Ladies and gentleman, I don't know about you, but I'm feeling a little sad. Maybe even a tad depressed. Why you ask? Because for yet another week it would seem that there are just no good movies coming out on DVD/Bluray.
This week is yet another jam-packed with films that I don't care to purchase. I also haven't had the chance to watch any of these movies, as I did not catch them in theaters due to hearing just how bad they were. As we are still rocking out this blog and podcast with our own personal cash money, I just couldn't bring myself to drop $15 on these titles in theaters.
So, a slight change of pace this week, I will not be giving you a breakdown on these films, but rather will simply tell you what titles release today. Purchase and watch all the movies this week at your own risk!
Thanks all, and here's hoping next week is better...fingers crossed!
This week's titles:
That's right folks, this month you get not two, but three great episodes of your favorite podcast! In this bonus episode we hit the theaters for take two of our popular "Friday Night at the Movies".
We went out to Regal Barn Plaza in PA to watch World War Z on opening weekend. Want to know what we thought? Is this one worth catching in the theaters? Or is it even worth seeing at all? Check out the episode to find out.
As always you can stream or download this, or any of our past shows, through our Podcast Archive. You can also download and subscribe to our podcast in the iTunes Store!
Check it out, and if you decide to watch the movie be sure to let us know what you thought! You can reach us here through our Contact Us page, on Facebook or on Twitter. We'd love to hear your thoughts!
Thanks so much for listening, and hope you enjoy your bonus episode! Be sure to keep coming back this week for some great blog posts, and mark your calendars for July's episodes where we leave the world of the undead behind and dive head first into the greatest console war in history!
Enjoy the show!
Episode 7: Zombies part II - Games
Ladies and gentlemen, we are so sorry for the delay getting today's scheduled episode posted and ready for your eager ear drums. We thank you so much for your patience, and now that patience has paid off!
The next episode in Zombie Month is posted and ready! As always you can find it here on our site in our Podcast Archive, or in the iTunes Store.
Since we were a bit late with it today, it may take a bit to post on the iTunes Store, however, if you are a subscriber to our epic podcast, then you can get the episode now simply by going into your podcast library and clicking the refresh button! This is yet another reason why everyone and their mothers should subscribe to our glorious show!
Thanks again everyone, and remember to keep an eye out for a bonus episode coming at you this weekend for our second installment of "Friday Night at the Movies"! So be on the lookout for details of what theater and show time we will be at this weekend to catch World War Z. As always, we'd love for any and all to join us and remember, a prize goes out to the first person to yell out "PAUSED!" So more details on that to come.
Are you sure you're ready?
Many of our loyal fans have asked us where we stand on the whole X1 v PS4 rumble. Well fear not my dear, dear friends for soon enough you will have your answers.
We here at PAUSED! have switched around our entire podcast schedule to bring you a special month of epic programming. That's right, if you thought zombie month was going to be epic, brace yourself for "X1 v PS4: The Console Wars", coming at you this July.
Next month we will present to you the good, the bad, and the ugly for each next-gen console and give you the answer you've been oh so hungry for, "Which one will we each be buying?"
So, mark your calendar's for the upcoming episodes. The debate will air in two parts:
Wednesday, July 3rd: X1 v PS4: The Console Wars, Part 1: Playstation 4
Wednesday, July 17th: X1 v PS4: The Console Wars, Part 2: X1 and "The Decision"
However, here is the important part, the reason we are giving you this sneak peek of what's to come. We want to hear from you, the fans! Get on your computer and write in to us. Share your questions, your comments, your concerns, your fears, and your most disturbing dreams. Let us know where you stand on the console war, and what do you want to hear us clarify in our episodes. We are recording in just a few short days, so hurry up and get your comments in.
You can comment on this post, or reach us through our "Contact Us" page, message us on Facebook, or tweet us on Twitter!
No matter how you reach us, anyone you sends us a comment about the Console Wars will get their name entered into a drawing to win some really great prizes! So don't wait, get yourself heard, and earn a chance to win!
Thanks all, and can't wait to hear what's on your minds when it comes to The Great Debate!
