Episode 28 - Full Metal Jacket/ Fullmetal Alchemist

Playing Hooky 28.jpg

In this episode of Playing Hooky, we review and discuss the 1987 Stanley Kubrick film, Full Metal Jacket. We also review the Anime, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime series adapted from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa. Produced by Bones, the series is directed by Yasuhiro Irie and written by Hiroshi Ōnogi.

Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 war film directed, co-written, and produced by Stanley Kubrick and starring Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio and Adam Baldwin. The screenplay by Kubrick, Michael Herr, and Gustav Hasford was based on Hasford's novel The Short-Timers (1979).


If you want to reach out to us, chat or support what we do, click one of the links below:

Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2KQSlRj

Like us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2I4Tbw1

Join us on our Discord: https://discord.gg/VaTHKXN

Support us on Patreon: https://bit.ly/2KaJOYp

Donate to our podcast: https://bit.ly/2rAzCRZ

Get our merchandise: https://bit.ly/2G2OTiE

Help support us and get yourself some awesome, delicious El Yucateco hot sauce and gear at at a discount! Get 10% off with code: PLAYINGHOOKY
El Yucateco #KingofFlavor!
If you like the audio for our intro, check out more by Visager at their Free Music Archive page, or check out the Visager website!


Episode 27 - Mindhunter/Jonathan Groff

Logo:  Wikipedia

In this episode, we review the Netflix original series, “Mindhunter.” Additionally, we talk about the career of lead actor, Jonathan Groff, and some of his other roles outside of Mindhunter.
We also talk about the recent IMAX release of Apocalypse Now Final Cut, Condado Tacos and Indianapolis customer service.


If you want to reach out to us, chat or support what we do, click one of the links below:
Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2KQSlRj
Like us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2I4Tbw1
Join us on our Discord: https://discord.gg/VaTHKXN
Help support us and get yourself some awesome, delicious El Yucateco hot sauce and gear at at a discount! Get 10% off with code: PLAYINGHOOKY
El Yucateco #KingofFlavor!

If you like the audio for our intro, check out more by Visager at their Free Music Archive page, or check out the Visager website!

Episode 26 - Gen Con 2019

PLAYING HOOKY 26.jpg

In this episode we review some of the new games we purchased at Gen Con, discuss the rules, ease of play, and some of the crap decisions we may have made in the process.

GWAR vs. Time is a deck-building game. Players will build decks featuring their favorite GWAR characters, items, and locations, as well as their enemies, from throughout the band’s decades-long history. This includes characters like Berserker Blothar, Pustulus Maximus, Balsac the Jaws of Death, Beefcake the Mighty, Jizmak da Gusha, Oderus Urungus, and Sleazy P. Martini, as well a villains like Techno and Sawborg Destructo, Cardinal Syn, the Ultimate Bohab, and Boss Glom. The game goes deep into the GWARchives to find things from way back as well, like Cornelius Carnage.

Tortuga 1667 is all about the interactions you have with the other players. In some cases, such as when you and your shipmates are attacking the Spanish Galleon, you need to rely on your enemies in order to succeed. In the very next turn, however, your shipmates might stab you in the back with a mutiny in order to keep all the treasure for themselves.

Check out GWAR Vs. Time: https://bit.ly/2YFSgu8

Check out Tortuga 1667: https://bit.ly/2S3Gu5g

Tentacle Town: https://bit.ly/2KDE8b4

Shadowrun 6th Edition Beginner Box: https://bit.ly/2KFd5vV


If you want to reach out to us, chat or support what we do, click one of the links below:
Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2KQSlRj
Like us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2I4Tbw1
Join us on our Discord: https://discord.gg/VaTHKXN
Help support us and get yourself some awesome, delicious El Yucateco hot sauce and gear at at a discount! Get 10% off with code: PLAYINGHOOKY
El Yucateco #KingofFlavor!

If you like the audio for our intro, check out more by Visager at their Free Music Archive page, or check out the Visager website!

Episode 25 - Three Ninjas, Showdown Review

PLAYING HOOKY 25.jpg

In this episode, we review two cheesy martial arts movies from the early 90’s!

First, we review, “3 Ninjas.” 3 Ninjas is a 1992 American martial arts comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub and starring Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade, and Chad Power.

The film is about three adolescent boys who spend their summers being trained by their grandfathers to be ninjas. Their father, an FBI agent, is on the hunt for a nefarious villain with mysterious ties to the family.

