Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Episode 23 - Interview with Pascal Langdale: Innovations in Gaming Part 1

The cast of Beaucoup Pop is back, bringing you everything you need to know about whats going on in the pop culture world...and maybe some things that you didn't need to know, BUT WE GIVE IT TO YOU ANYWAY!!!

That's right listeners, our episode this week is too awesome to contain in one episode!!! We're diving into the subject of innovations in the world of gaming. First up is part one, where we had the pleasure of talking to Pascal Langdale, the actor who brought Ethan Mars to life in Heavy Rain. We discuss his experience working on the award winning game and get his perspective on the current direction of the video game industry.

We also discuss Motives in Movement, a consulting company founded by the Heavy Rain actor. The company works with capture based media, like video games, to help them find efficient ways to improve the dramatic content within their projects. Check out www.motivesinmovement.com for more information.

And of course, we've got your weekly dose of Kerry's Korner, Seckman's Selections and we just might have a brand new segment to wet your appetite.  So, sit down, strap in, and grab your gaming controller because BCP is gonna put you in the mood to get your game on!

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Show Notes & Links:

DC's NEW 52 NUMBER 1's for 09/14/11:



Hey Poppers! Collectibles Etc has 20 random trades (mentioned on an episode of B.P.) with special flyers in them. If you buy one of these trades, you'll win a free sketch card by either Justin Stewart or Tressa Bowling!!

The first annual Lexington Comic & Toy Convention is taking Lexington by storm March 24, 2012, with a huge selection of vendors and exhibitor. Comics - Vintage & New Toys - Magazines - Gaming - Horror - Anime - Film/Movies - Art - Music - Much Much More!! 

The convention is open from 10am-5pm and adult admission is to be announced - Kids under 10 are FREE!

Aside from vendors of almost any type of comics, toys, and games they plan to have artists, publishers, celebrities & media personalities, panels, door prizes and a $300 cash grand prize costume contest!

If you are interested in being a vendor, exhibitor or guest please click here!


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Movie Theater Etiquette

BEWARE: ranting, raving and colorful language lie ahead...

This week Danny and I attended the movie theater to see Don't Be Afraid of the Dark.  We went on a Monday night, and I was hoping that would be a suitable night for the ass-holes to stay at home...apparently they work on Monday's too. 
First before I get into it, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark was....ok.  The writing was not too great but the effects and designs were quite amazing.  I might have, actually I know I WOULD have enjoyed my experience with this film better if it weren't for the family sitting behind us.  So that this will be broken down easier and not seem like a continuous rant, I’ll be forming this into 5 rules…and well, you guys know I love a list. XD

5.) Don’t bring your child to a rated R movie:  I don’t give a flying rat’s-ass if you think your child can handle a rated R film.  Let them watch it at home, don’t bring them to the theatre where there are adults who don’t want to hear them freak out at the tiniest thing. 
This family behind us brought their two children who couldn’t have older than 8 and 12.  As soon as I saw them and where they were sitting I gave that all knowing look to Danny.  He said, “Be prepared to get the back of your seat kicked.”  So I waited to see if they were going to and sure enough they started…I moved to a different seat since the theater was relatively empty.

4.) While I’m on it…Teach your child to be respectful of other people’s seats:  “Hey, shit head…I didn’t pay good money to have you knock against my seat with your crocks for two fucking hours.”

3.) Don't be on your cell phone:  This wasn't the case during this particular outing, but it's happened WAY too many times.  Unless you're a doctor on call, or waiting you're for a heart transplant shut the damn thing down.  Don't answer it while still in the theater...get off your lazy ass and take it out in the hallway.  Don't text either, Christ, you're not that important...that Get Glue check in can wait too dip-wad.  If you're that bored by the movie please do us all a favor and LEAVE.

