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Ramble With Russel Podcast Updates


Russel - Posted on 29 June 2009

Here it is folks as promised my Transformers special.  First off I do discuss the recent deaths of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett & Michael Jackson and the impact they have.  Then we journey into the past as I review the DVD release of Transformers Season 1 as SHOUT Factory re-releases a special 25th Anniversary edition.  Then I head to the movie theatre and give you my review of Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen as the battling bots return in a big way.  Music for this week features the songs Transformers & Top Speed by Victor Stellar,  both can be found at www.podsafemusic.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at .  As always your comments and suggestions are welcomehttp://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

Cheers,

Russel

 

Well here you go folks my Ghosbusters Spectacular for you all to enjoy.  First up though I take a side trip and give a Canada Day Report involving one really large line-up for food.  Then you get my review of the 25th Anniversary release of Ghostbusters on Blu-Ray for the first time.  The Busting continues with my take on the DVD release of The Real Ghostbusters on DVD as the guys get animated and wrap things up with Ghostbusters : The Video Game on the PS3 where the original cast of the movies gets called back to kick some more ectoplasmic butt.  Music for this week features the songs Ghost by DeadraveN & Haunted House by Ben Cooper,  both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at .  As always your comments and suggestions are welcomehttp://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

Cheers,

Russel

 

It's another on the road edition of my podcast as I give you the first part of my coverage of Polaris 23 that took place from July 10 - 12 at the Sheraton Parkway Hotel in Markham.  On this week's episode you get my observations of the event along with talk with costume fans of Star Wars and Star Trek, a short exclusive talk with actor Michael Hogan from Battlestar Galactica, James |Armstrong from the upcoming Fan Expo convention  and with actor/writer Michael Mohanen who has appeared in Star Trek Voyager and written the upcoming movie Sandstorm.  Music for this week is from the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.

Coming up next week : Lord Vader makes an appearance, comic book artist Alex Milne, Strak Trek trivia master Lou Israel, Adam Smith from Repo : The Genetic Opera, costumed conventioner and much more

And can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

Cheers,

Russel

 

This week I continue my coverage of Polaris 23 that took place at the Sheraton Parkway Hotel in Markham from July 10 - 12.  You hear from Lord Vader as he tours the halls in search of Jedi, Alex Milne, cover artist for a new Transformers comic book, then I throw in my PS3 game review of Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen.  Then it is back to the convention and I speak with Star Trek fan Lou Israel, a costumed attendee and Adam Smith, costume designer for the Saw movies as well as Repo : The Genetic Opera.  You also get bonous content as I throw in my joint movie review with Lisa of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.  Music for this week is from the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.

Coming up next week : I conclude my Polaris coverage with author Karen Davis who wrote Angel of Death, my impressions of the convention  and a press conference of either Matt Frewer or Michelle Forbes.

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

Cheers,

Russel

 

 

Here you go folks...2 udates for the price of one post...darn I have been lazy...:)

Last week concludes my coverage of Polaris 23 convention that took place in Markham, ON from July 10 - 12.  This edition features my final observations of the event along with an interview with new author Karen Davis.  We talk about about the writing process and her novel Angel of Death.  You also get the press conference of actress Michelle Forbes, who has starred in such tv shows as Star Trek : The Next Generation, 24 and now the new vampire show on HBO True Blood.   Music for this week is from the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. As always comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

This week it is back to business and reviews galor and the last of my audio from Polaris 23.  First up is my audio book review of Drood by Dan Simmons as we take a dark journey in the life of Charles Dickens, then it is my Blu-Ray review of Green Lantern : First Flight with Hal Jordan front and centre.  To finish things off you get actor Matt Frewer who has appeared in Max Headroom and Watchmen from his Polaris 23 press conference.  Music for this week features the songs Green Song by J Marie Anderson and Green Forest by Aaron Derington ,  both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at .  As always your comments and suggestions are welcomehttp://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html
amd can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com
Cheers
Russel
This week my reviews cover galaxies in conflict.  First up it is my audio book review of Star Wars : Fate of the Jedi - Omen by Christie Golden as the Sith begin to rise.  Then it is off to the battlefield with my PS3 game review of Command & Conquer : Red Alert 3 as history takes a an intersting change.  I wrap things up with my movie review of Gi-Joe : Rise of Cobra starring former Doctor, Christopher Eccleston.  In addition you get my commentary of a new form of choosing a child, an observation of Durham & the late John Hughes.  Music for this week features the songs Smells Like War by ChamberlinRasmussen & Dust Commander by Barrett Tagliarino ,  both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at .  As always your comments and suggestions are welcomehttp://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html
and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com
Cheers,
Russel

This week it is the dead and dusty on the show.   First up you get my book review of Vampire, Interrupted by Lynsay Sands as Marguerite Argneeau takes center stage.  Then it is off  to the dustbowl of the 1930's as I review Season 1 of Carnivale on DVD.  For my feature interview this week I am joined by J.M. Fry of Hardcore Nerdity website as we talk with Doctor Who director, Colin Teague from Who Party 14 in Toronto.   He talks about working with Russel T. Davis and the challenges of filming an episode in Rome & the recent Planet of the Dead special.  Music for this week features the songs Carnivlae by Kelcy Mae and Prairie Dust by Red River,  both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at .  As always your comments and suggestions are welcomehttp://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

Cheers

Russel

 

 

This episode it is the science and supernatural go head to head.  First up is my audio book review of Dean Koontz's Frankenstein : Book 3 Dead and Alive as the new Race runs amok in Louisianna.  Then it is back to Who Party 14 as J.M. Fry of Hardcore Nerdity.com talk with author of Doctor Who and the Eyeless, Lance Parkin.  We talk about the writing process and his work with Big Finish's Bernice Summerfield.   Music for this week features the songs Coulda Woke up Dead by budz & Dead Lovely by Adam's God,  both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns and they can be found at .  As always your comments and suggestions are welcomehttp://mrburns.homestead.com/index.html

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

Cheers

Russel

 

This week it is another on the road edition of my podcast as I head out to cover Fan Expo 2009 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  In additon to my observations of the event you also get interviews with the youngest professional gamer in the world, Lil Poision (http://lilpoison.com/), actor Beau Bridges from Stargate SG-1, the Soup Nazi from Seinfled, actor Larry Thomas (www.soupnazi.tv), actor Anthony Forrest from Star Wars IV : A New Hope (www.anthonyforrest.com) , Brazillian comic book artist Mike Deodato Jr. from Marvel's Dark Avengers comic,  along with Joe Bonsu & Mark Williams, creators of a new comic book Heroes of the World ( www.theheroesoftheworld.com/).  Music for this week is from the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. As always comments and suggestions are welcome.

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

Cheers

Russel

 

Here it is folks the second day coverage of Fan Expo 2009 that I attended at the Metro Toronto |Convention Centre from July 28 - 29, 2009 and a star studded spectacular if there ever was one.  On this weeks show you get my observations of the event along with interviews with legendary comic book creator of Swamp Thing and Wolverine, Len Wein, w(http://www.lenwein.blogspot.com/), he dishes out the 2 most imprtant things you need to know about writing for television.  Then it is Senior V.P. & Executive Editor of D.C, Dan Didio talks about revitalizing old heroes (www.dccomics.com).  From sci-fi televison, Aaron Douglas from the new BattleStar Galactica (www.aarondouglasfans.com) and actress Erin Grey from the classic tv series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and comedy Silver Spoons.(http://www.heroesforhire.info/).  Then I wrap things up with a great interview with actor James Kyson Lee (www.jameskysonlee.com) who plays Ando on the hit NBC television series Heroes.  Music for this week is from the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. As always comments and suggestions are welcome.
and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com
Cheers
Russel
This week it is gaming, independent producers and comic book legends as I conclude my interviews from Fan Expo 2009 that took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from July 28 - 30th 2009.  First up I catch up with Jay Watamiuk from Bioware (www.bioware.com/)  and we talk about the upcoming game Dragon Age : Origins and what goes into making great video game.  Then I talk with the founder of Troma films  (www.troma.com/) , Llyod Kaufman & friends in the most unothrodox and funny interview I have had in ages.  I talk with upcoming movie producer and actress Alexia Anatasio (www.alexiaanastasio.com/) about starting her own business from the ground up.  I go CHAOTIC (www.chaoticgame.com/) and talk with Sarah about the popular trading card game and what they have in store for all thier fans.  I wrap things up with longtime artist for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comic book, Jim Lawson (www.ninjaturtles.com) about the fab four and what is like to draw characters for over 20 years.  Music for this week is from the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. As always comments and suggestions are welcome.
and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com
Cheers,
Russel

This week it is back to basics with two  reviews for your listening pleasure.  First up it is my audio book review of Star Wars : Fate of the Jedi : Abyss by Troy Denning as Luke & Ben Skywalker come face to face with the dark side of the force.  Then it is off to the legendary house of madness and mayhem as Batman battles Joker along with a host of other evil minds in Batman : Arkham Asylum for the PS3.  Music for this week features the song In my Mind by The Babylon Cowboys and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

 and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

Cheers,

Russel

 

This week it is old bones and heroes on the show.  First up is my audio book review of 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs as Tempe Brennan faces a threat to her life and career.  Then we journey back to Fan Expo 2009 and join Dan Didio, Senior V.P. & Executive Editor of D.C, Dan Didio   as he hosts the DC Comics Q & A on a wide variety of characters from the DCU and you find out why Jimmy Olson will not be a Black Lantern in the Blackest Night event.  Music for this week features the song Today by Buena and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com
Cheers
Russel

This week it is zombies, strippers and luchadors, Oh My...First up is my video review of the latest Rob Zombie project as I talk about The Haunted World of El Superbeasto that was recently released on DVD.  Then I journey to the cinema as Rob returns to the show and we review Woody Harrleson's latest film Zombieland.  You also get my takes on the latest PS3 games demos from the Playstation Network.  Music for this week features the song Zombie Girl by The Quintessentials and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns.  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

and  can be found here http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

Cheers,

Russel

This week's show features the uptight english, the non-upright Scooby (yay) and some forthright heroes.  First up is my audio book review of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-Smith.  Then we journey back to the past as I review Scooby-Doo : The Mystery Begins that just came out on home video.  My final review is of the latest incarnation of Marvel heroes for your PS3 with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2.  Music for this week features the songs Study in E Minor by Sean Lane Fuller, Nothing but the Truth by George Woods and Mystery Stare by Gray Martin and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com
Cheers
Russel
This week you get a pair of video reviews and more.  First up though I comment on the premiere of the tv series Stargate : Universe and then rant on the name changed of the network that airs it in the US.  Then I give you my DVD review of V : The Complete series as the raging reptiles run rampant.   The resistance continues with my Blu-Ray review of Superman Batman : Public Enemies as the World's Finest in D.C.U. become the world's most wanted.  Music for this week features the song Victory Lap by Seraphic Panoply and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com
Cheers,
Russel
This week we are going brutal for our reviews.  First up we journey back in time with my review of Battlestar Galactica : The Plan as the grand scheme of the cylons is revealed.  Then it is break out the heavy music and mayhem for my PS3 game review of Brutal Legend starring Jack Black and a host of famous metal heads.  I wrap things up with my movie review of SAW|VI that hit a theatre near you.  Music for this week features the songs Metlallia with Keys by Dylly and Corporate Heavy Metal by Pop Machine and can be found at  www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com
Cheers,
Russel
Here it is folks my annual Halloween Special with a twist this year.  Featured on the show this week you get my DVD review of The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. The Complete Series as the wild west gets a little Sci-Fi injection.  Then movie monsters meet thier match as I give my review of Stan Helsing featuring Leslie Neilson and a cavalcade of killers.  My feature audio is highlights from the Bruce Campbell Q & A from Fan Expo 2009.  He talks about his work in movies, television and what it wold be like if there was ever a Freddy vs Jason vs Ash movie.  Music for this week features the song Haunted House by Ben Cooper and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
and can be found here  http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com
Cheers,
Russel
This week the podcast has an international flare to it.  First up I review the autobiography, of sorts, American on Purpose by late night talk show host Craig Ferguson as he reveals alot about his past successes and failures.  Then it is off to the east as I give my DVD review of Samurai Jack Season 1 as an ancient warrior fights off the forces of a shape-shifting demon.  Then we journey back a few months for my feature segment and interview with writer Rob Shearman from Who Party 14.  He talks about writing for Big Finish as well as the Doctor Who Series 1 episode Dalek and who his favourite companion is.  You also get extra audio at the top of  the show as I share a lesson learned when it comes to banking and debit cards.  Music for this week features the songs Cost Cut Japan by Raggae Far East and You're my Demon by ODYC, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome
and it can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com
Cheers,
Russel

