This week, we dive deep with one of the best video games of the year: Insomniac’s Spider-Man for PS4.
Hosted by film and gaming critics Jonathan R. Lack and Sean Chapman, listen to our weekly musings (and rants!) about the world of Video Games, Film, TV, "Doctor Who," Persona, and much, much more! With reviews, top-ten lists, news analysis, and so much more, we pick a new topic every week to discuss in depth, and we hope to see you there! Visit www.jonathanlack.com for more!
This week, we dive deep with one of the best video games of the year: Insomniac’s Spider-Man for PS4.
As a special bonus episode this week, we wrap up our recent retrospective journey through Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man films with our in-depth discussion of the controversial Spider-Man 3.
It was an amazing week for video games, as Marvel’s Spider-Man and Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age both launched on the PS4, and after spending an unhealthy amount of time playing as much of them as possible, we’ve got spoiler-free impressions of both.
After years of incessantly mentioning this movie in top 10 lists and while reviewing other superhero films, it is finally time for a full, in-depth retrospective of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2, the greatest superhero movie of all time.
With Insomniac’s highly-anticipated Spider-Man game swinging onto the PS4 next month, we thought now would be the perfect time to revisit some of our favorite superhero films of all time: Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy from the early 2000s, starting this week with the original Spider-Man from 2002.
We continue counting down our Top 10 Favorite Video Games of All Time, with #5-#1, in celebration of 250 episodes of The Weekly Stuff Podcast.
For our special 250th podcast, we are revisit one of our oldest topics: Our Top 10 Favorite Games of All Time. Part 1 of 2.
2018 marks the 5-year anniversary of Naughty Dog’s masterpiece The Last of Us, and with Part II on the horizon, we thought now was the perfect time to look back on the game that quickly established itself as a genuine classic.
We dive deep into one of Hollywood’s best and most interesting modern franchises this week with the Mission: Impossible series, reviewing the new entry Fallout and looking back on the past 5 films.
What looked like it might have been a quiet week for the podcast turned out to be a very busy one, with a surprisingly eventful Comic-Con, Disney's sudden firing of James Gunn, and more.
This week, one of our biggest projects of 2018 comes to a close as we complete our journey through the original six Star Wars films with Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.
We review Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp, remember Harlan Ellison and Steve Ditko, and talk once again about the awesome Persona Dancing games with guest Thomas Lack.
It’s a good-old fashioned grab-bag this week, as we cover a week’s worth of news and discuss the strange grab-bag of old and new games we’ve been diving into to escape the dumpster fire that is America in 2018.
This week, we return to the world of Star Wars in our ongoing series of in-depth retrospectives on the original six films, this time arriving at the best and most iconic Episode of them all: The Empire Strikes Back.
Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey turns 50 this year, and to celebrate, we revisit one of the greatest films of all-time for an in-depth discussion.
We recap the third day of E3 2018, including Nintendo's show and the unveiling of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and have a wrap-up discussion about the week's events.
Day 2 of E3 2018 brought us big showcases from Sony and Ubisoft, and a completely baffling non-event from Square Enix, and we recap and analyze all of it on today’s show.
On Day 1 of our E3 coverage, we take a look at EA, Microsoft, and Bethesda's big showcases, with thoughts on Anthem, Halo Infinite, Fallout 76, and more!
We take an in-depth look ahead towards next week's big E3 conference and review Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5 Dancing Star Night for the PS4.
We talk SOLO, the latest Star Wars movie, gush over the new Persona 3 and 5 Dancing games, and much more!
This month, we reach the end of our journey through Doctor Who history – for now, at least – by diving into the audio adventures of the series’ least well-known but paradoxically most prolific Doctor: Paul McGann.
We review the surprisingly excellent 'Deadpool 2,' talk about a recent spate of E3 leaks, and much more!
This week, we return to a galaxy far, far away for our next in-depth Star Wars discussion, arriving at the film that started it all: Star Wars, also known as Episode IV: A New Hope.
We dive deep with the new God of War, look back on the history of Donkey Kong Country, and talk a whole lot of Norse Mythology in this week's episode.
Marvel’s biggest movie yet has landed in theaters, and we have a lot to say about the surprisingly great Avengers: Infinity War, along with some initial impressions of God of War for the PS4.
We have quite the grab bag for you on the show this week, as we discuss topics as wide-ranging as the passing of beloved Japanese director Isao Takahata, the premiere of Persona 5 The Animation, and Sean's countdown of every Spider-Man game he's ever played.
After revisiting the first two Star Wars Prequels earlier this year, we finally reach the third and final film in the controversial trilogy, alongside reviews of Far Cry 5, Ready Player One, and more!
This month, our journey through classic Doctor Who reaches a culmination point, as we drop in on the original series’ excellent final creative push, with the run of Sylvester McCoy’s wonderful Seventh Doctor and his delightfully loony antepenultimate story “Ghost Light.”
It’s a loose, fun, freewheelin’ grab-bag style episode on the show this week, as we talk about a whole host of recent movies, games, and TV shows.
A month after its US release and on the heels of its international debut on Netflix, we finally get around to talking about Alex Garland's Annihilation, a sci-fi journey that is gorgeously strange, evocative, frustrating, and undeniably fascinating to talk about.
We celebrate Mario Day 2018, discuss this year's Oscars, talk the recent Nintendo Direct, and the depressing recurrence of the 'Violence in Video Games' discussion in America's mainstream.
In our seventh Doctor Who bonus podcast, we talk about the turbulent era of the Sixth Doctor Colin Baker and the story "Vengeance on Varos."
With Black Panther continuing its stunning box-office run and dominating pop culture conversations, we thought this might be a good week to look back at the 10-year history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that brought us to this point.
