The RotCast Episode #208 – Girl Gone Viral

The only reason this show even exists to be published is because I DIDN’T fall over dead in the middle of recording it. Not only are our opinions “wrong” in this episode, but a plethora of real life distractions and me coughing like Slenderman is about to get me make this our worst episode ever. I know that was a high bar to get past, but we did it. We finally stunk up the place harder than that time we reviewed Spring Breakers.

Reviews
V/H/S Viral (Light Spoilers)
Gone Girl (HEAVY Spoilers, skip to 1:22:18 to avoid)

What We Watched
Dave – Honeymoon, Alien Abduction, Paranormal Activity 1-4, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Edge of Tomorrow, Open Windows, Horns, The Houses October Built, Apocalyptic, Team America: World Police, The Hunt
James – Plastic Galaxy (Doc), Cold in July, Eyes Without A Face, Tammy, Obvious Child, Mall, Fury

James Talks About His Letterboxd Habits

Full Runtime:  2hr 28min 04sec

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THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

0. The Afghan Whigs – Debonaire (4:15)
1. Roger Shah – Hope (Original Mix) (6:20)
2. Max Eden – Supernova (5:27)
3. Andain – Beautiful Things (Fady & Mina Remix) (6:58)
4. Dennis Sheperd – Bring You Home (Original Mix) [feat. Chloe Langley] (6:52)
5. Sequence 11 – Dione (7:35)
6. Menno de Jong – Solicitude (7:27)
7. Bilal El Aly – Monster (Original Mix) (5:33)
8. VillaNaranjos – Cala Blanca (Club Mix) (6:36)
9. Kheiro – When You’re Home (Misja Helsloot Remix) [feat. Danny Claire] (7:16)
10. Bobina – Delusional (Original Mix) [feat. Shahin Badar] (5:42)
11. Liam Wilson – The Speed of Design (Original Mix) (7:38)
12. Jace Williams – Rookie (6:24)
13. Willem De Roo – Datamoon (7:12)
14. Ayda – Legend (8:39)
15. DJ Wad – Reincarnation (6:16)
16. Artur K & Martin Sand – Never (Mdk Remix) (7:33)
17. Arnej – They Always Come Back (Mike Remix) (7:09)
18. Talamanca & Velden – One Embrace (Feat Isa Bell-Dub Mix) (7:38)
19. Aimoon – Will Be Mine (7:14)
20. Menno De Jong – Place in The Sun (Feat Ellie Lawson) (7:45)
21. Shinedown – Fly From The Inside  (3:57)

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The RotCast Episode #207 – Ramble On, Annabelle

We got to see a sneak preview of Annabelle last night and recorded a show that was only supposed to go about 20 minutes. Instead it’s over an hour of unfiltered free form acid jazz that may not appeal to “classic RotCast fans.” Remember that scene in This Is Spinal Tap? Like that, only worse.

Review
Annabelle – look, we talk around the movie a lot in the review, so here’s the bottom line. Did you like The Conjuring? This is a step down. Do you have to see a horror movie this weekend? You could do worse (Tusk) cause there ain’t nothing on the horizon for a few weeks. I gave it a C- and James gave it a C. There, there’s your review.

Seriously, y’all, we go all over the map, talking about emotional manipulation in movies, the overall trends in the horror genre including how much money is spent on a film in order to maximize the bottom line, more MARVEL chat because that’s just the dominate force in the movie landscape these days for better or for worse. The way the preceding sentence was written is an example of how the show went. It’s totally freeform, man!

Full Runtime:  1hr 09min 44sec

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THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

1. The Association – Cherish (3:31)
2. Rospy – Meet Me in The Stars (8:00)
3. Jace Williams – Rookie (6:24)
4. Willem De Roo – Datamoon (7:12)
5. Ayda – Legend (8:39)
6. DJ Wad – Reincarnation (6:16)
7. Artur K & Martin Sand – Never (Mdk Remix) (7:33)
8. Skaivox – Motion Shift (7:55)
9. Andrew Stets – War Will Never Come (6:55)
10. Farid – Skylines (Mike Danis Remix) (6:44)
11. The Byrds – Turn! Turn! Turn! (3:55)

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The RotCast Episode #206 – Cool(er) Poster, Bro

This time on the show we talk about film that began life on a podcast. Kevin Smith’s podcast to be exact. It plays out exactly like the kind of film you’d expect from one of its origins. What does this mean exactly? You’ll have to listen to find out.

