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The Pre-Weekend Recap: March 21, 2014

Welcome one and all to another edition of the Pre-Weekend Recap, the feature designed to help you catch up with some of the features that debuted on One Of Us this week.

Our crew has been recovering from the all the hectic fun that was SXSW, but that does not mean they’ve been resting peacefully. Quite the opposite, in fact, as you can see. The site’s podcasters, bloggers, and other contributors have been hard at work all week long and it would be a shame if you missed out on their stuff. Below you’ll find a few of the features that debuted here within the last week for your viewing and listening pleasure.

Movie Reviews Upon Movie Reviews Upon Movie Reviews


You have to hand it to One of Us’ movie review crew, they are a diligent bunch. Within the past week, the Unusual Suspects have released reviews for not one, not two, but SEVEN films. Which ones are masterpieces, which ones are passable, and which ones are absolutely dreck? Fear not, the Suspects are here to tell you everything you need to know about Bad Words, Divergent, Muppets Most Wanted, Veronica Mars,  The Raid 2, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Need For Speed. Check them out!


Digital Noise Episode 35:  Back In Blu

After the frenzied marathon that was SXSW, Brian and Chris managed to get back to doing what they do best: sit on the couch and cracking wise about home releases. This week’s selections include the fifth season of The Venture Brothers, Spike Lee’s Oldboy, and 2013’s winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, 12 Years A Slave, which also happens to be this week’s giveaway! To find out how you can win this one and to hear reviews of many other titles, all you have to do is press play.


Big Finishing Move: Doctor Who: Dark Eyes II

The latest edition of the Big Finishing Move audio drama review series is all about Doctor Who: Dark Eyes II. John is back with another one of the Eighth Doctor’s tales of adventure. This time, the Doctor finds himself in the middle of the war to end all wars, World War I, just as the war to end all creation, the Time War, is beginning to accelerate out of control. What does John have to say about this story and is it worth your time and money? Give his review a look for all the information you need.


Everything is Muppetational: Why The Muppets Have Endured

Jim Henson’s Muppets have been in the public consciousness for as long as most of us have been alive. Such longevity is an admirable feat for any property, but how have they continued to stay relevant throughout the years? Thomas Mariani speculates on the history of everyone’s favorite puppets and recounts some of the aspects that draw people to their TV shows and movies time and time again.


ITL Movie Elimination Tournament: Sword-And-Sandal Movies

Basketball fans across the country are hyped about March Madness of course, but if you’re more film-oriented, there’s a tournament for you happening right here on the site. The hosts of Inside The Locker are holding their very own Totally Accurate, Desperately Necessary Movie Elimination Tournament for the next few episodes and it has been pretty great thus far. This episode crowns the champion of the sword-and-sandal film category, so pull up your loincloth and sharpen your blade for some fierce competition.

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