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Time Loops – Comparative Opinions Episode 34

Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! Hosts Holly and David dive back into Time Travel and explore stories (like Groundhog Day) where a character is stuck in a time loop! And they explore the question: is it plot device, or is it Time Travel? Possibly some spoilers, but a lot of these are the fundamental point of the story as well. Let us know what time loops we left out!

Comparative Opinions is a weekly half-hour-ish podcast hosted on ComparativeGeeks.com. Subscribe for new episodes every Sunday!

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Julia’s Best of 2016

Best Movie – Rogue One

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This was maybe the toughest decision for me. I remember starting the year excited for the plethora of good, exciting movies that I was looking forward to so much. Then the rest of 2016 happened and sadly the excitement over movies dimmed for me. I will say, this was closest between Captain America: Civil War and what I’ve decided was my favorite movie of the year, Rogue One. I went to see it again this week, and it still holds up as one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. It has action, it has struggle, it has humanity and hope, and is incredibly well done. Of all of the amazing movies released this year, I’d say this is the one I would most recommend and look forward to seeing again already.

TV Show New – Stranger Things

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I know Stranger Things has gotten a lot of buzz on the site and podcast recently, but for me I think what I loved about the show was how it blended so many genres in such a successful way. I was talking about Stranger Things with friends I would never expect to watch a sci-fi show, but because of its Goonies nostalgia and mystery. Netflix has been producing some amazing original content, and honestly I watched more new content from them this year rather than any of the major networks.

TV Show Old – Supernatural

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I’ve finally had the time to rewatch and try to catch up on Supernatural this year, and it fast became my favorite thing to binge. I’ve only made it to Season 5, but I still have seven more seasons to go until I’m caught up to the current – and that’s both exciting and daunting. But as far as best binge worthy show from years past, I’d say Supernatural is the one for 2016.

Music – Lisa Hannigan, ‘At Swim’

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I spent a lot of the year falling more in love with Hozier and Mumford and Sons, but my favorite album released this year was Lisa Hannigan’s At Swim. Hannigan got her start singing with Damien Rice, another of my favorites, but her solo work has been absolutely beautiful. Her newest album has possibly surpassed my love for her debut album Sea Sew, and I have spent a lot of time since its release listening to its eerie and captivating melodies.

Video Game New – Lego Dimensions

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Although technically released before 2016, we received Lego Dimensions as a present earlier this year and have quickly fallen in love with it. We struggle finding games we can actually play side by side, and the Lego games are always great choices for us. This one combines building Legos and playing video games, and honestly how can you go wrong with that? The ability to continue adding on character and level packs is fun if not dangerous; we foresee a future of buying lots of them to continue playing together.

What’s Streaming October 2016

There’s a lot coming this month to streaming, including a few horror show seasons and movies (like American Horror Story: Hotel to Netflix and 28 Days Later on HBO Go). The full list of everything can be found here, but here’s a few highlights.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

An absolute classic and fashion icon movie, this needs to be on your list of movies to see before you die. Thanks to Netflix, you can if you haven’t yet!

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

A fantastic 80s classic, this is perfect for the weekend or a day off. Chicka chicka!

The Queen of the Damned

I’ll admit, I love this movie, even though it is cheesy as hell. This adaptation of Anne Rice’s third installment in her Vampire Chronicles stars Stuart Townsend, Marguerite Moreau, and Aaliyah. The story follows the Vampire Lestat as he discovers fame as a modern rock star…and basically, it’s amazing.

Titanic

Feel like watching an incredibly long James Cameron movie? Now you can on Netflix starting this month!

The Flash, Season 2 (Oct 3)

Finally and just in time for season 3’s premiere this month! If you haven’t been able to catch up (like me!), a binge is in your future so you can start season 3 October 4th.

Arrow, Season 4 (Oct 3)

Same as above, now’s the time to catch up before season 5 premieres on October 5th!

Supernatural, Season 11 (Oct 7)

The amazing show that just keeps on going, the latest season will be available before season 12’s premiere in true CW fashion.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Season 1 (Oct 8)

Finally! A chance to watch this show if, like me, you completely missed it. Season 2 will be premiering on October 13th so get to bingeing!