Please note, during the discussion about suspension of disbelief and wrestling, I brought up the hypothetical example of Rey Mysterio going up against Batista. A more cogent example is the Sami Zayn versus Titus O’Neil match we saw at the latest NXT taping. That show won’t air until late October but if you watch you make note of the size difference. This is not the first match like it, of course, and wrestling is just a worked fight. I still would be interested in seeing one of the men/women matches from the indies and I think, as long as the wrestlers are good, men and women could put on good matches with each other. It’s just that the idea of Paige kicking out of an AA (Cena) or a F5 (Lesnar) would
create too much cognitive dissonance. The critical part of my brain knows it’s a worked fight but another part just couldn’t buy it. Have you seen Paige? She’s downright waifish! She’s a good wrestler in her own right, but the size difference between her and Lesnar would just be too much for my simple brain to believe for a match between them to work
competitively. I dunno. I’m probably thinking about this too hard.

Reviews
Tusk (Spoilers abound!)

What We Watched
Dave: South Park season premiere “Go Fund Yourself”
James: Electric Dreams

Here is the Coolest Cooler

Full Runtime:  1hr 05min 28sec

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THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

1. The Beatles – I Am The Walrus (4:34)
2. Perplexer – Da Capo (4:05)
3. Interactive – Forever Young (3:41)
4. Starsplash – Free (3:21)
5. Dyewitness – Masterplan (3:26)
6. Rmb – Reality (3:51)
7. Westbam – Wizards Of The Sonic (3:36)
8. Komakino – Outface (Fullsize) (6:11)
9. Music Instructor – Hymn (3:52)
10. Gigi D’agostino – L’amour Toujours (3:59)
11. Special D. – Come With Me (3:10)
12. Mellow Trax – Phuture Vibes (3:45)
13. Dune – Hardcore Vibes (3:32)
14. Mental Theo – Stars (3:37)
15. Mark ‘oh – Randy (Never Stop that Feeling) (Westbam Remix) (5:54)
16. Mauro Picotto – Komodo (3:22)
17. Of Mice & Men – Would You Still Be There (3:12)

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The RotCast Episode #205 – A Game To Kill For

Some of you may know that I love video games and I have since I was around 6 years old, maybe sooner. Some of you may also know that for a couple of years I ran a gaming blog called eclecticgamer. There are happenings on the internet right now concerning the behavior of people both in and out of the gaming community. This is what is known as
#gamergate. It is NOT a movement based on hate or misogyny or anything
negative thing you’ve heard from hit pieces posted on mainstream websites. This is a movement that has been brewing for several years and has now come to a head. The first hour of this show consists of my thoughts on gamergate.

Please understand that one thing I value the most in this life is friendship, so that was my basis for trying to understand how the indie game dev community and bloggers/journalists came to their nepotistic relationship. It’s their argument that friendships and romance are natural occurances within an industry. It’s our argument that such relationships distort the ability of lesser known developers to get their game recognized by a large audience. It is MY argument that divorcing themselves from “gamers” in an unprofessional and hostile way only serves to divide people and make them angry. #gamergate is the pushback to this divorce. You reap what you sow.

Reviews

  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

What We Watched
Dave: As Above So Below, Divergent, Leprechaun: Origins (pre-review)
James: Kristy, Orange is the New Black (S2)

NXT Takeover: Fatal 4 Way chat

Full Runtime:  1hr 53min 22sec

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THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

1. Coheed And Cambria – The Crowing (6:35)
2. Giuseppe Ottaviani – Passion (Extended Mix) (6:43)
3. Richard Durand – Blast (6:29)
4. Sied Van Riel – Gravity (feat. Alicia Madison) (7:11)
5. Audrey Gallagher – Say My Name (Original Mix) (7:52)
6. Solarstone – Slowmotion III (7:53)
7. Simon Templar – To the Stars (Pt. I) (7:57)
8. Roger Shah – Hope (Original Mix) (6:20)
9. Max Eden – Supernova (5:27)
10. Andain – Beautiful Things (Fady & Mina Remix) (6:58)
11. Dennis Sheperd – Bring You Home (Original Mix) [feat. Chloe Langley] (6:52)
12. Ferry Corsten – Festival Crash (Original Mix) (5:40)
13. Faruk Sabanci – Sphinx (7:02)
14. Kheiro – When You’re Home (Original Mix) [feat. Danny Claire] (7:09)
15. Alan Morris – Rebellion (Original Mix) (6:31)
16. Will Atkinson – Victims (Original Mix) (8:57)
17. Deftones – Gauze (4:41)

