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The Dorking Out Show

The show for anyone who loves something enough to dork out. Every week longtime comedy writer Sonia Mansfield and Emmy Award winning filmmaker Christopher Allan Smith talk about movies, TV, books and more from both a fan and creator perspective. Think of it as a great conversation over drinks with your quick, clever friends who know about a lot.
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Jun 25, 2017

Show Rundown: To honor our first anniversary as a podcast, Chris and Sonia have reached back into the archives to pull clips from our 40 years as an ahead-of-our-time pop culture podcast. 

Since May, 1977, we've been doing test podcasts of the Dorking Out Show, distributing our shows via 8-Track Tapes, CDs, DAT tapes, radio and finally podcast players. 

In this special episode, you'll Chris and Sonia fight and make-up, quit and return to the show as the biggest events of 40-years of pop culture fun parades through the show, including Star Wars, The Star Wars Holiday Special, Oh God!, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Octopussy, James Bond, Manimal, Back to the Future, Aliens, Wall Street, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, The Real World, Batman and Robin, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Beavis and Butthead, The Sopranos, The West Wing, Iron Man, the 1990s renditions of  Fantastic 4, Captain America, The Punisher,  Nick Fury, The Hunger Games, Attack on Titan and Wonder Woman.

 

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Jun 20, 2017

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, Juan Uriarte from the Instant Ramen podcast joins us to talk about “Car 3” and the Pixar’s film track record. Is “Cars 3” a hit like “Inside Out,” or is it more of a “Cars 2?” We talk about that. In our second segment. we review the first big comedy of the summer, “Rough Night,” starring Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon. And finally we end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week. We’ve got a lot to talk about, so let’s get this podcast started.

 

Topic 1: Cars 3 and the Decline of Pixar

Chris' Intro: In my movie going life, I have witnessed three game-changing developments in film which tower above all others. The first was Star Wars in 1977, which lead to the corporatization of blockbusters which reverberates to this day. Another is the release of Iron Man and the idea a movie can not just live on its own, but a series of different movies can create a greater whole than the sum of its parts. But in between these two events was another, no less magical arrival. It was the 1995 release of Toy Story by Pixar, and the revelation to the world the Pixar Animation Studios has been. From the first Toy Story, Pixar’s ability to create delightful, wondrous, endearing and often meaningful was something unseen in Hollywood since Walt Disney first revealed Mickey Mouse to the world.

Let’s just consider this run. 1995 saw Toy Story. Next was Bug’s Life, then Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, Wall E, Up, and Toy Story 3.  

But everything beautiful that begins has some end. While Pixar seemed to have invented a system to pump out classic after classic, with the arrival of Cars 3, to say nothing of The Good Dinosaur or Monsters University or Cars 2 or, or, or… it’s apparent the glory days of Pixar are over.

 So we have come to talk about Cars 3, praise Pixar, and discuss what this studio means to us, and how it might regain its glory.

 

 

Topic 2: Rough Night Review

 Sonia's Intro: “Rough Night,” starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Zoe Kravitz, Ilana Glazer and Jillian Bell, is the first of two comedies this summer about a bunch of women going on a trip and going wild. “Girls Trip,” starring Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah, comes out in July.

“Rough Night” is about a group of college friends are reunited for a bachelorette party. But it’s not all drinking and silly bachelorette party games when they accidentally kill a stripper. It mixes body shots with a dead body. It’s like 1998’s “Very Bad Things” but it’s not nearly dark. “Rough Night” is way goofier than that. I went with my sister and one of my best friends. We are the target audience for this movie, and we were disappointed. It just wasn’t funny enough.

 I don’t want to say that women want certain kinds of movies and men want certain kinds of movies, but after this movie we all thought the same thing, which was we wanted to see this movie without the accidental murder of a stripper. That part of comedy just didn’t work for us. But we really enjoyed the beginning of the movie with all the friends getting together, joking and drinking and being ridiculous. We enjoyed the part about college friends getting together as adults and trying to party like they used to. The murder plot line just didn’t work for us.

“Rough Night” only earned $8 million this past weekend, which is far below expectations. I think part of the reason this movie didn’t connect with the audience that made “Bad Moms” a sleeper box office hit last year is that stripper movie plot. I think the target audience for “Rough Night” isn’t interested in a goofy comedy about women accidentally killing a stripper. Of course, I can’t speak for all women. That’s just what we thought. Smith, what did you think of “Rough Night?”

 

What We’re Dorking Out About This Week:

Joel Schumacher Apologizes For ‘Batman & Robin’

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/14/entertainment/joel-schumacher-batman-robin/index.html?sr=twCNN061517joel-schumacher-batman-robin0331AMVODtopPhoto&linkId=38717488

 

The Official Reason for Star Trek Discovery’s Delay: ‘World building is hard’

http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-official-reason-for-star-trek-discoverys-many-dela-1796237580

Dorking Out's 40th Anniversary Show

 

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Jun 12, 2017

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we review the first (and maybe the last) installment in Universal’s Dark Universe “The Mummy” starring Tom Cruise. In our second segment, Peter Brown from Assignment X joins us to talk about the Dark Universe, counting your movie franchise eggs before they’re hatched, Marvel’s new Black Panther trailer, and what the success of “Wonder Woman” means for the DC Universe. We’re talking about the whole messy subject of cinematic universes, the latest blockbuster trend that may or may not be fizzling out. All of that, plus what we’re dorking out about this week. 

Topic 1: The Mummy Review

Universal’s kickoff to its new Dark Universe “The Mummy” opened this weekend to a disappointing $32.2 million. The movie stars Tom Cruise as Nick Morton, a soldier of fortune who steals valuable relics and sells them to the highest bidder. Nick stumbles across an ancient burial ground, because of course he did, and accidentally awakens a 3,000 year old mummy (played by Sofia Boutella). The movie also stars Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis and Russell Crowe and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - yes, that Dr. Jekyll, and yes that Mr. Hyde.

 The movie is written by Tom Cruises’s regular writers, David Koepp, Dylan Kussman and Christopher McQuarrie, who have worked several “Mission Impossible” movies, so those “Mummy Impossible” jokes you’re seeing are pretty accurate. And the movie is directed by Alex Kurtzman, whose previous directing credit is  2012’s “People Like Us.” Kurtzman is probably better known for his role creating TV shows such as “Sleepy Hollow,” “Fringe” and the upcoming “Star Trek Discovery.” He also wrote some “Transformer” movies and the first two installments of the “Star Trek” reboot.”

