Reviews

betty white deadpool

National treasure Betty White has seen Deadpool (she and Ryan have been “friends” since The Proposal in 2009) and she’s provided a delightfully profane review for your entertainment and edification.

It’s the only review that matters. Check it out below.

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—I’m addicted to subscription boxes. I’ve tried pretty much everything, with the exception of a box that could be described as lifestyle-focused. That’s basically what Bespoke Post is—a subscription box that specializes in stylish lifestyle products for men.

They offered us a chance to check out a box, so I went with Homefront. It includes some classic carrying essentials—a Bear & Son Trapper Knife, Zippo lighter and the versatile P-38 Can Opener. Other boxes currently in the lineup include high end items for making the perfect cocktail, shaving, toting around your gear, upgrading your wardrobe and more.

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The recent snowstorm on the East Coast set our Loot Crate shipment back a bit, but the “Invasion” box for January 2016 was worth the wait.

Let’s take a peek inside…

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I’m a home automation junkie, so when I was asked to try out the new line of Master Lock Bluetooth Smart Padlocks I was like “absolutely”.

Because I’m exactly the kind of person that would spend money on something with smartphone compatibility but questionable usability. I mean, sure—I can remember three or four numbers. But now I don’t have to. Plus, I hate carrying around keys with a passion.

So, I spent a couple weeks using both the outdoor and indoor versions, and discovered a few reasons why Master Lock Bluetooth padlocks aren’t a completely frivolous purchase.

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Wil (Austin Butler), Amberle (Poppy Drayton), Eretria (Ivana Baquero)

Before I begin, a disclaimer: I have not read any of Terry Brooks’ Shannara books. It’s one of those series that I’ve been “meaning to read” forever, but I’ve yet to actually do so. Because of that, I have no idea how well The Shannara Chronicles hews to the books. So, the following thoughts are from a Shannara newbie.

When The Shannara Chronicles was announced, there was this weird mix of hope and fear: “Yay, someone’s making Shannara! Wait, it’s going to be on MTV? That can’t be good”.

I can see where people were coming from. How would a channel like MTV handle a story that had to have the look of high fantasy on a basic cable show budget? Would it be little more than a watered down Game Of Thrones or LOTR for teens? (Of course, many have criticized Shanarra for being a watered down LOTR in the first place.)

Okay, let’s be honest—this show is definitely geared towards teens. There’s romance. It’s full of attractive young people. But, if you can get past all that, you might find that MTV actually delivered fantasy that’s worth watching.

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December 2015 was quite a month. There was the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and there were holidays with Star Wars gifts and there was seeing Star Wars for a second time…and maybe a third. Whew!

If you are a Loot Crate subscriber, you got a little something extra under the tree this year. For everyone else, let’s take a peek inside the “Galaxy” box shall we?

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After over a year of waiting (and wondering/hypothesizing/squeeing), I was finally able to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

It was worth the wait.

There are a million more things I could say, but I’m not going to ruin this with spoilers. I want people to experience the movie for themselves and enjoy the path to discovery.

So, while I can’t say much, here are seven things about Episode VII that you need to know:

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With Doctor Who in full swing and Back To The Future Day happening last week, October 2015 was the perfect time for, uh…TIME.

Loot Crate did not disappoint with their latest subscription box.

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The following review is spoiler-free.

Starz gave Nerd Approved access to the first two episodes of Ash Vs. Evil Dead and let me just say right off the bat that I’m not going to get into plot details here. Much of that has already been discussed on the Internet and covered in interviews. Besides, you’ll appreciate going into this ride spoiler-free. But, rest assured Evil Dead fans, these guys are gonna give you want you want and then some.

For the uninitiated, that means B-movie-style slasher horror (the people dealing with the blood on this show must never sleep) that’s tempered with a proportionate dose of comedy. It’s creepy, it’s gory, it’s funny and it’s not politically correct. It’s also pure, mindless fun. I loved pretty much everything about it.

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Man, Loot Crate really outdid themselves with the “Summon” box for September 2015. The products were awesome as usual, and the packaging had the most elaborate design they’ve ever released.

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