Game of Thrones “Beyond the Wall” Review (S7:E6)

September 1, 2017

There are spoilers for “Beyond the Wall” as well as “beyond” the episode (I spoil the finale too).

Here’s the breakdown:

-How this review is different my the previous Game of Thrones reviews

-What I thought of the episode

-What stood out

-My notes

-Our merry band of travelers and walks in real life

-What they could be thinking

-My experience in sports

-The nerves before battle

-Arya and Sansa’s conversation

-Ned

-Back to Arya and Sansa

-A line from Star Wars: A New Hope

-Arya life vs. Sansa (I forgot to mention Sansa's horrible time with Ramsay so I’m now not sure whose life has been worse)

-The Hound and Tormund

-Berric and Bryan Cranston

-Jon and Dany

-Leia and Luke

-Tyrion and Dany

-Gendry and good vision

-Red shirts

-Seeing them fight together

-The bear

-Jorah and Berric

-Allusions to Robert’s Rebellion

-White Walkers and strategy

-The weakness of the White Walkers

-Zombie

-Gendry running

-Jon’s team and cardio

-The cold and not winning

-Thoros

-My notes

-Berric’s fire

-Another line from Star Wars!

-Dragon glass

-Tormund’s a goner —wait, no he’s not

-The Knight King and the spear

-The dragon’s name is actually Viserion.  Viserys is Dany’s brother.

-Jon, a dragon rider

-Jon and hypothermia

-Is Jon impervious to ice?

-Uncle Benjen and my notes (“On the bench income”)

-Deus ex machina

-Back to Arya and Sansa

-Back to Jon and Dany

-The chain

-Spoiler for the finale

-Plugs!

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Erin the Star Wars Virgin and The Empire Strikes Back

August 29, 2017

I’m a huge Star Wars fan and have watched the Original Trilogy about ten billion times. Erin doesn’t remember watching any Star Wars movie so we both watch, and then we review. I set the bar pretty high with The Empire Strikes Back so does Erin think it lives up to my hype?

Erin is also unique since she began her Star Wars journey with Rogue One as opposed to A New Hope or Episode I. 

Stay tuned after the review for the comments we made during the movie.

 

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Here’s the breakdown:

 

-Intro 

-Review

-How it ends

-Did George Lucas know he would make more movies?

-What did Erin think?

-Everyone wants to bang Leia 

-Women in The Empire Strikes Back (or lack thereof)

-The Emperor in this version compared to the Emperor in the original version

-Yoda

-Yoda’s acting

-Suspending disbelief

-Mike seeing TESB as a kid compared to an adult

-The movie Clerks changing Mike’s opinion on his favorite movie in the Original Trilogy

-Comparing Luke to Han

-Leia’s Force ability?

-Lando

-Leia and sexual harassment (Mike mansplains to Erin ;) )

-Han and Leia’s relationship if TESB was made today

-What may have happened in between A New Hope and TESB

-Did Lucas write Return of the Jedi based on TESB?

-The action of TESB

-The Force

-The cave

-Ben not telling Luke

-What would Erin do with Vader’s offer?

-Luke letting go

-Erin was really, really tired at this point so we stopped

-We’re back after a few days, Erin is now less tired and had time to think about how she would rank the movies

-Erin’s rankings

-Does Yoda remind us of anyone in our lives?

-Mike’s dad quoting Yoda 

-Yoda and Mike’s grandmother

-Erin’s lack of understanding of Star Wars when she was younger

-Plugs!

-Commentary

-Erin’s yawn 

 

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Game of Thrones “The Dragon and the Wolf” Review (S7:E7)

August 28, 2017

I pressed record right when the credits started rolling. I'm posting this before "Beyond the Wall" (I mistakenly called it "Eastwatch" during this podcast) because I am too excited not to.  

 

MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!

Here’s the breakdown:

-The dead

-Jesus

-What I thought of season seven

-The ice dragon

-Jon

-Littlefinger

-History of Westoros and Radio Westeros podcasts

-Cersei and negotiations 

-Jaime

-Tyrion and Cersei’s conversation

-Tormund and Berric

-Theon and Jon

-Euron

-Twists, turns, and ruling

-Cersei versus Littlefinger

-I lied. I’m uploading it now

-Plugs!

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-Real life history versus the Song of Ice and Fire history

 

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Game of Thrones “Eastwatch” Review (S7:E5)

August 16, 2017

I started recording right after I finished the episode.  “Watch” out for spoilers.

 

Here’s the breakdown:

-I don’t know how . . .

-Maesters and skepticism

-Raeghar (“Ragger”)

-Gendry

-Robert’s Rebellion

-Robert Baratheon and George Washington

-The war hammer!

-The Magnificent Seven?

-Reunions

-The Tarlys 

-Daenyrs the dictator?

-Varys

-This season

-What character would I like to be?

-Plugs!

 

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Atomic Blonde Review

August 15, 2017

Atomic spoilers ahead. 

Here’s the breakdown:

-I talk about the ending right away

-Charlize Theron

-Hollywood and beauty 

-The action scenes

-Fight plausibility

-Women fighters in the UFC

-The trailer and spoilers

-The fights again

-The soundtrack

-The outfits

-The sex scenes

-Letting off some steam

-Why I like movies so much

-Do I recommended it?

-Plugs!

 

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 -My very own “after the credits” — A movie theater story (I started to fall asleep and then had to go to the bathroom)

 

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Game of Thrones “The Spoils of War” Review (S7:E4)

August 13, 2017

I started recording right after the episode ended.  

"The Spoils of War" (S7:E4) contains, err, spoilers.

 

Here’s the breakdown:

-Jaime

-My thoughts on the beginning 

-The battle

-Bronn (it was Bronn)

-Dothraki

-Game of Thrones and battles

-What? Woah! Wow!

