Episode #72 – Just… So Much About The Dark Universe

The guys have you covered on all the week’s pop culture news, and more than you probably cared about Universal’s Dark Universe!

They’re talking stories like: 

  • The real named Rawson Thurber might be helming a Cannonball Run reboot
  • Flatliners gets rebooted for some reason
  • Tom Cruise Control (YES!) on The Mummy might be what hurt it
  • Bumblebee ’84
  • Michelle Monaghan back for MI:6
  • More info about the Wick-i-verse!
  • Actual IRL friend Mike Van Waes is writing the Conjuring spinoff The Crooked Man
  • Kevin Smith begins shooting a movie no one will care about
  • Ducktales reboot opening
  • Kimmy Schmidt gets a Season 4
  • GLOW might actually be good. Brandon over at UPROXX sure thinks so!
  • Apple gets into the Netflix game
  • A brief E3 roundup including Spider-Man, The Switch, Anthem, and Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  • Danny Elfman takes over Justice League duties after Junkie XL is sent away
  • Could John Lithgow have been the Joker?
  • An actual TON of Dark Phoenix bits
  • Amy Pascale says the Spider-verse will connect to the MCU, Kevin Feige is all ?????
  • Infinity War has a scene with 30+ characters in it, but probably not Coulson

All that, the Weekly Watched, and all the usual tangents.

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Let’s Talk About The First Black Panther Teaser Trailer!

Guys. I don’t want to alarm any of you, but I’m pretty excited about this movie. And not just to see Bilbo and Golem talking to each other. I’m actually most excited because I don’t really know much about the Black Panther mythos. I know the basics: King of a hidden African country that is way more technologically advanced than they let on, the Panther is a mantle passed down generationally, Wakanda is the only place to acquire Vibranium (the metal Captain America’s shield is made from), T’Challa is a disputed king as far as some are concerned, and he married Storm from the X-Men for a while (I’m pretty positive this will not be in the movie…. ever). But other than that, I don’t really know anything about the characters and their motivations, which is actually super refreshing. My one fear though is I didn’t know a ton about Doctor Strange besides the superficial and was hoping his movie would dive more into the character and it didn’t really.

Without much more to go on I think it’s time. So  Let’s Talk About The First Black Panther Teaser Trailer:  Continue reading

Episode #66 – Guardians of the Furious

You want pop culture news? Well you’ve come to the right place.

This week the guys are talking:

  • Rampage Details acquired from Rock Johnson’s Instagram
  • Kingsman 3 is already in the works, obviously
  • The Crow Reboot still isn’t happening don’t worry
  • Maybe because Karl Drogo and Will Ferrell are doing a movie together
  • Live, Die, Repeat, and Repeat. Ugh
  • Incredibles 2 gets scored up
  • Big Sick trailer
  • ABC picks up FOX’s leftovers and relaunches American Idol
  • No Malcolm Merlin next year
  • Marvel’s Runaways releases first cast photo. Original for comparison
  • Netflix renews 13 Reasons Why because of reasons
  • Guy Ritchie would do Suicide Squad 2 if someone asked him but he can’t, cool
  • Inhumans Cast Photo
  • Kevin Feige walks back the TV/movies won’t cross over talking point a bit
  • Guardians 3 in 3 years?
  • Why Doug Liman said Adieu to Gambit
  • Plus the guys saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and think you should too

All that, the Weekly Watched, and all the usual tangents.

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Let’s Talk About The New Marvel’s The Defenders Trailer

 

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Netflix and Marvel’s collaborative efforts.  I think Daredevil and Jessica Jones are some of the better shows out there right now. I love the first half of Luke Cage and thought Iron Fist was fine. So you could say I’m pretty excited to see this summer’s team up between our titular heroes (stop laughing at titular, RDT). I think we’re all hoping that The Defenders is more Daredevil and less Iron Fist and from what we see here that looks like that’ll be the case.

Originally in the comics The Defenders was a group with Doctor Strange and The Hulk at it’s core. It has had, however, a rotating cast throughout the years with members including Namor, The Silver Surfer, and Netflix mainstays Hellcat and Luke Cage. Usually it’s a team up of heroes that are known as loners and outsiders and that’s definitely what we’re getting with this incarnation. Though the comic version deals with more mystic threats, The Hand (which look to be the “big bad” of this series) is pretty mystical as far as The MCU goes. This also looks to have more of a street level vibe similar to the Marvel Knights line, than the original Defenders but hey, we weren’t getting a Defenders movie so why not use a preexisting name. It does look as though this series will be tying up all sorts of storylines from the previous five and setting up the next seasons like Jessica Jones Season 2 and hopefully a Heroes For Hire series.

Ok no more wasting time, Let’s Talk About The New Marvel’s The Defenders Trailer: Continue reading

Episode #64 – Hashtag SWCO and The Airline-cast

This week Loren’s back from #SWCO and he’s got stories. Well maybe more like tales. Couple that with some tangents about bad airlines and the week’s news and we’ve got a podcast. What news you might ask? How about news bits like:

  • Rock Johnson and Vinny D squash their beef
  • Mrs. Turner believes in ghost stories again for POTC: DMTNT
  • Five studios are vying for Bond, James Bond
  • Gemini Man finally finds it’s director
  • Spock tells us that there may not be a Star Trek 4
  • We thank the film gods as Kevin Hart passes on being the Genie for Aladdin
  • The Avatar sequels get release dates they won’t hit
  • The X-Files goes to 11
  • Zod is coming to Supergirl and he’s not sexy. (That’s a good thing!)
  • King Kong makes his way to the small screen but not the one that’s fighting Godzilla
  • Cloak & Dagger gets a trailer and it’s SUPER Freeform
  • The New Warriors assemble and are going to be funny
  • The Punisher won’t go to Temple
  • Capt. Marvel gets a pair of independent directors
  • Guardians Vol. 2  will have 3 too many post credit tags
  • Avengers: Infinity War and A-4 no longer shooting simultaneously
  • MCU Phase 4 will be “it’s own thing” according to Feige
  • Fox releases it’s 2018 lineup for New MutantsDeadpool 2, and Dark Phoenix

All that, the Weekly Watched, and all the tangents you know and love.

