Thursday, December 5, 2019

Episode 335: A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

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Sorry for the delay, I was apparently so sick that I deliriously thought I already had posted this episode. But we're back with another tear jerking movie review with A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood. So we give our spoiler filled and spoiler free review and we also review our streaming review of the week, Happy Death Day and discuss a few bits of nerd news. We wrap it up by answering last week's Podquestion of "what is your most hate musical song?"




This week's streaming review was my suggestion to watch Happy Death Day on HBOgo. Surprisingly, we both enjoyed this one.  I definitely had more fun that Bat but the "solve your own murder" in a Groundhogs Day repeat world is exactly what you would want.  It's pretty funny and has some fun with the deaths and the situation.  The part that really prevents it from stepping into next level would be some logic gaps and pulling in the reason for the loops to in movie fiction. We both would say that it's worth your time, but maybe not worth going out of your way to see it.



Surprise, Surprise.  Next week's streaming review is Bat's choice he's having us watch the sequel Happy Death Day 2U  on HBOgo.




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Monday, November 25, 2019

Episode 334: Frozen II

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We're back with another movie review as the winter season hits harder with Frozen 2. So we give our spoiler filled and spoiler free review of Elsa and Anna's next outing.  We also review our streaming review of the week, Creed 2 and discuss a few bits of nerd news. We wrap it up by answering last week's Podquestion of "what would you race if you had the chance?"




This week's streaming review was Bat's suggestion of Creed 2 on Amazon Prime. We both loved the first foray into this Rocky re-boot/imagining/make and were exciting to see what Jordan's next match would look like.  Sadly, we both may have had our sights set a little higher than this movie could provide.  That is by no means to say that it was bad, but instead that it just wasn't as good as the first one.  The leads are all still fantastic actors and the cinematography is still enjoyable to watch but what really weighs the movie down is it's own ties to the original Rocky films. It feels akin to how Star Trek Into Darkness tried to be something new but at the same time stayed too much to the rivers and lakes that it was used to (gotta fit those TLC references in while I can).  In the end we are given a movie that is still enjoyable and one that we would recommend but we both really hope that the 3rd outing strikes out on it's own and builds a new legacy for us to enjoy.

 

Next week's streaming review is my choice and we're going to be watching the first of the Ground Hog's Day esque murder horror 
Happy Death Day on HBOgo.




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Monday, November 18, 2019

Episode 333: Ford Vs Ferrari

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We're back with another movie, upon movie, upon movie review... Yup we (meaning I) saw a lot of movies this week. This time we caught Ford vs Ferrari in the theaters and give our spoiler filled and spoiler free review. I on the other hand saw Doctor Sleep and Charlie's Angels and provide my spoiler free review of both. We also review our streaming review of the week, They Shall Not Grow Old and discuss a few bits of nerd news. We wrap it up by answering last week's Podquestion of "what is your 2nd favorite war movie?"




This week's streaming review was They Shall Not Grow Old on HBOgo.  I have to admit, I'm pretty disappointing in this one.  Overall, the concept was really cool.  Take archived footage, colorize it, dub it after lip readers transcribed what was being said... but the execution leaves so much to be desired.  What we got was a non stop mishmash of people telling stories about WWI.  There was no semblance of story or a narrative.  This same idea could have been achieved in 20-30 minutes instead of almost 2 hours.  Both of us suggest giving this one a skip.

 

Next week's streaming review is from Bat, and he wants us to watch Creed 2 on Amazon Prime.




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Monday, November 11, 2019

Episode 332: Midway

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We're back with another movie review.  This time we catch Midway in the theaters and give our spoiler filled and spoiler free review. We also review our 4th and final movie for our month of horror with Eli and discuss nerd news including: More Batman casting news and Hammer's spoiler free review of Gemini Man.  We wrap it up by answering last week's Podquestion of "which cybernetic enhancement would you want?"




