Monday, October 14, 2019

Episode 328: Joker

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Thanks for being patient as we took this past week off.  But we're here with out Joker review, both spoiler filled and spoiler free review! We also talk about all of the Blizzard/China news, Quite a few new trailer drops including: Jungle Cruise, Birds of Prey and Dolittle.  Then we wrap everything up by reviewing last episodes streaming review of Welcome to Marwen and answering the Podquestion of "What planet in the solar system would you most want to visit?"


This week's streaming review was Welcome to Marwen on HBOgo.  Now this one was kind of sad, but not in the way you'd imagine.  Both of us were pretty excited to see this one but missed it in the theaters.  We loved the stylized look of the dolls and even in execution we loved it in the movie.  But the problem that we each had with this movie was that we just didn't feel for the main character.  There were so many plot threads and conversations that just really didn't lead anywhere and didn't really help us empathize with the main character.  We both recommend skipping this one, even with the cool effects.

 


Next week's streaming review is from one of our fans, Kristi, and she wants us to watch House of the Witch on Netflix. This is the first of our 4 horror movies of October.  We have 2 others 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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Monday, September 30, 2019

Episode 327: Ad Ass-tra

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We hit the theaters this week to see the space..."epic" Ad Astra.  Wow... man I wish we missed this one, but we will get into that later. We're also talking about all the nerd news this week along with discussing our streaming review of Mortal Engines and wrap up the podcast by  answering last week's dark Podquestion of "What is your favorite 90's sit com?"



This week's streaming review was Mortal Engines on HBOgo. Well, one thing is for sure, this is not our week for movies.  Yet another big and bombastic movie that truly disappointed us. To be honest, neither of us really expected much from this movie.  I liked the odd concept, but the movie never really goes anywhere and the character investment isn't present. We both can't recommend skipping this movie enough, you're not missing a thing.  


Next week's streaming review is Welcome to Marwen on HBOgo.



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Monday, September 23, 2019

Episode 326: Shutter Island

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Thank you for your patience as I had to take the week off due to some truly crappy times at home. But we're back and we're talking about all nerdy things such as Sony State of Play announcement, Big Arrowverse Crossover, Birds of Prey poster, the Storming of Area 51 and Borderlands 3 reviews.  We also discuss our streaming review of Shutter Island and wrap up the podcast by  answering last week's dark Podquestion of "What is your biggest fear?"



This week's streaming review was Shutter Island on Amazon Prime. While neither of us are big Scorsese fans we both were really into this one.  Bat especially loved this movie.  The film is beautifully shot, acted and scored which alone would make this one worth the watch.  But the mystery and suspense of what the main character is trying to unravel is something that we both were excited to see the conclusion to.  Much like The Perfection, the less you know about this movie the better.  Give this one a watch.

 


Next week we will be watching Mortal Engines on HBOgo.


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Monday, September 9, 2019

Episode 325: IT Chapter 2

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Oh no, the clown is back in town!  This week we hit the theaters to see IT: Chapter 2.  Don't worry, I most definitely jumped and Bat most definitely laughed at my expense.  But don't worry, we won't spoil the rollercoaster until the end of the show.  In the mean time enjoy our spoiler free review followed by our streaming review of Hurt Locker.  We also discuss some brief nerd news with Nintendo direct announcements and the Bad Boys 4 Life trailer.  Then we wrap up the show by answering  last week's podquestion of "What the last magazine you bought?"


This week's streaming review was The Hurt Locker on HBOgo. It's really sad to say, but this movie was a disappointment.  Knowing for so long that it gained so many accolades, hell it even won best picture over Avatar in 2010, made it all that must more of a let down.  While we were both very interested to see the slice of life movie about a bomb disposal group in Iraq what we were instead treated to was a mish mash of scenes that just made us hate he main character.  There was no real weight or gravity to the situation that they were in, instead it focused haphazardly on the adrenaline junkie style rush of the main character.  Bat's note that the one impact scene, the one where the Lieutenant Colonel was taken out by an IED, is also the main point of emotional impact in the entire film.  We both were pretty amazed that this movie was so highly praised when it felt like and over all shallow portrayal of the the true horrors that were experienced by Bomb techs.  We both recommend skipping this one.

