Archive for July, 2011
We hit the front page of iTunes “New and Noteworthy” for TV & Film! This is huge for us in terms of getting the word out, and you guys made this happen. Thanks so much for your support, we honestly are totally blown away by how generous you guys have been with your reviews and feedback. Jim and I are going to bring it each and every week to pay you back. If you haven’t left us a review and have a minute to do so, every bit helps.
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GENCON, the “best four days in gaming”, is coming to our humble home town of Indianapolis next week. We invited Michael “Madbrew” Brewer back on to give some tips for what to look for in this years convention, how to navigate the expo hall, potential new releases, and what you can safely avoid. If you missed last year’s GenCon preview with Michael, you might want to give it a listen, as he discussed a lot more general GENCON survival tips, and his love for RPGs.
We’ll be out there for all four days, so if you’re going to be around, shout us out on Twitter or email, and say “hi” or come game with us! You can get in touch with Michael over at his blog Mad Brew Labs, or his new Pathfinder character generator, Venture Captain. He’ll also be cosplaying as Chun Li at GENCON this year, so hit him up on Twitter if you want a pose with him. (NOTE: Not actually true.)
Very light news day today. The calm before Sunday night’s storm. First up, our fellow Breaking Bad fancasters over at Breaking Bad Edition scored an interview with Bryan Cranston!! Nice coup, guys! We’d interview him too, except we’re holding out for a “Badger and Skinny Pete, four man megacast”, so, you know.
This isn’t news, but I just saw it last night and it made my day. Kyle Hilton made a Walter White dress up paper doll! Probablility of company resources being misallocated to print this out on the color laser for display on my desk? Approaching 1. There’s also a Gus doll, with special accessory pack! There are a lot more, from other movies and TV shows (Arrested Development is very well represented) if you can’t get enough. Well done, Kyle! You made a burly 34 year old man feel like a 7 year old girl today.
That’s all for today folks. Thanks to everyone who has supported us by reviewing us on iTunes, and liking us on Facebook. Jim will be holding it down on twitter @breakgood for the rest of the weekend, but I’m out until I post my instant take for 403 “Open House”. If you have a take for us, email it! Otherwise, see you after the show. Have a great weekend!
Tons of cool stuff today! We’re opening with some lingering confusion over who called Walt and told him to “go home”. I thought it was Mike, Jim thought it was Gus. Then the official AMC recap came out, and seemed to put the matter to rest; it was Mike. But then yesterday, Alan Sepinwall confirmed with Vince Gilligan (check the update at the bottom of the review) that it was Tyrus, the new guy who is taking on most of the murdered Victor’s role in Gus’s operation, who made the call to Walt. To me, this makes no sense whatsoever, but it is the Word of God, so I guess that’s the “true” version for now.
TV Guide has a great preview for episode 403 “Open House”. It’s about four minutes with Walt, Skyler, and our favorite criminal lawyer. Looks like our speculation about Skyler wanting to take the Godfather approach with Eyebrow man has some legs.
Sorry I’m late today, I had this thing all wrapped up and then JUST as I was about to hit “publish” I got kidnapped by some ex-cop and held in an underground meth superlab until my boss came by and slit a co-workers throat. Wait, no, that’s what I WISHED happened. In reality, I got caught up in a meeting that was supposed to be 15 minutes and turned into 2 hours. A much worse fate, right?
First up is Anthony Domestico with Commonweal Magazine with a thought provoking article on the theme of “evil” in breaking bad. I’m pretty sure this is a religious site, but I wouldn’t let that turn you off if you’re inclined to do so. I don’t detect any preaching, just literary analysis. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Gilligan compared to Milton before: “Walter bears comparison to the Satan of Milton’s Paradise Lost. Like Satan, Walter cloaks his motives in language that would be convincing if it weren’t so obviously self-serving… Like Satan, he puts his self before all others, even and especially when he claims to be doing something selfless. And like Satan, Walter shows us how attractive and ultimately deforming evil, and in particular its illusion of complete self-sufficiency, can be.”
Welcome back everybody.
We have a HUGE Show this week. I cannot tell a lie this is the best cast yet. Right out of the gate you’re going to have a good time.
