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Just in time for the Holidays comes a rousing adventure film that takes a hero on a quest across the globe to find an ancient artifact. No, Indiana Jones hasn’t returned, the film is Aquaman. The newest film in the DC Extended Universe, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa and Amber Heard.

Director James Wan of “The Conjuring” fame brings a large scale world to life in a 2.5 hour adventure. Aquaman does not just expand on the Atlantis mythos introduce in Justice League, but completely introduces brand new environments, characters, and cultures. The movie is certainly dense, but given the exceptional pacing it keeps moving and seldom leaves the audience bored.

Aquaman Haka

During the episode, we discuss the Haka Jason Momoa and friends have been performing during the press tour. Haka is a form of posture dance from Māori culture. The dance serves several functions in Māori culture, however the most popular example is when New Zealand Sports teams perform before a game. The performances are intense and opponents can be caught off guard if they are not expecting it (see Team USA’s reaction below).

Happy Holidays

The holiday season is now upon us and Atul and Justin would like to extend warm wishes and hopes for an excellent 2019. We’ll be back next year with more episodes, content, and DOOM!


“Tis the Season To Be Zombie”

Back in 2017, the harbingers reported on Atul’s experience at Fantastic Fest and a certain Christmas-zombie-musical was among his favorites. That film was Anna and the Apocalypse and since then it has been picked up by Orion Pictures for Distribution! This delightful film features the walking dead, charming performances, and excellent musical numbers.

Anna and the Apocalypse is based on a short film by Ryan McHenry which won a BAFTA award in 2010. McHenry and Alan McDonald then developed the screenplay for the feature, however McHenry tragically passed away before the film could begin shooting. Director John McPhail stepped in for the late McHenry and did a fantastic job with the direction of the film.

Fantastic Fest 2017

Atul, and his lovely wife, hung out at the Alamo Drafthouse with McPhail and some of the cast. McPhail showed up to the premiere in a sweet Green Lantern shirt, so it was certainly fate that Atul and McPhail would be sharing a pint or two at the bar.

Sprinkles! Get Down!

Speaking of unconventional takes on festive classics, Atul also mentioned a holiday short featuring the Predator that will debut on Comedy Central with Bojack Horseman on December 19th, 2018. You can catch Bojack Horseman at 10:30p and the short will air during that time.

What’s up folks. Justin here with a quick announcement. This Friday we will be releasing Episode 31 of the podcast and discussing the film Anna and the Apocalypse. Atul actually discusses this film briefly in Episode 8.1. Remember when we were doing decimal episode numbers? *shudders*

Also wanted to announce that our second episode of the Drinking With Skeletons YouTube series is now live for your viewing pleasure. Check it out and subscribe/like if you love it.