Thursday, October 30, 2014

Scarjo A Go-Go Episode 14: The Perfect Score, or, "The Crotch Conundrum!"

This week I dissect the not-so-high-scoring The Perfect Score, an MTV teen crime-comedy which unites Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans for the first time. But will it all be undone by a gratuitous crotch shot? There's only one way to find out...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Doctor Who Season 8 - Theories and Speculation

It’s time. Time for speculation to run rife and theories to spin out of control. Next week the Doctor Who series 8 finale begins in what I can only assume is a two part extravaganza and it looks like it might surprise us all and actually be good. Maybe. I’ve decided to share some of my Doctor Who finale theories which you all and would love to hear some speculation on where you think this season will end up.

Fear not, this is all based entirely on some casting rumours and on how the story has unfolded thus far. I’ve come up with this without looking elsewhere on-line so if there are similar theories, please pass them on.

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StarWTF!? - Episode 2: Garbage Compactor 3263827

StarWTF!? is back with a discussion about Garbage Compactor 3263827. This isn't just ANY garbage compactor... It's the famous Death Star garbage compactor as seen in A New Hope!

There's a lot going on down in Garbage Compactor 3263827, and we're going to get to the bottom of it. (GROSS!)

How did the Dianoga get down there? Why did it start to close? What is a magnetic seal and how does it effect lasers?

Here's Episode 2: Garbage Compactor 3263827. DOWNLOAD LINK

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Doctor Who 8.10 In the Forest of the Night

Doctor Who’s In the Forest of the Night was a mediocre affair to say the least. Depressingly, it kept showing little hints of getting better before getting worse and worse. In the end, what started out as a tense and intriguing drama, fizzled into yet another disappointment.

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The Book Was Better Podcast Episode 101: The Lost Boys (with guest host Courtney Coulson!)

We're back after our post #100 hiatus! And to get the Halloween pumpkin rolling we read the chilling novelization of Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys, in which the vampires aren't just covered in blood but also embroidered denim! And joining me is none other than self-professed vampirologist Courtney Coulson! Cry little sister, thou shall not fall! Plus - I rewrite the epic saxophonist scene! Don't miss it!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for October 27 2014! Miley Cyrus Timez!

This week we report back on our unbelievably crazy experience at the Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour, plus we review the phenomenal jazz-fuelled Whiplash, Brad Pitt in a tank movie Fury, romantic comedy Love, Rosie, and we finally got around to David Fincher's Gone Girl! Force our many opinions into your ears!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Scarjo A Go-Go Episode 13: Girl With A Pearl Earring, or "The Stand In"!

This week we watch Scarlett Johansson literally watch paint dry in the period drama snooze-fest Girl With a Pearl Earring. Will she tell the truth like Bill Murray talk to her. Will she succumb to Cillian the Meat Man? Where the hell did that pearl earring come from anyway? All will be revealed on this very special show!

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Doctor Who 8.09 - Flatline

This week’s episode of Doctor Who was the most pleasant surprise. Finally, a freaky monster, some real character development and some great support actors. The story was engaging and the focus was on the choices that both Clara and the Doctor make, not just in this adventure, but in their lives.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

StarWTF!? - Episode 1: The Bowcaster

StarWTF!? is a new Fruitless Pursuits podcast about the depth of the Star Wars universe. Not the actual universe, but instead the universe that originated by George Lucas and was "expanded" by everyone and their brother.

According to Wookieepedia, something as simple as the Bowcaster (which we've seen as Chewbacca's cool weapon on screen) has a deep history including the following line "Bowcasters appeared huge to many non-Wookiees and even Jedi such as Olee Starstone doubted she could lift one, much less fire it."

That's a good idea of where the podcast goes. We look at something memorable from the Star Wars universe, learn a little about it, speculate a lot about it, and have a blast doing so.

And with that, here's Episode 1: The Bowcaster. DOWNLOAD LINK

It'll be on iTunes any day now. Please let us know your thoughts on the Bowcaster, the episode, and anything else.

We'll be back weekly on Wednesdays. See you next time!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Book Review: The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F Hamilton

One of my favorite science fiction books of all time is Pandora's Star by Peter F Hamilton, with the sequel, Judas Unchained, a fairly close second. A duology within a group of books labeled The Commonwealth Saga, it's hard sci-fi that doesn't really try to forget about the human elements, and invites a lot of cool ideas that go along with the overall theme.

The companion books, the Void trilogy, I couldn't get into. It was less of what I liked in a hard sci-fi book, especially given what I loved about the two prior books, and more about some fairly out-there ideas and concepts that left me a little cold. It wasn't really Hamilton, it was me.

So what do you get when you get a new series of books with people and concepts from both Commonwealth tales? It's ultimately mixed.