Science Fiction Film Podcast

Matthew and Josh take the lead this week as Dean and Jessica lounge around post-honeymoon. The lads got this episode off the ground at the behest of listener Benjamin Prugh who had a great idea for a charity episode. All those details will be covered on the pod. As for Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome there was plenty to like, and although Josh was salty because his cartoon Transformers lost the vote, he enjoyed this flick. Matthew was also high on 'Beyond' after a second watch. One of the most fascinating aspects of this week's episode was that Matthew was forced to take notes for scene transitions because he didn't have his binky Dean to lean on. Josh says that Matthew is "all grown up now" and LSG Media is hopeful for Matthew's continued growth.

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Direct download: Beyond_Thunderdome_FINAL_2.mp3
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Remember, Alien: Covenant will be our last episode until we cover Sicario on September 25th. We are off next week.

Join Dean, Matthew, and Jessica as they dive into Ridley Scott's return to the Alien franchise. It's no secret that the glorious hosts at LSG Media are not fans of Prometheus, and consequently, they had low expectations heading into their coverage of Covenant. That said there are still plenty of problems with this go-around, and we are starting to see that Ridley Scott's breathtaking vistas aren't enough to overshadow whisper-thin characters and dialogue that is, at times, outrageous. Is Danny McBride the highlight of this film? Spoiler: It's probably Fassbender, but outside of being named Tennessee and having a cowboy hat, McBride is one of the more believable characters in this flick. Ultimately, this film suffers from the same problems that Prometheus did: it's trying to be smarter than it is. One the one had you have alien schlock and on the other you have passing fancies into the philosophical underpinnings of David's synthetic morality. You should watch it, but it is what it is... not that good.

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Direct download: Alien_Covenant_FINAL.mp3
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Prepare yourselves for a total sausage party as Dean, Matthew, and Josh offer up a three-man band dedication to an excellent second installment in the John Wick franchise. Most of this podcast episode is spent with the lads all happily patting each other on the back as they drop to their knees in service of John Wick and his martial prowess. Does it lack the initial surprise that the original offered when you first see the incredible gun-play and stunt work? Sure. But this film does a wonderful job of tweaking the action without slipping on the water skis and jumping the shark. Nay, it is a film that is obviously created with love and a firm grasp on the Wick universe. Was Mike Tyson asked to play the Bowery King role? No, but we sure like to pretend at LSG Media, and if you are a fan of the RPG setting "World of Darkness" then you'll enjoy hearing Josh and Dean yap about it. If you have no idea what that previous sentence means, don't worry, neither did Matthew and he was on the show. Grab your earbuds, your favorite AR-15, that gorgeous Benelli M4, and let's get to work on loving Wick for a second time.

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Direct download: John_Wick_2_FINAL.mp3
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Matthew and Dean have been on a bit of a critical tear lately (okay, maybe only for "Local Hero") with their commentary, but this week shifts into unabashed love for what Matthew is hailing as a "modern classic". Commodus gets the nickname "Little Boots" once reserved for Caligula - the other crazy Roman, Dean has a little too much rum, and the lads really get after Joaquin Phoenix's manner of speech and need for love. Did we cheer for the subjugation, domination, and murder of many Germanic people? Yes! Did we discuss the horrific wounds caused by the gladius (which apparently also means 'penis')? Yes! Don't miss Dean's love for Lisa Gerrard and Dean Can Dance, and watch Matthew riff on Dean's lispy villain by invoking Ed Wynn as Commodus. If you hate laughing, skip this episode.

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Direct download: Gladiator_FINAL.mp3
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Tron provoked some hilarious discussion between Matthew and Dean. For example: how many 5-year olds do you think you could defeat in hand-to-hand combat before succumbing to exhaustion? Matt thinks about 200. Dean thinks a lot on account of their undeveloped and terrible legs. The lads also discuss a skirt that Jeff Bridges had to wear on account of his crotch bulge. "Disney Deep" becomes a term, and the lads get into their memories of arcades and video games. Thanks again for the folks who made this episode possible by way of the Guild Bounty system!

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Direct download: Tron_Final.mp3
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Matthew and Dean go hard in the paint with the barn-burning Forsyth classic, Local Hero. The lads both admit that this flick wasn't their cup of tea, and not because of bad film making, but more so because not a lot happens. With Local Hero, understated becomes plodding. The shining part of the film is Burt Lancaster and Wedge Antilles. Matt says he will watch it again, and Dean says he will just take Matt's word for it. He'd [Dean] rather  watch Wicker Man ('73) instead. Special thanks again to listener Jo Pulcini for offering up the bounty to have this one covered.

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Direct download: Local_Hero_mixdown.mp3
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Matthew and Dean talk life, death, growing up, old friends, death some more, and the fleeting years of childhood. They also manage to toss some meaty "Stand By Me" into their existential sandwich. Join the lads for another romp through their childhood memories and the perspective of adulthood that only adults can have.

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Another bonus freebie for our wonderful listeners, and this week are going totally off script to talk to, Rachel Clemetson. Rachel is a student at USF St. Pete., and reached out to Dean through one of his old friends from high school named, Bill. This podcast is another dive into the process of podcasting with plenty of tips to be had. Rachel is preparing to release her own podcast called "What's My Major", and she wanted to get some perspective from people who are already in the hustle. So Bill contacted Dean, Dean said "cool", and then Rachel and Dean set up a time to talk via Skype. This episode was originally slated to be for members only, but in an effort to help Rachel network, we've decided to push it out to all of our listeners. If you're a student, a parent of a student, or just someone who may want to start their own podcast -- this episode is for you. Don't forget to follow Rachel on social media via the links below. Thanks again for listening, and enjoy the show!

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Matthew and Dean had a blast with Bill and Ted's. This week you are going to learn all about Ted's sociopathic (and compound bulldozing) father, Bill's hot step-mom, and how crappy (according to Dean) the historical dudes are. They also talk about the 80s as a genre unto itself. They talk about some Ranker 80s films and they challenge their nostalgia to see what they think is actually still good cinema all these years later. Finally, don't miss out on their discussion about 80s rocker dude who is now fat with only beer in the fridge. Matt says it holds up. Dean, well - you'll have to listen...

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Matthew's first watch of Sunshine dates back to high school, and it was less interesting to him at the time then trying to cop a feel on his girlfriend. On a re-watch he was much less distracted by his hormones. He came to appreciate some of what the film set out to do. Dean had never seen Sunshine, and had plenty of good to say about it, right up until Pinbacker's return from the dead as Space Freddy Krueger. Dean is on record as to saying that the final third of the film was so bad that it ultimately ruined the experience for him. Matthew was also hard on the third act, but didn't get pulled into the "this ruined it for me" abyss that Dean swan-dove into. Did the final act of the film ruin the movie for you? Let us know!

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Direct download: Sunshine_FINAL.mp3
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