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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join time magazine writer joel stein as they scrawl through breaking up in the cloud, wearing other men’s pants, why animals are horrible people, pity sex, atheist judaism, hipster racism, and the rules of parody. plus, aisha insults little people, and joel angers almost everyone else. girl on guy is going to blame the macallan.
join onion’s director of digital and reigning blerd prince baratunde thurston and aisha as they masticate the allure of the free drunk, analyze the lack of nordic exceptionalism, discover why baby blue satin isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, enrage an already livid new england city, and demonstrate how to kick someone’s ass. literally. plus aisha forces baratunde into a reluctant aristocracy, and we reinforce every stereotype you have about harvard nerds. girl on guy is looking for a panty-dropping algorithm.
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Jeff, Dan, and Alex are at E3 all week, and they kick things off with the giant console 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?
It has a stellar, all-star cast, one of the writers of Lost, and the director responsible for some of the greatest science fiction films of all time. Does Prometheus carry the mantle of Alien into the new millennium, or does it falter under the weight of lofty expectations? Tune in, and watch Alex and Jeff’s thoughts on the film explode from their chests!
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Jeff, Dan, and Alex begin the first full day of E3 2012 by taking in a very surprising Nintendo press conference. Could it be the most disappointing in history? They are joined by Nintendo expert Billy Berghammer to dissect all things WiiU. Then they hit the show floor, get some hands on with the big N, and visit 2K, Capcom, and Ubisoft for detailed impressions of some of the most anticipated games of the show. Don’t miss it!
Jeff, Dan, and Alex come away from another day at E3 much more excited. They spent quality time with Cave Story, Halo 4, Beyond, Darksiders 2, Sim City, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Star Trek, Crysis 3, Dead Space 3, and much, much more. See what caused their gushing excitement, and which titles failed to impress in another day of the biggest video game show on the planet.
E3 2012 comes to an end of an exciting week as Jeff, Dan, and Alex sink their teeth into God of War: Ascension, Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, Sleeping Dogs, Elder Scrolls Online, Dishonored, Rift: Storm Legion, Tomb Raider, Defiance, The Last of Us, and much more. And be sure to stick around to find out what game deserves the title of “Best of Show”.
join rock star food renegade anthony bourdain, of no reservations and the layover, and aisha as they hack through getting high in the walk-in, butting heads with ted nugent, the politics of food, the stink of western optimism, earning respect on the yard, the pleasure of pain, and the implied consent of the hot dog. plus aisha enrages koreans, and tony eats a piece of ass. just a tiny piece. to be polite. girl on guy is gonna need antibiotics.
Where in we discuss E3 2012, press conferences, browsing the web on your Xbox 360, Wonderbook, Ubisoft boobies, the Wii U, using every mobile device in the world as a remote control, sports that sound like Star Wars characters, teleprompters, games vs. movies, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Microsoft All-Stars Battle Royale, sports team confusion, free-to-play Star Wars, console strategy games, Bulletstorm, Dark Souls, putting fists through monitors, and one of the most botched game reviews ever. Starring Ryan Scott, Karen Chu, Jeff Green, Eric Neigher, Aaron Simmer, and David Wolinsky.