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Episode 230: Not the Helsinki Mojitos

February 24th, 2017 | Robin

Know us by our funny voices and exaggerated mannerisms as we meet in the Gaming Hut to discuss what makes a Game Master character easy to play.

Grab a mojito and light a fine cigar as Ken supplies a Travel Advisory on his recent jaunt to Cuba.

It’s Oscar time, and you know what that means. Months after the rest of the critical world, we take our seats in the Cinema Hut to reveal our Top Ten Movie lists for 2016.

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5 Responses to “Episode 230: Not the Helsinki Mojitos”

  1. John Graham says:

    I have to thank you both for your movie reviews. I consider them an excellent source for films that I will want to see. Never have I felt that you have steered me wrong, until now. I personally found “Everybody Wants Some” unwatchable. Meaning I left the theater when it was less than half over, because I felt I had better ways to spend my time. I realize people can not always agree, but I just can not find your love in this film. I too enjoy Mr. Linklater’s (previous) work.
    I just found it remarkable enough that I finally disagreed with you to make mention of it. Perhaps, it says more about me that I found it less worthwhile. Who knows being that age at that time might also have something to do with it. Keep up the good work, but be sure if we ever meet you will have your ears bent about how you could like such lame production.

  2. Melendwyr says:

    I’d be interested to hear the Unknown Armies explanation for who gained charges by inducing the Oscars kerfluffle. Or does that require Patronage?

    • Robin says:

      It’s not a rule per se but as a practical matter we have so many great Patron questions waiting in the queue that non-Patron questions are very unlikely to make the cut.

  3. Andrew Miller says:

    For the curious, here are the top ten films for K&R discussed in this episode:

    Robin Ken
    10 Arrival The Handmaiden
    9 Neruda Arrival
    8 Love and Friendship The Nice Guys
    7 Everybody Wants Some! Women Who Kill
    6 The Lobster The Age of Shadows
    5 Jackie Hell or High Water
    4 Manchester by the Sea Everybody Wants Some!
    3 High-Rise Hail, Caesar!
    2 Moonlight Paterson
    1 Hail, Caesar! Soul on a String

    Note that three films make both lists, and in the same order. Those films are Arrival; Everybody Wants Some!; and Hail, Caesar!

    (Something about the exclamation points, perhaps?)

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