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On Episode 277 we cover the increasingly strange case of Ezra Miller, a season 4 of True Detective, a Spy Kids reboot for Netflix, and an interesting role for Russell Crowe. Also, Kevin Costner is finally making another big Western but how long will it really end up? What We're Watching: The Empty Man Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes The Black Phone The Offer Elvis
It's episode 277 and the World Cup is coming to a bunch of North American cities. In 2026. We also talk about Freddie's emotional return to Atlanta before focusing on the NBA. The draft is done and now we're onto free agency which will be interesting.
On Episode 276 we cover the latest Game of Thrones spinoff announcement, the Obamas producing a show starring Will Forte, the resignation of Vince McMahon, and the arrest of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. There's also a movie about Pop-Tarts written and directed by Jerry Seinfeld that has us confused and excited. What We're Watching: The Worst Person in the World Infinite Dirty Harry Luca Lightyear
On Episode 275 we remember Philip Baker Hall and the various roles he played over the last 30 years before being confused by the Joker sequel. We also have an update concerning Seth Green's NFT Ape, news about more Ghostbusters, and a name for Knives Out 2. What We're Watching: Jurassic World Dominion Barry Under the Banner of Heaven (Hulu) Hustle (Netflix)
It's Episode 275 and Phil Mickelson has been kicked off the tour along with every other golfer who joined Saudi Arabia's LIV Golf League. We also discuss the struggles of both LA baseball teams before getting back to the NBA Finals. The Warriors have taken a 3-2 lead and we debate whether they will close it out in game 6.
On Episode 274 we've got some Apple updates and a Hunger Games prequel to talk about. Scream 6 will happen without Neve Campbell and Jon Hamm is headed back to TV. Also, Tom Cruise set a box office record as Top Gun: Maverick had the smallest week 2 drop-off. What We're Watching: Under the Banner of Heaven (Hulu) Days of Thunder Crimes of the Future Dark Waters Watcher
It's episode 274 and the Angels will never win. It's 12 losses in a row and now the Angels have fired their manager. Dustin Johnson has resigned from the PGA but will still play in the majors. Rasheed Wallace is going to coach the Lakers and we discuss the first two games of the NBA Finals.
It's episode 273 and we remember Ray Liotta who has left us too soon but we still have a few more of his final performances to enjoy. There was also a big Star Wars event in Anaheim with all kinds of announcements. There was even a trailer for the Willow Disney+ series. We also talk about this Winnie the Pooh horror movie. What We're Watching: We Own This City Ambulance Obi-Wan Kenobi Top Gun: Maverick
On Episode 273 we review this weekend's Champions League Final and the disappointment for Liverpool fans. We also cover the strange Joc Pedersen-Tommy Pham feud before turning to the NBA. The Lakers have a new coach and we've got an NBA Finals matchup that we preview.
On Episode 272 we look at the SNL cast exits and how we're now two generations removed from a cast we care about. We also talk about a couple of upcoming Halloween movies, an Ocean's prequel, and Seth Green's stolen NFT. We then discuss a few trailer and What We're Watching: Big Eyes Kids in the Hall (Amazon) Escape Plan Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers Ghostbusters: Afterlife Men
On Episode 272 we review the PGA Championship including Mito Pereira's tough 18th. We also talk about the huge scandal involving the city of Anaheim and the Angels and the Tim Anderson - Josh Donaldson beef. We the cover the NBA's conference finals and wonder why they've been so ugly.
On Episode we talk about Christopher Walken as an emperor, two potential Pirates movies without Johnny Depp, and a planned Spinal Tap 2. There's also one last Norm MacDonald comedy special coming soon recorded before his death and a bunch of trailers to discuss. What We're Watching: We Own This City (HBO) Candy (Hulu) Under the Banner of Heaven (Hulu) Candyman (2021) Old
It's Episode 271 and we're down to 4 teams in the NBA playoffs. Chris Paul will have to wait another year to win his first title and the defending champs will be watching at home. We preview the conference finals and update you on the NBA Draft lottery. We also talk a bit about this weekend's PGA Championship.
On Episode 270 we eulogize the iPod and try to figure out why everyone is going crazy at live events. This time there was an incident featuring a very cool knife-gun but that is in no way an endorsement of the action. We've also got some trailers to discuss/criticize. What We're Watching: Moon Knight Wrath of Man The Staircase Willy's Wonderland The Offer Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
It's episode 270 and we have every sport to talk about. We start with the NBA and Rudy Gobert's beef with Shaq as well as some other NBA developments. We then get Tony back to talk about the 1st round of the NHL playoffs, Erling Haaland signing with Manchester City, and some early successes in this baseball season.