This week's streaming review, and final movie from our month of horror was Eli on Netflix.  Both of us were rather surprised with what we got in this Netflix original.  While it's not the greatest horror movie it definitely was a solid attempt by Netflix, which is saying something.  We both enjoyed the scares that it provided and even with a bit of a shark jumping ending we were left with a good time.  This earned a thumbs up from both of us.



Next week's streaming review is from me, and I want us to watch They Shall Not Grow Old on HBOgo.



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-Hammer

Monday, November 4, 2019

Episode 331: Terminator Dark Fate

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We're back with another movie review.  This time we catch Terminator: Dark Fate in the theaters and give our spoiler filled and spoiler free review. We also review our 3rd movie for our month of horror with 68 Kill and discuss nerd news including: Blizzard announcing Overwatch 2 & Diablo 4, and the free games for Xbox and PS4 for the month of November.  We wrap it up by answering last week's Podquestion of "what's the upcoming release that you're excited about but won't play?"



This week's streaming review, and 3rd Horror movie, was 68 Kill on Netflix.  Our friend Jim recommend this crazy ass ride of a movie that, while not necessarily horror, definitely had it's fill of wonderfully senseless gore.  Both Bat and I came out of this one surprised for how much we actually enjoyed it.  The actors play wonderfully hyped up archetypes of their characters and they do it with gusto.  The premise is just plain ridiculous but also weirdly entertaining.  Don't expect a masterpiece, just expect something fun and that's what you will get with this odd ride.  We both gave it a thumbs up and think it's worth the watch.



Next week's streaming review is our last movie in our month of horror.  We will be wrapping it up with a suggestion from Bat, who wanted us to watch 
Eli on Netflix.



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Monday, October 28, 2019

Episode 330: Zombieland: Double Tap

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We're back with a super packed episode where we review Zombieland 2: Double Tap and give you our spoiler free and spoiler filled reviews. We also review the 2nd movie of our month of horror with Hereditary. We also discuss Joker's status as #1 Rated R movie, Leto out as Joker, Hocus Pocus 2, Ubisoft updates, Obi-wan TV show updates, Fox movies going into the Disney Vault, Last of us delay, and the Star Wars Episode 9 trailer. We wrap it up by answering our Podquestion of "What would your Smurf name be?"

This week's streaming review, and 2nd Horror movie, was Hereditary on Amazon Prime. We heard so many great things about this movie, especially on the heels of Midsommar.  But sadly neither of us were as enamored with the movie as we were hoping. Bat was really taken out of it by the slow, boring pace, and lack of purpose which all pushed him to tell others to skip this one.  I liked the movie more than Bat but don't argue with his points.  The movie is slow and the 3rd act especially jumps the shark.  But even with that said I do think there are a few creative jumps and creepy moments that would make this a fun movie for someone to watch.

 

Next week's streaming review is from one of our listeners, Jim, who want us to watch 68 Kill on Netflix. This is the third of our 4 horror movies of October.  We have 1 open suggestion left  if you want to help us round out that fourth movie slot make sure to send your suggestions below.



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Monday, October 21, 2019

Episode 329: Mehlificent Mestriss of Evil

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We're back with a super slimmed down episode where half of us review Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and keep it spoiler free. We also review the 1st movie of our month of horror with House of the Witch. With not too much news to discuss beyond some Batman Lillian casting, upcoming Start Wars trailer drop and Fortnight 2 we jump right into our Podquestion of "What was the last movie that impacted you emotionally?"

This week's streaming review was House of the Witch on Netflix. The first of our 4 movie month of horror doesn't necessarily start off with a bang but more with a whimper. Neither of us could really find ourselves getting into this lower budgeted horror film and didn't find there to be much to be scared of.  There really wasn't too much for us to say about this movie other than we felt that it was a pretty good idea to give this one the skip.



Next week's streaming review is from a lot of our fans that want us to watch Hereditary on Amazon Prime. This is the second of our 4 horror movies of October.  We have 1 other in the hopper so if you want to help us round out that fourth movie slot make sure to send your suggestions below.




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-Hammer