Apr201411

Hercules Official Movie Trailer0

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If you asked me before watching the Hercules trailer if I would pay money to watch Dwayne Johnson, aka “The Rock”, star in the new aforementioned movie that hits theaters this July 25th, I almost certainly would have told you no.  Well, I would have actually given you that weird, “was that a serious question”, raised eyebrow look before telling you no – that is the more honest response.  But you see, you didn’t ask me that question; I did however use that same pessimistic look as I fired up the Hercules trailer, but I have good news – this movie actually looks like it will be a winner.  Not Academy Award winner – but at the very least an “entertaining movie” winner as I watch it on Netflix or On Demand from the comfort of my kinda fake leather couch (okay it’s really fake).  Check out the official Hercules trailer above, then hit us up via the link below for our initial, slightly qualified thoughts!

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Food We Like: Chili’s Margarita Chicken Fresh Mex Bowl
Apr201409

I’m not going to lie: I like Chili’s – especially when the other option is Applebee’s – but I hardly ever go there.  I am travelling a ton for work lately, and I just happened to find myself somewhere in Oklahoma the last two days, so as you can guess, my eatery options were somewhat limited.  Actually there were a ton of options available, but if you’re looking to stay healthy and not eat garbage than you don’t have many options.  Well, there happened to be a Chili’s restaurant right next to my hotel, so I decided to order online to get pick-up.  I haven’t seen the menu in months, so I did a little perusing and came across something new that honestly surprised me: the Margarita Chicken Fresh Mex Bowl.  At a little under $10 bucks for the entree, I decided to give it a whirl – in the end, let’s just say the next time I am trying to out to eat back home, Chili’s will actually come to mind as a legitimate option.

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Apr201408

Blended Movie Trailer #20

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Adam Sandler movies get a lot of flak, and in many cases, the poor reviews are well deserved.  Try and think back to the Happy Madison productions that you actually really enjoyed, and no, Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer do not count.  For me there are a few, but they’re still heavily outnumbered by the garbage titles; The Benchwarmers and the Grown Ups films were all stellar, and who can forget arguably Sandler’s best film since the original golden three in Grandma’s Boy?  On that thought, if you were not a fan of Grandma’s Boy, it’s probably best if you just go ahead and click the red “x” in your browser right now, because SQ may not be the best website for you.  So fast forward to today, in which we have yet Sandler’s latest film, Blended, which brings back Drew Barrymore yet again after two previous co-starring roles; the trailer is above – check it out then hit the link below for our slightly qualified thoughts!

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Apr201408

Quick: name me one movie that had absolutely zero actors/actresses you recognized that turned out to be hilarious, or just plain amazing.  Can you do it?  The first movie that popped into my head was a little film called Sex Drive, which featured all no-name (at the time, and I think still to this day) main characters, but did feature a Seth Green cameo at the end.  The movie itself was absolutely hilarious, and I remember seeing the trailer months beforehand thinking that it had potential.  While most of those types of movies don’t pan out, Let’s Be Cops, which is slated to hit theaters this summer on August 13th, looks like yet another rare diamond in the rough.  Check out the official red band trailer for Let’s Be Cops above, then hit the jump below for more slightly qualified thoughts!

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Apr201408

Chef Official Movie Trailer0

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If you like food – great food – then May 9th, 2014, should probably be circled on your calendar.  Or since 99% of us aged 40 and younger probably don’t actually have physical calendars hanging on our kitchen walls anymore, go ahead and add it to your iPhone and Outlook calendars, because the new Jon Favreau movie called Chef awaits.  Starring an impressive cast list that features Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, Oliver Platt, and the legendary Dustin Hoffman, Chef pits Jon Favreau’s main character in a tricky employment situation that likely many of us have already or will face at some point in our lives: working for someone else, or taking a chance and starting his own business, which in this case is a food truck.  While this movie screams high quality date night material, there are sure to be plenty of laughs if you want to see this with friends; regardless, enjoy the official Chef trailer and then hit the link below for more!

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iOS Games We Like: Monument Valley
Apr201408

iOS Games We Like: Monument Valley3

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Have you ever felt a little overwhelmed with the ridiculous amount of volume in the Apple App Store when searching for a new go-to iOS game?  You aren’t alone – there are countless rehashes of essentially the exact same game, whether it’s a running side-scroller title or name-the-new-RTS game, they are basically the same old thing under a different coat of paint.  Once you jump into it the new paint begins to fade and boredom sets in; minutes or hours later the game is deleted, and it will probably be even longer until you visit the store for yet another fruitless search.  That’s where SQ comes in: we weed through the metric truckloads of garbage apps to find you the best of the best – free and paid – so you can spend your hard-earned free time enjoying only the best high quality iOS games and apps.  Our latest gem just happens to be the iOS game of the week, and although the store’s “game of the week” doesn’t always impress, Monument Valley does.

