I’m actually a little sad today. We now basically live in a world without walk in movie rentals. Not walk up. Not push button. Walk in and browse. Take your time, look for what you want, and possibly ask for suggestions, video rental. I’m not lamenting the passing of Blockbuster per se but, in a certain sense, I am. To the victor go the spoils and they were the last holdout of the video store model. They were the ones who ran it into the ground and continued jacking up the prices of fees whilst media prices dropped but it still ends with them.
My review of Super 8. Spoiler tags applied and hidden until later.
In the simplest of terms, I adored this movie. Let me start off there because you’ll be able to better appreciate the gushing that is about to follow. Everything you have heard about this being a throwback movie is spot on, with a few notable exceptions. The tone of this movie feels ripped from my childhood of Spielberg, Zemeckis, Donner and Lucas (before he stopped caring) movies built for kids but not childish. The kids talk in believable ways and the filmmakers don’t feel the need to break the fourth wall to make elementary school level jokes or go for the typical overacting child annoyances. It is a thrill ride rooted in heart and these days, that’s a rare thing.
Remember kids, don’t bust this move anywhere near open water. Sharks will attack at random.
Well now. The world is forever changed by Tommy Wiseau… again.
I share with you now, the lone reason one should attend DragonCon. Ok, there’s about a thousand others but this is as good or better than all of those.
As we talked about in the latest episode (42) we are changing our schedule around slightly. What’s this mean to you? That’s why I decided to break this down.
When we started No Quarters we thought we would just alternate our podcasts weekly with the result of each of them being released bi-weekly. Problem is, sometimes we would not have enough to really generate content for NQ since that requires us to have played some, if not a plethora of, games. A gaming podcast where you haven’t played any games doesn’t make for a lot of fun to listen to. So we’ve decided to back that down to once a month to allow for us to get some gaming in between.
So what’s this mean for BMFcast? Simple. One more episode a month on average. We’ll now do three weeks in a row of BMF to one NQ. We’re also are on a mission (from God) to make the posting time a lot closer to when we record. I take most of that blame as life would come up from time to time and the editing process would always get bumped. Now I am going to attempt to always have casts posted on Fridays. Most of the time first thing in the morning but worst case by the end of the day. The irony is the first one where this was a silent promise got posted Saturday morning. So sue me, I’m getting over a cold.
Well that’s the lowdown from us here behind the curtain. Now you’ll excuse me as I can’t squeeze any more movie references into this post or I get fined. And besides, my mind is going. I can feel it.
If you didn’t see or hear about it yet, Michael Bay apparently went off and directed himself an extra special Victoria’s Secret commercial. It is everything you’d expect in a (un)holy marriage of these two beloved American pastimes. Behold the power below or click through to YouTube proper for HD goodies..err.. I mean goodness.