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    Unboxing & Giveaway ~ Johnny Mnemonic & Kickboxer Prize Pack from Comet TV & CHARGE

    The COMET TV and CHARGE! March Prize Pack is perfect for binging some classic films and TV Shows!

    If you like free stuff and Kickboxer films The Mommy Gamers have you covered with this new giveaway from COMET TV and their new network CHARGE! CHARGE! is a new free broadcast network featuring action programming including movies, series and sports entertainment. They sent us a box of goodies to celebrate all the fun things they have happening on both those networks.

    There is an awesome best of the worst marathon happening at COMET TV happening in March, and an awesome giveaway for one of YOU as well. If you want to know what is in the giveaway check out this unboxing video.

     

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    CHARGE! punches it’s way into our lives with an awesome Kickboxer marathon!

    All five films will be shown Monday-Friday, March 26-30 at 6/5C – including the original Van Damme movie that started it all!

    The roundhouse kicks begin March 26 at 6/5C

    Kickboxer
    Saturday, March 10 at 10/9C
    Monday, March 26 at 6/5C

    Kickboxer 2: The Road Back
    Saturday, March 10 at MIDNIGHT/11C
    Tuesday, March 27 at 6/5C

    Kickboxer 3: The Art of War
    Saturday, March 17 at 10/9C
    Wednesday, March 28 at 6/5C

    Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor
    Saturday, March 17 at MIDNIGHT/11C
    Thursday, March 29 at 6/5C

    The Redemption: Kickboxer 5
    Saturday, March 24 at 10/9C
    Friday, March 30 at 6/5C

     

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    “BEST WORST MOVIES” in March

    COMET TV is rolling out the red carpet for some of the best worst movies on planet Earth. They’re so bad… they’re awesome. Catch films like …

    Creature (1985)
    Gargoyles (1972)
    Jaws of Satan (1982)
    Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
    Monster Dog (1984)
    Reptilicus (1962)
    The Milpitas Monster (1976)
    Vicious Lips (1986)

    Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
    Cyberpunk might be all the rage right now, but Johnny Mnemonic was doing it before it was cool. Keanu Reeves stars as a data courier who traffics top secret information via an implant in his brain. Sounds cool, right? Not when that data ends up acting like a virus that could kill you dead if you don’t get the passwords in time.

    Wednesday, March 28 at 6/5C

     

    Enter the Giveaway Here:

    Johnny Mnemonic & Kickboxer Prize Pack from Comet TV, CHARGE, and The Mommy Gamers

    Comment below and tell us which Kickboxer film is your favorite, or just make a silly comment for extra luck in the giveaway.

    *Giveaway open to the US. No P.O. Boxes please. Winner must submit their address by April 5th or prize will go to the next winner. Assets were delivered to The Mommy Gamers to promote COMET TV & CHARGE. We also think their content is awesome so make sure to go check it out and give their sites some support so these contests can keep happening.

     

    The Craft Swag Pack Giveaway from COMET TV & The Mommy Gamers

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    The Craft is a movie from my teenage days. Imagine if your crew of friends in high school were a quartet of angsty teens who use witchcraft to get whatever they wanted. Things could have been a lot more interesting right? The Craft starts out innocent, but takes a dark turn. This is definitely a movie to watch for the first time, or for the tenth and COMET TV is giving you a chance to do so…and a shot at a cool exclusive swag pack of The Craft movie goodies!

     

    This month COMET TV has not just The Craft but amazing films like Labyrinth, Bubba Ho-Tep (Um… the awesomeness of Bruce Campbell?I say yes!) and more!

    There are also Edgar Allan Poe double features all month with tantalizing and terrifying tales from one of the grand masters of horror. As The Raven says, “Nevermore!”

    And thanks to COMET TV we just might be able to help you have an awesome January of your own!

    ONE of you will win The Comet TV January Pack including:

    1 – Limited Edition The Craft COMET TV T-shirt: One of my favorite films of all time! This The Craft exclusive T-Shirt features all four witchy guardians of the watchtower on the front and a quote from the film on the back! Welcome to the Witching Hour!

    1 – The Craft Exclusive COMET TV Clamshell Box: Talk about retro goodness! This The Craft exclusive clamshell box features exclusive throwback artwork and will immediately take you back to the days of waiting in line for new release movies at the video store!

