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    The RotCast Minisode #6 – Robofeels

    On this minisode of The RotCast, we review the remake of Robocop. I gave the film MINUS THREE STARS and James thought it was an okay action movie. Yeah, I guess if you’re used to the water down pap Hollywood has been putting out the last 15 years. Try to feel something other than a slight burning sensation.

    Reviews
    Robocop
    James Reviews The Lego Movie

    Full Runtime: 37min 37sec

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    THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

    1. Foreigner – Feels Like The First Time (3:51)
    2. C-Systems – Hard To Feel (Original Mix) (7:46)
    3. Armin Van Buuren Ft. Trevor Guthrie – This is What it Feels Like (3:25)
    4. Yahel – You Feel (Day.Din Radio Edit) (3:22)
    5. Kamilo C featuring Rosli – Feel the Pleasure (6:26)
    6. Noisecontrollers – Feels So Good (5:29)
    7. Dark Soul Project – Feels Like Heaven (7:25)
    8. Johnny Cash – I Feel Better All Over (2:04)

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    The RotCast Minisode #5 – Devil’s Yawn

    This minisode of the RotCast starts with a good case of why the found footage genre may be dead. I make the counter case that there’s still some life there, but it sure as hell isn’t found in Devil’s Due. We also talk a little about the Oscar nominations. Enjoy!

    Reviews

    • Devil’s Due
    • Oscar Chat including mini reviews of Dallas Buyer’s Club and Her

    Full Runtime: 45min 41sec

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    THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

    1. Blue Oyster Cult – Burnin’ For You (4:31)
    2. Scot Project – P (Paradize) (Scot Project remix) (7:30)
    3. Richard Durand & Pedro Del Mar – Paint The Sky (feat Roberta Harrison – Tom Cloud remix) (6:52)
    4. Bastian Basic – Lost In Trance (Van Nilson remix) (5:58)
    5. Purple Stories – Path To Nowhere (Ferry Corsten edit) (5:04)
    6. Asi Givati – Massive (Dach8 remix) (6:14)
    7. Van Nilson – Super Nova (7:35)
    8. Deftones – What Happened To You? (3:53)

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    The RotCast Minisode #4 – Triple Pack

    We start 2014 with the first of what should be many minisodes we produce. It’s an evolution of The RotCast, one that will transform us into the greatest show of all time. I think, though I could be wrong; I often am.

    Reviews

    • Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
    • The Wolf of Wall-Street
    • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

    Full Runtime: 38min 50sec

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    THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

    1. The Murph – The Radio (5:11)
    2. DJ Kryst-Off & Money-G – Music Is My Life (MG Traxx mix) (5:42)
    3. Max K – U Freak Me 2 0 (Manox remix) (5:20)
    4. Danny Fervent – Daydream (8:03)
    5. Grand K – Better Days (6:17)
    6. Francesco Diaz & Jeff Rock & Young Rebels – Moin Moin (Francesco Diaz & Young Rebels version) (5:44)
    7. Deftones – This Place Is Death (3:48)

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    The RotCast Episode #198 - The Desolation of the RotCast

    We return after a 5 month hiatus to bring you one episode that should last another 5 months. We talk our Best and Worst of the year, review The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug, and even play a riveting game of WTNF. Hope this was worth the wait.

    Full Runtime:  2hr 2min 38sec

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  5. @letterboxd: Comprehensive discussion of the visual fx in Gravity. Amazing. http://www.fxguide.com/featured/gravity/Post from @letterboxd on Twitter (via Scope)

    @letterboxd:

    Comprehensive discussion of the visual fx in Gravity. Amazing. http://www.fxguide.com/featured/gravity/

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  6. @reggiewatts: Some people say, “true DAT” I prefer to say, “true minidisk”.Post from @reggiewatts on Twitter (via Scope)

    @reggiewatts:

    Some people say, “true DAT” I prefer to say, “true minidisk”.

