Another week, another bunch of crazy episodes of The Young Pope and Taboo to dig into. There was a common theme (somehow), and the guys make sure to give it the attention it deserves (NO SPOILERS!). Then Pat schools Chris on Ghost in the Shell (sorta), and they review the only thing matters from the film’s new trailer: THAT BODY SUIT.
This time around, David talks with Koren Shadmi about his new graphic novel The Abaddon, and maybe they get a little philosophical, even a little existential in the process.
Be sure to shout out to Koren on the Twitter @KorenShadmi and tell him how much you loved hearing him on Crowdfinders (and I suppose, by extension, how much you love Crowdfinders and The Up Late Network, thanks!!!)
This episode is brimming with testosterone fueled geekdom! We discuss the announced Punisher TV show coming to Netflix with Marvel’s phase 2 Netflix shows, which also includes Iron Fist, and of course we have to give props to the original Punisher film with Dolph Lundgren. The rest of the podcast episode is a blur of bad ’80s movies, VHS tapes and video stores, the new Mad Max movie coming next month, and Christopher Walken as a Japanese man. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget our All-Things-Geek page for related stuff!
After a week and a half, Rus & Pat are back, talking out of our asses about things we barely understand. In this long episode, clocking in at 2 hours and 20 minutes, we discuss everything from the new Star Wars comic from Marvel to comic art, painting with oils and in Photoshop, upcoming comic and sci-fi movies like the Fantastic Four reboot, Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix, the possible Ghost in the Shell adaptation, Marvel’s Agent Carter show, and more. There’s a discussion on fanboy rage in regard to movie adaptations and a debate on the idea of the whitewashing of Hollywood, wherein Rus somehow turns it around onto himself and how disability is portrayed in movies, which may or may not be comparable at all with how Hollywood deals with minority actors and characters in general. We’ll let you decide. Two more things about this ep: one, Joel Grey’s character Chiun in 1985’s Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, was neither Chinese nor Japanese, as Rus so clumsily tried to remember, but Korean; two, spoiler alert if you haven’t watched the second season of House of Cards on Netflix, because we discuss its finale, so you might want to fast-forward a bit when you get to that part. We thank you for listening, and we’ve got some fun, related videos on our All-Things-Geek page as usual!