Category Archives: Film Retrospective

Transitions & The Joel Unseen

It really is all in the reflexes..Joining Mike for this quick, dirty, and revealing episode is our resident gaming acolyte, and cult movie cherry, Joel who lets us in on what he’s been up to (as well as a huge, burning admission – rife with possibility!) Enjoy, as we discuss the first viewing of an adored genre-mashing favorite from the 1980s, as well as the coolness that is http://www.terraria.org . The quips, and revelations fly as Combo Attack!! shares a little more on what’s to come, as well as a few more surprises!

Combo Attack – Transitions And The Joel Unseen

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episode 015: Top Five Special Effects Milestones & Interview w/ AVATAR CG artist, K. Sae Eua!

Proof positive that one can’t keep a good¬† addiction¬† down…

After a nearly two-month hiatus, Combo Attack returns with a spectacular hint of things to come with a celebration of those unsung heroes of cinema, the visual effects artists who have come to shape decades of cinematic dreams. Joining Alain, Joel & Mike is returning guest, texture artist, Krystal Sae Eua, as they each explore five of their favorite FX movies &¬† moments in a fast-paced, special Combo Attack event. And following the countdown is a revealing interview with Krystal regarding working on James Cameron’s FX landmark, AVATAR, as well as a further exploration into the world of digital cinema.

(Despite a dedicated battle with various technical troubles, we’d like to believe that this episode is a triumph of post-pro. Power to the edit!)

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[00:00 – 68:00] Top Five Favorite FX Films & Moments (Roundtable)

[68:00 – 88:07] Interview with Krystal Sau Eua regarding working on AVATAR & the world of digital cinema, the 3D conundrum, and the potential future of FX films.

Combo Attack will return..

episode 011: Ten Years Of The BR Act

After much toil, and angst that is the beginning of the 2010 holiday season, the crew at Combo Attack celebrate ten years of one of the most popular cult films never brought stateside! (until soon) Join Alain, Joel & Mike as they pore over news of webcomic discoveries & sadness, cartoon (& puppet show?)nostalgia, and move on into a wild chat regarding the diabolical madness of Kinji Fukasaku’s audacious movie version of Takami Koshun’s surprise hit novel, Battle Royale!

And say hi to a new feature!

a warning Just a head’s up.

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In related show news: L.A. listeners who dig our amazing opening theme music have an opportunity to catch NVR-NDR LIVE! As part of Pop Is Not A Dirty Word, NVR-NDR will be joining fellow indie electronic alchemists Halloween Swim Team, Bubblegum Octopus, Monomate & more!

One night only at the Hustle House in North Hollywood! Info Here!

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Anything more to say, suggest, or ask? Hit us up at comboattackpodcast [at] gmail.com !

episode:010 That PIXAR Touch 1 (The Toy Story Trilogy)

Happy Thanksgiving, folks! We trust you had a lovely weekend, and hopefully didn’t have to brave too many crowds on Friday. While all of this was winding down, we at the Combo Attack!! crew concocted a warm, fun, and wildly informative look at one of modern filmdom’s great success stories (all the while buried in oceans of blankets, sipping the piping hot cocoa, and…shopping online?) Join Alain, Joel & Mike as they have an early holiday fireside chat about CG titans, PIXAR, and their crowning achievement, The Toy Story Trilogy!

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Also..Some News!

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Episode 009: Scott Pilgrim Is Dead (aka-Farewell, Days Of Youth)


After months of tweets, blogs, podcasts, and even Q & A visits, the boys at Combo Attack!! see no recourse, this is it. As Edgar Wright’s adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comic opus receives a somewhat rushed dvd/Blu-ray release on November 9th, it only felt right to give our favorite Toronto kids the sendoff they deserve in a near 90-minute free for all featuring a most unique of guests!

Adventures On Infant Island co-host, Jenny Park joins us for the festivities as we not only discuss the film, but also of geek royalty past and present, and even plumb the depths of Rock N’ Roll movie history!

Combo Attack 009 – Scott Pilgrim Is Dead

Let the bonuses begin!

And then a little more regarding the film version’s kinetic assault!

Oh ok…How about the whole affair we attended via Edgar himself?

combo attack presents: nightmare fuel part three:joel

And so the October series comes to an appropriately spooky close.

This time, it’s up to our ever quirky game child, Joel to dish out memories of a scare tale from our most recent past. To be honest, we didn’t expect this to be the pick since it is essentially a remake, but sometimes..just sometimes, exceptions do happen. Welcome to that one exception when talking J-horror revamps!

Dig in as Joel and the CA team chat up a chiller of the video age.

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Combo Attack Presents – Nightmare Fuel Part One: Alain

Gas up your chainsaws & start prepping the chili, it’s time for..

Continuing our celebration of October, and all things eerie, it felt right to pull in and focus on a favorite pastime of ours – Horror On Home Video!

 

Combo Attack!! offers a special three-part series of shortcasts centering on what Alain, Joel, and Mike think of when the summer comes to a close, and the spirits of the dead begin calling again.

First episode centers on a piece of classic 70s travelogue in the form of the quintessential Tobe Hooper classic…

Download Here! Nightmare Fuel Part One: Alain