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Retro Ruinthrough: Paperboy (NES)

Retro Ruinthrough: Paperboy (NES)

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When I was a boy growing up in rural West Lincoln, I had the best friend a boy could ask for; my NES. Oh, the adventures we had. You know about all of that, of course. As we embark on another favourite rental, I feel it is my duty to introduce you to a family gem; Paperboy.

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What an ugly, ugly child.

Yes, Paperboy. In this genius game, you play as a paperboy who is damned to deliver papers in…

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FATALE #24 Review

Storytellers: Ed Brubaker; Sean Phillips; Elizabeth Breitweiser

Publisher & Release Date: Image Comics – July 30th, 2014

Rating: 10/10

Here we are at the epic end to the wonderful, amazing, and all around awesome story that is FATALEby Brubaker and Phillips. Those words might sound like hyperbole to some, but this book has been nothing short of a masterpiece, and its finale only serves to cement…

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The Unwritten - Apocalypse #7 Review

Storytellers: Mike Carey; Peter Gross; Al Davison; Dean Ormston; Chris Chuckry; Todd Klein

Publisher & Release Date: Vertigo – July 23rd, 2014

Rating: 9/10

We’re getting closer and closer to the end of THE UNWRITTENand Carey and Gross are not content with slowing things down at all, each issue delivering more thrills and developments that keep the series exciting and inventive. In short, it’s a…

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The X-Files Season 10 #14 Review

Storytellers: Joe Harris; Matthew Dow Smith; Jordie Bellaire; Robbie Robbins

Publisher & Release Date: IDW Publishing – July 23rd, 2014

Rating: 10/10

This X-FILES SEASON 10thing has turned out to be pretty damn amazing, with arc after arc seemingly topping itself and leaving your jaw on the floor. Of course, you’ll have a nice smile on your face most of the time too, especially if you’re a…

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Knuckleheads #7 Review

Storytellers: Brian Winkeler; Robert Wilson IV; Jordan Boyd; Thomas Mauer

Publisher: Monkeybrain Comics

Damn, that escalated quickly, no? From the beginning, Knuckleheads has been consistently about bringing the humor, with only a tiny dash of seriousness thrown in for good measure. But issue #7 not only ratchets up the action in the series, but gives us a heavy dose of seriousness that still…

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Knuckleheads #4-6 Review

Storytellers: Brian Winkeler; Robert Wilson IV; Jordan Boyd; Thomas Mauer

Publisher: Monkeybrain Comics

If you’ve read our review of the first three issues of KNUCKLEHEADS, you’ll know that I love this book. Packed with humor, some witty writing and great art, Knuckleheads is a joy to read. Like issues #1-3, issues #4-6 continue to keep the jokes and action coming, with some more twists to the…

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24: Live Another Day Review

As a fan of 24through its admittedly uneven 8 season run, there was reasons to be skeptical when the new event series, Live Another Day was announced. After all, it had been 4 years since we had last seen Jack Bauer: would it feel the same; would we all still love the show after season 8’s divisive finale; could the show live up to the hype of such an event-based return? With that in mind, the…

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The Weirding Willows - Volume 1 Review

Storytellers: Dave Elliott; Barnaby Bagenda; Sami Basri

Publisher & Release Date: Titan Comics/Atomeka – July 1st, 2014

The first thing that struck me about THE WEIRDING WILLOWSis the concept. Throwing together a veritable who’s who of some intriguing and recognizable literary characters is a pretty inspired idea, and one that should have a pretty significant appeal to a diverse group of people.…

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Under-the-Radar Reviews: Antichrist

Under-the-Radar Reviews: Antichrist by Cain Miller (@CainMillerFilms)

There are always many different reasons a certain film doesn’t receive the recognition it deserves. Perhaps it was released independently and therefor didn’t have much exposure to begin with. It could have been released alongside a box office blockbuster and succumbed to being overshadowed  by a much more anticipated picture. Maybe, it was simply panned by early critic reviews which turned…

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Comics Reviews for July 16th, 2014

Check out the reviews of some of this week’s comics from The MacGuffin! FEATURED REVIEW: UMBRAL #7

Man, it’s good to have UMBRAL back for issue #7. I suppose that it hasn’t been that long, but it’s Umbral07_Coverbeen long enough to make me wish it came out more often. While this issue doesn’t quite pack the same excitement that the end of last arc did, Johnston and Mitten do a great job of adding some more…

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