Friday, December 19, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 83: 2014 Year in Review




2014 was another huge media year with big movies, big TV shows and more. Antonio Sanciolo stops by and shares his favorite items of the year with Bruce and Larry.

What did we love? What did we hate? Marvel Movies and DC TV Shows, Underground Comix,  reprint material, and more Guardians of the Galaxy talk.

What are we looking forward to in 2015? All that an more in episode 83 of the Media Montage Podcast!


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Friday, December 12, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 82: Censorship



You can't say that! Bruce and Larry take a look at censorship in media. They examine the spectrum of censorship from outright government oppression to defacto censorship by corporations, to chilling effects to self-censorship. 

They visit self policing censorship by media in the forms of the Comics Code, movie and TV ratings and the ill-advised Parental Advisory stickers of the 1980s.

What effects do these various censorship methods have on content? Is censorship ever advisable? Why does Bruce want to be censored? Were the Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television really that bad?  We use those seven dirty words and a few others, so be warned. Sensitive material in episode 81 of the Media Montage Podcast!


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Friday, December 5, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 81: Willow (1988)



The 1980s saw a number of fantasy films released, and the genre culminated in 1988's Willow, starring Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer from the minds of George Lucas and Ron Howard. 

It was a highly anticipated effects filled movie that represented the advent of some new filmmaking techniques.  

Bruce and Larry have some differing opinions on this film. Does it hold up? How does it compare to modern fantasy films, and the other fantasy releases of its era?  Where does it fit between Star Wars and the Lord of the Rings?

Bruce and Larry discuss story, effects and the broader 80s fantasy genre in Episode 81 of the Media Montage Podcast!


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Friday, November 21, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 80: The Flash on CW





This week Bruce and Larry take a look at the Fastest Show Alive, CW's The Flash!

Does this highly anticipated superhero show live up to the hype? Does it measure up to other capes and tights shows and films? Should you tune in every week?  Should you watch it before, or after Agents of SHIELD? We look at Grant Gustin as the titular hero, Barry Allen. We talk effects, villains, sidekicks, crossovers, and much more.

Run as fast as you can and tell your friends about Episode 80 of the Media Montage Podcast!



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Friday, November 14, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 79: Making Mini-Comics



Bruce and Larry want you to do it yourself as they explore the world of self published mini-comics! Larry has been making them for seven years, and he challenged Bruce to complete two minicomics in just a few weeks.  Was Bruce up to the task?  

They discuss the Do It Yourself ethos and personal satisfaction in making mini-comics and of self-publishing your own art and writing.  We talk size and format, digital vs analog,  traditional stories vs experimental, pricing and even ways to monetize your mini-comics in Episode 79 of the Media Montage Podcast! 

Read Larry’s Mincomics:
Run 

Progression of work on 'Run': 





Read Bruce’s Minicomics: 

Progression of work on 55 Rewind including thumbnail, inked full-size page and final mini-comic:



Here are simple instructions for a single 8.5x11 8 page minicomic that prints on a single side of paper:






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Friday, November 7, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 78: Antonio Sanciolo and White Tiger Grafiks



This week Bruce and Larry sit down for a visit with Antonio Sanciolo of White Tiger Grafiks. Antonio is the creator of The Public Menace, the day to day dealings with the public at a cinema, and Parental Guidance, concerning new fatherhood. 

We talk influences, process, tools and more with Antonio Sanciolo in Episode 78 of the Media Montage Podcast! 

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 77: The Paul Lynde Halloween Special (1976)



The Media Montage Podcast finishes of our month of Halloween themed episodes with one of the strangest things we’ve ever watched. 

Imagine comedian Paul Lynde of Bewitched and Hollywood Squares fame, assembling characters from the World of Sid and Marty Krofft, The Wizard of Oz, Tim Conway, Betty White and rock band KISS in their television network debut, for a Halloween themed comedy/variety special.  

That’s what happened on October 29th, 1976, and Larry and I take an in depth look at this surreal TV Special.  Hear Larry’s Paul Lynde impersonation, and contemplate Bruce and Larry’s Pitch for the Louis C.K. Halloween Special.  The scariest thing we watched all month long in Episode 77 of the Media Montage Podcast! 


