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Retro Superplex 60 – Cruise-meh-weights

 

Naomi of WWE stands in her wrestling gear with a determined look on her faceMartin and Justin return to look at the week in wrestling in the lead-up to this weekend’s CLASH OF CHAMPIONS which is ANOTHER WWE PPV, yes we did JUST had one of these. They share their views on the huge pluses and minuses of the debut of the new Cruiserweight division on Raw and talk about who is the real star of Smackdown. Then it’s a look at NXT where, sorry, but Martin fantasy books again. Then it’s Lucha Underground which has great wrestling, The Mack is awesome, but the booking is a load of bollocks!

Next week they return with a look at WCW Battlebowl 1993 and other fun stuff!

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Cinemosity 133 – Whispering Corridors

 

A promotional image from Whispering Corridors (1998) as a Korean schoolgirl stands in the middle of a corridor, a foreboding presence around herIt’s Cinemosity! Beginning with the sad passing of the voice of Zorak, Clay Martin Croker, and multi-award winning playwright Edward Albee. Then it’s onto the gossip as love is once again over, Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. Of course this caused an Internet explosion of schadenfreude and conspiracy theories which are all stupid. Plus love is extra deader because Mary J. Blige is also getting a divorce! Plus, is Vin Diesel going to bring Paul Walker’s character back into the Fast and Furious movies? The hell? Plus. more Pacific Rim 2 casting news and Martin gives his theory of the first film’s story that makes the movie even more awesome!

Our movie this week as BACK TO SCHOOL MONTH continues is Whispering Corridors, a character drama/boring ghost story set inside a miserable high school. It’s way too long, unfocused and ultimately very tedious. Next week is a genuine horror classic: The House on Sorority Row! It’s on Amazon Prime and Shudder so watch it!

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Retro Superplex 59 – Winging It While Playing Video Games

Hello fans of super-professional podcasts! Plans fell through for Martin and Justin so they fall back on bringing up things while playing videogames. Subjects include GODDAMNIT NINTENDO JUST ANNOUNCE THE NX ALREADY, how ugly Ken is in Street Fighter V, Capcom’s upcoming slate of games, and lots of other things I can’t remember because I’m really tired! It’s rough, it’s tough, it’s super-ultra professional. Enjoy! We’ll be back with pro graps talk on Thursday including a review of WCW BATTLE BOWL 1993 which you can watch on the WWE Network. It was WCW’s odd attempt at something like the Royal Rumble but was incredibly over-complicated and hilariously awful! Great!

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Retro Superplex 58 – CWC Tho!

So forgetting to post podcasts to your own website is a really embarrassing mistake to make but it happened. Sorry about that! Justin and I talk about the CWC and how amazing a wrestling TV show it was, and I rant about why I just can’t with the WWE main roster anymore. All that and more with our next episode featuring an interview with our biggest guest yet, indie wrestling phenom Kimber Lee! See you then! – Martin

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Cinemosity 132 – American Psycho 2

 

Mia Kunis has eyes wide with psychotic energy as she brandishes a sickleCinemosity speaks about the sad passing of Alexis Arquette at the tragically young age of only 47. Mention is also made of some of the really messed up responses from some family members which is very, very sad. Desiigner (sic) is arrested on gun and drug charges and then all the proof of those charges vanishes, let’s hope he sues. Other news includes Emmy winners, a totally faked “invasion” of the stage at Dancing With the Stars, and there’s MORE Batman coming. Jussie Smollet claps back on Twitter in epic fashion, Benicio Del Toro cast in the new Predator movie and there’s another Stephen King adaptation coming from the director of Occulus and Hush.

“Back to School Month” continues with American Psycho 2, the incredibly terrible sequel that nobody wanted let alone asked for. Mila Kunis and her horrible voiceover drags us through a truly confused, messy and incoherent disaster of a slasher movie. So many missed opportunities, so many odd decisions that cause so much confusion. This film is horrible. Hopefully our next movie Whispering Corridors and hopefully it’s better than this dreck. See you next week!

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Retro Superplex 57 – King of Trios With the Party Tsar!

Retro Superplex returns bringing along their good friend and honored guest, from CHIKARA it is VLAD THE PARTY TSAR! Vlad returns to talk about the tremendous experience that was 2016’s KING OF TRIOS! The highs, the even greater highs, the wonderful collection of exciting trios doing battle for the good people assembled in Easton, PA! They talk the glorious aura that surrounds Joshi legend Meiko Satomura and Martin tells another of his awkward wrestler encounter stories. Also, the physical peril poor Vlad suffered at the hands of the returning Max Smashmaster and Martin proves himself to be the best No Mercy player IN THE WORLD. Also, much hype for THE BLACK GOODBYE taking place at the CHIKARA Wrestle Factory this Saturday! Thank you to our chum Vlad again!

