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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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English

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Episodes

The Weekly Stuff #386 – Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Arcs 1 and 2 Review & Discussion

7/19/2021
Today’s main topic is another Weekly Suit Gundam extravaganza, but before that, we also give first impressions on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for Nintendo Switch, react to Valve’s announcement of the Steam Deck portable PC gaming console, and talk about Jonathan’s nostalgic binge of American TV classic ER, and the wonderful, helicopter-related absurdities of the network TV dramas of yore. But then it’s time for Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, Sunrise’s 2011 collaboration with video game...

Duration:04:00:11

The Weekly Stuff #385 – Batman on Film Part 10: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012) with Christian Bale

7/12/2021
Our Batman on Film series reaches the end of the Christopher Nolan era with 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, the infuriatingly bad final chapter that amps the noxious politics, bad pacing, and frustrating characterization of the first two films up to 11. While Tom Hardy’s inspired performance as Bane is as entertaining as even, 9 years on it’s impossible to ignore the film’s terrible script, endlessly convoluted plotting, and elitist right-wing worldview complete with a strong dose of...

Duration:03:44:57

The Weekly Stuff #384 - Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway Review & Discussion

7/5/2021
After a little back-and-forth on the week’s stuff – including Jonathan finishing the outstanding Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) manga – and checking in on a few quick pieces of news, including Ghost of Tsushima getting a PS5 re-release in August, we dive straight into our latest Weekly Suit Gundam extravaganza with Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway. Premiering worldwide on Netflix this week after its debut in Japanese theaters last month, Hathaway is the first film in a planned trilogy adapting...

Duration:03:05:20

The Weekly Stuff #383 – Batman on Film Part 9: THE DARK KNIGHT (2008) with Christian Bale

6/28/2021
Our ongoing Batman on Film series reaches perhaps the single most iconic and influential film the Caped Crusader has yet starred in with 2008’s The Dark Knight. 13 years later, neither of us quite feel the way we do at the time, and find the movie ripe for reevaluation in a lot of ways. There are plenty of inarguably great elements on display here, from Heath Ledger’s epochal portrayal of the Joker to Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard’s incredible score, but there are also a lot of...

Duration:03:22:52

The Weekly Stuff #382 – Weekly Suit Gundam 2-Year Anniversary Celebration & Rankings

6/24/2021
Two years ago today, our sister series podcast project Weekly Suit Gundam was born, and what a wild ride it’s been! Just as we did on its first anniversary, we’re using the show’s birthday to take stock of everything we’ve reviewed up to now. With a particular focus on the “Year Two” shows – namely G Saviour, 0080: War in the Pocket, 0083: Stardust Memory, The 08th MS Team, Gundam SEED, Gundam SEED Destiny, Gundam 00, and MS IGLOO – we rank the best mobile suits and best songs from the...

Duration:03:04:13

The Weekly Stuff #381 – Nintendo at E3 2021 and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Review

6/21/2021
We’ve got two big topics this week, starting with a wrap-up of E3 2021, which we mostly covered in last week’s show, but wrapped up on Tuesday with Nintendo, by far the best showcase of the event. With big surprises like Metroid Dread, welcome new entries in the WarioWare and Mario Party series, our best look yet at Shin Megami Tensei V, and our first gameplay footage from the Breath of the Wild sequel, it was a great show that put everyone else at E3 to shame. After that, we dive deep with...

Duration:02:52:34

The Weekly Stuff #380 – E3 2021 Analysis Spectacular! (Part 1) – “The E3 That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was”

6/14/2021
After being cancelled in 2020, E3 – the Electronic Entertainment Expo, aka “That Week With All the Video Game Trailers” – is back, sort of, for 2021, in entirely online form. And as we’ve done since the beginning, we’re covering all of it, with today’s episode going over the shows from Ubisoft, Microsoft/Bethesda, Square Enix, and the Summer Games Fest, with Sean’s traditionally exhaustive and/or obsessive notes as our guide! It’s not a particularly good E3 so far, but with looks at Elden...

Duration:03:16:47

The Weekly Stuff #379 – Batman on Film Part 8: BATMAN BEGINS (2005) with Christian Bale

6/7/2021
Our BATMAN ON FILM series starts catching up to the modern age of superhero films this week with Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, the 2005 franchise reboot that marked a new degree of seriousness – not just in theme and tone, but also in production value, casting, and direction – for films about the Caped Crusader, and set the stage for Batman’s biggest moments of mainstream global popularity in the years to come. The movie was undoubtedly a refreshing, impressive change of pace at the...

Duration:01:57:46

The Weekly Stuff #378 – Batman on Film Part 7: BATMAN BEYOND - RETURN OF THE JOKER (2000) with Will Friedle

5/31/2021
After going through some big pre-E3 video game news – including events about Dragon Quest, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Horizon: Forbidden West – and some other odds and ends, we dive into Part 7 of our BATMAN ON FILM series, with the 2000 direct-to-video feature Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. Produced by the same team behind the classic Batman: The Animated Series (and earlier film reviewed in this series, Mask of the Phantasm), Batman Beyond broke bold new ground for the caped crusader on...

Duration:02:10:52

The Weekly Stuff #377 – Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO Review & Discussion

5/24/2021
It’s another dive into the world of Mobile Suit Gundam this week with MS IGLOO, but before that, you’ll also hear some big personal news from Sean, more discussion of Jason Schreier’s fantastic new book Press Reset, and more Resident Evil talk, including Jonathan’s experience playing Resident Evil Zero for the first time. Then we’re off to one of the most obscure corners of Gundam animation, with the 6-episode CGI OVA MS IGLOO and its 3-episode sequel series MS IGLOO 2: Gravity Well....