In this week's episode, we review Black Panther, the Marvel movie sensation that's gripping the nation, and catch up on two weeks of news and stuff.
This week, we return to a galaxy far, far away for our second critical conversation about the infamous Star Wars prequels, this time diving deep with Episode II - Attack of the Clones.
On today's show, we review of two of January's plethora of video game releases, diving into Dragon Ball FighterZ and Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory.
We look back at the first installment in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, "The Phantom Menace," examining it as a piece of filmmaking, its place in pop culture history, and what it tells us about the past, present, and future of cinema's biggest franchise.
In our sixth monthly bonus episode on classic Doctor Who, we discuss the reign of the Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) by exploring his strange early story "Kinda."
It’s a grab-bag style episode this week, as we cover this week's Nintendo Direct, head over to Sean's Beta Corner for Dragon Ball FighterZ, and offer a preview of the 2018 year in gaming.
For our first show back in the new year, we clear the deck with hours of holiday stories, reviews, and chats about games old and new we’ve been playing over the break.
Co-host Jonathan Lack shares his picks for The Top 10 Films of 2017, and talks a bit about each of them in this special New Year's Eve episode.
For our final episode of 2017, we count down the best of a great year in video games.
We review Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Zelda Champion's Ballad DLC, talk Disney's Fox acquisition, and much more!
In our fifth Classic Doctor Who bonus podcast, we look at the incredible late-Fourth Doctor story, "City of Death," written by the immortal Douglas Adams himself.
We continue our in-depth retrospective of the Steven Moffat era of Doctor Who, counting down all 39 Doctor Who stories written by Steven Moffat, from “The Empty Child” in 2005 to “The Doctor Falls” in 2017.
In Part 1 of our retrospective of the Steven Moffat era of Doctor Who, we talk about the Moffat era as a whole, reminisce about covering the show in such depth throughout the decade, how the show evolved so much across six seasons and two Doctors, and more.
We kick off the last month of this very busy year with a grab-bag style episode in which we review three games, discuss some recent news, swap Thanksgiving stories, and go off on a very long Doctor Who tangent.
In our fourth monthly bonus Doctor Who podcast, we enter the Fourth Doctor's iconic era with the classic horror serial "The Brain of Morbius."
We review Justice League, talk the debacle over Star Wars Battlefront II's lootbox controversy, and remember Hiromi Tsuru, the voice actress who played Bulma in Dragon Ball for over 30 years.
In the second episode of the week, we offer a slate of reviews for recent games, including Sonic Forces, Mario Odyssey, and Wolfenstein II, before diving into Thor Ragnarok, one of the very best Marvel films to date.
We cover two weeks worth of news, including the flood of sexual harassment and assault allegations that have consumed the entertainment, media, and political spheres recently, as we catch up from a week off.
We review Super Mario Odyssey and Wolfenstein II and catch up on a week's worth of news, including big Doctor Who casting announcements.
On our third monthly bonus episode about Classic Doctor Who, we dive into the Third Doctor serial "The Daemons."
We review Fire Emblem Warriors and Nioh, discuss EA's closure of Visceral, and much more.
We review Blade Runner 2049, talk some Star Wars topics, and discuss a whole lot of movie news in this week's episode.
With Blade Runner 2049 on the horizon, we talk about the original classic; also covered is the SNES Classic, the new trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, and much more.
On the second Classic Doctor Who bonus podcast, we talk the Second Doctor story "Tomb of the Cybermen," from 1967.
We tackle subjects both heavy and light this week, conversing about recent issues in racism and sexism in the gaming and film scenes, speculating about a possible N64 Classic, reviewing Metroid and Destiny 2, and much more.
We review Destiny 2 & Metroid: Samus Returns, go over a bunch of news including this week's big Nintendo Direct, and more!
We go deep into the finale of Twin Peaks: The Return, review Yakuza Kiwami for the PS4 and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for the Nintendo Switch, and much more!
We review Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, give impressions on Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, talk about a bunch of news and stuff, and dive into the penultimate episode of Twin Peaks: The Return.
In our first monthly bonus show, we talk the Classic Doctor Who story "The Aztecs," starring William Hartnell as the first Doctor.
We review Sonic Mania, examine the Great Super NES Pre-Order Debacle of 2017, and talk Twin Peaks Part 15.
It’s a game review extravaganza on this week’s show, as we talk Sonic Mania, Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice, dive deep with Nier Automata, and talk Part 14 of Twin Peaks: The Return.
In this week's packed episode, we review the new indie game Tacoma, talk Twin Peaks Part 13, and go over some recent news including Persona spin-off announcements.
In our second podcast of the week, we clean up some odds and ends by talking about a bunch of recent news, Jonathan shares some thoughts on the ongoing 7th season of Game of Thrones, and we preview some of the games we’ll be talking about throughout the month of August, before diving into our thoughts on the latest Twin Peaks.
For our milestone 200th episode, we revisit the podcast’s very first topic and take a look forward to the future of the show with the launch of our new Patreon page and a slew of new projects.
We talk the latest news out of San Diego Comic-Con, review Dunkirk and the recent Planet of the Apes Films, talk Splatoon 2 and Nier Automata, review Twin Peaks Part 11, and much more.
We talk the reveal of Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor Who, dive into the Destiny 2 beta, and review Part 10 of Twin Peaks: The Return on another busy episode!
We review the wonderful Spider-Man Homecoming, the latest episode of Twin Peaks: The Return, and much more on a packed new show!
It's an all-Doctor Who all-the-time episode this week as we talk about the 10th series finale and the 10th series as a whole.
