EPISODE 100 – Kingsman, Valiant Hearts, Brothers, 2015 Oscar Predictions – 22nd Feb. 2015

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It’s a MEGA-SIZED show this week as the whole crew celebrates Episode 100! Shane, Jason, Terry and Ben open the show with some recaps of some movies they’ve seen before discussing the big Spider-Man and Bethesda E3 news and playing a little VS!
In the third segment, Shane is joined by Jason M and Jackie to talk about #IDARB, Valiant Hearts and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
And to wrap it up, the guys make their 2015 Oscar Predictions and review the surprisingly excellent action film Kingsman: The Secret Service!

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01:40 – Unbroken
11:00 – The Gambler
17:25 – The Theory of Everything
23:52 – Spiderman joining the MCU
34:11 – Bethesda coming to E3 2015! Fallout 4?
39:39 – VS.
56:33 – #IDARB
01:01:39 – Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
01:11:26 – Valiant Hearts
01:27:25 – 2015 Oscar Predictions
01:49:24 – Kingsman: The Secret Service

Thanks for listening, gals and pals! Join us next week for the 2015 Oscar Results and our reviews of The Order 1886 and Jupiter Ascending.

Ep. 099 – The Gambler, Unbroken, Transistor – 9th Feb. 2015

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In the lead up to Episode 100, Shane, Jason and Jason gather around the mics to review some more Oscar-nominated films including Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and  The Gambler featuring Mark Wahlberg and John Goodman. The guys also talk some Transistor and some Movie Backlog films including The Godfather, 47 Ronin and Fast & Furious 6.

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02:06 – Transistor
08:24 – The Gambler
17:08 – The Godfather
21:43 – 47 Ronin
27:00 – Fast & Furious 6
31:06 – Unbroken

Thanks for listening, fellow addicts! Join us next week for our very special Bonus Episode discussing the entire series of The Legend of Korra! Then join us the following week for our big Episode 100 celebration!

Ep. 095 – Halo 5: Guardians, Into The Woods, Games of 2015 – 10th Jan. 2015

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2015 is in full swing as Shane, Jason H, Ben and Jason M dive into the musical extravaganza that is Into The Woods. Shane and Jason M dive deeper into the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta and then the gang looks ahead to all the big games coming out in 2015!

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01:55 – Into The Woods
24:36 – Titanic
26:00 – Fast & Furious 5
28:13 – Halo 5: Guardians MP Beta [Second Impressions]
41:35 – Games of 2015

Thanks for listening once again, guys and girls! Tune in next week for our reviews of Birdman and Taken 3 and our final thoughts on the last week of the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta.

Ep. 089 – Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1, Far Cry 4, Pokemon, Sunset Overdrive – 29th Nov. 2014

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It’s all about the GAMES this week as Shane, Jason, Jason and Nicole gather around the sacred microphones to perform the reviewing ritual on a variety of highly-anticipated pieces of entertainment. In the first segment the gang kicks it off in the open-world of Kyrat in Far Cry 4. Shane then tells tale of his adventures in the Awesome-pocalypse in Sunset Overdrive. And the boys venture back to the Hoenn region in the remakes, Pokemon: Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.

And in the second segment, Jason H and Nicole (with a bit of Ben & Terry sprinkled in) provide their thoughts on Jennifer Lawrence in the latest instalment of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1.

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03:38 – Far Cry 4
22:29 – Sunset Overdrive
29:04 – Pokemon
40:05 – Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1

Thanks for listening this week, fellow addicts! Join us next weekend for our reviews of the Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence film Serena and Double Fine’s tactical RPG Massive Chalice!

Ep. 086 – Interstellar, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, The Evil Within – 8th Nov. 2014

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It’s another blockbuster episode this week as Shane, Jason H, Jason M and Terry orbit the mics to review several games including Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, The Evil Within, Fantasia: Music Evolved and more!

Then buckle in for a discussion of galactic proportions as the guys attempt to review Interstellar, a sci-fi epic that has the crew very divided.

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01:18 – The Evil Within
18:35 – Fantasia: Music Evolved
24:17 – Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
34:38 – Steamworld Dig
39:43 – Interstellar
01:07:37 – Interstellar SPOILERS

Thanks for listening once again, awesome addicts! Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to catch our thoughts on Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive and John Wick.

Ep. 085 – PAX Australia 2014 – 3rd Nov. 2014

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The guys trip it down to Melbourne this week for PAX Australia 2014! Join Shane, Jason H, Jason M, Terry and now-official PAX Correspondent Adam Rida as they discuss the latest and greatest games from the show floor!

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From AAA titles to indie darlings, from console classics to the latest tabletop experiences, the guys spend a whole 3 days covering the whole damn thing! Plus Shane and Jason H interview some Aussie indie devs from the show floor including League of Geeks, Cardboard Keep and Thomas Janson.

Thanks for listing guys! Join us next week for our reviews of Interstellar, Fantasia: Music Evolved, The Evil Within and much more!

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

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

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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!

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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??

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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!

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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.