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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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Episode 66: Loki Real Or Jabroni?! - Rumors & Fan Theory Breakdown

Episode 66: Loki Real Or Jabroni?! - Rumors & Fan Theory Breakdown

June 9, 2021

With the debut of Loki, we decided to get a jump on our predictions by actually going off rumors and fan theories that were available prior to the first episode streaming on June 9th. So, in time-tested fashion, we'll be going through them all and deciding whether they're The Real or The Jabroni.

All that and a heaping helping of Marvel, DC, WWE, and Star Wars news as well. Dig in!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- The villian for Captain America 4 may have been revealed

- Welcome back Kotter... um... Lucas

- Will there be a reboot after Wonder Woman 3?

- What the heck is going on with WWE?

- Rumor sources: Screenrant ... Marvel Movies Fandom ... The Direct ... Android Authority

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends the crazy R2-D2 set from Lego if you're lucky enough to find one and have the cash to spare

Todd thinks you oughta check out the documentary Life After Flash covering the making of Flash Gordon and the life of its star

 

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Episode 65: May Wrasslin’ Madness - Our Brackets For The Best Match Type Ever

Episode 65: May Wrasslin’ Madness - Our Brackets For The Best Match Type Ever

June 4, 2021

Anyone who's watching professional wrestling for more than a couple minutes is aware that matches can often have some weird stipulations to make things a little more exciting, silly, or downright vicious. But which one is best? And more importantly, which ones do a couple of idiots with their own podcast and apparently little in the way of maturity think are best?! We're glad you asked! In this episode, we break it all down scientifically with our own wrasslin' match type brackets to find the best of the best!

Yeah yeah yeah ... we know it's June, but we recorded this in May and it took a little longer for us to edit and post. Considering everyone else does their brackets for March Madness, we were already a couple months late - so what's another week?

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Black Panther 2 villian revealed?

- Here's some video of Samoa Joe performing his signature move, the Muscle Buster

- A little more information on Namor, aka The Sub-Mariner, for those interested

- Looks like Doctor Strange almost made it into WandaVision after all

- And here's.... well... that scientific study that Todd was referencing... to our eternal shame

- Here's Wrestling With Wregret's PPV Review of Souled Out

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends watching "The Story Of Late Night" on CNN that covers the rise of late-night talk shows

Todd thinks you should be listening to "When God Was Great", the new album from The Mighty Mighty Bosstones right now

 

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Episode 64: 1984 Year In Movies - We Came, We Saw… We Reviewed It!

Episode 64: 1984 Year In Movies - We Came, We Saw… We Reviewed It!

May 14, 2021

We've had ourselves a good ol' time looking at some other years in cinema history, so why not head back to that well one more time as we take a look at what some have called "the greatest year in cinema history" - 1984. This time, we've brought some help with us as we welcome Mel Barrett to the Free Range Congregation to help us run this thing down and add a dollop of legitimacy to our normal shenanigans.

Mel is a screenwriter and filmmaker who has worked inside and outside Hollywood along with writing a couple of novels as well. Her and Todd will be co-hosting an upcoming podcast about the process of taking a script from page to screen in the near future.

Audio note: we had some weird things happening this episode, so allow us to apologize in advance for any strange background noises or nose whistles that might've made it through!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- With all apologies to LL Cool J... don't call it a comeback... of the Infinity Stones...

- Is there a Star Wars reboot coming that features Rey's son?!?! 

- Sounds like Ewan McGregor has been training and eating his Wheaties in preparation for his upcoming Obi Wan show on The Disney Ploose

- For the sake of reference, here are all the movies released in 1984

- And here's the claim for 1984 as the best year in movie history

- Wow, Todd got one right - Big was released in 1988

- Behold the vast expanse that is Eric Roberts' IMDB page

- The movies that were involved in the "points" exchange were Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Speilberg), Star Wars (George Lucas), and Big Wednesday (John Milius). Pretty sure Lucas wound up getting the cut of Milius' surfing movie and the short end of the stick.

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out all the new WWE Legends A&E Biography shows from the last few weeks.

Todd thinks you should check out the documentary on screenwriter and director John Milius streaming on Amazon.