This is a long way of saying that there are a lot of cooks in the kitchen. And there’s a lot riding on this movie, since it’s supposed to be launching a franchise.

Topic 2: Dark Universe and the state of Cinematic Universes

It’s been a mere nine years since Robert Downey Jr. strapped on an Iron Man suit and starred in Iron Man. That movie, with it’s little tease at the end hinting at a larger cinematic universe, launched the biggest blockbuster revolution Hollywood has ever seen, or at least since the first Star Wars. By creating a series of movies with elements which connected with one another, the Marvel series of movies have become more than sequels, they’ve created an entire alternate movie universe movie goers can’t seem to get enough of. To put it another way, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 came out in May to massive money, but in a way you could think of it as Iron Man 15. That is a massive temptation for the copy-happy suits in other studios looking to get in on the lucrative action of having a series of movies build up to a massive cross-over financial success, as Marvel had with Avengers 1, 2 and Captain America Civil War. Each earned over $1 billion.

But while other studios are eager to try to copy Marvel’s success, they have almost all failed.

Sony tried and failed with the relaunched Amazing Spider Man series, announcing A Sinister Six Movie, a Venom Movie and a Black Cat movie just before The Amazing Spiderman 2 crashed. While Universal is trying to create a connected universe with The Mummy, melding together their trove of monster characters (Wolfman, Frankenstein, Dracula, the Mummy, the Creature from the Black Lagoon), they have already failed once with Dracula Untold, which was supposed to launch their monster connected universe. But Dracula Untold crashed at the box office. That’s right, the Mummy is their second shot.

Then we have Warner Brothers’ attempt to get into the game with their DC universe. Wonder Woman finally seems to have them on track.

Recent attempts at connected universes: 

King Arthur:Legend of the Sword - Supposed to be 6 movies

 

Fast and Furious

Harry Potter (Fantastic Beasts)

Transformers

Star Wars (Rogue One)

Ghostbusters reboot

Hasbro - GI Joe and MASK

Lego movies

Star Trek (connecting universes since 1987)

 

What We’re Dorking Out About This Week:

Netflix Cancels “Sense8” and “The Get Down”

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/sense8-still-canceled-netflix-tells-fans-1012024

I’m kinda dorking out about this because Netflix doesn’t release any ratings on their shows and specials. So if you are a fan of a show on Netflix, there are no ratings, you have no idea if the show you like is in danger of being canceled or not. You can to go by the buzz for the show.

Billions on Showtime

 

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Jun 5, 2017

Rundown: We review the long-awaited Wonder Woman movie with Margo D from the Book vs. Movie podcast and Laura Smith (better half of co-host Christopher Allan Smith). We then revisit our offensiveness/comedy thread in the wake of the Kathy Griffin/Bill Maher controversies this week. And finally, we end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including Chris winning another Emmy (really) and the return of Sonia's Old Movies, New Beer podcast.

Topic 1: Wonder Woman Review

Unless you’ve been living on a magically hidden island you know that “Wonder Woman,” directed by Patty Jenkins, opened this weekend. There’s a lot riding on this movie. It’s not just another comic book movie. The DC Cinematic Universe really needs a movie that competes on Marvel’s level - which is a critically acclaimed and long-running franchise. “Wonder Woman” needs to be more than a box office hit, and prove that DC is capable of making a movie that audiences and critics love. And it needs to prove that a female superhero movie will make money. And it’s the first big superhero blockbuster directed by a woman. These are high stakes, and just like women have to do all the time in their careers - Wonder Woman needs to be better a movie and make more money than its male counterparts just to be considered equal. Smith will hate that I said that, but it’s true.

Well, this weekend it made more than $100 million, and it’s the biggest opening for a movie directed by a woman. But is it any good? We’ve brought in reinforcements for this review, a couple of real wonder women, Laura Smith, which is Smith’s better half, and Margo D. from the podcast Book vs. Movie is here to talk about “Wonder Woman” with us.

You can find Book vs. Movie at:

http://bookvsmovie.libsyn.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/book-vs-movie-podcast/id918954447?mt=2

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/margo-porras/book-vs-movie

https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

https://twitter.com/bookversusmovie?lang=en

 

Topic 2: Comedian freedom redux Kathy Griffin/Bill Maher controversy

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/01/politics/kathy-griffin-ted-nugent-donald-trump/

http://www.salon.com/2016/01/20/ted_nugent_so_impressed_by_13_hours_he_calls_for_the_lynching_of_barack_obama_and_hillary_clinton/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/06/03/bill-maher-faces-calls-for-firing-after-using-the-n-word-on-his-hbo-show/?utm_term=.9fddb1d4cd00

 

What We’re Dorking Out About This Week:

Smith Goes To The Emmys

https://twitter.com/dorkingoutshow/status/871224233027805184

Old Movies, New Beer is back

http://www.oldmoviesnewbeer.com/



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May 29, 2017

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we review “War Machine,” starring Brad Pitt. This is Netflix’s first big attempt at blockbuster-style filmmaking. How’d they do? We’re going to talk about that. In our second segment, we have not one BUT TWO movie reviews for you, including “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and “Baywatch.” And finally, we end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including the women-only screenings of “Wonder Woman” and savor-watching, which is the anti-binge watching.

Topic 1: War Machine on Netflix

Netflix, the little company that started out sending DVDs through the mail has grown over the last 10 years into the second most prestigious, interesting power in TV. In comedy, in dramas, in mini-series, they are now the first stop whenever the best creatives in Hollywood are pitching their new shows, with HBO largely falling to second. Their success, with House of Cards, Master of None, the adult Marvel stable of shows, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Making a Murderer… the list speaks for itself.

But now, they’re looking to move into movies in a serious, prestigious way. One of the first big swings at the large-scale Hollywood movies is this weekend’s War Machine, from Brad Pitt’s production company and starring Pitt as an army general trying to bring a rational end to the war in Afghanistan.

What does this move mean for Netflix’ continuing campaign to eat everything in Hollywood? Will they become a big force in prestige movies, as they have with TV, or is this a bridge too far? Also, is the movie any good?

