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Posted by CW on June 25, 2012
What is it about delicious waffles that make us think Trailer Takes? I just absolutely demolished a pulled pork waffle and a wafflini with ice cream, so I’m sitting fat and happy right now. And there’s no better time to watch some movie trailers and hand out grades.
In this edition of Trailer Takes, we get Savage with some gratuitous violence and cap it off with some recreational drug use. Enjoy…
Posted by CW on June 21, 2012
A buddy emailed this to me and I had to share with the PPC faithful. I don’t have much info on it, other than it’s a corner in Bloomsberry, a neighborhood on the north side of London that often has badass murals. Oh, and MR once lived less than five blocks away. Who’d a thunk it?
Tip of the flat brim to @shizazaraz
Posted by CW on May 25, 2012
Let’s get it out right up front: I dig the Daniel Craig Bond. Casino Royale was a little flawed in its core premise — really James, beating a dude at hold ‘em was the best solution you could come up with? — but the first blonde-haired, blue-eyed Bond has been solid in his roles even if the stories are less than spectacular. The latest Bond flick, Skyfall, set to release November 9, 2012, features Craig (probably) saving the world he knows. According to the official site, “Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.”
Oh baby, you can expect Stewie Griffin’s words to come true here: “You know, some friends become enemies some enemies become friends.” Oh, add Javier Bardem to the cast and it seems like director Sam Mendes can’t miss.
The trailer doesn’t give us much further insight into the plot, but it features some key nuggets: Here are five takeaways:
Posted by CW on May 21, 2012
Want to wander the streets of Westeros? Now you can. Sort of.
Game of Thrones: The Game lets you step into a parallel world penned by George R.R. Martin himself. You control two players, Mors, a brother of the Night’s Watch, and Alester, a fire priest, in a new role-playing game. Much like the format of the novels, their perspectives will be completely separated in chapters. The story is original, so don’t necessarily expect to capture Tyrion on the King’s Road. In fact, don’t expect there to even be a Tyrion (a travesty, I know).
From the trailer above and the description on the official site, it’s hard to tell how much overlap there will really be between the game and the novels/show. Is that Lannister red in the opening? Lord Commander Mormont at the one-minute mark? Perhaps Ilyn Payne at 1:18 and Varys the Spider at 1:45? Seems like it, but hard to tell for certain.
Unfortunately, the game isn’t doing too well on the GameStop user reviews page, but I’ll post anything GoT related, so at least enjoy the trailer.
Posted by CW on May 17, 2012
Welcome to Punching Pete Campbell’s third edition of the Game of Thrones Power Rankings. Before proceeding, be sure to review last week’s rankings to track the movement. It wasn’t a great episode this week, but we’ve got a new face (or two) vying for the top spot while some of last week’s major climbers tumbled out of the top 10.
Three major factors go into our rankings: 1) overall likability/how much we want the character to die, 2) developments from the most recent episode and 3) how much actual power the characters currently hold in the show. And of course, there’s our own subjectivity, which we won’t hide.
One last very important order of business: SPOILER ALERT: The following entries contain information from the most recent episode of Game of Thrones: “A Man Without Honor” (Season 2, Episode 7).
Posted by CW on May 14, 2012
When Catelyn Stark first traveled to the Eyrie seeking her sister Lysa’s help in dealing with those pesky Wannisters (said in Elmer Fudd voice), she came to a terrible realization: Lysa fell off the deep end and brought her runt of a son with her! The creep-o-meter went through the roof when the breastfeeding began. “But I’m hungry!” Then go get a bowl of Cookie Crisp and stop grabbing your mother’s tits!
Needless to say, we at PPC were shocked by the impact Game of Thrones had on the outside world when Time decided to follow suit with a similarly creepy cover photo. I’m certainly no expert on motherhood, but here are three quick takeaways:
Posted by CW on May 10, 2012