    1- The Craft “Witching Hour Cleansing” Kit: Earth, Wind, Water, Fire! This kit will bring a little sage, crystal and spell scroll into your life. Perfect for getting in touch with your inner earth goddess!

    2 – Exclusive The Craft COMET TV Tarot Cards : While you may not be able to tell your future with these two cards, they are exclusive to this set and feature The Craft artwork. The best thing to celebrate the cult classic film arriving on COMET TV this month!

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    The Craft Swag Pack Giveaway from COMET TV & The Mommy Gamers

    Catch The Craft on COMET TV Sunday, January 21 at 6P/5C  and Monday, January 22 at 8P/7C and keep an eye on our website for more fun giveaways, podcasts, video game reviews and other awesome content!

    Please note we are making subscribing to our YouTube channel mandatory for this contest. This is due to YouTube’s new requirements for content creators. You can read more about that in this article. We need to get our channel up to 1000 subscribers by the end of February so we are really pushing to reach that goal. While you’re there please check out our content, leave a few comments and toss us a few likes. We plan on creating a ton of great content for you in 2018. As always we appreciate your support in everything we do!

    *Prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS, no P.O Boxes please. COMET.TV supplied the assets for this post, and we are working with them on this awesome giveaway!

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    The Mommy Gamers Podcast Episode 170: Of Eclipses and Uranus

    The Mommy Gamers Podcast Episode 170: Of Eclipses and Uranus

    For Episode 170 of The Mommy Gamers Podcast Carrie and Marcia are joined by Jeff Hannah, Principal Technical Artist at Volition Games to chat about the release of Agents of Mayhem. Jeff chats about all of the local community hype revolving around the game launch, and Carrie gets extra excited about all the Uranus jokes because #ButtStuff. The ladies introduce a new segment titled “You Know You’re Old When…”, everyone chats about their experience with the solar eclipse, and for some reason something about a poop emoji plunger Kickstarter made it in here too. An awesome listener question regarding the current trend of early access games turns into a really great discussion, which helped make this a very well balanced episode and one you won’t want to miss.

    Shout out to our newest Patreon supporter Dee Phair! If you love our show, and want to support us and get fun rewards including a shout out on the next podcast, you can join our Patreon community here.

    Also, you don’t have to come back here every week to get the latest podcast. You can subscribe to The Mommy Gamers podcast for FREE on iHeart RadioGoogle Play MusiciTunes and Stitcher or you can access The Mommy Gamers app through Podcast Box on iTunes or in the Amazon app store for Android. Don’t forget to catch the live streams on Twitch and follow them us on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook too!

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    The Mommy Gamers Podcast Episode 169: The Period Pack

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    For Episode 169 of The Mommy Gamers Podcast Marcia and Carrie are excited to be back after a short break. The ladies are joined by guest host Krystal aka Overyacting, an awesome Mom and the Xbox General at the PMS Clan. As a huge fan of Cards Against Humanity Marcia just had to talk about the new Cards Against Humanity for Her deck. It’s the same deck you’d usually get, except the box is pink and it costs $5 more as a jab at the “Pink Tax”. If you’re not familiar with the Pink Tax, it basically represents the fact that women’s products on average cost about seven percent more than similar products marketed to men. You can enjoy the usual CAH quips and pick up that deck on their website here. They also now have a Period Pack of cards to add to your CAH deck. A collection of menstruation themed cards all written while the writers were on their periods. We will be reading those cards to you on Episode 170 of the podcast. You’re welcome!

    Speaking of flow (period jokes…we’ve got plenty) the gaming chat flowed heavily this episode. Mass Effect Andromeda, Friday the 13th: The Game, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, ESO online, and Perception. You can read that review of Perception by Mike Robles on our site here. TV chat includes Wayward Pines, Nashville, Lucifer, Orange is the New Black, The Preacher, and Blood Drive. Guys…we had a LOT to talk about this week.

    Marcia is extra fired up about Twitch Affiliates getting a subscription button. Yes, we have a Twitch stream and you can stare at Marcia while she plays video games at www.Twitch.TV/TheMommyGamers if you’re into that sort of thing. You can also now use your Amazon Prime membership to subscribe to the channel for free!

