Monday, March 11, 2019

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #278 – Captain Marvel Review, Sonic’s New Look, Labo VR & More


It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link

This week saw the much anticipated release of Captain Marvel, the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first to feature a female lead. It’s a very fun film that opens lots of exciting new doors for Marvel, and we spend a good chunk of time reviewing and breaking it down in full spoiler detail. Before that, Jonathan talks about catching up on Supergirland the latest DC crossover special on the CW, and we go over some strange news, such as Sonic the Hedgehog’s horrifying new live-action look, Nintendo’s very bizarre Labo VR announcement, Xbox potentially planning a disc-free console, and more. 

Enjoy! 

Time Chart:
Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:06:23
Stuff: 0:06:23 – 0:23:14
News: 0:23:14 – 0:55:35
Captain Marvel Review: 0:55:35 – 2:08:04 

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Monday, March 4, 2019

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #277 – Revisiting The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring


It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link. 

This week, by popular demand (and because we really wanted to do it), we finally begin our trip down Middle Earth Memory Lane, with our in-depth retrospective discussion of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. So much has changed since this film’s release in 2001, its unlikely success helping to transform Tolkien’s work from a literary classic to one of the most dominant transnational brands on the planet. We try to strip all that back to look at the film itself, discussing our memories of seeing it for the first time, what it meant to us then, what it means to us now, and why this is one of the most significant films we’ll ever cover on this podcast. Sean also shares his thoughts on Apex Legends, Jonathan talks about bad players ruining his Destiny 2 fun, and we cover a spate of recent Nintendo news, including the retirement of Reggie Fils-Aime and the announcement of Pokemon Sword & Shield. 

Enjoy! 

Time Chart:
Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:06:41
Stuff, including Apex Legends & Destiny 2: 0:06:41 – 0:29:54
News: 0:29:54 – 1:04:05
Lord of the Rings: 1:04:05 – 3:53:01

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The Weekly Stuff with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapmanis a weekly audio podcast, and if you subscribe in iTunes, episodes will be delivered automatically and for free as soon as they are released. If you visit www.jonathanlack.com, we also have streaming and downloadable versions of new and archival episodes for your listening pleasure.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

The Weekly Stuff Bonus Podcast – 91stAcademy Awards Reactions from Jonathan Lack


It’s time for a bonus episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link

Sean couldn’t record this week, so instead, Jonathan watched and live-tweeted the 91stAcademy Awards, following it up with a solo podcast discussing overall reactions to the show, the winners, and what we should take away from a night that had a horrible ending – Green Book, aka 2 Driving 2 Daisy, winning Best Picture – but a lot of things worth celebrating along the way. Jonathan delivers a monologue about the good and the bad of this year’s Oscars, and what lessons we might learn from them, before going category by category to discuss the winners, losers, and where his predictions diverted from the final results. 

Enjoy! 

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Monday, February 18, 2019

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #276 – Kingdom Hearts III, Nintendo Direct, Oscar Shenanigans, and more!


It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link

This week saw Nintendo’s first Direct in months, featuring announcements ranging from Super Mario Maker 2to a Link’s Awakeningremake, plus more details on Fire Emblem: Three Housesand a cavalcade of surprise eShop releases. We talk about all of that and more, go over the latest in a seemingly endless stream of Academy Award dumpster fires, share our horror over Will Smith’s uncanny valley Genie in Aladdin, talk more Destiny 2, and Jonathan relates his experience buying Starlink: Battle for Atlas on the cheap. Then, we’re joined by special guest Thomas Lack, a lifelongKingdom Hearts fan, to tell us about his experience with Kingdom Hearts III, and whether the game lived up to its decade-plus of expectations.  

Enjoy! 

Time Chart:
Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:14:00
Stuff: 0:14:00 – 0:37:54
News & Nintendo Direct: 0:37:54 – 1:45:20
Kingdom Hearts III: 1:45:20 – 2:40:05

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #275 – Anthem Demo, Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC, News and more!


It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link

This week, we got our first hands-on look at Bioware’s Anthem, and the results were…not pretty. We break down all the ways this uninspired Destiny clone has us worried after a few hours with the public demo, while also talking about Destiny itself and the Forsaken expansion we’ve both recently caught up with. We gush over the new combatants introduced to Dragon Ball FighterZ, Jiren and Videl, while expressing both excitement and horror about Piranha Plant’s debut in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A big chunk of news, including the latest moves out of DC’s film universe and some striking Nintendo sales data, rounds out the episode. 

Enjoy! 

Time Chart:
Intro and Stuff: 0:00:00 – 0:17:33
News: 0:17:33 – 1:12:35
Piranha Plant Smash: 1:12:35 – 1:16:16
Dragon Ball FighterZ Jiren/Videl: 1:16:16 – 1:39:56
Destiny 2 Forsaken: 1:39:56 – 1:53:05
Anthem Demo: 1:53:05 – 2:44:21 

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Monday, January 28, 2019

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #274 – 2019 Year-in-Preview Spectacular!


It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link

This week, we look ahead to the year that is now upon us, 2019, and preview all the upcoming films and video games we know about that are either exciting, baffling, dread-inducing, or a mixture of all three. We also make a competitive draft of which seemingly far-off video games are most likely to actually see the light of day in 2019, while Jonathan predicts just what obscene amounts of money Disney will make on their cavalcade of remakes and sequels this year. We also discuss this week’s big Metroid Prime news, talk more Destiny 2 and Dragon Quest, and answer some listener mail about the upcoming year. 

Enjoy! 

Time Chart: 
Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:01:50
Stuff: 0:01:50 – 0:40:21
News: 0:40:21 – 1:00:45
Listener Mail: 1:00:45 – 1:16:53
2019 Movie Preview: 1:16:53 – 2:04:40
2019 Video Game Preview: 2:04:40 – 3:03:45 

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Monday, January 21, 2019

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #273 – Dragon Ball Super: Broly Review, Bungie/Activision Split, and more!


It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link

Dragon Ball Super is in theatres and dominating the box-office, and we are absolutely in love with Broly, an amazing film that represents an amazing milestone in the history of this beloved series. We break down the movie in full detail, discussing its bold new animation style and action sequences, surprisingly rich narrative and themes, and how it rehabilitates one of the series’ most one-dimensional characters into a complicated figure we can’t wait to see more of. Jonathan also recounts his adventures binging through the Dragon Quest games, Sean talks about diving back in to Destiny 2 and its Forsaken expansion, and we discuss the huge news of Destiny developer Bungie and publisher Activision parting ways. 

Enjoy! 

Time Chart: 
Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:10:48
Dragon Quest: 0:10:48 – 0:27:58
Destiny 2: 0:27:58 – 0:46:52
News: 0:46:52 – 1:38:10
Dragon Ball Super: Broly Review: 1:38:10 – 3:47:06

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