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Watergate Weekend, Part Two: Dick (1999)
Jun 17, 2018 • 35 min
And now for the REAL story of Watergate.This movie offers a bit of a lighter take on the scandal, as well as a guess at the identity of Woodward and Bernstein’s infamous source, Deep Throat. Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams pay a pair of teenagers who…
Watergate Weekend, Part One: All the President’s Men (1976)
Jun 16, 2018 • 50 min
Tomorrow will be the 46th anniversary of one of the most important political events of the 20th century: The break-in and attempted bugging of the Democratic national headquarters in Washington, D.C., at the Watergate office complex.That break-in and its…
Gossip Girl (2007)
May 13, 2018 • 54 min
Hey, Upper East Siders (and, you know, all listeners). I’ve got the biggest episode EVER.Ok, maybe not. But it is the second episode stemming from the Golden Globes bet we both lost. Today, it’s time to torture Eric. And what better way than with the…
Grand Theft Auto V Heist Videos (2014)
May 12, 2018 • 41 min
Way back in January, Emily and I made a bet: Whoever could predict the winners of the Golden Globes more accurately would subject the other to a Geek vs. n00b pick that they would definitely hate. And I’m just gonna say it up front: If watching a bunch of…
A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
Apr 1, 2018 • 61 min
Surprise again! Although if you listened to yesterday’s bonus episode, then this will not be surprising:On this show, we talked about the new movie adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time,” directed by Ava DuVernay and starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy…
A Wrinkle in Time (1962)
Mar 31, 2018 • 40 min
Surprise! We’re back with a bonus episode.In honor of the movie coming out (more on that later), we’re rereading A Wrinkle in Time. The book follows Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin on a trip through time and space to…
The Sound of Music (1965)
Mar 25, 2018 • 66 min
We’re closing out the season with a pick that’s somewhat surprising for a show with this premise: The Sound of Music. Yes, there is (or was until recently) someone who’d never seen this movie before.As you likely know, The Sound of Music is the…
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
Mar 24, 2018 • 32 min
- OK, so It’s a movie about vampires.- Oh I love it! And they’re terrorizing Los Angeles?- No, they just hang out in Wellington, New Zealand.- You’ve lost me.- They argue about household chores and have to deal with how to get dressed for a night on the…
Twin Peaks (1990)
Mar 4, 2018 • 67 min
Life in a sleepy small town is turned upside down when a teen girl - pretty, blonde, a good student, the prom queen - is found, brutally murdered. Before long, the secrets start tumbling out, and we learn she’s not as innocent nor is the the town as quiet…
The Court Jester (1955)
Feb 25, 2018 • 38 min
“The Court Jester” has everything: Medieval palace drama! Implausible hypnotism! Acrobatic dwarves!… Oh, I’m being told that “The Court Jester” is not New York’s hottest nightclub, but rather a 1955 musical comedy starring Danny Kaye. It’s also the…
The Net (1995)
Feb 11, 2018 • 47 min
This week, we’re traveling back to the 90s, when the internet was relatively new and very slow and weird, for a dated thriller that feels oddly relevant today: The Net.In it, Sandra Bullock plays an isolated computer programmer and Jeremy Northam a leader…
Sports Night (1998)
Feb 4, 2018 • 70 min
With the exception of that one episode about the Tour de France, we haven’t done a lot of sports here on Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b. But a TV show about a SportsCenter-like show, written by “West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin? Sign us up!But wait, there’s…
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Jan 28, 2018 • 65 min
And now, it’s time for round two of Star Trek: a foray into The Next Generation.Set long after the original show, this popular series returns to the Trek universe for another set of adventures aboard a later iteration of the Enterprise. Its crew of…
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Jan 21, 2018 • 47 min
“Hurtling metal, meat and rubber through the concrete jungle at dangerous velocities.” That’s how, in 1998, Ken Li described New York’s underground street racing scene.His article for Vibe Magazine, “Racer X,” inspired the incredibly successful “Fast and…
Star Trek
Jan 14, 2018 • 69 min
As we explained last week, this season we’re shaking this up by bringing in guests to help fill in some gaps in our shared pop cultural knowledge.This week’s is a big gap: Star Trek.Created by Gene Rodenberry and premiering in 1966, the seminal sci-fi…
