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Remember When – Episode 67

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Age of Thrones

“Chewie… we’re home”

And since we know your RSS feed has been feeling a little dusty, we don’t waste a lot of time with the formalities in our latest episode of Remember When. We’ve barely said our Hello’s when we jump into the show content.

Because BOY OH BOY, we have a lot of ground to cover!

Age of Ultron is our first target. It’s been hyped, marketed, teased, and long-sought-after. But after the extensive wait, this movie just can’t meet any expectations. We’re prepared to tear it a new one. We spoil the heck out of this movie.

Then there’s the new season of Game of Snore… er, Game of Thrones. Jay came close to tapping out near the end, and Parris has some pointed thoughts on why this season feels so “off”. And yeah, we tell you all the big story moments here, too.

The fun isn’t limited to those two items, either. At the end of the show, we’re mixing in talk of the new Episode VII teaser, our Ant-Man anticipation (or rather, extreme lack thereof), Netflix’s Daredevil show, the third season of Orange is the New Black, the final season of Mad Men, the premiere season of Better Call Saul…

It’s a show filled with five months of conversation, all wrapped up in an hour. And we jump around a lot with tons of spoilers, but rest assured, we cover a lot of ground.

Fans of our original podcast, UncleGamer Radio….  you might want to pay close attention to those final few minutes of this episode.

We love our fans. We appreciate you tremendously, even when you’re sending us hundreds of email messages asking when the next episode is coming. We do this show because your passion matches ours. Please keep that feedback coming! You can talk to us between shows by emailing us or stopping by our Facebook page.

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Remember When – Episode 63

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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.

Our show exists because of YOU, our listeners!  Your positive comments, encouraging feedback, and multiple email messages asking if we’re dead are what help keep the show going.  If you like Remember When, PLEASE let us know by joining our Facebook page and leaving a comment, or talking to us on Twitter at @rwpodcast.

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Time Stamps:

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

Remember When – Episode 58

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The Last Bluth of Krypton

And now the story of omnipotent aliens who lost everything, and the two podcast hosts who had no choice but to watch their respective movies and see if they could keep it together.

We start off the show with a look back at Star Trek Into Darkness.  While our anticipation for the movie ran high, the final product proved to have a few holes.  Our spoiler-filled chat on the Final Frontier talks about the gross underutilization of Benedict Cumberbatch, the way they’ve mangled the story of some of the characters, where the story hit its all time high, and just a few of the ways the movie pays tribute to the original timeline.

Then we jump in, feet first, to our Man of Steel discussion.  Remember back in Episode 8 when we talked about what it would take for Superman to be relevant and interesting to current movie audiences?  It seems like Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan might have been listening in to our show that week, because Man of Steel feels like a line-by-line interpretation of so many of our ideas.  We gush about the updated approach to the movie, lament the property losses, and talk about how much we love Man of Steel almost in spite of itself.

Jay’s been binge watching an old TV show, and we look back at the Bluth empire and its mighty fall.

Then it’s a quick sideways tangent into the current landscape of TV, with brief chats on Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Orphan Black, Breaking Bad, and the finale of The Office.

There’s lots of stuff in this episode, all crammed into a 75 minute window!

As always, thank you to our fans for your continued support of our show. We continue to do the show because of all the wonderful feedback we get. Our fans’ passion drives us! If you’d like to reach us, give us a ring at 714-758-5027 (you can call or text)! Or if you don’t want to hear the sounds of our voices, you can click through to our Facebook page or say hi to us on Twitter.

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0:00 to 18:15 – Intro, Star Trek Into Darkness discussions (spoilers for the whole movie as well as the original Abrams release)

18:15 to 47:00 – Man of Steel (spoilers for MoS, Superman Returns, and the entire Christopher Reeve saga)

47:00 to 1:00:00 – It’s Jay’s Arrested Development (spoilers on everything EXCEPT the finale of Season 4)

1:00:00 to End – TV chat about Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, The Office, and Orphan Black (minor spoilers for Mad Men)

Remember When – Episode 57

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Iron Patriot Games

Look!  Up in the Sky!  It’s a bird… it’s a plane… IT BIRD PLANE!   Meanwhile, back on the ground, a brand new episode of Remember When is available for your auditory enjoyment.

