Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Cinematic Tangent: BONUS Episode - (Belated) Christmas Merriment!



 Better late than never (maybe)! The Cinematic Tangent talks Christmas films: Bad Santa, The Santa Clause, Gremlins, Scrooged, Love Actually, Die Hard, and other holiday classics. 


Subscribe to the show!
Subscribe to the RSS Feed




Subscribe on iTunes
 


The Cinematic Tangent is a casual-format podcast all about movies. Your hosts, Chad Michael Van Alstin and Bradley Redder, invite you to sit back, crack open a beer, relax, and get ready to think film. This is a talk show featuring film reviews, news, and general commentary, minus all the snobbery you typically expect from critics. These hosts are just two working-class guys who are passionate about the cinema arts, and they couldn’t keep quiet about it any longer. Give it a listen if you're tired of formalities.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Cinematic Tangent: Episode 27 - 'The Hobbit' and the Rise of High Frame Rate




The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is out, and Chad was brave enough to see it in 48 fps. How does this last chapter of the Middle-earth saga stack up? Does Brad suddenly love the Lord of the Rings? Then, listener mail leads to a talk about film aspect ratios and Katnis Everdeen.


Subscribe to the show!
Subscribe to the RSS Feed




Subscribe on iTunes
 


The Cinematic Tangent is a casual-format podcast all about movies. Your hosts, Chad Michael Van Alstin and Bradley Redder, invite you to sit back, crack open a beer, relax, and get ready to think film. This is a talk show featuring film reviews, news, and general commentary, minus all the snobbery you typically expect from critics. These hosts are just two working-class guys who are passionate about the cinema arts, and they couldn’t keep quiet about it any longer. Give it a listen if you're tired of formalities.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Cinematic Tangent: Episode 26 - Mocking 'Mockingjay'




The guys delve deep into the first part of the third Hunger Games. Where did the strong female lead go? Plus, there’s some talk about Golden Globe nominations for 2014 and the insane trend of teaser trailers being teased with teaser trailers. Also, have you seen the cool new Star Wars footage?  


Subscribe to the show!
Subscribe to the RSS Feed




Subscribe on iTunes
 


The Cinematic Tangent is a casual-format podcast all about movies. Your hosts, Chad Michael Van Alstin and Bradley Redder, invite you to sit back, crack open a beer, relax, and get ready to think film. This is a talk show featuring film reviews, news, and general commentary, minus all the snobbery you typically expect from critics. These hosts are just two working-class guys who are passionate about the cinema arts, and they couldn’t keep quiet about it any longer. Give it a listen if you're tired of formalities.




Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Cinematic Tangent: The Lost 'Hunger Games' Episode




Originally recorded on 2/25/2014. Brad and Chad talk the Hunger Games series and the growth of young adult cinema.

Subscribe to the show!
Subscribe to the RSS Feed




Subscribe on iTunes
 


The Cinematic Tangent is a casual-format podcast all about movies. Your hosts, Chad Michael Van Alstin and Bradley Redder, invite you to sit back, crack open a beer, relax, and get ready to think film. This is a talk show featuring film reviews, news, and general commentary, minus all the snobbery you typically expect from critics. These hosts are just two working-class guys who are passionate about the cinema arts, and they couldn’t keep quiet about it any longer. Give it a listen if you're tired of formalities.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Xbox 360 Review: Alien: Isolation


With its authentic presentation and surprisingly good corporate conspiracy story, Alien: Isolation sets the foundation for what a proper game in the series should look like.


Read My Review:
Blogcritics






Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Cinematic Tangent: Episode 25 - 'Interstellar'



Spoiler Warning! Is Interstellar out of this world? Is this Christopher Nolan's Best film to date? Plus, the guys debate the merits of Inception and rant about theatre etiquette. 


Subscribe to the show!
Subscribe to the RSS Feed




Subscribe on iTunes
 


The Cinematic Tangent is a casual-format podcast all about movies. Your hosts, Chad Michael Van Alstin and Bradley Redder, invite you to sit back, crack open a beer, relax, and get ready to think film. This is a talk show featuring film reviews, news, and general commentary, minus all the snobbery you typically expect from critics. These hosts are just two working-class guys who are passionate about the cinema arts, and they couldn’t keep quiet about it any longer. Give it a listen if you're tired of formalities.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Cinematic Tangent: Episode 24 - 'Men, Women & Children', 'Labor Day', and the Films of Jason Reitman



The guys enter a group therapy session to recover from watching Men, Women & Children and Labor Day, the latest films from director Jason Reitman. Where has the guy who directed masterpieces like Juno and Young Adult gone?


