Killing Time – December 29, 2014 “Happy Holidays”

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Veteran fans of KT are running through the streets, tearing at their eyeballs at the lack of order.  We do MY FAVORITE SCENE on Tuesdays and KILLING TIME on Thursdays!  WHAT MADNESS HAVE THE ALIGNING STARS BEGOT?  Well, let’s all take a breath, firstly.  There.  Wasn’t that ten kegs of fun?  Now here’s the thing.  The holidays for a person who has just lost a spouse are supposed to be legendarily bad.  That’s a complete untruth.  Imagine taking your heart our of your chest with something akin to a melon baller and then playing hackysack with it for weeks.  That’s about 10% of how bad it actually is.  So bad that I nearly didn’t even get to The Hobbit!  THE HOBBIT!  Ok, do we see the gravity of the sitch?  It, being the holidays, is mostly looking back, retrospectives and lists of the best of the year and I feel there are a lot of films I need to see before I can fairly compose one.  I’m also traveling to the Baltimore area, where the harbor is one of the most beautiful spots in America and two blocks over you remember that Homicide and The Wire were both set in Baltimore.  I’m going to be traveling with my second family, with whom I’m currently staying in the balmy climes of NE Ohio (motto “What’s that glowing orb in the sky?”).  This isn’t an official hiatus.  In fact, I’d be surprised if I went the week without posting to my KT peeps.  We had a huge year for growth despite my life exploding in September and had roughly 140k hits to the 40k we had in 2013.  We’re going to bulid on that in the new year and I have plans to use this blog to sharpen my writing and to force myself into a routine of dialogue over the lands that lie second star to the right and straight over the rainbow that we all love to lose ourselves in.  I’m off to Maryland and I’ll talk to you soon.

December 25 (KT Weekly) – Merry Time Stabbing-

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This is oddest Christmas I’ve ever had.  Most of you following the blog know that on October 6th, my wife passed away, I quit my job and moved with some friends who are selflessly helping me to put my life back together.  The last thing that worked to counteract to effects of this disease which sill lives on in myself and our families, was Kiling Time; this wacky,  entertainment blog   So I came back from a hiatus; came back to kT from the  lost and the beyond and rolled up my sleeves and started our Geekery bar once more.  I feel like it if it were a physical place, we’d require a bubble hookah.  I don’t know if it will work again, but I’m going to try my best for myself, and for the kind people that who’ve hopped onboard the Crazy Train to make this a fun place for keeps to gather, exchange news and reviews and make even more geeky friends.  But let’s talk a little about the not-so-merry year of 2014 entertainment. Continue reading December 25 (KT Weekly) – Merry Time Stabbing-

NEW POLL: What Was the Best Game of 2014?

I really can’t grasp the gaming industry’s business model.  Release all your AAA games within a few weeks of each other and then let all but a few drown each other as they compete to the death.  There’s no better example of this than the complete gamer’s death valley that is the summer.  You get Madden (which fortunately this year was the best installment in a decade) and NOTHING else for four months.  Sure, people want games around Christmastime, but doesn’t it make sense to release a good slice of those games when the target market receiving those games at Christmas have nothing to do OTHER THAN PLAY GAMES! Continue reading NEW POLL: What Was the Best Game of 2014?

The Final Late Show with David Letterman Date Announced

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The Late Show’s last program with David Letterman at the wheel will bey Wed. May 20thth.  His replacement (I haave this image in my head of me hucking fruit at at a katana-wielding Colbert to get him in shape for taking over what is now the mos prestigious post in TV lat -nigh).  Letterman got me through so many tough  times, so he lease I can do is throw bigger melons

CBS and Worldwide Pants Incorporated announced today that David Letterman’s final broadcast of his “Late Show” will air on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on CBS. He will be replaced by Stephen Colbert, whose Comedy Central show “The Colbert Report” ends its run on December 18.

“David Letterman has given to all of us a remarkable legacy of achievement and creative brilliance that will never be forgotten,” said Leslie Moonves, President and CEO of the CBS Corporation. “It’s going to be tough to say goodbye, but I know we will all cherish the shows leading up to Dave’s final broadcast in May.”

The longest-tenured late night talk show host at more than 32 years, Letterman, announced his retirement on the April 3 broadcast after hosting CBS’s “Late Show” for 22 years, and 32 years altogether as a late night host. Since premiering on August 30, 1993, the comedy talk panel program has scored 73 Emmy Award nominations, winning nine. Letterman’s late night TV hosting debut came on Feb. 1, 1982 with the premiere of NBC’s groundbreaking “Late Night with David Letterman.” As of May 20, 2015, Letterman will have hosted 6,028 total episodes of both “Late Night” and “Late Show.”

“The Late Show with David Letterman” is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan, Maria Pope and Rob Burnett are the executive producers. Jerry Foley is the director.

Movie Review: The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) *MAJOR SPOILER WARNING*

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Peter Jackson has completed his full six-film Middle-Earth epic over the course of nearly 20 years of work on and off again on the two trilogies that make up the project.  That The Lord of the Rings is pretty much flawless (and, oh yes, we can throw down over that), universal consensus on The Hobbit trilogy is much more mixed; the overall feeling seeming to be that the trilogy’s glacially-paced start can be forgiven (if we all agree the Goblin King song never happened) by the action that took the dwarves to The Lonely Mountain and the tragic battle spawned by the greed for the riches that is the equal of any battle in any film ever made. Continue reading Movie Review: The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) *MAJOR SPOILER WARNING*