E3 2019

Here we are again. It’s my annual review of E3 the biggest week of video game news each year. The event ain’t what it used to be. This year EA opted out of doing a conference and Sony was entirely absent but everybody else still kept things alive and kicking. As we come to the end of one console generation the industry is shifting its attention to the future of games whether that’s streaming or yet more powerful boxes.

Microsoft Holds Its Xbox Event At E3 Show In Los Angeles
Keanu Reeves is a great hype man

Here’s my annual rundown of the things that most interested me.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Popcorn Not Included

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Many consider this to be the best of the Harry Potter film series, but all Matt can think about is The Office. Don’t worry. We actually do discuss the movie.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
Produced by: David Heyman, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe
Written by: Steve Kloves
Cinematography: Michael Seresin
Edited by: Michael Kahn
Music by: John Williams
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, Richard Griffiths, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures

Favorite Movies: Saving Private Ryan – Popcorn Not Included

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We discuss one of the greatest war movies of all time – a favorite of us both.

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Saving Private Ryan

Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Produced by: Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn, Steven Spielberg
Written by: Robert Rodat
Cinematography: Janusz Kamiński
Edited by: Michael Kahn
Music by: John Williams
Starring: Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Adam Goldberg, Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies
Production company: Amblin Entertainment, Mutual Film Company
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures

Pokémon Detective Pikachu – Popcorn Not Included

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It’s the classic story of a boy and his sleuthing electric mouse! And also a girl and her extremely delicate psychic duck.

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Directed by: Rob Letterman
Produced by: Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Hidenaga Katakami, Don McGowan
Written by: Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Rob Letterman, Derek Connolly
Cinematography: John Mathieson
Edited by: Mark Sanger, James Thomas
Music by: Henry Jackman
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Greere, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy
Distributed by: Warner Bros.

The Workshop #51 – Musical displays of ignorance

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On this episode we show how little we know about very famous and popular musicians by trying to think of names for possible music biopics. Also, it’s Justin Vernon appreciation time again because we actually went to see Bon Iver. We try not to gush too much. Sorry.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – Popcorn Not Included

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We’re back for another year at Hogwarts filled with flying cars, spiders, and frozen people. Oh my.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Directed by: Chris Columbus
Produced by: David Heyman
Written by: Steve Kloves
Cinematography: Roger Pratt
Edited by: Peter Honess
Music by: John Williams
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Kenneth Branagh, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, Jason Isaacs, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters
Distributed by: Warner Brothers Pictures