Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Episode 24: 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'

Welcome to 'Talk and Trivia' episode 24, dear listener! How you doin'? In film #49212, 'Sin City' is a place you go into with your eyes open, and fair warning, things may get out of hand. But if you don't mind a couple of bros with middle to little graphic novel knowledge talking about character timelines, then come stay a while!

But if this ever-changing world in which you're living makes you give up and cry, then we have other stuff too! Joel has a pile of picture books and movies to share, and Jon has been reading 'If I Stay' while absolutely not weeping to himself. So hop and a take a swim, folks! Unless Eva Green is in the pool, in which case RUN LIKE HELL.

<meta_aside>SPOILERS ABOUND</meta_aside>



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Topics this week include:
- Frank Miller's 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'
- Q*bert and 'Crypt of the NecroDancer'.
- "Shoot-em-up" arcade shooters.
- 'If I Stay' by Gayle Norman.
- 'Jodorowsky's Dune'.
- 'Archer' s01-03.
- Andrew Bujalski's 'Computer Chess'.
- Errol Morris' 'Tabloid'.
- Robert Rodriguez's 'From Dusk Till Dawn'.
- You will be missed, Richard Attenborough.
- Joel's PBotW: 'Signal to Noise', 'Saga Vol. 3', 'Nemesis', 'Rat Queens Vol. 1: Sass and Sorcery'.

Homework this week includes:
- If you haven't watched 'Archer', watch 'Archer'.
- Google 'Errol Morris'.
- EXTRA CREDIT: Find a bullet hell arcade shooter, preferably in a seedy downtown arcade, and waste some quarters on it.

Essential Quotations:
- "What would James Want?"

SPOILERS:
- Some things never change.
- Jon doesn't read historical romance novels. He just owns them.
- Frank Miller was the only writer on the 'Sin City' movies, contrary to Jon's appeals.