Next, we review, “Showdown.” Showdown (also known as American Karate Tiger) is a 1993 action/martial arts film directed by Robert Radler. The film stars Billy Blanks, Kenn Scott, Christine Taylor, Ken McLeod, Patrick Kilpatrick, and Brion James.

The film is about a young transfer student vexed by bullies who must learn to defend himself. He is trained to beat up trash cans by the school janitor. Eventually, he fights in a precursor to the UFC for money.


If you want to reach out to us, chat or support what we do, click one of the links below:
Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2KQSlRj
Like us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2I4Tbw1
Join us on our Discord: https://discord.gg/VaTHKXN
Help support us and get yourself some awesome, delicious El Yucateco hot sauce and gear at at a discount! Get 10% off with code: PLAYINGHOOKY
El Yucateco #KingofFlavor!

If you like the audio for our intro, check out more by Visager at their Free Music Archive page, or check out the Visager website!

Episode 24 - "Snatch on a Train"

Playing Hooky 24.jpg

Welcome back, friends and allies, to the Playing Hooky Podcast! This episode, we review two totally bitchin’ movies. First, Nate brings the Guy Ritchie crime comedy, “Snatch,” to the table.

Set in the London criminal underworld, the film contains two intertwined plots: one dealing with the search for a stolen diamond, the other with a small-time boxing promoter (Jason Statham) who finds himself under the thumb of a ruthless gangster (Alan Ford) who is ready and willing to have his subordinates carry out severe and sadistic acts of violence. - Wikipedia

After that, Rachel brings the 2013 science fiction action film, “Snowpiercer,” to the table.

Snowpiercer is based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette. The film is directed by Bong Joon-ho, and written by Bong and Kelly Masterson. -
Wikipedia


If you want to reach out to us, chat or support what we do, click one of the links below:
Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2KQSlRj
Like us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2I4Tbw1
Join us on our Discord: https://discord.gg/VaTHKXN
Help support us and get yourself some awesome, delicious El Yucateco hot sauce and gear at at a discount! Get 10% off with code: PLAYINGHOOKY
El Yucateco #KingofFlavor!

If you like the audio for our intro, check out more by Visager at their Free Music Archive page, or check out the Visager website!

Episode 23 - "A Tale of Two Shows"

Playing Hooky 23.jpg

In this episode, Nate and Rachel go see two shows in Indy. First, they see Eyehategod at Black Circle Brewing. Eyehategod (also abbreviated and referred to as EHG) is an American sludge metal band from New Orleans who formed in 1988.
Next, they go see Gogol Bordello at the Egyptian Room at Old National Centre. Gogol Bordello is an American punk band from the Lower East Side of Manhattan, formed in 1999 and known for theatrical stage shows and persistent touring. 


If you want to reach out to us, chat or support what we do, click one of the links below:
Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2KQSlRj
Like us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2I4Tbw1
Join us on our Discord: https://discord.gg/VaTHKXN
Help support us and get yourself some awesome, delicious El Yucateco hot sauce and gear at at a discount! Get 10% off with code: PLAYINGHOOKY
El Yucateco #KingofFlavor!

If you like the audio for our intro, check out more by Visager at their Free Music Archive page, or check out the Visager website!

Episode 22 - "Eight Dead in Black"

Playing Hooky 22.jpg

In this episode, Nate and Rachel review The Hateful Eight and Black Death.

The Hateful Eight is a 2015 American western thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern.

Black Death is is a 2010 German-British action horror film directed by Christopher Smith from an original screenplay by Dario Poloni. It stars Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, and Carice van Houten.


If you want to reach out to us, chat or support what we do, click one of the links below:
Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2KQSlRj
Like us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2I4Tbw1
Join us on our Discord: https://discord.gg/VaTHKXN
Help support us and get yourself some awesome, delicious El Yucateco hot sauce and gear at at a discount! Get 10% off with code: PLAYINGHOOKY
El Yucateco #KingofFlavor!

If you like the audio for our intro, check out more by Visager at their Free Music Archive page, or check out the Visager website!

Episode 21 - "Gattaca and Me"

Playing Hooky 21.jpg

In this episode, Rachel and Nathan discuss the 1997 Sci-Fi cult classic, “Gattica,” starring s Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman,  Jude Law, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal, and Alan Arkin. Gattaca is a “Biopunk” film that tells of the potential despotic future where genetic manipulation rules the day.
After that, Rachel and Nate talk about their experience with 23andMe.

