Category Archives: Podcast

The Way, Way Back, Mini Reviews, Weekend Picks, Ray Donovan

We have a new reigning champ for current Practically Culture movie of the summer! Both Logan and Bob gave the Way, Way Back the highest rating of any movie we’ve seen this summer. But one of us liked it even more than the other, naturally.

Mini reviews this week are Spring Breakers (another disagreement!), Trance, Side Effect, and seasons one and two of Scandal. In our weekend picks we talk about the big week in TV and next week’s full movie review: Pacific Rim.

We end with a recap/review of the second episode of Ray Donovan.

The Heat, Mini Reviews, Summer Power Rankings, Weekend Picks, Ray Donovan Pilot

We do these things so you don’t have to, friends. This week, Bob and I brave the multiplex to see the Heat. What made Bob give it a lukewarm “like”? Can Logan make sense of his low rating despite having some good things to say about it?

This week’s mini reviews are Quartet (2013) and the TV miniseries Top of the Lake.​ It’s time we visited our early Summer Power Rankings for both movies and TV. ​And we both make our weekend entertainment picks.

​Finally, we recap the pilot episode of Ray Donovan. Does it live up to its ambitions? Will it secure a permanent place in our recaps?

Mad Men Finale and Wrap Up, World War Z Full Review, Mini Reviews, Weekend Picks

Mad Man is over for another year. Amid the despair, on the bright side, Shannon joins Logan and Bob to break it down.

Was Don’s work up to snuff this season? Did he deserve what happened to him–at the office, with his family? We’ll tell you everything.

Plus: MVP and other Mad Men season-end awards, a full review of World War Z, mini reviews of Headhunters, the Bling Ring, Orphan Black, Reasons to Be Happy, and weekend picks.

Man of Steel, Mad Men, Mini Reviews, Weekend Picks

Man of Steel was this week’s big movie release, and Logan and Bob bring Nikk aboard to bring some comic book perspective as we break it down.

Mad Men is good but confusing.

Mini Reviews of This is The End, the Last Stand, Parker, and Rectify Season 1.

And our weekend entertainment picks.

Game of Thrones, Mad Men, the Internship, Mini Reviews, Weekend Picks

It’s the Game of Thrones finale! Shannon joins us again to wrap up the season. She sticks around to talk about a great Mad Men episode.

Logan and Bob then turn to the clunker of a movie, the Internship. (Short version: don’t see it.)

Mini reviews of the Sessions (2012), the Impossible (2012), and the Killing Season 1.

And, of course, our weekend entertainment picks.

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Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Mini-Reviews

What an episode of Game of Thrones, huh? We bring back our Game of Thrones expert Shannon to bring some context and some clarity.

Shannon sticks around for our other TV recap: Mad Men.

Also, mini-reviews of Now You See Me, Cloud Atlas, It’s a Disaster, Enlightened, and the Walking Dead.

Plus, our weekend entertainment picks.

Mad Men, Arrested Development, Behind the Candelabra

Welcome to the new version of the podcast, now called Practically Culture! After spending a few minutes introducing the many changes we’ve undergone, we jump right in to our Mad Men episode recap.

Betty is back in full effect, and who’s the butter and who’s the margarine in Peggy’s life?

We give our first impressions of Arrested Development Season 4, and review the HBO movie Behind the Candelabra.

We wrap up with the current versions of Bob’s Must-See Movies list and Logan’s Must-See TV list, and give some weekend entertainment picks.

Let us know what you think of our changes in format and focus!

Episode 16: Star Trek Into Darkness

This week the guys get down and dirty with the movie EVENT: Star Trek Into Darkness. Is it a Star Trek Movie? A comic book movie? How is it as a movie movie? It’s a hard one to classify, and we come at it from all three angles. BE CAREFUL–SPOILERS!

But first we check in with Bob and his still new iPhone 5 and see how he’s liking it.

We finish with a new segment: Bob’s Mini Movie Reviews. Bob gives us the mini reviews he posts on social media, shares some of the buzz he generates, and rebuts the responses.

 

Episode 15: Can video games be art?

Bob’s back! And we get the lowdown on some recent movies he’s seen–the Great Gatsby and Iron Man 3. Smartphones come up, as Logan reviews his new HTC One and Bob decides which work phone to get.

Now that Logan’s had a chance to play some of the games we talked about in our last video games episode, we take the opportunity to consider the extent to which video games can be a creative medium on par with entertainment that sometimes aspires to art.

Oh yeah. And donuts.

Yes, I said donuts.

Episode 14: How to kick ass at life

Logan is joined today by life coach Devin Martin (@FLOW_Coach), who swings by and talks about how to figure out what you really want and how to get there. Basically, how to kick more ass in your life. He gives us three things you can do to start getting on track now.

And along the way, we compare smartphones and talk Danny Boyle films (including Trance), the Singularity, Vikings, and duck bacon.

Find more about Devin and his work at LifeStyle Integrity.