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Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – EP. 177: We Want the D…23

Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – EP. 177: We Want the D…23

This week on NWGLS, The NErds want the D… 23. All the news to come out of Disney’s D23 summit coming to you fast and hard, the way you like it! They discuss their favorite Zombie films, try to help out a needy mom, who ask about nerd kid hobbies on theNWGLS Mailbag, and discuss all of theis weeks Nerd Ons… all this and more on this episode of NWGLS

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Big Blockbuster Boredom

Big Blockbuster Boredom

In the latter days of 2015, I remember looking at the list of movies coming out in 2016 and thinking, “next year is going to be an amazing year for movies.  There is so much good stuff coming out.”  Now, here it is, the middle of August in 2016, and I find myself wondering what happened to all those movies I was excited about?  Did I kid myself into thinking there was a ton of great movies coming out?  I don’t think I was fooling myself, I seem to recall actually believing that this year would be full of nonstop excitement when looking ahead to the crop of blockbusters coming out this year.  And yet, here I am, just over halfway through the year in the aftermath of the summer movie season, feeling somewhat let down and disappointed overall.  It’s not that the movies this year were bad per se, with one or two exceptions, rather, it is that most of the movies this year turned out to be just…..average, pedestrian, formulaic, uninspired, etc.

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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 

365 #46 Interview W/ Courtney Daniels (Independent Producer) News/ Guest Reviews for Suicide Squad/ Top5 Powerful Leading Ladies

365 #46 Interview W/ Courtney Daniels (Independent Producer) News/ Guest Reviews for Suicide Squad/ Top5 Powerful Leading Ladies

#46After our typical General Banter we bring you our News Round-Up of all the film stories interesting us. We even bring back an old favorite section. The Go F*** Yourself section, but who deserves the honor??.

From the News we move into our Quickie Reviews of Flicks like Purge 3 Election Year, Sharknado 4, Spotlight, BvS The Ultimate Cut, Jason Bourne and Suicide Squad with Guest Reviews from some awesome Podcasters, members of the #PodernFamily and great friends of ours (See Times Below).

We had the Chance to Interview Courtney Daniels. An Independent film Producer and Actress. Courtney is also the founder of Busted Buggy Entertainment and drops in to give us some insight into how the Industry works.

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We wrap up with our Top5 Powerful Leading Ladies in Honor of our interview with Courtney. More

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Episode 136–The Nine Lives of HOBI!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Episode 136–The Nine Lives of HOBI!

The HOBI Gang welcomes Andrew Satterfield, founder of the Cincinnati Comic Expo, into the BOB Studios to talk all the in’s and outs of running a convention!  Blake returns from GenCon 2016 and is upset by the lack of Dungeons and Dragons presence but Jason hopes a visit from Marlon Wayans would help Blake feel better. Jeff and Andrew can’t agree on their taste in films, Blake falls in love with women’s volleyball and the guys debate the quality of Suicide Squad!  The gang talk their Top 5 Comedy Films since 2000 and struggle for a bad idea! Check out the Cincinnati Comice Expo at http://cincinnaticomicexpo.com

365 #45.5 Suicide Squad Instant Reaction **Mostly Spoiler Free**

365 #45.5 Suicide Squad Instant Reaction **Mostly Spoiler Free**

SUICIDE SQUAD

 

 

This is our Instant Reaction to DC/Warner Brothers Suicide Squad. Full Review Episode with guest reviews coming in the week. We kept it mostly Spoiler Free.

 

 

 

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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.

We Be Geeks 181: Suicide Tomatoes

We Be Geeks 181: Suicide Tomatoes

Guys night on the show tonight. We talk our contest. You can find the contest questions on our Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/webegeekspc/ . We talk Suicide Squad and what how we think it will do in the theaters and how the fans want Rotten Tomatoes shut down because of the critics. Did DC rush it out too quick. We talk other movies out we want to see like Jason Bourne and Star Trek: Beyond. There is a new director on Marvel’s: Agents of Shield, and we tell you who it is. We want a Howling Commandos Netflix series. We talk Supergirl and how she fits into the CW Universe. We talk about Valiant teaming up with Catalyst games. creating a card game and premiering at Gen-Con. We talk HeroClix and card games. Want to know what the top underrated comic movies of all time are? We tell you. 

