Arnold Schwarzenegger's biggest flop of the nineties, Last Action Hero was a promising concept in search of a coherent script. Tune into this week's episode for our thoughts on movie tropes, incomprehensible dialogue, bad CGI and much more... ----- Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. If you enjoy this week's show, please hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Monday morning. You can also sign up to our Patreon to help support our show and access a number of incentives, including a weekly bonus show, extended episodes, a regular on-air promo slot and much more, all available for as little as $2 per month. beyondtheboxset.com patreon.com/beyondtheboxset twitter.com/beyondtheboxset facebook.com/beyondtheboxset instagram.com/beyondtheboxset 00.00: John loses his DD virginity... 43.15: Last Action Hero Drinking Games 50.40: Last Action Hero sequel pitches 1.08.50: Listener Submissions & Episode 246 Preview
This is something filmed in April of 2019. It was on the heels of a conversation with Hawking, Sagan, Tesla and Einstein. That interview is in the book "Backstage Pass to the Flipside 3" - this one is reproduced in the new book "Tuning into the Afterlife." There's a number of unusual concepts covered in this session, talking to Stephen Hawking about how to access a "slice of time." The story that I'm referring to was told by the actor Hank Azaria on the Stephen Colbert show - prefaced by the "funniest thing I ever heard." He said it was during a table read, and Harry Shearer, the comedian and many voices on the show, was waiting for Hawking who was an hour late to the table read. Harry said "The man has no sense of time." I asked how he was able to know what the punchline to Shearer's joke was, since he wasn't in the room when he said it. Hawking talks about the akashic records as "floppy disks" that retain all the events from a slice of time and refers to them as mathematical numbers (like sequences, like algorithms, like CGI on a computer screen is all 1s and 0s.) At one point Jennifer mentions the physicist Michio Kaku and a violin - something she's not aware of but recently, years after this was filmed, Kaku came out with this latest book about string theory. All I can do is ask questions and report as best I can. Certainly we're going to get some of these answers wrong - but it's worth noting that some of them we get right. I mean - that I ask the right question at the right time to get a mind bending response. Enjoy. Tuning into the Afterlife is out on Audible, Kindle, Paperback and Hard Cover via Amazon.
This week, Abby learns the painful lesson that not all childhood favorites should be resurrected. We're talking about Van Helsing, and there is misogyny, ableism, and weird American exceptionalism (along with a lot of wild CGI). Plus, we do some confusing accents!
Josh is joined by first-time guest Shane Chernoff to talk all about the newest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, "Eternals." They discussed whether Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao's sensibilities fit within the MCU, which of the several new character they wished they had seen more of and which they really enjoyed, whether the CGI was put to good use, if the comedic moments fit tonally as they do in other MCU movies and much more! Spoilers start at 26:04!
The Rocketeer is a beloved 1991 Disney film. Based on Dave Stevens' comic series, which debuted in 1982, it revolves around stunt pilot Cliff Secord's (Bill Campbell) fortuitous discovery of a jetpack created by Howard Hughes. Of course, adventure ensues. The character was created as a tribute to the 1930s serials that had inspired wonder in the youth of their day. Both the comics and film execute that homage perfectly. The Rocketeer is indeed a cult classic. Loaded with charm—which is anchored by the majestic score of James Horner—it serves as a delightful reminder of the comic book films of yesteryear. Those films had to rely far less on CGI and far more on making the viewers organically believe in the magic they were presenting. They also had a much slimmer margin for error. They weren't the commodity they are now, so there wasn't an excess of "superhero" cinema. Unfortunately for The Rocketeer, it failed to take flight at the box office. It grossed just $46.7 million on a budget of $40 million, sending the sequel plans to the crap heap. The good news: Despite some dodgy green screen here and there, it remains a very enjoyable time; and its enduring appeal seems to be leading to a sequel series for Disney+! So sit back, blast off with a Hazecraft IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co., and don't let Lothar snap you in half! I, the Thunderous Wizard (@WriterTLK), Capt. Cash and two special guests are punching Nazis and crashing zeppelins! This Week's Segments: Introduction/Plot Breakdown – 30 years later, The Rocketeer still packs plenty of fun. (00:00) Lingering Questions – The Double Turn Podcast tunes up the band, and then we discuss why this film should've soared, rather than crashed, at the box office. (56:16) The "Rocket Man" Trivia Challenge – We hear from our brothers in beer at Hop Nation USA, and then Capt. Cash challenges the field to trivia about the movie. (1:14:42) Recommendations – We offer our picks for the week and next up: We finish off "Hops and Attempted Franchise Flops" with the least self-aware Skynet creation, Terminator Genisys! (1:22:10) And, as always, hit us up on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to check out all the interesting factoids—the upcoming reboot and more—from this week's episode! You can find this episode of Hops and Box Office Flops on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, Spotify, Acast, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Vurbl, and Amazon Music!
Ah, Thanksgiving. The one time of year that you can just engorge yourself and no one minds. Except your pants. Decadent mashed potatoes with a whole stick of butter for garnish, bread that we dried out, then soaked in juice, then dried out again, vegetables covered in cream and cheese and other deep fried vegetables. Not to mention a huge bird, usually relegated to emulsified cold cuts, that cooks unevenly and is 50% bones. But the cherry on top? A can of jellied fruit that we call sauce despite it being sliceable. And don't forget your choice of bread product to sop up all that gravy! So ignore those distant family members as you hoover up your even-larger-than-usual plate, but pace yourself, because next is the GUANTLET OF PIES. Pumpkin, pecan, chocolate peanut butter, cherry, key lime, and not to mention:- People Telling You How To Do Your Job- Modern Shoe Design- Movie Theaters- CGI BudgetingThe best thing about your job? It's yours. Sure, there may be many like it, but this specific one is yours. It is your best friend. It is your life. You must master it as you must master your life. Your job, without you, is useless. Without your job, you am useless. So when some yahoo off the street does a drive-by "here's how you're supposed to do it" or a "last guy did [BLANK] differently", you should have the god given right to shoot them in the face. You don't go to their job and smack the 72 oz Big Gulp of stupid juice out of their hand, do you?Why are shoes so ugly these days? Who needs a neon pink and orange pair of sneakers? With velcro straps? And a waveform of an Aphex Twin song on the soles? What's wrong with you people? I'm not sure but you're not half as loony as the PSYCHOS that put WHITE on shoes. ESPECIALLY THE BOTTOM. THAT'S WHERE YOU STEP ON TO ALL THE OTHER COLORS. Even if you lived in Sackshrink, Scandinavia where there was constant snow on the ground 24/7, 365 days out of the year, your white shoes would still be dirty by the third day. That is if you could find them in your size.Do we need movie theaters anymore? We've got big TVs now. We've got the technology to make popcorn at home and I guarantee you there's a hundred internet articles/video explaining how to get that authentic movie theater taste(hint: it's essence of 16 year old stoner mixed with a spritz of hot dog water). We've got couches and recliners, just like them. We've got nachos that cost one-tenth the price and are twice as good, and candy that doesnt cost a dollar per bite. Not to mention for the price of a large movie drink we can get a 24 pack of our favorite soda. And now we can rent the movie the same weekend it comes out, for about the same price as a ticket and a half. We can pause it to take a leak, pause it to explain to your mom who the bad guy is and why he's doing what he's doing despite the fact that if she would just wait 30 seconds, he's literally about to give the same explanation in the movie. Plus, no strangers. So, you tell me.Gee, I wonder why this new Justice League movie bombed at the box office. Was it the lack of marketing? Online weirdos creating negativity? The director being replaced? Studio demands mucking up the final edit? THe large amount of emergency reshoots that muddle the tone of the film? Gee I wonder how this could've been prevented. Well, let's look at the budget: Big alien bad guy CGI: 2 million dollars. Cape physics: 1.5 million dollars. Aquaman underwater scenes: 8 million dollars. Removing Henry Cavill's moustache from reshoots, giving him weirdmouth: 650 million dollars. Giant war battle scene: 10 bucks.All this and more on this week's episode! Don't forget to join us on DISCORD, support us on PATREON or by BUYING A SHIRT.
The majority of the equivalent cast and I sit down to watch the original 1995 movie. We talk what worked, what didn't (the CGI!) and what I took from it to put into our version. A bit of holiday fun as we head towards the end of Season 2 and the start of Season 3!
Are there certain movies you would be absolutely fine never seeing again? Or maybe a movie trailer that looked so god-awful that you'd NEVER watch the movie? In this episode The Jerks lay out criteria that contribute to an unwatchable movie. From heavy CGI to ruined re-makes and formulaic saturation, listen in to hear us discuss the elements that make something unwatchable!
What's up, Daywalkers!? We're back and we're talkin' BLADE, the late 90's vampire superhero classic that started it all! And by "it all" you know that I mean the entire Marvel machine that we know and love today. That's right! None of it would be possible without Wesley Snipes!!Joining us for her fourth venture into the L2W cinematic universe is none other than Chandler Smidt!Here is the official synopsis of this classic film:"BLADE is a half-human, half-vampire hybrid hell-bent on killing vampires because he...hates half of himself? It doesn't really make sense but just roll with me here. He has all sorts of cool weaponry for disintegrating vamps into lame ass CGI skeleton explosions, plus there's a whole lot of leather in this movie. Look, It doesn't matter because IT'S THE 90's, okay??"Follow Chandler on Instagram @SmidiotRemember to join our Patreon for just $1 a month: www.patreon.com/L2W
My name is Stubbins, and my story starts when I accidentally shot a squirrel. In order to save the squirrel, I must head to the home of the most renowned veterinarians in the world. After spending all of a day with him, I can now talk to animals fluently like it was a common skill anyone can learn. This is Dolittle! How did the CGI for the talking animals look? How are all of the animals able to understand each other? And how good of a role did Simon Pegg(?) play? Find out today, on I'd Like a Refund! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Perl was started by Larry Wall in 1987. Unisys had just released the 2200 series and only a few years stopped using the name UNIVAC for any of their mainframes. They merged with Burroughs the year before to form Unisys. The 2200 was a continuation of the 36-bit UNIVAC 1107, which went all the way back to 1962. Wall was one of the 100,000 employees that helped bring in over 10 and a half billion in revenues, making Unisys the second largest computing company in the world at the time. They merged just in time for the mainframe market to start contracting. Wall had grown up in LA and Washington and went to grad school at the University of California at Berkeley. He went to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory after Grad School and then landed at System Development Corporation, which had spun out of the SAGE missile air defense system in 1955 and merged into Burroughs in 1986, becoming Unisys Defense Systems. The Cold War had been good to Burroughs after SDC built the timesharing components of the AN/FSQ-32 and the JOVIAL programming language. But changes were coming. Unix System V had been released in 1983 and by 1986 there was a rivalry with BSD, which had been spun out of UC - Berkeley where Wall went to school. And by then AT&T had built up the Unix System Development Laboratory, so Unix was no longer just a language for academics. Wall had some complicated text manipulation to program on these new Unix system and as many of us have run into, when we exceed a certain amount of code, awk becomes unwieldy - both from a sheer amount of impossible to read code and from a runtime perspective. Others were running into the same thing and so he got started on a new language he named Practical Extraction And Report Language, or Perl for short. Or maybe it stands for Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister. Only Wall could know. The rise of personal computers gave way to the rise of newsgroups, and NNTP went to the IETF to become an Internet Draft in RFC 977. People were posting tools to this new medium and Wall posted his little Perl project to comp.sources.unix in 1988, quickly iterating to Perl 2 where he added the languages form of regular expressions. This is when Perl became one of the best programming languages for text processing and regular expressions available at the time. Another quick iteration came when more and more people were trying to write arbitrary data into objects with the rise of byte-oriented binary streams. This allowed us to not only read data from text streams, terminated by newline characters, but to read and write with any old characters we wanted to. And so the era of socket-based client-server technologies was upon us. And yet, Perl would become even more influential in the next wave of technology as it matured alongside the web. In the meantime, adoption was increasing and the only real resource to learn Perl was a the manual, or man, page. So Wall worked with Randal Schwartz to write Programming Perl for O'Reilly press in 1991. O'Reilly has always put animals on the front of their books and this one came with a Camel on it. And so it became known as “the pink camel” due to the fact that the art was pink and later the art was blue and so became just “the Camel book”. The book became the primary reference for Perl programmers and by then the web was on the rise. Yet perl was still more of a programming language for text manipulation. And yet most of what we did as programmers at the time was text manipulation. Linux came around in 1991 as well. Those working on these projects probably had no clue what kind of storm was coming with the web, written in 1990, Linux, written in 1991, php in 1994, and mysql written in 1995. It was an era of new languages to support new ways of programming. But this is about Perl - whose fate is somewhat intertwined. Perl 4 came in 1993. It was modular, so you could pull in external libraries of code. And so CPAN came along that year as well. It's a repository of modules written in Perl and then dropped into a location on a file system that was set at the time perl was compiled, like /usr/lib/perl5. CPAN covers far more libraries than just perl, but there are now over a quarter million packages available, with mirrors on every continent except Antartica. That second edition coincided with the release of Perl 5 and was published in 1996. The changes to the language had slowed down for a bit, but Perl 5 saw the addition of packages, objects, references, and the authors added Tom Christiansen to help with the ever-growing camel book. Perl 5 also brought the extension system we think of today - somewhat based off the module system in Linux. That meant we could load the base perl into memory and call those extensions. Meanwhile, the web had been on the rise and one aspect of the power of the web was that while there were front-ends that were stateless, cookies had come along to maintain a user state. Given the variety of systems html was able to talk to mod_perl came along in 1996, from Gisle Was and others started working on ways to embed perl into pages. Ken Coar chaired a working group in 1997 to formalize the concept of the Common Gateway Interface. Here, we'd have a common way to call external programs from web servers. The era of web interactivity was upon us. Pages that were constructed on the fly could call scripts. And much of what was being done was text manipulation. One of the powerful aspects of Perl was that you didn't have to compile. It was interpreted and yet dynamic. This meant a source control system could push changes to a site without uploading a new jar - as had to be done with a language like Java. And yet, object-oriented programming is weird in perl. We bless an object and then invoke them with arrow syntax, which is how Perl locates subroutines. That got fixed in Perl 6, but maybe 20 years too late to use a dot notation as is the case in Java and Python. Perl 5.6 was released in 2000 and the team rewrote the camel book from the ground up in the 3rd edition, adding Jon Orwant to the team. This is also when they began the design process for Perl 6. By then the web was huge and those mod_perl servlets or CGI scripts were, along with PHP and other ways of developing interactive sites, becoming common. And because of CGI, we didn't have to give the web server daemons access to too many local resources and could swap languages in and out. There are more modern ways now, but nearly every site needed CGI enabled back then. Perl wasn't just used in web programming. I've piped a lot of shell scripts out to perl over the years and used perl to do complicated regular expressions. Linux, Mac OS X, and other variants that followed Unix System V supported using perl in scripting and as an interpreter for stand-alone scripts. But I do that less and less these days as well. The rapid rise of the web mean that a lot of languages slowed in their development. There was too much going on, too much code being developed, too few developers to work on the open source or open standards for a project like Perl. Or is it that Python came along and represented a different approach with modules in python created to do much of what Perl had done before? Perl saw small slow changes. Python moved much more quickly. More modules came faster, and object-oriented programming techniques hadn't been retrofitted into the language. As the 2010s came to a close, machine learning was on the rise and many more modules were being developed for Python than for Perl. Either way, the fourth edition of the Camel Book came in 2012, when Unicode and multi-threading was added to Perl. Now with Brian Foy as a co-author. And yet, Perl 6 sat in a “it's coming so soon” or “it's right around the corner” or “it's imminent” for over a decade. Then 2019 saw Perl 6 finally released. It was renamed to Raku - given how big a change was involved. They'd opened up requests for comments all the way back in 2000. The aim was to remove what they considered historical warts, that the rest of us might call technical debt. Rather than a camel, they gave it a mascot called Camelia, the Raku Bug. Thing is, Perl had a solid 10% market share for languages around 20 years ago. It was a niche langue maybe, but that popularity has slowly fizzled out and appears to be on a short resurgence with the introduction of 6 - but one that might just be temporary. One aspect I've always loved about programming is the second we're done with anything, we think of it as technical debt. Maybe the language or server matures. Maybe the business logic matures. Maybe it's just our own skills. This means we're always rebuilding little pieces of our code - constantly refining as we go. If we're looking at Perl 6 today we have to look at whether we want to try and do something in Python 3 or another language - or try and just update Perl. If Perl isn't being used in very many micro-services then given the compliance requirements to use each tool in our stack, it becomes somewhat costly to think of improving our craft with Perl rather than looking to use possibly more expensive solutions at runtime, but less expensive to maintain. I hope Perl 6 grows and thrives and is everything we wanted it to be back in the early 2000s. It helped so much in an era and we owe the team that built it and all those modules so much. I'll certainly be watching adoption with fingers crossed that it doesn't fade away. Especially since I still have a few perl-based lamda functions out there that I'd have to rewrite. And I'd like to keep using Perl for them!
