Monday, June 12, 2017

Episode 196: The Mum-meh

Hello and welcome to this week in geek.  Bat and I both got in the theaters to see this week's theatrical review of The Mummy and Bat was able to grab a showing of It Comes At Night.  We bring you our spoiler free reviews of both movies and a spoiler filled review of the Mummy at the end of our podcast.  We also review this week's streaming review of War Dogs and talk about the new Xbox X (silly name),  prepare ourselves for next week's E3 coverage, hear Bat's ass destroy a chair (see pictures below), The Black Panther and Absolutely Everything trailers and make a Smirnoff Ice bet about the opening weekend box office returns for Valerian and Dunkirk (see more below).  Also, we did not forget this time, we have your answers from last week's podquestion of what is your favorite movie snack.

Every now and then we make a Smirnoff Ice bet... and it looks like we have one soon!  The rules are simple, if Bat wins then I chug a Smirnoff Ice on bended knee for all of the internet to see.  If I win then he does.  If you can't tell, we're not particularly fond of these things so it's a punishment.  The bets are set and we will soon get to see the winner.

*Bat's Bet: Dunkirk will make 30 million more than Valerian on opening weekend.

*Hammer's Bet:  The spread will be less than 30 million (I'm no fool, Dunkirk is going to make more... I just don't think it will be THAT much more)

This week's recommendation was 
War Dogs.  The movie itself is pretty standard affair.  You can guess the quick rise and the bad fall that these characters take as they get into the cut throat world of gun running.  There isn't much more beyond what you see in the trailer, but that doesn't make it a bad movie.  We both liked it well enough, it's not a stand out but it was fun for what it was.  More than anything, we want to know how much of this is blown out of proportion for the sake of movie magic.  Bat particularly likes Miles Teller, so any chance he can see him acting he is happy to give a shot.  We both would say it's a fun watch but not something to go out of your way to see. 


This week's recommendation was my choice so we're watching The Accountant on HBOgo.

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For this week's Podquestion we want to know what Universal Monster you want to see next in the Dark Universe?

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last but definitely not is the picture proof of Bat's ass destruction of that poor, poor chair.  Rest in peace to beautiful pile of wood, you served our butts well.

That is all for this week's Blogcast.  Be sure to tune in next year. Same Hammer Time, same Bat Channel.


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