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Power Button - Episode 131: Lights, Camera, Pain!

Power ButtonYou know the list: Super Mario Bros., Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Double Dragon, Alone in the Dark, DooM, Bloodrayne, and so many more.  They're the video games that the movie industry has chewed up and spit out as major films.  On this episode of the Power Button podcast, Blake Grundman and I discuss our favorite terrible video game films.  You'll hear the story of a young, idealistic boy who was in line opening night to see Bob Hoskins play Mario.  You'll find out why Street Fighter looks like it was made on drugs by a cast that seems to subsist on chewing scenery.  You'll hear what Roger Ebert thinks of going to Mars but not actually seeing it.  You'll discover that Double Dragon was more successful than you might think.  We have an hour of Hollywood chatter for you, but you'll have to bring your own riffing robots.  Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.