This week we head we rev up the show with some body slamming reviews.  First up is my PS3 game reviews of Smackdown VS Raw 2010 and the gun toting, sword weilding game Wet starring the voice talents of Eliza Dushku and Malcom McDowell.  I also head off to the theatre and give you my movie review of Roland Emmerichs latest disaster movie 2012.  Music for this week features the song Gunfight by Uma Floresta and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

 

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers

 

Russel

This week we travel the world in search of treasure and wanted criminals.  First up is my audio book review of Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden by Morgan Spurlock as he takes a look at the other side of terrorism.  Then it weapons of block destruction as I review LEGO : Indiana Jones 2 : the adventure continues for the PS3.  Music for this week features the song Around the World by Natalie Brown and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

Cheers

Russel

 

This week my show features the dark knight and a new moon.  First up is my review of Graphic Audio's production of Batman : Inferno as things heat up in Gotham City.  Then it is off to the land of moody vampires and werewolves as I give you my movie review on the latest chapter in the Twight Saga : New Moon.  I also talk about my recent attendance at a video shoot for Mr. Burns and an upcoming review of a very exciting retro cartoon that arrived recently on DVD.  Music for this week features the song Moon-Shy City by Lejeune and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com
Cheers
Russel
This week it is ageless vampires and space age merry men are the focus.  First up I give you my opinions of the latest downloads that have caught my interests on the Playstation Network.  Then I go over my impressions of season 1 of the HBO's True Blood as vampires get a new twist.  It is then off to the year 3000 with my DVD review of Rocket Robin Hood Volume 1.  Music for this week features the songs Blood Red Roses by Michael Martin and Mason Rocket (Spy Extraordinaire) by Beatnik Turtle, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
and can be found ar http://ramblingruss.libysn.com
Cheers,
Russel
Well after taking a week off here is a brand spanking new episode for you all...
Well here it is folks my annual Christmas special and possibly the last episode of the year and decade to boot.  On this week's show you will get my opinion of the Tiger Woods scandal and my impressions of the Olympic Torch Relay that passed through my region.  You also get a bevy of reviews and seasonal music to boot.  First up is my book review of We'll be Here for the Rest of Our Lives by Paul Shaffer with David Ritz as the Late Show band leader goes over his star-studded career.  Then it is off to a galaxy far, far away Family Guy style as I give my impressions of Something, Something Darkside comes out this week.  I then wrap things up with my game review of the Tales of Monkey Island and a brief history of the successfull game franchise.  Music for this week features the songs Seraphic Panoply by Pimpin with Santa,  Midnight Snow by Abscondo and Snow White Violins by COMEG, all can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
and can be found right here http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com
All the best of the holiday season to my listeners and Podshickers out there, have a good one
Cheers,
Russel
Well it is a new year and a new decade and I am back for your listening pleasure.  First up is my unabridged audio book review of Evidence : An Alex Delaware Novel by Johnathan Kellerman as Milo and Alex try to track down a high stakes killer.  Then it is off to the movies as I give my reviews of both the James Cameron CGI epic AVATAR and the adorably cute singing rodents in Alvin & The Chipmunks 2 : The Squekquel.  Music for this week features the songs Jungle by Top Johnny! and Junglescape by Seraphic Panoply, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
And can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com
Cheers,
Russel

This week we look at some remakes of classic stories.  First up is you get my tv reviews of the recent mini-series The Day of the Triffids by the BBC and Alice by the SyFy Network.  Then I give you my DVD review of G.I. Joe : Resolute as an old 80's cartoon gets a new look and feel.  Then it is off to a galaxy far, far away with my PS3 game review of Star Wars : The Force Unleashed.  You also get my take on the latest demos on the Playstation Network.  Music for this week features the songs Blindsided by Jude Sparrow and Circles for Hearts by The Switch, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

 

and can be found here http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

Russel

 

P.S.  You can find a new gaming blog post of mine at www.mmocrunch.com

 

This week we have a devil of a good time.  I start the show with my impressions of the most recent TV Late Night woes on N.B.C. along with movie news on Spider-Man 4 and Ghostbusters 3.  My reviews this week are Devil May Cry 4 for the PS3 as Nero and Dante smite evil.  Then I gave my DVD review of Carnivale season 2 as the battle of good and evil comes to a head.  Music for this week features the song Devil by sala and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com
Cheers,
Russel
For this week's show it's crossing into darkness. First up I give my take on the ongoing saga which is late night television on NBC. My audio book review is I, Alex Cross by James Patterson as tragedy strikes close to home. It is then down South as I give my take on season 2 of True Blood on HBO. Music for this week features the song Big Trouble Tonight by Mark Joyce and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com
Cheers,
Russel

This week it is a battle of the dead and monstrous.  First up is my book review of Indiana Jones and The Army of the Dead as the intrepid adventurer faces off against Nazis, Samurai and Zombies all in the jungles of Haiti.  Then it is off to a distant galaxy as I give my review of Marvel's newest animated feature Planet Hulk.  Music for this week features the song Junglescape by Seraphic Panoply and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

This week we journey through the rings of hell and fight demons and angels.  First up it is my video review of Dante's Inferno : An Animated Epic as the game gets the full movie treatment.  Then the ladies take centre stage as I give my review on Bayoneta for the PS3 as she dances and shoots her way through a mult-tude of heavenly hosts.  Music for this week features the song Burn Like Hell by Zamarro and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

Cheers,

Russel

This week it is the blood of heroes and villians that take the spotlight.  First up you will get my take on the trend of eliminating older-aged characters in tv shows along with reviews of the mew show Spartacus : Blood and Sand and the Absolute Justice episode of Smallville,  Then I review Iris Johansen's latest Eve Duncan audio book Blood Game as the dead talks alot.  The blood letting continues with my review of the movie Daybreakers and I finish off with a review of the latest DC Animated feature Justice League : A Crisis on 2 Earths.  Music for this week features the songs Daylight by The Shakes, Crisis by Classic Tragic Hero and A Moment of Crisis by Greg Schuler  can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

Here you are my fellow Whovians I have been lazy as of late here is 2 weeks worth of updates...first last week....

Here it is folks my annual trek to Ryerson University in Toronto and my coverage of Podcamp Toronto 2010 that took place on Feb. 20 & 21, 2010.  On the show you get my impression of the event and what it was like to do another session.  Joining me on the episode is the returning author and occaional co-host of This Week in Geek podcast, Steve Saylor as we talk about his new collection of short stories (www.stevesaylor.net).  Then the televixen herself, Melissa Grimonte joins the show.  We talk about how vampires are becoming more popular and the tv shows True Blood and LOST(www.thetelevixen.com).  I talk with Michael Clarke about his work to bring pre-fab homes to the people of Haiti (http://www.generaldiscovery.ca/).  I catch up with session presenter Tod Maffin and we talk about recording techniques when doing your podcast (http://www.casestudiesonline.com)   I close things up by catching up with Connie Crosby, one of the orgranizers of the event and get her take at the end of the day.Music for this week features the song End Game by George Woods and  can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.  You can find my slideshow presentation at Podcamp at http://www.slideshare.net/RusselTH/podcasting-on-a-budget feel free to view it and comment.

 

and now this week.....

 

Here it is folks, my long awaited Dark Shadows Special.  Before we dive into the shadows I give you the latest  news from the Playstation Network including a new reality show and what I think of the God of War 3 demo.   My feature interview for this week is Stuart Manning, the series producer of the Dark Shadows line at Big Finish Audio Productions in the UK.  We talk about the popularity of the tv series and how it came to be revived on audio.Music for this week featurs the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers

 

Russel

 

This week we explore monsters on sea and land.  First up is my audio book review of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austin and Ben H. Winters as a classic tale gets a new look.  Then we switch to land as I give my take on the new re-imagining of The Wolfman starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins.  You also get an observation on the classic 80's cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Music for this week features the song I am the Werewolf by Michael Stephens and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

This week comedy and mystery take centre stage.  First up I look back at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards and give my impressions of Oscar Night.  Then I review Official Book Club Selection by Kathy Griffin audio book as the famous funny lady dishes out her life in show business and on the D-list.  My movie review this week is Sherlock Holmes as Robert Downey Jr. & Jude Law take on the legendary crime solving duo.   Music for this week features the song Yearbook by The Boogiemen and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

Russel

This week Mutant Turtles and Mad Hatters grace my audio stage.  First up you will have my video review of Turtles Forever as your favourite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles battles Shredder across dimensions to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of shell-backs.  Then it is off to Wonderland as I give my take of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp as the old tale gets a new look.  Music for this week features the song Queen of Me by Natalie Brown and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

I have been a little slack as of late so here is 2 weeks worth of updates for my podcast, starting with 2 weeks ago for Marc. 29

 

This week it is fast romances and fast dragons on the show.   First up you get my Convention update as I recap the upcoming celebrity guests coming up at Polaris 24 and Fan Expo 2010.  My unabridged audio book review is Kisser by Stuart Woods as Stone Barrignton finds himself up to his neck in women and mayhem.  Then it is off to the theatre as I give my review of the latest Dreamworks animated feature How to Tame Your Dragon starring the voice talents of Gerard Butler and Craig Ferguson.  Music for this week features the song Last Time We Kissed by The Johns and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

and then this week's show

 

This week it is battles in a galaxy and time far far away.  First up I give you my audio book review of Star Wars : Fate of the Jedi - Backlash as Ben and Luke face off against the Night Sisters of Dathomir.  Then it is off to ancient Greece as I give my movie review of the new Clash of the Titans starring Liam Neeson and Sam Worthington.  Music for this week features the song Sisters in the Dark by hoserski and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

both can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

 

This week we journey through the 9 circles of Hell and into the future.  First up is my video game review of Dante's Inferno for the PS3 as one man fights the underworld to save his true love.  Then I am joined by Matt and Nat from The Capricast and Your Geek News as we discuss the BSG prequel show Caprica, God of War 3 and the film that they are making.  Music for this week features the song Replaced by Robots by Lejeune and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

This week zombies and Olympians take centre stage.  First up is my audio book review of The Zombie Survival Guide : Complete Protection From the Living Dead by Max Brooks as you learn all you need to know to survive zombies.  Then it is back to ancient Greece as you get my PS3 game reviews of The God of War Collection and God of War 3 as Kratos rages against Zeus and Olympus.  Music for this week features the song The Year Before the War by Eric Maskol and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

It appears I have be tardy lately so here are some updates for my show

For the week of April 26th...

This week we spotlight heroes of a different sort.  Before we get to the reviews I give my take on the bare-bones release of Avatar on Blu-Ray and DVD.  Then it is off to the mean streets as a simple minded man wages his own personal war against crime in Defendor starring Woody Harrelson and Elais Koteas.  I wrap things up with my movie review of Kick-Ass as a young man tries to make a difference in a wet suit and alot of guts.  Music for this week features the song Kick It! by Top Johnny! and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

Then on May 3rd....