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Friday, October 24, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 76: Dr. Strange (1978 TV Movie)




The Media Montage Podcast continues with Halloween themed episodes all month long.

In this episode Bruce and Larry go back to the magical era 1978 and visit a Marvel Comics adaptation of Dr. Strange.  Peter Hooten as Doctor Strange, Clyde Kusatsu as Wong, Jessica Walter as Morgan Le Fay and as Clea Lake.

Was this a faithful adaptation of the comics? Was there any real potential in this pilot for an ongoing series.  Did this movie make the upcoming Dr. Strange feature more or less anticipated? Find out in Episode 76 of the Media Montage Podcast!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 75: Carnival of Souls (1962)



The Media Montage Podcast continues with Halloween themed episodes all month long. In this episode Bruce and Larry take a look at the 1962 cult classic Carnival of Souls.  

Candace Hilligoss stars as Mary who begins to experience strange visions following a car accident. Why does a ghostly man beckon Mary to an abandoned carnival? 

Find out the secret of Herk Harvey’s Carnival of Souls in Episode 75 of the Media Montage Podcast! 

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 74: The Burning (1981)



The Media Montage Podcast continues with Halloween themed episodes all month long. 

In this episode Bruce and Larry take a look at another overlooked cult film. This time we visit the slasher genre of horror films in 1981’s The Burning.  

An Urban Legend comes to camp in the form of Cropsy, a garden shears wielding fiend with vengeance on his twisted mind.  

A fantastic script and a cast of future stars including Jason Alexander, Fisher Stevens, Brian Backer and Holly Hunter elevate The Burning above a lot of other slasher fare in Episode 74 of the Media Montage Podcast! 

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 73 - The Monster Squad (1987)



October is upon us and The Media Montage Podcast is celebrating with Halloween themed episodes all month long. 

In this episode Bruce and Larry take a look at the often overlooked cult classic horror-comedy The Monster Squad, from 1987. Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster, The Gill Man, and the Mummy wreak havoc in a small town, while a band of brave kids work to end their evil.  

Andre Gower, Tom Noonan,  Duncan Regehr, Jonathan Gries, and Stephen Macht star it this creature feature.  Find out how Dracula adjourns a meeting in Episode 73 of the Media Montage Podcast! 

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Media Montage 72: Music Matters



Music is everywhere, and it shapes our lives in interesting ways. Bruce and Larry take a look at their formative years, discovering, listening to and sharing music.

We tell some tales about discovery of our favorite bands, and share the emotional impact of music at specific moments in our lives. Bruce tells a tale of a girl who shared a name with a popular song, and Larry faces down the Ace of Spades!

How do we discover our music?
Does format affect the way we consume our music?
Find out why music matters in Episode 72 of the Media Montage Podcast!

Larry's Formative Years Playlist
Bruce's Birth to Jr High Playlist
Bruce's High School and Beyond Playlist


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Friday, September 19, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 71: NIck Fury Agent of SHIELD (1998)



Agents of SHIELD Season 2 will be premiering soon so Larry and Bruce travel back in time to visit the first live action SHIELD movie, 1998’s Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD starring none other than the Hoff! 

David Hasselhoff and Lisa Rinna star in this made for TV movie that served as a failed pilot for a potential series.  High camp, a questionable plot by the villains, and cigars that get chewed as much as the scenery. 

This all leads to a discussion about the evolution of Marvel’s live action from the 70s to today in Episode 71 of the Media Montage Podcast!

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 70: Operation Paperclip - Nazis in America



World War II ended and all the Nazis were brought to justice in the Nuremberg trials, following the war. Or were they? History is full of examples of escaped Nazis being captured long after the war was over.

What about the ones that were brought to America? By the Americans?

This week Bruce and Larry look at Operation: Paperclip and some of its cousins. US Intelligence operations that brought former Nazi scientists, and others, to work IN and FOR the US during the Cold War. We talk about characters like Werner Von Braun, Reinhard Gehlen and other Nazis who became key figures in post-war American history.

How and why did this happen, and how did the actions in the past affect the world of today? Find out in Episode 70 of the Media Montage Podcast!