Subscribe to the show!
Subscribe to the RSS Feed




Subscribe on iTunes
 


The Cinematic Tangent is a casual-format podcast all about movies. Your hosts, Chad Michael Van Alstin and Bradley Redder, invite you to sit back, crack open a beer, relax, and get ready to think film. This is a talk show featuring film reviews, news, and general commentary, minus all the snobbery you typically expect from critics. These hosts are just two working-class guys who are passionate about the cinema arts, and they couldn’t keep quiet about it any longer. Give it a listen if you're tired of formalities.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Cinematic Tangent: Episode 23 - 'Fury' and a Bunch of Tangents



Is Fury the best war film of the last decade? Does David Ayer successfully bring his penchant for moral complexity to World War II? After the war, the conversation seems to devolve into one all about random movie madness.



Subscribe to the show!
Subscribe to the RSS Feed




Subscribe on iTunes
 


The Cinematic Tangent is a casual-format podcast all about movies. Your hosts, Chad Michael Van Alstin and Bradley Redder, invite you to sit back, crack open a beer, relax, and get ready to think film. This is a talk show featuring film reviews, news, and general commentary, minus all the snobbery you typically expect from critics. These hosts are just two working-class guys who are passionate about the cinema arts, and they couldn’t keep quiet about it any longer. Give it a listen if you're tired of formalities.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Cinematic Tangent: BONUS Episode - Halloween Spooktacular I



A special BONUS episode all about horror movies. Brad and Chad drive a knife deep into the heart of the genre, talking films like Halloween, The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, The Descent, The Blair Witch Project, and The Evil Dead.


Subscribe to the show!
Subscribe to the RSS Feed




Subscribe on iTunes
 


The Cinematic Tangent is a casual-format podcast all about movies. Your hosts, Chad Michael Van Alstin and Bradley Redder, invite you to sit back, crack open a beer, relax, and get ready to think film. This is a talk show featuring film reviews, news, and general commentary, minus all the snobbery you typically expect from critics. These hosts are just two working-class guys who are passionate about the cinema arts, and they couldn’t keep quiet about it any longer. Give it a listen if you're tired of formalities.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Cinematic Tangent: Episode 22 - 'Gone Girl', 'Love Is Strange', and 'The Boxtrolls'



David Fincher returns with Gone Girl, which is stirring up a fierce feminist debate. Is Love is Strange aware that it’s supposed to be a movie? And does The Boxtrolls fill the void created by the unfortunate demise of Pixar?


Subscribe to the show!
Subscribe to the RSS Feed




Subscribe on iTunes
 

The Cinematic Tangent is a casual-format podcast all about movies. Your hosts, Chad Michael Van Alstin and Bradley Redder, invite you to sit back, crack open a beer, relax, and get ready to think film. This is a talk show featuring film reviews, news, and general commentary, minus all the snobbery you typically expect from critics. These hosts are just two working-class guys who are passionate about the cinema arts, and they couldn’t keep quiet about it any longer. Give it a listen if you're tired of formalities.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Cinematic Tangent: Episode 21 - 'The Maze Runner' and Young Adult Cinema, 'Chef', and the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'




Are you bored with all this 'young adult' cinema yet? Is Chef the best movie of the year? And sure, the Ninja Turtles are awesome, but will the new movie give you shellshock? This and more on the latest episode of The Cinematic Tangent.


Subscribe to the show!
Subscribe to the RSS Feed




Subscribe on iTunes
 

The Cinematic Tangent is a casual-format podcast all about movies. Your hosts, Chad Michael Van Alstin and Bradley Redder, invite you to sit back, crack open a beer, relax, and get ready to think film. This is a talk show featuring film reviews, news, and general commentary, minus all the snobbery you typically expect from critics. These hosts are just two working-class guys who are passionate about the cinema arts, and they couldn’t keep quiet about it any longer. Give it a listen if you're tired of formalities.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Cinematic Tangent: Episode 20 - The Tale of Two Oldboys


How can the original Oldboy be so brilliant when the Spike Lee remake sucks so hard? After some lackluster plot summary, Brad and Chad dig deep into what makes Oldboy such a cult favorite and where the American re-make goes terribly wrong.



