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Back at full strength this week, Mike, Rick, and Bryce have plenty to talk about. There’s movies, video games, and even some music. So, you tell two friends and they’ll tell two friends and so on and so on. 

In movies, we watch and discuss the trailers for Silence, Fences, and Split. All things we were pretty into. I mean come on, one is Scorsese, one is Denzel, and one is Shyamalan. How could we not be pumped?

When it comes to video games we covered The Video Game Awards nominees for “Game of The Year” and “Best Narrative.” Then finally, after months and months. . .we are finally able to give a full review (with limited spoilers) of Uncharted 4. That’s right, Rick finally finished it

Now time for the music portion of the show. Mike and Bryce discuss the finer and not so fine points of Metallica’s newest studio album Hardwired…to Self-Destruct. 

If you’re into all that above then you’ll enjoy this episode, if not then pass it on to someone you don’t like and share the misery. As always thanks for all the downloads, listens, and support of any kind. Enjoy the show. 

new_sswl_logo_2016Continuing a running theme, this week the boys are once again not at full strength. With Bryce out, Rick and Mike talk about some things and manage to stay the course.

 

When it comes to movies/TV, some Y: The Last Man news, the trailer for Ghost in the Shell and some Deadpool director news is discussed. 

 

In video games, after having finished the main story, Mike continued his gushing over Mafia III. The Steep open beta and the Overwatch free weekend were also covered. 

 

As always, thank you for visiting this site, watching our videos, listening to the rambling of mad men and most importantly sharing these posts and links. It means more than you know. Enjoy the show

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This week we are without Mike, but in his place is a returning Bryce as well as first time guest Annie, who has long been a behind the scenes supporter of the show.

 

As seems to be the theme of the last few weeks, there wasn’t much by way of news to discuss, so we filled in the blanks with our reactions to a few trailers as well as random talk about pizza and Christmas. The trailers we covered included Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Ben Affleck’s Live by Night, and Incorporated, a SyFy show produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck which starts this month. So as you can see, this show is littered with Rick’s boy big Benny Affleck as well as other random shenanigans that you have come to expect (and enjoy?) week in and week out.

 

As always, thanks for listening and for the support!

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new_sswl_logo_2016We are Bryce-less again (super sad face). Even though they are a man down Rick and Mike still managed to fill you in with that hit aural action. Among the topics discussed were Rick’s review of Doctor Strange  and the trailer for Traonspotting 2. They also talked about the recent review policy changes by Bethesda Softworks and gave their opinions on the situation. Please download, listen and pass it on. 

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It should come as no surprise to anyone who has supported us very early on that Ryan O’Leary is a great friend of the show. A friendship that was founded on us reviewing his short film for “Y: The Last Man,” which led to O’Leary being a valued guest of the podcast on multiple occasions. So it goes without saying that we are going to promote him, as if he needs it, whenever possible. With that in mind, we would like to bring your attention to O’Leary’s latest project, “The Lost Year.” This is his highest profile project to date and we wouldn’t expect anything less from Ryan. Building off the success of “The Backseat,” O’Leary’s latest script has attracted the attention of some names you should be familiar with.

 

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Kevin Pollak and Grace Phipps are in negotiations to join the cast of Ryan O’Leary’s upcoming film “The Lost Year”. The film will be produced by Anthony Pedone’s Film Exchange. Chris Bellant (“Loserville”) and Amy Bruckner (“Phil of the Future”) will round out the main cast.

 

After a rough breakup, Charlie Monahan dives headfirst into the world of online dating. Guided by his charismatic best friend, Rufus (Bellant), Charlie meets the charmingly complicated Maggie Mae (Phipps). Quickly learning the differences between expectations and reality, Charlie’s forced to confront the challenges of maintaining a relationship in the digital age. In an era where everyone’s connected, Charlie’s never felt more apart.

 

Pollak is possibly best known for starring alongside Kevin Spacey and Benicio del Toro in The Usual Suspects. He starred alongside Bruce Willis in both The Whole Nine Yards and Hostage. He has starred in many of the biggest films of the last two decades, including A Few Good Men, Casino, Grumpy Old Men, Wayne’s World 2, That Thing You Do!, and The Wedding Planner, among others. On television, he recently starred on CBS’ Angel from Hell with Jane Lynch, and was recurring on Mom (also on CBS). Additional TV credits include Entourage, House of Lies, Shark, and Children’s Hospital.

 

Phipps most recently appeared on Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens as Mandy Greenwell. She previously starred on The Vampire Diaries, and Disney’s Teen Beach Movie. She has made appearances on ABC Family’s Baby Daddy, Supernatural, and Hawaii Five-O. Film credits include Fright Night, alongside Anton Yelchin and Colin Farrell, Some Kind of Hate with Spencer Breslin and Sierra McCormick, and Tales of Halloween with Keir Gilchrist and Adam Pascal.

 

Film Exchange previously produced The Strongest Man, which starred Patrick Fugit and premiered at Sundance. O’Leary’s debut feature, The Backseat, is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, and various other digital platforms.