Episode #128: The Future Is Now!

According to Back To The Future II, we should have self lacing shoes, flying cars, food rehydration machines, and all sorts of other cool stuff by now.  In fact, we should have had all that stuff by 2015.  If the terminator movies are to be believed the entire world should a post apocalyptic wasteland right now.  What other movie predictions have failed to come true?  Are there any movie prediction that have come true?  Of course there are hundreds of movies that make predictions about the future and we can’t cover them all, but Marc found a website that lists some of these predictions, in “movie world” chronological order.

In this week’s podcast we explore some of those predictions and compare them to our actual reality.  If Stanley Kubrick could predict the future we would have had enormous spaceships flying manned missions to Jupiter by 2001.  That obviously didn’t happen.  What else didn’t happen.  Listen in and find out.

Episode #124: Lethal Weapon

Did you know the movie Lethal Weapon has been turned into a TV show that is broadcasting now?  Chris didn’t realize that but Marc did, and he’s even seen a few of the episodes.  In this week’s episode of the Brick Room we talk about the Lethal Weapon movies and the TV show.  We talk about the special relationship between Riggs and Murtaugh, as well as some ways that criminals can make a lot of money.

We also discuss movie deaths.  What happens if your character gets shot in a  movie?  Does it make a difference if you are shot with a bullet vs an arrow?  As it turns out, it does.  If you could choose between being shot with a bullet or an arrow in a movie universe which one would you pick?  You should choose to be shot by the bullet.  I know, it sounds like being shot by a gun would be worse than being shot by a bow and arrow but trust me, if you are a character in a movie you do not want to be shot with an arrow.  We talk all about it and explain why that is in this week’s podcast.  Grab your drink, avoid the bows and arrows, and listen in.

 

Episode #123: End of Summer and Comic Book Movies

All the summer movies have been released.  All the fall movies have been released.  How did all the comic book movies do?  Every other movie that comes out is a superhero movie. At the beginning of the summer we made predictions on how all of this years comic book movies would do, with the help of Brick Room guest Chris Daily.

Chris Daily is back for this episode and we’ve also invited a new guest:  Carlos Guzman.  Carlos and Chris both have experience publishing their own web comics so we thought “who better to talk with about comic book movies than these guys?”

Have you watched Batman vs. Superman?  Deadpool?  The new X-men movie?  Should you?  Listen in and find out what was good this year and what wasn’t.  Then, when you’re done listening to this episode go check out Chris and Carlos’ work.  You can find their comics here:

Punch an’ Pie

Time Cheetah

Striptease

 

Episode #122: Halloween

It’s time for a spoooooooky Brick Room episode!  Well, maybe not spooky, but about Halloween anyway.  We talk this week about one of favorite holidays.  We discuss, costumes, which candy is the best, which is the best day of the week for Halloween to occur on.  Basically, we just talk about all kinds of Halloween stuff.  Grab some of the candy you got this year and listen to this:

 

Episode #121: Relationships and Gordy

Brick Room guest Gordy is back for this episode as we mostly talk about relationships.  Marc just got married and we talk about married life, single life, and relationships in general.  We also wonder, how long is it acceptable for a couple to refer to themselves as “Newlyweds”?

Previous to all this relationship talk we open up the podcast talking about Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix.  The world of video entertainment is changing all the time and we discuss the interesting content these services are bringing to the table and how they are affecting the TV business.  We also discuss commercials and what happens to actors that hit it big as a commercial spokesman.

Finally, we finish up the podcast with a round of “What if?”, which is probably Gordy’s favorite game.

Grab your beer, listen in, and play a little What if? with us.

Episode #120: Doctors

In today’s episode we talk about doctors and dentists and they way they talk.  They all seem to have a similar pattern to their speech and they use words and phrases that many other people, even professional people, do not use.  We’re not talking here about medical terminology, although they love to throw those weighty multisyllabic technical terms around too.  No, we’re talking about phrases designed to either set you at ease or to demonstrate their expertise.

We also talk about arts and crafts and the Latin language.  Thanks for listening, here’s this week’s episode:

Episode 119 – Lando’s Cape

Who’s the smoothest in the Galaxy? Lando. Obviously.

We talk Star Wars again in this podcast, starting with Marc’s cosplay plans to how much we just want to follow Lando around.

Also, I guess we’re #DonaldForLando now…

We also discuss the trend of remaking/rebooting movies including Ben Hur, a movie that has been remade into oblivion…

We also cover the all important question as to ‘Why?’… Why all of the remakes and what should never be remade (Star Wars) and what should be remade. We go over a few movies that could another pass over and be remade…

Also, disaster movies are almost immune to remakes…unless you’re Backdraft…

Did we miss anything? Let us know what you think! If you don’t think Donald Glover would make a good young Lando, let us know how it feels to be wrong about everything in your life…

Thanks for listening!