 

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Episode 324: Perfection

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We're hitting the ground running with a whole mess of news but first we dive into our streaming review of The Perfection (I finished it this time!).  Starting off we have the 'classic' video games of Lion King and Alladin coming back, Rise of the Skywalker trailer, Joker new trailer and review reactions and this month's free shit good shit.  We also answer last week's podquestion of "What is your favorite montage song?"


This week's streaming review was The Perfection on Netflix. Gotta admit it right off the bat, we both really enjoyed this one.  So much so, that we both recommend you don't really listen to us or watch any trailers, just give it a watch.  Okay, if you're still reading then there's no talking sense into you so let's get to it.  The way this movie continues to subvert your expectations and evolve the circumstances and characters is truly something to witness.  The periodic "rewinds" that show you the other side of things allows you to slowly chip away at the bigger story and also chips away at the facade of the perfection. The two leads do such a wonderful job at acting each of their parts that I kept thinking back to it long after the credits roll.  Every now and then it seems like Netlfix breaks the mold from it's usual craptacular endings, give this movie your time and attention.

 


Next week we're watching The Hurt Locker on HBOgo.



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Monday, August 26, 2019

Episode 323: Trilogy, Womp Womp

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We're hitting the ground running with a whole mess of news but first we dive into our streaming review of The Wandering Earth.  Although I didn't finish it, guilty as charged, we provide you our full thoughts and then get to the good stuff.  First off we have Kevin Smith to helm new He-Man series, Sony and Disney fight over Spiderman, Matrix 4 announced, FF8 Remaster launch date, Sony buys Insomniac, Mandalorian Trailer and new Marvel Disney+ TV show announcements. We also answer last week's podquestion of "What is your favorite DVD that you own?"


This week's streaming review was The Wandering Earth on Netflix.First off, let's get it straight... yes I did  recommend this movie and no I did not finish it.  This, of course, makes me an asshole.  Now with that out of the way, from what I have seen of the movie so far Ii can totally understand where Bat is coming from.  While the over all cheesiness of this movie isn't his flavor, it's completely mine.  The only thing that will sway my opinion one way or another is if I get bored with the rest of it.  Bat definitely gave it a skip and I'm still on the see it train, so far.  But we both agreed that it's nice to see another culture's take on big and bombastic sci-fi.

 


Next week we're watching The Perfection on Netflix.




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Monday, August 19, 2019

Episode 322: Okay-ish Boys

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We hit the theaters this episode to catch the Good Boys to see if they really are a bunch of good boys... spoilers they aren't but more on that later.  As always we provide you our spoiler free and spoiler filled review of the movie.  We also bring you our streaming review of the Sweet Documentary, Fedup, before diving into some nerd news including: Obi Wan show confirmed for Disney+, Viacom and CBS merger, new Timesplitters and Saints Row games in the mix, and Duck Tales remastered getting pulled. Then we wrap up our show, as always, by answering last weeks podquestion of "what is your favorite work out exercise?"


This week's streaming review was Fed Up. Normally Bat and I really do love us some documentaries but sadly this one really felt like all sugar no filler.  While many had talked this up as a "revelation" neither of us really learned anything that we didn't know.  Besides the percentage thing, that's truly fucked up.  But again, back to the documentary itself. This movie waxed and waned so much that we both got lost on what it's actual message or goal was.  In trying to balance a human story and a history lesson it really did a disservice to both.  While we both agree that there is an addiction problem, we don't think this movie did much favors to bringing an awareness to the problem and recommend you pass on this one.

 

Next week we're watching the Chinese Sci-Fi epic The Wandering Earth on Netflix.




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