post

Animorphs #38: The Arrival

We’re back for another Ax attack! This week on The Dork-Bajir Chronicles we read Animorphs #38: The Arrival, the Ax book where an Andalite team of assassins lands on Earth to kill Visser Three! Also, Ax gets horny for the first female Andalite he’s seen in years, although it’s all tinged with a bit of sexism (oops). 

This week’s Fanimail: @PotatoToesies and @Kierin_Andrews

post

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) w. Dustin Meisinger

Ep. 100!

Our very first guest returns to complete the circle, as best we can, Dustin Meisinger joins us to discuss the Star Wars Story we hadn’t seen back in episode 1: Solo (2018).

He and I work through our feelings on Solo, both the movie and the character. We discuss what works, what doesn’t, and where this film falls in our (readjusted) Star Wars rankings. Also we speculate about Episode 9, because of course we do.

Follow this show on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook!

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

post

The God of Cookery (1996)

Ep. 63

Continuing the summer movies with Stephen Chow’s 1996 film The God of Cookery, and hoboy what a movie.

We try to discern the actual plot, make sense of the intense stylization, and figure out if Stephen Chow (the character) ever really learned the secret of cooking. We know he has magic food-related kung fu, and that’s worth the watch alone, if you’re looking for something wacky and more.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our favourite recipes!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

post

The Speaking Tree: Animorphs #37

Jake’s on vacation and the gang is left to their own devices! This week on The Dork-Bajir Chronicles, we talk about what we would do if we were in the same position as the teenage rogues in Animorphs #37: The Weakness.

Questions we answered this week: 

How would you have dealt with not having Jake around during the Inspector’s visit?

How would you use morphing to deal with hanging out with your group of friends but that one “integral” friend isn’t there? 

How would you use a cheetah morph in your own life for purely personal reasons?

This week’s Fanimail: @the_slan and @ElgeneRosetta

post

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (1989)

It’s time to look at ugly things through a beautiful lens, which means it’s time for 1989’s The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.

Sophie & Mitch talk about this grimy movie and what make it so intriguing to watch. We talk about the distance style creates between an audience and a piece of art. We discuss how presenting crass or vulgar content can serve a greater purpose. It’s a loaded conversation for a dense film!

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our favourite recipes!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

post

Animorphs #37: The Weakness

Finally back into some good ol’ Animorphs books! This week on The Dork-Bajir Chronicles we read Animorphs #37: The Weakness, the one where Rachel gets to be boss for once! Spoiler: she’s not as good as Jake.

This is also the one with the not-quite-an-Andalite, Sonic the Hedgehog alien that is apparently going to be a member of the Council of Thirteen for some reason.

This week’s Fanimail: ‎Matthew Ferrantino

post

The Pagemaster (1994) w. Sophie Gareau-Brennan

Ep. 99

Sophie Gareau-Brennan is back to talk about another magical blast from the past: 1994’s The Pagemaster!

We talk about this trippy journey through various genres, mediums, and public domain books. We try to discern the full impact this film had on my psyche, as a child and a grown-ass adult. And, most importantly, we look to the books…

Follow this show on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook!

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

post

Big Night (1996)

Ep. 61

We just watched the wonderful film Big Night (1996), aka Two Brothers with a Restaurant and They’re Italian.

We discuss the impressive directorial decisions, the written & visual storytelling, and a final scene that is one of the best from any movie we’ve seen – food-related or otherwise. Plus drunken octogenarians, Italian Bilbos, and so much more.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our favourite recipes!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

post

TV Series: Episode 21

We’re back for Part 3 of Face Off, the season-spanning trilogy that ends…well, pretty much how you’d expect something like this to end. We talk body twinning and basketball games on this week’s episode of The Dork-Bajir Chronicles!

Thank god Jarred is back once again to save us from this nightmare.

This week’s Fanimail: @tinioril and Thomas Dendtler‎

post

The Search for General Tso (2014)

Ep. 60

Ever wonder why every hole-in-the-wall Chinese food restaurant has a General Tso Chicken dish on their menu? Well look no further than 2014’s The Search for General Tso.

Sophie & Mitch talk about this investigative documentary, sussing out the origins of this ubiquitous chicken recipe. We discuss the malleability of food, the relationship between food & culture, and we wish we could go to Big Wong Restaurant.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/