Episode #78 – I’m Keeping This All In

This week the guys are back to talking about all the week’s news without a convention in sight! They’ve got you covered on all the news like:

  • Jared Leto tries to f*ck up another comic adaptation
  • It looks like they backed the truck up for Daniel Craig to do one last Bond flick
  • The Wick-iverse gets a Nikita like Ballerina
  • John Powell becomes the 3rd person ever to score a live-action Star Wars movie
  • James Cameron says he’ll be back for the next Terminator movies
  • Final IT trailer
  • ST:D adds a sibling contrivancy to it’s plot lines, plus Fuller’s original plan
  • No more Draco Malfoy on Team Flash
  • Remember when they said there would be no more flashbacks on Arrow? They lied
  • Mahershala Ali Will Star in True Detective Season 3… if there is one
  • John Stewart returns to stand up for HBO
  • Jennifer Aniston and Samuel L. look to return to TV
  • Matt Groening’s Disenchantment is an ‘Epic Fantasy’ for Netflix
  • Looks like the Snyders are officially out of the DCEU
  • Joey Mange won’t tell you if Deathstroke is in The Batman, even though he knows
  • Wonder Woman 2 strikes back December 2019
  • Capt. Marvel won’t grace us with her presence in Infinity War
  • Judy Greer will for Ant-Man and The Wasp however
  • Also, we got a bunch of Avengers tid bits.

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

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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 #31 – Stranger Things Have Happened

We swear one day Ryan is coming back but until then we’ll have some great guests. Like this week, The Lady makes her return to the Hollywood Picture News to discuss Stranger Things Season 1 and what’s in store for Season 2. 

She and Loren also talked some news bits like:

  • Amy Pond plays board games with Rock Johnson and Kevin Hart.
  • Demi Moore and Colton Haynes Rock That Body and it’s probably not as sexy as it sounds.
  • Orson Krennic makes Galen Erso do some bad stuff. Don’t worry, those names will make sense soon.
  • CBS tests All Access with a Fall Big Brother and will go commercial free. 
  • Supergirl gets a warm welcome to the CW and tries to warm Metallo’s kryptonite heart.
  • So much talk about Barb. Riverdale, Squirelgirl, other things. 
  • Netflix doubles down on the science shows with Bill Nye and the former Mythbusters Build Team.
  • We “Discover” (get it?) new information about Star Trek.
  • Bat-fleck teases a villain for his movie that comes out in like 2 years. 
  • Gotham season three sounds exactly how you think it would. 
  • And Happy Hogan isn’t the only “Shocker” of a casting note for Spider-Man: Homecoming

All that plus a couple of tangents.

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Episode #28 – We’re Cool For the Summer

This week we’re talking about how this Summer Movie season was kind of a let down. We liked a couple things but over all, not the best. Also, an open letter was written to Warner Bros. executives so you know we got in on some of that.

All that plus news like:

  • That Rogue One trailer we’ve been waiting for.
  • Is Lando a real DonGlover?
  • Carl Drogo is Eric Draven.
  • Whatever Awkwafina is will be in Ocean’s 8.
  • Cartoons from your childhood are still being turned into movies.
  • Sequels to Bad Boys but maybe not Men Black, 21 Jump Street, or Ghostbusters.
  • NBC-ya later to some SNL cast members.
  • Tons of Star Trek: Discovery info, a week after we needed it.
  • Another week, another huge amount of DCCW news.
  • Can your TV handle DeNiro and Moore?
  • We bet you’ll never guess who the villain is in Aquaman.
  • Shazam will be part of the JLA, maybe.
  • Doctor Strange is a real magic man.
  • Capt. Marvel is not the Green Lantern, stop asking.
  • And we get to Tinker a bit in Spider-Man: Homecoming. 
  • All that, plus the usual tangents.

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Episode #26 – Where No One Has Gone Before

This week, we’re talking Star Trek, cable updates, Cable updates and a whole lot of tangents. Plus, the news!

