[Episode 6] How To Get Away With A Podcast – S1E10, “Hello Raskolnikov”

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Oh, It’s a Podcast presents…How To Get Away With A Podcast. Brian and Noah go through last night’s mid-season premiere, “Hello Raskolnikov.”

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[Episode 5] How To Get Away With A Podcast – Retrospective Part 2

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Oh, It’s a Podcast presents…How To Get Away With A Podcast – Retrospective Part 2. Brian and Noah are about to start watching the new episodes of How To Get Away With Murder. In anticipation, they go through the first half of Season 1 and give their opinions so far. Part 2.

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Film Review – The Babadook

by Brian Surber

The thing missing from horror films is a human element. There are humans in it, to be sure, but they aren’t real. Most of the time characters in (bad) horror films are not fleshed out. They have one or two basic motives and they don’t stretch beyond what is needed of them as pawns. There can be and have been great horror films with characters that aren’t very interesting; The House of the Devil and Saw come to mind. Those films achieve their “greatness” status based on their technical artistic achievements. The Babadook, directed with gusto by newcomer Jennifer Kent, is so deeply rooted in character interest that it is elevated from not only the best horror film of the year but one of the best films of the year.

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[Episode 3] P(odc)ast & Future: 2014 & Beyond! (…to 2015)

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Oh, It’s a Podcast presents…P(odc)ast & Future: 2014 & Beyond! (…to 2015). With 2014 officially in the books, Brian and Noah review a few things you may have missed, as well as what they hope not to in the coming year.

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Film Review – Mr. Turner

by Brian Surber

Art is subjective. We see it how we choose. There is no correct way to feel about a work of art; the artists creates something, we observe and interpret. I think that’s how Mike Leigh made Mr. Turner. He took this man’s life as his canvas, he chose to show us the parts he felt needed to be shown, and presented it to us to decipher. Whether that completely works as a movie, I’m not quite so sure, but hey, that’s just how I feel about it.

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Film Review – Selma

By Brian Surber

Never before has a film captured a cultural icon like this. This might be because Martin Luther King, Jr. is our most untainted of heroes. He is thought of as something almost mystical, something so above an ordinary person that he doesn’t even come across as a human being. He is seen as a remarkable person who has no flaws or faults, who can do no wrong because he did so much good. That’s the beautiful thing about Selma and David Oyelowo’s performance, for the first time we see just how human Martin Luther King, Jr. was and how that makes him all the more amazing.

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