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Episode #62 – Alison Brie Larson & Soft Cheeses

This week the guys tangent, it’s a new thing they’re trying. But they also have a ton of news to cover. Stories like:

  • Invincible is Spider-Man meets Superman, soon to be a movie
  • There are 14 Transformer movies already written, for some reason
  • The Comedian joins Rampage
  • Arnie says Hasta La Vista to THE Predator and Legend of Conan
  • I guess they backed that truck of money up to Daniel Craig
  • Rock Johnson will captain the Jungle Cruise and probably the ride at least once
  • Man Down makes $26 in the UK. $26!
  • Change up to Best Documentary and Best Animated Feature at the Oscars
  • No CGI will be used to bring back Leia in Ep. IX
  • Don Rickles sadly hadn’t recorded his Toy Story 4 lines prior to his death
  • Arrow, Ninja Warrior
  • The Klepper Report
  • The Purge TV series coming
  • ‘Walking Dead’ finale hits 5 year ratings low
  • 2 more seasons for Unfortunate Events to happen
  • First Pictures from GLOW series
  • Wonder Woman tracking to open at $80mil, be happy or sad
  • Defenders hits Aug 18th and has the teaseriest teaser
  • Freeform adds Squirrel Girl and the New Warriors to their roster

All that, the Weekly Watched, and the aforementioned tangents.

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Let’s Talk About The Second Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer

First let me just say thank you to whatever deity deals with movie trailer releases. After getting the abysmal Justice League trailer over the weekend we are blessed with this pretty great Spider-Man: Homecoming one.

I’ve already covered a ton of the Spider-Man/Sony history in my Breakdown of the first trailer so I won’t rehash that here. I will note, however, that this trailer doesn’t focus as much on Peter/Spider-Man being in high school. That was the first trailer’s job to give us that John Hughes Movie feel that they are going for. This one is more about the story and the action. We get a lot of both here so let’s not waste any more time. Let’s Talk About The Second Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer: Continue reading

Episode #60 – It’s the Summer of 2017 Movie Preview

This week the whole gang is here as the HPN staff get together to give you a glimpse of what’s to come this Summer!

Jen and Rick join Loren and Ryan to discuss which movies they are looking forward to this Summer and which one’s not so much. And even a few they’ve never heard of! The gang also talks a little bit about the new Justice League trailer that Loren so graciously bit the bullet on and did a breakdown of. And just a little bit on the new Spider-Man: Homecoming posters. 

All of that plus listener questions, the Weekly Watched, more than the usual tangents, and much more!

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Episode #58 – That 80’s TV Classic Fat Guy, Full Beard

This week the guys talk about some LA bars and their beards. You know, the usual stuff.  They also have you covered on all your pop culture news from the week that was. Stories like:

  • The first pic of Lin Manuel Miranda in the new Mary Poppins.
  • Jake Busey joins/maybe is The Predator.
  • Bad Boys 4 Never. Maybe.
  • Ava2ar delayed.
  • Bond knowledge gets dropped, and writers are announced.
  • Baby Driver trailer
  • Who’s joining Daddy’s Home 2IT’S JOHN CENA!!!!
  • Nick Miller, author of the Pepperwood Chronicles, thinks it might be time to wrap it up.
  • More Riverdale is on it’s way.
  • You won’t have to wait too much longer for more Preacher.
  • Star Trek: Discovery’s captain is a real Death Eater.
  • More information than you wanted about Disney Parks.
  • New Wonder Woman trailer
  • Some critics aren’t a fan of Iron Fist. We don’t know how to feel, yet.
  • First photos from Thor: Ragnarok via EW and some plot details.
  • Guardians 2 will have a post credit scene…. because it’s a Marvel movie.
  • Deadpool himself let’s us in on who will be playing Domino.
  • The underground railroad X-Men show might have a title.

All of that plus a listener sponsored segment, the Weekly Watched, all of the usual tangents, and much more!

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Episode #56 – 2700 Words On Adam Sandler For Some Reason

We got your pop culture news right here. But don’t worry, there’s still plenty of tangents to be had. Check out news bits like:

  • #F8 has a Ludacris runtime (see what I did there?)
  • Hellboy 3 isn’t happening, stop asking
  • More dumb Raid remake details
  • Predator gets Chuck’d
  • Red Cup cast photo
  • A show we Doubt you ever watched got cancelled 
  • But The Mick and Lethal Weapon were picked up
  • We find our Black Lightning and it’ll probably be the show that starts next year’s Arrow Verse crossover
  • Rick and Morty season 3 FINALLY starts production
  • Suits spinoff in the works; Pantsuits?
  • Because sure why not, Nightwing moves forward at WB
  • Matt Reeves is on again after being off again with The Batman
  • Jamie Chung Blinks her way into the X-Verse
  • Ramsay Bolton is Inhuman
  • And Logan might be the last hurrah for SirPatStew in the X-Verse

All that, plus the usual tangents.

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