Live Geek Podcast Nov 2nd 7 PM

Jeremy, Paul, Joe (from Joe on Joe Podcast) and guest host Fred Ewanuick talk about this week’s news and rumors in the world of geekdom.

It’s Thursday and that means it is time for a new episode of Geekish Cast Live.

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GC165 Fred Carlini Mixtape Massacre Interview

Fred Carlini from Bright Light Media the company behind Mixtape Massacre stops by to tell us about their boardgame, and talk slasher films. Halloween is right on our doorstep, so now is a great time to talk horror.

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GC164 Bobby Blaze Smedley Interview

I have heard Bobby Blaze on a few wrestling podcasts recently and going through a classic wrestling phase I picked up his book.  I hit him up on twitter and asked him to come on, and lucky for us he said yes.  Bobby is a super friendly guy with a lot of great stories and insight.

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GC163 Interview with Alex Schumacher writer and illustrator

I met Alex when a friend of his commented on the Ellen Dubin episode on Twitter. We seemed to hit it off pretty quickly and he got me invited to a panel at A.P.E. (Alternative Press Expo 2017) in San Jose as a podcast panel member. I thought his personality and our rapport would translate pretty well on the podcast.  I, of course, didn’t consider my lack of sleep, red eye flight schedule and voice irritation into the formula. But, once we got going things went pretty well.

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GC162 Interview with Matt Gudernatch

Matt Gudernatch joins Jeremy to talk about his series Breakfast the series, filmmaking, and comedy.  The idea behind this web series is dark, funny and kind of sad. I am going to spoil the hook by telling it to you, but I am going to do it anyways.  Breakfast the Series is about a guy with a sex robot, who won’t sleep with him.

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GC161 Standard Comics Rebirth

I was looking for people to have on as guests back in August when I came across Roy Johnson’s Standard Comics project.  An abridged encyclopedia had just been released and they were warming up for their Kickstarter to publish the first issue.  I reached out to Roy and asked him to come on, and he told me to wait… so I waited.

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The Lego Ninjago Movie

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Movie Review: ‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’

by Brett Yates

The first Lego Movie in 2014 was so outstanding—not in the particular story it told, but in the joyously unserious creative energy that its makers brought to their nakedly corporate source material—that the success of its first sequel, The Lego Batman Movie (released earlier this year), appeared certain simply by a continuation of the irresistible mindset that had birthed its predecessor, which turned its dumbly capitalistic, boardroom-derived premise and artistic triviality into a kind of asset and freedom. That The Lego Movie was so clearly doomed to badness was, paradoxically, what allowed it to be so good: its mixture of energetically silly, colorful childishness, throwaway grownup humor, and winking pop-culture parodies superficially resembled that of a standard DreamWorks product, but it was less cynically calibrated—there was no calculatedly commercial alternation between kids’ jokes and adults’ jokes; instead, an all-encompassing lightheartedness and an unceasing, unrestrained cleverness drove the enterprise.

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GC160 Sibs with Kimberly Niccole

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GC159 Star Trek Discovery

After 16 long years, a new Star Trek series finally debuted on September 24, 2017.  There has been a lot of speculation as to the quality of the show since Star Trek Discovery was announced.  We have watched it, and now we will talk about it.

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Ranking Friday the 13th Part 2 with Chris and Jeremy

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Well, I guess the low numbers couldn’t last.  Now we move on to The posthuman Jason era of Friday the 13th. Chris (previous guest and founder of Return to Camp Blood Podcast) and I are going to rate each Friday movie on the scale of 1 to 12.  This is a highly objective listing and is meant only as our personal rankings and not a definitive listing.  To be sure we do not agree with each other very often on this list, and many of you won’t agree with us either.  This is part 2 of a three-part series where we will rank all of the current Friday the 13th Movies.  This article was preceded by Ranking Friday the 13th Movies with Jeremy & Chris Part 1

 

The Post-Human Jason Era

Friday the 13th: A New Begining

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Jeremy “This movie should have been called “Friday the 13th: We had a Bold Concept, but our balls got cold”.  I know it is easy to bag on this movie, it had some good ideas in it.  It wasn’t really allowed to stretch out and grow.  For me, this comes in at number 11, and that is really all I have to say about it.”

