Geek Out Commentary: Captain America - The First Avenger

The last solo Marvel Cinematic Universe film before the superhero smorgasbord that came next, Captain America: The First Avenger holds a special place in Jake's heart for its throwback charm, World War II setting, and the masterful direction of Joe Johnston, director of one of Jake's all time favorite films, The Rocketeer. While Chris and Sam agree that the first two Fantastic Four films kinda sucked, they both identify Chris Evans' performance as a highlight and he definitely brings his A-game here as he breathes life into the Star-Spangled Avenger!

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It's the winter storm of the century! Not really, Snowmaggedon sucked a lot worse. At any rate, Sam is stuck on the traffic-logged, icy roads of Northern Virginia and is forced to call in to join the discussion this week. The gang discusses Kingsman: The Secret Service and hail it as the first great film of 2015! Chris talks volunteering at Katsucon! The gang discusses the series premiere of Better Call Saul along with trailers for The Man from UNCLE and Crimson Peak! We don't let a little thing like winter weather stop the show!

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Geek Out Commentary: Thor

You've been....THUNDERSTRUCK! AC/DC references aside (And boy, does the Marvel Cinematic Universe love them), a standalone Thor film was probably the biggest risk of the Phase One MCU with a character so rooted in fantasy in a world that was, more or less, set firmly in the real world. And yet, by most accounts, it worked out just fine and Chris Hemsworth became an international superstar because of it. Listen as the boys revisit this Phase One gem with the titular God of Thunder and as Sam and Chris begin a multi-commentary debate on Thor's power levels and abilities when he does not possess the Odinforce.

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This week is a whole smorgasbord of topics with Jake detailing his newfound love of Image Comics' figurehead Spawn in time for his 250th issue, the gang discussing the Fantastic Four reboot's teaser trailer and their thoughts on Marvel's first superteam in general, and the Netflix Daredevil trailer. Also, Chris shares the Poltergeist remake's chilling first trailer leading into another in-depth discussion of cinematic horror. Lifelong Blink-182 fan Sam discusses the departure of the band's original guitarist. And, in the wake of last week's discussion on Marvel's Secret Wars, the gang talks about DC Comics' recent announcement of their post-Convergence publishing library. A whole lot to talk about this week, folks.

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Geek Out Commentary: Iron Man 2

In 2010, Iron Man came back bigger but did he come back better? Listen as the Geek Out gang watch the first true sequel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and catch all the Easter eggs peppered throughout the film laying the foundation for the universe we have all grown to love. But how do the Geeks think the film stacks up against other entries of the franchise? Take a listen here, gang.

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After Jake's recent movie marathons, Chris launches into a marathon of his own with the Ernest films. The gang discusses the recently announced Secret Wars which is poised to change the Marvel Universe as comic readers know it; this leads to a greater discussion on continuity altering comic book events and the value of continuity. Jake and Chris launch into a diatribe about Disney and Pixar films and the best films that Pixar has put out. Oh and Sam loves to use the phrase "laying pipe". A can't miss episode, to be sure.

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Geek Out Commentary: The Incredible Hulk

Continuing on our Merry Marvel Cinematic Tour is the most overlooked film in the hugely successful franchise, 2008's reboot of the Hulk. Listen as the gang delve and discuss Edward Norton's performance as Bruce Banner and some of the more quirky elements of the film (It's the only Marvel Cinematic Universe film NOT to have a post-credits scene!). An exploration of an underappreciated film to be sure.

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Jake finally shakes his Nicolas Cage habit and, inspired by last week's episode, decides to turn his attention to Clint Eastwood from his recent work like Gran Torino to his classic Westerns like High Plains Drifter to...Every Which Way But Loose? Sam and Chris compare their recent outings to the movie theater, Chris having seen the latest Kevin Hart flick The Wedding Ringer while Sam, continuing his Academy Award checklist, watches The Theory of Everything. The gang discusses Funko's amazingly popular line of Pop! Figures and reveal what pop culture icons they'd love to see immortalized by the company. Oh, and Sam shares a bit of fan fiction he had wrote. Crackerjack stuff, gang.

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Geek Out Commentary: Iron Man

The next major franchise tackled by the Geek Out gang is here! In preparation for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, the trio is doing commentaries for all ten previous films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! We start back in 2008 with the film that started it all, the enormously popular Iron Man! Can we fit in any more exclamation points?! The answer is YES!!!!

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Another episode, another week where Sam details how his house is slowly crumbling apart around him and Jake. Jake also continues his Nicolas Cage-a-thon though notes that his cinematic marathon of all things Nic Cage is starting to run out of steam. Jake and Sam discuss American Sniper and the directing acumen of Clint Eastwood while all three Geek Out guys discuss Inherent Vice and the directorial work of Paul Thomas Anderson (Chris' second favorite Paul Anderson!).

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