Progressive Commentary #1: The Green Lantern.

For those of you who have been following the show for a while you may have noticed that we haven't done a feature commentary in a few years. You may, or more likely, may not, be wondering why we stopped. Well, there are a few reasons for that.

First off, recording them is kind of a pain. Once you start recording you really cannot stop for any reason at all, or it throws the sync off, and once the movie gets going it's difficult to not just sit back and watch it.

Second, to do one right, you have to do a lot of preparation. You need a script, and you need to do at least one run through before recording.

Third, it's not really our style. We don't riff, we rant.

Fourth, people don't really want to put forth the effort of listening to one. It's not a huge pain, but it's enough of a bother that many people just won't do it.

Well, Jim came up with an idea. Who says that all commentaries have to be the same? What if we were to take the concept of riffing and commentating and adapted it to fit our style?

And thus, the "progressive commentary" was born.

What is a progressive commentary, you ask?

Well, we pick a movie, watch the first 15 minutes then hit pause and record for as long as we want. Then we watch the next 15, pause and record. Then the next 15, and so on until we've gone off on the whole movie. It gives us a chance to do what we normally would do in a commentary while playing to our particular style.

What better way to initiate this type of thing than to watch one of the worst films of the past few years "The Green Lantern."


This episode has everything. We talk shit, get a visit from Sinestro himself, and introduce you to our new friend Jerry. So check it out and let us know what you think.

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Until next time...

Jim out.
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