This 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
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.
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
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! In 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!
02:59 – TMNT
25:58 – Boyhood
52:29 – Summer Movie Wager Results
01:05:27 – Survival of The Nerdiest
01:11:51 – VS.
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.
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
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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!
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.
04:00 – Snowpiercer
21:33 – Eyes Wide Shut
42:08 – A Few Good Men
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.
02:20 – Robin Williams Tribute
12:00 – The Hundred-Foot Feet
29:00 – Mulan
37:34 – Gamescom 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.
02:09 – 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
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.
03:00 – 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
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.
In 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.