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Review: Logan – A flawed, compelling conclusion

THE TALE of Wolverine has been one of the most enduring narratives provided by Marvel comics in their lengthy history. This is evidenced by the sheer number of comics dedicated to the character and the...

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BDTB: Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

In this week’s Breaking Down the Backlog, not to feel left out, I went on my own legendary adventure and saved Princess Zelda from the evil Ganondorf. Before this game, I had only played one...

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US Late Night Satire: Jon Stewart’s Legacy

“LAWS, LIKE SAUSAGES, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” – Jon Saxe Politics has gotten really weird. I mean, it’s always been a bacon-bowl mouth-burn of conflicting human interests...

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Film Torments: Hackers (1995)

ROUNDING out February at Torments, Dan takes a look at a slab of indelibly delicious zeitgeist cheese. Some films define a generation. Some, like Xanadu and Road House, actually kill a decade. And then...

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Microsoft Announce Xbox Game Pass

Earlier today Microsoft announced Xbox Game Pass which is, to put it simply, Netflix but for Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. Here is the press release: Today, we’re continuing our commitment to give...

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So what the bloody hell happened in Taboo?

TO SAY THAT Period Drama, and especially BBC Period Drama, had become a tad stale, trite even, is an understatement. I certainly have had simply enough of corsets and horse drawn carriages and stiff,...