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An Entertainment Podcast for the Nerd in All of Us Two guys -- an intelligent Fanboy who happens to be a professional movie reviewer and an overeager, unqualified, and complete wackjob of a Know-It-All -- take on a world saturated in movies, television, and myriad pop culture tropes.

An Entertainment Podcast for the Nerd in All of Us Two guys -- an intelligent Fanboy who happens to be a professional movie reviewer and an overeager, unqualified, and complete wackjob of a Know-It-All -- take on a world saturated in movies, television, and myriad pop culture tropes.
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An Entertainment Podcast for the Nerd in All of Us Two guys -- an intelligent Fanboy who happens to be a professional movie reviewer and an overeager, unqualified, and complete wackjob of a Know-It-All -- take on a world saturated in movies, television, and myriad pop culture tropes.

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Episodes

39 // Nostalgia in Pop Culture (and the Best Remakes)

9/19/2018
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What makes you feel like a kid again? Saturday morning cartoons? Reruns of Family Matters? Calvin & Hobbes comic strips? Star Wars? We dig into the why behind what makes us nostalgic, and talk about why nostalgia can make us feel warm and fuzzy or angry and betrayed. After that, though, we rank the best pop culture remakes of all time. ("April Showers" by ProleteR is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives [aka Music Sharing] 3.0 International License.)

Duration:01:06:33

38 // Best Movie Cars (and The Italian Job [1969])

9/6/2018
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What movie car do you dream about at night? We rank the best cars to ever grace the silver screen and argue about the merits, or lack thereof, of the original 1969 version of The Italian Job starring Michael Caine, Michael Caine, and Michael Caine. ("April Showers" by ProleteR is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives [aka Music Sharing] 3.0 International License.)

Duration:01:01:59

37 // Popular Oscars Snubs (and Good Will Hunting)

8/22/2018
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What was the best movie to not win Best Picture at the Academy Awards? Paul and Jake tackle this contentious topic in light of the Academy's announcement that they will create a new Oscars category for "Best Popular Film." In the Backlist Hall of Shame, Jake finally scratches Good Will Hunting off of his dance card before going on to wax eloquent about mobile video games. ("April Showers" by ProleteR is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives [aka Music Sharing] 3.0...

Duration:01:06:19

36 // Top Movie/TV War Heroes (and Saving Private Ryan)

8/8/2018
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Who is the greatest war hero in movie/TV history? Our answer(s) may or may not surprise you, but they are guaranteed to entertain you. (Mostly because we argue a lot.) Elsewhere, we dig into Saving Private Ryan since 1) Fanboy had never watched it and 2) it's been exactly 20 years since it was released in theaters. ("April Showers" by ProleteR is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives [aka Music Sharing] 3.0 International License.)

Duration:01:15:27

35 // Is Bill Watterson an Inspiring Writer? (Also, Dead Poets Society.)

7/26/2018
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Can the writing in 'Calvin and Hobbes' be considered inspiring? Herein, Jake and Paul square off over that question as they go head-to-head ranking the most inspiring writers and authors of all time. Preceding said Rank Geeks battle, though, the duo crosses 'Dead Poets Society' off of Jake's Backlist Hall of Shame list and talks about its myriad messages, themes, and about whether or not the movie itself still holds up 29 years later. ("April Showers" by ProleteR is licensed under a...

Duration:01:05:14

34 // Incredibles 2 (and To Kill a Mockingbird)

7/11/2018
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Atticus Finch AND the Parr family in the same episode. Need we say more? WE ALWAYS THINK WE MUST. so we do. Herein, we send you back in time for a LIVE segment with us in Paul Asay's Honda Fit mere moments after we finished watching the INCREDIBLES 2 screener. Elsewhere, we talk about the gem of a film that Paul Asay can finally scratch off his Backlist Hall of Shame: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' starring Gregory Peck. ("April Showers" by ProleteR is licensed under a...

Duration:01:05:00

33 // Seven Samurai (and Won't You Be My Neighbor?)

6/13/2018
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Is "Seven Samurai" as good as the hype? Is the new Mr. Rogers documentary, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?," poised to bring down the house? As per usual, Fanboy and Know-It-All are poised to go where no nerds have gone before. ("April Showers" by ProleteR is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives [aka Music Sharing] 3.0 International License.)

Duration:01:03:21

32 // The Movies that Define Us

5/30/2018
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What movies define you? Did you do the #FilmStruck4 on Twitter? Tell the world what four films explain who you are? A lot of people did, although there was some confusion over movies that shaped us into who we are and those that most accurately describe who we are now. We are talking about the movies that *define* us, that is, the movies that most accurately describe who we are as people right now. Let's just say we had some... interesting answers. If you want to know about the movies that...

Duration:00:59:59

31 // The Movies That Shaped Us

5/16/2018
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What movies shaped you? What movies changed how you saw movies? Or the world? Or yourself? A lot of different movies mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people (and contain a lot of run-on sentences). Inspired by FilmStruck, we break down the top movies that have helped make us who we are today. So, please, direct all criticism of us at the movies... not us. We're not responsible. ("April Showers" by ProleteR is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives [aka...

