With Netflix K-shows being renewed left and right, what better a time to talk about Kingdom than this tense moment before season three gets the green light, too? In other words, I couldn’t wait. How could I resist Gianna, focus of this month’s discussion? For whatever reason, when Kingdom: Ashin of the North was released, my first thought was Blood: The Last Vampire, and together, they may say something about international star-making. … More Zombie Mad Scientist [PODCAST]
Well, everyone, it finally happened. A friend of mine said to me, “I’m trying to get into Red Velvet. What do you recommend?” Those are the most beautiful words under Heaven. It more than made my day; it answered with the sweep of catharsis a long-running anxiety I’ve had about the art of recommendation itself, that it’s been lost, that people don’t really mean it when they ask anymore because criticism and curation have been so thoroughly decentralized, but here she is: “What do you recommend?” … More My Red Velvet Spotify Playlist [Podcast]
In this first or possibly third episode of an untitled podcast, we’re taking a look at four American kaiju flicks: Reptilian, Godzilla (1998), Godzilla (2014), and Godzilla vs. Kong. What begins as a series of reviews devolves into a screed against modern Hollywood moviemaking. … More Those American Godzilla Movies [Podcast]
I don’t know if there’s any harm in being upfront with the mission, though I’ll certainly wonder. It’s nice to tease these things out, you know? I might just be speaking into a microphone, but I think in narrative, and perhaps we all do. There’s no intrigue if I just say everything at the start, but maybe that’s the difference between narrative and good narrative. No filler. Well, you’ll have to be the judge on that one. With Eyes East is a multimedia adventure with the aim of promoting Asian cinema and culture. It’s not a very ambitious aim, so I’ll endeavor to keep it that way. … More Do You Remember?
And by that, I mean YouTube channel, but I’m used to saying “podcast.” I’d rather just shoot whatever I’m working on out there when it’s ready, but it seems these things are never ready. The October video is gonna be a goddamn cakewalk, but August and September (fka July and August) have been murder. The twin problems? My own writing creep and Disney. Goddamn Disney, moving Mulan around. Now it’s gonna premiere September 4th, on Disney+. After the abysmal failure of the video on The Departed (which has one big fan, so quality over quantity, for sure), I need some of that SEO. Gosh, and it’s not even gonna work, but I got to try something. I’m not used to viewcounts in the triple digits, double digits. I’m a quadruple digit YouTuber, goddamn it! … More State of the Podcast Address!