Now that they are partners Angus helps Sal get reacquainted with field agent work. They are called to report on a robbery being committed by a pee wee soccer team.

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We’re shooting for the stars and solar surfing into space this week, as the Dummies tune into Disney’s Treasure Planet. Swashbuckle along with us on a multi-galaxy adventure involving pirates, planets, portals, and the greatest treasure of all (spoiler: it’s love).

Next Movie:  Brother Bear (2003)

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“The Choice Is An Illusion”

This week join Tuong and “The One” Axandre Lemours as they talk about watching a new movie a day in 2022, how the new Fresh Prince of Bel-Air show might not look so fresh, the art of reviewing movies on Letterboxd, and a new sequel to one of the most beloved franchises that made us question reality – The Matrix Resurrections (2021)!

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Dare you enter the Cocktagon?! Please enjoy a collection of some of Paul’s favourite stories from the first season of The Pen Is Mightier – featuring performances by Jon Blair, Andrew Bushell, Bridget Cann, Taylor Davis, Erin Pim, and Carley Thorne. 

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Where would we be in the pandemic without video games?

It is not hyperbole to say that, for many, video games has been a beacon of joy and much needed escapism from the reality of this pandemic. It continues to be one of the more enjoyable ways to connect with family/friends digitally, in a world where lockdowns are frequent and Zoom fatigue is real. While the planet continues to be a big ol’ dumpster fire, video games provided that comfort we needed to push through to the next day. And yes, the effects of the pandemic did hit game development pretty bad resulting in multiple delays but somehow, through it all, we were still able to get some quality titles this year. So join Tuong and #GamerBoyz Angus MacDonald, Matthew Whalley, and Ethan Howieson as they celebrate another fantastic year in gaming by ranking Top 5 Video Games of 2021!

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Ground Rules

  • Games must have come out in 2021
  • Expansions of games DO count so long as they bring in full game size experiences
  • Remakes of games DO count so long as they add something new, drastic, and is not just an uprezzed version of an older game. (ie counts if the remake was built from the ground up and had some obvious attention of detail added to it) ie Zelda Skyward Sword HD is more or less just an uprezzed version with a few Quality of Life improvements but it’s largely the same game.
  • Free to play games count if they came out in 2021
  • Early access games count but they should feel like more or less full game experiences and not at it’s very early stages of development

Group Top 5

5. Returnal

4. Guilty Gear – Strive –

3. Metroid Dread

2. It Takes Two

1. Inscryption

Tuong’s Top 10 List (ordered)

10. Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

9. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

8. Psychonauts 2

7. Resident Evil Village

6. Monster Hunter Rise

5. Guardians of the Galaxy

4. Rachet and Clank: Rift Apart

3. It Takes Two

2. Metroid Dread

1. Inscryption

Honorable Mentions: Animal Crossing Happy Home Paradise DLC, Halo Infinite, Tales of Arise, Tetris Effect Connected, Loop Hero, Persona 5 Strikers

Games I wish I played: Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Unpacking, Deathloop, Age of Empires 4, Back 4 Blood, Returnal

Games I wish I liked more: Valheim, Hitman 3, Psychonauts 2

Games that I liked that didn’t come out this year: Final Fantasty FFXIV, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Pikmin 3, Luigis Mansion 3, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, Yoshi’s Crafted World.

 

Angus’s Top 10 (ordered)

10. Humankind

9. Age of Empires 4

8. Tales of Arise

7. Back 4 Blood

6. Skul the Hero Slayer

5. Guardians of the Galaxy

4. Inscryption

3. Resident Evil Village

2. Loop Hero

1.It Takes Two

Matthew’s Top 10 (ordered)

10. No More Heroes 3

9. Back 4 Blood

8. Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

7. Barotrauma

6. Loop Hero

5. Metroid Dread

4. Age of Empires 4

3. Inscryption

2. The Riftbreaker

1.Returnal

 

Ethan’s list (ordered…somewhat)

Ethan has several games that he’d deem as a #5 so only #1-4 are ordered.

5. Wildermyth

5. Kena: Bridge of Spirits

5. Death’s Door

4. Psychonauts 2

3. Unsighted

2. Inscryption

1.Guilty Gear – Strive –

Honorable Mentions: Splitgate, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Hitman 3, Deathloop, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

 

Sal’s ethical trial is finally here with Angus serving as his defense. They face a tough prosecutor in Cretaceous Trombone (Leslie Cserepy) and are at the mercy of first timer Judge Jude Law (Tuong La).  Will Sal get shunned by the bureaucrat community? Will they both get branded?

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“Ohana means family, and family means no one gets left behind.” Are you crying yet?? Catch a wave with Lilo and Stitch – plus Nani, David, and the Disney Dummies! We follow our tough little protagonist, her loving sister, and their new pet “dog” as they learn what it means to be a family- and most importantly, that even broken families are still good.

Next Movie:  Treasure Planet (2002)

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“With great power…”

This week join Tuong and multi-verse hero Emily Lambert as they talk about her love for Disney, reading 100 books in a year, why anyone should care for a sequel to Avatar, and arguably the biggest/most anticipated movie that came out in 2021 – Spider-Man: No Way Home! (Yes there will be spoilers!)

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Twas the night before Christmas,

And all through Podcavern,

Our hosts sat all sullen,

Posted up at the Tavern.

 

When suddenly SANTA!

All liquored up,

Said ” Punch Up These Carols!”

His slurred speech was fucked up!

So Les, Tuong and Angus,

Each chose a song,

Three new versions were born,

In an ep juuuust over an hour long!

 

So strap tight for some tales,

With drug deals and Luigi,

You’ll cry so much,

Ya need a damn squeegee!

 

So put up your stockings,

Tuong by the chimney with care,

Merry Punch Up To All,

Until we’re back on the air!!

Angus helps Sal prepare for his upcoming trial by going through law books at the Super City Library. The laws they find might be more odd than you think.

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