Ep. 056 – The LEGO Movie, Noah – 12th Apr. 2014

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02:34 – The LEGO Movie
18:01 – Noah

This week on The Awesome Addiction, the trio of Shane, Jason H and Terry gather around the mics to review the critically acclaimed The LEGO Movie and Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, starring Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins and Emma Watson.

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Join us next week when we discuss Muppets: Most Wanted, The Grand Budapest Hotel and much more!

Ep. 055 – Captain America: Winter Soldier, MGS5: Ground Zeroes, Mr. Peabody & Sherman – 5th Apr. 2014

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03:05 – Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes
24:04 – Shadow of The Colossus
41:16 – Titanfall
49:39 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
1:30:13 – Mr. Peabody & Sherman

It’s a show of super heroic proportions again this week as the guys drench themselves in nothing but bad-ass movies and games!

In the first segment, Jason M and Nicole join Shane and Jason H to discuss whether Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is worth its asking price. Shane and Jason M have also been playing the critically acclaimed Shadow of The Colossus and they discuss whether it stands the test of time.Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 10.16.54 pm

In the second segment, Terry and Ben rejoin the cast to review Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson in Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

And to wrap it up, the guys review Mr. Peabody & Sherman, from the director of The Lion King.

Thanks for listening fellow addicts! Join us next week when we review Noah and The LEGO Movie :)

Ep. 052 – Titanfall, 300: Rise of An Empire, Monuments Men, Podcast’s 1st Birthday – 16th Mar. 2014

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03:29 – 300: Rise of an Empire
29:09 – Non-Stop
43:28 – VS.
57:32 – The Monuments Men
78:58 – Titanfall
113:44 – Birthday Speeches

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AWESOME ADDICTS!!

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It’s the podcast’s 1st Birthday, and to celebrate Shane, Jason, Ben & Terry have a mega-four-part episode for you!aa2

In the first segment, the guys review one of the big sequels of 2014, 300: Rise of an Empire. In the second segment, Jason and Ben give their thoughts on Liam Neeson on a plane in Non-Stop. The guys also review George Clooney and Matt Damon in World War II true story The Monuments Men. And to wrap it up, it’s the review we’ve all been waiting to hear: Terry and Shane sing the praises of Xbox One’s Titanfall.

Thanks for making this past year so incredibly rewarding, awesome addicts! Thanks for your passion, thanks for your loyalty and here’s to the next year being even more awesome and addictive! :)

Ep. 051 – Thief, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Oscars 2014 Results, 3 Days To Kill – 8th Mar. 2014

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02:56 – 86th Academy Awards Results/Oscar Predictions Wager
16:18 – VS.
25:41 – Thief
57:28 – Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
89:12 – 3 Days To Kill

20140306_reuters_oscar-selfieWe’re one episode away from The Awesome Addiction’s 1st Birthday and the crew record a big show to warm up. In the first segment, Shane, Jason, Ben & Terry discuss the winners of the 86th Academy Awards and decipher who won the Oscar Predictions Wager. And because can’t help themselves, they play a little VS!
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In the second and third segments Jason Mirah, returning champion Nicole Haering and first-timer Chad Bennett get a hold of the microphones to discuss stealth game Thief and RPG Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
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And to wrap it up, the guys review Kevin Costner in 3 Days To Kill before teasing what they’ll be doing next week for a very special birthday episode 52.

Thank you very much for listening and we’ll se you next week for our reviews of Titanfall, The Monuments Men, Non-Stop and 300: Rise of an Empire.

Ep. 049 – Titanfall Beta, Lone Survivor, Oscar Predictions, The Last Of Us: Left Behind DLC – 22nd Feb. 2014

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02:47 – Titanfall Beta Impressions
26:07 – VS. Part 1
29:28 – The Last Of Us: Left Behind DLC [SPOILER WARNING]
56:21 – VS. Part 2
65:57 – Lone Survivor Review
93:13 – 86th Academy Awards Predictions

Standby for a titanic 4-part show this week as Shane, Jason H, Ben & Terry discuss the Titanfall beta in all its wall-running/jet-packing glory. Be sure to checkout more of Shane and Terry’s thoughts in Doublejump’s Community Impressions article and in Shane’s Stryder Gameplay Commentary video below.

Screen Shot 2014-02-19 at 11.39.27 pmIn the second segment, Shane and Jason are joined by Jason “Animazing” Mirah and for the first time, good friend Nicole Haering to discuss The Last Of Us: Left Behind DLC.

