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ATH Network’s Holiday Celebration!

Ignore your family and hang out with us!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us over at the ATH Network of podcasts! We know you’re probably opening gifts or feasting with family but forget all of that and come join us for two Christmas-themed podcasts as well as an article from our friend and main contributor Matt Dykes.


AFTER THE HYPE EP. 261 – FEEL GOOD CHRISTMAS MOVIES BATTLE

Twas the day that was Christmas and all through your earbuds came the sounds of epic battle. That’s right, you wonderful holiday people! We watched a bunch of “feel good” Christmas movies and argued pleasantly for over an hour about which one was best.

Go to the episode post here, or just listen below

Beat that, loved ones!


VENTURE BROS: A VERY VENTURE CHRISTMAS

Nothing says holiday celebration like hanging out with friends talking about the greatest animated show of all time and its…uh…well…not very good holiday special. At least there’s fun banter between Bryan Dressel, Nick “Sugar Cookie” Friedemann, and Graham “Bah-Humbug” Mason.

You can listen to the episode below or go to the episode post with all them fancy shownotes and pictures

Suck it, family time!


ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS MOVIES – BY MATT DYKES

And then we’ve got a new article from our friend and contributor Matt Dykes about alternative Christmas movies to watch when you’ve burned through all the best “feel good” Christmas movies like The Mistle-Tones, My Santa, 12 Dates of Christmas, A Cinderella Christmas, or Married By Christmas.

It’s quite the fun read and I’d advise you to check it out here.


See? Aren’t you glad you spent your holiday with us instead? We laughed, we cried, we battled, and we discussed a disappointing Christmas Special to the greatest animated show of all time. It was truly an epic day that changed all of our lives. Now you’re ready to go out there and face 2019 like a champ!


Alternative Christmas Movies

Need some alternative holiday films? Matt has got you covered!

As the time of turkeys, trees and tinsel descends, also does the time of cheesy movies about Santa, hyperactive elves and reindeer. Not everyone is a fan of these kinds of films but they’re hard to avoid, so I decided to give you a list of five alternative Christmas movies you can watch this yuletide season.

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Matt Dykes
Matt is a huge film and TV buff who studied film and moving image production at university. In his spare time he enjoys reading comics and books, the occasional gaming session and writing novels.

Episode #261 – Feel Good Christmas Movies Battle

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL OF US AT AFTER THE HYPE! In the spirit of the holidays we thought it would be a hoot to give you a battle episode featuring those feel good Christmas movies you might see on ABC Family, Freeform, Hallmark, etc. We had blast pitting these movies against each other, and even brought in producer Brian Nolan to join in the holiday tussle.

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A Very Venture Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Bryan Dressel, Nick “Sugar Cookie” Friedemann, and Graham “Bah-Humbug” Mason over at Venture Bros HQ. This is the only holiday special, and it’s…certainly a thing.

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Bradley David Parsons inspired by JG Thrilwell

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BROK HOLLIDAY’S REVIEW

It’s a solid Holiday Special and ends a very venture Bros way. Not a whole lot to say about it with it’s short run time.

3 out of 5.

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Episode #260 – Sorry to Bother You

This week we talk about the weird and wildly unpredictable Sorry To Bother You from director Boots Riley, and starring Lakeith Stanfield. It’s unlike anything we’ve seen before and we dive deep into what worked and what REALLY WORKED. Watch out for spoilers as we discuss the ending at length.

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Episode 13 – The Furthest Away From Home I’ve Ever Been

Sam is about to embark on her own journey to New Zealand, and she’s nervous. She turns to the Lord of the Rings for some holiday travel tips.

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3.03: The Invisible Hand of Fate

This week on the podcast Bryan Dressel, Nick “Pear” Friedemann, and Graham “Clementine” Mason talk about the next episode of season three – The Invisible Hand of Fate, aka “Venture Brothers Do Fan Service,” which is actually kind of good.

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BROK HOLLIDAY’S REVIEW

This is a “lore” heavy episode. I love how it still works as a stand alone episode. The characters are so good we don’t even need the whole cast to have a great episode. 

5 out of 5.

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50 Years of Zombies: Night of the Living Dead 50th Anniversary

A look back at 50 years of the walking dead and the legacy they left behind.

OK, so before you bite my head off, I know that zombie films have been around for longer than 50 years. The title of this article refers to the zombies as we know them today which begun with Night of the Living Dead. The “zombies” in Night of the Living Dead are closer in lore to vampires than actual zombies. While zombies are reanimated corpses, they didn’t turn others into zombies by biting them before Romero. In fact, Romero never referred to the monsters in Night of the Living Dead as “zombies”; they called them “Ghouls” in the film. He rarely had characters referred to them as “zombies” in his subsequent films, I can only recall one usage of the word “zombie” and that was in Dawn of the Dead. Anyway, back to the subject at hand.

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Matt Dykes
Matt is a huge film and TV buff who studied film and moving image production at university. In his spare time he enjoys reading comics and books, the occasional gaming session and writing novels.

Episode #259 – Thoroughbreds

This week on the podcast we’re taking on Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cooke, and Anton Yelchin as we discuss Thoroughbreds. It’s quite the exercise in style that is not without its flaws. Special thanks to friend of the show Traci Ennes for joining us to talk about this aggressively stylish film!

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The Disappointing Mrs. Maisel

How a great show ended up in a divorce cliché.

In April of this year, after two years of constant turmoil, frustration, anger, sadness, stress, and poverty, I got divorced. It was one of the worst experiences of my life, but I don’t regret going through it because I’m much happier now that it’s over. It totally changed my perspective on marriage and relationships in general, and I’ve been noticing lately that my reaction to fictional relationships on my television has been forever altered as well.

Season two of THE MARVELOUS MRS MAISEL hit me in a way I wasn’t expecting.

SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

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Emily Blake writes screenplays with lots of fight scenes. She is a vocal advocate for feminism, polyamory, kink, and sex positivity. She makes most of her money as a script supervisor for film and television, but she also makes cosplays for clients out of her little apartment in Los Angeles.