-I stopped breathing

-My mistake. The money wasn’t burned

-Theon

-Daenerys and Jon

-Bran

-The scorpion

-Plugs!

 

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George A. Romero Tribute

August 8, 2017

One of the greats and a true pioneer.  If there was no George A. Romero, there would be no Walking Dead.  

I mainly focus on Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead with a smattering of his other movies. 

THERE ARE MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!!!!

 

Plugs!

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Here’s the breakdown:

-Doing laundry

-How I found out about his death

-His career success versus his impact

-My introduction to Romero

-Betamax

-VCRs

-Night of the Living Dead  (NOTLD) in “un-living color”

-My fascination with horror

-How often I watched Night of the Living Dead

-There was a black and white version?

-VHS

-Copyright issues with NOTLD. I made a mistake.  The copyright didn’t run out, the distributors neglected to include copyright information when the original title of “Night of the Flesh Eaters” was changed to “Night of the Living Dead”.

-Using the VHS remote

-Watching NOTLD as a kid compared to an adult

-NOTLD’s social message

-I made a mistake. The script was not changed because Duane Jones was black but because Jones wanted the Ben to be an intellectual and not a simple truck driver.

-Casting a black man as the lead 

-Duane Jones as Ben

-Women characters in NOTLD

-Meeting Judith O’Dea and John Russo

-Telling John Russo about watching NOTLD in color

-Checking my laundry

-Romero directing commercials

-Decorating my school books

-My introduction to Dawn of the Dead (DOTD)

-A sequel but not really

-Watching DOTD as an adult compared as a kid

-Romero’s comment on the media’s rating obsession and my comments on the 24 hour news networks

-The characters in DOTD

-The social message (zombies in a mall, wanting stuff)

-How many times I watched DOTD

-DOTD compared to NOTLD

-Roger Ebert’s review

-Worrying my mom

-Making a deal

-Buying DOTD on VHS

-Quoting the movie

-Laundry check 2

-I don’t have enough change

-DOTD at an acting gig with a condescending actress

-A quick What the Health documentary tangent

-Day of the Dead 

-My first impression

-The gore

-The makeup FX

-Tom Savini

-Greg Nicotero

-Day of the Dead as an adult

-The acting 

-Lori Cardille

-Sarah and how she was written

-Bechdel Test

-Day of the Dead’s social message

-Military in 80s movies

-Scientists vs. the military 

-People of color in Day of the Dead

-Watching Day of the Dead as a kid

-Bub and the evolution of zombies

-Land of the Dead

-The subtle social message

-Diary of the Dead

-The not so subtle social message

-Telling and not showing

-Survival of the Dead (I mistakenly called it Island of the Dead)

-Creepshow, Creepshow II (Romero wrote the screenplay, he did not direct), NOTLD remake

-Memories of Monkey Shines

-The cast of Monkey Shines

-Ed Harris

-Trying to get something off the ground in the wake of The Walking Dead

-Don’t smoke 

-Another Romero podcast

-What I like about slow zombies

-Art as a way of immortality 

-Plugs!

 

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Game of Thrones “The Queens Justice” Review (S7:E3)

August 3, 2017

If you give away the spoilers in this podcast, you just might meet “The Queen’s Justice” (S7:E3).

 

Here’s the breakdown

 

-I love this show so much!

-What’s great about Game of Thrones (one of the many things, anyway)

-Jon and Daenerys

-How Littlefinger thinks compared to Jon and Ned

-Cersei’s mind

-Cersei compared to Tywin

-Olenna!

-The Rains of Castamere

-Olenna’s behavior

-The age of the characters in the books

-The Sandsnakes and Dorne

-I love this show

-Plugs

 

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Game of Thrones Stormborn Review (S7:E2)

July 31, 2017

Here’s a quick, spoiler filled, review of the Game of Thrones episode “Stormborn” (S7:E2), where I ask and answer the question, “What does Benny Hill have to do with any of this?”

 

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Ayahuasca

July 29, 2017

My friend Jared is going to Peru to drink ayahuasca, a heavy duty hallucinogen .  I ask him, “WHHHHHYYYYYYYY?!?!?!?!”

This is part one of a two part podcast.  This episode is before Jared goes on his trip (pun intended)  If,—I mean, once Jared gets back, part two will be about his experience.

To contact Jared with any questions or comments, find him on Facebook by searching for “Jared Strack” or email him directly at lightraiyn@hotmail.com

 

Here’s the breakdown:

-Plugs

-Intro to Jared

-Why is Jared going to Peru?

-What is ayahuasca?

-Why is Jared taking it?

-“Cleansing” (or as Mike calls it, “Puking and Shitting”)

-Where will Jared be tripping?

-Jared’s a nurse!

-How will Jared get to the place where he will trip?

-What is Jared expecting?

-Jared overprepares

-Would Mike do it?

-Shaman credibility

-The ayahuasca industry

-Researching ayahuasca 

-DMT

-Mike is worried

-Mitigating risks

-How does Jared feel now and what does he want to change, and what does he want to feel after it’s over? Mike is scared.

-Meditation

-Jared on being adopted

-We’re lost

-Colombia when Jared was born (he was born there) and Colombia now

-Jared’s biological mother

-We’re still lost

-What ayahuasca is supposed to do

-Jared’s self talk as a youth

-Success stories versus horror stories (placebo and nocebo?)

-This is not a magic pill

-Bringing about change after the trip

-Rolling Stone story about psychedelics (the good and bad)

-Jared’s preparation process (diet and lifestyle; no prescription medication)

-Jared’s mentality 

-We’re still lost and running low on gas

-What ayahuasca is meant to be

-Mike is still worried

 

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