Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Random City Podcast Episode 56 - 8.02 My Mock WWE Draft

Episode 56 - 8.02 My Mock WWE Draft

In this new episode of the Random City Podcast, I briefly discuss my own version of a mock WWE Draft.  On July 19th, the actual WWE Draft will happen live on Smackdown on USA.  Who will go to RAW and who will go to Smackdown?  Listen now to hear my picks. 

If you would like to send you picks into the show, you can e-mail the show at randomcitypodcast@gmail.com.  Find us on TwitterFacebook, and Google+.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Random City Podcast Episode 55 - 8.01 Ghostbusters

 Episode 55 - 8.01 Ghostbusters

http://amzn.to/1Y1ebF2I have had my doubts about the new Ghostbusters movie.  Recent interviews with the original cast and there attitude towards the movie made me a little more open to this reboot.

Yesterday to further investigate the new Ghostbusters, I bought and read the junior Ghostbusters Movie Novelization, since the real novel has not been released yet.  I liked this book which seems to line up very well with the trailers that have been released, so it seems faithful to the story of the film.  Guess what?  I enjoyed the book, and now expect to enjoy the film.  It was a good origin story for a Ghostbusters team.

I also briefly discuss the old movies, the video game and comics.

Thanks for listening,
Jimmy in GA

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

One Second After

Just imagine what might happen if suddenly all electronics suddenly stopped working within the continental United States.  Chaos and most likely anarchy couldn't be too far behind.

"One Second After" by William R. Forstchen is a powerful story about Black Mountain, NC in the wake of an EMP attack against the United States.  The retired army colonel John Matherson helps his town pull together, as the world around them falls apart.  This is an emotional story, and it is frightening because it seems so plausible.

This novel was released in 2009, and a follow up "One Year After" was released in 2015.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

The Scorch Trials - Random Movie Review

Once again, director, Wes Ball, brings the action-packed dystopian teen future of The Maze Runner to the big screen, with a $30.3 million opening weekend.  This total is slightly down from the opening weekend of The Maze Runner which earned $32.5 million, last year.

In "The Scorch Trials" Thomas (Dylan O'Brien), Minho (Ki Hong Lee), Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), and Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) have escaped their maze.  However, as the audience knows from the ending of the first film, they are still entangled in the web of WCKD (World In Catastrophe: Killzone Experiment Department).

The Gladers, from first film, encounter new friends and new enemies in the sequel.  With the help of some of their new friends, they seek additional help to fight against WCKD.  One aspect of the movie that may be a surprise some moviegoers, unfamiliar with the books, are the Cranks.  This is a creepy addition to The Scorch Trials.

This second installment in the series has a lot of action, jump scares and some horrific elements.  In comparison to other dystopian teen future films sophomore releases, The Scorch Trials is superior to the Divergent Series, Insurgent, and to the Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

T.S. Nowlin wrote the screenplay adapation of James Dashner's second novel of The Maze Runner series.  He was also one of three co-writers of the first movie, in the series.

If you have not read the novels, you can listen to two Maze Runner novels for free.  If you're new to Audible, you can sign-up for a free trial that includes two free audio books, which could be The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trails.  Sign-up today to start listening.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

StarWars Aftermath

StarWars Aftermath by Chuck Wendig was released on 09/04/15.  Star Wars fans have had very high expectations for this title.  Many may not realize that this is the first book of a trilogy of books, which does make a difference.

As far as the novel goes, the first third of the book was slow. The second third was better and the final third was good.  The Empire's Rae Sloane who previously appeared in the novel "A New Dawn," was a bright spot in the novel.

The interludes showing glimpses of the Galaxy were more interesting than a lot of the main story.  There was a heavy focus on new characters made this book just little bit less accessible.

Overall, I give the story 3.5 Stars out of 5, and the performance by Marc Thompson 5 Stars our of 5.  He is fantastic in all of the audio books that I have listened to.

You can listen to this new Star Wars novel for free.  If you're new to Audible, you can sign-up for a free trial that includes two free audio books.  I would also recommend Dark Disciple or Lords of the Sith.  Sign-up today.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Episode 54 - 7.02 Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Trailer and SWCA Panel

Episode 54 - 7.02 Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Trailer and SWCA Panel

In this new episode of the Random City Podcast, I briefly discuss the new Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Trailer and the Star Wars Rebels panel that happened earlier today at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.

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You can watch the awesome Star Wars Rebels trailer below:

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Episode 53 - 7.01 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer 2

Episode 53 - 7.01 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer 2

In this new episode of the Random City Podcast, I briefly discuss the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer 2, the Clone Ware panel at Star Wars Celebration and the current round of Star Wars novels.

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