2.) Don’t talk during the movie:  Shut the fuck up, seriously.  Once the trailers for up-coming films are over, strap in, eat your buttered popcorn and shut your pie hole.  The same family, mainly the mother, decided that two hours was really pushing it for her to be quite.  And it wasn’t just hushed tones either, you would have thought she was giving her order in the drive-through at Starbucks.
Once I realized that the talking was continuing past the trailers, for no good reason, I said loudly, “Why are people still talking???”  That didn’t do anything, so I gave the ever popular, “SHHHH!!!!”…that helped for ummmm I don’t know maybe 2 mins!!! >:(  I somehow kept my cool the whole movie while the talking continued on and on….Seriously, WHAT WERE THEY NEEDING TO TALK ABOUT!!!!????  Since I know Danny didn't want to end up paying court charges and going through life with a wife in jail, I didn't create my own horror show right there in the theater.

1.) Be a decent human being and have some respect: That's right you're getting the full-fledged Italian style rant today kiddies and now I'm begging you to show some respect...not just to me, but all the other people who coughed up the dough to see a movie...in peace.  It's not that hard to sit still, be quite, and pay attention to ONE THING for a couple of hours.  If you find yourself having a problem with this then let me introduce you to something called your house...you can have movies delivered to you there, away...far far away from other people that you may disturb.  If you can't accept that then I'm going to have to introduce you to my fist applying immense pressure to your face.

While I’m at it and it the spirit:
                *When someone’s merging and you’re in the lane they are merging into…get OVER to the other lane ya dolt!!!
                *When a lady is picking up several lunches for her co-workers at McDonalds…she doesn’t want to be hit on while filling the drink orders…PISS OFF!!!!
                *Tip your waitress or waiter if they serve well, I don’t care if you don’t think you should have to.  They work hard, get paid shit, and THEY’RE HANDLING YOUR FOOD!!!!  Take it from me; I was a waitress for 4 years and I know very well what happens when you piss off your server…be nice and tip them well or stay at home and eat if you can’t afford the tip

That is all.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Movie Review: Conan The Barbarian

So this weekend I decided to go see Conan The Barbarian. It was a toss up between Conan and Fright Night, but I was pretty sure Tressa was gonna go see her boyfriend Clay Aiken, er...I mean David Tennant...She has SO MANY that it's hard to keep them straight. Although, the more I look at pictures of him, the more I think he looks like Charlie Sheen. ^_^

But this is a review about Conan The Barbarian, not a blog to piss Tressa off...although I'm sure I have. Hahaha! Luv yous!! [Tressa: >_<!]

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Kerry's Korner for 8/24/11

Aaaaaaaand here's my little slice of the news, since we didn't have our episode this week. This corner just...isn't as homey as the other one. I need to get a potted plant or something.

~movie poster uploaded for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

This...looks pretty badass. Not gonna lie. I've definitely got my fingers crossed that it's a lot better than the other one.

~Ridley Scott is set to direct a new Blade Runner film
It has not yet been revealed if this is a prequel or a sequel of the original, but it is happening. I wonder if Harrison Ford will return to reprise his role as Richard Deckard... or is he too old? Didn't stop the 4th Indiana Jones film. Hmm... definitely intrigued to hear more details as it all unfolds.

~Bruce Willis is 100% going to be in the new G.I. Joe movie

I mentioned that negotiations were in effect for this to happen on last week's show, and yes boys and girls, it has been finalized. Bruce Willis, the man amongst men, is going to play Joe Colton. It was officially confirmed by The Rock, on his Twitter account.

~New cast member for The Office
This is...bizarre. The Office is getting a new member: Josh Groban. According to Deadline, he is going to play Andy Bernard's brother.
Um...ok... O.o



Hugh Jackman and the cast of Wolverine 2 are heading to Vancouver in November to start filming, kiddies! I'm sure set photos will be all over the place soon. Still no release date set for the film yet. Yeah...alright.

