Feb 26 2015

Episode 55: Neon Escalators and Things: Part 2

0055 Carpenter 2This week’s episode, dear listeners, is the second half of our John Carpenter discussion! And, of course, returning from last week is Master of Carpentry, Noel Thingvall!

As you can probably tell from our diction during this episode, Melissa and Windy had a whole litany of drinks coursing through their veins while recording. If you care to join in, Fox Barrel Pear Cider and Great Lakes Brewing Company Burning River beer are recommended.

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Feb 24 2015

Trailer Tuesday

Feb 23 2015

This Week’s Underappreciated Movies

Every Monday, each of us will suggest a film that we feel too few people have seen.

wearethebest

Melissa’s Pick of the Week: We Are the Best!

Sweden has been churning out some great movies lately, and We Are the Best! is one of their gems. In 1980s Stockholm, two pre-teen girls decide to form their own punk band, despite being told that punk is dead and despite not knowing how to play any instruments. They persevere only on enthusiasm until they find one more band member, a straight-laced peer with some serious acoustic guitar skills. The trio soon find themselves with something like an actual garage band and an invite to play at a local holiday party. The movie is less about the music than it is about these three girls being expectation-defying kids, and that is where the film shines. The characters are real and vivid and engaging and the definition of punk rock.

raiders

Windy’s Pick of the Week: Raiders: the Adaptation

Way back in the early days of Butt-Numb-a-Thon, during our breakfast break, Tim League put on a film to play in the background. But that film quickly got everybody’s attention, and soon had the whole theater engrossed, engaged, and enraptured. That film? Raiders: the Adaptation. The greatest fan film ever made – and proof that no matter how geeky and cool your friends were, Eric Zala and Chris Strompolous had them all outclassed. You already know the plot – one of the most beloved geek adventure stories ever put to film. But the STORY is that two young teenagers decide to do a shot-for-shot remake of their favorite film, all by themselves, and convince their friends and family to help them. If you love Raiders of the Lost Ark, this is the perfect companion piece – love letter, tribute, and DIY masterpiece.

Feb 19 2015

Episode 54: Neon Escalators and Things: Part 1

0054 Carpenter 1This week, dear listeners, we bring you the first half of an epic podcasting session about horror director John Carpenter! And joining us for our discussion is John Carpenter expert and returning Pleasure Dome guest, Noel Thingvall!

If you get thirsty while listening to our discussion of Carpenter’s early career, we recommend Fox Barrel Pear Cider. Or, if you are beer inclined, Great Lakes Brewing Company Burning River. Or if you are one of those teetotalers, Juicy Juice Fruit Punch. (It has energy and stuff!)

And if you are dying to see Noel’s animated .gifs of Henry Morgan dancing, here you go.

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Feb 17 2015

Trailer Tuesday

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