Diagnosis:Film-Weekend of May 20

Diagnosis:Film-Weekend of May 20

You’ve got some Pirates this weekend and Woody Allen if you’re lucky. The rest are pretty much rental fodder if they’re even your thing. What say you? Anything look good this weekend? Sound off in the comments!

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Author Spotlight: Jarrett Rush

Welcome to the first of what I hope will be an ongoing situation here at TCC.  I would like to start spotlighting some of the self published authors that I have been reading and meeting on the internet.  To let you get to know them, and help them get the word out about their books.



One of the first self- published ebooks I picked up for my Kindle was the novella Chasing Filthy Lucre by Jarrett Rush.  It was a really great and entertaining read.  I love the gritty, cyberpunk feel to it, and it has a great pace.  I have been getting to know Jarrett a little through the Twitter based writing group #pubwrite.   Being the stand-up fellow that he is, he agreed to answer some questions for me.

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Game of Thrones Recap & Review: The Wolf and The Lion

Directed by: Brian Kirk
Written by: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss


The Wolf and The Lion opens in King’s Landing, following Eddard as he checks on Lord Vail, who is getting the massive hole in his neck sewn up, but who still looks dead. There is another joust, this time between Lord Gregor, and the newly introduced Sir Lloris, a.k.a Knight of the Flowers. Sir Lloris tricks Lord Gregor’s horse, which enrages Lord Gregor. Proving you wouldn’t like him when he’s mad, Lord Gregor decapitates his own horse, and then attacks Sir Lloris. The Hound steps in to protect Sir Lloris, and ends up duelling his own brother until King Robert yells to make them stop.

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Doctor Who Recap & Review: The Doctor’s Wife

The Doctor and Sexy

Written By: Neil Gaiman
Directed By: Richard Clark


The episode begins with a scrappy bunch lead along a rather pensive young woman named Idris to her doom. They place her upon a pedestal and an Ood emerges to drain her life force from her. Before she dies, she’s told the Doctor will come for her. Meanwhile, the Doctor regales Rory with tales from a previous adventure. He doesn’t get very far when there’s a knock on the door. This wouldn’t be strange except for the fact that they’re in deep space.

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Diagnosis:Film-Weekend of May 13

Diagnosis:Film-Weekend of May 13

This weekend there are a bunch of interesting documentaries playing in one to two screens. Oh, yeah…and then there’s the Bridesmaids and Priest. If ever there were a weekend to save your gas money and enjoy a rental, this would be the one. If you plan on seeing any of these films this weekend we’d love to hear from you, though. Sound off in the comments about whether or not my diagnosis on Bridesmaids was faulty or if there is some good to be had in Priest.

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Game of Thrones Recap & Review: Cripples, Bastards, & Broken Things

Directed by: Brian Kirk
Written by: Bryan Cogman


Cripples, Bastards, & Broken Things opens with Tyrion Lannister’s return to Winterfell on his way South to King’s Landing. He stops by to give Bran a schematic for a special saddle which would allow him to ride a horse despite not having use of his legs. He does this without asking for anything in return.

At The Wall, we are introduced to a new character, Samuel, who is a fat man afraid to fight. Jon Snow stands up for him and tries to help him survive. The fat man’s father threatened him with death or The Wall.

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Going Retro: TCC Episode 2

TCC Episode 2 - Duum and Dumbr

It’s been awhile since I’ve subjected you all to another retro look at the podcast that started this site, and for that I apologize profusely. I’m sure you were quite bummed. Anyway, this month I’d like to point your attention to the second episode of our beloved podcast in which CalamityEnsues, thegreatredhope and I gave commentary to the film Dumb and Dumber. It was quite the doozy….uh…back when we recorded it.

You can listen to the audio on it’s own or sync it up with the DVD for full effect. I’ve tried it a few times since we stopped podcasting and it’s quite fun to get our reactions to various scenes. Give it a try. I dare you!


Episoad Too: Duum and DumbrDumb  Dumber (1994)
DUMB & DUMBER (1994)
Director: Peter Farrelly
Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels and Lauren Holly

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Review of Thor

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Written by: Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, & Don Payne
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, & Anthony Hopkins


If I was forced to describe Thor in one word, it would be: Tonal Mess. That is not to say it doesn’t have good things about it, it just means that they don’t work well together. Thor as a whole is less than the sum of its parts.

Thor tells the story of Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the future King of Asgard, who is an arrogant warmongering brat who defies the King/his father (Anthony Hopkins) and gets banished to Earth, while also losing the ability to use the mighty Mjolnir, the hammer which gives him his powers. Meanwhile in Asgard, Loki is planning his ascent to the throne and starts a whole lot of trouble. Review with spoilers after the jump.

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Doctor Who Recap & Review: The Curse of the Black Spot


Directed By: Jeremy Webb
Written By: Stephen Thompson


How can one follow up such a mind-bending two-parter as Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon? Simple. They can’t, and they don’t in the third episode of the new season. Instead, the overall arc takes a backseat to a simple pirate story, which we’ve outlined below in this week’s Recap and Review!

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Diagnosis:Film-Weekend of May 6

Diagnosis:Film-Weekend of May 6

One of the big Marvel releases for the summer is out this weekend, and Rutger Hauer shoots everyone to bloody death. There’s also a dumb romantic comedy and a slew of limited releases that might actually be worth checking out. There’s pretty much something for everyone this weekend, so get your ass out to the local cineplex and watch some films! And then come back here when you’re done and tell us what you thought of the film. Or just tell us what you think now and don’t go see anything. I’m pretty flexible here, people!

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