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Each week geek out with Victorino Matus, Jonathan V. Last and Sonny Bunch for a nerdcast on movies and pop-culture. The genesis for this podcast started way back in 2002 with Jonathan's seminal essay, The Case For the Empire: http://tws.io/casefortheempire. The debate continues today with The Weekly Substandard podcast.

Each week geek out with Victorino Matus, Jonathan V. Last and Sonny Bunch for a nerdcast on movies and pop-culture. The genesis for this podcast started way back in 2002 with Jonathan's seminal essay, The Case For the Empire: http://tws.io/casefortheempire. The debate continues today with The Weekly Substandard podcast.
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Each week geek out with Victorino Matus, Jonathan V. Last and Sonny Bunch for a nerdcast on movies and pop-culture. The genesis for this podcast started way back in 2002 with Jonathan's seminal essay, The Case For the Empire: http://tws.io/casefortheempire. The debate continues today with The Weekly Substandard podcast.

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Episodes

The Substandard on The Meg and Summer Box Office 2018

8/16/2018
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In this latest episode, the Substandard discusses the surprise hit The Meg and looks back on the summer box office—what we got right (a few things) and wrong (a lot). JVL gets called a nerd, Vic explains slot machines to his nephew, and Sonny's dog gets into a sticky situation. Plus Warner Bros. DC debacle and Sonny's Star Wars card collection! The Substandard is sponsored by The Black Tux, the easy way for guys to rent suits and tuxedos online. Suits usually retail for $1,200, start at...

Duration:01:18:29

The Substandard on Christopher Robin, Hook, and the Kenmore of Cars

8/9/2018
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On this latest episode, the Substandard discusses Disney's Christopher Robin. JVL gets the Kenmore of cars (or is it Whirlpool?). Vic heads to the Cape (no, the other one). And Sonny makes a difference on Twitter. Plus lots of dudes chattin'! The Substandard is sponsored by Casper mattresses. Get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting Casper.com/substandard and using promo code SUBSTANDARD at checkout. The Substandard is sponsored by ExpressVPN. Every day you use the internet...

Duration:01:06:33

The Substandard on Mission Impossible, Tom Cruise, and Fan Mail!

8/2/2018
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In this latest episode, the Substandard takes on Mission Impossible: Fallout. The cohosts rank the M:I series (they all agree on what's the worst). JVL returns from San Francisco, Vic's Bachelor Week comes to an end, and Sonny appears on another podcast. Plus love from the fans, a spirit of the week, and a song to round things out! The Substandard is also sponsored by quip, the new electric toothbrush. quip starts at just $25, and when you go to getquip.com/substandard, you'll get your...

Duration:01:19:57

The Substandard on Kubrick, 2001, and James Gunn

7/26/2018
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In this latest episode, the Substandard reflects on Stanley Kubrick and the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Sonny and JVL wade into the James Gunn tweet controversy. Vic is celebrating Civilization and its contents. Plus ladder golf and Carmine’s portions! The Substandard is sponsored by The Black Tux, the easy way for guys to rent suits and tuxedos online. Suits usually retail for $1,200, start at just $95 at The Black Tux! To get $20 off your first purchase, visit ...

Duration:00:50:30

The Substandard on Aquaman and Shazam!

7/23/2018
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In this latest micro episode, the Substandard breaks apart the trailers for Aquaman and Shazam! Everyone agrees Aquaman will be an unmitigated disaster. Sonny is betting Shazam! does great numbers. JVL strongly disagrees. Vic liked the version of Shazam! starring Shaquille O’Neal. The Substandard is sponsored by The Black Tux, the easy way for guys to rent suits and tuxedos online. Suits usually retail for $1,200, start at just $95 at The Black Tux! To get $20 off your first purchase,...

