Archive for April, 2013

Yorkshire Girl and I were lucky enough to attend the Clint Eastwood installment of the Director’s Series at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. After the theatrical premiere of the new documentary Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story, which discussed Eastwood as a director, a Q&A was held immediately afterward with Mr. Eastwood, which was moderated by director […]

…which is ridiculous, because we’re a podcast! A podcast about the baleful influence of Marlon Brando on Val Kilmer’s career, the creepy mannequins watching your every move while you shop (in Europe, at least), all the Canadian sci-fi shows that have recently won Brian and J’s hearts, and how we decide whether or not to […]

After a brief trip to the Twlight-Zone that is NPR, the boys are back on form in a brand-new podcast designed to titillate your ears and warm your senses.  The Podwits are introspective this week, looking to the future of their beloved genre offerings and striving to see if they will ever truly find genre […]

Before it happened, it probably seemed like just another dime-mag debut. But while National Allied Publications might not have realized it, when they released Action Comics #1 on April 18, 1938—seventy-five years ago today—they changed the world. Because right at the top, before stories about Zatara the Master Magician, Pep’ Morgan, and Tex Thompson (among many […]

Dion debuts The Podwits’  brand new spin-off, called Side-Casts; a series of podcasts that will be done with various contributors, by various Podwits members. In Part 1 of Dion’s 3-part debut special, he and contributor  J. Blake discuss the decade-long decline of  horror conventions, and also reminisce about various legendary, but seldom-seen masterpieces (most horror, but others skirt the line) that […]

“Welcome True Believers!”  I recently had the luck to travel over to Los Angeles with Podwits contributor J. Blake on what proved to be one of the most exciting, and rewarding trips that I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy. The bulk of that is due to the GREAT content we were able to gather and will be […]

J, Brian and Dion cover a lot of ground this week, jumping from their love of anything Bruce Campbell, to (of all things!) sports films, and then round out the talk with a spirited debate on horror films. Are we out of our comfort zones this week? Has Dion ever seen a single sports film? […]

If the first episode of Doctor Who‘s season 7.5 was a James Bond-esque adventure, the second episode, “The Rings of Akhaten” can best be described as Who-meets-Indiana Jones. Before I explain, let me first state that this episode was, in my humble opinion (yes, there are those of us who still spell that out), a […]

“When Hell is full, the Dead will walk the Earth…” Brian and Dion take a stab at season 3 of The Walking Dead, and discuss the highlights of the prior two seasons, as well as its comic book origins. Get you zombie bug-out bag ready and make sure the SUV is gassed up, because the […]

I love live jazz recordings. So much of jazz happens in the moment, as musicians bounce improvised ideas off each other and, in the best circumstances, push each other collaboratively to ever greater heights of creativity and expression. The way that a live record can capture that moment, preserve those extemporaneous musical thoughts for all […]