    Post from @reggiewatts on Twitter (via Scope)

  7. A Tribute To “Ding!”

    All apologies to those who have been conditioned to hear that when someone says any variation of the phrase.

  8. A Farewell

    On Saturday, August 4th,  I informed subscribers to The RotCast Digital Deluxe Edition that effective immediately The RotCast DDE was canceled along with their PayPal subscriptions. It is with more than a little regret that I announce today that The RotCast free show is also over. 

    I have struggled with depression for most of my life and earlier this year it became crippling. In late June I entered into a treatment program and got back on medication after 7 years of trying to cope without any. Needless to say, I have a long road ahead of me before my mind reaches a state that can be called “normal.” As the summer moved on I found that I couldn’t care less about watching movies and everything I do for the sake of this podcast was rote and automatic. Nothing was providing me with an escape and I found it harder and harder to focus an objective, analytical approach to talking about what is essentially escapist entertainment. Additionally, due to changes in family structure, living arrangements, and work schedules it was becoming increasingly difficult for James and I to get together to do something that I had become disillusioned with.  

    James and I have been friends since the 90’s, well before the podcast and the website. He’s my best friend and always will be. The podcast was just something we did to have something “on the schedule”, an excuse to hang out with each other. Decoupling the podcast does not destroy our friendship. It was great that people enjoyed listening to us talk about a shared hobby, but I was never really interested in being a movie critic. I think it should be fairly obvious that I’m more interested in doing skits and playing games than handing down a letter grade to a film. Not to mention, this year has kind of sucked for films in general. With the way things have gone it’s going to be easier to create a Top Worst list than a Top Best. No, that’s not an excuse to abandon the hobby but it does make it harder to have fun with it. If you’re going to do something fun on the internet it should be more for yourself than anyone else. When you no longer have fun and feel like you’ve become beholden to your audience it’s time to let go. 

    In any event, I do really appreciate the small audience we garnered over the last few years. Though we rarely received any sort of compliments and criticism (our audience is passive at best), I know there are people who included us in their listening schedules on a regular basis. At least, as regular as they could make it with our disjointed release pattern. In spite of a non-professional podcast being about hanging out with your friends and talking, an audience is what makes the experience more worthwhile. It is unfortunate that life’s ever changing variables can get in the way of things, but everything comes to an end sooner or later. Even though we often spoiled films you probably were on the bubble for, thank you for sticking with us regardless. I hope that what we produced over the last 6 or so years held something of value to you. It once did to me. 

    -Dave

  9. The RotCast Episode #197 - THE Return of THE RotCast

    Well lookie here a podcast so fresh it’s still wriggling around in its packaging. Gross, right?   

    Intro

    We trimmed some fat from the intro to make it more lean and therefore healthier to digest.  

     Reviews

    • Pacific Rim - (James - A ; Dave - B) 
    • The Conjuring - (James - B+ ; Dave - A)
    • The Wolverine - (James - B  ; Dave - B+)

    Miscellaneous Media That We Have Consumed 

    • Dave: Shaknado (Checkpoint Challenge), Atlantic Rim, Annaleise: The Exorcist Tapes, Orange is the New Black (S1), The Walking Dead: 400 Days (PS3), The Ouija Experiment, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Beta)
    • James: Passion, Gambit, Burn (Doc), The Guilt Trip, Katy Perry: Part of Me (Doc), World War Z, Man of Steel, Cabin in the Woods, Despicable Me 2, Minecraft: The Story of Mojang (Doc), The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Grown Ups 2, Spartacus (TV)

    Full Runtime:  1hr 53min 43sec

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    THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

    1. Coheed and Cambria - Ten Speed of God’s Blood and Burial (3:48)

    Show

    1. 2 Unlimited - No Limit [Moon Project Mix] (3:49)

