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Alone for the Holidays: An Editor's Tale of Loss and Healing
By: Katie Toomey on Nov 30, 2016 at 8:52:05 am

I still remember the last few countdowns, 3..2..1…to 2016. It had so much hope. It always does. After a bumpy 2015, I was looking forward to this year being filled with a lot more happy and a lot less trouble. It’s the same wish I think we all have every year, but I thought for sure this would be it. ...


MOANA - Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Nov 28, 2016 at 3:15:44 pm

This week on The HMC's Now Playing Reviews, MOANA, the latest animated film from Disney Pixar studios, is set in Ancient Polynesia where a young girl, Moana (Auli'i Cravalho) embarks on a great quest to return a stone, The Heart of the Ocean, to its rightful owner restoring life to the island where her people live. Aiding her on her quest, Maui (Dwayne Johnson), a demo-God who thrust them into this fine mess by stealing The Heart of the Ocean, must recover his mystical hook to regain his shape shifting powers and redeem himself. ...

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The Harold & Maudecast Ep 283 "Westworld Ho"
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Nov 28, 2016 at 3:09:36 pm

This week on The Harold & Maudecast we check in with Westworld, HBO's drama/western/sci-fi/action/thriller based on the Michael Crichton book and movie starring Yul Brynner. We review episode 7, Season 1, which has a big reveal, but will the show keep us hooked the likes of Stranger Things, hmmm. Take a listen. ...

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Doctor Strange - Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Nov 28, 2016 at 3:02:37 pm

The Harold & Maudecast review's DOCTOR STRANGE, Marvel's latest super hero to hit the big screen. Now Playing. ...

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Could 2016 Be The Year That Changed Everything?
By: walter biscardi on Nov 2, 2016 at 5:13:20 pm

In the same week of October, Microsoft and Apple both debuted new products. In past years, creatives, especially Professional Creatives, would drool over the latest slick and cool Apple products. But here in 2016, the bulk of the reactions I found online and through direct communications were all about Microsoft. ...

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Final Cut Pro X 10.3 – First Look
By: Charlie Austin on Oct 28, 2016 at 2:43:26 am

Well, the wait is over, Motion and Compressor have finally been updated! ...

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Being an Advertising Editor: The Ins and Outs of Agency Work
By: Katie Toomey on Oct 20, 2016 at 10:45:46 am

In a post production filled world teeming with editors working on TV, film, sports, live shows and even the news, there are many in-house editors working on a huge range of less visible work. From commercial spots to web pre-rolls or even internal pitch reels, there is a rapidly expanding role of “staff editor” in markets all across America. ...

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The Legend of the Hanging Judge
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Oct 19, 2016 at 1:11:54 pm

The Harold & Maudecast traveled to Salem, Massachusetts for the annual Haunted Happenings festivities. In this episode, "The Legend of the Hanging Judge". In 1692, the Salem Witch Trials, wrought havoc on this small New England Community. In this production, based on the historic transcripts, we relive these events played out at Nathaniel Hawthorne's Birthplace. We encountered the tormented, the accused and their accusers in this captivating theatrical experience. ...

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Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery Tour
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Oct 19, 2016 at 1:09:54 pm

One of our favorite attractions, anywhere in the world is Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery. Salem's ONLY Monster Museum, this museum and its truly unique collection is an incredible tribute to Horror, Sci Fi and Fantasy Films. Actors, Directors and Special Effects artists and fans like US! We met with owner and curator, James Lurgio, who gave us a personalized tour of the greatest monster gallery in the world! Take a listen to our full tour episode (above) with James as we explore the most impressive collection of horror and sci-fi wax figures in the world! ...

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OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL - Movie Review 8.5/10
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Oct 19, 2016 at 1:06:08 pm

This week on The Harold & Maudecast's countdown to Halloween Movie Reviews, OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL. In 1967 Los Angeles a widowed fortune teller (Elizabeth Reaser) tries to make ends meet for herself and daughters Lina (Annalise Basso) and Doris (Lulu Wilson) by boosting their séance scam with a new prop, a Ouija board. Bad news for the family when daughter Doris unwittingly unleashes unwanted evil entities. Even Father Tom (Henry Thomas) can't fight these grim creatures. ...