    We also had some great listener questions! If you ever want us to answer your question on the podcast make sure to leave them for us here in the comments, or on our Facebook page.  This week we had some great questions about Twitch streamers that maybe reveal too much? Which then launched into a lively discussion about male Twitch streamers, like Scarfino, who also unfairly use their sexy beards to lure in viewers.

    Shout outs to our new Patreon supporters Derek Weber and Doughboyeeeee. If you are still reading this super long podcast description, love our show, and want to support us and get some fun rewards you can join our Patreon community here. Patreon supporters will be getting Carrie, Marcia, and Krystal reading 69 jokes as bonus content soon!

    And because you can never have too many links, as promised here is the Facebook link to Desirai’s new venture, Libri Labra

    Okay guys, that’s it for this pile of show notes. We will see you again in two weeks for a new episode. Enjoy, please share it around, and keep being awesome.

     

     

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    Carrie Fisher: Our Princess is in Another Castle

    I’ve been trying to find the strength to write this for a few days now. Every time I would try to start, I hit an emotional wall and couldn’t find the strength. Different people are touched in different ways by the lives of celebrities they love. They are inspired or driven in their lives by those they see as their heroes. Carrie Fisher was such a celebrity to many. She was so much to so many, including myself.

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    She was a princess.

    For many of us who loved her, it all began when we first saw her in Star Wars. Carrie Fisher’s portrayal of Princess Leia Organa was not typical of what we had seen in princesses up until then. Leia was strong, could take care of herself, and was not at all a damsel in distress. She was someone who I looked up to so much. I was a serious tomboy when I was younger, and it made me feel so good to know there was an actual princess who was just as tough as I wanted to be.

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    She was tough and could save herself.

    On a personal note, being named after a horror story was not always easy for me. However, one thing I was always able to hold onto was that I also shared a name with Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher. It helped me emotionally shield myself from the awkwardness I felt sharing a name with a telekinetic psychopath. Carrie Fisher gave me someone to look up to as a little girl who gave me a sense of pride I just couldn’t find anywhere else.

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    Dat smile.

    Beyond a galaxy far far away though, Carrie Fisher was so much more. She was also an inspiration to anyone who has battled personal demons. She struggled with mental illness and addiction, and was open about both. Her strength has helped many, including myself, to find help when they needed it. Despite her struggles, she never lost her humor. Just another testament to the amazing strength that was Carrie Fisher. If you haven’t seen her stage show, Wishful Drinking, I highly recommend it. It’s currently streaming on HBO GO.

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    She could always poke fun at herself.

    Carrie Fisher was also an extremely accomplished writer. Her most famous work, Postcards From the Edge, was a semi-autobiographical novel Fisher later developed for the big screen. The novel was an outlet for her to discuss not only her struggles with addiction, but also her relationship with her mother. The film adaptation, which she wrote the screenplay for, won two Academy Awards, 3 BAFTAs, and 3 Golden Globes. If you haven’t seen it, I can’t recommend it enough.

    She wrote an Oscar winning movie.

    My heart aches for her daughter, Billie Lourd (Scream Queens), who has also lost her grandmother, Fisher’s mother, Debbie Reynolds (Singin’ In the Rain). A mother should never have to outlive one of her children, and yet it happens all too often. Her last wishes were to be with Carrie again, and I’m happy she is at peace with her little girl.

    She was always herself, and never apologized for who she was.

    All in all, Carrie Fisher is the most inspirational celebrity I’ve ever known of. She helped me deal with low self esteem when I was younger, and has inspired me to never compromise who I am now that I’m older. She was a true force of nature and will be deeply missed. I want to end this piece with Fisher’s instructions on how her obituary should read:

    I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.

    RIP Carrie Fisher 1956-2016. How has Carrie Fisher touched your life? Let us know on Twitter and Facebook.

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    Carrie’s Favorite Scary Movies

    Today is Halloween and to celebrate, I wanted to share my favorite horror films. I was raised on horror films, and am literally named after the Stephen King novel, so horror is very important to me. There are many different types of horror films, and all of them have place in my heart. The list below, however, are my top favorites across all the genres. These are listed in no particular order.

