Microsoft finally unveiled their new console and after all of the hype and speculation, Xbox One is the culmination of the entertainment center experiments Microsoft has been adding to their Xbox 360 over the last few years. Their emphasis on said multimedia features of the Xbox One was a double-edged sword: their eagerness to tout that this system was far more than the game consoles of old left gamers wanting as the content aimed at them was decidedly lacking.
Episode 95 is dedicated to the memory of Ronnie James Dio. EA declare Nintendo The Last In Line as they announce they have no Wii U games in development, Nintendo is more than just Hungry For Heaven when it takes ad revenue from Youtube videos featuring footage from their games, and Bill and Martin Stand Up and Shout in their spoiler packed Star Trek Into Darkness review. Please share, rate, interact with us through the links below we love you all, our Rock ‘n’ Roll Children.
Not for the squeamish, this is a very effective and nasty trailer for the sequel to last year’s found footage horror anthology V/H/S. Early buzz is this is a lot better than the last one with less stories which are more consistently good, much better wraparound segments, and a generally superior experience to the first one. Expect a review on an upcoming Super Jawncast! See how may times you swear during this trailer, my count was around 12 or so.
Also, I’m pretty sure that one story is viewed by a camera attached to a dog. Yeah.
The Riddick trailer is finally here after that tiny teaser that didn’t tell us anything. It’s a lot like Pitch Black, only with some Most Dangerous Game type stuff. A lot of people have been waiting a long time for a new Riddick movie after Chronicles of Riddick ended up being some bizarre Dune-like weirdo box office bomb. I liked it but I am in the minority. Plus this has Dave Batista in it who appears to be the only large, muscular man in the entertainment business because he’s showing up all over the place. You’ll also notice Katee Sackhoff probably best known from Battlestar Galactica and Bokeem Woodbine who is one of those actors that just shows up all over the place.
Lets hope it turns out as good as the best take on The Most Dangerous Game concept yet: David A. Prior’s Deadly Prey
It’s episode 94 and Tom has returned to the fold, back at full strength the guys talk about a multitude of different Jawnbit news items ranging from sport telecasters with bad hair to the future of some Marvel properties, from Warner making a Dungeons & Dragons film to a great Kickstarter project worth your time and money. Also old Fat Punisher is gold, Marvel, GOLD. Martin and Bill end the show with at times blistering and spoiler-filled look at Iron Man 3 so if you haven’t seen it yet, turn off when Bill starts yelling. Please follow, rate and share us and thank you for listening!
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Something a little different this week as the Jawncast crosses over with Cinemosity for a little bit on the side. Martin is joined by Cinemosity co-host and trouble ‘n’ strife Sharon to talk a couple of movies. One very good and one very bad, those movies being ROBOCOP and BOOK OF SHADOWS BLAIR WITCH 2. You can watch Blair Witch 2 at Crackle or Amazon and you can pay a couple of bucks and see Robocop at Amazon or your preferred VOD provider.
Episode 93 is here and it’s a two man team this time as Tom once again has fluids pouring out of him from all of his holes. Nevertheless Martin and Bill find plenty to talk about. Jawnbits include ordering pizza from your Xbox, Microsoft’s announcement for the announcement of the next Xbox (might involve pizza), the Android Apocalypse, Futurama getting cancelled and a Scream TV show? Why? Then they talk about the theatrical screening of Star Trek TNG’s The Best of Both Worlds (plus nerds, they’re rude) and Zack Braff’s Kickstarter. Then things are rounded out with reviews of Oblivion and Pain and Gain. Plus the ice cream truck is back. Yay. Please rate, share and subscribe, we’ll be your best friends.
Today we take anime and manga for granted. Manga sits on the shelves near the regular trade paperback versions of American comic books, video on demand is chock full of anime TV shows, OAVs (Original Animation Videos, kinda like straight to video mini-series) and anime feature films. The likes of Pokemon and Yu Gi Oh have completely crossed over and you can’t visit a fan convention without seeing cosplayers portraying thousands of anime and manga characters. But back in the early to mid-90’s it was a very different state of affairs. Perhaps you might have heard of Katsuhiro Otomo’s seminal masterpiece Akira but you had to either be very active on the tape trading scene, or had a lot of disposable income to purchase the expensive and very limited releases of anime on VHS. It is then not terribly surprising that when the film industry took notice of the interest in this niche market, it was with an eye for producing lower-budget, straight to video fare rather than a major studio dropping $100 million+ on a lavish production. Produced in 1995 and erroneously marketed in some countries as the “first live action manga movie” (Japan had been adapting manga to live action for years and there were two English language Guyver movies made in 1991 and 1994) Fist of the North Star was nevertheless quite a big deal in anime/manga circles on release despite its modest budget of around $7 million. It, along with a live action Crying Freeman that has still never seen a US release (it’s actually really good), attempted to reproduce what made their source material so successful while keeping a close eye on the budget. How successful was this outing in doing so?
God Save the Queen! She IS in fact a human being despite what those scamps The Sex Pistols might have you believe. How useful of one is open to debate however. Anyway, there is much talk of Marvel movies, Star Wars getting beaten into the ground by 2021, and the awesomeness that is Ubisoft’s promotional campaign for Farcry 3 Blood Dragon. Then we mention the hot new craze sweeping the nation of stupid white teenagers: the Condom Challenge! There are also movie reviews! Room 237, 42 and Trance all get a looksee. You still have a week to get those Manborg Philly tickets too! Thanks for listening, please share, subscribe, click our affiliate links and all that jazz.
It’s the 16th Cinemosity and yes, there ends up being a lot of talk about douchebags in this one, some time set on the soapbox, and a truly abysmal movie to talk about too. Not the cheeriest of episodes, sorry about that! Hopefully Nicolas Cage in STOLEN will perk us up next week, go find it on Netflix!