Sinopsis

Scottscope probes the pop culture stratosphere with a thoughtful and nostalgic eye. Once you look at the world through the lens of "The Scottscope," things will never look the same again!

Episodios

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 8/25/2015: There Can Only Be One King!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 8/25/2015: There Can Only Be One King!

    26/08/2015 Duración: 01h01min

    On this edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable interviews filmmaker R.L. Scott about his brand new crime thriller Call Me King!  Exactly how is Call Me King related to R.L. Scott’s similarly themed web series Touye Pwen: Kill Point?  Is the former merely a feature length extension of the latter, or a unique and worthy vision in its own right?  How does R.L. Scott’s blend of martial arts action and underworld intrigue differ from that of the Hong Kong New Wave?  Could his approach to cinema represent a viable alternative for Black filmmakers looking to distinguish themselves in the marketplace?  Could kinetic crime thrillers such as Call Me King be the future of Black cinema?  How has R.L Scott persevered in a marketplace that seeks to pigeonhole Black filmmakers?      

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 8/20/2015: The World According to David Walker!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 8/20/2015: The World According to David Walker!

    21/08/2015 Duración: 01h30min

    On tonight’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, we’ll be interviewing writer, filmmaker, and pop culture analyst/critic David Walker!  David is currently taking the world of mainstream superhero comics by storm, as he is now applying his considerable talents to the DC comics title Cyborg!  He also recently ushered Blaxploitation hero Shaft’s transition onto the comic book page.  What is his ultimate vision for Cyborg?  What would he like to see in a brand new Shaft movie?  Why is he so averse to a comedic take on Harlem’s most relentless private detective?  What does he want to change about the way Black people are represented in mainstream movies and comics?  These topics and more will be discussed on tonight’s show!  Be sure to tune in!

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 8/19/2015: A Discussion That Needs To Be Had.

    Scottscope Talk Radio 8/19/2015: A Discussion That Needs To Be Had.

    20/08/2015 Duración: 01h05min

    On tonight’s special edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable will be discussing one of the most controversial aspects of N.W.A’s legacy: Misogyny.  With the recently revived media furor over not only the groups but Dr. Dre’s history of domestic violence and assault, it is now pertinent to have a serious discussion about a topic that has been tabled for far too long.  Panelist E-Hill will be on hand to offer her many insights on the subject.  Throughout the discussion, a number of lingering and uncomfortable questions will be pondered.  Should Dr. Dre’s assault on Dee Barnes have been included in ‘Straight Outta Compton’?  What does it’s exclusion from the film say about Dr. Dre, N.W.A, and Hip-Hop as a whole?  Is Dr. Dre being unfairly persecuted for past crimes?  Are the film and its subjects being unfairly singled out for perpetuating a societal ill that has long been an integral part of American popular culture?  Are the needs and lives of Black women being ignored so that male rap fans can indulg

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 8/18/2015: Were Coming Straight Outta Compton!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 8/18/2015: We're Coming Straight Outta Compton!

    19/08/2015 Duración: 02h00s

    On tonight’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the Roundtable reviews Straight Outta Compton!  Is it as good as the hype suggests?  Could it be F. Gary Gray’s best film to date?  Might it be the best Hip-Hop biopic released thus far?  Does it offer the real story of the villains in Black, or a diluted and sanitized version?  Is it more of a hagiopic than a biopic?  Does the direct involvement of Dr. Dre and Ice Cube compromise the integrity of the final product?  Should biopics be expected to tell the undisputed truth about their subjects?  Does the film offer a fair and balanced portrait of Jerry Heller and Marion “Suge” Knight?  Does it properly capture the popular zeitgeist of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s?  Can it be considered a feature length hate latter to police officers nationwide?    

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 8/14/2015: All Hail The Cuban Link Kings!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 8/14/2015: All Hail The Cuban Link Kings!

    14/08/2015 Duración: 02h00s

    On today’s very special edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable celebrates the 20th anniversary of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...!  Can it still be considered among of the greatest rap albums ever released?  Is it the single most complete rap album of all time?  Did the Wu-Tang Clan as a whole hit their creative peak with this album?  Should it be considered an actual solo album or more of a group effort?  Did it play a significant role in establishing filmmaker John Woo as a cult figure in the United States?  Did it single handedly establish “Mafioso rap” as a viable subgenre?  What makes it stand out from other, similarly themed rap albums of its time?  Should Raekwon continue making sequels to his transcendent masterpiece?    

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 8/11/2015: Riding Through The CPT!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 8/11/2015: Riding Through The CPT!

