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FadCast Ep. 81 | How Rotten Tomatoes is Critically Incorrect ft. Joshua Butler

FadCast Ep. 81 | How Rotten Tomatoes is Critically Incorrect ft. Joshua Butler

FadCast 81 - Joshua Butler

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Episode Summary:


FadCast 81 – Online Movie Review Aggregators ft. Joshua Butler.

Today the FadCast talks about online Movie Review aggregators, like Rotten Tomatoes and MetaCritic, highlighting their pros and cons, their effect on an audience’s film and/or television experience, and how they may impact the decision making of studios and networks. Special celebrity guest, Television director Joshua Butler from projects like ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and Syfy’s new ‘The Magicians’ joins us to weigh in on the subject and give his own perspective. We also briefly discuss the latest action packed trailer for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse‘ and the validity of speculation that Jared Leto’s Joker from the upcoming ‘Suicide Squad’ may very-well be Jason Todd, the fallen Robin seen in the ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice‘ trailers.

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Episode Breakdown:

Pooya: You are listening to’s FadCast Episode 81

Ryan: With special guest, From projects like CW’s Vampire Diaries on to SyFy’s The Magicians, Television Director Joshua Butler

Pooya: Today we’ll air out the pros and cons of online Movie Review Aggregators like Rotten Tomatoes

Ryan: As we discuss their accuracy, their effect on the audience, and how they MIGHT impact the thought process of networks and studios.

Pooya: That’s right! You’ll hear all that and more so let’s get started!

(Intro Music break)

Current Events – ‘X-Men: Apocalypse‘ drops a new trailer and rumors that Jared Leto’s Joker may actually be a former Boy Wonder. (~7min)

‘Super Troopers’ Dimpus Burger scene reenactment with Joshua Butler (~9min).

Rotten Tomatoes, MetaCritic and other Online Movie Review Aggregator discussion (~46min).

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About The Author


Since his wee lad-dom, Pooya has been a sommelier of cinema. It was likely some acting bug, fallen from the dust riddled ruby curtains of an enchanted old stage that did it. Those cinematic scarabs must have burrowed deep into his brain, irreversibly altering his mind, turning the poor boy down a dismal path. From his earliest years the strange boy would aimlessly wander the aisles of countless video rental stores, amassing his trivial knowledge with vigor. These actions befuddled the boy’s parents, who still would lovingly oblige his unusual attraction to the motion picture. Often seeking refuge in the cushioned seating of his local movie theater, the odd adolescent would immerse himself in the scripted and effects riddled realities unfolding on the screen before him. During his collegiate years, he was twice spotted on stage performing bizarre theatrical rituals before awe-struck audiences. When he departed from academia, he left behind his youth in exchange for a labor routine, but the strange young man never lost his long-cultivated love of film. Recently, Pooya was approached by to join their budding team of entertainment bloggers. After hours of coaxing and an undisclosed number of honey jars, he accepted their offer. Finally he had come full circle. Finally, at, he was home.

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