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I welcome Glenn De Leon Garza, a talented 3D artist on this episode. We begin by talking about the impact of COVID in Mexico, along with his responsibilities now as an art director. Then hear about his transition from being a 3D artist into an art director and management role, plus his thoughts on giving good direction. We then transition to getting his first job as a 3D artist, the challenges of working in the industry from Mexico, and differences in salaries with the U.S. Hear what his first years were like as a new artist and his secret for getting better. Learn what Glenn wishes he'd known when starting in the industry, advice he gives new artists, and needing to understand your weaknesses. Hear about the importance of finding a mentor and his secret to attracting people to his portfolio. We then discuss the importance of ArtStation, always having your portfolio ready, and advice on progressing through personal projects. Learn Glenn's thoughts on managing others, his favorite two projects to work on, and excitement around this new generation of PlayStation and XBox hardware when it's truly next gen. We then discuss concerns around too many sequels, thoughts around VR, plus Nintendo's failed Virtual Boy. Towards the end we examine the different communication styles with Eastern European developers, his current favorite game and the upcoming one he's excited about. Then Glenn turns the table and interviews me about what I'm playing, working on Mortal Kombat, and how I got my start in the game industry. After being interviewed we wrap up with how to get in contact with him, along with his one piece of parting advice to others. Bio: Glenn De Leon Garza is a talented 3D artist heading up creative teams that have developed games including Star Wars: The Old Republic, Borderlands 3, Friday the Thirteenth: The Game and The Sims. He's currently working from his home in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and welcomes other artists to reach out since he's passionate about helping others level up their skills and finding their way in the industry. Show Links: *Devoted Studios website *CGBot website *Star Citizen Wikipedia *ArtStation website *Nintendo Virtual Boy Wikipedia *Fire Emblem: Three Houses Nintendo *My TurboGrafx-16 Interview YouTube *GameShark Wikipedia Connect Links: *Glenn on ArtStation *Glenn on Instagram *Glenn's LinkedIn Game Dev Advice Links: *New: Game Dev Advice Patreon - help support the show if you find it entertaining or useful *Game Dev Advice Twitter *Game Dev Advice email (email@example.com) *Game Dev Advice website *Level Ex website - we're hiring *Game Dev Advice Hotline: (224) 484-7733, give a call! *Subscribe and go to the website full show notes with links Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
There's something strange in the neighborhood. So let's slide down the fire pole, fire up our unlicensed nuclear accelerator proton packs, and make our clients feel uncomfortable! The Ghostbusters became an instant classic, but with an all star cast, questionable special effects, and enough evil psychokinetic energy to make any regular Twinkie seem tiny, does this film still hold up? Time to get this key master and gate keeper together and show this prehistoric b*tch how we do thing downtown. •0:00:00- Introductions/Reviews/Chats•0:07:15- Pertinent movie details •0:14:30- Memories of first viewing •0:17:30 - Critical and fan reviews•0:24:30- Scene by scene breakdown •1:34:00- Modern day ratings——————————————————————**Get 20% OFF at Manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code CONFUSED at MANSCAPED.com ——————————————————————**Cedar Ridge Distillery- Go check out our sponsor and order some whiskey. http://cedarridgewhiskey.com——————————————————————**Every link you could need from us. Http://confusedbreakfast.com——————————————————————**Give us a call and leave a voicemail about your thoughts of the show! 319.804.9596——————————————————————**Link to our friend Kyle Wyatt, who did the Mortal Kombat/Confused Breakfast yell. Get more info on him and order a Mortal Kombat related cameo https://direct.me/MORTALKOMBATVOICE——————————————————————**Also, we have a Patreon. If you are enjoying the podcast, want to support us and enjoy some extra perks and bonus content, check it out at http://patreon.com/confusedbreakfast and speaking of Patreon, our highest tier supporters get mentioned in the actual episode and in the liner notes. Dane, Joel, Tony B, Jordon, Nick Merulla, Elisha, Camden Griffith, Francisco Rivera, Cameron Jay, Keerlana, BigBigAndy, Bud Larsen, Anita Richard, Travis Hunziker, Bryan Hernandez, Nick Fulkerson, Cale James, Senior Frog, Mr and Mrs Roommate, Greg Jackson, Jason Davis, Daniel Skaggs, Emilio Perez, Skyler Brunssen, Jordan Hooten, Brynna Misener, Willie Cox III, Jenel Lewis, Joseph Thomas, Marshall G, Ryker Garrison, Mitch Cavanaugh, Ryan Carlton, Shaun Dixon, Dana Dane, Josh Miller, Macy, Conor, Jason Botsford, Stephen Moore, Chris Prior, Paul DeAro, Jason Hahn, BuckarooBonsly, Jeff Spencer, Moth Maiden Creations, Travis Scanlan, Erik Hein, Michael Hodde, Gary McCarthy, Nathan Hill, Corey Vaughn, Damien Zemek, Jukes of Hazard, Ranger Rick and Suebaloo, Mark Prior, Zachary Hearon, Eric Murrieta, Dallas B, Kelli With A Y, Mr Coggins, Ry, Tim, Kitty VVitch Chaos, Revis and David Waggoner. You are the best. You will always be number 1 in our hearts. Thank you.
On this episode of the podcast we catch up on the best and worst films of the year so far (it is the end of Q3 after all), we finish our chat about No Time To Die and Ross catch us up on the 2nd part of 2021's #31filmsofhalloween. Hosted by Award winning filmmaker Ross Boyask and blogger/writer/failed former filmmaker Phil Hobden. Discussed: Tomorrow Never Dies, Scream, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, The World Is Not Enough, Chucky (TV), The Addams Family 2, Scary Movie, Halloween (2018), Snake Eyes, Sweet Girl, Locked Down, Infinite, Outside The Wire, The Ice Road, Wrong Turn (2021), Initiation (2021) , Assimilate, In The Earth, Midnight In The Switchgrass, Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins, The Marksman, Take Back, Rare Beasts, Old, SAS: Red Notice, Mortal Kombat (2021), Nemesis, Holmes & Watson, The Mitchells vs the Machines, No Time To Die, The Many Saints Of Newark, A Quiet Place: Part II, In The Heights, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, 9/11: Inside the President's War Room, Val, Blood Red Sky, Cruella, Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), Palm Springs, The Suicide Squad, Nobody, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, No Time To Die, Jack Ryan (TV), Spooks (TV) For more on Ross Boyask search @RossBoyask on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Also check out @EvoFilmsUK online. For more on Phil Hobden check out www.philsquickreview.co.uk, Twitter & Instagram (@PhilQuickReview) Podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, TuneIn, GooglePlay, Anchor and here at www.philsquickreview.co.uk #RossAndPhil #RossAndPhilTalkMovies #MoviePodcasts #Podcasts #wittertainment
Sinterklaas ophef comes round earlier every year, but there's a twist this time around: it's not about Zwarte Piet. A critical review of the government's coronavirus strategy comes out just as cases soar again and ministers promise to repeat the same mistakes as last year. Infections are certainly moving much faster than efforts to compensate for the victims of the child benefit scandal, with MPs, judges, the ombudsman and the Council of Europe all criticising the handling of the affair. And Rotterdam moves another 40 centimetres away from sea level as the new highest building in the Netherlands tops out.
This week on the Super Fun Time Trivia Podcast, we discuss Michael Jackson fighting the entire Mortal Kombat universe, how the Russians were the first to ever put Space Junk in the Trunk, and what to do if you sung too sexy and end up with a bad bad case of wet moms. Music Round: Question Period Patreon: Super Fun Time Trivia Facebook: superfuntimetrivia Instagram: superfuntimetrivia Twitter: @sftimetrivia Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Intro Music By David Dino White. Welcome to Super Fun Time Trivia: The known universe's only live improv comedy trivia podcast.
The extraterrestrial comedy podcast where we probe CERN. What do you really know about the Large Hadron Collider? Greybeard is a lord. Of sea-monkeys, but it counts. More importantly, we are touching down in conspiracy town again this week as we analyse whether CERN are utilising the LHC to destroy the world. Or at least, bring something somewhat unsavoury through it. Is the location of the LHC really the place you want to see a statue associated with the destruction of the world? Are the people in charge of these potentially world-ending experiments associated with human sacrifice? Along the way, we also learn how to defeat Goro in Mortal Kombat and whether Moonwalker or Greybeard would go through a Stargate themselves. But before that, we discover what weasels are doing in the tunnels of the LHC. You may think that this is a lot so let's just throw something else in to the mix… How does all this tie in to the Illuminati and the New World Order? All that and more on this week's file. YouTube Video of (fake) swirl above the Large Hadron Collider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBvzdzzoAOQ YouTube video of possible allegedly true satanic ritual outside CERN by Shiva statue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvUMfXKACfE - CERN states that it dealt with those responsible, make of that what you will. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/butitwasaliens Store: https://butitwasaliens.co.uk/shop/ Probe us: Email: email@example.com Instagram @ ButItWasAliensPodcast Twitter @ ButItWasAliens Facebook: @ ButItWasAliens - join Extraterrestrial Towers Music: Music created via Garageband. Additional music via: https://freepd.com - thank you most kindly good people. As often is the case, we also snuck a couple of pop culture jams in for our listeners. Firstly, you may have noticed the Lemmiwinks song (The Ballad of Lemmiwinks) from South Park season 6 episode 14. At the time, we thought that this was one of the best episodes of South Park ever in our humble view, though we aren't sure if it's aged well. In the episode, the Frog King, Sparrow Prince and Catatafish guide Lemmiwinks to safety. We can only assume this song was written and produced by trey Parker and Matt Stone via South Park Studios. During the Mortal Kombat how to beat Goro discussion (parody finisher - lego brick), we snuck the Mortal Kombat theme in there. Now, for this one we're not entirely sure on the credits. The internet tells us that this is called Techno Syndrome and was written by Oliver Adams, published via Virgin Records. If that is not accurate, our sincerest apologies. Rumour has it that the song was made on an Atari ST. We may have gotten a little carried away this episode because during the Old Gregg discussion, we also included a snippet from Love Games - the wondrous song from the Mighty Boosh comedy troupe. This song featured in BBC Three series two episode ‘The Legend of Old Gregg' performed by Old Gregg and Howard Moon (Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt). Mmmm, creamy.
It's October and spooky season is upon us. What better movie to dissect than 1987's The Monster Squad. A movie where a group of kids save the world from an invasion of the Universal Classic Monsters. This movie is quite literally the definition of a Cult Classic Movie and if you haven't seen it, it's not too late. Go do it now!•0:00:00- Introductions/Reviews/Chats•0:09:15- Pertinent movie details •0:12:15- Memories of first viewing •0:15:15 - Critical and fan reviews•0:21:30- Scene by scene breakdown •1:15:45 :00- Modern day ratings——————————————————————**Make sure you watch the ‘Wolfman's Got Nards' documentary. Available on Amazon Prime. Worth it! And if you love this movie, consider donating to Andre Gower's GoFundMe. He could use our help. https://gofund.me/5b7e8582——————————————————————**Get 20% OFF at Manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code CONFUSED at MANSCAPED.com ——————————————————————**Cedar Ridge Distillery- Go check out our sponsor and order some whiskey. http://cedarridgewhiskey.com——————————————————————**Every link you could need from us. Http://confusedbreakfast.com——————————————————————**Give us a call and leave a voicemail about your thoughts of the show! 319.804.9596——————————————————————**Link to our friend Kyle Wyatt, who did the Mortal Kombat/Confused Breakfast yell. Get more info on him and order a Mortal Kombat related cameo https://direct.me/MORTALKOMBATVOICE——————————————————————**Also, we have a Patreon. If you are enjoying the podcast, want to support us and enjoy some extra perks and bonus content, check it out at http://patreon.com/confusedbreakfast and speaking of Patreon, our highest tier supporters get mentioned in the actual episode and in the liner notes. Dane, Joel, Tony B, Jordon, Nick Merulla, Elisha, Camden Griffith, Francisco Rivera, Cameron Jay, Keerlana, BigBigAndy, Bud Larsen, Anita Richard, Travis Hunziker, Bryan Hernandez, Nick Fulkerson, Cale James, Senior Frog, Mr and Mrs Roommate, Greg Jackson, Jason Davis, Daniel Skaggs, Emilio Perez, Skyler Brunssen, Jordan Hooten, Brynna Misener, Willie Cox III, Jenel Lewis, Joseph Thomas, Marshall G, Ryker Garrison, Mitch Cavanaugh, Ryan Carlton, Shaun Dixon, Dana Dane, Josh Miller, Macy, Conor, Jason Botsford, Stephen Moore, Chris Prior, Paul DeAro, Jason Hahn, BuckarooBonsly, Jeff Spencer, Moth Maiden Creations, Travis Scanlan, Erik Hein, Michael Hodde, Gary McCarthy, Nathan Hill, Corey Vaughn, Damien Zemek, Jukes of Hazard, Ranger Rick and Suebaloo, Mark Prior, Zachary Hearon, Eric Murrieta, Dallas B, Kelli With A Y, Mr Coggins, Ry, Tim, Kitty VVitch Chaos, Revis and David Waggoner. You are the best. You will always be number 1 in our hearts. Thank you.
On the October 12, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by senior writer and chief film critic Chris Evangelista to talk about what they've been up to at the virtual water cooler. Opening Banter: What we've been Doing: What we've been Reading: What we've been Watching:Ben watched House (1977), Mortal Kombat (2021), and Ted Lasso season 2. Chris watched Squid Game, The Last Duel, and Free Guy. And also Chucky. What we've been Eating: What we've been Playing: All the other stuff you need to know: Also mentioned: Chucky Review: Everyone's Favorite Killer Doll Makes A Bloody Jump To TV Why The Entire Third Act Of The Last Duel Was Written By Nicole Holofcener Ted Lasso Season 2 Finale Explained: Football Is Life! All the other stuff you need to know: You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today's show at slashfilm.com, and linked inside the show notes. /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). Send your feedback, questions, comments and concerns to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave your name and general geographic location in case we mention the e-mail on the air. Please rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts, tell your friends and spread the word! Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.
It's been a long time since I last released anything but dammit, it feels great to be back. This episode, I'll be discussing all the "summer" movies I had the great pleasure of seeing this past year and what I'm looking forward to. Due to the length of this discussion, my previously planned back half of the episode got pushed and will be released next week as a bonus episode...or part two? That said, I'll just go ahead and consider this the season two premiere as I gear up for (hopefully) more episodes to be released in the future. Movies I'll be discussing in this episode include Shang-Chi, Black Widow, The Conjuring, Malignant, The Night House, Candy Man, In the Heights, Godzilla vs Kong and Mortal Kombat. Special Thanks to ANtarcticbreeze for the Royalty-Free song at the beginning and end. The song is called "Dream World" and you can find more from this artist on Soundcloud. As always you can find me on Twitter at PopCultureRSS or reach out to me at email@example.com. If you do feel so inclined, please share, subscribe and follow this podcast. If you would like more information or would like to donate to the Epilepsy Foundation, please check out their website at www.epilepsy.com. For those interested in finding more information about supporting the Asian-American community during these times, please visit stopaapihate.org. There you are free to donate or utilize their resources to report an incident or keep up to date with anything happening. #StopAsianHate #StopeAAPIHate --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mscpclifepod/support
On Episode 119 of Drink in the Movies Michael & Taylor discuss their First Impressions of: Mortal Kombat & Voyagers(02:05). Then dig into two of William Wyler's Feature Films: How to Steal a Million(08:26) and The Children's Hour(27:57). Visit us at https://drinkinthemovies.com or connect with us on your preferred Social Media Platform Letterboxd, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Michael Clawson on Letterboxd | Taylor Baker on Letterboxd
We Discuss Deathloop, Halo Infinite Beta, Mortal Kombat(2021), Godzilla Vs Kong, Malignant, Many Saints of Newark and Much More Follow The Movie Chemists Podcast on Twitter and IG @TheMovieChemists and email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Our Movie Chemist Host Gregory Canillas on Facebook gaming at https://www.facebook.com/Iceteamix-Gaming-100253114802866 https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-movie-chemists-podcast/id1323407558?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D2 https://soundcloud.com/the_movie_chemists_podcast https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ilou3qeu2thqwoyn776wryrcpvm As Always Rate and Review us on iTunes and Thanks for the Continued Support
Directors who don't attend their movies. Prehistoric time and allergies. Invasions and expeditions. Hating on startups and NFTs. New characters: A creep discovered incognito browsing, an uncle obsessed with spices, and a confident suicidal man. Another words that Jimmy don't know. Phantom of The Ceema: Mortal Kombat meets Home Alone and The Sixth Sense. We check your answers from our last riddle.This episode is sponsored by Uber.المخرجين اللي مش بيحضروا أفلامهم. العصر الحجري والحساسية. غزوات وحملات. كاركترات جديدة: واحد مريب اكتشف النت المتخفي، عم مهووس بالبهارات، واحد انتحاري واثق في نفسه. كلمات كمان جيمي مش عارفها. ندمج فيلم مورتال كومبات و هوم آلون و الحاسة السادسة في فيلم واحد. ونشوف إجاباتكم للفزورة اللي فاتت.
It's that time of year. The leaves are changing, the air is getting cool and crisp and we are all breaking out the flannels and hoodies on our way to grab a pumpkin spice latte. Fall is a special time of year and many people's favorite season. Join us as we talk about our top 5 fall movies to get you in the mood. •0:00:00- Introductions/Patreon •0:05:30- Topic Setup•0:11:15- Honorable Mentions •0:13:45- Top 5 Fall Movies ——————————————————————**Cedar Ridge Distillery- All the info you could need and more. http://cedarridgewhiskey.com——————————————————————**Every link you could need from us. Http://confusedbreakfast.com——————————————————————**Give us a call and leave a voicemail about your thoughts of the show! 319.804.9596——————————————————————**Link to our friend Kyle Wyatt, who did the Mortal Kombat/Confused Breakfast yell. Get more info on him and order a Mortal Kombat related cameo https://direct.me/MORTALKOMBATVOICE——————————————————————**Also, we have a Patreon. If you are enjoying the podcast, want to support us and enjoy some extra perks and bonus content, check it out at http://patreon.com/confusedbreakfast and speaking of Patreon, our highest tier supporters get mentioned in the actual episode and in the liner notes. Dane, Joel, Tony B, Jordon, Nick Merulla, Elisha, Camden Griffith, Francisco Rivera, Cameron Jay, Keerlana, BigBigAndy, Bud Larsen, Anita Richard, Travis Hunziker, Bryan Hernandez, Nick Fulkerson, Cale James, Senior Frog, Mr and Mrs Roommate, Greg Jackson, Jason Davis, Daniel Skaggs, Emilio Perez, Skyler Brunssen, Jordan Hooten, Brynna Misener, Willie Cox III, Jenel Lewis, Joseph Thomas, Marshall G, Ryker Garrison, Mitch Cavanaugh, Ryan Carlton, Shaun Dixon, Dana Dane, Josh Miller, Macy, Conor, Jason Botsford, Stephen Moore, Chris Prior, Paul DeAro, Jason Hahn, BuckarooBonsly, Jeff Spencer, Moth Maiden Creations, Travis Scanlan, Erik Hein, Michael Hodde, Gary McCarthy, Nathan Hill, Corey Vaughn, Damien Zemek, Jukes of Hazard and Ranger Rick and Suebaloo. You are the best. You will always be number 1 in our hearts. Thank you.
Grab your Free Copy of “The 4 Biggest Mistakes That Stop Companies From 10X'ing Their Revenue” at https://www.scalerevenue.io/10xCould you imagine doing motion capture work for Mortal Kombat? Even though Pek Pongpaet, the founder of Impekable Solutions, was lucky enough to do that, he still dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur. Since then, he started his company and bootstrapped it to become a 7-figure business. Impekable Solutions is now 10 years old and has been selected as an Inc. 5000 company 3 times in a row!Pekstarted his career in tech as an engineer and then became a self-taught designer. Although Pek had many ideas for projects back when he was still an engineer and designer, he could not execute any of them because they were never good business models. Pek has closed over $17,000,000 in business throughout his career.Impekable Solutions typically serves the enterprise with their software development and software design PPC. They have done work for some of the biggest companies in the world, like Apple, Google, and Adobe.It was a gradual process for Pek to work his way up to the point of working with some of the world's biggest companies. He started by making himself available for product design work. He worked very long hours. Then he hired an intern designer to help him, and his freelance business became a tiny agency. He finished his first year with two full-time designers.The demand kept on growing, so Pek hired two more people, and the business grew organically. They got their first big break with a large brand from working with a startup that was later acquired by LegalZoom.Pek was trusted in Chicago. He was known to be a good designer, so Groupon, a Chicago company, hired him to do some work. Motorola, also a Chicago company, was another one of their early big brand clients.After working for big brands like LegalZoom, Groupon, and Motorola, Pekgot known for his good work. That helped him step up the ladder and get more work from big companies in the Bay Area.If you are a founder and you are not yet out of the woods, step on the gas when you reach a point where you can breathe a bit. Remember that it is a marathon, not a sprint, so you need to pace yourself. A CEO's time is valuable for doing long-term strategic work. So pause, and become aware of making the best use of your time. When you have resources, make sure that you don't go back to doing things you no longer need to do. Pek only knows how to sell to people who know and trust him. His technique for getting a big company like Apple was to get an introduction from someone he knew.Pek became very good at design and communications technology, so they eventually became partners with companies like Twilio and Adobe. Nike was using Twilio, and they were having a problem and needed some help. So Twilio introduced Nike to Pek and explained why they trusted him.When you know something deeply, and you are trusted by a big brand and they recommend you, that will get you through the door. Pek has real-life ninja skills, so he used to teach those skills to some club bouncers. When it comes to business, his ninja skill is relationships. Everything he has achieved is a result of relationships. That extends to his employees as well as clients.Some tactics for building lasting relationships:Keep in touch with people without having any expectations.If someone you know changes jobs and starts working for a company you would like to work for, that will be a good time to check in with them. You can send them a personal note to congratulate them and ask if you can catch up with them once they have their bearings.Links and resources:Apply here for a Revenue Growth Consulting Session with me, Ryan Staley.Pek's podcast: FoundersPek on LinkedInBooks mentioned:The Third Door by Alex BanayanLeading With Emotional Courage by Peter BregmanFounders At Work by Jessica LivingstonThe E-Myth Book by Michael E GerberThink and Grow Rich by Napoleon HillYou2 by Price PritchettThe Quantum Leap Strategy by Price PritchettGood to Great by Jim Collins
Waaaaaait! Nobody told us that Hasbro released Mortal Kombat figures in the 90s! Why have we never discussed these toys? Let's remedy this. NOW! MORTALL KOMBAAAAAAAAT!!! Dragon Fortress MK ninja figure reviews: https://thedragonfortress.com/2021/09/30/1994-1995-hasbro-mortal-kombat-ninjas-review/#more-4763 Got something to say to GI Joburg? We can be reached at email@example.com We have an official Patreon page! Go to https://www.patreon.com/GIJOBURG?fan_landing=true Want some of the most unique GI Joe apparel out there? Check out our official GI JOBURG merch at: https://teespring.com/stores/gi-joburg-the-merch #gijoe #mortalkombat #gijoburg
HUGE thank you to our sponsor, Rise Up Nutrition! Located on Penn Ave in West Reading, Pa. Stop by for a boosted tea to help you through the day. Or grab a protein shake to keep you feeling full. Also included in the menu are protein waffles, oatmeal, protein donuts, protein bites, pre workout, post workout, and more! They greet you with a smile as soon as you walk in the door! HUGE thank you to the IwEP Network for partnering with us! We have a store now! Purchase loose and MOC figures, Funko Pops, and more! https://youtube.com/channel/UCmg1Z3YPa2CzwX-qsAzws1w https://wlwshop.square.site https://linktr.ee/WLWPodcast https://linktr.ee/IwepNetwork This week, we run through a new tournament idea! We randomly selected names of wrestlers and we will do a tournament Mortal Kombat style. Once they are done, they can not be in the tournament again. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/iwepnetwork/message
In which we discuss kid's homework, talking about things with our kids, the new Mortal Kombat movie, Jeremy has a moral quandary at work, Eric setting people up, dating, and more. Contact us at; adventuresinirrationality.com firstname.lastname@example.org Music by U.S. Army Blues, licensed under a Public Domain Mark 1.0 license.
It's almost the end of September, which means Sony has revealed the free games available next month for PlayStation Plus subscribers. On PS5, we're getting Hell Let Loose, and for PS4, there's PGA Tour 2K21 and Mortal Kombat X. Hell Let Loose is a brand new World War 2-themed FPS with large 100-player battles and an RTS-inspired meta game. It was released on PC this summer and is now making its way to consoles. PGA Tour 2K21 features 15 licensed PGA Tour courses and a robust player and course creator. Mortal Kombat X was originally released back in 2015, and we gave it a glowing review, calling it the best Mortal Kombat game, period. PS Plus subscribers can grab these games starting October 5th. Marvel's Spider-Man 2 may not be hitting PlayStation 5 consoles until 2023, but Marvel is already teasing the game's darker storyline. On the This Week in Marvel podcast, Marvel Games executive Bill Rosemann compared the sequel to another famous sequel: The Empire Strikes Back. The first game did a great job of setting up this new version of Peter Parker, and the challenges he faces balancing his responsibilities as Spider-Man with his real-life identity as Parker. Now it's time for the sequel to tackle some of Spidey's more complex storylines. But he won't be alone, as Miles Morales will be there at his side taking on Venom and most likely Kraven the Hunter. And finally, the Nintendo 64 and IGN turn 25 today. Time flies, huh? It didn't feel that long ago when we were using dial up internet to look up cheats for GoldenEye on IGN64.com. What are your favorite N64 memories? Let us know in the comments!
James Ashton is an AACTA Award winning sound designer, known for his work on Lion (which he shared in the Best Sound award at the 2017 AACTA awards), Mortal Kombat, Tanna, and Justin Kurzel's latest film, Nitram. In this deep discussion about Nitram and Lion, James talks about his creative process, the art of building a soundscape, and how one of the most intense and powerful scenes in a film this year was sonically crafted. It was a genuine treat to be able to explore a different side of fimlmaking with James, and we wrap up this interview discussing what the future of sound design might be in Australia, highlighting the hopeful aspect of how having major Hollywood films like Mortal Kombat and Shang-Chi being made here will strengthen and showcase the excellent talent of Australian creatives. Make sure to see Nitram in cinemas from Sept 30th 2021, with an eventual release on Stan. down the line. Read Andrew's review of Nitramhere, and listen to Matthew Eeles from Cinema Australia interview Justin Kurzel and Shaun Grant here. Clips in this episode: Nitram trailer // Cannes first look at Nitram // Rider from True History of the Kelly Gang. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Is this the greatest sequel of all-time? Do the special effects and action sequences hold up 30 years later? Is the nuclear apocalypse scene still one of the most horrifying scenes in any movie? Does John Connor's best friend, Bobby Budnick get sent to summer camp after his run in with the T-1000? We tackle all of these burning questions and more!•0:00:00- Introductions/Reviews/Chats•0:08:15- Pertinent movie details •0:12:00- Memories of first viewing •0:15:00 - Critical and fan reviews•0:22:00- Scene by scene breakdown •1:34:00- Modern day ratings——————————————————————**Cedar Ridge Distillery- All the info you could need and more. Order a bottle today! http://cedarridgewhiskey.com——————————————————————**Every link you could need from us. Http://confusedbreakfast.com——————————————————————**Give us a call and leave a voicemail about your thoughts of the show! 319.804.9596——————————————————————**Link to our friend Kyle Wyatt, who did the Mortal Kombat/Confused Breakfast yell. Get more info on him and order a Mortal Kombat related cameo https://direct.me/MORTALKOMBATVOICE——————————————————————**Also, we have a Patreon. If you are enjoying the podcast, want to support us and enjoy some extra perks and bonus content, check it out at http://patreon.com/confusedbreakfast and speaking of Patreon, our highest tier supporters get mentioned in the actual episode and in the liner notes. Dane, Joel, Tony B, Jordon, Nick Merulla, Elisha, Camden Griffith, Francisco Rivera, Cameron Jay, Keerlana, BigBigAndy, Bud Larsen, Anita Richard, Travis Hunziker, Bryan Hernandez, Nick Fulkerson, Cale James, Senior Frog, Mr and Mrs Roommate, Greg Jackson, Jason Davis, Daniel Skaggs, Emilio Perez, Skyler Brunssen, Jordan Hooten, Brynna Misener, Willie Cox III, Jenel Lewis, Joseph Thomas, Marshall G, Ryker Garrison, Mitch Cavanaugh, Ryan Carlton, Shaun Dixon, Dana Dane, Josh Miller, Macy, Conor, Jason Botsford, Stephen Moore, Chris Prior, Zach Nelson, Paul DeAro, Jason Hahn, BuckarooBonsly, Jeff Spencer and Moth Maiden Creations. You are the best. You will always be number 1 in our hearts. Thank you.
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Grip it... rip it... FIGHT!Will and Matt discuss childhood memories, the difference between dead and live bones, and the award worthy performance of Christopher Lambert as Lord Rayden.DISCLAIMER: Language and Spoilers!MORTAL KOMBATdir. Paul W. S. Anderson starring: Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Bridgette Wilson
It is time...for Mortal Kombat (reboot) on Macabre Media podcast. Next week, we're talkin' about Freaks (1932). Check it out so you can stay up-to-date with us! Support Macabre Media on Patreon, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and join our Discord server! Follow Kaleb, Jorge, and Pearson on Twitter, too. Our logo and artwork were designed by Nathanael Whale.
This week on the show The Operator is not with us so Beef and Sean figure it out on their own. Also Beef has a Mortal Kombat themed sexy time adventure.
Street Fighter like Mortal Kombat ruled the 90s. And much like MK, it got a shifty cartoon so it could sell toys. Street Fighter the USA Cartoon is by far one of the worse cartoons of the 90s and maybe of all time. Our boy PrimeGundam is on with us for this one.
Interactive structures need rewards, big and small, but you can't possibly give everything to everybody... can you? If you structure it right, you can! Join Steele Tyler Filipek as he guides you a process of tying the fun of your interactive experience to the rewards that will entice your audience to engage with it, time and again. Still don't believe? Then at least you get a case study about how Mortal Kombat set the video game world afire!
This Week's Panel - Big Ell, KooshMoose, FuFuCuddilyPoof, Ahayzo This Week's Topic - Would you rather have lots of free time to play games but can only buy 1-2 games a year or the ability to buy loads of games but never have much time to devote to them? - RetroChief We welcome patron Ahayzo to the podcast! Where did he get his gamertag and what exactly does he do for Trueachievements.com? Ahayzo talked some Dragon Age and brought us up to speed on the the trilogy. Nate played Conga Master as we waxed nostalgic about...a Gamecube game? Ell channeled his inner Mortal Kombat as he played Get Over Here, but this game isn't like MK at all! We talked about games coming....real soon, discussed the new TA Contest, had the longest outro ever, and named the episode 12 times. Genre'lly speaking - Matrarch and Elroy think outside the box. Which box? The same dang box that TA thought outside of when they came up with this genre's description. Is it simulation? Management? Open world? What the heck is sandbox? Find out in this edition of Genre'lly speaking! (1:45:05) Waka's Weird Wonders - This week Wakapeil jumps into the game Space Jam A New Legacy the Game. (2:30:56) Games Showcase: Conga Master Dragon Age: Inquisition Get Over Here AH101 Podcast Show Links - https://tinyurl.com/AH101Links Intro music provided by Exe the Hero. Check out his band Window of Opportunity on Facebook and YouTube
Bo reflects on past memories and experiences. The Godlike Player breaks the assertion between mind, body, and spirit of the opponent. Round One FIGHT! Strategic Thinking for Fighting Games is a video game fighting genre composition by American gamer, strategist and philosopher Patzer99. Focusing on the principle of outsmarting an opponent mentally before, during, and after the virtual battle, these timeless strats can be seen as the linchpin in all of the most inspiring matches in both the western and eastern FGC, and can still be a source of inspiration today in competitive arenas such as politics, business, sport and modern warfare. Patzer99 was born in the Baltimore city arcades scene of the late 80's and 90's, during the birth of the fighting game genre in America. Best known for his battles in Super Street Fighter II and Tekken 3, he is also a legendary strategist and philosopher of all fighting games such as Street Fighter V: Championship Edition, Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Soulcalibur VI, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st], Samurai Shodown, Mortal Kombat 11, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Melee .
For every Star Wars, there's a hundred middling films and outright flops. Plus, hear about movie so unlucky, they may actually have been cursed, in a sample of the Your Brain On Facts audiobook. Read the full script. Support the show. It's been quite a while since we got a review for the YBOF book. Can you take a sec and let us know what you thought? Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email. Music by David Fesliyan and Kevin McLeod Making a movie is a difficult, time-consuming, and expensive propositions. While some projects come together naturally, others seem to have tragedy, misfortune, and just plain bad luck heaped upon them. Horror films are fertile ground for apparent curses and it a movie would be hard-pressed to seem more cursed than 1976's The Omen, the tale of an American diplomat who adopts a baby boy, ostensibly the Antichrist, and people around him begin dying. Even Robert Munger, who came up with the concept for the film, began to feel uneasy during pre-production, telling producer Harvey Bernhard, “The devil's greatest single weapon is to be invisible, and you're going to take off his cloak of invisibility to millions of people.” Releasing the movie on June 6, 1976, or as close as they could get to 666, probably did not help matters. Gregory Peck has only recently agreed to take the role of the ambassador when his son shot and killed himself, leaving no suicide note. Undeterred, or perhaps therapeutically focusing on his work, Peck flew to England to begin filming. While flying through a storm over the Atlantic, Peck's plane was struck by lightning, causing an engine to catch fire and nearly causing them to crash into the ocean. The film's other producer, Mace Neufeld, also had his plane struck by lightning. Even after those long odds, that was not the end of their aerial adversity. One of the first shots planned for the film was an aerial shot of London, to be shot from a rented plane. At the last minute, the rental company instead gave the original plane to a group of Japanese businessmen. The curse did not seem to get that update, because that plane crashed, killing everyone on board. One scene called for Peck to be attacked by “devil dogs,” in the form of a pack of Rottweilers. The dogs were supposed to attack a heavily padded stuntman. For reasons unknown, the dogs began to attack the stuntman in earnest, biting through the padding and ignoring their trainer's orders to stop. Another animal-based scene saw the big cat wrangler mauled to death by a tiger. As if being in a plane struck by lightning was not harrowing enough, the Hilton hotel Neufeld was staying at exploded. Luckily, Neufeld was not there at the time. Not to be deterred, the curse turned its sights to the restaurant were the producers and other film executives were going and it blew up, too. Neufeld missed the explosion by minutes. The actual perpetrator would turn out to be the Irish Republican Army and it was only Neufeld's dodgy luck that he was meant to be in both places. Special effects consultant John Richardson created The Omen's unforgettable death scenes, including one in which a man is beheaded by a sheet of glass sailing off the top of a car. Two weeks before the film was released, Richardson and his assistant, Liz Moore, were involved in a head-on collision. Moore was killed, cut in half by the other vehicle's wheel. Richardson opened his eyes after the collision a kilometer marker reading “Ommen 6,66,” The closest town was Ommen, Netherlands, and the accident happened at kilometer 66.6. The highest-grossing horror movie of all time (when adjusted for inflation) and the only horror movie to ever be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture is 1973's The Exorcist. In it, a young girl named Reagan, played by Linda Blair, is possessed by a demon and forced to commit horrible acts as two priests fight to save her. The trouble started before filming even began, when the set caught fire, destroying everything except Regan's room. The malefactor had talons, and black, beady eyes, and was a harbinger of disease--a pigeon had somehow gotten into a circuit box, which caused a short that caused the fire. Reverend Thomas Bermingham, the technical advisor, was asked to exorcise the set, but he refused. Both Blair and Ellen Burstyn, who played her mother, were badly injured during the shoot. One scene has the demon violently throwing Reagan around on her bed. The rig to do this broke during one take, injuring Blair's back. Another scene called for the demon to throw Burstyn across the room and into a wall, which the crew achieved with a wire rig. Director William Friedkin was unhappy with the first take and told the crewman operating the rig to use more force. He did not warn Burstyn. Her cry of alarm and pain in the film is genuine. Colliding with the wall at speed injured her lower spine, leaving her in permanent pain. They were comparatively lucky. Actors Jack MacGowran and Vasiliki Maliaros, whose characters die in the movie, both died while it was in post-production. At least four other people, including a night watchmen, died during filming. Max Von Sydow's brother died on Sydow's first day on set. Actress Mercedes McCambridge, who provided the voice of the demon Pazuzu, had to face her son murdering his wife and children before committing suicide. Many believed that the physical copies of the film were cursed and that showing it was an open invitation to evil. A church across the street from an Italian theater was struck by lightning during a showing. One movie-goer was so frightened they passed out in the theater and broke their jaw falling into the seat in front of them. They sued the filmmakers, claiming that subliminal messages in the film had caused them to faint. Warner Brothers settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. Not everything bad can be blamed on demons, though. Regular old people sent thirteen year old Blair so many death threats that the studio had to provide her with bodyguards for six months after the movie came out. Speaking of demonic possession, the 2012 movie The Possession centers on a young girl who falls under the control of a malevolent spirit that lives inside a cursed antique box. The story is based on an account of an allegedly haunted dybbuk box. Even though director Sam Raimi would not let the dybbuk box's owner bring it anywhere near the set, strange and frightening things happened on set. Lights exploded directly over people's heads, strange smells and cold air blew in from nowhere, and immediately after filming wrapped, all of the props were destroyed in a fire for which the first department could not determine the cause. Sometimes a movie's bad karma takes time to manifest and the misfortunes only crop up after the film had been released. Horror classic Rosemary's Baby, released in the summer of 1968, was based on the premise that God is dead, but the Devil is alive and returning to earth with the aid of a cult. The film's composer, 37 year old Krzysztof Komeda, fell off a rock ledge at a party that fall. He lingered in a coma for four months before finally dying. His death was quite similar to the way the witches rid themselves of a suspicious friend of the titular Rosemary. The producer, William Castle, already suffering considerable stress from the amount of hate mail he had received about the film, was incapacitated with severe kidney stones. While delirious in the hospital, he cried out, “Rosemary, for God's sake, drop the knife!” Castle recovered his health, but never made a successful movie again. Director Roman Polanski suffered no physical harm after the film. The same could not be said for his heavily-pregnant wife, Sharon Tate. She and four friends were brutally murdered by members of the cult known as the Manson Family, while Rosemary's Baby was still in theaters. In his autobiography, Polanksi recalled he had had a “grotesque thought” the last time he saw his wife: “You will never see her again.” Conspiracy theorists and other non-traditional thinkers believe these events were set in motion by an elaborate Satanic plot, at the behest of the Beatles. Their White Album was written at an Indian meditation retreat, which the movie's star, Mia Farrow, attended. The song title Helter Skelter was written in blood on a wall at the Tate murder, albeit misspelled. A decade later, John Lennon was shot and killed across the street from the Dakota, where Rosemary's Baby had been filmed. 1982's Poltergeist tells the story of a family that is tormented by vengeful spirits because their new house was built over a graveyard with the bodies left in the ground. When it came time for the prop department to source skeletons for the infamous scene with JoBeth Williams in the muddy pool, contrary to what one might expect, it was actually cheaper to buy real human skeletons than realistic plastic ones. (They only told Williams about that afterwards.) In a case of ‘life imitating art,' specifically with regards to disrespectful treatment of dead bodies, the cast seemed to be plagued by bad fortune. The curse extended not only the original film, but to its sequels as well. Shortly after Poltergeist was released, Dominique Dunne, who played the older sister, was strangled to death by her abusive ex-boyfriend, ending her career before it began. Heather O'Rourke, the adorable blonde girl who uttered the iconic line “They're heeere,” died during bowel obstruction surgery after suffering cardiac arrest and septic shock due to being misdiagnosed by her doctor. She was only twelve years old. Julian Beck of Poltergeist II: The Other Side died of stomach cancer before the film was released. Will Sampson, also known for playing Chief in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, died the following year from complications of a heart-lung transplant. Bonus fact: Some fans claim Poltergeist foretold O'Rourke's death. There was a poster in the 1982 movie for Super Bowl XXII in 1988. Heather O'Rourke was hospitalized the day of Super Bowl XXII and died the following day. The game was played in San Diego, the city in which O'Rourke passed away. Choosing the right location to shoot a film is a pivotal decision. You have to take into account things like lighting conditions, availability of utilities, and proximity to noisy things such as airports. What you should not have to consider is the radiation level, but you should not ignore it either. The producers of the film 1956 movie The Conqueror chose an area of Utah desert a hundred miles away from the Nevada Test Site. (They also chose to cast John Wayne as Genghis Khan.) Throughout the 1950's, approximately 100 nuclear bombs of varying intensities were detonated at the Nevada Test Site. The mushroom clouds could reach tens of thousands of feet high; desert winds would carry radioactive particles all the way to Utah. The area in which The Conqueror filmed was likely blanketed in this dust. The Conqueror, co-starring Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead, and Pedro Armendáriz, was a moderate box office success, but a critical failure and soon found itself on ‘worst films of all time' lists. The true legacy of the film had yet to be revealed. Of the 220 people who worked on the production, 92 developed some form of cancer, with 46 dying of it, including Wayne, Hayward, Moorehead, and Armendáriz. The director, Dick Powell, died of lymphoma in 1963. Wayne developed lung cancer and then the stomach cancer that would ultimately kill him in 1979. Wayne would remain convinced that his chain-smoking was to blame for the cancers, even as friends tried to convince him it was from exposure to radiation. Wayne's sons, who visited the set during filming and actually played with Geiger counters among the contaminated rocks, both developed tumors. Susan Hayward died from brain cancer in 1975 at 57. The authorities in 1954 had declared the area to be safe from radioactive fallout, even though abnormal levels of radiation were detected. However, modern research has shown that the soil in some areas near the filming site would have remained radioactive for sixty years. Howard Hughes, producer of The Conqueror, came to realize in the early 1970's that people who have been involved with the production were dying. As the person who approved the filming location, Hughes felt culpable and paid $12 million to buy all existing copies of the film. Though the link between the location and the cancers that cannot be definitely proven, experts argue that the preponderance of cases goes beyond mere coincidence. MIDROLL My grandmother had a lovely cross-stitched sampler above her fireplace with a quote that I really took to heart and have carried with me through my life, “Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions.” … I wish my grandma had a sense of humor like that. Every movie that fails does so for a reason. Several, usually, a veritable swarm of failure bees, ready to sting the audience right in the brain and the studio right in its wallet. And sometimes, that sting is fatal. For the studio, I mean. I don't know of any cases where someone died because the movie they were watching was so bad it killed them. At least that gives Tommy Wiseau something to reach for. Like we saw with the banking crisis, there is no such thing as ‘too big to fail' in Hollywood, either. Take Eddie Murphy, for example. He was already established for his roles in 48 Hrs and Trading places before 1984's Beverly Hills Cop. [sfx axel f] I'll risk the copyright strike, I don't care. If Hollywood were a lady, she was throwing her panties at Murphy until around, let's call it 1995's Vampire in Brooklyn. Since then, for every Shrek, there are three Norberts, or one Pluto Nash. Did you see this fart bomb of a movie when it came out in 2002? Yeah, neither did anyone else. His first foray into live-action family comedies stank like a pair of armored trousers after the Hundred Years war. The sci-fi comedy (and we use the term loosely) didn't receive one breath of praise, with everyone lambasting the script, humour, acting and visual effects. And they dragged poor Rasario Dawson into it. Its 4% rating on Rotten Tomatoes says it all, though the audience gave it 19%. One of the biggest box-office flops ever, the movie had a $100 million production budget but earned only $7.1 million at theaters worldwide, meaning it lost a whopping $92.9 million. Sometimes the likely cause for a movie's failure is staring us all right in the face, but it feels like no one talked about, even though we *alllll talked about it, the casting of Johnny Depp in the ‘are you sure there's nothing else in the bottom of this barrel' elephant in the room, 2013's The Lone Ranger. Depp was joined by fellow Pirates of the Caribbean alums Gore Verbinski, Jerry Bruckheimer and the House of Mouse must have felt confident this wonder trio could bring home the gold. Yeah, no. The production ran into trouble, costs escalated and the whole thing was nearly shut down before it was completed. When it finally hit cinema screens, The Lone Ranger was slammed by critics and shunned by audiences. [sfx it stinks] But it did still manage to garner two Oscar nominations, for 'Visual Effects' and 'Makeup and Hairstyling.' Must have been a light year. The Lone Ranger lost almost Pluto Nash's production budget, being in the red by $98 million. If you look at film losses as the ratio of budget to loss, you've got to tip your hat to 2016's Monster Trucks. Paramount hoped to launch a franchise, because there is literally no other way to run a movie studio, but kids can be as fickle with their entertainment options as they are with the sides on their dinner plate. The $125m CGI romp's opening barely scraped over $10 million at the box office, meaning a loss of $115 million. If it needed to be said, this section is about films with wide releases and big ad budgets. Projects from smaller producers have a riskier time with it. When my (GRRM doc, five tickets at Byrd). If you look up the lowest-grossing film of all time, you'll find a film that was mentioned in the scam health retreat episode To Your Health (Spa) (ep. 101), but it happened on purpose, from a certain point of view. 2006's Zyzzyx Road was shown once a day, at noon, for six days at Highland Park Village Theater in Dallas, Texas, in a movie theater rented by the producers for $1,000. The filmmakers wanted a limited release. They didn't want to release the film domestically until it underwent foreign distribution, buuut they had to do the domestic release to fulfill the U.S. release obligation required by the Screen Actors Guild for low-budget films. Low-budget is actually quantified as those with budgets less than $2.5 million that are not meant to be direct-to-video. That strategy made Zyzzyx Road the lowest-grossing film in history; officially, it earned a whopping box office tally of $30, from six patrons. Unofficially, its opening weekend netted $20, after the leading man refunded two tickets to the movie's makeup artist and the friend she brought. Lots of films fail, happens every day, but some films fail so spectacularly, they take the whole studio down with them, sometimes nearly and sometimes very actually.. Students of movie history with a penchant for disasters know all about 1963's Cleopatra, starring disserviacably diva-ish Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The period epic had such a disjointed production that actors sometimes didn't know which scenes were being shot until they arrived on set that day. With a budget swelling uncontrollably to $44 million, the largest at the time, equivalent to $392mil today, the movie faced a real uphill battle to break even, let alone turn a profit. Movie tickets cost $.85 then and there was no home video market, so 20th Century Fox would have needed to have sold 56 million tickets to stay in the black. Quick google, the population of the US was 190 million at the time, so...yeah, ain't gonna happen, Cap'n. They were pretty much screwed. Cleopatra holds the unique distinction of being the highest-grossing film that year that lost money. Although the studio didn't fold, Fox was forced to sell off 300 acres of its lot and postpone other productions to avoid permanently closing its doors. Cleopatra did eventually recoup its budget with foreign distribution, but 1964's historical epic The Fall of the Roman Empire wasn't so lucky. Samuel Bronston Productions spent a fortune re-creating the 92,000-square meter Roman Forum that once served as the heart of the ancient city, in turn building Hollywood's largest ever outdoor set. It had Sophia Loren in it, for gods sake. Do you know what she looked like in 1964?! Sadly, Fall of the Roman Empire only managed to earn back a quarter of its $19 million budget. Just three months after its release, Bronston's own empire fell, into bankruptcy. Speaking of big decisions at Fox, one of the people who greenlit Star Wars was Alan Ladd Jr, who left to form his own studio, Ladd Company. For my British listeners, feel free to pause and imagine an all-lad movie studio, oi-oi, we'll wait. The Ladd Company pursued ambitious projects like The Right Stuff, based on Tom Wolfe's book about the early days of the space program. That was a big hit, wasn't it? I never saw it, but it has good name recognition. While critics sang its praises and it won four Oscars, The Right Stuff failed to find an audience at the box office. The same thing happened with Twice Upon a Time, an animated feature executive produced by George Lucas, which did *not have good name recognition and when I do a Google image search, it doesn't look even 1% familiar. Even though they still had Police Academy in the chute, the Ladd Company was forced to sell its assets to Warner Bros. Speaking of name recognition, even films that are iconic these days bombed big time when they came out. Try to imagine TV in December without every single channel running Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life at least twice. Trivia fans, which should be every one here, already know that IAWL did not do well on release --a release in January, it's worth mentioning, which may have been part of the problem-- before lapsing into the public domain and being shown by every tv station needing content on the cheap. Hell, there was a local station where I grew up in north-east PA that used a jingle of the phrase “IAWL” as their tagline. The same thing ‘why would you even do that' release date misstep happened with Hocus Pocus, actually. It was released originally in July, well before social media made loving Halloween a major personality trait, then Disney sat on the movie for over a year before putting it out on home video the next September. Back to 1946, It's a Wonderful Life's disappointing performance was devastating for Capra, who had actually opened his own production studio, Liberty Films. Capra and fellow filmmakers George Stevens and William Wyler were trying to free themselves from meddling from studio executives' meddling, but their professional freedom was short-lived. With no track record, Liberty Films needed the film to get them to live up to Capra's usual standards of success. It didn't, as we've established, and Capra was forced to sell Liberty to Paramount and work for someone else. If you've been saying, I haven't heard of half of these people, how about Francis Ford Coppola? Coppola shapes the landscape of 1970s cinema. Ever hear of The Godfather, The Conversation, and Apocalypse Now? Yeah, thought so. The '80s, however, not so much. His first movie of the decade, One From the Heart, spent the majority of its high budget on pioneering visual techniques and a faithful recreation of Nevada's McCarran International Airport. He's a details guy. But fans of his earlier, dark, gritty, hyper-masculine work were left completely baffled when they sat down for a Coppola movie and found themselves in a candy-colored Vegas musical rom-com. The film failed to pull in even a million dollars against its budget of $27mil. Coppola's own studio, Zoetrope, never recovered from the financial loss. Speaking of film legends who stumble headlong into bankruptcy, we present for the consideration of several readers, Don Bluth. Bluth left his job as an animator at Disney in 1979 to create the animation department for 20th Century Fox. We're talking The Secret of N.I.M.H, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, and Bluth and crew at Fox Animation put those out while Disney delivered disappointing efforts like The Great Mouse Detective and Oliver and Company. But Disney found its footing again with The Little Mermaid in 1989 and they've been unquestionably unstoppable ever since. In 1997, Bluth released the critically acclaimed Anastasia; less than three years later, the studio was done. In June 2000, Titan A.E. hit theaters, a lush, traditionally-animated movie with great character designs and solid casting and acting that flew through space and braved alien worlds. It wasn't a bad movie. For some reason, despite having a hysterically bad memory, I can still remember the chorus of the song from the big ‘let's do cool things with the ship' sequence. Titan AE hit theaters, but not, ya know, hard. Fox Animation spent $85 million on the film targeted at a teen audience, who are not a big enough segment of the broader animation-viewing market. It earned $9 million on its opening weekend and the following *week, Fox announced it was closing the studio. The writing had already been on the wall. In December 1999, executives forced Bluth to lay off 80% of his animators after the box office bonanza that was the CGI Toy Story 2 led Fox execs to conclude that hand-drawn animation was on the way out. Prior performance is no predictor of future success. The Land Before Time didn't help Bluth with Titan AE, and not even the freaking Lord of the Rings trilogy, with its many Oscars, could save New Line Cinema. From its creation in the 1970s and even after Warner Bros. bought a controlling stake, New Line Cinema was a mid-major movie studio that acted like an indie, taking chances on edgy, quirky movies like Pink Flamingos, Boogie Nights, and Mortal Kombat. If you don't think MK belongs in those examples, the only video game movies had been Street Fighter, blargh, Double Dragon, yawn, and Super Mario Brothers, a veritable kick in the nards to be gamers and moviegoers. Four years after The Return of the King ended the LOTR trilogy...eventually... New Line wanted another fantasy series cash cow, and it looked to The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman's first entry in the His Dark Materials trilogy. New Line pumped $200 million on the project, more than it had spent on The Lord of the Rings. To offset production costs, the company pre-sold the overseas rights, essentially getting an advance, meaning that when the film hit theaters outside of North America, they wouldn't see any more money. That made profit virtually impossible... as did the film's relatively small $70 million domestic take. Thus Warner Bros. absorbed New Line into its existing film production divisions, well, 10% of the studio. The other 90% got sacked. 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Summer vacations with the family. Trees, the lake, cabins, fishing, hiking, and unfortunately the in-laws. Two comedy giants go head to head in The Great Outdoors vying for the affections of their families, bears, and the locals. We hope you brought your appetite, cause we got 96oz of lips and a**holes to get through!•0:00:00- Introductions/Reviews/Chats•0:08:45- Pertinent movie details •0:11:30- Memories of first viewing •0:15:00 - Critical and fan reviews•0:21:00- Scene by scene breakdown •1:26:00- Modern day ratings——————————————————————**Cedar Ridge Distillery- All the info you could need and more. http://cedarridgewhiskey.com——————————————————————**Every link you could need from us. Http://confusedbreakfast.com——————————————————————**Give us a call and leave a voicemail about your thoughts of the show! 319.804.9596 —————————————————————— **Check out Jacob Givens here. http://linktr.ee/jacobgivens ——————————————————————**Link to our friend Kyle Wyatt, who did the Mortal Kombat/Confused Breakfast yell. Get more info on him and order a Mortal Kombat related cameo https://direct.me/MORTALKOMBATVOICE——————————————————————**Also, we have a Patreon. If you are enjoying the podcast, want to support us and enjoy some extra perks and bonus content, check it out at http://patreon.com/confusedbreakfast and speaking of Patreon, our highest tier supporters get mentioned in the actual episode and in the liner notes. Dane, Joel, Tony B, Jordon, Nick Merulla, Elisha, Camden Griffith, Francisco Rivera, Cameron Jay, Keerlana, BigBigAndy, Bud Larsen, Anita Richard, Travis Hunziker, Bryan Hernandez, Nick Fulkerson, Cale James, Senior Frog, Mr and Mrs Roommate, Greg Jackson, Jason Davis, Daniel Skaggs, Emilio Perez, Skyler Brunssen, Jordan Hooten, Brynna Misener, Willie Cox III, Jenel Lewis, Joseph Thomas, Marshall G, Ryker Garrison, Mitch Cavanaugh, Ryan Carlton, Shaun Dixon, Dana Dane, Josh Miller, Macy, Conor, Jason Botsford and Stephen Moore. You are the best. You will always be number 1 in our hearts. Thank you.
It's a Junkyard Brawl when the guys pit the 1995 cartoon Street Fighters against the 1996 Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm. Find out how similar these two cartoons truly are and what in the world was USA network trying to accomplished in the late 90s. It's one for the history books on this week's Cartoon Dumpster Dive.Have you checked out the CDD website?No, then what are you waiting for, click here!
Join us in Chinatown where there is a kidnapping and lots of girls with green eyes. Pretty soon Jack Burton, Wang, and crew face off against Mortal Kombat wizards and cryptozoological creatures in Big Trouble in Little China, where mystical kung fu comedy ensues. Can Jack Burton help Wang stop the evil sorcerer or will … Continue reading Big Trouble in Little China →
Today on Too Opinionated, Actress/Stunt Woman Michelle Lee drops in for a visit. Michelle is known for her work on Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Black Widow, Pacific Rim, Venom, Blood and Treasure, Mortal Kombat, The Rookie and The Librarians! Want to watch: YouTube: Meisterkhan Pod (Please Subscribe) Check out the website: Meisterkhan.com
Jayce and I cover Christopher Nolan's decision to head to Universal Pictures for his latest film. With rumors of a Penguin spin-off, we consider other Batman rogues that could front their own film. Also, we discuss Venom: Let There Be Carnage news and Mortal Kombat sequel news and future spinoffs.
The PlayStation showcase dropped some unexpected but welcomed news. The analogue pocket has unfortunately been delayed again. Nintendo does really weird things, as per usual. Fox wants to bring back 24. Disney+ is killing in with its MCU shows, except for this weeks What If...?. The Matrix Trailer is a dud, and Disney sets its eyes on the future.
Corrective Consciousness Podcast 270 w/ LotusPrince and VysetheBold! This week the guys continue their discussion of mini-games with nods to MarioParty, Mortal Kombat, Rhythm Heaven, Point Blank, and more!
District 5! Look alive! The Mighty Ducks taught us the importance of a quarter of an inch, team work, fair play, and compassion, right Mr. Ducksworth? When Gordon Bombay is called upon to be of service to his community, he goes above and beyond and teaches a group of young hockey players to fly. Because ducks fly together! So let's all take the fall, act hurt and get indignant, because that big shot you took as a kid wasn't even that important. QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK!•0:00:00- Introductions/Reviews/Chats•0:07:45- Pertinent movie details •0:11:00- Memories of first viewing •0:14:15 - Critical and fan reviews•0:23:00- Scene by scene breakdown •1:34:00- Modern day ratings——————————————————————**Cedar Ridge Distillery- All the info you could need and more. http://cedarridgewhiskey.com——————————————————————**Every link you could need from us. Http://confusedbreakfast.com——————————————————————**Give us a call and leave a voicemail about your thoughts of the show! 319.804.9596——————————————————————**Link to our friend Kyle Wyatt, who did the Mortal Kombat/Confused Breakfast yell. Get more info on him and order a Mortal Kombat related cameo at https://linktr.ee/ruffian20——————————————————————**Also, we have a Patreon. If you are enjoying the podcast, want to support us and enjoy some extra perks and bonus content, check it out at http://patreon.com/confusedbreakfast and speaking of Patreon, our highest tier supporters get mentioned in the actual episode and in the liner notes. Dane, Joel, Tony B, Jordon, Nick Merulla, Elisha, Camden Griffith, Francisco Rivera, Cameron Jay, Keerlana, BigBigAndy, Bud Larsen, Anita Richard, Travis Hunziker, Bryan Hernandez, Nick Fulkerson, Cale James, Senior Frog, Mr and Mrs Roommate, Greg Jackson, Jason Davis, Daniel Skaggs, Emilio Perez, Skyler Brunssen, Jordan Hooten, Brynna Misener, Willie Cox III, Jenel Lewis, Joseph Thomas, Marshall G, Ryker Garrison, Mitch Cavanaugh, Ryan Carlton, Shaun Dixon, Dana Dane, Josh Miller, Macy, Conor, Jason Botsford and Stephen Moore. You are the best. You will always be number 1 in our hearts. Thank you.
It's Cliffhanger week on the podcast, and we stretch the boundaries of our PG-13 rating. On face value this is just a silly heist movie set on a mountain. But taking a deeper look reveals a gloriously dumb gem. Dad's positive there's a polyamorous murder plot hidden within and we both marvel at the Mortal Kombat like violence.
It's time for the Comic Talk Headlines with Generally Nerdy! She-Ra moving to Amazon. Killing an Indiana Jones rumor. New Christopher Nolan movie breaks tradition. More trailers.All that and MORE!! Catch up on all the nerdy headlines in TV and Movies, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Plus, don't forget to subscribe for more fresh content. TV/StreamingShe-RaNew LIVE ACTION series in development at Amazon. This She-Ra won't be connected to the Netflix version of She-Ra.https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/she-ra-live-action-series-amazon-1235061288/ Only Murders in the BuildingRenewed for a second season. Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selina Gomez.https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/only-murders-in-the-building-renewed-season-2-hulu-1235064239/ Norm MacdonaldComedian Norm Macdonald has passed at the age of 61. Macdonald had cancer, which he had chosen to keep from fans and friends for over a decade.https://deadline.com/2021/09/norm-macdonald-dead-obituary-comedian-saturday-night-live-weekend-update-anchor-was-61-1234833212/ MoviesFollow-ups/CorrectionsHalloween Kills - Now streaming on Peacock on Oct 15 the same day it hits theaters.Willy Wonka Prequel - The Willy Wonka Prequel has cast Keegan Michael Key in an undisclosed role alongside Timothee Chalamet's younger Wonka. https://deadline.com/2021/09/keegan-michael-key-joins-wonka-timothee-chalamet-1234832512/ Bob's Burgers - May 27 2022 https://comicbook.com/movies/news/the-bobs-burgers-movie-2022-release-date-teaser-poster-disney-20th-century-studios/ TrailersLast Night in Soho - https://youtu.be/AcVnFrxjPjI Oct 29Hawkeye - https://youtu.be/5VYb3B1ETlk Nov 24Bright: Samurai Soul - https://youtu.be/CthU2bsh6Fs Oct 12 on NetflixChristopher NolanChristopher Nolan's next film will be about J. Robert Oppenheimer. Nolan will be making the movie for Universal Studios, which is the first time in about 2 decades that he hasn't made a movie for WB.https://variety.com/2021/film/news/christopher-nolan-j-robert-oppenheimer-development-of-atomic-bomb-universal-1235064286/ Rumor MillConfirmations/RefutationsWB GamesLeak? Nvidia Geforce NOW was hacked kinda… showing titles for a bunch of games. Some new ones that you would expect like Injustice 3: Gods will Fall and Mortal Kombat 12. As well as some old rumored titles like Batman: Arkham Insurgency. As well as some others not rumored before like Batman: Beyond Gotham, Batman: Arkham Underworld, AND Suicide Squad Metallica????Indiana JonesIndy to be replaced? Rumor is that Phoebe Waller-Bridge will replace Harrison Ford as the lead in the series… She IS in the movie…Penguin SeriesHBO Max will be getting a prequel series for the Penguin from the new Batman movie. The Batman villain's series is still early in development, and hasn't nailed down Collin Ferrell to play the Penguin yet.Mortal Kombat PrequelWB reportedly wants a Mortal Kombat animated prequel to the live-action movie.Harry PotterPrequel series headed to HBO Max based on Snape?You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.
Listener Teddy N. noticed a Richard Pryor-shaped hole in the Shat The Movies library and decided to plug it with an underappreciated classic: "Brewster's Millions." In this episode, we remember a comedic genius in his prime with a knockout supporting cast. We also find out why Big D hates the Mets, who would play a $30 million Shat on Music Festival, and which Mortal Kombat movie is superior. Along the way, we also quote Mase, celebrate a spicy John Candy, feed Big D all the rules he can stomach, hear voicemail from Hot Sauce Steve and Don Sauce, and read an "Interview with the Vampire" letter that touched our eternally damned souls. SUBSCRIBE & FOLLOW Android: http://shatthemovies.com/android Apple/iTunes: http://shatthemovies.com/itunes Social Media: Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat Website: http://shatthemovies.com/ HELP SUPPORT THE PODCAST Donate with Paypal: http://shatthemovies.com/paypal Donate With Venmo: https://venmo.com/shatpodcasts Get Podcast Merchandise: http://shatthemovies.com/shop Shop Amazon With Our Affiliate Link: https://www.amazon.com/?tag=shatmovies-20 Sponsor's Listener Survey: http://shatthemovies.com/survey Leave an iTunes Review: http://shatthemovies.com/review Vote for our Next Movies: http://shatthemovies.com/vote Feeds & Social Media: http://shatthemovies.com/subscribe-and-follow Leave a Voicemail: (914) 719-SHAT - (914) 719-7428 Email: email@example.com Listen to our TV Podcasts: https://shatontv.com/shat-on-podcasts Theme Song - Die Hard by Guyz Nite: https://www.facebook.com/guyznite
Chosen by premium Patreon subscriber Royce, we're covering perhaps the worst cartoon we've ever seen, with special guest expert, the fantastic Matt McMuscles! How did this super crappy first Mortal Kombat cartoon arrive alongside the 1995 movie? How was this marketed to kids? How well did early digital animation and motion capture age? The answers won't surprise you, so test your might with this week's podcast! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow our official Twitter account, @TalkSimpsonsPod!
This week we review MORTAL KOMBAT LEGENDS: Battle of the Realms by WB ANIMATION. We also talk about all the news going from Scarlet Johansson to the passing of Michael K. Williams as well as our thoughts on this week's Zombie episode of MARVEL'S WHAT IF? All this and more as A.C.M.G. presents TALK TIME LIVE!
Welcome to Episode 396. We are joined by our good friend Joe Stark from Starkcast. For Good Pop Bad Pop in Movies this week we talk about how we feel about the new trailer for THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS starring Keanu Reeves. MALIGNANT from James Wan is in theaters and on HBO Max. Did this horror movie live up to the hype? Netflix dropped the action revenge movie KATE this week starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Woody Harrelson. We all talk about the new Mortal Kombat animated movie MORTAL KOMBAT LEGENDS: BATTLE OF THE REALMS. Does it live up to Scorpions Revenge? Joe and Brian talk about THE ALPINIST which dropped in theaters for one night last week. In TV Brian and Joe talk about BRAND NEW CHERRY FLAVOR on NETFLIX. THE CIRCLE Season 3 has dropped on Netflix as well as the new metal art competition show METAL SHOP MASTERS. We all watched SUPERSTAR JOHN RITTER on ABC/Hulu. FROGGER from Peacock hopped onto the service and I feel gross that I just used the word “hopped” in that sentence. It's so gross. It's not funny or cute. Anyway, did we like a competition game show that's based on an 80's video game where no one is playing a video game? And we discuss what we've seen so far of THE CIRCLE Season 3. In News Y: THE LAST MAN showrunner Eliza Clark reveals how many seasons of the show she'd like to see. In Marvel News we talk about SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME rumors, when does ETERNALS take place and more.
Join the HG101 gang as they discuss and rank Street Fighter: The Movie: The Arcade Game, a valiant but undercooked attempt at turning Street Fighter into Mortal Kombat. That's a thing American kids want, right? This weekend's Patreon Bonus Get episode will be Everreach: Project Eden. Donate at Patreon to get this bonus content and much, much more! Follow the show's host on Twitter to get the latest and straightest dope. Check out what games we've already ranked on the The Big Damn List, then nominate a game of your own via five-star review on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher! Intro music by NORM. 2021 © Hardcore Gaming 101