Category: Syndicated

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Assassination Nation

After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the perpetually American town of Salem, chaos decends and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves. That tagline on the cover is right on. There’s a gratuitiously long trigger warning at the beginning of the film that I really did laugh at, then went on to understand that it wasn’t entirely a joke, as all the stuff they warned you about really does happen. This was a good film, but really damn weird in all the best ways.

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A Bad Idea Gone Wrong

A comedy about two would-be thieves who accidentally arm the alarm system and have to break out of the house they just broke into. When they discover an unexpected housesitter, they suddenly have to deal with a hostage situation, double crosses, sexual tensions, and discoveries that make their difficult escape even more dubious. SXSW Special Jury Recognition for Best Ensemble. Fantastic movie about idiots getting a bad idea in their head, then doing the entire thing completely wrong, to great effect. I really enjoyed the film.

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The Kid Who Would Be King

In this epic adventure, when a bullied kid discovers Excalibur, the legendary Sword in the Stone, he and his friends (and enemies) join the wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart) to fight evil! The director’s previous film was “Attack The Block”, which was absolutely fantastic, so I didn’t hesitate to go see The Kid Who Would Be King in the theater. It was worth every damn penny I spent on my AMC A-List. There’s some changes to the Arthurian legend, but honestly at this point, who even knows about the finer details of that particular fairy tale? This was great, you should...

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The Accountant

A forensic accountant un-cooks the books for illicit clients. I’ve seen this before and enjoyed it and enjoyed it this time too. I was given the opportunity to purchase it for $5 in MS money, which is free for some people, so I now own the 4k version of this film. Yay me.

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The Punisher Season 2

Season two was better than season one, season three isn’t looking like it’s going to happen due to the shenanigans that are going on with the upcoming “Disney Plus” service.

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Punisher: The Ghosts of Innocents

The Punisher’s harassment of the Kingpin finally overrides the amusement value of hiding the man the Punisher wants to kill. The criminal is thrown to Frank Castle, who executes him via train. This does not calm the ghosts. There’s a couple different ways to portray The Punisher: 1 – He’s a crazy psychopath that had a horrendously traumatic event happen and now he’s a cold blooded murder that schemes and plots to kill the worst people in the world using the most violent and explosive methods possible. 2 – He’s a crazy psychopath that literally sees the ghosts of his...

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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia

Join Nikolaï Orelov in his search for redemption as you journey through an iconic, propaganda art style Russia in 2.5D gameplay. This was a beautiful game with a somewhat interesting premise, all ruined by absolutely confusing and frustrating controls. Not sure why they decided it was a good time to re-invent the wheel, but I gave up after the first level was completed.

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WRC 6: World Rally Championship

Authentic: 14 official rallies with the official drivers and teams, 12 Super Special Stages faithfully reproduced on a 1:1 scale, Iconic locations from real events A racing rally game, I would not have even tried it if it weren’t free. I still feel like I wasted my time, as there were no spaceships, nor lasers involved with this game. Plenty of directions to turn left 2, hard right, no break, slow, no slow, hard right, full on. I have no clue what any of that means and it wasn’t included in the tutorial, so no clue what I was supposed...

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Back to the Future: The Game

A classic Telltale game that lead to their breakout hits The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Game of Thrones, and Tales from the Borderlands I’ve played through 3/4 of the Walking Dead games, so I’m pretty well over the Telltale formula of just wandering around a scene clicking on things and hoping you figure out the black magic to move the story forward. I know this was the game that launched a dozen other games just like it, but it did nothing for me, so after a single chapter of the first episode I just gave up. RIP TTG,...