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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast big at box office, Marvel’s Iron Fist, Avatar food – WDW After Dark: March 30, 2017

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast big at box office, Marvel’s Iron Fist, Avatar food – WDW After Dark: March 30, 2017

Hosts Eric, Kristen, and Jeff discuss the Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast‘s big box office draw, Marvel’s Iron First on Netflix reviews, Animal Kingdom’s Pandora – World of Avatar food and Pirates of the Carribean’s 50th anniversary. *Note – there were some audio/connection glitches that could not be fixed in post production during our live stream during this episode.

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    The History of Bad Ideas, Ep. 169–Never Go Full HOBI!

    The History of Bad Ideas, Ep. 169–Never Go Full HOBI!

    The Love Doctor, Dr. Bednar, is in the studio with the HOBI Gang this week! The guys talk to film director Jason Brown about the upcoming Houston Comedy Film Festival and how he got HOBI hooked on Speechless! The guys answer some love questions, Blake and Dr. Bednar can’t get enough of Legion and maybe Jeff has finally seen Logan.  Jeff and the HOBI’s Jason bring back an old segment, Activate, much to Blake’s dismay, but the listeners will gain insight into the Warner Brothers casting of the Justice League film!  The gang shows support to the new San Diego soccer team, Dr. Bednar talks a lot of Cleveland and list their Top 5 Comebacks!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo with a promo from Jock and Nerd Podcast!

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      GW1 Issue 97 – Beauty of Disney Remakes

      GW1 Issue 97 – Beauty of Disney Remakes

      It’s the end of the month and we’re enjoying ourselves at The Malted Meeple once again. After we get through Kylan’s various theories on dance movies, there’s a little bit of news to share and then it’s on to Disney. We have a review of the new live action version of Beauty and the Beast and then we chat about the dozen or so live action remakes Disney has planned for the next few years.  More

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        173 Disney Animator and Power Rangers!

        173 Disney Animator and Power Rangers!

        Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

        Please welcome back to Neverland, our friend Trenton Larkin of “Who Did That Voice?“! Trenton is joining me today to discuss some fun Disney news and talk about the new “Power Rangers” movie! Is this film a good time for fans of the series and non-fans alike?

        We’ll also visit the Neverland Trailer Park this week for a look at a new trailer of “Justice League” coming this November statting Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot!

        Our main feature this week is a special one as I welcome Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey! Perhaps you’ve seen on Netflix, they have a wonderful documentary called “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life” about the first African-American Disney animator who’s credits include “The Jungle Book”!

        Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

        Here’s YOUR chance to “Floyder” (hang out) with Disney Legend Floyd Norman!
        1) Purchase “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life” on BLU-RAY.
        2) Post photos of yourself “Floydering” with your BLU-RAY on social media.
        3) Hashtag your photos with #FLOYDERING by 11:59pm on 5/31/17.
        ONE lucky person will be selected at random and brought to Los Angeles to “Floyder” with Floyd Norman over lunch (Open to US residents only).
        BUY BLU RAY NOW
        Or on iTunesFloyd Norman: An Animated Life – Erik Sharkey & Michael Fiore
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          Weird Science Spotlight Podcast: Action Comics #976

          Weird Science Spotlight Podcast: Action Comics #976

          Jim and Eric are back to spotlight Action Comics #976 and the Superman Reborn story in general.  They may be confused, but they have theories and predictions galore.  Enjoy!

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            Marvelette Missives – America

            Marvelette Missives – America

            Marvel’s new series America (issue #1 came out March 1) is a breath of fresh air among superhero comics. It features America Chavez (aka Miss America), not only one of the few openly gay heroes in mainstream comics today, but also one of the few Latina ones. Plus, the series is skewing slightly younger than most comics right now, even having young adult author Gabby Rivera as writer (also Latina and queer, btw… another step in the right direction).  More

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              The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 168–Swipe Right on Prinder!

              The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 168–Swipe Right on Prinder!

              The HOBI Gang is back for another geek-filled episode and talking about the lack of love for the Power Rangers!  Jason is still confused about Legion while Jeff still hasn’t seen Logan but did binge watch Iron Fist!  Jason give props to Sesame Street for their new autistic character but makes Blake and Jeff uncomfortable when rebooting religion.  The guys debate what game pieces are in the HOBI version of Monopoly but they all agree on buying Emma Watson stock!  Due to popular demand, the guys welcome back an old segment, Riddle Me This, by recasting the Game of Thrones cast with WWE wrestlers, much to Blake’s dismay, and list their Top 5 Kids’ Films That Scared Them as Kids!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo.

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                GW1 Issue 96 – Power of the Iron Fist

                GW1 Issue 96 – Power of the Iron Fist

                Netflix came out with the next installment in its Marvel shows this past weekend and, no surprise, we binged it all and want to talk about it. So… spoilers! But before we get to that, there were some interesting news tidbits this week, including a crazy schedule for the upcoming season of 12 Monkeys and a big change in ticket sales for a major convention.  More

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                  365Flicks #66 Sci-Fi Weekender 8… News (Big Announcement) Quickie Reviews (Logan & Great Wall) Top5 Annoying Tv Characters

                  365Flicks #66 Sci-Fi Weekender 8… News (Big Announcement) Quickie Reviews (Logan & Great Wall) Top5 Annoying Tv Characters

                  The 365Lads are back for another dose of there usual awesome goodness. We start with our now famous General Banter before we move into our News.

                  News is full on choc a block with our awesome News about 365Flicks attending SFW8 at the end of the month which we could not be more excited about. Chris is surprised to have realized that we have become a weekly show. Other News talking points is the Oscars being great and Fastlane being terrible.

