Sunday March 4, 2018 is the 90th Academy Awards, the Oscars! Before the Oscars air, we figured we would discuss the films nominated this year along with our predictions for winners in the top categories. Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Lead Actress, Lead Actor, Director and of course,
Best Picture: “Call Me by Your Name” “Darkest Hour” “Dunkirk” “Get Out” “Lady Bird” “Phantom Thread” “The Post” “The Shape of Water” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
The Academy Awards airs Sunday March 4th at 8pm EST/5pm PCT.
The 2018 Winter Olympics have begun in PeyongChang, South Korea. In honor of this most sacred of events, Eric and Michele (Keith couldn't be with us) discuss their top 3 favorite sports movies as well as the resurgence of the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan scandal with the release of the Oscar Nominated movie I, Tonya. We dive into some of our favorite Olympic moments in history and what we're looking forward to in PeyongChang.
Also there's a possibility we are going to become a Curling Team. We'll keep you posted on that.
This week we discuss the Arrowverse and Black Lightning as well as Eric & Keith's take on new show The Alienist and Michele's watch of The Handmaid's Tale. We give an update on our Oscar Watch and Marvel Watch and get into a deep discussion about Nic Cage, James Franco, and Armie Hammer.
TV has returned from hiatus, The Gifted had its season finale, Black Lightning premiered on the CW, and Supergirl, The Flash, and Arrow returned. We discuss the issues plaguing Supergirl as well as the 9 week hiatus they will take in February to bring us the last 9 episodes of Legends of Tomorrow. Some news items discussed include Wally West being a series regular on Legends of Tomorrow and the final word from David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne, Gotham) on whether or not Jerome is in fact The Joker. Michele and Eric give an update on their comic book reading.... and Michele read/watched Watchmen.
2018 is here and its time for us to go over our Top 5 Favorite Movies of 2017! Keith and Michele actually agree on a pick and its placement and the internet explodes, while everyones biggest disappointment of the year turns out differently than expected. We look towards the films of 2018 and as we are all anticipating Infinity War, we invite everyone to do the Marvel Cinematic Universe Challenge, in which we will watch ALL of the Marvel Movies leading up to Infinity War on May 4, 2018. We will be watching the movies in timeline order, not release order. If you would prefer to watch them in release order, click here.
Marvel Movies in Chronological Order: Captain America: The First Avenger Iron Man Iron Man 2 The Incredible Hulk Thor The Avengers Iron Man 3 Thor: The Dark World Captain America: The Winter Soldier Guardians of the Galaxy Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 Avengers: Age of Ultron Ant-Man Captain America: Civil War (The last 4 films all take place directly after Civil War simultaneously) Spider-Man:Homecoming Doctor Strange Thor: Ragnarok Black Panther
Comic's Michele Discussed: Batman: Year One Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Batman: The Long Halloween Batman: The Killing Joke Batman: Arkham Asylum Green Lantern: Secret Origins Green Lantern: Rebirth
Crisis on Earth-X, the 4 part crossover from The CW's DCTV Arrowverse aired this week bringing together the heroes of Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. Michele, Keith, and Eric sit down to discuss all the big moments, their favorite parts, the Olicity in the room and the devastating death of a major character. Eric refers to Superman as Supergirl's brother, Michele gets called out for a missing Wedding RSVP, and Keith is having trouble speaking and reading. This is a spoiler podcast, so listener beware if you haven't finished watching this epic crossover event.
**SPOILER PODCAST** Two big comic book movies came out this month, Marvel's Thor:Ragnarok and DCEU's Justice League. We come together this week to discuss the positives and negatives of each and which we found more enjoyable. Was this the best Thor of the trilogy? Or was it a Guardians knock off? Did Justice League live up to our expectations? Or was this another miss for DC? What are we looking forward to from each franchise in the future? Michele's Justice League Review
While we don't always agree on most things, we all agree Legends of Tomorrow is our favorite superhero show currently! This week we run down all of our fall shows and our thoughts so far. The Walking Dead's new pace is keeping our interest, while Arrow is back sliding. The Flash and Supergirl have us divided. Michele is the only one liking The Elongated Man and Keith is the only one not excited about Supergirl. Gotham and The Gifted remain standouts and Eric still hasn't finished Stranger Things.
***SPOILER ALERT*** Eric is away at his bachelor party this week, so Keith and Michele decided to sit down and chat Season 2 of Stranger Things! As with most stuff, they are divided, Michele loved it, Keith was disappointed. If they agree about one thing though, its Bob Newby; Superhero. This episode is full of SPOILERS from Season 1 and 2 so if you haven't watched it all yet, save this one and come back when you've finished watching.