This week it is a little retro Satruday Morning tv and big screen action.  First up you get my DVD review of The Ghost Busters : The Complete Series as Tracey, Kong and Spencer face off against a gaggle of ghastly ghouls in this 70's live action show.  Then it is off to the theatre as I review The Losers starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jason Patric as a modern day A-Team like guys are gunning for revenge in this action comedy.   Music for this week features the song The Losers by COMEG and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

and for the past week of May 10

This week we head to the movies as I approach my big 200th show.  First up I give you a a convention update and my impressions of a group audition I attended.  Then we head off to the movies and off to Elm Street for my review of Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 as a new Freddy scraes up the big screen.  Next up is Iron Man 2 as Robert Downey Jr. returns to battle evil and his inner demons.  Music for this week features the song Sweet Dreams by The Magnificent Andersons and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

Coming up next week is episode 200 LIVE on the Talkshoe network and can be found here http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=18411&cmd=tc which will be co-hosted by Dave Cooper and feature a Sci-FI free for all on Saturday May 15 at 3 pm EST, See you then

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

 

 

 

 

This week marks the 4th Anniversary and 200th episode of my podcast so I bring it in LIVE with another Talkshoe edition of my podcast.  Joining me is co-host of The Cultdom Collective and frequent contributor to Doctor Who Podshock, Dave Cooper in England.  We talk about many science fictions shows and movies both here in North America and the UK including Caprica, Smallville, AVATAR and of course Doctor Who and even some differences between television here and UK.Music for this week features the theintro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar  that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com .  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

This week it is the mean streets of L.A. and the hard punches or iron.  First up you get my audio book review of Deception : An Alex Delaware Novel by Johnathan Kellerman as Milo and Alex track down a killer of a woman found in a tub of dry ice.  Then it is back into the Mighty Marvel Universe as I give my game review of Iron Man 2 for the PS3.  I also mention the 30th Anniversary of a very famous video game icon.  Music for this week features the song Deception of the Mind by The Outsyder and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

 

and can be found here http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

This week we combine murder and magical mayhem.  First up I give you a re-cap on some signifigant deaths in Hollywood this past week that are of note.  Then it is off to the reviews as I give my audio book review of The 8th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro as the Women's Murder Club tackle's another series of strange deaths.  From there it is off to the land of Far Far Away as I give my movie review of Shrek Forever After as the mighty Ogre wishes his life away to Rumpelstiltskin.  Music for this week features the song A Real Life Fairy Tale by Sara Overall  and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

 

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

Well life has been keeping me far too busy so lets get caught on on some updates for my podcast... first up is 203 for June 7th

This week we explore the land of walking dead and series finales.  First up is my audio book review of World War Z by Max Brooks as we get a look inot what the world would be like if there was a zombie war.  Then I give you my takes on the series finales of LOST and 24 and video game review Doctor Who and the City of the Daleks.  Music for this week features the songs The Battle is not Lost by Cat Rood and Another Day in the City by Classic Tragic Hero and both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

 

then 204 June 14th it was.....

 

This week kids of all hsapes and sizes take focus.  First up is my blu-ray review of Next Avengers : Heroes of Tomorrow as the children of Marvel's Mightiest Heroes face the evil of Ultron.  Then it is a classic chunk of Canadian comdedy as I give my DVD review of Kids in the Hall Season 1.  Finally I wrap things up with my movie review of the latest TV show to get a make-over, The A-Team stands at attention.  You also get my take on the very quick home video release of Clash of the Titans next month.  Music for this week features the songs Kid Icarus by Ocean Alexander and Fugitive by Kathy Reynolds, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

 

and then 205 for June 21st...

 

This week video games is the focus of the show.  First up I give my impressions of the E3 Press Conferences from Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony as they talk about all of the new products and games coming out in the fall and new year.  Then we take a journey to a mythic land with my retro video game review of Conan for the PS3.  Music for this week features the song Games Without Frontiers by Echo of Souls and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

 

all can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

 

 

Looks like the summer is getting me lazy for here is some catch up on some of the episodes of my past podcast..

 One June 28th....Episode 206 - A Story of Toys

 This week my show is gone to the toys.  First up is my movie review of Toy Story 3 as Woody, Buzz and company face the reality of Andy growing up and I spot one of my favourite old toys in the film.  Then it is off to the video game world as you get my review of Toy Story 3 for the PS3.  IN addition you get my take on the street violence from the G20 Conference in Toronto and look for my co-hosting spot on the Karmynkast that can be found here http://www.karmynkast.net/.  Music for this week features the song The Stranger by howdy! and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

 On July 5th....Episode 207 - Wars Across The Stars

 This week I feature stories that span galaxies.  First up it is to a galaxy far far away as I review the audio book of Star Wars : Fate of gthe Jedi - Allies by Christie Golden as the Jedi and Sith must team together to face a common enemy.  Then we journey to Cybertron for my video game review of Transformers : War For Cybertron for the PS3.  Music for this week features the song Transformers by Victtor Stellar and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

 Only July 12th...Episode 208 - Bats in the Moon

 This week we have a touch of the campyness and teen age supernatural angst on the show.  First up I give my mini review of some new demos on the Playstation Network.  Then we take a journey inot TV's past as Adam West and Burt Ward reunite for the tv special Return to the Batcave : The Misadventures of Adam & Bur as the former dynamic duo take a look back on the famous show. I wrap things up with my movie review of The Twilight Saga : Eclipse as Bella faces more danger and a choice between her angst rridden Edward or the shirt-less wonder Jacob.  Music for this week features the song Full Moon Over Babylon by Becky Bishop and can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

 On July 19th...Episode 209 - Monsters, Madmne & Mayhem

 This week we visit science gone mad, boys being bad and some school kids wear plaid.  First up is my audio book review of Dean Koontz's Frankestein : Book 4 Lost Souls as the new race threatens humanity again.  Then we hit the streets of Gotham as I give my video review of Batman : Under the Red Hood as the Dark Knight's past catches up with him.  Finally we journey to Hogwarts as I give my review of LEGO : Harry Potter Years 1 -4 for the PC.  Music for this week features the songs Monster Techno Blues by Joe Sibol and The Talke of Harry Potter;Muggle Travelling song by FoundObject.PNN.com, both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments are welcome.

 all can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 Cheers,

 Russel

 

Here are two weeks of updates for my podcast...

 First up last week - episode 210 - Trails of G.I. Joe

 This week we journey across the west and beyond in the show.  First up I give my review of Graphic Audio's DC Universe - Trail of Time as the Man of Steel fights for his very existence along with DC's Western heroes.  Then I give my DVD review of G.I. Joe Season 1.1 on DVD as we journey back 80's cartoonage.  You also get an update on Fan Expo 2010 as well my opinion on the latest offerings from the Playstation Store.  Music for this week features the song Morning Light / Western Town by David Elias that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 and now this week episode 211 - Genetic Disney Power

This week I cover the power of Disney and genetics all in one package.  First up I give you my audio book/essay review of Team Rodent : How Disney Devours the World by Florida's own Carl Hiaasen as the author gives a hard review of Mickey and Co.  Then we journey into the Not So Distant Future with my video review of Repo : The Genetic Opera as organ donation takes a gruesome turn.  Music for this week features the song Disney Protest Song by David Teller that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.comk

Cheers,

Russel

Well folks it looks to be catch-up time for my show lets pick up where I last left off for the week of August 9th

 

Episode 212 - Blockade Billy & Busting Bad Guys

 

This week we head to the ballfield and battlefield.  First up you get my audio book review of Stephen King's Blockade Billy as major league baseball takes a turn for the sinister.  Then we head back to the battlefield as I give my review of G.I. Joe Season 1.2 on DVD.  You also get my take on the latest demos on the Playstation Network.  Music for this week features the song Billy's Number by Catalog Only that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

 

and can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

Well looks like it has been far too long since I made any updates here, lets fix that.  Rather then try and fill the gap let me get you caught up on some the the latest epsiosdes of my show starting with last month....

 Episode 240-Tango in the Amazon

This week the reviews takes us across many lands.  First up is my my Blu-ray review of Fire on the Amazon (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Sandra Bullock in one of her earliest roles and before she made Speed.  Then then it is a journey to the city of lights as I give my Blu-ray review of Last Tango in Paris (courtesy of Fox Entertainment)  starring Marlon Brando.  I wrap things up with my game review of the latest MMORPG to hit the shelves as I tackle DC Universe Online and give my impressions of this new online world.  Music for this week features the songs Paris Museum by Barry Mauer and Midsummer Fires by Blood Rubyboth be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

 Then in episode 241-Wild Women of the Wormhole

This week we journey with some wild women and explore the mysteries of life itself.  First up I comment on the ongoing saga which is actor Charlie Sheen and my take on what he has bneen up to.  My first review features a very erotic tale of two women who have quite the hook-up in my DVD review of  Room in Rome (courtesy of EOne Entertainment).  Then it it is off on a trip Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman on DVD (Courtesy of EOne Entertainment) as the Science Channel show explores space, time and life itself in this informative show from the Science Channel.  We then wrap things up with another review of classic cinema as I give you my take of All About Eve on Blu-ray (Courtesy of Fox Entertainment) when a young star tries to outshine an olde rone starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter & George Sanders.  Music for this week features the songs Blackhole by Victor Stellar and Games Without Frontiers by Echo of Souls , both be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

Then in episode 242-Undead & Deadly

This week we take a trip to the lands of the dead.  First up I give you my audio book review of book 10 in the Argeneau Vampire series with The Rogue Hunter by Lynsay Sands as another immortal takes a crack at love.  It is then a journey to the UK as zombies roam the street in for my DVD review of Devil's Playground (courtesy of EOne Entertainment) and one woman may hold the cure.  Then it is vampire hunting time with my DVD review of The Bleeding (courtesy of Anchor Bay entertainment) starring Vinnie Jones, Michael Matthias & Kat Von D.  I wrap things up with an interview with Jerry Milani from Wizard World as we talk about the upcoming Toronto Comic-COn this coming weekend.   Music for this week features the songs Hot Sexy Girls by Joe Sibol and Zombie by Devin Anderson , both be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

Then in Episode 243-Toronto Comic-Con Special

This week it is another on-the-road edition as I head down to the Direct Energy Centre to attend the Wizard World Toronto Comic-Con 2011.  On this jam packed show I  cover stars from tv,movies and sports entertainment along with observations from the event.  First up I catch up with child actor Chandler Riggs from AMC's hit show The Walking Dead and tips for young actors along with what's to come for season 2 in the fall.  Then it's legendary WWE Superstar Tatanka (http://www.nativetatanka.com) as we talk about his recent appearance on TV, upcoming Wrestlemania and TNA.  Next up is the professional wrestler/actor Robert Maillet as we talk about his roles in 300 & Sherlock Holmes along with the importance of proper stunt equipment.  Next up is the sultry siren of Internet blogger Carol Zara (http://digitallyblonde.com) as she discusses her rise to fame and waht got her kicked off facebook.  Then it is a journey back to '90's television as I talk with actor Dustin Diamond who played Samual "Screech" Powers on Saved by the Bell.  I wrap things up with my interview with actress Kim Poirer (http://www.kimpoirier.net/) from Dawn of the Dead (2004), Decoys and SPACE channel as we talk about what it was like to work in the remake to a horror classic and blood make-up.  Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

Then in the 244-minisode - Wild & Wonderful warrior of the World

This week I am going the extra effort to give you extra content for this show.  In this episode you get a trio of DVD reviews centred around some truly wild individuals.  First up we journey to China and the birth of democracy with the review of Bodyguards & Assassins (courtesy of EOne Entertainment) as two groups battle out for the future of a nation.  Then we journey to the hills of West Virginia with my review of The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (courtesy of EOne Entertainment) as filmakers profile a year in the life of the last outlaw family in the USA.  We wrap things up with a journey across the pond as I review St. Trainian's 2 & The Legend of Fritton's Gold (courtesy of EOne Entertainment) as an army of young girls fight the evil for thier school starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth & David Tennant.  Music for this week features the songs In America by Uncle Jesus and Oh Virginia! by Cameron Ember , both be found at www.podsafeaudio.com along with the intro song Let's Get Ramblin by Dynamo Snackbar.  Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com).  As always your comments and suggestions are welcome 

And then in Episode 244 - Wizard World Comic COn Special 2

On this week's show you get more content from Wizard World Toronto Comic-Con that was held at the Direct Energy Centre on March 20.  First up you get some quick reviews of some of the latest demos from the Playstation Network.  From the convention floor I talk with actor David Harris who played Cochise in the cult 1979 movie The Warriors who wins the prize for the most energetic guest there.  Then we journey to a Galaxy far far away as I catch up with actor Jake Llyod who played the young Anakin Skywalker in Stars Wars Episode 1 : The Phantom Menace as he talks about working as a child actor in one of the biggest franchises in movie history.  I catch up with Ripper from the Toronto Roller Derby League (www.Torontorollerderby.com)  and what it takes to compete with her fellow ladies on wheels.  Blake and Andria join me form the Ontario Ghostbusters Club (www.ontarioghostbusters.ca) and talk about the films, fans  and the games based on the franchise.I wrap things up this week with the return of Rob to the show as we review the new movie Sucker Punch that actually had a booth at the convention.  Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar and Sweet Dreams by The Magnificent Andersons.  both can be found at www.podsafeaudio.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome

and all can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

Cheers,

Russel

Well  it has been far too long since I did an update here so here it goes...