On Episode 269 we discuss the future of Adam Sandler movies, the cast of That 70's Show joining the cast of That 90's Show, and Bill Murray's first statements on his suspension/firing from his latest project. Also, they're going to make more Jackass for Paramount+. What We're Watching: Russian Doll (Season 2) The Coldest Game Better Call Saul (Season 6) The Lost Leonardo
It's Episode 268 and Elon Musk got his deal. Also, Netflix is having issues and Warner/Discovery is continuing their changes. Bill Murray got a movie suspended and Vin Diesel made his Fast X director quit. We also wonder why they announced plans for a Hot Wheels movie. What We're Watching: Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Adventure The Batman The Northman Death on the Nile The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
On Episode 268 we catch up with the first round of the NBA playoffs. The Nets have been eliminated and Ben Simmons never played but there are still some series that could go either way. There's also the NFL draft this week and we've got a game featuring some top prospects.
On Episode 267 Discovery has taken over Warner Bros. and we're hoping not much changes for HBO. There's also news about a Minecraft movie with Jason Momoa, a Ted TV show with Seth MacFarlane, and a Netflix show firing. What We're Watching: Ambulance Return to Space Drive My Car The Weekend Away Tokyo Vice
It's Episode 267 and we're a couple weeks into the new baseball season. So far, the Dodgers are good and the Reds aren't. It's also the start of the NBA playoffs where both 8th place finishers are at home. These round 1 matchups don't seem great so we're hoping for a good round 2.
On Episode 266 we talk about the passing of Gilbert Gottfried and why it seems like so many comedians from that era are dying. We also have news about another sign of the end of TV, a new show for Bob Odenkirk, and confirmation there will be more Curb Your Enthusiasm. What We're Watching: Everything Everywhere All At Once Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sicario The Night House
It's Episode 266 and we've seen some live baseball. It's only been a few games so far but it's just nice to have it back. We also review the Masters and the win for Scottie Scheffler before closing out the NBA's regular season and looking at the play-in matchups as well as the potential 1st round of the playoffs.
It's episode 265 and the 2022 MLB Season starts now. We preview the upcoming season and give some over-under picks but before that we declare the Lakers dead, discuss the Final Four results, and preview the Masters. Tiger is set to play but will he make the cut?
On Episode 265 we've got updates on the Will Smith situation and some sad news about Bruce Willis. We then cover a bunch of TV news including an IT prequel series and a show about the Clippers and Donald Sterling coming to FX. What We're Watching: Moon Knight Notting Hill The Outfit Somebody Feed Phil The Bubble
On Episode 264 we wonder what's wrong with society right now. And it's not just Will Smith that's the problem. We review the famous slap as well as all the winners from the Oscars and then tell you why there's only one Keanu Reeves movie still available in China. What We're Watching: Red Rocket Charlie Wilson's War Deep Water The King's Man Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Rear Window
It's episode 264 and the NBA season is almost over. Phoenix has wrapped up the #1 seed but it's totally open in the Eastern Conference. Baseball is almost back and Pujols is playing one more season back in St. Louis. We then review the 3rd and 4th rounds of the NCAA tournament which leads us to Duke - Carolina in the Final Four.
On Episode 263 we cover a bunch of big baseball signings as spring training starts. We then review some more huge QB trades this time involving the controversial Deshaun Watson. We then take a look at the first week of the NCAA tournament and what surprised us the most.
It's Episode 263 and we just completed St. Patrick's week and recall our Corned Beef experiences. We then cover the latest movie news including Judd Apatow's This is 50, more Godzilla v Kong, and a new season of True Detective. We've also got a trailer for Mike Myers' new series on Netflix. What We're Watching: The Boys: Diabolical West Side Story Windfall X
It's Episode 262 and baseball is coming back. But so is Tom Brady. NFL free agency begins and free agency in baseball resumes after the lockout has ended. Kershaw is still a Dodger but will Freddie Freeman join him? We're also getting ready for the madness beginning this week with multiple local teams involved including CSUF taking on Duke.
On episode 262 we've got some real life road rage to review. But there's also some movie news including John Woo's dialogue-less return to American film, Deadpool 3, and the return of the Shrek franchise with Puss in Boots 2. We also discuss a couple trailers including Obi-Wan. What We're Watching: Fresh John Adams (HBO) The Adam Project The Dropout (Hulu) Uncharted
On Episode 261 we complain about gas prices and cover the latest Apple event before discussing the latest movie news. Will Smith is back for more I Am Legend with Michael B. Jordan, Bill Burr is directing a movie, and white Men Can't Jump is being remade. We also review a couple new trailers including Brad Pitt's Bullet Train. What We're Watching: Spencer (Hulu) The French Dispatch The Batman Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty
It's Episode 261 and the baseball season may actually happen, with a few changes though. We also had a big NFL trade to discuss as well as a big NFL non-trade. We then remind you that we're nearing the end for Coach K before looking at the big NBA stories including Embiid for MVP, Ben Simmons attending a game, and Golden State's slump.