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Jan 7, 2018 • 76 min
You’ve been waiting patiently for it for months, and now it’s finally here: Season 6 of Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b.This season, we’re shaking things up by bringing in friends and colleagues to school us on the pop culture that Emily and I have both missed.…
The Thin Man (1934)
Dec 31, 2017 • 43 min
And now for the second part of our after-Christmas discussion of movies that are not exactly about Christmas. Much of this one, fittingly, takes place in the time between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.The movie is The Thin Man (1934), based on the Dashiell…
Gremlins (1984)
Dec 30, 2017 • 45 min
After a slightly longer-than-expected break (several months instead of several weeks), we’re back!Last year — when we watched The Nightmare Before Christmas and Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town — we pitted two Christmas movies against each other. This year,…
30 Rock (2006)
May 17, 2017 • 44 min
It’s no secret that we both love 30 Rock. A lot. Tina Fey’s seven-season comedy for NBC is, in our opinion, one of the best ever, and we’ve both watched it countless times.But that’s no fun for this podcast! So we’ve brought in a guest n00b to the world…
This Is Us (2016)
May 17, 2017 • 66 min
We’re nearly at the end of the fifth season of Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b, but there’s still a lot we haven’t done (just you wait). This week, we talked about the super-zeitgeisty new TV show “This Is Us,” and — unlike most weeks, when the n00b enters with…
Into the Woods (1986)
Apr 9, 2017 • 71 min
We all know what happens when Cinderella goes to the ball, and when Jack climbs the beanstalk, and when Little Red Riding Hood gets to Granny’s house….but not in this version.Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Broadway musical Into the Woods turns all of…
The Social Network (2010)
Apr 2, 2017 • 59 min
Technology doesn’t materialize out of thin air; it’s made by people. And those people aren’t necessarily good people.This week’s movie, “The Social Network,” is a heavily dramatized telling of how Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg disrupted Harvard…
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Mar 26, 2017 • 60 min
“Beauty and the Beast,” the first animated movie ever to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, is now … a live-action movie, too! But how does it stack up to the original?On this bonus episode of Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b, we did the same thing that…
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Mar 25, 2017 • 37 min
After exploring the line between public and private - and the notion of faking your death - with “Man on the Moon” last week, there was only one direction we could go in: “Velvet Goldmine.”This one isn’t actually a biopic, but it DOES star Jonathan Rhys…
Man on the Moon (1999)
Mar 18, 2017 • 46 min
We’ve all been there: 40 million people love watching you perform, and you hate it, so you decide to start wrestling women.OK, actually one person has been there: Andy Kaufman, the subject of the 1999 biopic “Man on the Moon,” directed by Milos Forman and…
Gaslight (1944)
Mar 11, 2017 • 31 min
You’ve heard the term on the news, you’ve seen it thrown around on Twitter, and now it’s time to go to the source.We’re talking about gaslighting, the practice of manipulating someone into doubting their own experience and sanity. It comes from a 1944…
The Stanley Parable (2013)
Mar 4, 2017 • 37 min
This week, Emily and I played a video game with several great features, including offices, hallways, doors, a broom closet and existential dread.And as if that’s not enticing enough, then try this on for size: “The Stanley Parable” is a hilarious…
La La Land (2016)
Feb 26, 2017 • 40 min
Two lovers, both alike in artistic yearning, in fair Los Angeles where we … ok, you know what, I’m not going to try and do the Shakespeare thing. “La La Land” is a story about two white people in L.A. who want to be famous and/or artistically respected,…
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Feb 25, 2017 • 49 min
Does When Harry Met Sally really need an introduction? It isn’t just a classic romantic comedy; it is THE romcom. Though far from the first, it’s the ultimate and quintessential romcom, the movie that defines the genre, the movie that launched the romcom…
The Twilight Zone (1959)
Feb 18, 2017 • 43 min
Imagine, if you will: A seemingly ordinary podcast suddenly re-emerges after more than a month of silence. Except this is no ordinary season premiere. The two hosts of this podcast have just made a life-changing visit … to the Twilight Zone.We’re back!…