We review the penultimate episode of the tenth season of "Doctor Who" and the wonderfully abstract eight episode of Showtime's "Twin Peaks"
It's a week jam-packed with spoiler discussions, as we dive into the latest episodes of Doctor Who and Twin Peaks and offer a belated in-depth chat on Wonder Woman.
We talk all the announcements, previews, and details from E3 2017 and review the latest episodes of Doctor Who and Twin Peaks in our longest episode to date.
We preview next week's E3 and review this week's Doctor Who and Twin Peaks episodes on another exciting episode!
In a grab-bag style episode, we talk the latest Doctor Who, chat more about Fire Emblem Echoes, and so much more!
In this special bonus episode, listen to all 10 hours of our in-depth discussions about the video game masterpiece Persona 5.
We talk the return of Twin Peaks, the latest Doctor Who, Fire Emblem Echoes for the 3DS, Alien Covenant, and much more!
With the revived series returning to Showtime this Sunday, we offer a retrospective of the great Twin Peaks - discussing the entire TV series, our favorite characters and episodes, and much more!
We talk the latest episode of Doctor Who, the new black-and-white version of Logan, and much more on today's show, the first of a two-podcast week.
In what might be our longest episode ever, we offer three big spoiler chats on Guardians of the Galaxy 2, the latest Doctor Who, and more Persona 5.
We continue talking Persona 5, Doctor Who, Mario Kart 8, PuyoPuyo Tetris, and so much more on this week's podcast!
Our adventures in the wonderful Persona 5 continue this week, as we offer our third spoiler-filled chat on the game, alongside our review of this week’s Doctor Who, “Smile,” and reactions to news on Call of Duty, Avatar, X-Men, and more.
We talk the Doctor Who Series 10 premiere, more Persona 5 spoiler chat, the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer, and more!
After years of waiting, it is finally time – Persona 5 has arrived stateside, which means we can finally dive in deep with the next entry in our favorite video game series.
We ask what we think the best games ever made are, each picking 5 titles, while also diving deeper into The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, previewing Persona 5, and much more!
Jonathan shares his impressions from the first hours of Mass Effect Andromeda and opinion on Disney’s smash hit Beauty and the Beast remake, and, for our main topic, we dive in even deeper to the wonderful world of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
In this grab-bag style episode, a special guest joins to help us discuss the Nintendo Switch, Legend of Zelda, Persona 3, and more!
We review "Logan," the last film to star Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, with spoilers aplenty.
We break down a busy week in gaming with spoiler-free impressions of PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn, the new Nintendo Switch console, and launch game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
In addition to a grab-bag of random stuff and recent news, we offer a retrospective on the Legend of Zelda series and rank all the Nintendo consoles from worst to best in preparation for the launch of the Nintendo Switch.
In a particularly eclectic episode, we review John Wick 2, Lego Batman, Gravity Rush 2, Yakuza 0, and more!
Sean and Jonathan discuss the announcement that Peter Capaldi will be leaving Doctor Who, offer a small Wii U retrospective ahead of the Nintendo Switch launch, and much more!
Sean and Jonathan talk lots of news and announcements before offering a spoiler-free review of the great Gravity Rush 2 on PS4.
Sean and Jonathan break down everything from Nintendo's formal unveiling of their upcoming Nintendo Switch console, with thoughts on everything we learned about the games, hardware, and more!
In addition to some Holiday stories and a grab bag of news topics, we offer spoiler-filled reviews of the wonderful Doctor Who Christmas Special, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio,” and the absolutely dreadful Sherlock season premiere, “The Six Thatchers.”
Sean and Jonathan count down the Top 10 Video Games of 2016, easily the best year in gaming we've ever covered, with titles like "Doom," "Uncharted 4," "Hitman," "Final Fantasy XV," and many more represented.
Sean and Jonathan talk recent video game releases including The Last Guardian and Forza Horizon 3 DLC before doing a deep spoiler dive on Call of Duty Infinite Warfare and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
After discussing Final Fantasy XV in spoiler-free terms last week, we dive in for a full analysis of the story and characters with this week's episode - spoilers abound.
We break down all the news from the Game Awards and the PlayStation Experience before diving in with our first spoiler-free impressions of Final Fantasy XV.
We catch up on a bunch of new game releases from the past two months, including Pokemon Sun and Moon, Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, Titanfall 2, Dishonored 2, and much more!
In addition to reviewing Marvel's latest, trippiest film - Doctor Strange - we talk Skyrim Special Edition, Persona 5, Hitman Episode 6, and much more!
In this special episode, we talk about the devastating results of the 2016 election, how it makes us feel, why we are scared, and what we are doing to cope. We will be back on Monday with a regular episode.
Jonathan and Sean analyze a busy week full of news, with particular attention paid to the unveiling of the Nintendo Switch, perhaps the most exciting announcement Nintendo has had in over a decade.
We review Shin Godzilla, the first Toho-produced Godzilla film in twelve years, and one of the best films of 2016, along with thoughts on Gears of War 4, the beta for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and much more!
It's our long-anticipated Godzilla retrospective, as we count down all 28 films in the 62-year history of one of cinema's most enduring icons.
Sean and Jonathan review the incredible new racing game Forza Horizon 3, the recently released fifth episode of Hitman, and finally the extremely discussion-worthy indie game Virginia on the latest episode of The Weekly Stuff.
In addition to reviewing Destiny: Rise of Iron, the latest expansion for the shared-world shooter, Sean and Jonathan review some new movies (Sully and Snowden) talk about some new video games (ReCore and Virginia) and even revisit an old classic in Shenmue.
Sean and Jonathan talk Sony's recent unveiling of the PlayStation 4 Pro, review Kingsglaive, the Final Fantasy XV movie, take a look back at the Nintendo Gamecube on its 15th anniversary, and much more!