  • Rocketeer Returns….or will he?
  • Meryl Streep is Topsy Turvy
  • Chris Evans is Jekyll, and Hyde!
  • Flatliners reboot not a reboot…?
  • Mockingbird heads to space….with Seth MacFarlane!
  • Superman revealed!
  • Game of Thrones ends as Westworld begins and Jon Stewart returns while True Detective….is resurrected….maybe…
  • We meet Dirk Gently
  • Harry Potter ends, again, until it doesn’t, again.
  • Justice League gets Dark.
  • Suicide Squad gets tagged.
  • Stephen Lang is not Cable (Thanks Obama, and Avatar!)
  • The Guardians get Sly
  • Spider Potter?
  • Netflix heroes not going to the cinema?
  • The Avengers sequel gets a title, and loses one.

Oh, and  the Point Break remake sucks!!!

All that, Star Trek Beyond and, for reals, a ton of tangents! (Did you know Daniel Radcliffe is 5’5″?)

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Weekend Watch – 7/22/16

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).


Star Trek Beyond

Loren: These trailers are god-awful, let’s just be clear about that. I will say, that for as much of a sci-fi geek as I am, I’ve never been a Trekkie (Trekker?). I watched a little bit of the Original Series and a fair amount of Next Generation, but never got into DS9 (maybe I’ll give it another shot), watched more Voyager than I care to admit, and worked on season 2 of Enterprise. None of that made me a huge fan. But, the 2009 film turned that around a little bit, not a lot, but a little bit. It was more my speed. I don’t even hate Into Darkness as much as most people. I am cautiously optimistic about this one.

RDT: I just don’t know. I thought the first one was ok…ish (admittedly, I had big nerd issues with it. But it is kind of a fun watch). The second is not good at all (I don’t care what Rotten Tomatoes says…). And the trailers for this made it look like more of the same, but with more motorbikes. But it’s currently at 92% on Rotten Tomatoes (see previous Rotten Tomatoes comment, though), and I do enjoy Justin Lin as a director. I mean, we’re talking about it this week on the podcast. So I’m definitely seeing it regardless. I’m just not sure I want to see it.

Rick: I have to echo everyone’s trepidation. The early trailers and talk of late reshoots had me concerned. Having seen the finished product, I have to say that those concerns were (mostly) unfounded. This is the most “Star Trek” of the new series. It’s not a Star Wars movie masking as a Trek tale. Apart from the opening scene (prepare yourselves. It’s bad.), I had a smile on my face the whole time. There’s an emphasis on relationships, exploration, and the unknown. We get a welcome and resourceful new character in Sofia Boutella’s Jayla, and the action sequences are pretty spectacular. The aforementioned reshoots add a small subplot that actually helps from a character standpoint. A rarity to be sure. The nods to the older series are tastefully done and not shoehorned in like Into Darkness (there’s even one for Enterprise fans). The only real demerits to hand out are for the Bourne-like coverage of the hand-to-hand combat, and the lack of screen time for the villain. The latter seems to be an epidemic among modern sci-fi/fantasy films. You cast a compelling actor (in this case, Idris Elba), cover them in makeup, then barely use them. I don’t get the logic. His story, at least, has a nice turn. I just wish he wasn’t given short shrift. Despite those quibbles, it’s worth watching. There’s no end credits tag, but stick around until the cast crawl starts. I got a little misty-eyed.

Jen: This trailer is certainly an improvement over the first couple they put out. I’ve always been into Trek and I did really enjoy the first movie in this new series. The second, meh. Simon Pegg is a highlight though, and he did co-write this one. I have hope. I’m actually more interested in the 4th one with the return of Christopher Hemsworth, now that I can get behind 100%.

Ice Age: Collision Course

Loren: What the actual f*ck. How are they on 5 of these? This one just looks like they’ve completely given up. Also, give that damn Saber-Tooth Squirrel his acorn for god’s sake. Pass.

RDT: Wait, they’re in space now???? How did this franchise get to space before The Fast and The Furious?!?!?!?

Rick: I’ve seen a couple of the movies in this series over the years. They’re okay and good for a few laughs. Frankly, the Scrat sections are my favorite. Very reminiscent of old Wile E. Coyote shorts. I won’t see this in theaters, but I’ll probably check it out down the line.

Jen: I have a toddler.

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