Duration:00:14:39

The Substandard on Skyscraper, Disaster Flicks, and Baseball Cards

7/19/2018
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In this latest episode, the Substandard discusses the Rock's latest actioner, Skyscraper, and the disaster flick genre (The Poseidon Adventure > Beyond the Poseidon Adventure). JVL buys a ton of baseball cards. Sonny reappraises The Dark Knight III: The Master Race. And Vic reappraises Neve Campbell. Plus two film reviews! The Weekly Substandard is sponsored by Casper. Casper is a sleep brand that makes expertly designed products to help you get your best rest, one night at a time. After...

Duration:00:42:13

The Substandard on Blessed Prime Day 2018

7/16/2018
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In this latest micro episode, JVL, Sonny, and Vic share their wishes and wishlist on Prime Day 2018. But is it a Merry Prime Day or Happy Prime Day? This micro edition of The Substandard is sponsored by Casper. Casper is a sleep brand that makes expertly designed products to help you get your best rest, one night at a time. After all, you spend one third of your life sleeping, so you should be comfortable. Get $50 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/SUBSTANDARD and using promo...

Duration:00:11:27

The Substandard on Ant-Man, Cruising, and Dishwasher Trolling

7/12/2018
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On this latest mega episode, the Substandard discusses Ant-Man and the Wasp and how a film with such a small scope ends up a big winner. JVL gets trolled over his recent dishwasher purchase, quite literally a sound investment. Sonny talks Justice League and Zack Snyder. And Vic talks all things cruise-related, soup to nuts. Plus Tanzanite!

Duration:00:47:28

The Substandard on Steve Ditko and Supervillains

7/11/2018
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In this latest micro episode, the Substandard reflects on the passing of Marvel legend Steve Ditko, the reclusive illustrator behind Spider-Man, Doc Oc, and Dr. Strange, among others. The discussion of Ditko vs. Stan Lee turns into a full-on geekfest when JVL, Sonny, and Vic recall their favorite Spidey villains. The Substandard is sponsored by quip, the new electric toothbrush. quip starts at just $25, and when you go to getquip.com/substandard, you'll get your first refill pack free!

Duration:00:20:29

The Substandard on Sicario and Sequels Ranked

7/5/2018
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In this latest episode, the Substandard discusses Sicario: Day of Soldado. Sonny goes off on all the ways it went wrong. JVL gets ready for a day of baseball with his mystery date. Vic gets ready for a tropical 5K "fun" run. Plus a ranking of best and worst sequels and a dishwasher update! The Substandard is sponsored by The Black Tux, the easy way for guys to rent suits and tuxedos online. Suits usually retail for $1,200, start at just $95 at The Black Tux! To get $20 off your first...

Duration:00:55:59

The Substandard on LeBron

7/2/2018
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On this latest micro episode, the Substandard discusses LeBron James exiting Cleveland (again) to become a Los Angeles Laker. Wrestling analogies abound! The Substandard is sponsored by The Black Tux, the easy way for guys to rent suits and tuxedos online. Suits usually retail for $1,200, start at just $95 at The Black Tux! To get $20 off your first purchase, visit TheBlackTux.com/substandard. The Black Tux. Premium rental suits & tuxedos, delivered.

Duration:00:17:13

The Substandard on Jurassic World, Dishwashing Drama, and Sand

6/28/2018
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In this latest episode, the Substandard takes on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. JVL goes nuclear on Lowe’s. Sonny is back from the beach. And Vic has a gas at the movies. Plus a special guest appearance! The Substandard is sponsored by quip, the new electric toothbrush. quip starts at just $25, and when you go to getquip.com/substandard, you'll get your first refill pack free! The Substandard is sponsored by Casper mattresses. Get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting...

Duration:01:10:39

The Substandard on Incredibles 2, Pixar, and Dishwashers

6/21/2018
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On this latest episode, the Substandard discusses Incredibles 2 and the future of Pixar—JVL ranks the worst Pixar movies. Sonny exposes A Wrinkle in Time. JVL goes shopping for a new dishwasher. Vic goes to a buffet. The Substandard is sponsored by ExpressVPN. Every day you use the internet without ExpressVPN, you're putting sensitive information at risk. Don't put this off. Protect your online data with ExpressVPN today! Find out how you can get three months free, go to...

