Hocus Pocus

95d7bb7e8815898cdc893c0d72e7856b547682d6Hocus Pocus is a 1993 film about a teenaged virgin who accidently lets out a trio of century old witches who steal and eat children’s souls in order to maintain their youth.  Oh and it’s a comedic children’s movie.  With snappy songs.

This was recorded two years ago around Halloween.  There were audio problems and it’s kind of short, but what the heck here it is anyway.  Happy Halloween!  In March…

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Game of Thrones – Season One

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Yeah, it’s been two years. We don’t really have a good excuse other than we had some bad emotional times. I hope that shit is behind us now.

This was actually recorded several years ago back when season 2 was first starting. I intentionally held onto this one out of paranoia that I would be spoiled by book fans. Now the books and tv show are catching up enough that I feel like I can release it. Also, lets craps are given in general about everything. lol Season 2 was recorded back then as well.

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Princess Mononoke

Princess MononokeFor our 53rd episode we review the Studio Ghibli and Hayeo Miyazaki film, Princess Mononoke.  Princess Mononoke came out in 1997 and is still, in the opinion of this podcast, Studio Ghibli’s best film.  It is Miyazaki’s most adult film that explores deep and often unanswerable questions.  There are no easy answers in this film and the story takes great lengths to explore both sides of issues.  There are strong pro-environmental themes running through this film but it doesn’t disregard the reality.  Sometimes, destroying a forest is vital to someone’s life and livelihood.

We attempt a serious in depth discussion of the film in this episode.  I don’t know how well we succeed.  Neither of us are film scholars or are scholars in general.  However, we gave it our best and hopefully it’s still entertaining.

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Merlin Season 5

1000px-Series_5_Landscape_PosterAh, Merlin season five.  The season that takes all of the cumulative storylines, character development, and drama built over five years and… takes a giant dragon sized dump all over it.

Have you been anticipating an awesome magic duel between arch nemesis Morgana and Merlin?  Too bad. Been wondering what was going on with the white dragon?  Keep wondering.  Looking forward to the reveal that Merlin has magic and him finally stepping into his own as Arthur’s magic advisory? Sucks to be you.  Remember how Merlin has been serving Arthur all of this time because Arthur was destined to bring about a golden age where magic could exist peacefully? Yeah that doesn’t happen.

As you’ve probably already guessed, this episode is a gigantic (but deserved) bitch session. We might not have done a podcast on this season if we hadn’t already done all of the previous seasons and if this hadn’t been the final season.  We needed closure, even if the show didn’t provide it.

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Feedback June 2013

FMPLogo2-smallThis is just a quick and dirty episode where we respond to all the feedback we’ve gotten in the last few months but weren’t able to respond to directly in the show. We actually release episodes out of order of when we record them, so we have to record feedback seperately later on. Consider this a special anniversary episode edition as well. We sort of missed our 50th Golden anniversary last episode. Oops? Happy 4th Birthday Fantasy Movie Podcast? A real episode is on its way. In fact, we have several recorded! Leave us some feedback on what show you want edited next.

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Hercules the Legendary Journeys: Season One

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Today I bring you the greatest podcast in the history of podcasts of the greatest television show in the history of television. Yes dear podcast listeners, I bring you season one of…

HERCULES THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS.

Hercules the Legendary Journeys was a nineties syndicated telvision series starring Kevin Sorbo. It’s about a time of myth and legend in ancient Greece when the ancient gods were petty and cruel and they plagued mankind with suffering. Only one man dared to challenge their power. His name was the half god Hercules. Since he was half god, Hercules possessed a strength the world had never seen that was surpassed only by the power of his heart. During the series he travels the earth battleling bad guys. Often times these were the minions of his step mother Hera, the all powerful Queen of the Gods. Basically, whenever there was evil or an innocent was suffering Hercules was there to save them.

You’re welcome internets. You may procede to weep with joy.

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Doctor Who Series 1-6 SPECIAL!

logomainYeah, Doctor Who isn’t fantasy it’s sci-fi. So we’re bringing you a Fantasy Movie Podcast SPECIAL about Doctor Who! This way we can talk about Doctor Who and still feel like we’re not deluding the podcast’s theme. It’s a win/win right?

