Archive for March, 2010

Following some confusion about sardonic actor Chris Eigeman, Watergate co-conspirator John Ehrlichman, and celebrity Nazi Otto Eichmann, we discuss Greenberg and the challenge of making a movie about an a-hole. What does it say about us that we all three loved the movie?

If you haven’t seen Greenberg, you should probably get on that. Until then, fast forward to this week’s 3×3 at the 50-minute mark for our top three depictions of drug use.

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It’s the OG podcast! We’re like Statler and Waldorf going on about the old days. How did Qt3 start? What happened to it? And why? But I should warn you we’re not above talking about girls and cars. Oh, and Diablo. We get a little of that in there. And Mark Asher shows off his mastery of Spanish. And I trash talk model train enthusiasts.

Listen to win a free game like ddtibbs did from last week’s podcast.

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Repo Men. Does it have a twist? A reveal? Is it more like Brazil or Blade Runner? Is it a biting commentary on health care or a Philip K. Dick adaptation, or both? How are you supposed to say RZA’s name? In which Star Wars movie was the quote “The Force is strong, Luke”? And why are there a handful of great scenes in this movie? These questions and more are answered, followed by this week’s 3×3 for our choices of MacGuffins worth remembering. Fast forward to the 47:30 mark if you don’t want Repo Men spoiled. Well, “spoiled”.

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This week I intend to give Abilio Carvhalho a hard time about the Portuguese monarchy, but it turns out there is no longer any such thing. So we talk Warhammer, owning a gaming shop, and real time strategy games. It’s a nerd paradise with an international twist and you’re all invited.

Congratulations to nixon66 for winning last week’s free game. Listen this week and you can not only be eligible for a free game, but you’ll find out just how weird Europe is.

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Here’s our review of Green Zone, in which Paul Greengrass treats the invasion of Iraq with all the nuance of James Cameron’s Avatar: “Please to stand there, drink my wine. Come and dig my herb.” Alternatively, fast forward to this week’s 3×3 at the 42-minute mark. Oops, or not. Not everyone can hear the musical cue, so hilarity ensues and the 3×3 doesn’t actually start until the 45-minute mark.

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What kind of guy has seven crocodiles in his backyard? Adam Britton, aka krayzkrok. Meet him on this week’s podcast. We squander some valuable time that could have spent on crocodiles talking about Dead Space.

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Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is another 2 vs. 1 split. Two in favor, one opposed. Or maybe it’s the other way around. It’s curiouser. But we all agree on the excellence of Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, and the word “acreage”.

If you haven’t seen Alice in Wonderland, join us at the 50:00 mark for this week’s 3×3. We discuss movies for which there is no forgiveness. It’s probably not going to go where you think it goes.

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Meet Matt Manghi, hydro-geologist, house painter, ski bum, baked goods snob, and the guy who draws those slightly creepy hobbits. Listen as I try — unsuccessfully, I think — to convince him Demon’s Souls is a horror game. It’ll quickly become apparent he knows the game far better than I.

Congrats to Dead Buffalo for winning last week’s contest. This week you could win Greed Corp, which would be cool because then I’d have someone to play with.

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So, yeah, a remake of a George Romero zombie movie that didn’t really have zombies. You can imagine how that turns out. Tom Chick recommends Impulse, Kelly Wand recommends Shivers, and Dingus admires the mayor’s swimming pool. We also perform a short sketch based on a Kevin Smith movie.

If you haven’t seen The Crazies, go ahead and listen anyway. Or just skip to this week’s 3×3 at the 43-minute mark, in which we each fix three movies by recasting one of the parts.

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