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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Geek Out Commentary: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Sam's very first memory is watching Who Framed Roger Rabbit in theaters in July of 1988 and, just in time for his birthday, he's picked it for our latest commentary! Roger Rabbit was a once in a lifetime film where numerous studios agreed for a one-off occasion to license their respective characters to show up together in a feature length movie. Of course, there were strings attached and the boys get into that over the course of the commentary. Listen to hear how the film impacted the gang at an early age and how well it stands up today!

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Geek Out Commentary: Rocky Balboa

We close our our commentary countdown to Creed with a commentary for the most recent film in the Rocky franchise, Rocky Balboa. Given the legacy of Rocky V and Stallone's increasing age, a sixth Rocky film didn't seem to be in the cards but, just like the Italian Stallion, Stallone was determined to give his greatest creation one last ride and end the series on a high note. Listen as Chris and Josh watch the film for the first time and Jake and Sam bid a fond farewell to their favorite boxer...for now...

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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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Geek Out Commentary: Rocky V

For weeks, we've talked about our contempt and disdain for the fifth film in the Rocky series, a sentiment echoed by the series creator, Sylvester Stallone, himself. But, for the sake of completion as we prepare for Creed, we just had to do it too. Generally regarded as the weakest in the series critically and commercially, Rocky V was an attempt to bring the Italian Stallion back to his working class roots. I guess it succeeds in that endeavor but what do the boys actually think of it? Is it really as bad as they've made it out to be? Watch and listen along with us and find out...

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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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Geek Out Commentary: Rocky IV

Rocky IV is often regarded as a fan-favorite of the entire film series and what Jake and Sam refer to as the quinntessential 80s film. For f***'s sake, the movie has a robot! And more montages than Bloodsport! But how does the most commercially successful film in the franchise fare exactly 30 years after its initial release? Does Dolph Lundgren's acting debut hold up as well as Mr. T's in the previous film? And we cannot stress this enough: THIS MOVIE HAS A F****** ROBOT! Listen as we watch the tale of Rocky Balboa versus communism!

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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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Geek Out Commentary: Rocky III

Our countdown to Creed continues with Sam's personal favorite Rocky film, Rocky III! By 1982, Sylvester Stallone was feeling like a changed man from the struggling young actor/writer he had been less than a decade ago and wondered how his streetwise creation Rocky Balboa would respond to a similar level of success. This, coupled with a desire to pit the Philadelphia slugger against rising stars Mr. T and Hulk Hogan, led to what Sam calls one of the greatest third installments of any franchise ever. But how do the other boys feel about it? What does Jake think of the Italian Stallion's changes? And how does Chris feel about the film's pacing? All this and more, listeners...

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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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