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The RotCast Episode #204 – FilmRot Reviews Island of the Lemurs

This show opens up with a review for a niche documentary meant to appeal to children and animal/nature lovers. What were we doing there? Some questions just aren’t meant to be answered. Also, we tried to review Into the Storm but ended up talking about our love of pinball games. Good times.

Reviews

  • Island of the Lemurs: Madagascar
  • Into the Storm (light spoilers)
  • The Zero Theorem

What We Watched
Dave: Race to World First (Doc), P.T. (2spooky4u game), MST3K (“Riding
with Death”, “Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders”, “Village of the Giants”), The Simpsons
James: Under the Skin, Unhung Hero (Doc), Draft Day, TMNT (2014)

Full Runtime:  2hr 18min 41sec

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THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

1. The Cardigans – My Favorite Game (3:37)
2. Jurgen Vries ft CMC – The Opera Song (Brave New World) (3:24)
3. Gabriel & Dresden – Ascending (1:39)
4. Susana ft Dark Matters – Sleepless Ocean (4:17)
5. Kat Krazy ft Elkka – Siren (Rodg Chill Mix) (3:46)
6. Conjure One – All That You Leave Behind (4:22)
7. Matt Darey ft Erica Driscoll – Too Far (Zetandel Chill Mix) (4:28)
8. Chicane – Leaving Town (3:53)
9. Kenneth Thomas – Tonic (Original Mix) (8:13)
10. Niklas Harding pres. Arcane – Red Jewel (Original Mix) (8:21)
11. Funabashi – Daylight (Original Mix) (8:09)
12. Interstate – Remember Me (Remix) (8:29)
13. Jose Amnesia vs. Shawn Mitiska – My All (Original Mix) (8:53)
14. Lens – Let The Light In (Jaytech Remix) (7:23)
15. Nick Thompson – Spice Fire (Original Mix) (9:19)
16. The Realm – Lost In Space (Conjure One Remix) (4:34)
17. Christian Burns & Paul Van Dyk – We Are Tonight (Acoustic Version) (4:02)
18. Tydi – Ashley’s Theme (Chill Out Mix) (3:43)
19. Emma Hewitt – Foolish Boy (Zetandel Chill Out Mix) (4:47)
20. Lustral – Falling Leaves (3:55)
21. Tenishia – As We Speak (Chill Out Mix) (4:00)
22. Dark Matters ft Neev Kennedy – Loneliness Won’t Leave Me Alone (4:13)
23. Conjure One ft Aruna – Still Holding On (Aruna vs Conjure One Chill Mix) (4:44)
24. Eco – Alonism (Lounge Mix) (3:31)
25. Blake Jarrell ft Michael S. – Say What You Will (Acoustic Mix) (3:14)
26. Kat Krazy ft Elkka – Siren (Rodg Chill Mix) (3:46)
27. Chicane – Leaving Town (3:53)
28. Tydi Ft Christina Novelli – Fire & Load (Stripped) (Chill Out Mix) (3:20)
29. Killswitch Engage – This Fire Burns  (3:02)

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The RotCast Episode #203 – All Guardians Must Die

The RotCast Episode #203 – All Guardians Must Die

Summer is effectively over, movie wise that is. Sure there will still be movies dumped into the dog days but tentpoles are done. This summer was awesome for tentpoles as evidenced by how Summer 2014 was capped off. Also on this episode we talk a smaller Lucky Mckee film you might have caught on VOD, especially if you are a high school cheerleader.

