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Weird Science DC Comics Spotlight Podcast: Cyborg Rebirth #1

Weird Science DC Comics Spotlight Podcast: Cyborg Rebirth #1

This week’s spotlight podcast is all about Cyborg Rebirth #1.  Does everything compute as Vic Stone enters DC Rebirth and can I come up with any more lame tech based puns?  If you like what you hear, check out our weekly podcast that comes out every Sundays Night with DC Comics News, Listener Mail and reviews of every DC Comic that came out that week.  Enjoy!

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 87: Annuals Week Comics, Nonsense and the Killing Joke

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 87: Annuals Week Comics, Nonsense and the Killing Joke

You would think that with only 5 books and Eric heading to a wedding that the podcast would be short and sweet, right? Well, it may still be sweet, but it is nowhere near being short!  Jim and Reggie talk and talk and talk…and Eric proves that being a member of the Weird Science Get Fresh Crew means you never truly get a day off. Come for the comics, stay for…well, everything else. Enjoy!

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: DC Rebirth Do or Die Pull List

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: DC Rebirth Do or Die Pull List

Jim, Eric and Reggie get together for this week’s spotlight and play a little game…what would be on their pull list if they only had $25 a month to spend on DC Comics?  Find out what each of them picked and why.  If you like what you hear, download and listen to the regular podcast that comes out each and every Sunday Night.  Enjoy!

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365 #47 “Its Yer Sel” Musician Andrew Valentine Chat/ Top5 Movie OST/ Glasgow Film & Comic Con Grado Interview

365 #47 “Its Yer Sel” Musician Andrew Valentine Chat/ Top5 Movie OST/ Glasgow Film & Comic Con Grado Interview

47Well this week we have a chockablock episode. We have left the comfort of the Podcave to go back to Studio 1 (Chris’s Office) to Interview and chat to local Musician and Recording Artist Andrew Valentine.

Andrew stops by to listen to our usual brand of trademarked News that has spiked our interest and he shares his views on the subjects as he is also a bit of a Film Comic Geek. He gives us his cheeky thoughts on Suicide Squad before we move onto Pimping his work.

We were lucky enough to get a couple of his tracks to play on the Episode leading in and out of the chat we had about his work so far and where his goals will take him. You can buy these tracks on iTunes

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The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 139–Female Baby Moses!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 139–Female Baby Moses!

The HOBI Gang is flying with just themselves this week as no guest is in the BOB Studios!  The guys discuss Kevin Owens winning on WWE Raw, the sad passing of Gene Wilder and Blake is guesting on 40 Going on 14!  Blake is also honored at the Cincinnati Reds game, Jeff tries finds One Good Thing about Gigli but not so much with Nic Cage and Jason confuses Jackie Gleason and Jackie Mason!  The guys list their Top 5 Favorite Gene Wilder films and announce the winner of the Jeff Morris book giveaway!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 86: DC Rebirth Week 12, Comics…This is How We Do It!

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 86: DC Rebirth Week 12, Comics…This is How We Do It!

It’s Rebirth time for DC Comics and Weird Science DC Comics Podcast. With the prospect of new listeners joining in, Jim and Eric change…nothing! They at least allow new listeners to get up to speed before diving into the books because they are nice guys. Enjoy!

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: The Hellblazer #1 and Sixpack & Dogwelder: Hard-Travelin’ Heroz #1

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: The Hellblazer #1 and Sixpack & Dogwelder: Hard-Travelin’ Heroz #1

Spotlight on! Jim, Eric and Reggie get together to talk two of Reggie’s books…The Hellblazer #1 and Sixpack & Dogwelder: Hard-Travelin’ Heroz #1.  It’s all good fun, luv!  If you like what you heard here, come check out our weekly podcast where we review every single DC Comic book that came out this week as well as news, listener mail and nonsense.  See you there!

