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Join Mark, Smithers, and Brick for weekly reviews of the newest movies and TV, pop culture news, video game discussions, sports talk, comic books, and more general nonsense.

Join Mark, Smithers, and Brick for weekly reviews of the newest movies and TV, pop culture news, video game discussions, sports talk, comic books, and more general nonsense.


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Join Mark, Smithers, and Brick for weekly reviews of the newest movies and TV, pop culture news, video game discussions, sports talk, comic books, and more general nonsense.






The Boys S2 and Being Confidently Incorrect - Episode 217

Whaaats up everyone and welcome to episode 217 of The Chumpcast! Brick is back even as his house is about to burn down, I grew a terrible mustache, and Mark pretends to know things. Who cares, let’s talk about season 2 of The Boys! TIMESTAMPS! 0:50 – Mark drinks Bud Light Platinums and Smithers is an evil magician 3:30 – Brick’s house is going to burn down and he doesn’t seem to give a shit because it’s almost ski season 5:50 – Android versus Apple might as well be a gang war with idiots...


Hubie Halloween, Hobbit Feet, and Flesh Eating Babies - Episode 216

Whaaats up everyone and welcome to episode 216 of The Chumpcast! Brick is still hiding in the mountains from the IRS, Mark has Hobbit feet and drinks baby boogers, and I’m still terrible at gambling. Also, we discuss the newest Adam Sandler comedy Hubie Halloween, now available on Netflix. TIMESTAMPS! 1:00 – Mark has hobbit feet and is jealous of Smithers’ slippers. 3:30 – Are babies actually flesh-eating monsters and why is the answer “Yes”? Do all babies hate Mark’s NAMBLA...


Holy Crap, Possessor is Nuts - Episode 215

Whaaats up everyone and welcome to episode 215 of The Chumpcast! The NFL is on the verge of collapse, theaters are closing, and Mark hates Rick Moranis for some reason. Also, holy shit Cronenberg. Possessor was insane. Spoilers at 50:30! TIMESTAMPS: 1:30 – The NFL is on the thinnest ice ever, including Smithers’ bad NFL picks for week 4 8:15 – Caffeine fueled rage mixed with conspiracy theories 12:40 – TRAILERS! Frank and Zed is a zombie puppet fever dream, The Witches looks less...


Enola Holmes and Toy Stoy is a Ghost Story - Episode 214

Whaaats up everyone and welcome to episode 214 of The Chumpcast! Let’s make some bad NFL picks, very stupid and unfortunate bets, and review Enola Holmes, new on Netflix as of this week. TIMESTAMPS: 0:45 – Fantastic meats and where to find them 2:45 – Sure to Lose NFL picks for week 3, plus painful stakes for your favorite hosts! 9:00 – Brick shot a 56 on a par 9(???) and maybe we weren’t actually live 11:00 - Mark blames everyone, and shit gets REAL awkward 13:00 – TRAILERS!...


The Devil All the Time and Villainous Heroes - Episode 213

Whaaats up everyone and welcome to episode 213 of The Chumpcast! It was an early morning with coffee kinda Chumpcast, but there was plenty of hype to go around. Let’s talk about hidden villains, Shia LeBouf being high as a kite, Big Brother Chuck E Cheese, and The Devil All the Time, streaming on Netflix. TIMESTAMPS! 1:00 – Who wants to be a DEGENERATE GAMBLER starring BRICK AND SMITHERS! Let’s get UNLIIIIIIMITTED. 6:10 – Mark’s male model photo shoot, plus bonking babies by accident and...


The Boys S2, Bill and Ted, and Boo Unity! - Episode 212

Whaaats up everyone and welcome to episode 212 of The Chumpcast! We have so much to discuss this week that it literally ruined my microphone even though it’s CLEARLY fine now. Normally I wouldn’t blame anyone, but it’s clearly Mark’s fault. Also, we talk The Boys season 2, Bill and Ted, and people booing unity. What’s not to love? Timestamps: 1:15 – Scat, poop, and other excrement talk. Also, imagine booing unity 6:45 – TRAILERS! Dune is a thing that no one understands but we’re still...