Reviews

  • Guardians of the Galaxy (Spoilers)
  • All Cheerleaders Die

What We Watched
Dave: The Purge: Anarchy, Lucy, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Non-Stop, New in Town
James: Rewind This (Doc), The Counselor, More than A Game (Doc), Afflicted

Full Runtime:  1hr 22min 01sec

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THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

Guardians of the Galaxy OST

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The RotCast Episode #202 – Apes, Robots and Bigfoot Oh My!

The RotCast Episode #202 – Apes, Robots, and Bigfoot Oh My

Someone STILL hasn’t watched Orange is the New Black so we crammed this full show with movies. Two of them are in theaters currently and one of them was on VoD. Only one of them is worth spending money on.

Reviews

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Transformers Age of Extinction
  • Willow Creek

News

What We Watched
Dave: Doc of the Dead, Haunt, Fargo (TV show)
James: Streets, Only Lovers Left Alive, The Burbs, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

WTNF

Full Runtime:  2hr 19min 42sec

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THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

1. Foster the People – Best Friend (4:30)
2. Cosmic Gate – Exploration Of Space (3:35)
3. Rocco Und Seine Freunde – Generation Of Love (3:29)
4. Natascha Romboy – Another World (3:52)
5. Mauro Picotto – Komodo (3:22)
6. Gigi D’agostino – L’amour Toujours (3:59)
7. Special D. – Come With Me (3:10)
8. Mellow Trax – Phuture Vibes (3:45)
9. Dune – Hardcore Vibes (3:32)
10. Mental Theo – Stars (3:37)
11. Mark ‘oh – Randy (Never Stop that Feeling) (Westbam Remix) (5:54)
12. Perplexer – Da Capo (4:05)
13. Interactive – Forever Young (3:41)
14. Barthezz – On The Move (Du Monde Remix) (6:14)
15. Blank & Jones – After Love (3:46)
16. Westbam – Sunshine (6:41)
17. Da Hool – Meet Her At The Loveparade (3:31)
18. DJ Quicksilver – Bellissima (3:51)
19. Vernon – Life Is Too Short (3:42)
20. Brooklyn Bounce – Bass, Beats & Melody (3:41)
21. Starsplash – Free (3:21)
22. Dyewitness – Masterplan (3:26)
23. Rmb – Reality (3:51)
24. Westbam – Wizards Of The Sonic (3:36)
25. Komakino – Outface (Fullsize) (6:11)
26. Music Instructor – Hymn (3:52)
27. DJ Paul Elstak – Rainbow In The Sky (K&a’s Radio Blast) (3:28)
28. Mega’lo Mania – Close Your Eyes (3:33)
29. Moby – Feeling So Real (4:31)
30. Perplexer – Acid Folk (5:31)
31. Westbam – Celebration Generation (3:10)
32. Cocooma – Flying Saucer (3:34)
33. Sunbeam – Outside World (3:33)
34. Chevelle – Jawbreaker (4:43)

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The RotCast Episode #201 – 22 Game of Thrones Spoilers

The RotCast Episode #201 – 22 Game of Thrones Spoilers

Someone forgot to watch Orange is the New Black so we talk about 22 Jump Street instead. Also, we give our thoughts on this little talked about HBO show that’s probably going to be canceled in the off season, like Community.

Reviews

  • 22 Jump Street
  • Game of Thrones Season 4 (Spoilers: Skip to 1hr 03min to avoid)

What We Watched
Dave: Animal, Afflicted
James: Night on Earth, Star Trek Into Darkness, A Million Ways to Die in the West

Full Runtime:  1hr 23min 52sec

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THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

1. Bad Suns – Cardiac Arrest (3:02)
2. LTN – The 7th Arc – Daniel Kandi Remix (5:57)
3. Willem de Roo – Rush – Original Mix (6:21)
4. Juventa – The Strip – Original Mix (6:00)
5. Ferry Tayle – Rescue Me – Suncatcher Remix (7:36)
6. Touchstone – Stargazer – Original Mix (7:58)
7. LTN – Never Ending Highway – Original Mix (7:25)
8. Wrechiski – Come Over – Original Mix (7:24)
9. Kris Maydak – No Cloud In Sight – Original Mix (6:50)
10. Mike Sonar – iLove – Original Mix (4:45)
11. Steve Brian – Brooklyn Bazar – Original Mix (6:59)
12. Adam Szabo – Medusa – Original Mix (6:22)
13. Tomas Heredia – Behind Time – Original Mix (7:11)
14. Arcade Fire – Ready to Start (4:18)

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The RotCast Episode #200 – Train on the Edge

The RotCast Episode #200 – Train on the Edge

After 8 years The RotCast has made it to 200 numbered shows! James and I celebrated by talking about movies and movie news. Huzzah!

