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Episode 59: Why Most Video-Game Based Movies are Crap and How to Fix Them

9/10/2018
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In this episode, Kushal and Karan talk about the ever-present issue of movies based on video games. We'll discuss why exactly they don't work, films that have come close and how they can be changed. Tomb Raider: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1365519/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Rampage: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2231461/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Star Wars: Force Unleashed: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1024923/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Resident Evil: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190703/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2 Dead Space:...

Duration:01:07:20

Episode 58 - Passing Legs and Men Problems Plus Jurassic World and Queer Eye

7/30/2018
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This episode, Kushal and Karan discuss James Gunn's departure from the Guardians of The Galaxy series, the problem with The Incredibles 2, Jurassic Worls: Fallen Kingdom, Queer Eye, Preacher, and much more. Cloak and Dagger: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5614844/ Preacher: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5016504/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Goliath: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4687880/?ref_=nv_sr_1 James Gunn:...

Duration:00:51:12

Episode 57: Slurping, Munching, Westworld S2, Deadpool 2, Solo, and… Roseanne. SegUE!!

7/17/2018
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This episode, Kushal and Karan discuss some of the deeper points around Westworld, why Altered Carbon being renewed is good for the world and a rather hefty chunk of conversation around Solo, the new addition to the Star Wars universe. References: Guardian's Westworld piece: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/dec/10/westworld-jonathan-nolan-hbo-robots Roseanne racist tweet: http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/feature/a859050/roseanne-barr-2018-new-series-racist-tweet/ Roseanne...

Duration:00:54:36

Episode 56: Finite Misunderstanding, Thanos Love, and Marvel Master Plan

6/21/2018
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This episode, Karan and Kushal talk about the eagerly-awaited instalment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Infinity War. We'll talk a bit about the characters and how they've been developed over time and so much more, goddammit. References: Batman: Bad Blood: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4870838/ Karan's article on Infinity War: http://www.movieville.org/2018/05/30/avengers-infinity-war-2018-the-culmination-of-10-years-of-character-development/ Shadow King:...

Duration:01:15:03

Episode 55: A Pacifically Quiet Player One Place Ready Rim

5/6/2018
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This month, Kushal and Karan talk about some of the important issues clouding society today as well as film stuff, obviously. We also discuss recent releases like Pacific Rim: Uprising, Ready Player One, Tomb Raider, A Quiet Place and shows like Black Lightning and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. References: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4073790/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 - The Darkest Minds https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154756/?ref_=nv_sr_2 - Avengers: Infinity...

Duration:00:48:04

Episode 54: It's About Wakanda, Stupid

3/19/2018
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This episode, Karan and Kushal finally talk about Black Panther, the 90th Academy Awards, the Shape of Water, The Good Place, Altered Carbon and more. References: Fritz: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01nbn85 Haber: http://www.duhaime.org/LawMag/LawArticle-1094/Fritz-Haber-War-Criminal.aspx, - https://vimeo.com/18728629 Syria Documentaries: - Cries from Syria: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6319654/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 - The White Helmets:...

Duration:01:21:53

Episode 53: Black Lightning, Altered Carbon, and Coco

2/22/2018
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Warning: Contains spoilers for Clone Wars Season 3, and The Cloverfield Paradox. And Coco. Kind of. This episode, Karan and Kushal talk about Coco, Black Lightning, Altered Carbon, a bunch of trailers and teasers that landed and also express their delight and excitement for the now released Black Panther. Resources: Venom: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1270797/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Solo: A Star Wars Story: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3778644/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom:...

Duration:01:07:51

Episode 52: Great Big Golden Globes

1/23/2018
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This month, Karan and Kushal discuss Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Big Sick, Lady Bird and more. The Aziz Ansari case is also discussed and how it is surrounded by controversy after being coupled with the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements. Note I: "Jumanji" is a reference to "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" not "Jumanji Jumanji", the song by Jack Black (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA9Ypn3jQw0) Note II: Kumail Nanjiani's tweets were sent...

Duration:01:03:59

Episode 51: The Penultimate Jedi

12/24/2017
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This episode, we discuss Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. [CAUTION: SPOILERS IN THIS EPISODE] If you haven't seen The Last Jedi yet and you don't particularly want to hear any spoilers, it's best you avoid this episode of the podcast. Otherwise, ENJOY! We hope you enjoy your festive breaks and have a safe and happy new year. Quick edit: We mention Justin Hartley playing Green Lantern/Oliver Queen on Smallville but we were obviously referring to him playing Green Arrow/Oliver Queen....

Duration:01:09:59

Episode 50: Why Justice League isn't Completely Rubbish

11/28/2017
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We've hit the big 5-0, folks! This episode, we talk Thor: Ragnarok, Star Wars, Lore, Murder on the Orient Express, Henry Cavill's moustache and of course, Justice League and how it fares against its other DCEU counterparts. As always, thanks for listening these last 50 episodes and trying to understand what Kushal and I discuss. References: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/unplug-your-kodi-box-now-11530883 - Kodi Boxes https://www.ted.com/speakers/jane_mcgonigal - Jane...

