Tuesday, 30 March 2010

66 - Count Vardulon Screams Like a Little Girl

This week your friends Count Vardulon and The Divemistress run down a few movies about psychology and serial killers.  But before they get to the good stuff, the Count talks about how disgusted he is with Dread Central, and The DM suggests you watch This Film is Not Yet Rated.  Also, Burger King is coming out with a new series of print ads that feature beloved villains Freddy, Jason, Chucky, and Ghostface, so keep an eye out for that.  The Experiment proves to be an excellent journey into human psychology, and The Poughkeepsie Tapes less so.  A mocumentary about a serial killer, The Poughkeepsie Tapes fails to effectively reproduce the look, feel, and closure you get when watching A&E's American Justice.  And since they're talking about lame serial killer movies, and because it's almost Easter, the Count and The DM offer their opinions on Christopher Lambert vehicle, Resurrection.  Oh yeah, and that weird girly scream you hear, that's totally Count Vardulon.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

65 - The Sound You Hear is Breaking Glass

The week on TheAvod, The Divemistress is pretty unhappy so Count Vardulon kindly takes a break from his rantings to cheer her up by doing his very best Sanchez impression.  In between bouts of dour pessimism and uproarious laughter, the two manage to cover a handful of topics. Listen to the Count complain about FlashForward's terrible writing, and hear The DM get him excited about upcoming TV show Happy Town.  Somewhat unbelievably, both your hosts really enjoyed Ninja Assassin despite its terribleness.  They didn't much like The Final, however, which was equally terrible.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

64 - The Only Batman Movie You'll Ever Need

This week your friends Count Vardulon and The Divemistress manage to cover video games, books, TV, and movies!  The Count recommends you play terribly titled game Deadly Premonition, and The DM talks a bit about this huge book she's reading right now.  The duo put aside their distaste for CSI: Miami to watch and review the much-anticipated Rob Zombie episode of CSI: Miami.  The DM tries very hard to segue out of TV and into the film portion of the show, but she gets very confused about what movies Ron Jeremy has and has not been in.  Tune in to hear about how awesome Batman is, especially when animated!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

63 - Steven Spielberg Wants To Piss You Off

In a timely fashion, Count Vardulon and The Divemistress discuss the genre films of Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow.  In response to a viewer suggestion, the two talk about the past and future of action movies, and lament the fact there are no more action heroes.  And rounding out the week's depress-fest, The Count announces the wholly unnecessary remake of mind-blowingly amazing Aussie film Lake Mungo.  Good times!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

News: Oscar Picks


Your friends Count Vardulon and The Divemistress have been invited to participate in VoucherCodes' Oscar Sweepstakes.  VoucherCodes is a money-saving website out of London, and they offer loads of coupons.  As you can imagine, a fair bit of money is up for grabs, so The Count and The DM put their heads together and came up with the picks below.  We'll find out soon if the two are really as smart as they claim.  Meantime, take a gander at the competition.

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Morgan Freeman in “Invictus”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Christoph Waltz in “Inglourious Basterds”

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Meryl Streep in “Julie & Julia”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal in “Crazy Heart”

Animated Feature Film

  • Up” Pete Docter

Art Direction

  • Avatar” Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair


  • Inglourious Basterds” Robert Richardson


  • The Hurt Locker” Kathryn Bigelow

Film Editing

  • Avatar” Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron

Best Picture

  • Avatar” James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers

Short Film (Animated)

  • Logorama” Nicolas Schmerkin

Sound Editing

  • Avatar” Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle

Sound Mixing

  • Avatar” Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson

Visual Effects

  • Avatar” Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • The Hurt Locker” Written by Mark Boal

62 - One-and-a-Half Films to Die For


This week on TheAvod Count Vardulon and The Divemistress take a peek at some of the films of Afterdark Horrorfest IV.  The Count displays his total lack of knowledge about metal and The DM talks a lot about her car.  Taking on the role of videogame correspondent, The Count recommends the Aliens vs Predator game, and The DM calls him out on his morality.  The DM surprises everyone by actually talking about not one, but two recent movies, and The Count manages to sneak in a film review that wasn't scheduled for the show.  Tune in to find out how the robot uprising has already started to happen, and click here to see that thing.

Poll results for "Which sport should they endeavor to make horror-y?" Answer: Curling