Sunday, November 11, 2018

Episode 285: Free State of Alright Alright Alright


Hello everyone, welcome back to another week in geek. This week we discuss our streaming review of Free State of Jones along with some nerd news regarding Microsoft's recent acquisition, FF15 DLC canceled and Diablo Mobile Reception.  We also answer this week's podquestion of what song you wanted to see featured in Red Dead 2.



We start the month of November off with a hopeful epic of Free State of Jones on Netflix.  We both were hoping for something more than this movie was able to provide.  We were wanting something epic and a story that sprawled the Civil War.  Unfortunately we were left with a rather disjointed movie instead. There were many "epic" things that happened during this movie but sadly they way they were presented just left the viewer (us) wanting more.  We think the movie might have done better if it focused less on Newt as a person and more of the events that surrounded him.  We both gave this one a thumbs down.

 

Next week we're going to be watching the romantic epic,  Fifty Shades Freed.  Yup it's gonna be "great" but at least it's over after this one.  You can watch along on HBOgo.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Episode 284: Is This Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy


Hello everyone, welcome back to another week in geek. This week we bring you a whole mess of stuff with Bat's recap of LA Comic Con, Disneyland and our spoiler free and spoiler filled review of Bohemian Rhapsody. We also talk about nerd news, our streaming review of The Witch and some free shit good shit.




Again normally October is our Scary Movie month, but sadly we missed most of it and focused on just one movie. That movie, sadly, was The Witch.  Given by the use of sadly in that sentence I think you can tell that we really did not enjoy the movie.  What was hyped up by many as one of the scariest movies to come out, was actually a nonsensical borefest.  We both were excited with the beginning of the movie about what crazy shit was about to hit us. But that's were any of the scares ended, what was left was more than an hour of old English and non connected plot lines. We both can't advise enough to avoid this movie at all costs.



Next week we're going to be watching Free State of Jones on Netflix.



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Monday, October 22, 2018

Episode 283: If I Could Turn Back Thyme

Hello everyone, we're back! (and we don't mean the Dinosaur Story, deep cuts)  It's been a busy month so far for us with my move and Bat's prep for LA Comic Con this coming weekend so thanks for being patient with us.  We're still here and we're just as cynical as we've always been. So with that out of the way... as a heads up we're going to be off again next week but will be back after that so lets get on with the episode. Bat and I divided and conquered by seeing two different movies in the theaters. So Bat brings you his spoiler-free review of Venom and I bring you a spoiler free review of First Man.  We also discuss some of the news surrounding the latest Netflix series cancellations and acquisitions along with some fun gaming news, including the ability to change your PSN name.


Normally October is our Scary Movie month... but we're almost completely through the month so it's time to play a little catch up with this month's scary movie that's sure to make me scream.  We heard a lot of great things about The Witch and now's the time to finally give it a chance.  You can watch this movie on Netflix.



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Monday, October 1, 2018

Episode 282: Spiderman PS4 Spoilercast

Hello everyone and welcome to our special week in geek!  I'm moving this weekend (yay leveling up!) so we didn't get a chance to gather our weekly SzG stuffs so instead we decided it was time to do our Spiderman PS4 Spoilercast.  Both Bat and I played the game and beat it so we're going to cover everything from mechanics to story and give the good oll B&H treatment.  If you haven't played it yet be warned, this whole episode is spoiler heavy.  But fret not, we will be back next week with our regularly scheduled week in geek and more fun stuffs.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Episode 281: 2018 Summer Movie Round up

Hello everyone and welcome to our week in geek!  With us doing our Summer movie round up this episode we thought it was only fitting for us to watch the last movie on our list for this "summer."  So we went out to the theaters to watch Predator and we are bringing you our spoiler filled and spoiler free reviews for your listening pleasure.  Speaking of our Summer Movie Round up... we're doing that too!  It was a busy Summer season and we saw some pretty neat movies along with a few disappointing ones and missed a whole slew of movies that will surely be future streaming movie fodder.  But before we get to that we actually got a decent amount of nerd news with:

-TaleTell closing
-Die Hard 6
-Captain Marvel trailer
-Civ 6 coming to Switch
-Xbox console subscription plan
-Joaquin Joker teaser
- PS & N64 Classics
-PS Now Download option
Along with all of these awesome bits we review our streaming movie this month, Cargo.  





