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Podcast Ep #00107 – Voyager 1 has Amnesia

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Ep #00101 – Code Names Batman, Wolverine & Verity

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Movie Review – Springsteen & I

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Love him or hate him, Bruce Springsteen is one of the most popular and celebrated musicians on this planet. With an enormous world wide audience of hardcore fans, he and his E Street Band sell out venues everywhere they travel, night after night. He’s been making music all his life but the Brruuuuuuucceee! that people know now began his career in 1972 and hasn’t really stopped.

A new documentary, Springsteen & I, chronicles the impact Bruce and his music have had on a number of people, as told in their own words. Using almost nothing except footage submitted by fans during a two week period in November of 2012, it’s a unique and deeply intimate portrait of the power of music.

Ep #00077 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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Another Friday, another Perpetual Geek Machine podcast!

We interrupt our regularly-scheduled 2012 Holiday Geek Gift Guide to bring you the latest edition of our super duper fantastic podcast listening party. Have you had enough PGM content this week? Posts every day, a new podcast and a weekend wrap up? Who the hell do we think we are?

Side note: I forgot to mention the new 5 Hit Combo topic during the show, but you’ll find it below in the show notes.

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00077 a listen!

Ep #00076 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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Another Friday, another Perpetual Geek Machine podcast!

Watch out, it’s an Original Crew show, and we got a little gabby. Don’t worry though, it’s just more awesome free entertainment for your buck! Really, it’s a great return on your investment.

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00076 a listen!

Ep #00075 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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Another Friday, another Perpetual Geek Machine podcast!

I’m writing this on Thanksgiving so let me take this time to express our gratitude to whatever fans we have out there. We appreciate you taking an hour or two every week to listen to us nobodies babble on about things more than you can imagine. If we could share a dinner table and some drinks with you guys, we would be more than happy to do so. Have a great holiday weekend!

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00075 a listen!

Ep #00073 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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Another Friday, another Perpetual Geek Machine podcast!

As you guys know last week the northeast was hit with Hurricane Sandy. Luckily the entire PGM crew came away unscathed though a large part of the Jersey Shore and New York was hit very hard. These people are our neighbors, friends and fellow citizens. If you haven’t already please consider making a donation to the Red Cross to help with disaster relief. We really appreciate it.

Now, on with the show! After not being able to coordinate last week we return with a show that doesn’t seem ambitious but definitely took some doing to put together. The first half of the show you’ll find Dan, Rich and Kevin going over what they’ve been doing. After the break Ryan and Kevin do another segment of the same thing and then it’s our first 5 Hit Combo that YOU are going to decide! Rich and Ryan battle it out it over two separate recordings and we’re asking you, our loyal fans, to decide who wins! Hit us up any way you’d like and let us know who you think had the better 5 Hit Combo! They’re might be some Steam gifts in it for you…who knows!

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00073 a listen!

Shlocktober Recap: 31 Days Of The Creepy And The Corny

image00So Shlocktober has come and gone, and it went pretty well.  For those of you that aren’t in the know, this is my annual Hallowe’en film-fest that celebrates all things spooky, scary, gory, and monstery.  This year (I think it’s the sixth now), I managed to view (or attempt to view) 35 goodies over 31 days, and I was able to get through a lot of new material that I hadn’t seen before, which was nice.  

I would like to thank the HMV next to where I work for having a lot of great movies for $5.  I would also like to curse the HMV next to where I work for having a lot of great movies for $5.  I didn’t have enough money to buy all the awesomeness that they carried, but I still found a way to spend more than I should have for the sake of the season.  That being said, if it weren’t for that, this year’s festival might not have gone off as well as it did.

Dredd 3D – Dispensing Justice…and Refreshing A Franchise?

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It’s hard to mention the movie Judge Dredd and not audibly groan. Sylvester Stallone’s take on the comic book character is a travesty of film, and it sent the Dredd character and franchise back to the stone age. I honestly thought we’d find out who killed Kennedy before we saw another attempt at this series. Thankfully we did not have to wait that long because Karl Urban breathes new life into Judge Dredd in this fun and fresh action movie.

If you are unfamiliar with the story of the Judge Dredd universe, war has ravaged the world and there is not much left. Those that survived formed a massive, walled-off city in which violence runs rampant. Here the police act as the judge, jury, and executioner and may kill you for seemingly minor offenses in an attempt to maintain order. In “Dredd,” the titular character and his rookie trainee are locked in a massive slum tower by a drug kingpin called Ma-Ma. Their goal is to take down Ma-Ma and her operation or die trying. 

Ep #00066 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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We gathered the South Jersey Local #1 Crew together again at Casa de Alexander for another all in-person show. This time we kept things to a more reasonable 90 or so minutes, we’re not trying to take up all of your free time, just most of it.

It’s a mostly What’cha Been Doing episode but we have a fun 5 Hit Combo to cap things off.

