Episode 106 – Uncaged 18: The Chronicles of Monkey

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“In their third year of podcasting, the Monkeys find themselves in a dark and foreboding plane of existence called Teh Internetz, surrounded by an army of soulless and viscous creatures called H8-ers.  They must band together, with their loyal fanbase of MITC listeners in order to drive off all the non-believers (and Beliebers) in order to become true rulers of the Net!”  Sounds like a badass movie, right!?!  Join us this week as we go off the rails and uncaged!  So, grab your crystal skulls, make a nemesis at the zoo, and just stop reading altogether as you prepare for a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Useless Drivel – The Horrors of War

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It’s November, so what better time to bring the podcast listeners something akin to a Halloween episode (aside from it not being October and us not really talking about Halloween)!  Join your hosts Matt and Robert as they discuss the things that don’t really matter beyond Robert’s dining table and their own alcohol-addled brains.  From ghost stories and battlefields to boxing kangaroos and tag-team wrestling, there seems to be a little bit of everything in this weeks Useless Drivel, the podcast without a point!

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Episode 67 – Remakes We Want to See

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We all know Hollywood is pretty much out of ideas.  Nowadays, it seems like 90% of the movies hitting theaters is either some sort of remake or reboot, likely of something that has already been remade a couple times before.  The awesome and epic story-tellers and directors (Looking at you, Nolan and Whedon) seem to finally be getting their chance to really shine, but studios are just too afraid to take a chance on those unique indie projects waiting in the wings, so it looks like we’re stuck with the likes of Michael Bay, Joel Schumacher, and Brett Ratner.  Join us this week as we discuss the movies that we actually want to see remade (because it’s going to happen eventually), but only if someone with talent can do it!  Wipe your classic memories away, burn up those original scripts, and whatever you do, don’t even think of Transformers as we discuss our remake picks on a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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The Curious Case of Gail Simone, or Why We Should be Worried about the Comics Industry

If you were online at all Monday, you may be aware that DC Comics released writer and creator Gail Simone from the “Batgirl” title.

My reaction: shock, fear, shock, disbelief, utter disappointment [for DC Comics], and a glimmer of excitement [Marvel, you are calling her, right?].

Gail Simone, if you are unaware of who she is, is one of the most popular writers at DCU. During her career she has written “Deadpool,” “Birds of Prey,” “Wonderwoman,” “The Secret Six,” and of course, “Batgirl.” She is among the loudest supporters of DCU and particularly of the New52. Gail has been out there waving the banner and beating the drum to encourage her loyal fans to continue after DC (for a lack of a better word) destroyed their continuity. She has had one of the most successful books of their run and THE most successful female-led book.  To top it all off, the most recent issues have been met with praise from fans and critics alike.

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Monkey Birthday Giveaway!

Monkey in the Cage’s 1st Birthday is fast approaching!  In honor of our upcoming Episode 52 we are giving away a copy of DC Comics The New 52 Hardcover Compilation!  That’s right you heard me right, folks!  The New York Times calls it, “Audacious.”  USA Today calls it, “Epic.”  And I am almost positive they are referring to this giveaway and not the book itself…

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Episode 48 – How Entertainment Influences Itself

Do you ever find yourself watching a movie, reading a book, or playing a game and thinking to yourself, “This has happened before”?  Of course, we all have?  But, this form of entertainment deja vu isn’t because you’ve decided to re-watch, re-read, or re-play.  Join us this week as we discuss the phenomenon of entertainment influencing itself, for better or for worse.  From classic literature to classless television, it seems there are no bounds.  Dust off that tome of Shakespeare, spike up that blow-out, and whatever you, don’t feed the Honey Boo Boo as you settle in for a certified original episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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