1. The RotCast Episode #207 - Ramble On, Annabelle

    We got to see a sneak preview of Annabelle last night and recorded a show that was only supposed to go about 20 minutes. Instead it’s over an hour of unfiltered free form acid jazz that may not appeal to “classic RotCast fans.” Remember that scene in This Is Spinal Tap? Like that, only worse.  

    Review

    • Annabelle - look, we talk around the movie a lot in the review, so here’s the bottom line. Did you like The Conjuring? This is a step down. Do you have to see a horror movie this weekend? You could do worse (Tusk) cause there ain’t nothing on the horizon for a few weeks. I gave it a C- and James gave it a C. There, there’s your review.


    Seriously, y’all, we go all over the map, talking about emotional manipulation in movies, the overall trends in the horror genre including how much money is spent on a film in order to maximize the bottom line, more MARVEL chat because that’s just the dominate force in the movie landscape these days for better or for worse. The way the preceding sentence was written is an example of how the show went. It’s totally freeform, man!

    Full Runtime:  1hr 09min 44sec

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    THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

    1. The Association - Cherish (3:31)
    2. Rospy - Meet Me in The Stars (8:00)
    3. Jace Williams - Rookie (6:24)
    4. Willem De Roo - Datamoon (7:12)
    5. Ayda - Legend (8:39)
    6. DJ Wad - Reincarnation (6:16)
    7. Artur K & Martin Sand - Never (Mdk Remix) (7:33)
    8. Skaivox - Motion Shift (7:55)
    9. Andrew Stets - War Will Never Come (6:55)
    10. Farid - Skylines (Mike Danis Remix) (6:44)
    11. The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! (3:55)

  2. The RotCast Episode #205 - A Game To Kill For

    Some of you may know that I love video games and I have since I was around 6 years old, maybe sooner. Some of you may also know that for a couple of years I ran a gaming blog called eclecticgamer. There are happenings on the internet right now concerning the behavior of people both in and out of the gaming community. This is what is known as
    #gamergate. It is NOT a movement based on hate or misogyny or anything negative thing you’ve heard from hit pieces posted on mainstream websites. This is a movement that has been brewing for several years and has now come to a head. The first hour of this show consists of my thoughts on gamergate.

    Please understand that one thing I value the most in this life is friendship, so that was my basis for trying to understand how the indie game dev community and bloggers/journalists came to their nepotistic relationship. It’s their argument that friendships and romance are natural occurances within an industry. It’s our argument that such relationships distort the ability of lesser known developers to get their game recognized by a large audience. It is MY argument that divorcing themselves from “gamers” in an unprofessional and hostile way only serves to divide people and make them angry. #gamergate is the pushback to this divorce. You reap what you sow.

    Reviews

    • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

    What We Watched
    Dave: As Above So Below, Divergent, Leprechaun: Origins (pre-review)
    James: Kristy, Orange is the New Black (S2)

    NXT Takeover: Fatal 4 Way chat

    Full Runtime:  1hr 53min 22sec

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    THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

    1. Coheed And Cambria - The Crowing (6:35)
    2. Giuseppe Ottaviani - Passion (Extended Mix) (6:43)
    3. Richard Durand - Blast (6:29)
    4. Sied Van Riel - Gravity (feat. Alicia Madison) (7:11)
    5. Audrey Gallagher - Say My Name (Original Mix) (7:52)
    6. Solarstone - Slowmotion III (7:53)
    7. Simon Templar - To the Stars (Pt. I) (7:57)
    8. Roger Shah - Hope (Original Mix) (6:20)
    9. Max Eden - Supernova (5:27)
    10. Andain - Beautiful Things (Fady & Mina Remix) (6:58)
    11. Dennis Sheperd - Bring You Home (Original Mix) [feat. Chloe Langley] (6:52)
    12. Ferry Corsten - Festival Crash (Original Mix) (5:40)
    13. Faruk Sabanci - Sphinx (7:02)
    14. Kheiro - When You’re Home (Original Mix) [feat. Danny Claire] (7:09)
    15. Alan Morris - Rebellion (Original Mix) (6:31)
    16. Will Atkinson - Victims (Original Mix) (8:57)
    17. Deftones - Gauze (4:41)

  3. The RotCast Episode #202 - Apes, Robots, and Bigfoot Oh My

    Someone STILL hasn’t watched Orange is the New Black so we crammed this full show with movies. Two of them are in theaters currently and one of them was on VoD. Only one of them is worth spending money on.

