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Remember When – Episode 65

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Game of Strings

Good podcasters always pay their debts.   For Remember When, that means we’re finally giving you what you’ve all been waiting for!

We’re heading to Westeros and taking a deep dive into Game of Thrones.

After several years of Parris’ urging to get on the bandwagon, Jay has finally (FINALLY) caught up on the show.  He’s so eager to talk about it that we barely have time to do a show intro!  We just jump right in.

We won’t lie:  It’s an intense talk with some unexpected moments.

It took Jay a few attempts to get into the show, and you probably won’t be able to guess why.  We rave about some of the best performances in the show, and it’s not just dominated by Peter Dinklage.  And we talk about THAT MOMENT in Season 3, with The Wedding.

We don’t just cover individual episodes either.  We talk about our crazy theories on how the show will end, and what’s in store for some of our favorite characters.

And the epic conversations don’t just stop at Dem Thrones!  These past few weeks have given us a bevy of news from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  We’ve seen some of the first meaty scenes from Age of Ultron, we’ve seen the full roster of movies that’s coming for Phase 3…. and boy, are we giddy.

Cap 3.  Civil War.  The Infinity War.  It’s just…. so beautiful.  And we talk about them all, and how this giant story is about to get woven together.

There’s a lot of goodness in the show, if we say so ourselves!

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Time Stamps:

0:00 to 38:48 – Game of Thrones, all four seasons spoiled

38:48 to end – Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase 3, the Age of Ultron trailer, why DC must be crying in a corner, and the Great Geek Cinema Year That Will Be 2015.

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 52

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Jeff Goldblum: Dinosaur Slayer

We’re back in the saddle right out of the gate with episode 52. Want us to prove it?  Here’s the scoop:  We tangent RIGHT AWAY.  Before we start talking about movies, before we jump into any of our planned topics, we get ourselves sidetracked.  And with real life news, to boot!  We talk about some of the successes in our personal lives, what’s been driving us lately… and even hint strongly at a video game podcast in the near-ish future?

After ten minutes, we hop into the Wayback Machine and jump back in time to 1993.  America was still recoiling from the horrific news that Crystal Pepsi was being pulled off the market, and we needed something to heal ourselves with.  Along comes Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg’s popcorn flick based on the Michael Crichton novel.    We talk about what it was like to sit wide-eyed under a giant screen with the new DTS sound systems when the movie came out on opening weekend…. and then give the movie a fresh look.  Can a two decade old movie that’s special effect heavy hold up under the weight of time?

Then we tangent into Star Wars and Spielberg’s involvement with the Lucas franchise (and vice versa)… and further spiral off into Jay’s “delayed reaction” on some of our recent comedies… Parris’ fresh look at The Avengers… and more!  It’s one of our most tangent-y shows of all time, and it’s chock full of goodies.

And guess what?  WE HAVE A VOICE MAIL PHONE LINE AGAIN!  And more importantly, it accepts both phone calls and standard text messages.  So why not give us a ring at 714-758-5027?  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 11:10 – Intro, sidetrack into real life stuff, weight loss, and a potential video game podcast

11:10 to 28:28 – Jurassic Park chat

28:28 to 32:44   –  George Lucas & Steven Spielberg, 1941, Jay’s “delayed reaction” to recent “Great Movies”

32:44 to 35:55 – Caddyshack, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Saturday Night Live (the early years, when it was good)

35:55 to 45:16 – True Blood (with tons of spoilers… but trust us, we’re sparing you)

45:16 to 48:22 – Breaking Bad (mild spoilers, but a few choice quotes)

48:22 to 51:42 – Jay’s little surprise

51:42 to 59:27 – Homeland & Dexter (no spoilers) plus an extended discussion on why you can’t flinch when a character needs to die

59:27 to 1:08:26  – Parris takes a second look at The Avengers (with spoilers) with a fresh look at The Dark Knight Rises (also with spoilers)

1:08:26 to 1:14:10 – Jay goes through the summer movie season

1:14:10 to 1:19:18  – WTF JAY HAS NEVER SEEN BUCKAROO BANZAI?!?!  (and more tangents)

1:19:18 to end – Wrap up

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 48

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We have a Bruce

Parris and Jay, Assemble! The summer movie season has kicked off with a bang and it’s time to jump in feet first.

Our latest episode focuses exclusively on The Avengers, the Joss Whedon extravaganza that unites the recent Marvel movie stars into a single adventure. With a budget that’s estimated at nearly a quarter of a billion dollars, a marketing machine that’s been unstoppable over the past few months, and a huge wave of expectations in the hearts of the fans, The Avengers has a high bar to meet.

We sit down and talk about why Joss Whedon was the absolute perfect person to direct this ensemble film and how the movie is one of the perfect examples of how to treat a cast filled with high profile names. We each talk about who our favorite character in the movie was (we agreed) and who we liked least.

Then we pick through the movie piece by piece, finding some of the narrative elements that didn’t serve the movie and almost seemed cheap compared to the better parts of Avengers, or even the other Marvel films of the past five years. We also talk about why leaving out Ant Man in favor of the others was a great move, some of our favorite dialog moments, and a whole lot more.

Does the movie make a great start to the summer season, and do we really talk about The Avengers for almost 90 minutes? You’ll get one answer in the show notes, and the other by listening in!

Then we jump into our talk on the summer movie trailers. Jay caved and watched The Dark Knight Rises trailer, but his excitement is tempered by caution. Parris is over Spider-Man already but can’t wait for Prometheus. And of course, we talk G.I. Joe 2.

We even find out that Parris missed out on one of the greatest film experiences of the 80’s. Can you guess which one it is?

Remember When is a product of friendship and affection. We love our community and we love movies, and we create this show as our way of sharing that love and appreciation. Thank you as always to our many fans who support us and help us keep this show going. To join us in our conversations between shows, follow us on Twitter, on Facebook, and of course, on the web page you’re viewing right now. Thanks, and enjoy the show!

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Time stamps:

Start to 1:15:00 – The Avengers (chock full o’ spoilers)

1:15:00 to end – Summer movie trailers (lighter 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

 

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