Our movie podcast was posted Sunday, and after that I felt a little dirty about calling it “The Best Movies of 2012″. Are these really the best games of 2012? That’s what we think, but that’s because they were our favorites. Enough rambling, Rick and I each wrote a list of our 10 favorite games in order, here is our combined list in reverse order. Read the rest of this entry »
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As long as it’s posted before the Academy Awards air it’s totally fine, right?
A couple weeks ago I sat down with a couple trusted fellow movie lovers and we discussed what we loved from 2012.
The audio may sound a little like we’re at a beach, but just imagine that while you’re listening to it and you should be fine.
Check it out below. You can also feel free to tell us how much we suck for the picks we made in the comments, if you so choose.
I write about the passing of Ray Bradbury with a heavy heart. Good journalism usually begins with keeping a respectful distance from your subject, in an effort to stay objective and report faithfully; in discussing Mr. Bradbury and his work, I find that to be an impossible task. The very nature of his writing was designed to engage the reader through beautifully worded phrases, vivid sensory description, and empathy to the human condition. Ray’s stories were personal even when they were larger than life, and they were never free of emotion and passion. To try and report on such a writer by keeping him at arm’s length would be insincere, and I can say with no hyperbole that Ray Bradbury was my hero.
My love for Ray Bradbury was ignited by Fahrenheit 451. I had already been a prolific young reader, and the concept of a world without books was a nightmare worse than the horrors unleashed by more the more traditional monsters I had read about in other genre fiction. I wasted little time in exploring more of Bradbury’s work, devouring Something Wicked This Way Comes(still my personal favorite) and the Illustrated Man. My local library possessed a copy of Zen in the Art of Writing, Bradbury’s celebration on the art of writing and the joys it brought to his own life. I had previously had no desire to be a storyteller, but the intensity of Bradbury’s passion lit a fire in me, and made me realize that I had stories of my own to tell. Writing remains an important part of my life, and is just one of the many gifts that Ray has given to me between the covers of his books.
I could go through his stories one by one, singing the praises of my favorite tales and telling you which to read(really all of them, but don’t miss The Emmisary!), but it would be a waste of words. Instead I will recount, without doing it justice, my favorite of Bradbury’s anecdotes about his own life: At the age of 12 Ray attended a carnival where he encountered a sideshow performer by the name of Mr. Electrico. Mr. Electrico sat in an electric chair and tapped young Ray on his shoulders and nose while proclaiming “Live forever!”. I had always believed and hoped as Ray crawled up in age that these words were in fact a prophecy, and that we would never lose a living legend. The news of his death disappointed me: Ray would never write again, and Mr. Electrico was just a phony sideshow performer.; afterall, we lost Ray. But as I reopened my own dog eared copies of Ray’s work and started to reread some of my favorite stories to comfort myself, I felt him, alive between the pages, crackling with imagination. In his stories, and the people he inspired, Mr. Electrico’s declaration was in fact, on the nose: Live forever, Ray Bradbury. Live forever.
Let me start off with this rather verbose rant: I hate Joel McHale. I cannot stand him, and could not stand him before I knew what his name was. The first time I remember seeing him in anything was Spider-Man 2, where he played the banker that denied May Parker a loan…it wasn’t because of his character’s actions, really, it was because of how he looked as he said whatever words he vomited out of his mouth. I didn’t keep that face in my mental rolodex of things I hate, because it was inconsequential overall.
Several years later, I watched “The Soup” with a girl I was seeing at the time. Wow. I wanted to punch him in the face. The way he presented himself in every single thing he said or did on the show just made me go “if this guy wasn’t famous and just showed up to a group of me and my friends hanging out and acted this way, he would immediately get beat up.” Mind you, I hang out with an overall non-violent bunch, myself included.
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What happens when you record a podcast really drunk, and the other people you’re recording with are really drunk? You end up with four hours of audio, some of which is unintelligible, and the desire to re-record. That’s what we did! We believed in this so hard we took time out of our lives to record it again! So it better be really good right? I’ll let you be the judge. If you don’t like it, well it’s possible that our feelings will be hurt.
Listen to it below!And just so you know, this is less than an hour.
How often have you read a book and made an effort to find out who was responsible for the cover? If you can say you have than you are a better person than I am. I will definitely be looking at book covers more as the art that they are and less as something that just merely exists a lot more often, and I have this book and the art of Chris Foss to thank.
We’re over a third of the way through 2011. I would have to be crazy, an asshole, or a crazy asshole to be posting something like this this late in the year. But yeah, I’m doing it anyway.
I was going to do a Kanye West picture like I did last year, but I didn’t want to confuse people into thinking his album was on this list.
Check out the list below.
It’s technically spring. Living in New England some days it feels like it, some days it doesn’t. There are a good amount of guilty pleasure/ nerd worthy movies coming out this season. You want a run down? You’ll get a run down!
The Academy Awards air tonight, so I’m kind of forced to finish this now. Well, that and the fact that a couple days ago I finally saw all the films I wanted to see before I made this list. So, without further ado here are what I believe to be the best films of last year.
Finally, the beginning of the 2010 lists are HERE! Yes, this is just the beginning; games, albums, and movies(maybe comics, not necessarily in that order) are to come.
For now, enjoy the TV list. It’s in descending order so…