Monday, June 16, 2014

Episode 70: How to Train Your Dragon 2oothless

Hello and Welcome back for another week in geek!  This week we chose to review How to Train Your Dragon 2 (sorry 22 Jump Street, maybe later).  We give you our opinions of this high flying flick in both Spoiler-Free and Spoiler-ific fashion.  I also double dipped and caught an early morning showing of Tom Cruise's Edge of Tomorrow and was pleasantly surprised by what it offered.  Definitely worth the price of admission for any person wanting a scifi battle flick.  I'll have a more in depth review of Edge of Tomorrow later this week, so keep an eye peeled.

Bats suggestion for this week’s Streaming Review is called TheDirties.  This movie was promoted through Kevin Smith’s movie club, calling it one of “the most important films of the year.” The movie is about two best friends  filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school. Only, one of them isn't joking.  Both of us felt a little empty after watching this movie.  Bat only gave it 2 Stars while I gave it a generous 3 Stars on Netflix.  We came to a consensus that the movie felt like it was just missing a strong endgame, or point, that it was really driving home.  It is tough to watch the main character slowly degrade from just filming a movie to actually plotting and carrying out a school shooting.   But the way it ends it just left me hanging without any sense of resolution.  I honestly can't recommend this one.


Skewing back to a more light hearted streaming suggestion, my pick for this week is the Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer comedy, The Family.  Here's the trailer below if you are curious.

This movie can be found on Netlfix so If you want to be a part of the review next week make sure to send us your reviews via Facebook, Twitter or email us at

This week we also discuss the brunt of E3 news and go over the Nintendo/Sony/Micosoft/EA/Ubisoft Conferences, more specifically an Open World Zelda, Uncharted 4, Vita TV and Rainbow 6: Siege.  We also talk about the newly announced (rumored) DC Movie Slate, cartoon versions of Rat Queens and Peter Panzerfaust and a new Borderlands Comic hitting shelves soon!

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

I also bring you a mini edition of Free Shit, Good Shit with 2 Humblebundles:

  • First off is the Weekly Bundle called Indevision which includes fun games like Serious Sam and the cool Minecraft Documentary.  Pay only $15 bucks to get it all
  • Second on the list is HumbleBundle's AudioBooks Bundle.  The only notable for me is Fightclub but Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom looks interesting as well.   You only have to pay $10 to get it all and more will be added soon.

PHXCC2014 was only a week ago and it already feels like forever already.  So in memorial of the Con that was we asked last week "What do you do to recover from Conventions?"  

Fanboy     Binge watch a new TV show
Sarah       Start a new sewing project
Hammer   No pants time, junk food and movies
Whitney   Same as Hammer
Bat          Veg as much as possible with Video Games, Movies and the like

There were quite a few announcements at this years E3 and we want to know which annoucncement were you most excited about?We want to hear your answers so let us know via Facebook, Twitter or email us at

Speaking of cool things from E3, here are just a few on the ones that we talked about on the Podcast

Halo: Master Chief Collection/Halo 5 Trailer

  • This one was like a announcement wrapped inside a teaser, and I thought it was damn cool.

Untitled Legend of Zelda Game

  • They seemed to stress the open world feel of this one (which if you think about it isn't all that new to Zelda games).  It looks damn pretty and colorful.

Uncharted 4: A Thieves End

  • Just a CG trailer but it really sets a darker feel, hoping the new project heads don't take all of the fun out of Drake.

Rainbow Six: Siege

  • Dude, both Bat and I had forgotten how much we missed Rainbow Six.  If this trailer is a good indication of what we can expect from the actual game then count me in.


  • 4 v 4 3rd person shooter from Nintendo that we quickly dubbed the "bukkake game" about Squids shooting ink everywhere, it's not nearly as dirty as it sounds.

That's all for this weeks edition of the Sprecken ze Geek Blogcast and be sure to tune in next week.  Same Hammer Time , same Bat Channel. 


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