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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Monday, January 14, 2019

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #272 – Dragon Ball Z Broly Trilogy Retrospective


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

With Dragon Ball Super: Broly arriving in American theatres this week, we look back on the original three Broly films from the initial run of Dragon Ball Z films (DBZ Movies 8, 10, and 11). The original Dragon Ball movies are a strange beast to begin with – they can be a lot of fun for fans, but they’re also heavily formulaic and mostly plotless – but the Broly films are the strangest of all, creating an infamous antagonist and leaving a huge mark on the franchise without being particularly good. Broly himself doesn’t even feel like that much of a Dragon Ball character, and because of him, these movies tend to lack a lot of what makes the series so enjoyable. We talk about all of that and much more, while also discussing why, despite our antipathy to Broly up to now, we’re so excited for the new film – which we’ll be reviewing in depth next week! 

Enjoy! 

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Monday, January 7, 2019

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #271 – Dragon Ball Super Retrospective & Doctor Who New Year Special


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. 

We kick off a new year of podcasting by finally dedicating an episode to one of our favorite franchises of all time: Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball! With the new film Dragon Ball Super: Broly hitting theatres later this month, we take a look back at the most recent TV series, discussing why it worked so well where other attempts to extend the story beyond the manga have not, and discussing each of the major arcs in detail. We also review the Doctor Who New Year’s Day special, “Resolution,” and come away feeling very glad we don’t have to talk about Chris Chibnall’s abysmal take on the series for at least another year. Jonathan also reviews the surprisingly enjoyable Aquaman and we look forward to the movies and games we’re most excited for in 2019. 

Enjoy! 

Time Chart:
Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:10:45
Doctor WhoNew Year’s Special: 0:10:45 – 0:47:11
Aquaman Review: 0:47:11 – 1:05:54
Dragon Ball Super Retrospective: 1:05:54 – 3:28:55

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Monday, December 31, 2018

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #270 – The Top 10 Video Games of 2018


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

In our final episode of 2018, we reflect on another amazing year in gaming with countdowns of our Top 10 Video Games of the Year. This was a rich, varied, and incredibly surprising year for video games, with some expected hits and out-of-left-field delights making both of our lists. There’s more crossover this time between our two countdowns than in recent years, but also some big points of departure, which makes for a really great conversation as we reminisce upon the year’s great games. 2018 has been the biggest year for our podcast ever, in more ways than one, and we’re so grateful to have had all of you along for the ride! Enjoy the show, and we’ll see you in 2019! 

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