Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bits and Flicks - 3/14/17


Hello and welcome to Bits and Flicks! This episode of we have some news regarding the new Pokemon movie, the reveal of the Outlast 2 release date, No Man's Sky developer Hello Games becoming a publisher and what all is included in the latest PS4 4.5 update. Then I give a more in depth impression on the new open world PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn before Jake breaks down everything you want to know about the Nintendo Switch including his impressions on the highly anticipated Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild..

Then for Flicks we have atomic blondes who kick ass, the return of everyones favorite merc with a mouth deadpool, a new actor taking the Star Trek captain's seat, when winter will finally arrive for Game of Thrones and then finally, I will breakdown what happens when a group of Vietnam soldiers faceoff against King Kong! All that and plenty more await your eager ears in this episode of Flicks! All that and more in this episode of Bits and Flicks!

Be sure to visit our Youtube channels at Gaming with Dweavis and Madcap888 to see what we have been playing and listen to the latest Bits and Flicks podcasts along with finding subscription links after the break.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Top 5 Films Featuring Bill Paxton


Bill Paxton


This list is in no particular order

These are just some of my favorite films that Bill Paxton, the actor and one of the stars of the new film Mean Dreams has been in over the years that I enjoyed either based solely on their performance or it was just a generally well made and enjoyable film that they happened to part of in a supporting capacity.

Bill Paxton was an 80's icon for me. He may not have been the leading man in very man films but every single film he was in he made an undeniable impression. If he wasn't taunting Arnold Schwarzenegger in the first Terminator he was crying game over in Aliens, but the most fascinating thing about the man was his ability to play obnoxiously cocky idiots and make them likeable. Take for instance his small but very memorable role in True Lies as the sleazy playboy used cars salesman whose personality should make us despise him but in fact we love the guy for just how deliciously sleazy and pathetic he is. But Paxton was also a gifted filmmaker with his directorial debut Frailty being both a haunting look at a family torn apart by a unique set of circumstances and also delivering a remarkable twist that would make M. Night Shyamalan envious. Bill Paxton was and always will be fondly remembered for all the fantastic characters he provided to us and these are the films I will always think of first when recalling his extensive and robust body of work both in front and behind the camera.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Backward Compatible - Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath Ep. 3


Welcome to Backward Compatible, the place where old videogames become new again. Join us as we playthrough a select older videogame in an episodic format and give our impressions as we go. For this installment we have chosen the Oddworld Inhabitants game Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath. The last game developed by the infamous studio, Stranger's Wrath was originally an Xbox exclusive and despite receiving rave reviews upon release was a financial disaster but we can now enjoy it on multiple platforms in a new HD remaster which is the focus of this playthrough.

Not only can you hear what we have to say but now you can actually see our playthroughs themselves by visiting my youtube channel Gaming with Dweavis and my counterpart's channel at Madcap888. Listen to the podcast and watch our actual playthroughs after the break.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Now Showing - Logan


Hello and welcome to another episode of Now Showing, the podcast where I take a single film and review it without all the other bells and whistles of our normal show. For this episode I review the new X-Men (but not really) movie Logan. Is it the best superhero movie ever made? Is it the best movie ever made? Join me as I contemplate where exactly this swan song for Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart falls in the pantheon of superhero movies.

Be sure to visit our Youtube channels at Gaming with Dweavis and Madcap888 to see what we have been playing and listen to the latest Bits and Flicks podcasts along with finding subscription links after the break.

Bits and Flicks - 2/28/17


Hello and welcome to Bits and Flicks! This episode of we have quite the line up for you with plenty Nintendo Switch news, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wild Lands, Horizon Zero Dawn, the latest Pokemon Go update and of course some more Resident Evil 7 action with an update from Madcap on his progress as well as my thoughts on my full Madhouse playthrough.

Then for Flicks we have trailers with soldiers stepping on things they shouldn't, Keanu reeves with some interesting facial hair, underground casinos and a void into terror! Then in your entertainment news we have one actor retiring from a character, a director coming out of retirement and what the hell happened at the Oscars exactly? Finally we wrap things up with my review for Jordan Peele's directorial debut Get Out and my thoughts on whether or not A Cure for Wellness is a cure worth seeking. All that and plenty more await your eager ears in this episode of Flicks! All that and more in this episode of Bits and Flicks!

Be sure to visit our Youtube channels at Gaming with Dweavis and Madcap888 to see what we have been playing and listen to the latest Bits and Flicks podcasts along with finding subscription links after the break.

"A Cure for Wellness" Review: A Visual Work of Art That Lacks Any Real Substance


It's a rare thing when a major film studio hands over gobs of cash to an established filmmaker and lets them do whatever they want. Usually only heavy weights such as Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan or Robert Zemeckis can lay claim to such majestic treatment. But director Gore Verbinski can now be added to that esteemed list of auteur's as his latest film A Cure for Wellness can only be seen as a project that was made solely for the benefit of the filmmaker himself as it really carries little significance beyond being a canvas for the man to explore a different side of creative self that was clearly never meant to turn much of a profit nor gain much of a following outside those who love film for the craft itself. Read the full review after the break.

Now Showing - John Wick: Chapter 2


Hello and welcome to another episode of Now Showing, the podcast where I take a single film and review it without all the other bells and whistles of our normal show. For this episode I review the latest Keanu Reeves action fest John Wick: Chapter 2 and if you saw the first chapter you most likely know what to expect. Join me as I give you my unfiltered and unbiased opinion on what is easily one of the best action movies released in a very long time.

Be sure to visit our Youtube channels at Gaming with Dweavis and Madcap888 to see what we have been playing and listen to the latest Bits and Flicks podcasts along with finding subscription links after the break.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

"Get Out" Review: A Surprisingly Insightful & Sadistically Satiric Statement on Race Relations in America


There are a lot of different comparisons that can be made between first time director Jordan Peele's Get Out and other films such as Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Meet the Parents and Stepford Wives but doing so would only distract from the major accomplishment here. There are a lot of films out there that deal with the racial conflicts that sadly still exist in our world but none of them come within a mile of the social commentary explored in this biting satire cleverly disguised as a horror film. While many might not agree with the statement being made here it is near impossible to dismiss the near flawless execution by its creator. Read the full review after the break.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Backward Compatible - Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath Ep. 2


Welcome to Backward Compatible, the place where old videogames become new again. Join us as we playthrough a select older videogame in an episodic format and give our impressions as we go. For this installment we have chosen the Oddworld Inhabitants game Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath. The last game developed by the infamous studio, Stranger's Wrath was originally an Xbox exclusive and despite receiving rave reviews upon release was a financial disaster but we can now enjoy it on multiple platforms in a new HD remaster which is the focus of this playthrough.

Not only can you hear what we have to say but now you can actually see our playthroughs themselves by visiting my youtube channel Gaming with Dweavis and my counterpart's channel at Madcap888. Listen to the podcast and watch our actual playthroughs after the break.

"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" Review: We Can Only Hope That This is Indeed the Final Chapter


It has become increasingly difficult to keep track of what is happening in this franchise let alone differentiating them from one another. The first two films (in hindsight mind you) stand out as the most cohesive from a story perspective but as soon as we get to the third film (Extinction) things start to get muddled real fast. The confusion is only compounded by revelations made in the next two entries (Afterlife and Retribution) where it is readily apparent that events from each previous installment are either rewritten or otherwise forgotten about all together. Now we have what is labeled as "The Final Chapter" which by all horror movie accounts means absolutely nothing but we can at least hope this is the one promise this series has made that it will actually make good on. Read the full review after the break.

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