Martian ketchup, Physicians with pistols, CGI wounds, Deadly phonics, Irradiated fungi, Frankentrees, Mutant spuds, Elderly sprinters. Jennifer, Angie, and Way discuss the curated links for the week of 11/19/2021. Please consider supporting this ad-free content on Patreon.
We know the massive lovable pooch, but why did he become such a staple of children's literature? Who is responsible, and is there any psychology or science to his appeal? Come learn about Scholastic Book Fairs, Clifford, and more! Contact: Reach out on instagram - @illiteratepod Extras: photo, the original Clifford artwork https://bit.ly/cliffordoriginal trailer, Clifford (2021) https://bit.ly/illclifford1 article, history of Scholastic https://bit.ly/illclifford2 article, history of Clifford books https://bit.ly/illclifford3 illiterate episode, on Dr. Seuss http://podcastgod.net/illiterate-episodes/drseuss article, science of Clifford's appeal https://bit.ly/illclifford5 article, CGI puppeteers interview https://bit.ly/illclifford6 video, tik tok “clifford horror puppet” https://bit.ly/illclifford7 video, baby's color vision development https://bit.ly/illclifford4
This week Kollin and JMac skydive into the Uncanny Valley and explore why humans are genrally uncomfortable with "humanlike" things-- such as Robots, Movie Characters, CGI, and other examples. It is truly fascinating and really got to the duo... Come find out why! Check out our Video Episodes and go cop some Merch: https://elink.io/9993fc7 Follow us on Instagram: @couplepintspod --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
A couple episodes ago, we wondered why we had never landed on a (main timeline) Star Wars movie. In a straight monkey's-paw situation, we landed on ATTACK OF THE CLONES! Whoops! Some people on the internet say this one is good; is that just some internet nonsense, or is there something redeeming about this marathon of CGI stew? This week's recommendations: Kahmeela is feeling good about THE HARDER THEY FALL and says why not take a look at the new PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. Sean likes SPENCER and LAST NIGHT IN SOHO. Robin surprised herself by really liking DUNE.
Whew boy are we ever unhappy this week!In the decade since the celebration of all things* geeky and nerdy was published, we've done a complete 180 on this property. In part it's because of the over saturation of nostalgia and corporate IP, but also because things like Gamergate and Comicsgate have darkened explicitly male-oriented perspectives on fandom (to say nothing of things like the "Not That Kind of Girl" movement).In hindsight, this is Ernest Cline's shopping list of what he thinks is cool, which means excluding *female texts and even family-oriented material. While the idea of celebrating marginalized pop culture and embarking on mythic quests is still fun, the sad reality is that this book has aged very badly.So what's the film's excuse?! Not only does it misunderstand the point of the book, but the challenges are dumb, Artemis is somehow even worse and it's nearly TWO AND A HALF HOURS long! Don't even get Joe started on all ofThe Shining stuff. In Brenna's words: "Thanks, I hated it."Wanna connect with the show? Follow us on Twitter @HKHSPod or use the hashtag #HKHSPod:Brenna: @brennacgrayJoe: @bstolemyremoteHave something longer to say or a comment about book club? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you on the page and on the screen!
James once again joins Andrew and Dave as they jump back twenty years ago to take a look at the mostly forgotten ALONG CAME A SPIDER! Just what do the trio make of the adaptation of James Patterson's first Alex Cross novel? How many awful CGI effects are in the film? And just who the hell is the screenwriter behind this movie, anyway? Tune in and find out!Next Episode: The new Films(trips) cohost needs to be more dangerous, more deadly, more attitude. All music by Andrew Kannegiesser. Editing by Dave Babbitt.
This week, Aaron and Leyla indulge in exploring the career yet another Actor Who Just Looks Like He's Having a Great Time, Brendan Fraser, and watch The Mummy (1999)! We talk about wild casting trends from the 90s, charming CGI, and run some transformative thought experiments with sequels and TTRPGs. --- Follow us @MortifiedPod on twitter. Sign Up for our monthly Newsletter! Our theme song is "Obsolete" by Keshco, from the album "Filmmaker's Reference Kit Volume 2." Find more of their music here. Aaron: Twitter: @aaronsxl Aaron's TTRPGs Bible Boys: @TheBibleBoys Leyla: Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram Astral Heart: @_astralheart
This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the Dwayne Johnson/Gal Gadot/Ryan Reynolds crime caper RED NOTICE, Kenneth Branagh's semi-autobiographical BELFAST, Rebecca Hall's directorial debut PASSING, the giant CGI puppy movie CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG, and Disney's first crack at a beloved Fox IP... HOME SWEET HOME ALONE. Red Notice - 7:07 Belfast - 31:33 Passing - 40:44 Clifford the Big Red Dog - 49:08 Home Sweet Home Alone - 1:04:27 Review Round-Up - 1:27:10 Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! Email us at email@example.com, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes! And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap! Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more! Support the show: https://www.patreon.com//criticallyacclaimednetwork See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In 1999, The Wachowski's redefined the sci-fi genre with "The Matrix." Keanu Reeves stars in a film that explores destiny, fate, reality, and the burden of knowledge. A critically-acclaimed classic, "The Matrix" pushed CGI & visual effects to new limits, and in doing so, has influenced an endless number of sci-fi films that have followed. But how does it hold up after 22 years? Is it still one of the greatest sci-fi stories every told? But is it good??If you'd like suggest a film franchise, filmography, or just say hello, you can reach us at 'firstname.lastname@example.org', @biigpodcast on twitter, and @butisitgoodpodcast in Instagram!
Higher Frequency - Cosmic Bos Taken from Cosmic Bos Improvisation 4: The COVID 1920's Cosmic Bos are: Joe Philogene - Percussion Nick Jackson - Electric Guitar Andy Jackson - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals The video footage used is from the 1920s film Mark of Zorro The full film can be found on Youtube and other places, it's well old and in the public domain, and very much worth a watch. Films from 100 years ago couldn't rely on CGI to fix stuff, and all stunts were hardcore practical, health and safety nightmares. Please like, share and subscribe Leave a comment, it really helps. What did you think of it?
Is Your Firewall Actually Protecting You? What Should You Be Doing? New stats are out this week. So what's the number one vector of attack against us? Our Firewalls. And they're failing. So, what's going on. And what can you do about it? [Automated transcript follows] [00:00:16] And of course, I'm always talking about cyber security, because if you ask me that is one of the biggest problems we have in business. [00:00:27] Today. Well, yeah, you got to find employees. In fact, uh, it's almost impossible to find them in the cyber security space as well. And it's been hard for years. So I try to keep you up-to-date here. We've got boot camps that are coming up and you are really going to like them. We've been working on some supplemental materials for it. [00:00:47] And of course these boot camps are always free, so you can join it. You can have your friends come and learn the. Basics. It's not one of these high sell things. Right. I, I got a little letter in the mail this week saying, Hey, you can come and get a free steak dinner. And of course it's kind of like a timeshare, right? [00:01:09] Jay, you have to listen to the pitch. Yes. Stay over. On us. And you are going to be sitting there for four hours listening to this crazy pitch that's going on. That's not what my bootcamps are. Anybody that's been to. One of them will tell you we work on it. I explain it. You know what you have to do, how you have to do it, the wise, the winds, the wherefores. [00:01:35] So if you would like to learn more for yourself, Make sure you sign up Craig peterson.com sign up for my newsletter. And when a bootcamp is coming up, I will be sure to tell you about it in the newsletter so that you can attend. And it's important to, to understand that this is yeah. Aimed at business, the, these boot camps, but almost everything businesses have to do or shouldn't be doing the same thing applies to you in your. [00:02:08] So, if you are a small business person, if you're someone who has some it experience, and you've been assigned to worry about cyber security, this is for you. If you are a very small business and you're kind of the Jack of all trades, and you've got to worry about cybersecurity, this is for you. And I just got. [00:02:31] This week from someone on my email list who is retired and she was talking about her husband and her, they don't have any kids, no errors. They're trying to protect their financial investments. And of course I responded saying, Hey, I'm not a financial investment advisor, but I can certainly give you some cyber security input, which I did. [00:02:53] And you can ask your questions as well. I'm more than glad to hear them. And you probably, if you've sent them in, you know, I always answer them now. My big man, a few days might take me a week, but I will get around to it. And I try and respond to the emails. Sometimes I answered here on the radio show or on my podcast, but usually it's via email me. [00:03:17] At Craig peterson.com. And of course, that's also on my website, Craig peterson.com. And that's also my name Craig Peters on.com. So let's get into the firewall thing. When you have a network, you are connecting that network to your computers, maybe. To your security cameras, to your printers that you have, maybe there's a lock system. [00:03:44] Maybe there's more, all of this stuff is interconnected and it's all rather well and good. You can have a whole lot of fun with it, but it is not as particularly good if you can't get out to the internet. So what do we do? We hook our network, whether it's home or if it's business to the internet. Now, you know, all of this stuff so far, right? [00:04:06] You're following me. The internet is actually inter connected networks. In case you didn't know, there are now millions of networks that are connected on the internet. There are core networks out there. We were my company like number 10,000. I think it was, uh, a S an R a S number autonomous system. So we were fairly early on. [00:04:32] And of course, as you know, I've been on the internet in various forums since the early 1980s and helping to develop the protocols, but it is important to remember it is an interconnected network of networks. You might ask why? Well, the bottom line is you aren't connecting your network with other networks that have malicious software on them. [00:04:58] Maybe they're just poorly configured. Maybe they're causing a denial of service attack effectively because there's so badly configured. But whatever the case may be, you are still exposed. If you look at the traffic that's coming to your router. So your router is sitting at the edge of your network connected to your internet service provider. [00:05:19] So it might be Comcast or Verizon or a whole slew of others. But your network is connected via a router. Then the router knows how do I get my data from the input to the output or from the output to the input, if you will upstream and downstream data, that's what the router is for. And if you look at the data on your router and most of us can't, but if you were able to, what you will see is hundreds of thousands of internet packets coming to, and from your. [00:05:55] Router your endpoint every day. Usually these are bad guys doing what are called scans. They do port scans. They're primarily looking for services. So what do you, do you have a firewall now in many cases, you'll get a device from your Janette service provider that has a router built in and has a firewall built in, and it has wifi. [00:06:19] All of this stuff, all built in together makes life all nice and warm and fuzzy and Catalina, doesn't it. But in reality, it's not necessarily a good thing to have it all in one, because you're definitely not going to get the best of breed and router or firewall or wifi, but that's a different story. What is that firewall for that router? [00:06:41] Of course, it's getting all this internet traffic and anything that's on the internet that is. I'm trying to get to you is going to go through the. And anything that you are trying to send up to the internet, like for instance, to try and get a web page or something is also going to go up through that router. [00:07:02] So how do you protect yourself time? Was that there wasn't really much of a way to protect yourself. And frankly, there weren't a lot of reasons. To try and protect yourself. And the internet was just this wonderful open thing, lots of fun and played around a lot. Back in the early nineties, it was, it was just a joy in the late eighties to, to be connected up to the internet and then bad guys started doing bad things. [00:07:30] We took the concept of what you have in an automobile and applied it to the. If you're driving your car, your in the passenger compartment and that passenger compartment is hopefully warm in the winter and cool in the summertime. And you are protected from that big mean nasty engine that's in front of you, or if you're driving an electric car from those mean nasty batteries that are probably below you in that car and what's between you and the. [00:08:04] Of course a firewall. And the idea is to keep the nastiness of that engine, all of the heat, the oil, the grime, the wind, everything else is associated with that engine. Keep that away from you so that you can now drive that car just comfortably in that controlled climate of the passenger compartment, that concept was then applied to the inter. [00:08:30] And in fact, I designed and implemented one of the first firewalls ever made way back when and the firewall in the internet Partland is very similar to the car in the car. You have some protrusions through that fire. Don't you, you you've got a steering wheel. How does that get up to the front of the car? [00:08:53] Well, it goes through the firewall and around that steering wheel, of course there's some EBDM, some rubber type stuff that helps stop anything from coming through right next to that steering column. Same, thing's true with the brake pedal and the gas pedal. At least it used to be. Nowadays, it's so much of this as drive by wire, that the only thing going through the firewall is a wire and there's no mechanical linkage. [00:09:24] Unlike my car, which is a 1980 Mercedes-Benz diesel. Where yes, indeed. Direct linkages to everything. So the firewall in the cars protecting you from the nastiness in the engine compartment and the firewall, when it comes to your internet is doing something very similar. Think about your house for a minute, you have a house with doors and windows. [00:09:53] I would hope. And a chimney and maybe a couple of other protrusions that are going outside of the house. Well, you have some similar problems and when it comes to the internet and when it comes to the firewall, With your house, sir. Sure. You could post a guard out front, a whole series of them. You've got a dozen guards out front and they are all guarding that front door. [00:10:19] But if no, one's watching the back door, if no one's paying attention to the windows, there's still ways for the bad guys to get in. And that's what we're going to talk about. How does the internet firewall tie into this analogy of cars and the analogy of your home? Because it's a very important point when you get right down to it. [00:10:44] We need to understand this because the number one tactic reported this week by MITRE and Cisco is exploitation of public facing application. So I'm going to explain what that is. What's your firewall can do for you and what you should do for your firewall. A stick around. We've got a lot more coming up. [00:11:09] I want to invite you to go. Of course, right now, online to Craig peterson.com. Once you're there, just sign up for mind's newsletter. Simple Craig peterson.com. [00:11:25] This week, we found out what the top five tactics are that are most frequently being used by bad guys to attack us. This