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Media Montage 69: Fall TV Shows New & Returning (2014)



Fall is nearly upon us and that means the New Fall Television Season is here.   Bruce and Larry take a closer look at some new and returning shows. Arrow, The Flash, Big Bang Theory, Agents of SHIELD and Grace Point are discussed. What are we looking forward to and what will we be avoiding?  

Doctor Who has a new season, and a new Doctor, plus old Who stars David Tennant and Karen Gillan have new Network shows. Bruce even shares his thoughts on the pilot episode of Karen Gillan’s new show, Selfie.  Tune in for Episode 69 of the Media Montage Podcast!

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 68: Noah (2014) Film and Comics



You got your Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi in my Biblical Epic! 

No, you got your Biblical Epic in my Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi!

This week Bruce and Larry visit Noah, the 2014 film by Darren Aronofsky, starring Russell Crowe, Anthony Perkins, Jennifer Connelly and Ray Winstone. 

We also look at the graphic novel that was concurrently created from the original screenplay. 

The wickedness of man, miracles and fallen angels inhabit the strange antediluvian earth of the story. We explore the sci-fi nature of the story, the bits and pieces added for dramatic effect, and the symbolism present throughout the tale. The flood is upon us in Episode 68 of the Media Montage Podcast!

Our Previous discussions about the Flood:

MMP 44: Advanced Ancient Civilization


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Friday, August 22, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 67: Nexus - God Con



Nexus is an independent comic book from the minds of Mike Baron and Steve ‘The Dude’ Rude. It stars Horatio Hellpop as the great and powerful Nexus, a man tasked by the alien Merk with hunting down and executing the galaxy’s worst mass murderers from his base on the planet Ylum.  In Nexus: God Con, Horatio and his lovely partner Sundra Peale deal with the arrival of all the One True Gods in the Universe to their cozy little world. 

Bruce and Larry take a look at this Nexus miniseries, its approach to controversial religious topics including Horatio’s crisis of faith, and confrontations with his (and the reader’s) conceptions of God.  Religious stories can be a touchy subject, especially when some of your main characters are Jesus, Mohammed, the Buddha, Yahweh, and the embodiment of Evil.  

Are our hosts blasphemers, infidels, or true believers? …And does Bruce really know anything about Buddhism? Find out in Episode 67 of the Media Montage Podcast!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 66: Grab Bag - Turtles, Fables, Avatar & More



This week Bruce and Larry take a bit of a breather and discuss a veritable grab bag of media releases they’ve been enjoying. We have recommendations of what to enjoy and what to avoid. We talk expectations, disappointments and more. 

Larry recommends the Fables: A Wolf Among Us video game, The Weirding Willows and Lumberjanes comics.
Bruce recommends rewatching Avatar: The Last Airbender and the current season of The Legend of Korra, and yes, even the new Ninja Turtles movie.
We also briefly tackle:
  • Wes Anderson movies 
  • What makes us leave comic book titles 
  • The ‘slow burn’ in long form stories, and when there is and is not an ultimate payoff to that burn
  • How lowering expectations can make for a better movie going experience
  • …and some of the things we have planned going in to year two of the Media Montage Podcast!

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 65: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014 Film)



This week Bruce and Larry take a combative look at Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot as they guard the galaxy from the threat of Ronan the Accuser. 

The Guardians of the Galaxy are here, and another Marvel Cinematic Universe film is upon us! 

How does GOTG build on the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Is it a worthy entry in the annals of space opera? 

Do Larry and Bruce see eye to eye on this movie? (Hint: One of them loved it, the other? Not so much…)

They debate the merits of GOTG as an action comedy, a space opera, a comic book movie, and what exactly happened with Yondu? Find out in Episode 65 of the Media Montage Podcast as we celebrate the first anniversary of our show!

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 64: Guardians of the Galaxy - Earth Shall Overcome




Another Marvel Cinematic Universe film is upon us!

The Guardians of the Galaxy are here, and this week Bruce and Larry visit the origins of the Guardians by taking a look at Guardians of the Galaxy: Earth Shall Overcome.

This volume reprints the first appearances of the Guardians in 1968. Do these stories hold up? What characters from these early stories will make their way into the film?  Find out the answers to these burning questions in Episode 64 of the Media Montage Podcast!

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 63: Weird Comics - The Eye Sees



Comics’ Golden Age introduced a lot of weird concepts and The Eye Sees by Frank Thomas is a shining example. 