 

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Episode 63: This Is Your Captain Speaking - The Falcon & The Winter Soldier Wrap-Up

Episode 63: This Is Your Captain Speaking - The Falcon & The Winter Soldier Wrap-Up

April 30, 2021

Back when The Falcon & The Winter Soldier started out on The Ploos, we made some calls on which fan theories where The Real and which were The Jabroni. Five action-packed episodes later, it's for us to give our thoughts on the show and tally up the score to see which idiot managed to pick the fewest wrong answers. Laugh along with our foolishness along with some Star Wars, Rocky, and Thundercats news.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's the badass trailer for the new Star Wars show, The Bad Batch

- Looks like Sly is getting ready to spring that new Rocky IV re-cut on us in 2021

- There's a Thundercats movie in the works from the director of Kong vs. Godzilla

- Here's the Bernie Sanders "You're Wrong" debate moment your might recognize from a couple dozen episodes

- A bit more information on Ultimate Marvel, which has been source material for some of the characters we've seen in the MCU

- Looks like Madame Hydra isn't quite what we thought! So here's some general info on the character, and then some info on Julia Louis Dreyfus's character Val

- And while we're mentioned The Rockers, why not take a look at their brief reunion in the 21st century?

- And because Tim asked for it, here's a little Barry Horowitz pat on the back for ya... as well as his Titantron video because... why not?

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out the sci-fi show The One on Netflix

Todd thinks you oughta watch Being Evel - the documentary of Evel Knievel on Peacock

 

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Episode 62: The Curse Of Tampa - Wrestlemania 37 Recap & Review

Episode 62: The Curse Of Tampa - Wrestlemania 37 Recap & Review

April 23, 2021

Better late than never, we're back with our thoughts on the two night celebration of all things sports entertainment that was Wrestlemania 37. History was made, weird stuff happened, and there was even some good wrestling tossed in just to keep us all guessing. We dive into six hours of McMahon-directed Vin-sanity so you can rest easy!

All that and some MCU news and another thing. Dig it!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Could Wolverine be hiding out in Madripoor?

- And hey, why not have Magneto hanging out in Madripoor while we’re going?

- There’s a new Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer and it’s adorable

- Here's some info on the "mysterious" tag team known as The Machines

- Here's Brian Zane's Wrestlemania 4 Review

- And here's the debut of Kane - possibly the greatest character intro ever

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends the WWE Untold documentary "That's Gotta Be Kane"

Todd thinks you should be listening to Dumpstaphunk's new album right now

 

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Episode 61: Darkseid of the Gloom - Zack Snyder’s Justice League Review

Episode 61: Darkseid of the Gloom - Zack Snyder’s Justice League Review

April 9, 2021

We finally got around to watching the newly-released-to-streaming-epic that is Zack Snyder's Justice League, and... now we need a nap and a serious round of fluids to recover. Most kidding aside, we made our way through the four plus hour film and have some thoughts about what could have been, what was, Todd's unrepentant dislike of Joss Whedon, and overall thoughts on this monster of a flick.

All that and a Week In Geek chock full of news about the Battlestar Galactica reboot/sequel/mirage, a newly released deleted scene from Return of the Jedi, and whether or not we'll get a Luke Skywalker Star Wars TV show any time soon.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- We know you'll find this shocking, but it appears there's been another setback on the Battlestar Galactica thing that may premier on Peacock sometime in the 22nd Century

- Here's that Return of the Jedi deleted scene we haggled over

- Looks like there's some thoughts about getting Luke Skywalker onto the small screen for more than a "Mando Cameo"

- Here's the first part of the Portlandia bit about binging Battlestar Galactica (couldn't find the second half)

- Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) has some thoughts about whether Sebastian Stan needs his blessing to play Luke

- Speaking of Stan, please don't try to activate the Winter Soldier when meeting him. It's pretty lame.

- Here's some info about how the DGA (Director's Guild of America) looks at director's credits

- Here's some background on what went down with Richard Donner and Superman II

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

TIM highly recommends getting yourself a copy of Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas by Tom Papa 

TODD thinks you should be listening to Tower of Power's newly released 50 Years of Funk & Soul: Live at the Fox Theater right now - available on streaming platforms everywhere as well as at their website

 

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