Welcome back, it's been a long time and with that, Adam and myself start with re-understanding of how we start podcasting.
On top of trying to not watch trailers, I’m kneecapping the other side of the cineama experience by not even going any more. I’m waiting till the movies come out on iTunes in some form. Better value and less idiots to ruin the experience.
We add our own entry to the collective circle jerk of opinions about a movie while people are getting gassed in Syria. Shit this took a dark turn…
Rogue One is our film where spacehoppers are necessary to join in on the plot and Disney wants you to know the character’s died. There is a real life twist to this unique ending to a Disney movie. I read so far into the ending.
We put our SJW hats on and raise the important issue calling out racism where we see it and how Gareth Edwards is probably a racist with the subverting of black characters from not only RO, but his other films.
We have a quick discussion between which new Star Wars movie was better, the issue with Tarkin’s CGI representation, RO’s ending, the pronoun game, the dumbing down of movies: the story serves the studio rather than the story.
We also discuss the new trailer for DC’s Justice League (actually I didn’t see the new new one, but Adam did during podcast production), cheap movies from iTunes
We really catch up here as we haven't been together for a while.
Myself and Adam open with some discussion to find a third host for the show who also lives in Hong Kong. Then we discuss 80s/90s nostalgia (discovering the truth behind the Power Rangers) and the most metal parts of the original transformers movie. None of the Michael Bay shit.
We touch on the topic of the new iPhone 7, nitpicking the nitpickers who bought them, whats my work flow like with only one lightning port. We come to the conclusion Apple should troll the press and call the 10th anniversary a 7s even though its all new. We discuss what we like and dislike about the new phone, and tangentially talk about some Apple products like icloud backups finally working for me. We didn't forget the camera bump.
That new Mario game, have you heard of it? Surprisingly some people haven't, nor the original Nintendo. Nostalgia creeps in.
Did you know its still a thing how people complain about the price of an app on the App Store. I get warnings from Apple on their refund policy.
Consequences of digital devices as pacificers - how do we go about developing new behavours and norms around them, using phones in cinemas. Why do people do this? Because of that I want to download movies on itunes instead of going to the cinema now.
I finally have something to watch and discuss with Adam, Stranger Things is on the menu.
Is the setting actually accurate? Comparing it against milestone 80s movies. I’m also on the penultimate episode! I don’t know what happens for the season finale!
Quick discussion of Doctor Strange and how they butchered the Hong Kong scenes.
Last topic, is the price of computing set to rise and nobody told us? We reflect on the release of the new MacBook Pro and whats to come with the iMac in 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpcCoW5gA7w - Power Rangers Season 1 intro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxuvUAjHYWQ - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 intro (HQ).mp4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KILQcRS0J5U - Stranger Things (2016) - Original Soundtrack Vol. 1 (Audio)
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