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Boardgame Reviews
Michael BarnesMichael Barnes   August 26, 2016   297  
Three stars separate this game from the other one...
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Black BarneyBlack Barney   August 24, 2016   91  
Much like Match Point, Woody Allen explores the allure of infidelity and the simple nature of man. Jesse Eisenberg gives a commanding lead performance but it simply takes too long for co-star Kristen Stewart, cute as she is, to catch up. Her initial character is just simply hard to believe as an actual person. Where's this confidence coming from? Also, some of the casting is tough to swallow as goofy Steve Carrell is a Hollywood agent but takes too long to warm into the role. It's always tough for audiences to...
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Black BarneyBlack Barney   August 23, 2016   106  
Incredible animated film that loses some points the more you think about it. From the studio that brought us the superior Coraline, here we have young Kubo, voiced by the young Stark son that barely gets more screentime in the entirety of Game of Thrones than he does here, who after forgetting to follow Gremlins-like rules of not feeding koalas after midnight, finds himself on an epic Zelda-like quest to acquire three or four magical items, including the legendary Sword Uncomfortable. Each one is naturally guarded by a dungeon boss, leading to some epic ...
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Black BarneyBlack Barney   August 16, 2016   172  
Fun, cute and touching remake of the original Disney classic that freaked me out when I was a kid. I took my 5-year old girl to this one and she liked it just fine, but her grandparents seemed to like it the most. There's a bunch of pretty slow drama scenes (especially around Robert Redford) that leans this more to adults than to kids, but it's still good for both. Some pretty high profile actors and actresses are in this which surprised me, but helps keep the movie interesting and grounded. I think the movie...
Boardgame Reviews
Michael BarnesMichael Barnes   August 11, 2016   535  
In this post-apocalyptic wasteland, the scarce resource is GOOD TASTE.
Boardgame Reviews
Egg ShenEgg Shen   August 10, 2016   429  
Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked yourself the really tough questions?  What does it all mean?  Why are we here?  Do I need a game about chickens eating BBQ worms?  
Rants & Raves
MattDPMattDP   August 08, 2016   470  
It's not widely known, but there was a sequence filmed for the end of The Empire Strikes Back that never made it into the final edit. In it Luke, Leia and Lando, supported by a squad of Rebel troopers, try and rescue Han from the carbonite freezing chamber. The rebels pour into the room, taking up positions and opening up fire on the Stormtroopers stationed there. It's pretty spectacular. Several Stormtroopers get killed in the initial volley. But the remnants the arrival of an Imperial officer and a Stormtrooper commander rallies the rest. In response Luke...
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Black BarneyBlack Barney   August 05, 2016   416  
Very interesting documentary on the advent of the internet (not simply the worldwide web, which I keep mistaking as the internet). Often the quality of documentaries are very much determined by the personality of the director/producer. In this case, with Werner Herzog, we're very fortunate to have an extremely likeable person at the helm. You never see him but once in a while you get glimpses of his personality that lapse into the interviews and I find really bolsters this movie. The first few times he spoke, i was wondering what that creepy guy from Jack Reacher was doing...
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Black BarneyBlack Barney   August 03, 2016   374  
Super cute little Kiwi comedy. Not-so-little Ricky Baker is placed into a foster home at the frontier of New Zealand civilization (before you enter the Bush). Adventures follow as he and his "uncle" Hec (played by an unrecognizable Sam Neill) try to deal as much with each other as with the Kiwi wilderness. Takes a while to warm up but both main leads are fantastic as are the various antagonists that they meet or that chase them throughout the film. You'll surprise yourself when you are laughing out loud at a wild boar being killed,...
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Black BarneyBlack Barney   July 29, 2016   450  
Very good film on growing up gay in small rural maritime town. I especially liked the nuance of having the mother who leaves the family at a young age, and the fallout that can cause. Great leading performance and some strong supporting ones as well. Loved his best friend, Gemma, played by Sofia Banzhaf, who of course the father assumes is his girlfriend. That relationship was a real highlight. I'm not sure if giving the hamster the voice of Isabella Rossellini was an attempt to go full-blown Cronenberg or what but the comedic breaks were...
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