Testimonial

“I recommend Scene It? Box Office Smash for Xbox,” writes Ben Lyons on a Daily Beast “Smart People Recommend” page. “It helps me improve my movie knowledge, and it’s a lot of fun to play either alone or with some of the homies when they come over.

“With Xbox Live it downloads new questions all the time over the Internet, so no matter how many times I play it, it always has new puzzles and questions. The material is sometimes really challenging, even for someone like me who watches about 300 films a year. Even if you’re not as big a fan of movies as I am, the anagrams and games within the game are a lot of fun. I challenge anybody who dares to step into The Lyons Den to a game of Scene It? on Xbox… Let’s get it on!”

  • Ethan

    Wait…he uses the term “homies” in a non-ironic way?

  • Sabina E

    Oohhh wow!!!! a videogame that helps increaes his knowledge!!!! Even after a lot of big name bloggers have criticized him, he still gets paid to write nonseless, senseless blabber. Ugh.

  • corey3rd

    I’m so aching to take on Mr. Lyons in his den. I’m going to whip his butt so harshly that his father won’t be able to sit on the center aisle. I’m going to make him cry like a child in a Norman Taurog flick.

  • scooterzz

    somebody got a complimentary xbox…….let’s guess who….

  • http://www.lytrules.com Luke Y. Thompson

    “…on a Daily Beast “Smart People Recommend” page…”

    Wait…someone dubbed Ben Lyons a smart person?

  • dinovelvet

    Oh jeez…as a 360 owner myself, I can tell you that Scene It is not a remotely challenging game for any movie expert. You get questions about, say, the plot of Speed, or the titles of Eddie Murphy movies. Sure, fun for parties, but the only way it could possibly “improve your movie knowledge” is if you’ve never actually seen any movie, ever.

  • scooterzz

    dino — totally goes without saying….the lyons cub must die (virtually, of course)…..

  • D.Z.
  • Renfield

    I pray he trashes the next Uwe Boll film on the air. That way, Boll will hunt him down and beat the snot out of him. At that point, Boll will have found his purpose in life and will gain new-found fans the world over.

  • DeafBrownTrashPunk

    Oohhh wow!!!! a videogame that helps increaes his knowledge!!!! Even after a lot of big name bloggers have criticized him, he still gets paid to write nonseless, senseless blabber. Ugh.

  • http://www.lytrules.com LYT

    “…on a Daily Beast “Smart People Recommend” page…”

    Wait…someone dubbed Ben Lyons a smart person?

  • http://becauseitoldyouso.com PhilVillarreal

    I’ve played that game and also like it quite a bit but I sincerely hope Lyons isn’t serious when he says it “increases his movie knowledge.” The questions operate on a basic level of movie trivia knowledge that could hardly stump my parents or grandparents. The only challenge comes in how quickly you can register your answers.

  • K. Bowen

    Q: What’s the greatest film ever made?

    A: I Am Legend!

  • George Prager
  • nemo

    Ben Lyons watches 300 movies a year? A long time ago I watched 300 movies a year for several years. But I was catching up on nearly a century of good to great movies from every decade and every continent.

    What do you bet Ben Lyons spends all of his 300 a year quota catching up on popular American dreck from the last 5 to 10 years.

  • TVMCCA

    nemo wrote:

    What do you bet Ben Lyons spends all of his 300 a year quota catching up on popular American dreck from the last 5 to 10 years.

    I’m guessing he’s also into B-movie dreck too. Maybe Ben’s catching up on the cinematic canon of Maria Ford (e.g. STRIPPED TO KILL).

  • George Prager

    Maria Ford was HOT!

  • televisiontears

    The Lyons Den?! Good god, it sounds like something out of Dante.

    So let me get this straight. You can “download new questions all the time over the internet”? This would have been useful information weeks ago. I’ve been trying to download all my new questions from my refrigerator. It was working fine, but something keeps getting lost in the transfer. Now, by the time I boot up the game, they’re not so much questions, as sandwiches. Or questwiches Tasty, tasty questwiches.

    I want to hurt Ben Lyons.

  • EDouglasCS

    “The Lyons Den?! Good god, it sounds like something out of Dante.”

    I was going to say it sounds like something from someone who has watched too much WWE as a kid.

  • Glenn Kenny

    That “The Daily Beast” cites Ben Lyons as a “smart” person points to some fundamental problems for both the site, and society as a whole…