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This week features my annual Christmas special chock full of podsafe music goodness and a visit from Santa as well.  First up on the show is my audio book review of Star Wars : Fate of the Jedi : Book 6 Vortex by Troy Denning as the Jedi prepare to face the biggest threat they have ever known.  Then I continue my month of Christmas movie reviews with the DVD review of  12 Men of Christmas starring Kristin Chenoweth (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as a young PR rep helps make a very sexy calendar.  I wrap thiings up with a journey to the mythical world of Narnia with my movie of The Chronicles Of Narnia : Voyage of the Dawn Treader as young children battle the forces of evil once again.  Music for this week features the songs Christmas Yet to Be by Freddy, Now That It is Christmas by Rodger Christmasnn & Jingle Bells by Natalie Brown, all can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

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This week we are off to the movies.  First up I give my take on this year Video Game Awards that recenlty aired on Spike TV.  I continue my Christmas movie reviews as I give my take on The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation on DVD (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring the voices of Mario Lopez and Paris Hilton.  Then it is off for some action and daventure as I review Knight & Day (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz as a woman gets taken on a wild ride by a super spy.  I wrap things up with my movie review of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows Part 1 as things take a turn for the dark.  Music for this week features the songs Stray Dog by The Brothers Femme and The Talke of Harry Potter by FoundObject.PNN.Com, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This weeks features battles of some of the toughest fighters in the universe.  First up I comment on the recent death of legendary actor/comedian Leslie Neilson.  Then you get my first installment of the month of  Christmas movie review segments as I give my review of Cooper's Christmas (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) and journey back to 1985 to a very dysfunctional holiday movie.  The fight then switches to the octagon as I give my Blu-Ray review of UFC's The Ultimate 100 Greatest Fights (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as I get an introduction to 16 years of the ground and pound.  I wrap things off with my Blu-Ray review of Predators (courtesy of Fox Entertainment)  as there is another rumble in the jungle.   Music for this week features the songs Family Tree by Frank Royster and Headhunter by Electric Fence, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we journey to worlds of wonder and adventure.  First up it is back to a world where vampires run amok as I review The Fall : Book Two of The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan.  Then it is off to ancient times as I give my DVD review of Spartacus : Blood & Sand Season one (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as gladitorial combat gets a modern make-over.  I wrap things up in Pandora my with my Blu-ray review of the 3-disc Special Extended Edition of Jame Cameron's AVATAR (courtesy of Fox Entertainment).   Music for this week features the songs Quicksand by marcie and Green Forest by Aaron Derington, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we hit the matt and the woods with my reviews.  Before I get to my reviews I give you my take on the new animated super-hero shows Avengers : Earth's Mightiest Heroes & Young Justice that recently started airing on tekevision.  First up we take a look at World Wrestling Entertainment's biggest stars as I review Breaking The Code : Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho 3-DVD Set, giving you a behind the scenes look into the career of the Iyatola-of-Rocken-rolla.  Then we head to the woods for my Blu-Ray review of Hunt to Kill  (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment)starring Steve Austin as he faces off against a gang of criminals in the deep woods.  Music for this week features the song Headhunter by Electric Fence that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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On this week's show it's Shannara, flying cars and tech gone wild.  First up we journey to start of what will be Shannara with my audio book review of Bearers of The Black Staff by Terry Brooks as the children of the Hawk must face thier greatest challenge in 500 years.  My month of musicals reviews continue as I give my take on the new Blu-ray/DVD release of the Ian Fleming classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (courtesy of Fox entertainment)starring Dick Van Dyke.  I wrap things up with my Blu-Ray review of Dollhouse Season 2 (Courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as Eliza Dushku fights for her very survival.  Music for this week features the songs Race Car by EL84 and Dead Dolls by Vailcode, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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As promised here is my full podcast episode for this week.  First up I continue my month of musicals review with my 45th Anniversary Blu-ray review of The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews & Christopher Plummer. Then we journey inot a galaxy of terror with my Blu-ray review of Alien Anthology as I tackle the Xenomoprhic thrill ride.  Both releases Courtesy of Fox Entetainment.  Music for this week features the song Innerspace by Seraphic Panoply that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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To start of this week you get the first minisode of my podcast.  Because of website qouta issues I can only bring out a short show to get something out to everyone.  