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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!

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

 

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!

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!

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

Keepers Of The Fringe, Episode 4-He’s Old!  He’s Logan!  He’s Old Man Logan!

Keepers Of The Fringe, Episode 4-He’s Old! He’s Logan! He’s Old Man Logan!

SPOILER WARNING!  

This episode contains a spoil filled review of the movie Logan.  The review can be found near the end of the episode.  If you have not seen Logan yet, consider yourself warned.

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #251: Logan Movie Review!

Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #251: Logan Movie Review!

On this podcast we review Logan. Have you heard of it? Our shirts are off for this one. We need it for our tears. Spoilers ahead. Listen in!

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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

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!

Keepers Of The Fringe, Episode 1-Swiss Army Balls

Keepers Of The Fringe, Episode 1-Swiss Army Balls

In a world filled with formula movies, and lame Hollywood reboots, two brothers from separate mothers scour the outer edges of entertainment to weed out the potential cult classics from the B-movie bombs.

 They watch the films so you don’t have to, they are the Keepers Of The Fringe!

Welcome to the first episode of the brand new podcast, Keepers Of The Fringe.  Derrick and Chris are the Keepers, two life long best friends, and brothers from separate mothers who are huge movie fans.  The Keepers is all about movies, in particular, the movies found on the fringes of entertainment.  Whether it is a cult horror film, a low budget science fiction movie, or a small indie film, they review the movies for you, and talk about movie news of the geek variety.

In the first episode, we start off with an introduction to the Keepers, then we spend a bit of time talking about movie news ranging from the upcoming Logan movie, to the release of the Phantasm movies in a fantastic Blue-Ray box set.  We even talk a bit of Star Wars news, since we are huge fans.

Fringe Movie Of The Week-For our first episode, we review the movie Christmas Evil, a film that was released in 1980, and written and directed by Lewis Jackson.

Welcome to the Keepers of the Fringe!  

Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #249: Justice League Dark! The Last Jedi! Saga! X-Men TV!

Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #249: Justice League Dark! The Last Jedi! Saga! X-Men TV!

 

On this podcast we talk about The Last Jedi, Logan and some X-Men TV news. Then we review Saga #42 and the new Justice League Dark animated feature. Can’t have something dark without Batman. Listen in!

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Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 154: A Series of Unfortunate Podcast

Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 154: A Series of Unfortunate Podcast

The Nerds party down for Australia Day! After drinking all the beer and being pretty ignorant about what goes on in Australia (most of their knowledge comes form Outback Steakhouses and Paul Hogan movies) they move on to their weekly NerdOns. They have several great questions from the NWGLS Mailbag! And then there is tons of news! So much news that these long winded idiots almost can’t shut up!
When you hear the PING, turn the page in your read along booklet!

In the News

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Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 142: Donglover, It Works Every Time

Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 142: Donglover, It Works Every Time

This week the nerds discuss video game movies, upcoming movies, upcoming video games and more! This weeks Nerd news and their current NerdOns.
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Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 141: Stories of Totally Legitimate VHS Tapes

Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 141: Stories of Totally Legitimate VHS Tapes

This week the NWGLS get deep in nostalgia, when discussing about nerding out with their parents. They also discuss this week’s NerdOns which get pretty deep into Middle Earth. They gang also discusses the latest in Nerd news!

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Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 140: Mike Gets Finger Gunned

Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 140: Mike Gets Finger Gunned

This week the nerd crew are down by one, but they still come at ya with this week’s Nerd News, their NerdOns and the weekly Mailbag!

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You can also check out Nathan’s website Theme Park Bound