08/31/2017 – The Frack King

The Frack King

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Featuring John “MusiM”, & Jake

Music by MusiM.  Buy it at musim.bandcamp.com

This episode we start out going over the new “Free” games for September, discussing all the releases coming up that we’re excited for (spoiler: there’s not many), and we spotlight a group of gamers making a silver lining.  From there we Defend our opinions on the new Marvel series, go to The Good Place, discuss a superhero and Netflix movie that both suck, and we wrap it up with John’s take on the new American Gods series on Starz.

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08/17/2017: Uncharted: Jake Sully’s Adventure

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Featuring John “MusiM”, Jake “TheOtherJZee” & Randy  “Splooie”

Music by MusiM.  Buy the music at musim.bandcamp.com

This week we discuss: How everything is basically Madden, The Uncharted games you can skip, Self-starters, M-COM, A port that was basically yelled into being, How Randy thinks nothing is a sport, CAPCOM’s insistence on re-releasing games, Time-travel games with no time travel, Live-action animes, Marvel TV losing their way, Hockey movies (I know, I can’t believe it either), Public science shows, Superhero shows, Drug shows, The current state of the movie industry, How Crackdown 3 probably just shouldn’t come out, Cat-ime, John finally getting to Prey, Zords, and Jake continues to hate everything.

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06/08/2017: Featuring Robin Wright as the Antelope

The Cranstelope

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Featuring John “MusiM”, Jake “TheOtherJZee” & Randy  “Splooie”

Music by MusiM.  Buy the music at musim.bandcamp.com

This week we discuss: How chameleons are a noble gas, Throwing your Switch off a roof, Why the cars in Cars are secretly terrifying, How other cars sometimes eat people, Top-heavy mechs, How WiFi is for suckers, The Binding of Nigh-saac, …Bubsy?, Another reason not to shop at Gamestop, Wondrous Women, The best way to kill teenagers and younger children, Robin Wright’s acting versatility, Making it rain (beef), and we end with some listener questions.

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The cars are full of humans theory can be found at:  http://jalopnik.com/i-demanded-answers-from-the-bosses-at-pixar-about-how-t-1795174532

03/30/2017: Dick Ryder: Pathfinder

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Featuring John “MusiM” & Jake “TheOtherJZee”

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This episode we discuss:  April’s stellar/not so stellar “free” games, Some anime game about children, Nintendo hardware, additional remakes and re-releases, Jake confirming his status as a nerd pariah, some good tv finally coming out, the case for a tri-streaming membership setup, “Pirating” something you paid for, retiring from self-employment, ANOTHER re-envisioning/”re-release, Wrapping up the horizon, what constitutes “enough” fisting, Getting out and getting down, and the elephant that for some reason still hasn’t loaded into the room.

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06/23/2016: Coulda Been a Dickballbutt

Fuzzy Carbuncle

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Featuring John “MusiM”, Jake “TheOtherJZee” & Randy  “Splooie”

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This episode we discuss diseased hedgehogs, A Japanese mystery game, Plastic people, keeping caged humans, space and monkeys (but not in that order), Sam Neill’s choice in companions, Jake’s fundamental misunderstanding of how comics work, Steaming open your wallet, Robot lions, Lion-robots, How you should NOT Google image search ‘carbuncle’ (seriously, DON’T.), The completion of a playpen, and First-person-knockoffs

10/26/2015 – It’s a MOMster!

MOMster

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Featuring Jake “TheOtherJZee”, Scott “Artisan002” , & John “MusiM”

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This episode we discuss Never Alone, Tales From The Borderlands, Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, Undertale, More Horror Stuff, and more of the Marvel Universe, because Jessica Jones.

Turn 104 – Get in, Beat it, Get out

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Featuring John MusiM, Scott “Artisan002”, and Stretch.

Music by MusiM.  Buy the music at musim.bandcamp.com

And we’re back for a very quick show, sorry for the delay and getting up the audio version.  This week we talk about Waframe, PS4, Tiny Death Star, Thor The Dark World, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Borderlands 2.

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The Amazing Spider-Man Movie Review

My expectations were pretty low as I walked into the Spider-Man reboot, merely 5 years after the travesty that was Spider-Man 3.  Marc Webb isn’t a director I was familiar with nor Andrew Garfield an actor I knew.  Rumors always spread around that the way Sony and Fox keep the rights to their Marvel movies is by continuing to make them which makes this reboot feel like Sony clinging on to the property.  But I went in with an open mind and the only expectation being that the Lizard would be pretty disappointing.  This movie is going to incite more conversation than it deserves.  Its just above mediocre.  Every well done thing is paralleled by something done horribly.

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Movie Review: The Cabin in the Woods

Upfront: I am a bit of a Whedonite.  There are plenty of things I am critical about and wholeheartedly think are bad in Firefly, Buffy, and Angel but overall I’m a huge fan of those series and what they do.   I don’t mind Alien Resurrection and  I have never gone back to watch any Rosanne.  Whedon wrote the movie.  Drew Goddard, the director, I am not familiar with at all but according to IMDB he was a writer on several Buffy and Angel episodes.  The Cabin in the Woods is a difficult movie to talk about because there is so much to spoil so I will keep it simple and basic.  There are two parts to this movie each with their own cast.  The actual cabin in the woods section stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Kristen Connolly, Ann Hutchison, Fran Kranz (Topher from Dollhosue) and Jesse Williams.  The other half primarily features Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Brian White, and Amy Acker (Fred from Angel, Illyria from Angel, Dr Saunders from Dollhouse).  Cabin in the Woods is an outward examination of typical horror movie tropes.


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TV Review: Wolverine and the X-Men

The hardest part about loving any comic property turned TV show, anime, or movie, is letting go of the comic.  This is especially true in the X-Men’s case, a series with so many characters that cause such extreme loves and hatreds that translating it becomes nearly impossible.  Wolverine and the X-Men has stories and characters that are shadows of the comic series.  At times it seems like Grant Morrison’s New X-Men or Chris Claremont’s two issue Days of Future Past are the inspiration for the series.  The writers purposely ignore the essence of the characters, simply carrying over the look and power of the character, which is more than X-Men 3: The Last Stand did.  Its a complicated series to critique because its 26 episodes vary to such a  degree in quality.  Either way, I will tell you what I know.  I understand now what fans see in this series and why its such a disappointment the second season was never finished.

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