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Oscars on Sunday, place your bets!

Oscars on Sunday, place your bets!

That’s right folks, it’s that time of year again where we all settle in to watch and see if our favorite won the prize. Of course, the big award is Best Picture, which has been recently expanded to a field of ten films from five. What also makes it interesting this year is that they’ve […]

 

Animucast #6 – Here We Go Again On Our Own

Animucast #6 – Here We Go Again On Our Own

The day has finally come listeners when we break way from the oppressive chains that is the failcast feed! We are now all alone, on our own, with only our fans to help us through this lonely and desperate time. After a three week hiatus we promise never to leave for cigarettes and never return […]

 Ryan Thomason

Geek Dad Report: Back on the Movie Bandwagon

Geek Dad Report: Back on the Movie Bandwagon

This geek dad has seriously been missing out in the movie department, while I was able to find time for the big releases of the past two years there were tons of movies that went by the wayside.  Now before you start laughing at me for my lack of geek I’ll throw down the honest […]

 

Animucast #5 – Nyaaaaa

Animucast #5 – Nyaaaaa

Hey there Cats and Kittens as always we are a day late and a dollar short, but the we did spend was all in an effort to give you a better show! This week is short and sweet but isn’t without all of the delicious side helpings you know and love.

 

Animucast #4 – Toradorable

Animucast #4 – Toradorable

Happy Thursday everybody! One more day until the end of week and another fine episode of Animucast for your listening pleasure! This week we answer your questions and discuss our impressions of the shows out this far in the new season of Anime!

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 25

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 25

Finally the day has come for adaptation 25, and I chose to make this one extra special.  Before this experiment, I had seen maybe a total of 4 film adaptation of A Christmas Carol, and The Muppet Christmas Carol was always one I kept coming back to.  The blend of Michael Caine and an assortment […]

 

Animucast #3 – Moonlight Densetsu

Animucast #3 – Moonlight Densetsu

Hey peeps, even though we didn’t get to record failcast what with Necros’ penis enlargement surgery, Hitos bad hip, and King and Yash’s case of mono. We still have a episode for you just in time for the holidays!

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 22

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 22

Adaptation 22 is 1988’s comedic take on the Dickens story, Scrooged, starring Bill Murray.  Scrooged can best be described as a movie within a movie, as Murray plays a self centered television executive named Frank Cross working on a live TV version of the story while he himself is being visited by three spirits.  This […]

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 21

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 21

When I started this experiment, I knew this day would come.  I tried to delay the inevitable, pushing this movie back as far as I could.  But today was the day, the day I watched adaptation number 21, Barbie in A Christmas Carol. The first thing that hit me was the abnormally bad CG animation.  […]

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 20

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 20

Appropriately, adaptation 20 features our good friend Alastair Sims reprises the role that made him famous twenty years earlier, in 1971’s animated feature A Christmas Carol.  I’m surprised this late into the experiment to make this statement: this is the best adaptation I’ve seen yet.  The animation has a strange feel to it that I […]

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 18

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 18

Its back to basics with adaptation 18, the 1938 version of A Christmas Carol.  This version is a pure translation of the story, taking very few creative liberties from its source.  Darker aspects of the story have been removed, such as Scrooge’s romantic past, The Ghost of Christmas Past’s two robe children, and the ransacking […]

 

Animucast #2 – Nyanderful!

Animucast #2 – Nyanderful!

Hey there listeners! Guess what? We have a very fun filled episode of Animucast! That’s so unlike us right? This week we answer your questions, talk about the news, and discuss the shows we’re watching with many side conversations!

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 9

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 9

Dull, dull, dull, dull, dull.  That’s what best describes day 9’s animated adaptation, Christmas Carol: The Movie.  Even with a comparable size list of recognizable celebrities to the recently released Zemeckis version isn’t enough to save this film from being anything more than mindless drivel.  While normally I don’t mind creative changes to a story […]

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 7

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 7

Finally, after a week of searching I’ve found the earliest surviving movie adaptation of A Christmas Carol, titled Scrooge; or Marley’s Ghost, directed by R.W. Paul. This version is so elusive that the only known print is held by the British Film Institute, and it’s incomplete to boot.  Though absolutely silent, this over 100 year […]

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 3

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 3

Day 3 brings one of the oldest recorded film adaptations of A Christmas Carol a 1910 silent film version produced by Edison Studios.  Perhaps I spoke too soon about the accelerated pace of yesterday’s Mickey version as this one doesn’t even bother to give real scene transitions and clocks in at just under 11 minutes.  […]