is done by MITRE and Cisco systems. Number one, public facing applications. What does that mean? [00:11:42] We've been talking about this report, but really what we've been delving into is how data flows on your network, whether it's a home network or maybe it's a business network, how does this whole mess work? [00:11:58] And when miters talks about the biggest problem here, 91% of the time being what's called an exploit of a public facing application, what does that mean? We went through the basics of a firewall and a router. So all of the data coming from the internet, coming into the router, then handed to the firewall. [00:12:24] Any data going out, goes into the firewall. And then the. So that's the pretty simplistic version. And of course the firewall on your network does a similar thing to the firewall in your car. It stops the bad stuff, at least it's supposed to, but your home and your car both have different ways of getting. [00:12:48] Past the firewall in the house. It's your doors and your windows in the car. Of course, it's where the steering column goes through where the brake pedal and the gas pedal go through the clutch, all of that stuff that perch, um, permeates, it goes through. That firewall. And of course, you've probably, if you're been around for awhile, you've had leaks coming through your firewall and, uh, you know, how poorest they can be sometimes. [00:13:18] Well, we have the same type of thing on our internet firewalls. Every home has doors and what we call the doors in on the internet is similar to what they call them. On the, in the Navy, on the water, the reports. So think about a porthole in a boat, or think about a, a door, a port, which is the French word for door. [00:13:45] What happens on the internet? For instance, if you're trying to connect to Craig peterson.com, you are going to connect to a specific port on my server. So the address typically, uh, is going to be resolved by DNS. And then once it gets to the server, you can connect to port 4 43. You might try and connect to port 80, but I'll do a redirect, but that's neither here nor there. [00:14:12] So you're going to connect to that port four 40. So my firewall has to say, Hey, if somebody is coming in and wants to get to port 4 43, which is called a well-known port, that's the port that all web server. Listen on. So if someone's trying to get to my port, my web server on port 4 43, let them in. But if someone's trying to get to another port, don't let them in. [00:14:48] Now there's multiple ways to respond or not respond. I can talk about that right now. That'd be for deep dive workshop, but the idea is. Each application that you are connecting to, or that your providing has. Part of the problem that we've been seen. And this is a very big problem is that people are not changing the administrative passwords on their machines. [00:15:20] So administrative passwords mean things like admin for the username and admin for the password on your firewall. So. Your firewall, if you have what's called when admin enabled, what that means is someone on the wide area network. In other words, The internet, someone on the internet or on the, when can connect to your firewall and control it. [00:15:51] This is, as you can imagine, a very big thing, and it is something that we cover in one of our workshops, explained it all and all of the details and what to do, but most businesses and most people have not properly configured their firewalls. When we're talking about number one, problem, 91% of the time being an exploit against public facing applications. [00:16:18] What that means is they could very well just be trying to connect to the administrative interface on your firewall. Unfortunately, they will often offer. Change the software on your firewall. So they won't just reconfigure. They'll just change it entirely. And they'll do all kinds of evil things. Again, we're not going to get into all of that and what to look for and what can happen. [00:16:44] But number one thing everybody's got to do, and I saw some stats this week as well, that made me want to bring the. Most people and most businesses about two thirds have not changed the default passwords on the hardware that they have. Now it can understand sometimes the kids confusing. No question about. [00:17:07] But if you don't change the password on something that's public facing, in other words, something that can be reached from the internet or again, the wide area network. I know there's a lot of terms for this, but something that someone else can get at from outside your network. And it's the default password like admin admin, you could be in a whole lot of. [00:17:35] So check that right now, please double check that triple check that because even if you have a router from a big internet service provider, again, like the Comcast Verizon's, et cetera of the world, they will almost always have it set up. So you can change that administrative password and Jewish. Now I, again, for clients, I have some different advice than I have for, for just regular users, but make sure you change that. [00:18:09] And here's the second part of the problem. What happens if you have a business and let's say you're not hosting your own website, like I've been doing for a couple of decades and how three 30 years, I guess now. Um, and so you've got your website hosted at some. Web height site, hosting place, you know, Gator or one eye and one eye and one or GoDaddy or whatever. [00:18:35] Okay. So, okay. That's fine. So let's not inside our network. Uh, w we don't worry about the security because that's the vendor's problem. Now we're talking about, okay, what happens. My users who need to work from home. This gets to be a very big problem for so many people, because work from home is important. [00:19:00] So what are you going to do? Well, basically in most cases, unfortunately, businesses are just exposing an application to the internet. So they might, they might. Terribly configured networks, where there is a direct connection that goes right to the files. So you connect to a port on their firewall and it immediately redirects it internally. [00:19:30] Remaps it to the file server. And some people are really, really clever. Alright. Or so they think, because what they'll do is they'll say, okay, well, you know, that, that normal port number. Okay. So I'm going to move. Port number. So you're going to connect to port 17, 17 on my firewall, and it's going to connect you to the file share on my file server so that people from home can just connect to port 17, 17, and ta-da, there are all the files and yeah, we're, we're using passwords, so it'll be okay. [00:20:06] It'll be fine. Um, but, uh, guess what it isn't for a few. Different reasons are we're going to be talking about those here in just a minute. Yeah, I want to encourage you right now. Take a minute. Go online. Craig peterson.com. You'll find lots of information there. I've got 3,500 articles, all searchable, Craig peterson.com. [00:20:32] But more importantly, make sure you sign up for my newsletter. Craig peterson.com/subscribe. So that you can keep up to date on everything that is important in all of our lives. [00:20:51] We're talking about firewalls at home at the office, what it means to have public facing services, really applications, people working from home. How can you make it easy for them and hard for the bad guy? [00:21:15] Many businesses had to quickly change the way their computers were set up because of course the lockdown and people working from home. [00:21:26] And, um, unfortunately. Many mistakes were made. And some of this, in fact, I'm going to talk a lot of this problem up to these managed services providers break, fix shops. My, my fellow information technology contractors, if you will, because they didn't know any. Most of these people have been computer people, their whole lives, right. [00:21:55] They played with PCs when they were young and they might've taken a course or two and wow. MCSC certified. Believe me, this is not something that a straight up MCSC or. And frankly, most of the it certifications can really understand or really handle the cybersecurity can be done, but there's so many things they overlook just like what I was just talking about, exposing a file server directly to the internet. [00:22:29] I mentioned, okay. While they thought it was going to be safe because there's a username and password, but there's a couple of huge problems here. Problem. Number one. When you're exposing a service to the internet, like for instance, the files server, you are exposing software that may have exploitable, but. [00:22:54] And again, going back to those stats from earlier this week, more than half of all of the systems that are out there are not patched to date. It's so bad that president Biden just ordered the federal government agencies to apply patches some as old as three years. So what happens now? Well, the bad guy scan, and guess what they found. [00:23:23] Port that you thought was just so clever because it wasn't the standard port number for that service. Maybe it's SMB or CIFS or something else. And, uh, they found it because they scan, they look, they see what the response is that tells them what type of a server sitting there. And then they try, well, let me see. [00:23:45] There's the zero day exploits, but why bother with those? Let's just start with the good old standard ones. And unfortunately, because so many machines are not patched up at all, let alone properly patched up. You, they end up getting into the machine. It's really that simple, just because it's not patched up. [00:24:08] How does that sound? Huh? Yeah, it's just plain, not patched up. It's not available for anyone to be able to use anybody to be able to access. Right. It there it's not restricted. So the passwords don't matter if you haven't patched your systems. And then the second problem is that. Are brute force attacks against so many servers out there. [00:24:36] And most of the time, what we're talking about is Microsoft, but, you know, there's the share of bugs kind of goes around, but Microsoft and really, they get nailed a lot more than most beet, mainly because they're probably the number one out there that's in use today, not in the server community, certainly, but certainly also in the. [00:24:59] It's been, you know, small businesses, that's all they know. So they just run a Microsoft server and more and more, you kind of have to run it because I, I get it. You know, there's so many apps that depend on the various functions that are provided by the active directory server at Microsoft and stuff. So we, we do that for our customers as well. [00:25:19] So are you starting to see why the brute force against a server will often get them in and the smarter guys figure out what the business is? And then they go to the dark web and they look up those business emails. Addresses that they have that have been stolen along with the passwords that were used. [00:25:43] That's why we keep saying, use a different password on every site because that stolen password now. Is going to be tried against your service, your, your file server. That might be there. You might be trying to have a VPN service that the people are VPN in from home. You might have remote desktop, which has been. [00:26:08] Abject failure when it comes to cybersecurity, it's just been absolutely terrible. So you might have any of those types of things. And if they've got your email address and they've got the passwords you've used on other sites, which they've stolen and they try them, are they going to work? Odds are yes, because most people, I got another set of stats this week. [00:26:36] Most people use the same password for every site out there or every type of site. So they might get a second, most common is they use one password for all of their social media sites. They use another one for all of their banking sites. So we cover this in some depth in our bootcamp so that you understand how to do the whole password thing. [00:27:03] And what I recommend is a piece of software called one password. I don't recommend that you just use one password for everything. I was misunderstood by someone the other day. You mean just w w I use one password for everything. Yeah, you do. And then I talked to them a little bit more because I thought that was an odd question. [00:27:24] And it turned out, he was thinking, you just have the one password, like, like, you know, P at sign SSW, zero RD. Right? You use that everywhere. No, there's a piece of software go to one password.com. That's what I recommend as a password manager. And I show you how to use that and how to use it effectively in my bootcamp. [00:27:48] Absolutely free. Just like the radio is free. I'm trying to get the information out to as many people as possible, but you gotta be on my list. Craig peterson.com. Make sure you go there. So I've explained the basics here of what happens. We have a door open or windows, open ports on our servers, on our firewalls at home. [00:28:15] And at work. So the thing to do, particularly if you're a business, but even if your home user is check that firewall configuration. And let me tell you something that probably won't come as a surprise. Most of these internet server. The providers are in the business to make as much money as possible. And cybersecurity is very much secondary. [00:28:40] They know they talk about it and they talk about software defined networks and things that sound really cool. But in reality, what they give you is. Configured very well and is going to expose you. So make sure you go in, they will set it up. For instance, if they're providing you with television services, they'll set it up so that they can just bypass your firewall and get into the cable box that they installed in your house. [00:29:09] Yeah. Obviously that's not something they should be doing because now they are opening you up to attack. What happens when there's a cybersecurity problem with the cable box? We've seen this problem too, with television vendors where they poke a hole out through your firewall so that they can then gather statistics and do firmer updates and everything else. [00:29:34] It's insane. It really is. These vendors are not thinking about you. They're not thinking about the consequences. It is a very, very sad situation, but now you know what to do and how to do it. Okay. I explained today, firewalls. I explained router. I explained ports, which should be open, which should not be open. [00:29:58] And the reasons why I even mentioned passwords, I get into that in a lot of detail in my bootcamp, Craig peterson.com to get on that waiting list. Craig peterson.com, just subscribe and you'll be kept up to date. [00:30:14] There has been a whole lot of discussion lately about Metta. You might've heard. In fact, you probably did that. Facebook changed its name to Metta and they're aiming for something called the metaverse. So what is it exactly and what's it going to do for or to you? [00:30:32] The metaverse oh my gosh. I had a great discussion this week about the metaverse this came out in, um, and originally anyways, in this novel called the what was it now? [00:30:47] A snow crash. That's what it was 1992, Neil. Stevenson or Steffenson. I'm not sure how he pronounces it, but in this book, which was a cyberpunk model and I've, I've always thought cyber punk was cool. Uh, is the metal versus an imaginary place that's made available to the public over the world wide fiber optics network. [00:31:13] And it's projected onto virtual reality goggles sound familiar yet. And in the. You can build a buildings park signs as well as things that do not exist. In reality, such as vast hovering overhead light show, special neighborhoods were three where the rules of three-dimensional spacetime are ignored and free combat zones where people can go hunt and kill each other. [00:31:42] Great article about this in ARS Technica this week. And, uh, that was a little quote from the book and from the article. Phenomenal idea. Well, if you have read or seen the movie ready player one, and I have seen the movie, but a friend of mine this week said the book is so much better. So I'm going to have to read that book, ready player one. [00:32:06] But in it, you have these people living in. Dystopian future where everything is badly worn down, the mega cities, people building on top of each other and they get their entertainment and relaxation and even make money in. Prison time by being inside this virtual world, they can go anywhere, do anything and play games, or just have fun. [00:32:39] One of the