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Abroadcast Salem Haunted Happenings
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Oct 19, 2016 at 12:30:27 pm

This October the Harold & Maudecast hit the road to find the scariest Halloween festivities in the Country. We spent a week in legendary Salem, Massachusetts where for the month of October, it's Halloween everyday! Here's our recap of all the fun and spooky antics which include our tour of Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery, The House of the Seven Gables "Legend of the Hanging Judge", interview with witch Leanne Marrama and Medium Kyri Spencer & more!...


Interview - Jullie Arrison Bishop, House of 7 Gables
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Oct 19, 2016 at 12:08:13 pm

Julie Arrison Bishop, Special Projects Manager for the House of Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts, gives us some intriguing background on the history of the house and the incredibly cool things this organization continues to do today....


Ouija: Origin of Evil - Movie Review 8.5/10
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Oct 19, 2016 at 11:16:36 am

This week on The Harold & Maudecast's countdown to Halloween Movie Reviews, OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL. In 1967 Los Angeles a widowed fortune teller (Elizabeth Reaser) tries to make ends meet for herself and daughters Lina (Annalise Basso) and Doris (Lulu Wilson) by boosting their séance scam with a new prop, a Ouija board. Bad news for the family when daughter Doris unwittingly unleashes unwanted evil entities. Even Father Tom (Henry Thomas) can't fight these grim creatures....


Telltale Batman Ep2 Children of Arkham - Game Review
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Oct 4, 2016 at 8:52:22 pm

Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 2- Children of Arkham...


EP 282 Haunted October Happenings!
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Oct 4, 2016 at 8:21:43 pm

The Harold & Maudecast kicks off their Halloween Haunt review season with Haunted Hayride LA - Secret Society. We take a ride in the hay and find out if it lives up to all the buzz it's been getting....


HBO's Westworld - Review Ep 1
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Oct 4, 2016 at 4:06:12 pm

HBO's Westworld premiered Sunday, October 2 take over the Game of Thrones Sunday night spot. Did it live up to the hype? Listen to our review! Visit www.haroldandmaudecast.com for more reviews!...


Poldark S2 Ep3 Review
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Oct 3, 2016 at 6:35:51 pm

On this week's episode of Across the Pond Reviews on the HMC Network, Poldark Season 2 Episode 3!...


Salem Haunted Happening Promo
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Sep 29, 2016 at 1:24:26 pm

The Harold & Maudecast on The HMC Network is hitting the road to cover Salem Haunted Happenings! Follow our social feeds at www.haroldmaudecast.com for all the spooky fun....


Poldark Season 2 Ep 1 - Review
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Sep 27, 2016 at 6:47:41 pm

On this episode of Across the Pond Reviews, hosted by Sarah Mason (The Harold & Maudecast), Poldark, Season 2, Episode 1! He's back, and he's still hot and yes, shirtless in this episode. Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) and wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) barely have time to mourn over the loss of their infant daughter when now they are faced with the potential incarceration of Ross.  George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) is back and up to his old evil ways serving as puppet master to Ross' fate. All the familiar faces are back including Ross' former love Elizabeth (Heida Reed) now married to his cousin Francis (Kyle...


EP 281 - Scouts Guide to Halloween
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Sep 27, 2016 at 3:16:02 pm

On this week's episode of The Harold & Maudecast we are taking this party on the road to Salem, Massachusetts for the annual festivities of Salem Haunted Happenings. We're crashing the party and checking out some of their signature attractions and events. We get into it and preview all the spooky coverage and creepy fun including a tour of Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery -- a one of a kind amazing collection of classic, modern horror and sci fi by Curator and owner James Lurgio....


Don't Breathe - Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Sep 22, 2016 at 4:16:30 pm

On Now Playing Movie Reviews, Sarah and Jake from the Harold & Maudecast review DON'T BREATHE, an independent horror/thriller starring Stephen Lange (AVATAR) and Jane Levy (SUBURGATORY), Directed by Fede Alvarez (EVIL DEAD 2013). Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems. ...