Notables Leaving Netflix:

  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Back to the Future Part III
  • Heroes, seasons 1­-4
  • Psych, seasons 1-­8
  • Timeline
  • The Truman Show (Oct 20th)

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For me, Amazon this month is a little lacking in titles I could recommend personally, having not seen most of them. There are several horror films coming, including some horrible ones, notably Troll 2. Otherwise there are a few worthwhile movies, like Secretary, a decidedly adult film that will make you ponder love and its many forms. Also, you can check out Spectre if you didn’t in theatres, and marvel at its mediocrity.

  • Hunger Games, The: Mockingjay Part 2
  • Let the Right One In (English Subtitled)
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Secretary
  • The Witches
  • Troll
  • Troll 2
  • Spectre (17th)
  • Good Girls Revolt (series premiere Oct 28th) – Seemingly Mad Men with a decidedly feminist bent and based on a true story.

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Deadpool

Did you miss this in theatres? Not to worry! If you have access to HBO this month, you can finally check out what is definitely one of the best movies of the year.

I Am Legend (Extended Cut)

If you’re in the mood for something terrifying but not Halloween themed or necessarily a horror movie, this Will Smith driven film will be perfect for you. Well done and suspenseful, it follows a man who may or may not be the lone survivor of the Apocalypse as he tries to survive each new terrifying night as it comes.

Poltergeist

The original is incredibly creepy, especially if you read up on the weird history surrounding the filming of the Poltergeist films, including strange and terrifying deaths of cast and crew in the years surrounding their production. Perfect for spooky Halloween viewing!

Romancing the Stone

A classic 80s romantic comedy, starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. Amazingly cheesy, it’s definitely a good one to watch if you feel like watching something light that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Spider-Man & Spider-Man 2

Feeling nostalgic for the first Spider-Man trilogy? HBO has you covered! And they happily kept out the horribly emo third movie, so you can just enjoy the first two movies before they decided to make things really weird.

Catching Up on Supernatural

I know it might be surprising to know, but neither David or I had ever really watched Supernatural. I tried to start watching it when it first aired, but it was at a time that I did not have good access to television in general so never really had the time to get in to into it.

Now time has passed the show is past its tenth season and one of the more popular memes is SuperWhoLock. Now I love Doctor Who and I love Sherlock so the next step seemed to me to try and see what this whole Supernatural thing is about. So I started from the beginning and slowly worked my way through all of the seasons on Netflix. So here are some of my impressions about watching Supernatural. (Minor spoilers for Supernatural after the jump.)

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Review: Harmony Black by Craig Schaefer

I mentioned in my post at the beginning of the year that I was looking forward to getting back into reading, especially by branching out and trying new authors and genres I generally wouldn’t think to try. I’m about to feel like a commercial and I apologize for that, but with Amazon Prime I get one free Kindle book a month through their Kindle First program. For the longest time I’ve been awesome at picking one out each month and downloading it… but that’s as far as I’ve gotten with all but one of them (a romance novel that helped me discover a new novelist to read for fun; that’s probably a great post for another time).

So for January, I decided to try one of the most recent ones I’d picked out and read it as my book for the month. I maybe missed doing it in January because time is going by too quickly, but I did finally pick it up this week, and I’m really glad I did.

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Harmony Black by Craig Schaefer has all the great workings of a modern mystery novel; Harmony Black is an FBI agent working for a Special Ops branch who usually works alone, but gets pulled out of her first vacation in years by an unusual string of infant kidnappings. She’s thrust into working with a motley crew of FBI agents and associates, and the mystery takes them back to her hometown, to the unsolved mystery of her sister’s mysterious kidnapping, which happened thirty years ago… and yet by all accounts the same scenario is repeating itself. Oh, and did I mention that Harmony Black is a witch and the branch of the FBI she works for targets magical and demonic criminals in very underground, off the books ways, and the case they’re trying to solve involves the Bogeyman?

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