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Episode 048 - X-Men: Banal Schlockpocalypse

Released Thursday, 2nd June 2016
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X-Men: Apocalypse is proving to be the second comic book film of 2016 that is divisive between both critics and fans, and many on both sides of the line are standing by slinging mud back and forth already. Again, the chorus of "give the rights back to Marvel" has begun, and with this being the last film in the trilogy that started with First Class, what is the future of FOX's mutant franchise? We'll weigh in with our spoiler-filled review of Apocalypse as we look to what comes next.

One year of the Epic Film Guys podcast is quickly approaching! Our 52nd weekly episode will arrive on June 23rd, and we'll be dedicating our June 30th episode to YOU, the fans. That means it is time once again for a FAN CELEBRATION! All month long we'll be taking questions from you, and we'll answer them all for the one-year celebration! You have a few different ways of reaching us- you can either record your questions directly and upload them to a virtual drive and send them our way, or you can email us, message us on twitter/facebook/instagram, or however else you can get them to us. The only stipulation: NO FILM QUESTIONS! This will give us a chance to let you get to know more about us, and if you're an avid listener, you know where we stand on most things film. Get those questions to us by June 27th to be included in the show!

It's your chance to WIN with the Epic Film Guys! Tonight, we've got TWO giveaways for you, film fans! Tonight's grand prize is a $25 AMC movie gift card! Our runner-up prize tonight will be a UV code for a film of Justin's choosing. The Epic Film Guys Contest line is up and running, so when you hear tonight's key word or phrase, give us a call or text us at 607.444.1473 with the correct answer and you'll be entered in the drawing. Responses must be received by 10:00 PM EST on June 6th to be eligible. Sorry, the AMC gift card is for US listeners only. We'll be announcing the winners on next week's show, and stay tuned for more exciting giveaways from the Epic Film Guys!

Justin's Cinema Beat also returns tonight, as he weighs in on the Alice Through the Looking Glass starring Johnny Depp, the sequel to Tim Burton's 2010 adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. 

How to find us:

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Shows promoted in this episode: 

Our brother podcast all the way from Perth, Australia is the Countdown Movie and TV Reviews! We're thrilled to be planning our third crossover with Paul & Wayne slated for this July. Find them and rate them on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/countdown-movi…. Follow them on twitter @thecountdownpc. 

James and Emily of the Classy Little Podcast are ready to give you all the history you never knew you wanted on soft drinks, the sun, vaping, and dozens of other great topics! You can check them out and rate them at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/classy-little-…. Follow them on twitter @classy_podcast.

Self-described as a "rocket powered shit show bus," Everyone Has a Podcast is hosted by Adam and Byron out of Alberta, Canada. Adam's hobbies include "Mailing animal shit to the Westborough Baptist Church." Check them out at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ehap-everyone-…, and find them on twitter @EHAPPodcast.

One of the most entertaining shows on the web. Rick and Paul will take the world's problems one by one and they'll heal them! From art, to exercise, sleep, and Christmas shopping and more. Find them at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rick-and-paul-…! Follow them on twitter @rickandpaul.

We'd like to Thank:

Our heartfelt thanks go out to our supporters! Thanks to you, we can start moving forward with our goals and looking at new equipment and opportunities. We do this show for you, and your support is what will make us continue to grow. You can help the show by going to www.epicfilmguys.com/support or following the link there to: http://cf.podbean.com/crowdfund/profile/id/hfp2d-2…. A pledge of any amount will earn you a shout-out in our special new "supporters" segment! 

Other Tidbits:

Visit our website at http://www.epicfilmguys.com! It is rather rudimentary at the moment, but you can find all of our social media and blog posts there, as well as some written reviews and other content. It is the main hub for your EFG experience! 
Join the discussion about the latest film news over at http://www.facebook.com/epicfilmguys!
Follow us on Twitter (Nick) and Instagram (Justin) @EpicFilmGuys!
Also, check out our video reviews over at www.youtube.com/epicfilmguysny.

Please take a moment and visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/thegnomeworkshop and support my friends Brian and Kim by buying their book! It is personalized with the child's name, and is an adorable story with original artwork. Please help share the love for them! 

Contest Theme "Wonderland" by Underwaterbeats. Find this and more great royalty-free music at https://soundcloud.com/djtaxomusic! Listen now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pqa1Y0pSMg.

Intro & Outro "Far Beyond the Sun" by Yngwie Malmsteen. All Rights reserved.

"X-Men Theme" by John Ottman from the X-Men: Apocalypse Soundtrack. All Rights reserved.

"Alice" by Danny Elfman from the Alice Through the Looking Glass Soundtrack. All rights reserved.
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