Thursday, May 28, 2015

Episode 213: Jurassic Park, Recapping the Mad Max Saga, and Mad Max: Fury Road


The 213th installment finds Chuck and Brad welcoming back their pal Brian Lau for a discussion. There are the typical updates to start the show, then a discussion of some of the below Web Couliers. The guys recap the recent showing (for friends) of Jurassic Park on the projector in Chuck's backyard. Brad goes through the trivia questions he wrote and reads some of the best answers. Chuck talks a little bit about Memorial Day, then the guys dive into the main course.
Brian Lau had never seen the first three Mad Max movies. Chuck and Brad try to recap the films for Mr. Lau. It does not go smoothly. Hear about the series' changes from 1979's Mad Max through the end of the 1985 film Beyond Thuderdome.
The guys then discuss the 2015 film "Mad Max: Fury Road" and talk about their feelings on the summer blockbuster. After a thorough spoiler-free discussion of the film's merits, the guys banter a little more before signing off for the evening.
-Brad

Web Couliers:
TRAILER: Keanu Reeves in Eli Roth's "Knock Knock"
NEWS?: Sony's E3 presentation in movie theaters
PHOTO: Brad in a questionable hat

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Episode 212: Letterman, Smartwatch Woes, and Alkaline Trio


Episode 212 starts with Brad lamenting his earlier dentist visit and the fact that his mouth is numb. He and Chuck kick into some updates, then talk about the below Web Couliers. This leads into a discussion about mashup music and the guys' views on said music. Chuck offers some Movie Driplets, talking about a 20th Century Fox "New Mutants" project, a movie starring The Lonely Island, and Harry Shearer leaving The Simpsons.
Brad uses this as a natural segue into discussing David Letterman's pending departure from TV and the impact he had on comedy. Chuck talks about his new part-time job situation, then brings back an old favorite segment "Chuck's Petty Printouts."
Once the guys have covered the topic of scams on eBay, they talk about their experiences over the past week, including an in-depth review of three of Alkaline Trio's Boston "Past Live" shows. One of the shows found Senior Discount drummer Christian Staton looking like he did in the below picture. Which is to say...putrid.
-Brad

Web Couliers:
MUSIC: Bruneau - The Art of Noise
VIDEO: 8-bit Winter Soldier
VIDEO: The Simpsons/Rick & Morty Crossover Cough Gag
VIDEO: Open World Dinosaur Survival Game
PHOTO: A Putrid Christian

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Episode 211: Marvel speculation, Saying goodbye to the Xbox 360, and Brad's online dating profile


The 211th episode of the podcast features Brad and Chuck joined by the talented and cunicular Gina Mastrostefano. After some quick updates, Chuck provides some movie news about a Three Stooges sequel and the guys are super excited. Some news about Nintendo's new multi-device membership follows, as well as wild rampant speculation about Nintendo's future. We learn about a new Muppets series coming to ABC in the fall and Brad is unduly stoked for it. Gina's misunderstanding about Marvel's "Civil War" storyline in Captain America 3 amuse and delight Chuck and Brad.
They also plan out a Howard the Duck standalone project.
Chuck says goodbye to his Xbox 360 and talks about how much the console meant to him over the years. The guys talk about their favorite 360 moments and Gina is conspicuous in her silence.
Once the tears have dried, Brad works on an online dating profile. Which site did he choose, and how did Chuck and Gina help?
-Brad

Web Couliers:
TEASER: The Muppets

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Episode 210: Our Video Screening and Avengers: Age of Ultron


Episode number 210 of the podcast features Brad and Chuck riding solo together. Somehow. It starts with some Senior Discount updates, Chuck mentions the below Web Coulier, then offers some Movie Driplets about a Kingsman sequel and the Days of Future Past: Rogue Cut. C&B then discuss the recent screening of the video they've been working on for months - how did it go over? What worked well, and what worked......less......well.
After a thorough discussion, Brad tells Chuck about his trip to Indiana, and Chuck tells Brad about what he missed here in New England. A quick mention of some wrestling topics, then the heart of the podcast is breached.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is doing very well at the box office - what did Chuck and Brad think of it? What did they like and dislike, and why did they feel that way? After talking about the movie (HEAVY SPOILERS), they talk about a poorly-written article that discusses the Black Widow's role in the movie.
-Brad

Web Couliers:
TRAILER: A Lego Brickumentary