Random Angst Podcast Episode 10 – Stranger Things 2049

After a short hiatus, we’re back with a longer episode to make up for lost time!
We discuss Blade Runner 2049 and is it a flop or success? How does it tie into the original Blade Runner from 30 years ago and is it worth seeing the original first?
We talk about the latest trailer for The Black Panther and how awesome it looks!
We dive deep into Stranger Things 2 and talk about our first impressions of this second season. Is Season 2 better than Season 1? Who is Eight? We talk Dart, Demigorgons, and Demidogs and how MadMax is perhaps the best new character of the new season.

*while recording this podcast episode we erroneously referred to Number 8 as Roman, when in actuality her name is Kali played by Linnea Berthelsen.

 

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First Tracks from Danny Elfman’s Justice League Soundtrack!

Watertower Music has released the first tracks from the Justice League Motion Picture Soundtrack by Danny Elfman. The first track is titled “Hero’s Theme” and the second is “Friends and Foes”. While Hero’s Theme is a new composition, Friends and Foes does contain hints from John Williams iconic Main Theme from 1978’s Superman The Movie. Random Angst is hoping that Danny Elfman also includes themes from previous DC movies and is able to weave them into his original compositions. I think that having this musical continuity is key to tying in previous films and stories recently released by WB and DC. Rupert Gregson-Williams was able to do it with the Wonder Woman soundtrack in a satisfying way, so he was able to show that it can be done and be done well.

Stay tuned for more releases and the entire soundtrack can be pre-ordered now and will be available on November 10th, 2017 (per iTunes).

 

Watertower Music has also released the titles for the 2-Disc soundtrack.

Disc 1
01. Everybody Knows – Sigrid
02. The Justice League Theme – Logos
03. Hero’s Theme
04. Batman on the Roof
05. Enter Cyborg
06. Wonder Woman Rescue
07. Hippolyta’s Arrow
08. The Story of Steppenwolf
09. The Amazon Mother Box
10. Cyborg Meets Diana
11. Aquaman in Atlantis
12. Then There Were Three
13. The Tunnel Fight
14. The World Needs Superman
15. Spark of The Flash
16. Friends and Foes
17. Justice League United
18. Home
19. Bruce and Diana
20. The Final Battle
21. A New Hope
22. Anti-Hero’s Theme
23. Come Together – Gary Clark Jr. and Junkie XL
24. Icky Thump – The White Stripes

Disc 2
01. The Tunnel Fight (Full Length Bonus Track)
02. The Final Battle (Full Length Bonus Track)
03. Mother Russia (Bonus Track)

You can currently stream or buy these two songs on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, and other digital music services.

 

UPDATE: As of today, Oct 30, 2017, Friends and Foes is no longer available to stream or buy (at least via iTunes).  My speculation is that it will be released as a single sometime over the couple of weeks prior to the film release in the theaters. Then it will be available once the album is fully released on November 10, 2017.

 

Early Reviews for Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok seems to have fallen into the typical, all too familiar, and now predictable, Marvel trope of telling non-stop jokes to sell movie tickets. Apparently just like every other Earth-ending, Universe-ending, event that we’ve seen in Marvel movies – the Apocalypse (Ragnarok) is just as hilarious! 
Here’s an excerpt from EW.com review by Chris Nashawaty, where he gives this movie a B, while simultaneously shredding it.
“There’s a lot more to the bloated story, but honestly, none of it is very interesting. In fact, it’s endless. You don’t care what’s happening or what’s going to happen next. We’re just led from place to place for a hash of foggy reasons that no one will ever remember 10 minutes after leaving the theater. But that’s not really the point of this movie. Ragnarok is basically a Joke Delivery System — and on that score, it works.”
“Back in the day, audiences had to wait a few weeks for Mad magazine to skewer the latest self-important Hollywood blockbuster. These days, Marvel sequels arrive as parodies of the earnest, self-respecting entries that launched each character (cf. “Iron Man 2’s” undoing of all that “Iron Man” established). If only that were an indication of the genre’s own impending Ragnarok — a sign that the entire phenomenon is about to implode, only to be reborn as something more worthy of the audience’s time and intelligence.”
   Ouch!
Rotten Tomatoes has it at a score of 98% from the hand chosen critics who’ve seen the movie up to this point in time.
Random Angst will post our review soon after seeing the movie when it is released.

And the Title for the Previously #UntitledHanSoloMovie Is….

After months of speculation and posts from the new director, Ron Howard, that had only called the movie #untitledHanSolomovie, we finally have a title! And the title is….

 

 

lol

 

Check out StarWars.com for more info.

 

Check out the twitter announcement from Ron Howard himself:

 

The Random Angst Podcast Episode 9 – King Arthur: The Last Jedi

 

In this episode we discuss our final thoughts on Salt Lake Comic Con 2017, and how you can access our content from SLCC17. We spend time talking Ahsoka from Star Wars The Clone Wars and Rebels and how EK Johnston got inducted into the 501st at SLCC17.
We give our review of King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword and whether we would like to see a second King Arthur movie.
We review the newly released Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer and discuss our thoughts on the trailer. We talk about how or if Princess Leia will survive Episode 8 and Marc learns that Kylo Ren is a Skywalker.
We plug Jim Butcher’s newest series, The Cinder Spires Series and Marc gives us a synopsis of this new book – The Aeronaut’s Windlass.

Give us a listen and let us know what you think and what you would like to see us talk about on a future podcast!

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie poster

 

 

Here’s the theatrical poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. As far as Star Wars theatrical posters go, it’s pretty consistent with the previous Episodes, which is good but at the same time – predictable. I do like the red coloring and the placement of the characters, as well as the vehicles on Crait getting ready to battle. I do like the different posters that are released, then how the theatrical posters are symmetrical and complement each other.

Galaxy’s Edge (Star Wars Land) at Disney Parks

Curious to know more about the upcoming Star Wars Land at Disneyland and Disney World?

Officially known as Galaxy’s Edge, there has been some information officially released by Disney and Lucasfilm which is talked about here. This panel from Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 also delved into some unofficial news about Galaxy’s Edge. Listen in as Matt Martin, from Lucasfilm, Valerie Cameron-Walker, a huge Disney enthusiast from B98.7, and other panel members discuss this major upcoming addition to Disney Parks happening in 2019.

This content is exclusive to Random Angst and can only be found on Random Angst’s Patreon account. Click on the banner below to listen to this exclusive audio from Salt Lake Comic Con 2017. TIA!

 

Star Wars: Behind the Scenes of Jabba’s Palace

Join Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo, Regal Robot’s Tom Spina, and Return of the Jedi Creature Designer Kirk Thatcher as they break down the aliens and denizens of Jabba’s Palace from Star Wars The Return of the Jedi. Pablo, Tom, and Kirk identify and discuss the various creatures from Jabba’s Palace and how they were created. Kirk Thatcher was one of the creators of the creatures from Return of the Jedi and witnessed first hand as well as participated in the creative process for these creatures and is featured heavily in the presentation. This panel was held on Sept 23, 2017 at Salt Lake Comic Con 2017.

 

Random Angst Podcast Episode 8 – Is that IT?

Yes, that’s it. This is our last podcast talking in depth about IT – Book One. We have a special guest, Jordan Rasmussen, on to talk IT and The Dark Tower. We also get into Salt Lake Gaming Con which happened over the summer of 2017. We talk about some new board games that have come out, and review the 1st Annual JordanCon! We also plug Constant Readers SLC for more Stephen King discussion.