vendors that we work with at my company mainstream has this kind of a virtual reality thing for. I kind of a summit, so people can go and watch this presentation and I think it's stupid, but they, you walk in. And it's, uh, this is just on a screen. They're not using like those Oculus 3d graph glasses, but you walk into an auditorium. [00:33:13] So you've got to make your little avatar walked on. Dun dun, dun dun, dun, dun, dun, dun, dun, and then go to an empty seat. And then you have to make your avatar sit down. Right? I, I have never played a game like this. I never played second life. Never any of that sort of thing. It was kind of crazy to me. And then I was doing a presentation, so I had to go Dundon then, then, then the, up onto the rostrum there and stand behind the podium and, and then put my slides up on this virtual screen. [00:33:49] It was ridiculous. I have a full television production studio here in my, in my lab. Right. And that's, this is where I do the radio show. This is where I do my television appearances. This is where I do pretty much everything. Right. And so what I can do is I can split screen with my face, with the desktop. [00:34:12] You can see my desktop, I can draw on it, circle things, highlight things or whatever I want to do. Right. But no, no, no, no. I was in their virtual reality. And so all I could do is. I have the slides come up. In fact, I had prepared beforehand, pre-taped it? A, the whole presentation, but I couldn't play that video. [00:34:37] No, no, no. I had to show a slide deck, you know, death by PowerPoint. I'm sure you've been there before. It's very, very frustrating in case you can tell for me, well, we've seen this type of thing. I mentioned some of the things like that. I'm in second life. I'm sure you've heard of that before. Sims is another one you've probably heard of before. [00:35:01] These types of semi metaverses have been around a very long time. And, and in fact, all the way on back to the nineties is Habbo hotel. G I don't know if you ever heard of that thing, but it was non-line gaming and social space. I helped to develop one for a client of mine back in the early nineties. [00:35:23] Didn't really go very far. I think it was ahead of its time. It's it's interesting right now, enter. Mark Zuckerberg. Do you remember a few years ago, mark Zuckerberg had a presentation. He was going to make this huge announcement, right? They bought Oculus. What was it? It was like crazy amount of money. And then he came in the back of the hall. [00:35:50] And nobody noticed he walked all the way up to the front and nobody even saw him because they were all wearing these 3d glasses. And of course, today they are huge. They are awkward and they don't look that great, the pictures inside, but the idea is you can move your head around and the figures move as your head moves, almost like you're in the real world. [00:36:13] And that's kind of cool and people thought it was kind of cool and they didn't see Zuckerberg because they all had these things on. And the inside was playing a little presentation about what Facebook was going to do with Oculus. Well, they just killed off the Oculus name anyways here a couple of weeks ago, over at Facebook about the same time that got rid of the Facebook name and went to meta. [00:36:39] The Facebook product is so-called Facebook and it appears what they are going to be doing is taking the concept of a metaverse much, much further than anyone has ever taken it before. They're planning on there's speculation here. Okay. So, you know, don't obviously I don't get invested. I don't give investment advice, investment advice. [00:37:10] Um, but I do talk about technology and, uh, I've been usually five to 10 years. I had so take that as well. They as the grain of salt, but I think what they're planning on doing is Facebook wants to become the foundation for Mehta versus think about things like world of Warcraft, where you've got the. Gain that people are playing. [00:37:39] And it's a virtual reality, basically, right? It might be two D, but some of it's moving into the three-dimensional world. Other games like Minecraft and roadblocks, they have some pretty simple building blocks that people can use network effects and play your creativity to make your little world and the ability. [00:38:04] To exchange and or sell your virtual property. That's where I think Mr. Zuckerberg is getting really interested now because if they can build the platform that everybody else the wants to have a virtual world builds their virtual world on top of. Man, do they have a moneymaker? Now? People like me, we're going to look at this and just poo poo it. [00:38:35] I I'm sure I'm absolutely sure, because it will be another 20 years before you really think it's. You know, some of these scifi shows have talked about it. You know, you can feel someone touching you, et cetera, et cetera. Yeah. That's going to be very crude for a very long time. And now CGI is pretty good. [00:38:57] Yeah. You watch the movies. CGI is great, but that takes weeks worth of rendering time on huge farms, clusters of servers. So it's going to take quite a while. Looking at the normal advancement of technology before this really becomes real. Now there have also been us court cases over who owns what in bad happened with Eve online. [00:39:28] Second life where disagreements over player ownership of the virtual land created by the publisher, which was Linden labs. When. And I've also mentioned in the past how our friends over at the IRS have tried to tax some of the land that you own inside these virtual worlds. So ownership, do you really own it? [00:39:55] Does it really exist? What would non fungible tokens maybe it does. And these non fungible tokens are. Basically just a check, some verification, I'm really oversimplifying of some sort of a digital something rather lately. And initially it was mostly pictures. And so you had a picture of something and you owned that and you could prove it because of the blockchain behind it. [00:40:27] But I think this is where he's really interested because if he can build the base platform. Let the developers come up with the rules of what's it called it a game and come up with what the properties look like and how people can trade them and sell them and what kind of upgrades they can get. Right. [00:40:48] So let's nothing Zuckerberg has to worry about. Uh, Metta or Zuckerberg then worries about, okay. So how do we collect money for these? How do we check with the transactions? Uh, somebody wants to buy those sort of Damocles. How does that transaction work and how do we Facebook Metta? How do we get a slice of the act? [00:41:16] You got to believe that that's where things are going. And if they have the ability to make this base platform and be able to take characters from one part of a developer to another part of the developer, you could have worlds where Gandalf might be fighting bugs bunny. Right? Interesting. Interesting and Warner brothers, all these movie companies would probably be coming out with complete virtual reality. [00:41:49] So when you're watching James Bond, you're not just watching James Bond, you can look around, you can see what's happening. People sneaking up behind. And ultimately you could be James Bond, but that's decades away. I think a good 20 years. All right, everybody. Thanks for sticking around here. Make sure you go online. [00:42:11] Craig peterson.com/subscribe. Get my weekly newsletter. Find out about these free boot camps and other things that I have. So we can keep you up to date and keep you safe. [00:42:25] We already talked about Metta and their name, change the metaverse, but there's something else. Facebook did this last week that surprised a lot of users, something they started in 2010, but has been controversial ever since. [00:42:41] We had a pretty big announcement, frankly, this last week from our friends over at Facebook, not the one where they change their name and the. [00:42:51] Basically trying to create a metaverse platform. That's going to be the one platform that rules the world. Although those are my words by the way. But Facebook has announced plans now to shut down a decade old. Facial recognition system this month. We'll see what they do with this. If they follow through entirely, but they're planning on deleting over 1 billion faces that they have already gone through and analyzed. [00:43:26] You might remember. In 2010, Facebook had a brand new feature. It started announcing, Hey, did you know that so-and-so just posted your picture? Is this you? Is this your friend, is this sewn? So do you remember all of those questions? If you're a Facebook user back in the day? Well, they were automatically identifying people who appeared in digital photos and suggested that users or users tagged them with a click we're going to get to and admitted here. [00:43:57] Uh, and of course that then linked the Facebook account for. The picture that you tagged to the images and let that person know. And of course Facebook's ultimate goal is to get you to stay on long, as long online, as long as possible. Because if you're online, you are going to be looking at ads that are aimed primarily at. [00:44:18] Well, facial recognition has been a problem. We've seen it a worldwide. I just read through a restatement from the electronic frontier foundation, talking about facial recognition and the problems with it, how some people have been arrested based on facial recognition and held for over a day. We'll have cases where the police use to kind of a crummy photograph of them from a surveillance video sometimes also from a police car, in some areas, the police cars are continually taking video and uploading it to the internet, looking for things like license plates, to see if a car. [00:45:00] Parking ticket that hasn't been paid or it hasn't paid us registration all the way through looking at faces, who is this person? And some in law enforcement have kind of thought it would be great to have kind of like Robocop. You remember Robocop, not the ed 2 0 9. There was also in that movie. That's also very scary, but when they look at someone who's on a street at autonomous. [00:45:24] Pops up in their glasses, who it is, any criminal record, if there any sort of a threat to et cetera. And I can understand that from the policemen standpoint. And I interviewed out at the consumer electronic show, a manufacturer of. That technology, it was kind of big and bulky at the time. This was probably about six or eight years ago, but nowadays you're talking about something that's kind of Google glass size, although that's kind of gone by the wayside too. [00:45:54] There are others that are out there that you. Facial recognition. Technology has really advanced in its ability to identify people, but you still get false positives and false negatives. And that's where part of the problem becomes from they have been taking and they been private companies primarily, but also some government agencies they've been taking pictures from. [00:46:21] They can find them. We've talked about Clearview AI before this is a company that literally stole pitchers, that it could get off the internet. They scan through Facebook, Instagram, everywhere. They could find faces and they tied it all back in. They did facial recognition. On all of those photos that they had taken and then sold the data to law enforcement agencies. [00:46:49] There's an app you can get from Clearview AI. That runs on your smartphone and you can take a picture of someone in the street, clear view. AI will run that face through their database and we'll tell you who it is, what their, what their background is, where their LinkedIn page is their Facebook page, wherever it found them online. [00:47:13] Basically what they've been doing. Now Clearview had a problem here this last couple of weeks because the Australian government ordered them to delete all facial recognition, data belonging, to anyone that lives. In Australia. Now that's going to be a bit of a problem for clear view, because it's hard to identify exactly where people live just based on a photograph. [00:47:40] And the United Kingdom is also considering doing this exact same thing. Now, clear views have been sued. They violated the terms of service from Facebook and some of these other sites that I mentioned, but they did it anyway. And clear view was. To destroy all the facial images and facial templates they had retrieved about any Australian. [00:48:08] I think that's probably a pretty good idea. I don't like the idea of this data being out there. Well, if your password is stolen and we're going to be talking about that in our bootcamp, coming up here in a couple of weeks about how to determine if your username or your password is stolen. But, uh, and of course, if you want to get that. [00:48:29] Bootcamp and go to that. There's no charge for it, but you have to know about it. And the only way is to sign up. You have to make sure you're on my email email@example.com. But what happens when your email address is stolen or your password, or both are stolen from a web. Oh, typically they end up on the dark web. [00:48:50] They sell personal identification for very little money. In some cases it's only a few dollars per thousand people's identities. It is absolutely crazy. So the bad guys are looking for that information, but you can change your password. You can change your email address, but if your facial information is stolen, Can't change your face. [00:49:18] If your eye print is stolen, you can't change your eye. I have a friend who's pretty excited because he got to go right through the security at the airport ever so quickly. Cause all they had to do was scan his eyeball. Well, that data is valuable data because it cannot be changed. And it can, in some cases be replicated. [00:49:41] In fact, the department of Homeland security and the transportation safety administration had the database of face print stolen from them in 2019. To about 200,000 people's identities were stolen, the face sprints. It's just absolutely crazy. And this was some, a vendor of us customs and border protection. [00:50:05] And it, it, you can't write down to it. I read the detailed report on it just now. And the report that came out of the federal government said, well, it went to a contractor who. Took the data, all of the face prints off site over to their own site. And it wasn't encrypted when they took it over there. But it does mention that it was taken from an un-encrypted system at customs and border protection. [00:50:34] So wait a minute. Now you're blaming the contractor that you hired because it wasn't encrypted and yet you didn't encrypt it yourself either. I, you know, I guess that kind of goes around, but they want to. They want your biometric information just as much as they want anything else. Think about your phones. [00:50:53] Nowadays, apple has done a very good job with the biometrics and the fingerprints and making sure that that information is only ever stored on the phone. It never goes to apple, never leaves the phone it's in what apple calls, the secure long term. And if you mess with it at all, it destroys itself, which is part of the problem with replacing a cracked screen yourself on an iPhone, because you're going to disturb that secure enclave and the phone will no longer work. [00:51:24] That is not true when it comes to many other devices, including most of your Android phones that are out there. It is. So if the bad guys have. Your face print, they, and they can create 3d models that can and do in fact, go ahead and fool it into letting you in that that's information they want. So why are we allowing these companies to like clear view AI? [00:51:52] And others to buy our driver's license photos to the federal government, to also by the way, by our driver's license photos, by them from other sites and also our passport information. It's getting kind of scary, especially when you look into. China has a social credit system. And the Biden administration has made rumblings about the same here in the U S but in China, what they're doing is they have cameras all over the place and your faces. [00:52:27] And they can identify you. So if you jaywalk, they take so many points off of your social credit. If you don't do something that they want you to do or be somewhere, they want you to be, you lose credits again, and you can gain them as well by doing various things that the government wants you to do. And. [00:52:49] And ultimately, if you don't have enough social credit, you can't even get on a train to get to work. But the