The brave men who took part in Worker Ant's No Mercy tournament at the King of Trios 2016 Fan Conclave. The victor, Martin the host of Retro Superplex, stands next to Worker Ant looking smugly after being proven to be the No Mercy player in the world.

Also, Martin and Justin talk a couple of video game bits: the newly announced Playstation 4 Pro and why Sony has made a mistake focusing so strongly on 4K. Then it’s the mysterious new Retrobit Generations console! Promising games from Capcom, Irem, Data East and Jaleco! With two USB ports, an HDMI output and a selection of games that include many more obscure and/or forgotten favorites it has us very excited! Stay tuned as we continue to cover it here!

RETROMENDATIONS:
Martin: Blue Ruin
Justin: Abadox for NES

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Retro Superplex 56 – All My Life I Had to Fight!

 

Martin and Justin are back with another show of the best goddamn pro graps talk you’ll hear on this website! They talk about the whole of last week from Raw through to the return of Lucha Underground with astonishing insight, intelligence and Martin’s endless complaining about everything because he hates fun. Subjects also include NXT, CWC and MOTHERFUCKIN’ HOODSLAM BLLAAAAAAUUUGGGHHH!

So yeah, check it out and check out our pro wrestling match recommendations after the break!

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Cinemosity 131 – Class of 1999

 

A painting of Patrick Kilpatrick holding forward his rocket launcher arm, his two killer cyborg companions unleash destruction at the bottom of the imageCinemosity returns after the excitement of the live episode and the whole crew being in the same room at the same time! They return to sad news, the passing of Gene Wilder one of the most hilarious and talented comic actors who ever lived. There is also lots of Black Girls Magic that was all over MTV’s VMAs with all sorts of great stuff including the powerhouse performance by Beyonce. Then the latest Chris Brown debacle and how he was targeted by a particularly nasty person which led to him being arrested again. Also, rich douchebags at Burning Man get their posh setup ruined because, well, it is completely against the spirit and philosophy of the event!

Then it’s a month of BACK TO SCHOOL movies starting with CLASS OF 1999. Director Mark L. Lester riffs a little on his cult classic Class of 1984 with this quite terrible sci-fi movie. High school students are so out of control extreme measures are taken, but this might be an even worse idea than Battle Royale! Our next movie is the kinda-sorta sequel AMERICAN PSYCHO 2!

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Retro Superplex 55 – Post Live Ponderings

Martin and Justin return! They talk about Justin’s visit to Philadelphia and the recording of RETRO SUPERPLEX LIVE! Justin talks on his experience in visiting the City of Brotherly Love and he and Martin both talk about the excellent CHIKARA show they went to: No One’s First, and You’re Next! It turned out to be one of their best shows of the year including a terrific main event and a surprise match featuring ZACK SABRE JR.!

They also try and catch up a little bit on wrestling over the last couple of weeks and Martin complains a lot like usual Good fun!

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Cinemosity LIVE – Birdemic

BirdemicWelcome to the LIVE recording of Cinemosity which was a part of the 4th annual Philadelphia Podcast Festival! With just an hour to work some podcast magic the gossip and movie news is forsaken in favor of a more detailed discussion of one of the truly great bad movies of recent years: BIRDEMIC! With clips, stories and Martin incompetently trying to add a musical interlude and wonderful facts and about Birdemic, it’s a fun show! You can check out the Vice video about Birdemic after the break. Thank you for listening!

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Martin and Justin talk to CHIKARA wrestler Ophidian as part of Retro Superplex LIVE as part of the Philadelphia Podcast Fest at the Amalgam Comic shop!

Retro Superplex LIVE w/ Ophidian and Argus of CHIKARA!

 

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Ladies and gentlemen it’s Retro Superplex LIVE! Recorded as part of the 4th Annual Philadelphia Podcast Festival at the wonderful Amalgam Comic & Coffeehouse in Philadelphia, PA! Justin made the trek up from New Orleans to join Martin for the first time and who better to celebrate this with than members of the might CHIKARA roster of professional wrestlers? Martin and Justin are blessed with the presence of two scaled superstars in the forms of the Master of Snake Style OPHIDIAN and his cohort, the Gecko Roman Wrestler Argus!

The guys talk to Ophidian about his flexibility and core strength, and his many experiences making his way up over the last decade to become not only one of the most beloved CHIKARA wrestlers but also one of their trainers. Meanwhile Argus who has been wrestling for about two years has a whole difference perspective including seeing Ophidian as not just a wrestler but also his trainer and mentor. Talk moves to the excellent CHIKARA event No One’s First, And You’re Next which you can watch now via Chikaratopia and was totally awesome. Then, Ophidian and Argus talk about teaming up with old ally Amasis as part of the biggest pro wrestling event in the US: KING OF TRIOS! An incredible assembly of wrestling talent battling for one of the richest prizes in wrestling! Three days of phenomenal wrestling!