Duration:02:00:51

The Weekly Stuff #376 – Resident Evil Village & Yakuza: Like a Dragon Spoiler Reviews

5/17/2021
This week’s super-sized podcast offers two in-depth video game reviews for the price of one, as we break down this month’s outstanding Resident Evil Village and last year’s Yakuza: Like a Dragon – which we’ve both finally finished! – in long spoiler-filled discussions. A fantastic balance of the terrifying and the silly, Resident Evil Village hits the absolute perfect sweet spot for both of us when it comes to this series, and is a total joy to discuss in this format, given how many...

Duration:03:25:50

The Weekly Stuff #375 – Resident Evil Village Impressions, Dragon Ball News & More!

5/10/2021
It’s a fun grab-bag style episode this week as we discuss several pieces of recent news, from the results of the One Piece World Top 100 poll to Sega announcing Yakuza spin-off Lost Judgment to Toei finally confirming a new Dragon Ball Super movie for 2022, before moving on to our first, largely spoiler-free impressions of Resident Evil Village. It’s an outstanding game so far, building on what Resident Evil 7 did so well while also harkening back to entries like Resident Evil 4, and proving...

Duration:02:06:34

The Weekly Stuff #374 – Batman on Film Part 6: BATMAN & ROBIN (1997) with George Clooney

5/3/2021
After a bit of a delay due to Sean and Jonathan being extremely reluctant to watch the actual movie, our ongoing Batman on Film series is back with the last Batman film of the 90s, and one of the worst movies ever made: Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin, a flop that’s just as terrible if not worse than Batman Forever in a whole host of ways, while offering a few improvements thanks to Arnold Schwarzenegger and especially Uma Thurman that can’t counteract the awfulness of the main Batman...

Duration:02:56:31

The Weekly Stuff #373 – Demon Slayer ~Kimetsu no Yaiba~ The Movie: Mugen Train Review & Discussion

4/26/2021
After reviewing the first season of the anime in last week’s show, we’re back to review Demon Slayer ~Kimetsu no Yaiba~ The Movie: Mugen Train, the highest-grossing film in the history of Japan, and one that’s already making waves after its debut in North American theaters this weekend. It was both of our first trips back to a movie theater in over a year, since the start of the pandemic, and we couldn’t have picked a better film, because Mugen Train is an outstanding movie, not just as an...

Duration:03:05:03

The Weekly Stuff #372 – The KIMETSU NO YAIBA (Demon Slayer) Episode!

4/19/2021
We’re talking about anime again this week, but for once, it’s not Gundam! It’s Kimetsu no Yaiba, also known as Demon Slayer, the most popular anime/manga franchise in Japan right now, and increasingly one of the most discussed around the world. With the record-breaking movie, Mugen Train, making its way to North American theaters next week, we go in-depth with the first season of the anime from Ufotable, based on the first 6 volumes of Koyoharu Gotouge’s best-selling manga. It’s a...

Duration:03:44:40

The Weekly Stuff #371 – Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer Review & Discussion

4/12/2021
After touching base on the games we’ve been playing – including the original Diablo and 2016’s Ratchet & Clank remake – and discussing this week’s Bloomberg report about a Last of Us PS5 remake and the state of Sony’s development priorities, we move on to another Weekly Suit Gundam topic, rounding out our triptych of Gundam 00 reviews with Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer, the 2010 feature-film follow-up/finale that brings a close to the world of Gundam 00 and...

Duration:02:57:45

The Weekly Stuff #370 – GODZILLA VS KONG vs KING KONG VS GODZILLA: DAWN OF KAIJU JUSTICE

4/5/2021
The great Kaiju showdown of our time has arrived in Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla vs Kong, the fourth film and grand culmination in their ongoing ‘MonsterVerse,’ and to celebrate, we’re not just reviewing this movie – we’re also going back to Round 1 of this particular match-up, discussing the original Toho King Kong vs Godzilla from 1962! And that’s not all! We also dive into the other Legendary Pictures monster movies to recap our thoughts on the entire series, and we discuss the original...

Duration:02:38:30

The Weekly Stuff #369 – Gundam 00 Season 2 Review & Discussion

3/29/2021
After covering a few pieces of recent news – including the trailer for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad and reports that Sony might be sunsetting digital game sales for PS3 and PS Vita – we dive right into our latest Weekly Suit Gundam discussion, this time on the second season of the fantastic Mobile Suit Gundam 00. The show has a lot to live up to in its back half, and we find it more than rises to the challenge with an incredibly smart, exciting, affecting, and entertaining second season,...

Duration:03:24:51

The Weekly Stuff #368 – 2021 Year in Preview Spectacular!

3/22/2021
Better late than never, this week is our annual ‘Year in Preview’ episode, where we look over all the video games and movies coming in 2021 and assess what looks good (New Pokemon Snap, yay!), what looks bad (oh God, Disney’s Cruella movie is real), what baffles us (who the hell thought Six Days in Fallujah was a good idea?), and what’s likely to even come out (is Halo: Infinite ever gonna be a thing?). Before all that, we also give some quick updates on Genshin Impact and Yakuza: Like a...

Duration:01:57:21

The Weekly Stuff #367 – Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 Review & Discussion

3/15/2021
After a little break, we’re back with an episode full of exciting topics, from first impressions on the outstanding Yakuza: Like a Dragon (now out on PS5, and which we’ll definitely do a full episode on soon), thoughts on the demise of Anthem at Bioware, and most importantly, another Weekly Suit Gundam discussion, this time on Mobile Suit Gundam 00, the series that brought Gundam into the era of HD, widescreen, and 21st century geopolitics. It’s a terrific show that’s wickedly smart, wildly...

Duration:02:42:11