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Hell or High Water Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Sep 22, 2016 at 4:15:17 pm

In this week's Now Playing we review the film, HELL OR HIGH WATER. Facing the foreclosure of the family ranch, divorced father of 2 Tobey (Chris Pine) enlists the help of his ex-con brother Tanner (Ben Foster), to rob banks in order to pay back the money. Hot on their trail is Marshall Hamilton (Jeff Bridges) on his last mission before retiring. ...

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Interview with Alex Essoe star of THE NEIGHBOR
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Sep 22, 2016 at 4:14:18 pm

This week on The Harold & Maudcast co-hosts catch up with Actress, Alex Essoe (STARRY EYES) on her new film, THE NEIGHBOR. Alex gives us a lesson in how to kick ass like a boss, first squibs, and what comedian Bill Engvall was like as a villain. ...

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The Walkabout Director: A Technique for Live Surgery
By: Greg Ondera on Sep 20, 2016 at 9:55:18 am

One Technique for Better Live Surgical Video Broadcasts ...

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Interview with Alex Essoe, The Neighbor
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Sep 18, 2016 at 3:56:49 pm

This week on The Harold & Maudcast co-hosts catch up with Actress, Alex Essoe (STARRY EYES) on her new film, THE NEIGHBOR. Alex gives us a lesson in how to kick ass like a boss, first squibs, and what comedian Bill Engvall was like as a villain....


Why Representation Matters: Thoughts on the Creative Arts Emmys
By: Kylee Peña on Sep 11, 2016 at 5:28:25 pm

The first time I had tea with Meaghan, it was a bright summer day in New York. She told me I would have to work harder than almost anyone I knew if I wanted to succeed. ...

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Hell Or High Water Movie Review - 9/10
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Sep 7, 2016 at 6:55:28 pm

In this week's Now Playing we review the film, HELL OR HIGH WATER. Facing the foreclosure of the family ranch, divorced father of 2 Tobey (Chris Pine) enlists the help of his ex-con brother Tanner (Ben Foster), to rob banks in order to pay back the money. Hot on their trail is Marshall Hamilton (Jeff Bridges) on his last mission before retiring....


EP 279: Ever Lasting Gobstopper
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Sep 7, 2016 at 6:47:10 pm

We are still talking about the passing of legend Gene Wilder and on this week's episode of The Harold & Maudecast we shout him out HMC style. Also, Now Playing, HELL OR HIGH WATER, our full review of the drama poised to be the first Oscar contender starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. On Now Streaming, Mel Gibson in BLOOD FATHER. Additionally, Why We Are NOT Watching Fear the Walking Dead. Take a listen!...


Ep 278: Fall Movie Previews 2016 & Don't Breathe Review
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Sep 3, 2016 at 11:40:14 pm

On this week's episode of The Harold & Maudecast we review the independent horror/thriller DON'T BREATHE that's taken the end of summer box office by storm. Also our Fall 2016 Movie Preview -- find out what's hitting theaters from September - December and our picks for the ones to watch and ones to wait for VOD....


Dont Breathe Movie Review - 7.8/10
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Sep 3, 2016 at 11:38:38 pm

On Now Playing Movie Reviews, Sarah and Jake from the Harold & Maudecast review DON'T BREATHE, an independent horror/thriller starring Stephen Lange (AVATAR) and Jane Levy (SUBURGATORY), Directed by Fede Alvarez (EVIL DEAD 2013). Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems....


Lights Out - Summer Horror Movie Reviews - 3.5/10
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Aug 24, 2016 at 12:33:00 pm

On this episode of Now Playing Movie Reviews, LIGHTS OUT, a horror film from writer/director David F. Sandberg based on his short film of the same name. The film stars Teresa Palmer (WARM BODIES), Gabriel Bateman(AMERICAN GOTHIC) and, Maria Bello (HISTORY OF VIOLENCE)....


Kubo and the Two Strings - Movie Review 6/10
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Aug 24, 2016 at 12:20:18 pm

This week on Now Playing Reviews, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, a new stop-motion animated featured from Oscar nominated Director of THE BOXTROLLS, Travis Knight whose other credits include PARANORMAN and CORALINE. ...

