Geeky & Genki Moviecast 33 – Sha Po Lang, Space Brothers, and the Death of Console Gaming

Geeky & Genki Moviecast 33 – Sha Po Lang, Space Brothers, and the Death of Console Gaming

This week, we talk about Wilson Yip’s Sha Po Lang, the film that established Donnie Yuen’s bona fides as a top tier action star. Before we get there: Clyde tells us about his new anime crush – Space Brothers Clyde tells us that Halo 4 doesn’t suck as much as Tom Chick says it does. We talk about Tim Schaaff, the head of Sony’s Network Entertainment division stepping down, about Sony’s present travails, and the impending death of console gaming.   Space Brothers Opening Sha Po Lang Trailer Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:04:23 — 58.9MB) edmcw on...
Geeky & Genki Moviecast 32 – The Man with the Iron Fists

Geeky & Genki Moviecast 32 – The Man with the Iron Fists

This week, we talk about the RZA’s love letter to the Shaw Brothers. We start the show with a discussion of Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm. The discussion of The Man with the Iron Fists is broken into two sections: spoilery and non-spoilery. We warn you before we make the switch. As a final note, please bear with us – we had a major database corruption yesterday that brought the site down, and it will take a few days to rebuild the site completely. Things will be a little bit wonky until then. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:16:41 — 70.2MB) edmcw on...
Geeky & Genki Moviecast 31: One Nite in Mongkok!

Geeky & Genki Moviecast 31: One Nite in Mongkok!

Alex was on the disabled list this week, but we soldiered on! We kick off the show with a little bit of politics, followed by some rambly discussion of the awesomeness of Borderlands 2 and roleplaying and characterization in video games, and end with a discussion of this week’s movie, Hong Kong cinema classic One Night in Mongkok. Show Notes Listen to me screw up the intro and call it episode 30. Definitely the last time Alex’ll let me drive the car. We talk about Colleen’s World. Clyde might kind of like Borderlands 2.  I admit that I roleplay Space Invaders… and everything else. Master Chief is not an interesting character. Clyde can’t play GTA games, because this is the only driving game he was ever any good at. Playtesters often don’t know what they really want, but Gearbox Software does. (h/t: Sage Latorra) One Nite in Mongkok is a much better ‘hooker with a heart of gold’ movie than Pretty Woman, even if it doesn’t have Hector Elizondo. Patricia demonstrates that she totally knows more about Hong Kong movies than Clyde or me. Clyde really dug the trailers on the One Nite in Mongkok DVD. One Nite in Mognkok – Trailer Overdrift Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:32 — 54.5MB) edmcw on...
Geeky & Genki Moviecast Episode 30: A Tale of Two Sisters

Geeky & Genki Moviecast Episode 30: A Tale of Two Sisters

This week, we talk about the Korean horror classic, A Tale of Two Sisters. We also get seriously rambly on a wide variety of topics. It’s a fun ride, though. We promise. Show Notes Some discussion of the Kickstarter phenomenon and its impact on gaming. Lots of talk about magic and other card games. New Who vs old Who, also, it is rumored that ladies like David Tennant Fandom, fanfic, and forum roleplay. And finally this week’s movie: Jee Woon Kim’s A Tale of Two Sisters The Korean folktale upon which A Tale of Two Sisters is based A Tale of Two Sisters – Trailer Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:02:25 — 57.1MB) edmcw on...
Geeky & Genki Moviecast Episode 29 – Live from Gen Con! Oldboy and the D&D Keynote

Geeky & Genki Moviecast Episode 29 – Live from Gen Con! Oldboy and the D&D Keynote

Welcome to the (sort of) inaugural episode of the Geeky & Genki Moviecast! Or maybe it’s the final episode of the Yellow Menace Podcast. Hmm. Either way, this episode marks the last time you’ll hear us use the YM name, and the first time that all of us (including Clyde!) got to record together in the same room! Listen to Ed completely befuddle Clyde in the first 30 seconds of the show! Hear what Alex really thought of the D&D Keynote! Observe as we spoil the hell out of Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy!   D&D Keynote Oldboy Trailer Context (For those who listen only to the movie shows or to the Gamecasts, roughly the first half of this episode is RPG talk. Make your plans accordingly.) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:18 — 45.1MB) edmcw on...
Yellow Menace Podcast 28 – Fish Story

Yellow Menace Podcast 28 – Fish Story

This week’s review is Yoshihiro Nakamura’s End of the World yarn Fish Story. In addition, we chat a bit about This Just In From Gen Con, Patricia describes her love/hate relationship with Super Mario World for the Wii. Show Notes: This Just In From Gen Con Super Mario World Ninja Gaiden Black Mass Effect 3 Fish Story (Wikipedia) Fish Story Trailer Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:31 —...