Sunday, March 17, 2019

Episode 301: Over My Head

Hello everyone, welcome to our week in Geek! We're taking it easy this week with Captain Marvel still chugging along in the theaters we're biding our time till our next theatrical adventure.  For now we have a little slower nerd news week with no EA at E3 (really who's going to be left?) James Gunn back for Guardians 3, New Aladdin and Avengers End Game trailers. We wrap it all up with our Streaming review of Under The Skin and answering last week's Podquestion of who is your favorite galactic comic character.


This week we watched the my suggestion of Under the Skin on Netflix. We both have heard of this movie and were curious to see ScarJo as an sexy Alien on the Prowl.  But what we got was another allegorical mish mash and some artsy nonsensical scenes.  Maybe we're just not smart enough for the movie (possible) but it really just fly completely over our heads.  I only got a slightly better understanding of what was going on after reading a couple of guides to the movie.  Yup, this movie required me to have a guide to better understand it.  Regardless of what implications it was trying to make (Hunter Turned Prey, Our fascination with appearances or trying to give perspective on the human condition) it all just fell flat and left us confused.  Give this one a pass, you really aren't missing much.



Next week we're going to take a break from Netflix to ...watch another Netflix movie.  This time it's a suggestion from our friend TK and he wants us to watch the Netflix original, Triple Frontier.



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-Hammer

Monday, March 11, 2019

Episode 300: Captain of Marvel

Hello everyone, welcome to our week in Geek! It looks like we're taking a few notes from Captain Marvel's time shenanigans and we're futzing with our number scheme.  It's 299, or is it 300? Try not to think too hard on it and instead listen in on as we dive into Marvel's latest entry with Captain Marvel.We will be bringing you our spoiler free and spoiler filled impressions. Among the few nerd news topics of Anthem woes, Alex Trebek, Blizzard Layoffs, Idris Elba as Deadshot, Disney's Galaxy's Edge open dates and some free shit good shit. We wrap this week's episode by reviewing this week's streaming review, Sorry to Bother You and answering last week's Podquestion of what is your next TV series you want to start.



This week we watched the Bat's suggestion of Sorry to Bother You on Hulu.  Wow... this movie is one hell of a strange experience that left both Bat and I pretty speechless.  And not in the good way.  The movie takes some extremely odd turns around midway and becomes a heavy and convoluted commentary about social troubles.  I'm going to be honest, there is so much going on and I don't really get most of it.  I feel like the movie about this movie or maybe listening in on directors commentary would have been more interesting than the movie itself.  There are some great actors in here, just not great roles.  We both suggest giving this one a pass.




Next up is the Scarlett Johansson movie 
Under the Skin on Netflix.



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Monday, March 4, 2019

Episode 299: But Really it's 300

Hello everyone, welcome to our week in Geek! Holy shit, can you believe we've been doing this for over 6 years and now 300 episodes?  Yup, neither can we.  Mind you this is technically our 299th episode and we're celebrating early with having another Geek's Roundtable with our friends Sarah, Justin and Matt.  As we've done in our past specials we had each person bring in 2 topics and keep them secret and keep them safe.  That way we get the basic and raw answers as we're hearing the topics/questions for the first time. 

Do we meander and digress at every possible opportunity?  absolutely! So sit back and listen in for some strange, sometimes introspective and other times completely ridiculous conversations as we toast to leveling up!




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-Hammer

Monday, February 25, 2019

Episode 298: How to Train Your Dragon The Lost Hidden World

Hello everyone, welcome to our week in Geek! It seems that the winter storm that hit most of the United States caused a massive news slowdown because we're back to having just a few news stories.  But don't fret, we are hitting 2-2 as we hit the theaters again this week to watch How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.  We will be bringing you our spoiler free and spoiler filled impressions. Among the few nerd news topics of Reggie retiring from Nintendo and more Xbox/Nintendo Speculation we also review this week's streaming review, Won't You Be My Neighbor.  Lastly we wrap up this week's episode by answering last week's Podquestion of what song would you choose to replace for FF8's Eyes on Me.



