Welcome to the latest edition of the Pre-Weekend Recap, One of Us’ attempt to help you catch up with the features that debuted on the site this week. Our podcast hosts, writers, and bloggers have been diligently working to produce great content for your consumption and it would be a shame if you missed any of it, so the Recap is here to help prevent that. Below you’ll a selection of some of the stuff we published this week, complete with description and links. All you have to do is kick back and enjoy the content! Let’s not waste any more time, check out what we have to offer!
Digital Noise Episode 32: The Returned Korean Haunters at the Summit
This week’s episode is a long and varied as its completely nonsensical title. Chris and Brian have watched and reviewed 18 different home release titles for your listening pleasure, some of which include Fantastic Mr Fox, Chicago, the third series of Sherlock, the first season of The Americans, and Darkman. While these are the more well-known titles on the list, the guys really enjoyed some of the more obscure films and chances are you will as well. As you might have suspected, there is also a giveaway that you win for yourself: Haunter, starring Abigail Breslin. It’s another loaded and pun-packed episode, just the way you like it, so give it a listen!
Big Finishing Move: Doctor Who: White Ghosts
John Eckes has returned with another edition of Big Finishing Move, the feature where he reviews Doctor Who audio dramas produced by Big Finish. This time, he’s continuing his exploration of the Fourth Doctor’s adventures and has written about White Ghosts, starring Tom Baker and Louise Jameson. When the Doctor and his companion Leela find themselves on a planet under siege by killer plants, the duo must find a way to save themselves and a group of scientists who are researching the planet’s hidden secrets. Is this a tale worth your time and money? John’s got the answer to that question, so give it a look and find out!
The Gravity of Regular Adventure Shows: A Look at the Best in Modern Children’s Entertainment
These days, there are some pretty incredible cartoons on television that have widespread appeal with a broad audience of both children and adults. Shows such as Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Gravity Falls are clearly not just for kids, but what factors make these programs as popular as they are? Thomas of the INTERN-Net team has delved into this issue and has a few ideas about how this phenomenon developed. He has a number of great observations worth mulling over, so take a look at his thoughts and share your own in the comments!
ITL Movie Elimination Tournament: Remakes
If you’ve been reluctant to listen to Inside The Locker because you’re not a huge sports fan, you’ll want to reconsider your position for the next few weeks. This episode of ITL is the first of several movie elimination tournaments during which the locker rats will finally determine which movies are the very best in their genres using a completely accurate and 100% scientifically legitimate rating metric. Movie remakes are in contention this time, so 16 of the best in this category will face off against each other in a March Madness-style showdown! Of course, there is also plenty of time for some sports related news as well, so this is a episode for everyone!
Check Out This Video of the Criterion Collection Clean Up Process
If you’re an ardent film fanatic, chances are you’ve viewed a film that has been restored by The Criterion Collection. The people at Criterion use an incredibly taxing process to remaster classic movies and release them on Blu-Ray and DVD. The good people at Gizmodo recently made a trip to Criterion’s New York office to see the restoration method firsthand and they made a short video about how it works. Anyone who is passionate about the art of film should definitely give this video a look.
Another great week of content, I’d say. If you like what you’ve seen here, please be sure to share our stuff with others who might enjoy it! There’s always room for this site to grow, so help us do it! Have a great weekend!