The essay referenced in the podcast by David A. Kirby can be read here.


If you want to reach out to us, chat or support what we do, click one of the links below:
Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2KQSlRj
Like us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2I4Tbw1
Join us on our Discord: https://discord.gg/VaTHKXN
Help support us and get yourself some awesome, delicious El Yucateco hot sauce and gear at at a discount! Get 10% off with code: PLAYINGHOOKY
El Yucateco #KingofFlavor!

If you like the audio for our intro, check out more by Visager at their Free Music Archive page, or check out the Visager website!

Episode 20 - "Brew Jitsu"

Playing Hooky 20.jpg

In this episode, Rachel and Nate are joined by Jacob Clark, instructor at Brew Jitsu in Indianapolis, to talk about martial arts. We also talk about physical fitness, beer, LARP, gaming, and some of the cool things about living in Indy!

Brew Jitsu is located at:
4201 Millersville Road Indianapolis, IN
46205, United States


If you want to reach out to us, chat or support what we do, click one of the links below:
Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2KQSlRj
Like us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2I4Tbw1
Join us on our Discord: https://discord.gg/VaTHKXN
Help support us and get yourself some awesome, delicious El Yucateco hot sauce and gear at at a discount! Get 10% off with code: PLAYINGHOOKY
El Yucateco #KingofFlavor!

If you like the audio for our intro, check out more by Visager at their Free Music Archive page, or check out the Visager website!

Donate

Episode 19 - "Bruges Brugge"

Playing Hooky 19.jpg

In this episode, Nate and Rachel take a virtual trip to Bruges, Belgium. First, they sit down and watch the 2008 Black Comedy Crime film, “In Bruges,” starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. The film is is set and was filmed in Bruges, Belgium.
Next, they sit down for some Moules Frites at a local Brasserie, Brugge.
Brugge Brasserie is located in the Broadripple neighborhood of Indianapolis at:
1011 E. WESTFIELD BLVD. INDIANAPOLIS IN 46220 


If you want to reach out to us, chat or support what we do, click one of the links below:
Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2KQSlRj
Like us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2I4Tbw1
Join us on our Discord: https://discord.gg/VaTHKXN
Help support us and get yourself some awesome, delicious El Yucateco hot sauce and gear at at a discount! Get 10% off with code: PLAYINGHOOKY
El Yucateco #KingofFlavor!

If you like the audio for our intro, check out more by Visager at their Free Music Archive page, or check out the Visager website!

Donate

Episode 18 - "Dance With the Black Beauty"

Playing Hooky 18.jpg

Please be aware: the topics we discuss in this episode are of a sexual and violent nature. If you are sensitive to these topics, you may want to skip this episode.
In this episode, we review two incredibly different movies. First, Rachel presents the 1994 Warner Brothers film, Black Beauty.
From Wikipedia:
Black Beauty is a 1994 American film adaptation of Anna Sewell's novel by the same name directed by Caroline Thompson in her directorial debut. The film stars Andrew Knott, Sean Bean and David Thewlis. The film is also treated as an autobiography of the horse Black Beauty as in the original novel, and is narrated by Alan Cumming as the voice of the 'Black Beauty'. This is the fifth feature film adaptation of the 1877 classic novel by Anna Sewell.

Nathan presents the totally unrelated 1997 film, Dance With the Devil:
Perdita Durango, released as Dance with the Devil in the United States, is a 1997 Spanish/Mexican action-crime film directed by Álex de la Iglesia, based on Barry Gifford's novel 59° and Raining: The Story of Perdita Durango. It stars Javier Bardem as Romeo Dolorosa and co-stars Rosie Perez. It was inspired by Magdalena Solís and the Hernandez Brothers sect.


If you want to reach out to us, chat or support what we do, click one of the links below:
Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2KQSlRj
Like us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2I4Tbw1
Join us on our Discord: https://discord.gg/VaTHKXN

Help support us and get yourself some awesome, delicious El Yucateco hot sauce and gear at at a discount! Get 10% off with code: PLAYINGHOOKY
El Yucateco #KingofFlavor!

If you like the audio for our intro, check out more by Visager at their Free Music Archive page, or check out the Visager website!

