Posts byRyan Roch

Isolation Nation: Volume 12

Mister Rogers! Borderlands! Big robots! Canadian rocker Matt Good!

For week 12 of Isolation Nation, we’re back with Mister Rogers, Borderlands sequels, Genndy Tartakovsky’s big robots, and Canadian rocker Matt Good
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Isolation Nation: Volume 11

Lots of apocalyptic stuff, but also some music to bump your head into oblivion to

This week in Isolation Nation is a doozy! Post-Apocalyptic Novels! Current-Apocalypse-Adjacent TV! Narrowly-Avoided-Apocalypse Rock! Also Watsky!
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Isolation Nation: Volume 9

Aliens! Video Games! More Aliens! More video games?

This week in ISOLATION NATION, Shannon talks BEYOND SKYLINE, Alfredo is playing Roguelikes, Trey is creeped by ALAN WAKE, and Jared’s solving X-FILES.
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Isolation Nation: Volume 8

Spider-Man! Shooty Shows! Sandworms! THE SPICY TAKES MUST FLOW!

We’re back to a bigger format this week in ISOLATION NATION, featuring pieces from Diane on Wynona Earp, Jared on Dune, and David on Spider-Man!
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Isolation Nation: Volume 6 – Deluxe!

Monsters (Hunters and Factories)! Audio Engineering! A deluxe feature on Kim's Convenience!

This week in Isolation Nation, we talk about Monster Hunting video games, Monster Making podcasters, audio engineering YouTube channels, and the absolutely wonderful Netflix show Kim’s Convenience!
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Isolation Nation: Volume 4

'Rona cooking safety! Red Dead Redemption! Rachmaninov! Records by Foxy Shazam! Rambling love-letters to Gourds!

This week on Isolation Nation, we’re jamming to a lot of disparate tunes, cooking up a storm, and riding the ranges of Red Dead Redemption, as we drive down hazy memory lane.
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Isolation Nation: Volume 3

Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and, plagued by the Roundboi, we watch TV

Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, but this week for Isolation Nation, Shannon talks TV’s Community, and Ryan talks about Aquaman and … podcasting with Shannon.
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Isolation Nation: Volume 2

Music! Martians! Men named Max (who are Mad)!... also YouTube Videos

This week in Isolation Nation, we talk about THE MARTIAN, YouTuber Tom Scott, Bill Withers, and a very lovely little movie called MAD MAX.
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Review: HOBBS & SHAW

The Fast & Furious spinoff mostly keeps the wheels on, while driving an uppercut of fun into your face.

After 8 films, the FAST & FURIOUS series has created its first spinoff. Sometimes cartoonish and messy, Hobbs & Shaw is still an uppercut to the face.
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Review: CREED II

A mostly worthy successor to the title

Ryan dons his boxing gloves and flattering shorts to stand toe-to-toe with the newest installment in the Rocky/Creed series. Is it a contender or a bum? Turns out it’s a mostly worthy successor to the title.
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Review: THE PREDATOR

It's Turkey Season

Deep in the jungles of a Black & Dekker screenplay, a team of kinda-funny toughguys are being hunted. Their adversary is advanced, evolved, and merciless. He’s… THE EDITOR.
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PITCH PERFECT 3 REVIEW

The Bellas’ Swan Song Falls a Little Flat

The original Pitch Perfect is a modern comedy classic. Part raunchy college movie, part musical comedy, part sports movie, Pitch Perfect has that alchemical mix of absurdism and pop energy that not only keeps you laughing, but invests you in the characters on screen and their challenges and growing camaraderie. And just like many classic
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Review: IT (2017)

Swipe Right to Pipe

Ryan pipes up about the newest film adaptation of (half of) Stephen King’s seminal work, IT. Does the pancake makeup hold up, or cake off? King’s Constant Readers will be familiar with this mixture.
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