Geek Out Commentary: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 - Dream Warriors

October Rocktober's month of horror films continues with Chris making the third (And arguably the best) Nightmare on Elm Street film his pick of the month. Sam and Chris agree that as whole, the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise trumps all of its slasher movie contemporaries with its imaginative, atmospheric dream sequences and the charismatic menace of Freddy Krueger and this fan favorite is the high point of all that (Though all three Geek Out guys agree that it's all downhill from here for the series). Follow us as we watch one of the best horror movies to come out of the 80s.

Direct download: NightmareOnElm3.mp3
Category:Commentary -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
Comments[0]

This week proved to be an eventful one for Chris as he discusses two films he recently saw in theaters: The Equalizer and Gone Girl. He also recounts his love/hate relationship with the cult film The Room and his encounters with members of the film's cast. Sam reveals that he went to his first professional sporting event in two years and laments the DC area's inability to perform during the post-season. Finally, Jake and the gang discuss the Alien series, debate if Alien or Aliens is superior, the merits of Alien 3, and the recently released Alien: Isolation.

Direct download: Episode13.mp3
Category:Nerd Talk -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
Comments[0]

Geek Out Commentary: Shaun of the Dead

Now that it's October (Or ROCK-tober, as Chris likes to call it), we are well into Sam's favorite season: autumn. With Halloween in sight, the Geek Out gang has decided to dedicate the entire month's commentaries to horror movies with each Geek Out guy picking a favorite leading up to a double feature of sorts the week of Halloween. Sam, the lifelong zombie aficionado, has picked something that both qualifies as a horror film but with that comedic sensibility that he loves so much; you know we're talking about SHAUN OF THE DEAD. After the rough month of notoriously shoddy films, Halloween Horror Month kicks off with a hell of a palate cleanser in this British romantic zombie comedy.

Direct download: ShaunOfTheDead.mp3
Category:Commentary -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
Comments[0]

The Geek Out trio launch into October by talking about a myriad of pop culture events. Chris and Jake discuss the premiere of Gotham and what they liked and didn't like about the show. Jake reveals that he thinks Superman is a more interesting character than Batman. Chris gives True Detective and The Walking Dead another shot and rediscovers his love of zombies. Sam finally finishes Sex and the City and compares notes with Chris about shows that lost their luster in the middle of their run. Sam also posits which characters the gang would like to write and Jake and Sam pay tribute to iconic ballplayer Derek Jeter. 9 out of 10 doctors agree this week's episode is chock full of pop culture content!

Direct download: Episode12.mp3
Category:Nerd Talk -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
Comments[0]

Geek Out Commentary: Wild Wild West

The Geek Out trio finishes the inaugural month of commentaries with a revisiting of one of Chris' favorites, the Will Smith blockbuster adaptation of Wild Wild West. The commentary soon turns into a divisive affair with Chris unabashedly defending the film while Sam and Jake quickly resign themselves to the movie that Sam calls "the end of Will Smith's cinematic winning streak". All uphill from here, folks.

Direct download: WildWildWest.mp3
Category:Commentary -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
Comments[0]

While the Geek Out trio are never at a loss for things to talk about, there hasn't been much in the way of huge events to discuss. The boys decide to take this opportunity to talk about things that have interested them for a long time. Jake goes into detail about his love of the band Kiss and pulp comic book heroes like The Phantom. Chris, the only fellow with eventful news this week, talks about the first day at his new job. Sam discusses his on-stage antics with Chris including his bizarre song introductions for unsuspecting audiences. This is the wrap-up to the first full month of catching up with the Geek Out guys.

Direct download: Episode11.mp3
Category:Nerd Talk -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
Comments[0]

Geek Out Commentary: Double Team

It's been pretty well established that the gang enjoys an entertaining terrible flick but the film that Sam inflicts on the Geek Out trio this week may be a bridge too far. Since the runaway success of 48 Hrs. and Lethal Weapon, Hollywood has been coming up with action team-ups for years but in 1997 they may have inadvertently created the greatest team-up of all time: Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dennis Rodman in the action flick Double Team. For Sam, it's a not-so-guilty pleasure, for Chris and Jake, it's a cinematic slog through hell. Sam and Chris attempt to turn all the Rodman-centric basketball references into a drinking game. Jake tries to remind Sam to suspend his disbelief. And the gang keeps track of all the blatant product placement and excuses to insert a tiger into the proceedings. Only one more week of shitty movies until we actually get to some good stuff after this, guys...

Direct download: DoubleTeam.mp3
Category:Commentary -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
Comments[0]

To celebrate their tenth episode, the Geek Out guys conduct an interview with an up-and-coming web comic writer based in New York City about his web comic, Tin. Jake finally finishes Breaking Bad and the gang discuss some of their favorite moments and characters from the universally acclaimed show. Sam and Chris talk about the possible future implosion of the movie and video game industries and how it relates to the recent release of the much-anticipated Destiny. Oh, and Sam sprains his foot from being old. Crackerjack episode.

Enjoy Tin at http://clunkerspace.com/

Direct download: Episode10.mp3
Category:Nerd Talk -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
Comments[0]

Geek Out Commentary: Waterworld

How did Kevin Costner follow up his massive critical and commercial success with Dances with Wolves? By basically taking the general plot and visual aesthetic of Road Warrior and setting it on the open ocean with Waterworld. Even bracing themselves, the Geek Out trio find themselves unprepared for quite how bad Waterworld is. Jake, the lifelong Costner fan, finds that sitting through the aquatic stunt spectacular is one of the more difficult things he's had to do. Chris, who loved seeing the film in theaters as a child, reevaluates his stance on the movie upon this viewing. And Sam can't stop making observations about Kevin Costner's hair implants. Abandon all hope, ye who enter here... 

Direct download: Waterworld.mp3
Category:Commentary -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
Comments[0]

It's been a fairly low key week for the Geek Out trio giving Chris the chance to revisit the Superman films he grew up with. The boys reflect on some of their favorite moments and mind-numbingly dumb scenes of the Man of Steel in cinema. Jake and Sam share their stories of the latest Baltimore Comic-Con where Jake's dad had a Greg-Off with Batman artist Greg Capullo and Sam managed to stump legendary comic book writer Mark Waid. Finally, Jake and Chris explain proper use of the word "sure". A real nailbiter this week, gang.

Direct download: Episode09.mp3
Category:Nerd Talk -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
Comments[0]