GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #02: Kill la Kill

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It’s time for episode two of Anime Fun Time, and boy do we have a show for you today: a massive, spoiler-laden, two-part examination of Kill la Kill, Studio Trigger’s first full length TV animation offering. Join Paul, Tom, and Jill as they perform a deep dive on a show that’s much, much more than just fan service and explosions. CLICK HERE for Part 1, and HERE for Part 2.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Part 1 – general plot discussion; puns & homophones; formalistic elements such as pacing and structure; the nature of fan-service;  a pro-feminist interpretation of the series; and listener questions.
  • Part 2 – corrections and clarifications; the influence of shojo manga, fairy tales, and the erotic-grotesque-nonsense movement; the Sada Abe incident; manga and anime as counter-culture; more on feminism; our favorite moments; and additional listener questions.

Final Thought:

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“Sometimes you just gotta be washed by a naked rainbow lady.” – Tom Pandich

Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: “That’s a lot of fish.”

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Our slow-burning Godzilla theme continues with an exploration of everyone’s least favorite American G-film, Roland Emmerich’s 1998 “classic”, Godzilla. CLICK HERE or on the banner above to listen to Sean and I discuss our first tastes of colossal cinematic disappointment, everything this film does wrong, and a few things that it does right.

ERRATA: Some corrections are in order. Parthenogenesis is a type of asexual reproduction, and some lizard species do in fact engage in it. Also, the 1994 American Godzilla script by Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio actually predates the publication of the Shusuke Kaneko Heisei-era Gamera trilogy, which began in 1995, so to claim the former was ripping off the latter was inaccurate.

“Michael Jordan is an Evil Wizard.”

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Lace up your sneakers, because Space Jam is the Greatest Movie EVER.

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Katherin the Great.

Review in a Nutshell: In our continuing efforts to ruin Katherin’s childhood, we take a look at Space Jam. It’s definitely a movie designed to appeal to children, and the Looney Tunes’ wacky antics strike the adult me as just obnoxious and gross, but the movie still has its moments.

The Greatest Movie EVER! Zodcast

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In this week’s installment, you get two movie reviews for the price of one as Sean “Hollywood” Hunting and I explore both the 2006 Richard Donner Cut of Superman II and the 2013 disaster-comedy, Man of Steel. Michael Scally provided the image above. Click on it to download our reviews of both films, or CLICK HERE. Special thanks go to Ken Nabbe of Green Mustard Entertainment for purchasing the perk that inspired this show.

GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #01: Attack on Titan

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Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast’s daughter publication, GME! Anime Fun Time. Click HERE or on the poster above to download our spoiler-iffic round-table discussion on 2013′s popular shonen action anime, Attack on Titan. Panel members include Paul Chapman, Thomas Pandich of Skin Crawling Comics, and Clarissa Graffeo of AnimeWorldOrder. Join us for nearly 60 minutes worth of friendly chatter about a series that is not, in fact, “naked cannibal porn”.

Final Thought:

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“Hi, guuuuuuuuuy.”

Not to be confused with ‘Strange Circus’.

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Do that funky hand-jive, because Santa Sangre is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the DVD cover or the title above to download our review of the film,

featuring Franklin Raines of Children of the Blazing Fist.

Review in a Nutshell: Trashy, exploitative, surreal, humorous, grotesque…all of these words and more apply to Alejandro Jodorowsky’s most accessible film, Santa Sangre, a tale of murderous Oedipal urges, religious cults, dismemberment, insanity, and the circus. Quite simply, this is an amazing and beautiful film.

Dead Teenagers. IN SPACE!

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Sharpen up your machete, because Jason X is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film,

featuring Thomas Pandich of Skin Crawling Comics.

Review in a Nutshell: It’s Jason. In Space. `Nuff said.

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