Karen Dawson
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Karen Dawson

Jim you wanna get yerself a bit of “Killer Net”, that peculiar youf oriented Lynda La Plante TV miniseries from the late 90’s. You might have even watched it at the time if you were still in the UK. It had everything from 90’s internet, chatroom panic, and CD rom murder to Jason Orange and a young Paul Bettany.

Rueben Jones
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Rueben Jones

Heck yeah Fistshark. I’m a bit sad that they haven’t sourced a third executive yet, and may never do so, but I’m very happy about the upload schedule.

If I were some poor jobless slob, Fistshark would be on my Patreon donation list. As it stands, I’m keeping it in mind since Conrad gets all the money from it and there’s barely anything there to begin with.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

This morning I remembered “Stay Alive”, the Frankie Muniz/Jimmi Simpson classic from 2006 about a murderous video game.

You should do that one at some point, if for no other reason than it is “video game related” in the same manner as Brainscan.

WeightGain4000
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WeightGain4000

holy shit a young ones reference. come on guys, I can’t be the only one who got that one.

Frank
Guest
Frank

“Hackers” was another one of these movies.
Definitely made by people who never touched a computer, catering
middle aged housewives imagination of what crazy hackers look and act like.

Naz
Guest
Naz

As it turns out, Hackers did have a consultant (Emmanuel Goldstein, publisher of 2600) who knew what hacking really was, which at least provided the social engineering attacks we saw.

The visualization of flying through data and all that was purely a Hollywood decision to try to jazz it up visually because the makers did not think seeing lines of code being typed out would engage audiences.

Andrew Peter Francis Hayes
Guest
Andrew Peter Francis Hayes

I watched a trailer and Jim said Cohen was in it so my friends and I got beers and debased ourselves with this on the weekend.
Very nearly not entertaining, sadly. But Frank Langella’s complete disregard of legal rights and due process were laugh out loud funny.
“You can’t just break into his home, Frank. That evidence wouldn’t hold up in a court of law…”
“No, Frank, you can’t just shoot a child at point blank range after using improperly gained evidence to make a case…”

Rueben Jones
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Rueben Jones

Oh my, nothing prepared me for Ed Furlong’s People Are Strange cover starting us off tonight.

Mandrake42
Guest
Mandrake42

I thought rats were eating my ears. That it was a cover by Edward Furlong was actually comforting in the end.

JackieGoOutside
Guest

Honestly, the movie may be shit but I’d watch it anyway because there’s nothing I like more than a good villain if I’m honest.

George
Guest
George

“…piss in your mouth…pull the bits of rubber prosthetics off half my face and we’ll go have dinner.”

The quotes in this show are the best Jim!
I am also fond of Brain Scan, mostly due to Smith’s performance. I had fun with this movie but it is kind of shit. haha

Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

It’s the good kind of shit, if that makes sense.

George
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George

Like when you eat a lot of fibre and feel good afterwords, but know that somewhere along the way… a toilet was destroyed.

Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

And for some reason Edward Furlong is on the bowl and you give a baffled “I don’t remember eating that”

NakedAmericanMan
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NakedAmericanMan

I honestly don’t know if Jim accidentally combimed Steve Tyler and Joe Perry into “Tyler Perry” on purpose or if it was the most glorious brain fart ever.

TheEjlatshaw100
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TheEjlatshaw100

I’m glad I wasn’t the only one!

Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

Haha! I really liked this film. One of the few films outside Terminator 2 I recall Edward Furlong being in now I think about it.

Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

Damn, I made that comment before I started listening. Now I have to take notes so I can check out those shit Edward Furlong movies.

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

The Mortal Kombat high views count wasn’t an error. It was going to be the first successful episode of what it would become a super-popular podcast, but it got ruined by the social commentary and lost most of its audience there. Well, probably not; but it fits better with the running joke of each episode getting less and less audience because people got angry with the previous one.

Dallium
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Dallium

I thought the running joke was that no one person has ever listened to more than one episode of the Spin off doctors

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Close enough.

