Episode #74 – I Think I Can Dance Stars

More news, less not news this week. The guys get down to brass tacks (ok they tangent a bunch too) and cover items like:

  • Jake Busey is the son of Gary Busey, both in life and in The Predator
  • The Accountant 2 is moving forward
  • We come up with a way to make a decent sounding 007 shared universe
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle trailer
  • Alec Baldwin will continue to Trump up SNL
  • Kevin Bacon brings Tremors to SyFy… again
  • More Better Call Saul on it’s way
  • Disney wants to f*ck up Herbie
  • Rick and Morty are back on July 30th
  • Netflix caves and gives Sense8 a send off
  • And they also renew Dear White People for a season 2
  • Meet live action George Jetson
  • Affleck is definitely playing Batman in The Batman
  • Wonder Woman passes The Legal Proceeding domestically
  • All the reasons why we aren’t getting a Superman: Red Son movie
  • Tom Holland confirms a fun fan theory putting Spider-Man in the MCU much earlier
  • Spider-Man: Winter Formal will begin minutes after Avengers 4 ends.
  • The Inhumans trailer doesn’t look amazing
  • Deadpool 2 has started shooting, probably both film and bullets
  • Rosario Dawson is out and Alice Braga is in for New Mutants
  • Quicksilver confirmed for Dark Phoenix, maybe he’ll actually have more than one scene
  • Fox sets dates for 6 upcoming X-films, multiple projects per year

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

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Episode #70 – What A Wondrous Woman

This week the guys talk Wonder Woman and whether it’s good or not, spoilers, it’s pretty good. Speaking of spoilers they go full spoilers on Wonder Woman at 54:06 and Master of None at 01:26:42. Besides that, Loren and RDT talk news bits like:

  • Top Gun 2: Topper Gun
  • The Pre-Dator wraps production
  • Neill Blomkamp opens his own studio, wants to make a movie in the District 9-iverse
  • Bradley Whitford might be playing Gamera but probably not
  • Will Desmond be the constant for the Inhumans
  • Reign cast for Supergirl season 3
  • Manu Bennett joins the group of people that like money, wants a Deathstroke show
  • The Flash goes up against the Fastest Brain Alive
  • More FP for Riverdale season 2 and it may be a dark and weird trip
  • Animaniacs gets a reboot but Tales From The Crypt does not
  • Sin City: Very Funny
  • Netflix cancels Sense 8 and gets all the shit for it
  • Josh Gad is up to his old tricks again
  • Both Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins confirmed for Wonder Woman 2
  • Sony keeps trying to f*ck up the Spider-verse

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

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Weekend Watch – 06/02/2017

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).


Wonder Woman

Loren: I truly hope that this is the ray of light that is so desperately needed in the Murderverse. We’re going to see it tonight so check back in to the podcast this week to see how it shook out.

RDT: Guys….I think it might be pretty good…..


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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Loren: When I first got wind of this I saw the voice cast and thought, “That is going to be the most annoying movie ever”.

RDT: Ugh, apparently this is pretty good. Which is weird because it doesn’t look pretty good (sorry, I just don’t enjoy Kevin Hart). I doubt I’ll pay to see it in theaters, but might give it a whirl a few months down the road when it’s streaming.

Rick: This strikes me as something that would have worked better as an animated series rather than a feature. Not that I would watch it in either format, but there’s more room for creativity on TV.

Jen: With the word underpants in the title, I can’t imagine this won’t cause giggles for the little ones, but I’ll pass till my daughter begs me for it.

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Episode #68 – Well That’s It. We Talked About TV.

This week, the guys cover some movie news and ALL THE TV NEWS!!! AGAIN!!!
Seriously though, it’s that time of year and after last weeks deep dive, the networks released a whole mess of trailer for their mediocre new shows! Yay!

  • Zac Efron will play Peg Ted Bundy
  • Mamma Mia, Here we go again
  • David Ayer signs on for Scarface
  • Angela Bassett takes over for Alec Baldwin in MI6
  • Godzilla adds a couple cast members
  • ABC trailers
  • NBC trailers
  • CBS trailers
  • Fox trailers
  • CW Trailers
  • Wonder Woman might actually be good *fingers crossed*
  • And Tom Hardy might be Eddie Brock, Mac Gargon, or Flash Thompson

All that, the Weekly Watched, and just a couple 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 #40 – Dr. Thanksgiving Smith

We got your pop culture news right here. Stories like: 

  • All the live action Disney you can shake a stick at.
  • But Universal wants in that game too. 
  • James Cameron thinks glassesless 3D is a thing he can do
  • Scifi reboots galore.
  • Dark Tower and a whole slew of others delayed.
  • The lowest rated Flash still beats Agents of SHIELD.
  • Timeless gets some extra hours.
  • Lots of info about the View Askewniverse, The True North trilogy, and Supergirl?
  • Is the DCEU in peril? (Kinda)
  • Everything is Batman!
  • Some Defenders confirmations.
  • Scoring news about different Marvel properties.
  • We saw Doctor Strange but aren’t talking about it until next week. 

