[Drift #54]

The Disney shows continue with Daniel Floyd of Extra Credits returning to talk about this little, wooden boy. 

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Direct download: 54._Pinocchio.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:40 AM

Here's the second part of our analysis of the Twilight saga. There's some really silly and occasionally genuinely troubling material in here, but also some surprisingly heartfelt moments that caught us offguard.

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Direct download: 53._Breaking_Dawn_Parts_1__2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:27 AM

To coincide with the release of Fifty Shades of Grey, Sharon and I went back to the source material with a pair of shows we've been sitting on for a year! We had to put Pinocchio on hod for this one but he'll be back in two weeks. 

In this initial volume we review the first three installments of the Twilight Saga. 

It's my theory that these books and films are the Nickelback of the literary and cinematic worlds, hated on general principle. Partly because in the eyes of many they pervert the mythos of the vampire, daring to make the suckers sparkle in the sun rather than exploding. Partly because of their immense popularity, which always creates a counter-culture. 

So Sharon and I dived in attempting to review the films themselves in a vacuum. Those who hate the films may hate this podcast because we're rather kind and enthusiastic. Those that love them will hate this podcast because we call them on the rubbish, the weaker elements and the more troubling aspects (especially in the two-part finale of Breaking Dawn). So welcome to a show nobody is going to love.

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Direct download: 52._Twilight_New_Moon_Eclipse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59 AM

[Drift #51]

Digital Drift Does Disney.

This is the first of a series of podcasts covering the full history of Disney's animated classics. Daniel Floyd of Extra Credits is with us every step of the way.

It is without question that animated cinematic features throughout the 20th Century were defined by this company. Learn more about the studio, the animators and how the animation techniques changed with the time, as well as what the world was doing when each film was released. Also find out which films we love, which ones we don't and more importantly, why.

This first one, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves was their pilot of sorts. A proof of concept that also happens to be the perfect representation of a fairy-tale told absolutely straight with 1930s sensibilities and the tiniest, most naive children in mind. Alex isn't a huge fan, but he does like one character rather a lot. Dan is filled with admiration for how they could achieve this excellence first time, simply as part of their learning process. 

Since this is an unabashed analysis that pulls no punches, bad language is used but it is bleeped for the benefit of children. 

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Direct download: 51._Snow_White_and_the_Seven_Dwarves.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:06 AM

Kuvira reveals her plans of attack and it's up to Korra and her companions to hold the line.

This time we're talking about why Korra's fighting style is her own worst enemy, patching things up with one's family, the amazing finale and our hopes for the possible futures of the series and this world we don't want to leave behind.

Joining me to see Korra off are my co-host; Sharon Shaw, Daniel Floyd, the voice of Extra Credits, Joshua Garrity of the Cane and Rinse podcast and The Animation Archives, and Jerome McIntosh of GameBurst. 

Next week; Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

New Century Season 2, episode 3 is out this week so go to iTunes and subscribe there.

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Direct download: 50._The_Legend_of_Korra_-_Book_4_-_Balance_Part_2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:54 AM

With the world unbalanced, Korra and her companions struggle to manage the repercussions from the pendulum-swing back from chaos to order.

This time we're talking about Prince Wu, Kuvira, some old swamp lady, and the rather contentious coupling at the end of the series. In a pinch of nostalgia I went back to the intro from that first Korra show we did all those years back... well two and a half, but it feels like a lot longer. And to close out, the world premier of the trailer for Season 2 of New Century. 

Joining me once again are my co-host; Sharon Shaw, Daniel Floyd, the voice of Extra Credits, Joshua Garrity of the Cane and Rinse podcast and The Animation Archives, and Jerome McIntosh, now of GameBurst. 

Next week; the second part of Book 4. 

New Century Season 2 starts this week so go to iTunes and subscribe there.

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Direct download: 50._The_Legend_of_Korra_-_Book_4_-_Balance_Part_1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:52 PM

[Drift #49 - Part 2]

Change continues, painfully, violently and somehow frequently hilariously.

