Tag Archives: genre

#PollMondays: Which spaceship would you buy at your local dealership?

24 Jul

It’s a new day, which means it’s time for another silly poll!

This week, we’ve got the question of the ages for you:  a spaceship question.

Choose wisely!

206. Inspector Gadget (1999) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure” w/ Justin Landon (sorta)

3 Jun

Go go Gadget helicopter!  Shaun, Paul, and Julia sacrifice our childhood’s to tackle the infamous 1999 adaptation of Inspector Gadget.  Justin Landon makes a brief appearance, but manages to save himself from a full torture…

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Inspector Gadget (1999)

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Book Review: Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

2 Jun

Jeff Vandermeer has always been a frustrating author to me. He is an incredible anthologist and an adroit genre critic. I want to love his books. I should love his books. The New Weird movement got me into writing in the first place. But, for some reason, I’ve had a hard time getting into them.
Not so with Annihilation, and that’s a relief.

Annihilation is the story of “Area X,” an irrational, transitional landscape in the south. With shifting, horrible borders that must be passed through under hypnosis, it’s at once part of and separated from the mundane world. Inside Area X, monsters come in familiar forms, and nothing is what it seems. Expeditions have been going into Area X for a long time, with few survivors. The mysterious organization dubbed the “Southern Reach” controls Area X. They also condition and “prepare” each expedition, but there is so much unknown about Area X.

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#22. Godzilla (2014) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast w/ Rachael Acks

1 Jun

Giant monsters, nukes, and sad skyscrapers, oh my!  Shaun, David, and Paul are joined by Rachael Acks to take on the brand new Godzilla movie.  Prepare to be stomped!

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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.

Godzilla (2014)

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Book Review: Veil of the Deserters by Jeff Salyards

29 May

In a border kingdom of the Syldoon Empire, a long-range military unit has gotten itself too tangled with local politics for its own good. Its commander, Captain Killcoin, having lost one of the few people who can keep him all together with his dangerous mind-warping weapon Bloodsounder, is in a heap of trouble with higher ups in the Empire. Trouble enough that one of the most dangerous people in the Empire has been fetched to bring him home — his sister. The completion of Killcoin’s task and the journey home to the capital  is not going to be a straight road by any means.

And chronicling, witnessing, watching this all, an unlikely protagonist — a scribe, with little military skill, who is only slowly shedding his callowness. He’s hired by the Syldoon for purposes only now becoming clear. Purposes that could shake an Empire. Arkamondos is in way, way over his head. Continue reading

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