Reviews

  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Snowpiercer

What We Watched
Dave: X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, The Wolverine
James: Pompeii, Blue Ruin, Sorceror (1977), Dead Man’s Shoes, Leviathan (Doc), Free to Play (Doc)

Edge of Tomorrow Ending Chat

Full Runtime:  1hr 12min 43sec

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THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

1. The Go! Team – Everyone’s a VIP to Someone (5:07)
2. Ilan Bluestone – Waves Of L.A. – Original Mix (6:54)
3. Suncatcher – Fruitify – Club Mix (7:47)
4. Faruk Sabanci – Rise & Fall – Radio Edit (3:14)
5. Chris Schweizer – The Saga – Radio Edit (3:24)
6. Bryan Kearney – Te Amo – Original Mix (7:13)
7. Adam Szabo – Medusa – Radio Edit (3:41)
8. Craig Connelly – Lioness – Original Mix (5:45)
9. Max Graham – The Evil ID – Mark Sherry Radio Edit (4:53)
10. Bogdan Vix – Forever – Radio Edit (3:43)
11. Gaia – Empire Of Hearts – Radio Edit (3:16)
12. Gabriel & Dresden – Rise Up – Radio Edit (2:43)
13. Atlantic Ocean – Trance Atlantis (3:42)
14. Dance 2 Trance – Power Of American Natives ’98 (Dj Quicksilver Radio Cut) (3:30)
15. Dance II Trance – Take A Free Fall (3:56)
16. Magic Man – Paris (3:54)

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The RotCast Episode #199 – Summer “Blockbusters”

The Rotcast Episode #199 – Summer “Blockbusters”

It’s a full show of The Rotcast, and we run down three of the top summer films for 2014. One of them is actually really good! Also, we recorded this one late at night and my energy levels slowly depleted as the show went on. I also sound really Southern this time, so if that turns you off tune in to episode 200 where I suppress my accent like a mother.

Reviews

  • The Amazing Spider-man 2 (Lite Spoilers)
  • Godzilla
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (Lite Spoilers)

Reel Talk
Visit First Showing

What We Watched
Dave: Airplane, Airplane 2: The Sequel, Jack and Jill, The Battery, Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Vampire Academy (Checkpoint Challenge)
James: Escape From Tomorrow, 47 Ronin, The Protector 2, Lone Survivor, Delivery Man, Oldboy (Spike Lee version), The Signal, Joe

WTNF

Full Runtime:  2hr 16min 46sec

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THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

1. Jim Johnston – Anything (3:37)
2. Andrey Dobarin – Massive – Original Mix (9:39)
3. DJ NikolaevV – One Summer On Two – Original Mix (5:06)
4. Inspirer – Agent – Original Mix (6:34)
5. Mood Pulse – Connection – Original Mix (7:07)
6. Korenevskiy – Love The Piano – Original Mix (6:59)
7. Serge Vergo – Now! – Original Mix (9:02)
8. Sounder – Storm – Original Mix (4:23)
9. Pactifan – Bengal – Original Mix (7:30)
10. Starque – Swan In The Sea – Original Mix (5:58)
11. Betelgeuze – The Ic Battle – Original Mix (6:38)
12. UnixSL – Fantasia – Original Mix (6:44)
13. Dreaman – Rain & Flame – Extended Mix (10:14)
14. The Other Side – It’s My Destiny – Original Mix (9:41)
15. My X D.J. – Your World – Original Mix (4:15)
16. X-Den Project – Back Home… – Original Mix (3:46)
17. Orjan Nilsen & Jonathan Mendelsohn – Apart (Martin Volt & Quentin State Remix) (3:11)
18. Galantis – You (3:41)
19. Showtek & Justin Prime Feat. Matthew Koma – Cannonball (Earthquake) (3:07)
20. Martin Garrix & Firebeatz – Helicopter (4:38)
21. Chevelle – Twinge (4:39)

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