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The Girl Next Door

Logan and Russ got together to exchange Beebo Day gifts and…BAM!…a podcast happened.

Logan had recently re-watched the 2004 comedy The Girl Next Door, and had some thoughts. Russ hadn’t watched that movie in years but couldn’t pass up the chance to talk about teen sex comedies with one of his favorite podcast collaborators.

You can find us (and a number of other awesome podcasts) on the ACPN family of shows.

If you like what we're doing here, you can become a patron of the Emerald City Video Podcast, which comes with fun perks. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We also have Instagram and Vero accounts where we share images, photos, memes, and nonsense.

Be back for more by noon on the fifth day, and please -- always remember to rewind your videocassettes.

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Johnny Dangerously/UHF

Nothing ages faster than comedy, so on the heels of our very New Release-heavy Yellow Brick AwardsRuss and Zach settle in to look at a couple of comedies they loved 20+ years ago, and to see whether they still hold up...and why.

You can find us (and a number of other awesome podcasts) on the ACPN family of shows.

If you like what we're doing here, you can become a patron of the Emerald City Video Podcast, which comes with fun perks. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We also have Instagram and Vero accounts where we share images, photos, memes, and nonsense.

Be back for more by noon on the fifth day, and please -- always remember to rewind your videocassettes.

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The First Annual Emerald City Video Yellow Brick Awards

Russ Burlingame and Zach Roberts name our Emerald City Video Yellow Brick Awards winners for 2018.

Winners are announced on the podcast and tagged via social media. If they want to receive the actual award, they can. The Yellow Brick in question is a VHS tape spray-painted gold and then labeled with their project and mailed out in a rental case.

Below, you can find a full list of nominees:

Best Picture
Black Panther
Sorry to Bother You
Upgrade
Widows
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best Actor
Nicolas Cage, Mandy
Michael B. Jordan, Creed II
Christian Bale, Vice
Lakeith Stanfield, Sorry to Bother You
Best Actress
Tessa Thompson, Creed II
Viola Davis, Widows
Best Supporting Actor
Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther
Steven Yeun, Sorry to Bother You
Sylvester Stallone, Creed II
Dolph Lundgren, Creed II
Best Supporting Actress
Letitia Wright, Black Panther
Tessa Thompson, Sorry to Bother You
Erin Moriarty, Monster Party
Best Ensemble Cast
Black Panther
Annihilation
Widows
Mandy
Sorry to Bother You
Best Casting
Black Panther
Sorry to Bother You
Monster Party
Into the Spider-Verse
The Domestics
Widows
Mandy
Eighth Grade
Hotel Artemis
Best Score
Creed II
Into the Spider-Verse
Black Panther
Upgrade
Best Use of Popular Music
Spider-Verse
Black Panther
Best Cinematography
Creed II
Annihilation
Sorry to Bother You
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
The Domestics
Black Panther
Infinity War
Best VFX
Aquaman
Infinity War
Best Stunts
Upgrade
Monster Party
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Creed II
Best Director
Boots Riley
Ryan Coogler
Peter Ramsey, Robert Persichetti Jr., Rodney Rothman (Spider-Verse)
Best Screenplay
Into the Spider-Verse
Mandy
Sorry to Bother You
Best Franchise Film
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Black Panther
Aquaman
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Venom
Best Guilty Pleasure Film
Rampage
Upgrade
Monster Party
Jurassic Games
Best Movie Hero
Myles Truitt, Kin
Kate Bosworth, Domestics
Hailee Steinfeld, Bumblebee
Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther
Michael B. Jordan, Creed II
Blue, Jurassic World
Best Movie Villain
Julian McMahon, Party Monster
Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther
Abdul Yaheen, Aquaman
Katie Burgess, The Jurassic Games

You can find us (and a number of other awesome podcasts) on the ACPN family of shows.

If you like what we're doing here, you can become a patron of the Emerald City Video Podcast, which comes with fun perks. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We also have Instagram and Vero accounts where we share images, photos, memes, and nonsense.

Be back for more by noon on the fifth day, and please -- always remember to rewind your videocassettes.

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New Release Wall - Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse and Bumblebee

GUYS. Go see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

You can find us (and a number of other awesome podcasts) on the ACPN family of shows.

If you like what we're doing here, you can become a patron of the Emerald City Video Podcast, which comes with fun perks. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We also have Instagram and Vero accounts where we share images, photos, memes, and nonsense.

Be back for more by noon on the fifth day, and please -- always remember to rewind your videocassettes.

 
 
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Aquaman Review & A Debate On What Make a Christmas Movie

With Aquaman on pace to handily take the Christmas box office weekend, Russ and Zach checked the movie out in an early screening...and paired it up with a conversation about what, exactly, makes a Christmas movie. 

Die HardBatman ReturnsBetter Off Dead? Where do you draw the line?

