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Episode 76: Everybody Shang Chi Tonight!

Episode 76: Everybody Shang Chi Tonight!

October 1, 2021

We finally get around to talking about the newest Marvel movie - the 25th in the ever-expanding MCU - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings! We'll talk about everything we liked and what didn't and whether we'd recommend it to others like the good little Marvel shills that we are. Also, we talk about that photo with Kevin Feige that Hugh Jackman posted awhile back on social media, some happenings in AEW, some random ideas we have for Disney+ shows, and fantasy football.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Hugh Jackman clarified what that photo with Kevin Feige really means

- Sounds like there's a couple interesting cameos coming up in Doctor Strange 2

- Here's some Easter egg breakdowns from Screenrant and Buzzfeed

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out Dynamite and Rampage from AEW

Todd thinks you should check out For All Mankind, the alternate history show from BSG genius Ronald Moore

 

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Episode 75: Clearly Canadian Album 1-on-1 - Rush Versus Barenaked Ladies

Episode 75: Clearly Canadian Album 1-on-1 - Rush Versus Barenaked Ladies

September 20, 2021

As you might've noticed by some of our previous episodes, we dig on some music from time to time. So, we decided to take this to the next level by assigning each other a favorite album and then reporting back here so all of the interwebs could hear the results. Through pure coincidence, we both chose some of Canada's favorite sons with Todd being given Moving Pictures by Rush to listen to and Tim getting Gordon by Barenaked Ladies. How will it turn out? Give it a listen!

Oh, and we had some thoughts on Marvel's What If...? at about the halfway mark of its first season and the return of football as well.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- It was Annette Benning who played Mar-Vel / The Supreme Intelligence in Captain Marvel

- Here's the music video for "Tom Sawyer" by Rush in all it's early 1980's glory

- Yeah, side one of Average White Band's AWB album is all killer, no filler

- Check out the crazy of Rush playing "YYZ" in Rio back in the day

- As noted during the edit, Barenaked Ladies were banned from playing a park in Toronto, not Halifax. However, since they wrote "Hello City" about their disastrous few shows in Halifax, Uncle Todd is claiming half credit

- And here's Barenaked Ladies reunited with Steven Page and Andy Creegan at the 2018 Juno Awards after they were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out Signals by Rush - the follow-up to Moving Pictures

Todd thinks you should check out BNL's The Bathroom Sessions on YouTube, specifically this version of "Bedside Manor" with Steven Page.

 

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Episode 74: Spidey Mucks The Multiverse! - Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer Reaction & Theories

Episode 74: Spidey Mucks The Multiverse! - Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer Reaction & Theories

September 10, 2021

Just when we think the world is a futile pile of rocks hurtling to disaster, Marvel gives us a little bit of hope that maybe it's worth living a little bit longer. Or, maybe we're just shallow people in need of medication. Either way, we got the new Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer and just had to talk about it!   

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Kevin Costner's introduction from MLB's first Field Of Dreams game in Iowa

- CM Punk makes his AEW debut in his hometown of Chicago and the results were raucous to say the least

- Here's a video of JBL trying to get Undertaker to break character

- Here's Paul Heyman talking about getting the chance to work with CM Punk in WWE (NSFW language)

- Here's the Spidey trailer so you can watch along if you'd like

- Here's the Spidey trailer breakdown from Emergency Awesome

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out the WWE documentary CM Punk: Best In The World on Peacock

Todd thinks you should be listening to A Killer Named Sugar, the solo debut of Maine's own Renee Coolbrith right now

 

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Episode 73: Stream Versus Screen - The Idiot‘s Court & Scar-Jo Takes On Disney

Episode 73: Stream Versus Screen - The Idiot‘s Court & Scar-Jo Takes On Disney

September 6, 2021

One would think that having an veritable money-making machine would keep a person or company from being a d-bag, but apparently not! Disney managed to get one of their stars ticked off enough to file a lawsuit and then doubled down on their douchebaggery with some harsh comments. We dive into the debacle that was the Black Widow simultaneous screen and stream debut along with news from the MCU, Star Trek, and more!   

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Is their a possible Loki cameo in the upcoming Eternals movie?

- Behold, the Thanos variants!

- Some theories on Thanos' real Infinity War motives

- Is Star Trek gearing up to boldly go in a new direction?

- Did we mention that Scott Steiner's math is suspect beyond belief?

- Oh, and then there was that time that Big Poppa Pump debated Harvard graduate Chris Nowinski on RAW over the Iraq War

- Here's a little VFX reel to show how they dropped Tig Notaro into Army of the Dead

- Here's the original Wall Street Journal article on the Scarlett-Disney dust-up, and something from CNN for those who don't have a WSJ subscription (like us)

- Did you know comic book creators make as little as $5,000 for their creations being used in movies?

- How did Warner Bros. and HBO handle pissing off their stars? They paid them.

- A quick primer on Hollywood Accounting where money disappears and mysteriously reappears in the studio's pockets!