    Reviews

    • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    • Transformers Age of Extinction
    • Willow Creek

    News

    What We Watched
    Dave: Doc of the Dead, Haunt, Fargo (TV show)
    James: Streets, Only Lovers Left Alive, The Burbs, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

    WTNF

    Full Runtime:  2hr 19min 42sec

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    THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

    1. Foster the People - Best Friend (4:30)
    2. Cosmic Gate - Exploration Of Space (3:35)
    3. Rocco Und Seine Freunde - Generation Of Love (3:29)
    4. Natascha Romboy - Another World (3:52)
    5. Mauro Picotto - Komodo (3:22)
    6. Gigi D’agostino - L’amour Toujours (3:59)
    7. Special D. - Come With Me (3:10)
    8. Mellow Trax - Phuture Vibes (3:45)
    9. Dune - Hardcore Vibes (3:32)
    10. Mental Theo - Stars (3:37)
    11. Mark ‘oh - Randy (Never Stop that Feeling) (Westbam Remix) (5:54)
    12. Perplexer - Da Capo (4:05)
    13. Interactive - Forever Young (3:41)
    14. Barthezz - On The Move (Du Monde Remix) (6:14)
    15. Blank & Jones - After Love (3:46)
    16. Westbam - Sunshine (6:41)
    17. Da Hool - Meet Her At The Loveparade (3:31)
    18. DJ Quicksilver - Bellissima (3:51)
    19. Vernon - Life Is Too Short (3:42)
    20. Brooklyn Bounce - Bass, Beats & Melody (3:41)
    21. Starsplash - Free (3:21)
    22. Dyewitness - Masterplan (3:26)
    23. Rmb - Reality (3:51)
    24. Westbam - Wizards Of The Sonic (3:36)
    25. Komakino - Outface (Fullsize) (6:11)
    26. Music Instructor - Hymn (3:52)
    27. DJ Paul Elstak - Rainbow In The Sky (K&a’s Radio Blast) (3:28)
    28. Mega’lo Mania - Close Your Eyes (3:33)
    29. Moby - Feeling So Real (4:31)
    30. Perplexer - Acid Folk (5:31)
    31. Westbam - Celebration Generation (3:10)
    32. Cocooma - Flying Saucer (3:34)
    33. Sunbeam - Outside World (3:33)
    34. Chevelle - Jawbreaker (4:43)

  4. The RotCast Episode #201 - 22 Game of Thrones Spoilers

    Someone forgot to watch Orange is the New Black so we talk about 22 Jump Street instead. Also, we give our thoughts on this little talked about HBO show that’s probably going to be canceled in the off season, like Community.

    Reviews

    • 22 Jump Street
    • Game of Thrones Season 4 (Spoilers: Skip to 1hr 03min to avoid)

    What We Watched
    Dave: Animal, Afflicted
    James: Night on Earth, Star Trek Into Darkness, A Million Ways to Die in the West

    Full Runtime:  1hr 23min 52sec

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    THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

    1. Bad Suns - Cardiac Arrest (3:02)
    2. LTN - The 7th Arc - Daniel Kandi Remix (5:57)
    3. Willem de Roo - Rush - Original Mix (6:21)
    4. Juventa - The Strip - Original Mix (6:00)
    5. Ferry Tayle - Rescue Me - Suncatcher Remix (7:36)
    6. Touchstone - Stargazer - Original Mix (7:58)
    7. LTN - Never Ending Highway - Original Mix (7:25)
    8. Wrechiski - Come Over - Original Mix (7:24)
    9. Kris Maydak - No Cloud In Sight - Original Mix (6:50)
    10. Mike Sonar - iLove - Original Mix (4:45)
    11. Steve Brian - Brooklyn Bazar - Original Mix (6:59)
    12. Adam Szabo - Medusa - Original Mix (6:22)
    13. Tomas Heredia - Behind Time - Original Mix (7:11)
    14. Arcade Fire - Ready to Start (4:18)

  5. The RotCast Episode #200 - Train on the Edge

    After 8 years The RotCast has made it to 200 numbered shows! James and I celebrated by talking about movies and movie news. Huzzah!

    Reviews

    • Edge of Tomorrow
    • Snowpiercer

    What We Watched
    Dave: X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, The Wolverine
    James: Pompeii, Blue Ruin, Sorceror (1977), Dead Man’s Shoes, Leviathan (Doc), Free to Play (Doc)

    Edge of Tomorrow Ending Chat

    Full Runtime:  1hr 12min 43sec

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    THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

    1. The Go! Team - Everyone’s a VIP to Someone (5:07)
    2. Ilan Bluestone - Waves Of L.A. - Original Mix (6:54)
    3. Suncatcher - Fruitify - Club Mix (7:47)
    4. Faruk Sabanci - Rise & Fall - Radio Edit (3:14)
    5. Chris Schweizer - The Saga - Radio Edit (3:24)
    6. Bryan Kearney - Te Amo - Original Mix (7:13)
    7. Adam Szabo - Medusa - Radio Edit (3:41)
    8. Craig Connelly - Lioness - Original Mix (5:45)
    9. Max Graham - The Evil ID - Mark Sherry Radio Edit (4:53)
    10. Bogdan Vix - Forever - Radio Edit (3:43)
    11. Gaia - Empire Of Hearts - Radio Edit (3:16)
    12. Gabriel & Dresden - Rise Up - Radio Edit (2:43)
    13. Atlantic Ocean - Trance Atlantis (3:42)
    14. Dance 2 Trance - Power Of American Natives ‘98 (Dj Quicksilver Radio Cut) (3:30)
    15. Dance II Trance - Take A Free Fall (3:56)
    16. Magic Man - Paris (3:54)

  6. The Rotcast Episode #199 - Summer “Blockbusters”

    It’s a full show of The Rotcast, and we run down three of the top summer films for 2014. One of them is actually really good! Also, we recorded this one late at night and my energy levels slowly depleted as the show went on. I also sound really Southern this time, so if that turns you off tune in to episode 200 where I suppress my accent like a mother.

