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“Ultimate Christian Wrestling” Needs Your Help!

At the New Orleans Film Festival last year I had the great pleasure of seeing a fantastic documentary about a small Christian Wrestling community in Georgia, appropriately titled Ultimate Christian Wrestling. The film was genuine in tone, focused on a very interesting group and their motivations, very funny throughout without belittling the beliefs of those shown, and a very human tale about dreams and how the road to achieve those goals can get so very twisted.

The version of the film that I saw was apparently an incomplete cut, according to director team Jae-Ho Chang and Tara Autovino during the Q&A that followed. Now, there is a Kickstarter campaign that has a week left and is a little over halfway towards its goal. If you’re at all interested in independent film, documentary filmmaking, or having a hand in assisting those that work in those fields, please consider contributing, and even if you can’t contribute sharing the link can help out tremendously.

I’d love to see this film in its final form and you’d really be in for a treat if you gave yourself the opportunity too.

The Kickstarter campaign can be found HERE and the film’s Facebook page can be found HERE.


Amy Explains: The Avengers

Welcome to a new sporadic video series from called “Amy Explains.”

Amy is a friend, a co-worker, and a good person, but she doesn’t pay attention when she watches movies…which leads to stuff like this. I (and my friends Dave and Kevin) sit Amy down and ask her to explain the plot of “Marvel’s The Avengers” as best as she can.

Let’s see how this goes.



The Players Season Finale: Halo 4 Exclusive!

It is with great pleasure that Aaron and I can present to you this season finale (Official Episode 8) of Players. We’ve had a lot of fun playing games and riffing on each other for the last couple months, and we thank you for all your support.

But we have to go for a while. We’ll be back in a couple of months, but please allow this world exclusive to tide you over until then. We got our hands on a demo copy of Halo 4 and decided this was a perfect way to show you exactly what we thought of it. Do enjoy this…we sure did.



The Players 7: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

We’ve done a fighting game before, but no fighting game like Smash Bros. has ever crossed our video path. We came to the conclusion that no one person really knows HOW to play Smash Bros., just how to mash on button effectively or not. But that’s OK, because the gameplay somehow turns out to be fun. Combine that with the absolutely bizarre and amazing combination of characters and Nintendo really makes up for it.

While it can be super fun to play the game with a mere two people (this, I can attest to), things get a lot more fun when you have a full group of four beating each other to a pulp (in game and verbally). This caused Aaron and I to bring two special guests on to the show for the first (and potentially last, because who needs the extra work and body heat?) time.



The Players 6: Alone in the Dark

After a two week hiatus (swag), the Players are BACK. And what do we choose to play for our triumphant return? Alone in the Dark. Alone…in the Dark. Alone. In. The. Dark.

No. I don’t think you quite understand how bad this is. By the time we finished recording this episode, we were legitimately at each other’s throats for an hour. Only the sweet, sweet sustenance of Chipotle could heal that wound.

So yes. Enjoy. We’re going to have something special for you very soon. *insert winky face emoticon*

What do you mean we don’t have those?



The Players Don’t Play Anything

Yeah. You read that title right. Aaron and I (four parts laziness, three parts poor scheduling, and two parts Aaron’s fault) didn’t get to finish our episode for this week, so you are deprived of our commentary on a bad/good game until next Wednesday. However, just because we didn’t want to leave you out in the cold, we cooked up something special for you. The introductions we do at the beginning of our videos don’t just come naturally to us (well…actually, they do now, kind of). We actually do this thing called “acting” in them. We never claim it’s good acting, but it is acting. This week’s video has a small collection of bloopers from our early (and not so early) days of filming introductions. We hope you tolerate them.

Next week, we’ll be playing Alone in the Dark for the PS3. We’re not so much sorry you have to watch it as much as we’re sorry we have to play it.



The Players 2: Jimmie Johnson’s Anything With an Engine

It is with a heavy heart that I bring to you the final episode of The Players, as my sheer amount of built up anger has prevented me from moving forward with the show.

This is, of course, a falsehood. It’s not the last episode…but man. If this game isn’t terrible, I’ll eat my left shoe. It may not be the worst game in the world, but it is most certainly one of the most rage-inducing ones.

I shout. Enjoy.