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271. On Science Fiction and Romance w/ Andrea Phillips

18 May Revision by Andrea Phillips

Subplots, comedies, and scifi relationships, oh my!  Andrea Phillips joins us for a discussion about science fiction, romance, and her new novel, Revision.  We talk about why romance gets a bad rap, some excellent starting points for the interested reader, and much more!

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“On Game of Thrones and Gritty Fantasy: Why does it sell?” by Clifton Hill (Veil of a Warrior)

13 May Boromir and the Ring

Visceral, terrible, gut wrenching, laden with death and loss. Why does it sell? And why in the genre of luminescent fairy wings, immortal wizards, and chivalrous knights that cannot die? Why do we want to bring in the grime, the stink of malice and the cut of despair?

In an industry dominated by the One Ring and a boy wizard — where there was death and violence, but only to an extent — it seemed that Fantasy was a soft genre. There was the thrill of discovery, strange wondrous new lands…and magic! So what made The Game of Thrones rise so high?

Perhaps because it was more real. The setting is not one of wonder; it is one terrible and dirty — where people die. A world where a single man rules with the authority to kill on a word, where political factions scheme for power and survival:  the landscape of influence can change in a heartbeat. Continue reading

#34. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

11 May Avengers - Age of Ultron

Visions, androids, and Hulks, oh my!  The crew assembles to discuss Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel’s newest (and expected) box office success.  We discuss the film’s pace, Black Widow, the film universe, our film grades, and much more!

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Spoiler Alert:  the following podcast contains spoilers for the film being reviewed; if you wish to see the film without having it ruined for you, download this podcast and save it for later. Continue reading

Torture Cinema Poll for May 2015: Whose childhood should we destroy next?

7 May

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270. Logan’s Run (1976) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”

6 May Logan's Run

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Carousels, Popsicle people, and protein from the sea, oh my!  In this very special “Childhood Destruction” edition of Torture Cinema, the entire crew (minus Mike) join forces to talk about David’s childhood movie crush, Logan’s Run.

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Episode 270 — Download (MP3)

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