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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.

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Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 129: Now We Live In The Trailer Park. SDCC

Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 129: Now We Live In The Trailer Park. SDCC

This week the nerds get back into the swing of things by talking about all the latest news from SDCC. 

Including all the trailers!
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138 Star Trekkin’ Across Neverland!

138 Star Trekkin’ Across Neverland!

Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!
Prepare to beam aboard, Neverlanders. We’re taking a voyage on the Starship Neverland, designation NC-5571. Not only do we have some news from Star Wars Celebration Europe, but San Diego Comic Con has shared some amazing movie news as well that we’ll discuss on our voyage.
We’ve got a movie to review this week, and it’s Star Trek Beyond. This movie has inspired a lot of doubts from a really bad trailer, but is this movie as bad as we may have feared? I’ll tell you all about about!
So, why are we on a star ship this week anyway? Scott and Tracey from Disney Indiana will be beamed aboard and we’ll talk about the 50th anniversary of Star Trek!
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Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 118: Tiny Fist, Coming Out of the Box

Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 118: Tiny Fist, Coming Out of the Box

This week the nerd crew are down on host, as Nathan isn’t able to make it to podcast. Fortunately Katie is able to come and fill in! They discuss their nerd news this week, their NerdOns and then they unbox tons of stuff! From Heroclix to Funkos and Hot toys! It all happens here!

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Ep. 116: Wrestlemania Is Tearing Us Apart

Ep. 116: Wrestlemania Is Tearing Us Apart

***Season 6 Walking Dead Spoilers***

This week 1/2 the nerds abandon ship to watch Wrestlemania. The rest of the nerds call in Dephanie and discuss the news, read from the mailbag, and talk about their Nerd Ons.
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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 62: Sexy Robots and Fan Fiction

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 62: Sexy Robots and Fan Fiction

Jim and Eric are at it again with a 5+ hour podcast.  They won’t mind if you don’t!  During their weekly visit, they talk about all the DC Comics that came out this week including Batman and Robin #23 and Batman/Superman #30.  Spoiler Alert: They like Batman/Superman #30 a whole lot!  They also talk about this weeks DC Comics news, how sexy robot Lois is and Jim weirds Eric out with inappropriate fan fiction…all this and more on Episode 62 of the Weird Science DC Comics Podcast.  Enjoy! More

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 60: Eric Shea’s (Sort of) Day Off

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 60: Eric Shea’s (Sort of) Day Off

 

Eric was sick as a dog, but instead of taking the week off, Jim forced him to get out of bed and record the podcast…sort of. With the help of Reggie, they recorded an abridged version of the podcast with reviews of Batman and Robin Eternal #21, Justice League #48, Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #1, Superman/Wonder Woman #26 and Superman #49.  While that doesn’t seem like a lot, it still was almost 4 hours long!  Enjoy!

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 59: THERE WILL BE DANCING

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 59: THERE WILL BE DANCING

Jim and Eric keep it on point as they discuss DC Comics’ Rebirth announcement and every book that came out this week.  They try to keep the nonsense to a minimum, but we all know that doesn’t usually work.  Enjoy!

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 57: Who Else Seen Da Leprechaun Say Yeah!

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 57: Who Else Seen Da Leprechaun Say Yeah!

It was a down week for books and after getting yelled out all week about review scores, Jim was pretty depressed.  That means one thing…The Mobile Leprechaun.  Yes, nothing brings a smile to Jim and Eric’s face quicker than a little, “Who Else Seen Da Leprechaun Say Yeah!”  It carries them through this long ass episode where they break down all the books, talk DC Comics news, get yelled at in the listener mail and try to have a good time.  Enjoy!

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