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (1970)
Dec 11, 2016 • 41 min
Instead of a beloved and critically-acclaimed feature, today we’re watching a cheesy-as-hell TV special by Rankin and Bass. They’re the same folks that brought us the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer we’ve all seen a million times - but this is better (in…
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Dec 10, 2016 • 34 min
What’s this? Why, it’s another bonus episode of Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b! Most of the time, people who say “Happy Holidays” aren’t thinking of Halloween, but that might change once you see “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” a 1993 stop-motion classic…
Bob’s Burgers (2011) VS. WKRP in Cincinnati (1978)
Nov 23, 2016 • 33 min
Surprise! Just in time for Thanksgiving, have an extra serving of Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b!While you’re recovering from your food coma this week, join us for six delightful episodes of turkey-flavored TV: Three from “Bob’s Burgers,” which Eric has seen…
Hamilton (2015)
Nov 6, 2016 • 87 min
How did a bastard orphan immigrant become one of America’s founding fathers? How did the country forget about him? And how — and why? — did he become the subject of a wildly popular hip-hop musical 200 years after his death?In trying to answer these…
The West Wing (1999)
Nov 5, 2016 • 47 min
Topic: The West WingGeek(s): Emily and EricWe’ve got American politics on the brain (can’t imagine why that would be), so it seems high time we get to a particularly stellar bit of political fantasy we’re both more than a little obsessed with - the West…
Machine of Death (2010)
Oct 29, 2016 • 47 min
What if you could put your finger in a machine and find out how you were going to die? What if that machine were always right?And what if that machine was also kind of a jerk, dispensing cryptic predictions that often came true in cruelly ironic ways?…
Steely Dan (1976)
Oct 22, 2016 • 45 min
Topic: Steely DanGeek: EmilySteely Dan is a 1970s band that gets knocked a lot for being stereotypical dad music. But have you ever really listened to them? Eric never has. But even if you think you know them, I’d encourage you to pay closer attention…
Rick and Morty (2013)
Oct 8, 2016 • 33 min
On one of the first episodes of this podcast, I made Emily watch Doctor Who. On a later episode, which sadly never saw the light of day because we lost the audio, I made her watch Back to the Future.Today, we complete the trifecta with “Rick and Morty,”…
Gilmore Girls (2000)
Oct 2, 2016 • 39 min
Topic: Gilmore GirlsGeek: EmilyIf you’re out on the road, feeling lonely and so cold, all you have to do is call on Gilmore Girls and they’ll be there on the next train.I’ve tortured this so that it doesn’t actually rhyme, but you see, this is more or…
Zombieland (2009)
Sep 24, 2016 • 33 min
The last time we visited the zombie apocalypse, when we watched “The Walking Dead,” most everything was bleak: People were fighting, some of them got killed, and there was little hope for the future.What if, instead, we all decided to have fun? That’s…
Le Tour de France
Sep 20, 2016 • 50 min
Topic: The Tour de FranceGeek: EmilyAnd now for a sport that’s a bit off the beaten track (or well-ridden road, as the case may be): cycling. I’ve been watching the Tour de France religiously for many years, and back in July I made Eric take the Tour…
Ex Machina (2015)
Sep 10, 2016 • 50 min
You might use Siri, or Cortana, or Alexa — but you would never think of them as real people.But what if you did? What if you could have a conversation with an artificially intelligent person that felt real and human? And what if that person looked like a…
The Music Man (1962)
Sep 3, 2016 • 38 min
Topic: The Music ManGeek: EmilyWelcome to season four! Let’s watch a musical.As you might recall, last season we watched Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and - spoiler alert - Eric loved it and immediately embarked on a binge. While this warms my little geek heart, it…
UHF (1989)
Jul 10, 2016 • 35 min
“Weird Al” Yankovic has been writing and performing song parodies since 1976. But he only made one feature-length movie — for good reason.”UHF” did not do well at the box office when it was released in 1989. It made $6.1 million on a $5 million budget.…
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015)
Jul 2, 2016 • 36 min
Topic: Crazy Ex-GirlfriendGeek: EmilyThis week’s topic hasn’t been around for very long, but oh boy has it made a splash. It won a Golden Globe. Vulture named it best show on TV. I am madly in love with it.We’re talking, of course, about the CW’s Crazy…
Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Jun 26, 2016 • 31 min
The Mario games are full of important life lessons for kids: Get regular exercise! Help your friends! Do mushrooms and kill turtles!But will those messages resonate for someone (Emily) who has never played one of the official Mario games? Will that…
Stick It (2006)
Jun 18, 2016 • 36 min
Topic: Stick ItGeek: EmilyToday we venture into the world of elite gymnastics - but we’re not going to take it too seriously. Stick It is part snarky teen comedy and part inspirational sports movie, part send-up of the gymnastics world and part homage to…
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Jun 12, 2016 • 39 min
Sometimes, there’s a podcast… And I’m talkin’ about the Giant Geek versus the Mega n00b here… Sometimes there’s a podcast and, well, it’s the podcast for its time and place. It fits right in there.OK, just imagine how much better this description would…
The Big Sleep (1946)
May 28, 2016 • 36 min
Topic: The Big SleepGeek: EmilyBogart is back on the podcast! This time with his real-life wife and frequent on-screen partner Lauren Bacall.The Big Sleep is quintessential noir: a private eye, an array of untrustworthy dames and sketchy suits, and enough…
Edge of Tomorrow / Live Die Repeat (2014)
May 21, 2016 • 47 min
Think about a Tom Cruise action movie. Okay, now forget everything you just thought of, because we’re watching a Tom Cruise action movie where most of that won’t apply.That will make sense after you watch this week’s film Edge of Tomorrow, later re-titled…
Trainspotting (1996)
May 14, 2016 • 39 min
(Normally, Emily would be writing this because it was her pick, but she’s off having some super-cool weekend adventure. Whatever, I’m not jealous.)Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose this new episode of Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b, in which we…
Portal (2007)
May 7, 2016 • 39 min
Hello and, again, welcome to the Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b Podcast Enjoyment Center. Your specimen has been processed and we are now ready to begin this week’s episode.On this week’s episode, [MALE CO-HOST NAME HERE] challenged [FEMALE CO-HOST NAME HERE]…
Clueless (1995)
Apr 30, 2016 • 40 min
Topic: CluelessGeek: EmilyWe’re back for season three!And we’re starting with a bang: the classic teen comedy Clueless. In case you’re unfamiliar (somehow?) with this film, it stars lots of famous people and music and features a parade of classic outfits…
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (1998)
Mar 27, 2016 • 43 min
Topic: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s StoneGeek: Emily AND EricThat’s right, it’s Harry Potter time!Now, you might have noticed that Eric and I are both serious Harry Potter enthusiasts, and we have been since it all started. We read the books as they…
The Disaster Artist (2013)
Mar 19, 2016 • 38 min
Up-front caveat: If you haven’t seen “The Room,” go watch it. Then come back to this post.In case you ignored that instruction and are still reading ignorantly, “The Room” is widely considered to be one of the worst movies ever made — and it’s wonderful.…
In A Lonely Place (1950)
Mar 13, 2016 • 30 min
Topic: In A Lonely PlaceGeek: EmilyWe’re doing more film noir this week, with another of the greats of the genre: Humphrey Bogart.I more or less stumbled on “In A Lonely Place” by accident. I was in the midst of a weekend-long Bogart marathon (a…
The Walking Dead (2010)
Mar 6, 2016 • 38 min
The zombies are coming! Grab a knife and a gun, get in your car, lock the doors and pray that your iPhone is charged so that you can listen to this podcast.Is that a sound survival strategy? Nope. But really, most of us would not last a day in a real…
The Third Man (1949)
Feb 29, 2016 • 30 min
Topic: The Third ManGeek: EmilyAnd now, we venture into noir. What better way to dive into the genre than with Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, and World War Two-ravaged Vienna?That’s right folks, this week it’s “The Third Man.”I probably first watched this…
Pet Sounds (1966)
Feb 20, 2016 • 44 min
Hooray for trying new things. Unless those things are psychotropic drugs that permanently damage your brain.On this episode of Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b, Emily and I tried the good type of new thing: For the first time, we discussed a music album.…
A Tale of Two Cities, Part Two (1859)
Feb 14, 2016 • 39 min
Topic: A Tale of two Cities (book three)Geek: EmilyAnd now for the payoff I sold so, so hard last time: the grand conclusion of A Tale of Two Cities. All the threads - golden threads, if you will - finally come together in the exciting conclusion of this…
Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)
Feb 6, 2016 • 45 min
I never really got into anime in the way that a lot of other geeky kids did. Dragonball Z? Did not care. Pokémon? I watched the first season or two of the anime, but the video games were always first in my heart. Digimon? Yeah, no.So, I was surprised in…
A Tale of Two Cities, Part One (1859)
Jan 30, 2016 • 40 min
Topic: A Tale of Two Cities (books one and two)Geek: EmilyThis week embark on our lengthiest bit of culture yet: reading Dickens.I’m not sure when or why I read A Tale of Two Cities the first time, but I was pretty quickly hooked - and immediately started…
Hearthstone (2014)
Jan 23, 2016 • 34 min
WE’RE BACK!Here’s the first episode of Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b Season 2. In it, Eric challenges Emily to overcome years of video game evasion and play Hearthstone, a free digital card game made by Blizzard.You can play Hearthstone on iOS and Android…
A Muppet Family Christmas (1987) VS. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Dec 12, 2015 • 46 min
Christmas special! Eric’s favorite Muppet Christmas movie is “A Muppet Family Christmas,” a TV special originally released in 1987. Emily’s is “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” which was released theatrically in 1992. So, who is right?Naturally, we watched…
A View to a Kill (1985)
Jun 12, 2015 • 38 min
Topic: A View to a KillGeek: EmilyFor the second part of our super special double-whammy season finale we’re circling back to where we started: James. Bond.We’re vaulting from one end of the Bond spectrum to the other, from the sublime(ly awesome) to the…
Watchmen, Part Two (1986)
Jun 10, 2015 • 34 min
Eric and Emily discuss the second half of Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
This Week: Introducing the Marcia f***ing Brady of the Upper East Side
May 19, 2015 • 1 min
Hello friends! We’ll be back this week with another new episode, finally rectifying the fact that although he is obsessed with “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Eric is oblivious to Sarah Michelle Gellar’s other iconic teen starlet roles of the late 90s and…
Watchmen, Part One (1986)
May 13, 2015 • 40 min
Topic: Watchmen (first half)Geek: EricThis week, we finally get to something I’ve been wanting to discuss since before we started this podcast: The graphic novel Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.Even if you saw the mediocre 2009 film and didn’t…
This Week: Watchmen, Part One
May 11, 2015 • 1 min
It’s time for another book! And that means another two-parter. This week, we’re tackling the first half of Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.Watchmen is no ordinary book. It’s what some folks call a “comic book,” but those of us who know better call…
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Apr 30, 2015 • 33 min
Topic: Four Weddings and a FuneralGeek: Emily
This Week: Four Weddings and a Funeral
Apr 28, 2015 • 1 min
Hello again, fearless listeners, and sorry for the slight delay on this week’s podcasting!For our latest episode, Eric ventures into territory he’s not super into while Emily gushes endlessly about Hugh Grant. Have you guessed it yet?It’s Four Weddings…
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Apr 22, 2015 • 35 min
Topic: The Cabin in the WoodsGeek: EricBelieve it or not, that title doesn’t refer to yours truly. At least not in this context.To understand what it does refer to, please go watch The Cabin in the Woods before listening to this episode. We will spoil…
This Week: The Cabin in the Woods
Apr 20, 2015 • 2 min
quae vigilate in silvis CameramAlso, don’t watch the trailer for this week’s movie, The Cabin in the Woods. It’s super-spoilery and we strongly recommend going in to this 2012 horror flick cold, knowing as little as possible about it.That said, if you’re…
The Sopranos (1999)
Apr 15, 2015 • 34 min
Topic: The SopranosGeek: EmilyOh, the Sopranos. We (here defined as “the TV-obsessed population of the internet) are so caught up in the last set of Mad Men episodes at the moment, or the latest season of House of Cards, or how Breaking Bad ended, or…
This Week: The Sopranos
Apr 14, 2015 • 1 min
All right, all right, so that’s from The Godfather. But they idolize those movies SO MUCH on this show that it makes it ok to use the world’s most overused mafia cliche, right? Right. So in case you haven’t gotten this, we’re watching The Sopranos this…
In the Loop (2009)
Apr 8, 2015 • 25 min
Topic: In The LoopGeek: EricI went back and forth on whether or not to star-star-out the swears in that title, but I don’t want to risk getting in trouble with iTunes. So, here we are: You win, Linton Barwick.If you don’t know that name or what it has to…
