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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 »


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 »

Battlefield 1

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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    Down the Netflix Australia rabbit hole

    Ok, I have finally given in and decided that I will do the free trial with Netflix Australia for the month and see what all the fuss is about. I set it up last night and early signs are that it is great! I’m not one to bang on about a product, but I really feel that… Read more »

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    Wayward Pines – First episode review

    This is a brief review of the new series Wayward Pines, I also tried to watch Sense8 this week, but just couldn’t get past the initial episode, I will try again however. From IMDB: A Secret Service agent goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two federal agents who have gone missing in the bucolic… Read more »

  • Martin pushing to get new book out

    According to this link it seems that George RR Martin is pushing his hardest to get the next book out before Season 6 is broadcast. It is quite obvious that one of two things happened in the production of Game of Thrones – 1. That HBO didn’t expect it to be so popular and therefore they… Read more »

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                    Following in the tradition of having musical guest stars on Game of Thrones, this week saw Brent Hinds (and co) from Mastodon gracing the screens as Wildings. This photo was obviously taken behind the scenes – can’t imagine how uncomfortable that Walker must be getting around like… Read more »

  • Hannibal has returned

    Hannibal has returned

    Here is the trailer for the new series of Hannibal. I have to say that I feel that the last season got a little caught up in the ‘artsy-ness’ however it was still brilliant. I also feel that this is an incredible series which brings to life the back story of Hannibal. From the films,… Read more »

  • Blame George Miller for the torrents – Mad Max Fury Road

    So I went to see Fury Road last night with some trepidation – mainly because I have been let down by movies that people rate as “5 star!!!” and also the fact that the action movie genre has been a bit stale of late – Taken 1 was great and then there was the gradual… Read more »

  • New season of Silicon Valley coming this week!

    So there is a lot of attention focussed on the new season of Game of Thrones starting this weekend (and rightly so), however don’t forget that the new season of Silicon Valley is also kicking off as well this coming weekend. It is a seriously funny look at the like behind the apps and technology… Read more »

  • Psychology of Game of Thrones News

    To coincide with the new series of Game of Thrones, there will be a new e-book being released with all the current analyses in further depth in addition to new characters and scenarios. The e-book will be released on Amazon for Kindle and through a few other sellers for other e-book formats. Joffrey, Arya, Cersei… Read more »

  • The Psychology of Homeland

    For all the media attention that mental health gets, it is unfortunately those who are the worst who get any attention at all, the incarcerated, the suicides, the police shootings, and the chronically unwell have a disproportionate representation in the media. We talk forever about the perils of mental health and that we need to… Read more »

  • Matthew McConaughy as Randall Flagg..Failure to Launch?

    So for those who have been paying attention, The Stand by Stephen King is getting translated into movie form – after some pretty ordinary TV movie attempts. This time around, however, it is to be a star studded event, with Matthew McConaughy being a prospect for Randall Flagg, the villain of the novel. I am… Read more »