The Empire or Jedi Podcast
About This Show
Created by a group of ex-Hollywood Video employees; Empire or Jedi is a weekly podcast that reviews the latest films from Hollywood, and dissects the newest scoops from the entertainment world. If you ever wondered what a bunch of nerds working in the lowest tier of the movie industry thought about cinema, this is it.
Most Recent Episode
The Monster Squadcast #020 – Terror-antula
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Arachnophobia is a very common bugaboo and one that I have suffered from all of my life. You would think that for The Monster Squadcast’s Month of Bugaboo’s that I would have chosen Arachnophobia as my bugaboo pick, as it is the only film to make me cover my eyes in terror (it still does, as a matter of fact). But Arachnophobia the film is as common a scary spider movie as Arachnophobia itself is a bugaboo, so it was with that in mind that I decided to go against the norm and instead choose a spider movie of yesteryear; specifically, 1955’s Tarantula, a B-Movie from the Atomic era that features science gone awry and a giant spider terrorizing the fictional land of Desert Rock, Arizona. While the film itself did not elicit much spine tingling within me (regardless of the film’s quality, a spider will always scare me to some degree) it did, however, have a very different reaction amongst my fellow squadcasters, one that I was not expecting and one that I will probably not hear the end of for some time – for that I apologize.
Mission Report: Tarantula
* Vimeo is NOT an ideal platform to watch out-of-print films
* This movie’s pacing may offend millennial sensibilities
* Viewing of supplemental spider videos online may be required in order to elicit actual terror
We’ll be back next time as we summon The Dark One for Madolyn’s bugaboo: The Devil’s Candy.
You can follow the Squad on Twitter @HappySadMovies, @CodyEastlick and @empireorjedi.
You can also purchase Tarantula through our Amazon side link.
Rated 5 out of
My #1 weekly staple
These guys keep me company at work. I've been listening for 3 years and we live a state apart but they would no doubt have refrigerator privileges at my house. David, Cody, Chad, and Ryan I don't always agree but I always love to hear your opinions on movies. My husband is a movie buff and this gives us some common ground. 10 years of marriage leaves you sparse on discussion topics. Thanks for the entertainment and interaction. I've enjoyed it so much I thought I'd take a moment to let everyone know. :-)
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 5 out of
Clerks - Verified
These guys are certainly clerks with a capital "C" and they're just polished enough to let you enjoy that fact, without being annoyed by it. Great geek-out fan show for all things movies, TV and the kinds of interests we had because we weren't dating... And I mean that as a compliment.
Date published: 2013-10-25