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  • Episode 181 – A Star Wars Christmas

    star-wars-the-force-awakens-poster-05_493.0You may have heard about a big geek movie that was released this week.  And no, we aren’t talking about Chipwrecked. You might as well know now that we spoil the ever loving hell out of The Force Awakens.  We’ve warned you here and we’ll warn you again at the beginning of the podcast.  Then we’ll get into it and we will seriously spoil everything!  So if you still haven’t see the film, take a break from our podcast and GO SEE THE MOVIE!  Then come back and listen to the three of us engage in a calm and thoughtful geekgasm about the movie.


  • Episode 168 – God’s Not Dead

    godsnotdeadLast year at this time, we sat down with Ronn Bauman and Tony Miller to record an episode about Dark Dungeons. We had a lot of fun so this year, we brought them back to watch God’s Not Dead, a fundamentalist Christian film that Tim calls fundie porn.  What we had hoped would be good for a few laughs was, instead, a plodding, dull, and predictable film in which everyone who isn’t the right kind of Christian is a horrible person in need of redemption.  It includes a straw-man atheist character played by Kevin Sorbo and a whole lot of bad apologetics.  The podcast is, we hope, entertaining.  Skip the movie.

     


  • Episode 151 – Fury Road

    mad-max-fury-road-tom-hardy-charlize-theron-01This week, we spend some time gushing over Mad Max: Fury Road.  Obviously we spoil the movie pretty significantly.  Not that you can spoil much when the movie is basically a two hour car chase.  Sometimes you just have to admire a nerd film done right and Fury Road is most definitely that.  We also talk about whether or not it is a feminist movie.

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  • Episode 127 – Left Behind 2014

    Left-Behind--Nicolas-Cage_article_story_largeLeft Behind has become something of a running gag on our podcast.  Having watched Kirk Cameron’s version of this popular Christian fable and suffered through the atrocious board game, we turned our gaze towards the newest iteration starring Oscar winner Nicholas Cage.  In spite of a considerably higher budget, the film managed to achieve what we thought would be impossible.  It was worse that the first one and possibly worse than the board game.  We watched it so you didn’t have to.  Listen to our pain!


  • Episode 124 – All the Super-Hero Movies

    2986944-8705912624-28542We were still at Omegacon when we sat down to take a look at the slate of super-hero movies that have been announced recently.  Obviously the Marvel and DC films take the front seat but we don’t forget about Fox and Sony.  It is way too early to know how good any of these movies will be but that doesn’t stop us from passing judgement anyway.  We also spend a few minutes talking about the Marvel movie that isn’t a Marvel movie –Big Hero Six.

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  • Episode 121 – Edge of Tomorrow

    edge-of-tomorrow-7This week, we talk about one of the more overlooked sci-fi films of 2014, Edge of Tomorrow or, as it has been re-named for home release, Live Die Repeat.  As is the case with most of our in-depth movie conversations, you can bet there will be a lot of spoilers. In fact, we discuss the ending of the film about five minutes into the podcast.   It probably isn’t the best geek film of the year but it was a very pleasant surprise and we all enjoyed it.  We also read five answers from Boulder!

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  • Episode 119 – Geeky Media Round Up

    edge-of-tomorrow-7This week, we gathered in the basement studio to talk about geeky media we plan to consume over the next month or so.  There are video releases, movies, tabletop and video games, television shows, and even one book!  We may not have managed to touch on everything but we get pretty solid coverage on most topics.  If we missed something, we hope you will enlighten us in the comments!

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  • Episode 111 – Guardians of the Galaxy

    landscape_xlargeThis week we unleash our geek love for Guardians of the Galaxy, which is still in theaters waging battle with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  And by “waging battle,” we mean “kicking the butt of.”   We talk a bit about the source material and about what we all think work about the movie.  Then we get into the larger picture of Marvel movies.  Also, there are a lot of spoilers.  If you haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy, you may want to skip this episode and come back later.  At the end of the episode, we read off five answers from Australia!

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  • Episode 83 – Life of Pi

    This week, we decided to do an in-depth movie episode.  It’s been a while since we dug in and looked at a film’s religious themes.  Too bad Molly and Nick hated this one so much!  Life of Pi begins by telling you that it is going to tell you a story that will make you believe in god.  Challenge accepted!  Like the movie or hate it, we all agree that tigers are awesome.


  • Episode 57 – This is the End

    We haven’t done an in-depth movie episode for a while but all found we had strong feelings about This is the End so why not do a podcast about it?  If you missed the film in theatres, we should warn you that there are spoilers a-plenty in this episode.  From beginning to end. Spoilers spoilers spoilers.  There’s only one thing that we don’t spoil but by mentioning that we aren’t going to spoil it, we kind of spoil it.  Once we get done spoiling the film, we read five answers from our lisener Graham Leathers!