TENET is a Mumblefest - Episode 211

Whaaats up everyone and welcome to episode 211 of The Chumpcast! It’s probably been a while since you’ve heard me and Mark argue about whether a movie sucked. If you’re into that kind of thing, hold on to your butts, because we finally got Christopher Nolan’s TENET. TIMESTAMPS: 1:00 – Mooses and meeses, gooses and geeses 2:15 – Brick is the Jerry Jones of fantasy football 7:10 - The DMV is a real life energy vampire 9:20 – TRAILERS! The Haunting of Bly Manor (Chris D’elia stinks, wear a...


The New Mutants Live from the Guy at the Movies Film Festival - Episode 210

Whaaaats up everyone and welcome to episode 210 of The Chumpcast! This week, we crashed the Guy at the Movies film festival to discuss the much discussed and delayed film,The New Mutants. Check @GutAtTheMovies on Instagram for links to all the other great panels from this weekend! TIMESTAMPS: 1:00 – There has never been a bad Fast and Furious movie 4:05 - We’re back in theaters, for better or worse 8:45 – Movie theaters have found a new way to track you! YAY! How will Dave Franco use...


Umbrella Academy and Brick IRL - Episode 209

Whaaats up everyone and welcome to episode 209 of The Chumpcast! To celebrate Brick physically being in Chicago, we moved this episode into my backyard. Unfortunately, that produced some less-than-stellar audio, but I hope that doesn’t turn you off from a DC-packed discussion. Honestly….it was all Mark’s fault. Also…Umbrella Academy! TIME STAMPS: 1:00 – Smithers is here to barf all over Brick, who is actually in Chicago and has no gag reflex 4:00 – Yes, Eddie Lacy likes to party. Is the...


Project Power and Every Stage of Inebriation - Episode 208

Whaaats up everyone and welcome to episode 208 of The Chumpcast! The whole crew is here and inebriated in some fashion, but that won’t stop us from running our mouths about eye pokes, Covidiot breakdowns, gangster shrimp, and Project Power starring Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon Levitt. TIMESTAMPS: 0:52 – High Guy Houdini and birds are a lie 3:00 – UFC 252 stunk and everyone is blind now 6:30 – Mark is super hungover guy, but at least he WEARS A DAMN MASK unlike THESE IDIOTS 13:00 – The...


The Tax Collector & Boars vs Naked Germans - Episode 207

Whaaats up everyone and welcome to episode 207 of The Chumpcast! It’s just me and Brick this week, but we still have plenty of stupid internet videos to break down and movie news to discuss. Also, we cram in some love for Shia LeBeouf, regardless of whether we liked his new movie The Tax Collector. TIMESTAMPS 0:53 – Let’s get CRANK’d for this week and a new baby Darryl 3:05 – When you have to find a new best man for your wedding… 9:00 – Smithers sucks at video games and is a bullet...


The Rental and Chainsaw Wielding Baboons - Episode 206

Whaaats up everyone and welcome to episode 206 of The Chumpcast! Sports are back, ghosts aren’t real, baboons have chainsaws, and Dave Franco directed a bad movie. TIME STAMPS: 0:50 – Sports are ALL THE WAY BACK and Florida sucks 2:15 – What are the most pirated TV shows during the pandemic? 6:40 – George RR Martin is going to volcano prison 10:15 – TRAILERS! Archenemy (remember Crank?), Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, Batman: Death in the Family, and Host. 19:00 – Ghosts aren’t...


Greyhound, Baseball, Giant Plastic Phalluses - Episode 205

Whaaats up everyone and welcome to episode 205 of The Chumpcast! Let’s welcome Brick back to the land of the living with a roof over his head, explore a weird return to baseball, and review the latest Tom Hanks war thriller, Greyhound. TIME STAMPS: 1:00 – BASEBALL IS BACK AND IT’S WEIRD AND WE DON’T CARE! 7:00 – Listener submissions for coolest movie props 13:45 – Voicemail: What toxic traits do you have, you worthless piece of garbage? 18:45- Trailers: Bill and Ted update, Brick’s...