Subscribe to the show!
Subscribe to the RSS Feed




Subscribe on iTunes
 

The Cinematic Tangent is a casual-format podcast all about movies. Your hosts, Chad Michael Van Alstin and Bradley Redder, invite you to sit back, crack open a beer, relax, and get ready to think film. This is a talk show featuring film reviews, news, and general commentary, minus all the snobbery you typically expect from critics. These hosts are just two working-class guys who are passionate about the cinema arts, and they couldn’t keep quiet about it any longer. Give it a listen if you're tired of formalities.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Cinematic Tangent: Episode 19 - 'Boyhood', 'Under The Skin', and 'Venus In Fur'




The guys drunkenly talk the biggest film event in more than a decade: Boyhood. Afterwards, there’s a heated discussion about Under the Skin, which Brad calls “pretentious”. Plus, the guys slur their way through a talk about Roman Polanski’s latest masterpiece, Venus in Fur.



Subscribe to the show!
Subscribe to the RSS Feed




Subscribe on iTunes
 

The Cinematic Tangent is a casual-format podcast all about movies. Your hosts, Chad Michael Van Alstin and Bradley Redder, invite you to sit back, crack open a beer, relax, and get ready to think film. This is a talk show featuring film reviews, news, and general commentary, minus all the snobbery you typically expect from critics. These hosts are just two working-class guys who are passionate about the cinema arts, and they couldn’t keep quiet about it any longer. Give it a listen if you're tired of formalities.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Cinematic Tangent: Episode 18 - 'Guardians', 'Apes', and Aesthetics



I am Groot! The Cinematic Tangent agrees, Guardians of the Galaxy is the greatest Marvel Studios film to date. Plus, how the hell did Dawn of the Planet of the Apes end up being so fantastic? There’s also some talk about film philosophy and aesthetics – what happened to the movie magic we experienced when we were kids? 
 


Subscribe to the show!
Subscribe to the RSS Feed




Subscribe on iTunes
 

The Cinematic Tangent is a casual-format podcast all about movies. Your hosts, Chad Michael Van Alstin and Bradley Redder, invite you to sit back, crack open a beer, relax, and get ready to think film. This is a talk show featuring film reviews, news, and general commentary, minus all the snobbery you typically expect from critics. These hosts are just two working-class guys who are passionate about the cinema arts, and they couldn’t keep quiet about it any longer. Give it a listen if you're tired of formalities.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Cinematic Tangent: Episode 17 - Michael Bay and 'Transformers 4'




The Cinematic Tangent returns!  Brad and Chad talk Transformers 4, Michael Bay Films, and the summer blockbuster season. Why does Michael Bay love teenage ass so much? And seriously, why does 2014 cinema suck so hard?



Subscribe to the show!
Subscribe to the RSS Feed




Subscribe on iTunes
 

The Cinematic Tangent is a casual-format podcast all about movies. Your hosts, Chad Michael Van Alstin and Bradley Redder, invite you to sit back, crack open a beer, relax, and get ready to think film. This is a talk show featuring film reviews, news, and general commentary, minus all the snobbery you typically expect from critics. These hosts are just two working-class guys who are passionate about the cinema arts, and they couldn’t keep quiet about it any longer. Give it a listen if you're tired of formalities.

Monday, June 16, 2014

XBLA Review: The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 - In Sheep's Clothing


Put the dog outside.

Read My Review:




Announcing New Realms: The Blog!


 
New Realms began as a semi-regular podcast that covered topics such as Magic: The Gathering, the Pokemon Trading Card Game, Dungeons & Dragons, World of WarCraft, Lord of the Rings, Mage Knight, video games, and a whole lot more. Now we bring you the same great content in a delicious blog format.


Read the Full Intro Post:

 
Check Out the Blog Here:
 E-Mail the Blog:
newrealmspodcast@gmail.com




 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Cinematic Tangent: Episode 16 - A 'Godzilla' Sized Failure





Chad almost loses his mind while ranting about the new Godzilla (2014). The guys talk Gojira films, monster movies, and Peter Jackson’s King Kong. Plus, there’s some talk about 2014 cinema. Will anything surpass the bar set by The LEGO Movie? If X-Men: Days of Future Past turns out to be bad, is the entire summer blockbuster season a bust?




Subscribe to the show!
Subscribe to the RSS Feed




Subscribe on iTunes
 

The Cinematic Tangent is a casual-format podcast all about movies. Your hosts, Chad Michael Van Alstin and Bradley Redder, invite you to sit back, crack open a beer, relax, and get ready to think film. This is a talk show featuring film reviews, news, and general commentary, minus all the snobbery you typically expect from critics. These hosts are just two working-class guys who are passionate about the cinema arts, and they couldn’t keep quiet about it any longer. Give it a listen if you're tired of formalities.