On this episode you will get my discussion with Rob on a recent classic horror film he saw and we go over some of our favourite lines from them.  Music for this week features the the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we are seeing red in a number of ways.  First up the Dracula legend gets a modern twist with my audio book review of The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan in the first of vampiric trilogy.  Then it is off to turn of the century Paris France as I give my Blu-ray review of Moulin Rouge starring Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman (courtesy of Fox Entertainment).  I wrap things up with the movie review of RED starring Bruce Willis as Rob returns to the show to give his take on it as well.  Music for this week features the songs The Music Box by Bailey Jester and Dressed in Red by Tiedye Keith, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week you get my Joss Whedon Special a I highlight some of his work and more.  First up we take a journey to Transylvania  as Ganriel Belmont takes on the forces of evil in Castlevania : Lord of Shadows for the PS3.  Then I start off my month of musicals feature with my review of the 35th Anniversary edition of the Rocky Horror Picture Show on Blu-ray (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as the cult musical takes centre stage.  From the house of Frank-N-Furter we jump to my DVD review of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse Season 1 (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as Eliza Dushku takes on her own set of multiple personalities. I wrap things off with some mighty Marvel mutants as I review Astonishing X-Men : Gifted :The Motion Comic, written by Joss Whedon.  Music for this week features the songs Day & Night by Victor Stellar and Dolls by Panik that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week it is my annual Halloween special for your listening enjoyment and this year cult movies are the focus.  First up you get my take on Troll and Troll 2 and the documentary The Best Worst Movie as I discuss what is being called t5he worst movie ever made with Troll 2.  Then it is off to the shores of Lost Lake as I give my DVD review of the original Piranha directed by Joe Dante & produced by Roger Corman.  Then its a journey to classic Universal monster movies of old with my review of The Monster Legacy DVD Set by Universal as Dracula, Wolf-Man and Frankenstein take centre stage.  Music for the show this week features tracks from the The Dead Matter Soundtrack, Halloween Music and the 13th Hour by Midnight Syndicate Fillms.  Your comments are always welcome.

Look for more horror themed reviews with : Castlevania : Lord of Shadows for PS3 & The Strain audio book by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

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This week it is robots, little monsters and creatures of middle-earth.  First up is my DVD review of Transformers Seasons 3 & 4 as the war for Cybertron rages on.  Then it is back to Earth with my Blu-ray review of the Joe Dante classic Gremlins as my countdown to Halloween Special continues.  I wrap things up with my PS3 game review of Lord of the Rings : Aragorn's Quest.  Music for this week features the song Hallows Eve by Michael Stephens and Tolkien by Brobdingagian Bards that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week I journey to Sherwood forest with a side journey inot horror. First up I give you my DVD review of the Canadian cult classic Rocket Robin Hood Vol. 2 as we catch up wiith the merry men of the year 3000, then it is off to the world of Rob Zombie for my Countdown to Halloween special segment and give you my Blu-ray review of House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects as the Firefly family runs rampant across the silver screen. I wrap things up my my Blu-ray release of the 1938 classic The Adventures of Robin Hood starring Errol Flynn & Olivia De Havilland. Music for this week features the songs Hallows Eve by Michael Stephens and A Green Forest by Aaron Deringtonboth can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week the show is just a plethera of content on the show. First up you get my audio book review of The 9th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Peatro as Lindsay Boxer chases down the lipstick killer, then it is my DVD review of Midnight Syndicate's The Dead Matter as zombies as vampires and zombies battle it out, from there we head to the mean streets of Empire City in my game review of Mafia 2 for the PS3 and wrap things up with my Blu-ray review of the latest DC Universe Animated movie Superman/Batman : Apocalypse as the girl of steel faces off against Darkseid. Music for this week features the songs Gunfight by The Dead Ranch Hands and A Most Pleasant Apocalypse by Josh Preston, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week we highlight heroes in action.  First up is my audio book review of Tom Pendleton's The Executioner : Time Bomb by Graphic Audio as Mack Bolan takes on The Ghoul.  Then we swing over for my game review of Spider-Man : Shattered Dimensions for the PS3 as our favourite web-crawler battles evil across time and space.  As a bonous you get my take on 2 eisodes of Bored to Death that I picked up from Fan Expo 2010. Music for this week features the song Dimensions by Aaron Derington that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week it is murder, mystery and mayhem on the menu.  First up I give you my audio book review of the latest Agent Pndergast novel by Douglas Prestion and Lincoln Child Fever Dream as the past comes alive in a deadly way, then we take a trip to Durham County for my review of the 2nd season and we wrap things up with my revidew of the zombie action movie Resident Evil : Afterlife starring Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter from Heroes.  