Thursday, March 5, 2015

Scarjo A Go-Go Episode 26: Vicky Cristina Barcelona, or, "The Frenemy"


This week Woody Allen gets his third chance to work with Scarlett Johansson in the critically acclaimed Vicky Cristina Barcelona. I loved Match Point, didn't love Scoop - will Woody tip the scale in his favour? And does he treat his friend right? As always, we tear things apart and get to the truth!

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Book Was Better Podcast Episode 115: Ever After (with guest host Jacinta!)


This week we go from rags to riches when we read the novelization of Drew Barrymore's Cinderella wannabe: Ever After. And joining my charming self is our very own ladylike princess Jacinta! Thrill as two adults take pride into making an innocent story smutty!

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Monday, March 2, 2015

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for March 2nd 2015! Oscars Plus Inherent Vice!


This week we share our thoughts on the Oscars, plus we review Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice. Plus we talk debunked rumours, Agent Carter, Wortho, and give Cumberbatch enough crap to make Tumblr birth a kitten! Put it in your head right now!

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Scarjo A Go-Go Episode 25: The Other Boleyn Girl or "Natpo A Go-Go"


This week Scarlett Johansson is in serious danger of being eclipsed by Natalie "Natpo" Portman in the droll history soap opera The Other Boleyn Girl. Which one of them will win over Aussie bogan King Eric Bana, and who will end up with their head on a stake? Find out as I pull this film completely apart and find out what makes it tick!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

StarWTF!? Episode 19: Gaffi Stick (a/k/a Gaderffii)

Today we dive into another one of the wonderful weapons of the Star Wars universe. We've talked about the Bowcaster, the Light Whip, so naturally it's time to discuss the multi-purpose Gaffi Stick! But what are the purposes? We never see the full potential when the Tusken Raiders attack Luke Skywalker in A New Hope. Also.... WTF is a GADERFFII!?

There's a lot to learn in this episode, and weapons are quickly becoming my favorite category for discussion.



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The gaderffii, or gaffi stick, was the traditional melee weapon of the Tusken Raiders of Tatooine. It was a pole weapon with a spike or blade on one end and some kind of bludgeoning instrument on the other.

Note: the technical terms above: "some kind of bludgeoning instrument".

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Book Was Better Podcast Episode 114: The Goonies (with guest host Lauren)!


This week we're on the hunt for One Eye Willy's stolen treasure when we read the entertaining novelization of kids-doing-crazy-crap classic The Goonies! And taking the Goony Oath with me is none other than our American pal, Lauren! Plus find out about all those deleted scenes, like a certain infamous octopus...

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Monday, February 23, 2015

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for February 23 2015! Jupiter Ascending!


This week we review the totally bizarre Jupiter Ascending, give Benedict Cumberbatch crap, pass judgement on Aquaman and do a whole lot of padding! This is our homage to an unfocused, substance-less movie!

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Scarjo A Go-Go Episode 24: The Nanny Diaries, or, "You CAN Handle the Truth!"


This week the star of our show, Scarlett Johansson, is back in top form in the surprisingly well-crafted The Nanny Diaries. Why does this film shine where others have failed? I'm going to pull it all apart and expose some much needed truth!

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

StarWTF!? Episode 18: Ewok Village

In Episode #18 we talk about one of the greatest toys of all time... as well as a prominent location in Return of the Jedi. It's the Ewok Village, also known as Bright Tree Village! We nerd out a little about the toys as well as the various Ewoks, which brings up a great question. How many Ewoks can you name? Onto the episode!



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Bright Tree Village was the name of an Ewok tree village on the Forest Moon of Endor. It was home to the Ewok tribe that helped the Alliance to Restore the Republic defeat the Galactic Empire at the Battle of Endor.



And here's a peek at the Bri'ahlian creature from our game show segment. It's terrible! Even the phot is names "weirdgreenthing.jpg"

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Book Was Better Podcast Episode 113: Nancy Drew (with guest host Courtney Coulson!)


This week we help solve a mystery when we read the novelization of teen girl detective movie Nancy Drew! And joining me on the case is, of course, our very own junior detective Courtney Coulson! Will we solve the mystery of the murdered celebrity something or other? And will we figure out women: the greatest mystery of them all!

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