Casey Liss - co-host of the hugely popular ATP and Neutral podcasts - joins the couch to talk about being recognised by strangers, what the schedule is like doing a podcast while working a day job, and the difference between travelling to WWDC from Australia and from the East Coast of the US. Somewhere in-between, we find time to discuss Visual Studio vs. Xcode, writing and wrapping APIs, and the cross contamination of coding languages.
What if Star Wars episodes I and II were actually good; the role Vin Diesel will be playing in the Marvel movies gets revealed; some details surface about the upcoming original Pixar movies: The Good Dinosaur and Inside Out; Microsoft decides to include a headset with the Xbox console, and also makes some changes to their policy to allow sharing of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions;
Mel has never been big on the Star Wars franchise. Katie loves the original movies and doesn’t understand such heresy. They go back to basics by watching (the 1997 re-released version of) the original 1977 Star Wars.
Saints Row IV finally passes classification, but in the worst possible way; a new Ender’s Game trailer drops, and it’s not really selling it very well; the BBC announces that Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor; Disney and ABC are looking at creating a live action Star Wars TV show, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. holds the keys to its success; a new technology aims to improve the speed of data transferred across copper lines; and more TV shows coming up in the next few months: The Tomorrow People, Helix, Dads, The Michael J. Fox Show and Mind Games.
Over the weekend, Mel and Katie binge-watched Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz in preparation for the finale of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s Cornetto trilogy. In The World’s End, five blokes on the cusp of 40 try to recapture their youth with a legendary pub crawl called the Golden Mile. They return to their small, sleepy home town, where things seem a little too smooth, maybe even…robotic.
We answer questions about the best way to learn OpenGL, and what would we want to be working on if we worked Apple; we follow up on the status of our own recent App submissions and discuss the appeal system; and we discuss some of the differences between developing for Android and iOS.
Grand Theft Auto V makes it through the Australian classification board with an R18+ rating; the Australian government releases 10 recommendations from the Australian Tax inquiry; we look as some of the new TV shows coming in the next few months: Axe Cop, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Almost Human and Intelligence; and The Wolverine hits Australian cinemas.
After the showdown of X-Men: The Last Stand (A.K.A X-Men 3), Wolverine is all messed up about Jean Grey and stuff. It’s emotional you guys, so when a man he saved in Nagasaki during World War II invites him to Japan to say goodbye, he’s happy for the distraction provided by a wealthy family mob war and a viperous mutant villain. With an awesome lady sidekick and an insipid heiress by his side, Logan fights his demons living, dead and something in between.
San Diego Comic Con is over for another year and it seems that the new thing is for celebrities to cosplay so they can roam the exhibition floor; Marvel confirms what we know about Guardians of the Galaxy; Warner Bros announces the sequel to Man of Steel, which is going to feature Batman, but not as we’ve seen him before; new details are announced about Avengers 2, including the title, Avengers: Age of Ultron; X-Men: Days of Future Past comes out mid-2014; and Disney shows of Aireal, a really cool new haptic feedback technology.
Darren Aronofsky spent more than five years trying to get this film made, a personal meditation on life, death, nature and religion. It stars Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz playing multiple characters in three different timelines. So is it a work of art or pretentious prettiness?