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 85: DC Rebirth Week 11, Comics and Pretzel Continuity

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 85: DC Rebirth Week 11, Comics and Pretzel Continuity

It’s Week 11 of DC Comics Rebirth and while Reggie is away, Jim and Eric will play.  Actually, they talk a whole lot of comics and even though Reggie is in Virginia, him and Chris still give us a Cosmic Treadmill segment that’s dedicated to all the lovers out there.  In fact, this episode is dedicated to all the lovers in the world…or at least the sexy ones.  Enjoy!

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We Be Geeks 183: Time To Make The Donuts Kevin

We Be Geeks 183: Time To Make The Donuts Kevin

We open the show talking about Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar, coming back in an animated film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. Which leads to Jared Leto being disenfranchised with his role in the Suicide Squad. This leads us into an open letter from a former Warner Brothers employee that was also disenfranchised with Warner Brothers (time to make the donuts Kevin). This kicks us off into the Clue movie reboot. Which leads us into a discussion of movies worse than the Transformers movies. We talk Marvel Comic’s Runaways coming as a live action to a series to Hulu. We also give you the lowdown on all of the comic properties coming to TV coming up in the next couple years. We talk about a new type of cantina called Scum and Villainy Cantina. This may be the bar you are looking for. Want to see if you can deflect lightsaber beams? You will be able to do it in the Disney parks with laser deflecting lightsabers. We also talk the end of the Invincible series.

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The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 137–Tomatoes, Onions and Danny McBride!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 137–Tomatoes, Onions and Danny McBride!

The HOBI Gang welcomes film critic and author Jeff Morris, aka Scab Jeff, back into the BOB Studios to talk the Olympics ending, never having enough pretzels and the horrible idea of remaking Dirty Rotten Scoundrels! Morris tries to get Blake into Black Mirror, Jason is intrigued by Bad Moms and Jeff invents a very Smurf-like language with his name. The guys have a new contest for their listeners and Jeff hates tomatoes in this week’s Top Five Actors People Love But We Can’t Stand!  Episode sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo at: CincinnatiComicExpo.com 

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 84: DC Rebirth Week 10, Comics and Deep Dish Pizza

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 84: DC Rebirth Week 10, Comics and Deep Dish Pizza

Jim and Eric get together for some laughs, some tears and…something else.  That something else is a mega episode where they talk all the DC Comics that came out the week of 08-10-16 as well as discuss the news and read listener mail.  Of course, they are joined by their pals Reggie, Chris and Branden for a grand old time.  Enjoy! More

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: All-Star Batman #1 Review

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: All-Star Batman #1 Review

Jim and Eric meet up to give you their review of Scott Snyder’s new All-Star Batman #1.  Do they like it?  Do they hate it?  Why does it lead to a discussion about prison oatmeal and homeless guys on the side of the road?  If you like what you hear or at least curious about what could possibly be talked about in a 7+ hour podcast episode, join us for our regular weekly podcast posted every Sunday Night where we talk about every single DC Comic that came out this week.

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 83: DC Rebirth Week 9,Technical Difficulties and Comics

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 83: DC Rebirth Week 9,Technical Difficulties and Comics

Jim and Eric decide that it’s time to streamline the podcast and get back to the meat and cheese of it all.  Is it a return to legacy?  Is it a meat and potatoes approach to things?  Is it a Rebirth?!?!  Actually, it’s none of those because they kind of work it out a bit while recording.  I guess we’ll have to see where it all leads.  They still get together and talk every book that came out this week and Jim has even seen the Suicide Squad movie…but doesn’t really talk about it.  This is a Comic Book Podcast!  Enjoy!

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Suicide Squad Rebirth #1 & Harley Quinn #1

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Suicide Squad Rebirth #1 & Harley Quinn #1

Jim, Eric and Reggie get together to talk about two new Rebirth books coming out this week…Suicide Squad Rebirth #1 and Harley Quinn #1. Find out what they thought and if you like what you hear, tune in to the full weekly podcast that releases every single Sunday Night.

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 135–The Winona Show!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 135–The Winona Show!