Check out the latest episode 260 - The Republic of Harry Potter

This week it is some home grown and across the pond on the show.  First up it's the life of a marketing executive in the dvd review of Reggie Perrin Set 1 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as he struggles with his crappy job, too busy wife and strange co-workers.  It's a trip to the Newfoundland with my dvd review of The Republic of Doyle The Complete Second Season (courtesy of eOne Entertainment)  along with season 1 as private detective Jake Doyle solves crimes and fends off girlfriends in this CBC drama.  It's back to England as I give my dvd review of A Flim With Me In It (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a seies of accidents cause a lonely man to take some drastic actions.  I wrap things up with my solo movie review of the record breaking Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows Part 2 as of of the biggest movie series in a generation comes to a close.  Music for this week features the songs Razor Blade Evenigs by Short Course Saviour, Wii Fit As Long as I Live by Wicked Celtics and Morning Glory Shake by beat synthetic, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions. 

You can check it out at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

Cheers,

Russel

Here are some updates on some fresh episodes of the podcast starting of with

 

Ramble Extra - King of Wrestling that includes....

 

For this week's extra edition it's the king Blues music and some exciting action. First up it's another trip to the Sound Stage in Chicago when I review the bl-ray of B.B. King LIVE (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a living lengends preforms along with guests Terrance Howard, Solange and Richie (not Ricky) Sambora. Then it's a trip to the mean streets with my DVD review of Blood Out (courtesy of Alliance Films) starring 50 Cent, Val Kilmer, Vinnie Jones & Luke Goss as a cop has to dropp hi badge to lay down the law. It's a trip to the 12th Century with the blu-ray review of Sword of War (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Rutger Hauer as a small army plots to overthrow a German Emporer. The it is time to highlight a warrior of the squared circle in Rey Mysterio : The Life of a Masked Man (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the WWE's high flyer is highlighted in this 3-disc dvd set. It's a journey across the universe as I give my video game review of Green Lantern : Rise Of The Manhunters (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) for the PS3 fighting as Hal Jordan in this God of War style fighting game. Music for this week features the songs Silver Bullet by Vanton, Empty Hallways by Joe Sibol, Grey, Green & Blue by First Circle and The Mask by Allen Mayes, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

 

Then it is on to Episode 260 - The Jaws of Cpatian America featuring...

 

This time around it's an episode full killer sharks, code, collisions and captain america.  First up it's a journey into the deep blue sea as I give my blu-ray review of Shark Week : Relentless Fury (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) featuring the host of the Late Late Show Craig Ferguson as we look at the biggest bites in water as prep for Shark Week coming this Sunday on the Discovery Channel.  Then it's the blu-ray revioew of a mind-bending actoin thriller Source Code (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) where one man must save the life of millions with only 8 minutes to work with starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga.  It's a trip to the not-so friendly skies with the dvd review of Turbulent Skies (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a computer virus threatens the lives of a 747 starring Casper Van Dien and Brad Dourif.  To wrap things up its off to the movies for my solo review of the latest film from Marvel Studios Captain America : The First Avenger as the star spangled hero tackles the evil Hydra with his trusty shield and gun(wait did I say gun,  yup gun) in this lead up to the Avengers movie.   Music for this episode features the songs Passin Time by Willie Strings & The Players,He's Lost by Blood Ruby and Stay By My Side by Greg Schuler, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

 

You can check them out at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

Here you go my fine fellow Whovians another update from my podcast...

 

Ramble Extra - Moving With Music 

 

On this edition of Extra we take a flare for the musical side of life.  First up it is a retro movie review with the blu-ray of 1992's Honeymoon in Vegas starring Nicholas Cage, James Caan & Sarah Jessica Parker (courtesy of Fox Home Video)  as couple gambles with love.  It's a trip to the teen rockl beat with the dvd review of Disney's Lemonade Mouth (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) as a group of teams from detention form their own band.  It's a journmey into the music and history of Jamacia with Rocksteady : Roots of Reggea (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as legends of the music come back together for a big concert.  It's the story to 2 female rockers who havea reunion after a 10 year break-up in the dvd review of Trigger (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in this rock and roll movie. Finally it is a trip to the sunny south with the game review of RIO (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) for the PS3 as you control Blue and his friends in this party game.  Music for this episode features the songs Love's Just a Word by budz, Yes I am A movie Star by cjacks, Rootman by Vegitation and Your'e Mysterious by Natalie Brown, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

 

Then on episode 262  - War of the Worlds

 

This episode it is battles across different time periods.  First up it is a trip back the year of 1215 as small group of people try to hold out against the army of King John in the dvd review of Ironclad (courtesy of Alliance films) starring Paul Giamatti & James Perfoy.  Then the drama of WWII hits the world of dolls in my dvd review of Jackboots on Whitehall (courtesy of eOne Entertainment)  as the war takes an unxoected turn starring the voices of Ewan MacGregor, Alan Cummings and Richard E. Grant.  It's a world gone to the vamps with the blu-ray review of Stake Land (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a group of survivors try ot make thier way to New Eden.  It's off to the cinema with Rob as we give our review of Cowboys & Aliens starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig where the wild west gets a science fiction spin.  Music for this episode features the songs IRON by Spotrushaz, Little Town Blues by Rodger Christmann & Lowtied by Burnt, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

 

You can check it out  at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

Here is anotehr update from my podcast...

 

Ramble Extrra : Mountain Music..

 

I continue with my music filled editions of extra this week. In my news round up you get my take on the leaked Wonder Woman pilot by David E. Kelly, Charlie Sheen's tv death and new Thundercats to hit the small screeen. First up it is a collection of songs in the blu-ray review of Jewel : The Essential LIVE Songbook Songbook (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the Alaskan born singer preforms many of her songs. Then it is another female singer with the blu-ray review of Shery Crow LIVE (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as she preofrms many of her greatest hits in front of a big crowd. It's a trip to Apsen with horny young men with the dvd review of Cougar Hunting (courtesy of Alliance Films) in this American Pie-esk movie. Music for this episode features the songs Jewel Robber by Conconquidore Truidorernt and Coyote_(Rattlesnake_Bride) by Heather Morgan, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

 

Then Ramble With Russel 263 - Rise of The Repeaters

 

In this episode of the show we explode time loops, bad bikers, the down and dirty side of LA and the relaunch of a movie franchise.  First up a trio in drug rehab find themselves stuck in a loop in the dvd review of Repeaters (courtesy of Alliance Films) as tension run dangerously high.  Then two bikers get inot some deep trouble in the dvd review of Born to Ride (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) when they uncover some very dangeous information starring Casper Van Dien, Patrick Muldoon & William Forsythe.  It's a trip to the darker side of Los Angelas with the dvd review of James Ellroy's LA : City of Demons (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the crime novellist dishes the dirt and tells tales about the city.  I wrap things up with the solo movie review of Rise of The Planet of The Apes as a classic film series once again tries to get a reboot.  Music for this episode features the songs I ask You by James Connolly, The Ride by jasmine ash and Monkey Stimulation by The Plastics, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

 

You can find them here http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

Here is another update of my podcast with some UK flavour to it...

 

First up is Ramble Extra - Journey Across the Stars

 

In this edition of the show features an unlikely freindship and worlds across the stars.  First up it is anoither movie from the Disney vault as you get the blu-ray/dvd combo review of 30th Anniversay of The Fox & The Hound (courtesy of Disney Home Entertainment)as this classic tale gets re-mastered and packaged with Fox & The Hound 2.  It's a leap to present day animation with the blu-ray/dvd combo review of Mars Needs Moms (courtesy of Disney Home Entertainment) starring Seth Green(sorta), Joan Cusak and Dan Fogler as a young boy journeys to the red planet to save his mom.  Then it is off to the lost city with my blu-ray review of Stargate Atlantis : The Complete Series (courtesy of Fox/MGM Entertainment) as this 20 disc release captures all of the action for the first time in high definition featuring comments from actor Rainbow Sun Francks from his press conference at Polaris 22 back in 2008.  .  I wrap things up with the dvd review of Stargate Universe : The Final Season (courtesy of Fox/MGM Entertainment) as the newest and possible last entry into the franchise comes to a close.  Music for this episode features the songs Like a Fox by Imaginitis, I Want to Go to Mars by To Touch The Stars & Tara Sings by Michael Stephens, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

 

Then it is episode 264 - The Force of Kenny Powers

 

This week features reviews of English law, a famous Canadian scientist, a washed up baseball player and phtogrpahers in dangerous situations.  First up it's a journey to 18th Century England with the dvd review of the UK series Garrow's Law Series 2 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a young barrister fights for others and his own career.  Then we join scientist David Suzuki in the dvd review of Force of Nature : The David Suzuki movie (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as he gives a lecture 70 years in the making.  It's a the road to redemption for down and out baseball player with the blu-ray review of HBO's Eastbound & Down : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Video) where Kenny Powers curses his way back to the top.  From the ball fields to the streets of South Africa in the 1990's as you get my blu-ray review of The Bang Bang Club (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) where 4 photographers take pictures in a war torn country.  Music for this episode features the songs Soil by Paint, Down on The Ground by David Henderson & Bang by Kyoshi, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

 

You can check them out at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

Here you go folks more updates on my podcast...

 

Lets start off  Episode 265 - Eastbound & Down With the Beaver...

 

In this edition of the show you get a lovable drunk, a nasty ex-baseball player, a therapeutic puppet and a killer camera. First up is the blu-ray/dvd combo review of Arthur (2011) (courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) starring Russell Brand, Helen Miren & Jennifer Garner as a wea;thy drunk must marry or loose it all in this remake of a classic 80's movie. Then it's a trip back into the life of Kenny Powers with the dvd review of HBO's Eastbound and Down : The Complete Second Season (courtesy fo Warner Bros Home Video) as Mexico becomes the new home for Kenny's latest comeback attempt. It's a trip to the mind of depressed man with the blu-ray review of The Beaver (courtesy of eONe Entertainment) as Walter played by Mel Gibson ues a puppet to sort out his life, directed and co-starring Jodi Foster. Thinsg get wrapped up with the dvd review of Smile (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Armand Assante where a group of photography students dsicover a very deadly polaroid camera. Music for this episode features the songs Taste of Mexico by Fat City Reprise, Mullet Man by Ten Too Many & Smile by Sender, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

 

Then it is Episode 266 - Toronto Fan Expo 2011 Special Part 1...

 

Here it is folks my first special from my coverage of Fan Expo 2011 that took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from Aug 25 - 28, 2011. In this episode I take in the sights and sounds of opening day. Firsat up I am joined by fellow podcaster and writer Wayne as we talk to Brian Namanny who worked on the robots from Disney's upcoming movie Real Steel that premieres Oct. 7 at a theatre near you. The I meet up with artist Jim Su (www.beach-studios.com) who worked on the Canadian animated shows Reboot & Beast Machines by Mainframe entertainment. It's then time for me to catch up with Teddy Wilson and Ajay Fry from Innerspace as we discuss all things sci-fi and geekness and catch up on what is happening on the SPACE channel (www.spacecast.ca). I have a quick discussion with Courtney from Hasbro as we talk about a product they launched at the convention called Kre-o Transformers (www.kre-o.ca) . It's then a trip to the streets of Gothamm as I talk with Sarah from Rocksteady Games as we discuss the upcoming game Batman : Arkham City (www.batmanarkhamcity.com) coming out in October. I wrap things up for the day with a very quick interview with actor Larry Hagman who talks about his role as J.R. from the tv show Dallas. Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

you can check them both out at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

 

 

 

 

 

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First up is another episode of Ramble Extra - Hunting the Big Bang

 

One this week's edition of Extra it's a mixture of high seas adventure and modern day justice. First up it is a trip across the ocean with the dvd review of Doc Martin : The Movies (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a city doctor takes refuge in a small Cornish town.  Then it is a trip on the big ships with the dvd review of C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower The Further Adventures (courtesy of eOne Entertainment)as the young hero swashbuckles his way inot more adventure.  Then former wrestler and still bad-ass Steve Austin tackles gangsters in a tight spot in the blu-ray review of Tactical Force (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in this  action thriller.  It's a trip into some neon film noir with the blu-ray review of The Big Bang (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as Antonio Banderas plays a detective that gets in way over his head.  I wrap things up with the dvd review of Trollhunter (courtesy of Alliance films)  as 3 young film students in Norway find out that some mythical creatures are far to real.   Music for this episode features the songs The Doctors Say by cafe 401, Your Name in Neon by Mariana, Silence by Isochronous & Drum & Bass by ted tunes, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

 

Then it is Episode 267 - Toronto Fan Expo 2011 Special Part 2

 

