Posts tagged Episode VII
The Podcast Awakens
The wait is over, and it has finally arrived. Episode VII is now in theaters, and we’re dusting off the microphones to give you an early Christmas present!
Our entire episode show is nearly 90 minutes long, and it focuses exclusively on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Be warned: This show is one of the most spoiler-filled romps you’ve ever experienced.
With two separate screenings under each of our respective belts, we’ve each walked away with different perspectives. This show is a deep dive into EVERYTHING related to The Force Awakens… the strengths and weaknesses of the new characters, the problems inherent with bringing back an old cast, where the new movie falls flat, and what it gets right.
It’s a passionate discussion. The two of us end up on opposite sides of the Like/Dislike scale in quite a few areas, even in a few spots you might not expect.
Get ready. Get comfortable. We’re about to tell you everything we think and feel about the “revival” of the Star Wars franchise. And it’s gonna be amazing.
A Serial Discussion
Remember When has always been about the odd tangents, so for our first episode of 2015, we’re taking on a new piece of media.
Podcasts have been in a renewed spotlight over the past four months as a result of the success of Serial, a new show from the team behind This American Life. Serial is the documented review of the murder trial against Adnan Syed, accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend in 1999. This investigation is filled with drama, corruption, lies, suspicion, and so many incredible stories that it’s hard to believe it’s all true.
But this 15 year old murder is not only a true story, but is reported on so fascinatingly and in such minute detail that we’ve been captivated by Sarah Koenig and the stories she has to share.
Parris and Jay recap their learnings from the Serial podcast, who they think committed the murder, and talk about their stance on Adnan’s claimed innocence. We’re pretty sure the Mail Kimp girl did it.
Not a fan of Serial? Don’t worry, we’re not going to leave out without a movie discussion. November and December had some HUGE trailer releases, and we’re going to talk about them. We also give you some initial details on our FIRST REMEMBER WHEN MEETUP! Coming to Seattle in December 2015. Know any good movies coming out then?
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0:00 to 1:01:48 – Serial discussion (spoiling every episode)
1:01:48 to end – Trailer discussion (we spoil the trailers for Terminator Genisys, Jurassic World, Episode VII, Avengers 2, and Ant-Man)
Days of Star Wars Past
We’ve unofficially dubbed May as “The Month of Marvel” and to celebrate, we have a brand new podcast. Don’t call it a regular release, or you might jinx us!
Parris and Jay spend a few minutes catching up. We talk about the recent Episode VII announcements, and Parris cycles back on the recently rebooted Robocop.
Godzilla’s recent arrival in theaters piqued Parris’ curiousity and we talk about the latest take on a classic franchise. Thankfully, it’s nowhere near as bad as the Matthew Broderick era.
Then we hit the meat & potatoes of our show: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past. After a release like Captain America: The Winter Solder, Sony and Fox have a lot of competition in the Marvel universe. And we’re here to tell you why Spidey is already in need of another reboot, and why we liked Days of Future Past.
But that’s not all! Parris actually managed to watch the entirety of GI Joe: Retaliation. We can only assume that some kind of hypnosis was in effect because WOW… that movie is a train wreck. And speaking of train wrecks, Transformers 4 is looking like it’s going to live up to the standards of Transformers 3! Which is to say, the trailers look terrible. I mean really, Optimus Prime riding Grimlock? Yeesh.
Lastly, we wrap up with some talk on TV’s worst year in a long time, and a look back at Mad Men.
And if you’re waiting for a return to “Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen”, listen in at the end! We announce the movie selection for our next episode.
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0:00 to 13:50 – Catch-up, Episode VII, Robocop 2014 (spoilers)
13:50 to 19:30 – Godzilla (mild spoilers)
19:30 to 36:02 – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (spoilers as a public service)
36:02 to 53:14 – X-Men: Days of Future Past (spoilers all X-Men movies)
53:14 to 1:05:38 – GI Joe: Retaliation, Transformers 4, Jem & The Holograms
1:05:38 to End – TV’s Worst Year, the pick for our next Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen, Wrap-up