Well hello there again folks. It's that time of the week, the day when shelves are stocked, wallets are lightened and wives are enraged...it's New Release Tuesday!
However, fear not wives, girlfriends, boyfriends, mistresses and imaginary lovers, because this week continues our unyielding drought of anything worth rushing out to buy. So without further adieu, I give you this week's breakdown.
Oz the Great and Powerful, not a terrible movie, but also not the greatest. While the movie was visually stunning, and the story line was intriguing, it just didn't quite knock the ball out of the park. It's a bit like my attempts at my mom's famous rice and chicken, it isn't bad, but something is missing and you just can't put your finger on it. For me personally a large part was the casting of James Franco as the wizard. Honestly, I have a hard time buying him in a lot of these roles, he comes off as awkward and out of place. However, with that said it is overall a serviceable film and I would say worth a watch, if only for the scenery, but I wouldn't say it's worth the buy. I give this one a 6.0 on the "Paul Bettany Scale". Don't drop $5 or $6 on this one, wait for Netflix or Redbox to carry it, it's worth a dollar.
Next we have Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. This one will be short and easy. Not in some time has there been a movie I have wanted to see less than this one. This movie looked absurd, and felt like a remake of a low budget, "D" movie at best. The only thing that looked worse than the graphics was the plot. Truthfully, I refuse to watch this movie as I hope to maintain some dignity and credibility. So watch this at your own risk. IMDB give this gem a 6.1 (which comes in lower than their rating for Snitch, and you know how I felt about that one, so this has to blow).
And wrapping up the major film releases this week is Snitch. My friends, we've been down this road before and I won't waste your time by diving any deeper into this film. If you want to know what we thought of this movie, check out our "Friday Night at the Movies" episode where we review Snitch and Dark Skies. You can stream or download the episode from our Podcast Archive, or download it and subscribe to our podcast in the iTunes Store.
T.V. to save the day...again
For yet another week it falls to television to save New Release Tuesday. In particular, two great series that hit the shelves today House of Cards and The Newsroom.
House of Cards is a Netflix original series starring Kevin Spacey. Spacey plays a politician who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals, no matter what those goals may be. A surprisingly star-studded cast with even more surprisingly good writing, this show is another example of Netflix doing things right. Definitely worth the watch, I give it an 8.5 on the "P.B.S.", however no need to rush out an purchase it, if you have Netflix you can watch every episode from their Instant Watch offerings.
The Newsroom is an HBO drama about an evening, cable-news anchor who is tired of riding the fence on issues and steps out to boldly cover the news and take no B.S. from anyone. I know, I know it sounds a little boring, but trust me it's amazing. Jeff Daniels kills it in the lead role and the show brilliantly gives a behind the scenes look at how news is discovered, and delivered. Couple this with the personal struggles of our lead, add a dash of Olivia Munn, and you've got cable TV gold! If you haven't seen this one, you simply must and I would definitely add this show to the must buy list. I give The Newsroom a glowing 9.0 so don't hesitate, this is a must see.
Bringing up the rear
Finally, here are the other random titles releasing today:
• Wrong (IMDB: 6.1)
• Dead Man's Burden (IMDB 5.2)
• Knife Fight (IMDB: 4.5)
• Burn Notice: Season 6 (IMDB: 7.5)
• Tosh.0: Cardigans plus Casual Jackets (PAUSED!: 7.0)
• Major Crimes: The Complete First Season (IMDB: 7.1)
• Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Third Season (IMDB: 6.9)
• Fairly Legal: Season 2 (IMDB: 6.9)
• Necessary Roughness: Season 2 (IMDB: 6.6)
• Ghost Hunters: Season 8 Part 2 (PAUSED!: 5.5)
As always, feel free to comment here or on our Contact Us page, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and check out our podcast now available in the iTunes Store!
Thanks all, and happy viewing!
Zombies have taken over paused!
Hey there boys and girls. In case you haven't guessed already, this month is dedicated in full to Zombies!