Molly
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Molly

I’ve been waiting for this episode!! While I know I shouldn’t comment before I look and listen to things, I know the fact that I’m excited and this is the first thing I’m going to listen to on the walk home is a thing that is true (bar anyone I know having an emergency). Unfortunately, this will make the last few work hours very long. One of the rare beautiful Minnesota spring days; I think I’ll enjoy this outside with my 3DS.

Austin_sj
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Austin_sj

Is this the one with the head exploding gif?

Andrew Barloq
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Andrew Barloq

That’s “Scanners”.

Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

I remember watching Scanners as a little kid. When the guys head exploded and his brains splattered on the roof my uncle pipes up “I’m hungry”.

Wolf
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Wolf

Fuck i want you guys to do ExisTenz (or whatever rad extreme 00’s spelling cronenburg used)

Nitrium
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Nitrium
Pretty good episode on yet another terrible movie. I hadn’t seen it but, as always, I do make an effort to watch the films you feature (sadly, I’d seen just about all of them already…). Clearly shares ideas/themes from much better films like Total Recall (1990) and Beetlejuice (1988), but not eXistenZ (1999) or Strange Days (1995), since they were made later. BTW, is Strange Days also on the cards for a future episode? Anyway, the Aerosmith music video regular (she was in Cryin’, Amazing, and Crazy) you were thinking of was Alicia Silverstone (and also Liv Tyler is in… Read more »
Dany Rivest Gaudreault
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Dany Rivest Gaudreault

The fuck is that movie lol

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex
Seeing as there were no amazing mind-blowing facts this week, I shall interject with my own. Not entirely related to the film, but heyy, it’s my first day, ok? *Pulls out a kazoo* Dooodododododoodoooooo! Fact 1! Did you know that Edward Furlong was originally considered for terminator 3, but responded with “it just wasn’t meant to be” allegedly due to the requirement to maintain sobriety for the role. (It’s rhetorical, so no question mark and leave me alone). *Pulls out 3 kazoos* Dooodododododoodoooooo!!!! Fact 2! Did you know that the director of Fight club, Seven (se7en?) and other films; David… Read more »
sillyskeleton
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sillyskeleton

Nice job, man. Keep coming back and we might as well just axe Jim from the show.
That NIN fact was also ‘the tits’, if I do say so myself.

Anton Caligari
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Anton Caligari

Reminded a lot by the type of movies that popped up to scare the parents, from rock music delinquents, D&D fanatics and scary technology i.e. computer games. VR in the nineties was hilarious bad (except for kightmare of course). Apart from Existenz, the only other type of movie i can think of is another Cronenberg film ‘Videodrome’ back in the 80’s.
It kind of switched gear with ‘Hackers’ and ‘The Net’ – sexy young people getting up to sexy things over a sexy keyboard, sexerly.! Now imagine that being said by Matt Berry 🙂

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I remember a low-budget film in much the same vein as Brainscan. It was an anti-rock music scare piece from the… late 80’s I think? Ozzy had a cameo as an religious nut preaching against the great sins of rock and roll. The name escapes me, as I’ve only seen it once.

The film did a great job justifying how rock could be legitimately bad, if magic and the ability to make demonic pacts and therefore become immortal as an all-powerful ghost while the song you recorded while dying is being played backwards were all things. Which are real, for realz.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Hey Jim, there were several Starship Troopers games. And a Starship Trooper movie…so…just sayin’…

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

You bring up an interesting and salient point unrelated to your sudden and very insistent focus on the classic satirical film which is much beloved and far better than it has any right to be.

Do video games which are movie tie-ins serve as enough of a tangential link to be MovieBoyz material for the films upon which they are based? Inquiring minds exist now, of all times despite this many episodes, and demand to know if you have time to answer. Please.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

The Citizens have spoken Jim! Will you do your part?!

