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  • Sputnik is Chernobyl with Aliens

    Parasite or symbiote? That’s the question at the core of the 2020 Russian chiller Sputnik. In 1984’s Kazakhstan, a space module returns to Earth carrying two cosmonauts, and in turn one of those spacefarers may be carrying something else. Something otherworldly. Confined to a military installation with seemingly no...
  • Geek Out Weakly 10 – Psycho Goreman

    This week Ben and Aadil chat about the brand new 80s practical effects surreal gorefest with homages to other B-movie tropes. Our theme song is by captiveportalmusic, used under the CC ShareAlike license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/)....
  • Geek Out Weakly 9 – 2021 and the Future of Cinema

    Ben and Aadil chat about the second round of film delays due to the pandemic, and the move of some studios to forego theatres entirely. We discuss how we think that will affect the already tentpole based industry and where it might go from here. The episode rounds out...
  • Silence in Star Wars

    The Star Wars franchise has some of the most famous sound effects and music ever produced, so it’s a bold choice whenever it instead embraces silence. It’s surprising how often John Williams’ iconic music disappears from the films to allow the sound design to tell the story, whether the...
  • Geek Out Weakly 7 – Wonder Woman 1984

    Ben and Aadil talk all about Wonder Woman 1984, from the endearing down to the baffling. While we had some issues with the film, we took some time to talk about what we liked, and hoped for more of in the DCEU. Our theme song is by captiveportalmusic, used...
  • My Hopes for Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

    With the success of The Mandalorian and the announcement of countless other series in the works, the future of Star Wars is streaming. Yet a couple of those old-fashioned motion pictures they used to have in the olden days are also being developed, starting with Rogue Squadron in 2023....
  • Which Early MCU Characters Will Return in Falcon And The Winter Soldier?

    Weaving an intricate yet colossal tale across 23 films and counting, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is consistently praised for its foresight and planning. Yet Kevin Feige’s series of interconnected films were once not so tightly plotted. Back in ‘Phase 1’, when the MCU as we know it today felt...
  • Geek Out Weakly 5 – The New Mutants

    Join Ben and Aadil this week as they discuss and dissect Fox’s final X-Men movie The New Mutants. They get into the history of the production, the story, the cast and where they think the budget was spent. They also have ideas of what may have made for a...
  • Questions and Hopes for the Future of Star Wars

    Last week on Disney’s Investor Day, the future of Star Wars, along with Marvel and many other Disney projects, was solidified. In short, there’s a hell of a lot of it coming. We may be three years out from the next big screen Star Wars experience, but there’s an...