The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.

The 602 Club proudly presents Snyder Cuts: A Zack Snyder Directorial Podcast. This week, hosts Matthew Rushing and John Mills continue their journey with Snyder's adaptation of the book series, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.

Chapters
Is This Your First Time? (00:02:06)
Animation vs Live Action (00:03:38)
The Art (00:05:19)
Performances (00:09:21)
Why This Didn't Catch On (00:10:10)
Deeper Meanings (00:14:07)
Begin a Hero (00:26:26)
Missteps (00:30:04)
War is Not Glamorous (00:35:55)
A Zack Snyder Movie (00:39:06)
Ratings (00:50:41)
Rankings (00:53:58)

Hosts
Matthew Rushing and John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) John Mills (Producer)

Social
Twitter: @The602Club
Instagram: @the602clubtfm

Direct download: sc-006.mp3
Category:Snyder Cuts -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Star Wars: Into the Dark.

The High Republic series continues with its first young-adult novel in the series written by veteran Star Wars author Claudia Gray.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills to talk about the new Star Wars book, Into the Dark. We discuss, a wayseeker, the hyperspace event, characterization, Jedi of all types, arrogance, too close, Jedi and the Dark Side, Force artifacts, a backstory, a new crew, the station and the Drengir, coming in fresh, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
Where John Was (00:02:51)
A Wayseeker (00:05:07)
Hyperspace Event (00:10:33)
Characterization (00:13:14)
Jedi of All Types (00:14:26)
Arrogance (00:17:59)
Too Close (00:19:52)
Jedi and the Dark Side (00:26:12)
Force Artifacts (00:30:26)
A Backstory (00:32:55)
A New Crew (00:38:05)
The Station and the Drengir (00:44:26)
Coming in Fresh (00:48:23)
Ratings (00:53:09)
Recommendations (00:56:58)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Social
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Instagram: @the602clubtfm

Direct download: tsc-320.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Watchmen: Director's Cut.

The 602 Club proudly presents Snyder Cuts: A Zack Snyder Directorial Podcast. This week, hosts Matthew Rushing and John Mills continue their journey with Snyder's adaptation of Alan Moore's comic, Watchmen.

Chapters
The Comic (00:02:25)
Making an Adaptation (00:06:15)
A New Response (00:10:27)
Motivations (00:18:15)
A Thought (00:21:53)
The Editing (00:23:17)
Casting (00:28:36)
When to Change and When To Stay the Same (00:40:33)
More Relevant (00:49:32)
A Kobayashi Maru (00:55:13)
Music Video Habit (00:59:39)
More Graphic (01:01:52)
More Themes (01:03:57)
One More Question (01:06:25)
Ratings (01:12:31)
Recommendations (01:15:50)

Hosts
Matthew Rushing and John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) John Mills (Producer)

Social
Twitter: @The602Club
Instagram: @the602clubtfm

Direct download: sc-005.mp3
Category:Snyder Cuts -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Rambo: First Blood II.

With the success of the first film it was a forgone conclusion that the studio would want a sequel regardless of whether or not the source material ended with the main character dying at the end.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome back John Mills to help us talk about Rambo: First Blood II. We discuss bringing back the character, politics and the men, the softer side, not expendable, the ending, a thrill ride, Martin Love, ratings and out recommendations.

Chapters
Bringing Back the Character (00:03:44)
Politics and the Men (00:11:01)
The Softer Side (00:15:32)
Not Expendable (00:24:51)
The Ending (00:33:45)
A Thrill Ride (00:40:49)
Martin Kove (00:50:14)
Ratings (00:51:38)
Recommendations (00:55:33)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Social
Twitter: @The602Club
Instagram: @the602clubtfm

Direct download: tsc-319.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

300.

The 602 Club proudly presents Snyder Cuts: A Zack Snyder Directorial Podcast. This week, hosts Matthew Rushing and John Mills continue their journey with Snyder's adaptation of Frank Miller's comic, 300.