    12/08/2015 Duración: 02h08min

    On tonight’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable reviews ‘Fantastic Four!’  Is it truly as bad as its reputation suggests?  Who is ultimately to blame for its abject failure at the box office?  Was director Josh Trank sleeping on the job?  Does 20th Century Fox know how to properly usher a superhero property to the big screen?  Should Fox simply give the rights back to Marvel and be done with it?  Are they merely being stubborn by holding on to the rights and proceeding with plans for a sequel?  Why is apparently so hard to make a decent movie about Marvel’s first family? We’ll also be reviewing Dr. Dre’s latest (and supposedly final) studio album ‘Compton: A Soundtrack by Dre.’  Is it in the same class as The Chronic or 2001?  Is it even in the same class as the Aftermath album?  Does Dre still have his penchant magic touch behind the boards, or have his skills atrophied?  Is the album a suitable companion piece to the upcoming N.W.A biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’? We’ll also be celebrating t

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 8/1/2015: The Rise of the Rogue Nation!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 8/1/2015: The Rise of the Rogue Nation!

    02/08/2015 Duración: 02h03min

    On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable reviews Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation!  Could this be Ethan Hunt’s most impossible mission yet?  Is the franchise only getting better with each successive entry?  Has Christopher McQuarrie succeeded where John Woo supposedly failed?  Did he manage to top both Brad Bird and J.J. Abrams?  Could Rogue Nation be the best pure action film of the summer?  Are spy films undergoing a renaissance this year?  Who should be handed the directorial reigns for the IMF’s next cinematic outing?  Is Tom Cruise getting too old to play the lead in this series?  The roundtable will also be reviewing Ant-Man! Is the troubled history of the production evident in the final product? Would Marvel Studios be better off right now if they would have let Edgar Wright have his way? Just where does Scott Lang rank among his MCU counterparts? Is he a first stringer, or a bench-warmer? Is the film a pleasant surprise, or is it the first real chink in Marvel’s seemingly imp

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 6/20/2015: Dino-Rampages  a New Breed of Warrior!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 6/20/2015: Dino-Rampages & a New Breed of Warrior!

    21/06/2015 Duración: 02h03min

    On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, we’ll be interviewing and multitalented artist and occasional roundtable member John Cooley!  This time, Mr. Cooley (Better known to our listeners as Lahmi) will be sitting down with us to discuss the intricacies of his latest and greatest venture, the high-powered multimedia company known as Fanboy Entertainment!  He’ll also be discussing the first two releases from the comic-book publishing arm of his company, Warrior Breed and Rise of theGolden Dragon!  Will such titles offer readers anything new and exciting?  Just what is Mr. Cooley’s game plan?  How will the FBE universe differ from that of other, more established publishers like Marvel, DC, and Valiant?  Will there even be a shared universe for FBE characters, or will each title tell its own self-contained, serialized story?  Just what does it take write, draw, and publish your own comics?  What does the future hold for Fanboy Entertainment? We’ll also be reviewing Jurassic World!  Is a sequel or a rebo

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 5/30/2015: We Are The Streets!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 5/30/2015: We Are The Streets!

    31/05/2015 Duración: 02h09min

    On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable welcomes the creative minds behind the mysterious superhero collective known as The Almighty Street Team!  Comic book creators Stanley Weaver, Shawn Alleyne, James Mason, Koran Curtis, Joe Currie, and filmmaker R L Scott SMP will be taking listeners on a guided tour of the Street Team universe!  They’ll also be offering their many insights on the comic-book and film industries.  Throughout the course of the evening, a myriad of burning questions will be answered:  Just what is the Almighty Street Team?  What was the impetus behind their creation?  How do the members of the Almighty Street Team standout from other such comic book characters?  Just how hard is it for independent creators to make headway in the comic book industry?  What obstacles do Black creators face when trying to market Black characters and stories to various publishers?  Join us as we accompany the Street Team into parts unknown.  It’ll be a wild ride!  

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 5/16/2015: Roaring Down Fury Road!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 5/16/2015: Roaring Down Fury Road!

    17/05/2015 Duración: 02h01min

    On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, we’ll be reviewing Mad Max: Fury Road!  Is it really as good as critics are saying?  Has George Miller outdone himself this time?  Can it stand proudly alongside the likes of Mad Max 2?  Does it raise the bar for action/adventure films?  Is Tom Hardy a worthy successor to Mel Gibson?  Should Fury Road be looked at as a reboot, or sequel?  Does it continue the saga of Max Rockatansky as we have always known him, or is it a new beginning?  Does the film promote a feminist agenda, or should it merely be taken as post-apocalyptic action yarn?  Should George Miller be counted among the greatest action filmmakers of all time? We’ll also be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Rambo: First Blood Part II!  How does it stack up to the original First Blood?  How did it end up becoming more iconic than its predecessor?  Just what were James Cameron’s contributions to John Rambo’s second outing?  Was the character misappropriated by the Reagan/Bush administration?  Did Sta

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 5/2/2015: Welcome to the Age of Ultron!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 5/2/2015: Welcome to the Age of Ultron!

