Monday, February 17, 2014

Episode 54: Roboflop vs Floppybird

We are back and with a movie review to boot! Both Bat and I weigh in on the Robocop remake with our spoiler-free and spoiler-ific(found at 55:00) reviews.  We also delve into the news for nerds with Jim Gordon's casting, a Hammer Re-"Vision", No Smith in ID4...2, Red Shirts being adapted to TV by FX, Clone Wars last season finds a home, Leonard Nimoy's health and South Park: tSoT going Gold.  We jam in our topic of the week of the saga of "Flappy Bird" along with our question of the week answer for "Favorite Disaster Porn Movie."  We wrap it all up with what we're watching and playing. Normally we try to off set our Question of the Week and our What we're watching segments every other episode but we are jamming it all into one so that we can make a very special announcement. 

It is as official as can be, we are having all 3 of the Tortuga Twins on next weeks episode of SzG.  Haven't heard of them?  Well we recommend checking out their website  to get a hint, or even better yet go and visit the Arizona Renaissance Festival going on till March 30th and watch one of their shows.  I don't think you will be disappointed.  Bat and I are very excited to sit down with these three and wanted to open up the floor to any questions you dear listener might have for the Twins.  Please be sure to let us know by Thursday preferably or at the very latest this Friday at 4pm.

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

This Week we reviewed the 2014 remake of Robocop.  To keep it simple I'm just posting or quick reviews here.  But we plan on doing more written reviews in the future. If you want to know more about our reasons be sure to listen to the podcast. 

Bat says:  Wait for Streaming and Rental.  The movie just left him after the credits rolled, nothing really stuck to make it worth trekking out to the theater.

Hammer says: See it in the Theater.  Although far from perfect (too many 'villains' and Robocop wasn't really the focus) there was still touches of greatness that make for an enjoyable theater experience. 

Here is a trailer for reference:

Our Topic this week was Flappy bird.  I'm calling it now that within the year we will hear about some sort of movie/documentary adaptation to this crazy shit storm.  If you haven't followed the story so far here is a pretty good Mashable article that pretty much sums it all up.   Neither Bat or I really cared for the game but the story surrounding it and the community reactions make for some pretty fun reading.  What do you think about the whole rise and fall of the game?

Here's the answer we received via Facebook, as well as our own  from last weeks Question of the Week with "What is your favorite Disaster-porn movie?"  Looks like the runaway winner was Armageddon.   

Independence Day 

For the next SzG Question of the Week we ask you to give us any questions you may have for the Tortuga Twins.  Make sure to get your answers in for us before February 21st.

Catch us next week, same Bat channel same Hammer time.


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