It's a trip back to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for Part 2 of my Fan Expo 2011 convention coverage. First up you get my take on the new 3D technology including what I thought of the new Starfox on the Nintendo 3DS that I got to try out. I catch up with author Crissy Calhoun of Love You to Death - Season 2 : The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries www.ecwpress.com) as we talk about the cult tv show and the challenges of getting a book out. I chat with DC comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (http://kellysue.com) who recently wrote for Supergirl as talk about writing for the iconic character. It's back to the ECW (Entertaiinment Culture Writing) Press booth and a great chat with author Nikki Stafford (http://nikkistafford.blogspot.com) of the classic Buffy Book Bite Me! as we talk about Buffy, Angel, LOST and Fringe. She even tries to help explain the ending of LOST and that is not an easy task. I get a chance to talk actors Michael Biehn & Jennifer Blanc about their last project together The Victim (www.grindhousethevictim.com) and advice on how to get into show business. I wrap up the day with a review of the screening for Terra Nova that I got to see that premieres on City TV on September 26. Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

You can find both episodes here http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

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Ramble Extra  - Damsel in Distress

 

For this week's extra edition we take a female perspective. First up you get my dvd review of Stained (courtesy of eONe Entertainment) as a young bookstore owner goes to some very dark places. Then it is a trip to 1912 with the blu-ray review of The Extraordinary Adventures of D'Adele Blanc-Sec (courtesy of eONe Entertainment) as this female french adventurer faces of against a prehistoric bird and secrets of Egyptian mummies to cure her sister. It's then time to catch up with a once famous porn star with the blu-ray review of Meet Monica Velour (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a young man pursues the woman of ois dreams. It's a young woman on a mission with my dvd review of Hanna (courtesy of Alliance Films) as she has been traning her whole life for. I wraop thing up with my dvd review of Sanctuary The Complete First Season where even things that go bump in the night need proteciton starring Amanda Tapping, Ryan Robbins and Robin Dunne. Music for this episode features the songs Stronger by Heather Sullivan, Drinking Alone by Becky Bishop, Lay it Down by Frictionless Man & Sanctuary by Perennial Darkness they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

Then it is episode 268 - Fan Expos Special Part 3

 

THis episode features another trip down to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and my third special from Fan Expo 2011 that took place August 25 - 282, 2011. First up I catch up with the Rock Hippo games and talk with Dimitry about thier latest title Brawl Busters. Then it's a chat with Alexander Finbow, Director of Operations at Renegade Arts Entertainment as we talk about the art of making an audio book and the Spine Chillers series narrated by Doug Bradley from the Hellraiser movies. I catch up with the head people at DC Comics, Dan Didio as he returns to the podcast to talk about the New 52 that is coming out and his new title OMAC. From there it's a chat with the new writer of Detective Comics Tony S. Daniel as he talks about taking on the Dark Knight and the future plans for the series. It's all about the video games when I catch up with Victor Lucas, one of the hosts from The Electric Playground as we talk about some upcoming titles and the future of gaming. As a bonus this week I throw in my blu-ray review of Sanctuary The Complete Second Season to get ready for season 3 being released this week. Music for this week features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar that can be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

 

Both can be found here http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

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Ramble Extra - Road to Sanctuary

 

For this episode it's abnormals of all shapes andf sizes.  First up it's a trip inot the Disney Vault for my blu-ray review of DUMBO 70th Anniversary edition (courtesy of Walt Disney Home video) as a classic film gets a major makeover.  Then even things that go bump in the dark ned protedtion as I give my blu-ray review of Sanctuary The Complete Third Season (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) where a whole new world is discovered beneath our very feet starring Amanda Tapping, Ryan Robbins and Robin Dunne.  Killer car movies get an upgrade with the blu-ray review of Super Hybrid (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Oded Fehr as mechanics get more than they bargained foir.  It is then a movie within a movie with the dvd review of Monte Hellman's Road to Nowhere (courtesy of eOne Films) as a film director gets in over his head over an actress.  I wrap things up with my long awaited movie review of Fright Night starring Colin Farrell & David Tennant as a teenager battles the vampire next door.  Music for this episode features the songs Elephant Romp by J Marie Anderson, Hybrid Moments (Misfits Cover) by energie finger, Hybird Car by The Socknockers & Theme from The Mean Season by Rench,  they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

 

Then it is Episode 269 - Bad Blood Delivery

 

For this episode it's  crazy postal workers, masked serial killers and a bitter UFC rivalry.  First up it's a journey to Dsicworld with the blu-ray review of Terry Pratchet's Going Postal (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a conman must make the postal service soar again or die trying.  The hardcased villian is at it again in Chromeskull : Laid to Rest 2 (courtesy of eONe Entertainment) as the silent killer stalks new prey in this blood drenched sequel starring Brian Austin Green & Danielle Harris.  It's a night of terror with the dvd review of Medium Raw : Night of The Wolf (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as things go from bad to worse when revenge goes horribly wrong in an insane asylum for the crimminally insane starring William R. Davis (X-Files), Mercedes McNab (Buffy, Angel), John Rhys-Davises and Jay Reso (Christian from WWE).  I wrap things up with one of the greatest feuds in MMA with the blu-ray review of UFC's Bad Blood : Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) that chronicles the battles between these two warriors.  Music for this episode features the songs Killer by Redhouse, Killer Gorilla by Whoremoan and Wolfman by Dean & the Deadbeatsh, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions.

 

Both can be found here http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

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Ramble Extra - Warriors of the Arena...

 

For this week's extra edition of the show it is galdiorial combat throughiyt the ages. First up it is a journey into the squared circle for the dvd review of WWE's Randy Orton : Evolution of a Predator (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as this 3 disc set looks at the career of the Apex Predator of Sports Entertainment. Then staying with the WWE it is the 2-disc blu-ray review of OMG! The Top 50 Wildest Incidents in WWE History (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as we relive some of the craziest moments in that company. It's a trip back into the past with the 2-disc blu-ray review of Spartacus : Gods of the Arena (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as the house of Batiatus is on the rise in this prequel to Spartacus : Blood and Sand. Then keeping in the past you get the blu-ray review of HBO's ROME Season 1 (courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) as the rise of an empire and Cesear take centre stage. Music for this episode features the songs Snakes and Ladders by Factor Fiction, Poisioned by a Snake by 2012 and Weapons of Mass SiDuction by DJ_Topshelf, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestionsare always welcome.

 

Then Episode 270 - Ledge over Thailand

 

On this episode of the show it's butt kicking action, a man on the edge of death, a man pushed to far and a woman haunted by her past.  First up I comment on the recent premier of the Charlie Sheenless Two and Half Men with Ashton Kutcher.  It's a gang fight on an epic level in Thialand with the blu-ray combo review of BKO : Bangkok Knockout (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) where a showcase of martial arts is displayed.  A man stands on the edge of death in the blu-ray review of The Ledge (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) where it is one life, one chace and one step in this thriller starring Charlie Hunnman (from Sons of Anarchy) and Liv Tyler.  I't s a mild man driven to far with the blu-ray review of the 1971 Straw Dogs (courtesy of Fox/MGM Entertainment) starring Dustin Hoffman.  A woman finds her past catching up to her in a deadly way in the blu-ray review of A Horrible Way to Die (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment).   A special extra video game review of Mortal Kombat for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as one of the longest fightiing game franchises hits this generation of game consoles.  Music for this episode features the songs Kick It! by Top Johnny!, Good Bye Woman by Shufflin Dogs, Monkey Stimulation by The Plastics and Surrender by Top Johnny!, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

Both can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

Seems like it is time for some more updates for my podcast, lets start with where I left off...

 

Ramble Extra - Gleefull Policing

 

Here is another edition of Extra.  Sorry for the delay but there was no room earlier in the week  to upload this tv review spectacular.  First up we catch up with Agent Pendergast on the trail of his long lost wife with my audio book review of Cold Vengeance by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child in this cat and mouse novel.  We catch up with the gang in Philly for the blu-ray review of It's Always Sunny in Philidephia Season 6 (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as Danny Devito and his pals get into all kinds of comic mischief.  Then it is off to William McKinley High for the blu-ray review of Glee : The Complete Second Season (courtesy fo Fox Entertainment) as the kids dance and sing their way through a whole mess of problems and tackle The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  It's across the pond with the dvd review of New Tricks Season 4 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as we catch up with the gang at UCOS solve cases the old fashioned way.  We continue in the UK with the dvd review of VERA (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a cantankerous detective solves crime in her own way.   Music for this episode features the songs The Good Life by Club Bob, Simple Life by Club Bob, Party Broadcast by The Cartwheel Club and On The Road by Rude Attirude, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

Then Episode 271 - X Marks the Mighty

 

For this episode it mutants, millionaires, zombies and criminals on the show.  First up you get the blu-ray review of X-Men : First Class (courtesy of Fox home video) as we go back to the orgins of the team in the middle of the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Then it's a kidnapping scheme gone wrong with the dvd review of The Entitled (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Ray Liotta & Kevin Zegers.  It's man vs the dead with the blu-ray review of AMC's The Walking Dead Season 1 : 3 Disc Special Edition (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) that features new extras to get you ready for the upcoming second season.  It's a trip across the pond with the dvd review of New Tricks Season 5 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the members of UCOS battle crime and thier own personal demons.   Music for this episode features the songs Another Day in the City by Classic Tragic Hero, Dream of You Dead by Five Four and Dead Again by Lejeune, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

both can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

Cheers,

 

Russel

 

 

 

 

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Ramble With Russel Extra - Bad Boys and Books

 

For this episode of Extra we highlight some of the bad boys of the silver screen.  First up it's a trip back to 1993 with the blu-ray release of Demolition Man (courtesy of Warner Bros. home video) where it takes a maniac to catch a maniac starring Slyvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes and Sandra Bullock in this action comdey classic.  Then it's a man who is his own force of personal destruction with the dvd review of Call Me Fitz Season 1 (Courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Jason Priestley in this comedy series about one of the drtiest car salesman you will ever meet.  It's a horror series restarted with the blu-ray review of The Howling Reborn (Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a young man (Landon Liboiron from Terra Nova) discovers there may be something dark furry and deadly in his future.  Just ahead of it's season 2 premiere on the SPACE channel you get the dvd review of Todd and The Book of Pure Evil Season 1 (Courtesy of eONe Entertainment) as a small group of teenagers and guidance councillor in Crowley High fight evil with mixed results in this new horror comedy series.   Music for this episode features the songs The Getaway Car by The Stepfordf Five, Cowboys and Crooks by Jackal & The Wolf and Evil Has A Name by Philpot, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged

 

Then Episode 272 - Vlogging With the Dead

 

This week I continue my reviews of the horror kind.  First up before any of the reviews I give you a little rant on some very bad vehicular behaviour that I saw on my local roadways.  It's a twisted tale of child abduction and murder with the blu-ray review of  the prequel to 2004's Malevolence, Bereavement (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Michael Biehn and Alexandra Daddario in this indie horror flick.  It's time for a Disney calssic on 3D blu-ray with the review of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures) where Jack Skeleton runs Christmas in this stop-motion film.  Then it's a trip into cyber-mayhem with my dvd review of VLOG (Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) whre a female vlogger gets in over her head in this cinema verite picture.  It's another trip to the zombiepocalypse with the dvd review of Zombie Diaries 2 : World of The Dead (courtesy of eONe Entertainment)  where a small band soldiers in the UK fight to survive the world gone mad.  Music for this episode features the songs Night Must Fall by Michael Martin, Blood Red Roses by Michael Martin & Dead or Alive by Hiroshi, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

you can find both at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

 

 

 

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Ramble With Russel Extra - Going to the Dogs

 

For this edition of Ramble Extra our four legged friends take center stage, First up Zeus the Golden Lab is back voiced by Mario Lopez in the dvd review of The Dog Who Saved Halloween (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as mysterious stranger moves next door. Then it is golden labs of a small kind with the blu-ray review of Spooky Buddies (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) as the fabulous five tackle the hound from Hell and an evil Warlock all in one night in their latest adventure. It's a trip back to puppyhood for another talking dog movie with the blu-ray review of Marley & Me : The Puppy Years (Courtesy fo Fox Home video) as the world's worst dog tries to be best in show in this new family comedy. It's then men behaving like dogs (in a way) with the blu-ray review of FX Channel's The League : The Complete Second Season (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as a fantasy football league take competition to the extreme. Music for this episode features the songs NiCanine Dog by Leif Willumsen, Rasta Mon by Angel and The Players Rendezvous by The Cheebacabra , they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