    03/05/2015 Duración: 02h02min

    On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable reviews Avengers: Age of Ultron!  Is it as goods as the first one?  Could it possibly be better than the first one?  Is it simply more of the same?  Could it be the MCU’s answer to ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ or ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’?  Is it time for Marvel Studious to update its formula and further diversify its output?  Should they move beyond the realm of Superheroes and start telling different kinds of stories?  Are general audiences finally beginning to show signs of the dreaded condition known as “superhero fatigue”?  Have these characters grown stale, or are they evolving before our very eyes?  Will Joss Whedon’s departure adversely affect the MCU?  Can the Russo Brothers hope to reach the bar he has set?  Join us as we explore this latest edition to the MCU canon!

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 4/11/2015: One Last Ride!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 4/11/2015: One Last Ride!

    12/04/2015 Duración: 02h02min

    This week, the roundtable reviews Furious 7!  How does it stack up to the previous films?  Is it among the very best the franchise has to offer?  Is it as good as Fast 5, or even Fast 6?  Is James Waan a worthy successor to Justin Lin?  Is the film a fitting tribute to the legacy of its late star, Paul Walker?  How, if at all, did Paul Walker’s tragic and untimely death affect the film?  What changes had to be made?  Does the film push the envelope to the bursting point in terms of stunts and action set pieces?  Does it go too far over the top?  Where does the franchise go from here?  Has it strayed much too far from its street racing roots?  Is a course correction in order? We’ll also be discussing the new Netflix series Daredevil!  Can it be considered Marvel’s first truly successful foray into television production?  Is it better than Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D?  Does it merit comparison with the likes of WB shows such as Arrow and The Flash?  Is it carving out its own unique niche and thereby distinguishing i

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 3/21/2015: The Coronation of King Kendrick!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 3/21/2015: The Coronation of King Kendrick!

    22/03/2015 Duración: 02h00s

    On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable reviews Kendrick Lamar’s third album, ‘To Pimp a Butterfly.’  Is it the album of the year?  Has Kendrick set an impossibly high bar that his peers can never hope to reach?  Is it a genre bending masterpiece, or is it woefully overrated?  Are people judging the album based solely on its own merits?  Does the largely positive response to this album signal a new direction for mainstream rap music?  Why do people insist on drawing comparisons between K-Dot and Drake? We’ll also be having yet another of our penchant freestyle sessions!  Any and every topic will be up for debate and discussion.  Is Damon Dash a misunderstood visionary, or a snake oil selling windbag?  Have we truly seen the last of Suge Knight?  Will the live-action Attack on Titan films be as good as either the manga or the anime?  Are superhero comics hopelessly sexist and misogynistic?  How many of the aforementioned topics will we be able to discuss in the space of 120 minutes?  T

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 3/14/2015: The Power of the Glow!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 3/14/2015: The Power of the Glow!

    15/03/2015 Duración: 02h00s

    On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable discusses the 30th anniversary of The Last Dragon! Is it a perennial classic?  Is it too campy for its own good?  Can Sho'nuff be considered one of the greatest screen villains of the 1980’s?  Can it be considered of the seminal Hip-Hop movies of the 1980’s, thus putting it in the same class as Beat Street and Crush Groove?  How closely does it follow the paradigm of Joseph Campbell’s monomyth aka the hero’s journey?  Should the film be remade?  Would a remake resonate with today’s audiences?  Should it retain the same sense of humor as the original?  We’ll also be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Tupac’s third album, Me Against The World.  Is it his single greatest work?  Is it his most honest and heartfelt collection of songs?  How does it enhance his legacy?  Did it offer a glimpse of how his career might’ve have turned out had he not signed to Death Row?  Would it have turned out differently had Tupac not been ambushed at Quad Studios?  W

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 2/21/2015: Are You Ready for The Kingsman?

    Scottscope Talk Radio 2/21/2015: Are You Ready for The Kingsman?

    22/02/2015 Duración: 01h59min

    On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, we’ll be reviewing Kingsman: The Secret Service!  Is it faithful to the comic book on which it’s based?  Could it possibly be better?  Is it an effective homage/parody of classic British spy films?  Is director Matthew Vaughn the most thematically consistent director currently adapting comic books for the big screen?  Is he an unsung hero of the form?  Does the film provide a viable alternative to the considerably darker world of Daniel Craig’s James Bond?  Does it set a high bar for the rest of this year’s upcoming action/adventure films?  Does it merit comparison with other such hybrid comedies like Men In Black?  What might further adventures of the Kingsman have in store?  

