The Omniplex is open! We’re back from an unintentional hiatus to bring you a Covid cast! We recorded this one 5 months ago, but it’s still fresh! We bring you the recommendations and anti-recommendations of North, Werewolf By Night, The Magic Christian, The Owl House, and The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. Which are recs and which are anti-recs? You’ll have to listen to find out!
Explosions! Big Action Stars! Big Dance Numbers! Catchy Titles! Ecetera! Do all of these prompts excite you? Then maybe you will be into Cannon Films, THE premiere movie studio of the 80’s and early 90’s! Not quite, but today at The Omniplex we have special guest Austin Trunick, author of The Cannon Film Guide Vol. 1, 2, and soon to be 3! Austin Trunick has conducted numerous interviews with various Cannon filmmakers and stars covering an oral history of this, and I cannot stress this enough, HUMONGUS library of films produced by this studio. Whether you’re just now learning about this amazing studio or you’re a long time avid fan, this interview will be sure to entertain. Have I sold you yet? Then listen on!
The Omniplex is open, and so is this lost film canister full of spinach! While the larger conversation is on lost media (hard looking at you, HBO Max..) today we talk about the unearthed full-length animatic of Genndy Tartakovsky’s unmade animated Popeye movie. What would it have been? Why did it get cancelled? We are not here today to answer those very specific questions, but we take a good hard look at what’s there and what might’ve been if it had gone through final animation, voice, and possible producer notes. So come join us as we pop open this can of spinach!
While we aren’t going to provide a direct link to the film’s animatic, if you enter “Genndy Tartakovsky popeye animatic” into a search engine, you’ll find it easy.
And here’s a screenshot of the Nintendo Switch Popeye game that has Playstation 2 quality graphics. (It’s not much better in motion…)
Velcome to de Orrdareee.. we’ve been in a long vampyr slumber, but we’re back and ready to rumble! This week we have a double bill of What We Do in the Shadows Season 3 with Midnight Mass! …okay, it’s more of a single bill of WWDITSS3 with a with a brief, brief interlude into Midnight Mass, but ONLY because we wanted to finally permeate the question “What if… Vampyr?” into the universe. Come join us as we check back in with our favorite vampire troupe, Nandor, Nadjya, Lazlo, Colin Robinson and… sorry, not you, Guillermo.