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October 10, 2019
At a family dinner, Gin has to overcome embarrassing chicken dances, incriminating news broadcasts, and even prying questions in order to gain access to the medical equipment he needs... TO ROB HEAVEN!
October 3, 2019
The team doesn't believe Jin went to heaven, and Tequila gives him some tough love.
September 26, 2019
We finally meet Miss Wonderful and her 17 stunning bodyguards.
September 19, 2019
Why does every movie use a defibrillator to bring someone back from the dead, and can the story boys avoid this cliche? No. No they can't.
September 13, 2019
We ask the tough questions such as what is death? How does reincarnation work? Can you have vices in Heaven with free will? NOTE: Some spoilers for Season 1 of The Good Place.
September 6, 2019
Jin gets picked up by his grandma this week as we dive deeper into the background philosophical and theological groundwork of heaven, discover that we have broken all movies and stories irreparably, figure out a better word for grandfather, and Will gives us a piping hot take about his beef with Fast and the Furious 5.
August 29, 2019
We arrive at the pearly gates amidst some more worldbuilding around our afterlife, including talking about the Albert Brooks classic "Defending Your Life!"
August 22, 2019
Cut to the chase, baby! We lay some theological groundwork for the scenes ahead and talk a bit about why car chases are hard to write!
August 15, 2019
The gang makes a clean getaway... almost! We lay some more groundwork for Gin, talk about scenes with phones, and set up for the oncoming chase...
August 8, 2019
The heist of a currency exchange kiosk, in all its "montage playing over credits" glory! We discuss the intricacies of a good heist, what important information to reveal when, come up with a good "bad guy" character, and also come up with a good 24 porn spinoff! Make sure you start at the beginning of this arc! https://storybreak.simplecast.com/episodes/heaven-heist-rerun-118 Follow us @rjstorybreak!
July 30, 2019
We meet the gang of criminals taking a moment before their heist to pray for good fortune... Make sure you start at the beginning of this arc! https://storybreak.simplecast.com/episodes/heaven-heist-rerun-118 @rjstorybreak on Twitter Join the Facebook group at http://bit.ly/storybreakfb
July 23, 2019
We break the story of Heaven Heist, in preparation for writing the script, scene by scene, every week!
July 16, 2019
Doctor Mario goes to college!? Also, the Story Boys have a big announcement about the future of Story Break.
July 10, 2019
Atari's Breakout has been begging for a 200 million dollar blockbuster ever since it was released in 1976. Well, 33 years later, 3, 30 somethings, take 3 times 20 minutes to finally break a story worthy of the arcade masterpiece.
July 2, 2019
We forgo our usual descent into wikipedia, to instead, dive into the wild world of WOOKIEEPEDIA! The #1 source for all things Star Wars. Will the Story Boys be able to craft an intelligible story from 3 random Star Wars articles? Can they craft a mystery so compelling that Hercule Poirot himself would be pulling out his notepad? You don't have to be the world's greatest detective to answer that question. They do... Or do they?
June 25, 2019
We tackle another one of the internet's great mystery. Who is the lovable creature known as Geedis? Who will rule The Land of Ta? Can milk power starships? Find out in this groovy episode of Story Break!
June 18, 2019
Whats the story behind the big guys in all those action movies? You know the ones. They're 7 feet tall. Don't talk. Often bald. The hero always hurts their fist trying to punch them. The villains talk down to them and disrespect them. But they must have their own wants and dreams, right?
June 11, 2019
Freddie has not slept. Matt is late because of his new baby. And Will desperately tries to update Shakespeare for a modern, butt-wiping audience.
June 4, 2019
We try to make a classic Gothic Romance from our vague memories of this pre-Titanic Leo flick. It's not quite as sexy a movie as we remember.
May 28, 2019
We take something Matt accidentally said and make, yes, a sick weed movie out of it aw yeah!
May 21, 2019
From the story void, we conjure a tale about man and cats.
May 14, 2019
We take a random band name and make the most patriotic sci-fi movie of all time...
May 6, 2019
The Earth is FLAT... and it's up to Bryce and Slarlar of the Darksiders to save their races and inflate Earth with the magma from the Necrosun! Thank you to Bryce for the suggestion this week!
April 29, 2019
Forget about comic books - what if EVERY Disney IP merged together for gigantic multi-feature series? We attempt to visualize what this fan fest might look like! Note: NO Avengers Endgame spoilers here (because we all hadn't seen it yet). Warning: This episode contains Freddie's very bad interpretation of a Cajun? French accent? We're still unsure.
