Ep. 076 – Magic in the Moonlight, Diablo III, The Spectacular Now – 30th Aug. 2014


It’s another ULTRA-MEGA 4 part show this week as Shane, Jason, Terry and Ben orbit the mics to discuss a plethora of games and films!

Before Shane kicks the show off, he takes the time to give some well-deserved praise to Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra, a show you NEED to be watching! In the first segment the boys review Woody Allen’s latest movie Magic in the Moonlight starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone. In the second segment, the boys have been playing quite a few games including Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, Yoshi’s Island, Unturned, Space Engineers and Cards Against Humanity.

And in the third segment prepare yourselves for the return of VS and Survival of The Nerdiest, followed by a review of 2013′s The Spectacular Now starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller in the fourth segment.

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02:25 – Shane’s fanboy love-fest for The Legend of Korra
05:45 – Magic in the Moonlight
25:36 – Unturned
34:45 – Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition
42:13 – Space Engineers
56:22 – Yoshi’s Island
01:00:18 – Cards Against Humanity
01:04:58 – Survival of The Nerdiest
01:13:57 – VS.
01:30:51 – The Spectacular Now

Thanks for listening this week, fellow addicts! Join us next week for our reviews of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Boyhood. Plus, we’ll have the results of the Summer Movie Wager and boy is it coming down to the wire!

Ep. 075 – Snowpiercer, A Few Good Men, Eyes Wide Shut – 24th Aug. 2014


It’s an episode filled to the brim with quality this week as Shane, Jason and Ben sit down to review three very well-regarded films. In the first segment, Chris Evans takes centre stage in the post-apocolyptic 2013 drama Snowpiercer. And in the second Tom Cruise spearheads both of Shane’s Pile of Shame films, Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut and Rob Reiner’s A Few Good Men.

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04:00 – Snowpiercer
21:33 – Eyes Wide Shut
42:08 – A Few Good Men

Thank you very much fellow addicts for tuning in! Join us next week for Woody Allen’s next film, Magic in the Moonlight and another 2013 film The Spectacular Now.

Ep. 074 – Gamescom 2014, Robin Williams Tribute, The Hundred-Foot Journey – 16th Aug. 2014


Prepare yourselves for an episode packed with flavours for everyone. To kick it off this week Shane, Jason H, Ben and returning champion Kim Bender pay tribute to Robin Williams by sharing their fondest memories of his films.

In the second segment, Shane and Ben give their thoughts on Helen Mirren in the second food-porn film of 2014, The Hundred-Foot Journey, and Ben also tells us what he thought of his first viewing of Disney’s Mulan.

And to wrap it up, they crew discusses all the exciting announcements out of Gamescom 2014 including the wildly controversial Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox exclusivity deal.

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02:20 – Robin Williams Tribute
12:00 – The Hundred-Foot Feet
29:00 – Mulan
37:34 – Gamescom 2014

Thanks for listening once again, awesome addicts! Join us next week for Chris Evans in Snowpiercer and some Pile of Shame films.

Ep. 073 – Guardians of The Galaxy, VS, Survival of The Nerdiest – 10th Aug. 2014


In one of our best episodes yet, Shane, Jason H, Jason M and Ben review Marvel’s latest sci-fi epic Guardians of The Galaxy. How does it compare to Marvel’s latest accomplishments?

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And in the second segment, the guys play our favourite game, VS, followed by our newest invention Survival of The Nerdiest. Can Jason Mirah defend his title?

02:41 – Guardians of The Galaxy review
29:14 – VS
43:00 – Survival of The Nerdiest

Thanks for listening fellow addicts! Subscribe to the podcast and join us again next week when we review Hundred Foot Journey, Ben’s Pile of Shame film, Mulan, and much more!

Ep. 072 – Lucy, Mario Kart 8, VS – 2nd Aug. 2014


Strap your brains in for a fulfilled episode this week as your Addict Master and Mr. Movies call upon Jason ‘The Animazing’ and Nicole ‘The FemShep of Podcasting’ Haering to talk both games and movies.

In the first segment, the crew review Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman in Luc Besson’s latest flick Lucy. In the second segment, the guys turn their attention to some gaming news about EA Access as eel as their thoughts on Mario Kart 8 and indie puzzle platformer Lifeless Planet. And to wrap it up, Shane challenges the guys with some VS before introducing a completely new game: Survival of The Nerdiest!

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01:50 – Lucy Review
37:42 – EA Access Discussion
43:00 – Mario Kart 8
49:09 – Lifeless Planet
53:33 – VS.
01:03:24 – Survival of The Nerdiest

Join us next week for an out-of-this-world review of Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy and possibly an Australian film These Final Hours.