    2. Delerium - Silence (Feat Sarah Mclachlan - Tiesto in Search of Sunrise Remix) (11:34)

    3. 2 Unlimited - Twilight Zone [PK Hard Trance Radio Edit] (3:18)
    4. Deadmau5.. Kaskade - I Remember (9:27)
    5. 2 unlimited - Faces (Trance Aumatic Remix) (5:23)
    6. 2 Unlimited - Tribal Dance [Tribal Trance Mix] (8:02)
    7. Paul Van Dyk - for an Angel (E-Werk Club Mix) (7:46)
    8. 2 Unlimited - Maximum Overdrive [KG Hitman Remix] (8:07)
    9. Cygnus X - Superstring (Rank 1 Remix) (8:14)
    10. 2 Unlimited - Get Ready for This [Yves Deruyter Remix] (3:16)
    11. Tiesto - Escape Me (Feat Cc Sheffield) (7:02)
    12. 2 Unlimited - Let the Beat Control Your Body [Mistral Mix] (7:31)
    13. Gabriel.. Dresden - Tracking Treasure Down (Feat Molly Bancroft) 

    (9:50)
    14. 2 Unlimited - Workaholic [K-Groove Trance Mix] (8:16)
    15. Faithless - Not Going Home (Armin Van Buuren Remix) (8:12)

    Outro

    1. Camo and Krooked - Run Riot (2:41)

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    The RotCast Minisode #3 - Cowboys and Mindians

    This is the third of six planned Minisodes to be spread throughout the 21st century like relics of an egotistical age. This time we ran down the $250M bore fest known as The Lone Ranger. What were they thinking by sinking that much money into an IP no one was all that nostalgic for? But hey, if you like seeing grown men dragged through horse poop, then I guess this film is right up your alley.

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    The RotCast Minisode Number 2 - World War MiniZ

    It’s mic shufflin’ time! See that car in the poster up there? That’s where we recorded this minisode which means no mic stands! We might as well have recorded amidst the outbreak of an actual zombie attack that’s how ghetto we went. Oh and look how beautiful the weather is in central Florida! We like to make our British guests feel right at home in the middle of summer. M-O-O-N, that spells hospitality. Oh yeah, we review World War Z. 

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    The RotCast Episode #196 - Men of Castamere

    Is this week’s movie the worst thing ever, the best thing ever, or is the truth somewhere in the middle? Ah who the hell cares about all that, we fight over Superman!    

    Intro

    This new intro only costs $399, will not spy on you, and for a few dollars comes with a pleasent lavender scent.  

    The final three movies for DDE13 are revealed. THE FINAL THREE! Now the prophecy is complete and the summoning of Nyarlathotep can begin!  

    Reviews

    • Game of Thrones Season 3 - (James - A ; Dave - A-)
    • [The] Man of Steel - (James - B ; Dave - A-)


    Reel Talk

    Trailers: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Terms and Conditions May Apply, 300 Rise of an Empire, Elysium

    Miscellaneous Media That We Have Consumed

    • Dave: UHF, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (Checkpoint Challenge), The Last of Us (PS3)
    • James: Broken City, The Purge, White House Down

    WTNF

    Full Runtime:  2hr 28min 43sec

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    THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

    1. Our Lady Peace - Superman’s Dead (4:16)

    Show

    1. Steve Kaetzel ft Brianna Holan - Darling (Radio Edit) (3:23)
    2. van dressler - maybe tomorrow (original mix) (9:22)
    3. van dressler - maybe tomorrow (original intro mix) (6:18)
    4. Andy Duguid & Julie Thompson - Skin & Bones (Radio Edit) (3:17)
    5. Mark Norman ft Mike Schmid - Locked Inside (Radio Edit) (3:50)
    6. Johan Gielen vs Virtual Vault - Intensive (Radio Edit) (3:05)
    7. Bobina - Basque the Dog (Radio Edit) (3:09)
    8. Eddie Amador, IDeaL, J-Break ft Vanity Police - I Need You (Radio Edit) (3:15)
    9. First State - Humanoid (Original Mix) (6:11)
    10. Damn You Mongolians ft Liyah - Prague (5:45)
    11. Thomas Penton & Re-Zone - Back In Time (6:03)
    12. Motion Dance Festival - Trance Compilation 2013 (77:40)

    Outro

    1. Gustavo Santaolalla - The Last of Us (Main Theme) (3:03)

  13. Watch Inside Jaws NOW!

    Inside Jaws, A Filmumentary by @jamieswb (2013) from Jamie Benning on Vimeo.

