public displays of affection

Public Displays of Affection – Soul Forge 314

Public displays of affection is the topic on this special Valentine’s Day release! This is episode 314 so naturally we talk about pie. Why pie? 3.14 is the basic formula for pi. That’s something to do with math and circles. Shawn and Leah joke about doing an entire episode about

Content catch-up: What I’ve been watching recently – Part 3

December felt like a VERY busy month for new content, and before I release my end of year wrap up, I wanted to get caught up on reviewing a few more of the films and TV shows I saw in 2023. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom This movie was…OK. It

Content catch-up: What I’ve been watching recently – Part 2

Wonka Initially, I wasn’t really interested in a Willy Wonka prequel. But when I heard that the same creative team behind the Paddington movies was involved, I was immediately on board. Wonka is a thoroughly charming, musical family film that’s the perfect sort of cozy, feel-good movie to watch during

Earth Station One Ep 733 - An LGBT Look At Cloudburst

An LGBT Look At Cloudburst

The Earth Station One Rainbow Room screens the 2011 film adaptation of Thom Fitzgerald’s stage play. Mike, Mike, Mary, and Ciaran Moffatt hit the road for this heartwarming and heartbreaking story starring Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker. All this, along with Angela’s A Geek Girl’s Take, Ashley’s Box Office Buzz,

Video games

Video Games – Soul Forge Podcast 288

Video games are typically categorized according to their hardware platform.  This traditionally includes arcarde video games, console games, and computer (PC) games. A video game is an electroic game that involves interaction with a user interface or input device. These devices include such things as a joystick, controller, keyboard, or

What do we do about negative reviews?

By now you’ve probably read a summary of actor Seth Rogen’s much-discussed thoughts on negative film reviews, or at least heard about the heated debate those comments have sparked.  Rogen’s comments were shared with entrepreneur Steven Bartlett on the “Diary of a CEO” podcast, and I’ve been thinking over them

How I learned to love going to the movies by myself

The first time I ever went to see a movie all by myself was, I’m pretty sure, the film adaptation of the fantasy novel Eragon back in 2006 during my first year of college. I don’t really remember what I thought of the film (though its current Rotten Tomatoes score

It’s still worth our time to watch older movies

When I was growing up, I had a number of opportunities to watch older movies. And I have to confess (with no small amount of embarrassment) that at the time I really didn’t enjoy many of these films. I lumped together “all movies made before the 1970s” as if they

Cigar Nerds Podcast: Welcome to the Dayshift

Cigar Nerds Podcast: Welcome to the Dayshift. We are starting spooky month off with a little trip to the westside to hunt vampires. We are talking The Dayshift staring Jamie Fox Dave Franco, and Snoop Dogg versus a bunch of vampires. Don’t forget your union card. In Science we talk

The Blurred Nerds Podcast 265

On this episode: First up, it’s time for Lil’ Bit’s annual Dragon Con recap. What was new this year for her and has her age finally caught up to her body? Can a Mai Tai be too good? In the second half of the show, we discuss some of the

The Blurred Nerds Podcast 264

On this episode: The drama both behind the scenes and in front of the world continues to drag on over at DC/WB/HBOMax with no end in sight for the moment. Peacock makes some moves, cancellations and renewals trickle out from other streamers and movie releases begin to shuffle. That and

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