Topic 2: Our “reviews” of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and “Baywatch”

SONIA’S INTRO: We got two movie reviews for you: “Pirates Of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and “Baywatch.” Let’s start with “Pirates Of The Caribbean,” which was the #1 movie at the box office this weekend, pillaging more than $62 million. It’s the fifth movie in the franchise based on the popular Disneyland ride, starring Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow, as well as Javier Bardem, and the return of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. “Baywatch” was the 98-pound weakling at the box office this weekend. “Pirates” kicked sand in its eyes. It made $18 million this weekend and got scathing reviews. It has 19% on Rotten Tomatoes. This movie reboot stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, and it’s based on the 90s TV show phenomenon, starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, was about lifeguards who spend more time solving crimes than saving people from drowning. I never watched an episode of the show, which I’m not going to lie, I’m not sorry about. I don’t think you need to have seen the show to understand what’s going on in the movie. 

What We’re Dorking Out About This Week:

Kevin Costner Returns To Westerns

http://moviehole.net/2017115773costner-set-for-new-tv-western-yellowstone

 

Best way to watch TV is the savor it

https://theringer.com/the-case-for-savor-watching-8c76446ac5aa

 

Trolls are losing their minds about the women-only screening on “Wonder Woman” at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin. The theatre’s social media responses are amazing.

http://flavorwire.com/606109/alamo-drafthouse-is-doing-a-women-only-screening-of-wonder-woman-and-dudes-are-very-mad-online

 

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May 22, 2017

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we talk about “Twin Peaks,” which returned last night on Showtime. In our second segment, Peter Brown from Assignment X joins us to review “Alien: Covenant,” which was the #1 movie at the box office this weekend. And finally, we end the show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including Kevin Costner returning to westerns and the third season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

Scratch those last two. We're talking about "Star Trek: Discovery"

 

Topic 1: Twin Peaks

Unless you’ve been stuck in the Black Lodge for the past few years, you know that “Twin Peaks” returned Sunday night with two of the 18 all-new episodes on Showtime. If you are one of those weirdos who has never watched “Twin Peaks,” then I’m going to explain to you why “Twin Peaks” is kind of a big deal.

Created by filmmaker David Lynch and Mark Frost, there was nothing like “Twin Peaks” on network television in 1990. Now the line between television and movies are blurred. Actually, there are no lines. Movie stars regularly make TV shows, and TV stars make movies; BUT, in 1990, a TV series created by a filmmaker as highly regarded as David Lynch was really unusual and special.

The elevator pitch for Twin Peaks was Agent Dale Cooper, played by Kyle MacLachlan, comes to a small Northwestern town to investigate the murder of the Laura Palmer, the seemingly perfect teenager, the homecoming queen dating the football team captain, etc. etc. But, of course, the show was much more than that. Twin Peaks was a mix of murder mystery, horror, dark comedy and drama. It could be absolutely heartbreaking and absolutely terrifying in the same episode. Creatively, Twin Peaks’s influence cannot overstated. It’s DNA is all over TV shows including genre shows such as “The X-Files” and “Lost” and more recently “Fargo” and “Riverdale,” as well as more mainstream TV such as “Northern Exposure.”

“Twin Peaks” aired for two seasons for a total of 30 episodes. It lost its creative footing after the murder of Laura Palmer was solved midway through the second season, and the show struggled in the ratings and was canceled. Lynch wrote and directed the prequel “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me,” which I think is underappreciated, and a small taste of where Lynch would later serve up with “Lost Highway” and “Mulholland Drive.”

So, that’s why everybody is so excited that Twin Peaks is back. We watched the first episode, and we’ve got good news that gum you like is going to come back in style. Smith, what did you think about the return of “Twin Peaks?”

 

Topic 2: Alien: Covenant with Peter Brown

Over 30 years ago, Ridley Scott directed one of the best science fiction movies and one of the creepiest horror movies, and it was the same movie. That would be 1979’s Alien. Since then he’s made a career of lush, amazing looking movies which are a bit hit and miss on the storytelling side.

That goes double for Prometheus, the 2012 movie marking Scott’s return to the franchise he began. But by then, and maybe until today, the Alien franchise has become one of the most beat up, battered, messed around franchises in Hollywood history. For every classic sequel, like James Cameron’s Aliens, there were two or three deformed creatures, like the possibly underrated David Fincher entry, Alien 3, or the no-holds bar trainwreck like Alien: Resurrection.

When it came out, Prometheus had a lot of fans excited for a top shelf alien story, but the final movie left a divided fanbase, half liking it, half loathing it.

What We’re Dorking Out About This Week:

Star Trek Discovery Trailer Is Here FINALLY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dxe_ugmIVM

 

Kevin Costner in 10-Hour Western

http://moviehole.net/2017115773costner-set-for-new-tv-western-yellowstone

 

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Is Back For a Third Season

http://collider.com/unbreakable-kimmy-schmidt-season-3-review/

 

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May 15, 2017

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, the TV Networks are unveiling their new fall schedules so they’ve announced which TV shows have been canceled. Did your show make the cut? We’re going to talk about that with Peter Brown from Assignment X. In our second segment we are talking about favorite movies about journalism. Why? Umm, no reason. And finally, we will end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including Larry Wilmore’s new podcast and which Saturday Night Live cast member should run for president.

 

Topic 1: TV Season Wrapup

The official 2016-2017 TV season is almost over. Of course, the idea of the “official” TV season is over, too, but we’re going to pretend it’s still a thing. Back in September, we did an episode with Peter Brown from Assignment X in which we shared the new TV shows we were most looking forward to. This week, the TV Networks are meeting with the press and unveiling their new lineups and their list of shows that didn’t make the cut, so we figured it’s a good time to have Peter back on to revisit our picks and see how we did.

http://www.metacritic.com/feature/tv-renewal-scorecard-2016-2017-season

Peter’s Picks

Luke Cage (Netflix)

Timeless (NBC)

Westworld (HBO)

 

Sonia’s Picks

The Good Place (NBC)

Pitch (FOX)

Gilmore Girls (Netflix)

 

Chris’ Picks

Stan Against Evil (IFC)

Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)

The Crown (Netflix)

 

Topic 2: Our Favorite Movies About Journalism

Chris’s Picks

Good Night and Good Luck

All The President’s Men

Spotlight

Zodiac

 

Sonia’s Picks

Broadcast News

His Girl Friday

Network

Fletch

Just One of the Guys

Honorable mentions: The Paper, Page One: Inside the New York Times, The Wire Season Five, Absence Of Malice, Sports Night, The Insider

 

What We’re Dorking Out About This Week:

Not Ready for the Oval Office Players

Julia Louis Dreyfuss

Al Franken

Dana Carvey

Will Ferrell

Tim Meadows

Amy Poehler

Tina Fey

 

Larry Wilmore Is Hosting a New Podcast

http://ew.com/podcasts/2017/05/09/larry-wilmore-podcast-black-on-air/



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May 8, 2017

Show Rundown: In this week’s show we review the 15th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 with friend of the show, and my better half, David Tracy from the Chaos Group. In our second segment, we talk about the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and answer the question, “Are franchise movies getting better?” And finally we end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including the MTV Movie & TV Awards and Edge Of Tomorrow 2.

