Month: August 2017

Batman: The Enemy Within – The Enigma

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I don’t normally review the Telltale games for a couple of reasons.  First, they’re episodic, and I don’t usually get around to playing them until they are all wrapped up, or will play one episode right before the next comes out.  Then wait to play that one.  Secondly, with the story choices, I feel like my gaming experience is going to be different than yours.  But after playing episode one of Telltale’s second season of Batman, I thought I’d give it a go, because you all should play this game.  Mild spoilers ahead.  (more…)

The Dark Tower review

The Dark Tower posterThinking about this movie frustrates me.  There is no sense in tip-toeing around that fact.  Leaving the theater, I was very frustrated with the movie.  I was not frustrated by the movie not being a straight adaptation of The Gunslinger, although that will come up later on.  I was not frustrated by any of the casting, as this is a fairly well acted movie.  What frustrated me was the fact that the movie got so many of the small details correct, that it felt they lost sight of the larger picture.  I am frustrated because it seems like this is a movie made for no one.

Since watching the movie, I kept asking myself, “would I have enjoyed this movie more if I had never read The Dark Tower series?”  At first I thought, possibly, but I am not certain of that now.  Sure, had I never read the books, I would not have entered the theater with any expectations of what the story could have been.  However, I also think I may have been lost for much of the movie if I did not have any prior knowledge about who was appearing on screen and what they were doing.  (Spoilers ahead.)  (more…)

Podicus Wrecks #51 – The Start of Young Justice

In this week’s episode, we’re discussing the early days of Peter David’s and Todd Nauck’s Young Justice series.  Anthony had never read any of it, so we sat him down and forced him to.  Well, not forced him to.  More like gave him the opportunity to experience the greatness that is Young Justice.  This episode covers the Book One collection that DC released back in April, Young Justice #1-7, plus some tie-ins.  Also, Casey is back with a minute recap of the latest Game of Thrones episode, “Spoils of War.”

Podicus Wrecks #50 – On the Path of the Beam part 7 – The Dark Tower

In this momentous 50th episode, we have finally reached the end of journey through Stephen King’s epic tale, and have arrived at The Dark Tower.  The merry ka tet was scattered across time the last time we saw them.  Hear how, or even if, they all reunite.  Does Roland actually make it to the top of the Dark Tower?  Will anyone be beside him if he does?  Find out inside.  Also, Casey has another minute recap of this past week’s episode of Game of Thrones, “The Queen’s Justice.”  Also, since this is the 50th episode, I take a moment to thank those who help make this podcast possible.