Friday, October 12, 2018

DreamMachine Episode 2: The Prince of Egypt

In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2nd DreamWorks animated film The Prince of Egypt. Based on the book of Exodus from the Bible, the story is about Moses, a Hebrew raised by Egyptian royalty in a time where his people were slaves. He and the Egyptian's son Rameses are raised as brothers and have a strong relationship with each other. However, when Moses finds out about his heritage and accidentally kills an Egyptian, he runs away to the desert where he eventually ends up in Midian marrying a woman named Zipporah. Many years later, God sends Moses back to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery which becomes even more difficult with Rameses being the new Pharoah.

When the movie premiered in theaters, it made over $200 million dollars in the box office becoming the 2nd non Disney traditional animated movie to make over $100 million movie and held the record until The Simpsons Movie almost 10 years later. How well does The Prince of Egypt hold up? Does it still have an edge over other DreamWorks animated movies that came afterward? Listen and find out.

Old School Lane Casual Chats Episode 116: TellTale Games

In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guest Jim Bevan discuss about the video game company TellTale Games, the first game they were introduced to that the company worked on, their favorites, and the recent news about their shut down.

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DreamMachine Episode 1: Antz

Welcome to DreamMachine, the podcast where Arun and Patricia discuss about every Dreamworks theatrical movies, shorts, specials, and direct to video movie leading up to How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. They discuss about their first movie, Antz, which debuted on October 2, 1998. The plot is about an ant named Z who wishes to be an independent ant after being being sick and tired of being a worker in his colony. He then meets Princess Bala in a bar and instantly falls in love with her. To get closer to Bala, Z impersonates as a soldier without realizing that his mission is fighting in a termite war. Returning home as a war hero, his rank as a worker ant has been discovered and takes Bala hostage to not get arrested. With both of them out of the colony, Z and Bala search for the legendary paradise Insectopia. Meanwhile, the colony's general named Mandible is making a huge plan behind the queen's back involving with wiping away the "weak ants" and making a stronger colony.

When the movie premiered in theaters, it made $174 million dollars in the box office and had gotten positive reviews from critics and fans kickstarting Dreamworks' animation company. It came out a few weeks before Disney's A Bug's Life where it had a similar concept about a colony of ants. How well does this film hold up after 20 years later? Listen and find out!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Old School Lane Casual Chats Episode 115: SNICK

In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guests David and Eli from You Scared of This? discuss about the 1992 Nickelodeon 2 hour block SNICK. They discuss about their earliest memories of watching SNICK, the shows that aired around the block, and which were the best and worst from the lineup.

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Old School Lane Casual Chats Episode 114: Mega Man

In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia discusses about the video game franchise Mega Man with special guest Ash Paulsen from GameXplain in honor of the newest game of the series, Mega Man 11, releasing on October 2nd.

Mega Man X Opening Stage theme by FamilyJules

Mega Man 5 Gravity Man Guitar theme by Krzysztof Skowikowski

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Old School Lane Casual Chats Episode 113: The Power Rangers Franchise

In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guests Jim Bevan, Des Shinta, ZenithWillRule, and newcomer Marvelous in Red discuss about the Power Rangers franchise in honor of the 25th anniversary of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers' debut. They go over all the series, the movies, and a handful of the video games.

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PixMix Episode 21: The Incredibles 2

In our final episode of PixMix (until the release of Toy Story 4), Patricia and Arun discuss about the newest movie released by Pixar in the form of The Incredibles 2. The movie picks up right where the first movie left off with Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Dash, and Violet fighting against The Underminer. After that, the movie shifts towards Elastigirl trying to find the identity of a villain name Screenslaver as he hypnotizes people into dangerous situations. Meanwhile Mr. Incredible is trying his hardest to help Dash with math homework, Violet reconnect with Tony after having his memory wiped, and Jack-Jack with his new powers.