OPX 3: Quarantine III – *crying noises*

In a carryover from The Film Room, your hosts Austin, Albert, and Zephyr continue with their media absorption in the never-ending quarantine. We share our experiences watching the likes of Roger Waters, K-Pax, Killer Klowns From Outer Space, Land Before Time, Jack-O, Hobgoblins, Darkwing Duck, Scary Stories, and much much much more. So please enjoy the last of our quarantine casts, at the very least the last one of 2020. And remember, wear your mask, wash your hands, and stay safe this season!

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OPX 1: A Galaxy of Sound (w/Guest Dirk Maggs)

The Omniplex is now open! We’re your hosts, Austin, Albert, and Zephyr. For the flagship episode of our expanded format, we had a lovely conversation with radio drama veteran Dirk Maggs about his career creating “audio movies” for the ever-changing listener landscape. We talk everything from The Sandman, his recent project with Neil Gaiman for Audible, to his adaptations of the Hitchhiker’s Guide radio serials, Dirk Gently, Superman, Batman, Alien, Independence Day UK, and much more.

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The Sandman is available now as an Audible Original. We highly recommend you check it out, it is a lot of fun and well worth your time.

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TFR 118: Novel Approach (w/Guest Mike Sacks)

This week we are joined by comedy writer Mike Sacks to talk about his books Passable in Pink and Stinker Lets Loose!, based on the 80’s and 70’s films of the same name (which are definitely not available on Netflix). Come join us for a great discussion of the allure of film novelizations, parody, and how movies age through the decades. Afterwards (or even beforehand if you like), we deeply encourage you to check out Mike’s books, they are well worth your while.

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The physical books are chock full of bonus details, and the Audible productions include the likes of Gillian Jacobs, Adam Scott, Bobby Moynihan, Bob Odenkirk, Jon Hamm, Eric Martin, Andy Richter, Paul F. Thompkins, and many many more!

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TFR 117: With Pride (w/Guest Host Zephyr)

This week we declare that every month is Pride month as we celebrate Pride in August and take a look at the current state of Queer representation in film. Zephyr leads the charge this cast as we talk Rocketman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Moonlight, Rocko, and where representation has been compared to where it is and where it needs to go.

 

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TFR 116: Quarantine II – Plaguenado

Part 2 of our three-part Quarantine series (recorded in June, deep into the quarantine) we refresh our list of media absorbed during the pandemic, movies we FINALLY had time to get around to watching. With recurring guest Zephyr, we talk Sonic, Cloverfield Paradox, The Cube trilogy, Solar Opposites, The We Bare Bears Movie, and much, much, much more! Coming soon: Part 3: Reopen Reckoning.

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TFR 115: Quarantine

Hello and welcome to part 1 of 3 of our Quarantine watches! Recorded in late April during the lockdown, this episode provides a time capsule of films and tv shows Albert, Austin, and returning guest Zephyr have been watching to pass the time and temporarily drown out the whirlwind of the current atmosphere. We talk greats like Space Force, Chopping Mall, Birds of Prey, a grab bag of things we had been wanting to watch but haven’t quite gotten around you. Have have you watched during the quarantine? Let us know in the comments, or on our twitter and facebook, which you can find links for below!

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TFR 114: Change the Channel

Welcome back! This week we have frequent guest Zephyr back for a special update to our State of Criticism cast. For this discussion we focus on Not So Awesome, a document released by former members of Channel Awesome documenting what happened during their tenure at the site. We go over our thoughts on the document, as Zephyr, a long-time Wall fan, unloads on Nostalgia Critic’s latest parody video on The Wall. Tune in!

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