Monthly Archives: February 2014

CinEffect Podcast Episode 33


With not much in the way of interesting movie releases, we declare this week ANIME WEEK!, as Chris and Alex talk guilty pleasures like Attack on Titan and Strike Witches, as well as legitimately good shows like Yamato 2199 and Mushishi. Along the way, the two give their farewells to Irrational Games, review their latest Bioshock Infintie DLC: Burial At Sea, hear Alex’s thoughts on the new Strider game, while Chris continues to geek out about True Detective. Carcosa awaits!

To listen to this week’s episode, click here.

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and a traditional RSS feed, as well.

EPISODE TIMELINE

(0:00) Mushishi Opening
(0:44) Intro
(2:24) Farewell to Irrational Games

GAMES
(19:07) Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Part 1
(29:23) Strider
(41:32) Miscellaneous Talk

TV
(45:23) Miscellaneous Space Jam 2 Talk
(47:27) Attack on Titan
(1:05:59) Strike Witches
(1:22:33) Space Battleship Yamato 2199
(1:33:53) Mushishi
(1:44:23) True Detective

(2:02:28) Links/Outro
(2:06:40) Coming Soon to Theaters…
(2:11:53) Attack on Titan Opening 2

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective: ‘The Cat Returns’

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective moves forward with one of the company’s more minor efforts: Hiroyuki Morita’s The Cat Returns. Click here for the full article on Movie Mezzanine.

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CinEffect Podcast Episode 32



Well, there’s still not much in the way of movies or games, so we talk about lots of old stuff to make the episode longer, because we love givin’ ya guys content! But there’s still time for new shit as we give our impressions of the TitanFall beta, review the latest DLC for The Last of Us, and even review a few newer movies like the Oscar-nominated Ernest & Célestine, the predictable Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, and the absolutely bonkers Winter’s Tale. Here we go!

To listen to this week’s episode, click here.

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and a traditional RSS feed, as well.

EPISODE TIMELINE

(0:00) I Got You Babe by Etta James (The Last of Us: Left Behind OST)
(0:38) Intro

GAMES
(2:27) Persona 4 Golden
(14:14) The Last of Us: Left Behind
(31:29) Titanfall Beta

MOVIES
(54:43) Ernest & Célestine
(1:03:50) Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
(1:15:32) It’s Such a Beautiful Day
(1:28:43) Almost Famous
(1:40:31) Akira
(1:52:09) Winter’s Tale

(2:16:26) Links/Outro
(2:18:06) Coming Soon to Theaters…
(2:22:49) Coming Soon in Gaming…
(2:23:36) Feel Flows by The Beach Boys (Almost Famous OST)

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective: ‘Spirited Away’

spirited 2The Studio Ghibli Retrospective continues with what may be Miyazaki’s greatest accomplishment. I analyze his masterpiece Spirited Away, and even argue for how much deeper its themes of adult conformity are and how relevant they still are today. Click here for the full article.

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How I Fell In Love With the Movies

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The Movie Mezzanine team decided to do something special for Valentine’s Day and talk about what made them fall in love with movies. Click here for my personal experiences, and many other talented writers.

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CinEffect Podcast Episode 31


Everything is awesome! Everything is cool when you listen to us talk about movies and games! Everything is awesome! When you listen to uuuusssss… and stuff, I guess. We talk The LEGO Movie, the second episode of The Wolf Among Us, an early review of Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy, Alex playing Persona 4 for the first time, Chris’s masochistic fascination with Attack on Titan, and more!

To listen to this week’s episode, click here.

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and a traditional RSS feed, as well.

EPISODE TIMELINE

(0:00) Everything is Awesome (The LEGO Movie OST)
(0:15) Intro

GAMES
(2:33) Miscellaneous Game Talk
(7:24) Jazzpunk
(19:14) Persona 4
(40:59) The Wolf Among Us Episode 2
(46:40) SPOILERS: The Wolf Among Us Episode 2

TV
(58:26) Miscellaneous TV & Olympics Talk
(1:00:06) Attack on Titan

MOVIES
(1:03:06) Enemy
(1:21:47) My Neighbors the Yamadas
(1:29:59) Vampire Academy Critic Shenanigans
(1:33:39) The LEGO Movie

(1:53:45) Links/Outro
(1:55:05) Coming Soon…
(2:07:06) The Wolf Among Us Credits Theme

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective: ‘My Neighbors the Yamadas’

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New Studio Ghibli Retrospective piece is up and it’s on a very underseen and underappreciated work from Isao Takahata: My Neighbors the Yamadas, which is warm, and philosophical, and very, very hysterical. Click here for the full article on Movie Mezzanine.

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