Also the most important wrestling discussion of the day: how awesome is Bobby Roode’s GLORIOUS entrance music?

Thanks for listening to our first ever live recording! Please support our wonderful guests via the links below:

Argus on Twitter!
Ophidian on Twitter!
Ophidian and his lovely wife’s website CLOSET CHAMPION
Support continued Closet Champion endeavors via Patreon!

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Cinemosity 129 – Dreamcatcher

dreamcatcher3With a little delay, Cinemosity is back! Won’t you join us for Cinemosity Live this Sunday in Philly?

This week discussions include more comic book movie news including rumors from the set of Wonder Woman and that the Justice League Dark movie is back on! Other movie includes a new Bad Boys movie is happening as Will Smith realizes he’s not the sure thing he was a decade ago, and we get some TV stuff such as the new Star Trek Discovery show happening over at CBS and Harriet Tubman has been cast for season 2 of WGN’s Underground.

Also, the fallout affecting Birth of a Nation and it’s director/star Nate Parker and the recent unearthing of a rape case from his days at Penn State. If you need support please check out Survivors Eradicating Rape Culture, The Hunting Ground, Crisis Text Line and The National Suicide Prevention Hotline. You are loved, you are important and you matter.

Our movie this week is the insane adaptation of Stephen King’s book of the same name DREAMCATCHER. An utterly incomprehensible mess of a film that tries to do everything and ends up doing it all badly. If you want to see a truly bewildering amount of talent crash and burn in spectacular fashion you should check this one out!

Our next movie is BIRDEMIC and it’s a LIVE recording at 4PM at Tattooed Mom in Philadelphia on Sunday, August 28th. We hope to see you there!

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Retro Superplex 53 – No Man’s Sky, No Cry 2 the Suckening

Don’t forget RETRO SUPERPLEX LIVE ON AUGUST 20TH AT 5PM AT THE AMALGAM COMIC AND COFFEEHOUSE! WHOO!

Revisiting some subjects this week such as WHY ARE PEOPLE SO HUNG UP ON OTHER FOLKS OPINIONS?! Also, what the fuck is up with these No Man’s Sky dummies?! DDOS attacks, more death threats, it’s always something with them! Also, Martin talks the story mode for Street Fighter V and gives his views on it and Martin and Justin BOTH have a fun chat about the upcoming Blair Witch movie! Lots to enjoy and SEE YOU AT RETRO SUPERPLEX LIVE!

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Retro Superplex 52 – #GLORIOUSBOMB

Cedric Alexander poses in his wrestling gearMartin and Justin return with their wrestling-themed episode and it is GLORIOUS! They talk a little about goings on on the main WWE shows including the continued horrendous booking of poor Becky Lynch, but this is an NXT-dominated episode. Justin recounts his experiences at an NXT house show, running down the matches and talking about how much fun he had. Then the guys go ape shit for Bobby Roode and his GLORIOUS entrance music! It’s truly wonderful, so wonderful in fact that Tomasso Champa and Johnny Gargano started the #GLORIOUSBOMB which is just fantastic. NXT had some fun stuff on there too like poor Asuka falling off her heels, women’s action, and Samoa Joe being the best heel champ in WWE for ages. Also, the CruiserWeight Classic is AWESOME and if you’re not watching it you’re letting yourself down. Cedric Alexander and Kota Ibushi have one of the matches of the year which made them both huge stars. Also an update on the upcoming CHIKARA show Nobody’s First, and You’re Next!

Don’t forget RETRO SUPERPLEX LIVE ON AUGUST 20TH AT 5PM AT THE AMALGAM COMIC AND COFFEEHOUSE! WHOO!

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Retro Superplex 51 – No Man’s Sky, No Cry

A 500ml bottle of Crystal PepsiA fantastic episode of Retro Superplex awaits you! Martin does another live taste test, this time with CRYSTAL PEPSI! It’s a cola beverage! These two fine gents also talk about No Man’s Sky and the incredible amount of hype and also hysterical catastrophizing that has orbited this game like moons made of social media bitching. More talk about odious DLC for games that already have $60 price tags and in amazing news: VESTRON VIDEO is BACK! Martin geeks out at the idea of Lionsgate reviving the beloved video label in order to get into the genre film Blu-ray scene with their huge back-catalog. Plus even more!

RETROMENDATIONS!
Justin:
Martin: Wolfenstein: the Old Blood

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Retro Superplex 50 – Just Opinions

Rap feuds! People trying to ban Rotten Tomatoes because… Suicide Squad and collusion and something. Justin talks about Sharknado 4 and then Martin talks about why he hates those movies. Also, the new Xbox One S is actually more powerful than the original version?! WHA?!

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