real bad part are the users. This is a minority in China and China's authorities are using. Us facial recognition, technology and artificial intelligence technology. Hey, thanks Google for moving your artificial intelligence lab to China in order to control and track the users. [00:53:19] Absolutely amazing in the United States law enforcement is using this type of software to aid policing, and we've already seen problems of overreach and mistaken IRS. So Facebook to you're leading a billion of these frameworks. If you will, of people's faces biometrics. Good for them. Hopefully this will continue a tread elsewhere. [00:53:46] Well, we've talked a little bit today about firewalls, what they do, how your network is set up. If you miss that, make sure you catch up online. My firstname.lastname@example.org, but there's a whole new term out there that is changing security. [00:54:03] It's difficult to set up a secure network. [00:54:07] Let's just say mostly secure because if there's a power plug going into it, there's probably a security issue, but it's difficult to do that. And historically, what we've done is we've segmented the networks. So we have various devices that. Maybe be a little more harmful and on one network, other devices at a different level of security and many businesses that we've worked with, we have five different networks each with its own level of secure. [00:54:38] And in order to get from one part of the network, for instance, let's say you're an accounting and you want to get to the accounting file server. We make sure your machine is allowed access at the network level. And then obviously on top of that, you've got usernames and passwords. Maybe you've got multifactor authentication or something else. [00:54:59] I'll make sense, doesn't it? Well, the new move today is to kind of move away from that somewhat. And instead of having a machine or a network have firewall rules to get to a different network or different machine within an organization. There's something called zero trust. So again, think of it. You've, you've got a network that just has salespeople on it. [00:55:25] You have another network that might have just your accounting people. Another network has your administrative people and other network has your software developers, et cetera. So all of these networks are separate from each other and they're all firewalled from each other. So that only for instance, at county people can get to the accounting server. [00:55:44] Okay, et cetera. Right? The sales guys can enter the sales data and the programmers can get at their programs. And maybe the servers that are running their virtual machines are doing testing on what was zero trust. It is substantially different. What they're doing with zero trust is assuming that you always have to be authentic. [00:56:11] So instead of traditional security, where, where you're coming from helps to determine your level of access, you are assuming that basically no units of trust. So I don't care where you're coming from. If you are on a machine in the accounting department, We want to verify a lot of other information before we grant you access. [00:56:38] So that information probably does include what network you're on. Probably does include the machine you're on, but it's going to all. You as a user. So you're going to have a username. You're going to have an ID. You're going to have a multi-factor authentication. And then we're going to know specifically what your job is and what you need to have specific access. [00:57:04] Because this follows the overall principle of least privilege to get your job done. Now you might've thought in the past that, oh my gosh, these firewalls, they're just so annoying. It's just so difficult to be able to do anything right. Well, zero trust is really going to get your attention. If that's what you've been saying. [00:57:23] But here's an example of the traditional security approach. If you're in the office, you get access to the full network. Cause that's pretty common, right? That's not what we've been doing, but that's pretty common where we have been kind of working in the middle between zero trust and this traditional you're in the office. [00:57:41] So you can potentially get it. Everything that's on the off. And if you're at home while all you have to do is access a specific portal, or as I've explained before, well, you are just connecting to an IP address in a hidden port, which won't remain hidden for. So maybe in a traditional security approach, the bouncer checks your ID. [00:58:08] You can go anywhere inside this club and it's multi floor, right. But in a zero trust approach, getting into the club, having that bouncer look at your ID is only the first check, the bartender or the waiter. They also have to check your ID before you could be served. No matter where you are in the club and that's kind of how they do it right now, though, they'll make a mark on your hand or they'll stamp it. [00:58:35] And now they know, okay, this person cannot get a drink for instance. So think of it that way, where every resource that's available inside the business independently checks whether or not you should have access to. This is the next level of security. It's something that most businesses are starting to move towards. [00:58:57] I'm talking about the bigger guys, the guys that have had to deal with cybersecurity for awhile, not just the people who have a small business, most small businesses have that flat network that. Again about right. The traditional security approach of all you're in the office. So yeah, you can get at anything. [00:59:15] It doesn't matter. And then you, you have the sales guys walking out with your client list and who knows what else is going on? Think of Ferris, Bueller, where he was updating his grades and miss days at high school, from his home computer. And you've got an idea of why you might want to secure. You are network internally because of, again, those internal threats. [00:59:40] So keep an eye out for it. If you're looking to replace your network, obviously this is something that we've had a lot of experience with. Cisco is probably the best one out there for this, but there are a few other vendors that are pretty good. If you want to drop me an email, I'll put together a list of some of the top tier zero. [01:00:02] Providers so that you can look at those. I don't have one right now, but I'd be glad to just email me M email@example.com. We can point you in the right direction, but if you have an it person or department, or whether you outsource it to an MSP, a managed services provider, make sure you have the discussion with them about zero. [01:00:28] Now, when I'm looking at security, I'm concerned about a bunch of things. So let me tell you something that Karen and I have been working on the last, oh man, few weeks. I mentioned the boot camp earlier in the show today. And one of the things that we're going to do for those people that attend the bootcamp is I think incredible. [01:00:49] This has taken Karen so much time to dig up. Once she's done is she's worked with me to figure out what are the things that you need to keep tabs on. Now, again, this is aimed primarily at businesses, but let me tell you, this is going to be great for home users as well. And we've put together this list of what you should be doing. [01:01:15] About cybersecurity every week. And in fact, a couple of things that are daily, but every week, every month, every quarter, every six months and every year, it's a full checklist. So you can take this and sit down with it and, you know, okay. So I have to do these things this week and this isn't. Response to anything in particular, it does meet most requirements, but frankly, it's something that every business should be doing when it comes to the cybersecurity. [01:01:53] It includes things like passwords. Are they being done? Right? Did you do some training with your employees on fishing or a few other topics all the way on down to make sure you got some canned air and blew out the fan? In your workstations, you'd be amazed at how dirty they get. And he is the enemy of computers that makes them just fail much, much faster than, than 82, same thing with server. [01:02:22] So it is everything. It is a lot of pages and it is just check she'd made it nice and big. Right. So even I can read it. But it's little check marks that you can mark on doing while you're going through it. So we're doing some more work on that. She's got the first couple of iterations done. We're going to do a couple more, make sure it is completely what you would need in order to help keep your cyber security in. [01:02:50] But the only way you're going to get it is if you are in the BR the bootcamp absolutely free. So it was this list, or of course you won't find out unless you are on my email list. Craig Peterson.com/subscribe. [01:03:06] One of the questions I get asked pretty frequently has to do with artificial intelligence and robots. Where are we going? What are we going to see first? What is the technology that's first going to get into our businesses and our homes. [01:03:22] Artificial intelligence is something that isn't even very well-defined there's machine learning and there's artificial intelligence. [01:03:33] Some people put machine learning as a subset of artificial intelligence. Other people kind of mess around with it and do it the other way. I tend to think that artificial intelligence is kind of the top of the heap, if you will. And that machine learning is a little bit further down because machines can be programmed to learn. [01:03:54] For instance, look at your robot, your eye robot cleans the floor, cleans the carpet. It moves around. It has sensors and it learned, Hey, I have to turn here. Now. I robot is actually pretty much randomly drew. But there are some other little vacuum robots that, that do learn the makeup of your house. The reason for the randomization is while chairs move people, move things, move. [01:04:22] So trying to count on the house, being exactly the same every time isn't isn't exactly right. Uh, by the way, a lot of those little vacuums that are running around are also sending data about your house, up to the manufacturer in the. So they often will know how big the house is. They know where it's located because you're using the app for their robot. [01:04:47] And that, of course it has access to GPS, et cetera, et cetera. Right. But where are we going? Obviously, the little by robot, the little vacuum does not need much intelligence to do what it's doing, but one of the pursuits that we've had for. Really since the late nineties for 20, 25 years are what are called follower robots. [01:05:13] And that's when I think we're going to start seeing much more frequently, it's going to be kind of the first, um, I called it machine learning. They call it artificial intelligence who you really could argue either one of them, but there's a little device called a Piaggio fast forward. And it is really kind of cool. [01:05:34] Think of it almost like R2D2 or BB eight from star wars following you around. It's frankly, a little hard to do. And I want to point out right now, a robot that came out, I think it was last year from Amazon is called the Astro robot. And you might remember Astro from the Jetsons and. This little robot was available in limited quantities. [01:06:01] I'm looking at a picture of it right now. It, frankly, Astro is quite cute. It's got two front wheels, one little toggle wheel in the back. It's got cameras. It has a display that kind of makes it look like kids are face, has got two eyeballs on them. And the main idea behind this robot is that it will. [01:06:23] Provide some protection for your home. So it has a telescoping camera and sensor that goes up out of its head up fairly high, probably about three or four feet up looking at this picture. And it walks around your one rolls around your home, scanning for things that are out of the normal listening for things like windows breaking there, there's all kinds of security. [01:06:50] That's rolled into some of these. But it is a robot and it is kind of cool, but it's not great. It's not absolutely fantastic. Amazon's dubbing the technology it's using for Astro intelligent motion. So it's using location and mapping data to make sure that Astro. Gets around without crashing into things. [01:07:18] Unlike that little vacuum cleaner that you have, because if someone loves something on the floor that wasn't there before, they don't want to run over it, they don't want to cause harm. They don't want to run into your cats and dogs. And oh my maybe lions and bears too. But, uh, they're also using this computer vision technology called visual ID and that is used. [01:07:41] With facial recognition, drum roll, please, to recognize specific members of the family. So it's kind of like the dog right in the house. It's sitting there barking until it recognizes who you are, but Astro, in this case, Recognizes you and then provide you with messages and reminders can even bring you the remote or something else and you just drop it in the bin and off it goes. [01:08:08] But what I am looking at now with this Piaggio fast forward, you might want to look it up online, cause it's really. Cool is it does the following, like we've talked about here following you around and doing things, but it is really designed to change how people and goods are moving around. So there's a couple of cool technologies along this line as well. [01:08:35] That it's not, aren't just these little small things. You might've seen. Robots delivery robots. The Domino's for instance, has been working on there's another real cool one out there called a bird. And this is an autonomous driving power. Basically. It's a kind of a four wheel ATV and it's designed to move between the rows of fruit orchards in California or other places. [01:09:01] So what you do to train this borough robot is you press a follow button on it. You start walking around the field or wherever you want it to go. It's using, uh, some basic technology to follow you, cameras and computer vision, and it's recording it with GPS and it memorizes the route at that point. Now it can ferry all of your goods. [01:09:29] Around that path and communicate the path by the way to other burrow robots. So if you're out doing harvesting or whether it's apples out in the east coast, or maybe as I said out in California, you've got it. Helping you with some of the fruit orchards. It's amazing. So this is going to be something that is going to save a lot of time and money, these things, by the way, way up to 500 pounds and it can carry as much as a half a ton. [01:09:58] You might've seen some of the devices also from a company down in Boston, and I have thought that they were kind of creepy when, when you look at it, but the company's called Boston dynamics and. They were just bought, I think it was Hondai the bought them trying to remember. And, uh, anyway, These are kind of, they have robots that kind of look like a dog and they have other robots that kind of look like a human and they can do a lot of different chores. [01:10:33] The military has used them as have others to haul stuff. This one, this is like the little dog, it has four legs. So unlike a lot of these other robots that are on wheels, this thing can go over very, very. Terrain it can self write, et cetera. And they're also using them for things like loading trucks and moving things around, um, kind of think of Ripley again, another science fiction tie, uh, where she's loading the cargo in the bay of that spaceship. [01:11:05] And she is inside a machine. That's actually doing all of that heavy lifting now. Today, the technology, we have a can do all of that for us. So it is cool. Uh, I get kind of concerned when I see some of these things. Military robots are my favorite, especially when we're talking about artificial intelligence, but expect the first thing for these to be doing is to be almost like a companion, helping us carry things around, go fetch things for us and in the business space. [01:11:40] Go ahead and load up those trucks and haul that heavy stuff. So people aren't hurting their backs. Pretty darn cool. Hey, I want to remind you if you would like to get some of the free training or you want some help with something the best place to start is Craig peterson.com. And if you want professional help, well, not the shrink type, but with cyber security. [01:12:06] email me M E at Craig peterson.com. [01:12:10] Just in time for the holidays, we have another scam out there and this one is really rather clever and