Some of Bill Paxton’s Best and Most Underrated Gems

March 12, 2017

This episode, we mourn the passing of Bill Paxton with a discussion that ranges widely (you're shocked, I'm sure), but always comes back to how awesome he was and how much better he made everything he was in.


Oscar Night 2017: La La Land and The Blues Brothers

February 26, 2017

It's OSCAR NIGHT! And the crew of Emerald City Video have decided to set up camp in Russ's living room and take a look at the favorite to win Best Picture tonight, La La Land.

Then to have a little palate-cleanse after that, Russ and Logan reconvene to record a look at The Blues Brothers.


If You Liked JOHN WICK, Try These…

February 14, 2017

It's not a five for five deal, but it's something else that you might remember from the days of brick and mortar video stores being a commonplace thing: "If you like this, try this..."

We remember back when we used to have to fill out these little employee recommendation cards for major new releases, and here, we get to do it all over again...but on the internet. And with audio.

Also, I think we forgot to introduce ourselves, so bear in mind this episode is Russ and Zach.

Anyway, with John Wick 2: Electric Bugaloo in theaters now, we figured it was as good a time as any to make some suggestions for movies you can watch if you really enjoyed John Wick.

Also, Russ and Zach both have new podcasts. Check 'em out here:

The Insurgency USA Podcast with Zach Roberts

Archie Digest: A Riverdale Podcast with Russ Burlingame, Craig Byrne, and Chris Hayner


We all get drunk and review The Ring Vs. The Grudge

January 28, 2017

Russ Burlingame, David Nielsen ,Logan Bretschneider, and Dan Fecteau got together last Friday for a screening of Sadako vs Kayako, also known as The Ring vs The Grudge.

A good deal of alcohol was consumed, and we really only had the one microphone. So the sound quality is pretty awful.

But it was a lot of fun, and we got to really punch holes in what was, to be honest, a pretty terrible movie. And of course talk about other things that popped into our heads.

So listen in on our conversation, and we promise a more professional recording next time around...!


The Comic Book Movies of 2016

January 3, 2017

There were just a WHOLE LOT of comic book movies in 2016, and there’s going to be a WHOLE LOT MORE in 2017.

And since Russ works at a comic book news website (, in case you’re wondering) and Zach pitches in there too from time to time, it seemed like taking stock of last year’s comic book movies was kind of a no-brainer.

Especially since we are diametrically opposed to the opinions held by most critics…!


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

December 23, 2016

Russ and Zach review Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and...mostly get off on tangents or nitpick tiny plot points that don't need it.



November 8, 2016

It's been almost a month since we posted!

Yeah, sorry. There's some reasons for that, but ultimately it boils down to election season + Comic Con season = BAD.
So yeah. Here's Zach talking about Obvious Child, and we promise to get something new and exciting out to you soon.

Five For Five: Movies You’ll Like In Spite of Us

October 15, 2016


In this episode, Russ and Zach go out of their way to offend everyone by stealing an old Nostalgia Critic idea (Seen here - and providing you with a  list of ten (actually more) movies that everyone likes and we…don’t.

Rather than a typical five for five — where the movies get our unabashed recommendation — this time around we’ll look at movies that are insanely popular, but just not at all for us. Sacred cows slaughtered include Marvel Studios, Tim Burton, Martin Scorcese, and more.

Yeah, you’ll hate us after this one. But we promise we’ll make it up to you next time.


Episode 7: Deadpool & The Punisher (1989)

September 18, 2016

Dan, Logan, Dave, and Russ talk about Deadpool and The Punisher -- plus a whole lot of other stuff in one of our less-structured episodes.


5 For 5: If You Like Fight Club and Spotlight, Try These Movies

September 16, 2016

Russ Burlingame (@russburlingame) and Zach Roberts (@zdroberts) give recommendations for people who really liked a couple of movies we've previously talked about.