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Episode 154 - Magic Magic and Deadly Blessing

This week we kick things off with Magic Magic. The trailer promises one thing, but the actual movie delivers something else entirely. Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing is left as an exercise for the listener to decide. 

Then we take a look at Wes Craven's Deadly Blessing from 1981. This movie features Ernest Borgnine as a hardcore Amish preacher as well as the first role of any significance for a young Sharon Stone. When Martha's new husband Jim is killed as the result of apparent accident, Martha decides to continue to run their farm with the help of her friends. But in addition to getting hassled by the Amish, Martha also has to contend with something far more sinister!

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Episode 153 - Dark Dungeons and Super Mario Brothers

We like to have a lot of fun on Failing Grade but this week we decide to tackle a serious issue that has been plaguing our society for far too long, RPGs. For the first time in decades, we finally have a new film that is willing to call out this foul menace for what it is, a tool for Satan! Dark Dungeons just may be responsible for saving all our souls! Spoiler alert: Both Trevor and Gabbie really love this movie, you should totally buy it. It's so much fun. 

Then we take things in a more controversial direction as we discuss the live-action Super Mario Brothers film. It's got all the Super Mario Brothers elements you know and love such as greedy capitalist corporations, corrupt police states and, of course, Luigi hooking up with a dinosaur. There was much more disagreement on whether this one is worth watching or not.  You can probably figure it out yourself, but if you aren't sure, we have you covered in this week's episode. 

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Episode 152 - FanExpo 2014 Part 2

It's week two of our FanExpo coverage as Trevor and Gabbie recount their experiences from Saturday and Sunday, the two busiest days FanExpo has to offer. There is discussion of a very entertaining Bruce Campbell and Ted Raimi panel, a Lost Girl panel, a Walking Dead panel, a screening of Star Trek Continues, some show floor experiences and someone even gets a tattoo!

Hear all about it on this week's episode!

Direct download: Episode_152_-_FanExpo_2014_Part_2.mp3
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Episode 151 - FanExpo 2014 Part 1

It's time for our yearly FanExpo wrap-up show. However, this year Trevor and Gabbie both managed to go for all 4 days of the event which meant we had a whole lot of stuff to talk about. As such, we are dividing our coverage up in two parts. This week will be covering the first 2 days of the event and next week we will cover the last 2 days.

In this week's show, you will find coverage of random stuff we found, as well as discussions of panels for Edward James Olmos, Adam West and Burt Ward and a Nightmare on Elm Street panel with Robert Englund and Heather Lankenkamp. 

If you weren't able to make it to FanExpo 2014, hopefully our recap will give you a good sense of the fun that was had. Enjoy!

Direct download: Episode_151_-_FanExpo_2014_Part_1.mp3
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