is fooling a lot of people and is costing them, frankly, a whole lot of money. [01:12:26] This is a very big cyber problem because it has been very effective. And although there have been efforts in place to try and stop it, they've still been able to kind of get ahead of it. There's a great article on vice that's in this week's newsletter. In my show notes up on the website and it is talking about a call that came in to one of the writers, Lorenzo, B cherry, um, probably completely messy and that name up, but the call came in from. [01:13:03] Supposedly right. Paid pals, uh, fraud prevention system. Someone apparently had tried to use his PayPal account to spend $58 and 82 cents. According to the automated voice on the line, PayPal needed to verify my identity to block the transfer. And here's a quote from the call, uh, in order to secure your account, please enter the code we have sent to your mobile device. [01:13:32] Now the voice said PayPal, sometimes texts, users, a code in order to protect their account. You know, I've said many times don't use SMS, right? Text messages for multi-factor authentication. There are much better ways to do it. Uh, after entering a string of six digits, the voice said, thank you. Your account has been secured and this request has been blocked. [01:13:57] Quote, again, don't worry. If any payment has been charged your account, we will refund it within 24 to 48 hours. Your reference ID is 1 5 4 9 9 2 6. You may now hang up, but this call was actually. Hacker they're using a type of bot is what they're called. These are these automated robotic response systems that just dramatically streamlined the process for the hackers to gain access into your account. [01:14:31] Particularly when you have multi-factor authentication codes where you're using. An SMS messages, but it also works for other types of one-time passwords. For instance, I suggest to everybody and we use these with our clients that they should use something called one password.com. That's really you'll find them online. [01:14:54] And one password.com allows you to use and create one time password, same thing with Google authenticator, same thing with Microsoft authenticator, they all have one-time password. So if a bad guy has found your email address and has found your password online in one of these hacks, how can they possibly get into your PayPal account or Amazon or Coinbase or apple pay or. [01:15:26] Because you've got a one time password set up or SMS, right? Multifactor authentication of some sort. Well they're full and people and absolute victims. Here's what's happening. Th this bot by the way, is great for bad guys that don't have social engineering skills, social engineering skills, or when someone calls up and says, hi, I'm from it. [01:15:51] And there's a problem. And we're going to be doing an upgrade on your Microsoft word account this weekend because of a bug or a security vulnerability. So what, what I need from you is I need to know what username you're normally using so that I can upgrade the right. So we don't, it doesn't cost us a whole bunch by upgrading accounts that aren't being used. [01:16:15] So once the account name that you use on the computer and what's the password, so we can get in and test it afterwards, that's a social engineering type attack. That's where someone calls on the phone, those tend to be pretty effective. But how about if you don't speak English very well? At all frankly, or if you're not good at tricking people by talking to them, well, this one is really great. [01:16:44] Cause these bots only cost a few hundred bucks and anybody can get started using these bots to get around multi-factor authentication. See, here's how it works. In order to break into someone's account, they need your username, email address and password. Right? Well, I already said. Much many of those have been stolen. [01:17:07] And in our boot camp coming up in a few weeks, we're going to go through how you can find out if your username has been stolen and has been posted on the dark web and same thing for your password. Right? So that's going to be part of the. Coming up that I'll announce in the newsletter. Once we finished getting everything already for you guys, they also go ahead and buy what are called bank logs, which are login details from spammers who have already tricked you into giving away some of this information. [01:17:41] But what if you have multi-factor authentication enabled something I'm always talking about, always telling you to do. Well, these bots work with platforms like Twilio, for instance, uh, and they are using other things as well, like slack, et cetera. And all the bad guy has to do with that point is going. [01:18:07] And, uh, say, they're trying to break into your account right now. So they're going to, let's get really, really specific TD bank. That's where my daughter works. So let's say you have a TD bank account. And the hacker has a good idea that you have a TD bank account knows it because they entered in your username and password and TD bank was letting them in. [01:18:32] But TD bank sent you a text message with that six character code, right? It's usually digits. It's usually a number. So what happens then? So the bad guys says, okay, so it's asking me for this six digit SMS
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This week we are doing a double feature about THE ETERNALS. Both the MCU's latest film installment by Chloe Zhao, and also Neil Gaiman's 2006 comics reboot. Both adaptations of Jack "King" Kirby's original work posit the question... what if our species and civilization were not guided by the divine, but simply by space aliens with an ulterior motive, and their really good looking immortal agents? While the 2006 comic taps a believable, oft-used trope about group amnesia brought on by an adversary, 2021 film not-so-subtly decides to give beings as powerful as The ETERNALS an excuse for taking a back seat to the past 15 years of the MCU. Also quips, DC comics references, a badass deaf lady, Marvel's first sex scene, creepy CGI string monsters,, a loving gay marriage, and a poorly choreographed Bollywood Dance number...All from which one of those has had the film banned in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. So we ask you this, are we are manufactured humanoid super beings sent to this planet thousands of years ago by oversized space gods in sweet helmets — just to bring humanity this very podcast?
Josh is joined by recurring guest and Adam correspondent Lissa Khoshbakhti for a double feature. First (Beginning-36:17), they discuss "The Last Duel" and how Ben Affleck and Matt Damon did in writing a script that handled an issue as delicate as sexual assault, how director Ridley Scott executed telling the story from the perspectives of three different characters and the performances from a loaded cast that included Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Damon and Affleck. Then (36:18-end)they talk about A24's "Lamb" and how it managed to tell a story about loneliness with the help of some truly bizarre CGI creatures. Spoilers throughout both discussions!
Zoinks! Hey guys, this week we learn how bad CGI can be! We watched Scooby Doo (2002), the movie that presupposes Linda Cardellini would get jiggy with something. Join the Patreon (http://patreon.com/myopia)! There are tiers to that will help us keep doing what we are doing! (Each tier unlocks all lower tiers) What is patreon? It is our way of rewarding our biggest fans with additional stuff, like movie episodes, riffs, and our back catalog! Join now for additional stuff at $1, $3, $5, and $10! Or a one time $50 to pick your own flick! What do you unlock? The Alien Franchise: Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection, Prometheus, and Alien Covenant, the rest of Harry Potter: The Half Blood Prince, Hallows part 1 and 2, plus Silver Bullet, The Watchmen, The Lawnmower Man, Demolition Man, True Lies, Van Helsing, The 39 Steps, Baby's Day Out, The 13th Warrior, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, The Thomas Crown Affair, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, and London Has Fallen! Not to mention movie riffs and much more to come! Also, because you love us, find us everywhere! Like Facebook! Or the Facebook Fan Group! Or Twitter! Or Letterboxd! Or the Fancy Website! We are also available wherever you are too! Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Alexa, Podbean, Listen Notes, YouTube, everywhere! Coming soon to Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Deezer. How will Scooby Doo hold up? Host: Nic Panel: Matthew, Daniel
On this episode we invite D'urban Moffer on to discuss Izo, Miike's ponderous metaphysical Holy Mountain masterpiece. Tap-dancing, watching movies without subtitles, running a coven, diaper furries, the stabbingest movie ever made, Japan's version of Tom Waits, Izo's murder path, vagina swords, vampire salarymen, incorrect crucifixions, wabi sari, the crucifixion as the ultimate act of absurdity, Izo as an anti-war film, which vaccine is best, Tim & Eric as the pinnacle of CGI and the historical Izo.
Come with us on this episode as we ponder...what would it be like to be the last human being on Earth? How would a person cope with the loneliness, the despair? We look at a trio of films all based on a story built around this concept, Richard Matheson's classic 1954 novel, I Am Legend. Matheson's story took the classic vampire legend and gave it a modern, pseudo-scientific twist, with the vampires created by a bacterial plague, leaving one man, immune, struggling to survive.After Bob provides some background on the novel, we dive into the first film adaptation, 1964's Last Man on Earth, starring Vincent Price. Matheson wrote the first draft of the screenplay but eventually withdrew his name from it after a number of other writers came in later and altered it. However, it is still the most faithful version to the book. It's certainly the one that retains the horror aspects the most. The black and white film gives it a ton of atmosphere, and Price provides a strong performance as the deeply depressed Robert Morgan (not Neville, as he was named in the book and the other two films). Having Morgan's former neighbors, now turned into pseudo vampires/zombies stand outside his house at night groaning, "Morgan!" is pretty chilling. By 1971, the concept turns into an action/sci fi vehicle for Charlton Heston, called The Omega Man. This version differs markedly from the original Matheson story. Heston plays Colonel Robert Neville, MD, a military man and doctor, who was working on a vaccine to a biowarfare agent unleashed in a war between China and the USSR. Unfortunately, Neville is the only one to receive the experimental vaccine before most of the world succumbs to the disease. The survivors are mutated into strange albinos who can't stand daylight, and develop a science-hating cult (The Family) led by a former newscaster, played by Anthony Zerbe. During the day, Neville goes around killing The Family where he can find them, and taking whatever food, clothes, cars, etc., he wants. This film features a love interest -Rosalind Cash as Lisa - and is notable for the obvious Christ analogy at the end of the film. It's a big ball of cheese, but entertaining.The property was moved around Hollywood for a while, with Ridley Scott and Arnold Schwarzenegger attached for a length of time. But the third version was released in 2007, titled I Am Legend, starring Will Smith. This film took many of the ideas of the book, but followed Omega Man's action packed style. Once again, Smith's character is both a military man and a doctor, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Neville, an Army virologist. He is the only survivor of a plague that has wiped out mankind, with the few survivors turned into wild cannibalistic mutants who can only come out at night. Neville, with his dog Sam as his only companion, hunts the mutants during the day, sometimes capturing them to experiment on them, still searching for a cure. The Planet 8 crew all agrees that we had a hard time sticking with this film once the CGI creatures appeared - it's a shame such bad CGI basically ruined this film.Of course we will compare and contrast the movies, discuss what elements they have in common, how they differ, and what we thought worked best. It's fascinating to have three films, from different decades, all working from the same source material. Each is a product of its time. And what would a new adaptation look like?For our Sensor Sweep, fittingly, Karen shares her soundtrack CD for the Omega Man -it's Omega Man 2.0 Unlimited from Film Score Monthly. This version has a whopping 18 tracks, for 64 minutes of amazing music from Ron Grainer. It's a fantastic, memorable 70s score. Put it on the next time you're cruising around Los Angeles!That's it for us this time. Be sure to share your thoughts with us about the many versions of I Am Legend.Twitter: https://twitter.com/Planet8CastFacebook: www.Facebook.com/Planet8PodcastMoooor - gan!!
►Start with Your Guide to Tron https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/sjynzz/tron_1982_BG9qs6j.mp3 In 1982, audience's imaginations were sparked when they saw computer graphics grace the big screen for the first time. Today, we take CGI as a given in our movies but back in the early 80's it was groundbreaking technology. Thankfully, Disney took a risk on this unproven director and concept--sparking a cult following that is still strong decades later. But at the time--were audiences ready to embrace the digital age? Join Corbin as he reviews Tron to find out! Question after the show: Is Tron a classic or is it just a fun, 80's sci-fi flick? ►Email us your answers at email@example.com! Find Out What We're Watching Every Week: ►Corbin's Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/cwriley95/ ►Allen's Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/rankineugallen/ 1982 & Sci-Fi Reviews! ►All Dune Reviews https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/qrq5dd/dune_1984_FIRST8486j.mp3 ►Blade Runner Review https://silverscreenguide.podbean.com/e/blade-runner-1982-analysis-review/ ►First Blood Review https://silverscreenguide.podbean.com/e/first-blood-1982-movie-review-first-in-rambo-movie-review-series/ ►Poltergeist Review https://silverscreenguide.podbean.com/e/poltergeist-1982-third-annual-halloween-special-movie-review/ ►Catch up on Ghostbusters Reviews BEFORE we review Ghostbusters Afterlife https://silverscreenguide.podbean.com/category/ghostbusters-movie-reviews/ ►Halloween III Review https://silverscreenguide.podbean.com/e/halloween-iii-season-of-the-witch-1982-movie-review/ ►Rocky 3 Review https://silverscreenguide.podbean.com/e/rocky-iii-1982-movie-review-third-in-rockycreed-movie-review-series/ ►Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Review https://silverscreenguide.podbean.com/e/star-trek-ii-the-wrath-of-khan-1982-movie-review-second-installment-in-star-trek-movie-review-series/ ►Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior Review https://silverscreenguide.podbean.com/e/mad-max-2-the-road-warrior-1981-movie-review-second-in-mad-max-series/ --------------------------------- Upcoming reviews: *Due to COVID-19 episode release dates are subject to change* Explore the 2021 Release Schedule: https://1drv.ms/x/s!AvSJyeB_0tpjqF91rmeMeRl2AMtx?e=0T114q Subscribe to the podcast to hear these exciting upcoming reviews! ►Tron Legacy (11/15) ►Treadstone (Jason Bourne TV Series) (11/22) ►Ghostbusters: Afterlife (11/29) ►Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (12/6) ►Support the podcast | Get bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/silverscreenguide Follow SSG on your favorite platforms! ►OFFICIAL WEBSITE ►SUBSCRIBE ON iTunes ►SUBSCRIBE ON YouTube ►FOLLOW ON Spotify ►FOLLOW ON FACEBOOK ►FOLLOW ON TWITTER ►SUBSCRIBE ON STITCHER ►SUBSCRIBE ON Listen Notes ►SUBSCRIBE ON TuneIn + Alexa Also available on Deezer, Overcast, Pocket Cast, Castro, and Castbox Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:02:50 - Discussion 00:10:42 - Ratings/Recommendations 00:12:29 - Closing Silver Screen Guide is dedicated to delivering the best guides and reviews for movies, TV shows, and video games. Follow our podcast for a new movie review every Monday and follow our YouTube channel for reviews and guides of brand new movies along with classics. We love talking about movies and we love talking about them with you. When you follow us on your favorite platforms and share with your friends you'll never miss your guide to the silver screen.
