Episode 014 - Bits, Pieces, and Body Parts Volume 1

 

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Dark Discussions does its first non-topical podcast. Though no specific theme is discussed, Gordon and Philip do a 360° roundabout through horror, pulp, and genre. On location at the cinema to see Final Destination 5 in 3D, various films are discussed including the Patrick Lussier/Todd Farmer productions of Drive Angry and My Bloody Valentine 3D. With horror on our hosts’ minds, the After Dark Horrorfest 8 Films to Die For yearly releases are focused on including some specific titles as The Hamiltons, Mulberry Street, and Unrest. Not to be left behind, superhero films such as Kick Ass enter the conversation but more importantly Philip and Gordon give their opinion on Anne Hathaway’s turn as the Cat Woman in the upcoming Christopher Nolan Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. To round up the discussion prior to the viewing of Final Destination 5, our hosts discuss the novels they have been reading including Jonathan Maberry’s Dragon Factory, Ben Tripp’s Rise Again, Dan Simmons’ Flashback, Clive Barker’s Mister B. Gone, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s novels Gideon’s Sword, Blasphemy, and the Agent Pendergast novel Cold Vengeance, among others.

Returning after the film, Gordon and Philip give their spoiler free review on Final Destination 5, highly recommending all horror fans to get to the theater before the film leaves its 3D presentation behind. One thing however, more Tony Todd!

To finish up, news and more news takes the forefront. The upcoming remakes of Conan the Barbarian, Fright Night, and the Zack Snyder Superman film Man of Steel are highly anticipated but will they be successful? Dark Discussions talks about the new Lois Lane and who they would have loved to have seen in the role; other than Amy Addams what about Emily Blunt, Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Megan Fox, or even Clare Grant? What happened to Frank Darabont and the Walking Dead? Stephen King’s Dark Tower film adaption is shut down. Can A Serbian Film actually be released in North American theaters? Would Conan be better off as a series like the fantastic Lucy Lawless show Spartacus? Why did Guillermo Del Toro walk away from an adaption of H. P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness? Did one of our favorite characters in True Blood get killed off? Enter within, faithful listeners, into our dark discussion and find out all that awaits.

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