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Admitting A Guilty Pleasure

Over the years I’ve NOT been a big fan of reality television. I would go so far as to call myself a bit of a reality television snob at several points in my life. In my television watching world, I’ve always loved my scripted drama or documentaries in a major way and should that television be dripped in...

Kickstarter and Creativity

This week on Episode 71, Charlie and I will discuss the ways that comic creators and other creative types are using Kickstarter to fund their projects and make a living. You can hear our thoughts on the subject on Wednesday but in the mean time here are a few of the projects we mentioned and one of them is...

Cincinnati Magic Trick

Longtime listeners of the Charlie Tonic Hour may remember a film festival and awards show we attended back in July of 2012. We podcasted about it in episode #30 and Ginny write about it in the article titled “The 48 Hour Film Project Awards Show“. Since that time, the winning film “Magic...

Charlie On More Films

I can’t promise this will be a regular Friday tradition (because I simply don’t see enough movies to keep it going), but I’m back for a second round of “rapid fire” movie reviews. If you were watching the site last week, I discussed nine films in the previous story and this...

Charlie Talks Film

On next week’s episode of the Charlie Tonic Hour (#58), one segment will revolve around a discussion of the movie Life of Pi. This film impressed me both with its visual nature and deeper messages. Ginny Tonic has read the novel, but I was experiencing the story for the first time in the theater....

Almost Famous

So there is a movie that I absolutely love and I plan to watch it, once again, before this day is done. The move is Almost Famous and for me it is a film that holds a mix of personal and emotional connections to this day. Let me paint a picture that just may bring you to the reason why I love this movie so...

The Legend of Korra: Worth the Wait

  It feels like it’s been a long time since I’ve had an avatar in my life. This week on Episode 26, Charlie and I discussed the first two episodes of the new Avatar series, The Legend of Korra. We first talked about being excited for the new series way back in Episode 6 and I even wrote a...

Let’s Talk Torchwood

Many who know me know I’m a series Doctor Who fan. I may not be able to hang with the more pedantic crowd quoting lines and show notes, but I will carve out time in my day to always catch an episode when it’s available. My fandom has a very similar story to most of you as I joined the show in the Tom Baker...

Meet Travis Richey: Inspector Spacetime and Hot Guy!

All of us here at Pandora Promotions were very excited when we got the confirmation that Travis Richey would be joining us as a guest for Pandoracon in September. Travis Richey, aka Inspector Spacetime from the NBC show Community, first appeared on September 22, 2011 in the Community episode “Biology 101″...

A Dude and His Drink

What is it about the The Dude? The Big Lebowski has made an impression both on me, and on popular culture as a whole, that seems to be greater than the movie itself should warrant. Thinking about the film I can’t think of a particular theme, character, or image that I can identify as being...

MirrorMask

Earlier today, I stumbled across a reference to Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman’s MirrorMask that had me wistfully thinking back to when I caught the film for the first time back in 2008. The film itself actually came out three years prior to that in 2005, but I was late attending that particular visual...

One More Reason I Am A Whedon Fan

I openly admit that I am a DIE HARD Joss Whedon fan. That said, there have been moments when I’ve been lukewarm to some of his work in comics (Buffy over at Dark Horse being a clear exception), but his television work remains some of my favorite series of all time. My library shelves are lined with...

Into The Wild

I woke up this morning thinking about a film I’ve seen several times. The fact that I watched it twice in just the past week and find it moving up my top 10 favoriate films list may explain why it’s so central to my thinking right now. This very interesting film is Into the Wild. Theatrical...

Doctor Who: Some Lingering Questions about Season Six

  Spoilers Sweetie… 1. Why do they have to be so darn scary? I asked this question on Facebook after starting this season. This is of course a rhetorical question and more a reflection on the wonderful writing and creative direction of Stephen Moffat than an actual complaint. Although I am...

Guilty Pleasure #326… Convoy!

This week on the show, Ginny and I plan to have a discussion of fun obsessions.  Today, I’d like to share a post about that particular topic’s ugly cousin, guilty pleasures.  For me, I have to admit there are a lot in my life.  I’m often corny and a bit sentimental.  I’m okay with...
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