Chapters
Finding 300 (00:02:34)
The Comic (00:05:05)
Digital Technology (00:07:06)
A Story Being Told (00:10:36)
Freedom (00:19:51)
Performances (00:23:06)
Juxtaposition (00:28:19)
A Bridge Too Far (00:31:47)
Tightrope (00:37:40)
The Right Choice (00:41:22)
Any Changes? (00:48:22)
Favorite Moments (00:50:15)
Ratings (00:52:57)

Hosts
Matthew Rushing and John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) John Mills (Producer)

Social
Twitter: @The602Club
Instagram: @the602clubtfm

Direct download: sc-004.mp3
Category:Snyder Cuts -- posted at: 1:00am MST

The Karate Kid.

The 80s were full of movies that have continued to stay in the cultural zeitgeist, even spurring on new material because of their continued popularity.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by his Snyder Cuts' partner, John Mills to talk about The Karate Kid. We discuss our firs kid, behind the scenes, authenticity, toxic masculinity, true manhood, dealing with disappointment, the cast, the villains, the music, our ratings and recommendations.

Chapters
Our First Kick (00:03:49)
Behind the Scenes (00:06:48)
Authenticity (00:10:27)
Toxic Masculinity (00:16:52)
True Manhood (00:26:45)
Dealing With Disappointment (00:33:06)
Pat Morita (00:39:17)
Ralph Macchio (00:44:36)
Elizabeth Shue (00:48:08)
The Villains (00:50:10)
The Music (00:54:12)
Ratings (00:57:28)
Recommendation (01:01:06)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Social
Twitter: @The602Club
Instagram: @the602clubtfm

Direct download: tsc-318.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Dawn of the Dead.

The 602 Club proudly presents Snyder Cuts: A Zack Snyder Directorial Podcast. This week, hosts Matthew Rushing and John Mills continue their journey with Snyder's remake of the classic horror film, Dawn of the Dead.

Chapters
Experience (00:02:24)
The Set Up (00:13:06)
The Zombie Baby (00:16:55)
Getting to Andy's Shop (00:26:12)
Seeing Snyder (00:29:25)
Definitive Point of View (00:40:33)
No Happy Ending (00:44:41)
Redemption (00:47:55)
A Second Watch (00:48:55)
Ratings (00:51:47)

Hosts
Matthew Rushing and John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) John Mills (Producer)

Social
Twitter: @The602Club
Instagram: @the602clubtfm

Direct download: sc-003.mp3
Category:Snyder Cuts -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Music Videos.

Very few filmmakers have been as talked about online in the last ten years and fewer have engendered the visceral reaction that Zack Snyder has. Join Matthew Rushing and John Mills as The 602 Club proudly presents Snyder Cuts, a journey through the directorial works of Zack Snyder. In this first episode we begin as he did, with his work on music videos.

Chapters
The Genesis of the Show (00:03:19)
Love is a Crime (00:16:29)
You're So Close (00:21:18)
Tomorrow (00:22:33)
Somebody to Shove (00:27:03)
World of Swirl (00:29:03)
Leave Virginia Alone (00:30:39)
Desolation Row (00:32:19)
Hanukkah, O Hanukkah (00:37:21)

Hosts
Matthew Rushing and John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) John Mills (Producer)

Social
Twitter: @The602Club
Instagram: @the602clubtfm

Direct download: sc-001.mp3
Category:Snyder Cuts -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Short Films.

The 602 Club proudly presents Snyder Cuts: A Zack Snyder Directorial Podcast. This week, hosts Matthew Rushing and John Mills continue our journey with the short films Snyder has directed.

Chapters
Michael Jordan's Playground (00:02:14)
The Lost Tape: Andy's Terrifying Last Days Revealed (00:17:18)
Superman 75 (00:23:27)
Snow Steam Iron (00:30:01)

Hosts
Matthew Rushing and John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) John Mills (Producer)

Social
Twitter: @The602Club
Instagram: @the602clubtfm

Direct download: sc-002.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Star Wars: A Test of Courage.

It has been years since the Star Wars literature has had a massive, interconnected story that spanned books across all ages as well as comics, enter The High Republic era.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Aaron Goins to talk about A Test of Courage. We discuss our excitement, the Jedi, a lightwhip, why tell a story, different gifts, over and over, an inventor, comparison and growing up, J6, the Nihil, a question and our ratings.

Chapters
Excitement for The High Republic (00:03:31)
The Jedi (00:06:31)
A Lightwhip (00:13:11)
Why Tell a Story (00:22:23)
Different Gifts (00:25:57)
Over and Over (00:27:57)
An Inventor (00:33:14)
Comparison and Growing Up (00:38:41)
J6 (00:43:26)
The Nihil (00:46:28)
A Question (00:49:07)
Ratings (00:54:44)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Aaron Goins

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Social
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Instagram: @the602clubtfm

Direct download: tsc-317.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

The Fifth Element.

Some movies take a very long time to make it to the screen and director Luc Besson had this movie in his head since the age of sixteen, yet it would not make it to the big screen till he was thirty-eight.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about The Fifth Element. We discuss finding the movie, a long time coming, mixing ideas, comic inspiration, costumes, creature design, the cast, why save life, the soundtrack, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
Finding It (00:03:04)
A Long Time Coming (00:05:42)
Mixing Ideas (00:06:59)
Comic Inspirations (00:11:43)
Costumes (00:16:36)
Creature Design (00:22:35)
Bruce Willis (00:24:24)
Milla Jovovich (00:27:22)
Gary Oldman (00:31:08)
Ian Holm (00:33:48)
Chris Tucker (00:36:45)
Why Save Life (00:39:44)
The Soundtrack (00:46:24)
Ratings (00:50:14)
Recommendations (00:53:16)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Social
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Instagram: @the602clubtfm

Direct download: tsc-316.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Star Wars: Light of the Jedi.

Since Lucasfilm was purchased by Disney and the literature was completely reset, the stories have stuck close to the eras we have seen on screen, but that is no longer the case with the new series, Star Wars: The High Republic.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson and William Devereux to talk about Charles Soule's Light of the Jedi. We discuss the disaster, hyperspace, the Nihil, the Republic, the Jedi, an introduction, the epilogue and our ratings.

Chapters
The Disaster (00:03:53)
Hyperspace (00:12:20)
The Nihil (00:27:06)
The Republic (00:36:08)
The Jedi (00:47:35)
An Introduction (00:54:18)
The Epilogue (01:02:24)
Ratings (01:04:19)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bruce Gibson
William Devereux

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Social
Twitter: @The602Club
Instagram: @the602clubtfm

Direct download: tsc-315.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

First Blood.

There are a lot of action franchises from the 80s but few of them have lasted long enough to be still giving us sequels as recently as 2019.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris are joined by John Mills to talk about the first movie in the Rambo series, First Blood. We discuss book to film, Stallone's influence and performance, judging a book by it's cover, doing his own stunts, the shooting style, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, the score, our ratings, recommendation and a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

Chapters
Book to Film (00:03:05)
Stallone's Influence (00:09:50)
Stallone's Performance (00:16:22)
Judging a Book By It's Cover (00:22:55)
Doing His Own Stunts (00:28:07)
Shooting Style (00:30:44)
Brian Dennehy (00:33:31)
Richard Crenna (00:39:56)
Jerry Goldsmith Score (00:46:55)
Ratings (00:50:45)
Recommendations (00:55:02)
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! (00:57:56)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Social
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Instagram: @the602clubtfm

Direct download: tsc-314.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Soul.

Pixar has explored some incredible things, bug's lives, toy's lives, the life of human emotions and now they boldly go where we've never been before, the beyond.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Soul. We discuss our excitement level, the beyond, preexistence, mentorship, the zone, the spark, the music, our ratings and recommendations.

Chapters
Excitement Level (00:04:14)
The Beyond (00:07:45)
Preexistence (00:11:32)
Mentorship (00:15:42)
The Zone (00:23:57)
The Spark (00:35:21)
The Music (00:45:27)
Ratings (00:48:39)
Recommendations (00:50:47)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Social
Twitter: @The602Club
Instagram: @the602clubtfm

Direct download: tsc-313.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

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