April 23, 2019
Beth May (@heybethmay) joins us as we pair the adjective "Bad" with a randomly generated profession, ala Bad Santa, Bad Moms, Bad Lieutenant, etc.!
April 16, 2019
A movie about what happens when the biggest influencer in the world gives his channel away... special guest appearance from Freddie's mom!
April 8, 2019
We do the sequel to the greatest American action movie
April 1, 2019
Fred Durst joins us as we take a human sense and wrangle yet another horror movie out of depriving it!
March 26, 2019
The sequel to one of the greatest films of all time, no big deal
March 19, 2019
We tackle breaks from the first ONE HUNDRED EPISODES we feel deserve a second chance...
March 12, 2019
We jump into the Apex Legends feature film, and pitch the story to some unwitting gamers
March 5, 2019
Matt's triumphant return as we try to break a wiki roulette inside my van parked outside his apartment, with a very special trailer...
February 25, 2019
Matt tasks us with coming up with a children's book story for his brand new daughter! Warning: This episode is extremely wholesome.
February 19, 2019
Ahoy mateys! We take on a new pirate movie and even visit the new and improved ride at Disneyland! Yarr!
February 12, 2019
We tackle a feature film for a kid adventure movie project we're Actually Working On!
February 4, 2019
The steamy feature film of the Milton Bradley island adventure board game from the 80s!
January 28, 2019
The first story Will ever wrote when he was 8 years old! It's about dragons!
January 21, 2019
We turn the Charlie Daniels' classic into a film with a protagonist you might not expect...
January 14, 2019
Radical! We build a Space Jam sequel based off of a tweet from the Hawkman!
January 4, 2019
We ALL somehow missed Bird Box, so we attempt to crack the movie based on the poster and marketing materials alone!
December 28, 2018
We tackle a lightning round - this time, random selections from our big internal list of episode ideas that we haven't touched.
December 21, 2018
We're joined by podcast editor Cameron Covell to break Poopsie Surprise - this holiday season's hottest scatalogical children's toy!
December 15, 2018
The BOYS ARE BACK so Brian Firenzi, fellow VGHS writer and the funniest man alive, joins us to break Thin Lizzy's The Boys are Back in Town!
December 7, 2018
A movie about Smash Brothers? With all those characters!? How!? Find out by listening to this episode!
November 30, 2018
Everyone's favorite(?) quarter suckin' road racin' arcade machine gets the feature film treatment!
November 23, 2018
General Mills put out the call, and we answer with a movie about everyone's favorite breakfast vampire!
November 17, 2018
We play Wikiroulette once again, and end up with a movie that combines giant mechanical fast food restaurants in the post apocalypse, Papa Roach, and the final entry Bridget Jones's Diary saga!
November 10, 2018
We tackle some Australian folklore - a horror film about the terrifying DROP BEAR!
November 2, 2018
The galaxy's most feared bounty hunter Boba Fett finally gets a sweet movie of his own that's definitely still happening at Disney yup yup!
October 26, 2018
We have one hour to break FIVE arcade classics in our first ever lightning round episode! On the docket: Frogger, Burgertime, Paper Boy, Donkey Kong Jr., and Ms. Pacman!
October 19, 2018
We dive into a bit of obscure internet history and make a movie out of it!
October 12, 2018
We team up with fellow Friends enthusiast Riley Rose Critchlow, host of HAGS Podcast and star of Anime Crimes Division, to break a totally normal straight ahead movie for 90s sitcom Friends that has absolutely zero video game elements in it.
October 5, 2018
Against our better judgment, we return to video games to tackle the story of the internet fan art sensation known as Bowsette!
September 27, 2018
We team up with our friend Beth May to bring you a horror movie designed to MAKE YOU CRY!
September 21, 2018
We turn Blake Snyder's classic on screenwriting and turn it into an ill-advised movie!
September 14, 2018
We tackle (YES THE PUN WORKS FINALLY) Warhammer's take on American football - Blood Bowl! Plus a new ending segment - an audio trailer of the movie!
September 6, 2018
We tackle the original button masher - Hungry Hungry Hippos AND debut a new elevator pitch format!
August 30, 2018
We finally tackle time travel, and we're gonna try and kill Hitler!
August 24, 2018
Ain't no rule says a kangaroo CAN'T play tennis!
August 17, 2018
We break the most ridiculous heist movie ever, which came from a side idea generated while writing a script for an actual project. This one's an original!
August 10, 2018
Matt and Will lead a bewildered Freddie along the path of what a Frasier reboot might look like!
August 2, 2018
The team cultivates the seed of an idea that was planted when Freddie and Matt walked by Autopia at Disneyland last weekend
July 26, 2018
I can't believe we're even attempting the monster break that is Kingdom Hearts. Also, enjoy our new segment "Matt Explains Things to Moms!"
