In a special Thanksgiving Throwback Thursday(!!11!?!) we here at The MediaFile offer you a cooking show we produced several years ago! It’s funny, AND informative so check it out before you start cooking your own turkey this Thanksgiving.
Have a good one!
Bonus points for finding the factual error, and if enough people say they want it, maybe we’ll produce a follow-up episode…
If you’re a Doctor Who fan and you watched the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, you might have noticed (if you were paying attention) that the writers did some very clever things and gave the fans several amazing gifts with this very special episode.
It truly takes a gifted writer to make epic, game-changing alterations to a series’ future AND PAST, without any terrible retroactive continuity gaffs. But they pulled it off. They changed the nature of the character. They didn’t ruin any of the prior show content. It was a masterful piece of sci-fi adventure television!
Please give our show a listen to hear about some of the things we are excited about.
A few of us from The MediaFile got together to watch it (along with an International simulcast!), and we recorded our reactions as a podcast!
We begin with a discussion of Kevin Smith’s new project, called Tusk. That leads in to an old video we recorded years ago (it’ll go up on YouTube as soon as I find a copy!). Then we somehow run through Godzilla, The Avengers, comics, sketch comedy, Movie 43 and all sorts of things!
Finally we talk a bit about the upcoming The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and discuss our favorite end-credit songs from movies.
This was fun! A few of us here at The MediaFile have been working on development of a game system for a long time! It’s called Splintered Humanity and it’s the creation of Ray Corsetti, Matt Turner and others!
It sounds like an amazing, rich, and complex game world and system with a lot of promise!
We discuss the history of the setting, the factions/races, potential game products for the future and the Creative Commons model for getting this all done!
In the last couple of years the Sci-Fi/Fantasy section of bookstores has gained a new sub-genre that at times irritates me to no end. Urban Fantasy, which basically boils down to trashy romance with supernatural themes. As explained in an earlier review I have an unnatural need to know how a story ends, making Urban Fantasy a landmine for me. Now, not every urban fantasy is going to have “his rock hard erection” or “he thrust himself inside of me” within its pages. I have found some that are more focused on the actual interactions between the characters, and growth. ‘A Brush of Darkness’ does not fall into the latter percentage of Urban Fantasy, and like a lot of Urban Fantasy all the male characters are poorly written and are either idiots who just want to get laid or idiots who are assholes. Continue reading →
I am an absolute sucker for the ‘Found footage’ style of horror film. I’ve written here about it in the past. Recently, I caught the second half of The Blair Witch Project on IFC the other night and I still thoroughly enjoyed it! That led me to seek out more of the same… To Netflix!
How happy was I to see that the fourth and most recent installment of the Paranormal Activity series had just recently arrived. I had to watch it right away. So much fun at midnight on a Saturday!
And what a show it was! Today we discovered ‘Nigga Turtles: Episode 1,’ we talk about the upcoming Spanish-language remake of ‘Breaking Bad’ called ‘Metastasis.’ and we asked Patrick “What Does the Fox Say?”
We also discuss whether or not it’s worth taking the risk of alienating part of your audience to explore potentially contentious and/or politically-charged topics. It’s a great talk! If you’ve been waiting to check out this show – this is the one you need to listen to!
Years ago – throughout my entire childhood and right up until about the year 2001 – I only ever owned Nintendo game consoles. I was a fanboy. Even typing the word now, N-I-N-T-E-N-D-O, makes me feel happy. Okay, fine. I had an Atari 2600 and a Commodore 64… But after that, it was just the NES, Gameboy, SNES, N64, GBA and GameCube. I never liked Sega. I thought the PlayStation was nothing more than flashy graphics with no real substance (Though, I did get the PC version of Final Fantasy VII). And when MicroSoft launched a gaming console? Xbox?! What is that?! Hah! I scoffed.
But, eventually, Square published two games that changed my mind; and one of them is getting another installment I actually care about soon… Continue reading →