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Nostalgia Critic

Posted by Will Ashton on February 18, 2016 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Though it’s meant to evaluate the arts, film criticism — or any sort of criticism, really — is an art form in-and-of-itself. It takes great practice, a mastering of the language, an unapologetic gaze, a fiery tongue, and a ferocious respect, not to mention deep admiration, for the content at hand. It takes g...

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How Not To Wreck A Web Series

Posted by manofthehour on November 1, 2015 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Note: In our flashback article former writer Blaize Stewart provides the rules to create the best web series that will have fans clamouring to watch.

 

One of the challenges of being in a media-related field is capturing the attention of an audience that could easily become distracted, and might not even make it to t...

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Webvision Review: Please Cut The Facade

Posted by davidxdixon on October 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)



A surprising amount of directors are making the move from film to television. Everyone from Guillermo del Toro to Woody Allen we are seeing many directors change mediums. I bring this up because this week we have a new show from Jason Reitman of Juno and Up in the Air and its a surprisingly good match for him. Along with the sea...

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Webvision Review: Cruel Summer

Posted by davidxdixon on October 23, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Welcome back to Man of the Hour’s Webvision Review with David Dixon, your favorite web series editor. This week we have a season finale and a few mediocre episodes so nothing too out of the ordinary. As always my rankings are below along with the comment section where you are more than welcome to disagree with me.

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Webvision Review: Death By Cord

Posted by davidxdixon on October 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Hopefully your week is going as well as mine and if it isn’t it is about to get a lot better; we have Common and McDonald’s parodies. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy then we have reviews for all of your favorite web series just under that. It’s a terribly exciting combination of words that I firmly believ...

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Webvision Review: Out With The New, In With The Old

Posted by davidxdixon on October 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Well I guess things are back to normal for the time being and we will be seeing web series up for review in my weekly column. In the time since I last wrote about some of these series we have gotten rid of a couple shows and added two new ones, which may or may not be a bad thing depending on how you’d define “good&...

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Webvision Review: "Fetty Wap is The Next Rakim"- Says Old Man After Blunt

Posted by davidxdixon on October 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)



I am very proud of this week's selection of videos if I must say so myself. I won’t go as far as to say I deserve a Pulitzer but I do deserve some consideration for my hard work. Nobody can tell me otherwise, and if you try then you are racist as far as I’m concerned. Speaking of which...




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Webvision Review: Will Forte Got Covered In Urine

Posted by davidxdixon on September 28, 2015 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)



So in place of my now traditional weekly rant, I will be explaining the new changes coming to the Webvision Review. Last week’s test run of replacing the web series videos with youtube videos was a success apparently and will continue from now on. The videos won’t be limited to talk show viral sensations but will...

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Webvision Review: Trump on Trump Violence

Posted by davidxdixon on September 18, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Racism is America’s biggest faux pas and I’m happy to live in a world where we can discuss it. The other day I was pulled over (a story I will tell one day, but not today) and while I was being questioned I realized how bullshit racism is and how America keeps allowing it to be used as a means of enforcing law. ...

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Webvision Review: It's Not As Bad It Looks... It's Worse

Posted by davidxdixon on September 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Thankfully South Beach has ended its first run and if you couldn’t guess how I feel about it through the first half of this sentence, then feel free to read my review below. I will say that I am disappointed in Hulu for not taking the same care that its competitors Amazon Prime and N...

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Webvision Review: Murder in the First

Posted by davidxdixon on September 4, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Interesting week we had wasn’t it? The VMA’s were crazier than usual (and that is saying A LOT) with Nicki Minaj and Kanye West (both of whom’s record labels I speak about below) stealing the show for everything but their music. Of course Mr. West has now gone viral for his announcement of his...

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Webvision Review: Have It Your Way!!

Posted by davidxdixon on August 28, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Welcome back to Man of the Hour’s Webvision Review, and this week was pretty amazing. For the first time since its premiere something beat out Under Inspektion for the top spot, which in itself is pretty fucking wild. Since I started this there hasn’t been a show with smarter writing than Inspektion so...

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Webvision Review: First 48

Posted by davidxdixon on August 21, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Have you been to the movies lately? Hollywood doesn't seem to know what to do with itself these days. For instance, the Marvel Machine's reign as box office leaders have inspired many studios to create their own cinematic universes, most of which we will start seeing next year. The initial excitement was quickly r...

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Webvision Review: Benny's 1st Symphony

Posted by davidxdixon on August 14, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)



So I broke a cardinal rule of mine with this weeks webvision review, I gave Lebron James some publicity. I told myself when I began writing there are two things I would never do, the first was show support for any team outside of Los Angeles, California and the second was give Lebron James (although I have no prob...

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Webvision Review: Handcuffed to my Problems

Posted by davidxdixon on August 7, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Another week another awkward interview. More on it later but I just have to ask why do we keep seeing this stuff? I just report on it for articles like this but it seems to me there are far more important questions to be asking far more important people than to be constantly make actors look like dickheads. But wh...

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Webvison Review: Fish Out of Water

Posted by davidxdixon on July 31, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Welcome to Man of the Hour’s Weekly Webvision Review! Things are changing, but before I get into that, let me take a moment to commend the writers, directors, and cast behind Chronos for a job well done. Of the many shows I’ve reviewed for the WWR, Chronos was by far and away one of the the most compel...

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Webvision Review: Benny's 1st Symphony

Posted by davidxdixon on July 24, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Welcome to Man of the Hour's Weekly Webvision review! This week we are in for a real treat as we have not 1, not 2, but 3 new series up for review this week. While some of our departed shows will be missed (Body Politic, SYD2030, and oddly BedHead) our new series promise to fill the void with their own unique voices. As a result of t...

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Webvision Review: Daddy Wasn't There

Posted by davidxdixon on July 17, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Welcome to Man of the Hour's Weekly Webvision Review! This week we see the season end of two of my favorite shows, SYD2030 and Body Politic. Now while I have made my love of Body Politic known week in and week out, my feeling on SYD2030 tend to be average at best. Most weeks I only praise the small variations they make to the same tir...

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Webvision Review: Crossroads

Posted by davidxdixon on July 10, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Welcome to Man of the Hour's Webvision Review, where we review the web series posted on here almost daily. 


Wow! This week was very surprising. Shows I loved in previous weeks were shitty this week and all the shotty shows from previous weeks were some of the best this week. Nothing makes sense anymore, ...

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Webvision Review: Anywhere But Her Face!

Posted by davidxdixon on July 3, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)



For some school was one of the most awkward times in their lives. However for nearly all of the characters in our web series this awkwardness bled into their adult lives. Whether it was attempting to write a love letter to a stranger, teach a scientist how to be a soldier or walking in on the woman you love having s...

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