Rating: 5/5 (Russ)
             4/5 (Zach)

In this episode, Russ and Zach talk about Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, the latest opus from indie icon and geek hero Kevin Smith.

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

The Emerald City Video Podcast is a periodic podcast hosted by entertainment journalist Russ Burlingame, with a rotating cast of hosts who used to work at the Emerald City Video store in East Syracuse, New York. The store was once awarded by the Video Software Dealers of America as the best small video store in the U.S. Though it closed in 2009, the store’s legacy still touches the daily lives of a lot of the people who used to work there, and the Syracuse community as a whole still has a lot of fondness for its memory.

The idea behind the podcast, which launched in 2016, was to bring the discourse you would get at a video store — talking with real humans about your movies, rather than trusting in an algorithm — back to…well, if not the world, or even Syracuse, at least to the guys who maybe missed that human connection the most: a bunch of pop culture junky loudmouths who used to run a really cool video store. Over the years, the Emerald City Video banner has flown over a number of themes, including specific episodes about TV series like Riverdale and Psych.

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. You can support us on Patreon, too, and do things like requesting custom episodes and the like.

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

 
 

September 20, 2019

The RST Video Podcast

In a very special episode, Russ Burlingame is joined by Tucker Brennan, who has plans to revive and reinvent RST Video, the store featured in Kevin Smith's movie Clerks and plenty more. 

You can check out the IndieGoGo campaign that will help him do it here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restore-rst-video/x/9503338#/

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. You can support us on Patreon, too, and do things like requesting custom episodes and the like.

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

Emerald City Video hosts Russ Burlingame (ComicBook.com) and Zach D. Roberts (Around the Lens) talk Comic Con International: San Diego 2019, where Russ checked out various Warner Bros. TV projects including the end of ARROW, the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, RIVERDALE, and the final season of SUPERNATURAL. We also talk about the "Kevin Smith Reboots Hall H" panel and a little bit about Marvel's aggressive new slate of movies and TV shows.

Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHvaWulHk5E

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.

 

On the one hand, this week the intro (some of the audio of which is taken from Kevin Smith's 1994 indie hit Clerks) feels more appropriate than ever.

 
On the other hand, it could have been fun if I took the time to customize an opening that integrated the line from the Clerks animated series: "What follows is the fabled lost pilot to Clerks..."
 
On yet another hand? Apparently the audio cut out for the first syllable of the introduction that DID make it in, meaning that if I had done ANYTHING special it would have been an improvement over my "hello" being truncated to "'lo."
 
This is quite possibly the longest attempt ever made at making sense of the live-action Clerks pilot (which the fandom sometimes called Saved By the Clerks because of how much it owes to other shabby '90s sitcoms).

 

In this special episode, recorded in October and forgotten until now, Zach and Russ talk about the trend of making every protagonist an antihero, what (if anything) can bring more traditional heroes back to the forefront, and the role of superhero films in setting that tone.

Also, Zach compares Iron Man to Jesus. Like, a lot.

You can support the show here: http://paypal.me/emeraldcityvideo

A FIVE FOR FIVE LIKE YOU’VE NEVER HEARD BEFORE!

In this episode, Russ and Zach go out of their way to offend everyone by stealing an old Nostalgia Critic idea (Seen here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ejMFvssoSI) 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.

In the second of our "Five For Five" stand-alone shows, Russ Burlingame (@russburlingame on Twitter) and Zach Roberts (@zdroberts) recommend what you should give a chance over the next five days.

And, yes, each of us had a Gene Wilder film.
Russ's list and trivia:
THE FRISCO KID

Fun trivia: In Hanky Panky, the movie where Wilder met Gilda Radner — directed by SIDNEY FREAKING POITIER, by the way — Gene Hackman played a character whose name was “Michael Jordon.”

STATE OF GRACE

Fun trivia: Noonan’s bar, created for the comic book series HITMAN but used as the restaurant/coffee shop in TV’s SUPERGIRL, was named after Sean Penn’s character Terry Noonan in this film.

DOGMA

Fun trivia: If you watch to the end of Kevin Smith’s 1994 debut feature CLERKS, it says that “Jay and Silent Bob will return in DOGMA.” It took him five years to make the movie and Jay & Bob appeared in both Mallrats and Chasing Amy in between, but he was right.

WHERE TO INVADE NEXT

Fun trivia: That footage of the Berlin Wall isn’t the only time Moore headed to Germany to participate in history: In 1985, President Ronald Reagan was laying a wreath at a wall of remembrance for Nazi soldiers. Michael Moore and a Jewish friend of his whose parents were at Auschwitz were there with a banner that read "We came from Michigan, USA to remind you: They killed my family"

THE BIG EMPTY (this one - http://www.vudu.com/movies/#!content/7469/The-Big-Empty)

Fun trivia: There are at least three people in this movie — JOSIE’s Rachel Leigh Cook, DAZED’s Joey Lauren Adams, and SQUAD’s Adam Beach — who have been featured in previous ECV Reviews.

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