The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Lauren, Consultant Chris and Producer of the show Director SP discuss the Marvel screen related news of the week and some audience feedback. The Team debriefs you on how Consultant Chris is able to get a letter of recommendation from an Avenger, how Bill Murray could just party right on to any active filming set, how good Albert Einstein was at math, Disney's inclusion stance in parts of the world, how film review bombing is a failed tactic, why Chris does not care about the PlayStation 5 Marvel games, all the Disney+ Day Trailer hype, which Legends of SHIELD host would give Kate Bishop a run for her money, how a great cast might not be able to save Morbius, and a spoiler free mini review of the 2021 film Dune. Stay tuned after the credits for a few minutes of Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. bonus audio. THIS TIME ON LEGENDS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.: Weekly Marvel News Preparing ourselves by watching a Disney+ Day Trailer Discussing yet another Hawkeye 30 second trailer with a new character Fueling up on some pre Ant-Man and Eternals stories Your Feedback Your input on where you will be watching Eternals WEEKLY MARVEL SCREEN RELATED NEWS [3:48] TOP NEWS STORY OF THE WEEK Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is scheduled to premiere on September 3rd, 2021. Eternals is scheduled to premiere on November 5th, 2021. Disney+ Day on November 12th, 2021 including streaming premiere for Shang-Chi Hawkeye is scheduled to premiere on November 24th, 2021. There will be 6 episodes … I think. Spider-Man: No Way Home is scheduled to premiere on December 17th, 2021. Ms Marvel is supposed to premiere late in 2021 on Disney+ but no date has been announced. Moon Knight is supposed to premiere late in 2022 on Disney+ but no date has been announced. She-Hulk is supposed to premiere late in 2022 on Disney+ but no date has been announced. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Mar 25th 2022?) Secret Invasion is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. Ironheart is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. Thor: Love and Thunder (May 6th, 2022) Armor Wars is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (July 8th, 2022) https://comicbook.com/marvel/amp/news/black-panther-riri-williams-ironheart-mcu-debut-dominique-thorne/ Echo is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. An untitled Wakanda series is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. The Marvels (November 11th, 2022) Also, we know there will be a Loki season two at some point. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17th, 2023) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5th, 2023) Fantastic Four (???) I Am Groot is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. I've heard this will be a holiday special. Untitled (February 16th, 2024) Untitled (May 3rd, 2024) Untitled (July 26th, 2024) Untitled (November 8th, 2024) List of MCU films in production without premiere dates Fantastic Four Deadpool 3 Blade Avengers-Level Team up to end the phase (not confirmed in development) Could be linked to Russo Brothers story from last week Captain America Sequel Possible X-Men Projects that have NOT been announced yet Young Avengers MCU – MARVEL STUDIOS [3:48] Bill Murray on Ant-Man Rumors, The French Dispatch & Barging in on David Letterman's Doc Appointment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ1UKE8K7dM https://www.cbr.com/bill-murray-ant-man-3-mystery-role-comment/?utm_content=buffer7e99b&utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_source=CBR-TW&utm_campaign=CBR-TW While promoting his upcoming movie The French Dispatch on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Murray "answered" some of Kimmel's questions about his involvement in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. After Kimmel detailed Murray's prior comments on joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the host asked plainly "Are you in the Ant-Man movie?" Murray dodged the subject by mentioning all the people that ARE confirmed for the movie, but that he isn't at liberty to talk about himself. On Kimmel, Murray poked fun at his past press experiences by only answering Jimmy's questions after speaking through a pair of his own translators. The convoluted conversation left Jimmy laughing throughout its entirely. When he finally answered Kimmel's question about a possible MCU appearance, Murray said "I am not at liberty to talk about it," before turning to his translators and saying "But we can talk about it when we eat dinner." Another new addition to the cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is Jonathan Majors, who will be playing Kang the Conqueror. Majors originally appeared in the Disney+ series Loki playing a variant of Kang that created the TVA, "He Who Remains." However, that version of Kang suffered an untimely end, raising questions about what Majors' appearance in Quantumania will entail. [7:21] Marvel Reveals Ant-Man's Official MCU Timeline https://www.instagram.com/p/CVvJXZMIRen/ Marvel Studios has shared an official graphic chronicling Ant-Man's journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far. On Instagram, the official Marvel UK account posted a timeline recounting all of Scott Lang/Ant-Man's MCU appearances in chronological order. What makes this timeline … is that it also charts Scott's size throughout each film. The timeline uses Scott's normal size as a baseline, with the line on the graph dipping every time he used the Ant-Man suit to shrink and, eventually, climbing significantly when he used the suit to grow and become Giant-Man -- a feat he first accomplished in Civil War. The line reaches its absolute lowest points whenever Scott visits the Quantum Realm, which he did in Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp and multiple times in Endgame. Meanwhile, it reaches an all-time high during his biggest foray as Giant-Man to date, which took place during Endgame's climactic final battle. Inside Einstein's Mind https://video.vermontpbs.org/video/nova-inside-einsteins-mind/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfSMcDqnh00 The BBC version of "Inside Einstein's Mind" is the YouTube link. The PBS voiceover version is better but the BBC version is free on YouTube. The comment about Einstein's math abilities is at 23:02 and 29:00. His breakthrough is at 32:05 which was, ironically based on math equations, and is not e = mc^2 although that is the common vernacular. [13:05] ‘Eternals' Pulled From Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait in Apparent Ban https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/eternals-banned-saudi-arabia-qatar-kuwait-1235042241/ The all-star superhero film, which was due for release across the Gulf region on Nov. 11, is understood to have been met with a series of edit requests by the local censors, edits that THR has heard Disney was not willing to make. The news emerged on Thursday, with Eternals having quietly been removed from websites in each of those countries. In the United Arab Emirates, however, the film is still listed as among the titles coming soon. Sources suggest the decision was likely made over the inclusion of a same-sex couple in the film and the MCU's first gay superhero. In one scene, the character, Phastos (played by Brian Tyree Henry), and his on-screen husband, Ben (Haaz Sleiman), share a passionate kiss. Homosexuality is still officially illegal across the Gulf, and films containing anything related to LGBTQ issues are frequently pulled from release. Last year, the Pixar title Onward was banned across Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia over a single line referencing a lesbian relationship [16:11] Eternals Review Bomb Proves Marvel is On the Right Track https://screenrant.com/eternals-movie-review-bomb-marvel-good-future-representation/ Review bombing is the practice of a subgroup of people providing a huge number of negative reviews to a movie before it has been released in an attempt to make producers think that public opinion is against them. Of the over 400 1-star reviews, many of them reference the fact that the movie includes LGBTQ+ representation and an on-screen gay kiss. Kumail Nanjiani, who plays Kingo in Eternals, tweeted in response to the Eternals review bomb to say, “Looks like we're upsetting the right people.” Chloe Zhao has said that she is hopeful that Marvel Studios will not allow the movie to be censored for overseas audiences. By including Phastos as a gay superhero and weathering the Eternals review bomb by standing behind the film, Disney and Marvel are putting their money where their mouth is on their repeated claims to want to introduce more diverse characters. Video Games [22:35] https://www.superherohype.com/video-games/507350-spider-man-comes-to-marvels-avengers-later-this-month That Avengers game everyone loves to hate on will be getting Spidey on 30 Nov. Disney+ [24:49] Celebrating Two Years | Disney+ Day | Disney+ https://youtu.be/PAnhkop5UqM Trailer to Disney+ Day [26:37] NEW HAWKEYE TRAILER: Friends Partners | Marvel Studios' Hawkeye | Disney+ (30 sec) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8Xvb-Dyjyw https://www.cbr.com/hawkeye-disney-plus-kate-bishop-mother-promo/ Marvel Studios released a new promo for Hawkeye on Disney+ that offers up a new look at Kate Bishop's mom, one of the series' potential villains. In the source material, Eleonor Bishop is Kate's long-lost mother. It was thought that she died when Kate was a child, only for it to later be revealed in Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero's Hawkeye run that she had survived and begun financing criminal activities. Eleonor's activities ended up bringing her into the crosshairs of Kate, as the younger Hawkeye was pursuing her longtime foe, Madame Masque, who was under Eleanor's employ. With rumors swirling that Madame Masque will be featured in Hawkeye, Farmiga's heel turn may have been hidden in plain sight. MCU – Non-Marvel Studios [30:20] https://www.superherohype.com/movies/507192-the-morbius-trailer-sees-jared-leto-fully-entering-sonys-spider-verse Morbius trailer has come out. It looks bad. Hopefully it's just bad early CGI. It will never be better than the Morbius arc of the animated series. FEEDBACK [32:07] https://twitter.com/LegendsofSHIELD/status/1455922296586051586 OUTRO [37:13] We would love to hear back from you! Call the voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871. Join Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. next time as the hosts discuss an all Marvel news podcast. You can listen in live when we record Thursday Evenings at 8:00 PM Eastern time at Geeks.live. Contact Info: Please see http://www.legendsofshield.com for all of our contact information or call our voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871 Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. 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Nic Cage November kicks off as we talk about The Wicker Man (2006). This unintentionally funny remake of the 1973 film is one of Nic Cage's most infamous roles. Honey crops, bike stealing, LOTS of tracking shots, and what we can only figure is a $38 million budget on CGI bees. All this and more await you inside of this episode.Get 20% off + FREE SHIPPING at https://www.manscaped.com using our code 'SUPER'For even more Nic Cage, check out Cage Rage: https://shows.acast.com/cage-rage-a-nicolas-cage-podcastCheck out Infectious Groove Podcast: https://www.infectiousgroovepodcast.comVisit https://www.supermediabrospodcast.com for all past, present, and future episodes!Leave us a rating/review on GoodPods and Podchaser https://goodpods.app.link/Y3gwYGd3xkbhttps://www.Podchaser.com/supermediabrosSubscribe to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/supermediabrospodcastSuper Media Bros Merch: https://www.storefrontier.com/store/super-media-bros-podcastSuper Media Bros on Social Mediahttps://www.Facebook.com/SuperMediaBroshttps://www.Twitter.com/SuperMediaBros_https://www.Instagram.com/SuperMediaBrosPodcastFounding member of OddPods Mediahttps://www.facebook.com/oddpodsmedianetworkhttps://www.twitter.com/oddpodsmediahttps://www.instagram.com/oddpodsmedia
In 1982, audience's imaginations were sparked when they saw computer graphics grace the big screen for the first time. Today, we take CGI as a given in our movies but back in the early 80's it was groundbreaking technology. Thankfully, Disney took a risk on this unproven director and concept--sparking a cult following that is still strong decades later. But at the time--were audiences ready to embrace the digital age? Join Corbin as he guides you through the production, behind-the-scenes drama, box-office, and impact of Tron. Subscribe to the podcast so you won't miss the full review! Find Out What We're Watching Every Week: ►Corbin's Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/cwriley95/ ►Allen's Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/rankineugallen/ 1982 & Sci-Fi Reviews! ►All Dune Reviews https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/qrq5dd/dune_1984_FIRST8486j.mp3 ►Blade Runner Review https://silverscreenguide.podbean.com/e/blade-runner-1982-analysis-review/ ►First Blood Review https://silverscreenguide.podbean.com/e/first-blood-1982-movie-review-first-in-rambo-movie-review-series/ ►Poltergeist Review https://silverscreenguide.podbean.com/e/poltergeist-1982-third-annual-halloween-special-movie-review/ ►Catch up on Ghostbusters Reviews BEFORE we review Ghostbusters Afterlife https://silverscreenguide.podbean.com/category/ghostbusters-movie-reviews/ ►Halloween III Review https://silverscreenguide.podbean.com/e/halloween-iii-season-of-the-witch-1982-movie-review/ ►Rocky 3 Review https://silverscreenguide.podbean.com/e/rocky-iii-1982-movie-review-third-in-rockycreed-movie-review-series/ ►Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Review https://silverscreenguide.podbean.com/e/star-trek-ii-the-wrath-of-khan-1982-movie-review-second-installment-in-star-trek-movie-review-series/ ►Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior Review https://silverscreenguide.podbean.com/e/mad-max-2-the-road-warrior-1981-movie-review-second-in-mad-max-series/ --------------------------------- Upcoming reviews: *Due to COVID-19 episode release dates are subject to change* Explore the 2021 Release Schedule: https://1drv.ms/x/s!AvSJyeB_0tpjqF91rmeMeRl2AMtx?e=0T114q Subscribe to the podcast to hear these exciting upcoming reviews! ►Tron (11/8) ►Tron Legacy (11/15) ►Treadstone (Jason Bourne TV Series) (11/22) ►Ghostbusters: Afterlife (11/29) ►Support the podcast | Get bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/silverscreenguide Follow SSG on your favorite platforms! ►OFFICIAL WEBSITE ►SUBSCRIBE ON iTunes ►SUBSCRIBE ON YouTube ►FOLLOW ON Spotify ►FOLLOW ON FACEBOOK ►FOLLOW ON TWITTER ►SUBSCRIBE ON STITCHER ►SUBSCRIBE ON Listen Notes ►SUBSCRIBE ON TuneIn + Alexa Also available on Deezer, Overcast, Pocket Cast, Castro, and Castbox Silver Screen Guide is dedicated to delivering the best guides and reviews for movies, TV shows, and video games. Follow our podcast for a new movie review every Monday and follow our YouTube channel for reviews and guides of brand new movies along with classics. We love talking about movies and we love talking about them with you. When you follow us on your favorite platforms and share with your friends you'll never miss your guide to the silver screen.
