Terminator

SH S5E18: Best Practical Effects in Film

SH S5E18: Best Practical Effects in Film
Screen Heroes

 
 
00:00 / 70:58
 
1X
 

Visual and special effects in a movie can make or break it. A movie with solid acting that looks terrible might one day become a cult classic, but most of the time, if there’s bad special effects, people are turned off. This week, we take a look at our favorite practical effects in film. What are practical effects? These are special effects created with real, physical objects and no CGI or animation. Practical effects include puppets, robots, scale models, giant moving sets, prosthetics, and more.

What are some of your favorite practical effects? Did we miss anything you think deserved to be on our lists? We want to know!

Comment below or hit us up @HeroesPodcasts on Twitter or Facebook!

Go to Screen-Heroes.com right now to subscribe to us on iTunes and drop us a review. If you do, we’ll be sure to give you a shout-out in a future episode!

Want to join the conversation? Join us live every Tuesday night at 9PM EST on Twitch to chat with us! We’ll answer questions and note comments live on the broadcast! Follow at: twitch.tv/heroespodcasts

Subscribe to Screen Heroes! The links to iTunes, Blog Talk Radio, Spreaker, Google Play, and Feedburner are below!

Stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts

Not ready for that kind of commitment? No problem! Buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts because every dollar truly does help.

Prefer to watch the episode? Catch the Twitch broadcast right here:

Screen Heroes Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Derreck Mayer
Rae Stewart
Ryan Couture

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

iTunes
Screen-Heroes.com

Blog Talk Radio
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/screenheroes

Spreaker
https://www.spreaker.com/show/screen-heroes

Google Play
https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iwvfusxqyignwamadhc3viav4qy

RSS Feed
http://heroespodcasts.com/feed/podcast/screenheroes

Social Media
@HeroesPodcasts

SH S5E18: Best Practical Effects in Film

SH S5E09: Best Robots in TV & Film

Robots have been a part of movies, TV, and video games for something like 90 years. This week, we talk about our favorites and some of the most important across the decades from the big to small screens. Sure, we talk Star Wars, Transformers, and Terminator, but we also dive into some deep cuts you probably won’t expect.

What are your favorite robots? Did we miss anything? What would your list look like?

Comment below or hit us up @HeroesPodcasts on Twitter or Facebook!

Join us live on Tuesday nights and catch the episodes later on iTunes, Blog Talk Radio, Spreaker, Google Play, and more!

Go to Screen-Heroes.com right now to subscribe to us on iTunes and drop us a review. If you do, we’ll be sure to give you a shout-out in a future episode!

Want to join the conversation? Join us live every Tuesday night at 9PM EST on Twitch to chat with us! We’ll answer questions and note comments live on the broadcast! Follow at: twitch.tv/heroespodcasts

Subscribe to Screen Heroes! The links to iTunes, Blog Talk Radio, Spreaker, Google Play, and Feedburner are below!

Stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts

Prefer to watch Screen Heroes? Catch the recorded broadcast below!

Screen Heroes Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Derreck Mayer
Rachel Stewart
Ryan Couture

Special Guest
Jordan Seper

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

iTunes Subscription Link
Screen-Heroes.com

Blog Talk Radio
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/screenheroes

Spreaker
https://www.spreaker.com/show/screen-heroes

Google Play Subscription Link
https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iwvfusxqyignwamadhc3viav4qy

Feedburner Subscription Link
http://feeds.feedburner.com/griddaily/screenheroes

RSS Feed Link
http://heroespodcasts.com/feed/podcast/screenheroes

Social Media
@HeroesPodcasts

SH S5E09: Best Robots in TV & Film

SH S3E06: Best Sci-Fi Movies

Science fiction is a genre we truly love. From Star Wars to Star Trek, from Terminator and Alien to iRobot and Armageddon. The sci-fi genre has given us some amazing movies, some we love to laugh at, and others that probably should just stay locked away. This week, we bring what we believe to be the Top 5 Best Sci-Fi movies. That’s right, three different Top 5 Sci-Fi movie lists. We try to be objective and keep emotions out of the decisions.

Be sure to head over to our Facebook page at let us know which sci-fi movies you think should have made the list and which of ours don’t belong.

Also, go to Screen-Heroes.com right now to subscribe to us on iTunes and drop us a review. If you do, we’ll be sure to give you a shout-out in a future episode!

