A special, early review of Inglourious Basterds! Is District 9 the next Star Wars or The Matrix-level sci fi film? Hands-on with Muramasa for the Wii! Plus, Magic: The Gathering, table-top vs XBLA
The Totally Rad Show is Revision3's explosion of movie, video game, TV, and comics news and reviews. TRS was born in the depths of geek culture, at an epic game of Dungeons and Dragons in 2006. Alex Albrecht, host of Revision3's Diggnation, and Dan Trachtenberg, former host of Revision3's Geekdrome, met Jeff Cannata, former video game columnist, at the D&D table, and became fast friends. Intense debates over Star Wars characters, late night frag-fests in Gears of War, Heroes- and Lost-watching parties, and the sharing of dog-eared copies of Preacher graphic novels followed, leading the guys to one clear realization: This is the stuff we love. This stuff is totally rad. Individually, Alex, Dan, and Jeff had always wanted to find a show that approached geek culture with as much fervor as they did, that wasn't embarrassed to roll dice or dress like Jedi, that realized that nerd is the new cool. Together, they decided to make it. But one component was still missing. Luckily, they turned to uber-video god and bona-fide geek in his own right, Steve Koncelik, to help create a look and feel that was as rad as the subject matter. Several months, and hundreds of exploding fist-pumps later, the Totally Rad Show debuted on Revision3. Four dudes in a garage. One green screen. A cubic ass-ton of enthusiasm. The Totally Rad Show is all about the feeling of sharing a great new movie, or video game, or tv show, or comic with your buddies. It is about the excitement in finding a piece of entertainment you love, or the pain in realizing something isn't as rad as you had hoped. It is about finding friends who share your interests and get just as excited as you do. If it is out there and it is Rad, it is on the Totally Rad Show.
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Two incredibly huge geek films this week to end the summer blockbuster season. First up, the debut film from a young, first-time director - made for less than most simple romantic comedies, could District 9 be the best, most important effects-driven sci-fi action movie in years? Alex, Dan, and Jeff report.
Then, the latest film from Quentin Tarantino is a spaghetti war fable. What? The guys explain why you shouldn't miss Inglourious Basterds.
Yeah, it has been around for years, but somehow Alex, Dan, and Jeff never really got into Magic: The Gathering. But with their love of table-top card games like Munchkin, they figured they had to give it a try. Do they like it?
The developer who brought the PS2 Odin Sphere and Grim Grimoire is releasing a Wii exclusive called Muramasa: The Demon Blade Alex, Dan and Jeff get some early hands-on and reveal their first impressions.
Getting into the table-top version of Magic the Gathering, the guys naturally had to give the Xbox Live Arcade version a try. Is it a good training ground?
The guys' most memorable and favorite birthdays.