The 1971 action-crime classic "Dirty Harry" turns 50 this year. Today's episode is a playback review of the movie that introduced pop culture to San Francisco's favorite rogue cop, Harry Callahan.
We love games on this podcast and today, we play a new one: "If You Could ... and Why." Yes, it involves nerdy subject matter, yes, your answers mean everything, and yeah, we had a blast playing it.
On this one, we play back the 1995 action neo-western "Desperado," starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, and Steve Buscemi. Plenty of bodies, bullets, guitar playing, and cool guys walking away from explosions. Está bien!
Today, it's a love fest for artists who draw and paint horror: Basil Gogos, Sanjulian, Bernie Wrightson, Mike Mignola, Bissette and Totleben, Joelle Jones, H.R. Giger, Zdzisław Beksiński and others. Did these artists choose horror or did horror claim them as its victims? Don't be afraid ... to listen!
Originally podcasted in the Fall of 2011, here is our classic conversation with the late, great Bernie Wrightson. Bernie was an illustrator, a painter, a comic artist, and a former member of the legendary Studio along with Michael Wm. Kaluta, Barry Windsor-Smith and the late Jeffrey Catherine Jones. Stealing a few moments to chat with him was the highlight of our Dragon*Con weekend. Enjoy!
On a rare solo episode of the podcast (mini-episode), Swain recommends 10 movies that will make for great movie nights during the month of October. To keep it fresh, his list is limited to films released within the last 20 years. #Halloween2021
Today's pod is a playback review of the 2012 action-horror film "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter," starring Benjamin Walker, Anthony Mackie, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. This hyper-fictional reimagining of the life of Abe Lincoln as an ax-wielding vampire slayer is perfect viewing for Halloween.
What makes for an awesome adaptation? Is it simply a matter of talent and execution? Are some IPs unadaptable? On the pod, we discuss Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings, HBO's Watchmen, Serenity, Marvel's Netflix shows, and the highly-anticipated "Dune" adaptation out in theaters next month.