Monday, October 1, 2018

Episode 282: Spiderman PS4 Spoilercast

Hello everyone and welcome to our special week in geek!  I'm moving this weekend (yay leveling up!) so we didn't get a chance to gather our weekly SzG stuffs so instead we decided it was time to do our Spiderman PS4 Spoilercast.  Both Bat and I played the game and beat it so we're going to cover everything from mechanics to story and give the good oll B&H treatment.  If you haven't played it yet be warned, this whole episode is spoiler heavy.  But fret not, we will be back next week with our regularly scheduled week in geek and more fun stuffs.

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-Hammer

Monday, September 24, 2018

Episode 281: 2018 Summer Movie Round up

Hello everyone and welcome to our week in geek!  With us doing our Summer movie round up this episode we thought it was only fitting for us to watch the last movie on our list for this "summer."  So we went out to the theaters to watch Predator and we are bringing you our spoiler filled and spoiler free reviews for your listening pleasure.  Speaking of our Summer Movie Round up... we're doing that too!  It was a busy Summer season and we saw some pretty neat movies along with a few disappointing ones and missed a whole slew of movies that will surely be future streaming movie fodder.  But before we get to that we actually got a decent amount of nerd news with:

-TaleTell closing
-Die Hard 6
-Captain Marvel trailer
-Civ 6 coming to Switch
-Xbox console subscription plan
-Joaquin Joker teaser
- PS & N64 Classics
-PS Now Download option
Along with all of these awesome bits we review our streaming movie this month, Cargo.  





This week's streaming review Netflix original movie Cargo. Let's start off and say that while this is a zombie movie it actually doesn't feature a whole lot of zombies, or as they call them "virals."  This movie focuses more on the human aspect, more specifically the connection between the main character and his daughter.  The main drive for Freeman in the movie is to get his daughter to safety within the 48 hrs he has left before he also turns.  As I mentioned last week this movie was actually based off of a short movie by the same name)  You can watch that short film here Cargo Short Film) but besides Freeman's performance this movie feels like the good concept was stretched a bit too thin.  We both thoroughly enjoyed his performance and think he's the main thing pulling this movie together.  But sadly we're a bit split on whether

 that makes us want to recommend the movie.  We both gave it a thumbs up but I'm telling people to hold off while Bat is saying he thinks Freeman's performance makes it more worth while.




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That is all for this week's Blogcast.  Please note that we're taking a little bit of a break next week as I'll be moving but please listen in to our Spoiler Filled review for Spiderman PS4 posting next Monday.  

-Hammer

Monday, September 17, 2018

Episode 280: Bye Bye Mr. Super Guy

Hello everyone and welcome to our week in geek!  We failed to get back out to the theaters this week but we will be hitting it hard next week with Predator and our Summer Movie wrap up.  So this week instead we take a look at the trickle of nerd news including the rumors of Henry Cavil exiting the DC EU... Oh no!  Like seriously, we really love him as Superman and have no clue if DC has a solid idea of what they want to do. We also talk about our streaming movie Moon and answer this week's podquestion of which Super Hero's alter ego's job would we want to do.



This week's streaming review was Moon.  We have been curious about seeing this one for some time.  In fact it was one of the reasons we watched the Netflix original Mute, as it was the same director.  Unfortunately we really, really didn't like Mute so it made us both hesitant to want to rush to see Moon.  But I can say that the driving force for both of us was Sam Rockwell, and he delivered.  Much like the one actor movies like Castaway, this movie heavily relies on the performance by Rockwell to really sell the concept.  While the movie may end a bit rushed we both found it to be a enjoyable ride with some good acting to continue to move the story along.  We both recommend giving this movie a shot and think you'll have a good time while you're at it.

 

For next week's streaming review we're jumping back into the breach of Netflix orignal movies with Cargo.  Funny enough, this movie is actually a remake of the short film that I was talking to Bat about on the podcast by the same title.  You can watch that short film here Cargo Short Film.


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Monday, September 10, 2018

Episode 279: Continuity Errors

Hello everyone and welcome to our week in geek!  We are back in the swing of things, and just in time to talk a bit about Spiderman for PS4!  We give it a spoiler free treatment and talk about our experiences so far... and some of the terrible selfies Bat's taken in game (see image below).  But it is our saddening duty to review yet another bad Netflix original movie, this time the culprit is The Package. On a lighter, and more enjoyable note we have a little nerd news with the casting of Cavill as Geralt in the Witcher TV show and the purchase of Kingdoms of Amalur by THQ Nordic.  lastly we wrap our week in geek up with answers to our podquestion of what did you want to be the next big Movie Trilogy.




This week's streaming review was another Netflix Original Tragedy, The Package.  With all the basic tropes of a bunch of sexually frustrated teens comedy movie we were hoping for a few laughs... but sadly the only ones we got were premature and short lived.  Which ironically fits this movie to a T.  While it's only an hour and a half the journey feels like it takes a lot longer.  The lack of chemistry between the characters and the lame jokes really feed into this feeling. The pay off never really seems to come and we're left watching numerous airborne dick shots that would probably make Lorena Bobbitt happy.  We both give this one a hard pass, take a walk and visit something better.



