Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Episode 07: 'Oculus'

Welcome to another episode of J&J! This week the duo tackles the psychological horror film 'Oculus'. Based on the French film, 'Oculeiu', the story follows a dog named Dog and his disturbed owners on some crazy adventures in their childhood home. Wait that's not right...

Will Jon and Joel come to some agreement on this film, or any film? Will Joel ever admit his inherent inclination towards forums? And most importantly, will that Dog actually survive? Spoilers, not likely. But along the way, Jon will ramble about databases and CMS, Joel will review DC Comic's relaunch of 'Aquaman' ("the stupi-hero"), and hopefully you'll join us for Episode 07: 'Oculus'. Or maybe you already have...

<meta_aside>SPOILERS ABOUND</meta_aside>




Topics this week include:
- the iMac G3.
- WikiWikiWeb, created by Sam Witwicky Ward Cunningham.
filmtracks dot com.
- diet cherry phosphate soda.
- "And how!"
- low-brow horror.
- MPAA film number 47995, 'Oculus'.
- The Lasser Glass.
- the reverse-forget-me-now-mindfuck.
- Jon's Wiki of the Weeki: c2 dot com.
- Joel's PBotW: 'Aquaman Vol. 3 (The New 52)'; 'East of West'.

Homework this week includes:
- "Hello Darkness, my old friend."
- Watch 'The Fly'. This one is great, too.
- (EXTRA CREDIT): Don't read 'The Shack'.

Essential Quotations:
- "I'm a McClurker. A MCCLURKER."
- "Respect my memorah."
- "This isn't a segue, this is an awkard jaunt through a strange industrial city park, where Lynch is playing some sort of keytar in the corner, and there's some kind of dead animal in a puddle."

SPOILERS:
- No matter what you think, the dog died.
- Also never, ever buy antiques.
- Katey Sackhoff and Karen Gillan rock.
- Soylent Green is made of dead people.
- Jon says "rational" like ten times this episode.
- 'Oculus' may be better than 'The Babadook'.
- There WILL be an 'Eraserhead' episode.