Topic 1: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

Even though it’s only the first week of May, the summer movie season has officially started with the release of “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2,” the 15th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which made $145 million this past weekend, pushing the Marvel Cinematic Universe past $11 billion. The misfits from the first “Guardians Of The Galaxy” return, including Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, and the voices of Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon and Vin Diesel as Baby Groot. Michael Rooker as Yondu also returns, and we are introduced Mantis an empath who can feel people’s emotions played by Pom Klementieff and Ego The Celestial played by Kurt Russell.

Joining us to talk about “Guardians” and the Marvel Cinematic Universe is David Tracy, who co-hosts my other podcast Old Movies, New Beer and works for Chaos Group, which creates the rendering software that is used in pretty much every TV show and movie you love, including “Game Of Thrones,” “The Walking Dead,” “Doctor Strange,” “Rogue One,” “Deadpool” and - of course - “The Spongebob Squarepants Movie.”

Topic 2: The Marvel MCU and Are Franchise Movies Getting Better?

The state of the Marvel MCU and the wider world of franchise filmmaking, all based on some Dorking Out Show research Smith did, which can be found on our Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/dorkingoutshow/photos/a.1832239517003995.1073741828.1808733706021243/2000617333499545/?type=3&theater

and our twitter page here:

https://twitter.com/dorkingoutshow/status/860921992718843904

 

What We’re Dorking Out About This Week:

Did you know that MTV Movie Awards are now the MTV Movie & TV Awards? And the categories are not broken by gender. Best Actor is male and female ...

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mtv-movie-tv-awards-2017-highlights-and-winners/

Edge of Tomorrow 2 is on the way

http://www.darkhorizons.com/edge-of-tomorrow-sequel-gets-title-blunt/



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May 1, 2017

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we are getting ready for the biggest movie season of the year with our Summer Movie Preview. Wil Wilkins of the NetHeads podcast on the Smodcast Network will be joining us as we share the three movies we’re most looking forward to this summer. In our segment segment, we review the new 10-part Hulu miniseries “The Handmaid’s Tale.” We will try to make the conversation fun, because what’s not fun about a 10-hour miniseries about a future in which women don’t have rights, right? And finally, we will end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including “The Gong Show” and the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.”

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Topic 1: Summer Movie Preview with Wil Wilkins

CHRIS’S PICKS

War for Planet of the Apes

Dark Tower

Dunkirk

Chris’s Bomb: The Mummy

Tom Cruise Nose

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/02/15/13/3136365D00000578-3447892-image-m-267_1455543787555.jpg

Jimmy Durante Nose

http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/images/jimmy-durante-4.jpg

 

SONIA’S PICKS

Wonder Woman

Cars 3

Rough Night/Girls Trip

Sonia’s bomb: King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword

Honorable mentions: Atomic Blonde, The Beguiled

 

WIL’S PICKS

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

Spiderman: Homecoming

Baby Driver

Wil’s bomb: Snatched

 

Topic 2: The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu

The 10-part miniseries “The Handmaid’s Tale” debuted last week on Hulu. Based on the 1985 book by Margaret Atwood, the miniseries stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Samira Wiley and Alexis Bledel from Gilmore Girls, and is set in a dystopian near-future in which women have no rights. Most women are infertile in this future, but there is a handful of women who can still have children. They are forced to have babies for wealthy and powerful couples. I believe one of the characters actually refers to themselves as “two-legged wombs.” Elisabeth Moss is our narrator and main character, Offred, whose husband is murdered and 8-year-old daughter taken away. We see in flashbacks how we got to this future, and it’s almost scarier to me than the future which women are forced to have babies, but it’s more recognizable. It seems familiar. “They can’t do that. This is blow over.” I’ve said those things, or someone has said them to me. It’s chilling.

 

What we’re dorking out about this week:

Mike Myers To Host Gong Show In Character

http://www.darkhorizons.com/mike-myers-to-host-gong-show-in-character/

 

Ridley Scott is frank (and unkind) about Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5

http://www.darkhorizons.com/ridley-scott-explains-alien-5-scuttling/

 

The Controversy Surrounding Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/04/29/school-superintendent-students-are-harming-themselves-and-citing-13-reasons-why/

http://people.com/human-interest/schools-sending-letters-to-parents-about-13-reasons-why/

 

The Frye Festival Didn’t Go As Planned

https://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2017/04/30/trending-the-fyre-festival-was-a-disaster-but-it-inspired-some-beautiful-tweets/?utm_term=.6e2e085ef002

 

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Apr 25, 2017

Rundown: In this week’s episode, we talk about the return of one of our favorite TV shows, Fargo, which just kicked off its third season last week. We love to talk to people who works all kinds of different creative fields, so in our second segment, Smith interviews Nicholas Cravotta and Rebecca Bleau of Blue Matter Games. These award-winning board game designers were on a recent episode of ABC’s reality show “Toy Box.” Plus, Nicholas wrote the book, “The Space Between Doors.” 

 

Topic 1: Fargo season 3: Is it the best show on TV?

We talk about writer/creator Noah Hawley's third season, starring Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and David Thewlis. Is this the best show on TV? Watch the first episode here: 

http://www.fxnetworks.com/video/924951107687

 

Topic 2: Creativity in Games, Novels and Everything with Nicholas Cravotta and Rebecca Bleau

We talk about a wide range of creative ideas and concepts with Rebecca Bleau and Nicholas Cravotta, the minds behind Blue Matter Games. The discussion is wide-ranging and meandering in the best sense. They've designed and created games for the biggest names in the business, and well as carved out their own award-winning niches as artists, writers and reality show contestants. 

