Ep. XVII - Let’s Go to War!: Warrior & Forgiveness

15Oct

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In our 17th episode, we cover one of the most underrated films of the decade, the Mixed Martial Arts drama and Academy Award Nominee "Warrior" (2011), starring Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, and Nick Nolte. Our topics include the will to fight, the struggle for forgiveness, and the meaning of family.

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Ep. XVI - Beware the Baba Yaga: John Wick & World Building

18Sep

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In our 16th episode, we are locked and loaded as we cover the current gun-fu assassin films, "John Wick" (2014) and "John Wick: Chapter 2" (2017), directed by Chad Stahelski and starring the Man, the Myth, and the Legend himself, Keanu Reeves. Our topics of focus include the structure of world building, realism vs. over-the-top action, and the loss of innocence according to greek mythology. 

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Ep. XV - In the Name of Science: Overwatch & Ethics, Pt. 2

3Sep

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Due to the popularity of our previous episode and converations with our previous podcast guests, we chose to continue the conversation of Blizzard Entertainment's episodic story in their first person shooter game, "Overwatch" (2016). Our topics include the ethics of Moira's dedication to science, peace and harmony between Hanzo and Genji in the "Dragons" animated short, and the continuation of the Overwatch lore and marketing conversation.

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Ep. XIV - Strength Through Conflict: Overwatch & Ethics, Pt. 1

20Aug

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In this special first part episode, we are covering the episodic series of Blizzard Entertainment's latest first person shooter game, "Overwatch" (2016). Because the character origins and episodic tie-in stories are on Youtube, we have decided to make the exception with this awesome and adventerous franchise. Our topics in this episode include Overwatch vs. Blackwatch, Doomfist's war philosophy, and the genius storytelling marketing of Overwatch.

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Ep. XIII - For the Love of the Game: Fever Pitch & Passion

6Aug

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In our 13th episode, we cover the Rex Sox passion and relationship between Ben and Lindsey in the baseball romantic comedy "Fever Pitch" (2005) that takes place during the MLB Playoffs and World Series. Our topics include passion identity, dating a different class, and relationship compromise. 

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Ep. XII - Caught in a Pickle: The Sandlot & America’s Past Time

30Jul

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In honor of the 25th anniversary, we are covering our first sports film, "The Sandlot" (1993), the childhood classic of baseball fans and 1960's nostolgics. Our topics include the impact of legends, loyalty and friendship, and baseball: America's past time. 

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Ep. XI - Staying on Target: War Films & Accuracy

2Jul

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In honor and preparation for the 4th of July, our 11th episode covers the war film genre with U.S. Army Reserve Specialist and MP, Nick Mendez. The films we primarily focus on are are "Saving Private Ryan" (1998), "Black Hawk Down" (2001), "Lone Survivor" (2013), "Fury" (2014), "American Sniper" (2014), "Eye in the Sky" (2015), and "Dunkirk" (2016). 

Our topics include the accuracy of war and military representation, brotherhood bonding, and the perspective difference between American Citizens and U.S. Soldiers in the area of war ethics. This episode is dedicated to those that have served and are continuing to serve in the United States Military. We thank you for your service and your sacrifices. 

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Episode X - Can Everyone Be Super?: The Incredibles & Individualism

11Jun

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In honor and preparation for the upcoming sequel on June 15th, our 10th episode covers Disney/Pixar's award winning superhero film, "The Incredibles" (2004). Our topics include individualism vs. conformity, good inspiring evil, and nature vs. nurture. 

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Episode VIII - Cutting Corners or Clearing Corners?: Crime Thrillers & The Moral Compass

21May

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In our eighth episode, we cover a variety of films under the crime thriller genre with Indie Film Director & Writer, Brian Ulrich. The films we primarily focus on are "L.A. Confidential" (1997), "Momento" (2000), "Training Day" (2001), "Insomnia" (2002), "The Dark Knight" (2008), and "Dredd" (2012). 

Our topics include objective/subjective morality in period pieces, objective/subjective morality in comic book adaptations, and how these films inspired Director Ulrich's upcoming summer film, "Last Three Days" (2018). 

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Episode IV - The American Dream or The American Tragedy?: Revolutionary Road & Conformity

23Apr

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In our fourth episode, we cover multiple deep and personal themes found in the hard-hitting drama known as "Revolutionary Road" (2008), a film nominated for three Academy Awards. Our topics include the conformity in the American Dream, existentialism in marriage, and the insanity of truth.

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