Myopia: Defend Your Childhood – Episode 140: Escape from L. A. (1996) – The ESO Network

Well there, you know how the holidays seem fun and relaxing at first, but now that they are approaching, you just want to get away? Escape, if you will? Well, in honor of that (or, you know, just reaching), this week on Myopia: Defend Your Childhood, we watched the CGI-tastic film Escape from LA (1996), the sequel America clamored for (?)! Also, dear friends, if you like live comedy and want to support me, your host, come and watch me do the joke’em’ups as I riff over Santa Claus (1958) (AKA Santa vs the Devil) with Cineprov. Join Larry (our founder and comedy writer […]

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CasterQuest Ep86 “The Wise Man’s Fear” Ch 41-46: Innovation, Reconciliation & Consortation – The ESO Network

In this episode, we recap chapter 41-46 of Patrick Rothfuss‘ “The Wise Man’s Fear” the second book in “The Kingkiller Chronicle” series. Kvothe discovers there may be a secret connection to the Amyr and an infamous historical figure. We get very upset at the glaring lack of a post office. Kvothe has to eat some crow and reconcile with his galet, and later he presents his big artificing project to Master Kilvin. Fela is the one student who is actually making progress in Elodin’s class. We don our tinfoil hats and toss out some crazy theories. Just when it seems […]

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Timestamp #133: Frontios – The ESO Network

Timestamps Featured ImageDoctor Who: Frontios (4 episodes, s21e07-e10, 1984)   Base under siege… again. An expedition is studying minerals underground when the mine shaft collapses around them, killing the team (and colony) leader, Captain Revere. Chief Orderly Brazen, head of security for the colony, swears the remaining members to secrecy. His scientific officer, Mr. Range, fervently disagrees. On the TARDIS, the Doctor is fidgeting, including obsessing over the placement of the hatstand. The time capsule drifts into orbit of Frontios, home to the survivors of human civilization after the Earth collided with the sun. The Doctor refuses to set down, fearing contamination […]

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Flopcast 288: The Ape Is Half Full – The ESO Network

Flopcast episode 288! Kornflake is off this week (or is she???), but the Mayor of Chickentown is here to discuss the movies and music of 1988. (At the movies, it was a big year for Uma Thurman, Winona Ryder, and Dennis Farina’s mustache. Meanwhile on the radio, the Escape Club warned us that we were heading for the 90s, and we were in trouble.) Then we celebrate the discovery of a new orangutan species with a quick Top 4 ½ List of our favorite orangutans! Go ahead and sing a round of “Rock Me Doctor Zaius” as we recall some […]

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Movie review: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ a star-studded whodunit – The ESO Network

A group of strangers board the luxurious Orient Express for what appears to be an uneventful train ride to Istanbul. Then, a storm creates an avalanche that traps all these passengers in the mountains. In the middle of the night one of these passengers is murdered. With the train stuck in the snow and a killer on the loose, no one on board the train is safe. This is just the sort of mystery for Hercule Poirot, novelist Agatha Christie’s famous Belgian detective, played this time by Kenneth Branagh. The brilliant but eccentric detective must solve the case by the […]

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