137 episodes

Each week Bruce and Larry take a thoughtful and in-depth look at a piece of pop culture. It might be the latest blockbuster movie or a comic book from the 1950s.

We share our love of media from Film to Televison to Comics and even the occasional Conspiracy Theory with humor, knowledge, and insight. The Media Montage Podcast, every Friday!

The Media Montage Podcast Bruce Otter

    • TV & Film
    • 3.0 • 2 Ratings

Each week Bruce and Larry take a thoughtful and in-depth look at a piece of pop culture. It might be the latest blockbuster movie or a comic book from the 1950s.

We share our love of media from Film to Televison to Comics and even the occasional Conspiracy Theory with humor, knowledge, and insight. The Media Montage Podcast, every Friday!

    MMP 136 - Denver Zine Fest 2016

    MMP 136 - Denver Zine Fest 2016

    Bruce discusses his second experience tabling at Denver Zine Fest 2016! For Larry it was a weekend of firsts! First time tabling, first time out West, first time flying! Denver Zine Fest 2016 brings our hosts together for the very first time. Did they take the fest by storm? Or do slow moments cause self loathing and second guessing? How does one determine a successful event? Does Larry drink the Kool-Aid?
    We answer these questions and more in Episode 136 of the Media Montage Podcast!

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    • 24 min
    MMP 135 - Superhero TV Season Recap

    MMP 135 - Superhero TV Season Recap

    We've already seen Batman, Superman, Iron Man and Captain America on the big screen this year, so this week we move to the small screen and take look back the at the spectacular superhero season that's winding down on television.
    DC's Arrow-verse has left us with lots of exciting teasers for next season while SHIELD's biggest nemesis seems to be the Nielson ratings. What direction will the Flash and Legends of Tomorrow finales take the Arrow-verse? Is Netflix the true future of Marvel's small screen offering? Is Gotham still on?
    We answer these questions and more in Episode 135 of the Media Montage Podcast!

    Our Comics:
    Brain Teaser Comics:
    www.brainteasercomics.com
    Earthman Prime on Deviant Art:
    www.earthmanprime.deviantart.com
    Twitter:
    @otterdisaster
    @larrykingundead

    • 38 min
    MMP 134: The Creative Process

    MMP 134: The Creative Process

    Where do you get your ideas? Once you have your idea, then what? Larry and Bruce explain their approach to the Creative Process.

    Paper, pen and ink or digital tablets and stylus? How do analog and digital approaches factor into the process. Bruce and Larry go digital at different points in their processes and for different reasons.

    They tackle how they come up with ideas, and how they develop them and put them in front of an audience. Is there one right way to create? Is there one right REASON to create?

    Find out the answers to those questions and more in Episode 134 of the Media Montage Podcast!

    Our Comics:
    Brain Teaser Comics:
    www.brainteasercomics.com
    Earthman Prime on Deviant Art:
    www.earthmanprime.deviantart.com
    Twitter:
    @otterdisaster
    @larrykingundead

    • 43 min
    MMP 133 - Captain America: Civil War (2016) & Marvel Comics Civil War (2006)

    MMP 133 - Captain America: Civil War (2016) & Marvel Comics Civil War (2006)

    Captain America vs Iron Man! The 13th film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is here! Captain America: Civil War takes its story from the 2006 Marvel Comics crossover event and 7 issue miniseries.

    Bruce and Larry contrast and compare that miniseries with the events of the film. Why are our heroes at odds? What brings these allies to the brink of war? They look at the causes of the conflict in both the comics and the film.

    Which medium tells a better story? Can you get a good movie with a cast featuring a dozen established heroes while introducing two new ones? How does Bruce REALLY feel about comics crossovers and events? What is a Stabbity Jones?

    Find out the answers to those questions and more in Episode 133 of the Media Montage Podcast!

    Our Comics:
    Brain Teaser Comics:
    www.brainteasercomics.com
    Earthman Prime on Deviant Art:
    www.earthmanprime.deviantart.com
    Twitter:
    @otterdisaster
    @larrykingundead

    • 56 min
    MMP 132: Robot Jox (1989)

    MMP 132: Robot Jox (1989)

    It's a little bit Go Bots, it's a little bit Rocky 4! The Cold War heats up in this post-apocalyptic Cult Film where war is over and giant robots battle to settle international diputes. It's Robot Jox, from 1989 starring, Gary Graham, Anne-Marie Johnson, and Paul Koslo.

    At listener request (Thanks Nate O!) Bruce and Larry take a look at this film, and try to figure out if it's a kid's movie adults can enjoy or an adult movie kids can enjoy?

    They look at the special effects, the script, what they liked and what they loathed. Is the stop motion animation up to snuff? Is it dated or does it hold up? Was Robot Jox to late to exploit the Cold War? Why is a singular hot dog one of the high points of the movie? Find out the answers to those questions and more in Episode 132 of the Media Montage Podcast!

    Our Comics:
    Brain Teaser Comics:
    www.brainteasercomics.com
    Earthman Prime on Deviant Art:
    www.earthmanprime.deviantart.com
    Twitter:
    @otterdisaster
    @larrykingundead

    • 30 min
    MMP 131: Documentary Films

    MMP 131: Documentary Films

    This week Bruce and Larry take a look at a different kind of movie.
    Documentaries are non-fictional narratives on hundreds of topics from comics, to comedy to history to movies themselves. They take a look at narrative bias and narrator ego, and how those affect documentary films. They discuss favorite docs in the genre, and they talk about various sub-genres of documentaries.
    When should a film maker insert themselves into their story? Should they ever? What about sequels to successful docs? Larry finds one he doesn't care for? Will that documentary on the Roger Corman Fantastic Four movie ever come out? Find out the answers to those questions and more in Episode 131 of the Media Montage Podcast!

    Our Comics:
    Brain Teaser Comics:
    www.brainteasercomics.com
    Earthman Prime on Deviant Art:
    www.earthmanprime.deviantart.com

    Twitter:
    @otterdisaster
    @larrykingundead

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

NamHienNguyen ,

Stop being so angry

Bruce is the more pretentious one. Larry is the dumber, angrier one. Neither are good reviewers.

Bruce and Larry consistently struggle to understand basic movie plots, get confused, and then blame the movie for being "problematic" and "nonsensical" for confusing them. But if I can watch the same movie and have no problem understanding it, why is it so hard for these guys?

Larry has severe anger management issues. He's constantly whining about how mad he is about the movies he doesn't like, how he wants to throw the remote control at the TV, how he's always confronting people who upset him in even the slightest of ways, and how he wants to attack the other movie goers, including kids. Maybe it's supposed to be a joke, but he keeps making the same kind of complaints over and over to the point that it's disturbing.

Not only do Bruce and Larry love to hear themselves bash the movie onscreen, they like to waste up to half the podcast runtime criticizing their fellow movie goers, the movie audience sitting around them in the theater, the ushers, the theater managers, everything around them in the theater, etc. They boast about eavesdropping on the people talking around them before the movie starts, then they make fun of those conversations, as if they can't stand that other people are enjoying themselves more than they are. Seems like they hate the entire theater going experience and everything except themselves at the movies. They're so arrogant, I just listened to one of them proudly brag about angrily confronting a theater manager in order to instruct the manager on how to manage the theater. I feel sorry for that manager. Who's really the most annoying ones at the theater? The other people enjoying themselves in the theater? Or these two?

Superswede78 ,

A great podcast with lots of variety

Do you like conspiracy theories, comic books, movies, etc? Give this show a listen, Bruce and Larry cover it all!

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