Also if you’re ever on the Escapist, you’ll know I talk about Starship Troopers regularly.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I can’t pretend the Escapist is a website I should actually be using instead of this one. The colors aren’t quite right.

Andrew Barloq
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Andrew Barloq

Maybe wait until material starts getting thin before shifting gears like that.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

The well is infinite, it can go as deep as we want.

I’m actually looking forward to the very first comic book and/or novel synopsis. I’m trying to imagine this format, with this timeline and their respective schedules, and I’m just grinning like The Joker at the twisted machinations of my own mind.

JackieGoOutside
Guest

BookBoyz and ComicBoyz, spin offs where they review novelizations, tie-ins and comic books of video games.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Is it really shifting gears? I mean this episode alone isn’t about a video game movie but a movie about video games. Is it really that far of a step to movies that have video games about them?

Andrew Barloq
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Andrew Barloq

You could argue that even the adaptations they’ve done so far have been “movies about video games” in a sense.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

One could, but I meant it in the more literal Brainscan is about people playing video games rather than a video game adaptation.

George
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George

I agree, it’s something to be considered later when there isn’t much material left. But considering a lot of the newer movies coming out and all of the anime, the well is quite deep before we have to get to that point.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

Helldivers is best starship troopers game.

Muddy Scarecrow
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Muddy Scarecrow

I believe the actress you were thinking of from the Aerosmith videos was Alicia Silverstone. A woman who’s career I seriously can’t think of beyond 1999. She was the girl who was Batgirl. Which sounds like some great Fistshark material =3

InfamousDS
Guest
InfamousDS

The girl who was the Batgirl joins the Kilmer Brothers Circus on Liliard’s Way as a showgirl.

Their ve4rsion will be less obvious and better.

Muddy Scarecrow
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Muddy Scarecrow

But that’s an idea I can get behind! I’m surprised the Kilmer Brothers Circus even made it to another episode XD

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I love the teaser in this week’s episode as well. I imagine that recurring gags will become a bigger part of the show, at least until they hire a new third.

If they don’t hire someone else, I ponder what will happen at a certain future episode divisible by a certain obvious number which I’m not saying due to spoilers.

InfamousDS
Guest
InfamousDS

Based on the thumbnail and the description of what you’ve said so far (roughly 10 minutes, still in preamble), I can only assume this is the movie from that non-sequitur in Boglin Watch.

By extension, that means I know now what this movie is after not knowing for several weeks. And soon I will know your interpretation of it.

Kaye Faye
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Kaye Faye

*Conrad mentions that eXistenZ will happen at some point*
YUS!

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

Loved that film! Was a great early inspiration. Am looking forward to them tearing it apart like a helpless skeleton kitten in front of me (my ears I should say).

Kaye Faye
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Kaye Faye

Actually sounds like they enjoyed it. But regardless, even if they don’t (or change their minds) I wanna hear them chat about it. Cronenberg is always a good time.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

Agreed 🙂

WeightGain4000
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WeightGain4000

shit’s gonna be SO cash.
I jus’ hope they don’t keep us waiting too long.

Ryan
Guest
Ryan

From Jim’s Twitter thought God’s not dead gonna be this week’s podcast

BomberJacket
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BomberJacket

Oh I wish. Actually, if the Movieboys were going to tackle any Christian movie, I’d want it to be God’s Not Dead 2 featuring Melissa Joan Hart, Ray Wise (as the evil ACLU lawyer), and Ernie Hudson. That or the Darkest Dungeons movie, which is actually game related.

ConradZimmerman
Guest
ConradZimmerman

God’s Not Dead 2 is the movie Jim was live tweeting. I do love Ray Wise.

I remember first reading Darkest Dungeons back in high school and laughing my ass off. “Get your priorities straight, Debbie!” remains an in-joke among some of my friends. Haven’t seen the movie yet.

BomberJacket
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BomberJacket

The movie’s incredible. It’s done by a talented studio that cares a lot about games, but they play it totally straight – which makes it better than if they’d tried to be funny.

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