Michael O'Brien
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Michael O'Brien

Michael graduated with a degree in Creative Writing with a minor in Film Studies from Western Kentucky University in 2009. He currently lives with his wife, two cats (and Netflix account) in NYC. He has published short stories on 400words.com and asouthernjournal.com. He has published poems in The Poetry Gymnasium by Dr. Tom Hunley and in The Roundtable.

TVTV Recaps

South Park has done ‘to be continued’ and trilogies and tetralogies before. But this felt more like a serialized approach.

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South Park of late has been spotty. It’s my favorite show in the way that Led Zeppelin is my favorite band.

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There’s tension between Frank and Remy. Claire is preparing for her joint-interview with Frank and the possibility of fielding questions about their lack of children. Frank, Jackie and Remy head out to shore up votes to avoid a government shutdown. Meanwhile, we learn there’ more to hacker Gavin than we

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House of Cards has become the lynchpin of my pop culture debates at work and at home.

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News

I’ve been a longtime fan of Ghostbusters and Harold Ramis. In fact, if I were to list my top ten favorite comedies than Ramis films would take up half of that list.

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when I’m watching a show like House of Cards (or any addictive show like Battlestar Galactica), I end up in binge mode and skip the whole process of filtering the episode through my actual brain.

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Does HOUSE OF CARDS season 2 live up to the hype and anticipation? Read our review of the first episode to find out if it’s on the right track.

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FeaturesMovies

Eighteen months ago, I wrote my very first review for Screen Invasion. I was a cherubic, bright-eyed 26 year old, newly married and enjoying my time in Manhattan. My editor, Kristal Bailey, invited me to write a Retro Review of Die Hard. I accepted, because, why the hell not? It’s Die Hard, after all. Despite

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playstation 4 review
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At long last, our exclusive Playstation 4 review and first impressions.

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TVTV Recaps

It’s been too long since there’s been an epic, multi-part episode of South Park. Generally, these go well. They’re inspired, well thought out and plotted. This episode is no exception. As far as references go the episode is built on elements including Black Friday, Game of Thrones, Xbox One vs. PS4,

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I love an episode that pays attention to the world that’s been built in previous episodes. I’m not talking about simple references and gags. But using character traits to build on moments that came before. We’ve seen Cartman in a wide array of situations, expressing his darkest moments and most

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Spoilers Ahead: This might be one of the finest Canadian-theme South Park episodes I’ve seen. Especially for a longtime fan of the series. Many of the jokes herein refer to past episodes. Take, for instance, queefs, the differences between buddy/guy/friend, and so on, so forth. But I think the most

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After an unexpected week off, South Park returned with the conclusion to the trilogy that we didn’t even know existed. But that’s okay. I was actually excited to see the goth kids return. That’s when South Park is working, when they’re not over saturating side characters through the A plot. There’s only

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InterviewsMovies

I met comedian, Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily V. Gordon, outside of the College Humor Live! Panel. Kumail and Emily are the hosts of the video game podcast, The Indoor Kids. You can also see Kumail on Franklin and Bash, Portlandia, Veep, and in the films Hell Baby and Kings of Summer. This spring, Kumail

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New York Comic Con NYCC
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Editor’s Note: We’re headed to New York Comic-Con for the first time! Our fantastic team of writers at the con includes Merrill Barr, Michael O’Brien, and Jason Tabrys. Check out what we’re excited to see at the con.  In no particular order: 1. The Walking Dead Panel Andrew Lincoln will

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TVTV Recaps

Warning: South Park Spoilers below!  For a second there, I actually thought Cartman murdered Token. You can’t put it past Matt Stone and Trey Parker killing off a character. They’ve done it before. Maybe not such a featured character. But in these more recent seasons the guys have been flipping

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