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pvz2 So Popcap/EA released the long awaited for Plants Vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time and I’ve been crushing it ever since.  I have already earned 51 of the 116 available stars, which means I have a long way to go still.  One of the drawbacks of the previous game was the fairly monotonous gameplay as you progressed and the lack of challenge besides the ones you gave yourself.  This sequel has certainly ramped up the difficulty and introduced a plethora of new and exciting plants.  I’ve compiled a list below of my favorite plants that I try to use in every game type.

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If you follow video games at all, you must have heard about Naughty Dog’s most recent title, The Last of Us, which is shattering records in both the critical acclaim and sales aspects.  The Last of Us is a hyper realistic survival game set in an post-apocalyptic world, following an unlikely pair, Joel, an old and grizzled man, and Ellie, a young girl.  Together they go on a journey across country trying to find the key to humanity, or at least survive it.

This game is definitely one of the top contenders for the title, ‘Game of the Year’.  As ambiguous and generic as giving that title to any game may seem, The Last of Us had it all.  Great story, compelling action, beautiful graphics, and emotional depth.  We’re not going to go into story too much here as a matter of fact, we’re not going to talk much about any spoilers at all.  This is simply a review of the amazing things that happen in the game and some of the not so great [but kinda negligible] things worth commenting on.

I haven’t tried the multiplayer yet, so if you have any comments on that, let me know in the comments below in addition to any other comments you might have about the game in general.

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League of Legends has essentially consumed my life these past days.  Of all the free time I have, it’s usually spent either drawing, Minecraft, or League of Legends.  I’m still a rising Summoner, only about level 20 or so, but I’m learning fast.  Of course, I have my favorite Champions to use that I feel most effective with.  I’ve decided to compile my favorite Champs that I’ve used in the past could of weeks I’ve been grinding the game with.  And whether it’s a crushing victory of a blowing defeat, I always have fun playing these 5 champs.  Here they are in no particular order.

As of late, I have a knack and tendency to pick up not very used champs and trying to make hem work.  I try to stay away from the heavily favored champs that professionals use like Kha’zix, Rengar, Draven, Jayce, etc.  If it’s mainstream, then it’s not my jam.

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There’s a lot of fear in those eyes, but damn if they’re not absolutely stunning

I fall in love easily with fictional characters, so this list was incredibly easy to make.  I just took a look at the 12 shows I’m watching and picked some of the people I simply light up to when the show comes on.  Naturally, writing this article made me swoon [can men swoon?] and certainly feel feelings within me that I should be embarrassed to feel about fictional characters.  But I ultimately didn’t care.  Being single myself, these fictional women are all I have to care about.  They may not keep me warm at night, but they certainly know how to burn hours of my life with nothing to show for..

wait what?

Pretty Serious Spoilers from respective shows below!

The Walking Dead

Dexter

American Horror Story: Asylum

Tread Carefully at Your Own Risk

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I love a good montage. Nothing quite says progress (or perhaps a gaping plot hole) like a quick moving, musically depicted action over a period of time. However, with the right combination of clips, soundtrack, and a satisfying end result – a montage can be inspiring, engaging, and epic. Listed below are some of my favorite whirlwinds of non-Sylvester Stallone starring movie and television montages.

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From HitFix:

With movie studios seemingly in permanent remake/reboot/remodel mode, we thought it was a good time to run down some films from the new century that should be off limits. We’ve already made an argument for films from the 90’s and from the 80’s, but somewhere in the dark crevices of Hollywood there’s a studio executive just waiting to get their hands on the rights to eventually remake “Drive,” “Kill Bill,” “Once” and even “Superbad.”

Don’t Make These Remakes in the Future

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There are several ‘Annie Vs. Britta Debates’ on the internet.  By Annie Vs. Britta debates, I mean take two female characters of any show and deciding who I would rather be in a relationship with.  While this seems pitiful at first, you can’t help but have thought this about any show you watched. The choices includes personality, looks, attitude, etc.  I read a cool article that brought up 10 cases that should be looked at here.  Now I’ll admit that I haven’t seen all 10 of the shows, but I do have strong opinions on the ones I have seen.  It’s also a reasonable excuse to post pictures of my favorite characters of some of my favorite tv shows at their best moments.

