Monday, January 21, 2019

Episode 293: Unbreakable Glass

Hello everyone, welcome to our week in Geek!  This week we will be bringing you our spoiler filled and spoiler free of the new M Night movie, Glass along with our streaming review of Guardians. In this episode we discuss Our recent Podcast show experiences, the recent drop of trailers with Ghost Busters 3, Spider Man Far From Home, John Wick 3 and the news of another Star Wars game being canceled.   Finally we wrap up this week's show with our Podquestion of what was your favorite moment from 2018.



This week we watched the fan suggestion of Guardians on Amazon Prime.  Thanks to TK we got to watch a Russian take on the Super Hero Team genre. While strange and quite a bit silly at points the movie proved to be a rather enjoyable little romp.  Essentially you got genetically altered humans from the Cold War Era Russia to gather together in a Fantastic Four esque "family" team.  The special effects won't blow you away, but you get a Were-Bear with Gatling Guns on it's back, so you should be fine.  I'll keep it short, watch the trailer and you'll have a good idea what you're walking into.  We both would say that if the trailer intrigues you enough you'll get your kicks watching this one.

 

Next week we're watching another fan suggestion of the Outlaw King on Netflix.  Our friend Josh the Gray suggested we watch this Chris Pine + Beard Combo and we're ready to dive right in.




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Monday, January 7, 2019

Episode 292: BandH 2018 Year in Review

Hello everyone, welcome back and our very first SzG of 2019!  We're very excited to begin the year and close out last year doing what we love, bullshitting with the best of them.  With it being the new year and our first podcast of the year that means it's time to do our Year in Review!!! (read to the tune of Pigs in Space).  Bat and I saw different movies in the theaters, which him seeing Bumblebee and my seeing Mary Poppins Returns.  So we will stick to our spoiler free reviews along with doing our streaming review of Mowgli and our Podquestion of which Disney animated movie do you Not want to see get the remake treatment.



This week we watched the fan suggestion of Mowgli: The Legend of the Jungle on Netflix. Well, how about that?  We're both pleasantly surprised by this latest Andy Serkis telling of Jungle Book. This retelling of the classic tale actually did something different, it told a story that felt new and was more fleshed out than it's previous brethren.  We are provided with an actual story focused on Mowgli rather than having him just be another pawn in play for the other characters.  As with other Serkis movies, the motion capture goes a decent way of making these CGI creatures feel more alive and real.  Again, this IS another telling of Jungle Book but just like we said in Bat's review of Bumblebee it shows what some properties can be when handled by different people with different perspectives.  Thanks Kristi, again, for delivering another good streaming recommendation.








Next week we're watching another fan suggestion with the Russian movie Guardians on Amazon Prime.  Our friend TK has answered the call for the lack of Russian movies we have yet to see... was there really a call?... and he delivered.  This strange super hero movie from Mother Russia looks interesting to say the least.






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We wish you all Happy New Year to you all from both of us and thanks for listening!!


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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Bat's most anticipated games of 2019

With 2018 coming to a close, we head in to 2019 with a bevy of new game releases right around the corner. I sat down and looked at the upcoming game releases to create a list of my most anticipated games. This list is in no particular order.

1. The Last of Us 2
Remember when I said this list was in no particular order? Ok I lied. Naughty Dog's follow-up to 2013's The Last of Us is easily my most anticipated game of 2019. While there hasn't been a confirmed release date for part 2, all hints seem to point to a summer release. This time around we will play as Ellie, and the question remains what has happened to Joel.

Quarter 3 2019

2 Kingdom Hearts 3
Look folks, I know what you're thinking, but this game has a release date. The game has gone gold. I still won't believe it's being released until it actually hits shelves, but it appears it may actually happen this time around. Maybe, just maybe, Donald will learn to heal as well

January 29, 2019

3. Crackdown 3.
With Deep Silver no longer making Saints Row games, the fun and silly open world game has ceased to exist. Enter Terry Crews. Any game where I can blow stuff up as Terry Crews I cannot wait for a reason to actually turn on my Xbox

February 15, 2019

4. Far Cry: New Dawn
Ubisoft has created a bombastic and engaging open world series with Far Cry. With New Dawn we see a direct sequel to 2018's Farcy 5, set after an atomic bomb has gone off.

February 15, 2019

5. Tom Clancy's Division 2
4 person, squad based multiplayer, this time set in Washington D.C. The cycle of new gear, tougher enemies and Brochella makes this a must have for our multiplayer gaming nights.

March 15, 2109

6. Days Gone
Sony Bend has been MIA for 7 years and we finally get our hands on their next offering. A dystopian future open world zombie game.

April 26, 2019


I'm sure there are more games that I'll add to this list, but these are my most anticipated games. What games are you most looking forward to?