This Week: In the Loop
Apr 6, 2015 • 4 min
Although this podcast is rated “explicit” for our occasional swearing, most of what we watch here on Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b is relatively all-ages-appropriate. This week’s movie, In The Loop, is very not family friendly, and gloriously so.In The Loop…
The Bourne Identity (2002)
Apr 2, 2015 • 28 min
Topic: The Bourne IdentityGeek: Emily What can I even tell you about the Bourne Identity? As I’ve said 1,000 times if I’ve said it once, what’s remarkable here isn’t that I think these movies are great; it’s that Eric has somehow avoided seeing them.…
This Week: The Bourne Identity
Mar 31, 2015 • 2 min
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The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor (2013)
Mar 25, 2015 • 44 min
It only took us seven weeks (not counting part one of Sabriel and another episode, the audio for which was exterminated by Daleks) to get back to Doctor Who — and there’s a good reason for that.As we noted earlier this week, Emily binged on Doctor Who…
This Week: A Geektastic Return to Doctor Who
Mar 24, 2015 • 3 min
We recorded our first episodes of this podcast in August of last year, and Eric’s first pick was one of his favorite shows, Doctor Who.Spoiler alert for episode two, Emily really liked it — so much so that she binged nearly 100 episodes of the show in the…
James Bond music and video games
Mar 18, 2015 • 28 min
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b in its first month-plus. You guys rock.But did you know?!?!? For every single episode we release here, we’ve also recorded a bonus mini-episode, or “minisode,” with at least 10-15…
This Week: Patreon Minisodes Coming Soon
Mar 16, 2015 • 4 min
This week, we’re doing something a bit different here at Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b: We’re sharing two mini-episodes recorded specifically for our podcast subscribers over at Patreon.If you don’t know what Patreon is, it’s sort of like Kickstarter, except…
Sabriel (1995)
Mar 12, 2015 • 29 min
Topic: Sabriel by Garth NixGeek: EmilyYeah, you knew there was going to be an episode by this title eventually.Also, let me preface this by saying that half of our Sabriel discussion, originally a two-episode set, has vanished. We’re blaming it on Daleks…
This Week: Sabriel by Garth Nix
Mar 10, 2015 • 3 min
Last week in this space, we listed all the ways to find our movie of choice, Pacific Rim, online. This week, the job is a bit easier: We’re reading a book!I know, I’m as shocked as you.Emily had to explain to me how all this worked, but if I understand it…
Pacific Rim (2013)
Mar 4, 2015 • 34 min
Ancient dinosaurs that have been living under the ocean floor for millions of years (for some reason) are attacking! What do you do?Correct answer: Build giant robots to beat the crap out of them.Pacific Rim is not an intellectually challenging movie, but…
This Week: Pacific Rim
Mar 2, 2015 • 2 min
Pacific Rim is not currently available to stream for free anywhere (well, anywhere legal), but here are the links to places you can buy it:Amazon - $10iTunes - $10Google - $10Xbox - $10PlayStation - $10DVD on Amazon - $6Blu-Ray on Amazon - $12Netflix -…
Moulin Rouge (2001)
Feb 25, 2015 • 35 min
The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return… But, barring that, you can just listen to this podcast and learn a thing or two about Moulin Rouge!The 2001 film, directed by Baz Luhrmann, centers on a love-obsessed poet played…
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Feb 18, 2015 • 36 min
Emily has played very few video games in her life, but watches a lot of rom-coms. Eric has played way too many video games, and generally avoids rom-coms. What happens when they watch a rom-com that’s all about games?In this episode, your hosts Eric…
The Avengers (1967)
Feb 9, 2015 • 34 min
The IMDb description of the first thing we watched for this episode is: “The executives of several ceramics companies are being driven crazy or killed by fear.”And that’s not even the craziest thing.Yes, it’s the 1960s British TV series The Avengers (no…
Doctor Who (2007)
Feb 9, 2015 • 36 min
Ready for an adventure in space and time? How about THREE adventures? Well, allons-y!In this episode, your hosts Eric Johnson and Emily Jones discuss three episodes of Doctor Who from the third series, which aired in 2007. The episodes are “Smith and…
Thunderball (1965)
Feb 9, 2015 • 30 min
Look up! Look down! Look out! Here comes the very first episode of Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b, in which your hosts Emily Jones and Eric Johnson discuss the 1965 James Bond film THUNDERBALL.The film’s description, via IMDb:”James Bond heads to The Bahamas to…