Rokk Talk Ep. 20: Fake Empire

…And Rokk Talk is back again! This episode, we’re doing the same format as last – going through a band’s entire discography album-by-album (while joined by Sean Lemme). This time, we’re doing The National, those dapper boys from Brooklyn via Ohio now residing all over the globe apparently. We’ll also talk a little about the band’s latest, I Am Easy To Find, but mostly we’ll talk about their slow rise to indie rock ubiquity. We’ll also discuss what you’ve all tuned in to hear about – their graphic design background.

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Rokk Talk Ep. 19: Unbearably White

Love ’em or hate ’em, Vampire Weekend have gone the distance and continued to reinvent themselves like few bands of their generation. On this episode of Rokk Talk, John and Colin break down Vampire Weekend’s entire discography, album-by-album. They also give their first impressions of V-Dub’s new album, Father of the Bride, just for those of you looking for a rare hot take on a podcast usually dedicated to music from 30 years ago. Ya hey!

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Some Kind of Movie – Ep. 10: America’s Ass

Good storytelling does not rely on twists. It needs to be more than “what’s going to happen next?” If you’ve done it well, your story should stand up to a second viewing. Case in point: I’m desperate to see Avengers: Endgame again, but in no hurry to revisit Sunday’s genuinely thrilling, climactic episode of Game of Thrones any time soon. But don’t ignore the value of being surprised. That is a fun part of the experience too, and one of the reasons a trip to the cinema is still something special. All of this is to say, we’ve got a four-man spoiler-filled discussion of Endgame for you right here, ready to go. You should probably see the movie first. Everybody else did.

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The Third Annual Mildly Pleased Criterion Draft

As we find ourselves in the midst of Avengers: Endgame and the NFL Draft – two celebrations of grown men pummeling each other – we thought we’d class things up a bit. On this podcast, we offer our very own draft pertaining to the films each of us will review during the Criterion Month of July. Much like past years, John sticks to a theme, Sean tries to see some of The Greatest Movies of All Time™, and Colin just befuddles everyone with movies no one’s heard of. Be sure to check back in July when we get this Criterion train a-rollin’! Continue reading

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Rokk Talk Ep. 18: I Love it Loud

Do you believe in Rock and Roll? Well if you do and if you like the taste of cold gin, you’re gonna love this special episode of Rokk Talk. This week, John, Colin, and respected journalist/personal trainer/rock god Matt Carstens reflect on seeing KISS on their “End of the Road Tour”. Is the show worth a deuce? You’ll have to listen to find out!

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Top Ten Anticipated Movies of 2019

Do you have any idea how many blockbusters are coming out this year? Do you even know? Disney alone is releasing three remakes of animated classics, two Marvel movies, sequels to Toy Story and Frozen, and a Star Wars. A STAR WARS! And that’s just Disney! Will this be the year the box office implodes on itself? Or it will be the opposite? Will, any of us make it to 2020? Will mankind survive?!?

With that proclamation of doom out of the way let’s look at John, Sean, and Colin’s most and least anticipated films of 2019! 🙂

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Top Ten Movies of 2018

It’s no longer 2018. In fact, it’s almost no longer January 2019. But that didn’t stop us from recording a podcast looking back at the best of what last year had to offer in film. Also, it wasn’t a bad week to do so, considering the Oscar nominations came out and… ooh boy, not a great crop of movies overall. Still, there were plenty of great films from 2018 that got little in the way of Oscar attention, and which we were happy to talk about.

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