Monday, December 23, 2013

Episode 48: The Desolation of a Podcast

It's here!  This episode officially marks SzG's one year BatandHammer-versary.  Around this same time last year Bat and I were sitting down to start our podcast with our very first movie review, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.  It only seems right that we mark the occasion with our review of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. We bring you both a spoiler free as well as a spoiler-ific review in this podcast.  Along the way we talk about Paul Rudd's casting as Antman, a second villain joining in Avengers 2, Saints Row rumors, Hyrule Warriors and we bring you another Trailer Recap for the week.  As always we bring you Bat and Hammers weekly watching and playing progress. Don't forget to answer this weeks question of the week so we can talk about it next podcast.

Click here to listen to this weeks podcast in iTunes or Sticher.
I've also included the most recent episode via the embedded link below

Here's the answers we received via Facebook, as well as our own  from last weeks Question of the Week with "What are your top 5 Holiday movies?"    

  • Christian

  • 1. Christmas Vacation (Shitter was full!)
    2. Elf
    3. Scrooged 
    4. A Christmas Story
    5. Love Actually
  • Josh

  •  1 Muppets Christmas carol 
  • 2 the original rudolf the red nose reindeer 
  • 3 star wars (it's a tradition) 
  • 4 A christmas story 
  • 5 a charlie brown christmas (Yes it counts!!)
  • Josh

  • 1. Die Hard
    2. Scrooged
    3. Christmas Vacation

    4. A Christmas Story
    5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Doug 

  • 1. Scrooged
    2. Elf
    3. Christmas Vacation

    4. Christmas Story
    5. Go

1. Die Hard
2.The Santa Clause
3. Scrooged
4. White Christmas

Bat chose         
1. Christmas Story
2. Grinch who stole Christmas (original cartoon movie)
3. Die Hard
4. Bad Santa

Next weeks SzG Question of the Week (we need a better name for that) is "What book, that has never before been adapted, would you like to see made into a movie?" We will be on a week hiatus but get your answers in before January 3rd.

And  with all of that out of the way its now onto our Trailer Review.  
For this weeks edition we have 5 for your consideration

First out of the gate we have the new Christopher Nolan movie, Interstellar.  Because its Nolan we are both there but Bat was unimpressed with this trailer while I loved it. 

Second on the list is a Johnny Depp movie called Transcendence.  The trailer shows a brilliant Artificial Intelligence scientist get killed while his brain gets preserved by what looks like his own technology.  Looks interesting but its not in my top contenders for my theater dollar while Bat is ready and willing.

Third on the list is a little number called 22 Jump Street.  This trailer didn't really impress either of us honestly but as we stated in the podcast the first one didn't either and it ended up being one of the funniest movies either of us saw that year.  We're both there when it hits theaters but this trailer didn't really show us anything too good.

the fourth trailer we have had the Wonder Woman texting me the moment that it released with squee's a-plenty.  How to Train Your Dragon 2's 
trailer is good but not great, if anything the excitement of seeing Toothless and the gang in action is what got me going.  We're both there when it hits theaters and both enjoyed the trailer.

The last trailer we have this week is another sequel, but it had us both ready to pay for our tickets.  We still hate the title for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (man that's even a mouth full to write) but the trailer, really a teaser, showed just enough to keep us both excited for whats to come. Also that last shot of Caesar is absolutely stunning. 

That is all for this weeks podcast.  But both Bat and I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a fun and safe New Year. Catch us next year for more of your SzG goodness, same Bat channel same Hammer time.


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