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Must-Listen Podcasts No. 6: The Smartest Man In The World

Look, we all think we’re the Smartest Man in the World, but according to Greg Proops, there’s only one, and it’s him. Proops’ motto is that he is totally smarter than you, and if you don’t believe him then just listen to his podcast — sorry, “proopcast” — to have it proven to you in painful detail. Proops is a master of improv and his comedy is high energy. His podcast has been going strong on a weekly basis since September 2013, and he’s delightfully Parental Advisory, so make sure you’re not driving the kid around trying to get her Read More

Far Western: The Evolution Of Country Music In Japan

It’s rare that you catch me getting excited about a documentary, but it’s a tad hard to watch the Kickstarter video for Far Western, and not get a big smile on your face, especially when you love country music. (We’re talking about the real stuff — Merle, Waylon, Willie, Kris, Hank, et al.; not that processed Tim McGraw crap.) Justin Payne, a young filmmaker out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has done thorough research on this project, filming the small but fanatical Japanese movement to bring bluegrass and traditional country to the East, and his efforts require one more trip before the Read More

Slice May Be The Best Media Player Ever Created

Slice enters a pretty loaded field of media players, and as a Kickstarter project, it comes across a bit as the “little engine that could but may not”; however, judging by the specs and the software, we think this may be the best media player to date, and we’ll tell you why. While Slice can make use of the Internet, it doesn’t require it in order to play your videos, music, or whatever. That’s because it comes equipped with 1 terabyte storage as well as inputs for more in case you want to add to it. All you have to Read More

The Expendables 3: Why It’s REALLY Failing At The Box Office

A box office update from The Hollywood Reporter revealed that The Expendables grossed just $875,000 in its opening night at the box office. This number is a slight improvement from the first film, but not really when you take into consideration that it opened at the 7pm slot, while the original debuted with a late showing and still managed to rake in $860,000. It’s not expected to hit $20 million domestically for the entire opening weekend, though it will probably be a huge hit overseas. (If A Good Day To Die Hard can be successful, then why not this?) While Read More

The Russian Bear Documentary Salutes Ivan Koloff

The Russian Bear is the definitive documentary about Ivan Koloff, and how he became one of wrestling’s biggest legends. While we’re certainly not as “in” to wrestling as we used to be, there is and will always be a soft spot for the era where Koloff was at his most popular. In those days, the cat wasn’t out of the bag. Most knew wrestling was “fake,” but there was an aura of mystery and uncertainty that still surrounded it. Only now are some of the super-cool behind the scenes moments starting to come to light. This Kickstarter project promises more Read More

Robin Williams Dead At 63: What We’re Watching Tonight In Memoriam

Robin Williams is dead at 63. Typing that is very surreal considering I grew up watching this guy on HBO and VHS. Even tougher to grasp than the fact this is not a hoax, is the idea that someone could be so successful and so well-respected, but still feel empty inside (if the depression and suicide statements are true). Situations like this make you look at yourself and value what you have. And when it comes to things we value, now’s a good time to look back on three of our favorite Williams films that we originally discovered on tape Read More

30 Home Theaters That’ll Leave You Speechless

Home theaters belong in every movie-loving, sports-watching guy’s home. It’s unfortunate that not all of us can afford it, but with technologies edging cheaper and the Internet an endless hub of DIY information, it should be doable. In the meantime, here are 30 of the best on the web. If you have any home theater designs that you’d like to share, shoot us an email, and we’ll see about adding them to the list! Now without further ado, let’s pull back the curtain on these functional works of art. 

Must-Listen Podcasts No. 4: Filmspotting

For several years, Adam Kempenaar has kept the Filmspotting podcast growing strong. His knowledge of film is encyclopedic, and the different features on the show always spark lively discussion while bringing your attention to the films you should be watching instead of the endless stream of sequels and reboots out of Hollywood. (Not that he and current co-host Josh Larsen don’t have a soft spot for those, too.) This podcast offers Top 5s, Movie Marathon suggestions, and, perhaps the most favorite of all, Massacre Theater, where Adam and Josh act out a scene from a popular film and challenge their Read More