This week's streaming review Netflix original movie Cargo. Let's start off and say that while this is a zombie movie it actually doesn't feature a whole lot of zombies, or as they call them "virals."  This movie focuses more on the human aspect, more specifically the connection between the main character and his daughter.  The main drive for Freeman in the movie is to get his daughter to safety within the 48 hrs he has left before he also turns.  As I mentioned last week this movie was actually based off of a short movie by the same name)  You can watch that short film here Cargo Short Film) but besides Freeman's performance this movie feels like the good concept was stretched a bit too thin.  We both thoroughly enjoyed his performance and think he's the main thing pulling this movie together.  But sadly we're a bit split on whether

 that makes us want to recommend the movie.  We both gave it a thumbs up but I'm telling people to hold off while Bat is saying he thinks Freeman's performance makes it more worth while.




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-Hammer

Monday, September 17, 2018

Episode 280: Bye Bye Mr. Super Guy

Hello everyone and welcome to our week in geek!  We failed to get back out to the theaters this week but we will be hitting it hard next week with Predator and our Summer Movie wrap up.  So this week instead we take a look at the trickle of nerd news including the rumors of Henry Cavil exiting the DC EU... Oh no!  Like seriously, we really love him as Superman and have no clue if DC has a solid idea of what they want to do. We also talk about our streaming movie Moon and answer this week's podquestion of which Super Hero's alter ego's job would we want to do.



This week's streaming review was Moon.  We have been curious about seeing this one for some time.  In fact it was one of the reasons we watched the Netflix original Mute, as it was the same director.  Unfortunately we really, really didn't like Mute so it made us both hesitant to want to rush to see Moon.  But I can say that the driving force for both of us was Sam Rockwell, and he delivered.  Much like the one actor movies like Castaway, this movie heavily relies on the performance by Rockwell to really sell the concept.  While the movie may end a bit rushed we both found it to be a enjoyable ride with some good acting to continue to move the story along.  We both recommend giving this movie a shot and think you'll have a good time while you're at it.

 

For next week's streaming review we're jumping back into the breach of Netflix orignal movies with Cargo.  Funny enough, this movie is actually a remake of the short film that I was talking to Bat about on the podcast by the same title.  You can watch that short film here Cargo Short Film.


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Monday, September 10, 2018

Episode 279: Continuity Errors

Hello everyone and welcome to our week in geek!  We are back in the swing of things, and just in time to talk a bit about Spiderman for PS4!  We give it a spoiler free treatment and talk about our experiences so far... and some of the terrible selfies Bat's taken in game (see image below).  But it is our saddening duty to review yet another bad Netflix original movie, this time the culprit is The Package. On a lighter, and more enjoyable note we have a little nerd news with the casting of Cavill as Geralt in the Witcher TV show and the purchase of Kingdoms of Amalur by THQ Nordic.  lastly we wrap our week in geek up with answers to our podquestion of what did you want to be the next big Movie Trilogy.




This week's streaming review was another Netflix Original Tragedy, The Package.  With all the basic tropes of a bunch of sexually frustrated teens comedy movie we were hoping for a few laughs... but sadly the only ones we got were premature and short lived.  Which ironically fits this movie to a T.  While it's only an hour and a half the journey feels like it takes a lot longer.  The lack of chemistry between the characters and the lame jokes really feed into this feeling. The pay off never really seems to come and we're left watching numerous airborne dick shots that would probably make Lorena Bobbitt happy.  We both give this one a hard pass, take a walk and visit something better.



For the next movie we're hopping for something better than the director's newest movie (Mute) and taking a chance on watching Moon.  You can join in by watching this movie on Netflix.







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