A scattershot episode with the gang hitting those tangents harder than usual. The boys discuss the latest trailers for Spectre and The Man from UNCLE along with sharing their interest levels in seeing Adam Sandler's Pixels. Chris briefly touches on being part of a video shoot in DC with Google. Sam and Josh finally talk about seeing Trainwreck and Sam talks his latest video game toy craze. And Jake reveals what his favorite disco-era Kiss song is and how he thinks Paul Stanley looks back on that period. A real grab-bag week this time, folks!

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Geek Out Commentary: Rocky IV

Rocky IV is often regarded as a fan-favorite of the entire film series and what Jake and Sam refer to as the quinntessential 80s film. For f***'s sake, the movie has a robot! And more montages than Bloodsport! But how does the most commercially successful film in the franchise fare exactly 30 years after its initial release? Does Dolph Lundgren's acting debut hold up as well as Mr. T's in the previous film? And we cannot stress this enough: THIS MOVIE HAS A F****** ROBOT! Listen as we watch the tale of Rocky Balboa versus communism!

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You know those screwball episodes where we're just jumping all over the place with all sorts of interesting tangents? This is totally one of those episodes. I mean, we talk Ant-Man and Trainwreck, sure, and how we all felt about both films. But man, is there a lot of great non-sequiters. Listen to find out Chris' description of John Cena in Trainwreck, what Bruce Springsteen Josh would pair with Ant-Man, Sam's true feelings on director David O. Russell, and how Jake's dad already knows what his son is going to tell him. Chock full of goodness this week, gang.

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Geek Out Commentary: Rocky III

Our countdown to Creed continues with Sam's personal favorite Rocky film, Rocky III! By 1982, Sylvester Stallone was feeling like a changed man from the struggling young actor/writer he had been less than a decade ago and wondered how his streetwise creation Rocky Balboa would respond to a similar level of success. This, coupled with a desire to pit the Philadelphia slugger against rising stars Mr. T and Hulk Hogan, led to what Sam calls one of the greatest third installments of any franchise ever. But how do the other boys feel about it? What does Jake think of the Italian Stallion's changes? And how does Chris feel about the film's pacing? All this and more, listeners...

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Jake, Josh, and Sam are back from San Diego Comic Con International and, boy, do they have some stories to tell! Sam rides in elevators with some relatively famous people! Jake has celebrity encounters invoking a wide range of reactions! Josh manages to get into the elusive Hall H and see the new Batmobile in action! With special shoutouts to Kevin Smith, Paul Stanley (Kinda), Todd McFarlane, Stephen Amell, Geoff Johns, and, of course, Grant Morrison! Also, the gang dishes on the trailers for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad leading Chris to reveal what recent trailer trope he detests the most! A special thanks to our friend Corey and Image Comics for making the San Diego trip possible for Jake and Sam!

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Geek Out Commentary: Rocky II

We continue our countdown to Creed with the first of many sequels to the film that made Sylvester Stallone a household name! Even though the first Rocky film catapulted Stallone to overnight success, he was still struggling to cement his status in Hollywood. With that, he decided to create a sequel to his breakout role (And make his directorial debut in the series)! While Jake certainly holds Rocky II in high regard, how does the rest of the gang? Is Rocky II a worthy successor to the Best Picture winner or is it a sophomore slump? What character actor from Licence to Kill shows up? And who the hell keeps reminding Rocky that he's Italian? Listen and find out!

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For several episodes, we've been in various stages of excitement or disappointment with the fifth installment of the Terminator franchise but now that it's finally out and we've seen it, what do we actually think of it? What are its flaws and how does it compare to the rest of the series? All of these questions are answered and more in this week's episode. Also, the gang talks about the first official look at Creed, the upcoming Rocky spin-off (Along with discussing why a commentary series on Rocky ultimately made more sense than one for The Terminator). And Chris and Sam went to a big ol' rock'n'roll concert! Hold on to your butts, Geek Out rocks out in July!

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Geek Out Commentary: Rocky

It's new commentary release day for us, but for him, it's just another Monday. We get in an early countdown for this year's Rocky spin-off (And first Rocky-related film in 9 years!) Creed by doing commentaries for the entire Rocky series! The first film is Jake's personal favorite film of all time but how do the other guys warm up to it? Everyone also seems to forget that the first film won Best Picture when first released, but how does it hold up now? Get ready for the movie that Stallone a global superstar, it's time for the final countdown to Creed!

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Geek Out Commentary: The Sandlot

For a special Independence Day release, we did a commentary for a little film from most of our childhoods called The Sandlot. Baseball was a big part of growing up for Chris, Jake, and Sam and this film really celebrates the love and mythology of the game as a kid. And hey! It's got Karen Allen and Denis Leary! That's like a winning combination there, right? Listen as the gang shares their memories of baseball and Josh marvels at the spinning vomitorium.

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If you've been listening to the show for awhile, you know the boys are generally big fans of True Detective and the gang dives into Season 2 of HBO's hit show this week. Chris and Josh detail their adventures in Boston and their attempts to get into the new Ghostbusters film. Jake talks Ted 2 and how it stacks up against the original and Seth McFarlane's cinematic endeavors in general. Sam and Jake talk Inside Out leading to the whole gang to talk about their favorite Pixar films. And Josh plays a little game called Batman: Arkham Knight. Find out what they all think and more, sports fans.

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