All of that, plus the usual tangents.

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Let’s Talk About The New Wonder Woman Trailer

God dammit DC. Stop tricking me. You can’t give me three terrible movies that had good trailers and expect me to buy that this movie is going to be good.

Guys, this trailer is really good. DAMMIT! Maybe, just maybe, this is the movie that turns it around for the DCEU. Here’s hoping. As I’ve said before, I don’t want to hate these movies, that’s just where we are. Alright enough whining Let’s Talk About The New Wonder Woman Trailer: Continue reading

Episode #25 – Celebrating Comic-Con

This week, we cover all the news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con, plus Loren has a recap of his trip to Star Wars Celebration in London. And, of course, all the other news that’s fit to post. Potential Guardians Vol. 2 spoilers at 1:30:30.

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Comic-Con Trailers

This weekend was San Diego International Comic-Con. An annual gathering for comics and really all things pop culture. Coming out of it, we got a ton of new trailer releases. We’ve posted the big ones below, with our thoughts. Take a look and let us know what you think, too!


Wonder Woman

Loren: HOLY SH*T!!! I know I’m one of the biggest detractors of the DCEU out there but c’mon this looks pretty amazing. She totally nails the part, the WWI stuff looks awesome, they seem to get all the right story beats from her origin. This is like Thor meets the first Captain America, in all the right ways. I really hope this doesn’t suck.

RDT: Well shit, have they finally gotten it right? That trailer is pretty awesome and I haven’t been this excited for a superhero movie, at least a DC one, in a while. Badass.

Jen: This will absolutely get my $15 (wait, is that how much a movie costs nowadays?) I have waited a long time to see Wonder Woman on the big screen and, so far, nothing here makes me anything but hopeful. #girlpower

Dr. Strange

Loren: Amazing cast, the effects look great, trippy concepts, this may be another tough one to blend into the MCU but I can’t wait to see them try. Plus we finally see the Cloak of Levitation and some of the more traditional spells from the comics in action. The hype is real.

RDT: This just looks so damn cool. I know a little about Dr. Strange, but he’s never been my superhero jam. Though I am intrigued to see how they bring in magic to what has primarily been a sci-fi universe.

Jen: I’m really most interested in how they’re going to tie this in with the existing MCU. There is a strong Inception feel to this which doesn’t bother me, but is hard not to notice. Let’s face it, there’s no way anyone who reads this website and listens to this podcast is going to skip this movie, right?

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Loren: That was super fun. I love the idea of looking at a different era of the Harry Potter universe. Being set in the 20’s and in New York adds a nice wrinkle to the already established universe.

RDT: Taking what is essentially a glossary and turning it into a planned trilogy of films…it worries me. But JK Rowling scripting and that pretty cool trailer alleviate that worry a bit. The Harry Potter movies actually seems to lend themselves to a cinematic universe. Not everything has to be a battle with “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.”

Jen: Yes, yes, yes! I have no reservations, I’m buying my tickets as soon as they’re on sale. The period is fantastic. The cast is fantastic. This is universe building at its best. While the first Harry Potter film suffered from having to give us the rules of the world, we can now we can jump right in with a new time period, country, characters, and story and they already feel familiar to us. Fantastic.

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Episode #24- We aren’t afraid of any ghosts.

This week, our good friend Jen sits in for Loren and we talk Ghostbusters (SPOILERS @ 54:30), female-centric reboots (sort of) and all the news!

  • How does Matt Damon feel about the inevitable Bourne reboot?
  • Will Harry Potter return to theaters?
  • Why is Hobbs in prison orange?
  • The Universal Monsters cinematic universe is well underway.
  • Will Pokemon Go to the movies?
  • An actual Pennywise picture.
  • Episode VIII has wrapped…for now.
  • Han Solo cast, and it’s exactly who we thought it would be.
  • Is Rogue One crawling or not?
  • Kid Flash revealed!
  • Snapper Carr and Maggie Sawyer join Supergirl!
  • Pete becomes Patricia in the new MacGyver.
  • Bloodline and Catastrophe renewed (should we be watching these shows?)
  • #Sixseasonsandamovie
  • Battlefield to become a tv series.
  • Wonder Woman!!!!
  • X-Men heading to Fox

All that, a few tangents and an in depth chat about the new Ghostbusters (again, SPOILERS @ 54:30).

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