300: Rise of an Empire

Podcast Episode 63: Catch Up Episode!

Posted by Matthew on March 22, 2014
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Awesome Friday

This week on a very special Awesome Friday Podcast we’re playing catchup. We haven’t recorded an episode in several weeks so we’re discussing The Oscars, The games _Luft Rousers_, _Gang Beasts_, and _South Park: The Stick of Truth_ as well as some discussion of the PS Vita, movie news about the District B13 Remake _Brick Mansions_ and the _The Incredibles_ remake, the films _300: Rise of an Empire_, _The Grand Budapest Hotel_, and _Divergent_.

It’s a lot to get through in 80 minutes so let’s get going!

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Review: 300: Rise of an Empire

Posted by Matthew on March 09, 2014
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300 Rise of an Empire

When the original 300 came out I remember at first liking it but upon further viewings it became more and more problematic for me. See, Frank Miller is a right wing nut job and 300 is, at best, a set of pretty 1 dimensional characters in a story that is hero worship of what is effectively a selfish and fascist society. 300: Rise of an Empire is interesting then in that in addition to having better developed characters (antagonists especially) acknowledges that fact and says _”that’s what they’re doing, that’s not really cool, but maybe we can use their machismo BS to our advantage”.

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Trailer and Poster for 300: Rise of an Empire look…. good… ish

Posted by Matthew on June 13, 2013
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300 Rise of an Empire

Remember 300? Zach Snyder broke big on that movie based on a Frank Miller graphic novel. It’s not exactly high art, but it was pretty fun and certainly has a distinctive style.

Well now there is another movie coming and here is the first trailer and poster. Let’s take a look!

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