Iron Man 3 hit theaters last week, and both of us have strong opinions on the first volley in Marvel’s Phase 2 initiative.  We converse about what it’s like coming off of The Avengers and how Iron Man 3 fails in that regard, what the movie does to be better than its atrocious successor in the Iron Man series, and how Robert Downey Jr. might be getting too old for this s**t.

Then we slide our way into talk about the most recent trailers for Star Trek Into Darkness and Man of Steel.  The former is just hours from release and we can’t wait to sink our fanboy teeth into this piece of cinematic goodness!  The latter is looking more and more promising.  And somehow, as we’re talking, we manage to find ourselves talking about an alternate universe where the Beatles reunite and Superman III is never made.

No, that’s not a joke.

Then it’s on to the TV in our lives! Mad Men is letting us down, and Parks & Recreation is on FIRE this season.  Parris encourages Jay to watch Archer, Parris talks about his change in viewing habits, and Jay encourages everyone to listen to The Americans… again.

As always, thank you to our fans for your continued support of our show. We continue to do the show because of all the wonderful feedback we get. Our fans’ passion drives us! If you’d like to reach us, give us a ring at 714-758-5027 (you can call or text)! Or if you don’t want to hear the sounds of our voices, you can click through to our Facebook page or say hi to us on Twitter.

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0:00 to 37:50 – Intro, Iron Man 3 talk (we basically wreck the movie in terms of spoilers, but also chat about other Marvel movies… hope you’re up to date!)

37:50 to 47:16 – Star Trek Into Darkness and Man of Steel chit-chat (no spoilers, just excitement), fan gushing over Star Wars 3-D, alternate universes galore

47:16 to End – Archer (no spoilers), Mad Men (spoilers up to the most recent episode), Parks & Recreation (super mild conversation), talk about our next episode.

Remember When – Episode 56

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Grimlock

Pick yourselves up on the floor!  Not only is Remember When back with a new episode, we’re on schedule!

Heads up, we’re coming in HOT!  Parris has just finished the first season of Sherlock after a year of pressure from Jay.  And boy, do we have a lot to talk about! Parris recounts his experiences watching the first season and what he thinks about the show’s brilliance.  Jay chats about an alternate universe where Benedict Cumberbatch nearly became the Eleventh Doctor.   And then, of course, we tangent off to talk about the news of David Tennant’s return to the Who-niverse for the 50th Anniversary Special…. and we somehow, inexplicably, end up talking about Beverly Hills 90210 (the original) and Saved by the Bell.  Go figure!

Jay lets it slip that he’s not a fan of Dinobots, which leads to a nostalgic trip down memory lane as we revisit our love of the original Transformers cartoon, the G.I. Joe movie, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, and Voltron.  Parris lets Jay know about the original edit of G.I. Joe where a beloved character nearly died, and Jay talks about his emotional stress from the original Transformers movie.

We briefly chat about the starting episode for the latest season of Mad Men, and then tangent on how both of us are coming up to an impasse with The Walking Dead… at different points in the show.   And naturally, this leads to catching up on where we’re at with other shows, like Parks & Recreation, Modern Family, and Community.  And then Jay talks about the first 15 minutes of Defiance, and how painful it looks.

Whether you like new stuff or old memories, this episode has something for you!

As always, thank you to our fans for your continued support of our show. We continue to do the show because of all the wonderful feedback we get. Our fans’ passion drives us! If you’d like to reach us, give us a ring at 714-758-5027 (you can call or text)! Or if you don’t want to hear the sounds of our voices, you can click through to our Facebook page or say hi to us on Twitter.