Appearing in Keen Detective Funnies and The Detective Eye, The Eye was a supernatural force for justice!

Bruce and Larry take a look at The Eye and his surreal take on crime and punishment in Episode 63 of The Media Montage Podcast!


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Friday, July 18, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 62: Head Canon



Canon is the official and accepted occurrences within a fictional story. Head Canon is when we imagine additional material, not in the book, movie or comic, to explain plot holes or just entertain ourselves. 

This week Bruce Larry discuss their own head canon thought on Independence Day, The Shining, The Prisoner, Super Troopers, The Flintsones, the Films of Quentin Tarantino, and Lost. 

All this and Bruce’s bizarre marriage of Star Wars and Smokey and the Bandit in Episode 62 of The Media Montage Podcast!

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 61: Miami Connection (1987)



Miami Connection, the 1987 Tai Kwon Do action film set in Orlando is the topic of conversation this week. This film has emerged in the last few years as a new cult favorite, and Bruce and Larry explore what all the fuss is about. Directed by Richard Park (aka Woo-sang Park) the film stars Y.K. Kim as Mark, Vincent Hirsch, Joseph Diamond and Kathy Collier.  Cocaine ninjas,  Rock N Roll Martial Arts bands, Korean War babies and more in Episode 61 of the Media Montage Podcast!




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Friday, July 4, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 60: Summer Blockbusters




This week Larry and Bruce take a look at Summer Blockbusters. 

We talk about our favorites, the hits, the misses, and the outright failures! 

Explosions! Car Chases! Alien Invasions! All that and Batman, in Episode 60 of the Media Montage Podcast!


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Friday, June 27, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 59: Conventions 2014



It’s convention season! Larry and Bruce had the opportunity to attend conventions in their respective parts of the country over the last couple weeks.  

We take a look at meeting creators, long lines,  and dealing with gropers. 

What do we love, and hate about cons? Find out in Episode 58 of the Media Montage Podcast.

Some of the great creators we met, who were great to us!
Rachel Deering on Twitter @racheldeering

Batton Lash on Twitter @battonl

Tom Scioli on Twitter @tomscioli

Robin Childs on Twitter @robinofleylines

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 58: Tank Girl - The Movie (1995) and the Comics That Inspired It.





A listener request!  This week Bruce and Larry take a look at the 1995 cult film ‘Tank Girl’ and the comics by Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlitt that inspired it. We compare and contrast the comics and film. Does Lori Petty make a good Tank Girl? Does the energy and anarchy of the comics translate to film? Find out in episode 58 of the Media Montage Podcast!

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 57: Snake Eater (1989)






Lorenzo Lamas IS Soldier Kelly in Snake Eater! 

One man versus a rapey band of hillybilly killers. Set in a vague, ill-defined swampy area, this 1989 movie pays painful homage to Lethal Weapon, Rambo, Miami Vice, Death Wish, Chuck Norris, and other 80s action films.  

It also managed to spawn 2 sequels, that, against our better judgment, we agreed to revisit in the future. We take a look at what we loved and hated about this movie (mostly hated). 

See if Bruce and Larry survive their encounter with Snake Eater. . . in episode 57 of the Media Montage Podcast!

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 56: The Ages of Comics - Gold, Silver, Bronze and Beyond




Gold! Silver! Bronze! No, not the Olympics, but rather the Ages of Comics…This week Bruce and Larry take a look at, and try to make sense of the historical periods of comic books.

When do these Ages begin and end? What criteria should be used to explore a break from one Age to another? Should we use the term Copper, Dark, Obsidian or something else for some of the more recent periods?

We try to make sense of it all in Episode 56 of the Media Montage Podcast!

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Media Montage 55 - X-Men Days of Future Past: The Movie






We finish our 3 week exploration of the seminal Days of Future Past storyline from Uncanny X-Men 141 and 142 . This week, in Part III Bruce and Larry look the recently released X-Men: Days of Future Past live action film.
We look at what we liked, what we didn’t, what characters drove the film, and what characters were little more than props.
We argue about whether the X-Men film’s continuity may or may not matter, and Bruce and Larry have VERY different opinions of Days of Future Past-The Movie on episode 55 of the Media Montage Podcast!

