Category Archives: Movies

Remakes, Reboots, Sequels, and Prequels

Sophist Radio‘s James DeRosa joins Evan yet again, and they talk about their favorite (and not-favorite) things based off of or immediately following/preceding other things. Topics include science fiction, video games, and the pitfalls of using numbers instead of letters. Continue reading

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Prometheus

GamesBeat‘s Jeff Grubb joins Evan to discuss Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel(-ish) Prometheus. Topics include stupid deaths, unanswered questions, and Space Jesus. Continue reading

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Drive

Evan and Sophist Radio‘s James DeRosa discuss Nicolas Winding Refn’s vaguely car-focused film Drive. Topics include frivolous lawsuits, 80’s nostalgia, and Oscar Fever. Continue reading

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Insidious

Evan and The Duck of Death Podcast‘s Jade Kraus discuss James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s Insidious. Topics include horror logic, happy-ending allergies, and fog.

Lots of fog. Continue reading

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Bubba Ho-Tep

Sophist Radio‘s James DeRosa is back yet again; he and Evan discuss the epic battle between cultural/political icons and the walking dead in Don Coscarelli’s dramatic horror-comedy Bubba Ho-Tep. Topics include hero walks, the elderly, and when exactly it is appropriate to make a dick joke. Continue reading

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The Thing (2011)

The World 8 Podcast‘s Chase Koeneke returns to discuss The Thing, the prequel to John Carpenter’s film, The Thing. Topics include prequelitis, CGI, and the internal monologues of shapeshifting aliens. Continue reading

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Comic Book Movies

Evan and Jeff Grubb talk about movies based on comic books and graphic novels. They love on their favorites, hate on their least favorites, and then Jeff spoils stuff from a movie that isn’t even out yet when he talks about his experiences as an extra on the set of The Dark Knight Rises.

[EDIT: As it turns out, that Orson Welles Batman movie was a hoax perpetrated by Mark Millar. MILLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR!!!!] Continue reading

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Sherlock Jr.

Evan and Mark Whitney discuss Buster Keaton’s 1924 silent comedy Sherlock Jr (this mostly means poor attempts to describe gags from the movie). They also talk about artistic rivalry, ancient special effects, and have some Old Man Moments.

These kids today don’t know what they’re missing. Continue reading

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Evan and Chris Whittington discuss Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Ant-Man, Samuel L. Jackson, evil exes, actual X’s, video games, Michael Cera, and self-respect. Then, Evan wraps it all up with a crazy story from a scrappier time. Continue reading

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The Baxter

Brian Taylor joins Evan to discuss Michael Showalter’s The Baxter, the “Howard Zinn romantic comedy.” Evan uses it as an opportunity to hate on Sleepless in Seattle a lot, and Brian expresses his undying admiration of Paul Rudd. They also talk about dubious film descriptions on Netflix and IMDb, and take a quick trip into the semiotics rabbit hole.

(Evan says “heuristics.” But he means semiotics.) Continue reading

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