Check out my breakdown below.  Minor Spoilers About.

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This summer was an enormous superhero release time with big players like The Avengers and Dark Knight Rises.  Hitfix decided to compile the best of the best in gallery form.  You’ll get your traditional stuff like The Dark Knight and Incredibles, but they leave out some of my favorites and include even one I didn’t recognize.  Rocketeer?  Never heard of ya’.

Greatest Hero Movies

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Growing up amidst the all encompassing world of modern societal media, it is no surprise that a lifetime of movies depicting everyday life has begun to effect how many of us view our own lives. Sometimes the influences of movies have effects we aren’t even aware of, but are simply embedded in our minds and accepted as fact. I will describe some of these interesting facts below, and illustrate some examples of cinematic misinformation.

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From Tressugar

There have been countless Bond girls over the years, from Pussy Galore to Mary Goodnight to Strawberry Fields, and the most iconic 007 femme fatale would probably be bikini-clad Ursula Andress, who played Honey Ryder in the first James Bond film, Dr. No, in 1962. See the bodacious ladies who’ve wielded guns, showed off their assets, and bedded Bond for the last 50-plus years!

The Very Best Bond Girls

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Judd Apatow is an American film producer, director, writer, and screenwriter. His American film/television production company Apatow Productions pumps out quality comedy with a vengeance. If you aren’t familiar with the name you are definitely familiar with the work. Mr. Apatow has been breathing life into the best comedies of the past decade. He is the wizard of odd, the maestro behind the curtain. I believe Apatow has been the driving factor in revitalizing the comedy genre. Before Judd, R-rated comedies were not big business. The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up changed all of that. They changed people’s idea of what a comedy could accomplish. The films Apatow creates are not defined by silly slapstick or outrageous situations. These comedic elements definitely have a role in comedy but Apatow’s works gave us a new, more touching breed. The reason they have been so successful to me is that the characters feel so real. The characters feel like the friends you always wish you had. The dryness and raunchy nature of Apatow’s comedies are what gives them their human tone. Life is messy and pathetic as hell. Judd’s films show us that the unappealing facets of life are what provide the color. Friendship is also a common theme. Every time I see another one of his works I can’t help but smile at all the silly moments that life is going to bring.

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I will be the first to admit that Lord of the Rings anything makes my heart skip with joy. I love every panoramic scenery shot, every one of Merry and Pippin’s shenanigans, every time Gandalf goes into “serious wizard” mode, and every intimate moment between the Fellowship as they journey throughout Middle Earth. I’ve seen all 12 hours of glorious adventure more times than Sam can say “Mr. Frodo”. It is now my honor to answer some questions and reveal some fun facts about LOTR that I’ve learned along the way!

(Warning – mild spoilers ahead)

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Minecraft is trending hard in my life, so I’m tending to write a lot about it recently.One of the toughest things about Minecraft is the lack of a rulebook.  If you’re not familiar with the Minecraft wiki or the game itself, getting started can be one of the hardest things.  The game doesn’t really tell you how to start or even what you’re supposed to do when you arrive on your randomly generated world.  And if you haven’t seen any videos or don’t have an experienced buddy playing with you, learning some of the pro tips can be difficult.  I learned about half of these for the first time only about a week ago and I’ve been playing for 2-3 months!  So this is for all who could use some tips to make the best of your Minecraft experiences!

1. Pressing Shift While Clicking Allows You to Move Directly from Inventory to Chest or Chest to Inventory

If you need to move mass stacks of objects from one place to another, holding shift while you click is a good way to do that!  Before that, you’d have to click things in individual objects.  This principle can be applied to removing things from ovens, chests, inventories, etc.  Definitely a must if you need to speed move.

