Thank You for Doing This • A Reunion and Reboots!

civilwarThank You For Doing This! returns from hiatus following Chris’s multi-week journey around the world.  He and Pat pick up right where they left off, touching on some TV (Fargo, Jessica Jones), Charlie Sheen’s health dilemma, and Ronda Rousey’s new jawline!  Pat goes on to explain why he’s currently lacking whelm when it comes to the Captain America Civil War Trailer, and Chris returns serve in response to the new footage from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Then it’s time for another Top 5! The boys submit their Top 5 Movie Reboots We Want to See Happen, and then finish it off with some more Star Wars talk and a very special Tina Fey tribute!

Up Late With Rus & Pat • Episode 38

flashUp Late With Rus & Pat returns after another month long break. ::sigh:: But we pick up right where we left off, jumping right into the deep end of the nerd pool and discussing the season premiere of The Flash – which ends up turning into a semi-time travel podcast!  We then geek out on more comic movie goodness, including The Watchmen, the old and the new Fantastic Four movies and a preview of one the next MARTY! podcast episodes which will break down the Terminator movies (parts 1 and 2 at least).  So join us, cuz you never know when our schedules will allow us to do this again!

Thank You for Doing This • Episode 9

nflThe 2015 NFL season is upon us, so Chris and Pat strap on the pads with this very special 9th episode of Thank You For Doing This!  Join us as we breakdown every division in the NFL, predict their winners, and tell you which two teams will meet in the Super Bowl in February!  We then move on to our favorite segment, and give you the Top 5 Spin-off Television Shows we want to see made!

This episode is 99% Bane free.


Thank You for Doing This • Episode 7

bane Thank You For Doing This! comes at you hard and fast in our 7th episode!  Jam-packed with goodness, Chris and Pat breakdown the last two episodes of HBO’s Hard Knocks while channeling their inner-Bane, return to one of their favorite segments with a discussion on their Top Five Movie Deaths and wrap it up with our best Beers of the Week.

And some more Bane.

Up Late With Rus & Pat • Episode 33

laststarfighterNerd overload! This podcast episode is dedicated to some killer stuff that we missed because we weren’t at Comic Con, but that we did see online. Highlights include: the new trailer for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Comic Con reel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the trailer for Deadpool, the trailer for the new Starz series Ash vs. Evil Dead, and the trailer for Suicide Squad.

Pat is happy to point out that Rus is totally wrong in this episode when he says The Last Starfighter was the first film using CGI special effects — Tron beat it by 2 years — however, Rus would like to point out that The Last Starfighter was the first to use CGI to represent photo-realism, as opposed to the virtual computer world in Tron.

Phew!  Now, go put your geek-pants on! We’re geek-pants people!

Up Late with Rus & Pat – Episode 29

SpideySenseOnly 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.

Up Late with Rus & Pat – Episode 24

John-Wick-Keanu-Reeves2This episode, Ponch & John — er — Rus & Pat start out with a chat about the cinematic debut of DC Comics’ Aquaman, to be portrayed by Jason Momoa, of Game of Thrones and Conan the Barbarian fame, in the upcoming Batman v Superman film. Then they get into their review of Keanu Reeves’ latest action flick John Wick. Hint: they dug it! There’s also some discussion of the possible fifth movie in the Alien franchise, set to be helmed by writer-director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium), and Rus liked Pat’s new mashup intro so much that he replaced it for this episode, ’70s-’80s bromance style.

Up Late with Rus & Pat – Episode 23

MyRack2This episode is focused mostly on comics and movies based on comics! We start out with a discussion on the recent agreement between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios that will allow Marvel to use Spider-Man in its movies, perhaps in the next Captain America movie, and what that will mean for both movie studios. Then we get into a discussion about how Marvel self-censors and how they stopped letting characters smoke in their comics, even Wolverine whose healing factor protects him from the harmful smoke of his stogies, which gets us into how comics in general seem to be missing the kid audience anymore. We get into our early comic conventions, the kind in hotel ballrooms and such, and touch on the early days of Image Comics. Rus talks about his recent acquisition of an out-of-production comic spinner rack and his move to Los Angeles that’s right around the corner. Take a listen and start your week out the right way, the geeky way!

Up Late with Rus & Pat – Episode 21

CrippleFight15After a week and a half, Rus & Pat are back, talking out of our asses about things we barely understand. In this long episode, clocking in at 2 hours and 20 minutes, we discuss everything from the new Star Wars comic from Marvel to comic art, painting with oils and in Photoshop, upcoming comic and sci-fi movies like the Fantastic Four reboot, Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix, the possible Ghost in the Shell adaptation, Marvel’s Agent Carter show, and more. There’s a discussion on fanboy rage in regard to movie adaptations and a debate on the idea of the whitewashing of Hollywood, wherein Rus somehow turns it around onto himself and how disability is portrayed in movies, which may or may not be comparable at all with how Hollywood deals with minority actors and characters in general. We’ll let you decide. Two more things about this ep: one, Joel Grey’s character Chiun in 1985’s Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, was neither Chinese nor Japanese, as Rus so clumsily tried to remember, but Korean; two, spoiler alert if you haven’t watched the second season of House of Cards on Netflix, because we discuss its finale, so you might want to fast-forward a bit when you get to that part. We thank you for listening, and we’ve got some fun, related videos on our All-Things-Geek page as usual!

Up Late with Rus & Pat – Episode 19

Ant-Man-SNLAfter a few weeks off for the holidays and trying to not die of the flu and who-knows-what-else, we’re back with an all-new, all-dorky podcast from the dead of night! This episode is a rambling mess of geekdom and repeating stuff that we forgot we’d already discussed before, but our focus is on Marvel’s upcoming Ant-Man movie. We talk about the somewhat underwhelming teaser trailer, how we’re looking forward to the film anyway, and the history of the film’s characters in the comics and how that might translate to Marvel’s cinematic universe. Pat graciously decides to not revoke Rus’s geek card for forgetting a key point about the original Ant-Man, and then Rus briefly talks about his new webcomic, Siblings, which leads to a discussion of boys growing up as brothers. As always, there are related links on our All-Things-Geek page.