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Weekly Blend #332 – Fervent Fanbases, Old Sport

Weekly Blend #332 - Fervent Fanbases, Old Sport
It’s Gatsby time! The latest adaptation of the classic novel comes from Baz Luhrmann, a divisive name in entertainment, who Rafe is predisposed to dislike. So how does he wind up giving Gatsby, and what issues does Thomas take with the adaptation? Have a listen to find out. We also discuss Disney’s plans for adapting Into the Woods (or, as we call it, the next Johnny Depp weirdness project),... 

Weekly Blend #327 – Pre-Oscar Round-Up 2013

Weekly Blend #327 - Pre-Oscar Round-Up 2013
It’s that time of year again: where we gather together and offer our opinions, “if we ran the Oscars.” Hear who Rafe, Tim, and Thomas would give gold statues to if they ran the show. Some of the picks are predictable, others are outrageous, but they’re all in opinionated fun. But first, a review of A Good Day to Die Hard, Rafe rants about aging action heroes, Thomas belittles Dark... 

Weekly Blend #326 – Side Effects May Include Mayhem

Weekly Blend #326 - Side Effects May Include Mayhem
Finally, a show where we provide everything you’ve come to expect: reviews of all the new releases (Side Effects and Identity Thief), catching up on what we’ve been watching lately (Walking Dead, Stand Up Guys, Community, and Seven Psychopaths to name a few), and our take on movie news (standalone Star Wars projects?). Along the way we do impersonations of Christopher Walken, discover... 

Weekly Blend #325 – It’s All on Thomas

Weekly Blend #325 - It's All on Thomas
Due to health, weather, and health, it’s been a few weeks since we were able to pull a show together. Through it all, Thomas has been almost relentless in his pursuit of the next episode. Maybe this is part of his bid to take over as prime Widescreen Warrior, or maybe he misses our banter whenever we’re gone. Regardless, with nobody else to join Rafe in the studio, this week’s show... 

Weekly Blend #320 – Everything Comes Back to Joss Whedon

Weekly Blend #320 - Everything Comes Back to Joss Whedon
We’re back with reviews of Lincoln, Skyfall, Wreck-It Ralph, and Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Yet, no matter what we talk about, everything seems to come back to Joss Whedon. What have we been watching lately? Joss Whedon. What do we think about Disney buying Star Wars? Joss Whedon is the support for our stance. What are our thoughts on the Kevin Clash scandal? Okay, maybe that... 

Weekly Blend #317 – That’s How I Use My Psychic Powers

Weekly Blend #317 - That's How I Use My Psychic Powers
Our last episode may have been our Fall TV Preview, but you might as well consider this an extension of that considering that’s what most of us have been watching. We give our reactions to some of the new shows and highlight the others that we’re preparing for. Thomas reviews Dredd 3D, we debate the merits of Survivor versus Big Brother (as guilty pleasures), and discuss the Halloween pitch... 

John Carter [Review]

John Carter [Review]
Walt Disney and the director of Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton) bring Edgar Rice Burroughs’ pulp hero from Mars to the big screen with the big-budget, 3D extravaganza John Carter. Big on effects, grand in scope, the film paints a high-action, pulpy science-fiction saga full of spectacle, beauty and romance with curious underlining father-and-daughter themes. The film struggles to get all its pieces... 

Box Office Results: Underestimating The Vow

Box Office Results: Underestimating The Vow
Part of looking at movies does involve the business side of show business. We try to have a little fun with it, as each week Tim makes his predictions as to how movies will perform at the Box Office. Then, on Sundays, we look at how Tim’s predictions fared. Well, we’ve hit a new low. While Tim managed to pick the top five for the week, he was way off on the order and nowhere close to the record... 

Weekly Blend #296 – The Force Child Comes from Golden Showers

Weekly Blend #296 - The Force Child Comes from Golden Showers
It’s a review-heavy show this week as we offer up our opinions on three of this weekend’s new releases; we didn’t see Journey 2 but do discuss Safe House, The Vow, and enjoy a rather lengthy deconstruction of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. We briefly turn our attention to the music world with the death of Whitney Houston and Madonna’s Super Bowl performance... 

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (3D) [Review]

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (3D) [Review]
When The Phantom Menace was released in 1998, there was absolutely no way that it could have lived up to the hype. No movie could have. George Lucas could have created the finest film ever placed on celluloid (or, in his case, the digital domain) and it still would have been heavily criticized. Die-hard Star Wars fans had had decades to imagine what a new chapter of the franchise would be like, aided... 
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