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The Walking Dead: 10 Reasons Why Season 4 Will Be The Best Yet

20 Jul

The Walking Dead

It’s a little over a month until America’s biggest show (if you believe the ratings) crashes back onto the big screen, and I personally can’t wait. When it wants to, the Walking Dead can thrill like little else on television. Yet pessimists will always point out the first part of that sentence – ‘when it wants to be.’

Honestly, I see where they’re coming from. The Walking Dead’s dramatic problems are well-documented and after the positively glacial second season, we were all ready to simply down tools and leave Rick Grimes and his procrastinating friends to their procrastinating ball games and inattentive children watching (‘what do you mean, Carl isn’t in the house) and shack up with more exciting shows. But then, a funny thing happened – season three turned out to be awesome, restoring our faith that a frustrating show that could be good actually managed live up to the expectation.

Now, I grant you that it isn’t perfect, and I’ll be making that abundantly clear throughout this article. Along with some awesome strengths there were some glaring flaws, and they need to be addressed. Yet nonetheless, I’m extremely excited about season four. If the third season proved nothing else, it’s that the writers are capable of learning from their mistakes and know how to build on their strengths (namely, massive zombie murder). So if they can repeat the trick, I’ve every confidence the fourth season will kick all the ass, resurrect it and kick it again. Hell, if you’re not convinced,just look at the goddamned trailer.

With this in mind, I’ve drawn up 10 reasons why I believe The Walking Dead Season Four will be the best season yet. Beware that a SPOILER WARNING is in effect. If you’re fine with that, or just love to have things spoiled for you, then please, read on.

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4 Reasons For Wii U Owners To Be Cheerful

7 Jul

Wii U

The Wii U is coming remarkably close to a year on general release, with little to distinguish it from the console crowd. While the technology has been given the thumbs up, the public have shrugged en masse. Granted, the Wii U is far pricier than its forebear – even after the price cut – and apparently there’s some other consoles on the horizon, but maybe it deserves a second look.

After all, Nintendo has often experienced sluggish starts. You don’t have to look very far back, either – the 3DS was launched with a catalogue that made the Wii U’s look impressive. However, Kid Icarus and Monster Hunter Tri G broke the walls down, and since then it’s proved a worthy successor to the DS.

Much panic has centred around the lack of third-party support. Indeed, big names have ignored the console outright, and substandard, lazy ports have sat alongside exclusives jumping to other platforms. But I reckon the Wii U’ll look a better prospect once its competitors are released. Let’s break it down…

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5 Key Lessons About Women Men Learned From Romantic Comedies

6 Jul

the proposal

I don’t know a lot about women. There, I said it. Like a recently removed plaster this unwavering scar is now exposed to the world and its elements to have its merry way with it.

Lucky though I don’t need to know a lot about women as there are plenty of tools out there to help direct men in the never ending quest to understanding the female psyche – Adverts teach us they need little else but makeup, an excuse to buy clothes, weight watchers programmes and a half price sofa. Video games taught us that the trick to keeping a woman happy and agreeing with you is a poorly fitting crop top and Taylor Swift music taught us that the only emotional pain a woman is capable of experiencing is that of a broken heart. Whilst Miley Cyrus music taught us how to hate music.

In the world of cinema we have a whole genre to help us cultivate an understanding for the female form. Where men are told by other men and the media to look down on rom-coms as ‘stupid’, it is in fact an excellent learning experience for men seeking to enhance their knowledge of the finer form and everything it takes for us to be better to them, learn their ways and be wary of their methods. We owe as much to romantic comedies as Katherine Heigl does – They keep us knowledgeable, they keep her inexplicably employed.

Here’s five key lessons about women we have learned from watching endless romantic comedies…

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Doctor Who: 12 Annoying Characters, Companions And Villains

5 Jul

Adam Mitchell

As much as us fans love our show, all of us have episodes, companions, characters, plotlines, monsters and even Doctors that we dislike. None of these things ever prevent us from watching because – well, because it’s Doctor Who – but most Whovians still enjoy coming together to discuss what they did or didn’t like about every miniscule little detail.

Us Whovians can be a pedantic lot and will argue a point until the Adipose are transported home, but we are also happy to agree to disagree concerning differences of opinion on some things. You didn’t like an episode I enjoyed? That’s fine; each to their own and I love a good, friendly debate. Have at it so long as you’re not going out of your way to offend anybody.

With all of that said, I am now going to put my own head on the chopping block and reveal who and what are – to me – twelve of the most annoying main characters and villains, in no particular order. Please don’t lynch me!

