Just over two weeks, and Rus & Pat are back! This is another 2 hour episode, but it’s basically two episodes in one. It starts with a brief discussion of Patrick Warburton and Louis CK, leading into the now-late Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond) which leads into talking about the ’80s show Remington Steele, Pierce Brosnan, and James Bond and Batman films. They then get into who would make a cool villain in the upcoming film Spider-Man • Homecoming. The second half of this episode has the guys talking about personal comics projects they’re working on these days when they should be sleeping (according to doctors — what do they know?).
In this week’s episode, Pat and Chris discuss two films they were really excited about and were subsequently let down by: The Revenant and The Hateful Eight. In short: don’t believe the hype! Before that, though, the guys catch up on the gloriously beautiful trainwreck that is The People vs. OJ Simpson. Additional subtitles for today’s episode are: Movies You Don’t Need to See, and How You Shouldn’t Spend 5.5 Hours of Your Life.
It’s two — count ’em — two episodes in one! That means we ramble on for far too long, about 2 hours. But we do focus on two main topics: first, the brilliant FX show Fargo, and second, the new Marvel series on Netflix,Jessica Jones! We like both, but Fargo rules television.
Things get HEATED on this week’s episode. After breaking down whatever is going on with Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt’s sub-par performance so far, Chris and Pat tackle (see what we did there?) their Top 5 Movie Monologues. We think you’ll find that they’re riveting, electric, engrossing, and all sorts of other over-used superlatives. Then finally, the guys air out their grievances over…something. They’re not sure, but everything seems to work out in the end… OR DOES IT?!
Dinosaurs! We recorded this last week, and we can’t remember everything we talked about, but we know we talked about dinosaurs, and what our favorite prehistoric period is. There are, of course, tangents galore… We’ll return to better descriptions next time. Oh, and Pat created a fun, geeky, new intro, too! We’ll shorten that up eventually, but see if you can catch what all the sound clips are from… before we get a cease-and-desist from John Williams or his people.
Mike & Rus regret leap-frogging Chris & Pat like this, but TheUp Late Network waits for no man… or something. This week, we dig into one of Mike’s favorite movies, the obscure 1980 time-travel film Somewhere in Time, starring the late Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. We run a little long with that (no surprise here with The Up Late Network), not helped by our rambling at the beginning of the episode (also no surprise), so we don’t have time for our Time Quandary this week, but Mike does give us a sneak peek. As usual, spoilers abound, so we encourage you to watch Somewhere in Time if you haven’t; you can rent it on Amazon or on YouTube. Check out the trailer on our All-Things-Geek page.
Pat is happy to point out that Rus is totally wrong in this episode when he says The Last Starfighterwas the first film using CGI special effects — Tron beat it by 2 years — however, Rus would like to point out that The Last Starfighterwas the first to use CGI to represent photo-realism, as opposed to thevirtual computer world in Tron.
Phew! Now, go put your geek-pants on! We’re geek-pants people!
The big three-oh! And two episodes in one week! Topics this episode include the passing of actor, Christopher Lee, the announcement of the casting of the role of Punisher for season 2 of Daredevil, serfdom, and of course, tangents-a-plenty. We’ve also got some cool Punisher related stuff on our All-Things-Geek page. Enjoy!
Only a week in between episodes! We’re on a roll again! This episode deals with Pat’s theory about comic book adaptations and how much the inevitable fanboy outrage affects the studios, and we talk about the possible new Spider-Man casting. But maybe more so than usual, our tangents are a bit incoherent due to our exhaustion. There’s not much else to say about this episode, but be sure to check out our All-Things-Geek page for the killer animated short that we discuss in the podcast! You’ll thank us later. Oh, and it appears we were wrong in this episode: the visual representation of Spider-Man’s spider-sense tingling was established by Spider-Man co-creator, artist Steve Ditko, not John Romita, Sr.! See image to the right. Subtract 257 geek points from each of us.