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00066 a listen!

Ep #00063 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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Our first “OG” show in quite a while felt great, as it always does when it’s been a while since Dan, Ryan and I spend some time chatting about all the shit that makes us happy (or is supposed to). It’s not always easy for us to get together, especially when one of us is buying and renovating a house, so it’s awesome when it happens.

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00063 a listen!

Ep #00062 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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It seems that every time we get Nicole on the show it winds up being her, Rich and myself. That’s alright though, we have fun together, especially this week. Rich and I work out the physical crap that was keeping us from being able to see each other comfortably the last time he was on, so there’s that. You guys probably don’t really care about that though. I’m tired.

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00062 a listen!

The Bourne Legacy Review

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In a similar manner to the fourth Bourne novel originally penned by Robert Ludlum and passed to Eric Van Lustbader, this fourth entry into the Bourne movies also passes the torch from Matt Damon to Jeremy Renner. “The Bourne Legacy” follows Aaron Cross, another highly gifted and trained assassin forged by the CIA, as he dodges bad guys sent to eliminate him as a result of Jason Bourne’s actions from the previous three movies. Though the title of the movie implies Cross will continue to bring the fight to the CIA as Bourne did this movie has less to do with carrying on his predecessor’s  work and more to do with carrying on Matt Damon’s work of making money from a successful action franchise. Though I hate to measure this movie against the previous three it’s difficult not to look at “The Bourne Legacy” and see that it is vastly inferior.

Ep #00061 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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Gather ’round all you Jive Turkeys, we’re gonna tell you a little story about a man that once lived in the real world but now rules the world brought to life by ink and pen, frame by frame. Bryan has checked in with more of the new Black Dynamite animated series, so be sure to check that out.

Kevin also sits down with Philadelphia film producers Tommy Avallone and Jon Dean for a wandering chat about all the things they’ve been doing for the past 15-20 years as filmmakers. They’ve got a DVD coming out next week for their film Community College and one in October for Mancation.

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00061 a listen!

Ep #00060 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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I’m gonna put another warning in the show but after the break we talk in-depth about The Dark Knight Rises and we don’t cover up any potential spoilers, we let ‘em all fly. If you haven’t seen the film yet and you’re trying to avoid spoilers this is NOT something you should listen to. Time stamps are provided below so you know what section to skip.

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00060 a listen!

The Dark Knight Rises Review

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For more than ten years now, Christopher Nolan has proven time and again just how gifted of a storyteller he is. The varying degrees of excellence he brings with all of his movies reminded me of the consistency that Pixar has shown with their movies until recently. Unfortunately, Nolan’s latest movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” suffers from the same dip in quality that Pixar suffered with “Cars 2,” though, whereas “Cars 2” may have just been not very good, “The Dark Knight Rises” is fucking awful.

Ep #00058 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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This show is super heavy on the movies. Not much “game talk” in this one, so sorry if you’re a big fan of expecting that from us. Rich, Nicole and I gather once again to go over Rich’s massive list of flicks, my interesting experience in a cemetary and try to keep up with Nicole’s all over the place past week. Stick with us, it’s fun. Trust me, I was there.

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00058 a listen!

Ep #00054 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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It’s about time we expanded The Machine, no? We’re taking our awesome quotient up a level or fifty bazillion this week by adding WarpZoned.com writer Nicole Kline‘s voice to the cast you’ll be hearing on the regular. If you’ve been paying attention you’ll notice that she contributed a review of Miskatonic School For Girls to our site last month, the girl knows her shit. We love her, we know you’re gonna love her so let’s get on with it!

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00054 a listen!

The Ask And No Answer: Prometheus Review

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One of the aspects of science fiction I love is that it almost effortlessly makes you forget that you need to suspend your disbelief to consume what you’re about to experience. The name of the genre itself implies what could be, and any doubts about how plausible a movie’s premise might be simply vanish. This genre invites you to wonder and escape like no other genre can ever achieve.

Ridley Scott has made some of the most influential science fiction movies ever, and he tries once more with Prometheus. Though this movie takes place in the same universe as Scott’s franchise, Alien, it is only loosely related to the series and should be considered more of a stand alone film. This movie follows Prometheus, a ship launched from Earth near the end of the 21st century to a distant planet that scientists believe holds the key to discovering the origins of mankind.

The Pool’s Not Safe – Piranha 3DD Review

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It’s no big secret that I have a fascination with terrible movies. I get just as much, if not more, amusement from watching a B-movie than I do from watching a movie that is legitimately well made. But I can’t simply watch any old piece of crap. The B-movies that really speak to me start out with the best intentions, and they end up being unintentionally funny. Case and point being, The Room. The other types of B-movies I love are the ones in which the cast and crew know exactly how stupid their plot is and how bad their effects are. The actors, writers, and the director just have fun and try to convey that to the audience. Though it had the makings for greatness, Piranha 3DD is anything but fun.