Season 7 – Game of Thrones return

Game of Thrones is back! After a longer than ever time, due to increasing production demands, Season 7 is now with us. Foxtel, in Australia, struck a major blow against piracy by dropping the price of their streaming service and then promptly having an outage during the season premiere, yay for Australian internet! Anyway, this… Read more »

2 minute Review: Hit and Run

Time for another quick review, and if you are looking for something light but with action, Hit and Run is your movie. There is so many romance/action movies out there that are just rubbish, but this isn’t one of them. What Hit and Run does differently is it makes the relationships actually feel human. Everyone… Read more »

American Gods Review

American Gods

It’s been a while since the last post here on Couch, life happens and unfortunately this site doesn’t get the love that it needs sometimes. But we are back! If you haven’t read the book American Gods by Neil Gaiman and don’t want to spoil the series, I would highly recommend heading over to Book… Read more »

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Downloading Netflix

The big news of streaming (or not streaming) is that Netflix is now offering the ability to download certain movies and shows through their app on tablet and phone. This is an absolutely huge game changer, especially for people who travel a lot, or are away from reliable WiFi services – think while travelling with… Read more »

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The Exorcist guest post

Just a quick note that Couch Potato Psychology has written a blog post over at The Moon is a Dead World horror blog. The post is in time for the Halloween season and is written about the horror classic The Exorcist. You can find the full post here. In staying with the theme, what is… Read more »

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Westworld Episode 1

Westworld just premiered on HBO to the highest figures since True Detective! But of course it did, Game of Thrones and any number of other great HBO series set it up for them! The question is, does Westworld stack up? The answer seems to be a resounding yes (with a current 9.3 rating on imdb)…. Read more »

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Mad Max without CGI is incredible

When Mad Max was released and reviewed it was known that a lot of the effects were practical effects rather than computer generated. By practical effects, we mean that the explosions actually happened rather than it being drawn and built through computer aid. Now a pre-production video has been released showing these effects in action and it… Read more »

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Psychology of Stranger Things

We have previously reviewed Stranger Things, but it is time for the psychology of Stranger Things and a little exploration of the psychological themes that sit in the background of the show. So what is there to say about an adventure series about some pre-adolescent kids and a couple of helpful adults? Well, a lot,… Read more »

Batman vs Superman

2 minute Review – Batman vs Superman

I reviewed the Suicide Squad, which I watched in quick succession after Batman Vs Superman and I have to say that I preferred the latter. They both got tons of promo, but I would say that Suicide Squad was more anticipated, especially given the Bat-fleck aspect of BvS and the fact that many people were… Read more »

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The Psychology of Mr Robot

Hello friend I was recently interviewed on the Ars Technica ‘Decrypted’ podcast by the awesome Nathan Matisse, looking at the psychology of Mr Robot and the theories behind what Elliot is suffering from and how well this is executed in the show. I will write more on Mr Robot in the coming few days, but… Read more »

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    Battlefield 1 Beta review

    We spoke about the release video previously here and what the thoughts were on release and now the Beta has dropped for the new DICE game Battlefield 1. First thoughts are that this game looks like an amazing addition to the Battlefield franchise and will do very well in terms of sales. I was a… Read more »

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    Suicide Squad review

    Is there a movie that has been more hyped than Suicide Squad this season? Unfortunately, it got plenty of bad reviews, currently sitting at 26% on Rotten Tomatoes, however I went into it with an open mind. A movie that has a star cast and a massive budget can’t be that bad, can it? Even… Read more »

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    Stranger Things

    Stranger Things has been yet another hit for Netflix worldwide and again seems that everything they do turns to gold. Now there are the few people who didn’t like the series and say that it was cliche, but that is exactly what was great about it and made me fall in love with it. There… Read more »

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    Game of Thrones – No One

    This post may not follow the actual way that the show was edited, but I think that writing about each of the location/character sets is far easier to follow. The Hound is on the march, catching a few of the Bannerless men joking about in the forest poking their fingers in each others bums –… Read more »

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    Game of Thrones – The Broken Man

    Protect your chickens kiddies, it’s the HOUND! Time to get hyped for Cleganebowl! As in all of the episodes the title often refers to more than one interaction or character  and The Broken Man of this episode can definitely be directed towards Sandor Clegane who seems to have settled in a quiet religious sect, doing… Read more »

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    The Do Over – 2 Minute review

    So after aborted attempts at both Grown Ups and The Ridiculous Six, I thought I would give The Do-over a try, mainly because I am a sucker for punishment, but also because Adam Sandler’s early work was so simple and enjoyable. “Yes! All the regulars like Rob Schneider are in this film” – No one,… Read more »

  • Game of Thrones ‘Blood of my Blood’

    Well, this week was a lot better than last week! We pick up where we left off with the Bran and Meera show – Bran is warging and has flashes of several significant events, primarily what looks like the Mad King and his death at the hands of Jamie. As we flash back to the… Read more »

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    2 minute review – Uncharted 4

    We have already reviewed the early stages of Uncharted 4 here, as a first look and it was still pretty brilliant overall. However, there were a few things that got to me a bit, some of which can be explained by the video below: Yup – the climbing can get really frustrating as it makes… Read more »

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    Game of Thrones – The Concierge

    This week’s Thrones was rubbish, I can’t say anymore than that for most of the episode until the final 5 minutes and even then it had it’s problems. We had the issue of Littlefinger somewhat resolved after Sansa put her foot down with Brienne in tow and told him what was going to be required… Read more »

  • Ready Player One

    2 minute review – Ready Player One

    I just finished Ready Player One by Ernest Cline whilst on a trip to Tokyo. If there is anywhere in the world to read a book about a world in which technology has taken over, Tokyo is the place. Ready Player One is set in a dystopian future and has undercurrents of the classic Neuromancer by William… Read more »