For the next movie we're hopping for something better than the director's newest movie (Mute) and taking a chance on watching Moon.  You can join in by watching this movie on Netflix.







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Monday, September 3, 2018

Episode 278: Hardcore Henry and Life Stuff

Hello everyone and welcome to our week in geek! Yes it's been a couple of weeks but for good reason!  Bat was patient with me as I was working through a busy birthday and a bout with altitude sickness. But we're back in action and kind of sorta back in form.  Still though, even with all of this time that we gave for news to stock pile up and we get nada.  We passed PAX and GamesCom and the most we have is some info regarding the hold up on Guardians Vol 3 and booze available in Star Wars land!  We also review our streaming movie of Hardcore Henry, talk about some free shit good shit for Playstation and Xbox as well as answer our last podquestion of what type of Westworld-eqsue world would you like to visit?




This week's streaming review was the First Person Movie, Hardcore Henry.  We both were worried about this one, mainly because we hadn't heard a peep about it.  But we were pleasantly surprised by some fun action scenes that were stitched loosely around some nonsensical story, but lets be honest... most of our favorite action movies kind of follow this format.  Mind you, this is not one of our favorite movies out there but we were entertained throughout.  The villain is silly and forgettable but the multitudes of Sharltos was kind of fun.  But in the end of the day we kind of wished that the movie had been pulled back to a 3rd person so that we could truly appreciate some of these awesome action scenes.

 


For the next movie we're hopping back into the Netflix originals with The Package.  You can join in by watching this movie on Netflix.


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Monday, August 13, 2018

Episode 276: The Meg

Hello everyone and welcome to our week in geek! This week we dive right into the giant shark v Jason Statham fest that is The Meg.  As normal we provide you a spoiler free review first but also give you a more spoiler filled review at the end of the show!  We discuss a little CW news with Ruby Rose announced as Batwoman and a smattering of other nerd news items.  We also discuss our streaming review Extinction and answer last week's fan suggested podquestion of what you add a 0 onto that you currently own?




This week's streaming review was the Netflix original with Extinction. Over all we have to admit that we were surprised by how much more fleshed out this movie was (for a Netflix original).  Michael Pena does a good job of driving this character driven movie and kind of makes us want to see him in more varied roles.  While not perfect by any means  the movie provided a decent twist that helped really draw us in more.  Over all Bat was more enamored with this movie than myself with him giving it a see it while I say it's okay to skip it.  Regardless of rankings though, we want more Pena.



For the next movie we're changing direction and going to try our hands at the First Person Movie, Hardcore Henry.  Will this be a nausea inducing adventure or something completely unexpected?  Join in by watching this movie on Netflix.



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-Hammer

Monday, August 6, 2018

Episode 276: Ewan McPooh


Hello everyone and welcome to our week in geek! This week we take a wack at the sentimental fest with Disney's Christopher Robin in the theater.  As normal we provide you a spoiler free review first but also give you a more spoiler filled review at the end of the show!  Still little to no news to talk about so we breeze quickly by what we do have and discuss some of the PS Plus in free shit good shit, review our streaming review of Cloud Atlas and answer last week's fan suggested podquestion of what you current favorite Podcast is.



This week's streaming review was Cloud Atlas.  Whew boy, this movie is a colorful mess.  Shot beautifully with wonderful colors but behind all that sheen there is little substance and a confusing presentation. The haphazard bouncing between all of the vignettes is jarring and confusion and just plain strange.  It would have made more sense to keep each of the vignettes together and then bridge each of them to better tell their story.  But alas, this was another Wachowski movie which now means a beautiful confusing mess.  We both highly recommend skipping this one in favor of watching something, anything, else.


 


For the next movie we're hopping back into the world of Netflix originals with Extinction.  Will this be another instance of a movie that isn't fully fleshed out or will it change our minds?


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-Hammer

Monday, July 30, 2018

Episode 275: Mustache Impossible 6


Hello everyone and welcome to our week in geek! This week we ditch our sweet love of the Purge in favor of the next Tom Cruise Explosion fest when we review Mission: Impossible: Fallout... that's a lot of collons!  As normal we provide you a spoiler free review first but also give you a more spoiler filled review at the end of the show!  Since the geek world still seems to be reeling from SDCC there's little to no news to talk about so we breeze quickly by what we do have and discuss some of the Xbox Games with Gold in free shit good shit, review our streaming review of I, Tonya and answer last week's fan suggested podquestion of what TV show hangout would you you want to chill at.

This week's streaming review waI, Tonya on Hulu.  Man, if you I didn't know this was based on real events I would call bullshit so many times.  This movie provides a look into the life story of Tonya Harding and her rise and fall.  The events surrounding the attack of Nancy Kerrigan are kind of nuts...like seriously nuts.  It's absolutely insane what happens and what actually went down.  It also gives a glimpse of social media justice back in the days where news was king.  It's pretty scary how both of our perceptions of the actual events were so different.  We both would highly recommend giving this movie a watch!

 


For the next movie we're taking a dive into missed movies of our past with Cloud Atlas.  This was another Wachowski movie that we missed... was it for good reason?  I guess we're going to find out soon.  You can watch along on Netflix.



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-Hammer