Tag Archives: movies

Mad Men Finale and Wrap Up, World War Z Full Review, Mini Reviews, Weekend Picks

Mad Man is over for another year. Amid the despair, on the bright side, Shannon joins Logan and Bob to break it down.

Was Don’s work up to snuff this season? Did he deserve what happened to him–at the office, with his family? We’ll tell you everything.

Plus: MVP and other Mad Men season-end awards, a full review of World War Z, mini reviews of Headhunters, the Bling Ring, Orphan Black, Reasons to Be Happy, and weekend picks.

Man of Steel, Mad Men, Mini Reviews, Weekend Picks

Man of Steel was this week’s big movie release, and Logan and Bob bring Nikk aboard to bring some comic book perspective as we break it down.

Mad Men is good but confusing.

Mini Reviews of This is The End, the Last Stand, Parker, and Rectify Season 1.

And our weekend entertainment picks.

Game of Thrones, Mad Men, the Internship, Mini Reviews, Weekend Picks

It’s the Game of Thrones finale! Shannon joins us again to wrap up the season. She sticks around to talk about a great Mad Men episode.

Logan and Bob then turn to the clunker of a movie, the Internship. (Short version: don’t see it.)

Mini reviews of the Sessions (2012), the Impossible (2012), and the Killing Season 1.

And, of course, our weekend entertainment picks.

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Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Mini-Reviews

What an episode of Game of Thrones, huh? We bring back our Game of Thrones expert Shannon to bring some context and some clarity.

Shannon sticks around for our other TV recap: Mad Men.

Also, mini-reviews of Now You See Me, Cloud Atlas, It’s a Disaster, Enlightened, and the Walking Dead.

Plus, our weekend entertainment picks.

Episode 16: Star Trek Into Darkness

This week the guys get down and dirty with the movie EVENT: Star Trek Into Darkness. Is it a Star Trek Movie? A comic book movie? How is it as a movie movie? It’s a hard one to classify, and we come at it from all three angles. BE CAREFUL–SPOILERS!

But first we check in with Bob and his still new iPhone 5 and see how he’s liking it.

We finish with a new segment: Bob’s Mini Movie Reviews. Bob gives us the mini reviews he posts on social media, shares some of the buzz he generates, and rebuts the responses.


Episode 15: Can video games be art?

Bob’s back! And we get the lowdown on some recent movies he’s seen–the Great Gatsby and Iron Man 3. Smartphones come up, as Logan reviews his new HTC One and Bob decides which work phone to get.

Now that Logan’s had a chance to play some of the games we talked about in our last video games episode, we take the opportunity to consider the extent to which video games can be a creative medium on par with entertainment that sometimes aspires to art.

Oh yeah. And donuts.

Yes, I said donuts.

Episode 14: How to kick ass at life

Logan is joined today by life coach Devin Martin (@FLOW_Coach), who swings by and talks about how to figure out what you really want and how to get there. Basically, how to kick more ass in your life. He gives us three things you can do to start getting on track now.

And along the way, we compare smartphones and talk Danny Boyle films (including Trance), the Singularity, Vikings, and duck bacon.

Find more about Devin and his work at LifeStyle Integrity.

Episode 11: Game of Thrones!

Get ready for season 3 of Game of Thrones with us! We bring back Shannon to cover everything you need to know to be ready for this Sunday’s premiere. Ever get confused about plotlines, backstory, or characters? Shannon’s there for us with all the geeking out you need to get back in a Westeros state of mind.

(Of course, if, for some reason you don’t watch Game of Thrones or aren’t caught up, you can skip this section and catch up with us for our mini obsessions at 1:03:40.)

We also hit on Bob’s very Gerard Butler week, Spring Breakers, polyphasic sleep(!), bacon and eggs, and Softies.

Episode 10: Bob’s Movies Preview, Inequality

Today we hear Bob’s personal list of upcoming movies to get you set up with what you need to be watching for the next few months. Is Bob still in on the Fast and Furious and Hangover franchises? Who’s the Nickelback of directing? Listen to find out!

On the way to talking movies, though, we tackle a topic that definitely brings out the differences between Logan’s non-kooky libertarianism and Bob’s independent liberal lean: wealth disparity and inequality. But through the smoke we do finally agree on a couple Practically Ideal steps to take.


Episode 9: Mid-season TiVo Rankings

Bob returns! We get his response to last week’s episode when Shannon performed his cohosting duties. And Logan unveils his Tivo Rankings list: which shows to watch first. Along the way, hear about the FX Zone, the history of the reigning top comedy, and whether House of Cards is really TV.

We also give you the bare minimum you need to know about the sequester, talk Tim Ferris’s 4 Hour Body, and Crysis 3.

Logan’s TiVo Rankings:

  1. Girls
  2. Justified
  3. Archer
  4. Parks and Recreation
  5. Shameless
  6. New Girl
  7. Modern Family
  8. The Big Bang Theory
  9. Survivor
  10. The Office
  11. The Americans
  12. Community

Other interesting shows:

  • The Walking Dead
  • Vikings
  • Enlightened
  • House of Cards