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 54: X-Men Days of Future Past - The Animated Series





We continue our 3 week exploration of the seminal Days of Future Past story line from Uncanny X-Men 141 and 142, soon to be adapted into the fifth X-Men film.

This week, in Part II Bruce and Larry look at 1993 episodes of X-Men: The Animated Series adapting the Days of Future Past story. We compare and contrast this animated story with the comic book source material.

Lumpy characters; Voice acting: The Good, the Bad and the Sexy; and Larry dressed as Gambit!  Days of Future Past-The Animated Series on episode 54 of the Media Montage Podcast!

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 53: X-Men Days of Future Past - The Comics





We begin our 3 week exploration of the seminal Days of Future Past storyline from Uncanny X-Men 141 and 142, soon to be adapted into the fifth X-Men film. This week Bruce and Larry look at the original comic story, and its impact on the X-Men comics that followed.  The iconic John Byrne art, and Chris Claremont writing are explored, as well as a passionate appreciation of lettering and inking from Bruce! Days of Future Past-The Comics on episode 53 of the Media Montage Podcast!

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 52: The Comics of Jack T. Chick





You’ve probably seen them in Laundromats or handed out in the street. They are Chick Tracts, some of the weirdest indie comics ever made. Bruce and Larry discuss the comics of Jack T. Chick, his controversial ministry and the strange comic stories at its foundation. Chick Tracts on episode #52 of the Media Montage Podcast!

Read Dark Dungeons

Read The Last Generation

Read Lisa

Read This Was Your Life

and the version for black audiences, It’s Your Life

Read Hard Times

A Theory that Chick and R. Crumb are one and the same


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Friday, May 2, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 51: Mysterious Deaths





A group of people with similar backgrounds and jobs all die within a brief period of time by suicide, accident or disappearance.  Does this defy all statistical probability or does it fall within normal parameters? Are they being ‘taken out’? Do they know too much?

Bruce and Larry take a look at mysterious deaths, suicide clusters and related unsettling phenomena in this down the rabbit hole episode of the Media Montage Podcast!


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Friday, April 25, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 50: The Terminator (1984)





Bruce and Larry continue last week’s discussion with an examination of James Cameron’s 1984 Outer Limits inspired film The Terminator.  We discuss parallel themes, scenes and imagery between the episodes and the film, as well as a take a deeper look at the Terminator sequels. Humanity, machines and Judgment Day on episode 50 of the Media Montage Podcast.


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Monday, April 21, 2014

Coming Soon... The Terminator

A bit of 80's Tech-Noir directed by James Cameron starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Biehn, Bruce and Larry can't hide from... THE TERMINATOR!


Friday, April 18, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 49: The Outer Limits Soldier and Demon With A Glass Hand





We once again return to classic Sci-Fi series The Outer Limits and look at 2 episodes with similar time travel themes. Soldier and Demon With A Glass Hand both feature men from the future arriving in the present day. What influences did these particular episodes have on subsequent pop culture? What themes are explored by these men out of time? Find out in Epidode 49 of the Media Montage Podcast!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Coming Soon... An OUTER LIMITS Two-Fer!

Bruce and Larry will discuss two episodes of The Outer Limits penned by Science Fiction legend, Harlan Ellison. These two episodes are allegedly the inspiration for James Cameron's The Terminator, but that's another manner entirely.





Please stand by...

Friday, April 11, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 48 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier



The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Bruce and Larry take a look at the latest Marvel Movie. We look at the story, characters and themes of this blockbuster film.

We also look at the Agents of SHIELD crossover episode, and Bruce confuses Scarlett Johansson and the Scarlet Witch…repeatedly. Yield to the shield in Episode 48 of the Media Montage Podcast! 


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Friday, April 4, 2014

Media Montage 47 - Comics; The Good, The Bad and The Ugly






The state of comics today, as a medium, as an industry and as an art form are discussed.

Bruce and Larry look at how comics are sold; the good, the bad, and the ugly of retail and digital.

We get really passionate about comics for kids, adults and in between, all while Bruce finds it in his heart to vigorously defends Rob Liefeld!

The State of Comics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on Media Montage Podcast 47!