You can see their episode of ABC's The Toy Box here:

http://abc.go.com/shows/the-toy-box/episode-guide/season-01/02-episode-2

 

What we're dorking out about:

All Four Avatar Sequels Have Release Dates - December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025

http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/04/24/20th-century-fox-sets-dates-for-all-four-avatar-sequels

 

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

https://www.amazon.com/Shattered-Inside-Hillary-Clintons-Campaign/dp/0553447084

 

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Apr 21, 2017

In today’s podcast we’re talking about a little indie movie titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok, Baby Driver, Atomic Blonde, The Bad Batch, The Hitman’s Bodyguard and The Mummy.

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB4I68XVPzQ

 

 

Thor: Ragnarok

Watch here: https://youtu.be/v7MGUNV8MxU

 

 

Baby Driver

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Atomic Blonde

Watch here: https://youtu.be/yIUube1pSC0

 

 

The Bad Batch

Watch here: https://youtu.be/4aJeVSMaf20

 

 

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Watch here: https://youtu.be/Anps6VPe0u8

 

 

The Mummy

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Apr 17, 2017

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we review “The Fate Of The Furious,” the eighth movie in the popular movie series, which I believe is based on the critically acclaimed young adult nonfiction books, if I’m remember correctly. In our second segment, we talk about the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000. And we end our show by talking about what we are dorking out about this week, including the return of “Better Call Saul.”

Topic 1: The Fate Of The Furious and the Joy of Dumb Movies

Chris and Sonia review Universal's eighth The Fast and the Furious movie. Chris has seen all of the previous entries. Sonia has seen only the first two. Guess who likes it more, if at all.

Topic 2: Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix

 

What We’re Dorking Out About This Week:

 

The return of Better Call Saul

Fargo Season 3 starts Wednesday

Carrie Fisher tribute at Star Wars Celebration

http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/04/15/star-wars-celebration-watch-mark-hamills-tribute-to-carrie-fisher

Ron Howard to make Hillbilly Elegy

http://www.darkhorizons.com/ron-howard-to-helm-hillbilly-elegy/

 

We are talking about Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the upcoming Dorking Out About Trailers. But you can watch it now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB4I68XVPzQ

 

 

Apr 10, 2017

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, in honor of baseball season starting last week, we are going to share our top 3 favorite sports movies, but don’t worry, Smith will still find a way to mention the fact that he’s reading “War and Peace.” In the second half of the show, we unveil a new segment, Dorking Out Debates. What do we watch first when a movie remake is coming out? Do you watch (or rewatch) the old version before going to see the new version? We’re going to argue about it. And finally, we will end the show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including the return of “The Get Down” on Netflix and Louis CK’s monologue on “Saturday Night Live.”

Topic 1 - Our Favorite Sports Movies

Topic 2: Dorking Out Debates: Do you do your Pop Culture Homework?

What We’re Dorking Out About This Week:

The Get Down Returns For Season 2 on Netflix, Started April 7

Louis CK monologue on SNL

 

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Apr 3, 2017

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we chat about “S-Town,” a podcast from This American Life and Serial. All seven episodes dropped last Tuesday, and we listened to every episode. Is it addictive listening like Serial season one, or is it disappointing like Serial season two? In our second segment, we review the live-action remake of “Ghost In The Shell, and talk about the controversy surrounding the casting and more importantly - is it a good movie? And we end our show by sharing what we are dorking out about, including the series finale of “Big Little Lies,” which concluded LAST NIGHT! We have thoughts and feelings about it.

 

Topic 1: S-Town and Podcasting as Art

https://stownpodcast.org

For a podcast which prides itself on talking about stories from far and wide, movies and TV, books and podcasts, we’ve done precious little chatting about podcasts. And now, we may never do it again, because after our discussion of S-Town, it may be obvious the chances of ever finding anything as good as S-Town in this podcasting medium is slim. Yes, this is only supposed to be an intro, but S-Town is a medium defining masterpiece.

It’s been known for awhile the team behind the true crime podcast, Serial, was working on a new podcast which would be released using the Netflix model… all 7 episodes at once. Executive produced by much of the Serial team, Ira Glass, Sarah Koenig among them, S-Town is actually produced by host Brian Reed and his co-producer Julie Snyder. On the surface, it’s about the investigation of a rumored murder by the son of a rich business owner in a small Alabama town. But as anyone who’s listened, it soon bleeds out into something much more revealing, and much more special, than a true crime story.

We won’t reveal much more than that, because the surprises are one of the things which make this so special.

Topic 2: Ghost in the Shell and Americanizing Culture

“Ghost In The Shell,” starring Scarlett Johansson and directed by Rupert Sanders, whose previous directing credits include “Snow White And The Huntsman,” is a live-action remake of the 1995 Japanese anime and book series by the same name. Set in a Blade Runner-inspired future in a Japanese city, Johansson stars as Major, a robot with a human brain, who is trying to stop a criminal who is hacking into people’s minds and controlling them. The movie also stars Juliette Binoche, Pilou Asbæk and Michael Pitt. If that cast for an adaptation of a popular Japanese anime sounds unusual to you, well you are not alone. There is a lot of controversy around the casting of this movie, which puts four white actors in the lead roles with Japanese actors filling out the supporting roles. Some Asian groups this is another example of Hollywood whitewashing, and after seeing the movie I don’t think they are wrong. On top of that, I think this is another example of Hollywood taking a good foreign film, removing the story aspects that made it interesting and special, and creating a boring, lifeless remake. This movie could have addressed the serious topic of what it means to be human; how much technology is too much; and about losing our humanity to technology like HBO’s “Westworld” or the movie “Ex-Machina.” Instead, it’s just a sci-fi action movie that I found to be uninspired and even worse, kinda boring.

What We’re Dorking Out About This Week:

Big, Little Lies Finale

Joss Whedon Is Directing a Batgirl Movie

http://ew.com/movies/2017/03/30/joss-whedon-batgirl-casting-poll/

Ken Burns’ Vietnam Documentary is 18-hours Long

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ken-burns-tackles-vietnam-war-visceral-18-hour-172644527.html

Rick and Morty April Fools Surprise

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5h0bs3

 

 

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Mar 27, 2017

Summary: In this week’s episode, we talk about Amy Schumer and Dave Chappelle’s comedy specials on Netflix. Are they funny? Well, one of them is. In our second segment, we get random and talk about a variety of things we’re dorking out about right now, including podcasts, TV shows and websites. And we end our show with our favorite headlines: Justice League, Star Wars and #GOPDnD.

