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  1. 9 points
    This is a case where the terrible film was actually right and the podcast was wrong. It actually is "Pandora's jar". The wikipedia page has a section on why we say box: Also, regarding the movie getting myths confused, there is a precedent for rainbow bridges, but not in Greek myth. Norse mythology has a rainbow bridge connecting Earth and where the gods live.
  2. 7 points
    Hey all, my wife and I just released the first episode of our podcast - Magnum, She Wrote - on Soundcloud! It will be coming to iTunes soon No obligation to listen, but I thought I'd throw this up here.
  3. 7 points
    During the bear fight scene, I laughed out loud because the guy in the bear suit seemed so Monty Python to me, and then I remembered, "Oh yeah, Scott of the Sahara": Also, when somebody (Jason, maybe?) said that there were no robots in Ancient Greek times, I was like, uh, hello? Also also, HEY EVERYBODY! I haven't been around much this year so far, but I've missed the boards ... hope you've all been well
  4. 6 points
    BUBO! I legit loved THIS MOVIE as a child. I read the novelization and everything. I for real wanted a Bubo and seeing this gif makes me realize... the effects were GARBAGE. Did you know you can buy a Bubo online? I have seen them at Amazon. But, like, I want him to be my friend and talk to me.
  5. 6 points
    I wanted to pick something either cheap or free that most of us can get easily. And this movie is literally free to watch on youtube or tubi or you can download it for free from the film's website. I also wanted something that most of us hadn't seen and, according to letterboxd, no one else has seen this. So, we're watching:
  6. 6 points
    While we are shouting into the wind tunnel that is inaccuracies in Greek mythology his name is Heracles not Hercules. Hercules is his Romanized name.
  7. 6 points
    As a life long Greek mythology nerd I have to say this film was wild. I think my favorite ( ie I could enjoy and not want to yell at the screen about it being incorrect because I 'm *THAT* nerd. Harry Potter movies are a real experience with me let's just say...) Was that they turned Daedalus into a fun campy Martian lady with a fondness for automatons that look like you can buy them at Toys R Us. An improvement on the eventually bitter and cruel inventor of the Labyrinth. not that I wouldn't be bitter if I was forced to make my queen a cow fuck suit so she could seduce a bull them have to build, and eventually be imprisoned because of building, a deadly labyrinth for her monstrous child, only to escape but to have my son son die in the process in part due to my invention. I don't think I would murder my nephew because I couldn't bare the thought of having someone else be as clever as me but you know we all grieve differently. Martian Lady is much more fun.
  8. 6 points
    The thing with Pandora's could've turned into an Abbott and Costello routine: "OK, so we have Pandora's Box." "Actually, it's a jar." "Well, not yet, it starts closed, but eventually it's ajar: That's how the evil escapes."
  9. 5 points
  10. 5 points
    KULAP VILAYSACK returns to help Sean and Hayes make their origin story documentaries.
  11. 5 points
    Sorry to post so much in a row but now that I'm thinking about it, what was even the purpose of the sword? King Minos says it's the source of his power and yet he wields a flaming sword. Then when Hercules goes to grab it he says "no you'll awaken the phoenix! The volcano will erupt!" Yet the sword is in a golden rock on a platform Daedalus or somebody made. It's not something that's been there this entire time. It was made and put there. Is the gold rock the heart of the phoenix? Did 20 years prior Sybil Danning give King Minos the sword and he slew the Phoenix with it? Why is it on a platform near the pit if you can't take the sword out and it's purely ornamental? So many questions.
  12. 5 points
    BIG omission to not mention that Sybil Danning (the woman with half her boobs covered) was also Stirba in Howling II, another HDTGM classic. Also, it seems like this movie is a weird rip-off and amalgamation of virtually every popular fantasy adventure from the few years prior. I see obvious echoes of Clash of the Titans (1981), Excalibur (1981), and Conan the Barbarian (1982). This would fit pretty neatly with the usual Golan & Globus method: take the current popular thing and try to do it cheaply.
  13. 5 points
    I used to heavily be involved in church culture, including managing a Christian bookstore. A friend of mine asked me to hold a case of beer for him while he went to go and grab something else and I almost lost my job because of it.
  14. 5 points
    great ep, i got a lot of weird looks from co-workers today.
  15. 5 points
  16. 5 points
    I was wondering this same thing. I was kind of in and out during my watch, but when Cuba said the name of the choir was inspired by Beyonce? Huh? And my random, unformed thoughts (to go along with the movie's theme) - I also thought they were going to play more on the whole jazz vs choir, and the parallel with Beyonce. - Why advertising? Aside from it being a major movie trope profession, why not make him an actual music producer, maybe a failed one. And the choir, and Beyonce are his ticket back? - Was Cuba pretending to be a bad dancer? On stage at the competition he seemed to be doing such terrible moving about, but in the end credits scene he does some breakdancing, and gives some hint that he's actually a good dancer. But if I never see him dancing like he danced on that stage again, it will be too soon. - 40 minutes is too long to wait for Beyonce's introduction.
  17. 5 points
    Maybe I missed this but does Cuba not realize that Beyonce and her son are in the exact same position that he and his mom were? I was expecting him to finally open up to Beyonce and explain this or for that to come back in some big way but from what I recall he never mentions it. In fact he's such a liar I'm not even sure if his mom is really dead or not.
  18. 4 points
    Somehow, "Amazon" is the perfect name of a place to buy Greek mythology stuff. Also, how dare you besmirch Harryhausen so casually! My childhood demands satisfaction!
  19. 4 points
    Yeah, but according to the movie, killing babies is actually a reward and (maybe) a step toward promotion. I feel like Greek Soldier #4 missed the opportunity to become Greek Soldier #3...
  20. 4 points
    More Syncs! Just listening to this anti-capitalist lecture from The Zeitgeist Movement released today (5/28) and they're talking about using shells as a type of social currency. Probably not overly expensive hobby shop shells, but I still thought it was a pretty good sync. Good ep, will watch the Kulap doc when my schedule allows for it.
  21. 4 points
    woke up early this morning, listened to the ep, better than coffee
  22. 4 points
    I had to go look up the labors of Hercules because I was pretty sure the mythological origin of Ursa major and minor was different (it was--it involves a lady Zeus wants to bang and Hera turning her into a bear). Anyway, per wikipedai: 1. Slay the Nemean Lion. 2. Slay the nine-headed Lernaean Hydra. 3. Capture the Golden Hind of Artemis. 4. Capture the Erymanthian Boar. 5 Clean the Augean stables in a single day. (I guess he killed and captured so many animals now he's gotta clean up after them?) 6. Slay the Stymphalian Birds. 7. Capture the Cretan Bull. 8. Steal the Mares of Diomedes. 9. Obtain the girdle of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. 10. Obtain the cattle of the monster Geryon. 11. Steal the apples of the Hesperides. 12. Capture and bring back Cerberus.
  23. 4 points
    DESI LYDIC helps The Boys make their new TV show.
  24. 4 points
    Didn't he do that in jerry Maguire? I am again puzzled by his bad dancing afterward!
  25. 4 points
    I'm definitely including this condition in my will. Is it not standard?
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