On Episode we cover Tom Brady's new job as film producer and wonder why a Twisted Metal show is coming to Peacock. We've also got news about a Ben Franklin series coming to Apple TV+ and Beetlejuice 2. And if you wanted to watch that new Larry David documentary on HBO, you can't. What We're Watching: Studio 666 No Exit (Hulu) Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Netflix) Free Guy Righteous Gemstones The French Dispatch
It's Episode 260 and we still don't know when the next baseball season will start. We've also got some NFL broadcasting news worth talking about as well as some early madness last weekend in college basketball. We then discuss the latest awful NBA stories including lengthy NBA reviews, the Lakers getting booed, and Harden's first two games as a Sixer.
It's Episode 259 and we're preparing to move to Disney's desert neighborhood. We also cover the FX network's news conference, an HBO delay, and a John Cena/ Wile E Coyote movie. We then take a look at some trailers, including one for Elvis, before getting to: What We're Watching: Passing Reacher Bel Air Peacemaker
On Episode 259 we discuss this last weekend's lackluster NBA All-Star events and all the reasons it's not very good. We then look at the latest in the MLB negotiations and it's not looking good for the 2022 season right now. We finish with some NFL rumors/drama that will keep us theorizing until the draft.
On Episode 258 we discuss the legacy of Ivan Reitman before covering all the big plans for the newly named Paramount including more Yellowstone spinoffs, Spongebob movies, and Star Trek stuff. We then look at some trailers shown during the Super Bowl and elsewhere. What We're Watching: Kimi Copshop Jackass Forever Marry Me
It's Episode 258 and Ben Simmons is finally no longer a Sixer. We review the big Harden-Simmons swap along with the other big trades from last week. We then cover the Super Bowl, its halftime show, and all the storylines coming out of the game.
On Episode 257 we go over the 2022 Oscar nominations before getting to the latest news including Scream 6, the 2nd revival of Futurama, and GOOSEBUMPS coming to Disney+. We've also got some trailers to discuss including Lightyear and Firestarter. What We're Watching: The Witcher (Season 2) No Time to Die Pam and Tommy (Hulu) Reacher Nightmare Alley
It's Episode 257 and the trade deadline is here but still no Ben Simmons deal. But there were some others to discuss along with the full All-Star rosters. We then cover some non Super Bowl NFL news including Jim Harbaugh's not return. After that we look at some of the strangest prop bets before making a pick for Sunday's game.
On episode 256 we've got updates on Hocus Pocus 2, Paramount+'s Halo Series, and Vin Diesel's Fast Ten. Jason Momoa is the latest oversized guy joining the cast to drive cars or something. What We're Watching: Licorice Pizza Aerial Ireland The Eyes of Tammy Faye Billions (Season 6) Dopesick
It's Episode 256 and Andrew Wiggins is somehow an All-Star starter. Do we need to change the All-Star voting rules again? Also, tom Brady is actually retiring just as the NFL is being sued. Coincidence? Yes. We then review the championship games and preview the surprising Super Bowl matchup.
On Episode 255 we have to cover more death because that's the world we're in. This time it's Louie Anderson and Meat Loaf who are no longer with us. We also talk about the Chinese edit of Fight Club, John Krasinksi's next movie, the Quiet Place sequel he's not making, and Murder Mystery 2. We also got our first look at Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio coming out the same time as the Disney+ Pinocchio. What We're Watching: The Last Duel Yellowstone (Season 4) Scream (2022)
It's Episode and we've got a new Baseball Hall of Famer but it may be more interesting who didn't make it. We also cover Grayson Allen's dirty play before reviewing the divisional round in the NFL which may have been the greatest playoff round ever.
On Episode 254 Netflix raise their prices again. We've also got news about Denzel Washington's action franchise, Tim Allen coming back as Santa, and the return of FX's Justified. What We're Watching: Power of the Dog Yellowstone The Lost Daughter The Tender Bar
On Episode 253 we mourn the passing of our TV dad Bob Saget. We then cover Disney's strange Pixar decisions, season 2 of White Lotus, and the Golden Globes which actually happened before discussing the upcoming Bel-Air, a serious take on the Fresh Prince. What We're Watching: Raw/Titane The Last Duel Saved by the Bell (Peacock) Being the Ricardos The Righteous Gemstones (Season 2)
On Episode 253 we cover the end of the NFL season and mourn the latest Chargers failure before previewing the lackluster Wild Card weekend slate of games. We then review Georgia's College Football Championship win and discuss the return of Klay Thompson to the Warriors.
It's Episode 252 and we're in a new year which means there was Rose Parade and we've got a first person review of the event. We also cover a couple movie delays, some interesting casting news, and a Fast and Furious feud. What We're Watching: Don't Look Up The Matrix Resurrections Pig The Harder They Fall The King's Man MacGruber (Peacock)