This week we watched the Heterolifemate's suggestion of  Won't You Be My Neighbor on HBOgo. While both of us were expecting to cry in this one we were surprised by our dry eyes throughout the movie... well up until the ending.  This documentary shed more light on a person that many of us watched and even showed how the world reacted to him during his tenure on television.  Seeing Fred Rogers as a real person with flaws and humor just made his dedication to enriching childhood development all the more impressive.  It's extremely surprising to see the push back from society when a person tells children and people that they are special. The two moments that left both of us tearing up were from his commencement speech for Dartmouth in 2002.  One was how he talks about taking a minute to recognize those who have impacted your life and the other was when he talks about the power of Love (see below).   Here's a link to the speech if you want to listen.

And what that ultimately means, of course, is that you don't ever have to do anything sensational for people to love you. When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see, or hear, or touch. That deep part of you, that allows you to stand for those things, without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate. Peace that rises triumphant over war. And justice that proves more powerful than greed.
-Fred Rogers, 2002

Needless to say, we both recommend this movie.  It's a short watch at an hour and a half and you will learn more about this man who would be your neighbor.

This documentary about one of our childhood heroes, Mr. Rogers, is sure to make us cry.  So won't you watch this one with us?

 

Next week we're going to watch another one of those movies we missed in the theaters, Sorry to Bother You on Hulu.  Both Bat and I were instantly intrigued when we saw this trailer and are looking forward to reviewing it.


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Monday, February 18, 2019

Episode 297:A Badass Angel Alita

Hello everyone, welcome to our week in Geek!  And what a week it was!  We have so much to talk about this week. We got to see the live action adaptation of Battle Angel Alita in some sweet, sweet Dolby Theater and bring you our spoiler free and spoiler filled impressions. But we don't stop there as we do our Disneyland recap, and talk about all of the trailer drops and nerd news including: Nintendo Direct, Link's Awakening remaster, Tetris 99, Activision Blizzard layoffs, Aladdin/Tolkien and Frozen 2 trailers.  And we wrap up by answering last week's Podquestion which game in your backlog do you want to beat this year.


Because we were out for most of the week we don't have a streaming movie to review this week but we do have an awesome fan suggestion from the Heterolifemate.  He wants us to watch Won't You Be My Neighbor on HBOgo.  This documentary about one of our childhood heroes, Mr. Rogers, is sure to make us cry.  So won't you watch this one with us?



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-Hammer

Monday, February 11, 2019

Episode 296: I O U a better movie

Hello everyone, welcome to our week in Geek!  This week we review our streaming movie from two weeks ago, IO, along with discussing some of the nerd news with Xbox on Switch, PlayStation 5 rumors before wrapping it all up by answering last week's Podquestion of who is your favorite TV Dad..


Our streaming review for this week was IO on Netflix.  It's kind of sad that when we mention that we're watching a Netflix Original Movie that we expect something that is not fully baked and won't really satisfy.  What's worse is that we constantly get proven right each and every time.  Sadly IO does not stray too far from our expectations.  With the various plots involving the supposed evolution of the human race, the visitor (Mackey) looking for her father, and the pen-pal love letters the audience just gets lost. These kinds of miss step like movies make me think that Netflix should be focusing on Short Films rather than full on Movies.
But with IO, the concept really felt like it had promise but the execution left something to be desired.  Feel free to skip this one.

 

Because we are going to be out for most of the week, YAY Disneyland, we won't have a streaming movie for this week.  But you can suggest a streaming movie that you want us to watch and review on future episodes that are on Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime or HBOgo. 
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-Hammer

Monday, February 4, 2019

Episode 295: Hammer Drops the Ball

Hello everyone, welcome to our week in Geek!  This week we will be bringing you a special presentation of Hammer dropping the ball.  Because of that we will not be reviewing our streaming movie from last week, that's for next week!  But in the mean time we talk a little news, free shit good shit and answer last week's Podquestion of what was is geeky family crest.


Next next week we will be watching IO on Netflix.  It's end of the world type fun!

 

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-Hammer