Chris “I have a lot better things to say about this film than Jeremy. There’s a lot of talk by fans of this franchise about getting back to the formula, and for me, this is the only other film in the series to sort of mirror the formula set up in Part 1. It’s a who-done-it and the “unmkasing” of the real killer is really surprising. I’m a huge fan of the final chase scene with Melanie Kinnamon and John Shepard’s Tommy Jarvis is so perfectly played, you can practically feel his emotion coming off the screen. For those reasons, Part 5 comes in at number 4 on my list.  I’m surprised you had such a negative response to part 5.”
Jeremy
They were so close to something really good. That it pisses me off that they didn’t follow it up, and it feels like a TV movie.  Well, let’s move on to Jason Lives!  What are your thoughts on this one?

Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Live

Chris Jason Lives! is perhaps my least favorite film in the series, so it comes in at number 12. The Tommy Jarvis character was underwritten and overacted, which is a far cry from the solid performance we got from John Shepard in Part 5. And although I know that Tom McLoughlin was going for a Universal Monster Jason, I thought the way he was brought back to life was forced and ridiculous. I also thought the premise for the film as a whole was weak and lacked any sort of believability in terms of the way the characters behaved all throughout the film. The only positive that comes out of Jason Lives! for me is the fact that this is one of the rare Friday movies that actually brings us back to Camp Crystal Lake.
Jeremy
I am actually shocked to hear that you didn’t like this movie.  Not as shocked as I was to hear you have a new podcast coming out though.  For me this comes in at 7, while I don’t hate the movie, I hate everything this movie did to the franchise.  I hate zombie Jason.  I hate not being afraid of Jason, I hate the jokiness of it from this point forward.
Chris
I vehemently dislike every aspect of this film. From the hokey way, Jason comes back to the absolute butchering of Tommy Jarvis both by the writer and by Thom Matthews. The plot is terrible, even for a slasher…I honestly have very few good things to say about this film, to be honest, and for that reason, it comes in dead last at number 12 for me. And yes, I have left the camp and have entered the post-apocalyptic wasteland of the Fallout franchise with The Nucleus: A Post-Apocalyptic Fallout Fan Podcast. Look for the first episode to drop by the end of the month over at nucleuspodcast.com.

Friday the 13th, Part VII: The New Blood

Jeremy
From the camp to the wasteland, and yet the odds of you being butchered by a masked lunatic are roughly the same.  This brings us to number 7 The New Blood.  I really like the concept behind this movie, and I love the cringe-worthy lack of chemistry between the kids in this movie.  But Jason’s makeup was shitty, it fell victim to bean counters and I am pretty sure Bernie was dead before this movie began.  It comes in at number 8 for me.
Chris 
That is a fair point about masked lunatics, even in the wasteland, but I have a handful of stimpacks and Dogmeat at my side…I’m ready! I’ve always said that Kane Hodder was arguably one of the best Jasons, but got the unfortunate distinction of being in some of the more poorly written ones. While I rate this movie slightly above Part 6 at number 11, I disagree about Jason’s makeup, at least while masked. Even though Jason is an unstoppable killing machine in previous films, for some reason, like with Part 6, I dislike the overt supernatural elements in the film, mainly the telekinesis of Tina. Speaking of Tina, I really thought Lar Park Lincoln’s portrayal of Tina was at often times over the top and silly. However, I will say that one of the most satisfying deaths in the movie because he was such a dick. I do agree that Jason’s face reveal left much to be desired and the makeup on his face was, as you say, shitty.

Friday the 13th, Part VIII – Jason Takes Manhattan

Jeremy
Alright, we move on to Jason Takes Vancouver.  Which comes in at number 12 as it is my absolute least favorite in the series.  A movie so bad even Kelly Hu couldn’t help it… where do i even start on this heap of burning tires?
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Well let’s start with Camp Crystal Lake is now connected to the ocean, with that never have been hinted at before…
or Some really dull characters? Or Jason being unmasked and it turns out he now looks like a rotten jack o’lantern and then he turns into a child somehow… I need a drink just thinking about this travesty and sham of a movie.
Chris
I didn’t mind Manhattan as much as other folks. It was interesting to see the evolution of Hodder’s Jason from the last film. I really dig the fact that he meticulously stalked and killed throughout the ship. There’s not a bunch else positive I can say about the film, but I rank it at a solid 9.
Jeremy
Okay, we will go ahead and break here, and be back in a few then come back to discuss the last four Friday films in the franchise.
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