Geek Out Commentary: Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones

The countdown to Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues with...Attack of the Clones? Wait, where's Return of the Jedi? Like we said in our first week of Star Wars commentaries, we're doing this countdown in Machete Order so that means we get a flashback interlude to descent of Anakin Skywalker after The Empire Strikes Back's iconic plot twist! Attack of the Clones...it isn't regarded as one of the best Star Wars films, to put it politely, but it's generally regarded as a significant improvement over its predecessor and it's Josh's favorite Star Wars prequel...but how does the rest of the gang feel about it? Watch along and listen to find out!

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Geek Out Commentary: The Empire Strikes Back

The countdown to Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues! Critically derided upon its initial release, The Empire Strikes Back has gone on to become universally acclaimed as the best in the Star Wars series and one of the greatest films of all time...but do all the Geek Out Boys feel that way? Listen to hear what was added to the Special Edition of the film (Hint: Not as much as you'd think)! Learn the secret, dark history of Dagobah and the cave that Luke Skywalker must face! And learn more about what didn't actually make the final cut of the film! Darth Vader's mission to destroy the Rebel Alliance just got a lot more personal...

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Geek Out Commentary: Star Wars

With the first live action Star Wars film in 10 years coming out next month and given how big Star Wars fans we are, was there any doubt we'd be doing a commentary series for the iconic science fiction franchise? In preparation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we're doing commentaries for all the theatrically released (Sorry no holiday special or Ewok films, those were all for TV) Star Wars films in Machete order! Up first, the film that started it all and launched a global phenomena, it's Star Wars (Remember, it wasn't released as A New Hope until years later!)! Get psyched!

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Geek Out Commentary: Skyfall

The countdown to SPECTRE concludes here as the gang watches the most recent James Bond film Skyfall. Critics felt that Quantum of Solace was a serious letdown for the franchise and, after a four-year hiatus, Daniel Craig roared back with the British superspy's most personal adventure ever as the film franchise celebrated its 50th anniversary. Many called Skyfall the greatest Bond film ever when it was first released...but that was 3 years ago; what do the boys think now? Watch along and listen to find out!

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Geek Out Commentary: GoldenEye

After a month-long Halloween interlude, we're back to our countdown to SPECTRE with two more James Bond commentaries. First up, we have Pierce Brosnan's debut as the venerable British superspy bringing his first modern adventure to Post-Cold War audiences! GoldenEye was the first Bond film for many of our generation and often held up in high regard because of it...but what do we think of it now? You know the name, you know the number. Accept no substitutes.

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Geek Out Commentary: Frankenstein

For a special Halloween release concluding Halloween Horror Month and to celebrate the release of Victor Frankenstein, the latest adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic novel, we did a commentary for the 1931 Frankenstein! This horror classic not only provided the definitive look of the character for decades but also helped establish Universal Studios as the major motion picture studio for horror films! But Josh hasn't seen it?! Listen to his impressions as he watches the film for the first time and the rest of the gang chime in for this iconic piece of horror cinema!

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Geek Out Commentary: Halloween (2007)

October Halloween Horror Month continues with Jake's pick: Rob Zombie's 2007 reimagining of John Carpenter's horror classic Halloween! Encouraged by Carpenter himself to make it his own, Zombie set out to answer many of the questions he had about the original Halloween and turn his focus on Michael Myers with the film serving as an origin story of sorts for the iconic serial killer. Listen as the gang discuss the remake, exploring Myers' origins vs. leaving him as a mysterious force of pure evil, and when exactly Sam's dad called it quits on the original slasher classic.

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Geek Out Commentary: Sleepy Hollow

Halloween Horror Month continues with Josh making his debut selection: Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow. Way back before Johnny Depp was catapulted into international superstardom, he took up the quirky, meek role of Ichabod Crane in Burton's adaptation of Washington Irving's masterpiece and faced one of the most metal characters of all time! Break out the Iron Maiden and black candles because we are going metal as hell for this one!

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Geek Out Commentary: Freddy vs Jason

Halloween Horror Month continues with Chris' horror pick of the year, Freddy vs Jason! Listen to find out the long, convoluted development history of the showdown between the horror icons! Find out which members of the Geek Out gang are Team Freddy Krueger and which are Team Jason Voorhees! It's a bloody no-holds barred confrontation years in the making! And it's some of the gang's favorite Jason film yet! Watch along and listen!

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Geek Out Commentary: Army Of Darkness

We're talking a month-long break from James Bond to launch into this year's Halloween Horror Month! Sam makes the first pick with his favorite film in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy (And just in time for Ash vs. Evil Dead's debut at the end of the month) with Army of Darkness! After two low budget classics, Raimi took his unlucky hero out of the cabin and into the Dark Ages! Listen as the boys rewatch this horror classic from their youth and just how funny a screaming skeleton can be!

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