Email Throwdown: Ranking TMNT (Part 4)

tmntWe’ve had a bit of a break but we’re back! Today we’re going to learn which movie is the runner-up for Andrew and Jason. If you’ve been with us for all the installments I guarantee, you’re more excited than you should be! If you have yet to read the previous rankings, you can find them here: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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Netflix Nugget: Want some grilled cheese ese?

key_art_american_meI have mixed feelings about bringing you my next recommendation through “Netflix Nugget”. Whereas the last movie I shared was a very fun trip down memory lane to visit the land of Calvin and Hobbes, I’m going to be cruising down another road of nostalgia to a different part of my past for this one. Growing up in Fresno, I had a lot of Mexican friends; one movie that we watched frequently was American Me. To this day I can’t have a conversation about it without transitioning into an East L.A. accent or depression. However, what are movies if not an artist’s attempt to stir within you some emotion?

*Note* Minimal spoilers ahead.

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Email Throwdown: Ranking TMNT (Part 2)

tmntWelcome back loyal readers! (Really? We’re going plural here?)

In case you missed it, click here to check out Part One of the TMNT ranking throwdown between Jason and Andrew. Picking up where we left off, they had just ranked the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III as their least favorites respectively. Let’s pass it to Andrew for his fourth-ranked film. Continue reading

Email Throwdown: Ranking TMNT (Part 1)

tmntWe’re trying something new here at MediaBrewPub today. Growing up with the Ninja Turtles, Jason and Andrew decided that in honor of their new cinematic feature, it might be a fun idea to watch all four of their previous appearances on the big screen back-to-back-to-back-to-back over copious amounts of beer and pizza. Two pies, seventy-five wings, two dozen garlic knots, six growlers, and a midnight showing of the latest release later, they’re ranking all five movies.

And how are they going to do this? Well they did this via email exchange with one person choosing a fifth ranked movie, and the next person responding to both the other person’s ranking (expect arguments, potentially profanity) and then giving their own fifth ranked movie and why. It’s basically an email version of every conversation a Ninja Turtle fan might have with their friends.

Without further ado, let’s kick things off with Jason’s fifth-ranked (or worst) movie in the TMNT family (FYI, Jason’s name is in red because he’s angry like Raph and Andrew’s name is in Purple because he’s an awkward geek like Donnie): Continue reading

Alpha Overdrive: The Quad

Alpha Overdrive

Brewery: Valiant
IBU: 220
ABV: 14.3%

Valiant’s Alpha Overdrive is I think I would say Alpha Drive’s bigger, stockier, younger brother. Don’t let this description fool you this boy can handle himself, and when his big brother starts fights little brother will finish them.

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How to Be a Villain and Win the Day the Cosplay Way


Even with a 4 day pass, you’re guaranteed to miss something at Comic-Con, the nerd culture event of the year. There are so many panels, celebrities, comic books, events, video games and fun to get to, you’ll never have the same Comic-Con experience twice. In years past, I had done the panels, waited in line for autographs, won contests and even scored the best free swag. The one thing that I felt I had not fully experienced was cosplaying at Comic-Con. Cosplay is short for costume play which is the act of people called cosplayers dressing up to play as or represent a particular character, fictitious or not, and sometimes you make child’s day.

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