Music for this week features the songs Fever by Electric Fence and Evil Has a Name by Philpot, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week I conclude my Toronto Fan Expo 2010 Specials with all of the stuff I could not fit in the previous shows.  In this week's show you get my interview with Tom Hodges, artist on Star Wars : Tales of the Clone Wars comic book, former World Wreslting Entertainment Divas Amy "Lita" Dumas and Trish Stratus, Dinah Mite, the champion of the Pillow Fight League, actor William Forsythe and Flavio Caracas from the new online game Microvolts.  If that was not enough I wrap things up with the return of Mike "The Birdman" Dodd from This Week in Geek and Reviewaday.ca as we talk about our convention experiences.  Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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My Toronto Fan Expo 2010 coverage continues this week with my Day 2 coverage of Day 3 of the event.  On the show you get Tahmoh Penikett who played Helo from the current Battlestar Galactica, Matt and Nat from Your Geek News and the Capri-cast, the lovely and talented Natasha Eloi from SPACE channel, David Blue from Stargate Universe(www.david-blue.com)  and Ryan Robbins from Sanctuary with a great talk about cinematic werewolves.   Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This week it is another on the road edition of the show as I head down the 401 Highway to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for Fan Expo 2010. Day 1 of my coverage includes my interview with Victor Lucas, one of the hosts of The Electric Playground (www.elecplay.com) as we talk about the world of video games, I take a ride on the Nostromo from Alien, talk with Bernice at the Fox (www.fox.com) booth about upcoming video releases, Dan Didio from DC Comics (www.dccomics.com) , David Pea from Universal Designs (www.udreplicas.com) and his amazing motorcycle outfits then it is out to Durham County as I catch up with the creative team of ladies behind the show, Laurie Finstad, Janis Lundman and Adrienne Mitchell and wrap things up with the legendary actor Ernest Borgnine. Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week you get a double bill of movie reviews for your pleasure.  First up I give my movie review of the latest spoof movie to hit the theatres, Vampires Suck as the Twilight Saga takes it on the chin.  Then it is up to The Other Guys starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg fight crim in thier own special way.  You also get my opinion on the latest game demos to hit the Playstation Network.  The link for the very strange live action Tekken vs. Street Fighter video I talked about is here .Music for this week features the song Copland by Cooperstone Badge that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we did into a little bit of 80's animaiton as I give you my Bravestarr special.  First up I replay a portion of the interview I did with writer/dirrector Bob Forward that first aired back in episode 90 in March 2008.  In this clip he talks about his work on the animated series and how he deals with death in animation.  Then I give my DVD review of The Best of Bravestarr on DVD.  You also get my take on the newest demos on the Playstation Network, my view on a recent posting on real life superheroes that can be found here and here and very BIG news with me and Fan Expo 2010.  Music for this week features the song Texas Sky by Val Davis that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we head to the ballfield and battlefield.  First up you get my audio book review of Stephen King's Blockade Billy as major league baseball takes a turn for the sinister.  Then we head back to the battlefield as I give my review of G.I. Joe Season 1.2 on DVD.  You also get my take on the latest demos on the Playstation Network.  Music for this week features the song Billy's Number by Catalog Only that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week I cover the power of Disney and genetics all in one package.  First up I give you my audio book/essay review of Team Rodent : How Disney Devours the World by Florida's own Carl Hiaasen as the author gives a hard review of Mickey and Co.  Then we journey into the Not So Distant Future with my video review of Repo : The Genetic Opera as organ donation takes a gruesome turn.  Music for this week features the song Disney Protest Song by David Teller that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we journey across the west and beyond in the show.  First up I give my review of Graphic Audio's DC Universe - Trail of Time as the Man of Steel fights for his very existence along with DC's Western heroes.  Then I give my DVD review of G.I. Joe Season 1.1 on DVD as we journey back 80's cartoonage.  You also get an update on Fan Expo 2010 as well my opinion on the latest offerings from the Playstation Store.  Music for this week features the song Morning Light / Western Town by David Elias that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we visit science gone mad, boys being bad and some school kids wear plaid.  First up is my audio book review of Dean Koontz's Frankestein : Book 4 Lost Souls as the new race threatens humanity again.  Then we hit the streets of Gotham as I give my video review of Batman : Under the Red Hood as the Dark Knight's past catches up with him.  Finally we journey to Hogwarts as I give my review of LEGO : Harry Potter Years 1 -4 for the PC.  Music for this week features the songs Monster Techno Blues by Joe Sibol and The Talke of Harry Potter;Muggle Travelling song by FoundObject.PNN.com, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we have a touch of the campyness and teen age supernatural angst on the show.  First up I give my mini review of some new demos on the Playstation Network.  