We dissect the geek-dom extravaganza that is Ready Player One, both Spielberg’s film and Ernest Cline’s novel. We praise Spielberg and his singular ability to craft enthralling set piece cinema and ultimately determine he may have been the wrong person to direct this movie. The most conclusive realization the movie may have led us to is that we all want to read the book again. Our discussion ranges from the darkest aspects of geek culture to the great heights of how human interaction has fundamentally changed in the digital age. Also, we talk Mobile Suit Gundam vs. Mecha-Godzilla and Patrick makes the best Ghostbusters reference in the history of the Podcast.
After a hiatus brought on by war, famine, plague, pestilence and Pilot Season, your favorite Geeks with common parentage are back and we are exactly the same as when you last heard from us. Patrick was off making a television pilot for ABC that his NDA precludes from talking too much about it. Andrew and Christopher were adulting to varying degrees of success. But we return and we talk Kaiju and Jaegers. We talk Magicians and Monsters. We talk Avengers and Jokers and Jedi. Some of us have left mainstays behind (Chris and Andrew are staring directly at you, CW shows). More and more Monster Hunt World praise. Chris says it’s hard. We believe him.
Trivia is Fortnite themed. If you don’t know what Fornite is, ask a 12-year-old, They are all playing, Seriously ALL of them.
Finally, at long last, Black Panther has arrived. And it has surpassed our wildest expectations. We do our best to avoid spoilers. We hope you that if you haven’t seen this film, you will see it as soon as you can. We discuss the stellar cast, the rich story, awesome characters and tremendous world building. This film works on so many levels we almost embarrass ourselves with our praise.
Chris and Patrick can’t stop themselves from discussing Monster Hunter World. Andrew tolerates it as best he can.
Episode Eighty-Seven: The Superbowl Trailer Recap Episode
Recorded February 7th, 2018
Did you watch the Big Game? Did your team win? Did you eat your weight in chips and dip? Did you watch just for the commercials?
We recap all the movie trailers and teasers the studios spent millions of dollars for 30-60 seconds of air time. Some made us hopeful, some made us curious, some made us exclaim, “meh”. Find the links below for every spot we can remember we watched. Enjoy and let us know which was your favorite.
Trivia is Winter Olympics themed. That’s a thing that is happening RIGHT NOW, Go team USA!
Two new episodes in one month! Can you believe it? Our resolution is holding strong!
As the title suggests we spend an inordinate amount of this episode talking about monsters. Monsters in gaming, monsters on television and in the movies, and monsters that appear in print. We dissect the recent Oscar nominations, what they missed, what makes no sense, and what they got exactly correct. Chris and Patrick make the commitment to stream Monster Hunter World in the coming weeks. Watch BrothersGeekPlayed on Twitch for all the tier 1 level game play. The Magicians have returned on Syfy Channel and Andrew is loving it. We announce some upcoming release dates and shamelessly plug a Netflix series Patrick worked on last year.
Watch “Everything Sucks” on Netflix beginning February 16th 2018!
Trivia is Oscar Nomination themed and it’s quite surprising.
Happy New Year! We missed you! We make resolutions (some of us). We discuss half marathon prep (one of us is running one soon) and it gets very descriptive. We catch up on what movies we saw in theaters, what shows we marathoned and what old favorites we re-watched over the Holiday break. We discuss what makes a film series a trilogy and what can reasonably be declared the Greatest Trilogy of All Time. Andrew is devouring the latest book in The Expanse series, Persepolis Rising. Patrick has re-discovered his love of Path of Exile. He will be streaming much more of it on Twitch in the coming year. Christopher resolves to complete Divinity: Original Sin.
Trivia is box office themed and The Boys struggle.
We record in Andrew’s apartment on Christmas Day. We talk long and hard about Star Wars The Last Jedi. We spoil almost everything. If you haven’t seen it, go see it, and come back to us. We discuss our favorite things we saw, played and read this year. We could talk for hours and hours about all the things we liked this year and we nearly do. Each Brother gives us his hopes for the coming year and beyond. And we make a resolution! We will record two episodes a month! We promise! (Please don’t hate us if we can’t live up to our promises, like Andrew Garfield said in Amazing Spider-Man, making promises you can’t keep are the best kind).
Trivia is Christmas themed!
From all the BrothersGeek to all our dear Listeners, have a safe and happy Holiday Season and see you all in 2018!
Eighty-Three: The One Before the Brothers see The Last Jedi.
Hello everyone and welcome back to our podcast! We catch up after weeks of not talking to each other, like at all. Christopher is a little salty about this and he calls Patrick out. We overcome technical issues. This podcast is NOT SPONSORED by SKYPE. We work on a new platform and things are much improved. We talk Justice League. We talk the CW Arrow-verse Crossover event. And which was better, and you might be surprised how it comes out. Our Not Ugly Award goes to Jason Momoa. Congratulations Aquaman! We, again, sing the praises of Marjorie Liu’s and Sana Takeda’s Montress. Christopher plans on recommending it for book club. We plan on lots more play in Destiny 2 now that the Curse of Osiris DLC has dropped.
We have all made plans for to see Star Wars The Last Jedi the week of release. We are literally vibrating with excitement.
Our trivia is Star Wars themed. Christopher ALMOST pulls it off, Rain Man style.
Our next episode will be our In-Person Holiday Year End Review!
Episode Eighty-Two: We Battle Internet Demigorgons.
We are back and we are struggling this episode. We throw the rule book out the window and we just talk but we cover all manner of topics. We talk about the truly goofy Thor: Ragnarok. We think it is good fun and a nice departure from what the Thor movies have been in the past. Each brother has finished Stranger Things2. Nostalgia runs thick and fast as we discuss worked, what didn’t and what was truly dumb. The good far outweighs the bad of season 2 of the Netflix original. We pause a discussion ofThe Orville and Star Trek Discovery until both have finished their first seasons. Patrick and Christopher are on the fence of the newly announced World of Warcraft expansion “Battle of Azeroth”. Neither brother is sure it will draw them back in.
No trivia this episode because nothing seems to go right.
We are focused on two very special happenings in this episode. Well, we are mostly focused. We wouldn’t be us if we didn’t go off topic and “Syndrome” just a little bit. We discuss the towering cinematic experience of Blade Runner 2049. We are effusive in our praise and exacting in our criticism of this tremendous film.
On 10/9, during Monday Night Football, the trailer for Star Wars:The Last Jedi premiered. It gave us so much to chew on. So much new footage to ponder. So many new images to dissect. So many new theories to construct. What is most certain is that each of the Brothers will be counting down the days until December 15th!
A question from Legendary Listener Shawn caps off the episode. A piece of movie magic is explained.