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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 113: DC Rebirth Week 37, Monster Trucks and Crappy Neighbors

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 113: DC Rebirth Week 37, Monster Trucks and Crappy Neighbors

Jim, Eric and Reggie check out this week’s DC Comics and prepare for war!  Yep, Eric’s neighbor is at it again, but they get past that to review everything, talk nonsense and have a ton of…well, they try to have fun.  How can Eric have fun with all the continuity problems in Green Lanterns?  The answer: He can’t!  They do like a bunch of books this week, including…JUSTICE LEAGUE!  Enjoy

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    170 Power Rangers and Pirates!

    170 Power Rangers and Pirates!

    Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

    WOW! Did we ever have a great week from trailers! Not only did we get new trailers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, but we got a great look at the upcoming DuckTales series from Disney XD!
    After spending all that time in the trailer park, it’s time to spend a little time with the original Red Power Ranger, Austin St. John! You know I’m not a fan of Power Rangers, but this man has had an incredible life and I think you’ll enjoy this recording as much as I enjoyed being at his panel years ago!

    Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

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      Logan Film Review (Non-Spoiler)!

      Logan Film Review (Non-Spoiler)!

      Written by Jason Brigger

      Directors: James Mangold

      Writers: James Mangold, Scott Frank and Michael Green

      Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant and Dafne Keen

      Logan slashes its way into theaters this weekend and Fox and Marvel finally gives the fans of the X-Men the tale they have wanted to see for years.  Logan, as it should be evident by the R rating, is not for children and is a beautifully violent, head-rolling (literally!) and well-written story that gives Hugh Jackman a film worthy of letting Wolverine ride off into the sunset.  

      Logan is set in the year 2029 when mutants are either dead or in hiding and no longer a part of everyday society.  Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) watches after Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in an abandoned silo in Mexico with the assistance of Caliban, played by a returning Stephen Merchant after a brief role in the previous X-Men film, Apocalypse.  Logan resorts to being a limo driver that  knows his time is coming to an end as his body is not healing as quick as it used due to the adamantium that replaced his bones is now poisoning him.  Logan and Professor X leave their reclusive life to help a mysterious new mutant Laura/X-23 (Dafne Keen) to a possible safe haven for mutants called Eden.  Along the way, the trio is hunted by a bounty hunter named Pierce (Boyd Holbrook) and the psychotic Dr. Rice (Richard E. Grant) who enjoys experimenting on children in an attempt to make them the soldiers of the future.

      The Good:

      Laura/X-23Keen does an amazing acting job bringing the new mutant to the screen.  Child characters/actors usually range from “bad” to “tolerable” but Keen knocks it out of the ballpark.  She brings a quiet disposition that she unleashes into a berserker rage when she is cornered or threatened, from bounty hunters to the local convenient store clerk accusing Laura of stealing from the store.  The character hinges on Keen’s performance and she not only delivers in her performance, she makes the audience wanting to see more of Laura/X-23 in her own solo film.

      -The story.  James Mangold, writer of the older Sylvester Stallone film Copland, is finally able to bring a gritty and realistic (as much as it can be) Wolverine film to the masses.  Logan is filled with well acted and choreographed action scenes that allow the brutality of the Wolverine character from the comics to show through on screen.  Mangold shows he “gets” the character of Wolverine and allows the animalistic nature of Logan to shine in the film.

      -The “R” rating.  I am not someone that feels an “R” rating is needed to make a film better because if the story is good, that should be all it needs to succeed but in Logan, the “R” rating was needed.  Fans of Wolverine have been clamoring for a gritty and bloody film to actually depict the character and the “R” rating secures that for this film.  The battles are brutal but well done and while the fights are bloody, I never felt any gore or violence was gratuitous for the sake of being gratuitous.  The brutality serves to show the inner struggles X-23 and Wolverine have when taking a life and Mangold balances it perfectly.

      The Bad:

      Nothing.

      The Middling:

      -The length of the film.  While the film delivers on the story, there are times when not only the action slows down but the flow story stalls in the film.  This doesn’t mean the film is worse for these slow periods but by taking off about 15 minutes of the film, Mangold may have been able to deliver a tighter movie overall.

      -Caliban. Caliban is an albino mutant and a poor man’s Alfred for Logan and Professor X but once he is kidnapped and threatened with sunlight, which he must avoid at all costs, he has no choice to but to help the villains in using his powers to track our heroes.  Caliban provides the few moments of levity and humor and fans will appreciate Mangold bringing the mutant back after his brief role in the last X-Men film.

      -Pierce. Pierce is the main villain who is hired to capture Laura and while the actor Holbrook does a fine job in bringing personality to him, a lack of backstory hurts Pierce’s character in the film.  There are moments where Pierce delivers and while the character is an improvement above many one dimensional villains in the prior X-Men films, I kept wanting a little more regarding Pierce’s reasoning for doing what he does to mutants in this universe.

