Geek Out Commentary: Superman and the Mole Men

Well, we've already done commentaries for the all the theatrically released Batman feature films, so now, as a countdown to the release of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, we're doing commentaries for all of Superman's! While most folks assume Superman's theatrical feature film history started with Christopher Reeve, it was actually started two decades before with George Reeves as the first feature film Man of Steel in Superman and the Mole Men. Released as a backdoor pilot for The Adventures of Superman television series and as a means to recoup production costs, Superman and the Mole Men really is just a longer episode of the series that it launched (And aired as such shortly thereafter), but hey, we did Star Wars: The Clone Wars and that was pretty much the same deal (We are completionists, after all). So sit back and watch and listen along as we revisit Superman and the Mole Men!

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Geek Out Commentary: Django Unchained

The month long commentary celebration of Quentin Tarantino's career coinciding with the release of The Hateful Eight ends here with Jake's personal favorite! While Tarantino flirted with Westerns on a stylistic level with Inglourious Basterds, he embraced the genre full-force with his follow-up Django Unchained and Jake and Sam are always in the mood for a good Western! Christoph Waltz continues to prove he was born to deliver Tarantino's dialogue but Samuel L Jackson returns to remind everyone why Tarantino kept bringing him back for more. Listen as the gang revisits the most brutal Tarantino film to date! 

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Geek Out Commentary: Inglourious Basterds

The month long commentary celebration of Quentin Tarantino's career in honor of the release of The Hateful Eight continues with one of Josh's favorites! Inglourious Basterds was a film that Tarantino had been working on some form for about a decade before it was finally released. Boasting a bigger budget, more epic scope, and higher profile cast than most of his previous films, Tarantino sought to bring the spirit of the spaghetti Westerns he grew up with to World War II-ravaged France and delivered what he considered his own masterpiece...but what do the rest of the Geek Out gang think of it? Watch along and listen to find out!

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Geek Out Commentary: Pulp Fiction

The month long commentary celebration of Quentin Tarantino's career to coincide with the release of The Hateful Eight continues with Sam's personal favorite Tarantino film. Look, if we're going to do a career retrospective for Quentin Tarantino, it stands to reason that the iconic Pulp Fiction is going to be included somewhere in there. Tarantino returned after his debut not with a sophomore slump but rather a surge and came in with a fury that nobody expected and took the world by storm! Even over 20 years later, Pulp Fiction still resonates in American pop culture (And many a dorm room poster). Listen as the gang revisits this instant classic!

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Geek Out Commentary: Reservoir Dogs

In honor of The Hateful Eight, we're doing a month long commentary celebration of the works of Quentin Tarantino with each of us picking some of our favorite Tarantino flicks. First up is Chris' personal favorite and Tarantino's directorial debut with Reservoir Dogs! Through some chance meetings and strokes of luck, Tarantino was able to get this low budget crime thriller made and, from it, the legendary filmmaker's career as a director was launched! Put on a cheap suit and sunglasses and listen as we revisit Reservoir Dogs!

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Geek Out Commentary: Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace

You thought we were just straight up ditching this one, didn't you? Try as we might to deny it, The Phantom Menace was a theatrically released Star Wars flick (And the only one to get a wide release in 3D!) so, for completion's sake, we did a commentary for it. But is it as terrible as the gang remembers it? Yes, yes it is. Watch and listen along as the boys suffer through what is hopefully the worst live action Star Wars film to grace the silver screen.

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Geek Out Commentary: Scrooged

As a special Christmas to you, we're releasing a commentary of Chris' favorite Christmas film this merry yuletide eve! Fresh of their respective successes on Ghostbusters and Lethal Weapon, Bill Murray teamed up with Richard Donner to create this 80s retelling of Dickens' A Christmas Carol with all the cutthroat consumerism prevalent in the period. But how well did the two work together? What Christmas spirit is the gang's favorite? Watch along and listen as Jake experiences the film for the first time!

Direct download: Scrooged.mp3
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Geek Out Commentary: Return of the Jedi

Chris and Sam have often discussed Episode VI as their favorite of the Star Wars films...but why exactly? Listen as the gang continues their celebration in honor of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by revisiting the third film in the landmark science fiction saga complete with their thoughts on Boba Fett, Ewoks, and lightsaber duels. Listen as Chris discusses elements of the film that were excised from the final product and restored during the radio play. Find out which ancillary character in the film is a favorite of Sam's. And find out which are the first Star Wars video games the gang ever owned. The Force is strong with this one...

Direct download: StarWarsVI.mp3
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Geek Out Commentary: Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

The prequel interlude revealing the fall of Anakin Skywalker comes to an end this week as the boys revisit the final Star Wars prequel, a film many thought would be the final Star Wars film of all time. Often heralded as the best of the prequels (Some even consider it better than Return of the Jedi), George Lucas completed the promise he made by adding the Episode IV subtitle to the re-release of Star Wars with the release of Revenge of the Sith...but how does the gang feel about it? Does Hayden Christensen redeem his trashed performance from Episode II? And why does Sam hate Shattered Glass? All this and more, folks.

Direct download: StarWarsIII.mp3
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Geek Out Commentary: Star Wars - The Clone Wars

Wait, what? As if doing the Star Wars films out of episode or release order wasn't enough, you're going to throw an animated film in the mix? That's right, folks, the animated film that served as a means to introduce the public to the Cartoon Network TV series technically got a wide theatrical release so we're including it with our countdown for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Meant to bridge the gap between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, if this film feels like a bunch of episodes from the show stringed together, it's because it is; The Clone Wars movie was a last minute decision from George Lucas himself so if you're looking for another reason to criticize him, look no further! Listen along as Jake questions everything he loves about Star Wars in face of this flick and see how the boys stack it up to the rest of the series! 

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