Thursday, April 30, 2015

Scarjo A Go-Go Episode 33: Don Jon, or, "The Escort"

This week we put a magnifying glass to Joseph Gordon Levitt's writing/directing review as he writes a very special role specifically for Scarlett Johansson in Don Jon. JGL's porn obsessed, low I.Q. gym junkie certainly keeps his hands busy in this film, putting them all over himself then all over her, but is this specially written role really all it's cracked up to be? There's only one way to find out! (Without watching the film yourself!)

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

StarWTF!? Episode 28: Bren Derlin

Cheers everybody! Today's episode is Major Bren Derlin, or as you may know him, the jerk that had to lock Luke and Han out of the Hoth base when he closed the doors for the night. But he was concerned about Princess Leia and the rest of the rebels safety, so he can't be that much of a jerk.

The most interesting thing about Bren Derlin is the actor who played him. John Ratzenberger, who is famously known as the know-it-all mailman Cliff Clavin from Cheers, disguised his face (sweet mustache) and voice for this role. It was a little before Cheers, but you would never know it was him.

Bren Derlin was a male Human officer of the Rebel Alliance. Bearing the rank of Major, Derlin served as the operations and security chief at Echo Base, the Alliance headquarters on the planet Hoth, under the command of General Carlist Rieekan. In that post, Derlin had to order the closing of the base door to avoid putting the whole base in risk. By doing so, however, he risked the lives of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, two valuable Rebels. Soon after that event, Derlin served during the Battle of Hoth. During the Battle of Endor, Derlin served as Unit leader.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Book Was Better Episode 122: The Silver Brumby (with guest host Jacinta!)

G'day, cobbers! This week we delve back into the very heart of Australia as we read the novelization of true blue Aussie horse movie The Silver Brumby! Never heard of it? No worries, bloke, we got you covered! With me good mate, Jacinta, we're gonna' spin a ripper yarn all about the time that Big Russ Crow got creepily obsessed with a creamy horse! You bloody beauty!

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Monday, April 27, 2015

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for April 27th 2015! Age of Ultron!

This week we review all our favourite robot-battering characters in Marvel's long anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron! Plus we give our thoughts on the new Jared Leto Joker, The Little Prince, Fantastic Four, review Ryan Reynolds in the dark and messed up The Voices, and catch up on Game of Thrones! Put it in your head holes!

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