Slandering Others Anonymously

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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Podcasting news

Howdy people! Just wanted to announce a couple of podcast-related items. First up, it looks like I’ve found a regular co-host for the Slandering Others Anonymously podcast. Joining me on future shows will be my good friend Matthew Burt.

Secondly, I’ve joined his podcast, Radio Free Warcraft (we recorded our first episode together last night). I probably don’t know even a hundredth of what Matthew knows about WoW, since he’s been playing the game for years and I’m a complete MMO newb with just a couple of months under my belt. That said, I’ll be doing my best to get up to speed. If nothing else, my newbishness should prove amusing for all the WoW veterans out there.

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The 2011 Academy Awards – Predicting the winners

Last year was a pretty good year for me in terms of predicting the Oscars, as I wound up going a respectable 18/24, including correctly picking the winners for best picture, best director, and the four major acting awards. I don’t know if I’ll be able to top that this time around, but here goes nothin’…

Best Picture: The Social Network
Best Actor: Colin Firth for The King’s Speech
Best Actress: Natalie Portman for Black Swan
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale for The Fighter
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo for The Fighter
Best Director: David Fincher for The Social Network
Best Original Screenplay: David Seidler for The King’s Speech
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins for True Grit
Best Editing: Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall for The Social Network
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Slandering Others Anonymously Podcast Episode #2

Back again for round two! In this edition I settle down into what should be a more regular format for the show. Listen to or download the show below, and click “read more of this post” to view a complete breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode.

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Show notes:
Opening
[0:00-2:14] Intro/response to feedback

News
[2:14-7:53] Discussion of sequelitis. 2011 will see a record 27 sequels receiving wide releases.
[7:53-13:08] Reporting ethics in online blogging. Deadline.com sends TheWrap.com a cease and desist letter.
[13:08-15:23] Jaume Collet Serra (Orphan, Unknown) will be remaking Jean Pierre Melville’s The Red Circle.

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Some recommended podcasts

Since I’m trying to start up a podcast of my own, this seems like a good time to promote some of the movie-themed podcasts that I like (not that any of these guys need my help). So if you thought my first episode was okay, but would rather listen to people whose work is much more professional sounding and better produced than mine, try these podcasts on for size! To some degree, all of them helped inspire me to start my own thing.

  • Widescreen Warrior: Rafe, Margaret and (Sometimes) Tim survey the new release landscape, talk about movie news, and focus in on the career of a new artist (actor or director) every month.
  • The Slashfilmcast: Dave, Devindra and Adam talk about movie news, discuss what they’ve been watching, and review a new release. They’re usually joined by a guest. In most cases it’s someone who writes about film, but sometimes they bring on directors too.
  • Creative Screenwriting Podcast: Jeff interviews a different Hollywood screenwriter every episode. Past guest have included Paul Haggis, Mike Judge, and Rian Johnson.
  • Film Sack: Scott, Brian, Brian, and Randy review a different B-movie every week. Usually these films are terrible, but sometimes the guys find the occasional gem. Either way, their comments never fail to amuse and entertain me.
  • Scene Unseen Movie Reviews: Now tragically defunct, but this was an excellent podcast while it lasted (over 150 episodes). Chris saw the movies, Jimmy didn’t, and hilarity ensued.

Slandering Others Anonymously Podcast Episode #1: Oscars Preview

The site’s first foray into the world of podcasting! This debut edition of the Slandering Others Anonymously Podcast features a rambling preview of the upcoming Academy Awards, as well as a quick countdown of my favourite films of 2010. All feedback is appreciated!

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For added enjoyment, try the Slandering Others Anonymously Podcast drinking game: simply take a shot every time I use the words “definitely” or “awesome”. If you’re still conscious at the end of the episode, you win!