    Friend of the site Jamie Benning, creator of Star Wars Begins and last years Raiding the Lost Ark, has released his latest filmumentary Inside Jaws a handful of days early! Think you know everything the Spielberg classic has to offer? Trust me, you don’t!

  14. The RotCast Episode #195 - Video On Demand (And Cable)

    While theatrical releases compete for your time spent in darkened auditoriums, on the small screen a different battle wages on.   

    Intro

    This intro costs $499 USD, comes with a spy camera that’s always on, and requires you to be logged into the internet in order to listen. You also have to jump out of a plane. With no chute.

    Three of the films for DDE13 are revealed with the final three revealed in episode 196.  

    Reviews

    • Behind the Candelabra - (James - B ; Dave - B)
    • American Mary - (James - C; Dave - C-)
    • V/H/S 2 - (James - B+; Dave - A-)

    Reel Talk

    Warner Bros. Gave Up Some Rights For A Part Of Interstellar
    What’s on tap for this week’s video game conference known as E3!

    Trailers: Insidious Chapter 2, The To Do List

    Miscellaneous Media That We Have Consumed

    • Dave: The Venture Bros (Season 5 premiere), Archer (Season 4), Bob’s Burgers (Season 3). Captain Battle: Legacy Wars (Checkpoint Challenge)
    • James: After Earth, Robot and Frank, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Dead Man Down, Joysticks, Jeff Who Lives At Home, Identity Thief

    WTNF

    Full Runtime:  2hr 58min 49sec

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    THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

    1. Goldie Lookin Chain - At The Job Centre (4:04)

    Show

    1. Urry Fefelove & Abaramasi pres. R-Duo - Adventure (Original Mix) (7:20)
    2. Darin Epsilon - Shine The Light (Ryan Davis Reconstruct) (6:05)
    3. tommy reid - the northern lights (dj wad edit) (3:46)
    4. Tonny Nesse - Memories (Original Mix) (8:07)
    5. Touchstone - TechnoLoid (Function C Remix) (6:39)
    6. Urry Fefelove & Abaramasi pres. R-Duo - Adventure (Shifthed Reality Remix) (6:39)
    7. Cid Inc - Divine (Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile Remix) (8:48)
    8. Tonny Nesse - Indestructible (Ahmed Romel Remix) (7:27)
    9. Urry Fefelove & Abaramasi pres. R-Duo - Labirints (Original Mix) (8:38)
    10. Baboop - Split Horizon (Cid Inc Remix) (7:58)
    11. Tonny Nesse - Memories (Fady & Mina Remix) (7:56)
    12. Deepfunk - Black Lemon Trees (Andy Arias Blackmambo Mix) (6:18)
    13. Lessov - Nakali (Original Mix) (9:42)
    14. Incolumis - Point Blank (Original Mix) (7:18)
    15. Paronator - No Gravity (Tom Middleton Liquatech Mix) (3:54)
    16. Luke Porter - Sardonica (Original Mix) (9:10)
    17. Touchstone - TechnoLoid (Original Mix) (8:20)
    18. trackliner - sweet little lies (6:24)
    19. UCast - Galo (Original Mix) (7:42)
    20. Freestylers & Stereo Type ft Takura - The Coming Storm (Radio Edit) (3:40)
    21. Asten - Borealis (Original Mix) (6:26)
    22. Giuseppe Ottaviani & Eric Lumiere - Love Will Bring It All Around (Radio Edit) (3:45)
    23. Richard Durand - Radical (Radio Edit) (4:18)
    24. Solarstone - Please (Radio Edit) (3:56)

    Outro

    1. Mercy Drive - Burn In My Light (3:56)

  15. The RotCast Episode #194 - Same Color

    Now the story of a podcast that spent years in obscurity only to have their audience fall asleep.  