In one of the grab-baggiest grab-bag episodes we ever done, we recount two weeks of news and experience, including thoughts on the late Gene Wilder, the Titanfall 2 beta, more No Man's Sky chat, and much, much more.
We review the fourth and final film based on our favorite video game, "Persona 3," with the movie "Winter of Rebirth."
We review the horrible Suicide Squad, round up some recent film and gaming news, and discuss the phenomenon that is No Man's Sky.
We review the new, disappointing Jason Bourne movie, review some recent games, talk Nintendo rumors and DC film shenanigans, and much more!
With the new Jason Bourne film on the horizon, we look back at the best action series of the 2000s by revisiting the original Bourne trilogy.
In the first of two podcasts this week, we break down a bunch of news out of Comic-Con, and Jonathan offers some thoughts on the new Ghostbusters movie and the new PS4 JRPG I am Setsuna before diving into our main topic, a review of Star Trek Beyond.
We’re back with a jam-packed episode, talking Playdead's "Inside," the phenomenon that is Pokemon GO, and celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek.
With six months of 2016 now behind us, it’s a good time to take stock of the year so far – and while it’s been a rough year for humanity in general, it’s been a pretty phenomenal year for video games, and in some ways, we’ve barely even gotten started!
In our 150th podcast, we take a trip down memory lane to look back at the N64 on its 20th anniversary and Sonic the Hedgehog on its 25th.
In our annual E3 episode, we break down all the news from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, and more in excruciating detail.
E3 is right around the corner, so we prepare by breaking down all the pre-E3 news and giving some speculation for next week's big show.
It's a two topic episode this week, as we review X-Men Apocalypse and dive into the amazing new DOOM game from Id and Bethesda.
Uncharted 4 is finally here, and it's potentially an all-timer, making for a great in-depth podcast conversation.
It's a long episode, as we cover the amazing trailer for Persona 5, dive into the open beta for Overwatch, and review the incredible Captain America: Civil War.
It's a calm before the storm as we talk more Digimon, more Dark Souls 3, and more confusing Nintendo stories.
We talk adventures in New York, review Dark Souls 3, and look back at the Xbox 360 on the eve of its official discontinuation.
With Uncharted 4 on the horizon, we look back at the original PS3 trilogy and all the greatness Naughty Dog and Nathan Drake have brought us over the years.
We rant about technology problems, Sean gets jumped into Windows 10 like Microsoft is the mafia, Digimon continues to be the topic of the Spring, and we look at a bunch of Hollywood releases that don't look like real movies.
We cover some video game news, talk more about the great Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth, and review the second season of Netflix and Marvel's Daredevil.
Batman v Superman is out, and it's terrible. Unbelievably terrible. So we talk about it, a lot, picking apart every awful, offensive, boring, baffling, and oftentimes downright disgusting thing about this slow-motion trainwreck of a movie.
With Batman v Superman about to arrive in theaters, we look back at the cinematic history of these two iconic superheroes, counting down all their big movies from worst to best.
We talk video games, Digimon, movie trailers, movie news, and much more, including the crazy rumors of Sony developing a PS4.5.
It's the 20th anniversary of everyone's favorite cute-animal cockfighting simulator, so we take a trip down memory lane to look back at two decades of Pokemon.
We review the film Deadpool, go in-depth with Fire Emblem Fates, and even journey into the strange land of Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth for PS4 and Vita.
In addition to a few other topics, we offer our in-depth take on the third of four film adaptations of our favorite game, "Persona 3," with the film "Falling Down."
This week is a packed grab-bag style podcast, as we make up for our blizzard-related week off by covering lots of news and goings-on, including Smash Bros DLC, The Witness, and more!
We discuss Steven Moffat's decision to leave Doctor Who at the end of this upcoming season, and what it means for our favorite show going forward.
This weeks we look back on the lives and work of the late David Bowie and Alan Rickman, two artists who had incredible influences on our lives, before we move on to slightly more frivolous topics.
It’s time to look back on the year that was 2015, with our annual year-in-review spectacular!
After a brief holiday break, we're back with lots of stories and reviews, including thoughts on "The Hateful Eight" and a great Doctor Who Christmas special, "The Husbands of River Song."
We review one of the most hyped film releases of all time by diving into Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
We talk a stroll down Star Wars memory lane, review Assassin's Creed Syndicate, and more!
With the series 9 finale, "Hell Bent," having arrived, we talk not only about the conclusion to this great season, but look back over the series as a whole and where it ranks in the Doctor Who pantheon.
We catch up on the latest two episodes of Doctor Who, "Face the Raven" and "Heaven Sent," and much more!
Jonathan's been entertaining Sean with his bizarre film school stories off the air for years now, so on the eve of graduation, we share them with listeners for the first time!
We talk two of the year's biggest games in Fallout 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider, and review the latest episode of Doctor Who, "Sleep No More."
We talk the new James Bond movie and review "The Zygon Inversion," a potentially all-time great episode of Doctor Who.
This is a sad episode, because we have to talk about Halo 5, and it's not very good. But Doctor Who was good. So there's that.
We talk the new Star Wars trailer, review Crimson Peak, and talk the latest Doctor Who, "The Woman Who Lived."
This week’s show is a busy one, as we cover some recent news in movies and video games, before jumping into a big slate of reviews, including Persona 4: Dancing All Night in spoiler-y detail and the latest episode of Doctor Who, “The Girl Who Died,” which was all kinds of fantastic.
We talk about the 4th Doctor Who of the season, examine the state of Star Wars, and discuss a great piece of listener mail!
