A one stop shop for all things film, TV, and video games
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Screen Echo is a New Orleans based podcast that covers all manner of film, TV, and video games. Basically, it’s a hub for one of Urban Dictionary’s latest terms called “Geek Culture”, which can be found somewhere in-between “smh” and “bye felicia”. If you’re a geek and you want to be cultured, then Screen Echo is for you. If you’re not a geek and don’t want to be cultured, then you need a slap on the wrist for being something I like to call boring. That can be defined in Webster’s Dictionary.
Screen Echo founder, Jacob McManus, is a 20-something film dude who received his B.A. from The University of New Orleans in 2011. He has a passion for said Geek Culture, and that shines through in his articles and podcasts, where he is accompanied by his Right Hand Man and older brother, Joshua McManus. Together, Jacob and Joshua create a dynamic that is both entertaining and informative. Oftentimes, while listening to their podcasts, you’ll find yourself laughing along with them and nodding in agreement at their critiques of certain films. Their latest and “funniest podcast ever” on the world’s most cherished turtle/ninja hybrid, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, can be listened to here and below.
There’s something incredibly charming about a duo of brothers getting together periodically and chatting about film, which, like music, is an art form that connects the majority of people together. If there’s one thing I love more than a good old-fashioned podcast, it’s when that podcast is produced locally.
Screen Echo has a series going called “I Friggin’ Watched”, which is a collection of articles on films that you kind of wish you wouldn’t have watched, such as The Fault in Our Stars and After Earth. A cool aspect about this area of Screen Echo, is that most of the articles are written by contributing writers. So if you’ve seen a movie lately and questioned why, then hit up Screen Echo for your chance of making it onto their website! Contact them at [email protected].
If video games are more of your thing, fear not! The dudes at Screen Echo play their fair share of video games and talk about them too! In a section called GamerQue, Chris Pickle, a longtime friend of the McManus duo, joins in on this aspect of Screen Echo and spits some knowledge your way in regards to what’s happening in the world of video games. They discussed their E3 predictions in a podcast, which can be listened to here.
All in all, Screen Echo, though young in it’s stage of development, is a great place for local filmmakers of all aspects to connect, collaborate, and critique film.
This site is dedicated to exploring what resonates off of your screen as well as enlightening those to what goes on behind it. We’re here to discuss all of it, in all of its forms: independent film, big budget film, and “geek” culture. Screen Echo is for you.
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