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This week, we're joined by Friend of the Show Sean Brugger for a discussion about 'Mortal Kombat,' both the video games and the expanding film franchise.
This week, we wrestle with 'Godzilla vs. Kong' and discuss the surprising science, controversial undertones and deep world-building of this knock-down, drag-out huge monster action flick. What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Well, a third juggernaut usually appears...
This week, we discuss the trend of major film franchises expanding into the realm of television series and discuss one such upcoming series, the 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' show in-production by the House of Mouse. How have spin-off shows developed from cash-grab to pensive world-building?
This week, we welcome back guest co-host Eric Barnett to conclude our epic discussion of Zack Snyder's 'Justice League' - this time, with our review of 'The Snyder Cut.' Come for the pedantic examination of film, stay for Chops' rant on what a bad playcall was made in the football game scene.
This week, guest co-host Eric Barnett joins us to take a look back at the theatrical cut of Zack Snyder's 'Justice League' in anticipation of the release of 'The Snyder Cut' on HBO Max. What made the original release so bad? And what do we hope for in the extended edition?
This week, we use the release of 'Coming 2 America' to talk about sequels. Why are they so popular in Hollywood? How do they fail and how can they succeed? How long can we talk about literary theory before people tune out?
This week, we welcome guests Tim Hall and Jennifer Lopez (Finch) to our Avengers-sized discussion of the Disney+ original 'WandaVision.' What made us laugh? What made us cry? Why was Wanda driving a Buick?
This week, we welcome guest Tim Hall to talk about (what may be) the best-worst movie ever, John Woo's 'Face/Off.' Does John Travolta do a better Nicholas Cage than Nicholas Cage? How did Nick keeping getting work? Could YOU eat a peach for hours?
This week, we discuss the streaming services we use, those we couldn't live without and how the over-abundance of streaming services available today seems strangely reminiscent of the advent of cable television.
This week, we take a look at what Big Game Advertisements hoist the Lombardi Trophy and which leave with a participation trophy. Some were unexpectedly earnest, some were expensive and disingenuous, some deserved a laugh!
This week, we have a SPOILER-FILLED episode discussing what we loved - and what we hated - about Season 2 of 'The Mandalorian.' Which jedi comes for Grogu? Who ends up with the Darksaber? Why is Din's mustache so perfectly groomed?!
This week, Daniel reveals yet another classic movie he neglected - Robert Zemeckis' 'Back to the Future' - and Chops joins Daniel's brother from another mother, Eric Barnett, in breaking down what makes the 1985 film worthy of all the hype.
This week, we welcome Craig Calcaterra from the 'Cup of Coffee' podcast to discuss our favorite films of the 1970's. We talk about some well-worn classics as well as a few sleeper hits of what was likely the best-ever decade for filmmaking.
This week, our discussion of "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" turns into an examination of satire and a debate on whether we're living in a post-satire society. But I guess we enjoyed the employee working the fax machine...
This week, we take on your pop culture hot takes in a debate forum while eating increasingly-spicy hot a format that is similar to but legally distinct from "Hot Ones." Coke or Pepsi? Who's the best of The Beatles? Were Ross and Rachel on a break? We discuss these and more while losing our dignity to the Carolina Reaper.
This week (you know the tune): Found-footage horror and cults on a mission; old eldritch horror and zombies' emissions; body invasion and "real" happenings; these are our favorite, spookiest things! We celebrate five weeks of horror-themed explorations by breaking down our top five favorite horror media.
This week, we tackle the dense sociological themes (no, really!) of the 1985 horror-comedy Fright Night. Why were 80's vampires movies all so similar? Why were the police in the movie's town so incompetent? Could teens be right about how dumb adults are?
This week, we examine the Japanese horror film "Audition," directed by Takashi Miike. Few films are equal parts beautiful and difficult to watch, but we break down the pertinent scenes and themes to help you take in the film that served as inspiration for films like "SAW" and "Hostel."
This week, we welcome Friend of the Show Sean Brugger to talk about the Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe (the original one) and its influence on film and filmmaking over the years. Plus (of course), we rank the monsters according to how good their films were - or how easily they could beat us in a fight.
This week, we kick off a month of Spooky Season episodes with the 2004 rom-zom-com "Shaun of the Dead." We examine all the call-backs and call-forwards, lay bare decades of zombie movie tropes and learn a little something about British ice cream treats.
This week, it's a 'Leftovers' episode featuring the original "Karate Kid." Marc waxes poetic about this nostalgic favorite while Daniel examines Daniel-san's journey through the lens of the Monomyth. There's also an above-average amount of voice acting and sound effects in this one, so...comic gold.
This week, we are joined by J.D. "T-Bone" Smith to breakdown the recently-released trailer for Season 2 of "The Mandalorian" and discuss the news, rumors and speculation about the upcoming season of the hit Disney+ show. Three nerds talk about a 1 minute, 53 second trailer for more than an hour - what's not to love?
This week, we discuss our love for "What We Do in the Shadows," the modern vampire mockumentary produced by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement. Anachronisms, blood, lust, bloodlust and direct addresses to the camera - we talk about why the series is likely the funniest on television, right now.
This week, we welcome J.D. "T-Bone" Smith to discuss the teaser trailer for "THE Batman" and other movies hyped during DC FanDome. We have thoughts on "THE Suicide Squad," "THE Snyder Cut" and "THE Rock" - and their roles in DC's fight to catch up to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This week, we review the Netflix original film "Project Power," the superhero movie that isn't a superhero movie - and definitely isn't for children. Equal parts "Stranger Things" and "X-Men," this movie tackles difficult topics like distrust of government, experimentation on minority communities, the opioid epidemic - but does it try to fit too much into the runtime?
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WBNS-FM - Columbus, OH
Podcast Status
May 14th, 2020
Latest Episode
Apr 15th, 2021
Release Period
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About 1 hour

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