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Hosted by film and gaming critics Jonathan R. Lack and Sean Chapman, listen to our weekly musings (and rants!) about the world of Video Games, Film, TV, "Doctor Who," Persona, and much, much more! With reviews, top-ten lists, news analysis, and so much more, we pick a new topic every week to discuss in depth, and we hope to see you there! Visit www.jonathanlack.com for more!

Hosted by film and gaming critics Jonathan R. Lack and Sean Chapman, listen to our weekly musings (and rants!) about the world of Video Games, Film, TV, "Doctor Who," Persona, and much, much more! With reviews, top-ten lists, news analysis, and so much more, we pick a new topic every week to discuss in depth, and we hope to see you there! Visit www.jonathanlack.com for more!
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Hosted by film and gaming critics Jonathan R. Lack and Sean Chapman, listen to our weekly musings (and rants!) about the world of Video Games, Film, TV, "Doctor Who," Persona, and much, much more! With reviews, top-ten lists, news analysis, and so much more, we pick a new topic every week to discuss in depth, and we hope to see you there! Visit www.jonathanlack.com for more!

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Episodes

The Weekly Stuff #299 – Astral Chain & Control Reviews, Sean Fact Checks Jonathan, and more!

9/16/2019
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After a few weeks away from the main podcast, Sean and Jonathan are both back for a fun, oftentimes extremely silly episode. We review Platinum Games’ Astral Chain for the Nintendo Switch and Remedy’s Control for PS4 and Xbox, but also debate whether Goku or Superman would win in a fight, taste test a new mystery Mountain Dew flavor live on the air, hear a list of fact checks from Sean on Jonathan’s Nintendo Direct comments on last week’s bonus podcast, and there may or may not also be an...

Duration:02:08:24

Weekly Suit Gundam #09 - Char's Counterattack Review & Discussion

9/10/2019
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The original saga of Mobile Suit Gundam reaches its spectacular climax with Char’s Counterattack, the 1988 theatrical film that reunites Char Aznable and Amuro Ray for one final conflict, and sees Yoshiyuki Tomino and company bringing these characters, their story, and the major themes of the series up to now home with astonishing aplomb. As the first original movie in the franchise’s history, Char’s Counterattack boasts incredible production values and some of the greatest animation we’ve...

Duration:02:13:23

The Weekly Stuff #298.5 - Nintendo Direct September Reactions

9/9/2019
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It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link. Sean couldn’t record this week, and we didn’t want to let this week’s exciting, jam-packed surprise Nintendo Direct go unremarked upon for another week, so Jonathan grabbed the mic to do a quick solo podcast – and a surprise last minute guest was able to...

Duration:01:03:05

Weekly Suit Gundam #08 – Gundam ZZ Review & Discussion

9/2/2019
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After the abject darkness that was the ending of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, we come out on the other side to review and discuss its immediate successor, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, a show that appears lighter at first glance…but is it? ZZ has a bad reputation among Western fans, but we’d argue it’s a deeply misunderstood and underappreciated gem, an essential follow-up to Zeta Gundam that masterfully shifts the franchise’s POV, boasts stunning visuals from start to finish, and is chock full of...

Duration:02:24:26

The Weekly Stuff #298 – Spider-Man’s MCU Split, The Matrix Returns, Disney’s D23 Announcements, and much more!

8/26/2019
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It’s an absolute explosion of entertainment news this week, with Spider-Man getting a divorce from the MCU, WB relaunching The Matrix franchise 20 years after the original, the unveiling of the Breaking Bad movie El Camino, Gamescom underway in Germany, Disney showing off all sorts of Star Wars, Marvel, and various animated and live-action content for the Disney+ streaming platform and theatres, and Sony losing their fifth Uncharted director in a decade-plus of trying to bring the game...

