Thu, 31 July 2008
Paul Maki returns for the seventeenth episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's second season, "Passion". Angelus is stalking Buffy, killing Willow's fish and leaving delightful, creep-o-gram drawings for the Slayer and her friends to find. Meanwhile, Jenny Calendar is working on a rare, forgotten spell to restore Angel's soul. Also, Joyce learns of her daughter's recent intimacy with an older man. Much older. Much, much older. In any case, relationships are tested, secrets are revealed and someone dies.
Please join Paul and I as we talk about building sets versus shooting on location, practical effects versus CGI, strong casting and even vampire etiquette. NOTE: You may hear it on occasion, but I was enjoying a plate of angel hair pasta during this recording. :)
Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the episode on your DVD.
Tue, 22 July 2008
Lisa and John discuss their two favorite and most anticipated entertainment experiences of the year. WARNING: This podcast contains spoilers for The Dark Knight. Discretion is advised.
00:01:25 - John and Lisa give their thoughts on Joss Whedon's web series, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and they talk about what this could mean for the future of online entertainment.
00:18:50 - Lisa brings up the merits of novelists building an audience by providing their works online for free in the audio podcast format. She cites the superhero series, Playing For Keeps as being one example of success, similar in tone to Dr. Horrible.
00:24:22 - John and Lisa share their experience of seeing The Dark Knight on the big screen, with a packed crowd.
00:39:50 - Lisa expresses her disappointment in Maggie Gyllenhaal's performance, which leads back to a discussion about Katie Holmes playing the same role in Batman Begins.
00:46:11 - They both long for the days of ushers in movie theaters, which transfers over into talk about how common courtesy and etiquette are almost nonexistent these days. The ratings system and taking young children to inappropriate movies is also discussed.
01:07:55 - John mentions his optimism and curiosity with Terminator: Salvation, after having seen the Teaser.
01:16:50 - They're both amused by the Trailer for the new CGI film Bolt, especially a certain thrill seeking Hamster. "Let it begin!"
01:19:16 - There's a film about vampires coming out called Twilight. Not interested. We'll stick with Buffy & Angel, thank you very much.
01:21:53 - Ridley Scott made a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe. It's called Body Of Lies. That's pretty much all the Trailer had to say.
01:25:52 - Apparently, the United States government doesn't like it when you talk smack about Ridley Scott's latest film, because they sent a very loud, intrusive helicopter after us.
01:26:47 - The show comes to a close with talk about the Teaser for Watchmen and the works of comic book author, Alan Moore.
01:33:50 - Promo for the Astral Audio Experience.
The following artists can be heard in this episode:
AC/DC, Neil Patrick Harris, Blur, Teddybears, Fonda, Splashdown, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard, Ladytron, Robert Miles, 8mm, Aqualung, Brad Fiedel, Monster Magnet, Aretha Franklin, Seal, Hughes Hall and The Smashing Pumpkins.