Here at Versus, we’re setting out to be something different. We want to be the podcast on the other side of the gym during your high school prom. You know, the mysterious girl who everybody is afraid of. THAT’S Versus. You see, unlike any other run of the mill podcast, we’re setting out to do something bold. That’s right friends– we’re setting out to make the biggest, best, overall movie compendium of all time.
With the help of the almighty Flickchart, we’re going to be throwing two movies up against each other head-to-head and duke it out between ourselves until we come to a victor. Its simple– Which ever movie of the pair gets the majority vote (2/3 for you non-math majors), that movie moves on, farther up on our list while the other one gets dumped away into the deep, dark, James Cameron-esque Abyss. So while we’re not reviewing movies like your average run-of-the-mill movie podcast (Check out the /Filmcast for that), we are discussing films amongst ourselves for your aural pleasure. Let’s go and rediscover classics together, old and new.
A Little About Us
Josh (Aka – Lethal Hobo): I’ve been an avid lover of film since the wee age of 12. I started out with my first camera at age 16, and then from there, I was off and running. I’ve made various short films throughout the years and have continued to grow in the art of telling stories. I’m mainly an editor– I’d like to think that I have a pretty good eye for subtle symbollism that often times hangs out on the fringes of the frame. A graduate of four degrees from one of the better film schools in AZ, I feel like I know a thing or two about film– especially from the pre, post, and production side of things. Look for that perspective from me when we discuss our head-to-head match ups!
Todd (Aka – Rorschach): Unlike Josh and Hunter, Todd didn’t have time to pursue his goal of film degrees and acting. As a child, he was raised by the Holy Madmen of Tibet, learning the ancient ways of strange dress and the power of trolling kings. After being sold to a tribe of endocannibals, he discovered their stash of Steven Seagal VHS tapes. This taught him about the power of story telling through the medium of films, and he realized he had a purpose in this life. Now in the witness protection program on the run from the Horse Reiki Mafia, Todd hopes to bring to Versus the viewpoint of the average audience member.
Hunter (Aka – HDAWG): Hunter is, if nothing else, a people person. Having dabbled in theater work in high school, he quickly fell in love with the art of acting. Although he left for college to pursue a degree in science, the love of the craft never truly left him. Hunter and Josh have teamed up several times over the years, Hunter in front of the camera with Josh behind, to create short films (several of which have won competitions and film festivals). By day Hunter delivers science shows, assemblies, demonstrations, and even teaches the MCAT to pre-med students, all while applying to med school himself. Something of an outlier, Hunter is an outgoing nerd…an empirically driven artist who approaches his craft with meticulous logic and critical reasoning. Enjoy the unique perspective (and ridiculous antics) he provides on our weekly battles!