July 21, 2018
Oh yeah! Everyone's favorite sentient glass jug of refreshing high-fructose corn syrup soft drink gets his own movie! Oh yeahhh!
July 13, 2018
We take the internationally beloved game of rock, paper, scissors and make a movie out of it!
July 6, 2018
Wahhh! It's Luigi's... brother? Alter ego? Frenemy? Wahhh!
June 29, 2018
Our mission: create the sequel that literally everyone wants and is constantly asking for both online and in real life for the last two decades: Mission: Impossible 7: The Sequel to the Best Mission: Impossible: Mission: Impossible 2.
June 21, 2018
We take on the USFS fire safety mascot Smokey Bear!
June 14, 2018
We extract a beautiful, heartwarming story of love and loss out of a very boring board game.
June 7, 2018
We somehow make Fortnite make sense. It's amazing.
June 2, 2018
Betcha can't think about Creepy Crawlers without thinking about that song tho!
May 24, 2018
We draw from our list of ideas to break the story for an action thriller set... during MOVING DAY!
May 18, 2018
The thrilling YA feature film adaptation of the audio-based perceptual internet craze that's setting the internet ablaze! The first chapter of the Yanlaurel Saga.
May 10, 2018
Warning: Infinity War spoilers abound! But if you want to know how the next Avengers will end, look no further as we crack the story for Avengers: Infinity War 2! Marvel Babies! Maybe. We're working on that title still.
May 3, 2018
The feature film adaptation of Proctor and Gamble's beloved bald old clean man, Mr. Clean!
April 26, 2018
The feature film adaptation of the most terrifying snowsport survival horror game ever made
April 19, 2018
This week the team breaks the story behind the best theme park attraction you'll never see: Space Mountain!
April 12, 2018
The team is joined by Elyse Willems to discuss the most important question: where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
April 5, 2018
We kick off MaxFunDrive 2018 with an attempt to summit the Aggro Crag of story adaptations: Beloved 90s Nickelodeon game show GUTS!
March 29, 2018
The team attempts to break the story behind the incredible stretchy-man figure.
March 22, 2018
This week the team is joined by voice-actress-extraordinaire Ashly Burch to break the story behind the everyone's favorite living vacuum cleaner, Kirby!
March 15, 2018
The team starts with Steven Spielberg's scrapped E.T. 2 pitch and try to make a sequel out of everyone's favorite bicycle-flying alien.
March 8, 2018
What happens when Buried meets Cabin in the Woods? This high-octane slasher film that takes place entirely in a limousine!
March 1, 2018
After getting a split-result on a poll, the team blends the story of two of today's hottest games: Stardew Valley and Monster Hunter: World!
February 22, 2018
The team randomly pairs a former U.S President with a monster in honor of President's Day and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
February 15, 2018
In honor of Valentine's Day, the team takes a name from a list of computer-generated harlequin romance novel titles.
February 8, 2018
The team is joined by the creator of @SuperMarioFact, Alex Lemley, to break the potential story behind the upcoming Mario movie!
February 1, 2018
In honor of The Purge, the team attempts to break the story of THE SPLURGE! For 12 hours only, all shopping is FREE!
January 25, 2018
This week the team attempts to break the story of gaming's beefiest boy: Duke Nukem!
January 18, 2018
The team tackles the greatest board game that involves an 8x8 board and little horsies - Chess! Thanks to @ LordKyler and @thanksmitchell for sending this in!
January 11, 2018
The team tries to break the story behind the controversial mascot of smoking: Joe Camel!
January 4, 2018
The team starts asking the real questions this week: why DID the chicken cross the road?
December 28, 2017
After watching The Last Jedi, the team tries to break the next movie in the Star Wars universe!
December 21, 2017
The team rolls the story cubes and must develop a story based on Christmas! Get ready for Sleighrunner (Bourne meets Jingle All The Way)!
December 14, 2017
This week the team is tasked with writing the third movie in the Jurassic World series!
December 7, 2017
This week the team attempts to break the story of the game that has been known to "break" lesser players.
November 30, 2017
This week the team tries to break the story behind a dream Freddie had!
November 24, 2017
In honor of our start on Maximum Fun, the team attempts to break the story of the Burger King Kids Club!
November 17, 2017
The team attempts to break the story of the legendary and slightly terrifying children's entertainer: Chuck E Cheese!
November 9, 2017
The team deep dives on Aunt Beru (of Tatooine fame) and breaks a new feature-length film in the Star Wars universe!
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