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Telltale Batman Ep 1 Realm of Shadows - Review 9/10
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Aug 24, 2016 at 12:18:42 pm

On this episode of Confessions of a Basement Dweller, Jake Essoe reviews the first episode of the highly anticipated Batman: The Telltale Series "Realm of Shadows". This is the first crossover for Telltale into a DC franchise and we see how it stacks up to prior Telltale titles. Will the Dark Knight rise to the occasion? Listen and find out! 9/10 ...

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EP 277 Duds
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Aug 24, 2016 at 12:16:09 pm

On this week's episode of The Harold and Maudecast we have two more Now Playing reviews of films we had high hopes for that turned out to be Duds, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS and LIGHTS OUT. ...


Kubo and the Two Strings - Movie Review 6/10
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Aug 24, 2016 at 11:53:49 am

This week on Now Playing Reviews, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, a new stop-motion animated featured from Oscar nominated Director of THE BOXTROLLS, Travis Knight whose other credits include PARANORMAN and CORALINE....


Telltale Batman Ep 1 Realm of Shadows - Review 9/10
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Aug 24, 2016 at 11:23:13 am

On this episode of Confessions of a Basement Dweller, Jake Essoe reviews the first episode of the highly anticipated Batman: The Telltale Series "Realm of Shadows". This is the first crossover for Telltale into a DC franchise and we see how it stacks up to prior Telltale titles. Will the Dark Knight rise to the occasion? Listen and find out! 9/10...


Ep 276 E tu YouTube?
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Aug 14, 2016 at 4:59:03 pm

We recently visited with the good folks at YouTube for the launch of YouTube Red's original programming lineup which includes the film, VLOGUMENTARY, by Oscar nominated Director, Morgan Spurlock, THE THINNING, FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: EXPERIMENT 88, SINGLE BY 30 and RHETT & LINK’S BUDDY SYSTEM. Also Channing Tatum was announced as producer behind an upcoming series version of the STEP UP franchise films. Despite the earnest words by newly appointed VP of YouTube Originals, Suzanne Daniels, we're not convinced that audiences, as large as they may be on YouTube, are willing to pay for a monthly service. We...


Suicide Squad - Movie Review 4/10
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Aug 14, 2016 at 3:51:57 pm

SUICIDE SQUAD, the latest Super Hero film in the DC franchise, is the story of a team of dangerous, incarcerated super villains recruited by a US intelligence officer (Viola Davis) who uses them as (potential) expendable assets for a top-secret mission. The super villains, led by Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), include Deadshot (Will Smith), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Diablo (Jay Hernandez) Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), the Joker's (Jared Leto) main squeeze. Things inevitably turn to chaos when the US intelligence agency double crosses them and the Joker's own diabolical plans get in the way....


Addressing Professional Fears and Growing Up
By: Kylee Peña on Aug 6, 2016 at 6:05:19 pm

Last week, a young woman on Twitter told me she had read an old blog post I wrote and immediately related to it and needed more information. The post, titled “Professional Fears” , was published on February 5, 2010. As a recent graduate, she told me she was being held up with exactly what I wrote about and wanted to know how I moved past it. ...

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Jason Bourne - Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Aug 3, 2016 at 3:58:24 pm

In this 5th installment of the popular Bourne franchise, Matt Damon reprises his role as Jason Bourne the CIA operative gone wronged, gone rogue. Still out there in the world all alone, with a few familiar faces, Julia Styles reprising her role as Nicky Parsons and a few new ones, Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones, Bourne is older, still a badass but somehow much less the wiser. This film took what was a great character/series (The Bourne Identity particularly)and turned it into a scriptless, pointless, car chase, boom boom action film like every other we see today. And it...

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MAN vs SNAKE: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler - Review
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Aug 3, 2016 at 3:56:19 pm

We review the Now Streaming film, MAN vs SNAKE: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler, the inspirational and outrageous true story of one man's quest for the highest video game score ever. MAN vs. SNAKE is the Directorial debut by Editors Tim Kinzy, Andrew Seklir (Battlestar Gallactica: Razor). Tim McVey broke the billion dollar mark getting the highest video game score ever back in 1983 when he scored big on Nibbler, a lessor celebrated game under the shadow of the rockstars of the video arcades in the 80s, Donkey Kong and Pac Man. After decades, some questions about the...

