Popcorn Pulse 59: Screaming at Midnight

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Given how Tim seems to pick movies that drive Weltall insane, he offered Weltalla choice. Unfortunately, he failed to exercise this option before the show loomed large. This left Tim with the autonomy of choice. Naturally he picked something from the nineties that was probably dredged from the bottom of a dollar bin and previously viewed.

The joint discussion, once it begins, is Screamers(1995). It’s a very similar plot to that of Avatar mized with Red Faction. There’s a valuable mineral on some planet or moon which the earth wants. Some of the local miners revolt and start a war. The earth coporation governement decides robot that can kill the locals is the best solution. The movie starts when something goes terribly wrong, of course.

Tim then briefly talks about Midnight Run(1988). It features Robert De Niro before his tough guy persona became the punchline in Ben Stiller comedies. He is taked with recovering Charle Grodin who skipped out on bail. Robert has to take Charles from Los Angeles to New York within a week while trying to keep him away from the FBI, the mob and other bounty hunters. He doesn’t manage much to say about it, other than it’s a good flick, blaming time.

Weltall then talks about a Youtube channel, Frank Howarth. Tim rolls his eyes which prompts Weltall to argue that Tim seems stuck on movies. With that out of the way, the content of the channel, named after the creator, is mostly woodworking with insane tools on projects most people will never accomplish. While there are more than a few channels and shows like this, the presentation and effot Frank puts into his videos is astounding. He turns a large majority of his project into a stop motion film and the scope of effort involved is often mind boggling and an experience well woth the price of admission.

Manga Pulse 354: She’s a Slut

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This week was a long one. Whoever keeps messing with the time streams needs to at least have the courtesy to help us skip past the bullshit keeps hitting the center of the week. If they have time, they might also want to kill a few dictators in the past. Continuity might now allow it but even time travellers need a hobby. Continue reading Manga Pulse 354: She’s a Slut

Episode 497: Winter 2017 Previews

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Welcome to the only previews show of the winter 2017 season, which should tell you that winter is not the time to be looking for interesting and new anime. But before we get to that, let’s talk about how racist Red is. Man, what an ass. Must be related to Trump somehow. Ryo on the other hand is at least progressive enough to attend classes run by crazy goat ladies, oh, and she’s reading a shit ton of books. Industry news is also the largest it’s ever been with four whole articles, like shopping with your hot mom (who is totally not related to you so it’s cool if you bang ) and dating Ghibli characters.
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Popcorn Pulse 58: Secret Witch

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For once, we had a movie recommendation for the show that had to be done. Brainstorm(1983) which features Christopher Walken and the guy who played Uncle Ben in the Raimi Spiderman trilogy. They develop technology with the ability to transmit thoughts from one person to the other. They also figure out they can record memories and share them among people.

Because this was the eighties, the military wants this technology for sinister reasons. At least, we’re told it’s sinister. We never see the technology being abused in anyway. The military does make a tape that’s supposed to drive people insane though what practical use this is beyond the scope of the movie and us.

Weltall then talks about The Secret Life of Walter Mitty[2013]. It appears to be a remake of a Danny Kaye movie from the late forties. It features Ben Stiller as a boring man who fantasizes interesting things happening like any of us resisting the urge to fap in the copy room. Sean Penn becomes the impetus for something interesting to actually happen to Stiller as he goes on a journey and finds himself. It’s a sort of feel good comedy that isn’t packed so full of sugar that Wilford Brimley appears to give you “the speech” when it’s watched.

Tim then talks about The Witch[2016]. A modern horror movie filmed without found footage or, the worst horror staple of all, cats jumping out at characters who chase spooky noises into the laundry room. It follows a family who’s living out a solitary existence when things start to go wrong. Is it all just happenstance or is it the work of a witch and the devil? It’s probably the first part though everyone really sells the latter with all they’ve got.

Manga Pulse 353: Golden Cath

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Do you like panels? We sure do. Our favorite is an unstained pine with a light varnish, mounted with finishing nails against studs. Sometimes we like to gather panels from conventions for a more eclectic look. You might deal with some screaming as you drive some of the hosts to the wall. That’s why this episode is brought to you by FratDrops chloroform. FratDrops, when you absolutely need to score. Continue reading Manga Pulse 353: Golden Cath

Popcorn Pulse 57: Ghost Dawn

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As we didn’t attend the yearly pilgrimage to the San Diego, as press, we aren’t dedicating an entire show to recapping. Weltall did go solo and was able to note a few major changes. Such as the complete absence of con funk! And if you didn’t know we were lying, you’ve never been to a con. Weltall does report improved crowd control and access which has smoothed things out quite a bit.

The joint discussion is on a relic from the nineties, From Dusk Til Dawn(1996). It features George Clooney attempting menace while Quentin Tarantino tries to swallow Selma Hayek’s right foot. We decided that the movie has a point where Quentin lost interest and just said “fuck it, everybody turns into vampires and dies.” A mister R.R. Martin would probably mistake the end for a wedding if he glanced up at it. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 57: Ghost Dawn

VG Pulse 273: Resident Evil

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This week on VG Pulse, we start off with tales of epic wars between laptops and tablets, before heading off into the regular news where we talk about Nintendo’s recent stock drops, the addition of PokeBank to Sun and Moon, and more famous people suing games companies for “using their likeness”! After the news we head off into the forums, and finish off with my review of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, and rants about anime! All this and more up next on VGP 273! -Aki Continue reading VG Pulse 273: Resident Evil

Episode 496: Take Two

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Holy crap, at long last the first new show of the year! This time without any audio loss! Woo! Now once you’ve finished doing your happy dance, come join Ryo and Red as they deliver to you what they’ve been up to theses past few weeks; mostly just playing Stardew Valley. We got a little industry news with a poll about Chinese girls and Miyazaki being an old man, with more discussion on Stardew Valley sprinkled in here and there. As for reviews, well, it’s finally come time for Ryo to torture us. She shares her pain of having watched all three complete seasons of RWBY, which sparks a surprisingly decent amount of conversation. Red does try his best to heal the burns of RWBY with his review of the second season of OreGairu, but will it be enough?

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VG Pulse 272: Switch Reveal

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This week on VG Pulse, we discuss our thoughts, concerns, questions, and general reactions to the Nintendo Switch presentation, as well as discussing lawsuits against various people, and also upcoming games of 2017! After the news, we briefly discuss the ending of Uncharted 4 [spoiler free, of course!], before we wrap things up with a lengthy discussion about anime and food! All this and more up next on our very first show of 2017; VGP 272!! -Aki Continue reading VG Pulse 272: Switch Reveal

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