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Sinister Scene-Chewing & Sheetar

Hosts: Stephen, Dani, & D-rockOur horror palooza continues with D-rock watching Blood Diner. We discuss Near Dark, Sinister, Rebecca (1940), Jeniffer's Body, Tourist Trap, Overlord, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, and many many more. Support us by throwing a coin to our podcast machine via Ko-fi.  Tweet the show @Vundacast Do a good thing support Smash.miami
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Spooktober Status Quo

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Hosts: Stephen, Dani, and D-rockWe discuss Trick r' Treat, The Craft, Night of the Comet, Tales of Halloween, The Addams Family, Snakes on a Plane, Blair Witch 2 Book of Shadows, Creep, Creep 2, VHS, and many many more.  Support us by throwing a coin to our podcast machine via Ko-fi.  Tweet the show @Vundacast Do a good thing support Smash.miami
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Spooktober is Hauntedly Delicious

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Hosts: StephenDani, and D-rock
Our show continues its Halloween movie marathoning for Spooktober. We discuss the Lighthouse, The Omen 1-3, The Halloween Tree animated tv special, Bram Stoker's Dracula, lots of Dracula movies, and much much more. Support us by throwing a coin to our podcast machine via Ko-fi.  Tweet the show @Vundacast Do a good thing support Smash.miami

The Haunting of Hill House Retrospective

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Well, Season 2 of Netflix's critically acclaimed hit "The Haunting of Hill House" is finally here. Sort of. Actually it's a completely different story, although many of the central cast members return in completely different roles. And the timing couldn't be more perfect with October just over a week old and all of us spending our first Halloween season in quarantine (seven months into a quarantine that wasn't supposed to last more than two) for a retrospective rewatch of "The Haunting of Hill House" from the beginning. This is one of those series that is almost more enjoyable to watch the second (or third or fourth) time around to see all the clues and connect them as you go. But what really jumps out at me in this rewatch goes far beyond the mysteries and secrets of Hill House...

SpookTober Surprise!

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Hosts: Stephen, Dani, and D-rock

A glorious return for Spooktober. We share how we've been surviving and now thriving in horror movie season. D-rock highlights some movies and tv shows that have helped maintain sanity. We show appreciation to Species, La Llorona (Shudder), Curse of La Llorona, Leprechaun in the Hood, Final Exam, and many more films. Shout out to new Vundacast character created this show Cris Carjack.
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Vundacast Presents Halloween-a-thon 2020

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It's finally here, loyal followers: Halloween time is upon us! And what better way to spend our Quarantine-o-ween than by watching as many spooky movies in the month of October as possible! But we here at the Vundacast will do you one better because throughout the month of October, not only will we be watching as many spooky movies as possible but we will also be podcasting, writing, and live-tweeting about as many of those films as we can! We have access to all the best streaming platforms--Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Shudder, Criterion Channel, even YouTubeTV--and have compiled a sufficiently ridiculous watchlist of Halloween fare. We can't wait to share our thoughts with you about all our favorite Halloween classics as well as some new ones and some that are new to us. Stay tuned here on our website as well as on our official Twitter, @Vundacast, for tons of awesome Halloween movie content! For now, check out some choice selections from our list to whet your appetite for what&#…

Toxic Crusaders Talk Episode 1

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Netflix's "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power" Retrospective: Season Four

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Here we go, people. Season One set the pieces in motion. Seasons Two and Three dove deeper. Now we turn to Season Four--where SH*T GETS REAL. Angella is gone and Glimmer is coming to terms with her new responsibilities and powers (both royal and magical). Adora's struggle with her destiny and her place in the world is coming to a head as she searches for Mara's lost ship in hopes it contains the answers she's looking for. Catra nearly broke the world and seemingly has herself become even more broken after Adora laid it all bare to her with eight simple words: "You made your choice. Now live with it." Horde Prime is on the way and Hordak is motivated to take a more active role to prove himself to his brother, pushing Catra aside in the process. And so much more! Let's dive in...

Netflix's "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power" Retrospective: Seasons Two & Three

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Welcome to Part 2 of our three-part She-Ra retrospective! Today we're looking at Seasons Two and Three (because according to the show's creator, Noelle Stevenson, they were written as one complete season). With the Princess Alliance united and Catra taking her place as Hordak's second-in-command (but still feeling pushed aside thanks to Entrapta and Hordak's budding relationship), these episodes take a deep dive into the themes and narratives introduced in Season One. Adora's continued path to finding her place and purpose. Catra's perpetual state of being caught up in cycles of abuse and perpetuating them. Power dynamics and fear of failure and so much more. But perhaps my favorite aspect of these episodes is their exploration of science through the character of Entrapta...

Netflix's "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power" Retrospective: Season One

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It's SHE-RA WEEK here at the Vundacast. This Friday, the fifth and final season of this absolute treasure of a television show will be hitting Netflix and it promises to be something to behold. If the first four seasons of storytelling, which have all been leading to this, are any indication, we might be talking about She-Ra and the Princesses of Power as one of the greatest children's television shows of all time--if not one of the greatest television shows, period--by the time this final season is all said and done. So, to celebrate, this week at the Vundacast we will be posting season-by-season thematic/narrative retrospectives (season one today, season two & three tomorrow, and season four on Thursday) to reflect back on the journey leading up to this final season and the narratives and themes that have been explored and likely will be continued to be explored and hopefully given proper closure.

We begin today with Season 1...

In Pictures: The She-Ra Season 5 Trailer Just Dropped and we REALLY TRULY CANNOT RIGHT NOW

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I was gonna do a whole "intro paragraph" thing but I just can't y'all, I am WAY TOO EXCITED right now. The trailer for the fifth and final season of Noelle Stevenson's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power on Netflix just dropped and I am EXTREMELY SHOOK by what I've seen. There are so many things going on here so let's take it all in chronological order...

The World Turned Upside Down (The WrestleMania That Wasn't)

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The world has changed. And it's still changing. In this new reality that has been thrust upon our country and our world, it feels a lot like we're living through September 12th, 2001 over and over like Groundhog's Day. Concerts, live theatre, sports, and all other large gatherings have shut down. Everything, that is, except professional wrestling.

Just to get this out of the way: this is not a piece about why wrestling forging on In the Time of Corona is or is not a good idea. I assume we've all heard the rumors about this decision to continue being more about a certain chairman's ego and we can all agree that continuing to produce wrestling shows is an extremely risky decision that is bound up with the impossible demands late stage capitalism places on all of us--and furthermore, I hope we can all agree that if wrestlers had a union anywhere near as powerful as the NBAPA, NFLPA, NHLPA, etc. things might look a lot different. But setting all that aside, let's …

Vundacast 4/20 Hall of Fame -- RVD

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Our next Hall Of Fame Stoner has held a slew of wrestling championships but it is his advocacy of marijuana and stoner persona of RVD make Rob a Hall of Fame Stoner.

Vundacast 4/20 Hall of Fame -- Dukes the Especially Dirty Hippie ("Semi-Pro")

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For our second inductee into the Vundacast 4/20 Hall of Fame, we went a little bit outside the box. Because we here at the Vundacast aren't just about big shots, we also love the little guy and there aren't many littler guys who shined bigger in their tiny stoner role than this especially dirty hippie:
Dukes
As seen above in his scene-chewing cameo in 2008's Semi-Pro, Dukes is deftly portrayed by the incomparable Jackie Earle Haley. If that name sounds familiar it's because he not only played...

70's icon Kelly Leak of the Bad News Bears...


 and Rorschach in 2009's Watchmen...



...but unfortunately also landed the role of a lifetime as Freddie Krueger in 2010's Nightmare on Elm Street remake...




 Clearly Zack Snyder and Samuel Beyer both saw something special in this riveting portrayal of a local Flint, Michigan stoner hippie and the rest, as they say, was history...

The Vundacast 4/20 Hall of Fame -- "The Dude"

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We here at the Vundacast are celebrating the the truly momentous occasion of being blessed with an entire month of 4/20 with the establishment of the Vundacast 4/20 Hall of Fame. Throughout April we will be honoring our top twenty favorite fictional stoners leading up to the epic 4/20 of 4/20 (4/20 SQUARED!) when we will celebrate the greatest 4/20 of all time from the comfort and safety of quarantine. (cries) But this is a joyous occasion! So on to our first inductee:
"The Dude"
Our first inductee may have been born Jeff Lebowski but like Batman reforged his identity into "The Dude." Dedicated to peaceful co-existence with a harsh world the Dude lives by the creed of "Take It Easy" (but he hates the fuckin' Eagles) and in this way he serves as light in the darkness--like the smoking of a tiny roach. That falls in your lap. And makes you crash your car.

Immortalized by the Coen Brothers in the 1998 film The Big Lebowski, The Dude has lived on in the h…

Vundacast 180 Picard Reaction

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Hosts: Stephen and Danielle Our beloved hosts live long a prosper through these quarantine  times and share their thoughts on the CBS All Access show Star Trek Picard.  Spoilers after 19 minute mark.
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Vundacast 179 Tag Team Elimination Chamber 2020

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Hosts: Stephen and D-rock

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic Stephen and D-rock congregate to do a reaction/review of the Tag Team Championship 2020 Elimination Chamber match

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2009's Friday the 13th Commentary Track

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Hosts: Stephen,Dani, and D-rock

The Vundacast rides again to ease your fears and please your ears with a commentary track for director Marcus Nispel's brutal vision of Camp Crystal Lake 2009's Friday the 13th

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STHD: Sonic the Hedgehog the MOVIE

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Welcome back  to this very special Valentines day episode of Sonic The Hedgehog Discussions aka STHD. Today's episode will be focusing on the long awaited delayed Paramount Sonic The Hedgehog movie. Sit down relax grab a chili dog  and enjoy as we speed run this movie and discuss.Come check me out on here on my YoutubeTwitterIGFollow Natnicki here on her TwitterYoutubeArt

The First Stranger Things 4 Teaser Just Dropped with a HUGE Reveal

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The Good Place and Theology

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Irreverend D-Rock, Master of Divinity introduces a new series on the theology of NBC’s The Good Place with a reflection on the series finale and a retrospective on the hopeful vision of the series.

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Vundacast's Top Ten NJPW Matches of 2019-2020

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I know we're a little bit late in getting this up but life has been kinda crazy lately--lots happening in all our worlds lately, especially mine. I also wanted to try something a little different: I know traditionally these kinds of lists tend to be confined to a single calendar year but I feel like it splits things up a little awkwardly when each calendar year begins with Wrestle Kingdom which is, much like WrestleMania, essentially NJPW's season finale. So I thought I would make my list with that in mind: spanning from January 5th, 2019 (the day after Wrestle Kingdom 13) to January 5th, 2020 (day two of Wrestle Kingdom 14). It feels so much more appropriate to the way the NJPW calendar is structured instead of discussing Wrestle Kingdom 13 matches when Wrestle Kingdom 14 has already happened and that's what the wrestling world is more focused on. So...without further ado...

Somehow, Our Rise of Skywalker Review Happened

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Somehow, Our Rise of Skywalker Review Happened

We're finally doing this. Join the Rebel Order as we dive deep into our Rise of Skywalker experience, both before and after the movie release.

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Podcast Notes
When Systemic Hatred of Women Online Goes Unnoticed, What Does it Say About Us? - Medium
Visual Dictionary Thread - Twitter
Live Reaction Thread to TRoS Dec 17, 2019 - Twitter
Captain EO - Youtube

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Irreverend Derrick's Top Ten WWE NXT Matches of 2019

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It's that time of year again! My favorite time of year, really. I love writing these top 10 pieces because it gives me a chance to be passionate and excited and positive about the wrestling I love so much. To be fair, NXT provides more than enough opportunities to do that and hopefully 2020 will be the year I actually stay up-to-date enough with NXT to actually write about it on a more consistent basis, but in the meantime, here are my (obviously highly subjective) top ten NXT matches of 2019...