Duration:01:01:58

The Substandard on AMC vs. MoviePass

6/20/2018
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On this latest micro episode, the Substandard breaks down the battle between MoviePass and now AMC Stubs A-List. JVL insists AMC Stubs membership has its privileges. Sonny and Vic remain skeptical. And question! Are there really three good movies to see each week? The Substandard is sponsored by ExpressVPN. Every day you use the internet without ExpressVPN, you're putting sensitive information at risk. Don't put this off. Protect your online data with ExpressVPN today! Find out how you...

Duration:00:08:19

The Substandard on Ocean's 8 and Gender Flipping

6/14/2018
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In this latest episode, the Subtandard discusses Ocean's 8 (spoiler alerts). But things get really interesting when Sonny asks Vic and JVL to come up with their own gender-flipped cast. Plus kid updates on baseball and tap dancing! The Substandard is sponsored by The Black Tux, the easy way for guys to rent suits and tuxedos online. Suits usually retail for $1,200, start at just $95 at The Black Tux! To get $20 off your first purchase, visit TheBlackTux.com/substandard. The Black Tux....

Duration:01:03:31

The Substandard on Hockey, Soccer, and Parades!

6/13/2018
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In this latest micro episode, the Substandard discusses the Caps celebration and the upcoming World Cup. JVL expresses his true feelings about parades and hockey. Sonny reveals his love for Premier League soccer. Vic has fond memories of parades—in Germany. The Substandard is sponsored by The Black Tux, the easy way for guys to rent suits and tuxedos online. Suits usually retail for $1,200, start at just $95 at The Black Tux! To get $20 off your first purchase, visit...

Duration:00:08:14

The Substandard Solo Redux

6/7/2018
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In this latest episode, the Substandard continues discussing Solo: A Star Wars Story—a story of a box office disaster. JVL explains exit velocity and Sonny's chair flips over. Vic gets saluted by the Swiss Guard. JVL and Vic explain confession to Sonny. Sonny explains 1337. (There's a lot of explaining going on.) Plus a book plug and fan music! The Substandard is sponsored by Winc. With online ordering, quick shipping and personalized recommendations, the only way Winc could make...

Duration:00:51:59

The Substandard goes Solo!

5/30/2018
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With Vic sailing the Holy See, Sonny and JVL welcome a very special guest to unpack the disaster that is Disney's Solo: A Star Wars Story. The Substandard is sponsored by quip, the new electric toothbrush. quip starts at just $25, and when you go to getquip.com/substandard, you'll get your first refill pack free! This podcast can be downloaded here. Subscribe to the Substandard on iTunes, Google Play, or on Stitcher. Join the Substandard community on Facebook and follow on Twitter!

Duration:01:03:13

The Substandard on Deadpool 2 and Grilling

5/24/2018
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In this latest episode, the Substandard breaks down Deadpool 2, much like breaking down a fourth wall. Vic gets grilled by JVL over his fancy new Weber. Sonny envisions Guy Ritchie's Aladdin. Plus the return of fanboy JVL and bonus bleeps! The Substandard is sponsored by Casper mattresses. For a limited time, visit Casper.com/savings to get 10% off your order. This special offer expires 5/29/18. The Substandard is sponsored by The Black Tux, the easy way for guys to rent suits and...

Duration:00:54:22

The Substandard on 80s Lyrics and Philip Roth

5/23/2018
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In what may be the worst micro episode of all time, the Substandard discusses the true meaning behind Warrant's "Cherry Pie" and other suggestive songs from the 1980s. Plus an attempted conversation on the passing of Philip Roth. We warned you! The Substandard is sponsored by Casper mattresses. For a limited time, visit Casper.com/savings to get 10% off your order. This special offer expires 5/29/18.

Duration:00:07:14