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Stranger Things - Season 1 Review
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Aug 3, 2016 at 3:54:45 pm

Now Streaming the Netflix original series, Stranger Things. This is our review of Season 1 -- and it KILLS, literally and superlatively. The series created by The Duffer Brothers (Wayward Pines), stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard and Matthew Modine. It is set in small town Indiana in 1983. Winona Ryder is a single mom who's son goes missing. Meanwhile his buddies discover a mysterious new resident "Eleven" a young girl with some super special powers who aids them in their quest to find their lost friend. An unapologetic homage to all things 80 movies particularly...

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The World Inside Hall H - San Diego Comic Con 2016
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Aug 3, 2016 at 3:53:10 pm

There's a reason San Diego Comic Con is King of the Cons, it delivers, all the goods -- from the Show Floor, to the Cosplayers, to the events, rides & VR experiences all over San Diego to the legendary Hall H, it's the most magical fan experience in the world. ...

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Dynamic Music Partners Interview - Batman: The Killing Joke
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Aug 3, 2016 at 3:48:49 pm

Emmy Award winning composers Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter, collectively known as Dynamic Music Partners, have created hundreds of hours of music for a variety of different genres, including TV series, independent films, video games and live performance events. They have collectively earned twenty-eight Emmy Award nominations and six Annie Award nominations as composers for Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Batman: The Brave And The Bold, Justice League, Teen Titans, Batman Beyond, The Zeta Project and The New Batman Superman Adventures. ...

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Jason Bourne Movie - Movie Review 5/10
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Aug 3, 2016 at 1:26:04 pm

In this 5th installment of the popular Bourne franchise, Matt Damon reprises his role as Jason Bourne the CIA operative gone wronged, gone rogue. Still out there in the world all alone, with a few familiar faces, Julia Styles reprising her role as Nicky Parsons and a few new ones, Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones, Bourne is older, still a badass but somehow much less the wiser. This film took what was a great character/series (The Bourne Identity particularly)and turned it into a scriptless, pointless, car chase, boom boom action film like every other we see today. And it...


MAN vs SNAKE: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler - Movie Review 9/10
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Aug 3, 2016 at 11:11:59 am

We review the Now Streaming film, MAN vs SNAKE: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler, the inspirational and outrageous true story of one man's quest for the highest video game score ever. MAN vs. SNAKE is the Directorial debut by Editors Tim Kinzy, Andrew Seklir (Battlestar Gallactica: Razor). Tim McVey broke the billion dollar mark getting the highest video game score ever back in 1983 when he scored big on Nibbler, a lessor celebrated game under the shadow of the rockstars of the video arcades in the 80s, Donkey Kong and Pac Man. After decades, some questions about the...


Stranger Things Season 1 - Review 10/10
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Aug 3, 2016 at 10:54:22 am

Now Streaming the Netflix original series, Stranger Things. This is our review of Season 1 -- and it KILLS, literally and superlatively. The series created by The Duffer Brothers (Wayward Pines), stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard and Matthew Modine. It is set in small town Indiana in 1983. Winona Ryder is a single mom who's son goes missing. Meanwhile his buddies discover a mysterious new resident "Eleven" a young girl with some super special powers who aids them in their quest to find their lost friend. An unapologetic homage to all things 80 movies particularly...


HMC EP 275: Stranger Things Are Bourne
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Aug 2, 2016 at 1:58:31 pm

On this week's Harold & Maudecast we've got two new Now Streaming reviews for ya, and one Now Playing Review. On Now Streaming, Stranger Things Season 1 (10/10) and Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler (9/10). On Now Playing, Jason Bourne (5/10)...


Game Review - Beyond: Two Souls
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Aug 1, 2016 at 3:46:12 pm

In this episode of Confessions of a Basement Dweller host Jake Essoe Reviews, Beyond: Two Souls for PS4....


Game Review - Far Cry 4
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Aug 1, 2016 at 3:42:41 pm

In this episode of Confessions of a Basement Dweller, Jake Essoe reviews Far Cry 4 for PS4....


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