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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 #302 – El Camino, PS5 News, Gemini Man and more!

10/14/2019
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Breaking Bad returned this week with the all-new sequel movie, El Camino, written and directed by Vince Gilligan and starring Aaron Paul, proving itself a pretty fantastic opportunity to dive back into seemingly well-explored territory. We talk about the movie at length (with spoilers reserved for our big segment at the end), but before that, there’s also a bevy of news to go over, including the surprise delay of Doom Eternal, Sony’s low-key announcement of the PlayStation 5, and Blizzard...

Duration:02:35:16

The Weekly Stuff #301 – Our Top 10 Favorite TV Shows of All Time, Part 2

10/7/2019
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Our 300th episode milestone celebration continues this week with Part 2 of our countdown of our Top 10 Favorite TV Shows of All Time! Last week’s discussion proved surprising, as our lists had no overlap and a lot of surprises. Part 2 finds us covering a similarly broad range of shows, and while our Top 2 choices may not exactly be revelations to longtime listeners, they give us a chance to talk once more not just about our favorite television, but about some of our favorite memories...

Duration:03:58:27

The Weekly Stuff #300 – Our Top 10 Favorite TV Shows of All Time, Part 1

9/30/2019
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300 is a big number. A terrifyingly big number. And we’ve got an intimidatingly large episode to go along with it. Following in the footsteps of our milestone Episodes 200 and 250, where we counted down our favorite Films and Video Games, this week, we present our personal lists of our Top 10 Favorite TV Shows of All Time. It’s a big discussion that’s going to spill over into next week’s Part 2, but this first half is a blast, as Sean and Jonathan don’t share a single show on the bottom half...

Duration:03:43:31

Weekly Suit Gundam #10 - Unicorn Gundam & Narrative Gundam Review and Discussion

9/23/2019
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Released in seven parts from 2010 to 2014, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn is an extravagant OVA sequel to the original saga of Universal Century Gundam, set three years after Char’s Counterattack and engaging in a direct, deeply thoughtful dialogue with the major themes and ideas of the franchise’s 70s and 80s output. It’s also a spectacular production, with movie-caliber animation, an all-time great score by Hiroyuki Sawano, and some of the greatest mobile suit action the franchise has ever...

Duration:03:19:33

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