Tag Archives: cinema

#48. Rogue One (The Olympics Trailer) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

13 Aug Rogue One

AT-ATs, Donnie Yen, and Star Wars awesomeness, oh my!  In this very special, very sudden episode, Mike, Rachael, and Shaun discuss the second trailer for Star Wars:  Rogue One.  We squee, we babble about predictions, and we generally have a joyful time discussing this very exciting upcoming movie!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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

#47. X-Men Apocalypse (2016) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

4 Aug X-Men Apocalypse

Superhero hair problems, emo smurfs, and Quicksilver, oh my!  Shaun, Rachael, and Jen respond to your demands and join forces to tackle Singer’s X-Men Apocalypse (2016).  They discuss the new characters, the comic book fidelity argument, where Apocalypse goes right and where it goes terribly wrong, Quicksilver, and much more!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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#39. Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day — A Shoot the WISB Subcast w/ Brad Beaulieu

5 Dec Terminator 2 Poster

Cybernetic organisms, angry bodybuilders, and female warriors, oh my!  In our latest Shoot the WISB, author Brad Beaulieu joins us to discuss Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).  We tackle James Cameron’s technical achievements, Sarah Connor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, time travel, and much more!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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

#16 — Godzilla (1954) — A Shoot the WISB Discussion

14 Mar

Kaiju classics, Tokyo destruction, and mad science, oh my!  Shaun, Julia, Paul, Mike, and Kaiju Master David join forces to tackle Ishiro Honda’s 1954 classic, Godzilla (or Gojira), for the World SF Tour!

Question for everyone:  What is your favorite kaiju movie and/or favorite kaiju?

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.

Godzilla (1954) -- Criterion Cover

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Show notes (info about our contributors can be found on the about page):

  • Godzilla (1954)(IMDB)
  • Godzilla (Criterion Edition on BluRay, DVD, or Digital)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNKPY3LkotE

My Superpower: Kyle Burnett

18 Feb bigdriver

My Superpower is a regular guest column on the Skiffy and Fanty blog where authors and creators tell us about one weird skill, neat trick, highly specialized cybernetic upgrade, or other superpower they have, and how it helped (or hindered!) their creative process as they built their project. Today we welcome Kyle Burnett to talk about how the power of Cinematic Superimposition relates to Big Driver.

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Origin stories for most superheroes involve tragedy of one type or another. My story is no different. My super power is called Cinematic Superimposition. What this does is allow me to see and hear everything in terms of cinematic production value.

Growing up, I experienced trauma of both the emotional and physical variety. When I was four years old, I watched my three year old brother fall into a river and drown in front of me. I helplessly watched my father deteriorate from Huntington’s Chorea before finally passing when I was seventeen. In a single year, I cremated my step father, my sister, and another of my little brothers. It happened to be the same year my grandfather passed, but I wasn’t involved in his cremation. Continue reading

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