Duration:01:26:16

Episode 50: Why Justice League isn’t Completely Rubbish

11/28/2017
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We’ve hit the big 5-0, folks! This episode, we talk Thor: Ragnarok, Star Wars, Lore, Murder on the Orient Express, Henry Cavill’s moustache and of course, Justice League and how it fares against its other DCEU counterparts. As always, thanks for listening these last 50 episodes and trying to understand what Kushal and I discuss. References: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/unplug-your-kodi-box-now-11530883 - Kodi Boxes https://www.ted.com/speakers/jane_mcgonigal - Jane...

Duration:01:26:16

Episode 49: One Away From Fifty

11/15/2017
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In episode 49, we ease the tone a little and shoot the shit as we always do. We cover the Weinstein assaults and various others, coffee, alcohol, and what we've been up to lately. References: http://variety.com/2017/film/news/harry-knowles-takes-leave-from-aint-it-cool-news-amid-sexual-assault-accusations-1202574130/ - Harry Knowles sexual assault http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974015/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt - Justice League http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2527336/?ref_=nv_sr_3 - Star Wars: The...

Duration:01:32:23

Episode 48: The Pantone Problem - Part Two

10/14/2017
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And here's part two of two. We hope you enjoyed. As always, hit us up on @kushaljoshi or @movievillekazed on Twitter. References: http://collider.com/dear-white-people-justin-simien-interview/ - Impact of Trump’s America on Future Seasons of Dear White People on America https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prowler_(comics) - Prowler - Spider-Man https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Rangers_(film)#Potential_sequels - Sequels of Power...

Duration:01:38:32

Episode 48: The Pantone Problem - Part One

10/14/2017
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In this long-awaited two-part episode, Kushal and Karan discuss the ever-important topic of race in society and films as well as the history of biased movie themes. **Kushal misquotes an old statistic - The U.K. Is now 12% BAME, not 4%, as revealed by the Race and Diversity Audit 2017 that was released after this episode was recorded. This does not change the framing of the questions asked. For references, see part two's description.

Duration:01:02:26

Episode 47: Dear Men People

7/7/2017
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Folks, greatest apologies for the lateness of this episode. We should be back on track from here. This episode, Kushal and Karan talk about women in film. We recount some of the awesome female characters we've seen on the small and big screens as well as some of the not-so-good ones. Resources: Wonder Woman: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451279/ Girlboss: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5706996/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Dear White People: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5707802/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Alien:...

Duration:01:10:45

Episode 46: Sci-Fi, Futurism, and Challenge Accepted

5/27/2017
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In this episode, Karan and Kushal discuss Sci-Fi as a genre, as well as films within the genre, including the recently-released Alien Covenant, how Alien changed the genre and the impact that it's had. A challenge is also issued that could potentially change the course of the way both Kushal and Karan think. The shock! Resources: Jinder Mahal WWE Champion: https://www.benzinga.com/news/17/05/9499985/outta-nowhere-jinder-mahal-becomes-first-indian-wwe-champion-smart-business-move Their...

Duration:01:09:22

Episode 45: Hobbes, Hokusai, and... Mahatma who?

4/10/2017
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This episode, we talk about the Ghost in the Shell, how it missed the mark with the original anime and what the new Hollywood flick carried over. Enjoy! Resources: Movieville's What to Watch on Netflix: http://www.movieville.org/2017/03/31/what-to-watch-on-netflix-1-iron-fist-robin-williams-final-film-burning-sands-and-more/ Legion: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5114356/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Iron Fist: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322310/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru:...

Duration:01:09:53

Episode 45: Hobbes, Hokusai, and… Mahatma who?

4/10/2017
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This episode, we talk about the Ghost in the Shell, how it missed the mark with the original anime and what the new Hollywood flick carried over. Enjoy! Resources: Movieville’s What to Watch on Netflix: http://www.movieville.org/2017/03/31/what-to-watch-on-netflix-1-iron-fist-robin-williams-final-film-burning-sands-and-more/ Legion: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5114356/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Iron Fist: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322310/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru:...

Duration:01:09:53

Episode 44: "I Feel Angry" - A Reflective, Post-Oscars Episode

3/12/2017
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This episode, Karan and Kushal revisit the Academy Awards and see if their predictions were on point. We also discuss the Moonlight screwjob as well as the state of the society we're living in and how this screwjob relates to it. We're now on Instagram and YouTube, so check us out on instagram.com/movievilleorg and youtube.com. Resources: Partially Derivative:...

Duration:01:29:11

Episode 43: Breaking Kaz and Movies and Society in a Post-Trump World

2/12/2017
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In this episode, Karan finally breaks. We also discuss the ever-important topic of film in a post-Trump world. Resources: Infinity War Teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PyrgGTFp0E Power Rangers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kIe6UZHSXw Alien Covenant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0VW6sg50Pk Han Solo: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3778644/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Baywatch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ5tqzw841s Fate of the Furious:...

Duration:01:28:04