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim says that if you don't stay up late and watching Tombstone no matter what you have going on the next day, you're no daisy!

Todd watched The Suicide Squad so that you don't have to. But hey, it's currently got a 91% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 72 Metascore in IMDB, so what the hell does he know?

 

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Episode 72: Who Ya Gonna Call? - Ghostbusters Afterlife Trailer Reaction

Episode 72: Who Ya Gonna Call? - Ghostbusters Afterlife Trailer Reaction

August 10, 2021

Call it fate, call it luck, call it karma... but we believe that everything happens for a reason. So when the new trailer for Ghostbusters Afterlife dropped in our laps a little over a week ago, we knew it'd end up being a topic of conversation. So here you go - a couple of 80's kids all growed up and discussing the new flick from Jason Reitman coming our way in November. We think.

All that along with news from the MCU, Star Wars casting, the latest victim of WWE's cost-cutting measures, and a health update from The Man They Call Tim!   

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Is Marvel going to bring the Thunderbolts into the MCU?

- Kang only had a bit of screen time in the season finale of Loki, but he's already making waves in the MCU

- Also, does this mean that he scripted the entire Infinity Saga?

- The Mouse has announced the final casting for live action Grand Admiral Thrawn and Ezra Bridger

- Also, has Star Wars cast their young Princess Leia for the upcoming Kenobi show?

- Here's the first intro of The Wyatt Family on RAW

- Here's the first entrance of The Fiend at Summerslam

- Oh, and let's not forget Paul Heyman talking about Brock Lesnar busting Undertaker's unbeaten Wrestlemania streak

- Here's the trailer for Ghostbusters Afterlife so you can watch along

- Here's the trailer breakdown with director Jason Reitman

- Want some Easter Eggs? Screenrant has some info and this video from New Rockstairs ain't half bad

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out the new M. Night Shyamalan movie Old

Todd thinks you should listen to ZZ Top's Recycler album, Jackie Mason's The World According To Me, and Speak Love by Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald

 

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Episode 71: That’s Gotta Be Kang! - Loki The Real & The Jabroni Results & Rundown

Episode 71: That’s Gotta Be Kang! - Loki The Real & The Jabroni Results & Rundown

July 30, 2021

Well, Loki was certainly one helluva ride, wasn't it? We talk about all the twists and turns as well as figuring out how we did with judging all the predictions and fan theories that we looked at prior to episode one. Who was right? Who was wrong? And most importantly, who takes home the bottle of bourbon that serves as our motivation to use our noggin on these things instead of just phoning it in?

All of that plus Marvel news, more Marvel news, a few cheap shots at DC, new documentary content on Disney Ploos that we're dying to see, Tim's health update, and much more!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Marvel Studios is laying out their rules for the multiverse

- An indirect answer to our Infinity Stones question from a few episodes back

- James Gunn talks about the difference between Marvel Studios and working for DC and Warner Bros.

- Does the Loki finale explain the WandaVision post-credits scene?

- FINALLY... we get a Disney Galleries episode talking about the Mandalorian season two finale

- Here's the Deadpool trailer reaction video for the new flick Free Guy featuring everyone's favorite sentient pile of rocks, Korg

- Jonathan Frakes was the host of Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - Robert Stack was the host of Unsolved Mysteries

- The jazz clarinetist that Todd was trying so hard to recall? It's Don Byron. And the song in question with Biz Markie is called "Schizo Jam" from his 1998 album Nu Blaxpoitation

- A little background on Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year - the most expensive bottle of bourbon you can buy that's produced in any kind of quantity. Retail might be $69.99, but good luck finding it for that - most of the time, you're looking upwards of $2,000 to find it on the secondary market

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends watching the Rob Van Dam episode of WWE Icons on Peacock

Todd thinks you oughta check out this video of Biz Markie singing Elton John's classic "Bennie and the Jets" with Beastie Boys live. Or, here's a longer and slightly better quality video.

 

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Episode 70: Season 3 Spectacular Extravaganza! … and a Black Widow Review

Episode 70: Season 3 Spectacular Extravaganza! … and a Black Widow Review

July 16, 2021

Who would've believed that we'd be kicking off a third season of this here lil' old podcast about everything?! Well, here it is - our first episode of our third year on the interwebs talking about mostly the stuff we like. So it's only fitting that we take a few minutes to reflect on idiocy past before embarking on a whole bunch more idiocy. Oh, and did you happen to notice that we finally got Black Widow to watch?!

All that plus Chris Pratt wrasslin' Bautista, Hugh Jackman, a Robert Downey Jr. return, Star Wars news, and much more!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Turns out that much like Will Smith thought he could beat Mike Tyson, Chris Pratt thought he could wrestle Dave Bautista

- Is it possible that Hugh Jackman could enter the MCU playing Wolverine after all?

- And while we're talking about the thought-to-be-impossible, how about RDJ returning as Tony Stark?

- Did the release date for The Mandalorian season 3 get leaked?

