Monday, February 18, 2019

Episode 296: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

Monday, January 28, 2019

Episode 294: Blandheart (watch it for Douglas)

Hello everyone, welcome to our week in Geek!  This week we will be bringing you... well not much in terms of news.  So instead we will talk about what we're playing and some sweet, sweet Disneyland plans as well as our streaming review of Outlaw King.  Finally we wrap up this week's show with our Podquestion of what was is geeky family crest.





This week we watched the fan suggestion Outlaw King on Netflix.  Thanks you listener of the podcast, Josh the Grey, we got to see the sequel to Braveheart... okay not really.  If you saw Braveheart then you'll understand why the begging of this movie had us in pieces (drum beat).  Yes I'm terrible but you're not surprised.  The end of Braveheart is essentially the beginning of Outlaw King.  While that is some healthy movie stock to come from, sadly the movie falls pretty short. Bat points out that it is another example of how Netflix hates editors.  And while I enjoyed the movie more than him I think we both agree that Pine's acting was pretty 2 dimensional.  The best thing that came out of this movie was Douglas (Aaron Taylor-Johnson).  Again, it's not great but it's also not too terrible.

 


Next week we're back to watching our own stuff with IO on Netflix.  It's end of the world type fun!



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-Hammer

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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-Hammer

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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-Hammer

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?