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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 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 can...

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

The Substandard on Summer 2018 Blockbusters

5/17/2018
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In this latest episode, the Substandard previews the blockbusters of Summer 2018—what are we looking forward to most? And what were the great movie summers of our past? JVL's son is already talking like an MLB player. Sonny reveals his star-rating system. Vic discovers corn hole. Plus problems pronouncing "Ethan Hunt"! 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...

Duration:00:45:49

The Substandard on Margot Kidder plus Lois Lane Ranked

5/16/2018
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On this latest micro episode, the Substandard reflects on the passing of actress Margot Kidder and provides a ranking of Lois Lanes. But what exactly is that ranking based on? The Substandard is also sponsored by Winc. With online ordering, quick shipping and personalized recommendations, the only way Winc could make discovering wine you love easier is if they drank it for you. Discover great wine today! Go to TryWinc.com/substandard and you'll get $20 off your first shipment.

Duration:00:08:23

The Substandard on Avengers, Baseball, and Buffets

5/2/2018
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In this latest mega episode, the Substandard tackles Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. JVL reminds his son there’s no crying in baseball. Vic loves a good buffet and Sonny ranks them. 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,...

Duration:00:53:06

The Substandard on Super Troopers, Stoner Flicks, and Kanye

4/26/2018
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On this latest episode, the Substandard discusses Super Troopers 2 and stoner flicks. JVL lectures on drug policy, Sonny has a hot take on Kanye, Vic embarks on a Reduced Gluttony Diet. 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. Subscribe to the Substandard on iTunes,Google Play, or on Stitcher. Join the Substandard community on Facebook and follow on Twitter!

Duration:00:53:15

The Substandard on Rampage, Dwayne Johnson, and Georgetown

4/19/2018
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On this latest episode, the Substandard discusses Rampage and the Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's oeuvre. Is he truly a bankable star? Vic goes rummaging through his closet. JVL has a movie date with his mother in law. Sonny takes a stroll with William Friedkin through Georgetown. The Substandard is also sponsored by Winc. With online ordering, quick shipping and personalized recommendations, the only way Winc could make discovering wine you love easier is if they drank it for you. Discover...

Duration:00:58:48

The Substandard on Chappaquiddick

4/17/2018
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In this latest micro episode, Sonny and Vic discuss the politics of Chappaquiddick (JVL is out of town). Sonny explains the difference between dead Democrats and dead Republicans. Vic remembers meeting Ted Kennedy. Subscribe to the Substandard on iTunes, Google Play, or on Stitcher. Join the Substandard community on Facebook and follow on Twitter!

Duration:00:12:18

The Substandard on Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson, and Baseball!

4/12/2018
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In this twee episode of the Substandard, our hosts discuss Isle of Dogs and the Wes Anderson oeuvre. Sonny gives us rankings. JVL goes back to the minors. Vic orients his kids with Chinese food. Plus "Gene" unleashed! 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...

Duration:00:56:52

The Substandard on the New Solo Trailer

4/11/2018
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On this latest micro episode, the Substandard discusses the second trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story. It's actually pretty good (JVL wants more Donald Glover!). Sonny calls Emilia Clarke "a nothing." Vic uses the word "luscious." Plus a discussion of fonts!

Duration:00:09:21

The Substandard on Ready Player One and Close Shaves

4/5/2018
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On this latest episode, the Substandard discusses Ready Player One, which all four of them went to see. JVL prefers the book, Sonny prefers the movie, and Vic found all the pop culture references heart warming. Vic also gets a close shave and JVL remembers calling the Nintendo hotline. 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.

Duration:01:13:35

The Substandard on The Americans

4/2/2018
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In this latest micro episode, Sonny and Vic discuss one of their favorite shows, The Americans on FX. As the show enters its final season, Vic and Sonny look back on what makes it compelling television. It is also a JVLess episode because of schedule conflicts, but the gang should all back on Thursday!

Duration:00:08:23

The Substandard on Tomb Raider, Video Games, and Boneless Ribeyes

3/29/2018
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On this latest episode, the Substandard discusses the Tomb Raider reboot and video games that become movies—are they ever any good? Sonny ranks the good ones. JVL gets mistaken for a grandfather and Vic thinks his blood test results are fake news. 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 also sponsored by Winc. With online ordering,...

Duration:01:01:18

The Substandard on the Final Four and Nuns!

3/26/2018
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On this latest micro episode, the Substandard celebrates a Duke-less Final Four. JVL and Vic are rooting for the Ramblers and love Sister Jean—Sonny, less so. Vic recounts punishment by the nuns at his grade school.

Duration:00:11:02