Welcome one and all to the Pre-Weekend Recap for the week of June 20, 2014! Do you love geek-0riented blog posts, movie reviews, and podcasts? Have you been too busy to sit down and enjoy all of the content that was featured on the site this week? Well friend, you’re in the right place.
Here, you’ll find a fine selection of posts that debuted this week, with descriptions and links leading you directly to the content. Easy enough, right?
So far, this summer has been absolutely stacked with incredible blockbusters. Films like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Edge of Tomorrow are what most people like to see during these halcyon summer days. However, if you prefer a more subtle, thought-provoking film in lieu of the superhero movies, Chris Herman says there might be another option for you. Check out his review of Coherence, a movie about a group of feuding friends who have to put their personal drama aside to survive an interstellar horror. Even in a season with some many successful action films, a great thriller is always welcome.
World of UScast: Wayward Podcast – The Two-Parter
The latest edition of the World of UScast podcast, the show where we feature a podcast from an international partner, is so big it had to be cut into two parts. Thus, the name. Wayward Podcast’s hosts, Toshi and Sarah, wax on and on about Michael Bay, medicine, X-Men: Days of Future Past and of course, Supernatural. You can access part one here and part two here.
If you live outside the United States and you have or would like to create a quality podcast for the World of Us show family, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your podcast could be on the next episode!
Digital Noise Episode 48: The Secret Visitors of Zombie Detectives
Richard and Chris have returned to tell you more about the best and worst of the latest home releases. This week’s selections include the first season of True Detective, the adventures of Liam Neeson: Air Marshal in Non-Stop, the hilarious Alan Partridge, and Tim’s Vermeer, a documentary directed by the silent half of the infamous duo, Penn & Teller. There’s also a part where Richard and Chris adamantly disagree about the film Visitors and of course, there’s a giveaway! All the Digital Noise that you know and love, so don’t delay, hit play.
Highly Suspect Reviews: Jersey Boys, Cold in July, and Borgman
The Unusual Suspects, One of Us’ lean, mean movie review crew, have a trio of reviews for you this week. First on the list is Jersey Boys, Clint Eastwood’s film adaptation of the wildly successful Broadway musical about the trials and tribulations of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Let Beau, JC, and Chris tell you if this movie is a showstopper or if it should be shuttered after opening night.
Then, in the first double-header the Suspects have ever done, Richard and Chris talk about two smaller films debuting in theaters this week, Cold In July and Borgman. The former is an adaption of a book by one of the site’s favorite authors, Joe Lansdale. The latter is a Dutch thriller about a strange group of homeless people who encounter a family and bring the supernatural into an otherwise normal scenario. Certainly a strange pairing, but definitely one worth hearing.
MAJOR SITE EVENT! Brian and Chris are heading to San Diego Comic Con this year! Of course, travel and lodging can be costly affairs. In addition, being the feeble flesh sacks that they are, they’d like to sustain themselves with food and water and not die of starvation/dehydration. Weird, right?
That’s why next Saturday, June 28th, we’re hosting a 12-hour video livestream fundraiser, the first ever One of Us Pod-A-Thon! From noon to midnight, your favorite site personalities will entertain you in their quest to raise 2,000 American dollars. Watch as they play drinking games, give away free stuff to you viewers, and accept embarrassing challenges for money! There will be tons of guest appearances from other beloved geek sites and major announcements about huge changes coming to One of Us. All of this and more will be occurring next week, so be sure to click on the image above for all the details.
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