Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Episode 02: 'The Lego Movie'

We're back, and better than ever! This week we use 'The Lego Movie' as a jumping-off point to talk about our childhoods as Lego-fiends. Along the way, listen in for Jon's confusing pitch for Terrence Malick's 'The Minecraft Movie', Joel's LAN party movie-viewing idea, Jon's abridged rant on old people and email, and Joel's retelling of his band-nerd tween years.




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Topics this week include:
- Our mascot, Hubert the Orca!
- 'Barbie Dreamhouse Party'!!
- Joel not REALLY watching the Oscars.
- L E G O!!!
- And of course, Joel's "science-help" book of the week: 'Mind Over Mood'.

Required Reading this week includes:
- 'The Lego Movie'.
- This list of all space-themed Lego sets ever.
- Trailer for 'Ten Things I Hate About Commandments'.
- The paddle ball scene from 'House of Wax'.
- '101 Wacky Jokes for Kids, part 2'. (RedLetterMedia, again.)
- (EXTRA CREDIT: Check out the instructions for Lego set '10030 - Imperial Star Destroyer'.)

Quotations for the Ages:
- "I'm a society man, Joel."
- "He can't stop. He won't stop."
- "This is how I USUALLY speak."
- "Hail Mary, full of Jujubes... Sorry-excuse-me, excuse-me-sorry."
- "You can only change history if you have a time machine. Built of Legos."


SPOILERS:
- We still don't have a theme song...
- John Travolta doesn't know Idina Menzel's name.
- Scarlett Johansson is pregnant!
- "'The Lego Movie' should be eligible for every award, ever, in all time." - Jon, 2014
- "Crucifi" is not the plural of crucifix.
- Jon is a debbie downer.
- Joel's review is ultimately flawed.
- Jon knows what Snopes.com is, but can't recall its name. But hey, what else is new.
- (The muffled voice in the background is our Avid Final Cut composer, Jordan.)