Anyway, on this week’s show, Chris and Joe discuss and debate The Expendables 3, the upcoming HBO series Westworld, the look of the new stormtroopers (and more) from Star Wars: Episode VII, TV series like The Last Ship, The Strain and Outlander and yes, even the relative merits of Jedi facial hair. Of course, that’s not all they talk about. There’s also the usual “more.”
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Yes, we like a challenge. So much so, in fact, that we often wait until the very last minute to get the show recorded, edited and released for all to enjoy. That’s just the nature of things and it makes life a bit more interesting. Well, we think so anyway.
Which brings us to now and this brand new episode of The Flickcast. You kinda figure that out, huh?
On this week’s show Chris and Joe dive in and talk all-things Star Wars including Harrison Ford’s health problems, schedule issues, celebrity cameos and more. They also talk about the season finale of Game of Thrones, Back to the Future, Nathan Fillion’s superhero prospects and the state of modern entertainment “journalism.” Hint: It sucks. Mostly.
It’s Wednesday and that means a brand new episode of The Flickcast for your listening pleasure. Like last week, we worked hard on this one. Although, not quite as hard.
We’re kinda slackers, truth be told. But still, it is a pretty good episode.
On this week’s show Chris and Joe get right to the point and discuss the latest Game of Thrones happenings, the Harrison Ford deathwatch, Justice League, er, um Superman vs. Batman casting, the upcoming DC movie slate, beer, food, sex, drugs and rock and roll. Well, maybe not those last few. Just wanted to see if you were paying attention.
They do discuss a lot more, as usual. And no, the guys don’t really do anything special to commemorate the 250th episode. Maybe at 300.
Today is Wednesday, so that means there’s a brand new episode of The Flickcast for you. And, like each one before it, this episode is pretty darn good. It also might be a bit controversial.
On this week’s show Chris and Joe take on some new topics and revisit old ones — as you might expect. But really, they pretty much spend most of their time talking about Star Wars and the new cast announced recently. They also spend some time discussing women, haters and their general dislike for people who whine. Yeah, this is gonna be good.
There’s also more, of course. And per usual, you won’t be able to handle it all.
The guys also made picks this week. If you want to know what they are, you’ll just have to listen. Don’t worry, it will be time well spent. Trust us.
Today is Wednesday so that means we’ve got a brand new episode of The Flickcast for you to enjoy. And like always, it’s a pretty darn good one.
On this week’s show Chris and Joe take on some new topics and revisit old ones — as you might expect. Some of these topics include the “sequel” to the classic Sword & the Sorcerer, Star Wars Episode VII casting rumors and what is now considered “canon”for the series, George Lucas himself, Justice League and Man of Steel 2 casting and potential storylines, the nature of the movie business and a whole lot more. As usual, you can’t handle all the more!
You don’t really need it because who cares about the plot, but here it is anyway.
In The Expendables 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans.
Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.
And yes, a ton of stuff blows up and all of these dudes keep on kicking ass. Well, as much as they can at their age. Nobody wants to break a hip.
Check out the trailer (more of a teaser really) after the break. Expendables 3 arrives August 15, 2014.
Before seeing the film, I had a study group session, and one of my buddies in our group mentioned that he had read several of the book’s in Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game series. He said the theme was empathy, and, outside of that and the hubbub surrounding Card’s controversial comments on same-sex marriage, was about the only thing I knew going into the film.
And now, having seen it, I can see bits of that theme peeking through, but ultimately director Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) appears to have traded depth for spectacle.
In the semi-distant future, following an attack by an alien species known as the Formics, the countries of Earth have placed their best and brightest in the International Fleet academy, a military training ground that’s preparing for the next potential invasion. A. E. Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) a precocious youngster with a talent for strategy, is put through a series of tests administered by Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford), a tough commander who nonetheless sees Ender as the one to ultimately lead the fleet to victory. Overcoming loneliness and antagonism from his peers, Ender continually proves himself through a gauntlet of war games, all throughout questioning the true intentions of his leaders.
Entertainment wise, Ender’s Game delivers. The various war games provide a fun parade of sequences for Hood to show how Ender outsmarts nigh-impossible odds (though, for all his apparent brilliance, Ender’s solutions do seem to rack up the casualties), particularly with one scene involving a weightless battle sphere. The cadets compete against each other to make it through the other team’s gate without getting shot by the opposing players’ tag-guns.
This week on The Flickcast Chris and Joe once again dig deep into all the geek news, views, and more, you could possibly need. The boys kick it off this time around with a discussion on “Blockbuster” screenwriting and movies and the recent interview with writer Damon Lindelof.
There’s also more discussion on Expendables 3 and the final casting for the movie and the success and relative merits of World War Z. Then, they shift gears and talk about who should play Batman in the next movie now that Christian Bale is out. Who do they like? You’ll just have to listen.
They also get into other topics like the absurd charms of the movie Olympus Has Fallen, a recent fan poll ranking Star Trek movies that put Into Darkness last, even after the parody movie Galaxy Quest, recent leaks of trailers for X-Men: Days of Future Past and Guardians of the Galaxy, the current state of sci-fi movies and a whole lot more.
This weeks picks include Joe’s pick of the A&E TV series Longmire and Chris’ pick of the recent sci-fi movie Europa Report.
This week on The Flickcast Chris and Joe are back once again and ready to dig deep into all the geek news, and more, you could possibly stand. The boys kick it off once again with more discussion on the latest actor to play the iconic Doctor in Doctor Who. He’s Peter Capaldi and the boys wonder: is he a good choice and what will happen to the show now?
They also get into other topics like Broadchurch, the latest BBC drama to to the States starring former Doctor David Tennant, Harrison Ford (and others) jumping onto the Expendables bandwagon for Expendables 3, Johnny Depp’s criticisms of critics, “Blockbuster Fatigue”, and, of course, the usual other geeky stuff.
The first clip of director Gavin Hood’s adaptation of Ender’s Game is here and it looks pretty promising. Though not a Battle Room scene like some fans may have been hoping for, we do get Harrison Ford’s gravely voice as Colonel Hyrum Graff.
He narrates the actions of the legendary Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley) during the second invasion of the buggers. The heroic and mysterious Rackham will later become Ender’s (Asa Butterfield) mentor.
Based on the award-winning bestseller by Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game also stars Abagail Breslin as Valentine, Ender’s sister; Hailee Steinfeld as Petra Arkanian, Ender’s friend at Battle School; and Viola Davis as Major Anderson.
The film is due in theaters November 1. Check out the video after the break.