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Level Up! Ep. 16: But is it art?

Level Up! Ep. 16: But is it art?

October 1, 2019

Up   In this one your boys examine the deep relationship between graphics power and art style at the root of gaming visuals. We discuss the best and worst we've seen and whether or not, in this world of super powered hardware, graphics even matter anymore....

Level Up! Game of Thrones Ep. 5: The Mad Queen

Level Up! Game of Thrones Ep. 5: The Mad Queen

May 16, 2019

  In this episode we discuss the 5th and second to last episode of Game of Thrones season 8. We talk about the Mad Queen, deaths both deserved and unexpected and what they could possibly do next to top themselves. Music courtesy of Floating Point Image courtesy of ...

Level Up! Game of Thrones Ep. 4: King Pod

Level Up! Game of Thrones Ep. 4: King Pod

May 9, 2019

This week we talk episode 4, we discuss deaths, ghosts and the inevitable reign of King Podrick. Join us next week for episode 5.   Music courtesy of Floating Point Image courtesy of SyFy...

Level Up! Game of Thrones Ep. 3:

Level Up! Game of Thrones Ep. 3: “Plot Armor:

May 7, 2019

On our third episode we discuss...you guessed it, the third episode of season 8 of Game of Thrones. We talk deaths, survivors and how much Jordan hates all of it. (We apologize for this late upload, the Oak Leaf staff are producing our Spring Magazine and schedules were tied ...

Diddl and Diddlina zapping through Cheese TV on a stormy day in Cheesecakeland.

11th annual film fest at the Mystic

May 2, 2019

Join directors from across the country to celebrate animated and live action short films this Saturday at the 11th annual Film Fest in Petaluma. Film lovers will have the opportunity to see a mixed lineup of live action and short animated films in three...

Level Up! Game of Thrones Ep. 2:

Level Up! Game of Thrones Ep. 2: “We all know what his butt looks like”

April 25, 2019

On episode two we discuss...you guessed it, episode 2 of Game of Thrones season 8. We talk Ser Brienne, Podrick the Bard and play death bingo. Music courtesy of Floating Point Image courtesy of SyFy...

Level Up! special series: Game of Thrones

Level Up! special series: Game of Thrones

April 21, 2019

 In this first installment of a limited series, Devin and Jordan talk with new addition Aria (no relation) about Game of Thrones, specifically Season 8 which just premiered. This will be the first of a 6 episode series reacting to each episode and predicting the direction...

Dark fairy tale

“Hellboy”: heavy metal headache

April 18, 2019

Welcome to Hell. This unnecessary reboot hammers you over the head with its loud and obnoxious score, grueling pacing and grotesque, cartoonish violence. “Hellboy” lurks in the shadow of its predecessors and struggles to find its audience. ...

Tessa Young (Josephine Langford) and Hardin Scott (Hero Fiennes-Tiffin).

Bring a bucket: “After” is nothing short of nauseating

April 18, 2019

“After” manages to elicit a yearning for more racy romantic trash like “Fifty Shades of Grey" because anything else would have been less excruciating than this clichéd look at abusive teen relationships. Josephine Langford stars as Tessa Young,...

“Captain Marvel” soars high and above expectations as Marvel introduces a powerful female protagonist with charm and grit

“Captain Marvel” soars high and above expectations as Marvel introduces a powerful female protagonist with charm and grit

March 8, 2019

Despite the doomsaying of Internet trolls, Brie Larson knocks it out of the park, delivering a fun, snarky portrayal as the titular Captain Marvel. The majority of the film takes place on Earth in the mid-90s, years before any of the other Marvel fi...

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is a delightful end to the journey

February 23, 2019

DreamWorks’ third and final entry of the “How to Train Your Dragon” series is a short and sweet send-off for heroes Hiccup and Toothless, keeping the theme of loss and acceptance strong after three films. “The Hidden World” picks up one year aft...

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