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 46 - The Apocalypse in Pop Culture





In today’s episode Bruce and Larry discuss the end of everything as the Apocalypse strikes pop culture. Why does the end of everything show up again and again in popular entertainment?
Does the obsession with the end of the world have something to say about the perseverance of humanity, or do we just have a death wish?

We look at post-apocalyptic pop culture on Episode 46 of the Media Montage Podcast. 


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Sunday, March 23, 2014

COMING SOON... It's The End Of The World

Whether it be Nuclear Holocaust, Alien Invasion, Viral Outbreak, or bunch of pissed off birds, it seems humanity is obsessed with it's destruction, and the aftermath there of. Bruce and Larry will discuss it all, well, as much as time allows.

The following are some examples from pop culture.



More after the jump...

Friday, March 21, 2014

Media Montage 45: Roger Corman's Fantastic Four (1994)




2015 will bring us a reboot of the Fantastic Four film franchise, but Bruce and Larry travel back to 1994 to take a look at the first, doomed live action Fantastic Four movie.

Is it as bad as legend says?

We look at the film on its own merits and come to some surprising conclusions. 

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 44 - Advanced Ancient Civilization




Did an advanced civilization once exist prior to Sumeria and Egypt?
Did such a culture inhabit coastal areas all around the world and inspire the legends of Atlantis, Lemuria and Mu?
Bruce and Larry take a look at theories of a 12,000 year old advanced human culture that may or may not have had nuclear weapons and airships. We’re talking Ancient Civilizations on the Media Montage Podcast. 

Here is Wally Wallington, the man who re-discovered the forgotten technology of moving monolithic stone:


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Friday, March 7, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 43: Tommy Westphall and TV Crossovers




Does every TV show take place in the mind of St. Elsewhere’s Tommy Westphall?

We explore that hypothesis as well as the pros and cons of shared continuity across multiple shows, comics and movies. We discuss the quasi-organic emergence of shared universes as well as highly planned ones.

Does a tightly integrated, detailed continuity or a loose, tangential continuity make for better storytelling?

Dwayne McDuffie's original Slush Factory article presenting the Tommy Westphall Hypothesis is HERE.

Here is a 'MAP' of the Hypothesis showing the overlapping shows as they relate to Tommy/St. Elsewhere and Homicide: Life on the Street, circa 2005-06. This may have grown since.

The climactic St. Elsewhere scene from the episode 'The Last One':



A 'crossover' scene  from Mad About You and Seinfeld establishing they exist in a shared universe:

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 42: Stand Up Comics




Have you heard the one about…? We pay homage to the funniest of the funny as Bruce and Larry have a discussion about Stand-Up Comedy. We talk about discovering stand-up, our favorite comedians of the past and present, as well as how laughter and jokes are important parts of keeping a sane society. Learn which one of us can tell a joke in Episode 42 of the Media Montage Podcast! 

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Media Montage Podcast 41: Robocop(s) 2014 vs 1987






Bruce and Larry discuss the 2014 remake of Robocop, as well as the 1987 original.

Does the satire, humor and violence or the original find its way into the new version?
Does the new version offer anything new?
We compare, contrast, and discuss robots, cyborgs and society in two films separated by 27 years.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Media Montage 40: Nerd Ragee - Fandom Part 3




In this episode Bruce and Larry return once again to fandom, and discuss the phenomena of Nerd Rage, the tendency of hardcore fans to over react to news about their favorite comics, TV shows, Movies and even sports teams. What causes this passionate response? We look at likely reasons and explore some of our own Nerd Rage moments.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Media Montage 39: Rowdy Roddy Piper and Jesse Ventura in Tag Team





Two pro wrestlers, blackballed from their sport, are forced to become cops to pay the bills. In this episode Bruce and Larry discuss Tag Team, the 1991 pilot for the Jesse Ventura/Rowdy Roddy Piper action adventure show that, sadly, did not get picked up as a regular series. Also stars Shannon Tweed, Ray Tyler, Robin Curtis and Jennifer Runyon.

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Coming Soon... "Tag Team" Pilot(1990)

Bruce and Larry will soon tackle a lost gem from ABC TV, who dropped the ball on this Pilot starring "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and Jesse "The Body" Ventura as two wrestlers who end up becoming police officers, hilarity and wrestling moves ensue. 

So stay tuned... or else!