Film Noir: A Guest of Convenience

It walked into my browser, its eyes dark and legs that went on forever. It sauntered over to my audio streaming software and asked: “Can I talk to you about film noir?”

This week Jackson, Daniel, and special guest Shelby are all about hardboiled detectives, dames, gams, and guns. With Shelby’s expert assistance, your hosts take a look at what makes film noir tick and how it has gone on to influence a whole host of genres in the modern age – from Chinatown to True Detective.

For recommendations we’ve got:

This week you should watch American Gods

This week you should listen to Edict FIS-0

This week you should play Magikarp Jump 

Movie/TV Music: Sneaky Beards

Happy Sunday everyone!

Jackson and Daniel are joined by Paul this week to discuss music in television and movies.    Spurred specifically by the use of music in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the guys delve into some of their favourite musical moments, as well as a few more lacklustre soundtracks.

Trying to be on-theme this week, all the recommendations are things to which you listen:

This week you should listen to Pacific Myth by Protest the Hero

And the Mega Man X soundtrack

And the Drive soundtrack 

And the Akira soundtrack

The 90s: The Banality of Human Evil

After a week of struggle, we have finally managed to get everything up and running! Now you finally get to hear Jackson and Daniel wax nostalgic about the decade in which they grew up: the nineties.

Given that millennials are the ones currently dictating the trends of pop culture, the nineties are a decade getting a lot of flashback love at the moment. Considering the pop culture of the time was formative for our two hosts, it would make sense that they would take the chance to delve into what nineties trends shaped their tastes and what passed them by.

As always, there are recommendations as well:

This week you should read Saga 

This week you should watch Jaws (yes, the original) 

This week you should play the new Ratchet and Clank

Bad Movies: Pretty Normal Opinions

Hey guys!

In case you’ve all been living under rocks, DC recently released the catalyst for their own cinematic universe, Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Justice. We’re not going to give to much away, but it was the inspiration for this week’s podcast.

We’ve previously talked about awful games, this week we talk about awful movies. What makes them awful, what are some of the biggest wastes of time we’ve experienced, and what are some mistakes filmmakers should probably stop making.

Since it’s a Zack Synder movie that started all of this, we decided to bring back Paul from our Watchmen cast to help us bitch about what we hate.

This week, we kept our recommendations to films in order to help purge some of the bile this podcast built up:

This week you should watch Zootopia, The Imposters, and Gosford Park. 

Star Wars: A Fistful of Corn Flakes

Hey everyone!

It’s been hard to avoid the resurrection of Star Wars and so Jackson and Daniel have decided to roll with the punches and dig into the Force Awakens. With the help of Zach, they take a look at the series and what makes it tick.

Spoilers! There is at least one unpopular opinion on display in this episode.

Spoilers! For The Force Awakens, obviously.

Also, recommendations:

This week you should play Fallout 4

This week you should watch EveryFrameAPainting on YouTube (it’s a channel) 

This week you should read The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin 

Romantic Comedies: Benefactress

We may be a little late, but we’ve arrived in your browser with a grand romantic gesture that is sure to make the audience melt and earn your eternal affection. In other words, it’s a few days after our deadline, but here is a podcast about romantic comedies.

With the help of our good friend Shelby from the Slow Pitch Podcast, we tackle one of the most enduring movie genres of the modern age – and by “tackle” I mean we convince you to watch Legally Blonde for 90 minutes.

In addition to an hour-and-a-half of bend and snaps, there’s also some recommendations:

This week you should watch River on Netflix  

This week you should play Slash

This week you should read On Cat Mountain 

Jurassic Park: “How Much Time You Got Left Steve?”

Hello everyone!

Jackson is going out of town on a camping trip this weekend, so this week’s podcast is going up early!

This week, Daniel and Jackson discuss the Jurassic Park franchise and what went wrong with its latest movie. Also, Jackson forgets who William Shakespeare is – what does that have to do with anything? Listen and find out!

Also, check out these sweet-ass recommendations:

This week you should play Superfight

This week you should read Herbert West – Reanimator by HP Lovecraft

This week you should watch Kuroko’s Basketball