! That means we’re talking about Birdman, we’re talking about American Sniper, Boyhood, and Grand Budapest Hotel; We’re talking about Selma, The Imitation Game, and Whiplash.  Oh, The Theory of Everything makes a cameo, too! Listen, and enjoy.

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But What We Really Want to Do… More Summer Schlock

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Guess What? More Summer movies have come out! John tries to hold onto his sanity as we look deeper into the abyss that is big budget tentpole film.

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But What We Really Want to Do… Episode 6: Godzilla and the Curious Case of Bryan Cranston’s Hairpiece

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Next up on the Summer blockbuster list is…Godzilla! Spoilers are sort of everywhere, but nothing that will ruin your enjoyment of the movie. We discuss the monster, the people, hairpieces, and more! Tune in for a very special guest ambush by– Ellen McLain Lowrie, voice of Glados and Gypsy Danger! She joins us to talk about how this giant monster compares to Pacific Rim’s giant monsters. And also to give Sagramore a heart attack.

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But What We Really Want to Do… Episode 5: Captain America COLON The Winter Soldier and Amazing Spider-man 2

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We’re back, and this time we’re talkin’ bout blockbusters. Not video store chains that closed down, but the Hollywood movie kind. First up are the early birds: Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. There is one big spoiler, but you’ll be warned in podcast, so don’t worry. Enjoy, but if you have any problems with the podcast, please email any questions/complaints to someone who cares.

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But What We Really Want to Do… Episode 4: The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Episode 4 has arrived, fresh off the press! Actor, author, voice actor, and Moonrise Kingdom enthusiast John Patrick Lowrie stops by to discuss what’s really holding Obamacare back from reaching its enrollment targets- not really! We’re discussing Wes Anderson’s new movie, The grand Budapest Hotel! And all in just 15 minutes. It turns out when movies are perfectly decent there’s not too much to say… enjoy, spoiler free.

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But What We Really Want to Do… Episode 3: Ender’s Game

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Time for episode 3! As we’ve said before, author and voice actor John Patrick Lowrie is a space buff, so we’re sticking to the final frontier and discussing more sci-fi. Join us to talk Ender’s Game, in both its book and film incarnations. This is a discussion, not a review. There will be spoilers, and you have been warned. Enjoy!

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