The HOBI Gang may not have a guest this week but that doesn’t stop them from their excitement for the Preacher season finale, Stranger Things or Oregon Trail!  The guys are ready for Suicide Squad to be released and Jason is giddy about a new Rocketeer film while Blake wonders how Jeff and Jason can’t understand that Ab Fab is not Sex in the City, the England years.  The guys try their best attempt at re-drafting the classic Heathers film and Jason feels he may actually win a Draft Day!  The gang has a preemptive Box Office Bust in the form of Ben-Hur and close out the show with a Top 5 Films We Don’t Want Remade!

Suicide Squad Non-Spoiler Film Review!

Suicide Squad Non-Spoiler Film Review!

Written by Jason Brigger

Director: David Ayer

Writers: David Ayer

Starring: Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Will Smith and Viola Davis

Suicide Squad explodes into theaters on Friday, August 2, 2016 and hopes to change the fortunes of Warner Brothers and DC Films after the marginal financial success of Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  The prior films did not win over film critics and left a much divided fan base in their aftermath and while Suicide Squad is not everyone’s cup of tea, it is better than the DC films before it.

In short, Intelligence Officer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) takes a nonsensical idea of assembling a team of the most dangerous supervillains and give them top-secret missions to complete that the normal person would not touch, let alone succeed.  The U.S. government is worried about the increase of meta-humans in the world and decides “why not?” which is flawless logic, and supplies weapons to Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), and other villains all under the guardianship of Rick Flag (a very buff Joel Kinnaman).  This “Suicide Squad” must learn to work together and not kill each in order to stop a mysterious mystical entity.  Oh, did we mention that the Joker (Jared Leto) comes along for the ride as well?

The Good:

-The Squad.  Yes, the audience will be introduced to a lot of new characters in this film but despite the lack of adequate backstories for all, it’s a hot mess of fun.  Never before has a group of villains been this much fun to watch and with the majority of the characters appearing on film for the first time, the film feels fresh, something the DC Film universe desperately needs at this time.  The characters of El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Harley Quinn, the Joker, and Deadshot all receive well written back stories and the audience will feel vested in their character arches throughout the film.

-The Joker.  Any fear from fans of the Joker are left in the dust as Jared Leto delivers a performance that is just a level below that of Heath Ledger’s Joker from The Dark Knight.  This Joker is a littler darker than previous versions and some die-hard fans may be upset that this Joker is more mob boss than serial killer but at the end of this film, it leaves the audience wanting to see more of the Joker, which for the franchise, is a good thing.

-Harley Quinn.  Margot Robbie turns a possible one note character into a superstar in one film.  Robbie is masterful as the Joker-smitten psychiatrist turned psychotic anti-hero.  Ayer’s writing allows fans new to the character of Harley Quinn to understand her broken psyche while still giving the purists enough references back to her animated roots to enjoy.  While Quinn provides most of the comedic relief of the film, she also is written as a truly dangerous person that is looking for anarchy above all else.  Warner Brothers should be commended for the casting of Robbie in this role and a role that Robbie has truly made her own.

The Bad:

The Enchantress.  Suicide Squad falters by providing “street-level” and “gritty” villains battling a mystical witch, who just doesn’t seem to fit in the story.  The Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) would be a fine villain fighting the more mystical superheroes in the DC Universe but in a film that is more realistic, she just doesn’t fit.  The Squad is better suited for facing off against a mob boss or a domestic terrorist rather than a mystical being and her even more mystical and out of place brother, Incubus (Alain Chanoine).  It also doesn’t help that the alter ego of the Enchantress, June Moone, is in a relationship with Rick Flag that just doesn’t feel authentic to the film.

-Too Much Will Smith.  Smith’s character, Deadshot, is a complex and interesting character but the “too much of a good thing” applies in this film.  My biggest worry was that the film would become a “Will Smith Film” and at times, the film certainly does transform into his film.  Smith “mugs” for the camera way too much and for an ensemble film, is too front and centered and limits the screen time for other more deserving characters.  Smith may be the biggest star attached to the film but Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Hernandez’s character of El Diablo come across as more deserving of screen time.

