Tag Archives: Martial Arts

4-Panel 147 – The Creeper in my Sock Drawer

This week on our friendly neighbourhood comics and manga podcast, Andrew and Producer Rob are joined by the other Rob (yes, we know it’s going to get rather confusing). It’s a rather sombre opening this week as the gang remember the work of the legendary

4-Panel 138 – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Lens Flare

After some Thanos-based finger-snapping shenanigans only two-thirds of us are available for this episode, so join Mick and Producer Rob as they discuss J.J. Abrams’ new and “subversive” superhero movie, DC’s plans for another TV adaptation Swamp Thing, and a strange case involving Superman, Lois

The Final Master

In interviews, Jackie Chan has admitted again and again that he prefers working in Hong Kong over America, he has stated that in his native Hong Kong the camera is an observer in any action scene, watching the events take place, allowing the performers to

The Geek Show - A Conversation About EA Sports' UFC 3

A Conversation About EA Sports’ UFC 3

Seconds away! It’s time for another chinwag about a video game and this time the two Robs grapple with the third and latest addition to EA Sports’ UFC franchise. Join them as they discuss the craft of EA’s recreations and character models, career modes, learning

Sword of Doom

The title of any given movie is supremely important, as many adage’s state first impressions matter and for any film that title is where we make that impression. Looking at the UK catalog of Criterion, we can separate a movie title into two camps –

Keyframe 104 – Duck-Shaped Speedos for Tanks

Now that we’ve got the good and bad of 2017 out of the way we have to resume normal service … for a given value of normal that is! This week we cast our eyes (which are admittedly in various states of working order), over

Keyframe 94 – Farmer Goku’s Fight Club

This week we forego any preamble and dive straight in to our featured anime. With Girls und Panzer: Der Film, Mark proves that his addiction to anime beginning with the letter G looks set to continue. Meanwhile, Tucky gets suuuuuuuuuperrrr! with Dragon Ball Super season

Keyframe 80 – Groundhog Day Fanfiction

Things get a little ranty this week as we try to work out if long-running shounen are still relevant, or if the desire to produce the next One Piece/Dragon Ball/Bleach/Naruto is nothing more than a false hope. Our featured anime are Little Busters! Refrain, Yu-Gi-Oh!:

Keyframe 75 – Postman Smurf and Gargamel’s Cat

This week we’ve got Invader Zim, Amazon Smurfs, Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World – lap napping VR apps, strange plush pouches and Anthropomorphic temples. Our featured anime are Rock Lee & his Ninja Pals, Realm of the Damned: Tenebris Deos and Tiger &

Brotherhood of Blades

It’s not the language barrier, nor the theatrics and flamboyance, no, the biggest cross for martial arts cinema to bear is context. As a Westerner, many of the nuances of Eastern history allude me, unfortunately, its those very nuances that the historical martial arts film