Want to join the conversation? Join us live every Tuesday night at 9PM EST on Twitch to chat with us! We’ll answer questions and note comments live on the broadcast! Follow at: twitch.tv/heroespodcasts

Don’t forget to subscribe to Screen Heroes! The links to iTunes, Google Play, and Feedburner are below!

Also, stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts

Top 5 Sci-Fi Movies Podcast Credits

Hosts
Derreck Mayer
Rachel Stewart
Ryan Couture

Executive Producer
Derreck Mayer

Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Michael Wallace (Flying Killer Robots)

Google Play Subscription Link
https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iwvfusxqyignwamadhc3viav4qy

iTunes Subscription Link
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/screen-heroes-grid-dailys/id1071922623

Feedburner Subscription Link
http://feeds.feedburner.com/griddaily/screenheroes

RSS Feed Link
http://heroespodcasts.com/feed/podcast/screenheroes

Social Media
twitch.tv/heroespodcasts
twitter.com/heroespodcasts
instagram.com/heroespodcasts
Facebook.com/HeroesPodcasts
heroespodcasts.tumblr.com

SH S3E06: Best Sci-Fi Movies

SH S1E22: Broforce & Action Films

With Rae unavailable this week, Ryan and Derreck bring in their friend Jon to play some Broforce on the PS4. For those who don’t know, Broforce is a Indie platformer where you play as various classic action stars including Terminator, Rambo, Robocop, and even some new surprises. There’s tons of characters that you unlock as you rescue hostages. The game is very tongue-in-cheek and plays off the classic 80’s action stereotypes. As we play the game, we talk about the various characters we play as plus their films. For example, when playing as Will Smith’s Agent J from Men in Black, we talk about our thoughts on the franchise’s third film.

If you’re interested in the game play, check out our video on Twitch.tv\griddaily or YouTube.

Don’t forget to join us every Tuesday night at 8PM CST on Twitch to watch us record Screen Heroes live! And if you like what you see but think it could be better, help support us at Patreon.com\GridDaily. Every bit helps so we can get better equipment like cameras and microphones!

Broforce Podcast Credits

Hosts
Derreck Mayer
Ryan Couture

Special Guest
Jon Czerwinski

Executive Producer
Derreck Mayer

Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Michael Wallace (Flying Killer Robots)

iTunes Link
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/screen-heroes-grid-dailys/id1071922623

RSS Feed
http://griddaily.com/feed/podcast/screenheroes

Social Media
@Grid_Daily
Facebook Page

Email
contact@griddaily.com

SH S1E22: Broforce & Action Films

Schwarzenegger Supercut

This week, Arnold Schwarzenegger released a supercut of EVERY explosion in EVERY one of his films. That’s right, you’ll see explosions from the original Terminator up through Total Recall, Last Action Hero, Batman & Robin, The Last Stand, and the newest one on the list, Sabotage. Sorry, no Terminator: Genisys explosions in this video… but I’m sure he’ll be back. See… see what I did there?

So why did Schwarzenegger release this supercut? Well, he’s been promoting his new Omaze for “Blow Sh*t Up With Arnold”, which is literally a series of him blowing stuff up in amazing, spectacular ways. The Omaze campaign was a way for you to support the effort and even become a part of it with perks including throwing grenades, firing a rocket launcher, or even working out with Mr. Universe himself! For more information, check out Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Facebook page. He’s quite active on it and definitely worth a follow.

 

OVERKILL – The Schwarzenegger Explosion Supercut Film List

  • Hercules in New York
  • The Villain
  • Conan the Destroyer
  • The Terminator
  • Commando
  • Raw Deal
  • Predator
  • The Running Man
  • Twins
  • Total Recall
  • Terminator 2
  • Last Action Hero
  • True Lies
  • Eraser
  • Jingle All The Way
  • Batman and Robin
  • End of Days
  • The 6th Day
  • Collateral Damage
  • Terminator 3
  • The Last Stand
  • Escape Plan
  • Sabotage

Alright, are you pumped? I know I am! Check out “OVERKILL – The Schwarzenegger Explosion Supercut” below and then let us know what your favorite Arnold explosion is in the comments.

Schwarzenegger Supercut

Box Office Numbers: July 3-5, 2015

Two new movies, expected to be major summer hits, sputtered in their opening box office weekend. Terminator: Genisys and Magic Mike XXL missed expectations, big time. In fact, Magic Mike XXL barely beat out Ted 2 which is in its second week while the box office winners were Jurassic World, which is now at $558.14 million domestically and Pixar’s emotional masterpiece, Inside Out.

Terminator Genisys was crushed by the previous franchise film, Terminator: Salvation which made $65.32 million in it’s 5-day total, over $20 million more than the new movie. Check out the list below and click on the links to see reviews for films. The original Magic Mike, meanwhile, made $49.62 million in its 5-day while the sequel pulled in just under $27 million.

 

  1. Jurassic World ($30.9 million in 4th week, $558.14 million total)
  2. Inside Out ($30.105 million in 3rd week, $246.16 million total)
  3. Terminator: Genisys ($28.7 million in opening weekend, $44.156 million in 5-day opening)
  4. Magic Mike XXL ($11.6 million in opening weekend, $26.66 million in 5-day opening)
  5. Ted 2 ($11.6 million in 2nd week)

The top 10 is rounded out by Max (2015), Spy, San Andreas, and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl with Mad Max: Fury Road (8th week) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (10th week) finally dropping out of the list. Insidious Chapter 3 also dropped out of the top 10 after just 5 weeks.

Coming Soon:

Minions 7/10
Ant-Man 7/17
Mr. Holmes 7/24
Pixels 7/24
Southpaw 7/24

Box Office Numbers: July 3-5, 2015

Terminator Genisys Review Discussion

Well, Arnold said he’d be back, and he kept his word… But was it worth it? Timothy Jackson and I discuss the latest installment in the Terminator franchise. Obviously there will be some spoilers below.

Terminator: Genysis Sarah Conner & Arnold

Timothy: So… Initial thoughts. What was your overall feel of the movie?

Zach: It was definitely a Terminator film though it failed to top the first two movies. There were some fun moments, but it was a bit busy and lacked clear direction. What did you think?

T: This one felt like a Terminator movie… However, it was jumpy. It lacked focus and seemed like a rehash of Terminator 2 and Terminator 3. Let’s stop Skynet from being created! Like we haven’t seen that one before.

Z: Yeah, it tried to do what other franchises have done in recent years by acknowledging its history while charting a new course. Jurassic World, for example did a better job of this. Terminator managed to take its own fairly complex time travel mythos and muddy it further.

T: I was fairly confused midway through the film because of all the time travel elements of alternate timelines and such. I eventually figured it out, but I doubt all movie going audiences will be able to sort it out. Here’s a question, did we really need a revisiting of the 1980s Terminator movie?

Z: Not only did it re-tread on itself, but it re-explores territory of science-fiction without saying anything new or relevant. I think the biggest issue I had was the fact that I struggled to care about any of the characters or the outcome of the film. And this is supposed to be the start of a new trilogy?

T: Agreed. I was not worried during any of the perils our characters had to face. That’s an unfortunate problem if you don’t care about them when they could die… Maybe it’s because I knew they wouldn’t kill them. As for a new trilogy, I think that the next film could be better if they take more risks and don’t rehash. In other words, Judgement Day needs to happen. Our world needs to fall. That will be the only thing that will keep my interest.

Z: Agreed. Perhaps the apocalypse will look much different than what we’ve seen in previous installments. Reese is still alive, maybe he and Sarah get pregnant, but this time it’s a girl? Or maybe they don’t have kids. Maybe the second film is just Sarah and Reese out on a date talking about how happy they are to not have the extra responsibility. Terminator John shows up and whines about the fact that his parents refuse to create him. His limbs will start fading away like Marty McFly’s did in the first Back to the Future film and then when he disappears John and Sarah have a good laugh. Then Terminator “Pops” forces an awkward smile before getting really serious and saying “No, seriously… don’t have kids.”

Terminator: Genysis Arnold SmilingT: Hmmmm… A girl. Joanne Connor, perhaps? But wait, Kyle Reese is still alive. Wouldn’t it end up being Joanne Reese? Or maybe Sarah Connor wants to express her independence and make her kid have her last name. Overall, how would you rate this film? Is it worth watching?

Z: I’d give this film one awkward Arnold thumb’s up (complete with cheesy grin). Worth seeing, despite being largely forgettable. It was an enjoyable ride for a holiday weekend. What do you think?

T: I’d say two and a half teaser trailer spoilers out of five. Like you said, it’s worth a watch but it’s just passable. I expect more from my cinema experiences.

What did you think of Terminator? A worthy installment in the franchise or a forgettable mess? Let us know in the comments!

Terminator Genisys Review Discussion