Episode 95 – Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

Is this the best summer or what!?!  We’ve got superheros, conventions, and even better, GIANT F***ING ROBOTS FIGHTING GIANT F***ING MONSTERS!!!  That’s right geeks and geekettes, this week we’re talking awesome!  Join us as we discuss the good, the better, and the best of Guillermo Del Toro’s latest tour de force, Pacific Rim!  We ain’t got no time or room for haters, so initiate your neural handshakes, touch up those Kaiju tattoos, and get ready to cancel the apocalypse as you listen to a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

Continue reading

Share

Episode 93 – San Diego Comic-Con 2013

SDCC 2013

Another year, another pilgrimage to Geek Mecca.  San Diego Comic-Con came, saw, and conquered just like it does every year, and while none of us here at To-Ag studios were actually able to secure a pass to the convention floor (believe us, it’s difficult, frustrating, and expensive), we still did our best to be present and soak up the geeky goodness we could.  Join us this week as we discuss our experiences and some awesome geek news to come out of SDCC 2013!  Shine up your cutlass, practice playing Rock Band, and drink some of whatever Wayne Brady’s having as you get ready for a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

Continue reading

Share

Episode 49 – Guilty Pleasure TV Shows

Everyone likes a good TV show, right?  But, as we here at Monkey in the Cage know, “good” is a very relative (and somewhat dangerous) word to use when measuring the quality of the television we watch.  Join us this week as we are joined by super-listener and über-contributor Kevin Smith to talk about all those shows we hate to love!  Warm up your vocal chords,really suspend your disbelief, and bring yourself tons of cash as you settle in for another ear-melting episode of Monkey in the Cage!

Continue reading

Share

Episode 32 – Gamer Shame

The time has finally come!  Geeks, Nerds, and Dorks of the world unite!  We can finally be acknowledged as legitimately cool, hip, contributing members of society.  Comic books?  Right on.  Video Games?  Who doesn’t play them!?!  fantasy novels?  If you aren’t reading them, you’re a L-O-S-E-R.  Tabletop RPGs?  Ummm…. err… ::snicker, snicker::  Uh, the socially awkward, no-friend perma-virgins sit over there… weirdo!  Join us this week as we discuss the topic of “Gamer Shame“, where we break down and discuss what roleplaying is, the continuing stigma against it, and our impressions on the process of “coming out of the basement.”  Cinch up your dice bag, update your character sheet, and don’t forget the Mountain Dew as you listen to this week’s brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage.

Continue reading

Share

Episode 27 – Zombies, Zombies Everywhere!

With the meteoric success of The Walking Dead and the subsequent weekly zombie vacuum left on Sunday nights, we here at the podcast (and most everyone else out there in pop-culture land) can’t seem to get enough of the rotting, cannibalistic dead come to f*ck up the humdrum routine of society.  Joining us this week are two very special guests  – actor/writer and voice of Red Dead Redemption’s Bill Williamson, Steve J. Palmer as well as comic artist Guy LeMay, creator of Z-Blade XX, Zombie Headhunter, and The Entity Knights – as we discuss zombie movies, games, and the genre in general.  Stock up on supplies, shine up your bullets, and pay attention because you’re going to want to change your zombie apocalypse plan after listening to this week’s episode of Monkey in the Cage!

Continue reading

Share

Episode 26 – To Remake or Reboot, That is the Question

3:10 to Yuma, A Fistful of Dollars, Adam West, Adam West Star, Alfred Hitchcock, Alice in Wonderland, Anne Heche, Annie, Anthony Perkins, Batman, Ben McKenzie, Big Trouble in Little China, Bloodsport, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Willis, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Catching Fire, Charleton Heston, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Chris Hardwick, Christopher Nolan, Clint Eastwood, Commies, Contract Dispute, Cowboys, Dark Shadows, Darren Aronofsky, Denzel Washington, Detroit, Draw Something, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Escape From New York, Felicia Day, Film Novelizations, Geek & Sundry, Geek Chic, Gene Wilder, Ghetto Anthem, God of War, Gremlins, Hard Knock Life, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hugh Hefner, Humphrey Bogart, It's a Hard Knock Life, James Cagney, Jay-Z, Jeffery Dean Morgan, Jennifer Lawrence, John Carter, John Wayne, Johnny Depp, Josh Hutcherson, Jurassic Park, Justin Bieber, KROQ, Kurt Russe, Liev Schreiber, Medal of Honor, Michael Jackson, Monopoly, Mystique Everdeen, Nerdist, North Korea, Ocean's Eleven, Paul Giamatti, Peter Weller, Planet of the Apes, Psycho, Queen Elizabeth II, Ralph Garmin, Red Dawn, Rehab, RoboCop Statue, Russia, Ryan Seacrest, Sam Raimi, Samurai, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Scarface, Seth McFarlane, Shakespeare, Snake Pliskin, Stan Lee, Stand By Me, Star Wars Prequels, Steven Seagal, Super Mario Brothers, Superman Returns, Suzanne Collins, Tabletop, The Birds, The Brady Bunch, The Evil Dead, The Family Guy, The Flog, The Fountain, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, The Goonies, The Hunger Games, The Incredible Hulk, The Karate Kid, The Legend of Zelda, The Magnificent Seven, The Maltese Falcon, The Man with No Name, The Manchurian Candidate, The Nerdist Channel, the one percent, The Queen Mum, The Seven Samurai, The Situation, The Wiz, Tim Burton, Timothy Olyphant, True Grit, Vince Vaughn, Westerns, Wil Wheaton, Will Smith, Willow Smith, Willy Wonka, X-Men - First Class, Yojimbo

We all love an original, right?  Be it a movie, a TV show, a book or a game, there is nothing quite like the Real McCoy.  The OG.  The Numba One Stunna… or something…  But, what happens if an original is remade or rebooted?  What is it’s (probably) worse?  What if it’s (surprisingly) better?  Should it have even been done?  Join us this week as we tackle these hard-hitting, earth-shattering, humanity influencing questions while looking at the entertainment industry’s remake obsession.  Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, and hide those bootleg cable movie VHS’s, because it’s all about to get REMADE UP IN HERE, on this weeks new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

Continue reading

Share