Thursday, May 7, 2015

Scarjo A Go-Go Episode 34: Under the Skin, or, "Stripping Back the Layers"

This week is a complete change of pace as Scarlett Johansson plays the ultimate outsider in Jonathan Glaser's eerie, sci-fi thriller Under the Skin. Challenging and packed with meaning, we're going to strip back every single layer and find out what this film is really all about!

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

StarWTF!? Episode 29: Krayt Dragon

Today's episode is the Krayt Dragon, our first podcast subject that only appears on screen after it has already died. (I think, you can feel free to call me out on that.) The Krayt Dragon is seen as a skeleton  in C3P0 and R2D2's first Tatooine scenes in A New Hope. But OF COURSE there is more to say about the dragon. And most of it is a big letdown. It's short and squat and kind of like a fat lizard. But we have much more to say about it.

We also have a new special guest host on this episode. It's Mike Matecha, our good friend and fan of the show!

The krayt dragon was a large carnivorous reptile native to Tatooine.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Book Was Better Podcast Episode 123: Young Sherlock Holmes (with guest host Courtney!)

This week we look at a forgotten Spielberg/Levinson/Christopher Columbus/The Fonz classic when we read the novelization of 1985's Young Sherlock Holmes. Filled with mystery, chemical induced hallucinations, and some ground-breaking special effects, it's well worth finding out where it all began! And joining me is our own junior detective Courtney Coulson who has plenty to say about the Sherlock mythos! Plus, don't forget that this week we also launched our Patreon page, where you can subscribe/support us for bonus shows!

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Monday, May 4, 2015

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for May 4th 2015! Free Comic Book Day!

This week we talk all about our experiences at Free Comic Book Day and the books we read, plus we dissect a whole slew of movie news! And I even photographed today's podcast image myself - model is the amazing Hearse Elf! Enjoy! Plus you can now get bonus episodes (starting with our spoiler-filled 80 minute discussion of Age of Ultron) by subscribing/supporting us on Patreon!

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