Now Playing - Master of None, London Spy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Spirited Away, Love

June 8, 2017

On this episode Jeremy and Eli discuss what we have been watching with our kids (Transformers, Monsters Inc., Spirited Away). Then we discuss what we have been playing at our houses (Helldivers, Master of None, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, London Spy, Love, The Leftovers).

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Twin Peaks: The Return w/ Guest Ben Grisanti

June 2, 2017

*Spoilers!* Special Guest and comic book writer Ben Grisanti returns to the show to share some reactions with Eli about the new Twin Peaks series. We discuss some important details from the original series and the Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me film to lead into the new series. Ben also dicusses his new theory into some of the mysteries presented in the first 4 episodes and we each provide our most iconic moment from the original series.

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Humanity - All Things Ghost in the Shell

May 30, 2017

*Spoilers* On this episode Jeremy and Eli discuss the various movie versions of Ghost in the Shell, including the 2017 live action incarnation. We discuss the heavy philosphy of the animated movies and the translation into a Hollywood blockbuster movie. How can artificial beings tell us about what it means to be human and having a respect for all life?

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Now Playing - Viral Marketing, MST3K, Trollhunters

May 17, 2017

Jeremy, Mikey, and Eli discuss what they have been watching with their kids and what they have been watching recently. As well, in light of all the Alien: Covenenant ancillary marketing, they discuss current viral marketing trends.

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Movie Night Menus - Special Guest Andre Darlington / The Sting, Casablanca, The Thin Man

May 10, 2017

On this episode we talk with Andre Darlington, author of Movie Night Menus, about how he wrote the book with his sister. We discuss discovering some classic movie gems and some of Andre’s favorite pairings. Then Jeremy, Mikey, Eli and Andre reveal their favorite classic films from the book, including The Sting, Casablanca, American Graffiti, The Thin Man, and Elvis in Hawaii. 

http://www.andredarlington.com

https://www.withthedarlingtons.com

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Filmmaker Interview: Erik Crary and Steven Piet / Uncle John

May 3, 2017

On this episode we talk with Erik Crary and Steven Piet, the filmmakers behind Uncle John (watch now on Netflix). We discuss being David Lynch's assistant, Facebook stocking, the virtue's of Midwest filmmaking, and their new season for SyFy's Channel Zero. 

http://www.unclejohnfilm.com

http://www.ecrary.com

http://www.wtnss.com

 

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Double Identities - Psycho, Bates Motel, Fight Club

April 13, 2017

On this episode we discuss double identities, split personalities, and dissociative identity disorder in film and TV. Primary we compare the different takes on Norman Bates in Psycho and Bates Motel across generational representation. We also look at this topic in other films such as Fight Club, Primal Fear, and Black Swan.

We also cover What We Have Been Watching With Our Kids and Now Playing

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Now Playing - Knight of Cups, Pacific Rim, Preacher, Valerian and Lorelei

April 5, 2017

It's been awhile since we discussed what we have been watching, reading, or playing so this week Jeremy and I catch up with the "Now Playing" segment. We also discuss what we have been watching with our kids.

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Independent Comics - Special Guest Ben Grisanti: Creator of Polybius Dreams

March 29, 2017

On this episode Jeremy and Eli talk with comic book creator and writer Ben Grisanti about his newest project, Polybius Dreams and independant comic publishing. Our conversation covers 80's arcades, urban legends, creepypasta, Cronenberg, psychological horror, and comic book theory. Plus, Ben gives his recommendations for some great comic books currently ongoing.

*Warning!* At one point we start discussing Slenderman and instantly static appears in our mic until we switch topics. We had to cut out a section because of sound quality. *spooky*

Check out more of Ben's comic work and support his Kickstarter for Polybius Dreams:

Kickstarter

Hypnotic Dog Comics

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Narrative Play - Film vs Video Game Narratives

March 22, 2017

On this episode we are joined by our friend of the podcast Tim Lom to discuss the narrative experiences between film and video games. Which experience is more satisfying and what are their unique qualities? We also try to explain fun terms like Ludonarrative Dissonance.

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