This is a light, grab-bag style week on the podcast, as Sean gives his initial thoughts on Persona 4: Dancing All Night for the PS Vita, Jonathan talks about this weekend’s new movies, and both of us discuss the latest Doctor Who episode, “Under the Lake,” which was excellent.
We talk about the latest Doctor Who and count down the Top 10 Persona Vocal Tracks in a very self-indulgent episode of the podcast!
We review the series premiere of Doctor Who and talk the latest expansion to Destiny, "The Taken King."
After looking over the history of the Metal Gear Solid franchise on last week’s show, we dive in full with the latest installment of the franchise, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
With Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain the big video game release of the past week, this week’s episode dives into the history of the entire Metal Gear Solid series.
We catch up on a bunch of stories, reviews, and news from summer as we play catch-up in preparation for the fall. Part 2 of 2.
We catch up on a bunch of stories, reviews, and news from summer as we play catch-up in preparation for the fall. Part 1 of 2.
We make up for an unexpected hiatus by talking about all the recent films of the 2015 summer movie season.
E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is underway this week in Los Angeles, bringing with it a flurry of news from all corners of the gaming industry. As we do every year, we have devoted an entire episode to the show, breaking down press briefings from Sony, Microsoft, Bethesda, Nintendo, and more, analyzing all the big announcements, and discussing which games have us the most excited to play in 2015 and beyond.
It's a busy episode this week as we tackle lots of recent movie news before diving into a full review of the first season of Netflix's "Daredevil."
We review the second of four Persona 3 film adaptations, "Midsummer Knight's Dream."
We review some recent video games, including Bloodborne and Persona Q, talk Nintendo and movie news, and more!
We return from an accidental hiatus to swap fun stories, break down some news, and more!
We examine the state of the new generation of gaming consoles after their first full year on the market.
On the first episode of the new year, we count down the best games of 2014, talk about the final Hobbit film, and review the Doctor Who 2014 Christmas Special.
Jonathan counts down the Top 10 Films of 2014 on this special bonus mini-episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast.
We talk recent video games like Persona Q and Far Cry 4 and dive into November's disturbing trend of broken video game releases.
We talk the final episodes of Doctor Who Series 8 and look back on the season as a whole.
We talk 4 new episodes of Doctor Who and count down the Top 100 Stuff on the landmark 100th episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast.
We talk the latest Doctor Who, odds and ends, and the Demo of Super Smash Bros for the 3DS.
Bungie's Destiny is one of the biggest game releases of the year, and also one of the most divisive. We share all our thoughts on this ambitious, innovative shooter, before moving on to our weekly discussion of Doctor Who with the season's fourth episode, "Listen."
In addition to the latest Doctor Who, we talk some recent games and news on this week's show.
It's a grab bag this week with Doctor Who, movie news, gaming stuff, and more!
We review the first episode of the new Doctor Who season (and new Doctor, Peter Capaldi), "Deep Breath."
With Peter Capaldi's 12th Doctor incoming on the new season of Doctor Who, we spend an episode discussing our favorite TV show by revisiting other Doctor introduction episodes over the life of the series.
It's a very busy episode, as we catch up on several weeks worth of film and gaming news, including all the biggest announcements out of Gamescom 2014, offer our thoughts on Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, and, of course, pay our respects to the late, great Robin Williams.
It's a rather loose, relaxed episode this week, as Sean and Jonathan break down some movie and gaming news, discuss what recent games they've been playing, and have a discussion about Bungie's 'Destiny' console beta.
We look back on the first half of 2014 and clear the deck for the busy second half to come.
Having broken down all the biggest E3 news and announcements last week, we return this week for some final E3 wrap-up, including our reactions to the first-look Alpha for Bungie's new game Destiny. Also discussed are Warner Bros’ supposed plans for an ambitious (and foolhardy) DC cinematic universe, and some final thoughts on Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs.
With E3 well underway and all the major companies having delivered their annual press conferences - Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony, and Nintendo - we pick apart all the major news, announcements, and developments from the conference thus far, analyzing what this all means for the new video games consoles, and for the industry as a whole. Enjoy!
We catch up on two busy weeks of weeks of news and review X-Men Days of Future Past and Watch Dogs.
We review the first entry in the four-part film adaptation of our favorite game of all time, Persona 3.
With Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla" reboot film now in theatres and doing major box office numbers, we offer an in-depth discussion of the film, with hosts Sean - a lifelong Godzilla fan - and Jonathan - mostly familiar with the original 1954 'Gojira' - bringing two very different perspectives to the table.
We dive into perhaps the worst superhero film to date with the atrocious, painful Amazing Spider-Man 2.
We count down our favorite superhero films of all time just in time for the busy summer movie season.
Sean and Jonathan offer an in-depth review and discussion of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, along with some thoughts on the departure of Martin O'Donnell from Bungie, recent PS4 developments, and Sony's strange plans for a Sinister Six movie. Enjoy!
After discussing the recent video games we've been playing - including Bravely Default, Dark Souls II, and Luftrausers - and briefly covering some recent gaming news, Sean and Jonathan prepare for Captain America: The Winter Soldier by looking back at all of Marvel Studios' films to date, and reviewing some of the One-Shot short films included on the Marvel movie Blu-Ray releases.
Sean and Jonathan offer an in-depth review and discussion of the first major post-launch exclusive for the PlayStation 4, Infamous: Second Son. Suffice it to say, we're both big fans, and there is a lot to cover. Also discussed are Jonathan's misadventures syncing (and losing) PSN trophies, and Sean's stories about his shiny new laptop. Enjoy!