The Old Guard and Hackers vs Boomers - Episode 204

Whaaats up everyone and welcome to episode 204 of The Chumpcast! Let’s talk about the weirdness of 2020, putting your goddamn mask on, hackers versus baby boomers, and The Old Guard streaming on Netflix. TIME STAMPS: 1:15 – Dumb questions: What’s the coolest movie prop to own and why are you wrong about it? 7:10 – Was this the weirdest week of 2020? Is there a bigger asshole than Dan Snyder? 9:30 – Do all pro sports team names suck and why is the answer yes? Why do pandas suck? 12:35 –...


Palm Springs and Baby Fights - Episode 203

Whaaats up everyone and welcome to episode 203 of The Chumpcast! This week, we discuss the mysterious absence of Brick, baby fighting pits, our earliest crushes, and one of our favorite 2020 movies thus far, Palm Springs. Timestamps: 1:00 – Brick’s probable homelessness and I almost climbed a mountain once 3:45 – Baby fights? Baby fights. 6:00 – NEW DROP ALERT! 7:30 – Voicemails, The Little Mermaid is terrifying and childhood celeb crushes 13:45 – TRAILERS! The Boys S2, Umbrella...


Merica. Baseball. Traumatized Kids. Hamilton. - Episode 202

Whaaats up everyone and welcome to episode 202 of The Chumpcast! We’ve been threatening for months to do an episode from my backyard with meat and beers, and we finally made it happen. Please excuse the background noise, but thanks for tuning in as we talk baseball, Mark being a bully, first movie boobs, and maybe even Hamilton on Disney+. Timestamps: 1:05 – LIVE from the backyard and 4th of July updates 5:55 – Mark was definitely a bully 6:50 – Baseball is BACK (maybe, hopefully) 12:20...


Eurovision Song Contest and Movies that Scarred Us - Episode 201

Whaaats up everyone and welcome to episode 201 of The Chumpcast! The crew is all together this week as we discuss the movies that scarred our childhoods and Will Ferrell’s latest Netflix Romp, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. Timestamps 0:28 - Smithers is a Sleepy Peepy 1:57 - Voicemail (What movie traumatized you as a kid?) 5:36 - Brick is getting SWOLL 9:30 - Childhood Mark Was Scared Shitless of Beauty and the Beast 9:57 - The Start of Mark's Batman Obsession 10:54...


Da 5 Bloods and Sexy Quarterbacks ft Darryl from Watch It Like - Episode 200!

Whaaats up everyone and welcome to episode 200(!) of The Chumpcast! Mark is out getting a pedicure, but Darryl from Watch It Like filled in admirably as we discussed weird baby stuff, sexy NFL quarterbacks, and Da 5 Bloods on Netflix. Here are you timestamps: 0:45 - Darryl from Watch It Like 4:45 - As a Faaaaather / googly eyes 7:45 - MEATS and dad shit 11:00 - TRAILERS/ Palm Springs 15:10 - Pokemon Snap I guess? 19:25 - Is Warrior Nun a Velocipastor sequel? 22:00 - Deathstroke:...


The King of Staten Island, PS5 and MEATS! - Episode 199

Whaaats up everyone and welcome to episode 199 of The Chumpcast! We’re almost back to normal this week as we talk about confusing HBO names, the PS5, The King of Staten Island, and way more. 0:50 brick looks stunning, mark does not 4:45 MEATS! 8:15 Eurovision 16:10 Bill and Ted 21:05 Doom Patrol 23:20 Archive 25:40 Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Hitman 3 38:35 RIP Denny O'Neil 42:00 Comic Book eras 44:15 What even is HBO anymore? 50:50 Dave Chappelle and 8:46 53:30 Release date...


Call Me Daddy - Episode 198

Sorry for the short episode, but sometimes life comes at you fast. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Thanks to our friends at Family Video for sponsoring the show. If you collect DVDs or Blu-Rays, you can get some awesome deals through our family video portal. They have great deals on new releases and they’re always updating their selection. I’m looking right now at copies of Joker, Terminator: Dark Fate, Good Boys and way more all for under ten bucks. Plus, it helps the show. If you want more fresh content...