Ep. 071 – Hercules, The World’s Fastest Indian – 26th July 2014


This week on The Awesome Addiction, Shane, Terry and Ben gather around the mics to review Dwayne Johnson in the latest Hercules film. Does it rock?
And in the second segment, the boys revisit 2005′s The World’s Fastest Indian starring Sir Anthony Hopkins in one of his best performances.

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01:48 – Dawn of The Planet of The Apes CATCH-UP
08:49 – Hercules Review
25:09 – Hercules SPOILERS
36:37 – The World’s Fastest Indian Review

Join us next week for our reviews of Scarlett Johansson in Lucy and Phillip Seymour-Hoffman and Rachel McAdams in A Most Wanted Man.

Ep. 070 – High School Musical, Transistor, Super TIME Force – 19th July 2014


This week on The Awesome Addiction, Shane, Jason M, Megan and Nicole dive into the games in the first segment with a lengthy discussion on Super TIME Force, Transistor, Persona 3, Visceral Clean-Up Detail and much more!

And in the second segment, Jason H and Ben jump in to review 2006′s Disney hit High School Musical. You might be surprised what the guys thought.

fondos-de-pantalla-high-school-musical-show02:09 – Super TIME Force
05:45 – Transistor
14:30 – Persona 3
28:03 – Visceral Clean-Up Detail
40:22 – Games of 2014
56:51 – Inside Llewyn Davis
01:03:07 – Movies of 2014
01:08:17 – High School Musical

Thanks for listening this week guys and gals! Join us next week for more Pile of Shame movies and games!


Ep. 069 – Dawn of The Planet of The Apes, Inside Llewyn Davis – 12th July 2014


This week on The Awesome Addiction Shane and Ben ‘Mr. Movies’ Stapylton are joined by Nicole Haering to dive into the post-apocolyptic stories of Caesar and his ape friends in Dawn of The Planet of The Apes. Does it deserve its 94% Rotten Tomatoes rating?

And in the second segment, the crew catches up on the Coen Brothers’ latest film Inside Llewyn Davis. Does it also deserve its 94% Rotten Tomatoes rating? And following that, the trio takes a look back at 2014 and how it has faired movie-wise so far.

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01:32 – The Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
29:05 – Inside Llewyn Davis
44:51 – Mid-Year Review: A Look Back at 2014 so far

Thanks for listing once again guys and gals. Join us next week for a game filled episode including Super TIME Force and Guacamelee plus a Pile of Shame movie review you won’t want to miss!

Ep. 068 – Jersey Boys, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Nymphomaniac Pt. 2 – 5th July 2014


Shane makes his triumphant return to the host’s chair and to celebrate he recounts some of his trip, including his thoughts on Disneyland and House of Cards, to Jason H, Ben and Jason M in this fun filled episode.

In the first segment, The Animazing Jason Mirah has played the 2013 indie darling Gone Home and the guys return to the much loved game of VS.

In the second segment, Shane and Ben give their thoughts on Clint Eastwood’s latest film Jersey Boys and to wrap it up the guys review Part Two of Nymphomaniac and Shane catches us up with his thoughts on How To Train Your Dragon 2.

jersey-boys-501703:00 – Shane’s European stories
06:21 – House of Cards
11:02 – Gone Home
19:30 – VS.
26:58 – Jersey Boys
49:57 – Nymphomaniac Pt. 2
01:02:50 – How To Train Your Dragon 2

Thank you so much for listening fellow addicts! Join us next week for our talk on Dawn of The Planet of The Apes, Inside Llewyn Davis and Super TIME Force!

Ep. 067 – Transformers: Age of Extinction, Nymphomaniac: Vol.1 – 28th June, 2014


It’s another week Awesome Addicts and there are more movies to be reviewed, and so Jason “Not Shane” Hendrickx wastes no time in picking some important and recent movies that just need to be talked about, and so he hand-picks Ben “Mr. Movies” Stapylton to have a one-on-one discussion in a very intimate edition of The Awesome Addiction!!

In the first segment, fresh from being released, Jason and Ben discuss Michael Bay’s newest film *coughtravestycough*, Transformers: Age of Extinction starring Mark Wahlberg. What were the guys’ thoughts about this new robot-fuelled action fest? Spoilers: if you can manage to sit through it’s absurd runtime… it’s terrible.

transformersIn the second segment, Jason and Ben review a film unlike any other they have reviewed on the show; Lars Von Trier’s latest film Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1, concluding the director’s “Trilogy of Depression” which was made up of Anti-Christ and Melancholia. Discover the hardships and madness of addiction as the guys do their best to describe this artistic and dark adventure.



03:01 – Transformers: Age of Extinction
29:38 – Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac

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Thanks for listening fellow Addicts and stay tuned for next week as we welcome home our gracious Host, Shane Bailey as he returns from his European adventure with amazing stories no doubt. He will be arriving just in time for us to review Clint Eastwood’s new film, the musical Jersey Boys based on the broadway production and the story of Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons.