In this month's Okie Spotlight, The General and Eric were lucky enough to sit down and speak with Shay, Kendall, Ofi, and Lindsey of the OKC and Tulsa chapters of Nerdy Girls, a women's organization devoted to personal, social, and creative enrichment.
For more information about the OKC and Tulsa chapters of Nerdy Girls, go to okc.nerdy-girls.org and tulsa.nerdy-girls.org
You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter @nerdygirlsokc @NerdyGirlsTulsa
It's about time we do a proper western episode. We touch upon b-side Clint Eastwood films such as Pale Rider and High Plains Drifter, then we a have a bit of fun with Mel Brooks' comedy/western hybrid Blazing Saddles, and round off the conversation with Eric's favorite Sergio Leone film Once Upon a Time in the West.
We wrap up the episode with Cory's segment over classic science fiction novels. Issac Asimov, Harlan Ellison, and Philip K. Dick are talked about.
Our latest show kicks off with Matt talking about catching the latest Drafthouse Films release of BORGMAN, Cory then revels in the majesty that is the final film in John Carpenter's Apocalyspe Trilogy, the Lovecraftian IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS.
We are currently enjoying a new golden age of television. Shows like Breaking Bad, True Detective, and Mad Men have redefined the rules of long form visual storytelling by expanding the medium and making the shows more theatrical. New, serialized versions of classic movies are starting to become fashionable, with Bates Motel, Fargo, and Hannibal taking existing properties and approaching them from a different angle. In this episode, we experiment by coming up with pitches for films that we would like to see adapted to television.
In the final segment, we talk about how we met, and share some embarrassing and rather strange personal stories.
Will Harrison from the OKC based geek society and pop culture news outlet, THE OKC EDGE, stopped by to talk with us about his website and what it's all about. The topics discussed range from local bands, cosplay, and comic books. We couldn't have asked for a nicer guy to chat with!
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After one hell of a news week, the gentlemen have a nice little chat over some of their favorite film composers. Jerry Goldsmith, Hans Zimmer, and Bill Conti are discussed along with more experimental contemporaries like GOBLIN, Mike Patton, Clint Mansell.
In the last segment, Matt exhibits his frustration over the current remake epidemic with the American version of The Raid being the catalyst of his rage.
In this special edition of Deus Ex Media, Louis Fowler and Patrick Crain from DAMAGED Viewing, the genre arm of the OKC Film Club, sit down with Eric to talk about Tobe Hooper's influential 1974 horror classic THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE along with it's sequels and remakes.
DAMAGED Viewing will be screening THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE August 20th at 6:30pm at The Paramount, 701 W Sheridan, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102. Admission is free.
Writer, Victorian Occultist, Steampunk, and table top game designer, Bekah June, joins us to talk about zombie films that have a different flavor from the standard Romero inspired fare. Films such as them 80's buddy cop/horror/comedy DEAD HEAT, Stuart Gordon's gonzo Lovecraft adaptation RE-ANIMATOR, and the bizarre CEMETERY MAN AKA DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE round out the conversation.
Rodney's host topic, inspired by GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, takes us on a brief tour through the cosmic side of the Marvel Comics universe.
You can find Bekah June on Twitter @HorrorChick_OK, on Facebook, and on Tumblr at bekahjunehorrorchick.tumblr.com. You can also check out her writing at www.theokcedge.com and purchase some of,her gaming wares at www.madravenproductions.com.
We open this show with some of our favorite San Diego Comic Con highlights such as the Mad Max: Fury Road footage and Batman's armor from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (or BVSDOJ to the hip).
Our main topic revolves around those cinematic simians with a penchant for kicking all types of ass. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and it's precursor Rise is the centerpiece of our conversation along with other ape filled films such as King Kong 1976, Michael Crichton's Congo, Trading Places, and Dario Argento's Phenomena filing in the gaps.
Cory kicks off our new "host specialty" segment with his choice in topic which is Bungie's upcoming Science Fiction MMO epic Destiny. We've all played the Beta and we're excited to share our thoughts with you.
In this episode, we spend a good amount of time talking about the unreasonable expectations Eric has when it comes to the art of sandwich making, Louis maps out the numerous ways he stretches his movie watching dollar at the local multiplex, and we talk a little bit about high school. Enjoy!
In this episode we focus on the maniacal Dutch director Paul Verhoeven. Director of Robocop, Starship Troopers, Basic Instinct, and Total Recall. Eric talks a little bit about The Rover, the new film starring Guy Pierce and Robert Pattinson. Cory rounds the episode off by expressing his opinion on the vast number of reboots Hollywood churs out.
P.S. Due to a tech mishap, the show doesn't start properly until a minute after the intro.