 

Topic 1: Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer and What Stories Comedians Give Us

We review Dave Chappelle's two new specials, Amy Schumer's Leather Special, and consider what special stories only comedians can give us.

 

Topic 2: What Are We Dorking Out About This Week?

Missing Richard Simmons Podcast

 

War and Peace - We’re reading it and that's final!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_and_Peace

 

Sonia’s picks:

Planet Earth II

Wonkette.com

How Is This Movie  

 

Favorite Headlines:

 

Star Wars into the 2030s?!

http://screenrant.com/star-wars-future-disney-after-episode-9-2030/

 

Justice League Trailer hits… what does it tell us about the DC Extended Universe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cxixDgHUYw

 

#GOPDnD Uses Dungeons & Dragons to Process Republicans’ Cartoon Villainy

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/03/23/_gopdnd_uses_dungeons_dragons_to_explain_the_republican_party_s_villainy.html

 

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Mar 20, 2017

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we review Disney’s live action remake of “Beauty & The Beast,” which made $170 million this weekend at the box office. David Tracy, the biggest Disney fan I know and my handsome better half and co-host of my other podcast Old Movies, New Beer, will BE OUR GUEST to talk about. In our second segment, David sticks around to chat about FX’s new anthology series “Feud: Bette & Joan.” And we will end our show with what we are dorking out about this week.

 

Topic 1: Beauty & The Beast Review

It’s a tale as old as time. A song as old as rhyme. It’s “Beauty & The Beast,” the latest Disney live-action remake along the lines of “Alice In Wonderland,” “The Jungle Book” and “Cinderella.”

Directed by Bill Condon, who we will like to remember directed Dreamgirls and Gods & Monsters, but he also directed two Twilight movies, and starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as The Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as LeFou, with voices by Ewan McGregor, Sir Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Audra McDonald and Stanley Tucci.

If you don’t know what Beauty & The Beast is about, then you’re probably not listening to this podcast, so … joining us for to talk about “Beauty & The Beast” is the biggest Disney fan I know and the Beauty to my Beast, David Tracy, who co-hosts my other podcast Old Movies, New Beer and works for Chaos Group, which creates the rendering software that is used in pretty much every TV show and movie you love, including “Game Of Thrones,” “The Walking Dead,” “Doctor Strange,” “Rogue One,” “Deadpool” and - of course - “The Spongebob Squarepants Movie.” Thank you for joining us, David.

 

Topic 2: Feud: Bette & Joan on FX

Last year, Ryan Murphy unleashed on the world The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime, one of the guilty and non-guilty TV viewing pleasures of 2016. Spring 2017 arrives with his latest event mini-series, Feud, starring Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford and Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis and retelling not only the decades long running gunfight these two legendary actresses had from the 1930s to the 1960s, but also the production of one of the most legendary (lots of legendary going on here, there’s a reason this story is being told 50 years later) horror films of all time: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. Part a retelling of the end of Hollywood’s first Golden Age, part an examination of the knife fights women can get into with each other (this is almost a mirror version of Don Draper’s vices from Mad Men) and part a Ryan Murphy Wisconsin-class cheese fest, Feud is… well, Sonia, you tell me what you think Feud is.

 

What We’re Dorking Out About This Week:

Here Comes The Matrix Reboot

http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/03/15/warner-bros.-is-planning-to-reboot-the-matrix

Young Morpheus?

http://www.darkhorizons.com/jordan-wanted-for-morpheus-in-new-matrix/

It’s Not The Matrix Rebooted:

http://www.darkhorizons.com/the-matrix-reboot-writer-says-not-a-reboot/

 

Sonia’s Pick: Pure Cinema Podcast http://www.nowplayingnetwork.net/purecinema/

A weekly film podcast hosted by Brian Saur from the Rupert Pupkin Speaks film blog and Elric Kane from the Shock Waves Podcast featuring discussions of new films, old films, double features, cult movies, filmmakers and movie lists.

 

Let’s read War and Peace

 

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Mar 13, 2017

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we review “Kong: Skull Island,” which made all the money this weekend at $61 million. In our second segment, we talk about HBO’s seven-part miniseries “Big Little Lies” about wealthy moms and their wealthy mom problems, which include MURDER. And we end the show with our favorite headlines of the week. We’ve got a lot to dork out about, so let’s get this podcast started.

Topic 1:“Kong: Skull Island” Review: 2017's First Mega Movie

Starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson John Goodman, John C Reilly and a thoroughly forgettable cast, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Kong: Skull Island tells the story of a 1973 expedition to a mysterious island in the pacific where monsters fight. That is all you need to know.

Topic 2: Big, Little Lies on HBO

 “Big Little Lies,” a seven-part miniseries on HBO, starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Alexander Skarsgard and Adam Scott. Based on the book by Liane Moriarty, and created and written by David E. Kelley, the man behind some of your favorite TV shows from the 80s and 90s, including “Ally McBeal,” “Boston Legal,” “Picket Fences,” and Smith’s favorite show, “LA Law.”


Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, who also directed the movies “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Wild,” “Big Little Lies” opens like pretty much every TV show - with a murder. We don’t know who the victim is and we don’t know who did it. Then the story starts from the beginning with an incident between two children at Monterey, California elementary school. Witherspoon is channeling “Election’s” Tracey Flick as the ultimate helicopter mom. Kidman is the seemingly perfect housewife. Dern is a high-powered executive and overprotective mom, and Woodley is the new girl in town with a dark secret. It’s like “Bad Moms,” but more murder-y.

