Needless Things Podcast Episode 24: Godzilla 2014

May 19th, 2014

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If you listened to last week’s (LAST WEEK!) Episode 23 of the Needless Things Podcast, then you know that we had a great time talking about the history of the Godzilla franchise. We barely scratched the surface, though, so there will be a sequel episode later this year.

After we finished recording I was so excited by talking to Gary, Johnny, and Scott that I asked if they would be interested in getting back together after we had all seen the new movie. Everybody was in -  Shoot the Moon Comics’ Scott Stripling, The RevCast’s Gary Mitchel, and pro wrestler and Godzillaologist Johnny Danger

I saw it at the IMAX in 3D Friday night with the family and the movie blew me away. There were some minor issues, but overall I was just amazed at what Godzilla accomplished. I couldn’t wait to talk to the guys about it. We got online Sunday night – a mere week after recording Episode 23 – and had a great conversation about the movie.

 

***CAUTION: There will be SPOILERS!***

 

 

Procrastibate” by LeSexoflex.com

 

 

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Needless Things Podcast Episode 23: Godzilla

May 12th, 2014

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I am not a Godzilla fanatic.

 

I do love Godzilla as a monster. I am awed by his place in cinematic history. I think he is one of the best monster designs ever, in movies or otherwise. And he has certainly been mimicked and paid tribute to more than any other modern monster. He also has the best rogues gallery of anybody, ever.

 

I can’t tell you which Godzilla movie I saw first or when I saw it, but I do know that the King of Monsters has been a part of my consciousness since I was very small. I know this because he is still a monster to me. As much as I love 60s Godzilla and his victory dance, there’s a part of me that is still terrified of Godzilla. And that fear must have been put there when I was young.

 

I think that the fear will be back this Friday, because the new Godzilla movie looks like it gets back to the roots of the 1954 original. It’s because of that impending release that I wanted to gather some folks and talk about the Big G. I am fascinated by the history of the monster, but hardly an expert. Also, I figured it would be a cheap way to generate hits for the podcast – what better way to get ears than to put up something related to a huge new movie?

 

That’s enough out of me. I want to keep this brief because you really don’t need to waste time reading it. Instead, go ahead and listen to me, Shoot the Moon Comics’ Scott Stripling, The RevCast’s Gary Mitchel, and pro wrestler and Godzillaologist Johnny Danger for a discussion of the past, present, and future of the King of Monsters and what he means to all of us:

Procrastibate” by LeSexoflex.com

 

Godzilla” by Blue Oyster Cult

 

Godzilla” by Racer X

 

Godzilla Versus Mothra Theme” by Akira Ifukube

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Needless Things Podcast Episode 21: The Gorda

May 12th, 2014

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I’ve known James T. Warbington for about two decades now and I find myself hard-pressed to describe him. He’s a punk rocker, an entrepreneur, a musician, a director, a redneck, an arranger of things, a wrestlemaniac, a mentor, and one of the most unselfish people I’ve ever met.

And he writes like a loud insane person.

James was the first subject of one of my 13 Questions posts and I still feel like it’s the best one. He took full advantage of the format to express himself and talk about his movie, The Black Earth. Ever since that Q&A I’ve wanted to do an actual interview because I thought it would be fascinating and hilarious.

Much to my surprise James does not interview like he writes. He’s thoughtful and almost quiet, in a way. We had a great conversation about wrestling, life, and his new movie, The Gorda; which starts shooting in July.

About halfway through the interview wrestler and comedian Matt “Sex” Sells and his lovely wife, Jen, drop in to join us in discussing this new Western that James is writing, directing, and producing and that Sells has a feature role in.

We had a great time talking and I’m definitely looking forward to having these guys on again, but for now check out the new episode:

The Gorda on GoFundMe

Family Curse Films on Facebook

Procrastibate” by LeSexoflex.com

You Can't Kill Me” by Mojo Nixon

"Live Wire (Kick Ass '91 Remix) by Mötley Crüe

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