“Die Hard” > Episode 4 Part 1 > Bleeped

Die Hard Part 1

“Die Hard” > Episode 4 Part 1 > Bleeped
Season 1

00:00 / 39:42

Back by unpopular demand, we jump right into the action to review the 1988 blockbuster, “Die Hard”.

In Part 1, we’ll make fists with our toes to dig deep into every moment of Gruber’s sinister setup, McClane’s lack of shirts, and our fondness of Theo and Argyle.

We’ll be back in one week to continue this three-part shoot-down. Until then, why not visit http://patreon.com/shockedandapplaud and see how you can load us up for next year’s advertising goals?  We’re growing because you’re sharing, not just listening.

Intro moment this week is the audio property of Comcast and NBC, from “Brooklyn Nine Nine”.

Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth” > Episode 3 Part 3 > Bleeped

Pan's Labyrinth Part 3

Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth” > Episode 3 Part 3 > Bleeped
Season 1

00:00 / 48:08

We finally encounter the Pale Man.  Ophelia uses her five-finger discount. The rebels emerge with extra Pedro Points.  All of this and more, as we conclude our review of Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth”.

All caught up and ready for more? As a Patreon Applauder, you get access to high quality unrated episodes, blog archives, and that little bit of satisfaction in knowing you’re helping us grow that amazing shock value into something much larger.

We’ll be back with Episode 4 Part 1 in only one week!  Who are we, *Santa?

*Not recognized by Interpol as any identity known as Santa

Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth” > Episode 3 Part 2 > Bleeped

Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth” > Episode 3 Part 2 > Bleeped
Season 1

00:00 / 41:26

Ophelia continues her rebel girl ways, following the Fawn’s direction into some incredibly questionable, if not fantastic, scenarios.

Vomiting toxic frogs? Cool. Amputations? Yes please. Finding out Pedro isn’t married? Definite points, Del Toro.

We’re only two thirds of the way through, so stick with us until December 4th for the conclusion of our review of this immensely dark and entertaining film.

Achieving Peak Peculiarity | 100 Listens!

Stats for 11/23/2018

Hey, Applauders!

We’d like to thank you on this Black Friday, for opening your Podcast apps as you travel from shop to shop (or browser tab to browser tab).

You can see in our listener stats overview that we’ve reached parity of listens for Part 1 of Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth” when compared to listens for Tim Burton’s “Batman Returns”.  You’re amazing! Thanks for venturing into the woods with us, and into more rebel encampments.

Also, with the addition of “Pan’s Labyrinth”, we have also had over 100 listens! Woohoo for you!  Woohoo for everyone.

Want to help boost our signal? Use your sharing thumbs to let your friends know about our off-color cinema rants, to help this woman-owned startup climb those podcasting search engine ladders.

May the algorithms ever be on your side, Applauder.

The Shocked & Applaud Team

A Love Letter to Stories

My Dearest Stories; 

How long has it been since we first met? Truly, I can’t remember the first time we took to the space of the mind to form an experience out of the world we were left in. Your beautiful prose flew my spirit to another realm of emotions giving me a way to think and grow outside of making real world mistakes with real people that I would have spent my real-life regretting.  

Stories about small people over coming impossible odds or that love and hope conquers all. Then they morph into something more complex and nuanced that, if you are paying attention, reflect the world we all live in. A story starts to form in my life about personal villains whose reason seem sound on the surface until you dig just a little deeper. Or how the hero can turn into the villain so quickly unless they do pay attention. 

These are the stories that help shape who I am and who I want to be. They come in all forms and use different language to convey a feeling or many feelings in their single work. I hold them in my heart. They remind me of Home and the comfort I seek when I am away. 

Thank you, my lovely Stories. You have sharpened my mind with your complexity and strength my conviction. I will forever be grateful for the moments you gave me. 

 Forever in Love,