January 31, 2016

[Masters of Carpentry] Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

In our latest installment of the Halloween franchise, things take a sad turn as the wrong characters are killed, the story stops making sense, a beloved character actor takes a turn for the worst, and Michael spends a surprising amount of time with his mask off and his face in clear view. Is a magnificent performance from little Danielle Harris enough to make it worthwhile? Check it out here.

January 10, 2016

[Masters of Carpentry] They Live

Melissa Kaercher again dons the shades with us as we take a loving look at Carpenter's rowdy 80s classic. We also take some time to recap the glorious peak that was Carpenter in the 80s as we ready ourselves for the final leg of this project. Check it out here.

Fun fact: If you notice that my audio sounds a little different and a bit more stilted than usual in the first 25-ish minutes, there's a reason for that. My audio didn't exist. Partway through recording the episode, we realized we'd encountered the glaring technical error of me not pressing record on my end, and Skype's recorder (good riddance, Powergramo) completely failed to give us a backup. Nonetheless, as we had everyone elses' audio, we pressed on, and I was able to fill in those missing portions by blowing up their tracks so I could faintly make out my own voice through their headphones, thus giving me a guide to re-record that portion of my end. It doesn't fix me being a stiff actor, nor that I'm suddenly talking quietly because it was the middle of the night and I didn't want to wake people up, but hey, we still managed to save the episode instead of just scrapping it and starting over again. Which is what happened next month. Stay tuned for that!

GUEST APPEARANCE: Starmageddon, episode 24

With co-host Dan Taylor off as he delights in the joys of being a new father, my friend Michael May asked me to fill in for an episode, and we had a blast discussing Alan Dean Foster novelizations, the legal struggles of fan creations, and a major myth of the Star Trek movies. Check it out here.

December 8, 2015

Targeted


Jak Locke, musician extraordinaire and co-host of The Monthly Midnight Movie Exchange, has directed his first movie! With Angie and an eager skeleton crew, they put together a dual western film both adapting a hysterical script Jak wrote when he was 7 years old, as well as a rich and mature remix of many of the same story elements. I was involved by contributing to the Indiegogo campaign and providing the voice of a drunkard in a jail cell (my first IMDb credit!) and had the honor of attending the film's premiere during a visit to New Orleans. Check out the official website/store, as well as an overview of the premiere weekend.

December 6, 2015

[Short-Lived Showcase / Masters of Carpentry] Starman, episodes 1-5

It's a Short-Lived Showcase and Masters of Carpentry crossover event! Kinda! If you don't know, Carpenter's classic film was followed a few years later by a single season television series sequel with Robert Hays (Airplane) now in the title role. As we get started, Starman reunites with his son, encounters woods filled with hunters, helps a catatonic Kenneth Tobey fix an airplane, fakes a UFO for Cletus Hogg, and runs into his dead body's best friend. All while being pursued by the most ineffectual government agent imaginable.

Movie
Episode 1 "The Return"
Episode 2 "Like Father, Like Son"
Episode 3 "Fatal Flaw"
Episode 4 "Blue Lights"
Episode 5 "Best Buddies"

December 3, 2015

[Xanadu Cinema Pleasure Dome] Cage

A huge thank you to Melissa and Windy for once again inviting me over, this time for a massively, gloriously unending look at one of the most infamous and debated actors of our generation: Nicolas Cage!

Part 1

Part 2

November 28, 2015

Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie!


Lewis "Linkara" Lovhaug was kind enough to offer me a role (the astronaut Anders) in this, an epic, all-star film spectacular spinning off of his long-running web series. I had a blast filming it, especially getting to visit one of the local film studios. Hope you enjoy!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

November 27, 2015

[Masters of Carpentry] Prince of Darkness

We're joined by Melissa from the always glorious Xanadu Cinema Pleasure Dome for a look at this oddball horror film mixing theoretical physics with apocalyptic theology. Alice Cooper stabs people with a bike. Donald Pleasance has an axe. People are really a horde of bugs wearing a skin. Icky squirt guns are sprayed about. And all will be reveal on One. Nine. Nine. Nine.

Check it out here.

November 15, 2015

[Deconstruction is Magic] My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, episodes 53-57

We've made it through the first third of FiM's truncated third season, featuring a wobbly yet shiny two-part epic, a disastrous swarm of giddily hopping clones, a very special message about bullying, and a wizard's duel where friendship truly is magic.

Episode 53 "The Crystal Empire, Part 1"

Episode 54 "The Crystal Empire, Part 2"

Episode 55 "Too Many Pinkie Pies"

Episode 56 "One Bad Apple"

Episode 57 "Magic Duel"