Donate

Episode 17 - "Lords of Flogging"

Playing Hooky 17.jpg

In this episode we review the film, “Lords of Chaos,” Which tells the story of the rise of the Black Metal underground in Norway in the late 80’s and early 90’s.
The film is a semi-fictionalised account of the early 1990s Norwegian black metal scene told from the perspective of Mayhem co-founder Euronymous. It stars Rory Culkin as Euronymous, Emory Cohen as Varg Vikernes, Jack Kilmer as Dead, and Sky Ferreira as Ann-Marit.”

We also talk about the 2006 Documentary, “Whiskey on a Sunday,” which chronicles the band, Flogging Molly, and Irish-American Celtic punk band.


If you want to reach out to us, chat or support what we do, click one of the links below:
Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2KQSlRj
Like us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2I4Tbw1
Join us on our Discord: https://discord.gg/VaTHKXN
Help support us and get yourself some awesome, delicious El Yucateco hot sauce and gear at at a discount! Get 10% off with code: PLAYINGHOOKY
El Yucateco #KingofFlavor!

If you like the audio for our intro, check out more by Visager at their Free Music Archive page, or check out the Visager website!

Donate

Episode 16 - "British Baking Empire"

PHP 16.png

Hey all! In this episode, Rachel introduces Nathan to “The Great British Bake Off.” In turn, Nate brings the HBO crime drama, “Boardwalk Empire,” to the table for discussion.
We are currently in the process of moving at the moment. Because of this, we did not film this episode. We intend to get back to video once we’re setup in our new location!
Thanks for your patience during the transition!


If you want to reach out to us, chat or support what we do, click one of the links below:
Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2KQSlRj
Like us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2I4Tbw1
Join us on our Discord: https://discord.gg/VaTHKXN
Help support us and get yourself some awesome, delicious El Yucateco hot sauce and gear at at a discount! Get 10% off with code: PLAYINGHOOKY
El Yucateco #KingofFlavor!

If you like the audio for our intro, check out more by Visager at their Free Music Archive page, or check out the Visager website!

Donate

Episode 15 - "Blade Runner Generations"

Playing Hooky 15.jpg

In this episode, Rachel and Nate discuss the 1994, Star Trek Generations and the 1982 sci-fi classic, Blade Runner. For clarification purposes, we watched In this episode, Rachel and Nate discuss the 1994, Star Trek Generations and the 1982 sci-fi classic, Blade Runner. For clarification purposes, we watched the Directors Cut of Blade Runner on DVD. Thanks for listening to our podcast as grow our channel! We continue to try to improve our video and audio quality as we put out new episodes. Unfortunately, the audio on this one is kinda crap. I did the best I could to fix it. I hope it's not too distracting. Thank you again!


If you want to reach out to us, chat or support what we do, click one of the links below:
Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2KQSlRj
Like us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2I4Tbw1
Join us on our Discord: https://discord.gg/VaTHKXN
Help support us and get yourself some awesome, delicious El Yucateco hot sauce and gear at at a discount! Get 10% off with code: PLAYINGHOOKY
El Yucateco #KingofFlavor!

If you like the audio for our intro, check out more by Visager at their Free Music Archive page, or check out the Visager website!

Donate

Episode 14 - "Maximum Sandman"

Playing Hooky 14.jpg

Welcome to season 2 of Playing Hooky Podcast!
In this episode, Nate and Rachel exchange comics. Nathan reads and reviews his first Sandman comic series with “Preludes and Nocturnes.” Meanwhile, Rachel reads the Spider-Man classic, “Maximum Carnage.”


Help support us and get yourself some awesome, delicious El Yucateco hot sauce and gear at at a discount! Get 10% off with code: PLAYINGHOOKY! El Yucateco #KingofFlavor!

If you like the audio for our intro, check out more by Visager at their Free Music Archive page, or check out the Visager website!

Follow us on Twitter
Support us on Facebook



Episode 13 - "Die Hard, Actually"

Elements from Flickr

Elements from Flickr

In this episode, we watch two very different movies for the Christmas holiday. First, we watch the 1980’s action classic, Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman. Next, we review the 2003 holiday film, Love Actually, staring literally all the English actors ever.


Help support us and get yourself some awesome, delicious El Yucateco hot sauce and gear at at a discount! Get 10% off with code: PLAYINGHOOKY! El Yucateco #KingofFlavor!

If you like the audio for our intro, check out more by Visager at their Free Music Archive page, or check out the Visager website!

