Author - Brendan

90s Sci-fi Flicks For Independence Day: Resurgence Weekend

With Independence Day: Resurgence being released this weekend, now is the time to catch up on all sorts of 90s sci-fi!  The 90s were a great time for sci-fi, and these are the titles you should check out before and after you see the new movie! Independence Day While this one may be a bit on the nose, why not see the original film before seeing the sequel?  While certainly not the first film to feature an alien invasion, this film was unique due to its creative use of...

Web Series That You Should Binge This Week

More and more people have decided to cancel their cable subscriptions, mostly due to the increasing number of high quality web series on streaming platforms. Of course, premium content services still do cost money, but the large catalogs of movies and original content found on those services usually can justify the expense.  The absence of commercials is also a huge bonus. The Man In The High Castle This alternate history web series imagines a world where Germany and Japan...

Best New Games At E3 2016

E3, or the Electronics Entertainment Expo is a yearly event where video game companies debut upcoming games and hardware.  Often, there are incredible announcements, and as this year’s E3 winds to a close, there are plenty of games to talk about. Resident Evil 7 The Resident Evil series has had a legion of devotees since the first game debuted in 1996, even with its characteristically cheesy dialogue and controls that would make a tank blush.  The series really hit...

Things To Know On Flag Day

Flag Day may seem to be an obscure holiday, when compared to bigger holidays like the Fourth of July or Memorial Day.  That said, the history of the holiday is still rather interesting. Flag Day is observed on June 14th, which commemorates the day in 1777 when the American flag was officially adopted.  Legend has it that Betsy Ross, a seamstress from Philadelphia, was asked by George Washington personally, to sew the first flag, though no actual evidence exists proving...

Great Summer Films To Check Out This Weekend

Studios love to release huge blockbusters in the summer, and it’s easy to understand why.  The kids are out of school, theaters are air conditioned, and it’s a lot easier to enjoy films with the knowledge that you won’t turn into a Popsicle on your way to the car. There are some good films coming out this weekend, just in time for the inevitable heat wave that will make you retreat into the air conditioned wings of the local multiplex. The Conjuring 2 In...

Fun Things To Do This Summer On A Budget

Believe it or not, were only a few weeks away from the official start of the summer, but with how warm it is already, it’s pretty safe to say summer has already begun. With summer comes all sorts of fun activities, travel, and vacation time.  What it typically doesn’t come with is extra money to do all the fun things you want to do.  With three months at your disposal, squirreling away a few hundred for a week at a beach resort still leaves you with a lot of...

Doughnut Facts For National Doughnut Day

Ahh, the beloved doughnut, staple of breakfasts across America. Whether you spell them “donut” or “doughnut,” there’s no question that this tasty treat is deserving of a holiday. The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day, but the reason why may surprise you.  First, a word about the origins of the elusive doughnut.  While the tasty treat may have its origins in Dutch cuisine as the “oliekoek,” which means “oil...

Presidential Trivia More Interesting Than This Election

With the state of American politics these days, one would be forgiven for getting tired of watching the coverage. CNN talking heads who should have been sent to the cornfield years ago aside, the history of the presidents is actually rather interesting.  Here are a few tidbits for your next bar trivia night. The Election Has Twice Been Decided By The House Of Representatives There are plenty of people that aren’t particularly happy about the Electoral College or how...

Reboots And Remakes That Should Be Booted

“Hollywood seems to be running out of ideas,” said every moviegoer since the 1930s.  The fact is, reboots and remakes are as old as cinema itself, and in plenty of cases they can actually be quite good.  After all, who is honestly going to say that the James Bond franchise became worse with the 2006 reboot of Casino Royale? That said, some remakes and reboots are simply awful, unnecessary, and destructive to the art of cinema.  Here are the films that should...

Worst Video Game Consoles Ever Released

While there are a lot of things to complain about in modern gaming, such as buggy software and hardware, with the internet one can remedy most of issues on their consoles. In the history of video games there have been some consoles were either spectacularly buggy, ridiculously expensive, full of worthless titles, or in most cases all of these things.  Here are a few consoles that were more than likely to be a massive disappointment to anyone who received them from Santa...