 

Favorite Headlines:

Spielberg, Hanks, Streep putting The Post on the fastrack

http://www.darkhorizons.com/spielbergs-post-being-readied-for-this-year/

 

Jimmy Fallon To Deliver More Political Tonight Show To Win Back Ratings Crown From Colbert

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/03/08/jimmy-fallon-to-deliver-more-political-tonight-show-to-win-back-ratings-crown-from-colbert.html

 

In Conversation: David Letterman

http://www.vulture.com/2017/03/david-letterman-in-conversation.html

 

Uh oh! Marvel’s “Iron Fist” is getting bad reviews

http://ew.com/tv/2017/03/10/iron-fist-ew-review/

“Iron Fist” Has 14% on Rotten Tomatoes

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/marvel_s_iron_fist/s01

 

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Mar 6, 2017

In this week’s episode we are going to review the new X-Men movie, “Logan,” which star Hugh Jackman insists in the final time he is playing Wolverine. It made a ton of money this weekend, so we will see if that sticks. Friend of the show, X-Men fan, and my better half, David Tracy, is going to join us to talk about it. In our second segment, Smith and I are going to talk about the horror movie “Get Out,” which was released last weekend and has an almost-impossible to get 99% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Topic 1: Logan Movie Review

Topic 2: Get Out Movie Review

Favorite Headlines:

Star Trek 4 Status: Unknown

More Episodes Of The Gilmore Girls Revival Could Be On It Way

Big Little Lies Gets Big Ratings For HBO

Alabama Movie Theater Refuses To Play Beauty & The Beast Because Of Gay Character

Also, Beauty & The Beast Features Disney First Interracial Kiss (SERIOUSLY?! It’s 2017!) 

 

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Feb 27, 2017

Topic 1 and Only: Dorking Out Takes Its Medicine The Oscars–How’d We Do?

Short version: Sonia won.

And holy cow, that ending. This is a nuts episode of the podcast after a nuts moment in pop culture. 

Oscars 2017. It's all here.

 

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Feb 20, 2017

In this week’s episode, we share our Oscar predictions for Sunday night’s Academy Awards. We have a pretty good track record, so you might want to pay attention and win your office Oscar pool. In our second segment, we play another round of Dorking Out Studios with Raymond Scott Daigle, Coryon Redd and Smith giving me, the head of Dorking Out Studios, their best movie pitches. All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week.

 

Topic 1: Our Oscar Thoughts and Predictions

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Topic 2: Dorking Out Studios 

We're joined by Raymond Scott Daigle and Coryon Redd for a new, gamified (THANKS CORYON!) edition of Dorking Out Studios. Which movie will Sonia pick to greenlight?

The best one, of course.

 

Our Favorite Headlines

Stephen King Connected Universe on TV

http://www.darkhorizons.com/stephen-king-getting-a-linked-tv-universe/

 

Mel Gibson In Talks To Direct Suicide Squad Sequel

http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/02/16/suicide-squad-2-mel-gibson-acknowledges-hes-on-first-date-with-dceu

 

Donald Glover, James Earl Jones Cast in Live-Action Lion King Remake

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/donald-glover-simba-lion-king-remake-1201991771/

 

Matt Reeves Bails On The Batman

http://collider.com/the-batman-director-matt-reeves-exits/

 

Winners of the Writers Guild Awards

http://www.indiewire.com/2017/02/2017-writers-guild-awards-winners-1201783066/

 

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Feb 14, 2017

In this week’s episode, we talk about the latest installment in the Marvel Universe, FX’s new TV show “Legion,” which you may or may not know is an X-Men spinoff. In our second segment, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re going to get all mushy on you and share our top 3 favorite love stories. All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week. We’ve got a lot to dork out about so let’s get this podcast started.

Topic 1: Review of FX’s Legion


Topic 2: Our Top 3 Favorite Love Stories

Chris’ Picks
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Say Anything
La La Land

Honorable mention: Titanic, Casablanca, Notting Hill, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Sonia’s Picks
When Harry Met Sally
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Before Trilogy: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight

Honorable mention: Friday Night Lights (TV Show), The Thin Man

 

Favorite Headlines

Warner Bros. looking into early home video release for new movies 

http://www.darkhorizons.com/warners-pushes-forward-on-early-vod-offerings/

 

American Idol May Return On NBC

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/american-idol-could-return-nbc-973913

 

 

Affleck ditches directing The Batman… Now trying to ditch acting in it?

http://lrmonline.com/news/the-batman-ben-affleck-may-want-out-of-the-dceu-more-than-we-realize

 

 

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Feb 10, 2017

Behold, the first scores are in for our Rotten Tomatoes prediction game. The leader will SHOCK YOU... maybe.

And, on this week's episode...

 

Power Rangers - In theaters March 24, 2017

https://youtu.be/5kIe6UZHSXw

Description: SABAN’S POWER RANGERS follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

Cast: Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks, Bill Hader, Naomi Scott: Kimberly Hart / The Pink Ranger, Becky G.: Trini / The Yellow Ranger, Dacre Montgomery: Jason Lee Scott / The Red Ranger, Ludi Lin: Zack Taylor / The Black Ranger, RJ Cyler: Billy Cranston / The Blue Ranger

Director: Dean Israelite

 

 

The Belko Experiment - In Theaters March 17, 2017

https://youtu.be/3Y8AyT93LTs

Description: In a twisted social experiment, a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogota, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

Cast: John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, John C. McGinley and Michael Rooker

Director: Greg McLean

 

 

Wilson - In Theaters March 24, 2017

https://youtu.be/AKHFZumOS94

Description: A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.

Cast: Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, and Judy Greer

Director: Craig Johnson

 

 

Colossal - In Theaters April 7, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVIAtpumxSM

Description: After a drunken night out, a woman wakes up to find Seoul, Korea torn apart by a huge monster. She goes on to find out that she and the monster are linked psychically.  

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, and Tim Blake Nelson

Director: Nacho Vigalondo

 

Aftermath - In Theaters April 7, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUXUm6he2-s

Description: The story follows two strangers whose lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash caused by the error of an air traffic controller. Schwarzenegger plays a construction foreman whose wife and daughter were killed in the crash and is burdened with guilt and a need for revenge. Maggie Grace also stars.

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scoot McNairy, Maggie Grace

Director: Elliott Lester

 

Snatched - In Theaters May 12, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcyeYFXdHNQ

Description: 20th Century Fox has released the official trailer for “Snatched,” the upcoming comedy which sees Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer teaming as a mother-daughter pairing on a vacation gone awry. Schumer plays an impetuous dreamer who persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise – but soon they get caught up in an outrageous jungle adventure.

Starring: Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes and Joan Cusack

Directed: Jonathan Levine

Starring: Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes and Joan Cusack

 

 

Transformers: The First Knight - In Theaters June 23, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AntcyqJ6brc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PgZmmyO6Sk

Description: Humans are at war with the Transformers, and Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving the future lies buried in the secrets of the past and the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Now, it's up to the unlikely alliance of Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), Bumblebee, an English lord (Anthony Hopkins) and an Oxford professor (Laura Haddock) to save the world.