Joining me once again are my co-host; Sharon Shaw, Daniel Floyd, the voice of Extra Credits, Joshua Garrity of the Cane and Rinse podcast and The Animation Archives, and Jerome McIntosh, now of GameBurst. 

In this second part we cover the following themes; Loss and death, sacrifice and trauma, resentment and best of all, love. 

Next week; the first part of Book 4. 

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Direct download: 49._The_Legend_of_Korra_-_Book_3_-_Change_Part_2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:50 AM

[Drift #49 - Part 1]

The long awaited, much-demanded continuation of the Avatar podcasts is here. We're releasing four podcasts throughout this month, two each for Books 3 & 4 of The Legend of Korra. It's the last we'll see of the series, maybe forever, but certainly for a while, so let's take our time and enjoy ourselves.

Joining me once again after another year I have my now co-host; Sharon Shaw, Daniel Floyd, the voice of Extra Credits, Joshua Garrity of the Cane and Rinse podcast and The Animation Archives, and Jerome McIntosh, now of GameBurst. Duane Griffiths from the previous six episodes couldn't make it, but sends his regards.

In this first part we cover the following themes; Behind the scenes and going digital-only, renewal and rebirth, duty and responsibility, family and frustration, anarchy, freedom and control. 

Next week; the second part of Book 3. 

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Direct download: 49._The_Legend_of_Korra_-_Book_3_-_Change_Part_1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:23 AM

[Drift #48]

After the uproarious reception that the Bad Reviews Against Humanity shows brought, we decided on a series of dramatic readings. This is based on a sci-fi convention game wherein one of the worst pieces of fantasy literature in history; The Eye of Argon' gets read aloud. If the current narrator laughs he or she must pass it on. We went beyond Argon by embracing a now infamous children's book, a movie script written by a longtime friend of mine, the intro to a public information film about the evils of marijuana and an article from Cracked.com on shoddy toys with worrying claims on their packaging.

1. The Eye of Argon by Jim Theis
2. Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Programmer [With Stickers] by Susan Marenco
3. Another Day at the Office by Thomas Underhill
4. Reefer Madness by Arthur Hoerl
5. The Ten Most Unintentionally Hilarious Toys Exported by China by Seanbaby

http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-10-most-unintentionally-hilarious-toys-exported-by-china/

Our guest speakers this week are...

* Laura Kate Dale of (among others) 'Podcastquisition'
* Lou Fernandez of 'Lou Reads the Internet For You'.
* Derrick Ritchie of 'The Console Ninjas Podcast'.
* Lorin Grieve of the Digital Drift community.

And by popular demand we begin with Lou reading out ten bad reviews from @AmznMovieRevws 

Next week: We begin a month of Korra. Four podcasts covering the last two seasons. After that we proceed with the Disney animated classics review series with Daniel Floyd, starting of course with Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

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Direct download: 48._Dramatic_Readings.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:18 AM

[Drift #47]

Middle-earth #11:

This is the first impressions review of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies. Next year we will be covering all three movies with a deeper focus on production in our Extended Edition podcasts. If you've just joined us for Digital Drift you can of course hear the reviews of the Lord of the Rings and first two Hobbits on the Digital Gonzo section of the podcast feed.  

It's been hard-going for some of us to say a last goodbye to the Weta films. The fact that they've divided audiences far more than the original trilogy exacerbates the isolation that comes with this. Experience the wrath and ruin of dragon fire. Watch an obscene amount of gold drive an essentially decent dwarf to insanity. Witness five pages of battle written by Tolkein get fully expanded into a war among the species' of Middle-earth. Feel the loss and grief of these events from the many perspectives beyond just that of Bilbo Baggins as the scope of this project hammers home. 

Joining Sharon and I are Chris Eason of GameBurst, who's been with us every step of the way on the Middle-earth series. Chris brings along his colleague James Batchelor, returning for the first time since An Unexpected Journey. Finally Drift community member Glen Watts returns for the first time since The Lego Movie.

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Direct download: 47._The_Hobbit_-_Battle_of_the_Five_Armies.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:58 AM



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