    Intro

    A voice called out to the Intro Segment on the streets below. “You gave up on life, didn’t ya’!”

    We suss out DDE13 and confuse ourselves in the process. Feel free to hire us for all your logistics consulting needs!  

    Reviews

    • Arrested Development Season 4 - (James - B-; Dave - B) 
    • Upstream Color - (James - null unit; Dave - null unit)

    Reel Talk

    All the stories on the front page of FirstShowing.net for 6/1/2013

    Trailers: Prisoners, Disney Planes, A Field in England

    Miscellaneous Media That We Have Consumed 

    • Dave: Hell’s Kitchen, The Master (rewatch), Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
    • James: Fast and Furious 6, The Office Final Season

    WTNF

    Full Runtime:  2hr 07min 41sec

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    Follow us on Twitter @FilmRot and @FilmRotDave!

    THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

    1. Panic! at the Disco - Nails For Breakfast, Tacks For Snacks (3:27)

    Show

    1. Bingo Players - Out of My Mind (2:46)
    2. Marc Kiss - Love is Taking Over (Cc.K Edit) (3:33)
    3. Max K & Gerald G! - Take it to the Limit (Sunset Project Remix) (3:25)
    4. Lyck - Amazing Life (Cj Stone Single Mix) (3:35)
    5. Davis Redfield Feat. Kool - Party Hard (3:35)
    6. Tomtrax - Mono 2 Stereo (Basslovers United Remix) (3:32)
    7. Alex M. Vs. Marc Van Damme - Technodisco 2.0 (Justin Corza Meets Phillerz Remix) (2:51)
    8. Ryan Street - Lights Go Down (Commercial Club Crew Remix) (3:16)
    9. Crystal Lake Feat. Mirami - Holiday (Crystal Lake Remix) (3:17)
    10. Psy - Gentleman (3:15)
    11. Lolita Jolie - Moi Lolita (Addicted Craze Mix) (3:56)
    12. Jam & Spoon Feat. Plavka - Right in the Night (3:29)
    13. Showtek - Slow Down (3:15)
    14. Darth & Vader Feat. Laura Brehm - Powertrip (Scoon & Delore Remix) (3:06)
    15. Darius & Finlay Feat. Emanuel Abrahamsson - Enjoy Your Life (Jerome Remix) (3:13)
    16. G! - Get Down (3:07)
    17. Ti-Mo - The Party Don´t Stop (2:58)
    18. Addicted Craze Feat. Toni Fox - Highway of Love (4:00)
    19. Jens O. - Save the Night (3:18)

    20. Arash Feat. Sean Paul - She Makes Me Go (Mike Candys Edit) (2:56)
    21. Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) (6:53)
    22. Martin Eriksson Feat. Ellee - Air (3:52)
    23. Daddy’s Groove - Stellar (3:19)
    24. Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Moguai - Mammoth (5:33)
    25. Tiësto - Chasing Summers (R3hab & Quintino Remix) (4:39)
    26. Mr.Da-Nos & Paul Jay - Good Times (3:01)
    27. Philipp Ray & Viktoriya Benasi Feat. Miami Inc. - Bailar Bailar (Cj Stone Remix) (3:16)
    28. Apollo - Away (Megara Vs DJ Lee Edit) (3:27)
    29. Armin Van Buuren Feat. Trevor Guthrie - This is What it Feels Like (3:26)
    30. Alesso Feat. Onerepublic - If I Lose Myself (3:35)
    31. Dave Darell & G&g Feat. Robin Bengtsson - Paper Cuts (3:05)
    32. Afrojack & Chris Brown - As Your Friend (4:00)
    33. Capital Cities - Safe and Sound (Tommie Sunshine & Live City Remix) (5:54)

    Outro

    1. The Hood Internet - Brigade and Yellow [Wiz Khalifa x The Go Team!] (1:49)