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Torture Cinema Poll for February 2016: What should we watch next?

1 Feb

The new season begins soon, and that means more Torture Cinema!  We haven’t asked you to vote since before our Childhood Destruction editions of the TC feature.  Now, we’re back to the listener-voted format.

You know the drill.  VOTE!

As always, if you want to suggest a movie for us to discuss on this feature or Shoot the WISB, a topic for general discussion, a guest to include, and so on, you can let us know on our Suggest a Topic page!

Book Review: The Ark by Patrick S. Tomlinson

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Bryan Benson is one of the lucky few, one of the 50,000 or so humans left in the universe. A descendant of those who built and escaped on a generation ship fleeing a disaster for Earth undreamed up by even the imagination of Irwin Allen, Benson is an ex-sports hero, and now a detective. On the last bastion of humanity, slowly approaching their goal of Tau Ceti, there isn’t a lot of work for the detective  beyond the usual sort of petty crimes one expects. The margin and tolerance for anything greater just isn’t there when all of the species is in one boat, literally. So, when Benson is handed a missing person case  that may not be a missing person, or even an accidental death, but rather a murder, the ex-sports hero will have to become a different sort of hero.

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2016 Awards Season (Hugos, etc.): All the Eligible Things from a Year of Skiffy and Fanty!

8 Jan Hugo Award

It’s that time of year again.  The time when we all show up in a big arena and fight each other with sticks and used socks and the leftover contents of Darth Vader’s fridge for the supreme honor of winning an award.

OK.  So that’s not true.  But it is awards season, which means we do have to release a practically mandatory big post of all the stuff we discussed or created that happens to be eligible for something in 2016.  So, here it is: Continue reading

#41. Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens (2015) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast w/ Jay Garmon

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Wookies, resistance fighters, and General Leia, oh my!  It’s the first Star Wars movie in a long time, and that means we can’t ignore it!  We join ranks with Jay Garmon to tackle Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens (2015).  We discuss the film’s diversity, the burden of Star Wars’ legacy on any new Star Wars movie, wookies, and much more!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

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288. Barbarella (1968) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”

21 Dec Barbarella

Hairy children herders, orgasm machines, and sexy hands, oh my! In this sadly late edition of Torture Cinema, the Skiffy and Fanty crew tackles the infamous 1968 sexploitation film, Barbarella.  We cover the film’s legacy, the strange imagery and sexploitation elements, hairy guys, orgasm machines, and so much more!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

Here’s the episode (show notes are below): Continue reading

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