~Uh oh, Apple
The board of directors over at Apple announced today that Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of the company. This is what was said in his resignation letter:
"I have always said that if there ever came a day where I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director, and Apple employee."
Steve Jobs has been having quite a few health problems of late, and it looks like it's catching up with him. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer back in 2004, and in 2009 underwent liver transplant surgery. Tim Cook, who has been acting CEO while Jobs had to take a medical leave of absence, has been officially named the new CEO - along with Jobs' recommendation for him to stay there.
I'm interested to see if this affects the company at all. We shall see....

Well! That's about all I had sitting over here this week! We'll be back next week with a new episode, and a special surprise. :)

Seckman's Selections - New Releases (08/23/11)

Since we didn't have an episode this week, here are Seckman's Selection for 08/23/11.


Trollhunter [Blu-ray] Starring Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg, Knut Nærum, et al.

If you haven't see the trailer for this movie, WATCH IT! It looks sweet!
The government says there's nothing to worry about it's just a problem with bears making trouble in the mountains and forests of Norway. But local hunters don't believe it and neither do a trio of college students who want to find out the truth. Armed with a video camera, they trail a mysterious poacher, who wants nothing to do with them. However, their persistence lands them straight in the path of the objects of his pursuits: trolls. They soon find themselves documenting every move of this grizzled, unlikely hero the trollhunter risking their lives to uncover the secrets of creatures only thought to exist in fairy tales.

Win Win Starring Paul Giamatti and Melanie Lynskey

Paul Giamatti stars as a lovable yet long-suffering lawyer and high-school wrestling coach who takes us on a brilliantly heartfelt journey through the game of life...where you can't lose 'em all. When Mike Flaherty (Giamatti) comes across a teenage runaway who also happens to be a be a champion wrestler, Mike’s luck turns around in spectacular fashion. But his win-win situation soon becomes more complicated than he ever imagined when the boy’s family affairs come into play.

The Beaver Starring Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Jennifer Lawrence

That's right, a movie about Mel and a Beaver puppet. o_O Directed by Jody Foster and also staring Louisville's own Jeniffer Lawrence (Mystique in X-Men: First Class)

Walter, once a successful and happy family man, has hit rock bottom. But, in his darkest hour, he finds a rather unusual savior: a beaver hand-puppet that takes over Walter's life in an attempt to change things for the better.

Roger Corman's Cult Classics Sword And Sorcery Collection
(Deathstalker, Deathstalker II, The Warrior And The Sorceress & Barbarian Queen) 

And this just looks AWESOMELY BAD!! Yay for '80s B-Movie Fantasy Films!!!
Now in anamorphic widescreen!!

Lots of TV Shows Coming out this week:
NCIS - 8th Season
NCIS: Los Angeles - 2nd Season
Gossip Girl - 4th Season
Brother & Sisters - 5th Season
The Event - The Complete Series (aka...cancelled)
Off the Map - The Complete Series (aka...cancelled)


Muppets: The Green Album


Deus Ex: Human Revolution by Square Enix - PS3/360/PC

You play Adam Jensen, a security specialist, handpicked to oversee the defense of one of America’s most experimental biotechnology firms. But when a black ops team uses a plan you designed to break in and kill the scientists you were hired to protect, everything you thought you knew about your job changes. At a time when scientific advancements are routinely turning athletes, soldiers and spies into super-enhanced beings, someone is working very hard to ensure mankind’s evolution follows a particular path, and you need to discover why — the decisions you take and the choices you make, will be the only things that can change it.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked by Atlus - Nintendo 3DS

An enhanced remake of 2009's Devil Survivor on the original DS, Devil Survivor Overclocked features high-resolution visuals, voice acted dialogue, and a completely new chapter in the storyline.


Gotham City Sirens Vol. 3: Strange Fruit [Hardcover]

Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are tired of playing by other people’s rules. As Catwoman deals with the aftermath of battling her sister, Poison Ivy’s career at Gotham City’s S.T.A.R. Labs takes an unexpected turn. Secrets involving the “Return of Bruce Wayne” storyline affect all three Sirens, setting them against each other in a brutal display of their villainous roots. This volume includes guest appearances by Zatanna and Talia al Ghul.

