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March 2, 2017

Episode 087 - The Epic Film Guys Evolution

Well, the Oscars are finally said and done, and we've got a run-down of some of our surprising picks that didn't make it, as well as some of those that did. We'll of course touch on the absolute meltdown that ended what was an otherwise fine show and discuss our thoughts of the show's tone, comedy, and politics. Justin also reviews the brand new horror film from Jordan Peele with a brief recap of Get Out, and we watch the final trailer for Kong: Skull Island in Epic Previews!

The show is officially changing! Some of the changes implemented here are fluid and will continue to evolve to hit the right point, but right away this week you'll notice some big ones; no more promos, and the brand-new intro is buried in the first segment. We're now featuring podcasts with a special segment and we've got trivia! A lot more fun ways to get involved are right around the corner, and as usual the show will need a bit of time to grow into the new changes, but I think they're for the better.

Along with the segment changes, our sound continues to evolve as well thanks to Justin now recording on his own ATR-2100 and the mixer we received from Emily. This allows me to run a soundboard and play segment roll-ins and trailers right in the live recording of the show, getting Justin's reactions to them and saving me a boatload of time in editing. More time will now go to some upcoming segment break pieces focusing on other podcasts as well as some other fun stuff. Please forgive me for any growing pains we may experience, I know the sound is a little off in the mix in a couple places in this episode. Stay tuned as the Epic Film Guys continue to grow and change into the future!


Segment One: 00:08:07:00

Segment Two: 00:52:51:00

Segment Three: 01:14:27:00

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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.

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This Week's Featured Podcast

The Twisted Philly podcast is dedicated to the mischevious, the macabre, and the marvelous goings-on in the city of brotherly love. Join Deana as she tells stories of true crime, haunted history, Philly legends, and some amazing destinations for Philly natives and tourists alike. Check her out at and follow her on twitter @twisted_philly.

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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

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

Justin joined Caleb of Netflix n' Swill to check out the top five horror films currently on Netflix! Please check it out at

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

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!

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:


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