This week on Operation Kino we’re taking our very hubristically named spaceship and heading off into the great beyond, as we review the new sci-fi epic Prometheus. And because this movie is so big and complicated, we devote Segment 3 to a more detailed and spoiler-filled conversation about the film and the many questions it leaves unanswered. Before any of that, though, there’s a lightning round inspired by Madagascar 3 and then tidbits, in which Da7e wants to rid the world of Fifty Shades of Grey, David breaks down the two types of mystery stories as it relates to BBC’s Sherlock, Katey likes Greta Gerwig much more than her movie Lola Versus, and Patches witnesses a group-sourced, shot-by-shot remake of Star Wars, and swears it’s actually great. We end, as always, with your lightning round answers for dessert.
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Jeff, Alex, and Dan are gearing up for a huge week of E3 coverage. Today, they kick things off with their most anticipated titles of the show, and discuss what Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have to do to make the biggest splash this year. Will WiiU own? Is Halo 4 the showstopper? Can Last of Us outshine sequels? Where do Assassin’s Creed 3, Borderlands 2 and Tomb Raider fit in? Find out what the guys think!
Our first hand reactions to all the huge announcements and gameplay trailers at Sony and Microsoft’s E3 Press Conferences! Microsoft’s got Halo 4, Gears of War Judgement, Tomb Raider, SmartGlass, and much more, while Sony counters with Last of Us, God of War Ascension, Beyond: Two Souls, and Assassin’s Creed 3 Liberation and more! Who won the day, and which titles look most exciting?
In their continuing quest to never grow up, Jeff, Dan, and Alex grab some new kids toys, and go to the park and play! When they saw the Saturday morning commercial, they knew they had to try out Xploderz, the crazy new toy guns that fire gelatin projectiles you make yourself. How do they fare for the big kids of TRS?
It is time once again for films to go toe to toe in VS. This time, Dan, Jeff, and Alex take on the impressive oeuvre of Tom Cruise. How do his films stack up, once against the other?
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Jonathan Coulton is an hilarious musical nerd icon. If you don’t know who he is I am surprised, but this is a good place to meet him. We chat about touring, the crafting of nerdy songs, and leaving safe but boring jobs to pursue unsafe but unboring jobs. PLUS JoCo plays a few songs, one of which is BRAND FRIGGIN NEW. Listen! Now! Really!. - Chris Hardwick
Chris sits down with Eric McCormack on Broadway! Eric talks about his new play The Best Man, his knack for recognizing actors only from their obscure roles, and how watching cartoons has inspired him! - Chris Hardwick
Longtime friend and comedian Scott Aukerman comes on the show to talk about his new show Comedy Bang Bang on IFC and the dangers of the “cough button” while recording, and reminisce about the past with Chris!
This week on Operation Kino, we’ve wandered into the dark forest with the help of a conveniently available white horse, as we review the new fairy tale adaptation Snow White and the Huntsman. From there we get into a surprisingly contentious conversation about modern-day takes on fairy tales, how popular they’ve become and how other movies can adapt fairy tales more successfully than Snow White and the Huntsman did. Before any of that, though, there’s a lightning round inspired by Piranha 3DD and tidbits with our special guest Kristy Puchko, stepping in for David this week; Da7e talks about Men in Black 3, Kristy wonders why you’re not talking more about Veep, Katey worries about all the May movies except The Avengers doing so badly, and Patches defends Tom Hooper on the occasion of the Les Miserables trailer. We end, as always, with your lightning round answers for dessert.
Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron star in a reimagining of the classic fairy tale, which adds Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman in a much more prominent role. Is this visual feast of magic and action the perfect summer treat, or does the pace make it feel like a movie fit for a more ponderous time of year? Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to the review Dan, Jeff, and Alex go.
They’re chocolate, they’re sweet, and they give you a big forehead! All part of a balanced breakfast, despite the fact that any sort of cereal with chocolate in it could potentially be considered NOT part of a balanced breakfast. Though I suppose adding a banana and a glass of milk will make it balanced! Join us as we discuss the slew of news regarding Toys, Fourze, Movies, and Go-Busters! A good portion dedicated to Beet Buster and his partner. Super Hero Time ignites with Go-Busters 14, Fourze 37, and Akibaranger 08! We conclude with a short (summer hiatuses go!) Ramble Time, with this week’s bonus, the Twitter Questions of the Week!
Brian and Justin are joined by Brian and Justin on this fully reasonable episode of the NSFW show.