We3 Deluxe Edition

Available for the first time in a deluxe hardcover format, a powerful tale from the ALL-STAR SUPERMAN team of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, packed with nearly 40 pages of bonus material!
Writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely deliver the emotional journey of WE3 – three house pets weaponized for lethal combat by the government – as they search for “home” and ward off the shadowy agency that created them.

This is the sequel to the book (and recent film) I Am Number Four.

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio—and failed.
I am Number Seven. One of six still alive.
And I'm ready to fight.


Monday, August 15, 2011

Beaucoup Pop Sketch Card Promo Ad

Hey Poppers! Collectibles Etc has 20 random trades (mentioned on an episode of B.P.) with special flyers in them. If you buy one of these trades, you'll win a free sketch card by either Justin Stewart or Tressa Bowling!! See Tony Florence, Charlie Lewis or Jonathan Juett over at Collectibles Etc if you're a winner!!

Here are some of the sketch cards that have already been won and commissioned:


Captain America

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Summer Wars Review

I know this title has been out for a good minute but I don’t know too many people who’ve seen it, so...Danny and I had our 10 dollar off coupon from Best Buy and it was about to expire...”What should we buy...WHAT SHOULD WE BUY???!!!

As we searched through all the blu-rays we came upon a title that we had already looked at and were interested in.  This is what we decided on:

In 2009 the animation studio Madhouse released through Warner Bros studios a Japanese animated film called Summer Wars.  Director Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) and writer Satoko Okudera (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Kaidan) joined forces once again and conceived the story about a gargantuan social network/virtual reality site (named OZ) that is used by almost everyone and everything in the world.  The story follows a young boy named Kenji Koiso who has a knack for mathematics.  Kenji is a moderator for OZ until Natsuki Shinohara invites him out to the country for her great-grandmother’s 90th birthday.  After receiving a mysterious email one night all hell breaks lose in the land of OZ and Kenji has to find a way to put things back together.
We really purchased this film on a whim...I didn’t know much about the title at all.  I just knew that I wanted to know what the deal is with that slightly displeased looking squirrel on the cover.  With that being said, Summer Wars was quite a surprise.  Not only was the animation beautiful, especially in OZ, but the characters themselves were well rounded.  So often we get these cartoons that pop up where the characters are flat and one sided.  In this film though, you knew who they were, their values, their passions, and their loves in life.
See, the squirrel isn't always mad!

Two of the main reasons why I love anime so much is the depths they are willing to go to for their characters and the classic animation styles.  Although some use a mixture of classic and computer graphics, movies like Summer Wars make it seamless.  Much of the animation and sequences from it made me feel...well...


I highly HIGHLY recommend this movie to anyone with a love of anime or really just films in general.  The writing is amazing and well thought out and it breezed by so quickly that it left me wanting more.  The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is one of my favorite animated films and after learning that the same writer/director team worked on both of these films...well, lets just say that I’m going to keep a close eye on those two.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Episode 20 - Aniversary Hullaballu!!!

The cast of Beaucoup Pop is back, bringing you everything you need to know about whats going on in the pop culture world...and maybe some things that you didn't need to know, BUT WE GIVE IT TO YOU ANYWAY!!!

That's right Poppers we're on our 20th episode!!! Episode XX!!! In celebration we are providing some clips and compilations of our shenanigans from the past 20 episodes. Let us reminisce:


We also tackle some of the awesome questions that you the listeners sent in! Don't worry we're stilling providing you with this week's news and new releases too!!! Prepare thy self listeners, this is gonna be epic!!!

Check out the episode here:

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Show Notes & Links:

 - Video Footage of Tom Hardy as Bane and Christopher Nolan On The Set of The Dark Knight Rises


Hello Poppers!