Follow us on Twitter
Support us on Facebook


Episode 12 - "The Ghosts of Cannibals"

Playing Hooky CCGhost.jpg

In this episode, Nate and Rachel talk about some recent music band concert shows they went to. First, they went and saw the band Ghost. Second, They saw Cannibal Corpse and Hate Eternal. There was much joy.

Ghost Official
Cannibal Corpse
Hate Eternal


Help support us and get yourself some awesome, delicious El Yucateco hot sauce and gear at at a discount! Get 10% off with code: PLAYINGHOOKY! El Yucateco #KingofFlavor!

If you like the audio for our intro, check out more by Visager at their Free Music Archive page, or check out the Visager website!

Follow us on Twitter
Support us on Facebook


Episode 11 - "The Night in Austin"

Playing Hooky Austin.jpg

In this episode, Nate and Rachel talk about their recent trip to Austin and all the food they ate along the way. From Chicago pizza to breakfast tacos and brisket and back to Chicago for hotpot, we ate a lot of food!

Thanks to all the great places we ate:
At’s-A-Nice Pizza
Iron Works
Joe’s Bakery
Los Comales
Valentina’s
Figure 8 Coffee
Southside Market and BBQ
Torchy’s
Happy Lamb Hot Pot



Help support us and get yourself some awesome, delicious El Yucateco hot sauce and gear at at a discount! Get 10% off with code: PLAYINGHOOKY! El Yucateco #KingofFlavor!

If you like the audio for our intro, check out more by Visager at their Free Music Archive page, or check out the Visager website!

Follow us on Twitter
Support us on Facebook

Episode 10 - "King of Rocky Horror"

Playing Hooky 10.jpg

Thanks for joining us for another episode of PHP. This week, at the suggestion of Rachel, we went to see The Rocky Horror show in Downtown Indianapolis. In return, Nathan brought The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger to the table. Also, we got a freaking sponsor for our podcast: El Yucateco!

The Rocky Horror Show Indy:
NUVO’s 2015 and 2017 Best of Indy #1 pick for Best Locally Produced Play, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, returns to the Athenaeum Theatre October 26th-November 3rd. Squeaky-clean couple Brad and Janet find themselves stranded on a dark and stormy night. A flat tire brings them to the home of the fabulous and mysterious Dr. Frank N Furter. Too bad for them, they’ve arrived on a very special night! Soon, Brad and Janet will meet Frank’s newest “creation”, battle with temptation, and experience the craziest evening of their lives. Let’s Do The Time Warp Again!

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
The Gunslinger is a  fantasy novel by American author Stephen King, the first volume in the Dark Tower series. The Gunslinger was first published in 1982 as a fix-up novel, joining five short stories that had been published between 1978 and 1981. King substantially revised the novel in 2003, and this version is in print today. The story centers upon Roland Deschain, the last gunslinger, who has been chasing after his adversary, "the man in black," for many years. The novel fuses Western fiction with fantasy, science fiction and horror, following Roland's trek through a vast desert and beyond in search of the man in black. Roland meets several people along his journey, including a boy named Jake Chambers who travels with him part of the way.


Help support us and charity by picking up this horror themed package at Humble Bundle!

If you like the audio for our intro, check out more by Visager at their Free Music Archive page, or check out the Visager website!

Follow us on Twitter
Support us on Facebook


Episode 09 - "Phantasm of the Corn"

Playing Hooky 9.jpg

In this episode, we celebrate the best of all holidays, Halloween, with a few classic cult horror movie reviews. Rachel brings creepy kids and sweet corn to the table with Children of the Corn. Meanwhile, Nathan makes Rachel sit through the fairly incomprehensible mess, Phantasm. Fun is had by all.

Phantasm is a 1979 American horror film directed, written, photographed, and edited by Don Coscarelli. It stars Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, Kathy Lester, and Angus Scrimm.
Stephen King's Children of the Corn is a 1984 American horror film based upon Stephen King’s 1977 short story of the same name. Directed by Fritz Kiersch, the film's cast consists of Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, Robby Kiger, Anne Marie McEvoy, and Julie Maddalena and R. G. Armstrong.”
-Wikipedia


Help support us and charity by picking up this horror themed package at Humble Bundle!

If you like the audio for our intro, check out more by Visager at their Free Music Archive page, or check out the Visager website!

Follow us on Twitter
Support us on Facebook