On this week's thoroughly random Weekly Stuff Podcast, Sean and Jonathan are joined by a special guest to talk about Dark Souls II, some more Wii U stories, and all the biggest gaming and movie news of the last week, including discussion of Sony's new Virtual Reality project, 'Morpheus.' Enjoy!
On this week's totally random, utterly free-wheeling episode of The Weekly Stuff, Jonathan shares the saga that was setting up his new, stupidly-purchased Wii U, Sean unboxes Dark Souls II live on the air, and we cover a bunch of recent video game news. Enjoy!
We offer an in-depth review of the new DLC for "The Last of Us," "Left Behind." How does it stack up to the main game, and what do we think of what it does or does not add to the universe of this masterpiece? Also discussed are the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy, casting for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four, the shuttering of Irrational Games studio, and lots more. Enjoy!
Hosts Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman tackle a lot of news this week - including the incredibly tragic passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman, whom we pay tribute to here - from movie trailers to video game developments, before diving into an in-depth discussion of Series 3 of the BBC's 'Sherlock,' which just finished its American run on PBS.
We kick off the new year with discussions of Sony's plans for video game streaming, the state of Nintendo, and a preview of all the movies and games we are excited to experience in 2014.
On the first episode of 2014, we take a look back at 2013, and the best in movies, video game, and (a little bit of) TV. With lots of lists and plenty of in-depth discussion, we bring 2013 to a close, and hopefully start 2014 off on the right foot.
We catch up on December with a full review and discussion of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and a discussion of the Doctor Who Christmas Special, "The Time of the Doctor." We also offer a retrospective of Matt Smith's run on the series as the Eleventh Doctor, capping off a very fun and busy episode!
We catch up on several weeks worth of news, including the announcement of Persona 5 and three new spin-off games, before jumping into a discussion of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, "The Day of the Doctor."
On a special bonus episode, we celebrate today's 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, one of our very favorite television series, with a special retrospective episode. We talk about all eleven Doctors, their best companions, count down our Top 10 Favorite episodes from the classic and modern series, and more.
We give our initial impressions of the PlayStation 4, including the hardware, user interface, games, and graphics, before transitioning into an in-depth discussion of Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World."
On a special episode, we celebrate the launch of the PS4 and the next generation of video games by looking back upon the current generation - the Xbox 360, the Wii, and the Playstation 3. Talk of favorite games, memories, and more makes for a special, extremely long episode.
On this week's episode...we lost this week's episode! After spending two hours recording a brand new episode reminiscing about the current generation of video games, a computer malfunction erased the data, leaving us with this special twenty-minute explanatory podcast to tide listeners over.
We cover a wide grab bag of topics - and a lot of random tangents - including recent movie trailers for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the giant PS4 FAQ released by Sony, our extended thoughts on Batman: Arkham Origins, and some commentary on recent game reviews.
Sean and Jonathan talk about a bunch of random topics - Pokemon X and Y, Gravity, Indie Games, Doctor Who news, etc. - before moving on to a review of Batman: Arkham Origins, the newest Batman game, which we both consider to be a pleasant surprise!
We celebrate Halloween with a discussion of one of history's greatest horror movies: Dracula, starring the inimitable Bela Lugosi! And before that, we discuss the shocking delay of Ubisoft's Watch Dogs and offer some initial thoughts on Pokemon X and Y!
We talk a bunch about recent video games we've played, including Beyond Two Souls, before diving into some really exciting Doctor Who news, and finally providing our promised, definitive review of "Grand Theft Auto V" and its troublesome online mode.
We analyze all the recent, fascinating Steam announcements, some intriguing information about the PS4, the reveal of a new Persona game, and even offer some more critical thoughts on Grand Theft Auto V.
We give our first, spoiler-free impressions of Rockstar's hotly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V.
We talk about the past of Grand Theft Auto and Mass Effect during a slow week that suddenly became very busy.
We catch up on a bevy of gaming news, including big announcements from Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony, before diving into a discussion of Rooster Teeth's two major animated series, "Red vs Blue" and "RWBY," and offer some thoughts on one of our favorite recent Indie games, "Hotline Miami."
We talk all the big video game news of this year's Gamescom conference, cover the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman, and treat you to a solid hour's worth of tangents and asides. A fun time shall be had by all!
Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman recap some recent movies, video games, and news for each before jumping into a long, in-depth discussion on our favorite game of all time, the 2006 JRPG classic "Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3."
We cover this weekend's revelation of the identity of the 12th Doctor on British sci-fi classic Doctor Who, give our thoughts on the new downloadable content for Bioshock Infinite, and review the latest comic-book movie, The Wolverine.
We catch up on summer vacation news, including the announcement of Batman v Superman at Comic-Con.
On the third and final episode of a special three-part installment, we finish counting down, discussing, and analyzing our Top 10 favorite video games of all time! On this episode, we conclude the countdown with discussions of our very favorite video games ever, including entries in the "Mass Effect" and "Persona" series.
On the second episode of a special three-part installment, we continue counting down, discussing, and analyzing our Top 10 favorite video games of all time! On this episode, we share our respective selections for #7-#4, including modern masterpieces like Halo and Red Dead Redemption and classics like Super Mario 64.
On the first episode of a special three-part installment, we begin counting down, discussing, and analyzing our Top 10 favorite video games of all time! On this episode, we share our honorable mentions before moving on to our respective selections for #10 - #8.
We go in-depth with Naughty Dog's "The Last of Us," the recent video game sensation for PlayStation 3. This is one of the greatest games ever made, and we give it the treatment it deserves by discussing and analyzing it in extreme detail over the course of this special 3-hour episode.