This Special Feature edition has Michele chating with Russ Burlingame, senior staff writer for ComicBook.com, about DC Comics Crisis runs, the upcoming Arrowverse Crossover, Crisis on Earth X, and how to make sense of it all. For those viewer who aren't well versed in Comic, it can be a bit daunting or confusing to grasp the concept and where this all originates. Russ breaks down the DC Comics plots and characters and how they will relate to The CW Arrowverse and possible speculation on what we will see during the crossover. Does Arrow need Bruce Wayne or Hal Jordan? We discuss that and we might even go down a slight Marvel rabbit hole for a few minutes!
Episode Links: Freedom Fighters: The Ray on CW Seed Reporter Raymond "Ray" Terrill is investigating a group of government scientists who are developing a weapon using light, when he is attacked with a "genetic light bomb" that ends up bestowing him with light-based super powers. Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths In an alternate universe, an heroic Lex Luthor battles to save his planet from an evil variation of the Justice League! Now, to save his earth, Luthor enlists the Justice League from his universe's Crime Syndicate, a gang of villains with superpowers evenly matched with those of the Justice League. And in the ultimate battle of good versus evil, not only the fate of two earths hangs in the balance, but also the continuation of all existence! Why the Arrowverse Doesn't Need Batmanby Russ Burlingame
October means hot apple cider, pumpkins, apple picking, and HALLOWEEN! In honor of one of our favorite times of year, we wanted to talk about some of our favorite Horror films beginning with Nosferatu in 1922, all the way to present day. Each decade brought us different kinds of films, monsters, villains, and scares. Michele and Keith are joined by special guest Neil for a fun discussion about Dracula, Leatherface, Michael Myers, Amityville, 28 Days Later, House on Haunted Hill, and much more!
Note From Michele: I remembered what I was going to tell you at the end... I was going to encourage you to check out local legends where you live. You can find out some really interesting history right in your backyard!
The CW's Arrowverse shows have returned! Supergirl Season 3, The Flash Season 4, Legends of Tomorrow Season 3, and Arrow Season 6 have premiered! We discuss our reactions to each episode and our thoughts for the future of the seasons. Some felt a little dreary, some felt fun, some felt whatever let's move on, and some felt the same as usual... we're all wishing the writing regime's would take bigger risks and each show had higher stakes... and yes we might beat up on Arrow more than the others, but that's only because we loved it once and want it to be amazing again.
Episode Links: Wingy Media's "Olicity is ruining Arrow! (Rant)" we discussed so much! youtu.be/3HCJrNp09N8
This week we focus on the Arrowverse shows returning and the big crossover planned for November. Eric and Michele touch on their trip to New York Comic Con and the new Justice League trailer. We also discuss some returning shows we're excited for as well as new tv like The Gifted and The Good Doctor. Michele tried out Rick & Morty and we're all enjoying the new Ducktales!
You know when someone tells you they really love a movie and you're like "ugh its the worst" or even worse, when it's your favorite movie ever and someone tells you its trash? Inspired by Keith's hatred of Hook, we decided to go down the line and think of some movies that we hate that other people love and some movies that we love and other people hate. Keith gives a lackluster argument as to why he hates Hook, Eric & Michele's rebuttal might have been more convincing. Batman made it on to both Michele and Eric's list with Batman V Superman and Batman Forever. Michele really hates The Notebook and Eric hates... The Return of the Jedi? Who let him join this podcast???? Before we get into that, we discuss the season premiere of Gotham and Keith gives some thoughts on the series finale of The Strain. Further towards the end of the episode, Michele recounts her weekend meeting Sean Astin and attending her first Supernatural convention. Links: A Defense of Batman and Robin https://bookriot.com/2015/09/20/like-batman-robin/ The Babadook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szaLnKNWC-U
Fresh from our visit to Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, we come together with special guest Neil, to discuss our favorite Heroes, Villains, and Anti-Heroes. The usual suspects like Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Batman, The Joker, and Deadpool show up on our lists. Disney favorites like Maleficient and Shere Khan get a mention as well as some out of the box choices like Billy from Gremlins, Lou Bloom from Nightcrawler, and some divisive discussion over Samwise Gamgee from Lord of the Rings.
Eric and Michele recount their tale of attending the fan fest and their favorite meet and greets with Katrina Law, Brandon Routh, Carlos Valdes, and Sean Pertwee. Oh and we briefly discuss the Emmys to kick off!
Back from a short hiatus, we threw a little variety into this podcast. We discuss the end of our Summer shows like Animal Kingdom, Midnight Texas, Ozark, Ray Donovan, Younger, Wynonna Earp, The Defenders, and Glow as well as some of the binge watching we've done with The Magicians and Outlander. September is here and that means Fall TV has begun, we go through some of the shows we're excited to see return like Gotham, This is Us, and Designated Survivor as well as some new shows coming up like The Good Doctor and The Brave. Some new tv viewing concepts like CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery and the IMAX debut of Marvel's Inhumans has us all puzzled and we take this Back to School moment to discuss some our all time favorite "school" movies and TV shows like Back to School, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Toy Soldiers, Boy Meets World, Freaks & Geeks, and My So Called Life. We also go on a bit of a Star Wars tangent! Enjoy!!!