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10 Supposedly Terrible Actors Who Proved They Can Really Act

5 Jul

In Bruges

Every common person sitting on their futon watching Netflix has at least one actor they watch make infinitely more money than they ever will that makes them go, “How the hell did they get famous?”

Some actors make terrible movie after terrible movie, to the point where you truly wonder why anyone ever hired them in the first place. But they all have one secret: They can actually act. Well, except Keanu.

More often than not, if an actor has made it to the top of the Hollywood Elite, it’s because they actually have a special acting card up their sleeve that they’ve just been keeping secret from all of us because the Transformers money kept rolling in. Except Keanu.

Sometimes an actor can go for decades without revealing this secret to anyone, but then they pop up in something that makes you question everything you’ve ever known about Keanu. Here are ten such people.

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Arsenal Transfers: Could Lyon Striker Bafetimbi Gomis Be Late Option?

4 Jul

Bafetimbi Gomis1

We all knew that Arsenal desperately needed new signings to strengthen all areas, and Arsene Wenger has duly obliged, pursuing Mesut Ozil, Emiliano Viviano and Demba Ba.

But though Wenger has been successful in his pursuit of the first two, the last part of that hasty trinity doesn’t appear to be on his way to the Emirates, with Chelsea finally calling a halt to the Gunners’ attempt to sign the Senegalese striker on loan.

The whole thing leaves the manager at something of a loss – with only Olivier Giroud available as an out-and-out first team frontman, the cupboard looks bare for Arsenal and in desperate need of restocking.

But who should they pursue? For my money, they could do a lot worse than long-term Newcastle target Bafetimbi Gomis.

According to France Football’s Matt Spiro, Wenger is a long-term admirer of the bullish Lyon striker, but has never quite turned his thoughts into actions.

Well, there’s no time like the present, and faced with a real striking shortage, the manager might be forced to play his hand and snap up the French international.

And why not? Gomis is clearly an excellent performer – though never prolific, he always fetches his side 10-20 goals a season so in terms of sheer end-product, he would certainly be a worthwhile investment.

Yet he brings so much more than that – often labelled the ‘mini Drogba,’ the 28-year-old takes after his illustrious namesake in physicality as well as playing style, battering down defences and playing in teammates to score.

Frankly, this is what Arsenal need right now – as Bill Shankly once said, a football team is like a piano – you need eight men to carry it, and three men to play the thing. What Arsenal have at the moment are far too many players, and not enough lifters.

With this in mind, what Gomis would represent is a plan B for Arsenal that Giroud simply doesn’t, and his presence in the line-up would mean that the Gunners would very rarely be physically cowed.

So really, Wenger should crack upon his much-vaunted checkbook and give Lyon a call. After all, it’s not as if he isn’t for sale – the main stumbling block Lyon have experienced during this saga is that no club has stumped up enough in wages to seriously turn his head.

If Ivan Gazidis is correct, this won’t be a problem for Arsenal. So really Arsene, what are you waiting for?

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5 Reasons Why Kick-Ass 2 Did Kick Ass

23 Jun

Kick-Ass 2

A lot has been said about Kick-Ass 2. Some think it’s mindless violence and not worthy of being a sequel. Others think it’s a fun, action packed ride that is great to watch.

I myself have to lean towards the latter. I just cannot understand the unnecessary hate this film is getting. This is why I felt the need to break down step by step why Kick-Ass 2 was a good film and a worthy sequel.

In a time where a lot of comic book movies are choosing to go for a very serious somber tone. It’s quite refreshing to get a film where it knows it can have those elements to it, but also can make you have a great time watching it.

Sometimes films come out and people (critics) are just determined to hate it. However, I hope to win over you guys out there that lean towards the more negative reviews and show you why Kick-Ass 2 did indeed kick ass!

5. The Action

Kick Ass 2 Jim Carrey

The criticism with this aspect of the film seems to be an overly used one these days when describing action films, that criticism being the use of shaky cam during fight scenes.

I myself did not have any problem with the action scenes in this film and found them very entertaining. At no point was I saying to myself ‘Oh the shaky cam is really distracting there!’. Like I said before it seems to be the fashionable thing now to immediately jump to shaky cam as a reason to criticize an action film. But come on guys it’s getting really old now don’t you think?

Anyone who can honestly say it wasn’t a thrill to see Hit-Girl taking out guys left right and center with ease is lying to themselves. Especially when she went up against that behemoth Mother Russia. The action sequences were well shot and choreographed. Everyone who we wanted to square up to each other happened and that is never a thing to criticize.

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