Friday, June 28, 2013

White House Down

Quentin: You owe me a hundred bucks, dude.

Jake: I do not owe you a hundred bucks.

Quentin: Bullshit. It didn’t end with a digital clock counting down.

Jake: But there was a digital clock as an element of the ending.

Quentin: That’s not what you said. “A hundred bucks says it ends with a digital clock ticking down.” That was the bet. We never saw the time past two minutes, and I consider how they handled it to be a twist on the cliché.

Jason: Plus the double ending.

Jake: You agree with him?

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Return Release Day Giveaway

Quentin: Time for another giveaway.

Jason: Only this time it's free books.

Quentin: Jake, you want to give us the lowdown?

Jake: Sure. We're giving away 5 free e-books of #TheReturn on July 5, 2013.

Jason: Release day.

Jake: This is a Rafflecopter giveaway, so there are several options.
  • Tweet about the giveaway. 10 points.
  • Follow us on Twitter. 5 points.
  • Like Brad's Facebook page. 5 points.
  • Tell us your favorite movie. 1 point.
Quentin: We also have a new feature this time, right?

Jake: Yes. You can refer a friend and get an extra point for each one you refer. Up to 10 extra points.

Jason: We strongly encourage people to use this feature. Help us spread the word and maybe Brad will stop complaining about how much we spend on popcorn.

Jake: The giveaway will run until midnight on 07-05-13.

Quentin: We'll hook up 5 winners with free e-books from either Dreamspinner Press or Amazon.

Jake: And Dreamspinner will be doing tweetaways of The Nothingness of Ben over the next two weeks, so people who have been hesitating to buy will have no excuse.

Jason: Though #TheReturn is not a sequel.

Quentin: But the action of #TheReturn does follow the action of Ben. Chronologically.

Jason: Yes, but they can be read in any order. Each book stands on its own.

Jake: Anyone who reads our reviews should read #TheReturn, because we're in it.

Jason: Albeit briefly.

Quentin: I got a few more scenes than you two.

Jake: Did you count your lines or something?

Quentin: Maybe.

Jake: Weirdo.

Jason: Enter today!

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Friday, June 21, 2013

World War Z

Quentin: I was really surprised.

Jake: Much better than I expected.

Jason: After all the bad press, I thought for sure it would be a real stinker.

Jake: We went to see World War Z today.

Quentin: What was the deal with the push back?

Jake: It was originally scheduled for release in December, but supposedly the ending was” incoherent,” whatever that means. I would love to have seen it, just to know how bad it was. The studio pushed the release back six months, hired Damon Lindelof and Drew Goddard to rewrite the third act, and then shot additional footage for two months. This is what they ended up with.

Jason: Do you think they fixed it?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

This Is the End

Quentin: I thought Ben and Travis were never going to stop laughing at the end.

Jake: They were both off the rails.

Jason: Did you think it was that funny?

Jake: No!

Quentin: Not at all, but I think it was a generational thing. They're Seth Rogen’s age, and this particular pop culture reference hit them both in the sweet spot. And then Travis said, “Wait until Topher sees that.”

Jason: Ben said it was one of the funniest things he’d ever seen in his life.

Quentin: Hyperbole.

Jake: Whatever. We went to see This Is the End on Sunday, and since Ben and Travis both had the day off, we dragged them along with us.

Jason: But they’re not allowed to sit at the table.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Man of Steel

Quentin: That was not at all what I expected.

Jason: Today we went to see, big surprise, Man of Steel.

Jake: I actually wanted to see This Is the End. I’m just not that invested in Superman.

Quentin: I want to see that too, so maybe we’ll go this weekend and do another review.

Jason: Might as well, since school’s out.

Jake: What were you expecting, Q?

Quentin: Something more in line with tradition.

Friday, June 7, 2013

The Kings of Summer

Quentin: I thought this was going to be it.

Jake: Me too.

Jason: What are you talking about?

Jake: We were chatting last weekend about how we’ve been waiting for that one movie to come along. You know, that unexpected film that’s going to blow us away. Congrats on graduating from high school, by the way.

Quentin: Thanks.

Jason: Do you feel all grown up?

Quentin: No. I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that I won’t be a teenage boy forever.