Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Episode 10: 'Godzilla'

"What film were you watching?!"

It's the big one-zero! Welcome to episode ten of 'Talk and Trivia, With J&J'! This week's podcast is all about everybody's favorite daikaiju (and film #48912), 'Godzilla'. The J's talk about Gareth Edwards' recently-released film, as well as the many, many Godzilla films that came before it. Even the terrible ones! Jon brings up 'Pacific Rim' for comparison, and Joel is nonplussed by "forces of nature" as a narrative drive. And who can forget about that really important character dying forty minutes into the film? (You guessed it: Juliette Binoche.)

Meanwhile, the duo will share their favorite board/card games, Jon will talk about 'heroes' as human constructs, and Joel will offer up Godzilla as the new Rocky. Jon will ramble oddly about American artillery and firepower, the two will harken back to their first episode, and there will be kaiju war cries! But don't worry, this episode is entirely moth-junk-free, so sit back, relax, and enjoy 'TaT' numero diez, 'Godzilla'!

<meta_aside>SPOILERS ABOUND</meta_aside>

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Topics this week include:
- 'Godzilla'. Also 'Godzilla: Final Wars'.
- Films-based-on-trailers.
- 'Louie' s04e03: 'So Did the Fat Lady'.
- Protagonist mirroring.
- Cognitive biases.
- Elizabeth Olson & Aaron Taylor Johnson.
- Joel's PBotW: 'Lucifer: Book Three'

Homework this week includes:
- Godzilla.
- "Rummycube Rummikub".
- Japan complains about how fat Gareth Edwards' Godzilla is.
- 'Space Engineers'.
- "The Internet is really really great..."
- (EXTRA CREDIT): Figure out what Joel's nonsense-to-phrase game is.

Essential Quotations:
- "... radioactified with radioscopic isotopes..."
- "I guess I was just more focused on the nuzzling, and not that interested in the moth junk."
- "I'm just a massive brute with a tiny little cat face. Check out my little stub of a nose on my little cat face!"

- EMP's are dangerous.
- Jon's Rubik's Cube is creaky.
- There are absolutely no exclamations of "GOJIRA!" in this episode.
- 1998 Godzilla sucks.
- Jon totally Hawkeye's Python.
- Theme song incoming?