Then we take a journey inot TV's past as Adam West and Burt Ward reunite for the tv special Return to the Batcave : The Misadventures of Adam & Bur as the former dynamic duo take a look back on the famous show. I wrap things up with my movie review of The Twilight Saga : Eclipse as Bella faces more danger and a choice between her angst rridden Edward or the shirt-less wonder Jacob.  Music for this week features the song Full Moon Over Babylon by Becky Bishop and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week I feature stories that span galaxies.  First up it is to a galaxy far far away as I review the audio book of Star Wars : Fate of gthe Jedi - Allies by Christie Golden as the Jedi and Sith must team together to face a common enemy.  Then we journey to Cybertron for my video game review of Transformers : War For Cybertron for the PS3.  Music for this week features the song Transformers by Victtor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week my show is gone to the toys.  First up is my movie review of Toy Story 3 as Woody, Buzz and company face the reality of Andy growing up and I spot one of my favourite old toys in the film.  Then it is off to the video game world as you get my review of Toy Story 3 for the PS3.  IN addition you get my take on the street violence from the G20 Conference in Toronto and look for my co-hosting spot on the Karmynkast that can be found here http://www.karmynkast.net/.  Music for this week features the song The Stranger by howdy! and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week video games is the focus of the show.  First up I give my impressions of the E3 Press Conferences from Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony as they talk about all of the new products and games coming out in the fall and new year.  Then we take a journey to a mythic land with my retro video game review of Conan for the PS3.  Music for this week features the song Games Without Frontiers by Echo of Souls and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week kids of all hsapes and sizes take focus.  First up is my blu-ray review of Next Avengers : Heroes of Tomorrow as the children of Marvel's Mightiest Heroes face the evil of Ultron.  Then it is a classic chunk of Canadian comdedy as I give my DVD review of Kids in the Hall Season 1.  Finally I wrap things up with my movie review of the latest TV show to get a make-over, The A-Team stands at attention.  You also get my take on the very quick home video release of Clash of the Titans next month.  Music for this week features the songs Kid Icarus by Ocean Alexander and Fugitive by Kathy Reynolds, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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This week we explore the land of walking dead and series finales.  First up is my audio book review of World War Z by Max Brooks as we get a look inot what the world would be like if there was a zombie war.  Then I give you my takes on the series finales of LOST and 24 and video game review Doctor Who and the City of the Daleks.  Music for this week features the songs The Battle is not Lost by Cat Rood and Another Day in the City by Classic Tragic Hero and both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT
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This week we combine murder and magical mayhem.  First up I give you a re-cap on some signifigant deaths in Hollywood this past week that are of note.  Then it is off to the reviews as I give my audio book review of The 8th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro as the Women's Murder Club tackle's another series of strange deaths.  From there it is off to the land of Far Far Away as I give my movie review of Shrek Forever After as the mighty Ogre wishes his life away to Rumpelstiltskin.  Music for this week features the song A Real Life Fairy Tale by Sara Overall  and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:12pm EDT
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This week it is the mean streets of L.A. and the hard punches or iron.  First up you get my audio book review of Deception : An Alex Delaware Novel by Johnathan Kellerman as Milo and Alex track down a killer of a woman found in a tub of dry ice.  Then it is back into the Mighty Marvel Universe as I give my game review of Iron Man 2 for the PS3.  I also mention the 30th Anniversary of a very famous video game icon.  Music for this week features the song Deception of the Mind by The Outsyder and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT
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This week marks the 4th Anniversary and 200th episode of my podcast so I bring it in LIVE with another Talkshoe edition of my podcast.  Joining me is co-host of The Cultdom Collective and frequent contributor to Doctor Who Podshock, Dave Cooper in England.  We talk about many science fictions shows and movies both here in North America and the UK including Caprica, Smallville, AVATAR and of course Doctor Who and even some differences between television here and UK.Music for this week features the theintro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT
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This week we head to the movies as I approach my big 200th show.  First up I give you a a convention update and my impressions of a group audition I attended.  Then we head off to the movies and off to Elm Street for my review of Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 as a new Freddy scraes up the big screen.  Next up is Iron Man 2 as Robert Downey Jr. returns to battle evil and his inner demons.  Music for this week features the song Sweet Dreams by The Magnificent Andersons and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