We talked so much about Jurassic Park last episode that we just couldn't resist bringing back Amber Joy and showing her Jurassic Park for the first time! We both love this movie so much and the impact on film history is so big we've brought you the longest episode yet, in it we discuss how this film was a game changer for cinema history, the amazing team of people that made it happen and why Steven Spielberg took a four year hiatus from filmmaking after 1993. New episodes of First Timers Movie Club come out every other Friday so click SUBSCRIBE and rate us five stars to make sure you don't miss our next episode!Have a favorite (or least favorite) famous movie that you think we should've seen? Reach out to IX Film Productions on Twitter, Instagram or email and we'll add it to our list!Don't miss our 2021 Oscars series and the Harry Potter Episode exclusively on our Patreon: www.patreon.com/ixfilmproductionsFollow IX Film Productions for podcast updates, stand up comedy, original web shorts and comedy feature films at:Facebook: www.facebook.com/ixfilmproductionsTwitter: www.twitter.com/ixproductionsInstagram: @IXProductionsYouTube: www.youtube.com/ixfp"First Timers Movie Club" is brought to you by IX Film Productions."Making the World a Funnier Place one Film at a Time"MusicThe Curtain Rises by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5007-the-curtain-risesLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
The Eternals have been waiting on the sidelines for the moment when they could usher audiences further into Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but is this movie leading the franchise in the right direction? Kent and Joel will give their spoiler-free reviews for the first 20 minutes of this BaconBit, and then they will take off their golden CGI power gloves and continue to discuss everything from DC characters to Transformers to Twilight to The Muppets. Yes, this review is a little long, but at least it's not 156 minutes. Press play to learn who looks attractive in certain lighting.
This week on The Nerdpocalypse Podcast, the guys return to chat about Army of Thieves, Only Murders in the Building, Werewolf by Night, Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer casting, Chris Pratt is ALSO Garfield, actors work to replace real guns with fake ones in lieu of "Rust" shooting, Disney takes a stand for LGBTQ+ characters in Eternals, Book of Boba Fett, Morbius, Moonfall, and much more! SHOW NOTES CHECKED OUT Army of Thieves Only Murders in the Building TOPICS - Section 1 Gael García Bernal to Star in Marvel's Werewolf-Focused Disney+ Halloween Special Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr. Join Christopher Nolan's ‘Oppenheimer' Chris Pratt is all the animated characters now TOPICS - Section 2 Famed rapper vows to not use real guns anymoreNew Mexico indie film will now use rubber guns and CGI after “Rust” tragedy ‘Eternals' Pulled and Banned in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait WTF? by JayTeeDee Micah: https://bit.ly/3Bubkdy Jay: https://bit.ly/3nnyr4n TRAILERS The Book of Boba Fett Moonfall Morbius
Refusing to give up the ghost, co-hosts David Tavolier and Joshua Witsaman continue their ongoing horror themed episodes! After a few pop culture news stories Josh and Dave embark on a casual discussion of their favorite special effects in horror films. They talk about practical versus CGI, their favorite practical effects, their favorite CGI effects and list additional thrillers from the best of both worlds!
On Today's Trivia Podcast Episode David and Annie are thrilled to have a sponsor with Jstudy and you can get 50% off now when you click on this link https://www.jstudyguide.com/discount/QUIZBANG: Which wine producing region in France, produces the most quality wine? After a coup that installed Thomas Sankara as President, what name was the country to what was the Republic of Upper Volta renamed? In engineering, a beam structurally supported on only one end is called what kind of beam? Which branch of Physics is concerned with the properties of sound? Who is the leading rugby union test try scorer of all time? What is the name of the hollow jointed tube that connects the stomach to the Jejunum, the second part of the small intestine? Which 1973 film was the first Hollywood film to use CGI? Who invented a new genre called fêtes galantes, which were scenes of courtship parties, and is often called the Father of Rococo painting? In Greek Mythology, 2 hooved horses known as Hippocampi, drew the chariot of which God? Which adorable little bandits were called "mapachtli" by the Aztecs, a name which meant "one who takes everything in its hands?" In order for a person to be indicted of a crime, a Grand Jury has to return a "True" what? Who directed the 1993 comedy film Groundhog Day? Music Hot Swing, Fast Talkin, Bass Walker, Dances and Dames by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to follow us on social media for more trivia: Patreon - patreon.com/quizbang - Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Check out our fun extras for patrons and help us keep this podcast going. We appreciate any level of support! Website - quizbangpod.com Check out our website, it will have all the links for social media that you need and while you're there, why not go to the contact us page and submit a question! Facebook - @quizbangpodcast - we post episode links and silly lego pictures to go with our trivia questions. Enjoy the silly picture and give your best guess, we will respond to your answer the next day to give everyone a chance to guess. Instagram - Quiz Quiz Bang Bang (quizquizbangbang), we post silly lego pictures to go with our trivia questions. Enjoy the silly picture and give your best guess, we will respond to your answer the next day to give everyone a chance to guess. Twitter - @quizbangpod We want to start a fun community for our fellow trivia lovers. If you hear/think of a fun or challenging trivia question, post it to our twitter feed and we will repost it so everyone can take a stab it. Come for the trivia - stay for the trivia. Ko-Fi - ko-fi.com/quizbangpod - Keep that sweet caffeine running through our body with a Ko-Fi, power us through a late night of fact checking and editing!
Dragon on the Couch: The Dragon starts off with two movies she saw in the theatre: Last Night in Soho, which she liked well enough, but not as much as husband-of-the-show Andrew, and The French Dispatch, the new Wes Anderson movie that she felt was a parody of a Wes Anderson movie, but still ok. The Dragon is also almost done with all the John Carpenters, and gave a breakdown of the next five movies in his filmography: Memoirs of an Invisible Man (Kanopy), was a Chevy Chase movie and therefore not great, Sam Neill was great; In the Mouth of Madness (not streaming), amazing, an underappreciated Carpenter film starring Sam Neill that the Dragon really liked; Village of the Damned (Peacock), a made for TV movie that was somehow released in theatres, not good; Escape from LA (Starz), has Snake Plissken so +10, is literally the same exact plot of Escape from New York with terrible CGI so -8; Vampires (Starz), probably not a good movie but the Dragon liked it; and finally, Ghosts of Mars (Starz), an actually bad, pretty boring movie. Berto on the Bed: Berto did us all a favor and watched Final Destinations 3-5 (HBO), and they were: on par with the second one without the truck crash (3); the worst one of the franchise (4), and mostly bad (5). Berto also went to the theatre and watched Halloween Kills (theatre), which he loved and thought was better than Halloween 2018. On his bed, he watched No One Gets Out Alive (Netflix), and he thought it was pretty good, with good scares and a quick runtime. Lastly, Berto watched Talon Falls (Tubi), a graphic horror movie set in a Halloween haunted house that he thought was decent. Dragon at the Movies: This week's deep dive was the 2016 action/fantasy movie God's of Egypt, currently not streaming anywhere for free because our timing was bad.
A fun Halloween show with talk about horror movies. Uncle is a horror movie podcast. Topics include: World Series game 3, Halloween movies, Friday the 13th movies, Michael Myers, Jason, candy, candy apples with razor blades, War on Christmas, Futurama, costumes, vampires, Midsommar, The Ring, Wicker Man, CGI, Tales From the Crypt, Tom Cruise backup plan, shout outs
RULE OF TWO IRL - Today we continue with Part 2 of our interview with Roger Christian. Listen as Roger discusses what it was like to work with famed artist HR Giger on the set of Alien as well as Ralph McQuarrie. Roger takes us into his work shooting both Episode VI and Episode I. He has great stories of what it was like to work with the first full CGI characters. Roger Christian won an Academy Award for Art Direction on Star Wars Episode IV as well as an Oscar nomination for his work in Alien. He has also directed the second units on both Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace. Roger is also the author of the in depth book: Cinema Alchemist : Designing Star Wars And Alien. This is very exciting. We have the creator of the Lightsaber himself. Let's jump back in with Part 2 of this interesting interview with Roger Christian. Check back tomorrow for Part 3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week on episode 159 of The Walt Vault, we talk about the 2007 live-action Disney sequel Pirates of The Caribbean: At World's End! We talk about the third movie's role as a trilogy ender, the convoluted plotlines, the cool tentacle CGI, Jack Sparrow's death and much much more! Check out our BRAND NEW MERCH on Bonfire! Find the video version on YouTube! Follow us on social media and subscribe to the show on your favorite platform to hear us every 2 weeks! All our Links: https://linktr.ee/Thewaltvault Twitter: @thewaltvaultpod Instagram: @thewaltvaultpod Facebook: The Walt Vault Subscribe on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Youtube, Spotify, Anchor Our website is: thewaltvaultpod.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Become a Patron on Patreon and get access to our After Show for only $1 a month!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thewaltvault/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thewaltvault/support
It's Hallowe'en and we take a bite out of the night with AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON and AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN PARIS! Yes, it's John Landau's celebrated 1981 horror-comedy starring David Naughton and Griffin Dunne and another similarly titled movie! Okay, at least Paris gives us Julie Delpy (Before Sunrise), but we have to endure some really bad CGI and a werewolf rave. We howl about both these flicks (for perhaps different reasons), but have they transformed over time?Tune in to find out! And don't forget to subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher! Also, you can also support us by either contributing Patreon campaign, or by buying Rewatchability t-shirts from TeePublic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On this edition of Parallax Views, we've got a monster-sized treat of an episode to help you get in the spirit of the spooky season as Halloween approaches. Have you ever wondered about the movie magic that's employed to make some of your favorite horror movies? What are the behind-the-scenes secrets of special effects (SFX) and make-up effects (MUFX) in such frightful franchises as HELLRAISER, HALLOWEEN, CANDYMAN, BLADE, MY BLOODY VALENTINE, FEAST, THE EXORCIST, PUMKPKINHEAD, and PIRANHA? Joining us to shed light on that is a legend of the special make-up effects world and a true maestro of the macabre: Gary J. Tunnicliffe. He's worked on all the above-named properties and much more designing iconic kills and monsters in a massive slew of cinematic scarefests over the years and has many stories to tell in this previously unpublished conversation that run over 2+ hours and, hopefully, is a fascinating, rollicking ride throughout. Gary and I discuss how he got into make-up effects, applying make-up effects on Doug Bradley to bring to life the character of Pinhead in the Hellraiser movies, the trials and tribulations of applying make-up to actors for hours at a time, creating the climatic effects for Stephen Dorff's demise in BLADE, a gross-out story from Gary's puppeteering work on PIRANHA 3DD, designing kills in movies like HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS (and being brought in for reshoots on already complete movies like the aforementioned film), CGI and deep fakes, designing creatures like PUMPKINHEAD and the cenobite Angelique in HELLRAISER: BLOODLINE, working for colorful producer Bob Weinstein at Dimension Films, the making of a grisly, gory kill in Patrick Lussier's MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D, Gary's work on Renny Harlin's EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING, Gary's interpretation of Clive Barker's HELLRAISER, working with David Fincher on GONE GIRL, putting bees on actor Tony Todd in one of the CANDYMAN movies, and much, much more!
Episode 140: Psychic Straps The Gaylords turn back time to Halloween H20! Stacie & Anthony go gaga for Jamie Lee Curtis and this O.G. legacy sequel, along with heterosexual cultists, CGI masks, Rapture logistics, and a touch of NCIS: Wig just in time for the return of The Chopping Block. Find out more at https://gaylords-of-darkness.pinecast.co
It's dome o'clock! This week Nando, DJ, and Diggins step into the empty CGI void that is the DC Fandome and then they also step into somehow emptier the void that is capitalism aka Squid Game. They nitpick the games, the cowls, and of course the heairarchy of power in the DC Universe.
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the rundown on anime news of today. Listen in and get caught up, or just get their take on each piece of news! Topics this episode: The Dawn of the Witch, Kaguya-sama Love Is War 3, Yostar Golf Anime, Liden Films Badminton Anime, Quintessential Quintuplets, Hideaki Anno and Thunderbirds, Don't Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro 2, Zombieland Saga Film, Wataten Film, Gridman Universe, Cloverworks Original, Mob Psycho 100 3, Love Live Superstar 2, Dress Up Darling, Fire Force Manga, Arknights Anime, Girls' Frontline Anime, Idaten Deities Licensed by Seven Seas, Disney Licenses Seasonal Anime, Satoshi Kon Title Favorites, Anime Disappointments, HiDive Future, Isekai Favorites, CGI Favorites, and much more! Thanks to Bacon Chips, Seismic Wolf, JZ Meister, butai, and RetroFreak for the great questions featured in this episode! The opening music for this episode is the ED for Nobunaga Concerto called “Fukagyaku Replace” by MY FIRST STORY. The closing music for this episode is the ED for Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash called “Harvest” by KNoW_NAME.
It's the exciting conclusion of our rock block, EMTs! We're discussing the second installment of the adventures of Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the 2019 film, "It Chapter Two." Special topics for your consideration include: the potential redemption of James McAvoy (we'll see), CGI bug babies and the feelings they stir up, trying to be friends with Jessica Chastain, a generalized disdain for giant Paul Bunyan, and the return of a classic recurring gag for us. Last week (Episode 351) we discussed the first half of this unendingly long film series. In Episode 97 we discussed the miniseries. And just for fun, in Episode 126 we discussed "Cabin in the Woods," which I mention only because it's the spookytimes season and it's still one of my (Katie) favorite spookytimes movies of the last decade. Go watch that movie for your own happiness. Find us online: Support us at patreon.com/werewolfambulance and get bonus episodes about action movies-- this month it's STALLONE-A-PALOOZA with the (probably) fine film "Demolition Man"! Buy merch for yourself or those you love at www.teepublic.com/user/werewolfambulance on Reddit at r/werewolfambulance on Facebook at facebook.com/werewolfambulance on Twitter @werebulance on Instagram @werewolfambulance. email@example.com If you liked this, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen! It helps others find us and allows us to continue to grow. Intro song is by Alex Van Luvie Outro song is A. Wallis- "EMT" Seriously, we have the best listeners, hands down. Werewolf Ambulance is a horror movie comedy podcast.