 

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Feb 6, 2017

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we talk about the Super Bowl, because it’s an important key word that will get us a lot of downloads. We will talk about the commercials, the halftime show with Lady Gaga, and what’s it’s like when everyone is into something in pop culture that you couldn’t care less about. In our second segment, in honor of “La La Land,” we share our top 3 favorite musical moments in our recurring segment, “Why Should I Listen To You.” All of that plus our favorite headlines of the week.

 

Topic 1: Super Bowl 51, the commercials, the game and why we care some, but not much

Why are the New England Patriots so hated? Why do people hate winners?

Want to see all the movie previews:

http://www.vox.com/2017/2/5/14517596/super-bowl-2017-trailers-guardians-logan-transformers

Here's all the big commercials if you want:

http://www.sbnation.com/2017/2/5/14509354/2017-super-bowl-li-commercials-highlights

 

Topic 2: Why Should I Listen to You-Our Top 3 Musical Moments

Chris:

As Time Goes By - The greatest song on memory and nostalgia ever written

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_a57ZNlU6o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAlzmRjixr0

 

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - The greatest song on longing ever written

https://youtu.be/U016JWYUDdQ?t=5s

 

Superman Theme - Greatest action theme ever written

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=394jYH82s2o

 

James Bond

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nxG09xHhro

 

Raiders of the Lost Ark music/scenes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1ZyHNmb1yU

 

Sonia:

Singin’ In The Rain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1ZYhVpdXbQ

 

John Travolta takes the floor in “Saturday Night Fever”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT2daisxdvA

 

The opening to “A Hard Day’s Night”

https://vimeo.com/120657280

 

Runners-up: “Circle Of Life” in “The Lion King,” Uma Thurman and John Travolta dancing in “Pulp Fiction,” “In Your Eyes” in “Say Anything,” Baby watches Johnny Castle in “Dirty Dancing,” pretty much every Prince performance in “Purple Rain”

 

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Jan 30, 2017

In this week’s episode, we talk about anti-heroes. Are there too many anti-heroes on TV? What started as a really exciting storytelling idea has become the yawn-inducing standard. We talk about what Smith has labeled Toxic Heisenberg Syndrome and share our favorite TV anti-heroes. Speaking of anti-heroes, in our second segment, we review The CW’s radical reimagining of the wholesome Archie comics, “Riverdale,” and NBC’s grim take of “The Wizard Of Oz,” “Emerald City” with journalist Abbie Bernstein.

Topic 1: Toxic Heisenberg Syndrome... are anti-heroes wrecking the Platinum Age of TV?

Big, recent dramas getting all the buzz:

Billions

The Affair

The Shield

Vinyl

Dexter

The Americans

Breaking Bad

Game of Thrones

House of Cards

Mad Men

Mr. Robot

Narcos

Sons of Anarchy

Hannibal

24

 

Comedies

Bojack Horseman

Vice Principals

You’re the Worst

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

 

Topic 2: Reinventing icons and reviews of Riverdale and Emerald City

Joining us to talk about Riverdale, Emerald City and the task of re-imagining an old property for a modern age is Abbie Bernstein, a journalist for Assignment X and author of THE ART OF MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and THE ART OF THE GREAT WALL, coming in February.

Favorite Headlines:

Screen Actors and Producers Guild Awards Winners Announced. Get your Academy Awards/Oscar predictions ready

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/sag-awards-winners-list-screen-actors-guild-2017-1201972668/

http://variety.com/2017/film/awards/pga-awards-winners-2016-producers-guild-1201972277/

 

Dan Harmon talks Rick and Morty Season 3 Delays

http://www.darkhorizons.com/harmon-talks-rick-and-morty-s3-delays/

 

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Jan 24, 2017

La La Land is going to the dance with a record 14 nominations, tying 1950’s All About Eve and 1997’s Titanic. Other top nominees include Arrival and Moonlight (8 nominations), Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge, Lion and Manchester by the Sea (six nominations) and Fences and Hell or High Water (four nominations).

The Academy Awards are airing Sunday, Feb. 26 on ABC, and we will be recording a podcast after the show for your next-day listening pleasure (and maybe during!)

To tell us what you think, click over to the blog post here: http://www.dorkingoutshow.com/special-bulletin-6-dorking-out-about-the-oscars/

The full list can be printed here:

http://oscar.go.com/nominees/

Want some comedies in your Best Picture nominations at some point in your life? well, help make #OscarsSoSerious a thing. Use it.

Now, the full list so you can play along as we chatter: 

Best Picture
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Best Director
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Denzel Washington, Fences
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Best Actress
Emma Stone, La La Land
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Dev Patel, Lion
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Best Adapted Screenplay
Moonlight
Arrival
Fences
Lion
Hidden Figures

Best Original Screenplay
Manchester by the Sea
La La Land
Hell or High Water
The Lobster
20th Century Women

Best Foreign Language Film
Toni Erdmann
The Salesman
Land of Mine
Tanna
A Man Called Ove

Best Documentary Feature
O.J.: Made in America
13th
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life Animated

Best Animated Feature
Zootopia
Kubo and the Two Strings
The Red Turtle
My Life As a Zucchini
Moana

Best Film Editing
La La Land
Moonlight
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water

Best Original Song
"City of Stars," La La Land
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)," La La Land
"How Far I'll Go," Moana
"Can't Stop the Feeling," Trolls
“The Empty Chair,” Jim: The James Foley Story

Best Original Score
La La Land
Lion
Jackie
Moonlight
Passengers

Best Cinematography
La La Land
Moonlight
Arrival
Silence
Lion

Best Costume Design
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Allied
Jackie

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Star Trek Beyond
A Man Called Ove
Suicide Squad

Best Production Design
La La Land
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
Arrival
Passengers

Best Sound Editing
Hacksaw Ridge
Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
La La Land
Sully

Best Sound Mixing
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Arrival
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Best Visual Effects
The Jungle Book
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Kubo and the Two Strings
Doctor Strange
Deepwater Horizon

Best Short Film, Live Action
Timecode
Silent Nights
La Femme et le TGV
Ennemis Interieurs
Sing

Best Short Film, Animated
Piper
Pearl
Borrowed Time
Blind Vaysha
Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Best Documentary, Short Subject
Joe’s Violin
The White Helmets
Extremis
Watani: My Homeland
4.1 Miles

 

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