The Pull List: 4/9/2014

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X-Men

All New Doop #1

Doop is one of the weirdest new characters Marvel has created in a long time. I never read X-Statix so I don’t know much about what they revealed about him, but they are putting him in the spotlight for this 5 issue mini proving, once and for all, the he is the most powerful member of the X-Men.

Spider-Man

All New Ultimates #1

I haven’t read anything from the Ultimate universe in a long…

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Exclusive Interview with Sam Lloyd!

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This week past we’ve seen a west coast tour of Australia by the the awesome OzComicCon! Now that we’ve covered the fantastic cosplayers here and here and it’s time to share the interviews we conducted with the special guests to our shore. First up is Sam Lloyd, known as the nervous lawyer Ted in Scrubs.

Here’s the audio, or read on!

NB: Don’t be alarmed by the sound of a shrieking…

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Cheap Game Tuesday - ‘The Binding of Isaac’

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It’s an expensive time to be a gamer, especially in Australia. A Triple-A new release is going to set you back around $110, and that’s without the bonus editions and downloads and whatever else. It’s little wonder the trade scams are flourishing - swapping in finished titles is the only way to afford new games. In light of this, welcome to our new weekly feature: Cheap Game Tuesday. Helping you…

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The True Story Behind The Exorcist

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Chances our whenever a large group of people are polled over the question “What is the scariest movie of all-time?” there is no doubt that in the runner-up column you will see titles like; The Shining, House on Haunted Hill, or Psycho. But inevitably the single film that is chosen as the single most frightening picture is, The Exorcist.Directed by William Friedkin and based off of the popular…

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Tribute: Mickey Rooney

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I don’t remember ever becoming aware of Mickey Rooney. He’s been so long a part of cinema and television he feels like he’s always been there. And to an extent, he has. Rooney started performing on stage at a mere 17 months of age and started working in cinema in the Silent Era. Can you even wrap your head around that? He’s been a working actor looking than some of our grandparentshave been on…

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Good TV Shows With Shitty Finales

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If a crummy show has a crummy finale, everything is on the par. It’s all good. When 2 Broke Girlsfinally comes to a close (which will be soon because there’s only so many Asian’s are nerds, Russian’s are creeps and black people are cool jokes left to make) nobody will be fussed it it isn’t a satisfactory ending. On the other hand, a good show not managing to deliver can discredit everything that…

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Movie Review - ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ (A Second Opinion)

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As Marvel Studios continues to weave its way through sequels to their standalone franchises the recurring pattern seems to be a dip in all-around quality.  The general consensus on both Iron Man sequels and Thor: The Dark World was that they had enough whiffs to deem them less far inferior to their predecessors.  There seemed to be more optimism surrounding the sequel to Captain America than the…

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Oz Comic Con Hands On - ‘Mario Kart 8’

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By Hedge

Available on: WiiU Exclusive

Released: May 30, 2014

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At the recent Oz Comic Con here in Perth, I had the opportunity to get some hands on time with the newest edition to the Mario Kart franchise, MK8– a WiiU exclusive due out in May this year. I’ve been a Mario Kart fan since the early days and as a WiiU owner I’ve been hankering for another game to play on my WiiU, which has been sadly…

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Movie Review: Captain America - The Winter Soldier

Movie Review: Captain America – The Winter Soldier

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By Hedge

Director: Anthony & Joe Russo

Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Robert Redford, Cobie Smulders

(Review contains minor spoilers for the films opening, but none after that)

Following the events of The Avengers, roughly a year having passed since the Chitauri invasion of New York, Captain America – The Winter Soldierleaves behind…

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Movie Review: ‘Odd Thomas’

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Director: Stephen Sommers

Starring: Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin, and Willem Dafoe

Plot: A small town clairvoyant uses his abilities as a supernatural detective.

Review:

I am a sucker for these kinds of movies. I love stories that use horror elements to make crime mysteries, even ones that piss all over their source material like Constantine. If they make their hero cynically plucky and good…

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