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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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      DC Superpowers Podcast Issue 48

      DC Superpowers Podcast Issue 48

      Your Dynamic Duo of Junior Justice Leaguers has returned with Issue 48, and they have brought all of the news, reviews and previews from across the multiverse with them. More

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

        #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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          172 Booty and the Beast (Arrgh)

          172 Booty and the Beast (Arrgh)

          Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

          Look who’s joined us, mateys! It’s me own wife, the WendyNerd Heather. Aye, mateys, this week we’re talkin’ about plundering that be goin’ on for 50 years it were. Pirates of the Caribbean has been open in Disneyland for 50 years, and we’re going to have some fun celebratin’!

          We be headin’ ashore me hearties, first to look at a new trailer for PIXAR’s Coco and a heap of Disney news for your booty!

          And if I can just lose the pirate speak for a bit…it’s a tale as old as time we’re reviewing this week! Beauty and the Beast has exploded into cinemas this week and Heather and I have seen along with many of you. So, what did we think? Does it live up to the classic 1991 film? We’ll share our thoughts!

          Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

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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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                171 A Disney Muggle at Universal Studios!

                171 A Disney Muggle at Universal Studios!

                Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

                I’m back with some more Disney news from the Disney parks, cruise line, and channel. I’ve even got some news for fans of classic Hanna-Barbera animation! But we don’t fly to Neverland for just news!

                This week we have two new trailers to talk about in the Neverland Trailer Park, The Little Mermaid (no, it’s not Disney) and Wonder Woman both dropped some new trailers this week and I’ll tell you what I think of both of these upcoming films!

                The moment I’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! Tangled the Series was kicked off in an exclusive Disney Channel movie event called Tangled: Before Ever After! This special movie event begins six months after the events of Tangled and some time before the wedding seen in Tangled Ever After! Repuzel’s hair is back and I’m going to tell you what I thought of this premiere episode!

                Next, Lost Boy Eric will take us on a journey into enemy territory; Universal Studios Hollywood! Eric took a trip to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and more! He’s got some stories to tell with even more coming later!

                Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

                Be sure to listen to Neverland Radio on UCM’s The Beat every weekday at 4 PM Central Time.

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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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                    Kong: Skull Island Non-Spoiler Review!

                    Kong: Skull Island Non-Spoiler Review!

                    Written by Jason Brigger

                    Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

                    Writers: Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly, and John Gatins

                    Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, and Brie Larson

                    Kong: Skull Island marks the triumphant return of King Kong to the theater for the first time since 2005 when Peter Jackson thought it was a good idea for a giant ape to ice skate with a damsel in distress, much to the chagrin of critics and audiences everywhere.  This Kong doesn’t have time for ice skating or long walks around New York City because he’s got to protect his home from underground lizard hybrids, birds that can saw a man in half and even humans who feel Kong would look good over their mantle.

                    Kong: Skull Island is set in the year 1973, or more accurately the very day that America was pulling out from the Vietnam War, and the last chance for secretive agency of Monarch (from Godzilla) and scientist Bill Randa (John Goodman) to talk the U.S. government into a “mapping and navigation” mission on an uncharted and until just recently, unknown island in the South Pacific.  Randa recruits a tracker named James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), photographer Mason Weaver (Brie Larson), and military leader Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) and his fellow soldiers to complete his mission but unknown to everyone but Randa, a giant ape has other plans.  After Kong strikes down every helicopter in the squad, the survivors must navigate the dangers of the island to reach their rendezvous point in three days to get off a literal Hell on Earth.

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                      DC Superpowers Podcast – Issue 47

                      DC Superpowers Podcast – Issue 47

                      Your Dynamic Duo of Junior Justice Leaguers are back with Issue 47 of the DC Superpowers Podcast. More

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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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                            DC Superpowers Podcast – Issue 46

                            DC Superpowers Podcast – Issue 46

                            Your Dynamic Duo of Junior Justice Leaguers are back for issue 46 of the DC Superpowers Podcast. And they brought all the news, reviews and previews from around the DC Multiverse with them. 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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                                    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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