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From Cracked

Every movie is a balancing act between making the villain interesting and making them so compelling that we start rooting for them to kill the good guy so that they have an excuse to say something awesome (see The Dark Knight and basically every cinematic depiction of the Joker). We asked you to show us the deleted scenes from great movies that would have tipped the balance too far in favor of the villain.

Behind the Scenes Images that Make You Root for the Villain

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From UnrealityMag

Movies adapted into games have largely been written off, and most TV-to-game adaptations have been pretty dismal. But by taking a game and putting it in a style that you wouldn’t expect, the results can be great. You would have thought a Walking Dead game would have emulated similarly themed titles like Dead Rising or Left 4 Dead.

Television Shows That Should Be Video Games

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From Cracked.com

That’s because most movies aren’t written that way; the bad guy is just there to create conflict and cool scenes for the hero, regardless of whether there is any logic to it from his own point of view. We’ve already gone over some villains who accidentally saved the day with their own actions. But at least those bad guys screwed up without realizing it. Here are the ones who seem to go out of their way to sabotage their own plans …

Villains Who Screwed Themselves Over

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Coming at ya with zero spoilers

1. There really is something wrong with the mainstream media

For those of you who have not seen the show here is the one sentence Wikipedia synopsis. “It features an ensemble cast including Jeff Daniels as anchor Will McAvoy, who, together with his staff set out to put on a news show in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements.” The premise behind this news show is that it will be one that will present only unbiased facts that facilitate relevant, honest debate with the intention of informing American voters. I interpret this as a deliberate and exhilarating smackdown on the lacking mainstream media that people patronize today. I should mention now that this is a largely political show. A politically interested viewer will get more from this show. If you are not at all interested in politics… still watch the show.

 

Jon Stewart said it best. The mainstream media, particularly Fox News and MSNBC, is utterly biased towards “sensationalism, conflict and laziness;” in addition to “relentless partisanship.” I wholeheartedly agree with Jon Stewart and that is why, in addition to its quality drama, I think The Newsroom is so refreshing. Whether you agree or not The Newsroom will make you re-evaluate your opinion on how news is presented to you. And it will do so by respinning the biggest news stories of this past year.

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I’ve been a subscriber to Entertainment Weekly since 2009 I believe.  I actually do read it [most of the time] from cover to end.  It’s absolutely one of my favorite magazines for several reasons.  1) It’s not so much a gossip magazine that focuses on the most uninteresting people that so many people find interesting.  2) They cover two industries I love dearly: movies and television.  3) They get the most absurdly early looks at upcoming projects such as pictures or interviews. And finally 4) In the past they’ve introduced me to some of the most beloved shows I’ve come to know.

Sure not all their stories are the best [I can’t tell you how many times K-Stew and R-Pats have been on the damn cover and I groaned], but I’ve compiled a list of 5 pieces of pop culture [coincidentally all TV shows] that, while always hearing they were great, I didn’t actually start paying attention to until I read an article on Entertainment Weekly.  And surprisingly enough, they weren’t all cover stories.  Read on below for the full Scoop.

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I’m so ashamed that I’ve only seen about a quarter of the movies on this list.  The ones I did see I felt great about knowing.  I feel as a cinemaphile/fashionista, I’m obligated to do such a thing.  In terms of stylish, most of the people in these movies are wearing dope suits and have chiseled jaws.  I don’t exactly have a chiseled jaw, but I appreciate how good these dudes look.  Maybe I’ll look as suave as these dudes one day.

The Most Stylish Movies

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Cracked compiled another article from movies.  This one labels several jobs from people in movies whose sloth or ineptitude allowed entire movies to transpire.  Take Tommy Lee Jones from above who plays a cop from No Country For Old Men.  Because of his slow methodology and sitting on the couch drinking milk, he allowed the main characters to go on an entire spiel when it could’ve been averted.  Check out the very cool article below.

Movies Made Possible by Others Sucking at Their Job

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