Ms. Marvel
Mar24

Ms. Marvel

In 2013 a brand new Marvel character was introduced to the world, one who is very reminiscent of classic Peter Parker, a goofy, hapless, sweet-natured teenager who just wants to help people. She’s also the world’s premier, headlining Muslim superhero, and very much due a movie or TV series to bring her to mass popularity like those who came before her. In tonight’s episode we are joined by Alasdair Stuart, owner of Escape Artists and longtime comic-book expert, to enthusiastically discuss why the younger generations are already loving Kamala Khan, and why she’s so important in the grand scheme. You don’t have to have read any of her comics, but by the end of this you will want to. This was a commissioned show, and we kick off with some important (and good news) about future commissions. https://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/download/zchwiy/Ms_Marvel_Intro_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Legends of Zelda III
Mar17

Legends of Zelda III

This is the third show I have put together about the Legend of Zelda series. The first was back in 2010 for Digital Cowboys when we covered most of the games in the series. The second was in early 2012 on Digital Gonzo when we covered the contentious Skyward Sword on the Wii (This episode is now available exclusively through Patreon). This time we’re looking at a bunch that we missed first time round, and one or two that have emerged more recently. 2001. Oracle of Seasons/Ages 2004. The Minish Cap 2006. Twilight Princess 2007. Link’s Crossbow Training 2007. The Phantom Hourglass 2009. Spirit Tracks 2011. Ocarina of Time 3D 2013. A Link Between Worlds 2013. Wind Waker HD 2014. Hyrule Warriors 2015. Majora’s Mask 3D My guests this time are Laura Kate Dale, Gary Blower, Glen Watts, Iain Hopwood, Lloyd Huhn, David Garcia Abril and Richard Lago. This show was recorded back in 2015 while the Switch was still called the NX, Breath of the Wild didn’t have a name and Twilight Princess HD had yet to be announced. When we do a fourth Zelda show it will be a lot sooner and will be all about Breath of the Wild, which after thirty or so hours of play may be my favourite of them all. https://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/download/3dhywf/Legends_of_Zelda_III.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Hamilton
Feb17

Hamilton

This is yet another very special episode. We get swept up in the Broadway musical phenomenon about one of America’s relatively unsung founding fathers, presented to modern audiences as a hip-hopera. It was created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the songwriter for Moana. It is amazing. It is available to hear all over YouTube and the soundtrack (which will almost certainly end up on repeat in your house) will be one of the most valued things you buy all year. If you’ve never heard of it, or you’ve only heard some talk and a few songs, you should listen to the first two hours of this show as we set the scene for you and explore the characters. Then go listen or even go see it and come back for the last hour which is all spoilerific endgame material. Joining Sharon and I are Harrison Brockwell, Kaoru Negisa, Jesse Ferguson and Andy Rodriguez. While there are clips and snippets of the 46 songs throughout the show, the following 12 are played in their entirety in this order. 1.   Yorktown 2.   Alexander Hamilton 3.   Aaron Burr, Sir 4.   My Shot 5.   You’ll Be Back 6.   The Schuyler Sisters 7.   Satisfied 8.   Cabinet Battle #1 9.   History Has Its Eyes On You 10.   Say No to This 11.   Burn 12.   One Last Time Arlington on Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZVX4S6/ref=pd_sim_351_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=WJEMN41ACEYCS843MBTM Arlington on Bandcamp: https://newcentury.bandcamp.com/album/new-century-arlington https://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/download/87dce5/Hamilton.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Beauty and the Beast
Jan27

Beauty and the Beast

Get ready for a show of epic proportions, and a roller-coaster journey through the making of an absolute classic. Daniel Floyd of Extra Credits and Joshua Garrity of Cane and Rinse join us for a deep study into what made this work so well, and why it manages what so many of the previous films in the canon couldn’t quite reach. Every aspect is discussed, from animation to music, to rejected ideas, to what makes Beast and Belle so endlessly appealing and what function the supporting cast serve. This is either one to absorb in two sittings or a long evening spent watching the movie with the sound off at the same time… twice. Extra Credits: https://www.youtube.com/user/ExtraCreditz Cane and Rinse: http://caneandrinse.com/ Support our shows on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alexandershaw Come listen to my audio drama series, New Century: http://newcenturyshow.podbean.com/ https://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/download/889uda/183_Beauty_and_the_Beast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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