Happy New Years! Ben and Ray tell stories of days gone by from their youth, hopefully you all enjoy these tales about people and places you've never heard of.
Ben and Ray get a bit experimental with this weeks album by Japanese avant garde band Boris, also on the menu is Andy Lau's Firestorm, John Wick, Ryan Reynolds' Self/less, The 2 thrillers directed by Adam Winguard You're Next and The Guest, The November Man, Ben gives his spoilerfree thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens (we'll go further in depth once Freddy has seen it) Ray starts Twin Peaks and he also tells us about Sicario and Willow.
Ben and Dary here to talk about some Christmas films, Dating life and a look back at our year. The films are Jingle All The Way 15:34, How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) 27:15, I'll Be Home For Christmas 39:24, The Nightmare Before Christmas 51:30. Hope you all enjoy the show you can follow us on twitter @asiamaniapod and @DaryVafder.
Here's another episode for you all, some of the things covered this week are Yakuza 5 getting a western release, Jim Ross' death hoax, Jet Li's Badges of Fury, Fireball, Ben revisits his 1st ever movie he saw at a cinema Milo & Otis, Freddy watches some more weird Asian films Fudo, Youth of the Beast and The Blade and he makes a start on the Attack on Titan anime series. There's a bunch of other topics covered and a quiz for Freddy too.
Ben & Ray review another Japanese album and it's pretty good, other things covered are sex comedy The 33D Invader, Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance, Mixology, Community, 21 & Over, Kingsman and more. The 2 songs of the week are "Ikusa" and "Hakuhan" from the featured album. Ben was on the latest episodes of Abstract Japan and The Renaissance Men podcasts so please give them a download.