We kicks things off this episode with talk about Net Neutrality, a regulation and law that will be ending on December 14th if the idiot FCC chairman has his way. Afterwards we got IRL news, with Andrew’s career as a Street Fighter returning and Joseph dreading the coming of winter in NYS. Then in the reviews Andrew bets it safe on his second major gambling anime, and Joseph stares lustfully at a masochistic crusader.
Clippety cloppity, get your dick beaters off my property. That’s going to be our custom car alarm if we ever manage to make such a thing. Or maybe we can just run a crowdfunding campaign for it, raise a bunch of money and the stop updating two years after it closes and just hope no one finds out where we live. Continue reading Manga Pulse 370: ActMan
We’ve talked at length about comic book movies pre-Iron Man and the shared universe phenomenon at least once. There are a lot of relics of that passing age that get to squeak by, buried by the fallout of things like Batman and Robin or Catwoman.
One of the very last of these, before the DC and Marvel juggernauts drowned out most independent comic adaptations, Bulletproof Monk got made. While it may be excellent fodder for an S2S sometime, it definitely warranted some attention from the Popcorn crew. Chow Yun-fat, or “the fat” as Tim calls him for some reason though we don’t have the authority to say its not a thing, stars as the titular monk who isn’t quite bulletproof. More plus one resistance to piercing damage and a dodge action. His pupils is Sean Williams Scott probably best known as Stiffler from American Pie. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 74: Diversity Monk
Uh oh. This episode has a certain number combination within it. One that we can’t help but notice will cause people to giggle uncontrollably. Well get all your hyuks out over thirty-six because we all know no one lives to be that old. If they tried, the sandmen would come and get them. Continue reading Manga Pulse 369: D-D-D-D-Dill
This week on Anime Pulse Joseph has a new computer and Andrew has a cold, but a simple cold can’t stop Joseph’s co-host from being on thew show. Industry news brings us a follow up to the article on the guy discovering his friend is a Trap, as well as a piece on why you should never trust your girlfriend around your anime collection. And in the world of reviews, Joseph talks about a semi-hentai and Andrew is annoyed with a wimpy wet noodle of an excuse for a main male protagonist.
Also, don’t forget, we have a forum topic up about loot boxes and micro-transactions!! We’ll likely be going over it next show, so please respond if you haven’t yet!!
Continue reading VG Pulse 293: Net Neutrality Simulator
Shit gets weird in this very special episode of anime pulse after dark, dear listeners. We skip the hentai and move straight to dramatic reading erotica. Ryo reading tentacles, magical girls, and a bad hatoful boyfriend fan fiction. Blonde read aliens, fucking to death, and something really boring. Do not worry, dear listeners, the hentai will return shortly. Until then enjoy this fuck fest of an episode. Continue reading After Dark Special: Oh GAWD the Scapula
Gobble gobble, it’s another episode of Anime Pulse. Coming off of Thanksgiving, which isn’t something you should really be thankful for, Joseph brings us news about a new digital card game he is thoroughly enjoying. Andrew on the other hand, who has no such holiday, surprises Joseph with his lack of experience with Cowboy Bebop and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Industry news features a fun bit about a Trap being discovered by his friend, as well as some rather terrible news about the author behind Rurouni Kenshin. As for the reviews, Andrew berates a man’s plot to get revenge on a former love interest and Joseph sighs at the sequel to a Rumiko Takahashi work.
One of out favorite movies not to talk about on the show is Highlander. It’s a fun action fantasy movie that has everything. An American with a Swedish accent that’s two seconds away from going bork bork bork. Swordfights with Clancy Brown. Beheadings that don’t make you feel sad and helpless. And the mascot for Scottish separatism playing an Egyptian Spaniard.
Highlander 2 The Quickening is what happens when someone takes the script for the first one and attempts to ruin any goodwill generated. It has weird porcupine henchmen, sex in a dirty alleyway post murder, and Lambert rasping his lines as though he’s auditioning for an anti-smoking PSA.
Weltall then talks about the TV series Chance where Hugh Laurie plays an all too smart doctor. Doctor Not-House ends up with a female patient who pulls him into a world of police corrutpion betrayal. Plus they’ll probably sleep together at some point and that’s the real reason we watch. To if characters will finally cut through the sexual tension and do it already.
Tim then talks briefly about Crossworlds. Let’s see, it’s from the early nineties and has Rutger Hauer in it. Do we really need to mention anything else? It’s the standard bad movie he tries to get everyone else to watch because “no really, it’s so bad its good”. There’s dimensions and crystals and a bit part for Jack Black before he turned into Po.
You know what sucks? This new Skype. God it sucks so much. Joseph and Andrew talk about how bad it is and a bit about Microsoft in general, there’s also some discussion on harassment prevention classes. In industry news we got killer cats and a sad piece on the passing of one of the great voice actresses of the century, oh, and people are upset that Pikachu was talking in the new movie. Reviews round things out as Joseph relives his days in high school, and Andrew goes into a forest to find white haired men wearing masks.