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iTune in weekly as we discuss our fresh, clear, well seasoned perspective on classic cinema, the latest games, trendy television, and review a film hot off the projector. Occassionally, there will be MILKSHAKES.

Weekly Monotony - The Official Podcast of DailyMonotony.com Dustin Anglin; Scott Johnsgard

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iTune in weekly as we discuss our fresh, clear, well seasoned perspective on classic cinema, the latest games, trendy television, and review a film hot off the projector. Occassionally, there will be MILKSHAKES.

    Special Episode - Oscar Predictions Radio Broadcast

    Special Episode - Oscar Predictions Radio Broadcast

    "...As promised our crack team of match analysts have been slaving over the numbers day and night to bring you their best picks for the upcoming Oscar title matches.  Listen as they duke it out over whose pick is tops and wager dearly for rights as top dog of the Daily Monotony analyst ring.

    Also, for your listening pleasure, we've broken up each section of commentary on each of the 24 matches into digestible tidbits which you can consume at your leisure in whichever order you please.  Check it out at on our full page devoted column to 'The Fray in L.A.' "

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    Episode 34 - Better Than Transformers 2

    Episode 34 - Better Than Transformers 2

    Mass Effect 2 & Shutter Island
    A lot is happening this week in anticipation for this Sunday's 82nd Annual Academy Awards, but before the site goes completely Oscar crazy, we managed to get together and discuss one of the few movies to come out in the past 10 weeks worth giving any attention, acclaimed director Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island.  We also dabled a bit into our other passion and threw in a review of the awe inspiring sci-fi role playing game Mass Effect 2.  Spoiler, we liked it...A LOT.

    Don your fedora and power up your omni-tool, it's Weekly Monotony.

    Episode 33 - Cheating on the Format

    Episode 33 - Cheating on the Format

    2nd Annual Daily Monotony Film Awards
    What better way to start the 2010 season of Weekly Monotony AND celebrate our 1 year anniversary than recapping all the great films of 2009.  I put myself to the task and asked my co-hosts to do same.  One simple goal: name your top 5 films of the year.  Of course after 2 weeks of fretting, watching, re-watching, making lists, crossing them out, and generally stressing out over my top 5, I realized the foolishness of my imposed 5-item constraint.  And whatever you feel about ranking films of disparate genres into some arbitrary order, in the end my struggle to yield only five proved to me that despite my initial concerns, 2009 was another great year for films.

    You can see, by my collage of photoshoppery, which films ended being finalists, but to find out what we collectively dubbed Daily Montony's Best Film of 2009, you'll have to listen below.

    Put down your Academy Awards Ballot, it's Weekly Monotony.

    Episode 32 - In this Movie

    Episode 32 - In this Movie

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Review Blowout
    Sure, Roland Emmerich can blow up the world, the Boondock Saints can blow up mobsters, and New Moon and can blow up women's sense of reason, but despite November's filmic barage, nothing compares to the all-out assault on the young male population in the form of the fastest selling, most played, fifty megaton sequel to the best multiplayer first-person shooter ever made.  And with that in mind, we spent a marathon session dissecting, debating, and dolloping praise on Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.  From multiplayer map design, to single player story pacing, to the controversial "No Russian" level, join us as we pick apart the biggest game of the year.

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    Episode 31 - Little Girls Are Creepy

    Episode 31 - Little Girls Are Creepy

    10 Scary Movies for a Spooktacular Halloween
    Halloween is special holiday for films, as despite the plethora of Christmas films, the smattering of Valentine's Day movies, and the one lone Easter picture (sorry Thanksgiving and...Presidents Day...?), no other holiday but All Hallow's Eve has spawned an entire genre of movies, the HORROR film.  However, despite being a very popular genre, the recent trend of scary movies released in theatres tend to be the worst things you ever Saw (see what I did there).  So rather than see Tired Franchise 6 this year, why not check out a frighting film from our list ten superb scarers from horror history.  That, or go see Paranormal Activity like everyone else...if you must...

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    Weekly Monotony Episode 31 - Little Girls Are Creepy

    Episode 30 - Bandwidth Issues

    Episode 30 - Bandwidth Issues

    Film Reviews - The Informant and Surrogates
    It's a been a week or two, but we're back and running with our double feature of reviews for Steven Soderberg's zany character comedy The Informant and Jonathan Mostow's adaptation of the indie-hit graphic novel Surrogates.  Discover the ironies of Matt Damon gaining forty pounds to look like an old man while Bruce Willis goes from meatbag to metalhead in the quest to younger facade and stay tuned past the reviews as we chat about the myth and realities of Surrogate robot bodies, and why piloting one around might just ruin your next cruise down the interstate.

    Sit back in your stem chair and put your money on lysene, it's Weekly Monotony.

    Weekly Monotony Episode 30 - Bandwidth Issues



    The music for the intro and outro are both from The Informant soundtrack by legendary film composer and song writer Marvin Hamlisch (The Sting), and is just a sample of what I think is one of the best film scores this year.

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