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 1/24/2015: This is the End, True Believers!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 1/24/2015: This is the End, True Believers!

    25/01/2015 Duración: 02h00s

    This week on Scottscope Talk Radio, we’ll be diving headlong into Marvel’s upcoming Secret Wars Event!  Will this be the end of the Marvel Universe as we know it?  Will this reboot create greater fidelity between the Marvel Comics Universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe?  Does it bear comparison to DC comics Crisis on Infinite Earths?  Is this merely a calculated move to boost sales?  Have reboots become something of a safety net for both Marvel and DC?  What good, if any, could possibly come from this? We’ll also be talking about the historical epic Selma.  Was it snubbed at the Oscar nominations?  If so, why was it snubbed?  Does the answer boil simply boil down to good old fashioned racism, or is there something else afoot?  Is Spike Lee right about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences?  Should Black Americans simply dismiss and disregard the Oscars?  Are the Oscars even still relevant?  What does this mean for future Black biopics and historical dramas looking to get recognition from the Ac

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 1/3/2015: Looking Forward!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 1/3/2015: Looking Forward!

    04/01/2015 Duración: 01h58min

    On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, we look forward to what’s in store for 2015!  What movies will be coming to North American multiplexes?  Which ones will be the best of the bunch?  How many of them will live up to, or possibly exceed, our expectations?  How many of them will disappoint us?  Will Star Wars: The Force Awakens take first place in the 2015 box office race?  Will Avengers: Age of Ultron be the ultimate victor?  Could both of these films disappoint?  Could Ant-Man be the debacle that finally undoes the mighty Marvel cinematic empire?  Can it be considered a wild card, given all of the preproduction turmoil that plagued the production after the departure of Edgar Wright?   Join us as we gaze into our crystal ball and attempt to see what 2015 holds in store for fanboys and fangirls alike!    

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 12/6/2014: The Force Awakens!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 12/6/2014: The Force Awakens!

    07/12/2014 Duración: 01h59min

    On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable celebrates the 20th anniversary of Léon: The Professional!  Is it one of the greatest action-thrillers ever made?  Is it Luc Besson’s best film to date?  Is Léon the single most effective assassin in movie history?  Is the “international version” truly better than the theatrical cut?  Can the film essentially be considered a love story between Léon, an adult male assassin, and Mathilda, a 12 year girl?  Is it merely about a “gifted” man child who corrupts the morals of a minor?  If so, does that automatically make the film morally reprehensible?  Is it possible to handle such material in a “responsible” manner?  Is the film deceptively complex? We’ll also be talking about the Wu-Tang Clan’s latest (and possibly final) album, A Better Tomorrow!  Is it a fitting conclusion to their 21-year odyssey, or their single worst album to date?  Should it even have been released?  Does it only serve to further tarnish their troubled legacy?  Has infighting

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 11/15/2014: Interstellar!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 11/15/2014: Interstellar!

    16/11/2014 Duración: 02h10min

    On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable reviews Interstellar!  Is it on par with Christopher Nolan’s previous work?  Is it Nolan’s own version of 2001: A Space Odyssey?  Is it merely a derivative, self-indulgent mess?  Does Nolan cannibalize his past films?  Is he truly the heir apparent to the late, great Stanley Kubrick?  Is he the single most pretentious filmmaker working today?  Is he a misunderstood visionary whose reach sometimes exceeds his grasp?  Are mainstream audiences alienated by his “cold” approach to characterizations and storytelling?  Is the movie scientifically accurate?  Is it necessary for science fiction films to be scientifically accurate?   

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 10/25/2014: Beware the Wrath of John Wick!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 10/25/2014: Beware the Wrath of John Wick!

    26/10/2014 Duración: 02h00s

    On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable reviews the ultra-violent new actioner John Wick!  Is it the truly the game changer that the advance buzz has suggested it is?  Does it warrant comparison to the likes of other Keanu Reeves action vehicles such as Point Break, Speed, or The Matrix?  Does Keanu Reeves manage to redefine his screen persona by playing the role of the title character?  Will he join the ranks of other aging action heroes like Liam Neeson and Denzel Washington?  Does a film like this still hold any appeal whatsoever for mainstream audiences?  Is it tailor made for a very specific fanbase?  Can John Wick be considered a latter day Heroic Bloodshed film?  It is yet another extension of Keanu’s ongoing love affair with Asian action cinema? 

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