Monday, December 24, 2018

Episode 291: Momoa-Man

Hello everyone, welcome back and a very special Happy Holidays from both of us!
This week we're super excited to bring you our spoiler free and spoiler filled reviews of Aquaman (it's actually real!).  We also discuss our streaming review of The Christmas Chronicles along with some nerd news regarding the trailers for Men in Black International, Hellboy, Aladdin and Doom Patrol. Lastly we wrap up this week's show by answering this week's podquestion of what is your favorite Spider Man.



This week we watched the new Netflix Christmas movie The Christmas Chronicles.  I can say that I was genuinely surprised at how much fun I had with this movie.  Bat does mention a clear caveat by remembering this is a kids movie but even with that in mind you can still find a decent amount of fun watching Kurt Russel run around as old Saint Nick.  It's not a genre breaking movie but it does do a good enough job mirroring one of my favorite (Tim Allen's Santa Clause) to earn it's place among the yearly tradition.  Give it a shot, it's silly and fun but has enough heart to give it a longer lifespan.




Next week we're watching the fan suggestion of Mowgli: The Legend of the Jungle on Netflix.  It seems Kristi heard our cries and whines about not wanting to see it and she decided to give us a little early Christmas present by recommending this movie.  Hopefully it's better than we're expecting.


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Monday, December 17, 2018

Episode 290: Will the Real Spiderman Please Step Up

Hello everyone, welcome back to another week in geek. This week we're super excited to bring you our spoiler free and spoiler filled reviews of Spider Man: Into the Spiderverse.  We also discuss our streaming review of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs along with some nerd news regarding the unannounced cancellation of the Punisher Netflix show and I talk about my experience with Doki Doki Literature Club  Lastly we wrap up this week's show by answering this week's podquestion of what has been the game you've had the most fun with this year.





This week we watched the new Cohen Brother's flick The Ballad of Buster Scruggs on Netflix. Both of us have to say that we were genuinely surprised (pleasantly even) that this move was actually more of a vignette style movie than one continuous story.  Buster Scruggs was only in the first of the 6 vignette even.  The other 5 were more slice of life in the wild west.  While our favorites varied between Bat and myself we both agreed that the first bunch of the stories were the strongest.  With the last 2-3 starting to drag on.  I absolutely loved the Prospector story and Bat really enjoyed the Pan Shot one.  While Bat was really anxious going into this one he came around and gave it a thumbs up, as I did.  While not all of the stories are strong, and they don't connect in any noticeable way, we both still had a good time watching them.


Next week we're watching the Kurt Russell lead The Christmas Chronicles on Netflix.  Join us in watching what we hope might be a fun new addition to the Christmas movie repertoire. 


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Monday, December 10, 2018

Episode 289: Not 290

Hello everyone, welcome back to another week in geek. We're still keeping with the short and sweet episodes by sticking with what we do best, bullshittery.  We discuss our streaming review of the Rampage.  And we also discuss nerd news with the fall of Tumblr, The Avengers End Game and Captain Marvel trailers, Game Award announcements, some free shit good shit and answering this week's podquestion of which natural disaster scares you the most.



This week we watched another Rock-rific movie with Rampage.  While there was some promise of a cheese fest action flick we were only teased a bit with some of the fights between the monsters.  This fact alone left us a little out in the cold, hoping for more action.  While it's not terrible it's also not great.  The chemistry between the Rock and George was good but the rest of the movie just left us wanting more.  You can skip this one or watch it, either way I don't think you'll be missing much.

 




Next week we're watching the new Cohen Brother's flick in all of it's strangeness.  Bat is already groaning at the thought.  But you can watch along as we pick The Ballad of Buster Scruggs on Netflix this week.



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Monday, December 3, 2018

Episode 288: Hurr-i-cane

Hello everyone, welcome back to another week in geek. We're keeping with the short and sweet episodes by sticking with what we do best, bullshittery.  We discuss our streaming review of the, how did this not end up on SyFy, Hurricane Heist.  And we also discuss nerd news discussing the cancellation of DareDevil, announcement of a live action Cowboy Bebop and Red Dead Online launch.  We wrap it all up in a nice little bow by answering this week's podquestion of what was your favorite Queen song.





Watching Hurricane Heist we can't help but continuously ask ourselves "how did this not end up as a made for TV movie on SyFy.  This week's streaming review seems, at face value, to be a silly yet fun concept.  But what it actually turned to was a movie that had just too much plot for it's own good.  It focused on two brothers who watched their father die in a hurricane that are trying to stop 600 Million dollars from getting stolen.  Sounds fun right?  Nope, this movie drags it's feet at most every opportunity and the only thing that really gets off of the ground is all the debris.  We can't say how disappointed we were, which is just plain sad.  We both suggest you stay in your storm shelter and let it pass you by.




Next week we're starting to tackle some of those Summer movies that we missed by watching Rampage on HBOgo this week.


 
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