Happy New Year everyone! With 2017 officially here, Justin's back this week and we're premiering a brand-new segment: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down! This is the segment where we'll toss a thumbs up or down (obviously) at the news of the day, a specific film, or something else that happened to us over the week. We'll keep tooling it, but it is the first of many new segments that will be premiering in the first couple episodes of the new year.
Though we briefly mentioned it last week, now that Justin is with me on the show we remember Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, and Justin talks about a Princess Leia action figure he just had to have and a lightsaber vigil.
We both had the opportunity to check out Fences since the last time we recorded, so we're also going to drop a full review! The film is directed by and stars Denzel Washington and also stars Viola Davis, so needless to say, I get my fanboy on.
All that, and in Epic Previews this week, we're touching on some trailers we didn't get a chance to review since Justin was last on the show- we'll talk about Denis Villaneuve's upcoming Blade Runner 2049, as well as Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant.
Our new featured actor for the month of January has been chosen, and Nick is NOT happy about it. We're here with the first clip for the month of January and a Fanviews voicemail from Justin of "So I Married a Movie Geek!" We'll see you at the movies!
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Check out my full written review of Denzel Washington's Fences over at https://epicfilmguys.wordpress.com/2016/12/30/fences-a-brilliant-snapshot-of-family-tragedy/.
Promos this week:
Check out our good friends, Wayne and Paul, on the Countdown Movie and TV reviews podcast! Find them and rate them on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/countdown-movie-tv-reviews/id979577413. Please support them and pick up some Countdown swag at http://www.redbubble.com/people/waynetangclan, and follow them on twitter @thecountdownpc.
Two great friends of the podcast, Dan Brenic & Caleb Brownley, have started their own podcast... Netflix N' Swill! Each week they'll check out something new on Netflix and drink some cheap swill, all while having a great laugh. Subscribe to them on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/netflix-n-swill/id1142744188, and follow them on twitter @NetflixNSwill.
Join Matt and Grant for a discussion of all things music on the All Around Music podcast! They talk about their favorite music, concerts, and some production as well as interviews from local musicians. Check them out at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/all-around-music/id1147410788 and follow them on twitter @allampodcast.
"Getting older sucks and is awesome, at the same time." On the Now That I'm Older podcast, they "talk about how life is different than when we were younger, make fun of weird news, and just talk shit." Find them at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/now-that-im-older/id1016209833 and on twitter @ImOlderPC.
The Geek Yogurt Podcast is a group of four guys who get together every Wednesday and discuss all things comic books and geek culture. You can find their show at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/geek-yogurt-podcast/id1064341558. Follow them on twitter @YogurtPodcast.
Mike Jolitz talks everything from news, celebrities, stupid criminals, and anything else the internet has to offer! Find him at http://www.spreaker.com/user/mikejolitz!
Our amazing listeners, without whom this show would not be possible, nor would it even exist!
A huge shout-out to our friends in the #PodernFamily, whose help in growing the podcast is immeasurable. We'd particularly like to thank Paul & Wayne from The Countdown, Emily from The Story Behind, Adam from Everyone Has a Podcast, Shane from Now That I'm Older, Mr. X at the Angry Old Man Podcast, and Roel Santos Jr. from the World of Ro. Thank you so much to everyone who likes, shares, RTs, and helps to spread the word about our podcast all over the social media sphere. Hear all of the #PodernFamily anniversary shows all through the month of December by subscribing on your favorite podcatcher, or go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/podernfamily/id1179085740.
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Intro: "Unsustainable" by Muse. All Rights reserved.
"The Sun Will Rise" by Music for Makers. Sign up and get a royalty-free song delivered to your inbox every Monday at www.musicformakers.com!
"End of an Era" by Axhom. Find the entire royalty-free album on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSDFCuLwis.
"Memories" by Cyberwave Orchestra. Used with permission (royalty-free). Visit their youTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/CyberwaveOrchestra!
Outro: "Far Beyond the Sun" by Yngwie Malmsteen. All Rights reserved.