Jake's podcast miniseries revisiting the definitive buddy-cop film franchise, Lethal Weapon, comes to a close this week as he and fellow Geek Out co-host dive into the final installment of the series, Lethal Weapon 4. Chris cites the 1998 film as his introduction to wacky adventures of Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh and it stands as his personal favorite film in the series. Listen as the duo discuss Lethal Weapon 4 and expect a final reunion of sorts as guests from episodes past share their final two cents on the franchise that made Mel Gibson and Danny Glover box office dynamite.

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The catastrophic blizzard that has frozen the East Coast has separated the boys across Northern Virginia but, thanks to the wonders of technology, they're able to reconvene and relate how they've fared the storm. Chris follows the guidelines of the Eiger Sanction rules (A callback from the previous episode set in a snowstorm...look it up) while Sam contemplates renaming his home Minnie's Haberdashery like a certain frozen cinematic hideaway. Also, the gang discusses the latest reveals from the DC Cinematic Universe, the return of The X-Files, and The Thing (Probably the most appropriate film this past weekend). Bundle up and listen, folks. 

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Geek Out Commentary: Django Unchained

The month long commentary celebration of Quentin Tarantino's career coinciding with the release of The Hateful Eight ends here with Jake's personal favorite! While Tarantino flirted with Westerns on a stylistic level with Inglourious Basterds, he embraced the genre full-force with his follow-up Django Unchained and Jake and Sam are always in the mood for a good Western! Christoph Waltz continues to prove he was born to deliver Tarantino's dialogue but Samuel L Jackson returns to remind everyone why Tarantino kept bringing him back for more. Listen as the gang revisits the most brutal Tarantino film to date! 

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Josh is back this time with fellow Geek Out co-host Jake to discuss the third Resident Evil film, Resident Evil: Extinction! Jake is a relative newbie when it comes to both the film series and video game franchise that inspired it so he dives into the third cinematic installment with fresh eyes and an open heart. Listen to what the pair thinks of the flick and what they would stock their apocalyptic bunkers with!

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Fresh off our interview with Meredith Gran, we sit down and talk about the first collection of her web-comic, Octopus Pie. Listen as the gang talks about how even nine years after its initial publication, it still holds up. Listen to Chris relate to the comic after his own time living in New York City. Listen to Jake talk about the storytelling purity of comic strips. All this and what the gang thinks of this 200+ page slice of Octopus Pie.

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We're pretty sure the pun in the episode title has been used/paraphrased before but you don't listen to these things for the title, do you (Do you?)? For nearly a decade, Meredith Gran has been creating the adventures of several 20-somethings trying to survive Brooklyn (Before Girls, might we add!) in her web-comic Octopus Pie and the first volume of the series is getting collected by Image Comics on Wednesday, February 17! The boys talk to her about the comic, what may be coming around the bend for its 10th anniversary, their mutual love of David Bowie, and find out that she's not a metalhead as they mistakingly assume! Also, the gang looks back on the lives and careers of David Bowie and Alan Rickman.

Octopus Pie Volume 1 will be available in bookstores and comic shops everywhere on Wednesday, February 17.

To read new (And old) strips of Octopus Pie, check out the web-comic's website here

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Geek Out Commentary: Inglourious Basterds

The month long commentary celebration of Quentin Tarantino's career in honor of the release of The Hateful Eight continues with one of Josh's favorites! Inglourious Basterds was a film that Tarantino had been working on some form for about a decade before it was finally released. Boasting a bigger budget, more epic scope, and higher profile cast than most of his previous films, Tarantino sought to bring the spirit of the spaghetti Westerns he grew up with to World War II-ravaged France and delivered what he considered his own masterpiece...but what do the rest of the Geek Out gang think of it? Watch along and listen to find out!

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The belated second episode of our LaserDicks show. In this one Chris and Ken discuss some of their favorite movies in their collections. From rare ones to sentimental keepsakes.

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Welcome to the inaugural installment of Geek Out Book Club where the Geek Out gang discusses a book they've all read. The book that kicks it all off is Starve, a comic series via indie comics leader Image Comics and superstar creators Brian Wood and Danijel Žeželj! Listen as the boys share their thoughts on volume collecting the first five issues of a series telling the tale of a dystopian future and how the world looks to celebrity chefs for comfort. 

 

Starve Vol. 1 is out in comic book shops now and available on Comixology here!

 

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The boys are back with their first interview of 2016! Brian Wood is a very prolific writer that has written X-Men, Star Wars, and Conan the Barbarian, but his creator-owned books like DMZ, Northlanders, and The Massive stand among some of the best comic books of all time. He's here to promote his latest comic series, Starve, and the boys talk to him in depth but the story set in a dystopian future where a cooking competition show is king as the world falls apart around it. The trio also talk to Brian about his experiences writing Conan, designing the iconic video game covers for GTA III and GTA: Vice City, and what he thinks of the new Star Wars!

Starve Vol. 1 is available in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology here!

For more books by Brian Wood, be sure to check his bibliography on Comixology here!

 

 

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