Listen to Episode 112, “The Inevitable Afterbirth”

Gobbledygeek episode 112, “The Inevitable Afterbirth,” is available for listening or download right here.

It’s been a recurring theme throughout the show, so it was inevitable that it was going to come to the forefront at some point: Paul and AJ have different attitudes about the art (or lack thereof) of film criticism. In broad/reductive strokes, AJ thinks that critics provide a valuable public service to their audience while Paul isn’t sure why someone should tell anybody why they shouldn’t like what they like. Again, that’s putting it very simply, and there are moments where they agree, but also where they disagree. In other words…holy shit, it’s an actual discussion of something! Plus, AJ talks about Bronson and Hunger, and Paul blows minds with his Angel & Faith theory.

Next: celebrating Jim Henson’s birthday or the 10th anniversary of Firefly. Maybe both?

(Show notes for “The Inevitable Afterbirth.”)

Level Up: Sucker Punch Review

This article contains major spoilers. Duh.

Okay, let’s get this out of the way right up front: Sucker Punch is not a perfect film. God knows there are enough righteous film critics and internet ass hats falling all over themselves to be the one to find the snarkiest, most condescending way to tell you as much. To listen to the vocal majority you’d think this film is the final herald of the Apocalypse. Yes, there are flaws, I’m not gonna lie. But despite the uneven script and occasionally insipid dialogue, I pretty much LOVE this movie. And I’m gonna tell you why.

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