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BDTB: Ys II Chronicles +

In this week’s Breaking Down the Backlog, I save the land of Ys with even more bumping, fireballs and a little help from a couple of Goddesses. Ys II is a much better game than...

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Film Torments: Threads (1984)

FOR AUGUST, Film Torments is going to be a little different: instead of reviewing films which are low-quality and ineffective, we’re looking at quality films which are particularly difficult and distressing to sit through. To...

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Film Torments: The Cobbler (2014)

THIS WEEK on Film Torments, Dan takes a look at yet another Adam Sandler bomb. You wouldn’t be blamed for assuming that we like to pick on Adam Sandler at SCM, but the reality...

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Only in the 70s: Starcrash (1979)

RETURNING to the decade of flairs, perms and nationwide blackouts after a lengthy hiatus, Dan examines one of many sci-fi travesties that scrambled to fill the demand from a certain blockbuster. You might have heard...

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BDTB: YS Book I Chronicles

In this week’s Breaking Down the Backlog, I made people explode into a shower of gore by bumping into them repeatedly. I had no idea what to expect when I started playing Ys. I went...

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BadBadNotGood’s IV is GoodGoodNotBad

JAZZ HASN’T always had the smoothest of rides in the last year, but with acts like BadBadNotGood and Kamasi Washington now on the scene, it seems as if the genre has stepped back into...

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Film Torments: V/H/S: Viral (2014)

THIS WEEK on Torments, George has a stab at an anthology that, inexplicably, made it to three instalments. Let it never be said that I don’t suffer for my art. I have now sat...