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Back Seat Producers: BSBO Episode 274

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BSBO Episode 274

New Movies:
The Accountant (49%)

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Art: Luke Cage, Stranger Things, Common Sense podcast
Jeff: Youth In Revolt, The ‘Burbs (Netflix), Fantastic Four (2016), Star Wars: Rogue One trailer

This episode was recorded on October 13, 2016.


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Zero Fortitude Network: Shin Godzilla

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Last night I saw the Japanese remake of Godzilla, Shin Godzilla, and I have to say I loved it. I will say this, there were times when it was a bit strange and weird. Times when I thought “Whoa, what is that?”, “What just happened here?” and “Why did he just …” Yet, once you let it go and enjoy the ride you realize this is pretty cool. I will admit that after all this time I had gotten used to having Godzilla in the role of “Protector of Earth and all Mankind.” This is not that film. With this film Toho Studios went back to the root of the sub-genre. They went back to the 1954 film, Gojira. Here Godzilla is the antagonist and Tokyo and all of humanity is the protagonist. But wait there’s more. In the 1954 version there was an underlined political statement. Nukes are bad. Stay away from nukes. The 2016 version also has a political statement but it’s more pronounced.

1) The United States can be rather arrogant and a bit of a show off on the international stage.

2) The Japanese government is too submissive having to ask permission one hundred times in order to not lose honor.

Both of these statements are true, will either of them address it? Probably not.

People will ask “Is it better or worse than the 2014 version?” For me personally, I think they can’t be compared against each other. Why? Because they target different audiences. The 2014 is more of a mainstream version. It follows the American film formula for mainstream media. The 2016 version, made by the original studio caters more to the fans of monster, Godzilla, and Kaiju movies. So I understand why it is in a limited release schedule, it’s only for the fans not for the mainstream public. Although I would have liked another chance to see this. I write this the day after the first day of release yet I doubt there are tickets left.

Does this mean it’s for kids or not? I really don’t know. There were some kids in front of me that when the movie was over they were either tired (it was rather late) or bored. Either way they didn’t seem excited about the movie. So I would say it’s up to the parents. There is no foul language (not that I remember,) no gratuitous violence (although there are military vehicles firing weapons,) no nudity or any romantic scenes. But the film does a good job portraying Godzilla as a giant, scary monster destroying a city at random.

So who shouldn’t see it? Mainstream American media. This movie is almost like a horror film in that it references a lot to the previous films. So people that have never seen any of the Godzilla films should not start with this one. Also, Godzilla purist. Every sub-genre has them, Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings. Those people that refuse to accept ANY deviation from the original. No spoilers but there is one part of the movie that people will either love it or hate it. I myself loved it. I thought it was a cool addition to the franchise. Also since it starts different it can BE different.

My only question that was left unanswered was, when can we purchase the movie and will the collector’s edition have a statue of this Godzilla? Yes, I liked it that much. I also think the merchandizing potential for this movie is very good. I imagine there will be many moments in the near future were I will say “Shut up and take my money!”

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Ottawa Game Publishers Podcast: Ottawa Game Publishers Podcast Episode 7: GM Mechanics and Flying Hockey Players

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Episode 7: GM Mechanics and Flying Hockey Players
AKA GM Mechanics, Flying Hockey Players and That Time Mark Was Quiet For 5 Minutes

    We are:
    * Fraser Ronald of Sword's Edge Publishing.
    * Mark Richardson of Green Hat Designs.
    * Jason Pitre of Genesis of Legend Publishing.
    * Todd Crapper of of Broken Ruler Games.

    That of Which We Speak
    * Apocalypse World.
    * Agon.
    * Fiasco.
    * D&D.
    * Cortex Plus(Marvel Heroic).
    * Paranoia.

    Feedback
    * If you're part of Google +, you can check out our page.


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The Jank Cast: Episode 221: Language in Games II

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Hosts: Jenn, Kathryn, Todd A few years ago, Todd, Evan, and Rob talked about language in games. You can listen to that cast here: http://jankcast.com/archives/2602 We decided to return to the topic because Kathryn Hymes has been working on some really cool language-based games and we wanted to get her thoughts on the intersection of language and gaming. You can find Kathryn's design work here: http://www.thornygames.com/ Enjoy!


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Ideology of Madness: Funnybooks with Aron and Paulie: Free Geoffrey!

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Paul made a new enemy Convention autographs Lethal Weapon and Exorcist Luke Cage – First Impressions Why is Wayne buying…


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Back Seat Producers: BSBO Episode 273

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New Movies:
1. The Girl On The Train (45%)
2. Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life (71%)

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Art: Luke Cage (Netflix), Stranger Things (Netflix), SausageFest

Jeff: Luke Cage, Better Things (FX)

This episode was recorded on October 6, 2016.


