SUICIDE SQUAD IN 30 SECONDS

 

Our co-host Jonathan Hardesty attempts to break down the plot to the much maligned Oscar-winner SUICIDE SQUAD. See how he fares against the forces of evil, or whatever!

 

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Episode #178 – Lost Highway

We travel back in time…no…we transform into…no…wait. Hrm. Well, we definitely go to a space and exist there, and we talk about David Lynch’s LOST HIGHWAY. David Lynch joins us, except he is actually Christopher Ortiz – our special guest. Is that Rammstein playing in the background? Anyway, you’ll want to listen in as we try to make sense of what’s going on!

 

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SF MARATHON IN 1 HOUR | WATCH DOGS 2

In true AFTER THE HYPE fashion, we sit down and play Watch Dogs 2, but not in the way you might think.

Instead of playing straight through Watch Dogs like all those other streamers, we decided to sit down and do the San Francisco Marathon in the video game version of San Francisco presented by Watch Dogs 2. Turns out, it’s pretty easy, and doesn’t take nearly as long as the real deal. Check it out.

 

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The Men In Black Sequel We Never Got (And Still Need)

Men in Black is one of the best Hollywood blockbusters ever made. Director Barry Sonnenfeld and writer Ed Solomon spun an obscure comic book into a ridiculously fun piece of popcorn entertainment bursting with imagination and humor. Stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith gave new life to the tired tropes of a mentor who’s seen it all before and a cocky rookie eager to prove himself. The film ends with Jones relaxing in semi-permanent retirement while Smith continues forward with experience to back up his swagger.

 

Audiences were primed for more adventures.

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Elliot Campos
Elliot Campos (@elliotscampos) is a writer living in Los Angeles. He writes, directs and edits the Beyond School audio-play and previously co-hosted the Superhero Sampler podcast. Both shows are available on iTunes.

Go Home Movie Theater, You’re Drunk

 When I was eight years old my parents took me to a movie.  

I wanted to see Baby’s Day Out, I mean, who wouldn’t?  It was a sure fire classic!  Alas, my parents wanted to see Forrest Gump.  Kicking and screaming, I was dragged into a sold out theater, in Davenport Iowa.  The local Showcase Cinemas, ran by National Amusements.  The first of its kind multiplex (in Davenport) with a whole TEN SCREENS!  

 

 

We were late, of course, so there weren’t four seats together, just three, next to a wall… gross.  But it had to do!  My sister, father and mother took the seats, and I got the armrest of my mother’s seat leaning against the wall.  Then the movie started.  All troubles in the world were washed away, and I was totally entranced by the movie.  The audience was quiet, they laughed when things were funny, and cried when sad.  All in all it was the perfect movie going experience.  It was the first moment I knew, I want to make movies.

 

Let’s fast forward twenty some years to seeing Neighbors 2. (I’m well aware in the vastly different quality of the two films)  First, my chair had ketchup smeared into the headrest just thin enough to not see before leaning back, but thick enough to call me ketchup head the rest of the night. Second, after moving seats, the movie starts, then the ENTIRE row in front of us starts “phoning” it up.

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Episode #176 – Chick Flick Battle

What’s better than four dudes arguing about chick flicks? Nothing. Bryan, Ryan, Jon, and special guest Graham make their arguments for BEST CHICK FLICK EVER. Judge Chewie presides. You won’t want to miss this episode. Trust.

 

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5 Moments in Video Games That Nearly Made Me Quit

I’m fairly level-headed when it comes to video games, and not the type of person to rage quit and cause property damage. There are a few scenarios where I get close, and I’d love to share these pain points with you!

Hi. You might remember me from the After The Hype podcast. I talk sometimes on that, and am responsible for the video content you see. You might also notice that I bring up video games often on our WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN DOING segment of the show.

 

If you’re thinking, “hey, this guy is a gamer,” you’d be right, except I’m not THAT type of gamer. I don’t dox anyone or threaten lives or participate in those subreddits. I do occasionally feel a sense of “black out” rage when it comes to gaming, but they’re very specific circumstances and almost always involve some kind of mechanic in the game that is just too much for me. There are also a few instances in which the content itself is a bit much for my taste, stepping over a very subjective line that just ruins the whole experience for me.

 

You’re probably thinking at this point, “wow, these games aren’t that difficult,” or “jeez, what a little whiny snowflake.” That’s perfectly fine. It’s also perfectly fine for me to murder you in my mind over and over again, so maybe let’s be on our merry way and check out the FIVE MOMENTS IN VIDEO GAMES THAT NEARLY MADE ME QUIT!

 

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Jonathan Hardesty
I spend too much time on the internet and not enough time fighting dragons. An editor by trade, screenwriter by long-term-goal, and someone who can't spend a day without making stuff.