Week In Review
May201417

Week In Review1

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You’re quickly learning that Slightly Qualified likes all things pop culture. Throw in military videos and gaming panache, and we’re probably one of the more eclectic websites you’ve had the pleasure of viewing. We’re a diversified portfolio of interweb goodness.

Raffman posted about a crossfit chap who did 106 – scratch that – zero pull ups at once. He also talks about a 500 lb bomb that almost hit the wrong soldiers. Raffman also discusses a few iOS games like Knifehand and Wayward Souls. And to keep us in touch with our memes, he collected all kinds of fun ginger and Canada pics for your perusing enjoyment. Make sure you don’t miss out on Bill Murray impersonating Harry Caray either.

I had fun writing about some Pandora stations you probably should be listening to. We’re still quoting from these five movies and cannot, for the life of us, stop it. Technically, these were from last week, but make sure you pick up the new Black Keys album Turn Blue and three minutes of your life is a small price for watching Eric Bana in the Deliver Us From Evil trailer.

Our friends at Linkiest are covering everything from athletes to unicorns. LFGdating remains the only dating site for the gamer/geek/nerd in you. And Clumsy Crooks catalogues all things insanely stupid about criminals and their inability to do their job well.

May201410

Optimus Prime is back. This time, he’s teaming up with Mark Wahlberg instead of Shia LaBeouf, so he has that working for him. Now that we reflect, Shia wasn’t a terrible fit, it’s just they made him look less…manish…with his parents getting in the way.

The story begins with Mark Wahlberg discovering a Transformer (although he doesn’t know it at first). Then some government agency comes in and tells him to fork it over. Queue basic plot structure from there with Optimus Prime going postal on a foreign species, and you have Age of Extinction. As far as our other trailer previews go, this one is in the middle, but not in the happy Jimmy Eat World sense.

It’s not that we’re not excited; we are. It’s just that we were hoping for more of a dark element. More of an actual loss taking place. Christian Bale, as Batman, lost Rachel. Not only did we not see that coming (honestly), we were quite surprised to know that Nolan would kill off a main character. We don’t get that feeling in this installment.

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May201406

Edge of Tomorrow Trailer2

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Tom Cruise is racking up quite a sci fi portfolio: Oblivion, Minority Report, Vanilla Sky…Top Gun. What’s that? Top Gun isn’t sci fi? You saw how he looked shirtless. Out of this world…

One month from today, Edge of Tomorrow hits theaters. While I’m not sure if I’m sold on Emily Blunt as an action star (thinking of The Five Year Engagement and day-old donuts), she at least doesn’t smile all that much in the trailer, and that builds a sense of actual suspense. Like our other 2014 movie trailers – we’re hoping for the best and expecting for the worst. Or pretty close to it. [Click here to read on!]

May201403

X-Men: Days of Future Past0

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What can make X-Men better? Time Travel. What makes Time Travel better? Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy’s awkward bromantic relationship. It’s okay, we forgive them. Because this summer, we get the next installment of Marvel’s X-Men legacy.

This installment finds previous stars uniting with current favorites. We have Hugh Jackman (from Scrubs infamy) with James McAvoy, Halle Berry with Jennifer Lawrence, and Michael Fassbender with, well, who are we kidding. He’s good enough alone. [Click here to read on!]

May201402

We’ve been waiting for this for awhile. You see, back years ago, when Tobey Maguire was rocking the mask and slinging webs, Spiderman was ruined for us. The films were okay. Well, the first two were – the third really just seemed to…not be good.

Fast forward a few years. I’m sitting on my family-recycled couch drinking a good beer (those go together wonderfully, btw), and I noticed the newer Spiderman on HBO. Alright, prepare for to be disappointed. But then, out of the blue, I liked it.

No, no. I loved it. Andrew Garfield brought a grit that Maguire never  showed (or maybe had). The film was darker, less real, and more fun. And not junior high at the movies fun – like actual suspension and plot.  [Click here to read on!]

Mar201428

The Signal Movie Trailer0

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Raise your hand if this kind of movie sounds appealing to you: Sci-fi, Laurence Fishburne, and lots of M-4’s (that’s AR’s for all my civilian counterparts out there).  No, this isn’t another Battle for Los Angeles – which was a great movie nonetheless – or even another Starship Troopers Redux.  The name of this intriguing Summer 2014 potential blockbuster is The Signal, and the exciting trailer above gives us enough information to want more, but not enough to truly know what we’re, or Nic, the main character is dealing with. As a huge fan of sci-fi, as well as Mr. Fishburne’s acting resume – not to mention M-4’s! – The Signal looks like it has potential to be an awesome film.  Want the specific release date and more details on the plot?  Of course you do – hit the link below for more.

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Jun201318

Action films these days walk a fine line. Add too much humor, and they risk a Jackie Chan sighting. Add too little, and then we wish for Chris Tucker. [Click here to read on!]

Jun201312

Coming out in theaters today is This Is The End – a spoof of apocalyptic proportions – and we can’t wait to see it. Here’s why.

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Jun201304

Grown Ups 2 Trailer0

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Adam Sandler movies will never get old; they may not be as funny as his Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison days, but they will sure sell tickets.  Grown Ups was a nice surprise when it hit theaters three years ago, but Sandler brought all of his star power buddies with him for that one; then again, he pretty much does that with every film, doesn’t he?  We’re not complaining.  Well on July 12th Sandler & Co are back on the big screen for the Grown Ups sequel, Grown Ups 2; while I’m sure it will sell well, how will it rank amongst the towering stack of other Grade A comedies getting released this summer, like The Internship, or This Is The End?  2013 is one of the best looking years for comedies in years; label me excited!

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Jun201302

Who should I thank?  Christopher Nolan may be my first guess, but Zach Snyder probably deserves the biggest high-five since he’s the director.  Superman has been a mammoth in the comic book world since its inception, but to this guy, the character himself, along with the television shows and lately the movies have all been super cheesy.  Maybe I’m a little biased because of my preference for Batman, but I don’t want to bring in the superhero debate.  I mentioned Mr. Nolan earlier on because Man of Steel, the latest Superman movie to hit the big screen in just two weeks on June 14th, has that same dark feel that the most recent Batman director brought to the Dark Knight series, and that has me really pumped for this flick.  Watch the trailer and I guarantee you’ll agree; Man of Steel looks legit.

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May201323

Back on April 3rd, which seems like a long time ago (this is our 100th post, believe it or not!), we published an amazing trailer for Naught Dog’s upcoming adventure game, “The Last of Us“, which may look like a new Uncharted, but according to the developers, it’s quite different.  Not like that would be a bad thing, but you know what I mean.  Looking ahead to the near future, “The Last of Us” will hit store shelves on June 14th, and will be an exclusive title for the PS3; sorry Xbox’ers.  Like you needed more depressing news after Monday’s debacle?  Naughty Dog has released brand new demo discs to many of the latest news outlets, which means savory new, HD game play footage that you absolutely must-see.  Did I mention the game play video is more than 15 minutes long?  You’re welcome.

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Apr201301

The Wolverine Movie Trailer0

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I’ll admit, I was skeptical when Hollywood announced a Wolverine-only movie was in the works.  After watching the official trailer for The Wolverine however, I am completely amped: it looks awesome.  Maybe it’s the ninjas at the end, maybe it looks like Wolverine just got back from ‘Nam with that haircut (or lack thereof), or maybe it’s the dark, ominous tones in the trailer; whatever it is, this trailer does it for me.  July 26, you’ll know where I’ll be, and you ain’t getting any of my Junior Mints.