Sunday, 27 May 2018

Bonus: 2018 Half-Year Movie Review

In this episode, Edward and Carter chat about their favourite films of the first half of 2018.

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Edward's List:

5. Isle of Dogs
4. Indian Horse
3.  You Were Never Really Here
2.  Black Panther
1. Annihilation

Honourable Mention: Love, Simon

Disappointment: Avengers: Infinity War

Achievement in CanCon: Hochelaga, Land of Souls

Carter's List:

5. In Between
4. Deadpool 2
3. Black Panther
2.  Annihilation
1. You Were Never Really Here

Honourable Mention: The Insult

Disappointment: Molly's Game


Achievement in CanCon: Indian Horse


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Monday, 21 May 2018

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Episode #26: All Quiet on the 38th Paralell

In this episode, Alex, Juntae, James and Carter discuss recent developments on the Korean peninsula. In particular, they focus on North-South engagement and peace talks, as well as the upcoming summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un.

All Korea talk in this episode (0:00 - 1:19:00)


Link to the article by James on the South Korea labour movement as mentioned in the episode

Juntae would like to issue the following correction regarding his statements on John Bolton and Mike Pompeo in this episode:

"On John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, Juntae meant there was a lot more concern over the influence of Mike Pompeo in the current Trump cabinet than the others when he was first appointed earlier this year, but what we are witnessing is the opposite of those concerns."

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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Bonus: 2017 at the Movies (Part 2)

In this bonus episode, Edward and Carter say goodbye to 2017 by looking at their favourite movies from the year.

This is the second part of the episode, containing the final half of each of our lists. Part one was released previously.

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Edward's List:

4. I, Daniel Blake

3. Blade Runner 2049

2. Get Out

1. The Big Sick



Carter's List:

5. Blade Runner 2049

4. John Wick: Chapter Two

3. Dunkirk

2. Get Out

1. The Big Sick


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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Bonus: 2017 at the Movies (Part 1)

In this bonus episode, Edward and Carter say goodbye to 2017 by looking at their favourite movies from the year.

This is the first part of the episode, containing the first half of each of our lists. Part two will be released in a few days.

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Edward's List:

Problematic Fave: Wind River


Best Licensed Song: "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver (as featured in Logan Lucky and Kingsmen: The Golden Circle)

Special Achievement in Directly Trolling a Sitting President: Beatriz at Dinner

Wonder Woman Award for Nearly Redeeming the DCEU: Wonder Woman


10. Dunkirk


9.  Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi


8.  Logan


7.  Human Flow


6.  A Better Man


5.  Colossol



Carter's List:

2016 Late-Comer: 20th Century Women

Disappointment: Alien: Covenant

Honourable Mentions: Atomic Blonde / Logan Lucky / The Young Karl Marx / Baby Driver / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


10.  Mudbound


9.  mother!


8.  Logan


7.  Wind River


6. Colossol



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Friday, 5 January 2018

Bonus: 2017 Year-End Music Review - Part 2 (Albums)

In this bonus episode, Isaac and Carter take a run at recapping the very exciting year in music that was 2017.

This is the second half of the episode, covering our top 10 album choices for the year.

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Isaac's List:

Honourable Mentions (in alphabetical order):

A. Savage - Thawing Dawn
Algiers - The Underside of Power
Alvvays - Antisocialites
Big Thief - Capacity
Jay Z - 4:44
Joey Badass - All Amerikkan Badass
Lorde - Melodrama 
Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives
Slowdive - Slowdive

10. Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds From Another Planet

9. Oh Sees - Orc

8. Jay Som - Everybody Works

7.  Waxahatchee - Out In the Storm

6. The National - Sleep Well Beast

5. Xiu Xiu - Forget

4. Protomartyr - Relatives in Desecnt

3. Brockhampton - Saturation Trilogy

2. Fleet Foxes - Crack Up

1. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me


Carter's List:

Honourable Mentions:  Brockhampton - Saturation Trilogy  & Jessie Ware - Glasshouse

10.  Sorority Noise - You're Not As ____ As You Think

9. Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds from Another Planet

8. Hurray for the Riff Raff - The Navigator

7. Julien Baker - Turn Out the Lights

6. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN

5. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me

4. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding

3. Algiers - The Underside of Power

2.  Feist - Pleasure

1. EMA - Exile in the Outer Ring


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Monday, 1 January 2018

Bonus: 2017 Year-End Music Review - Part 1 (Songs and Categories)

In this bonus episode, Isaac and Carter take a run at recapping the very exciting year in music that was 2017.

As the recording ran long, this is the first half of the episode, covering individual songs and grab bag categories. The second half, containing top 10 albums lists, will be released in a few days.


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Isaac's List:

Singles: Honourable Mention: Wherever You Go - Beach House


Disappointment: Everything Now - Arcade Fire Most Improved Artist: Flower Boy - Tyler the Creator

Comeback of the Year: Cry Cry Cry - Wolf Parade Guilty Pleasure: Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors

Carter's List:

Tracks:

Honourable Mentions: Tanya Harding (in Eb Major) - Sufjan Stevens & I Promise - Radiohead


5. Clarity in Kerosene - nothing. nowhere.

4. Big Fish - Vince Staples

3. Silver - Waxahatchee

2. Lollipop (Ode to Jim) - Alvvays

1. Pills - St. Vincent

Disappointment: Everything Now - Arcade Fire Most Improved Artist: Melodrama - Lorde

Comeback of the Year: Slowdive - Slowdive Guilty Pleasure: Come Over When You're Sober - Lil Peep
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