BMMI Episode 058: Gremlins 3: Cult of Gizmo

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This week we met up with a hypothetical Joe Dante and created Gremlins 3. And don’t worry, we thought of all the ways to take advantage of their many powers. We discussed the possibility of using their infinite and instant respawning as a means to make infinite burgers for infinite profits and the moral conundrum of doing so. We theorized that the gremlins would worship Gizmo as a sort of Allfather as it is he who brought them all to this world. Another topic that entered the film is the gremlins near magical ability to absorb DNA of other things and become like those things. Ultimately we came up with a beautiful mesh of all of the above and I think the man in the Burger King who is probably Joe Dante is very impressed.

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BMMI Episode 057: Funkel’s Friends

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This movie has a deceptively terrible CGI goblin as the lead. But don’t let that fool you, beneath the rugged, T-posing exterior, lies a heartwarming journey of finding what matters in life and finding good friends. Funkel the goblin has only known an unfair life of cruelty from people that find him so ugly they throw trash at him. They can’t help it. The one time he retaliates with chomping some fingers, a wizard decides to punish him with a slowly progressing curse of petrification. But this wizard just gave Funkel a life purpose: make him regret placing that curse. What Funkel doesn’t know is, it takes friends of all kinds to help you cross a forest and fight a wizard when you’re stuck in a T-pose. See, it’s a story thing, not skimping on animation or anything like that.

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BMMI Episode 055: My Date with My Manager’s Spectre

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My Date with My Manager’s Spectre is the result of confusing the Disney films My Date with the President’s Daughter and Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire. We threw in a general “My Authority Figure is A Specific Monster” and did a spin on all three. Who’s that beautiful, definitely corporeal person that shows up to work everyday with the manager, hangs around, then leaves with the manager? No, it’s not the manager’s girlfriend, it’s his revenant. You know, a revenge ghost that’s haunting him, making sure all of his days are bad or at least mildly inconvenient. And this revenge ghost thinks you’re pretty cute. If you ever wanted to mix danger, ghosts, Burger King, and the kid friendly rom-coms of early 2000s Disney, this movie’s the perfect match.

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Dream Warriors

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Between towns, the adventure party was plagued by lucid nightmares. Were they shared hallucinations? Confused visions of the past and future? Or was it really just a dream? This post discusses the mechanics and story impact behind Episode 24 of Podquest: No Strangers to Adventure. Like, it goes in deep. Learn how this played out behind the screen and at the table, as well  as how to run a session like this with your own party. Reading further may spoil events up to this point in our story!  Continue reading

BMMI Episode 054: Fools in Love

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What an eggs-cellent movie! This week we pitch a big name romance, conspiracy, Easter, April Fool’s Day movie where a man in love learns that the first Easter was also the first April Fool’s Day. But before you say that it’s blasphemous, hear me out. You see Jesus wrote the first 101 joke book that is used as an additional book of the bible that only a small cult known as the Fools of April are aware of. Oh, yeah, by the way this movie is in the spirit of Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and Love, Actually (aka Christmas Day). Happy Holidays everybody!

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BMMI Episode 053: Tax Bud

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Take a bite out of tax season with man’s best accountant: Tax Bud! He’s dog-gone great at what he does and is sure to get you a huge tax bark. This movie fits right into the Air Bud family, featuring a cute Shiba Inu in a hat instead of a weird talking dog because Tax Bud’s number-crunching speaks for itself.

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BMMI Episode 052: Star Wipe

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This week’s movie is full of stars. Star wipes that is! When a director unleashes an ancient horror into the world in the form of a star only his assistant director can stop it before the world fades to black.

Star Wipe is the most perfect movie monster ever conceived. It can control time and space. It can move the narrative away from characters discussing it’s weaknesses. It has no weaknesses. It’s like the alien from Alien but without an organic form that can be killed. How do you stop a star from wiping out the world?

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BMMI Episode 051: Time Lapse

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This week’s film is designed around the use of time lapses as a meaningful part of a narrative. Time Lapse spans more than four years. Following a high school class locked in a plush, expansive bunker-mansion, a series of elaborate murders divides the students into tribal cliques. But when the hunt for the killer leads the students out of the bunker for the first time in four years, the mystery becomes stranger and stranger. In the spirit of psychological thrillers such as Identity and Stay, turn your brain off and enjoy the paradox this murder mystery is built into, before you go insane trying to make sense of it all!

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