Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Episode 256: Chuck and Brad Fix Batman vs Superman

Okay, so this is a weird one. What you are listening to with THIS episode was actually the second half of a very long podcast we recorded. But there was more immediacy with the Batman vs. Superman stuff, so we decided to cut the long podcast and realize this half first. If we sound confused in our intros or outros, that's why. This episode features some non-spoilery thoughts, then a long hard talk about the film's positives and its shortcomings...along with possible solutions for those shortcomings. It's a fun conversation.

Web Couliers:
There are no Web Couliers this week.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Episode 255: Warped Tour, VR Headsets, and Gawker/Hogan

After Brad fouls up yet another intro, the guys promote some upcoming projects. Chuck gives a brief update about the condition of his belongings following last November's house fire, then talks about his new favorite wing from our pals at Boneheads! The guys went to see an independent wrestling show - which WWE Hall of Famer was there, and did he stink anyone's face? The guys re-review Man of Steel before talking about the lineup for this year's Warped Tour. Pretty exciting!
Chuck talks about the VR headset that came with his new phone and the guys talk about the merits of virtual reality for a while. Brad doesn't think it's socially acceptable to wear a VR headset on a plane, but does think it's socially acceptable to wear a sleep mask...or something like that. Chuck talks about this season of The Real World and VH1's new show Family Therapy.
Chuck and Brad then discuss the lawsuit between Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media, and try and define what makes something newsworthy. It goes exactly as well as you'd expect.

Web Couliers:
TEASER: "All That" Reunion Special

Friday, March 18, 2016

Episode 254: Ultra HD, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and Chuck's Disc-astrophe

This week starts with the traditional updates, then the guys dive headfirst into one driplet of movie news - Indiana Jones 5. What advice does Chuck have for the people already hating on the movie? Chuck and Brad then hit up the concept of 4K discs and Ultra HD physical media. Chuck then promotes the below Web Couliers and Brad tries to refuse to put one of them up.
The guys reminisce about the heyday of wrestling when it featured moves like the Stinkface, then discuss the more-recent movie The Gift. 10 Cloverfield Lane is next up, and the guys offer a (for once) spoiler-free review. Some brief talk about the Open Mic they did earlier this week, Chuck talks about his new guitars, then Brad talks about his week and feelings of low self-worth. They discus Zootopia, then Chuck relates the "hilarious" tale of "Bruce Wang."
The episode closes with the guys trying to figure out what to do with Chuck's salvageable DVD collection going forward. This synopsis is still signed "Brad." Please don't let Chuck change it.

I think "Disc-Tastrophe" would be better than "Disc-astrophe" - Chuck

Web Couliers:
PODCAST: A Q&A with the writers of Deadpool
PHOTOS: Chuck's Amazing Breakfast - Pic 1
PHOTOS: Chuck's Amazing Breakfast - Pic 2
PHOTOS: Chuck's Amazing Breakfast - Pic 3

*quote from Brad: "I am the Bat-Wang."

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Episode 253: Is Everyone Just Lonely All The Time?

Episode 253 starts off with Brad and Chuck updates, then the guys discuss some listener emails. From there, it's a brief discussion of the below Web Couliers, then Chuck offers a movie driplet about the Venom movie. He and Brad talk about their trip to see an NHL game, then talk about the movie Cloverfield as they get pumped for the (possible?) sequel. Chuck relays the tale of his trip to a very fancy movie theater to see Zootopia, then offers some spoiler-free thoughts on the film.
The main course of the podcast this week is loneliness. Chuck and Brad each offer their thoughts, then read some listener comments on the subject. Chuck talks about wondering what the best way to handle dissolving friendships is, and Brad talks about some Brad-specific loneliness. Chuck ends by offering a possible solution/cure for loneliness and the guys sign off for the week and Brad goes home to his apartment alone :( to write this synopsis :/ and eat Cinnamon Bun Oreos. :) :) :) :)

Web Couliers:
PICTURES: Deadpool Goes to the Movies art
VIDEO: How Deadpool Should Have Ended

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Episode 252: The Thrill of Pranking, Triple 9, and The Revenant

Brad manages to spit out the greeting without fouling it up this week and Chuck and Brad immediately discuss it. From there it's some Chuck and Brad updates before getting to the below Web Couliers. There is a tangent here. Maybe a tangent off of another tangent. Chuck provides some movie driplets about an R-rated cut for Batman v Superman as well as a sequel to "Surf's Up." Insanity. They discuss the recent accident involving Google's self-driving car before getting into some recaps of the past few weeks.
Chuck provides an update on the status of his house and possessions as recovery from the house fire continues, and Brad brings a little Christmas spirit into Chuck's life via a gift. The guys talk about their trip to DNB Burgers in New Bedford, Massachusetts, before recapping the open mic they performed at in February. Chuck recaps the recent Senior Discount show in Providence, then the guys review the new movie Triple 9. Was it an amazing cop drama? From there it's a brief discussion about moving friends Abe and Fawn into a new apartment, then a recap of Monday Night Raw and a review of new movie The Revenant? Okay...was THAT an amazing cop drama? They tease next week's episode before riding off into the sunset. Oh, and Chuck also has "donut burg" in his notes which both references a topic from the podcast AND the town he's elected himself mayor of.
- Brad

Web Couliers:
PODCAST: Marc Maron interviews Sacha Baron Cohen
VIDEO: Star-Kart