Coming up next week is episode 200 LIVE on the Talkshoe network and can be found here http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=18411&cmd=tc which will be co-hosted by Dave Cooper and feature a Sci-FI free for all on Saturday May 15 at 3 pm EST, See you then

 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:14pm EDT
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This week it is a little retro Satruday Morning tv and big screen action.  First up you get my DVD review of The Ghost Busters : The Complete Series as Tracey, Kong and Spencer face off against a gaggle of ghastly ghouls in this 70's live action show.  Then it is off to the theatre as I review The Losers starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jason Patric as a modern day A-Team like guys are gunning for revenge in this action comedy.   Music for this week features the song The Losers by COMEG and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT
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This week we spotlight heroes of a different sort.  Before we get to the reviews I give my take on the bare-bones release of Avatar on Blu-Ray and DVD.  Then it is off to the mean streets as a simple minded man wages his own personal war against crime in Defendor starring Woody Harrelson and Elais Koteas.  I wrap things up with my movie review of Kick-Ass as a young man tries to make a difference in a wet suit and alot of guts.  Music for this week features the song Kick It! by Top Johnny! and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:31pm EDT
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This week zombies and Olympians take centre stage.  First up is my audio book review of The Zombie Survival Guide : Complete Protection From the Living Dead by Max Brooks as you learn all you need to know to survive zombies.  Then it is back to ancient Greece as you get my PS3 game reviews of The God of War Collection and God of War 3 as Kratos rages against Zeus and Olympus.  Music for this week features the song The Year Before the War by Eric Maskol and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54pm EDT
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This week we journey through the 9 circles of Hell and into the future.  First up is my video game review of Dante's Inferno for the PS3 as one man fights the underworld to save his true love.  Then I am joined by Matt and Nat from The Capricast and Your Geek News as we discuss the BSG prequel show Caprica, God of War 3 and the film that they are making.  Music for this week features the song Replaced by Robots by Lejeune and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:06am EDT
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This week it is battles in a galaxy and time far far away.  First up I give you my audio book review of Star Wars : Fate of the Jedi - Backlash as Ben and Luke face off against the Night Sisters of Dathomir.  Then it is off to ancient Greece as I give my movie review of the new Clash of the Titans starring Liam Neeson and Sam Worthington.  Music for this week features the song Sisters in the Dark by hoserski and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:35pm EDT
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This week it is fast romances and fast dragons on the show.   First up you get my Convention update as I recap the upcoming celebrity guests coming up at Polaris 24 and Fan Expo 2010.  My unabridged audio book review is Kisser by Stuart Woods as Stone Barrignton finds himself up to his neck in women and mayhem.  Then it is off to the theatre as I give my review of the latest Dreamworks animated feature How to Tame Your Dragon starring the voice talents of Gerard Butler and Craig Ferguson.  Music for this week features the song Last Time We Kissed by The Johns and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:18pm EDT
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This week Mutant Turtles and Mad Hatters grace my audio stage.  First up you will have my video review of Turtles Forever as your favourite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles battles Shredder across dimensions to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of shell-backs.  Then it is off to Wonderland as I give my take of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp as the old tale gets a new look.  Music for this week features the song Queen of Me by Natalie Brown and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41am EDT
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This week comedy and mystery take centre stage.  First up I look back at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards and give my impressions of Oscar Night.  Then I review Official Book Club Selection by Kathy Griffin audio book as the famous funny lady dishes out her life in show business and on the D-list.  My movie review this week is Sherlock Holmes as Robert Downey Jr. & Jude Law take on the legendary crime solving duo.   Music for this week features the song Yearbook by The Boogiemen and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01am EDT
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This week we explore monsters on sea and land.  First up is my audio book review of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austin and Ben H. Winters as a classic tale gets a new look.  Then we switch to land as I give my take on the new re-imagining of The Wolfman starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins.  You also get an observation on the classic 80's cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Music for this week features the song I am the Werewolf by Michael Stephens and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT
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Here it is folks, my long awaited Dark Shadows Special.  Before we dive into the shadows I give you the latest  news from the Playstation Network including a new reality show and what I think of the God of War 3 demo.   My feature interview for this week is Stuart Manning, the series producer of the Dark Shadows line at Big Finish Audio Productions in the UK.  We talk about the popularity of the tv series and how it came to be revived on audio.Music for this week featurs the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:37pm EDT
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Here it is folks my annual trek to Ryerson University in Toronto and my coverage of Podcamp Toronto 2010 that took place on Feb. 20 & 21, 2010.  On the show you get my impression of the event and what it was like to do another session.  Joining me on the episode is the returning author and occaional co-host of This Week in Geek podcast, Steve Saylor as we talk about his new collection of short stories (www.stevesaylor.net).  Then the televixen herself, Melissa Grimonte joins the show.  We talk about how vampires are becoming more popular and the tv shows True Blood and LOST(www.thetelevixen.com).  I talk with Michael Clarke about his work to bring pre-fab homes to the people of Haiti (http://www.generaldiscovery.ca/).  I catch up with session presenter Tod Maffin and we talk about recording techniques when doing your podcast (http://www.casestudiesonline.com)   I close things up by catching up with Connie Crosby, one of the orgranizers of the event and get her take at the end of the day.Music for this week features the song End Game by George Woods and  can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.  You can find my slideshow presentation at Podcamp at http://www.slideshare.net/RusselTH/podcasting-on-a-budget feel free to view it and comment.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT
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This week it is the blood of heroes and villians that take the spotlight.  First up you will get my take on the trend of eliminating older-aged characters in tv shows along with reviews of the mew show Spartacus : Blood and Sand and the Absolute Justice episode of Smallville,  Then I review Iris Johansen's latest Eve Duncan audio book Blood Game as the dead talks alot.  The blood letting continues with my review of the movie Daybreakers and I finish off with a review of the latest DC Animated feature Justice League : A Crisis on 2 Earths.  Music for this week features the songs Daylight by The Shakes, Crisis by Classic Tragic Hero and A Moment of Crisis by Greg Schuler  can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:32am EDT
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This week we journey through the rings of hell and fight demons and angels.  First up it is my video review of Dante's Inferno : An Animated Epic as the game gets the full movie treatment.  Then the ladies take centre stage as I give my review on Bayoneta for the PS3 as she dances and shoots her way through a mult-tude of heavenly hosts.  Music for this week features the song Burn Like Hell by Zamarro and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:47pm EDT
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This week it is a battle of the dead and monstrous.  First up is my book review of Indiana Jones and The Army of the Dead as the intrepid adventurer faces off against Nazis, Samurai and Zombies all in the jungles of Haiti.  Then it is off to a distant galaxy as I give my review of Marvel's newest animated feature Planet Hulk.  Music for this week features the song Junglescape by Seraphic Panoply and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT
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For this week's show it's crossing into darkness. First up I give my take on the ongoing saga which is late night television on NBC. My audio book review is I, Alex Cross by James Patterson as tragedy strikes close to home. It is then down South as I give my take on season 2 of True Blood on HBO. Music for this week features the song Big Trouble Tonight by Mark Joyce and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:58pm EDT
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This week we have a devil of a good time.  I start the show with my impressions of the most recent TV Late Night woes on N.B.C. along with movie news on Spider-Man 4 and Ghostbusters 3.  My reviews this week are Devil May Cry 4 for the PS3 as Nero and Dante smite evil.  Then I gave my DVD review of Carnivale season 2 as the battle of good and evil comes to a head.  Music for this week features the song Devil by sala and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT
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This week we look at some remakes of classic stories.  First up is you get my tv reviews of the recent mini-series The Day of the Triffids by the BBC and Alice by the SyFy Network.  Then I give you my DVD review of G.I. Joe : Resolute as an old 80's cartoon gets a new look and feel.  Then it is off to a galaxy far, far away with my PS3 game review of Star Wars : The Force Unleashed.  You also get my take on the latest demos on the Playstation Network.  Music for this week features the songs Blindsided by Jude Sparrow and Circles for Hearts by The Switch, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:03am EDT
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Well it is a new year and a new decade and I am back for your listening pleasure.  First up is my unabridged audio book review of Evidence : An Alex Delaware Novel by Johnathan Kellerman as Milo and Alex try to track down a high stakes killer.  Then it is off to the movies as I give my reviews of both the James Cameron CGI epic AVATAR and the adorably cute singing rodents in Alvin & The Chipmunks 2 : The Squekquel.  Music for this week features the songs Jungle by Top Johnny! and Junglescape by Seraphic Panoply, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:17am EDT
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