Ep. 080 – The Maze Runner, Destiny, D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – 27th Sept. 2014

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Screen Shot 2014-09-27 at 12.35.03 pmThis week on The Awesome Addiction, Shane, Jason H, Terry and Ben review the teen-fiction adaptation/sausage-fest known as The Maze Runner. Is its by-the-books storytelling a good thing or a bad thing?

In the second segment, the Destiny discussion continues as both Terry and Jason pass Level 20 and Shane wonders if he’s had enough. One game he hasn’t had enough of is the Xbox One Kinect exclusive D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die. You’ll wonder why he’s interested after you hear what the game entails. And to wrap it up the guys play some Survival of The Nerdiest and VS.

02:25 – The Maze Runner
18:15 – The Maze Runner SPOILERS
29:13 – Destiny
46:37 – D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die
54:11 – Survival of The Nerdiest
01:03:50 – VS

It’s EB Expo time next week! Shane and Jason M are making the trip down to Sydney! Look forward to their their thoughts plus the guys thoughts on Denzel Washington’s new film, The Equalizer.

Ep. 079 – Destiny, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Forza Horizon 2 – 20th Sept. 2014

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Destiny is still the talk of the town this week as Jason Hendrickx rejoins the cast to tell us why he’s loving Bungie’s latest game, while after a few more hours Shane raises a few criticisms. Your host also dabbled in the Xbox One demo of Forza Horizon 2 and, as a non-raceing fan, gives his brief thoughts on the current-gen sequel.

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Then in the second segment, Ben and Jason review Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. How does it hold up after nine years of production troubles? You’ll have to listen to find out. And to round things out, Ben raises a question about how we view attractive women in films and what’s involved in critiquing them based on their looks.

01:30 – Destiny
20:45 – Forza Horizon 2 demo
24:47 – Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
52:27 – Attractive Women in films and how we critique them

Join us next week for our reviews of The Maze Runner, The Boxtrolls and the Xbox One Kinect game, D4.

Ep. 078 – Destiny, Watch Dogs, The Great Escape – 14th Sept. 2014

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The holiday of video games has begun with Bungie’s latest sci-fi epic, Destiny, kicking off the festivities. Shane invites Nicole onto the show to discuss how the game fares as one the most high profile MMO-like first-person shooters ever released, while Ben provides some interesting commentary as a huge Diablo fan.

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Shane has also dabbled in some Watch Dogs and provides his late-to-the-party thoughts on the open-world action game.

Then in the second segment, Ben hits one of his Pile of Shame films, and one of Shane’s favourites, the 1963 classic The Great Escape.

01:44 – Watch Dogs
04:41 – Destiny
34:23 – The Great Escape

Thanks for listening gals and pals! Tune in next week for some more thoughts on Destiny and some new movie reviews.

Ep. 077 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Boyhood, Summer Movie Wager – 8th Sept. 2014

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It’s all about the movies this week as Shane, Jason H, Jason M and Ben orbit the mics to review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the first segment. Cowabunga!
Screen Shot 2014-09-08 at 10.28.53 amIn the second segment, the guys review a film that can only be described as a piece of cinematic history: the 12 year epic, Boyhood.

And in the final segment, they discuss the results of the Summer Movie Wager (which you can listen to here) before rounding it out with another round of Survival of The Nerdiest and everyone’s favourite game, VS!
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02:59 – TMNT
25:58 – Boyhood
52:29 – Summer Movie Wager Results
01:05:27 – Survival of The Nerdiest
01:11:51 – VS.

Thanks for listening gals and pals! We’re diving into Bungie’s Destiny next week while Mr. Hendrickx and Ben are hitting up a Pile of Shame film of their’s, The Great Escape.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.