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


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!

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


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. 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. 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.

Ep. 066 – E3 2014 Part 2: Nintendo Press Conference, How To Train Your Dragon 2 – June 21 2014


It’s another week and another phenomenally fantastic episode on The Awesome Addiction as your host Jason “Not-Shane” Hendrickx brings the girl power of the Sister’s Haering, Megan and Nicole, to continue the discussions on gaming’s biggest conference, E3. This time discussing Nintendo’s offerings during the Expo. The guys discuss the overall conference as well as stunning announcements like Legend of Zelda U, Super Smash Brothers, Hyrule Warriors and Splatoon for the Wii U. Are these titles enough to warrant a purchase of a Wii U console? Super Smash Bros

The excitement and awesomeness continues as Not Shane and the Sisters discuss the return of Hiccup and Toothless in Dreamworks’ epic sequel, How To Train Your Dragon 2. Did it have the same impact on audiences as the first one did? Are the dragons really just big cats? Did the trailer really ruin the film? All of this and more will be answered!



01:50 – E3 2014, The Nintendo Conference
37:30 – How To Train Your Dragon 2

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Thanks for listening to our Awesome show this week guys, stay tuned for next week as the guys tackle a viewing and review of Lars Von Triers’ new shocking dramatic film, Nymph()maniac: Volume 1 and the Coen Brother’s latest film, Inside Llewyn Davis.

Ep. 065 – E3 2014, The Fault In Our Stars, Edge of Tomorrow – 14th June 2014


Welcome to a HUUUGE episode this week on The Awesome Addiction, so kick back, relax and listen to our amazing voices as we cover some interesting and exciting games and movies.

In the first segment Jason H, Jason M and the Sisters Haering (Megan and Nicole) discuss every gamer’s favourite time of the year, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 in all of it’s glory. From announcements like Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, The Halo: Master Chief Collection to Rainbow Six: Siege, Call of Duty: Andvanced Warfare and White Night and Abzu, the guys discuss the highlights and disappointments of this year’s biggest gaming event. Also, are you missing the sound of Shane’s voice, we are too so we have a special surprise for you: Shane sends us a message from his European holiday to give his thoughts and ideas for this year’s E3!



In the second segment we get our tissues and handkerchief’s ready as Jason H, Ben, Terry and Megan review the movie adaptation of Jon Green’s novel, The Fault In Our Stars starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. Was it the tear-fest it is hyped up to be??



The movie madness continues as Jason H, Ben, Terry and Megan review the new Doug Liman action, sic-fi film, Edge of Tomorrow starring the amazing, the phenomenal, the brilliant, the “Cruise Missile” himself, Tom Cruise and the beautiful and talented Emily Blunt. Was it a brilliant film or was it a disappointment?? Spoilers: It was awesome!

edge of tomoz0:03:20 – E3 2014
1:20:22 – Shane’s Message
1:24:53 – The Fault In Our Stars
1:46:52 – Edge of Tomorrow

Thanks for listening to our epic show this week fellow Addicts. Stay tuned next week as we review some exciting new movies and games including the new Dreamworks film How To Train Your Dragon 2.