With World War Z hitting theaters in just a few weeks, we thought we'd bring you a month of slow-moving, man-eating, undead goodness. We have some great episodes coming at you this month, including a bonus episode! That's right, we'll be hitting the theaters in a few weeks to bring you another installment of "Friday Night at the Movies", so stay tuned for more details on that coming at you soon.
Today we kick it off with our first episode for June, "Zombies: Part 1 - Movies". Pol, Dre and myself delve into the history of zombie film, and discuss our thoughts on some of the best attempts the genre has to offer. You may be surprised by what we come up with.
So without further adieu, you can check out this week's episode in our Podcast Archive, or download it and all our other episodes through the iTunes Store. You can also subscribe to the podcast there, so each time we air a new episode it'll download directly to your iTunes Library, no fuss, no muss.
So thanks for listening and hope you enjoy the show!
Today is the day that all the "Big Winter Releases" hit the shelves hoping to be purchased by you. However, before you go running off to the stores, or to your trusty inter-tube shopping sites, let's take a moment to ponder if there is anything worth buying. Personally, I don't think so, not this week anyway.
Identity Thief was hoping to be the big winter comedy of the year. With Jason Bateman hoping to cash another check for playing yet another quiet, average joe, situationally funny, almost witty, victim; and Melissa McCarthy riding the wave caused by the splash of Bridesmaids. For me, the trailer didn't quite grab me, and I never felt inclined to give this one a shot. It seems IMDB agreed with me as this one weighed in at a mere 5.6 on their scale. While this may be enough for most comedies, in my book it's not nearly enough for what this one was billed as, the winter comedic blockbuster of the year. So my suggestion is that if you haven't seen it, snag it on Redbox or Netflix when it becomes available there. I think you can wait a few extra weeks on this one. If you didn't rush to the theaters to see it there, why rush now.
A Good Day to Die Hard is the next installment of the Die Hard anthology, and the second of the films to fill me with a mighty rage. Yes, I grant you, Die Hard 2 was certainly the weakest of the original trilogy, however even it did not suck as bad as Live Free or Die Hard or A Good Day to Die Hard combined. Again, I should have known based on the crapfest of the film before it and the trailer for this latest release, but hindsight is 20/20. IMDB brings this one in at a lowly 5.4, and I think this was overly generous and skewed by fans who are simply in denial and can't let themselves accept that the run of Die Hard is over. The stories simply continue to get more unbelievable with even more feeble attempts to mask a lack of storyline and writing talent with jokes and nods to previous films in the series that were actually worth your time. I would say not only is this film not worth buying, it's not worth watching.
Lastly, Warm Bodies is one that may be worth the watch. This film gives us what we have all been dying to see, a beautiful tribute to both classic Shakespeare and the reanimated dead. Ok, so maybe that's a stretch, but in this era or film and literature where we can't seem to help but write about humans loving fictitious, supernatural, undead creatures, this one at least gives it to us with a spoonful of comedy to help it go down. With an overall rating on IMDB of 7.1, I would go out on a limb to say that it's worth the watch via Redbox or Netflix sure, but maybe even for $5.99 via on demand video or Xbox Video. We'll be taking a look at this one and doing a more in depth write up in the next week or so, as it relates to this month's podcast theme (let that marinate, more will be divulged in tomorrow's podcast episode).
Not a bad week for television
While there may not be many films worth buying, for those of you television series collectors out there, it seems that there may be several worth your while releasing today. Here they are, in list form:
• Breaking Bad: The Complete 5th Season (IMDB 9.4)
• Falling Skies: The Complete 2nd Season (IMDB 7.1)
• White Collar: Season 4 (IMDB 8.2)
• Pretty Little Liars: The Complete 3rd Season (IMDB 7.8)
The rest of the random releases today
Finally, We'll wrap up with the rest of the releases for this week:
• Escape From Planet Earth (IMDB 5.5)
• Mental (IMDB 5.7)
• 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded (No Rating, must've been that good)
• Mosquita y Mari (IMDB 5.3)
• Ice Road Truckers: Season 6 (IMDB 6.2)
Thank you all for reading, and keep an eye out for our new podcast episode airing tomorrow! As always you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and be sure to subscribe to our podcast, now available in the iTunes Store!