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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Week 1 Sales Tops 2.7 Million
Apr201406

Many game publishers would be thrilled after selling 2.7 million copies of their latest title in a month, but Blizzard is not your average video game publisher.  In their latest press release, Blizzard announced some impressive week one sales for their first Diablo III expansion pack, Reaper of Souls, with sales topping an incredible 2.7 million units.  As a proud owner of this excellent expansion pack myself, I couldn’t be happier, and I would argue that it is well-worth the somewhat steep asking price of $40.  That being said, let’s put on our business hats and see what kind of week one revenue the D3 division is staring at!  Hit the link below for the details!

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Apr201406

In my opinion HBO is the king of quality television.  From Curb Your Enthusiasm and Entourage, to the insanely-addicting and ever-so-violent Game of Thrones, the premium cable network just continually surpasses my expectations.  While I am sadly behind on my Game of Thrones episodes, it is a show that is quite possibly the best on television, period.  I remember nearly three years ago watching the show On Demand for the very first time, and thinking to myself as I fired up the sixth of seventh episode that I still couldn’t believe that I couldn’t keep up with all of the character’s names and relationships – the show, and the setting was that massive, but it was so damn good I didn’t even care.  Next up for me are the books – not to mention catching up on the show; next up for you is this awesome video, which showcases every single on-screen Game of Thrones death in less than 3 minutes.  Enjoy, and as always, more after the link.

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Apr201406

Delivery companies like UPS and FedEx take pride in their clean, always pressed uniforms and timely delivery, and unlike the failing US Postal Service, they almost always live up to their high expectations.  Every once in a while however, the standard slips a bit and a FedEx driver does something that probably resulted in him losing his job.  Thankfully, it appeared that no one was hurt in this hilarious security cam video – I will leave the details at that, as I don’t want to spoil this one.  Enjoy this great video – more slightly qualified thoughts after the link!

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The Easiest Way to Prepare Physically for Marine Corps Boot Camp
Apr201402

You just got home from the Marine Corps recruiting office, and your ship date for boot camp is 100 days out – there’s only one problem.  You can only do 3 dead hang pull ups.  Or your body fat percentage is borderline unauthorized for your height.  Or you are barely clearing 24 minutes on your 3 mile run.  Can’t do 100 crunches?  You get the point.  Marine Corps recruits have a higher standard than the other service branches: they all understand that the title of Marine is earned, and never – and I mean never – given.  If you can’t perform the bare minimum physical fitness – or academic, character, etc – standards, then you’ll get rolled into the next class.  If you keep the poor performance going, then the Army would love to have you.  So what’s the easiest way then to prepare for three months of physical and mental hell?  The answer will surprise you.

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Apr201402

Goodbye World Movie Trailer0

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What are up to this Friday night?  If you’re looking for something different, then head on over to your local theater to catch the brand new Vinny Chase – I mean Adrian Grenier – film, Goodbye World.  Although I will likely forever associate Mr. Grenier as the Entourage movie star, his latest movie that’s due out this Friday has some real potential: set in present day, America is hit by a disastrous computer virus called, coincidentally, “Goodbye World”.  With utilities, airports, and just about everything imaginable shut down, Vinny and his close friends fall back on their post-apocalyptic survival skills and go off-grid somewhere in Northern California.  Everything seems like a cool camping trick until local militias start forming, which is where it appears this plot is going. Check out the trailer, and hit the link below for more slightly qualified movie trailer discussion!

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GameStop Ignores Reality, Plans for 300-400 More Stores
Mar201429

Has the retail onslaught that the likes of eBay and Amazon have brought forth over the last decade or so taught anything to the likes of big box retailers?  What about the fact that I can more easily, not to mention more conveniently purchase and download a new PS3 or PS4 game without even having to leave my fancy, fake-leather couch?  Market disruptions are nothing new, and new ideas and new technology has always forced agile businesses into pivots, whether they liked it or not.  Some companies however, still don’t seem to accept the reality of the market that is moving around them, and by some companies I mean GameStop.  Just recently – yesterday in fact – Paul Raines, GameStop’s Chief Executive Officer, announced “that the company plans that to open 300 to 400 retail locations which will have a focus outside of games”.  (SeekingAlpha, 28 March) Yeah, I’m scratching my head too – more brick and mortar overhead, and lots of it, but not to sell games.  Rather, these new store shelves will house smart phones and wearable technology products.  Still confused?  So am I.

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