                  Our world class Quickie Reviews is next. Reviews this week include a rant about cinema going kids and these great movies and Tv shows…

                  • The Great Wall (White washing the china)
                  • Logan (Jackmans last hurrah)
                  • Man Down (Shia is awesome)
                  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Our buddy Eoin)

                  And Many Many More…

                  We round out the show with our Top5 Annoying Tv show characters in which we get to vent our rage…

                  Stick around during the credits for our Marvel style post credits section.

                  Timeline:

                  Girlz Melon 365Intro and General Banter                         00.00 – 08.40

                  News Round-up                                                             08.40 – 1.00.40

                  History of Bad Ideas Podcast Promo                               1.00.40 – 1.01.05

                  What Have We Been Watching Quickie Reviews               1.01.05 – 1.50.30

                  Astro Radio Z Podcast Promo                                        1.50.30 – 1.51.40

                  Top5 Annoying Tv Show Characters                                1.51.40 – 2.31.02

                   

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                    Marvelette Missives – Hulk

                    Marvelette Missives – Hulk

                    Big things happened in the Marvel Universe late last year with Civil War II. In case you missed it, much like the original Civil War, all the Marvel heroes were at odds with each other, this time over the ability to stop or prepare for attacks and catastrophes before they happened (there’s an inhuman “seer” involved). Of course, the camps were “yes, this is great, let’s do it” vs “no, this is bad, these people have done nothing wrong yet”.  More

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                      The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 167–Everyone Loves a Good Dickens!

                      The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 167–Everyone Loves a Good Dickens!

                      The HOBI Gang is guest free this week which means more time to talk about Kong: Skull Island, Making History and if the Beatles are overrated! The guys welcome Nikki from New Zealand back for Listener Feedback, debate who is the next to die on the Walking Dead and even have time for a new Face Off battle from Dev! The gang can’t stop mocking the Avatar sequels or the lack of focus from Fox on the X-Men films but they all agree on Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston’s stock! Jason borrows his Top 5 list of most overrated actors and actresses and the guys all agree on the Bad Idea of the Week this time. This episode is sponsored by the 2017 Cincinnati Comic Expo!

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                        GW1 Issue 95 – Concocting Con Stories

                        GW1 Issue 95 – Concocting Con Stories

                        This week we recorded at Cleveland Concoction in front of a captive audience… sort of. So we have the rundown on the con, a little bit of news and some talk about new tv shows we’re getting into. Plus, we have interviews with author Weston Kincaid and Concoction head of operations Aberon.  More

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                          Beauty and the Beast experiences at Walt Disney World, 80’s week, Star Wars: Galactic Nights – WDW Tiki Room: March 10, 2017

                          Beauty and the Beast experiences at Walt Disney World, 80’s week, Star Wars: Galactic Nights – WDW Tiki Room: March 10, 2017

                          Kristen and Aljon talk about “Beauty and the Beast” experiences at Walt Disney World Resort, red carpet interviews with the cast of the film, feature bands performing at Epcot’s Garden Rocks shows, 80’s pop-culture, and Star Wars: Galactic Nights Happening.

                          VISIT: WDWTikiRoom.com | FOLLOW: Twitter.com/WDWTikiRoom | facebook.com/WDWTikiRoom | Aljon Twitter.com/JediMouseketeer | Kristen Twitter.com/DiningatDisney | VOICEMAIL: (850) 888-8454 (TIKI) | E-MAIL: WDWTikiRoom@SRSounds.com

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                            The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 166–Three Beers and a Haggis!

                            The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 166–Three Beers and a Haggis!

                            The HOBI crew welcomes Chris and Kevin from the 365 Flicks Podcast into the BOB Studios to talk Logan, the prestige of winning a Floppy, and debate the difference between British and American toilets!  The guys talk the latest episode of Legion, Jason has slipped on watching Riverdale and Jeff reenacts Marilyn Monroe for a listener.  Jason and Chris get upset Goldberg in the WWE, Blake gets upset about the X-men film franchise again and Kevin and Jason are the only ones that want to see Kong: Skull Island on its opening weekend!  The guys all provide their Top 5 Favorite Films of the Last Ten Years and the Bad Idea of the Week goes British for our guests! This week’s episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

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                              GW1 Issue 94 – No Going Back

                              GW1 Issue 94 – No Going Back

                              Unless you were living under a very big rock, you know that Logan came out last week, so guess what we’re talking about! That’s right, a spoiler-filled review and discussion about the final Wolverine film. But before we get to that, there are a few updates and some news stories from the past week that we found interesting.   More

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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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                                  Top 5 Walt Disney World attractions that need fixing – WDW Tiki Room: March 3, 2017

                                  Top 5 Walt Disney World attractions that need fixing – WDW Tiki Room: March 3, 2017

                                  This special edition of WDW Tiki Room features a panel discussion with hosts Aljon and Kristen with Jeff and Eric of WDW After Dark talking about their TOP 5 Walt Disney World attractions that need to be fixed. The WDW After Dark audio was edited for broadcast on Sorcerer Radio. Visit WDWAfterDark.com and subscribe to the show on iTunes and YouTube!

                                  VISIT: WDWTikiRoom.com | FOLLOW: Twitter.com/WDWTikiRoom | facebook.com/WDWTikiRoom | Aljon Twitter.com/JediMouseketeer | Kristen Twitter.com/DiningatDisney | VOICEMAIL: (850) 888-8454 (TIKI) | E-MAIL: WDWTikiRoom@SRSounds.com

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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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