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Popcorn Pulse 51: Rash Man


After a lot of low budget and generally poor films as our joint discussion, we thought it would be interesting to pick something considered a classic. So we chose Rashomon(1950). It’s a movie so influential that it had a story telling device named after it. That where a story is told from multiple viewpoints expanding on the potential for unreliable narrators. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 51: Rash Man

Script 2 Script 9: Desperate

This show is brought to you by the formerly coke fueled man suffering from a transcription addiction, Stephen King. We decided to do something that wasn’t a terrible movie adaptation. Instead, we choose Desperation. While it is a movie, it was done as a TV movie which has entirely different standards than a theater release. For example, no one expects anyone to watch TV movies unless they’re drunk or trapped in hospice. Continue reading Script 2 Script 9: Desperate

Manga Pulse 346: Fairy Jitsu

Did you know that we thrive on requests and suggestions? It’s true. Our last two Popcorn Pulses were entirely inspired by feedback from listeners who like to inflict things on us. That goes for manga as well as movies, as evidenced by Tim’s review this week. What we’re saying is, we take your suggestions when you email them and do our best to get to them as quickly as possible. So feel free to email us with movies or manga you’d like us to analyze. Continue reading Manga Pulse 346: Fairy Jitsu

Popcorn Pulse 50: Empire Cop

Even if humanity stopped making films right this second and never made another, there would still almost be too many to watch in a lifetime. That doesn’t mean they’re all quality though. By the time you died, you’d have watched a mountain of garbage recorded by some schmo with a Sony Handycam and two hundred parts ambition to one part talent.

So it’s baffling when one of the best known turds from the nineties, Samurai Cop, received a sequel in the twenty first century. Through the miracle of crowdfunding, the majority of the original cast is reunited under a director who is either worse than the original or a savant at making movies appear bad. Going by his filmography, we believe the answer to be obvious. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 50: Empire Cop

Manga Pulse 345: Gun Massage

This episode should really be titled, digression and you. In the best tradition of our show, we begin the first review and wander all over the map in an attempt to not talk about the comics at hand. Which is still rather surprising, considering we don’t generally hate manga. We must simply have the attention span of a goldfish pounding lines all night. Continue reading Manga Pulse 345: Gun Massage

Popcorn Pulse 49: Ultra Cop

There was a period in the eighties and nineties where if you wanted to make a movie featuring martial arts, you did so by invoking something from the “far east”. Hence Samurai Cop(1991). It features some regular B movie actors, a bunch of unknowns and hilarious dialogue. And as there was a sequel done last year, we’ll be doing that in our next Popcorn Pulse. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 49: Ultra Cop

Manga Pulse 344: Pandora Baseball

Like a glacier, we’re moving along with general site repairs. And just like a glacier, it’s nearly impossible to see the movement if you’re checking in every hour. As the days go by we’re restoring functionality to the forums, ensuring our subscribers get notified of the live recordings. Remember those? We do. Continue reading Manga Pulse 344: Pandora Baseball

Script 2 Script 8: Space Marines or Something

Come live a new life in the off world colonies. You may want to pack your carry-on full of bug spray. Or ammunition. It turn out bugs don’t like being shot in the face with either. You’ll be living and working alongside our elite militarized extermination teams.

Help us colonize the formerly useless worlds that did nothing but host useless, non-human life forms previously. Earn your citizenship in style while building new homes. Be prepared to sweep up the chunks of those who were too cowardly to stay the course and keep to the plan. They didn’t believe in the ideals of the Federation hard enough. That or they were a bunch of civilians. You’re not a civilian are you?

No, you’re not. That’s why you’re going to put on you’re thickest soled boots and enlist today. The first one thousand families to sign up get fast tracked for pool access. Stop by your local recruiting office and you’ll get a free tote bag just for stopping by! Don’t make us beg, Rico.

Popcorn Pulse 48: Filthy Getaway

Contrary to popular belief, we don’t listen and have strong feelings about all current or recent musical acts in existence. As such, the only time we’d ever heard Selena Gomez was in tandem to Justin Bieber. Then we decided to watch Getaway[2013].

Someone involved in this movie decided that Selena, who has no name, screech like a macaw with its leg caught in a car door at Ethan Hawke for twenty minutes. This is in spite of the fact she learns right away that he’s just a pawn. But at least all the car crashes are practical effects and we get to see Jon Voight disgustingly eat olives. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 48: Filthy Getaway

Manga Pulse 343: Trigger Café

What are the forums worth? Months and months of head to desk percussive maintenance. Several concussions later, we have somehow managed to get the forums up and working-ish. At the very least we can now send mass emails to groups again. In theory, we should be able to alert subscribers to live shows. That’s once we get all the subscribers added. For those of you playing at home, if you’re a subscriber, you should probably email the main show to get added again when Weltall can get to it. It’ll be faster than him doing it by combing through the payments. Continue reading Manga Pulse 343: Trigger Café