Thursday, July 24, 2014

Scarjo A Go-Go Episode 2: Just Cause, or "The Pinata of Innocence"!


This week the child Scarlett Johansson is put in mortal danger, dangled as bait in Sean Connery thriller Just Cause. It's a step forward in terms of screen time, but at what cost! Will innocence shatter? And what powers can be found in Sean Connery's sweat! We find out as we continue to recklessly watch and analyse every single Scarlett Johansson film in chronological order!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Book Was Better Episode 92: X-Men 3 The Last Stand (with guest host Jacinta!)

This week there's no cure for our mutant abilities, which mostly consist of being able to get through the entirety of Chris Claremont's epic novelization of X-Men 3: The Last Stand. Can the writer of the comics do better than the movie? Or was this one doomed from the start? Joining me is X-(wo)Man Jacinta of the FPcast! SNIKT SNIKT, bub!

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Scarjo A Go-Go Episode One: North, or "The Acorn"


Welcome to Scarjo A Go-Go, the podcast where we chronicle and dissect the films of Scarlett Johansson one-by-one in chronological order, learning everything there is to know about her career and her craft as she grows from tiny nugget to A-list actor. It is presented with respect, humour, and academic rigor. And we only ever refer to her by the reductive "Scarjo" in the title/theme song, because it rhymes!

This week we go all the way back to 1994's North, where a tiny acorn-like Scarlett makes her screen debut as some sort of tiny child! Why was she cast? What are her three greatest feats? What does all this mean for the future? Our Scarjourney begins right here! And thanks to the always wonderful Lizzy Unpronounceable for the theme song!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for July 15th 2014! Sestosterone!


In the interest of reaching as many people as possible, this week's episode also includes our 20 minute chat with Greg Sestero, best known as Mark in the awful/wonderful cult classic The Room, and author of the riveting behind-the-scenes tell-all, The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made.

Plus we review the monkey madness of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and agent Courtney Coulson joins Luke for a chat about the first season of Penny Dreadful. This is what your ears have been craving for!

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The Book Was Better Episode 91: The Disaster Artist (with guest hosts Greg Sestero and Jacinta!)

Taking a break from the normal slog of awful novelizations, we thrill at a genuinely wonderfully written book, The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside "The Room", the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made. Author Greg Sestero, best known for playing that cheating bastard Mark in the cult film has written all about his experiences behind the scenes, as well as his bizarre relationship with writer/director/actor/maniac Tommy Wiseau. And - best of all - Greg Sestero himself joins Jacinta and I on this special episode for a 20 minute chat where we harangue him about his adventures! Put this one into your head as soon as you possibly can! More about the book HERE.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for July 7th 2014! Takin' it to the Edge!


This week things get a little bizarre as we review Edge of Tomorrow, Dylan McDermott, vajazzling, trading cards, Battlestar and all sorts of other nonsense. BEST EPISODE EVER?! It has my vote!

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Dresden Readthrough: Turn Coat

We continue our readthrough of Jim Butcher's uber-popular urban fantasy series The Dresden Files today with book eleven, Turn Coat. The continuing plan is to do a book a month on the first Tuesday of each month, and with 16 books on the publication schedule between now and when our readthrough is over, our reading list should be pretty full for the foreseeable future.

With book eleven, I feel like I'm sort of mired in the same midpoint I was with The Wheel of Time toward the middle, where not a ton is happening and it's getting frustrating. It's not to say it's outright bad like some of the middle Wheel of Time stuff, but I hesitate to call this book in particular good.

Monday, June 30, 2014

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for June 30th 2014! Age of ExSTINKtion!


This week Jacinta is not at all impressed that Luke made her sit through three excruciating hours of Transformers 4: Age of Extinction! Brace yourself for our incredulous review! Plus I'm sure we talk about some other stuff like Gary Oldman's woes, Star Wars delays, and Jacinta losing her Battlestar virginity! Stick this thing in your welcoming head!

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Supanova Perth 2014 Review – Day 2





Onto Day 2 of Supanova Perth 2014 featuring John Barrowman and Ming-Na Wen as well cosplay and artist commissions!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Book Was Better Podcast Episode 90: Poltergeist (with guest host Courtney Coulson!)

This week we scare the crap out of ourselves by reading James Kahn's novelization of the Hooper/Spielberg attacked-by-a-toy-clown classic: Poltergeist! Luckily I'm joined by the intrepid - and virtually fearless - Courtney Coulson, who still, after all these years, is not afraid of no ghost. This film is a classic pants-pisser and yet, could the book actually be better than the movie? This one is going to shock you, folks!

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