Monday, October 16, 2017

Episode 209: Colossal Mistake?

Welcome back to our  week in geek!  This week we get together to review our streaming movie, Colossal, we talk about the lack of nerd news and answer this week's question of what is your favorite childhood game/toy commercial.

This week's Streaming Review was Colossal on Hulu.  This movie was a bit... weird.  Mainly because all of the trailers really pushed the comedy angle but kind of ignored the dark side of the movie.  And then there was the strange mistake where I read "Dark Comedy" as "Romantic Comedy" and looped my girlfriend into a strange ass ride.  Bat and I both agreed that without the fun quirk of giant monsters we would not have been nearly as invested.  The movie centers around an odd love triangle of people with various issues that it kind of fails to really dive into.  But, to be honest, I'm rather thankful for that.  As it is, the characters are strange and don't always seem to make sense with their motivations.  The jokes are few and far between and the charm of the movie rests solely in the monsters hands.  We give it a cautious recommendation but warn to not trust the trailers too much.

 



This week's Streaming Review has us catching up on a bit of our Halloween goodness.  That's right, we completely forgot that it's that magical time of year where we scare the shit out of me and watch 4 horror films.  To start us off we're watching Lights Out on HBOgo.  I can tell you I saw the trailer and I'm already regretting this decision.




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For next week's Podquestion we want to know what your favorite candy to receive on Halloween?


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That is all for this week's Blogcast.  Be sure to tune in next year. Same Hammer Time, same Bat Channel.

-Hammer

Monday, October 9, 2017

Episode 208: Little Bittie Evil

I feel like we've apologized a lot recently for our numerous delays, but I really want to thank you all for being some of the best damn listeners we've ever had.  Seriously, you come back after all of our bad jokes and our lack of regularly scheduled shows.  So, with that said, welcome back to our ... on and off again... week in geek!  This week we get together to review our streaming movie, Little Evil, we talk about ACE Comic Con, the Pacific Rim: Uprising Trailer, some free shit good shit and answer this week's question of what is your favorite feature of DVDs.

This week's Streaming Review is the Netflix original, Little Evil. The heterolifemate had said he "dug" on this one but also said that it had him at Evangeline Lilly.  Unfortunately for us, it didn't really grab us at Evangeline, or at Adam Scott... or at much else.  We both enjoyed the gender ambiguous best friend but the rest of the movie kind of felt like an Adam Sandler movie without Sandler.  I jokingly called it a "comedy?" because it was extremely light on jokes and just seemed to take itself a little too seriously over all.  Not terrible but not great either.  We both recommend skipping out on this one and saving yourself some time.



This week's Streaming Review hits on a particular weak spot for Bat, Anne Hathaway.  So this week we're watching Colossal on Hulu



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For next week's Podquestion we want to know what your favorite toy/game commercial was when you were a kid.

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That is all for this week's Blogcast.  Be sure to tune in next year. Same Hammer Time, same Bat Channel.

-Hammer

Monday, September 25, 2017

Episode 207: In and Out

Hello and welcome to our back on track week in geek.  This week is going to be a quick one as we didn't hit the theaters and the Revenant was pulled from HBOgo before we could watch it.  We talk over some news and answer this week's question of scared the shit out of you as a kid for this week's podquestion.

This week's Streaming Review is another Netflix original, Little Evil.  Watch it on Netflix with us and we will be back next week to talk it over.



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That is all for this week's Blogcast.  Be sure to tune in next year. Same Hammer Time, same Bat Channel.

-Hammer

Monday, September 11, 2017

Episode 206: Holy shIT

Hello and welcome to our back on track week in geek.  We hit the theaters for the horror remake of IT and bring you a spoiler free as well as a spoiler filled review.  We also talk about this weeks nerd news, our podquestion and our streaming review of Butter.

For this week's suggestion we watched the fan suggestion of
 Butter.  This is an odd duck of a movie.  There are a ton of notable actors and actresses in here but the movie itself is ... strange.  The heartfelt story of a orphan girl bouncing from home to home finally finding a family and a purpose, which happens to be butter carving.  She squares off against a horrible controlling housewife in a nonsensical competition.  We both find it hard to recommend this one as it has some funny parts but on the whole it might have been a little too strange for our tastes... perhaps we would enjoy a an unsalted version more?


 


This week's Streaming Review is another movie that we missed in the theaters The Revenant.  This intense Oscar fuel for DiCaprio will be an interesting ride.  If you want to join in on this one you can watch along on HBOgo.




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In the spirit IT we ask what scared the shit out of you as a kid for this week's podquestion.

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That is all for this week's Blogcast.  Be sure to tune in next year. Same Hammer Time, same Bat Channel.

-Hammer

Monday, September 4, 2017

Episode 205: Death Nope

Hello and welcome to back to our back on track week in geek.  With the slow news week and the end of summer we thought this was the perfect time to do our summer movie round up.  This is the time where we take a look back at the summer slate of movies and pick our tops and bottoms and discuss the rest.  We also dish out a little free shit good shit with the PlayStation plus games for this month as well as this week's streaming review.

