Monday, October 20, 2014

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for October 20 2014! Kill the Messenger!


This week is a jam-packed show as we discuss a ton of recent entertainment news, including the DC movie release slate and leaked Star Wars art. We review a ton of films including Jeremy Renner's Kill the Messenger, Pride, and Daniel Radcliffe is the devil movie Horns. We catch up on a whole lot of television including American Horror Story and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. And we talk about Wortho in the middle of a live storm! Don't miss it!

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Scarjo A Go-Go Episode 12: Lost in Translation, or "Phase Two"!


After a brief hiatus we return with a thorough dissection of Scarlett Johansson's first film as a fully grown adult: Lost in Translation. Along the way we'll discuss everything from that opening shot, Suntory whiskey vs Sodastream, what Bill Murray really whispered, and a whole lot more! Whether you've been listening to these discussions from the beginning, or this is the first one, stick this in your welcoming head!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Doctor Who 8.08 - Mummy on the Orient Express



This week’s Doctor Who episode, Mummy on the Orient Express, was exactly what one might expect from this season; the Titanic episode on a train, with a mummy and an excuse to put Jenna Louise Coleman in a flapper dress. It’s getting old saying that this season is boring and poorly paced, and to some extent, I think words would be wasted providing the usual recap of the episode itself because not a lot happened.

What you’ll find instead under the cut is some commentary on the character development in this episode and how this might affect the season moving forward.

Monday, October 13, 2014

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for October 13 2014! Taking Tusk to Task!


This week we return from our overseas sojourn in order to review Kevin Smith's man-in-a-walrus-suit epic, Tusk, and to detail our many adventures and many, many purchases in beautiful Singapore! It's like being forced to look at someone's holiday photos except the photos are being forced into your ears!

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Doctor Who 8.07 - Kill the Moon


This week’s Doctor Who episode Kill the Moon was perplexing. I can’t tell if it was okay, if oddly paced, or just tired and confusing. The plot idea itself was pretty interesting though and I guess for once we can’t blame Steven Moffat for all the bad stuff!

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Dresden Readthrough: Ghost Story


We continue our readthrough of Jim Butcher's uber-popular urban fantasy series The Dresden Files today with book thirteen, Ghost Story. 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.

As for Ghost Story, in many ways this was my favorite book in the series so far, and in many ways it was easily the most frustrating.

Supernatural Season 9 - Play by Play and Review (Part 2)



It's nearly time for Season 10 of Supernatural to start! Maybe you are wondering what happened next season? Needing to decide whether to tune in against or not? Or maybe you just need a refresher on what happened last season. Follow me under the cut for part two of my recap and review of season 9 of Supernatural.
If you are interested, you can also reminisce about seasons 1-5 here.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Book Review: Nyctophobia by Christopher Fowler


Nyctophobia is defined as a significant fear of the dark. I'm not generally someone who is afraid of the dark, although I've been known to have my overtired darkness hallucinations from time to time. While I'm not really into scary books, this story in particular kind of feeds into the latent fears that I think we all thought we might have grown out of.

I also hadn't slept well in a week while reading this, and realized that (given I was reading this before bed every night), perhaps the warm glow of my Paperwhite was not enough to keep my mind firmly rooted in reality.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Supernatural Season 9 Play-by-Play and Review (Part 1)



I’ve decided to wade through the quagmire of season 9 of Supernatural. I am not sure if this is a mistake anymore, I can’t stop. Having finished season 8 and regaining a mixed sense of familiarity, enough of a detachment to try to ignore the bad things in the newer seasons and enough interest in the end of that season, I have decided to stumble on. This review will be much like my season 8 review; going step by step through the storyline and making comments and observations as I go. Spoilers for the season, as you can imagine and also for previous seasons. If you want to read my season 8 review you can do so here.

Okay, let’s take a look at what Sam, Dean and their rag-tag crew of survivors are up to this season. (Part 1 of 2)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

BBC's The Musketeers Reviewed!



The BBC's The Musketeers has all the adventure and fun of the original Pirates of the Caribbean, except in series format.

King Louis XIII is guarded by his Musketeers including Athos, Porthos and Arimis. They, along with their fellow comrades often come up against assassination attempts on the King and the Queen, city schemes, thievery and murder. The evil Cardinal, whilst principle advisor to the King, is ever plotting and scheming for his own ends and what he believes to be the ultimate good for the Church. The Musketeers are joined by D'Artagnan, a famer's son who is initially seeking revenge for his father's murder. Although not officially a Musketeer, D'Artagnan quickly becomes close friends with Athos, Porthos and Arimis and joins them on their adventures.

Follow me under the cut for more on the first season of The Musketeers and in particular the Season 1 finale!