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MONUMENTS MEN: AN INTERESTING STORY THAT DESERVED A MUCH MUCH BETTER MOVIE

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On Saturday 1 March, I was bored and decided to go see George Clooney’s Monuments Men, since that was just about the only movie that I had slight interest in seeing. I went in knowing full well they had to futz around the real story to make a movie and I was OK with that. However I was not OK with such a unique and amazing story getting such a slight, almost madcap, whimsical movie made about what was a triumph of the human spirit in a bleak, dark moment of history. Read More…

NURSE 3D IS BETTER THAN HAVING YOUR TEMPERATURE TAKEN RECTALLY, BUT NOT BY MUCH

Xiphos here  with ContinentalOp’s take on Nurse 3D which from the sound of it even the copious amounts of full frontal nudity couldn’t save. I would like to take a moment and thank Miss Barfy for actually getting this post up because she’s smart and I’m dumb and she is by far the best person I know so here is a big  THANK YOU very much for posting this from BOTH me and Continentalops. You’re the best.

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THE HOBBIT 2: IF YOU WANTED MORE FRUITY WIZARDS AND MIDGETS WANDERING AROUND NEW ZEALAND IN A FRENZIED CA$H GRAB FELIZ NAVIDAD YOU GOT IT

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****NEWER INTRO**** Because we are nothing if not timely here at WOTM here is my review of The Hobbit 2 The Desolation of Smaug, only 2 months late and way past its shelf life. ThereWolf demanded this review so ThereWolf gets his review because I aim to please and consequently I don’t get my throat torn out in a lupine rage.

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XIPHOS TV ROUND-UP

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Here’s a look at some new TV shows I’ve been watching going back to last summer. These will all be short except for one that I need delve into in order to do it justice. They aren’t in any particular order just how they occur to me. Enjoy. Read More…

MURDER-DEATH-KILL: XIPHOS LOOKS AT SOME 187 TV SHOWS

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Here are some TV shows I’ve seen over the last 6 months or so that have a common theme (mostly I stretched on a few because I didn’t want to do something separate with them and they sorta’ kind of fit here) of murrrrrrrder in them. They aren’t in any particular order except I just noticed alphabetical. Read More…

READING WITH XIPHOS

xippy-yahoo-copy copyHere are a bunch of books I’ve read over the last few months. These are all fiction crime books. I figured most of you would like these more so than the non-fiction ones I read. For the most part they are all good books except for the crap pile I talk about first. Anyway, these are short give-you-a-flavor sort of reviews. If you have any questions about them please let me know. Read More…

Xiphos Top 20 Sports Movies

StacheI spent most of this past week in a boring continuing education course. Because it was so excruciatingly dull I began to make a list of what I thought were great movies about sports that were somewhat neglected by the critics and nerds. Then I began to ask myself what makes sports movies good? Is it all about sacrifice, redemption and victory? Well, duh, sure but as I thought about it more, I came to the conclusion that a good sports movie is about the humanity of the people and not the sports themselves. Read More…

WORLD WAR Z: Mr. Jolie and his fabulous Redfordesque hair saves the world

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So everybody knows about all the trouble that plagued this production right? I don’t feel the need to recap it so I’m going to skip all that noise and just jump right in. is WWZ any good? Well dear readers it’s like this… Read More…

XIPHOS TAKES A LOOK AT THE TELEVISION

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Here’s a look at some shows I’ve been watching in a mini-review format. Some are on going, some have wrapped up for the season and few have just started their run. As always spoiler warning is in effect but then again if you read reviews online and expect them to be spoiler free your parents and grandparents, nay, your whole line are sibling fuckers. Read More…

XIPHOS AND EVIL DEAD

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I saw this on Sunday 7 April and here are my thoughts. This will be quick since everybody and probably their mothers know about the Evil Dead franchise so no back story mumbo jumbo from me. Read More…