    1) Fright Night

    Fright Night has been one of my favorite movies since its release in 1985. Written and directed by Tom Holland (Thinner), Fright Night was a story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf with a twist. Charley Brewster is a normal teenage boy with an obsessed for old horror films. When a stranger moves in next door, he begins to connect the odd behaviors of his new neighbor with a series of disappearances in the area. Charley eventually comes to the conclusion that a vampire has moved in next door to him. He has a hard time convincing anyone of what he believes, but eventually they all are forced to listen. Fright Night stars William Ragsdale, (Herman’s Head), Amanda Bearse (Married with Children), and Chris Sarandon (Child’s Play).

    2) Halloween

    The original Halloween is hard to beat in terms of classic horror films. It really redefined the entire genre, and was the beginning of the slasher craze. All of the Halloween movies (with the exception of 3.. we don’t talk about 3… too many roaches.. can not handle) are great in their own rights. However, the first is by far the best out of the series. It is the only one that truly scares me. The second Halloween was also great, but still not quite the same standard as the first. Directed by John Carpenter (Big Trouble in Little China), Halloween stars Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens), Donald Pleasance (Escape from New York), and P.J. Soles (Carrie).

    3) Evil Dead 2

    All of the Evil Dead movies are fun, but Evil Dead 2 is by far my favorite in the franchise. Evil Dead was true horror, Army of Darkness was comedy, and Evil Dead 2 was the perfect blend of the two. It was scary while still being funny and ridiculous. I tend to think of Evil Dead 2 as the “porridge that Goldilocks ate” as far as how perfectly it blends horror with comedy. If you haven’t seen any of the movies in the series, go ahead and start with this one. You’ll thank me. Directed by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man), Evil Dead 2 stars Bruce Campbell (Burn Notice) and Ted Raimi (Xena: Warrior Princess).

    4) Ghost Story

    Ghost Story is an oldie but a goodie. The movie revolves around a group of old men who realize that a secret they’ve held for 50 years has come back to haunt them… literally. This was one of the first ghost movies I ever saw, and it is still one of my favorites. If you haven’t seen it, you won’t regret spending time on it. The cast alone is enough to make it worth it. Ghost Story stars Fred Astaire (Funny Face), Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (Little Caeser), and Alice Krige (Star Trek: First Contact).

    5) The Exorcist

    The only movie that every truly scared me was The Exorcist. I think my real fear of this movie came from my extreme fear of demonic possession when I was little. I suffer from sleep paralysis, but when you’re 5 years old, it’s as close to what you can imagine being possessed is like. Because of this, I had a serious fear growing up of being possessed. I know, I know, it’s super silly, but it doesn’t change how it was for me at the time. Even still, despite being terrified by this movie, it has always been among my favorites. It’s like riding a roller coaster, you’re terrified when you’re on it, but you can’t wait to go again. The Exorcist stars Max von Sydow (Strange Brew), Ellen Burstyn (Interstellar), and Linda Blair (Supernatural).

    These movies are just my top five of all time, but there are so many more worth looking into. Fright Night 2, Shutter (the original Thai version), Let the Right One In, Ringu, Silent Hill, and Nightmare on Elm Street are all great examples of some more of my favorite horror films. What are your favorite? Let me know in the comments below, on our Twitter, and on our Facebook page!

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    Late to the Party: The Warcraft Movie

    This review contains some possible spoilers. If you have not yet seen the movie, and do not want to be spoiled, you may not want to continue. The spoilers aren’t massive, but they are there. You have been warned.

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    I know, I know, the Warcraft movie has been out for a while now. However, since I refuse to be one of those parents who drags a small child to a movie they aren’t going to pay attention through, I wait to see movies until they come out on streaming. Warcraft was definitely well worth the wait. As a fan of the franchise, and as a fan of fantasy movies in general, Warcraft was everything I could have hoped for.

    Warcraft mostly follows the story of the first game, which I used to watch my boyfriend in high school play almost nightly. I didn’t have a PC back then, so I would just watch him play, and loved it. The movie tells of the Orcs‘ arrival in Azeroth along with the introduction of Fel magic to the Orcish race. Adapted for the screen by Charles Leavitt (In the Heart of the Sea) and Duncan Jones (Source Code), Warcraft was very faithful to the actual lore of the game. There were a couple of liberties taken, but nothing that was glaring or completely story-changing. Also, even though the lore of Warcraft is very deep, the movie does a really good job of not alienating viewers who may not have had any prior history with the games.

