Hello and welcome to episode 101 of the podcast! With this episode and going forward into the future you'll start to notice a few changes with the Epic Film Guys podcast, including our "naked" openings and segment transitions; we're looking for some indie artists to collaborate with us on new music for the podcast so that everything we use is 100% royalty- and copyright-free. If you know someone who might be interested in submitting a piece, have them contact us!
With the release of Wonder Woman, easily one of the most-anticipated movies of the summer (and the year!), we had to bring back the roundtable format that we first piloted back during our Rogue One: A Star Wars Story episode. This time, however, we're also piloting a new review format; we're dropping numeric grades for films shortly, and coming up with another recommendation/scoring system. Reviews are also changing structurally, wherein we'll talk about what we loved and didn't love first as statements of opinion, and then opening it up into a broader review.
Joining us tonight for the roundtable is good friend and sponsor of the show, Director Brenic from Netflix 'n Swill! We've also got another returning guest in drunken legend Shampu of the Buds, Beers, and Brutality podcast. This week we're also thrilled to welcome two new guests to the show for the first time; we've got Carl from the How Have You Not Seen podcast joining us, and I am extremely excited to welcome someone whose show I've been a fan of for a long time in Tom Coe from Jake and Tom Conquer the World.
We open the floodgates to talk Wonder Woman, and it's no surprise when someone on the panel wasn't quite as happy with the film as everyone else. We dissect a lot of the themes in the film and talk what did or didn't work. It's a long discussion about the film, but we go so far in-depth with the film and it really ends up being one of the best review pieces we've ever done. Please enjoy this excellent review! Thank you for listening, and we'll see you at the movies!!
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On "How Have You Not Seen," Carl and Carson fill in the gaps in one another's cinema catalog with a simple question... "How have you not seen ___?" They pick a favorite movie for the other to watch and discuss. Check them out and subscribe https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/how-have-you-not-seen/id1200389003. Follow them on twitter @HHYNS_Movies.
Dan & Caleb of Netflix n' Swill are two amazing friends and supporters of the show, but more than that, their show is a hilarious look at what's coming and going from Netflix, full original series reviews, and the always-fantastic one-star reviews. Subscribe at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/netflix-n-swill/id1142744188, and follow them on twitter @NetflixNSwill.
The crew over at Buds, Beers, and Brutality (Chris, Shampu, Brandon, and Carlos) watch and comment on kickass horror flicks while drinking some good beer. Subscribe to them at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/buds-beers-and-brutality/id1142900538 and follow them on twitter @3bhorrorpod.
Jake and Tom, formerly of The Drunken Dork podcast, have embarked on a crusade to conquer the world, one listener at a time. On Jake and Tom Conquer the World, they talk comic books, TV, movies, and all things geek culture. Subscribe to them at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jake-and-tom-conquer-the-world/id910040832 and follow them on twitter @thedrunkendork.
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
Mike Jolitz talks everything from news, celebrities, stupid criminals, and anything else the internet has to offer! This week's feature is a little bittersweet, as Mike is going to be hanging up his headphones in a couple more weeks. Don't miss this awesome show. Good luck Mike! We can't wait to see what you do next! Find him at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mike-jolitz-show/id1095178964 and follow him on twitter @MikeJolitz!
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 "Destruction in Human Form" Jarrod; Director Brenic & Caleb of Netflix n' Swill; Emily of The Story Behind; our resident Kaiju expert Robert; amazing friend of the show, Scott; and our good friend Justin of So I Married a Movie Geek. 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
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.
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/!
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.
Justin visited JD and Brendan over at the InSession Film Podcast for an amazing retrospective of the first three Alien films! Check it out at http://insessionfilm.com/movie-podcast-alien-aliens-alien3-221/.
A horror movie fantasy draft would've have been complete without our own Epic Film Guy Justin, so he joined Justin from So I Married a Movie Geek, as well as Chris & Shampu from Buds, Beers, Brutality, to draft 80s horror films! Please check it out at https://soimarriedamoviegeek.podbean.com/e/episode-159-fantasy-movie-draft-80s-horror-movies/.
"Memories" by Cyberwave Orchestra. Used with permission (royalty-free). Visit their youTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/CyberwaveOrchestra!
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