Ratchet Retrocast Episode 14 – There is no RetroCast, Only Pool

Ratchet Retrocast Ep 14Welcome to the Ratchet Poolcast! Travelling back in time to July, we follow Ratchet’s long-standing conspiracy about the pool episode in ’80s-everything. We are joined by Talloolah Love, the burlesque performer responsible for Pin-ups by the Pool and the Glamour Geek Revue coming to you this Dragon Con, and an enthusiast for all things retro. We discuss more than 20 cartoons and live action shows that feature girls in bikinis or boys in trunks airing in and around the 1980s. CD rediscovers Gummi Bears and finds the ThunderCats nudes, Q mimics the voice of Seaspray (the aquatic Transformer), Ratchet almost had another date with someone famous, and Talloolah prefers Marianne to Ginger. In Achievement Unlocked we chat about buzz Alden’s right hook, LotR, and Wonder Woman. Our Steampunk Quarter Hour features Gabriel Colbaugh of the Las Vegas Steampunk Tea Society!

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Bombs and blockbusters: Summer 2013 in review

By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz

ironmanWith the release of “Elysium” in theaters this past weekend, the summer movie season is drawing — for all intents and purposes — to a close. Though there are still a few major releases scattered throughout the remaining weeks of August, students will soon be heading back to school, and Hollywood will be focusing on its line-up of fall films.

It’s been an interesting summer at the box office, and I have to admit that as I look back over the summer, I’m a bit puzzled. While the summer started out strong with solid openings for “Iron Man 3,” “Man of Steel” and “Fast & Furious 6,” it seems like ever since July (with the exception of, perhaps, “Despicable Me 2″) almost every major release has underperformed. Continue reading

Box Office Buzz: 2013 summer movie preview

Elysium-hi-res-imageAs a self-professed film addict and lover of all things fantasy and science fiction, summer tends to be my favorite time of the year at the box office. :) This is when Hollywood tends to roll out the best of its big-budget films, and this summer, we have quite a selection: from superheroes, to giant fighting robots to the return of the USS Enterprise. Although the reception to the 2013 films released so far has been a bit lukewarm, quite a few hotly-anticipated films will come out in the next few months. Here are some of the most buzzed-about movies this summer: Continue reading

Next on Earth Station One…

ESO takes on the Avengers!!And there came a day, a day unlike any other… When Earth’s mightiest heroes found themselves united against a common threat… to fight the foes no single superhero could withstand… On that day, The Mighty Avengers were born.

Next week, the Earth Station One crew assembles for all things Avengers. From the earliest comic books by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby to the current Avengers group of titles and there’s this little movie we’ll review as well. What are your favorite Avengers moments and why? Let us know at http://www.esopodcast.com, at the ESO Facebook Group, email us at esopodcast@gmail.com, or call us at 404-963-9057. We might just read yours on the show. Plus, join us for the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and Mike’s Khan Report! It’s going to be an action-packed episode next week at Earth Station One.

Next on Earth Station One…

One of the many films we will be talking about on this weeks ESONext week, the Earth Station One crew grabs some popcorn, sodas, and snacks as we head back to the theater for our annual Big Summer Movie Review. That’s right, we’re looking ahead at the upcoming releases and picking our favorites. And we would love to hear from you. What movies are you looking forward to this summer? And why? Let us know at www.esopodcast.com, at the ESO Facebook Group, email us at esopodcast@gmail.com, or call us at 404-963-9057. We might just read yours on the show.

And if that wasn’t already enough for a full show, IDW editor Jeff Conner joins us to talk about the new Zombies Vs. Robots prose project along with other upcoming goodies from the publisher. Plus, the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and Mike’s Khan Report! It’s going to be an action-packed episode next week at Earth Station One.

The ESO Crew

Summer 2012 Movie Preview

With the release date for “The Avengers” now less than a month away, the summer blockbuster season is almost here. There were quite a few good movies I really enjoyed last summer, with “X-Men: First Class” topping my list, and this summer’s slate of films looks very promising, as well. There’s a few films that are almost guaranteed hits (“The Avengers” and “The Dark Knight Rises”), and a few gambles (“The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Bourne Legacy”). Continue reading