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0:00 to 2:44 – Intro

2:45 to 24:17 – Sherlock, some Doctor Who tangents, and more (Spoilers for season 1 of Sherlock)

24:17 to 34:00 – Transformers (the old school stuff), G.I. Joe, the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, and Voltron (spoilers)

34:00 to End  – Mad Men, The Walking Dead, and where we’re at with the latest slate of TV shows (minor spoilers)

Remember When – Episode 55

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Super Goonies 8

Yes, it’s been a while.  But if it helps, WE MISSED YOU TOO!  And that’s why we’re back with Episode 55 of Remember When.  After a slight, minor, tiny delay due to Real Life, we’ve dusted off our microphones and come back for a fun and spirited conversation!

We kick off the show with a chat about Super 8.  This J.J. Abrams helmed adventure seeks to capture the spirit of Steven Spielberg and The Goonies by taking us back to the era of the late 70’s … but peters out near the end.  We talk about the successes and failures of the movie, and sidetrack into whether or not J.J. Abrams is really as great as Hollywood seems to think he is.

Then we sidestep our way into The Goonies, a timeless piece of 80’s pop culture.  A seminal work from our youth, this film ages like fine wine or good cheese.  In fact, it’s better to say it ages like Karen Allen (listen to the show… you’ll get this joke later)

And since we’re on a J.J. Abrams themed show, we talk about the news of his helming Episode VII, and what we think this means for the future of the Star Wars franchise.  Can our childhood memories be resurrected from the cruel, tortured world of the prequels?  Will we be able to feel proud for this sci-fi epic once again?  And how much lens flare can you fit into a single space epic?

We look ahead at the summer movie season.. there’s a LOT of stuff ahead (like Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Man of Steel) and a lot of stuff that has us worried (like Man of Steel and Kick-Ass 2).

And TV is in a WILD place right now! From the success of House of Cards to the general failure of pretty much every one of the major TV networks, it’s like we’re back in the wild wild west of content programming.

As always, thank you to our fans for your patience and understanding as the duties of both of our Real Lives come up! We’ve missed you and thank you so much for your words of support these past few months. If you’d like to reach us, give us a ring at 714-758-5027 (you can call or text)! Or if you don’t want to hear the sounds of our voices, you can click through to our Facebook page or say hi to us on Twitter.

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0:00 to 4:22 – Intro

4:22 to 15:37 – Super 8 discussion (we basically spoil the CRAP out of the movie) and some tangenting about J.J. Abrams

15:37 to 31:31 – The Goonies discussion, with backtrack to Super 8 (More spoilers… we wreck the ending of both)

31:31 to 48:04 – J.J. Abrams taking over Star Wars… how do we feel? (plus talk of the casting rumors, side movies, and more)

48:04 to 52:15 – Sidetrack to Bryan Singer and the new X-Men casting news, Kick-Ass 2, Doctor Who, Sherlock (just a feather dusting of spoilers, nothing important)

52:15 to 56:02 – Summer movies and what we’re looking forward to (includes chatter on Man of Steel’s trailer)

56:02 to 1:02:28 – The Hobbit (mild spoilers)

1:02:28 to End – Chitchat on The Americans, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and the network TV issues… plus House of Cards!

Remember When – Episode 50

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Got any bubble gum?

OBEY!  CONSUME!  And most of all, kick a**.  The leading themes in “They Live”, John Carpenter’s cult film from the 80’s, bring us back into a new episode of Remember When.  Parris has never seen this little gem of cinema before, and takes time to sit down and watch Rowdy Roddy Piper in one of his greatest performances of all time.  We talk about how the movie holds up over the past 25 years, and how some of its themes have become far more relevant in modern times than they were when the movie first released.

Parris comes back from his viewing of Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter with an admission of his own, and Jay talks about how a second viewing of Prometheus helped to alleviate his ambivalence towards the movie.  Both of us have had second helpings of The Avengers as well, and we spend some time talking about the state of Superhero movies in the industry.

Then we progress into a series of fun, wild tangents through the state of TV as we get caught up on the ending of Mad Men, the sad progression of the latest season of True Blood, and the teasers for the new seasons of The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad.

