Ghostbusters 2016

So I went and saw Ghostbusters 2016 this weekend.

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Over what seems like the past half year I’ve heard nothing but hate for the concept of this movie. Responses ranged from the sensible “I don’t like Melissa McCarthy or Paul Feig” to the absolutely crazy notion that they are feminizing a piece of their child hood that should remain intact. People just seemed ready to dump on this before anyone had seen it. To be fair, McCarthy is a bit much to take and her roles in movies like I Spy and Tammy. She’s almost like the female Chris Farley and oddly when the buffoon is your buddy you are cool with it and when it’s a female it’s off putting.  Add to that the extreme hit and miss nature of SNL movies have (for every Waynes World there are three McGrubers) and I understand some of the initial backlash surrounding the movie.

What I have an issue with is people bashing it because of it’s female starring cast.  Statements like “feminism is destroying my childhood” to me are indicators of your own personal bias and really have no place when deciding if a film is worth the ticket price.  The thought of critical acclaim for a comedy to me is also a misnomer because it’s designed to make you laugh, not think.

Now that the movie is out the critics have eased up and some have even admitted that it’s at least entertaining.  A 73% Rotten Tomatoes score is probably a good sign seeing how much this movie was vilified before it was even released.  At the end of the day it’s a fun retelling of an old story that you shouldn’t be taking seriously anyway.

Podcast Episode 3- Story Time with Wil and Wandering the Streets

In this episode, our friend Wil stops by to talk about the lore of M:tG’s upcoming release Eldritch Moon. He weaves the magical tale of The Gatewatch on Zendikar and how they screwed things up and brought the party to Innistrad, with a little help of their friends. And this Pokemon Go! MAY get Gilmore out of the house. Maybe!

Also, Danny’s coffee, Francis vs. Evil Dead 2 as well as our normal Shenanigans!

#TeamValor #DontListenToDanny #seriously #DONTListenToDanny #HesNOTTeamValor

 

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Why Settle for the LESSER of Two Evils?

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Cthulhu. For President.

I really don’t even need to talk about the amount of awesome the card possesses. Forget the effect; forget the mechanics…hell, forget the GAME. This card is BADASS because it is. End of discussion. Your argument is invalid!  Cthulhu is like the bacon of the gaming world- EVERYTHING is better with Cthulhu. and with this farce of a political cycle, the levity is well needed and a pretty damn good idea.  (not to mention, certainly a better option than at least one of the candidate running.).

Let’s face it. The only thing that would this post more badass would be if Bruce Campbell was in it!

 

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Ah! That’s more like it!  (The Red Jacket is really a nice touch!)

I don’t think Cthulhu would make a great third party candidate, but the playing field would sure be leveled…as would the buildings…and monuments…and offices …infrastructure…people…pretty much everything! FLATTENED!

And in Washington, D.C that is called A Good Start! Wouldn’t you agree?

Podcast Episode 2 – Tracer is Really Annoying

Episode 2: We make fun of Danny for getting into Warhammer. Gilmore reviews Overwatch for the PC, Francis relives his schoolyard fights with Lunch Money. Finally, Danny shows us how big of a contagion he truly is with Plague, Inc. on Kickstarter.

Tracer must die.

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Podcast Episode 1

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Francis, Chris and Danny talk about this week in gaming.  This is a pilot episode, and we are still working the kinks out.  We manage to get into discussion on M:TG Commander, Marvel Legendary’s Captain America 75th anniversary expansion, Super Cell’s Clash Royale and John Wick’s Kickstarter wonder 7th Sea.

Check back soon for more content.