Welcome ladies and gentlemen to this jam-packed and delayed episode of the Epic Film Guys podcast! I do want to apologize for the episode not landing in time, which I won't talk much about here, but suffice to say this has been an extraordinarily trying week and I'm sorry I wasn't able to meet the release window.
This is the first week of Justin's hiatus from the show, so to fill his shoes, I've enlisted the help of another Justin... namely, Justin from So I Married a Movie Geek! In this episode, we talk about how a little twitter trolling by me led to us being here to review the oft-derided Fifty Shades of Grey. We also decide to pilot a segment that we in the Movie Pod Squad have talked about for months with Nick's Unpopular Opinions, where I discuss things that I have unpopular opinions about.
We had an absolute blast on this episode, and there's TONS more audio left from it... so look forward to our best & worst book-to-movie adaptations, which will be part of next week's very special episode. Thank you so much for listening to and supporting the Epic Film Guys podcast! We'll see you at the movies!!!
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So I Married a Movie Geek is Justin & Krissy, a husband and wife enjoying movies an episode at a time. Justin subjects Krissy to all things film and hilarity ensues. These two are charming, and I promise you'll be hooked in an instant. Listen at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-i-married-a-movie-geek/id376961643, and subscribe on twitter @MovieGeekCast.
Epic Film Guys Live-Stream for the Cure:
We are proud to announce that on Saturday, May 20th, we'll be live-streaming for twelve hours to raise money for the Cancer Research Institute. We are now looking to sign up guests for the event! If you are interested, please check out the spreadsheet at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XCpZniazQNGqTXpsdHI12hHjjTYAYrYsFp_w9SQyxLM/edit?usp=sharing and sign up! More details are listed on the spreadsheet, and we'll have the links to be able to donate very soon. We hope you'll help us raise money to fight for this amazing cause!
Meet the Epic Film Guys
Epic Film Guy Nick lives in upstate NY and graduated from Clarion University of PA in 2010 with a degree in English (writing). While in college he studied film as part of a film studies minor and made a couple short films. He handles the sound production and editing of the show as well as its release and manages the twitter account @EpicFilmGuys.
Epic Film Guy Justin lives in a suburb of Washington D.C. after moving from the Binghamton, NY area with his wife and daughter. He is our resident "encyclopedia of film" and chances are, if you've heard some film news, Justin already heard it before you. A massive fan of the 80s and horror flicks of all shapes and sizes! Catch him on Facebook or our Instagram account @EpicFilmGuys.
Learn the full history of the Epic Film Guys by visiting http://epicfilmguys.wordpress.com/about-us/.
This Week's Featured Podcast
Prepare for the show that doesn't know the meaning of the word "rails." Afterburn739 comes to you live from Scrish bar with Kitty, Leo, Midge, Cobra, & Fez, and you are guaranteed to laugh out loud at least once. Keep an eye out for the Hula Hula Guy as well! One listen and you'll be a regular! Check them out at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/afterburn-739/id1003616097. Follow them on twitter @afterburn739.
Shout-Outs and Thanks
First and foremost we have to thank you, dear listener, for tuning in to the Epic Film Guys. We hope that you enjoy listening to the show! We love to do this show because we're passionate about film, but we also love doing it for each and every one of you.
We want to take a moment to give a huge thanks to our amazing supporters. By supporting the Epic Film Guys, you are helping us to get equipment upgrades and pay for hosting the show. A huge thank you and shout out to superfan Jarrod, Dan & Caleb of Netflix n' Swill, Emily of The Story Behind, our resident Kaiju expert Robert, and amazing friend of the show, Scott. Want to learn how you can support the show and unlock exclusive content, uncut episodes and more? Visit https://patron.podbean.com/epicfilmguys.
Friends of the Show
We'd like to give a huge shout-out for a lot of the shows we're proud to call friends, and that we're proud to call ourselves fans of. We especially have to thank our brothers in Perth, Paul & Wayne of The Countdown Movie & TV reviews, who have opened us up to a huge audience halfway across the world. Particular thanks to Paul who has been an amazing friend and has been infinitely helpful in terms of getting honest feedback on the evolution of the show. A huge thank you to Emily from The Story Behind podcast, whose support and friendship have kept this show alive through some of its darkest days. A huge thank you to some of our biggest podcasting friends, from Mr. X at the Angry Old Man, Shane from Now That I'm Older, David from The Unwritable Rant, Adam from Everyone Has a Podcast, Ro from the World of Ro, the entire crew at Afterburn 739, Mat at the One Word, Go! show, Justin from So I Married a Movie Geek, and Deana from the Twisted Philly podcast. We're probably forgetting someone, so thank you to ALL of you! We truly do love and appreciate your support.
We also have to give a huge shout out to #PodernFamily for helping to increase our exposure, and safe to say without it we wouldn't have met a lot of the podcasters and fans we're proud to call friends. We also want to give a huge shout out to the #MoviePodSquad, a group of movie podcasters in the #PodernFamily who have come together for our mutual love of film. Look for even more crossovers and fun events with these and other great podcasters soon!
Recent Appearances & Crossovers
#PodernFamily just celebrated its one year anniversary! You can hear the anniversary show master cut- which was edited by Epic Film Guy Nick- at http://www.spreaker.com/user/podernfamily/ep-6-1st-anniversary-extended-episode.
Justin joined Caleb of Netflix n' Swill to check out the top five horror films currently on Netflix! Please check it out at http://netflixnswill.podbean.com/e/episode-024-a-crossover-of-epic-proportions/.
I was thrilled to join Adam from Everyone Has a Podcast and David from the Unwritable Rant Podcast for a cooking special of incredible proportions! Check out "Three Cocks in a Pot" at http://www.ehappodcast.com/poddy/cse1.
All month long (February 2017), Emily from The Story Behind focused on pop culture & history as pertains to Forrest Gump, and I joined her for the final episode of the month to talk about the film itself. Check it out here! http://thestorybehindpodcast.com/forrest-gump-forrest-gump-february-tsb038.
I had the opportunity to join Andy and Gerald on Two Peas on a Pod to talk about the Oscars 2017! Check them out here: https://twopeasonapodcast.podbean.com/e/016-the-wrong-envelope-please/.
I had the great opportunity to join Dave & Jay from the Super Movie Bros podcast for their Kong: Skull Island episode. We talked craft beer, Michael Winslow, and top creature features! Check it out at http://supermoviebros.libsyn.com/super-movie-bros-ep-36-a-kong-sized-shit-pile.
As you know we are huge fans of craft beer, and I joined the guys at Fanthropological (The Nickscast) to talk about my obsession with it! Listen in at http://podcast.fanthropological.com/e/20-craft-beer-fans/!
Justin joined Mason and and Dan over on Get Reel Movies to talk about Logan! Check it out at https://omny.fm/shows/get-reel-movies/logan!
We were thrilled to take part in our fifth official crossover with the Countdown Movie and TV reviews to talk all things 1992 in film! The best and the worst! Please check out this amazing episode here: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/thecountdownmoviesandtv/episodes/2017-03-21T08_28_30-07_00.
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Contest Theme "Dust and Light" by Twelve Titans Music. All Rights reserved.
Outro: "Far Beyond the Sun" by Yngwie Malmsteen. All Rights reserved.