Cutscenes: A Video Game Movie Podcast
22 days ago

S3E2 - The Wizard (1989)

In our second episode of Season 3, we make our way to California in The Wizard (1989).

Hosted by Katie Lesperance (@lesperak), Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt) & Travis Colenutt (@TravisColenutt).

Show Notes:

  • 2:00 The tutorial (our 60-second plot summary)
  • 3:00 Tying The Wizard to Boy Meets World
  • 3:50 How the movie opens
  • 12:40 Jenny Lewis, Home Alone and Rilo Kiley
  • 13:45 The tone of this movie is... interesting
  • 18:45 The whole middle of this movie was a trip
  • 22:45 Reno, baby!
  • 32:00 Video Armageddon!
  • 39:00 The conclusion of the movie
  • 44:00 Critical Hits (choice user reviews from MetaCritic.com)
  • 52:45 MinMax: where we cover the good/bad that we have not talked about yet
  • 1:01:40 Our game this week: Esport Nickname or Nah?
  • 1:11:55 Cut or Scene: should this movie be watched or skipped?

Cutscenes is a seasonal podcast at the intersection of video games and TV/movies. Our six-episode Season 3 airs from October 28th to December 2nd, 2021.

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Music (used under Creative Commmons): "Introduction" by Lifeformed | Intro Voiceover by DJ Stormageddon