Jake and Sam ring in another birthday and share the details of the weekend long celebration here! Was it as wild and debauched as last year or the year before's? Jake and Sam also discuss The Man from UNCLE and Jake shares how he stacks it against other espionage films that have come out this year. The gang briefly touches on news out of the D23 Expo and Chris makes a tribute to an uncle. From hilarity to heartbreak this week, folks.

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Fox's Fantastic Four reboot has been hit with some of the worst reviews in recent memory and may go down as the biggest cinematic bomb of 2015! But is it really all that bad? Jake leads a spirited discussion of the film and why he cares about the Fantastic Four as a franchise. Also, Jake talks about the latest Vacation film, Chris finally watches Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, and Sam looks back on Jon Stewart's tenure as the host of The Daily Show!

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After doing a commentary series in preparation (Available now!), Sam, Jake, and Josh finally watch Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and share their thoughts on it and how it compares to the rest of the nearly 20 year-old franchise. Jake also talks about the movie Southpaw and his experiences in cinematic flatuence. Chris talks about the latest adaptation of literature's greatest detective with Mr. Holmes leading to a discussion of Doyle's super sleuth in recent pop culture as a whole. Finally, the gang looks back on the life and times of Roddy Piper, one of the wildest wrestlers of all time. 

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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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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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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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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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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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Whoa boy, 50 episodes?! That's gotta be some kind of milestone, for sure. The boys quickly make a big announcement taking place next month and, as promised, select a question from a lucky listener to discuss on the show. Chris shares his thoughts on San Andreas and Jurassic World going into a fuller examination of the latter film from last week. Josh talks about the latest announcements from E3 and has a change of heart with one upcoming game in particular. 50 episodes, guys! Thanks for listening! Here's to 50 more!

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The countdown to the landmark Episode 50 is almost over! Jake, Josh, and Sam share their first impressions of Jurassic World with some varying responses across the board. Sam and Jake also discuss San Andreas while Jake talks about the critically maligned Aloha and his love of Cameron Crowe films. Sam details his latest adventures in NYC and what film shaped Brian Michael Bendis' career as a storyteller. And the gang reflects on the work of Christopher Lee, a man that Chris refers to as the greatest cinematic Count Dracula. We're going all metal this week, folks!

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