Author Archives: Jim Knipp

“The Winds of Winter” Blow Strong in the Game of Thrones Season Finale

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Someone get me oxygen, stat. We don’t have oxygen? Christ… fine, a paper bag or something, ’cause I stopped breathing for about an hour and ten minutes and I’m not allowed to pass out until I finish this recap. Find out if I make it, after the bre……… (spoilers ahead)

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Biff Bam Pop’s Alien Invasion: “Mork and Mindy”

The first alien I ever loved originally came to earth in 1950s Milwaukee. He didn’t have the best intentions, since he planned on alien abducting my good friend Ritchie; used his magic finger to make Ralph, Potsie, and Al do crazy things; tried to destroy my favorite burger joint, Arnold’s; and even beat the unbeatable Fonzie in an epic thumb vs. finger duel that became the stuff of legend. Ultimately, he decided to leave empty handed, but returned on another mission  20 years later to Boulder, Colorado and launched a phenomena. Let’s talk a little more about it after the break.

I was a little bit...um, off...in the seventies...

I was a little bit… um… off… in the seventies…

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There’s a “Battle of the Bastards” on this week’s Game Of Thrones

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New allegiances were struck, old ones moved to very shaky ground, and a whole field of watermelons were sacrificed by a raving horde of foley artists as Season 6 of Game of Thrones nears its thrilling end. Let’s have a spoiler-filled discussion after the break.

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Jim Knipp Reviews Game of Thrones S06 E08: No One

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This week’s episode gave us a tense, thrilling episode that started slowly before reaching its full, butt-clenching, head-popping boil. We are reminded that it’s best not to ever get too happy or self-satisfied, that the Clegane brothers really do have a lot in common, and it’s really the badass ladies who ultimately rule the Game of Thrones. Find out why, after the break!

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Jim Knipp Reviews Game of Thrones S06 E07: The Broken Man

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In this week’s episode of “Game of Thrones” an old frenemy returns, the Jaime-Bronn bromance is back, and a lot of characters act against their own self-interest as a second straight placeholder episode jumps between plotlines like a Braavosi Water Fighter on speed. Let’s talk about what it means and all the reasons I’m pissed after the break. (Of course there are spoilers, silly)

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Jim Knipp Reviews Game of Thrones S06 E06: Blood of My Blood

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After a week spent weeping every time someone asked us to hold the door, we really needed some additional time to decompress and see where the kingdoms were going next.  Thankfully, the showrunners of “Game of Thrones” heard our prayers.  Not a lot actually happened, but what did set up the series for the remainder of the season (and beyond). We get to revisit some old friends and some old enemies, characters make some important and game changing decisions, and we’re left to wonder what exactly has Drogon been eating over the last few months while his Mom was working on the recipe for Khal-krispies.  Find out what went down and what it might mean after the break.  And yes, lots and lots of spoilers.

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Jim Knipp Reviews X-Men: Apocalypse

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I tend to use the phrase “greater than the sum of its parts” a lot.  It’s a perfect way to describe a baseball team that finds a way to beat a superior unit, or a novel that just doesn’t seem to catch fire but you find yourself thinking about it days or even years later, or a movie that is full of faults, but somehow pulls together disparate pieces so that, by the end, you’re overjoyed and thrumming with excitement.  Bryan Singer has made a career out of such movies, and in X-Men:Apocalypse, he may have found his masterpiece.  Spoilers Ahead!

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Game of Thrones S06 E05: The Door

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Hard to believe we’re at the halfway point of season six of “Game of Thrones.”  Fittingly,  it’s a time of transition as  the great wheels of war begin rolling again.  We say goodbye to old friends, perhaps make a few deals with the devil, and find out what ‘hodor’ means in the most f*cking depressing way possible.  Oh dear, spoilers and such. More after the break.

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Game of Thrones S06 E04: The Book of the Stranger

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Reunions ruled this week’s episode and the ladies of “Game of Thrones” showed that they’re not only the fairer sex, but the more badass as well.  Let’s talk about what they’ll inspire right after the break!  Spoilers (including some of the book variety) ahead.

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Game of Thrones S06 E03: Oathbreaker

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Heroes are reborn, truths are revealed, we start seeing everyone as an oath breaker of sorts, and “Game of Thrones” teases the hell out of us at the Tower of Joy (which is exactly what you’d expect at a place called “The Tower of Joy.”  Let’s talk about what happened and what it might  mean after the break!  (And yes, lots and lots of spoilers)

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