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GG Goes To The Movies #11: Here’s “The Thing” About Kurt Russell

GG Goes To The Movies #11: Here’s “The Thing” About Kurt Russell

October 14, 2019

David and Ted FINALLY dive into the 80s horror classic The Thing, directed by the almighty John Carpenter. During the conversation, they get into some of the things this film is most known for, such as its amazing practical effects, the stripped-down and straight-to-the-point storyline, and Mr. Kurt Russell's magnificent hair and beard.

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Ep. #36 - Send In The Clowns

Ep. #36 - Send In The Clowns

October 7, 2019

"Goes to the Movies" cohost Ted White joins David to discuss Todd Phillips' new film Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix. Ted also does a mini deep-dive into a few iterations of the Joker, his appearances in the comics and in film, and the different portrayals by actors over the years.

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Ep. #35 - The Glory of Video Game Collecting

Ep. #35 - The Glory of Video Game Collecting

September 29, 2019

Long-time video game collector and enthusiast Chase Hartsook joins us today to discuss the fantastical world of collecting video games. Chase gives us an in-depth look at what it takes to be a successful collector, and offers several extremely helpful tips to anyone that's looking to either get into video game collecting, or wants to up their "game" with their current collection.

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GG Goes to the Movies #10: That’s No Moon…That’s a Practical Effect

GG Goes to the Movies #10: That’s No Moon…That’s a Practical Effect

September 22, 2019

On our latest episode of Geek Garage "Goes to the Movies", David and Ted explore the amazing, but sometimes fantastically gross, world of practical effects in film.

We start out with a very brief history of practical effects, a few of the specific genres that utilized them, and the eventual evolution of special effects coming into play. Then, we dive into some of the most popular and well-known film titles (and their respective FX) that helped set the gold standard for practical effects in movies.

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Ep. #34 - A Fresh Start: Anticipating MCU’s Phase 4

Ep. #34 - A Fresh Start: Anticipating MCU’s Phase 4

September 16, 2019

Marvel's Phase 4 will be the most ambitious yet. Not only is the MCU dealing with the regular film arsenal, such as origin stories and sequels, but it's also tackling original content in episodic form for Disney+. Between everything coming to theaters and Disney’s new streaming service, there are upwards of 14 titles to look forward to.

Today, my wonderful wife Lindsay joins me once again, as we discuss all the Phase 4 content Kevin Feige unleashed during this year's SDCC. Obviously us fans don't have tons of MCU info yet, so most of what we talk about is pure speculation. Regardless, we hope you enjoy this episode!

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GG Goes To The Movies #9: Misunderstood Masterpiece - Fight Club at 20

GG Goes To The Movies #9: Misunderstood Masterpiece - Fight Club at 20

September 9, 2019

I am Jack's oddly-timed podcast.

It's been (almost) 20 years since director David Fincher transformed Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Fight Club into one of the most cult-classic status films of all time. There is much to be said about this movie, albeit not much that hasn’t been said already. And because of that, Ted and I are choosing to focusing on this topic, of Fight Club being a misunderstood masterpiece.

Since its debut in 1999, Fight Club's message (or messages) has/have been misconstrued by a LOT of people, as well as bent to fit certain narratives and/or agendas. So we're here to set the record straight. Well, as straight as we can. So grab a friend, some soap, and take a walk with us down Paper St.

Ep. #33 - The Walkman Celebrates 40 Years

Ep. #33 - The Walkman Celebrates 40 Years

August 25, 2019

We celebrate the Walkman's 40th anniversary by diving into a bit of its history. We also discuss the evolution of portable music as a whole, from the late 70s up until recently.

As a warm-up to our main story, we took some time to briefly go over few things that have been in the news recently. These consisted of the Sony/Disney battle for Spider-Man, the announcement of the 4th Matrix film, and the next (and last?) Bond film titled "No Time To Die".

Ep. #32 - Introducing “Phase 3″ of the Podcast

Ep. #32 - Introducing “Phase 3″ of the Podcast

August 23, 2019

In this short episode, I explain why we've been absent for a while now, and what you can expect in our future. SPOILER ALERT: It's all good things! Awesome material, consistent episodes, more ways to enjoy the podcast, and even some public appearances. Tune in to get the full scoop!

 

GG Goes To The Movies #8: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

GG Goes To The Movies #8: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

August 19, 2019

We teased toward the end of our previous "Goes To The Movies" episode that we would be covering Tarantino's 9th film "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood". And we have delivered!

Since the film has been out for several weeks now, the majority of what can be said about it has probably already been said. However, we did our best to come up with some relatively unique talking points, criticisms, etc.

The main takeaway here is that we both really enjoyed this movie, and we hope you do to. If you haven't seen it yet, and have any interest in seeing it, here are a few disclaimers: 1) The episode is SPOILER HEAVY, so please proceed with caution; 2) If you enjoyed Tarantino's earlier works such as Jackie Brown and Pulp Fiction, you will for sure get a kick out of OUATIH.

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The main Geek Garage show will DEFINITELY be back this week. I know that I've said this before, and do I apologize, but I promise it's for real this time!

GG Goes To The Movies #7: Midsommar & The Art of Self-Defense

GG Goes To The Movies #7: Midsommar & The Art of Self-Defense

August 15, 2019

Aaaaand we're back! Thank you so much to all of you amazing, loyal listeners for hanging on with us during our temporary hiatus. Words simply cannot express how grateful we are for your continued support, especially through trying times!

For our first episode back (and very first episode recorded in the new studio!), Ted and I discuss two summer films that we really enjoyed.

Midsommar, the sophomore effort by Ari Aster (Hereditary, 2018), is a psychotropic-induced fever dream (or nightmare) that explores unconventional ways of making audiences extremely uncomfortable. Ted and I discuss just that, along with some of the cinematography choices, the actors' performances, and how we're both officially scared shitless of traveling to Sweden. If you were a fan of Hereditary, you will most likely enjoy Aster's follow-up film!

The Art of Self-Defense, directed by Riley Stearns, brings new meaning to the Dark/Black Comedy genre. We talked about how Jesse Eisenberg was born to play this role, of a socially awkward geek-type who learns to stick up for himself, by enrolling in Karate lessons. There wasn't much that we didn't like/love about this film. It came out of nowhere, and totally blew us away. If you are a fan of dark comedies (such as Death to Smoochy, Seven Psychopaths, and Burn After Reading), then you will most likely get a kick out of this film.

We will be back VERY soon with our next episode of "Goes To The Movies", where we talk about Tarantino's 9th film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood! Additionally, the Geek Garage main show will also be back soon, with our brand-new segment titled "Geek For Your Week", so stay tuned!