Gobbledygeek episode 58, “The C-Word,” is available for listening or download right here.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen: the C-Word! We’re talking about canon, of course. (And its dirty little sister, continuity.) These two words, and fan reaction to them, have defined much of fandom. How do you react to the supposed reality of a fictional story? Is it fluid? Who has the right to decide where canon begins and ends? These questions and more are blathered on about by Paul and AJ this week. Plus: news, AJ’s review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and Formspring questions.
(Show notes for “The C-Word.”)
Ready for some hot fun in the summertime? Well, we’ve got the next best thing! In this week’s episode, Paul and I discussed 44 movies coming out from May through August. Not all of these are sure to be good, and at least a couple are guaranteed to be rotten, but all of them have something interesting about them.
(FYI: The trailers for Bad Teacher and 30 Minutes or Less may be NSFW, as they are both red-band trailers.)
It’s that time again, folks. New footage from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World has been released, which means by all laws of god and man, I must post about it. This clip is of Scott taking on world famous action star Lucas Lee (Chris Evans, in the role that might finally win me over)–also one of Ramona’s evil exes–and his stunt team:
It’s really hard for me to describe anything about this movie without launching into hyperbole, which may pose a problem when I actually review the thing, but…um…was that freaking fantastic, or was it not? Correct answer: IT WAS. Oh yes, it most certainly was. Not only does Michael Cera actually get to kick ass, but we see that Edgar Wright has perfectly nailed the books’ sense of humor (even if the fight with Lucas was radically different on the page). And I’m inclined to agree with Entertainment Weekly that Kieran Culkin may even have stolen the spotlight with his pitch-perfect delivery of, “Hey, ask them how it feels to get always get the sloppy seconds.”
Continue after the jump for a sneak peek at Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I.