Then Episode 273 - Halloween Special 2011

 

It's that time of year again as I bring you my annual Halloween Special. For this year horror/sci fi anthologies take centre stage as we take a trip through time with some classic tv series. First up on the terror train is the dvd review of The Hitchhiker : The Complete Series on HBO (courtesy of Alliance Films) where the human character and all it's foibles are explored featuring guest stars such asKirstie Alley, Tom Skerrit, Gene Simmons Helen Hunt & Margot Kidder and hosted by Page Fletcher. It's horror but this time for kids with the dvd reviews of Goosebumps Attack of The Mutant and Ghost Beach (courtesy of Fox Home Video) guest starring the legendary Adam West as the Galloping Gazel. It's a journey from the inner mind to The Outer Limits Season 1 (from Alliance Films) on dvd in this 90's mix of sci-fi and horror featuring guest stars such as Leonard Nimoy, Alyssa Mlano, Beau & Llyod Bridges and Michael Dorn. Then legendary rock/pop star David Bowie hosts the Showcase series The Hunger Season 2 (from Alliance Films) guest starring Lori Petty, Brad Dourif, Cathy Moriarity and more. As a treat for all you Canadian fans out there you get highlights of the Remembering Frightenstein panel from Fan Expo 2011 featuring producer/co-star Mitch Markowitz and the daughter of Vincent Price, Victoria Price taking questions. Music for this episode features the song Horror Style by The Regulator & Skinny Bee , it can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

both can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

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Ramble With Russel Extra - Dangerous Damsels 2

 

On this week's edition of Ramble Extra we feature more women in peril.  First up I give some interesting news on what will happen to the Harry Potter video franchise at the end of the year.  It's another new entry from the Disney vault with the review of3D blu-ray Diamond Edition of Beauty & The Beast (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) as this classic tale come to high definition.  Then a woman struggles to save herself from a serial killer who's face she cannot see in the blu-ray review of Faces in The Crowd (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Mila Jovovich & Julian McMahon.  It's then time for a classic Brian De Palma film on blu-ray with the review 1980's Dressed To Kill (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as murder comes in all styles featuring Michael Cain, Angie Dickinson and Nancy Allen.  It's a mixture of beauty and danger with the blu-ray review of Nikita : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) in this remake of La Femme Nikita from te 90's.  Music for this episode features the songs The Beast by ZAMARRO, Forget Your Face by James Hurst and LOve Killed Kurt by COMEG, it can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

The Episode 277 - Polticing the Police

 

On this edition of the show we take a look at some dangerous killers and crooked cops.  Frist up we journey back to Los Angelas circa 1940's with my video game review of LA Noire for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as we follow the career of a young detective on the rise.  It's then a journey to the Canadian west coat with the dvd review of The Pig Farm (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as this documentary chronicles one of the most notorious serial killers ever Robert "Willie" Pickton.  It's a case of police, power and politics with the dvd review of The Bridge : The Complete First Season 1 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Aaron Douglas as Frank Leo who becomes head of the police union in a very dangerous city.  It's a retro movie blu-ray review with the release of Robocop 2 (courtesy of Fox/MGM Entertainment) starring Peter Weller & Nancy Allen as the cyber cop battles NUKE and an evil robot to boot.   Music for this episode features the songs Your City of Angels by Michael Stephens, Factory Farm by howdy! and Copenhagen by Chris Townsend, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

both can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

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Ramble With Russel Extra - Tinker Tailor Solider Pooh

 

For this edition of Extra we feature adventures of a stuffed bear, master spy, peeping toms and tabloid news.  First up a classic Disney animated character gets a new release with the blu-ray/dvd combo review of Winnie The Pooh (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) as the bear continues his endless quest for honey.  Then we revisit a spy tale in the Cold War era in John Le Carre's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring the late great Sir Alec Guinness as he roots out a mole in the Circus.  It's all about the world of rooftop peeping toms in the dvd review of Peepers (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as an inquiring female professor throwsa kink inot the worlds.  It's a tale of a beauty queen gone wild with the dvd review of Oscar-winning director Errol Morris's Tabloid (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in this strange story of devotion and scandal sheet notoriety.  Music for this episode features the songs The Circus by Earl Grey and Croquet, Silent Circus by The Banx and Random Beauty by Smile Divine, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

Then Episode 275 - Secret Agent Baby Face

 

On this edition of the show features assasins, security agents and one of the greatest rivalries in sports entertainment history. First up it's the dvd review of Assasin's Code (courtesy of Alliance Films) as a government assasin must face the sins of his past. Then it is the spy business of a Canadian twist with the dvd review of CBC's InSecurity The Complete First Season (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the agents of NISA (National Intelligence and Security Agency) keep our nation safe, sort of. A Young man gets thrusted into fatherhood with the dvd review of Raising Hope : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Fox Home Video) and struggles to raise his young daughter along with his white trash family starring Martha Plimpton and the outrageous Cloris Leachman. It is one of the greatest wars in sports entertainment with the 2 disc blu-ray review of WWE's Greatest Rivalries Shawn Michaels VS Bret Hart (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as we relive the war between 2 of the greatest superstars of thier time. Music for this episode features the songs Secret by Brian Sharpe, Hope is Born by Desmond Pringle and Daytime Soaps & Shattered Hopes by Sweet Diss and The Comebacks, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

both can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

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Ramble With Russel Extra - Affairs of the Mind

 

For this edition of extra it's women in trouble and crazy spy cars on the menu. First up it's the blu-ray review of A Little Help (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a woman is just having one of those lives starring Jenna Fischer, Chris O'Donnell and Rob Benedict. Then a rookie cop takes flirting a little too far in the dvd review of the dark thriller The Kate Logan Affair (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Alexis Bledel & Laurent Lucas. It's a trip to the animated world of talking vehicles with the blu-ray/dvd combo review of Cars 2 (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) as Mater the Tow Truck becomes a super spy car. It's a trip to a very dark and twisted version of Wonderland with the game review of Alice : Madness Returns for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as Alice struggles with her memories in a world turned upside down. Music for this episode features the songs Can't Help Myself by Kyoshi, Affairs of the Heart by Jacques Grant and Rewired and Dream by Alice Smith, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

it can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

It's been awhile so time for some more updates of my podcast for you all..

 

Episode 276 - Vault of Spider-Man

 

On this edition of the show its rowdy kids, angsting supernaturals, a dual bank robbery and more web slinging action.  First up it's another trip to a galaxy far far away with the blu-ray/dvd combo review of LEGO Star Wars : The Padawan Menace (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as younglings from the jedi temple run amok in the galaxy.  Then it's a trio of 20 something monsters just trying to get by with the dvd revidew of Being Human (US version) : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Alliance Films) as a ghost, werewolf and vampire long ot be normal in his adaptation of the hit BBC series.  It's a case of multiple bank robberies with the dvd review of Flypaper (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Patrick Dempsey & Ashley Judd in this action, comedy and suspense film.  It's a journey across timelines with the video game review of Spider-man : Edge of Time for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca)  as the Amazing Spider-man and Spider-Man 2099 batte to save their universes.  Music for this episode features the songs Human Nature by MUNK, Fly by Os Improvavies and Matter of Time by Shannon Hurley, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

Then another edition of Extra - The Haunting Cries of Halo

 

It's video game action, a search for a lost city and the cries of the dead on this edition of extra.  First up I comment on the recent departure of Regis Philbin from tv and give you some news about a new source of releases for the podcast.  It's more fun and action from the Halo Universe with the dvd review of Red VS Blue Season 9 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as we get more CGI animated adventures to enjoy.  We take a trip back to ancient Italy with the blu-ray review of Assasin's Creed : Linegae (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as this live action prequel gives some background on the successfull video game franchise.  It's then time for some martial arts madness in the deset with the dvd review of The Treasure Hunter (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) where a battle for ancient treasure rages on.  I wrap things up with the dvd review of Fading of the Cries (courtesy fo eOne Entertaintment) starring horror legend Brad Dourif in this supernatiral survival story.  Music for this episode features the songs Halo Effect by Sundown Caffeine, Halo by Tommy Mack and The Wind Cries Mary by Jim Beggs, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

Bothe can be found here http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

Russel

It's been awhile so time for some more updates of my podcast for you all..

 

Episode 276 - Vault of Spider-Man

 

On this edition of the show its rowdy kids, angsting supernaturals, a dual bank robbery and more web slinging action.  First up it's another trip to a galaxy far far away with the blu-ray/dvd combo review of LEGO Star Wars : The Padawan Menace (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as younglings from the jedi temple run amok in the galaxy.  Then it's a trio of 20 something monsters just trying to get by with the dvd revidew of Being Human (US version) : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Alliance Films) as a ghost, werewolf and vampire long ot be normal in his adaptation of the hit BBC series.  It's a case of multiple bank robberies with the dvd review of Flypaper (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Patrick Dempsey & Ashley Judd in this action, comedy and suspense film.  It's a journey across timelines with the video game review of Spider-man : Edge of Time for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca)  as the Amazing Spider-man and Spider-Man 2099 batte to save their universes.  Music for this episode features the songs Human Nature by MUNK, Fly by Os Improvavies and Matter of Time by Shannon Hurley, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

Then another edition of Extra - The Haunting Cries of Halo

 

It's video game action, a search for a lost city and the cries of the dead on this edition of extra.  First up I comment on the recent departure of Regis Philbin from tv and give you some news about a new source of releases for the podcast.  It's more fun and action from the Halo Universe with the dvd review of Red VS Blue Season 9 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as we get more CGI animated adventures to enjoy.  We take a trip back to ancient Italy with the blu-ray review of Assasin's Creed : Linegae (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as this live action prequel gives some background on the successfull video game franchise.  It's then time for some martial arts madness in the deset with the dvd review of The Treasure Hunter (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) where a battle for ancient treasure rages on.  I wrap things up with the dvd review of Fading of the Cries (courtesy fo eOne Entertaintment) starring horror legend Brad Dourif in this supernatiral survival story.  Music for this episode features the songs Halo Effect by Sundown Caffeine, Halo by Tommy Mack and The Wind Cries Mary by Jim Beggs, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

Bothe can be found here http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

Russel

More podcast updates for you all with an animal twist

 

Episode 277 - City of Roman Bats

 

It's a modern family woes, a battle for an ancient empire and kick butting superhero action on this episode of the show.  First up it's a glimpse of today with the blu-ray review of ABC's Emmy Award winning series Modern Family : The Complete Second Season (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as 3 familes try to just get along in this comedy/reality show.  Then it is back to ancient times with the blu-ray review of HBO's ROME Season 2 (Courtesy of Warner Home Video) as the fate of the empire rests on the shoulder of two soldiers and a young man.  It's a trip back to Gotham City with the videogame review of Batman : Arkham City for PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) where the Dark Knight must face off against some of his greatest enemies in a city gone wild.  Music for this episode features the songs Family Tree by Frank Royster and City of Sinn by Leif Willumsen, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

Then another edition of Extra - Animal Adventures

 

On this edition of Extra it's a trip on the wild side with some animal adventures.  First up is a tale of star-crosssed romance under the big top of 1931 with the blu-ray review of Water For Elephants (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson (from Twilight movies).  Then it is a trip back to some classic animation with the dvd  rreview of Babar and Father Christmas (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the king of Celestville brings in the holiday season.  It's a jump ahead in animation with the blu-ray review of the Diamond Edition of Disney's Lion King (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) as this 1994 release gets a fresh look and a boat load of extras.  We wrap things up with another trip back to the 80's in cinema with the dvd review of Project X (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt where following orders isn't the only way to become a hero.  Music for this episode features the songs New Show Come To Town by budz, Wondering Where The Lions Are by Jim Beggs and JUngle Man by bees deluxe, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

Both can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

Russel

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Episode 278 - License to Drive-In

 

For this episode it's teenage drivers, a kidnapping on wheels, battling hillbillies and some b-movie thrillers. First up I give a little rant on what I think of the latest holiday violence in the US that happened on Black Friday. We take a trip back to the 80's with my classic dvd review of License to Drive (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Corey Haim and Corey Feldman in this action comedy classic of teenagers gone wild. Then it is back to present day with the blu-ray review of Carjacked (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Maria Bello(Prime Suspect) and Stephen Dorff in this action thriller where a woman and her son are in the wrong place at the wrong time. It's a trip into the woods in the dvd comedy/horror review of Tucker & Dale VS Evil (courtesy of Alliance Films) starring Tyler Labine & Alan Tudyk(Firely & Dollhouse) as the body count rises all because of a simple misunderstanding. We wrap things up with the dvd review of the horror anthology film Chillerama (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) featuring a sexually charged tribute to the b-movies of yesterday (featuring titles such as Wadzilla, I was a Teenage Werebear and The Diary of Anne Frankerstein) as the last night for a drive-in becomes a real killer. Music for this episode features the songs I Live in My Car by Cahrles Potts Magic Windmill Band, Donuts Guns & Daycare by The Shim Shams and Space Zombies from the Black Lagoon by Dawglips, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged

 

Then another edition of Extra - War on many Fronts

 

On this week's edition of Extra we covers wars of many shapes and sizes. First up it's a trip back to a classic musical with the 3 -disc blu-ray/dvd revew of the 50th Anniversary of West Side Story (courtesy of Fox home video) as the classic Romeo & Juliet tale gets a 1961 New York spin. It's a trip back to August 2008 with the blu-ray of 5 Days of War (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a reprter fights to get the truth out there starring Rupert Friend, Richard Coyle and Val Kilmer. It's then time to take the definitive look at the Texas Rattlesnake with the dvd review of WWE's Stone Cold Steve Austin : The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time 4 disc set (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) filled with matches and some of his greatest moments from his ECW. WCW and WWE career. It's time to bulk up with the dvd review of Conan The Barbarian (2011) (courtesy of Alliance Films) starring Jason Momoa and Rose McGowan in this reboot of the popular film franchise. Music for this episode features the songs The War Against by The Swim Team, Wrong War by Bipolar Bear and Cold Winter Day by The GutterSluts, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

Both can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

Russel

Another podcast update..

