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275. Krull (1983) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure” w/ Mike Martinez

29 Jun Krull

Glaives, cosmic monsters, and flaming Clydesdales, oh my!  The Childhood Destruction editions of Torture Cinema continue with Krull.  Mike Martinez is the “victim” this week, but you may be surprised to know who really gets it good in this monstrous episode of epic fantasy glory!

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273. Waterworld (1995) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure” w/ Geoffrey Pelton & Kevin Lux

8 Jun Waterworld

Jet skis, trimarans, and Dennis Hopper, oh my!  The crew joins forces to destroy Jen’s childhood movie love, Waterworld.  From gross urine water to Kevin Costner Fish Bait to explosions galore, we had much to say!  Also joining us:  Geoffrey Pelton and audio recordings from the infamous Kevin Lux!

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#35. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) — A Shoot the WISB Discussion

1 Jun max-max-fury-road

Exploding trucks, spiky cars, and flaming guitar guys, oh my! As promised, the crew joins forces to discuss Mad Max:  Fury Road (2015; dir. George Miller).  We tackle the film’s narrative and visual strategies, its gender dynamics, the ACTION, and so 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

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!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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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

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