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Manga Pulse 402: Street Captain

There’s something infinitely charming about the predictions of the future made in the distant past in science fiction. Particularly when they didn’t bother to cast that far ahead in the date of their fictional world. Take Blade Runner, for example, depicting Los Angeles as a dark, shadowy, dystopian world of flying cars and pyramids. When in reality that more accurately describes modern day Las Vegas.

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Popcorn Pulse 106: The Mav

What happens when a crazed Australian teams up with the director of Superman(1978)? You get a wacky cowboy adventure flick that’ a remake of the a TV show from the fifties. We are talking about Maverick(1994).

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SDCC 2019 recap

We discuss San Diego Comic Con International 2019

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Manga Pulse 401: God Pathos

By now we realized we’d passed our four hundred milestone and talk a little bit about what we’ve read and reviewed. There’s still consensus that some o the worst manga are the OELs which simply ape the style and mannerisms of manga.

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Popcorn Pulse 105: Meaver

There’s nothing quite like watching an actor pretend to lose their mind on screen. Especially when they’re the kind of person who already comes across as unhinged. That’s why we jointly reviewed The Beaver[2011].

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Manga Pulse 400: Many Hundreds

Shockingly, somehow, we’ve made if to four hundred episodes. Nearly eight hundred manga reviewed. Hundreds of emails read and dismissed. As it’s definitely a milestone you’d think we would have planned something special to celebrate it. If you’ve listened to us for any length of time then you know we barely remember to show up. So the episode number was a complete surprise to us.

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Popcorn Pulse 104: Denzel Vu

Wouldn’t it be crazy if everything was a simulation and we were all just programs in it? Not really as it wouldn’t change your day to day goings on. Thankfully that’s not the question asked by the nineties in Virtuosity(1995). Because there wasn’t a lot of room for movies in that era asking if we lived in reality or not and most of that space in pop culture was reserved for the Matrix with a small corner carved out for The Thirteenth Floor.

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Manga Pulse 399: Jesus Ladies

Weltall and Tim, once again, can never seem to agree on the varying pronunciation of the term for comics depending on the source. There may be an official and sanctioned way to pronounce the subtle differences between manga, manhwa, and manhua but looking them up would take something akin to effort. Even if they wanted to, you’ve come to expect far less and we can’t break with tradition now.

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Popcorn Pulse 103: Moron Gate

Bibliophiles don’t usually make the list of top candidates for most exciting job. We’re pretty sure that they’re ranked just below the people who muck out the stables for for Mel Gibson. Which means we must have a movie centered on just that. The Ninth Gate 1999, staring Johnny Depp before he started mistaking hat and makeup for acting.

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Manga Pulse 398: chainsawbaka

We’ve managed to barricade ourselves in the lower levers. The main gate failed early on though the gamer geeks took heavy casualties to get it done. The slings of the TV and comic nerds took down our archers. We’re low on arrows and hoping for reinforcements from Animu-land. I would like to believe we can hold it to then but I can hear the drums of the theater kids. They’re singing an acapella version of an incredibly popular song from five years ago. I fear they will press us far too soon.

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