The High Five Podcast Episode 60 – Five Fantastic Female Horror Directors!

On this week’s episode of the podcast, I’m celebrating a quintet of women horror directors whose work has blown me away recently. I’m talking Chelsea Stardust, Nia DaCosta, Danishka Esterhazy, Leigh Janiak and Jackie Kong!

Throughout the episode, I mentioned the following episodes:

I also mentioned this great Shock Waves interview with Jackie Kong! And Dastardly Double Feature #3, talking about Blood Diner and Chopping Mall.

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The High Five Podcast Episode 59 – Straight-To-Video Animated Batman Flicks

Sorry for the delay on this one, but it couldn’t be avoided! On this episode, I run through five fantastic straight-to-video animated Batman flicks that I encountered thanks to my new gig writing for Looper.com! I’m talking about Batman & Harley Quinn, Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders (and it’s sequel Batman vs. Two-Face), Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, Batman Ninja and Batman: Soul Of The Dragon which are all streamable on HBO Max and hopefully available at your local library!

You want links? I got a couple! You can read my Looper Heathcliff article here and check out my original review of the Gotham By Gaslight comic here!

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The High Five Podcast Episode 58 – Wonderful Women Writers!

In an effort to keep celebrating women’s month for the rest of the year and beyond, I’m running down a quintet of books by women authors that I really enjoyed recently. The group includes Bari Wood’s The Tribe (the Valancourt version), Girl Sleuth by Melanie Rehak, Paula Hawkins’ A Slow Fire Burning, My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite and Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem.

In the episode, I mentioned an episode I did last year about some excellent women hoirror writers, you can give that a listen here.

I’ll also plug a few things I have no real affiliation with aside from being a fan. If you dig discount digital books, check out Bookbub, if you like the same for audiobooks, I can’t recommend Chirp more!

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The High Five Podcast Episode 50 – Jackie Chan Through The Decades

Welcome to the landmark 50th episode of The High Five Podcast! With this one, I decided to celebrate one of the all-time greatest action-comedy filmmakers to ever do it: Jackie Chan! What started as a celebration of Jackie Chanuary with some friends turned into me watching a whole of the master’s movies with no intent on slowing down anytime soon! I tried choosing one of his films from each decade starting with the 70s and making my way all the way up to the 20s, but of course I added in a few extras along the way.

You can read my initial reviews of latter day Chan films like Chinese Zodiac and The Foreigner if you feel so inclined. I also reviewed the wonderful Bleeding Steel on Episode 28 of this very show.

You knew there had to be some clips, right?!

Also, for good measure, here’s the Typhoon hovercraft toy commercial I mentioned while talking about Rumble In The Bronx.

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The High Five Podcast Episode 45 – Favorite Horror Movie & TV Discovers of 2021

With my penultimate 2021 review episode, I’m looking back at some of my favorite horror movies and TV shows of the year!

Throughout the episode, I also mention a bunch of previous episodes, you can find them here:

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The High Five Podcast Episode 44 – Newer Holiday Horrors!

I hope enjoy these Christmas-themed horror films from the past decade! Sorry for this one coming out after the holiday itself, but it’s still got some goodies!

If you’re interested in reading about a few of the other movies I mentioned, I wrote about Better Watch Out and Sint here, Red Christmas and A Christmas Horror Story here and Rare Exports here!

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The High Five Podcast Episode 42 – Favorite Book & Comic Discoveries Of 2021

With 2021 coming to an end, I’m looking back at some of my favorite pop culture experiences of the year. This time around, I’m focusing on books and comics I read for the first time this year, with plenty of nods to previous episodes for newcomers (see links below)!

If you’re curious about the other episodes I mentioned, here are a bunch of handy-dandy links!

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The High Five Podcast Episode 41 – Brian Michael Bendis At DC Part 1 !

On today’s episode of The High Five podcast, I’m taking a look at some of Brian Michael Bendis’ DC work, none of which I had read until this week!

George Marston’s Newsarama story about Bendis’ Jinxworld imprint moving to Dark Horse is what spurred me on to read these books in the first place. It’s also where I learned that he was no longer DC-exclusive starting earlier in 2021.

Going back a bit, Bendis leaving Marvel for DC was such a big deal that George Gene Gustines wrote about it for the New York Times in 2017.

Also, big thanks to Carole over at Comic Book Treasury for creating the Bendis Superman/Action Comics Reading Order page that I used to start this journey.

Here’s the very informative interview with the writer himself conducted by Joe Grunenwald for The Beat.

Before wrapping up, I also mentioned the debates between Bendis and Kirkman about creator-owned comics, which you can read a recap of on CBR from 2008!

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The High Five Podcast Episode 39 – Halloween Post Mortem

After a two week break due to a nasty virus, I’m back with an episode clearing up scare season content! I close out It’s All Connected 2021 with the last five films I watched for that series (look for the final version of the poster soon) and then get into some other films, comics, books and shows that I made my way through for Halloween!

The High Five Podcast Episode 38 – It’s All Connected Part 5

This week, I catch you up on It’s All Connected 2021, the scare season scenario where every film I watch has to have a link to the previous one! For the full It’s All Connected 2021 experience go back and listen to episodes 29, 31, 33, 34 and the back half of 35.

Here’s the link for the Mensa article “Gay Coding In Hitchcock Films” I mentioned. Also, here are my original reviews for Jack’s Back and Dead Heat.

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