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Imperial Trouble Episode 99: I Don’t Want Cookies I Just Want To Feel Good About Myself

Imperial Trouble Episode 99: I Don’t Want Cookies I Just Want To Feel Good About Myself

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In this episode, we discuss whether it’s better to have a robot butler that gives honest feedback, or gives you compliments. Everyone envisions a world in which they didn’t have to wait for the New York Times app to open. The game “Brett Butler or Rhett Butler?” is played.

Guest hosts: Kristina Ackerman, Rich Aviles, and Tony Jenkins.

Imperial Trouble Episode 98: You And I Can Be A Madea

Imperial Trouble Episode 98: You And I Can Be A Madea

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In this episode, we discuss a dubious nickname we found for John the Baptist on the internet, and the director’s commentary for the Method Man/Redman movie How High. A joke about Tom Cruise falls flat.

Guest hosts: Kristina Ackerman, Rich Aviles, and Tony Jenkins.

Ted

Ted

In which Tony Jenkins and Kristina Ackerman of Knuckle Salad look back on the trailer for the movie Ted.

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Seth MacFarlane has made a movie about a kid who wishes his teddy bear to life, and 27 years later, when he’s ready to get serious with a girl, he begins to regret inviting a talking toy into his home.

The Hunter

The Hunter

In which Jason and Kristina Ackerman of Knuckle Salad discuss the trailer for the movie The Hunter.

J: In The Hunter, Willem Dafoe plays a mercenary who is hired to go into the Tasmanian wilderness to track a tiger believed to be extinct. I guess it really is true what they say about the wealthy, they’ll do anything to get their hands on exotic frosted flakes. Looks like at some point in the movie, Willem Dafoe finds a skull on the ground and picks it up. I dated a girl who kept a human skull on her writing desk. Her father found it on a pile of skeletons in Colombia and snuck it back into the United States. Sorry about ending up in a mass grave, Colombian skeleton. Hope your skull enjoys listening to Robbie Williams and watching Billy Elliot on my ex-girlfriend’s laptop.

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

In which Jason and Kristina of Knuckle Salad discuss the trailer for the movie Moonrise Kingdom.

J: Wow, this movie has it all. Little girls in bird costumes, old compasses, kids writing notes to each other on custom stationary and Ed Norton in a Boy Scout uniform. It’s like the deleted scenes from The People vs. Larry Flynt in an alternate universe where Hustler magazine is about the top sellers on Etsy. According to its synopsis, Moonrise Kingdom is about two twelve-year-olds who fall in love at summer camp, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. I had a crush on a curly haired girl at 4-H camp when I was twelve. She never smiled and got pregnant in the tenth grade. I guess she would have gotten pregnant even sooner if she hadn’t scowled so much.

Imperial Trouble Episode 44: Movie Trailers and Doctor Who with Kristina Ackerman of Knuckle Salad

Imperial Trouble Episode 44: Movie Trailers and Doctor Who with Kristina Ackerman of Knuckle Salad

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Jason and guest host Kristina Ackerman review movie trailers for The Adventures of Tintin, The Amazing Spider-Man, Battleship, Brave, The Dark Knight Rises, The Darkest Hour, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, The Hunger Games, Real Steel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Tucker & Dale vs Evil, and We Bought A Zoo. Other topics include the Doctor Who episode “The God Complex” and Russian comedian Yakov Smirnoff.