The Middling:

– The Story Itself.  The cohesiveness of the plot is not the strongest as the audience only sees the Squad have one mission to complete throughout the film and unfortunately that mission is very reminiscent of the more recent Judge Dredd and The Raid films.  I would have liked to have seen the Squad bond through a montage of several missions prior to facing the main villain but in the film’s defense, the story and the film becomes better in the film’s second and third acts.

-The Lack of Character Development.  While Ayer does a commendable job for the well-developed stories of some characters (see above), the backstory for Killer Croc (Adewale Akinuoye-Agbaje) and Captain Boomerang is far less compelling.  Besides a criminal rap sheet for Killer Croc that is shown to the audience at the beginning of the film, the audience never really understands what he is or why he became that way in the first place.  While the backstory is a little better for Captain Boomerang, the character never really advances past a one note villain that much rather drink than engage in the action of his fellow teammates.  On the opposite side of the spectrum, too much backstory was written about the mysterious bodyguard for Flag, Katana (Karen Fukuhara).  Katana is definitely a fun and kick butt character but too much information was given for a character that should have been left unknown.

Final Grade: C+ (A Little Above Average)

Suicide Squad is not a great film but is a fun action/comedic film that is DC’s best film to-date that will leave the audience wanting to know more about the cast of characters in the Squad.  While Suicide Squad could have used a little more “tightening up” on the script and even a better main villain to defeat, the groundwork is there for a franchise that has the ability to improve in later films.  The film is reminiscent of the great Deadpool film released earlier this year as Suicide Squad is something completely different from what the audience has come to expect from Warner Brothers and DC.  If the studio can build off the uniqueness of this film, the DC film universe has a good opportunity to improve and build a bigger audience, something they need at this time.

You can catch Jason Brigger on the geek-centric podcast, The History of Bad Ideas, as new episodes are released at www.webegeekspc.com every Wednesday or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps.  You can listen to their latest episode right here: http://webegeekspc.com/history-bad-ideas-podcast-ep-135-winona-show/

365 #45 SDCC 2016 Round-Up, TMNT2 & Killing Joke Reviews (Special Guest Reviewers), Top 5 Kids TV Intros

365 #45 SDCC 2016 Round-Up, TMNT2 & Killing Joke Reviews (Special Guest Reviewers), Top 5 Kids TV Intros

#45It was round about this time 2 years ago that Chris and I got together to record our first ever Podcast about SDCC and about 3 months later we would actually released that episode. Sooo it seemed fitting we would bring you our rundown of the 2016 event.

After our General Banter we get into all the DC and Marvel news that peaked our interest including the awesome awesome awesome trailers on show.

We move into the quickie review section where the lads talk about the movies they have been watching recently. Likes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 and The Killing Joke. We also bring a little surprise in the form of Kevin’s kids Ruby and Scarlet bringing there reviews of Secret Life of Pets and TMNT2 which is awesome.

We round out the show with a Top5 of our favorite Kids TV show Intros from back in the day with some great feedback.

Timeline:

We Be Geeks, Girlz Melon 365 Intro & General Banter           00.00 – 13.50

Wicked Radio Network Leading Into SDCC 2016 Round-Up     13.50 – 01.06.40

Epic Film Guys Promo                                                        01.06.40 – 01.07.55

Quick Reviews Pt1 (Chris’s Picks)                                       01.07.55 – 01.25.00

Scarlet and Ruby Bring There Reviews                                01.25.00 – 01.40.00

Quick Reviews Pt2, Killing Joke and TMNT2                          01.40.00 – 02.05.30

HOBI Promo                                                                     02.05.30 – 02.06.30

Top5 Intros For Shows We Watched As Kids                         02.06.30 – 02.46.05

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 82: DC Rebirth Week 8, Hunks and LP’s

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 82: DC Rebirth Week 8, Hunks and LP’s

Week 8 of DC’s Rebirth is upon us and Jim, Eric and Reggie are here to tell you all about it.  Overall, it was a good week with Batgirl and Red Hood kicking off their new series and some of the others going strong.  Of course, the guys have a couple issues along the way and it all turns into a nearly 8 hour gabfest.  Enjoy! More