Archive for the ‘Theater’ Category

Episode 63: Year in Review

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

While I’d like to believe that this is the start of a new era of podcasting, I’ve got 13 months of data that shows that’s probably not the case. That said! We’re sort of back! And we haven’t gotten any better at this, but hey, very few things get better after you do them 63 times. But add another 6 times and hey, that’s a whole new ballgame.

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Episode 35: Hitting The Iceberg

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

So, it’s been a while since Nate and I have graced the Internet with our presence. We haven’t been slackers, though. Nate learned to crochet in Italian, and I’ve spent the last four weeks perfecting my petit fours, which is either a dance step or a dessert, I can’t remember which. (more…)

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Episode 12: Ameritastic!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Nate and I are feeling patriotic this week, as we spend some time discussing American movies, most notably the still-in-theaters Captain America and the DVD release The American. Note that these movies have pretty much nothing else in common, although Chris Evans can probably do just as many chin-ups as our buddy the Cloon-meister over there. (more…)

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Think of the Pirates franchise as one of those Kraft crackers ‘n’ cheese packages. Everything starts out fine; you got your crackers, you got plenty of viscous cheese paste, and you got that little useless plastic stick to use as an ersatz trowel for combining the two into one flavor sensation.

You clutch the first cracker in your left hand, the plastic stick with your right, you balance the tiny pot of iridescent, cheese-flavored cholesterol on your thigh, and you begin your journey to FlavorLand.*

(*NOTE: As I type this out, I imagine this scene taking place on an Amtrak train, headed from Chicago to LA, in 1972. Bits of cheese stick to a man’s handlebar mustache as he brushes stray cracker crumbs off his blue, white, and red tartan sport coat. His hair is receding, but his soft, light brown curls still pool thickly against the back of his neck. He is wearing white loafers.) (more…)

Inception

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Cobb looked forward to the day when his son would move past his wetting-the-bed phase.Let’s get the bad stuff out of the way first. It’s too long by 30 minutes. It’s a festival of expository dialog. Wait, is that a real thing? Should that be a real thing? It wouldn’t take much to throw together. We could call it Expositorapalooza. There would be hipsters with tight jeans, smoking hand-rolled cigarettes, gently bobbing their heads in time with the rolling beat of the Hans Zimmer score as they take pictures of each other with plastic 35mm cameras they bought at Urban Outfitters. (more…)