January 11, 2010

Die Hard 2: Die Harder

[Digital Gonzo 2011]

The 1990 sequel to Die Hard. You know the drill; airport in trouble, terrorists, gunfights. Experience firsthand what happens when the Gonzo format encounters a movie that’s actually just pretty mediocre. Tangents galore! Other movies, what made them good, anything to save us from traipsing through the minutia of this by-the-numbers late 80’s action movie.

There’s also some hilarious dubbing work from the TV edits.

Guests:

Neil Taylor of GameBurst

Matt Ramsey of GamerDork

 

January 10, 2010

Die Hard

[Digital Gonzo 2010]

In this first show, we discuss the Nakatomi incident, John and Holly’s relationship and Hans’ status as one of the greatest movie villains of all time. We also look at how immensely influential Die Hard has been both for action-thrillers and the portrayal of cinematic heroes.

Guests:

Neil Taylor of GameBurst.

Mike Philips from The Fanboys Lunchcast,

Matthew Ramsey of GamerDork

 

January 9, 2010

Back to the Future Part III

[Digital Gonzo 2010]

This Western take on time travel is, at its core, a tender love story concerning a reclusive scientist meeting the first woman who takes a genuine interest in both him and what he does. There’s also a flying train. This is the sweetest and possibly most epic of these movies and examine what elements make this a prequel of sorts.

Guests:

James Batchelor of Bond and Beyond

Neil Taylor of GameBurst

January 8, 2010

Back to the Future Part II

[Digital Gonzo 2010]

After last week’s brain-melting discussion on theoretical time travel we take more of a look at the movie’s production, the hurdles that Bob’s Zemekis and Gale had to leap to get this sequel made, the nightmarish tangent universe and the fascinating occurance, unique to this film alone, of going back to the events of the original and expanding upon them. 

This is possibly the least beloved of the BTTF trilogy and we’re here to talk about why it might be the most clever and inventive of the bunch.

Guests:

Neil Taylor of GameBurst 

James Batchelor of Bond and Beyond

January 7, 2010

Back to the Future

[Digital Gonzo 2010]

After the resounding success of the Star Wars review podcasts I decided to carry on talking about my favourite movies for the foreseeable future.

This week we kick off a new trilogy maybe more dear to my heart than even Star Wars: Back to the Future.

The focus for this first one is actually the brain-bending complexity of the multiple timelines featured in the Back to the Future Trilogy, the theories laid down and the fantastical science behind it. There’s also a range of movie facts and easter eggs to watch out for the next time you watch it.

Guests:

Neil Taylor of GameBurst

Giles Thomas of the Digital Cowboys community.

January 6, 2010

Return of the Jedi

[Digital Gonzo 2010]

We turn our attentions to Return of the Jedi at last; (to me at least) the most underrated of the saga, but doubtless flawed and mishandled in many ways. We go into the reasons why this was occasionally a shadowy premotition of the tomfoolery that would come sixteen years later with the Prequel Trilogy, but also the depths and richness of this, possibly the most personal and psychologically arresting Skywalker story. We also round off the series with a look at further reading for you folks who want to dig deeper and a few possible futures for this franchise that, let’s face it, isn’t finishing forever any time soon. In fact if there’s a series that I could confidently predict will still be seeing new movie installments in a century’s time; this is it.

Guests:

Neil Taylor of TheKidDogg

James Batchelor of Bond and Beyond

Chris Brown of The Married Gamers

 

January 5, 2010

The Empire Strikes Back

[Digital Gonzo 2010]

This episode is all about The Empire Strikes Back. Pretty much the running favourite among the majority of Star Wars fans. We look at how and why this 1980 science-fantasy classic is still as dark, bright and fresh today as it was three decades ago, and how Star Wars would not still be the phenomenon it was, without it.

Guests:

Neil Taylor of TheKidDogg

James Batchelor of Bond and Beyond 

Mike Phillips of The Fanboys Lunchcast.

 

January 4, 2010

Star Wars

[Digital Gonzo 2010]

This episode is all about the 1977 original, later titled A New Hope. Whether you subscribe to the theory that George Lucas got lucky in making this film, the notoriously fraught production clearly paid off, making it one of the most influential and significant movies of all time, if not, THE most.

Guests:

Neil Taylor of TheKidDogg

James Batchelor of Bond and Beyond 

 

January 3, 2010

Revenge of the Sith

[Digital Gonzo 2010]

This episode is all about the 2005 finale to the Prequel Trilogy; Revenge of the Sith. In this movie, we see the events that birthed one of the greatest characters in cinema history. To many, this one is better than some of the films in the Original Trilogy, to some it was the final insult and the death of the series.

Guests:

Neil Taylor of TheKidDogg

This week Parris Lilly of Uncle Gamer and Remember When 

Mike Barton of Gameovercast.

 

January 2, 2010

Attack of the Clones

[Digital Gonzo 2010]

To many it was better than Phantom, to some it was even worse. Faster-paced, focusing more on action, intrigue and romance, and the first of the Star Wars movies to be shot digitally rather than on film, this movie may stand as a perfect example of why having supreme control over every aspect of filming can sometimes be the worst possible situation, creatively.

Guests:

Neil Taylor of TheKidDogg

Gary Blower of GameBurst

 

 

January 1, 2010

The Phantom Menace

[Digital Gonzo 2010]

While I was still recording Digital Cowboys, the video game podcast I began with Tony Atkins and Paul Shotton in 2007, in early 2010 I began a new feed with a series of audio articles under the name Gonzo Gaming. After a dozen of them I kicked off the first of what would become hundreds of dedicated, movie-focused discussion shows. This was soon renamed Digital Gonzo. I started off with a movie series that's been with me since before I knew what movies were, Star Wars. 

Guests:

Neil Taylor of TheKidDogg

Gary Blower of GameBurst

 

 

 

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