Duration:00:59:00

30 // Is 'Avengers: Infinity War' the Best? Or the Worst? (SPOILERS)

5/2/2018
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WHAT DID YOU THINK OF INFINITY WAR?!? Sorry for shouting. We get a little emotional sometimes. Watching "Avengers: Infinity War" was one of those times, but we won't give away any spoilers in this description. (THERE ARE DEFINITELY SPOILERS IN THE SHOW, THOUGH.) We're here to process everything that went down between Thanos and a favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero near you. ("April Showers" by ProleteR is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives [aka Music...

Duration:00:56:17

29 // Our Favorite Birth Year Movies

4/18/2018
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What is your favorite movie from the year you were born? Chances are you didn't actually watch it the year you were born, but that didn't stop you (or us) from going back and checking it out. (And a few others, just to be safe). We dive into our birth years to rank our favorite five films from our individual birth years (1989 and 1969) and our picks are nothing if not eclectic. ("April Showers" by ProleteR is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives [aka Music Sharing] 3.0...

Duration:00:52:14

28 // Ready Player One (is Terrific and Terrifying)

4/4/2018
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"Ready Player One" has a terribly unsettling happy ending and almost no one is talking about it. Which, of course, is why we're here to hang out with you. Because, as usual, there is a lot inside Ernest Cline's sprawling adventure novel and Steven Spielberg's munch-worthy torrent of CGI and CGI. ("April Showers" by ProleteR is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives [aka Music Sharing] 3.0 International License.)

Duration:01:05:30

27 // Why Movies Ruin Books (and Video Games)

3/21/2018
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Movies are the worst. No, seriously, they're awful... at adapting stories from books, comics, graphic novels, and video games. I mean, sure, once in a while Hollywood does a decent adaptation. But, as an old and famous saying goes, even a hungry hippo finds a marble every once in a while. Why is it so hard to make a movie out of a book? (Or a comic? Or a graphic novel? Or a video game? Or a board game? Or an orange?) We break it down so that you have to disagree with us. ("April Showers"...

Duration:00:51:51

26 // Black Panther and Our Cultural Moment

3/7/2018
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Black Panther is a successful movie, but... ...it's also more than that. But what does "more than that" even mean? How does the new Black Panther movie fit into our cultural moment in America? And is it even a good movie? An entertaining movie? As per usual, we have a whole slew of opinions to haggle over. Welcome back inside our crazy brains. We've missed you. ("April Showers" by ProleteR is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives [aka Music Sharing] 3.0 International...

Duration:01:03:45

25 // Video Game Movies That Should Never Be Made

2/8/2018
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Why are all video game movies so bad? Video games are getting better and better at telling stories and keeping players engaged for dozens of hours at a time, but movies based on video games continue to be terrible. Tim Nester, co-founder of the Fathers of the Grind video game podcast, joins us to talk about bad video game movies and -- more importantly -- to list and rank the video games that we hope never get made into movies. ("April Showers" by ProleteR is licensed under a...

Duration:01:29:19

24 // Best Actresses of All Time

1/24/2018
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Who is the best actress ever? Who is *your* favorite actress ever? After the heated debate over the greatest actor of all time -- Paul being squarely in Daniel Day-Lewis' corner and Jake passionately making the case for Brad Pitt -- we knew we needed to dig into the best in class in the Greatest Actress of All Time debate. So we did... and, as usual, came up with very different lists. ("April Showers" by ProleteR is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives [aka Music Sharing]...

Duration:01:01:19

23 // Most Entertaining Movies of 2017 (and What Movies Come Out in 2018)

1/10/2018
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What was the most entertaining movie of 2017? There were a lot of superhero movies in 2017... and a lot of indies... and a fair amount of kiddie movies... and... well, just like any year, there were a lot of all sorts of films. Some good, some bad, and quite a few ugly. Here, though, we talk about our individual Top 5 Movies of 2017 lists and break 'em down one by one. And, for kicks, we look ahead at a few options that are on the Upcoming Movies of 2018 slate. Episode Segments: 0:00 - Intro...

Duration:01:03:14

22 // Star Wars: The Last Jedi (NerdOut with Spoilers)

12/27/2017
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What's up with the love/hate relationship between Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars fans on the Internet? WHO KNOWS?!? Not us, but that didn't stop Paul Asay, Adam Holz, and Jake Roberson from getting a little breakfast clu... I mean... NERDY with it. [Also, this episode contains spoilers for The Last Jedi.] ("April Showers" by ProleteR is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives [aka Music Sharing] 3.0 International License.)

Duration:01:04:59

21 // Best Holiday Movies (and the Death of Movie Theaters)

11/29/2017
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What is your favorite holiday movie of all time? Die Hard? A Charlie Brown Christmas? Elf? We talk through our personal favorites (and honorable mentions) and surely step on a few toes along the way. Elsewhere, is the movie theater finally about to go the way of the dinosaur? Or does it have some surprising endurance that most people don't even realize? We talk about the history of movie theaters and what that has to do with their future. Show segments: 4:50 - Rank Geeks: Best Holiday Movies...

Duration:01:07:29

20 // Justice League (and The Usual Suspects)

11/15/2017
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Does Wonder Woman save the Justice League? Does she save this podcast concept wherein we record remotely via Paul's Honda Fit? Our SPOILER-FREE discussion--because the only real spoiler for "Justice League" isn't really a spoiler at all since it was strongly foreshadowed in the closing moments of "Batman vs. Superman" AND in Justice League's own trailers--of DC's latest cinematic offering delves into the good, the bad, and the ugly. DC won't know what hit them. Elsewhere we wrap up The...

Duration:00:56:28