Taking a King’s Landing – Episode 29

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we are joined by Shoe, Tony, Louie (Jennifer) and Jen for a round-table discussion of Game of Thrones Season 6. What are our favorite moments from the season? How do we think this stacks up compared to other seasons? Where do we think the show is going from here? No This Week…

You Didn’t Think It was Going to be That Easy? – Episode 28

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we continue our discuss of the films of Quentin Tarantino with an exploration of his “revenge trilogy” — Kill Bill (2003), Inglourious Basterds (2009), and Django Unchained (2012). This Week: Duane – Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012); Selected Shorts: Deceiving Appearances – Stories by Shirley Jackson; Rifftrax Live! MST3K Reunion Show (rebroadcast on…

The Path of the Righteous Man – Episode 27

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen, we discuss the first three movies by Quentin Tarantino: Resevoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), and Jackie Brown (1997). Explicit language warning (I mean, it’s Tarantino) and spoiler warning for those films. This Week: Duane: Watched – Assasination Classroom and Watamote; Read – Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur; Listened to – Starflyer…

Man is the Warmest Place to Hide – Episode 26

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss John W. Campbell Jr.’s novella “Who Goes There?” and it’s film adaptations: 1951’s The Thing from Another World, 1982’s John Carpenter’s The Thing, and (briefly) 2011’s The Thing (prequel to Carpenter’s film). We also discuss the audio short story “The Things” by Peter Watts, which explores the events of John Carpenter’s…

It’s on Random Part 2 – Episode 25

This episode of Watch.Read.Listen. is Part 2 of our Season 2 opener, “It’s on Random.” We discuss a variety of topics including film editing, sequels, adaptations, superhero fatigue, and unlikable characters in movies. On a side note, the new WRL drinking game is drink whenever we mention Devin Faraci. 1. Every Frame a Painting – an excellent…

It’s on Random Pt 1 – Episode 24

After six months (!) of Watch.Read.Listen., we begin Season 2 with a multi-topic discussion of things we watched, read, or listened to that don’t yet warrant their own episodes. In Part 1, we start with our This Week segment, and then dive into two Captain America – related controversies: #GiveCapABoyfriend and #SayNoToHydraCap. In both of…

Kill All Superheroes – S01E23

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss our top 5 comics without superheroes. David’s List: 5) Chew by John Layman (Twitter) and Rob Guillory (Twitter); 4) Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis (Twitter) and Darick Robertson (Twitter); 3) Locke & Key by Joe Hill (Twitter) and Gabriel Rodriguez (Deviant Art; Twitter); 2) Fear Agent by Rick Remender (Twitter) and Tony Moore (Twitter); 1) Preacher by…

Ballad of the Fanboys (Nerd Smash) – S01E22

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss the issues with Fanboys, arguing for more inclusiveness in the various fan cultures. We break down four main problems that we’ve observed both in others and ourselves: 1) fan tribalism, 2) gatekeepers, 3) “cheer pressure” (coined by Brady from Hello Internet and Numberphile), and 4) lack of critical thought…

Special Report – Captain America: Civil War

In the second edition of the Watch.Read.Listen. Special Report, Duane and David breakdown the thirteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America: Civil War. Note: After about 30 minutes we break into spoilers. We give you a heads up so if you go past that, well, that’s on you. Overall we both enjoyed the…

We’re Connected – S01E21

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss and evaluate Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. SPOILERS for Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man. The entries in this slate of movies are somewhat uneven, but we think that…