Monday, May 13, 2019

Episode 309: Detective Pikachu

Hello everyone, welcome to our week in Geek!

The summer blockbusters just keep running along with this week's release of Detective Pikachu. We will bring you all of the familiar spoiler free and spoiler filled reviews so make sure to catch-em...err both?  We also bring you our streaming review of Netflix's "The Silence" and dive into some nerd and movie trailer news before wrapping it up with answers to last week's podquestion of "which Marvel Character did you want to see brought into the MCU?"




This week we watched our fan suggestion of The Silence. Lets address the elephant in the room, yes this is incredibly similar to one of favorite movies of last year, A Quiet Place. No, it does not live up to that other movie.  But, with that being said, this movie does kind of tread it's own ground and do a decent job of it.  Not saying that this movie is great by any means, but it's decent.  When you consider all of the other Netflix original's track records, that's saying something.  They atmospheric feel of A Quiet Place can't really be replicated on the small screen and this movie doesn't really try to ape that feel.  Which is why I think we're a little more enamored by it.  We both gave it a thumbs up, but we're not quick to recommend this to our listeners.  Tread carefully, unless you love Stanley Tucci then tread freely.



Next up w'e're tackling our backlog of movies we missed in the theater.  Seriously, this one came out about 4 years ago. But we've been curious about Eddie Redmayne performance in The Danish Girl on HBOgo.



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

-Hammer

Monday, May 6, 2019

Episode 308: Logan's Run

Hello everyone, welcome to our week in Geek!

As we recover this week following the End Game buzz, we took a little break and skipped out on seeing a movie in the theater this week. Instead we started to focus on the news including the sad passing of Peter Mahew, Sonic's "new" look, and Sonic's soon-to-be "newer" look, and the directors of Spiderverse honing Sony's spider-centric TV universe. We also bring you our streaming review of Logan's Run and answer last week's podquestion of, "Who is your favorite hero in the MCU?"


This week we watched Logan's Run on Netflix. Boy Howdy does this movie not age well. Now with that out of the way, there genuinely is a good movie (Or at least a good concept of a movie) hidden somewhere in this 2 hour mess. Yes, it is over 30 years old and yes, old sci-fi does not always hold up very well, but the acting is absolutely atrocious. In fact, that's what really keeps this movie from being good. All the cheesy sci-fi paraphernalia aside, the nonsensical acting and character choices derail this movie towards utter ridiculousness. If you can't tell, neither of us really enjoyed this one. It's hard to bestow it the mantle of "classic" because of all its missteps. Even my love for Jenny Agutter can't bring me to recommend this movie to anybody.

 

Next week we have a fan suggestion for our streaming review.  Kristi wants us to watch the Stanley Tucci led Netflix version of A Quiet Place, The Silence.  She hasn't led us astray before so we're looking forward to giving this one a shot.



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Below you will find this week's most recent podcast.  But fear not, you can click these links to listen to this and past week's podcast in iTunes or Sticher.  We also have the past 2-3 episodes available on SoundCloud.









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

-Hammer