Duration:03:19:55

Weekly Suit Gundam #07 - Zeta Gundam Review & Discussion

8/19/2019
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In this episode, Weekly Suit Gundam goes beyond its original missive of reviewing the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam by jumping ahead for a deep dive with the second series in the Gundam franchise, and one of the most beloved: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, the sequel set in 0087 that sees new protagonist Kamille Bidan joining forces with the AEUG – and several familiar faces, including the mysterious, sunglass-wearing Quattro Bajeena – to fight against the fascistic takeover of the Earth...

Duration:02:30:51

The Weekly Stuff #297 - Fire Emblem Three Houses Review

8/12/2019
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As summer comes to a close and our non-podcast lives get busy again, it’s a shorter podcast this week, centered around Jonathan’s thoughts after 70 hours of Fire Emblem: Three Houses on Nintendo Switch. It’s a very good game, great in many ways, and has many ‘series best’ superlative qualities. Why, then, does Jonathan feel so conflicted about it after playing so much? There’s a lot to break down and it makes up the bulk of the episode (all spoiler free), but we also make time for a few...

Duration:00:52:43

Weekly Suit Gundam #06 – Gundam Film Trilogy & One-Year War Wrap-up

8/6/2019
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Our first ‘season’ of Weekly Suit Gundam comes to a close with a big, fun, celebratory ‘wrap-up’ episode. For our main topic, we discuss the series of theatrical films, released between 1981 and 1982, that compiled and reworked the original Mobile Suit Gundam into a surprisingly effective film trilogy that saved the series from its initial lack of popularity and helped launch the franchise into the stratosphere. That’s a great discussion in and of itself, but it’s not all! We also briefly...

Duration:04:00:52

Weekly Suit Gundam #05 - Reviewing Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 Episodes 39-43

8/1/2019
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It’s the final stretch of Mobile Suit Gundam – episodes 39 through 43 – and if you thought a mere five episodes wouldn’t be enough to fill a full installment of this podcast, you clearly haven’t seen the absurdly jam-packed final push of this incredible show. With the strange, metaphysical concept of ‘Newtypes’ taking center stage, Gundam’s closing episodes are both its most action-packed and its most boldly experimental, as Amuro comes fully into his new abilities and Char tries to harness...

Duration:02:20:24

The Weekly Stuff #296 – Revisiting The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

7/29/2019
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Our trilogy of The Lord of the Rings retrospectives comes to a close this week, as we dive deep with The Return of the King, the final installment in Peter Jackson’s legendary adaptation. Sixteen years later, does the film hold up as well as its predecessors, and what do we see in it now, older and in the context of a very different cinematic and cultural landscape, that we could not glimpse then? It’s a long conversation befitting this absolute behemoth of a film, but we also make time to...

Duration:04:06:31

The Weekly Stuff #295 - Marvel Phase 4 News, Cats Trailer, Judgment, Dragon Quest Builders 2 & More!

7/24/2019
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A packed week called for two podcasts, so we’re back for a second time this week to talk all the news out of Comic-Con, from trailers for Star Trek: Picard and HBO’s Watchmen to Marvel unveiling their entire Phase 4 slate, which was not only full of surprises, but some of the best superhero movie titles (and, in the case of Thor: Love & Thunder, title treatments) we’ve ever seen. We also have the abject terror of the Cats trailer to deal with, Jonathan reviews Disney’s new, very boring The...

Duration:02:29:44

The Weekly Stuff #294 – Our Top 10 Favorite Video Game Soundtracks, Part 2

7/22/2019
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Last week, we offered the first half of one of the coolest podcast topics we’ve ever done, counting down our 10 Favorite Video Game Soundtracks! This week, we’re back with Part 2, diving deep with our top 4 choices and sampling nearly 100 different wonderful pieces of video game music along the way. Touching on several of our most beloved gaming franchises, along with some surprise deep cuts, and listing a bunch of honorable mentions, this episode is another fun celebration of the music we...

Duration:02:22:33

Weekly Suit Gundam #04 - Reviewing Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 Episodes 26-38

7/18/2019
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The end is near for Mobile Suit Gundam, as this set of episodes – #26-38 – finds the crew of the White Base becoming fully integrated into the Federation’s forces, visiting the military’s biggest base of operations, and returning to space for an assault on the Zeon stronghold of Solomon and, finally, a duel…in Texas! It’s another sterling set of episodes, this bunch more action-packed than ever, but also dense with revelations and major plot developments, culminating in a series of major...

