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 49 – Silver Age Shenanigans

On this week’s episode, I’m paying homage to my days writing for The Great Curve as well as old posts on this very site (The Box) by grabbing a handful of weird and wild comics from the 60s and 70s and letting you know all about them. Specifically, I get into Shogun Warriors #1, Captain Marvel (no not that one…or that one), Tarzan of the Apes #177, House of Mystery #165 and The Peacemaker #4!

If you’re interested in combing through The Great Curve stories, you can do that thanks to the Wayback Machine! I made my own archive of the Wizard version of Kicking It Old School here.

If you’re interested in the Peacemaker article I wrote for Fandom, you can check it out here.

Lastly, please enjoy these highly curated panels from these comics.

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The High Five Episode 48 – Brian Michael Bendis At DC Part 2 – Wonder Comics

On this week’s episode, I’m digging back into the comics Brian Michael Bendis had a hand in creating after moving from Marvel to DC a few years back. Expanding on Episode 41, this time I’m focusing on just the Wonder Comics imprint that he started which featured his own work as well as that of others like Mark Russell, Stephen Byrne, Amy Reeder, Joe Quinones, Sam Humphries and others on books like Young Justice, Wonder Twins, Amethyst, Jinny Hex Special and Dial H For Hero.

If you’re curious about the times I interviewed Amy Reeder, you can read the CBR Halloween Eve and Rocket Girl stories.

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The High Five Podcast Episode 47 – Starz Random Number Generator Queue Clean-Up

Taking cues from Episode 11, I decided to use a random number generator to help me clear out my Starz queue a bit. The results were real weird, but I had fun and hope you do too!

I mentioned a few older posts in the episode including my reviews of Never Back Down and Step Up Revolution.

Finally, here’s the dance video the main crew in Step Up: All In submitted to make the show. It’s fantastic.

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The High Five Podcast Episode 46 – Favorite Records & Podcasts Of 2021

I’m wrapping up my Best of 2021 posts today with one going through my sonic journeys this year both musical and podcast…ical?

Want to give a listen to six and a half hours of my favorite late 90s/early 00s pop punk songs? Now, you can! I called it Four Minutes In Heaven because it made me giggle. I totally forgot that I also made a Weezer playlist called Throw Up The W.

You can still check out my old Angelfire page here. Sadly the Blue Note banner ad isn’t still around.

If you like music and/or comedy, you definitely need to watch this drum battle between Buddy Rich and Animal from The Muppet Show.

And you know you want to see some Prince

While you’re at it, here’s the 60 Minutes piece about Welcome 2 America and the Vault.

I did a search and found this 2012 post I did about discovering How Did This Get Made?!

If you’re curious about some of the previous episodes I mentioned in this one, here are some handy dandy links!

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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 43 – Favorite Movie & TV Discoveries Of 2021

It was a weird year for movies and a pretty great one for TV, all things considered. Hit play to find out my favorites of the year!

By the way, I realized I talked about watching movies with my friends and didn’t explain how we do it. There’s a Party option on Amazon Video that we use most of the time, but you can also use Teleparty. For that one, you have to use Chrome, download the extension and everyone has to have an account on whatever service you’re using. Both of these options allow you to type to each other while the film syncs up on everyone’s computers. We thought about finding one where you can talk, but figured it’d get pretty loud.

I mentioned a few previous episodes throughout this one. Here are the links if you’re curious!

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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!

As always, you can email me at high5tj at gmail.com or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. Also feel free to subscribe to my YouTube Channel!

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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