We break down Microsoft's stunning, surprising announcement that they are doubling back on nearly every online or DRM-related policy they have announced for the Xbox One, their next-generation gaming console, over the past few weeks.
We discuss, rant, and argue about the new Superman film, 'Man of Steel.'
We break down every announcement and reveal from the 2013 E3 conference in LA.
We discuss Matt Smith's recent announcement that he is leaving Doctor Who at the end of the year. How it will affect the show moving forward? What are our theories about the incoming Twelfth Doctor era? All this and more is discussed.
We take a look at Microsoft's somewhat disastrous reveal of the horrendously named 'Xbox One.'
We discuss and review J.J. Abrams' " Star Trek Into Darkness," the latest sci-fi blockbuster of 2013. From mysterious villains to new versions of old characters, there is plenty to talk about, and we cover it all.
We break down both the finale and the season as a whole for the seventh series of Doctor Who.
We prepare for the horribly titled "Star Trek Into Darkness" by watching the first - and best - Star Trek sequel, "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan." What is it that makes this seminal masterpiece of the Star Trek universe so successful? Why is it such a high benchmark other Trek films have had difficulty living up to? We cover all this and more, along with Sean's take on "Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon," and our review of the latest Doctor Who episode, "Nightmare in Silver."
We dive deep into the world of Marvel's "Iron Man 3," reviewing, analyzing, and debating the first major film of the summer. It's a good one, too, leaving us with lots and lots to talk about before we transition into our weekly "Doctor Who" segment and review the latest episode, "The Crimson Horror."
We give our thoughts on our most anticipated upcoming summer movies - including "Iron Man 3," "Man of Steel," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "Fast & Furious 6," and more - in addition to covering some recent gaming developments and reviewing the latest episode of Doctor Who, "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS."
We talk the latest news out of Disney's 'Star Wars' acquisition, look at some movie trailers, check in on the Halo 4 multiplayer suite, and review the latest episode of Doctor Who, "Hide."
We tackle a few small topics, including the latest Xbox 720 rumors, before diving in to one of our patented in-depth discussions on Fede Alvarez's excellent remake of "Evil Dead." After talking gore, gore, and more gore, we move on to our weekly "Doctor Who" segment, in which we review this week's episode, "Cold War."
We go in-depth with our lengthy review and discussion of Bioshock Infinite, the undisputed game of the year so far. After that, we check in with the latest episode of Doctor Who, "The Rings of Akhaten." Spoilers for both!
We talk Doctor Who, movie news, Bioshock Infinite, and much more!
In the second installment of a special 2-part episode, hosts Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman countdown their top 10 favorite TV Shows of all time, including classics such as "Doctor Who," "Dragon Ball Z," "The X-Files," "Mad Men," and more! Part 2 concludes our countdown with our picks for #5 through #1.
In the first part of a special 2-part episode, hosts Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman countdown their top 10 favorite TV Shows of all time, including classics such as "Doctor Who," "Star Trek," "Firefly," and more! Part 1 includes our picks for #10 through #6, while next week's conclusion will finish the list with #5 through #1.
We talk Jonathan's newly-published book, movie trailers, and more before imagining a fake plot for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 based on pre-release rumors.
We dive into the greatness of Persona 4 several months after the release of the wonderful PS Vita remake, Persona 4 Golden. Part 2 of 2.
We dive into the greatness of Persona 4 several months after the release of the wonderful PS Vita remake, Persona 4 Golden. Part 1 of 2.
Hosts Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman analyze, dissect, and discuss Sony's recent announcement of the PlayStation 4. In an exhaustive analysis that covers absolutely everything we know so far, we offer our thoughts on one of the most exciting developments in recent gaming history, as well as our predictions and hopes for what comes next.
Hosts Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman discuss their wants and predictions for the new generation of video game consoles, tentatively known as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720. Also discussed is Bungie's reveal of their new game "Destiny."
We review House of Cards, talk Final Fantasy, and offer a silly exercise in fake celebrity anime dub casting.
Hosts Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman review DC Animated Universe's 2-part adaptation of Frank Miller's acclaimed graphic novel, "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns."
Hosts Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman tackle two big news topics from the past week. First, we cover the big spate of Nintendo news announced during the company's latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, and next, we dive deep into our thoughts on the news that J.J. Abrams will be directing "Star Wars Episode VII."
Hosts Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman take it easy and talk about whatever's on their mind, which, in this case, means PlayStation network issues, downloadable video games like "Journey" and "Tokyo Jungle," a horrible shopping experience at Best Buy, and Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty." There's no particular topic, but this is a fun and lively podcast nevertheless!
Sean Chapman and Jonathan Lack offer a comprehensive preview of the most exciting movies and video games coming out over the next twelve months, including "GTA V," "Man of Steel," and lots more!
Hosts Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman play catch-up on the last two weeks - including Sean's memorable experiences going to the movie theatre, as well as his opinion on the HFR version of "The Hobbit" - before diving into a full review and analysis of the new Doctor Who Christmas Special, "The Snowmen."
Hosts Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman look back at 2012, offering our picks for the best movies, video games, and TV Shows of a very entertaining year. And Sean babbles about a four-year old JRPG. A lot.
Hosts Jonathan R. Lack and Sean Chapman review, analyze, and discuss the highly anticipated "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" from director Peter Jackson. We are both very positive on the film, albeit with some minor reservations. Listen to the show to learn more!
Hosts Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman prepare for the release of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" by recording an audio commentary for the 1977 animated "Hobbit" movie by Rankin Bass! If you haven't seen this camp classic, now is the perfect time! Also discussed are recent film releases and "Far Cry 3."
Hosts Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman continue their trek through Middle Earth with an exhaustive look back at the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy by director Peter Jackson. Exploring our memories of the movies, how the films adapt Tolkien's books, and how each character and performance stacks up, we give this epic trilogy the remembrance it deserves!
Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman prepare for the release of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" by diving into the literary world of J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle Earth. What makes "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" such enduring classics? What about the universe Tolkien created endures and excites readers decades past its inception? All this, plus discussions of "Skyfall" and "Lincoln," round out a busy episode!
Jonathan and Sean offer their thoughts on the Call of Duty phenomenon by tracing the series from the start of its home console success with Call of Duty 2 up to the record breaking success of Black Ops II. Also discussed is recent film news, a breakdown of the final Twilight film, Wii U launch news, and Jonathan's guide to Thanksgiving film releases.
Hosts Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman offer an in-depth, multi-part review of Halo 4, the new Halo game for Xbox 360. All spoilers are held to the end of the episode, so don't worry if you haven't finished Campaign yet! Also discussed, at the beginning of the show, is Red vs Blue Season 10 and its recent, excellent finale.
In preparation for this week's launch of "Halo 4" on Xbox 360, Sean and Jonathan offer their thoughts on the upcoming game and take an in-depth look back at memories of prior games in the beloved sci-fi series.
Sean Chapman and Jonathan Lack devote half the show to a second discussion of Prometheus, now on Blu-Ray, and the first half bouncing around from an overview of the Assassin’s Creed video games, recent movie reviews, and our reaction to the news that Disney has purchased Lucasfilm and will be making more Star Wars films. What can we say? It has been a busy couple of weeks, and we wanted to cover it all.
Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman revisit the beloved "Indiana Jones" franchise, offering their in-depth analysis of each film in the original trilogy and briefly touching upon "Crystal Skull." Discussion of the new "Bond 50" Blu-Ray set and a preview of next week's installment round out the episode.
Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman finish our coverage of the first portion of Doctor Who's seventh season by discussing "The Angels Take Manhattan," the final episode to feature long-time companions Amy and Rory!
Sean and Jonathan discuss the fourth episode of Doctor Who Series 7, "The Power of Three," in great detail. In particular, we spend much time ranting about the final, awful line of the episode. The latest "Hobbit" trailer is also discussed.
Hosts Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman cover a few mini-topics before jumping into a major, in-depth discussion of the highly impressive Half-Life "Black Mesa" mod, a remake of the original Half-Life game from the ground-up! At the end of the episode, we also review the latest Doctor Who, "A Town Called Mercy," in-depth.
This week's episode is a scattered one, with hosts Jonathan R. Lack and Sean Chapman covering a variety of topics, from an overview of the new "Terminator Anthology" Blu-Ray set to a discussion of this week's "Doctor Who," "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship." It's a fun and free-spirited episode, but we promise to have a real topic next week!
Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman take an in-depth look at "Asylum of the Daleks," the first episode of Doctor Who's brand new seventh series. We cover character and plot details, make predictions, and give our overall thoughts on a pretty outstanding premiere. "Hobbit" news and updates on Denver's "Studio Ghibli" festival round out the episode.
Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman indulge their obsession of British sci-fi series "Doctor Who" by previewing its upcoming seventh series, premiering this Saturday on BBC America. Predictions! Retrospectives! Criticism! Praise! It's all here in our special Doctor Who kick-off!
Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman offer a review of Nintendo's new handheld gaming console, the 3DS XL, along with thoughts on "New Super Mario Bros. 2" and other random topics.
With a massive film festival of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's works coming to Denver, Colorado, hosts Jonathan Lack and Sean Chapman take a look at all the movies being screened. Which ones are the best? Which ones aren't as amazing? Which ones should you go out of your way to see? It's a cavalcade of classics on this week's episode.
We discuss Peter Jackson’s decision to make his Hobbit adaptation a trilogy. Does this move excite us? Is there any validity to all the fanboy wining on the internet? Then we review the tenth season of popular web series Red vs Blue. The landmark season has reached its halfway point, so we wanted to catch up and chime in on what has been a pretty phenomenal year for Rooster Teeth.
Jonathan R. Lack and Sean Chapman host an in-depth discussion on the year's biggest film, "The Dark Knight Rises." We pick apart every character, plot point, and detail, analyzing the film to its fullest to provide the best insight possible. Also discussed are our hopes for the next Batman series, and reactions to the first "Man of Steel" teaser.
Jonathan R. Lack and Sean Chapman count down the worst movies of all time. Which atrocious films made their lists? Which cinematic abominations stand among the worst of the worst? And will Sean ever get past the pain of watching "After Last Season?" Find out on this exciting episode!
Hosts Jonathan R. Lack and Sean Chapman take an in-depth look at this month's superhero spectacular, "The Amazing Spider-Man." Marc Webb's reboot has proven commercially popular, but is it a critical success? We analyze every aspect of the film in great detail to find out!
Hosts Jonathan R. Lack and Sean Chapman take an exhaustive, in-depth look at Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," the sci-fi sensation that has set the internet ablaze. Nearly every moment of the film is analyzed, with each question and muddy plot point addressed in extreme detail.
Hosts Jonathan R. Lack and Sean Chapman take an in-depth look at the Sam Raimi "Spider-Man" trilogy in preparation for the franchise reboot, "The Amazing Spider-Man."
Hosts Jonathan R. Lack and Sean Chapman conclude their countdown of their Top Ten favorite movies, with discussions of films like "The Empire Strikes Back," "The Godfather," "Back to the Future," and more!
Hosts Jonathan R. Lack and Sean Chapman take you on a journey through their ten favorite films of all time! Classics and obscure choices are covered and a good time is had by all! This week explores #10-#6 on the list, while next week’s show will countdown #5 through #1.