Duration:02:34:42

The Weekly Stuff #293 - Our Top 10 Favorite Video Game Soundtracks, Part 1

7/14/2019
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There’s little we love more than a good video game soundtrack – the music that connects us with our most treasured gaming experiences, drawing us in with emotion, grandeur, thrills, and wonder. There are so many great ones, we’ve wanted to count down our favorites for a while, and this week, we’re doing just that – it’s our Top 10 Favorite Video Game Soundtracks! Sean and Jonathan have each compiled their own Top 10 lists, Jonathan’ brother (and actual musician) Thomas has sent in his own,...

Duration:02:45:10

The Weekly Stuff #292 – Spider-Man: Far From Home, Judgment, Persona Q2 & More!

7/8/2019
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The golden age of Spider-Man continues, with Far From Home, the latest MCU movie, arriving on the heels of Into the Spider-Verse, Insomniac’s Spider-Man video game, and Spidey’s recent appearances in the Avengers films – and the hits just keep on coming, because Far From Home is an absolute blast. It’s a wildly entertaining, wonderfully funny film with a good heart and a lot of creativity, one that manages to both take Spider-Man to places he’s never been before (geographically and...

Duration:02:34:16

Weekly Suit Gundam #03 - Reviewing Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 #14-25

7/4/2019
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As we hit the middle stretch of Mobile Suit Gundam and discuss episodes 14 through 25, the show gets increasingly dark, with the challenges faced by the crew of the White Base growing ever more perilous. We’re introduced to new foes like M’quve and Kycilia Zabi, alongside the inimitable Ramba Ral and his companion Hamon, enemies who present Amuro and Bright their fiercest opponents yet, but are also perhaps the most honorable and upstanding characters on the series to date. As the lines...

Duration:01:51:58

The Weekly Stuff #291 - The Game of Thrones Episode

7/1/2019
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You’ve wanted it. You’ve asked for it. You’ve waited for it. And now, it’s here – the Game of Thrones episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcasts. Both hosts have seen the entire series, and now we’re here to digest the entire thing, and the unmitigated creative disaster that was the final two seasons in particular. What happened to the writing, what the heck was up with that ‘capture a wight beyond the wall’ plan, why is Euron Greyjoy the worst character in the history of television, and what...

Duration:03:07:47

The Weekly Stuff #290 – Revisiting The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

6/25/2019
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Back on Episode 277, we started our latest movie retrospective series, looking back at Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film trilogy with The Fellowship of the Ring. A few months and many delays later, we’re finally back to talk The Two Towers, the second film in the trilogy and another masterful entry in this all-time great work of cinematic storytelling and craftsmanship. With the Fellowship scattered and the action moving East towards Rohan, The Two Towers expands the world of Middle...

Duration:03:23:13

Weekly Suit Gundam #02 - Reviewing Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 #03-13

6/20/2019
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After giving an overview of the Mecha genre and talking about the first two episodes last time, we dive deep into the meat of Mobile Suit Gundam on this week’s episode, discussing Episodes three through thirteen, a stretch which sees Amuro struggling with the surmounting stress of piloting the Gundam, Bright navigating his unexpected leadership, and Char deliciously manipulating supposed friend Garma Zabi to mysterious ends. It’s a terrific set of episodes that establishes the show’s episode...

Duration:02:09:56

The Weekly Stuff #289 – E3 Follow-up, Sekiro Game Therapy, Game of Thrones Chat, and more!

6/17/2019
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It’s a loose and freewheelin’ show this week, as we recover from the madness (and boredom) of E3 2019 with some additional reactions on reports from the show floor and swap some stories about anime and movies before diving into our main topics, each of which has left one of our two hosts beleaguered. For Jonathan, it’s trying to get into Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the most recent game by FromSoftware, which is so difficult it’s making him question every life decision he’s ever made; for...

Duration:02:49:20