In this episode, we dicuss the new Doctor Who series’ (or seasons for us yanks) 1-6. There are no series seven spoilers in this podcast. We also don’t discuss much of the classic Who series. If you haven’t seen any Doctor Who this isn’t a very good introduction too it. We spoil major plot points even more than we usually do. This is for people who are already fans of the series. If you haven’t seen it, check out the trailer below and see if it piques your interest. This Doctor Who episode was requested by several listeners. I hope we don’t disapoint!

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Scott Pilgrim VS. The World

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It’s a special episode this time around because we have our first guest host here on the podcast, long time listener Charlie! Our amazing threesome of epicness reviews the 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs the World.  Scott pilgrim is based on the comic book series by Bryan Lee O’Malley directed by Edgar Wright and starring Michael Cera.  The story follows twenty something hipster Scott and his quest to get with the girl of his dreams named Ramona.  Along the way, he will have to defeat her seven evil exes, win a battle of the bands, and grow up.  The film is a weird mish-mash of reality and video games.  Bad guys turn to coins after they die, amazon.com uses the inter dimensional highway located within people’s dreams to deliver packages, and Macaulay Culkin’s brother Kieran Kyle Culkin is the best actor in the film.  Yeah, the film is THAT weird.

Thanks again Charlie for recording this episode with us!

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Avatar: The Legend of Korra Season One


Avatar: The Legend of Korra is a 2012 American animated series that is a direct sequel to the series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The Legend of Korra is set 70 years after the last series and the world is very different.  Medevil technology has been replaced by an industrial revolution filled with cars, streetlamps and even mass media.  The world even has a new avatar: Korra, a young woman from the water bending tribe.

In this episode we dicuss the first 13 episodes of Legend of Korra which constitutes the shows first season.  It felt like it was the show’s entire run, but it has since been confirmed that it will have another season.

You get the most out of this show if you’ve seen Avatar: The Last Airbender but it’s not required. The show can definitly stand on its own merits.  Korra, the show’s protagonist, is an awesome female character.  Heck, even her character design is awesome.  How often do you get a female character with drawn arm muscles without them being some kind of parody?  Korra looks like someone who has been trained since she was small to fight.  Her personality is great and a fun contrast to Aang’s passifism.

The creators excelled at world building in the last series and they reach new heights in this one. This is a world that is so well realized it feels like it would really work.  The effects of the industrial revolution are well integrated within the existing world.  For instance, the world now has electricity, but their power stations are fend with lightning bending.  Amusingly, lightning bending is not the stuff of legends it was in the previous series.  They must now teach it in schools.  Similiarly, Toph has went forth and taught the secret of metal bending which is now used by the police.

Some of the side characters characterization suffers from the low episode count of the first season.  Mako and Bolen, Korra’s best friends, rely a bit too much on a few key personality quirks.  Furthermore, the last two episodes of the series feel REALLY rushed.  But overall, the series was fantastic and everyone should try it out especially fans of the previous series.

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Once Upon a Time – Season One

Once Upon a Time is a current (as of August 2012) television series that airs on U.S television on ABC. This episode we discuss the first season which aired fall 2011 through spring 2012. The series stars Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Lana Parilla. And most importantly it has accomplished a miracle.

Yes folks, this is a fantasy series that wasn’t canceled within three episodes.

The plot is this: An evil queen enacts a curse upon fairytale characters that bring them to our world where they have no idea who they are. Every character is trapped in a confused haze where they can’t clearly see their future or their past and where time stands still in a small Maine town. But one woman from our world is destined to break their curse… if only her adopted son she’d given away a decade before can convince her that it is real.

The show flashes back and forth between the fantasy world and the real world so you get well acquainted with the characters pasts and how the curse has changed them in our world. It’s a brilliant set up, because you get the fantastical elements juxtaposed upon the real world which hooks fantasy geeks like me and has just enough real world elements to keep the average viewer who might want to keep a bit more grounded.

The characters are what really shine in this episode. Regina is a character you love to hate and Emma is badass while still maintaining a vulnerable core. They twist most of the fairytales in ways you don’t expect which keeps the show from being a rehash of stories you’ve heard many times before.

Half of this episode WILL NOT be spoilers and the other half will be full of spoilers. We clearly state in the episode when we’re about to discuss spoilers. There are only spoilers for season one. When we recorded this episode there were no spoilers for season two available.

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