Well, listen here...

You can find us (and a number of other awesome podcasts) on the ACPN family of shows.

If you like what we're doing here, you can become a patron of the Emerald City Video Podcast, which comes with fun perks. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We also have Instagram and Vero accounts where we share images, photos, memes, and nonsense.

Be back for more by noon on the fifth day, and please -- always remember to rewind your videocassettes.

 
 
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New Release Wall: Creed II & Widows

It's time to talk about some new movies!

Well, new-ish. Russ and Zach have both been busy traveling for work, and it's time for them to catch up on some things. Both of them got together to see Creed II, and then right after that, Zach took some time with Widows. Check 'em out here!

You can find us (and a number of other awesome podcasts) on the ACPN family of shows.

If you like what we're doing here, you can become a patron of the Emerald City Video Podcast, which comes with fun perks. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We also have Instagram and Vero accounts where we share images, photos, memes, and nonsense.

Be back for more by noon on the fifth day, and please -- always remember to rewind your videocassettes.

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Employee Picks: Television!

Hello, and welcome to the Emerald City Video Podcast.

Today, we’re bringing in a very special episode of the show, featuring Employee Recommendations.

This is something we have done before, usually when one person wants to spotlight a particular movie. This time around, we’re instead doing it on behalf of a…well, we’ll call her a video store customer.

On her Instagram story the other day, an acquaintance of mine posted that she was looking for new shows to watch after a long day at work. She gave the following guidelines:

The show should be intelligent, but not too heavy. It cannot be a superhero show OR a CW show — so Legends of Tomorrow is out, even though that means her life will not be as full and rich as it otherwise might be. Being funny is a bonus but not a necessity, although she did say she preferred a feel good show, and does not want to cry every episode. She also said nothing too artsy.

I don’t want to name this person, since the episode is being done without letting her know, but she also told me once that she is not SUPER film literate. Between that and the fact that I do not know her well, I figure I will just assume that she hasn’t seen anything we’re going to recommend, and that will give us the opportunity to talk a little bit about the things that make the shows special.

She did provide a little more guidance, in the form of a list of shows she likes: Shameless, The Haunting of Hill House, The IT Crowd, Sabrina — which I take to be the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, since it’s new, although obviously the ‘90s version is a lot more “feel good” — Friends, and Outlander.

That gives us a pretty good range of emotion to work with, so let’s see what we come up with.

You can find us (and a number of other awesome podcasts) on the ACPN family of shows.

If you like what we're doing here, you can become a patron of the Emerald City Video Podcast, which comes with fun perks. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We also have Instagram and Vero accounts where we share images, photos, memes, and nonsense.

Be back for more by noon on the fifth day, and please -- always remember to rewind your videocassettes.

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A Conversation With ‘Stan Against Evil’ Creator Dana Gould

Not content to publish just one horror-themed episode on Halloween (check that one out here), Russ edited down an interview he recently did with Stan Against Evil creator Dana Gould to present to fans as a gift on this spookiest of holidays.

The show is an underrated gem -- a bizarre and brilliant half-hour horror comedy that airs at 10 p.m. on Wednesdays on IFC. And so...the first two episodes are going out tonight and we are here for it.

You can find us (and a number of other awesome podcasts) on the ACPN family of shows.

If you like what we're doing here, you can become a patron of the Emerald City Video Podcast, which comes with fun perks. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We also have Instagram and Vero accounts where we share images, photos, memes, and nonsense.

Be back for more by noon on the fifth day, and please -- always remember to rewind your videocassettes.

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New Release Wall #39: President Evil

To celebrate Halloween on the New Release Wall, Russ and Zach look at the brand new streaming release President Evil. It is a Halloween parody in which the killer wears a Donald Trump mask and targets minorities.

It is...pretty much exactly what you think.

You can find us (and a number of other awesome podcasts) on the ACPN family of shows.

If you like what we're doing here, you can become a patron of the Emerald City Video Podcast, which comes with fun perks. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We also have Instagram and Vero accounts where we share images, photos, memes, and nonsense.

Be back for more by noon on the fifth day, and please -- always remember to rewind your videocassettes.

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New Release Wall #38: Monster Party

It's almost Halloween, so Russ and Zach are checking out the brand new horror/thriller movie, Monster Party

While we are careful not to spoil any more than you would see in the trailer here ,we still encourage people to bookmark this page and see the movie first. It's really excellent, and both of us went in completely cold and that helped the experience.

You can find us (and a number of other awesome podcasts) on the ACPN family of shows.

If you like what we're doing here, you can become a patron of the Emerald City Video Podcast, which comes with fun perks. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We also have Instagram and Vero accounts where we share images, photos, memes, and nonsense.

Be back for more by noon on the fifth day, and please -- always remember to rewind your videocassettes.

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