Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Episode 349: Booksmart


Hello everyone, and welcome to our week in geek. 

While the quarantine continues on we won't be seeing any new Theatrical releases but we still have stuff to talk about! Bat and I bring you our streaming review of Booksmart, question if our movie tastes are just plain bad, talk about the impacts to entertainment industry and how it's beginning to evolve with straight to streaming theatrical releases and wrap it up with this week's podquestion of "what is your favorite outbreak movie?"

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-Hammer

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Episode 348: Onward and Upward


Hello everyone, and welcome to our week in geek. 

We bring you another newsless episode this week... 
Actually, this is probably one of our most news filled episodes that we have ever had.  Bat magically made it into the theaters while I missed my chance so we will only be bringing you a spoiler free review of Onward and we review out streaming review of Marriage story and get to answering this week's podquestion of who is your favorite movie married couple.

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-Hammer

Monday, March 9, 2020

Special Episode: Closing Out The Generation


Hello everyone, 


Since I'm out getting married and Bat is undoubtedly there both cheering and jeering me on we wanted to make sure we still gave you all a fun little episode.  With the new consoles on the horizon we thought it would be good to reflect on this current generation and wax poetic about what we liked, what we didn't, what surprised us and what we're hoping from this next one.

Funniest of all is that this actually will be posted on time, because I scheduled it a full on week ahead of time lol.

So sit back and enjoy, we will be back next week with your regularly scheduled geekyness.
We will be having a very special episode next week before we get back to normal!

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-Hammer

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Episode 347: And Then Some Stuff Happened


Hello everyone, and welcome to our week in geek. We bring you another semi-truncated episode this week, and since I didn't finish...or start depending on your view... our streaming review.  We dive headlong into the week's news and Bat chides me on forgetting to hit post.  Which, yes, I did again.



We will be having a very special episode next week before we get back to normal!


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-Hammer

Monday, February 24, 2020

Episode 346: Fighting With My Family


Hello everyone, and welcome to our week in geek. We bring you a truncated sleep episode this week, and since the news cycle was slow, this is a good thing.


First up is our streaming review of Fighting With My Family. Florence Pugh plays WWE Superstar Paige in this quirky comedy focusing on how she broke into WWE and how her family helped her along the way. We both recommend this movie, even if you aren't a wrestling fan.

 


Next week we're queuing up Marriage Story on Netflix for our next streaming review.  





Moving over to the nerd news, we discuss if Anthem can be saved, some behind the scenes photos of the new Batsuit, and we learn once again that size matters, as Final Fantasy 7 Remake clocks in at over 100gb!


Closing the show out is this weeks podquestion, and we want to know, what video game franchise would you like to see get its own theme park.


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-Hammer

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Bats most anticipated games of 2020



2020 marks a transition year in terms of gaming. With the promise of new consoles from Microsoft and Sony, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4s are using 2020 to unveil some of the most anticipated games in recent memory. I wanted to bring you my list of games I can't wait to play in 2020.


1. The Last of Us Part 2 (PS4)

In 2013 Naughty Dog followed up their Uncharted trilogy with what many consider to be the game of the generation, myself include, The Last of Us. 7 years later, players take control of Ellie this time around in an adventure that promises to push the PS4 to its limits while delivering story telling that only Naughty Dog can provide.





 2. Cyberpunk 2077

After putting themselves on the map with the Witcher series, developer CD Projekt Red set their sights on a dystopian future where machine and man are fused.










3. Final Fantasy 7 Remake

When word first hit that developer SquareEnix were going to remake their beloved RPG Final Fantasy 7, opinions varied. After being in development for what seemed like forever, the first trailer was released and the hype train was moving along, full steam ahead.





4. Doom Eternal

Demons. Guns. Death. By now you know what to expect from a Doom game, and this looks no different












5. Gears Tactics

I love tactic based games, and adding the ridiculousness for the Gears of War franchise has me excited to give this a go











 6. Ghost of Tsushima

Infamous developer Sucker Punch sets their sights on feudal Japan it what looks to be a beautiful new IP






Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Episode 345: Midsommar

Hello everyone, welcome to our week in geek!

The week blew by us so fast that we missed the blue blur as it stole a bit of the box office.  Instead we bring you our streaming review of Midsommar and a heaping helping of some nerd news before we answer this week's pod question of "what is you favorite game controller?"


T
his we watched Bat's 
streaming suggestion of Midsommar on Amazon Prime. While we were not a fan of Aster's of directorial piece, Hereditary, we heard so many "good" things about Midsommar that we had to give this one a shot.  Lets start off with the first 15 minutes of this movie, which is strong.  So strong that both Bat and I were booked and ready. But then the movie continues on, for quite a while, and at a slow but deliberate pace.  While there definitely was some off putting moments (like the jumping and the sex) over all we found the movie to be a bit too, well bloated and just couldn't keep our attention.  This isn't a bad movie, but it also isn't a great one.  It's here that perhaps the hype just got us a bit too high with excitement because both of us came out of the movie and just felt a little blah.  We can't recommend the investment that this movie takes for it's "payoff" and recommend you give this one a solid pass.

 

Next week' streaming suggestion is my choice.  We're going to watch Fighting With My Family on Amazon Prime.




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-Hammer