 

Episode 279 - Magic of Another Earth

 

On this episode of the podcast it's a Christmas story with a canine twist, a woman seekinf redemption and some Harry Potter magic.  First up I kick off the holiday season with the dvd review of A Christmas Wedding Tail (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) where 2 dogs try to save a wedding starring Jennie Garth (90210), Brad Rowe (General Hospital) and Tom Arnold.  Then it's a story of a young woman trying to find herself in Sundance 2011 Award Winner Another Earth (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Brit Marling and William Mapother (LOST).  It's a look into the life of a best selling author with the dvd review of Magic Beyond Words : The J.K. Rowling Story (courtesy fo Alliance Films) in this authorized biography of the woman who created Harry Potter. I wrap things up with another trip back into the world of magical bricks with the video game review of LEGO : Harry Potter Years 5 - 7 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca).  Music for this episode features the songs Car Crash by Frictionless Man, Magic 8 Ball by Blue Valentine and These Words by Alycia Lang, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

it can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

Russel

Here are some more podcast updates for you all, please check them out..

 

Ramble Extra - Helping out the Muppets

 

On this week's edition of Extra we get a little help from some furry and feathered friends and the world's greatest detective. First up it's my theatrical review of The Muppets as the late Jen Henson's creations get a reboot for a new generation. It's a trip to the deep US South of the 60's with my blu-ray/dvd combo review of The Help (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) as unlikey freindship in this touching drama. It's another take on the legendary lawman of literature faces off against hellish hounds, curses and a vampire with the dvd review of the new 4-disc Sherlock Holmes Collection (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Matt Frewer (Max Headroom) as Holmes and Kenneth Welsh as Dr. Watson. 3 Mossad agents have to deal with a kidnapping gone wrong with the dvd review of The Debt (courtesy of Alliance Films) starring Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain & Tom Wilkinson. Music for this episode features the songs Daytime Soaps and Shattered Hopes by Sweet Diss and The Comebacks, Runnin Hound by Eros and Curse of a Madman by Ancient Influence, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

Then on Episode 280 - A Little Collection of Animals

 

On this edition of the show the focus goes back on our furry friends.  First up it's a trip back to the world of 80's tv animation with the 3-disc review of The Littles Collection (courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment) as we follow the adventures of tiny people in your walls.  Then it's back to ancient China for trhe further adventures of Po the Panda with the blu-ray/dvd review of Kung-Fu Panda 2 (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as he and the Furious Five face off against a threat to kung-fu itself.  It's a trip to the wilds of Kenya with the blu-ray/dvd review of Disney Nature's African Cats (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) where two families of big cats fight to survive.  We wrap thiings with another new holiday special with the blu-ray review of Ice Age : A Mammoth Christmas Special (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as the prehistoric gang try to get off Santa's naughty list.  Music for this episode features the songs Very Little by Cutting Jade, China Walls by 11 Miles West of Nowhere and Frozen Boy by Ken Blackwood, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

Both can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

 

 

And then an a Special Edition of my show for all those who are fans of some great 80's & 90's television with...

 

This Week's Edition  of Extra - These Are The Tales of Captain Power Special

 

On this week's edition of Extra we take a trip back to the glory days of Saturday morning television with my Captain Power/Gary Goddard special. First up you get my dvd review of the brand new 4-disc set of the groundbreaking live action/CGI series Captain Power and The Soliders of The Future Complete Series (courtesy of Video Services Corporation) as humans fight for thier future in the year 2147. Then it's a trip to the planet Luminaire where the Legion of Light do battle with Baron Dark in my dvd review of the 2-disc Collector's Edition of Skeleton Warriors The Complete Series (courtesy of Video Services Corporation) in this 1994 animated series. As a special treat to my listeners I am joined by creator/writer Gary Goddard as we talk about both shows and plans to bring them back to a new generation of fans. Music for this episode features the song Power Inside by EL84 it can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

It can be found on at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

First off Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone at Podshock and the users of the website, my gift to you , fresh espisodes of my show, starting with

 

Episode 281 - Chronicles of a Saintly Penguin

 

On this week's show we feature a killer saint, a gaggle of penguins, a struggling kid and a war in a glaxy far far away.  First up the holidays in Holland take a turn on the terror side with the blu-ray review of Saint (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the legend of St. Nicholas gets a makeover in this Dutch horror film.  Then it's man vs nature with my blu-ray dvd review of Mr. Popper's Penguins (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Jim Carrey as a businessman who has the help of the arctic birds to rediscover his kids.  It's the story of a teenage boy's struggle with weigh in the dvd review of The Fat Boy Chronicles (courtesy of Phase 4 Films) in this heartwarming tale of overcoming odds toachieve your dream.  We wrap things up with a journey back to a galaxy in turmoil with the audio book review of Star Wars : Fate of the Jedi : Book 8 Ascension by Christie Golden as the lost tribe of the Sith continue thier march to power.  Music for this episode features the songs The Penguin by Manny, Shy Boy by Robin Stine and Just Rise by Plunkett, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

And then This week's Edition of Extra features my annual Christmas Special 2011

 

On this week's edition of Extra it's my annual Christmas Special with reviews a plenty and a visit from the man in red. First up it's a trip to the Lindsay Square Mall where I catch up with Santa and find out what the kids are asking for this year. Then it''s a trip to the North Pole with the dvd review of Disney's Prep and Landing (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) where two elves try to save Christmas for a small boy. Then we take a trip back to the world of Disney's Beauty and the Beast with the dvd review of Belle's Magical World (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) and Beauty and the Beast : The Enchanted Christmas on blu-ray (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) as we look at some untold tales from the Enchanted Castle. To wrap things up we turn to the world of the MMA with the 20-disc dvd review of The UFC Ultimate Fight Collection 2011 Edition (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) where we look back at some of the greatest battles in the octogon from July 2010 to June 2011. Music for this episode features the songs Pimpin' With Santa, Sweet Christmas Day by Amagodden and Midnight Snow by Abscondo, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

You can check them out at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

 

It's time again for another update for my podcast and we start things off with my last show of 2011 which was...

 

Ramble Extra - Year End Horror

 

On his year end edition of Extra we take a trip to the horror side on the last podcast of 2011. First up I give you some exciting news about a great new release from my new friends at Paramount Home Video. A group of teenagers get more than what they bargained for when a pirate radio station comes to town in he dvd review of The Open Door (courtesy of Phase4Films) in this new horror movie. Then it is off to the English countryside as 2 couples get more than what they bargained for in the dvd review of Don't Let Him In (courtesy of eOne Entertainment). We then learn why we have never gone back to the moon in the dvd review of Apollo 18 (courtesy of Alliance Films) where 2 astronauts find more than just space rocks on the lunar surface. We wrap things up with a another aquatic thriller with the dvd review of Shark Night (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as some young adults learn that it is still not safe to go back into the water. Music for this episode features the songs A Man outside your door by Miles Cain, Wishing Well by Humanzee and Shark Attack by josh, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

Then it is Episode 282 - Rage Fueled Revenge

 

On this week's first edition of 2012 we ring in the new year with with some red hot, rage filled reviews.  First up we go back in time to a date of infamy with the blu-ray review of Tora! Tora! Tora! (courtesy of Fox Home Video) in this dramatic 1970's re-telling of the attack on Pearl Harbour that brought the US into WWII.  Then we jump to the world of sport entertainment with the 3-disc dvd review of WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches of 2011 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) that highlights some of the best matches from last year. It's a trip to a changed Earth with the video game review of RAGE for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as one man tries to survive the Authority and an army of nasty mutants in this first person shooter.  We wrap things up with the dvd review of Colombiana (courtesy of Sony Pictures home video) starring Zoe Saldana(AVATAR) as a young woman out to avenge the death of her parents in this action thriller.   Music for this episode features the songs Best Behaviour by The Cartwheel Club, Rage by Stone Jack Jones and Cactus Dave's Revenge by The Pike Bishops, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

You can check it out at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

And then the latest episode of the show is...

 

Ramble Extra - Rise of the Planet of the GLEE Punks

 

On this edition of Extra it's the vampire next door, a punk rock rebel, singing kids and angry monkeys. First up it is the review of blu-ray/dvd combo of Fright Night (2011) (Courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) starring Colin Farrell and David Tennant as a young man begins to belive his neighbour may be more than what he seems in this remake of a 80's classic horror/comedy. Then it is a trip to the world of Punk Rock with the raunchy tale of love and violence in the blu-ray review of the Collector's Edition of Sid & Nancy (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious from the Sex Pistols. The kids from McKinley High take their act on the road with the blu-ray review of Glee The Concert Movie (Courtesy of Fox Home Video) where you get highlights of their concert tour and the impacts the show has on the fans. It's a look into the origins of a classic science fiction movie franchise with the blu-ray review of Rise of The Planets of The Apes (Courtesy of Fox Home Video) where Cesear begins the start of an ape revolution. Music for this episode features the songs In The Dead of The Night by Barry McCabe, Sex and Violence by Nadeea and Love Revolution by All Mighty Whispers, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

You can check it out at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

Well looks like it is that time again to provide more updates for my podcast and we will start with...

 

Episode 283 - Destiny in the Dark (Not Daleks)

 

On this edition of the show it's a spooky house and sanitorium, a wayward king and Marvel's Might Mutants in action. First up producer Guillermo Del Toro brings another tale of terror with the dvd review of Don't Be Afraid of The Dark (courtesy of Alliance Films) where a young girl finds out that terror can come in small packages. Then addictions come to life with the dvd review of Hidden (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) where a group of people discover that some secrets are best kept undoscivered. It's a time travel with a medieval twist in the dvd review of In The Name of the King 2 :Two Worlds (Courtesy of Phase 4 Films) starring Dolph Lundgren as Granger, a man who must defeat his personal demons to save a kingdom. Time for more mighty Marvel Mutant Mayhem with the video game review of X-Men : Destiny for the PS3 (Courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as you control the fate of a young mutant fighting alonside the X-men or the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants in this 3rd person action RPG. Music for this episode features the songs Lady of The Dark by The Quintessentials, All The King's Men by John Zielman & The Selves and Soulful Battle by Crush, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

and then it is Ramble Extra - Magic Manic Spies

 

On this edition of the show we journey back to Shannara, some super spy penguins and humans and a trip into the future.  First up it is the return of my audio book reviews with my review of the lastest chapter in the Legends of Shannara : The Measure of Magic by Terry Brooks as the battle between The Word and the Void continues where a small band of adventures try to take back a world in ruin.  Then it's my dvd review of The Penguins of Madagascar :Operation Blowhole (Courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as the flightless birds tackle a dolphin set on world domination.  The spy action continues with the dvd review of Archer : The Complete Season Two (Courtesy of Fox Home Video) as the spy who loved himself tries to track down his father and romance a KGB spy.  I wrap up the animation reviews with another trip into the future with the blu-ray review of Futurama Volume 6 (Courtesy of Fox Home Video) as the crew of the Planet Express gets into more crazy situaitons in this second half of the 6th season.  Music for this episode features the songs Black Magic Man by The Uncut, Secret Island in the Sun by Boon and Five Minutes Into The Future by The Socknockers, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

Both can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

Russel

The updates continue with...

