Kind of got out of the habit of writing these. Shame. SHAME. Anyway, Binge Buddies is in full swing with its “Alice in Zombieland” series. They’re on the third one and having a blast. Brok and pal Charriii5 sit down to talk about the importance of accessibility in gaming, which you need to listen to ASAP. Last week’s Demon Dayz is a good one and full of fun banter. What else is new, am I right? And then things take a dark turn in this week’s Behind the Hype as Bryan and I discuss the dark and twisted Suicide Club from director Sion Sono. Just…yeah. Go watch it and join our discussion.
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Due to some version confusion we had to push our review of Guilty of Romance to next week. In its place we’re going to talk about the movie that put Sion Sono on the map for western audiences: Suicide Club. It’s difficult to summarize the movie and do the horrific imagery and biting commentary justice, but we do our best. Just the opening few minutes of the movie should clue you in on the doozy of a film you’re about to experience.
One of the most talented people on Youtube, Charriii5, stops by to talk about accessibility in gaming. A subject that has impacted people in our lives and we hope to help spread awareness so more and more people can have access to video games.
Hi! Our series “Alice in Zombieland” continues this week with the next movie on our list: Resident Evil: Extinction. Join us – that is, Bryan, Matt “Zombie Dog” Dykes, and Joel “William Birkin” DeWitte – as we discuss what’s either the best or the worst of the franchise. We get to see more characters from the video game franchise, and there are some reveals that are certainly something.
Our Sion Sono retrospective continues with the rap opera Tokyo Tribe, a doozy of a film that starts out rough and then ends with one hell of a punchline. It features a cast of fascinating and colorful characters that sing their way through bouts of ultra-violence. It features perhaps one of the most fun and over-the-top villains we’ve seen yet on this podcast. And if that weren’t enough, it features the daughter of a satanic high priest kicking all kinds of ass with her banana-eating kid sidekick. Have we convinced you to watch the film yet?
Life found a way to let Carl help me record any amazing episode about all the dinosaur-based games that we have played. We were so focused on whether or not we could that we didn’t stop to think if we should! All that being said enjoy this episode as grown men gush over their love all dinosaurs.
Howdy! A new episode of Binge Buddies is coming at you right at this moment. Bryan, Graham “Tyrant” Mason, Joel “Nemesis” DeWitte, and Matt “Zombie Dog” Dykes are talking about the 2004 film Resident Evil: Apocalypse as part of their “Alice in Zombieland” series. Is it one of the more stupid movies in the franchise? Yes. Is it great? Also yeah. So, sit your ass down and join our intrepid adventurers as they travel through Racoon City and talk about this amazing sequel.
We’re back from our break and we thought it would be a great idea to kick things off with a retrospective on director Sion Sono. You might remember him from our episode on Why Don’t You Play In Hell. Yeah, that guy. Anyway, we’re starting with his 2015 film Tag, featuring perhaps one of the most surprising openings to be put to film. Seriously, you might want to be sitting down for this one.
Recurring Guest Nathaniel Bandy stops by to talk about the indie smash hit A Hat in Time. Without Nathaniel, I would not have even heard of this amazing tribute to old-school 3D platformers. Give the episode a listen and also go download A Hat in Time!