043 – Lost in Translation

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Movies and video games are two great tastes that should taste great together, yet somehow instead have a long history of mostly bringing out the absolute worst in each other. Especially in regards to movies being made based on established game franchises. They’re just awful. So we talk about that and give some ideas on how we think the issue could be fixed. Starting with not allowing a certain German director with a flair for the abysmal anywhere near your project. If you don’t know what I’m talking about then give this episode a listen. It might just change your life.

In addition, we also have a guest that shares facts about things related to what we’re discussing. It’s not natural. We call him The Expert, but you probably know him as Matt Dodge. Thanks for coming back on the show Matt!

Finally, we’re doing something important for a good cause. I know that seems out of character . . . it’s just . . . apparently you can do that while still having fun. Who knew?! Please click on the image below Justin’s post to pledge money, and we’ll join a marathon gaming session for an exhausting 24 hours. It’s for charity, so do the right thing and donate some tax deductible goodness to help make sick kid’s lives better. Or just keep being a monster, that’s fine too.

See you next episode for Podcastober!

-Josh

Hey, check out the best episode we’ve produced since the last one! It’s the cat’s meow – a lonely, forlorn, yowl of angst and dismay – dismay at the crimes against cinema we’re about to discuss, with returning guest, Mathannuel Dodgerista! (Not his real name!)
Also, be sure to check in on the 31st, for our 3rd annual Podcastober! I’m simultaneously excited and terrified to find out what mystery movies Josh has in store for me!
Also, also! If you haven’t already, please consider donating some electronic moulah to the good folks over at Extra Life! We’ll betaking part in a 24 hour video game marathon on the 25th of this month and we’re collecting for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine – any amount, no matter how small, will be put to good use! Go to our page and donate 5 bucks – you’ll feel better about yourself, I promise!
-Justin

 

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Topics mentioned: Super Mario Bros, The Making of ‘Super Mario Brothers’, Double Dragon, Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Street Fighter, BloodRayne, Far Cry, House of the Dead, In the Name of the King, Resident Evil, Hitman, Hitman: Agent 47, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Uncharted, Firefly, Sonic the Hedgehog

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2 Responses to 043 – Lost in Translation

  1. Erin says:

    I too loved Mortal Kombat, the movie AND the soundtrack. I feel like this episode could use a poll to go with it. Also looking forward to hearing what movie you guys watch this podcastober.

  2. We’re the right ones. Remember that.
    Yeah I think we need to start using polls more often to interact with our listeners. We’ve had multiple requests. -JL

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