Episode 51 is coming in a few weeks and will be dedicated to one of the summer’s most anticipated blockbuster titles.  Tune in on the weekend of the 21st for our in-depth analysis of The Lorax!  Or maybe we’ll take our time and see something less amusing

As we do every episode, we’d like to take this opportunity to give thanks to our many fans who encourage us, support us, and share their appreciation for the show. Remember When is a product of love, and we do this because of all the wonderful people in our listenership who share our passions, who agree and disagree with us, and then offer to buy us a drink if we’re ever in their town. Thank you to all of you.

Between shows, we keep up with fans on our Facebook page, through our Twitter account, or on the web at … well… right here!

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Time stamps:

0:00 to 4:55 – Intro, show notes
4:55 to 16:40 – They Live (lots of spoilers for the movie)
16:40 to 23:28 – Parris’ confession about Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter (spoiler laden)
23: 28 to 34:50 – Jay’s second viewing of Prometheus, and talk about the Blu-ray release (again, lots of spoilers)
34:50 to 38:52 – Breaking Bad, Joss Whedon, Cabin in the Woods, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (very minor spoilers)
38:52 to 46:00 – Brave, Monsters University trailer and the overall state of Pixar (minor spoilers for Monsters Inc and a few other Pixar movies, but none for Brave)
46:00 to 53:22 – True Blood (lots of spoilers for this season)
53:22 to 1:03:50 – Closing out the Mad Men season (lots of spoilers)
1:03:50 to end – The Walking Dead, more Breaking Bad, The Shield, Insomnia, Chris Nolan (incredibly minor spoilers)

Remember When – Episode 46

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The Starvation Games

No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you.  We’re back with a brand new, fresh episode of Remember When… less than two weeks since the last one!  It may seem like an April Fools Joke but trust us, there’s nothing to laugh at here…

Well, not unless you count The Hunger Games.  After watching the hit movie, we have some pretty strong opinions we want to voice about how underwhelming of an experience The Hunger Games was, and how we wish there had been a better chance to emotionally connect with the movie and its characters.  This section is filled with spoilers, but if you listen and have the movie ruined for you… we might be doing you a favor.

Then we progress into some continued discussions on the upcoming summer movies as we talk about the new trailer for the Total Recall remake, the new Prometheus trailer and our excitement for this new Ridley Scott endeavor (as well as our concerns about it) and Parris’ love for Charlize Theron in both Prometheus and the new Snow White Movie

We end the show with a discussion on the Walking Dead, Mad Men, and a chat about piracy and the logic behind “cutting the cable cord”.  It’s a fun and interesting talk.

As always, you can find us on Twitter, on Facebook, and on the web. Or, if you’d like to leave us feedback, you can call us at 206-495-1732 or email us at rw@filmtangent.com. Thanks, and enjoy the show!

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Time stamps provided for spoiler purposes. Please note that we do tangent occasionally, and may have other spoilers in between:

 

Time Stamps

0:00 – 25:36 – The Hunger Games (with plenty of spoilers)

25:36 – 43:10 – Parris’ new confession, lots of movie trailer talk (including Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Anchorman 2, GI Joe 2, the new Snow White movie, Prometheus, Total Recall, and more)

43:10 – End – TV Catchup, a discussion on content piracy, and when it makes sense to “Cut the cable cord”.  (spoilers on the 5th season pilot for Mad Men, pretty mild spoilers on the Walking Dead finale, and a bunch of tangents otherwise)

Remember When – Episode 45

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Let’s Do It Again

Six months ago, a podcast faded into a quiet slumber, hibernating its way through the slow winter crawl. Now, two show hosts emerge, bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to talk about the shows and movies they love. Remember When is back!

We return with a brand new, unscripted show that’s recorded on-the-fly as we sit down and catch up on the things we’ve missed over the past half year. We discuss the lengthy gap between shows (we’re very sorry) and talk about the things in our lives that have kept us focused elsewhere. But then we dust off our microphones and jump right into the swing of things.

And boy, is there a lot to discuss! Walking Dead is coming off its best season ever, Breaking Bad rang our bell (if you know what I mean), Mad Men’s about to return… cable TV is on FIRE right now! And with the summer roster of movies featuring titles like The Amazing Spider-man, The Dark Knight Rises, and Prometheus, 2012 is on track to be one of the best years for pop culture hounds.

