Thursday, November 20, 2014

Scarjo A Go-Go Episode 17: Spongebob Squarepants the Movie, or, "The Voice of Reason"


This week we dive into the deep as we study Scarlett Johansson's very first voice acting role in Spongebob Squarepants the Movie! Will she prove just as engaging when her bottom half is a fish? Or will it sin her career forever!? (Spoilers: It won't).

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

StarWTF!? Episode 5: IG-88

In this episode, we discuss the ever-stable & always awesome bounty hunter IG-88. It's an assassin droid with seconds of screen time, but pages and pages of Expanded Universe backstory. And that story is intense.  



We also learn what "IG" stands for (it's not exciting at all) and how creative they were in naming all 4 IG's as well as IG-88's aptly named ship, the IG-2000. It's a longer episode than normal, but well worth the length.

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And while we're at it, let's take a quick look at the many toy variations of IG-88. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Book Was Better Episode 104: Zardoz (with guest host Violet!)

This week we journey back to the heady days of the late seventies when we read the novelization of the freakishly trippy Zardoz. The short version: hairy Sean Connery in a red mankini catching women in a net while his God - a giant floating stone head - vomits guns. I swear I'm not making any of this up! And to verify these wild claims is first time guest host and catch of the day: Violet! Convert to the cause by downloading now!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for November 17th 2014! Wortho Potato!


This week we review  A Thousand Times Goodnight, Dracula Untold, Zombeavers, Merry Friggin' Christmas, discuss casting news, watch a whole lot of trailers, and poke our heads into the wonderful World of Warcraft! It's like calcium for your ears!

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Scarjo A Go-Go Episode 16: A Good Woman, or "The Treasured Possession"


This week Girls Go Oscar Wilde as we dissect Scarlett Johansson's performance in the filmic adaptation of Lady Windermere's Fan, better known as: A Good Woman! The good news: Scarlett is captivating, the bad news: It also stars Helen Hunt.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

StarWTF!? Episode 4: The Podrace

In this episode, we discuss everyone's favorite scene from everyone's favorite movie. It's the Boonta Eve Classic, otherwise known as the Podrace from Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. 



We learn all about the aliens. Did you know that some of them finished the race? We thought they all died! And how about Ben Quadinaros? What's his deal? There's quite a bit going on in this 4 hour long scene and it led to our longest episode yet, clocking in at a whopping 39 minutes.

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Doctor Who - Death in Heaven


So, the Doctor Who finale aye? So full of promise. The first part was so good, it gave me hope and I was actually excited for the rest of it, but unfortunately, this was the worst finale of the new run. I’m going to try to coherently explain why under the cut.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Book Was Better Episode 103: Maleficent (with guest host Sabrina!)

This week evil, flying, baby-tormenting terrorists get twisted into heroes as we read the novelization of Disney's Maleficent! Now with even more shoehorned backstory than the film! And joining me on this thorny adventure is long absent guest host Sabrina, who has been released from captivity to share her thoughts! We'll put a spell on you! Well... at least inside your ears!

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Monday, November 10, 2014

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for November 10 2014: The Force Awakens!


This week we discuss the new Star Wars title, Cumberbatch engagement, Jared Leto Joker, a trio of movie trailers, we review the National Theatre Live performance of Skylight, look at some books, play the Evolve alpha, World of Warcraft and more! We did all the stuff and the things and we want to tell you about them!

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Scarjo A Go-Go Episode 15: A Love Song for Bobby Long, or, "Accentuate the Positive"!


This week I tackle my least anticipated movie, the deep south John-Travolta-drinks-himself-to-death drama: A Love Song For Bobby Long! But although things may look grim for John, I'm happy to say that the budding Scarlett Johansson is back to fine form, despite duking it out with an obstinate accent! Listen as one of my most dreaded films becomes one of my favourite episodes yet!

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