      Final Grade: B (Good with moments of greatness)

      Logan is one of the better X-Men films in a franchise that sorely needs a hit.  Logan is everything that fans of the comic want and Mangold should be given keys to the X-Men film universe for making a film that will resonate with non-fans of the comic.  The film has moments, even periods, of greatness and while the film is very well made, there are moments that stop it from being a true classic.

      You can catch Jason Brigger on the geek-centric podcast, The History of Bad Ideas, as new episodes are released at http://webegeekspc.com/category/podcast/networkpodcasts/the-history-of-bad-ideas/ every Wednesday or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps.

      You can listen to their latest episode right here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/historyofbadideas/Episode_165.mp3

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        Marvelette Missives – The Secret Loves of Geek Girls

        Marvelette Missives – The Secret Loves of Geek Girls

        You can never be sure what to expect from an anthology, especially when it’s nonfiction on a single theme. And to be honest, an anthology about love isn’t typically in my wheelhouse. But The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is not what anyone would consider typical.  More

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          The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 165–The Mardi Gras Episode!

          The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 165–The Mardi Gras Episode!

          Scab Jeff joins the HOBI guys for the second week in a row to discuss the devastating loss that La La Land had and to tally his Oscars’ scorecard! Jason and Blake debate the pacing of the The Walking Dead this week while Jeff breaks tradition and reads Listener Feedback! Jason finally saw the Christopher Guest film Mascots, Blake has questions about Legion and finding treasure on Oak Island and Jeff doesn’t know how to take the sexiness of Meryl Streep! The gang are intrigued by the show Critical Role, give an update on what Jar Jar Binks is doing now and Jason cannot contain his excitement for a Nightwing movie. The guys pay their respects to Bill Paxton by listing their Top 5 Favorite Bill Paxton films and deliver a bad idea the Academy Awards can appreciate!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

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            GW1 Issue 93 – Getting Timey Wimey

            GW1 Issue 93 – Getting Timey Wimey

            It’s our monthly Meeplecast and we have a full house at The Malted Meeple. Andy shares some news about an awesome new event happening at the May Oddmall in Akron, we get into a bit of geek news and then it’s time to chat tv, with an emphasis on time travel shows.  More

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              #64 One Big Lie.. News.. Hacksaw Ridge/ Lego Batman/ Gold/ Assassins Creed.. Top5 Brit Actresses

              #64 One Big Lie.. News.. Hacksaw Ridge/ Lego Batman/ Gold/ Assassins Creed.. Top5 Brit Actresses

              This weeks Episode is our regular fortnightly dose of Movie/ TV/ Games and all other good stuff we know you love. We start with our usual general banter. Then the Big Ben Bongs take us into the News, including Award night Politics and a rant about DC internet trolls…

              From there we take you into our Quickie Reviews section including our night out at an honest to goodness Play, One Big Lie…

              Reviewed in this Episode:

              • Moana                                (Kev kinda Loved this)
              • Bleed For This                     (Chris Trusted Kevs Critique)
              • Assassins Creed                  (Kev thinks Dont Waste your Time)
              • Lego Batman Movie             (Kev was not happy with This Flick)
              • Hacksaw Ridge                   (Chris Predicts many Oscars)
              • Gold                                   (Kev was Pleasently Surprised)
              • Legion                                 (Chris thinks Kev should give it more time)
              • Leathal Weapon                   (Kev is dropping this after the Pilot)
              • Gotham S3                         (Kev loving this)
              • Walking Dead                      (We may be Dropping this completely)
              • Uncharted Game                 (Chris Dreams of Nathan Drake)
              • One Big Lie (Play)                (A Live Action Movie)

              We finish up the show with our Top5 which this week is in honor of the Lead Performance put in By Racheal Cox in One Big Lie and we talk Top5 Brit Actresses.

              Timeline:

              Girlz Melon 365Flicks Intro and General Banter                 00.00 – 07.00

              News Round-Up                                                             07.00 – 39.30

              Astro Radio Z Podcast Promo                                          39.30 – 40.29

              What Have We Been Watching                                        40.29 – 1.15.50

              One Big Lie Promo and Review (Sort Of)                      1.15.50 – 1.30.05

              History of Bad Ideas Podcast Promo                            1.30.05 – 1.30.48

              Top5 Brit Actresses                                                    1.30.48 – 1.56.22

              OUTRO
              Read more at http://365flickspodcast.libsyn.com/#3TQhtu5sJYWyzvBZ.99

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                169 Star Wars Theories!

                169 Star Wars Theories!

                Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

                We are approaching the Oscars as I record this podcast, but there’s nothing to talk about until the winners are announced, so I figured we needed something more fun to talk about. How about STAR WARS?
                Dale Wentland from Network 1901 returns to Neverland to talk about some of the new shows he has on his YouTube and podcast network. He has a friend that has not seen Star Wars, and a lot of interesting theories about the Star Wars Universe that I think you’ll enjoy!
                Before that we’ll of course spend some time having a virtual trip on Star Tours and enjoy some Neverland Story Time!

                Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

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                  Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Detective Comics #951 & Action Comics #974

                  Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Detective Comics #951 & Action Comics #974

                  Spotlight is on…Detective Comics#951 and Action Comics #974.  The League of Shadows enters Gotham City and Clark Kent goes crazy!  Jim and Eric have plenty of theories and talk and talk…and talk.  If you like what you hear, check out the big weekly podcast for reviews of all of this week’s DC Comics releases plus listener mail, news and rant and rave.  Enjoy!

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                    DC Superpowers Podcast – Issue 45

                    DC Superpowers Podcast – Issue 45

                    Your Dynamic Duo of Junior Justice Leaguers returns this week with all of the news, reviews and previews from around the DC Multiverse. More

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                      GW1 Issue 92 – Small Town Monster Invasion

                      GW1 Issue 92 – Small Town Monster Invasion

                      We’re joined this week by Seth Breedlove from Small Town Monsters to talk about his latest monster hunting films, the joys of shooting documentaries and what he has coming up next (hint: it involves aliens!). But first we chat about recent happenings and some news from around the geek world.  More

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                        The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 164–Pants Not Included!

                        The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 164–Pants Not Included!

                        The HOBI Gang tries to survive the plague as they welcome TWO of their favorite guests into the BOB Studios, Number One Fan Doug and film critic Scab Jeff!  The gang discusses the upcoming Oscars, the greatness of Riverdale and what the heck is going on in Legion!  Jeff has seen LEGO Batman and disagrees with Jason, while Blake tries to make a protective bubble to protect from his co-hosts!  The guys become scared of Warcraft CEOs while Jason is the only one excited about Kong: Skull Island.  The guys are creeped out but yet intrigued by the latest Burger King giveaway but they all can feel the excitement with the return of Channing Tatum News!  The gang go a little nuts over their Favorite Top 5 John Travolta Performances and the guys nearly forget the Bad Idea of the Week!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

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                          #63 Indie Talk… Director Tom Paton. We Talk Pandorica, Redwood and Independent Film

                          #63 Indie Talk… Director Tom Paton. We Talk Pandorica, Redwood and Independent Film

                          On this Episode of Indie Talk Kevin is super excited to finally sit down and talk to Independent Film Maker Tom Paton. After a series of chats following Kevs review of Pandorica Tom finally gave in and came on the show.

                          We talk the ins and outs of Pandorica and the complexities of making a 70k movie look like a multi million dollar movie. We touch upon Toms production company the Film Label and how applying the record label format to Indie Film can yeild positive results.

                          We round out the chat with Tom telling us about future projects including new movie Redwood starring Nicholas Brendon and Mike Beckingham (Previous Guest on the show).

                          Toms Links:

                          No Timeline People all Interviewy Goodness…

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                            Devon and Kaytlin Steal the Show

                            This week Devon Magwood and Kaytlin Bailey drop by to join the conversation.  We just run with a bunch of topics ranging from being Bipolar, parenting, breastfeeding, taking orders from animals, sex and relationships and so much more

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                              168 Comics and Games and Disney, OH MY!

                              168 Comics and Games and Disney, OH MY!

                              Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

                              This week had lots of fantastic news to share!! Unfortunately, if I tried to share it we wouldn’t have time to hear from out great guests this week!
                              Please welcome back Michael Valentine, creator of Comix the Movie! He’s got a special event coming up and he wants to invite you to be there! Stan Lee is expected to be there as well!!
                              Next The Real Brian comes to Neverland and we have fun discussion about video games we love and have loved thoughout our lives! It promises to be the first in a series of geektastic conversations!
                              If you’d like to hear some of the really cool news that I didn’t get a chance to cover this week, please come and check out my daily (weekdays) show on UCM’s The Beat where I play our favorite Disney music! Neverland Radio airs at 4 Pm Central time!!
                              And don’t forget that every Tuesday at 4 PM Central you can hear me on Toon Tunes!
                              Make sure to check out the Disney Emoji contest going on right now. I’ll give more details on my daily show on The Beat!

                              Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

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                                Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Super Sons #1 & Batwoman Rebirth #1

                                Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Super Sons #1 & Batwoman Rebirth #1

                                The spotlight is on as two books start their Rebirth runs.  Yep, Super Sons #1 and Batwoman Rebirth #1 have finally arrived and Jim and Eric tell you what they thought of both…a twofer!!!  If you like what you hear, download our weekly podcast where we review EVERY DC Comic book that came out that week as well as read listener mail and talk a ton of nonsense. Enjoy!

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                                  DC Superpowers Podcast – Issue 44

                                  DC Superpowers Podcast – Issue 44

                                  Your Dynamic Duo of Junior Justice Leaguers are back again with issue 44 of the DC Superpowers Podcast. More

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                                    GW1 Issue 91 – Living the Dream

                                    GW1 Issue 91 – Living the Dream

                                    This week’s show comes to you from Oddmall Dream Worlds Con in Canton, Ohio. We start with a recap of the first day, a little geek news, then an interview with the art museum’s executive director. We close things out at the end of day two chatting with the creators of the game Pests and a wrap-up on the weekend in general.  More

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