JHatt and Jazzy bring you, for the very first time, facebook fury. We’re taking down one socialite at a time. This is not to be missed if you have ever had anger issues on facebook.
Did you miss San Diego Comic Con? We got you covered in our coverage. The guys tell you about the new trailers and news. From Walking Dead to the mystery guy in the Dark Knight Rises trailer. Here are some links to the previews of Amazing Spider Man trailer and TDR trailer that you will hear about.
Want to know if you should go to CaptainAmerica: The next Avenger? JHatt gives you and all new review of the star spangled hero.
Bobby Light joins the group with his sports update. Find out whyKobecould play Iron Man in the next Iron Man movie or at least make a good Tony Stark. The Philadelphia Eagles may change their mascot to a penis! You’ll hear it all here first when the guys talk about Favre’s possible return to football.
Jason Scibeck, formerly from the band Single Serving Friend’s makes a stop by the studio and talks about his former band. He’ll also take us down the journey of what it is like to be in a rock band. You’ll find that it takes more than a recorder and Hot Buns On A Plate to make it in the world.
So if you have been waiting for a cast to jump on to this is the time. We bring it in every sense of the word. The Amazingly Pulp Show is Proud to present Living Another Day.
If you’re looking for it, we posted our cast fairly early yesterday evening. Otherwise, it’s going to be a busy day for me and an apparently light day of Breaking Bad news, so let’s get right to it.
John Crook from Zap2It talks with Aaron Paul about an indy film he just finished up. ”Just before starting the current season of his AMC series, Paul wrapped an independent film (currently called ”Right Angle”) in which he plays a quadriplegic: Adam Naskar, a hotshot Detroit mortgage broker who dove into a lake during a drunken party and shattered his spine.” Sounds interesting, and I guess it’s based on a true story. It sounds dark, but Aaron says it’s actually inspiring. I’ll be looking for this one.
Also available on: Xbox 360, PC
Release date: July 19, 2011
Limbo debuted during the summer of 2010 as an Xbox Live Arcade exclusive title, and was one of the marquee titles as in the “Summer of Live Arcade” promotion. Indie developer Playdead has finally been able to publish this game onto the Playstation Network, and as of this writing, will be available on Steam next week. More…
First off, thanks so much for your support. Jim and I are completely blown away by all the iTunes reviews, Facebook likes, and email feedback we got. In fact, we got so much we could not include it all in the cast, but we tried. Speaking of trying and failing, we’re both down one on our prediction list. Wah, wahhhhh….
But enough about that. First up, I challenge some of Jim’s takes from last week, we touch on a cranky dude from Seattle’s complete failure to get the point of Breaking Bad. We recap the show, and considering the relative health of Jesse’s lifestyle, how Walt’s gangster side is being figuratively and literally knocked down a peg, Hank’s mancrush on his PT, Skyler’s new career in hostile takeovers, Victor’s replacement, and Mike’s apparent lack of attention to detail.
After a brief musical interlude, we check out next week’s preview, and dish some spoilers and speculation. There are some things we report on here that, if true, could significantly spoil the season. You’ve been warned!
You guys have been just awesome with all your support. Keep it coming! We don’t want to rest on our iTunes laurels, we need more iTunes reviews to continue to get the word out. We love getting email or posts on our forums. Follow us on twitter and facebook so you can keep up with our latest posts and info about all things Breaking Bad. The next big push is to get us over 25 facebook fans by next week so we can qualify for a real fansite. It shouldn’t be hard, we just need 3 of you to click on the big ”like” button below. Time permitting, we intend to read any interesting/funny/informative takes you send us. Keep checking right here for your daily news recap, and check out twitter all day every day while Jim draws your attention to all of the good Breaking Bad stuff online. Hope you enjoy this week’s episode, and we’ll see you next time!
Alan Sepinwall’s take over at HitFix. Get used to seeing Sepinwall, because he’s my personal favorite TV critic. Oh, he also had a video interview with Bryan Cranston, and did a podcast that talked about Breaking Bad (fast forward to the 27:15 mark). There, I think I got all the Sepinwall out of my system!