- Kevin Feige puts his foot down - no more Stan Lee cameos

- And right on cue, here come the Loki rumors with Kang, the Infinity Stones, and even Mordo

- In case you were wondering about Robert Downey Jr.'s "asking price", the dude made $75 million for Avengers: Endgame alone

- The TV truck guy from Iron Man 3? That would be Adam Pally

- Here's a little more info on the What If...? voice casting

- Triple H on having to cut his hero Ric Flair's acceptance speech short

- Here's the article bashing Black Widow that both Uncle Todd and The Man They Call Tim feel is horsepucky

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends watching Lin Manuel Miranda's In The Heights in a theatre near you

Todd thinks you should watch Darkest Hour starring Gary Oldman, and if you already did... watch it again

 

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Episode 69: Hail King Costner! - Crowning the King of Sports Movies

Episode 69: Hail King Costner! - Crowning the King of Sports Movies

July 9, 2021

When it comes to sports movies, there's been a slew of flicks that have covered just about every activity from baseball to bobsledding. But when you're looking for an actor to anchor one of those movies, there's only one person to call - Kevin Effin' Costner. In this episode, we count down our favorite Costner sports flicks as we crown him King of Sports Movies!

As you'll hear at the top of the show, this episode was recorded a month ago and was mis-filed by our intern Patrick, rendering all hopes at timeliness completely moot. However, since it's still a fun listen, we've decided to throw this one at ya and hope you'll enjoy it as much as we enjoyed recording it!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Disney Plus UK is getting invaded by zombies?

- An Avengers: Age of Ultron Easter egg makes a beloved Disney movie MCU canon?

- It appears that Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic is moving at the same pace as Peacock's BSG reboot - could Favreau sneak a Skywalker series into its place?

- Here's a look at Big Hero 6 and the alternate timeline it takes place in

- Here's the filmography of one Kevin Costner

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim wishes his eldest son a very loud huzzah for his high school graduation

Todd thinks you should be watching Henry Rollins' special Keep Talkin' Pal right now, if not sooner

 

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Episode 68: Movie Combo Platter - Avengers Infinity War & Endgame

Episode 68: Movie Combo Platter - Avengers Infinity War & Endgame

July 2, 2021

Not all movies and sequels are created equal, which is why we want to spotlight some of the greatest combinations - one-two punches if you will - in the history of cinema. In this episode, we lead it off with the modern day classics of Avengers Infinity War and Avengers Endgame - the third and fourth installment in their series. We dissect what makes these movies go together so well and continue to shill for MCU with absolutely no shame whatsoever.

Also, we have a bunch of Star Wars news, thoughts on Loki, Uncle Todd apparently trying to give himself heat stroke, and the introduction of our new intern Patrick!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Three major Star Wars characters rumored to be in the upcoming Book of Boba Fett

- Apparently, Fennec Shand was supposed to die in season one of The Mandalorian

- Speaking of Fennec Shand, what are the odds she could wind up being a Jedi?

- Do they still make Stroh's beer? Guess they do - although the company is owned by Pabst these days

- Here's Kevin and Harley Quinn Smith's podcast, Vegan Abattoir

- Here's the video of Mick Foley cussing and Steve Austin being endlessly amused by it

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends watching the newest episode of Steve Austin: The Broken Skull Sessions with the Hardcore Legend, Mick Foley.

Todd thinks you should check out the latest album from Cyrille Aimee and Michael Valeanu, I'll Be Seeing You either on streaming or by ordering through her website

 

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Episode 67: He-Man Revelation Trailer Reaction & Wild Speculation

Episode 67: He-Man Revelation Trailer Reaction & Wild Speculation

June 28, 2021

One would be hard-pressed to have made it through the 1980's without some kind of knowledge about He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Whether you were a fan, were annoyed by a fan, or were getting a second job in order to afford to buy toys for some crazed 8 year old, this 'roided-up Conan knock-off was part of the fabric of our lives. So when Kevin Smith dropped a trailer for his soon-to-debut on Netflix sequel to the original series, we had to give it a look and then share it with you... the people.

All that plus a dose of Star Wars and Marvel news as well as a health update from The Man They Call Tim. Dig in!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- The upcoming Book of Boba Fett show sounds tooooooo sweeeeeet

- Speaking of The Book of Boba Fett, will it be serving as a de facto season 2.5 to The Mandalorian?

- Here's an old rumor surrounding Captain America and everyone's favorite cigar-chomping Canadian mutant that Tim tried to weaponize into raising Todd's blood pressure

- Agent Coulson is dead but maybe not quite dead after episode 1 of Loki

- Here's why cartoons in the 80's had those educational moments at the end

- Nice pull by The Man They Call Tim on Force Five

- Turns out that Cruel Summer (co-starring Harley Quinn Smith) is on Hulu

- Looks like Tim was right - Tony Todd played Worf's brother Kurn on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends a healthy double dose of WWE (shocking we know) of A&E's WWE Legends Biographies and WWE Most Wanted Treasures

Todd thinks you should give Kevin Smith's latest stand-up special Silent But Deadly an immediate watch

 

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