Thursday, December 25, 2014

StarWTF Episode 10: Ackmena (Plus our Life Day celebration)

It's our StarWTF!? Life Day Celebration! Today we look at one of the most INSANE Star Wars productions, the Star Wars Holiday Special... and specifically we are discussing Bea Arthur's badass bar tending character, Ackmena. She's the rough and tough nighttime bartender at the Cantina, who is wooed by a man which a volcano head... and did we mention that she sings to the customers? It's both wonderfully entertaining and completely unwatchable.

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Ackmena was the nightshift bartender in Chalmun's Cantina in Mos Eisley on Tatooine. She was a favorite amongst the patrons there, as she was more approachable than the daytime bartender, Wuher. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Book Was Better Podcast Episode 109: Theodore Rex Novelization Writing Challenge!

This is the big one! Our annual Novelization Writing Challenge, where instead of critiquing a crappy novelization, we take it upon ourselves to WRITE one! Our good friend Tim the Stats Man provides each guest/writer with a transcript of scenes from a terrible film - that we haven't seen - and we do our best to write them ourselves, putting together everything we've learned from doing this show!

This year's book is based on the wretched Whoopi Goldberg and an animatronic T-Rex buddy cop movie Theodore Rex! This year's challengers are: JessLukeLizzy UnpronounceableCourtney CoulsonSuzanne, and Xavier! This is our final show for the year and it is our biggest show ever!

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Review: The Imitation Game

I was lucky enough to get an advanced screening ticket to see The Imitation Game (staring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightly) and honestly, I don’t think I could rave about it more.
 The film follows a segment in the life of Alan Turing, the man who broke the Enigma code and shortened World War II by at least two years. Benedict Cumberbatch is actually fantastic as the arrogant but brilliant Turing, surrounded by an amazing supporting case and the story itself is compelling regardless of how little or how much you know.
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Sunday, December 21, 2014

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for December 22 2014! So This is Christmas!

This week we chat North Korea, review The Kingsman, Big Hero 6 and Saint Vincent, plus we talk about our favourite Christmas things, solve the Australian film industry and do poor imitations of Wortho! Happy Holidays everyone!

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