    Reviews

    • The Amazing Spider-man 2 (Lite Spoilers)
    • Godzilla
    • X-Men: Days of Future Past (Lite Spoilers)

    Reel Talk
    Visit First Showing

    What We Watched
    Dave: Airplane, Airplane 2: The Sequel, Jack and Jill, The Battery, Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Vampire Academy (Checkpoint Challenge)
    James: Escape From Tomorrow, 47 Ronin, The Protector 2, Lone Survivor, Delivery Man, Oldboy (Spike Lee version), The Signal, Joe

    WTNF

    Full Runtime:  2hr 16min 46sec

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    THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

    1. Jim Johnston - Anything (3:37)
    2. Andrey Dobarin - Massive - Original Mix (9:39)
    3. DJ NikolaevV - One Summer On Two - Original Mix (5:06)
    4. Inspirer - Agent - Original Mix (6:34)
    5. Mood Pulse - Connection - Original Mix (7:07)
    6. Korenevskiy - Love The Piano - Original Mix (6:59)
    7. Serge Vergo - Now! - Original Mix (9:02)
    8. Sounder - Storm - Original Mix (4:23)
    9. Pactifan - Bengal - Original Mix (7:30)
    10. Starque - Swan In The Sea - Original Mix (5:58)
    11. Betelgeuze - The Ic Battle - Original Mix (6:38)
    12. UnixSL - Fantasia - Original Mix (6:44)
    13. Dreaman - Rain & Flame - Extended Mix (10:14)
    14. The Other Side - It’s My Destiny - Original Mix (9:41)
    15. My X D.J. - Your World - Original Mix (4:15)
    16. X-Den Project - Back Home… - Original Mix (3:46)
    17. Orjan Nilsen & Jonathan Mendelsohn - Apart (Martin Volt & Quentin State Remix) (3:11)
    18. Galantis - You (3:41)
    19. Showtek & Justin Prime Feat. Matthew Koma - Cannonball (Earthquake) (3:07)
    20. Martin Garrix & Firebeatz - Helicopter (4:38)
    21. Chevelle - Twinge (4:39)

  7. The RotCast Minisode #11 - Digital Kick

    This time on The RotCast we talk about a wicked action sequel that should do just as well on Netflix as the first one. Seriously, if you just want to read the show notes and not listen to the episode, The Raid 2 kicks ass and you should see it if you’re into action movies.

    Reviews

    • The Raid 2

    WTNF

    Full Runtime:  41min 23sec

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    THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

    1. Bad Religion - True North (1:55)
    2. Isabel Barley - Don’t Let Me Go (original mix) (3:45)
    3. EDU - For The Heart (Radio Edit) (3:47)
    4. Robbie van Doe - Deception (Johann Stone Remix) (6:51)
    5. Love N Frequency - Don’t Look Back (Original Mix) (8:04)
    6. Sergey Nevone - Unhappy Marionette (NoBraiN Experimental Remix) (4:01)
    7. Rene Ablaze & AxelPolo - Contact (Angel Ace Radio Edit) (3:53)
    8. Essonita ft. Irina Makosh - Assure You (Gradian Dub Mix) (7:28)
    9. Coheed & Cambria - Dark Side Of Me (5:02)

  8. The RotCast Minisode #10 - Captain Evil Mirror

    On this episodes, two white boys talk about two films. We know the only reason you hit play is because you like what you see on the poster. It’s not like anyone actually reads these descriptions.

    Reviews

    • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Lite Spoilers)
    • Oculus (Mild Spoilers)

    Full Runtime:  1hr 02min 23sec

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    THIS WEEK’S MUZAC

    1. Jim Johnston - Special Op (2:52)
    2. Ephemeral Mists - Secrets of the Skychamber (5:04)
    3. Kaskade - Eyes (feat. Mindy Gledhill) (Kaskade’s ICE Mix) (3:30)
    4. Blank & Jones with Jason Caesar - Pura Vida (3:37)
    5. Blue Foundation - My Day (4:06)
    6. Sunlounger feat. Zara - Lost (Chill Out Mix) (5:41)
    7. The Synthetic Dream Foundation - Cerce’s Armoured Owls (3:43)
    8. Sunlounger - White Sand (Chill Out Mix) (4:48)
    9. ATB and Armin van Buuren - Vice Versa (6:41)
    10. Faruk Sabanci - As Faces Fade (Domenico Cascarino & Luca Lombardi Chill Out Remix) (6:03)
    11. John O’Callaghan feat. Audrey Gallagher - Big Sky (Acoustic Mix) (4:16)
    12. Sigmax - Let It Go (8:24)
    13. Caesar - Jerk It Out (3:14)

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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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  13. 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.