 

Epsiode 284 - Action, Abduction and Night Eternal

 

For this episode it is a mix of action and abduction on the podcast.  First up it's a trip back into horror history with the dvd review of Wed Craven's 70's classic The Hills Have Eyes (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a family on the way to California takes a very bad breakdown.  A young man finds out his whole life is a lie in the dvd review of the new action film Abduction (courtesy of Alliance Films) starring Taylor Lautner (from Twilight), Sigourney Weaver and Alfred Molina.  It's then a trip to the land of the teenage supernaturals with the dvd review of The Vampire Diaries : The Complete First Season (from Warner Bros Home Video) as the Salvatore Brothers cause havoc in Mystic Falls.  I wrap things up with my audio book review of the final chapter in the Strain Trilogy with The Night Eternal by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan as a small band of humans fight for survival in a world of vampires.   Music for this episode features the songs Hillside by rest, Action Movie Soundtrack by The New Radio and Eternal Sin by Inferium, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

and then it is Episode 285 - MOving With The Monkey Ball
 

On this episode of the show it's an imagination gone wild, baseball woes and another trip into the land of the rich and power hungry.  First up it's another retro blu-ray movie review with The Scout (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Albert Brooks and Brendan Fraser as a scout for the New York Yankees may have found the player of his dreams or nightmares.  Then it's a trip into a man living his nightmares with the second retro blu-ray review  of Monkeybone (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Brendan Fraser and Bridget Fonda where a cartoonist has to battle his simian creation.  It's a look at the way the Oakland A's changed baseball with the dvd review of Moneyball (courtesy of Sony Home Video) starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman.  It's another wild ride with Stone Barrington with my audio book review of Strategic Move by Stuart Woods.  Music for this episode features the songs Outta My Mind by High Alert Status, Head Full of Numbers by Fine Print Pariah and That Letters and Numbers Makes by ep.p. hall, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

Both can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

Russel

 

The updates continue with...

 

Ramble Extra  - Paranormal Empires (and I don't mean Star Wars)

 

On this week's edition of Extra we take a look at some battling immortals, vengeful vampires, persistant demons and a deadly assassin.  First up is my audio book review of The Alchemyst : Book One of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott as two young twins get thrust inot teh world of magic and mythology.  Then it's sword and scorery meets vampiric evil with the dvd review of Tales of An Ancient Empire (Courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda), Michael Pare and Melissa Ordway as a small band of adventures try to stop an ancient evil.  It's evil with a modern day twist with the blu-ray review of Paranormal Activity 3 (Courtesy fo Paramount Home Video) as we get a look into the past on the young Katie and Kristie. I wrap things up with a trip into 16th Century Rome with the videogame review of Assassin's Creed : Brotherhood for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as Enzi Auditore fights against the Borgia Empire.  Music for this episode features the songs Immortal by Val Davis, You're My Demon by ODYC and Killer by Redhouse, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

and then it's Episode 286 - Harsh Time in a Hard World

 

On this episode of the show it's a madman, a man trapped, wild women in the west and battle across the stars.  First up a detective and psychiatrist try to track down some women before they experience a fate worse than death in the dvd review of A Darker Reality (courtesy of Phase 4 Films) starring Daniel Baldwin, Sunny Doench and James C. Burns.  Then a prison guard has the worst first day on the job ever in gthe dvd review of Cell 211 (Courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in this foreign thriller.  It's a trip back to the wild west with my retro blu-ray review of Bad Girls (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) where 4 women fight ot survive starring Madeline Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Andie McDowell and Drew Barrymore.  It's a third person battle  against Orcs and the hordes of Chaos with the video game review of Warhammer 40K : Space Marines for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca).  Music for this episode features the songs Our New Reality by The Radical Thought Resistance, Perfect Reality by Itchy Trigger Finger and Foot Soldier by The Stepfordf Five, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

 

Both can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

 

and the latest episode is..

 

Episode 287 - Scared Saintly Sinners

 

On this edition of the show it;s a city under seige, a vengeful nun, a myterious woman and a masterful magician.  First up it's a trip to the dangerous streest of the Big Easy in my blu-ray review of Sinners & Saints (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a cop fights to keep the streets clean of drugs.  The the war on drugs starts on another front with the dvd review of Nude Nuns with Big Guns (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a nun takes our her revenge on a system that almost killed her in this Grindhouse type action movie.  It's off to the theatre as I catch the first non-Potter role for Daniel Radcliffe in the movie review of The Woman in Black in this very creepy new film from the house of Hammer.  My audio book reviews continue with teh review of The Magician : Book 2 of The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott.  Music for this episode features the songs New Gun by The Weedies, Blackheart Blues by Melissa Forbes and Haunted House by Ben Cooper, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

It can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

Well it's that time again for some more podcast updates and lets get started with...

 

Ramble Extra - Hunting A Mystery

 

On this edition of extra it's trapped people, a mystery solving priest, a trio of bounty hunters and a hunting necormancer.  First up I talk about some startling news of a death of a very famous singer that happened this weekend.  It's six people in the struggle for thier lives in the DVD review of DIE (Courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in this pyschological thriller.  Then it's another dip intro retro tv land with my dvd review of The Father Dowlin Mysteries : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Paramount Home Video)  starring Tom Bosley as the invetigative priest.  Former WWE Dive Trish Stratus takes center stage in the dvd review of Bounty Hunters (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) in her theatrical debut as a tough as nails bounty hunter.  It's a trip into the near future where a necromancer must work for the prince of darkness in the audio book review of Lillith Saintcrow's Dante Valentine : Book 1 : Working For the Devil Parts 1 & 2  from Graphic Audio.  Music for this episode features the songs Trapped by Darryl, Fever by Electric Fence and Running In Circles by Postmark Twain, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

Then it is Episode 288 - Cat of One Tale

 

On this edition of the show it's a dashing cat in boots, a mysterious island and talking social media.   First up it's a trip back inot the Shrek Universe with the blu-ray review of Puss In Boots (Courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as the Ginger Kitty gets his own adventure.  Then it's a trip into the world of Jules Verne with the movie review of Journey 2 : The Mysterious Island starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Michael Cain in this new action adventure movie.  In my preperation for Podcamp Toronto 2012 I catch up with one of the  organizers, Connie Crosby and we talk about social media and the upcoming Un-conference scheduled for Feb. 25 - 226 at Ryerson University.  Music for this episode features the songs Island by Jamison Young and travel by deadpan, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

 

Both can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

 

Well looks like it is time for me to get caught up on my podcast updates and there is alot ot talk about, lets  start where I last left off with....

 

Another edition of Extra - Bird Brain Buddies

 

On this edition of extra it's birds of a feather that sometimes flock together. First up it's a trip back to the city zoo with my dvd review of The Penguins of Madagascar : Operation Ducky (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as the fearless foursome face off against another set of challenges. Then it's time to catch up with some avid birders in the blu-ray of The Big Year (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson in this outdoor comedy. Two classic animated idiots return to tv with the dvd review of Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-head Volume 4 (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as the duo return to cause havoc for a new generation of fans. It's then time to catch up with more adventures of a sexy Necromancer with the audio book review of Graphic Audio's Lilith Saintcrow's Dante Valentine's Book 2 : Dead Man Rising (courtesy of www.graphicaudio.net) as she faces off against the evils of her past. Music for this episode features the songs Duck Tape by smallfish, Wild Birds by Shannon Richardson and Dream of You Dead by Five Four, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

then it's episode 289 - Rocking With The Devil

 

On this regular edition of the show it's some sports entertainment action and an encounter with demonic forces.  First up we continue the road to Wrestlemania with the dvd review of the most electrifying man in the squared circle with The Rock : The Epic Journey of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as this 3-disc set chronicles the journey of the WWE Superstar.  Then it's a journey to a virtual ring with my video game review of WWE '12 for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca).  Two WW2 soldiers find more than they bargained for with the blu-ray review of The Devil's Rock (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in this tale of supernatural terror.  The Devil comes a calling with the audio book review of Graphic Audio's Lilith Saintcrows Dante Valentine Book 3: The Devil's Right Hand (courtesy of www.graphicaudio.net).  Music for this episode features the songs Rock and Roll by Jim Beggs, Electricity by True Margrit and Flight Rock by Martin Rocka, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

You can find them both at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

The updates continue with...

Episode 290 - Podcamp 2012 Special

 

It's another on the road edition of the show as I return back to the GTA for my Podcamp Toronto 12 that took place on Ryerson University, Feb. 25 & 26, 2012.  In addition to gettting my thoughts on the weekend event I catch up with my old friend and fellow podcaster/author Steve Saylor as we talk about writing and his return to This Week in Geek.  Music for this episode features the song Travelogue by George Woods, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

and then another edition of Extra - Insight Into Murder

 

On this week's edition of Extra it's an award winning movie, a trip into terror, a town of dark secrets and more adventures of the death dealing necromancer. To start the show I give you all some exciting blu-ray news and a little rant on the state of networks yanking tv shows. First up at the gate is the dvd review of the Oscar Award Wiinning Hugo (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as a young boy fights to save his father\s dream in Paris of 1931. Then a female nurse gets more than she bargained for after a near death experience in the dvd review of Insight (courtesy of Phase 4 Films) in this dark thriller starring Natalie Zea, Sean Patrick Flannery & Christopher llyod. It's a trip back to Durham with the dvd review of Durham County Season 3 (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) where secrets don't stay buried. The dark urban adventures continues with the audio book review of Graphic Audio's Lilith Saintcrow's Dante Valentine : Book 4 : Saint City Sinners (courtesy of www.graphicaudio.net) as the sword slashing necromancer fights for her life against the forces of hell. Music for this episode features the songs 5 O'Clock by Ocean Alexander, I've Got a Secret by Robin Stine and Lovely Little Sinner by Fine Print Pariah, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

Both can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

The updates continue with....

 

Episode 291 - Dragon Devil Demon

 

On this edition of the show it's sword and sorcery, twin magic and more dealings with the devil.  Right at the top of the show I give my take on a recent loss to the world of music and cult tv shows.  The popular video game franchise is now a new web series with the dvd review of Dragon Age : Redemption (courtesy of eOne Entertainment)  starring Felicia Day (Buffy, The Guild) based on the game by Bioware.  It's a case of double trouble with the blu-ray review of Jack & Jill (courtesy of Sony Home Video) starring Adam Sandler and a host of cameos in his latest comedy movie.   It's time to catch up the sexy necromancer with the audio book review of Graphic Audio's Lilith Saintcrow's Dante Valentine ; Book 4 : Saint City Sinners (courtesy of www.graphicaudio.net) as she fights for her life against the legions of Hell.  Music for this episode features the songs Bride of the Dragon by Man Bites God and Family by PuceWallpaper, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

and then I hit the road again with Episode 292 - Toronto Comic-Con Special Part 1

 

It's another on the road edition of the podcast as I start my first convention coverage of 2012 with a trip to Toronto Comic-Con 2012 presented by Fan Expo that too place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on March 10 & 11, 2012.  On my Day 1 coverage you get a nice variety of observations and interviews for your listening pleasure.  First up it's a trip back to the 80's as I catch up with actor Curtis Armstrong who starred in the cult film Revenge of the Nerds and the tv series Moonlighting.  I get a chance to talk with some independent producers of the new webseries Clutch (www.clutchtheseries.com)  and how they are trying to make an impact on the web.  I then get a chance to catch up with the Jason Eisener, director of Hobo With a Shotgun (which I have reviewed on this show) as we talk about the art of making a cult classic.  It's a short trip into the land of reality tv as I geta quick interview with one of the stars of the Celebrity Apprentice, Tia Carrere (Wayne's World, Relic Hunter) as she spills some dirt on the show.  I end the day by catching up with one of the hosts of Innerspace on the SPACE channel AJ Fry as we talk a little sci-fi and actually suprise him with some news.  Music for this episode features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar, it can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

 

Both can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

 

Cheers,

 

Russel

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