For this week's suggestion we watched the Netflix
 remake of Death Note. This was a movie that we both approached with a bit of apprehension due to the negative internet feedback. Bat, with no knowledge of the source material, and myself, avid lover of the anime and the Japanese live action movies. The best parts of the movie were easily the casting of L and Ryuk. The person cast as L did a wonderful job of playing the Sherlock Holmes-esque character and William DaFoe is easily the best version of Ryuk that we probably will ever see. That's where the good stuff ends unfortunately. L's character completely breaks in the third act and goes against everything that was set up in Acts 1 and 2. DaFoe unfortunately is more of a cameo than anything and while his scenes are extremely enjoyable they are usually brief. Light, the other main character, was completely hollow and a shadow of the original source material. You need only look up the scene comparisons between anime movie of Light's first introduction to Ryuk to realize that they completely missed the point. Whereas the original source material had Light be a narcissistic sociopath who imagined a better world through killing of the evil or wicked the movie on the other hand portrayed him as a little kid with a gun who was more concerned with impressing a girl than he was with his own well-being. Overall, neither of us can recommend this movie to any fans of the anime and would strongly advise people who have never heard of the show before to avoid this and instead watch the anime which is on Netflix as well.




This week's Streaming Review is a recomendation from Bugs (of our awesome listeners)
Butter.  We have no clue what this movie is or why we want to spread it over toast, but we will be back next week to give you our spoiler filled review.  You can watch this one on Netflix.  





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That is all for this week's Blogcast.  Be sure to tune in next year. Same Hammer Time, same Bat Channel.

-Hammer

Monday, August 28, 2017

Episode 204: The Founding Father of Fast Food

Hello and welcome to back to our kind of often week in geek.  Sorry for the on and off delays in shows recently, life happens but we're thankful for all of you who subscribe and keep on listening.  This week we get to dive into the cluster fuck that is the DCMU, Talk about Movie Pass and even get into a spoiler filled Game of Thrones talk at the end of the show.  Unfortunately Bat didn't get to make it to the theater but I got to see the Hitman's Bodyguard and bring you my spoiler free review.  We also review this week's streaming review of the Founder, discuss some free shit good shit and discuss this week's podquestion of "which Game of Thrones character would you would like to see get their own spin off."


For this week's suggestion we watched The Founder.  This movie follows the person who took McDonald's from one restaurant to a world wide phenomenon.  While I'm sad that we missed this one in the theaters I'm really glad we got to see it now.  Keaton's performance is outstanding.  You can see how this really unlikable man could really steal and resell the idea of fast food as his own.  Bat really loved this movie, even went so far as to look up the Phoenix location to try visit it (sadly it's closed).  I enjoyed it but something just kept me from loving it.  We both recommend watching this, even if just to watch Keaton act like a true asshat in glorious form.





This week's Streaming Review is of the controversial american remake of Death Note.  While I have seen the series before Bat is going into this one completely blind.  The reviews are extremely harsh which has only fueled our want to see this movie.  Will we survive watching this on Netflix?  Check back next week to find out.  



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That is all for this week's Blogcast.  Be sure to tune in next year. Same Hammer Time, same Bat Channel.

-Hammer

Monday, August 14, 2017

Episode 203 The Darkish Tower

Hello and welcome to back to our kind of often interpreted week in geek.  Sorry for the on and off delays in shows recently, life happens but we're thankful for all of you who subscribe and keep on listening.  Seriously, you gals and guys are the best.  Not much has happened in between these past two weeks, save for Disney's plan split with Netflix which is our main topic of conversation.  But we did make it to the theaters to see The Dark Tower and as per our usual we give our spoiler free first and our spoiler filled review at the end of the show. We also review our streaming review of Hacksaw Ridge and answer last weeks podquestion of "who is do you want to see take up the Batman mantle after Batfleck."

Last week's Hacksaw Ridge really made us wish we had seen this movie in the theaters. For one, we both really liked this movie.  The story of a conscientious objector who still wants to do his part in the war is a very intense and thrilling adventure that is even more extraordinary when you realize it's based on real events and a real person.  The first half of the movie establishes our protagonist and shows us why he won't handle a gun while the second half is spent leading up to, during and after the battle of Hacksaw Ridge.  The war scenes are incredibly visceral and are the main reason we wish we had seen this movie in the theater.  I took issue with one scene where one of the bad ass American GI's uses a massive machine gun while using a human torso as a shield but otherwise it was a non-stop assault on the senses.  Bat's biggest detraction was that of Garfield's accent and acting but he didn't drag me out of the experience at all.  We both highly recommend seeing this one as soon as you get the chance.



Another one of the movies we missed out in the theaters makes it o our Streaming Review with this week's suggestion of The Founder.  This movie follows the person who took McDonald's from one restaurant to a world wide phenomenon.  And he doesn't make many friends along the way, supposedly.  Join us in watching one of our favorite actors, we're looking at you Keaton, as we watch this movie on Netflix. 



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For this week's Podquestion we want to know which Game of Thrones Character would you like to get a spin off?

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That is all for this week's Blogcast.  Be sure to tune in next year. Same Hammer Time, same Bat Channel.

-Hammer