This week Keith is on vacation, so we have our very first Special Guest, Carolyn! She helps Michele bring some girl power to the podcast this week as discuss the Season finale of Season 7 of Game of Thrones. Overall this was all of our least favorite seasons, but still one of the best shows on television. We break down this episode scene by scene where [spoiler] dies, [spoiler] have a sexual encounter, [spoiler] leaves town, and much more.
Carolyn mentioned a scene in Monty Python that reminded her of all the back and forth over travel time this season in Westeros. I've posted the clip below.
Also, we suggested you take the opportunity during this long hiatus to read the books, if you haven't already--> A Song of Ice and Fire
1 of us loved it, 1 of us hated it, and 1 of us is willing to sacrifice logic because dragons are cool. The penultimate episode of Season 7 of Game of Thrones is upon us and we get together to have a divisive discussion about the events of Beyond the Wall and the season as a whole.
We had some audio issues with Eric's connection, I promise it will be resolved by next episode. We wanted to get this to you as quickly as possible so we didn't want to delay recording.
This weeks episode focuses the last two episodes of Game od Thrones, Episode 4 “The Spoils of War” and Episode 5 “Eastwatch”. Drogon takes flight, Jormont returns and the Jondry bromance is born. Reunions continue and important information is revealed. A legitimate heir squads up The Magnificent Frozen Seven and sets us up for the penultimate episode of Season 7!
The upcoming Ducktales reboot has us feeling nostalgic for 80’s and 90’s cartoons we loved!
This week we discuss the new Ducktales, old favorites like Thundercats, He-Man, Gargoyles, Darkwing Duck, Muppet Babies, Rugrats, Animaniacs, GI Joe, Alvin and the Chipmunks, the Smurfs, the Snorks, and The Jetsons (which Eric IS correct had new episodes in the 80s).
Michele regales us with the tale of her Voltron toy and we dive into some of Disney’s Live-Action reboots. Also Keith hates Hook and we may or may not kick him off the podcast because of it.
San Diego Comic Con 2017 has come and gone. We picked our favorite moments from SDCC to discuss (argue) about… Michele confuses Brian Grazer for Brian Singer, Eric wants to know our feelings on Superman’s grandparents, CBS is insane for making Trekies pay for a new show, Keith claims DCEU won comic con but then doesn’t seem wholly optimistic about most of their announcements and Michele doesn’t give AF about Shazam. Subscribe, Rate, and Review us on iTunes, Follow us on twitter @hashtagtvgeek or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org You can find Michele on twitter @mimic1019 and her writing at Tv Source Magazine For the most up to date information, follow us on Facebook HashtagTvGeek or visit our website www.hashtagtvgeek.com
This weeks episode unpacks S7 Ep 2 & 3 of Game of Thrones. Dany and Jon finally meet, Michele is underwhelmed, Keith is still thinking about incest, and Eric though it was just right. Cersei is evil incarnate, Sansa's the HBIC, Bran is a creeper, Tyrion is funny again, and Jorah is cured! Keith and his wife are expecting their 2nd child (Yay congraulations!) and had an EPIC baby announcement! Check out twitter page to see it! https://twitter.com/hashtagtvgeek/status/889472924368896001
SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!! This episode we discuss "The Tale of Two Maps", the first epiosde of Season 7 of Game of Thrones. Arya's a badass, Jon finally looks like a King, Pacey Greyjoy got a makeover, Fire Wights, Ice Giants, and a whole lot more!
This supersized episode of the podcast finds us recapping Season 6 of Game of Thrones as well as discussing our hopes for Season 7. We spend some time tackling many of the fan theories that exist and Keith's odd obsession with Aunt/Nephew incest. Tolkien's LOTR and Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean garner a mention and Eric has finally listened to a podcast besides ours.
On this weeks episode, we discuss Summer TV Shows. New shows like Marvel's The Defenders, The Mist, and GLOW; Returning shows like Wynonna Earp, Ray Donovan, Animal Kingdom, Ballers, and Queen Sugar; as well as some shows good for binge watching like The Handmaiden's Tale, The Crown, iZombie, and Riverdale.
This week we break down the 2016/2017 television season and run through our picks for the Best and the Worst! Heroes, Villains, Ships, Characters, Families, Team Ups, Action Sequences, Jaw Droppers, Tearjerkers, New Shows, Old Shows and everything in between. Big winners This is Us, Game of Thrones, The Flash, Riverdale, and more. SPOILER ALERT- we might ruin a few plot twists! Keith has never seen The Wire… Eric and Michele weren’t Buffy fans… and everyone loves Game of Thrones. Rate and Review us! Let us know what you think and what you’d like to hear us talk about in the future. Suggestions for Listeners: