Episode 68 – Uncaged 7: Monkey After Next

Uncaged 7 Monkey After Next

Hey loyal listeners!  It’s the end of the month, so you know what that means -it’s time for another episode of MITC Uncaged.  That’s right!  We’re breaking out and going top(ic)less to close out the month of January.  Join us this week as we discuss whatever the hell we want and it get’s all kinds of mainstream up in here.  What awaits your ears, only the geek and gaming gods know!  So, turn up the fire, make that hot cocoa “Irish,” and get ready for a long winter’s discussion full of death, cause we’re going to set your ears on fire on a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

Oh, and P.S. – We know who is directing Star Wars VII, but MITC from the past didn’t…

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Certified Nerdified Rants with Contributor Kevin

A segment where Kevin Smith goes on and on about a subject he seemingly takes way too seriously that no one else likely cares about or has given any consideration.

Today’s Issue: The Hunger Games Trilogy

The Hunger Games is an odd trilogy to me.  When I read the first novel, The Hunger Games, I was impressed.  Sure the concept had been done before in many forms, but ultimately it was well written for a YA book, which is refreshing, and had all the right bits and pieces to form a cohesive plot.  Then I read Catching Fire which seemed to have a lot of the same enjoyable action from the first book but at the expense of introducing some way too convenient plot wrangling to do so.  Then came the final installment, Mockingjay.  Mockingjay did things that seemed so backward to how one would expect its protagonists to act at this point that I was just baffled.  Many would say that this represents growth, or a hardening of the characters but I disagree as I lay out below.

As usual, SPOILERS AHEAD dear reader!

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Unboxing: The Hunger Games… Games

The Hunger Games: Jabberjay, Training Days, and District 12

A phenomenon like The Hunger Games wouldn’t be quite as… well, phenomenal without a plethora of merchandise.  Whether it be collector’s editions, movie companions, spoofs, cookbooks, jewelry, or apparel it’s all out there.  Being a gamer, a Hunger Games fan, and the consumer whore that I am, I picked up not one, not two, but three games based on the series that I love.

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Episode 24 – The Hunger Games

Spring is here, and what better way to start than watching teenagers savagely murder each other on national television?  Better yet, there is The Hunger Games!  If you’ve been living in a cave you might as well stay there because it’s all about Katniss, Peeta, and The Capitol’s greatest spectacle.  Join the Monkey in the Cage crew this week as they discuss their thoughts on both the book and the film while also being thankful for not starving and fighting to death.  Impress those Gamemakers, get plenty of Sponsors, and be sure to watch out for those Tracker Jackers if you plan on surviving this week’s episode on The Hunger Games.  May the odds be ever in your favor!

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Monkey Advice for… Katniss

OK, not so much advice this time as gifts.  This is how I imagine we would “assist” Katniss in the arena.

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Katniss & Gale Say Goodbye

Katniss played by Jennifer Lawrence and Gale played by Liam Helmsworth

Another day, another Hunger Games clip!  I have a feeling that we will be getting more of these before this Friday’s release date let’s hope we don’t see the whole movie in clips by then!  The lingering hug between Katniss and Gale reminded me of why I “chose” Gale for Katniss early in the book series.  Watch and enjoy!

 

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