Author: Mike Masters

January 7, 2013 No comments exist

Here is a best of 2012 list from friend of the show Francis Sky.  So read, enjoy, and leave some feedback because after all these lists are not supposed to end the conversations, but meant to start them. Now on to the list:

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1. Avengers– This was probably the most fun I had at the movies in a while.  Marvel managed to put some of its top characters in the same movie without over saturating the content.  Director Joss Whedon managed to make a comic film that both does not insult old fans and does not punish the new ones.  All the characters were given equal time to shine and the final battle in New York was a wonder to behold in 3D.

 

 

 

 

2. Frankenweenie– Frankenweenie felt like a return to form for Tim Burton.  Combining elements of classic horror with a morbid sense of humor, the film felt like something in the vein of earlier works like Beetlejuice.  The emotional buttons were also pushed, because who can’t sympathize with losing a pet?  Unfortunate timing (coming after Paranorman and Hotel Transylvania) really hurt its box office, but hopefully it can find a bigger audience on DVD/Blu-ray.

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November 12, 2012 No comments exist

After some technical issues last week and an internet outage at Mike’s house half way through the show this week, we are happy to bring you episode 82 of SSWL. We didn’t talk about much, but we talked a lot. Hope you enjoy it. Here is what we rambled on about this week:

MOVIES/ENTERTAINMENT
News – Girl Meets World (Boy Meets World continuation) casting breakdown
News – 50 page treatment for Star Wars Episode VII written by Michael Arndt
Review – Frankenweenie
Review – Flight

FLIX WE PIX
Mike – Dinosaurs
Bryce – Undeclared
Rick –Rat Race

VIDEO GAMES
News – Grand Theft Auto V to have huge map and three main characters
Review – WWE 13 (XBOX360)
Review – Need for Speed: Most wanted – A Criterion Game (PS Vita)
Review – Need for Speed: Most Wanted – A Criterion Game (PS3)

October 30, 2012 No comments exist

Back in the saddle again. . . BAAAAACK!

I hope you all recognized that Aerosmith reference and now hear the sweet sweet sounds of Steven Tyler’s voice in your head. Now, what I mean by back in the saddle is that after a week of no Mike and the fate of the show coming down to the last minute, WE ARE ALL HERE AGAIN! If you’re wondering what the trio of terror talked about this week, here are some links so you at home can follow along:

MOVIES
Trailer – Evil Dead (RED BAND TRAILER)
Trailer – Iron Man 3

FLIX WE PIX
Mike – Creepshow and Creepshow 2
Bryce – Indie Game: The Movie
Rick – Hellboy

VIDEO GAMES
News – Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation developer diary
News – Need For Speed: Most Wanted for Vita developed in house, basically the same as console games
News – Attack of the Show and X-Play canceled
Randomness – PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and more Borderlands 2 Talk

October 17, 2012 No comments exist

It’s been a little bit longer than I expected to get another episode out. No worries though, it’s here: Episode 2 of Mike On Mic. I am not alone though as I was joined by Rick Weasel (Some Shit We Like, TV’s Now On) and together we talked about Y: The Last Man. We covered the entire run from start to finish and even talked about some of the short films. Here’s some links to point you in the right direction:

Y- The Last Man, vol. 1 (deluxe edition)

Ryan O’Leary’s short film

IGN’s version

October 16, 2012 No comments exist

Oh, Hello. I didn’t see you there. Me? I’m just typing up some show notes. Enough small talk, let’s get down to business. I know why you’re here. . .No, no. Not that. That costs extra. A fresh episode of SSWL is what we’re all here for, right? Here’s what we covered:

MOVIES
News – Which studios own which Marvel characters?
Trailers – Gangster Squad
Trailers – Hitchcock

FLIX WE PIX
Bryce – Bobby’s World
Mike – House II: The Second Story and The Gate
Rick – Tucker & Dale vs. Evil and Scream 3

VIDEO GAMES
News – Sony suing ‘Kevin Butler’ and Bridgestone and Bridgestone’s response
News – Borderlands 2 sells a butt load
News – Walking Dead game saves corrupted, quickly patched. . .but not quick enough for poor Bryce (sad face)
Trailer – Retro City Rampage