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The Jank Cast: Actual Play: Downfall Part 2

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Players: Jenn, Joe, Todd The thrilling conclusion to Jenn, Joe, and Todd's actual play of Downfall. WILL THE SOCIETY HAVE A DOWNFALL? I mean.... yes. That's the point of the game. BUT HOW?


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Back Seat Producers: BSP Episode 389: The Producers (1967)

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The Producers (1967)

Donate to Sausagefest! www.sausagefeststl.com Sausagefest 7 has come and gone, but you can still donate and get a shirt, glass or hoodie until October 31st!

Your producers for this episode are:

  • Tony
  • Kayla
  • Alex

This episode was recorded on September 21st, 2016.


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Ideology of Madness: Spandex and Capes

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Sorry for the skip week, loyal readers.  But now I’m back and ready to dive in once more.  We’re not…

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Back Seat Producers: BSBO Episode 272

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BSBO Episode 272

New Movies:
1. Deepwater Horizon (77%)
2. Masterminds (36%)
3. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (60%)

 

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Tad: Stranger Things (Netflix), Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History and Common Sense (podcasts), Marvel’s Agents of Shield S4

Art: Geek History Lesson (podcast), Stranger Things, Osmosis Jones, things to do in Texas other than Sausagefest this weekend

Jeff: The Purge – Anarchy, For a Good Time, Call.., Stranger Things, Freaks and Geeks, The Good Place, Star Wars Rebels S3 (DXD), Marvel’s Agents of Shield S4, Traffic Light (Netflix)

This episode was recorded on September 28, 2016.

 


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Ideology of Madness: Funnybooks with Aron and Paulie: Night of the Monster Men!

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The 50-Year Mission: The Complete History of Star Trek Ghost Rider on Agents of SHIELD THE MOST IMPORTANT NEWS THIS…


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Ottawa Game Publishers Podcast: Ottawa Game Publishers Podcast Episode 6: Show Me The Money!

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Episode 6: Show Me The Money!

    We are:
    * Fraser Ronald of Sword's Edge Publishing.
    * Mark Richardson of Green Hat Designs.
    * Jason Pitre of Genesis of Legend Publishing.
    * Todd Crapper of of Broken Ruler Games.

    That of Which We Speak
    * Kickstarter.
    * John Adamus.
    * Mark Diaz Truman.
    * “Fuck You, Pay Me”.
    * Jason Morningstar.
    * Magischola.
    * Basic Budgeting for Tabletop RPGs.
    * Paying for League of Extraordinary Misfits.
    * Pocketfunding ScreenPlay.
    * Julie Dillon.

    Feedback
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Back Seat Producers: BSP Episode 388: The Hunt

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The Hunt

Donate to Sausagefest! www.sausagefeststl.com Despite what Tony says in this episode, Sausagest is upon us.  Please donate by October 1st, 2016 to help with the party!  Any donations during October will be included with what’s raised at the party.

 

Your producers for this episode are:

  • Tony
  • Kayla
  • Alex
  • David
  • Darrell

This episode was recorded on August 31th, 2016.


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Ideology of Madness: Halloween Horror Nights HHN26 Final First Weekend Review!

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(this article includes our final thoughts on the first weekend of HHN26, with new information, pictures, video, and rankings. To…

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Back Seat Producers: BSP Episode 387: Suicide Squad

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Donate to Sausagefest! www.sausagefeststl.com

Here is the love note that Kayla sent to all of you dear listeners:

Kayla's Podcasting Love Note

Your producers for this episode are:

  • Tony
  • Lena
  • Kayla
  • Alex
  • David

This episode was recorded on August 17th, 2016.


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Ideology of Madness: Halloween Horror Nights HHN26: American Horror Story and Lunatic’s Playground!

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(filmed with permission from Universal Studios Orlando – do not try to film in the houses!) If you love Chance,…

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The Jank Cast: Episode 220: Sociology and Gaming

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Hosts: Kat and Todd Todd is joined by special guest Kat Jones to talk about sociological theories that can help us understand gaming and gaming communities.


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Ideology of Madness: Halloween Horror Nights 26 Review!

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Note: This article will be updated after Friday night’s media night event with more thoughts and impressions. Halloween Horror Nights…

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Back Seat Producers: BSBO Episode 271

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Please enjoy the latest episode of Back Seat Box Office.

New Movies:

Bridget Jones’s Baby (76%)
Blair Witch (42%)
Snowden (59%)

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Art: The Mighty Magi-Swords (Cartoon Network), Teen Titans Go (same), Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History (podcast)
Jeff: Spectre, Stranger Things (Netflix)

This episode was recorded on September 14.


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Ideology of Madness: Funnybooks with Aron and Paulie: Midgets, Star Trek, and Beers, Oh My!

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Paul and Aron are back from Star Trek Mission New York Alan Moore retiring from comics….again? Superman #6 Joe Manganiello…


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