Parris has a confession in the episode, and we take the tangents to a new level by walking right out of the Remember When podcast and back into our old UncleGamer chairs.

This episode is our way of getting back into the swing of things, and lets us catch up while catching you up as well.

Remember When is a product of love from Jay and Parris. We do this because we’re friends, and our friendship is the podcast. But we appreciate our listeners as well, and we thank you for the many kind (and a few that were less than kind) letters, emails, and voicemail messages you sent us these past few months. Having your support enables us to do the show and encourages us to keep doing this.

As always, you can find us on Twitter, on Facebook, and on the web. Or, if you’d like to leave us feedback, you can call us at 206-495-1732 or email us at rw@filmtangent.com. Thanks, and enjoy the show!

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Time stamps provided for spoiler purposes. Please note that we do tangent occasionally, and may have other spoilers in between:

0:00 – 9:37 -> Catching up

9:37 – 15:58 -> Walking Dead

15:58 – 27:45 -> Breaking Bad

27:45 – 30:00 -> Mad Men

30:00 – 31:57 -> The Dark Knight Rises

31:57 – 36:10 -> Homeland

36:10 – 44:57 -> Parris’ confession

44:57 – 46:50 -> The Amazing Spider-Man

46:50 – 48:44 -> Flashback to UncleGamer

48:44 – 54:56 -> The year of movies that aren’t affected by the Writer’s Strike

54:56 – 1:11:17 -> The continuing decline of network TV (includes mild spoilers on Parks & Rec and The Office, as well as general discussion of Alcatraz, Fringe, Terra Nova, Once Upon a Time, and a few others I may be forgetting)

1:11:17 -> Wrap up

 

Remember When – Episode 39

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After an unintentional hiatus due to real life, we’re pleased to bring you the glorious return of the Remember When podcast!

Although we promised you a Doctor Who & Torchwood episode, we’re pushing that off slightly.  At the top of the show, we explain why we’re postponing our venture into the realm of British sci-fi, and why the delay means better things for our listeners.

We spend the rest of Episode 40 talking about our views on other TV shows, both spectacular and spectacularly bad.  First up, we cover the third season of True Blood.  With the series finale airing last month, we look back at the season overall and discuss the elements we loved, the pieces that failed miserably, and what we think needs to be fixed before Alan Ball and the cast and crew start working on the fourth season.

Then we take a long awaited dive into the deep end of Mad Men.  Jay’s finally caught up with the show, and as AMC puts the fourth season to bed, we take a comprehensive look into the first few years of the show, talk about Jay’s experiences with getting invested in this AMC marvel, and Parris’ viewpoints on the complexities of the Draper family, and why they’re so fascinating to watch.  We talk about some of the unsung heroes of the show, our favorite moments, and why this can be a tough sell for new viewers.

We spend the last 30 minutes of the show working our way through the Fall season.  It’s been a lamentable slate of releases over the past few months, with early cancellations and very few stand out shows.  We talk about why this Fall TV season seems like one of the worst in recent history, some of the early standouts for us, and more.  We also discuss the remainder of episodes for Remember When in 2010, and the Big Movies we’re tackling at the start of 2011.

It’s a show filled with loads of tangents, as you’ve come to expect. The audio quality may be slightly off at points.  We apologize for that, and will work to have that fixed for our upcoming Doctor Who episodes.

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SHOW NOTES

Start to 8:45 – Show intro, explanation of Doctor Who & Torchwood delay
8:45 to 16:07 – True Blood Season 3 (filled with spoilers)
16:07 to 23:08 – Recent stinkers on TV, looking back on Heroes and The Shield, as well as some Rubicon chat (almost no spoilers)
23:08 to 48:57 – Mad Men (filled with spoilers through all seasons)
48:57 to 1:22:35 – The Fall TV season (minimal spoilers, though we call them out ahead of time)
1:22:35 to End – Upcoming schedule for Remember When, Toy Story talk, and wrap up

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