In the third segment, the guys play another instalment of their favourite movie face-off game VS. and then review Mark Wahlberg in Lone Survivor. And in the final segment, the guys make their predictions for the winners of the 86th Academy Awards.

Join us next week for our review of Dallas Buyers Club and Labor Day and our thoughts on Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.

Thanks for listening everyone. If you’d like to help out the podcast, please consider giving us a quick review on iTunes. It really helps us out and would be greatly appreciated :)

Ep. 048 – RoboCop, Flappy Bird, DmC, Peggle 2 – 15th Feb. 2014

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04:02 – RoboCop
27:20 – Saving Mr. Banks
29:53 – Philomena
33:55 – Valentine’s Day Discussion: Actresses We’ve Fallen For
36:58 – Flappy Bird
46:13 – VS.
64:09 – DmC Devil May Cry
75:47 – Max The Curse of Brotherhood
80:04 – Lara Croft: The Guardian of Light
84:18 – Peggle 2

This week on The Awesome Addiction Shane, Jason H, Ben and Terry kick it into high gear from the get go with their thoughts on RoboCop.

Then in the second segment they dive into a heated discussion of Flappy Bird before another round of VS.

Screen Shot 2014-02-15 at 9.17.02 pmAnd in the third segment, Jason “Animazing” Mirah joins Shane and Jason to discuss DmC, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, Lara Croft: The Guardian of Light and Peggle 2.

Join us next week for our discussion on Dallas Buyers Club, Titanfall Beta and The Last Of Us: Left Behind and our Oscar 2014 Predictions.

Ep. 046 – The Wolf of Wall Street, 12 Years A Slave, The Book Thief – 1st Feb. 2014

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01:58 – The Wolf of Wall Street
27:00 – 12 Years A Slave
48:06 – The Book Thief

It’s a film trifecta once again this week as Shane, Jason, Ben and Terry review The Wolf of Wall Street, 12 Years A Slave and The Book Thief.
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Join us next week when we review Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro in Grudge Match and Judy Dench in Philomena.

Ep. 044 – Midnight in Paris, VS. – 19th Jan. 2014

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On this week’s episode of The Awesome Addiction, Shane, Jason, Ben and Terry gather around the microphones once more to discuss Woody Allen’s 2011 romantic comedy Midnight in Paris.
midnight_in_parisThey also dive into the first round of VS. for 2014: the game where the guys are given two movies to choose which is the better, all while compiling a list of their favourite movies of all time and a list of movies that haven’t seen before.

Next week we review Spike Jonze’s Her and Max: The Curse of Brotherhood.

Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week.

Ep. 041 – The Hobbit, Frozen, Game & Movie of The Year – 28th Dec. 2013

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To celebrate the end of 2013, The Awesome Addiction crew gather a tremendous cast to make this one of the best episodes so far!

Shane Bailey and Jason Hendrickx are joined by Terry Fear, Ben Stapylton, Jason Mirah, and Luke Fuller to review The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Disney’s Frozen and to list their 5 Favourite Games & Movies of 2013!

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They also manage to award one game and one movie as Game of The Year and Movie of The Year for 2013!

Frozen Review: 00:02:30
The Hobbit Review: 00:28:20
Games of The Year: 00:59:45
Movies of The Year: 01:25:54

From myself, I’d like to thank each and every one of you for listening each week! These past 41 weeks have made for an incredible journey and it’s because of you and my co-pilots that it’s been so amazing! I look forward to making 52 more episodes in 2014 and seeing where this little corner of the internet takes us all.
I’m also pleased to announce that alongside The Awesome Addiction, I will be venturing out on my own to create a new show that I’m aiming to debut before April 2014. Stay tuned for more, thanks again and may 2014 bring you many more awesome and addictive things :)
~ Shane

Ep. 039 – American Hustle, Ender’s Game, Delivery Man – 14th Dec. 2013

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With console launches behind us, Shane, Jason, Ben & Terry return to review a trio of films this week. In the first segment, we turn our attention to Vince Vaughn in Delivery Man.

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In the second segment, VS returns: the ultimate game to decide which are the greatest films of all time. That’s followed by our review of sci-fi romp Ender’s Game.

And in the third segment, the guys discuss their thoughts on David O. Russell’s American Hustle starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner.

Join us next week when we celebrate Christmas Awesome Addiction-style with some Christmas stories, and our review of Anchorman 2.