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    For those of us who have played the games, the movie was full of Easter eggs and references. From the subtle addition of a Murloc, to Hellscream standing in the background, I couldn’t stop nergasming. I think my favorite moment in the movie, though, was near the end. During the epic final battle between Khadgar and Medivh, Khadgar is surrounded by the same yellow glow that a player in World of Warcraft is surrounded by when they level up. KHADGAR LEVELED UP DURING THE BOSS FIGHT. I literally stood up and cheered. I shouted, “He leveled up! Did you see that? He leveled up!” I don’t think anything in any movie ever has made me as happy as that small addition did. Bravo, Duncan Jones, bravo.

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    I really hate the bad reviews that Warcraft received. I feel as if video game movies shouldn’t be reviewed by the same critics as other movies. That would be living in a fantasy world, but if you’re not a gamer, you just don’t get it most of the time. This was everything a video game movie should be. It was true to the game’s lore, it explained itself well for those who haven’t played the games, and had a ton of fun additions for those who do play the games. Anyone else looking to make a video game movie should take note.

    In case you haven’t seen it, and want to, Warcraft is currently out on streaming, and will be released on DVD and BluRay on September 27th. I’ve seen the list of special features coming on the DVD/BluRay including a gag reel, deleted scenes, and several featurettes.

    Have you seen it yet? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below!

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    Character Profile: Lara Croft

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    Here’s a riddle for you. What do you get if you combined the X chromosome from Indiana Jones (before Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, of course) with the X chromosome from Bruce Wayne, toss them in a blender with a just a dash of Annie Oakley, and finally pour the whole thing into the mold of a British supermodel? If you guessed Lara Croft, the star of Eidos Interactive’s insanely popular Tomb Raider franchise, you’d be absolutely right. For the past two decades, fans have joined Lara on her globetrotting adventures in video games, comic books, and even two major motion pictures, with a third on the way.

    From the heights of the Himalayas to the depths of Atlantis, facing off against deities and doppelgangers or tigers and T-Rexes, Lara Croft has “been there” and “done that”.  Gamers were first introduced to Croft’s world back in 1996, when video game publisher Eidos reached out to her with the tantalizing offer of bringing her various adventures to life as a video game, allowing gamers the opportunity to walk (and run and jump) miles in her shoes. The first Tomb Raider hit store shelves and, before long, fans couldn’t get enough of Lara Croft.  

    One game wasn’t enough to stave off gamers’ thirst for adventure and their craving for this new heroine. So Croft and Eidos expanded their deal, leading to the release of a second Tomb Raider game … and a third … and a fourth. Games started popping up everywhere,  from PC to Mac, Dreamcast to PlayStation, Game Boy to PSP, PS3 to Xbox 360, and even now on iOS to Android and PlayStation 4 to Xbox One … if there’s been a gaming platform within the past twenty years, Lara Croft probably been on it.

    So what’s a girl to do after she’s conquered the digital world? Why, go after the entertainment world, of course. Just a couple of years after the success of the first Tomb Raider game, Hollywood started to take an interest in Lara Croft and her international exploits.  Of course, with Croft keeping herself busy travelling the world in search of rare artifacts, it’s not like she could take time out of her busy agenda to work around a film’s shooting schedule.  So who would filmmakers pick to fill Lara’s … er … holsters?  

    None other than Angelina Jolie.  Jolie’s look and attitude brought Lara to life on the big screen, not once but twice, in Paramount’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001 and the sequel, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life in 2003.  Fans seemed to enjoy the live action take on Lara Croft, as both movies earned sizeable box office receipts. Even now, Warner Bros. and MGM have green lit a new Tomb Raider feature film reboot for 2018, with Alicia Vikander taking over the role of the intrepid adventurer.

    After twenty years, Lara Croft still inspires people to overcome obstacles, to face their fears, to become better and stronger in the face of adversity, and to believe that they can accomplish anything. And Lara’s story is far from over.  With her new movie in the works, an upcoming PlayStation 4 release of The Rise of the Tomb Raider, and the ongoing comic book series from Dark Horse Comics, 2016 is definitely shaping up to be The Year of the Tomb Raider. And the most famous spelunker in video game history shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

     

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