Episode 273: Orphanage Rock

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Join Joe Shoes and Michael Gomez as they serve up their weekly buffet of pop culture goodness! This week, your double main men are discussing: the merits of seeing the Christmas Tree (1:40), the Major Wrestling Figure Podcast Toy Drive (3:05), Taco Bell and fast food breakfasts (7:00), update on Melissa…who sucks (9:49), Ice Nine Kills in concert (11:21), the greatest movie of the year 2000 (21:12), re-watch of The Matrix (24:48), upcoming trailers for Spider-Verse, MacGruber and Peacemaker (33:24), Marvel’s Hawkeye (36:20), Tiger King season 2 (42:48), Action Figure updates on HasLab crowdfunding and Super7 Ultimates (46:40), Sleighing & Slaying Week 2: Wrestlers Dressed As Santa Claus with Santa With Muscles and Santa’s Slay (1:01:10) & Big Finish: Top 3 Brendan Fraser movies (1:29:00).

Next week for Sleighing & Slaying (theme: Christmas Booby Traps): Home Sweet Home Alone (Disney+) & Deadly Game (Shudder)

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Episode 271: Ghost Gobblers

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Join Joe Shoes and Michael Gomez as they serve up a special Thanksgiving buffet of pop culture goodness! This week, your double main men are discussing: Thanksgiving as a holiday and memories (1:30), Major WF Pod’s FWF Live 2 (4:41), new content on YouTube (11:28), Gomez’s Thanksgiving Eve movie stream (14:14), talk about the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer and Bond’s box office (18:06), Marvel’s Hit Monkey & M.O.D.O.K. on Hulu (34:02), The New York Time Present: Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson (39:00), Rocky IV: Rocky v. Drago (Director’s Cut) (45:06), Ghostbusters: Afterlife (55:08), next week’s FIVE WEEKS OF SLEIGHING & SLAYING Holiday Spectacular (1:25:54) & Big Finish: Top 3 Thanksgiving dishes (1:29:13)

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Episode 270: Says Shoot!

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Join Joe Shoes and Michael Gomez as they serve up their weekly buffet of pop culture goodness! This week, your double main men are discussing: all the news from Disney+ day (4:00), Marvel Legends X-Men cartoon figures (22:52), Marvel’s The Eternals (28:16), Olaf Presents (32:58), Disney World (37:00), Gomez’s trip to Minnesota for AEW (42:48), Season 5 of Rick & Morty (1:18:38), Rocky IV: Rocky v. Drago Director’s Cut (1:27:57), Netflix’s Red Notice (1:29:29), Rock Paper Scissors debate (1:40:20), upcoming Ho-Ho-Horror Holiday movies and listener feedback (1:42:50) and Big Finish: Top 3 Chevy Chase movies (1:46:40)

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Episode 266: Don‘t Call It a Comeback

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Join Joe Shoes and Michael Gomez as they lead you through the last week of the most important events in all of pop culture! This week, your double main men are discussing: Joe’s return to wrestling and meeting the wonderful Danhausen at Create A Pro Wrrestling (1:45), upcoming part two for Netflix’s Masters of the Universe Revelation and the accompanying toy line (8:20), the debate over Toy Story 4 (15:16), the trailer for The Batman and upcoming DC projects (20:36), the IMDB game with Michael Keaton (35:42), the new series of the Movies That Made Us for Spooky Snake Season (40:47), new release Halloween Kills (58:27), new Left 4 Dead game (1:04:15), the Rice-A-Roni shortage (1:08:05), the band Ice Nine Kills who plays horror movie themes (1:10:54), Halloween costumes and plans (1:12:37) and Joe’s traumatic insect incident (1:17:06).

 

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Episode 265: I‘ve Seen a Ghost In Real Life

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Join Joe Shoes and Michael Gomez as they fill you up on their weekly pop culture buffet! This week, you’re double main men are discussing: Joe’s conquering of his vicious head cold (1:16), the MLB playoffs (4:31), Joe’s upcoming wrestling appearances (11:30), The season finale of Marvel’s What If? (17:34), Joe gets a head start on Spooky Snake Season by watching The Ritual on Netflix (31:48), Gomez did more Spooky Snake Season with Shudder’s VHS 94 (34:59), all the upcoming horror goodness (38:18), the boys finish up Netflix’s Midnight Mass (44:31), Joe recounts the time he saw a ghost (51:17), Joe’s purchase of something huge from his childhood (1:00:08) and closing with the Big Finish: Top 3 Muppets (1:05:43).

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Episode 264: We‘re Always Having Eggs

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Join Joe Shoes and Michael Gomez each week as they present the best buffet of pop culture goodness in all the land garnished with some personal touches! This week, your double main men discuss Joe’s debilitating illness (0:56), Gasparilla in Tampa (6:39), Gomez’s movie theater adventures (10:55), Joe’s first viewing of Tommy Wiseau’ THE ROOM (16:38), Arn Anderson, gun man (23:25), Netflix and WWE’s ESCAPE THE UNDERTAKER (24:41), HBO’s THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK (36:33), the animated THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2 (43:42), finally we saw the #1 movie in America: VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE (46:36) before closing up with the Big Finish: Top 3 breakfast side items (1:03:44).

 

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Transformers: War for Cybertron “Chapter 1: Siege, Ep. 5”

Welcome back to another cartoon episode recap where we’ll be looking at the penultimate episode of Chapter 1 of Netflix’s Transformers: War for Cybertron series! If you’ve been following along each day with these blogs, you know I’ve been high on this series, but really want to know how you’re feeling about it so get into the comments or hit me up on Twitter to let me know your thoughts on this series.

When we left off, the Autobots received a surprise visitor at the Ark: Jetfire, the now exiled Deception general who found himself questioning Megatron’s advanced plans to commit a full genocide against the Autobots and even killed fellow Seeker, Skywarp, to temporarily keep the location of the Autobots’ base a secret. He’s now shown up on the Autobots’ doorstep, badly injured, but wanting to join their cause.

Something big is brewing as Bumblebee – now equipped with the Alpha Trion Protocols – thinks he knows the location of the All Spark which is being sought after by both sides and could be a game-changer for the squad getting to it first.

No sense in waiting longer, let’s transform and roll out. Continue reading

Transformers: War for Cybertron “Chapter 1: Siege, Ep. 4”

Welcome to part four of the Transformers: War for Cybertron saga! It’s good to be back and checking out another episode of something I’m really into so let’s not waste a lot of time messing around.

Yesterday’s episode was…a lot. A lot of a lot of things. Grit, hope, despair, darkness, action. It’s actually amazing that they were able to fit so much into a singular episode and still make it digestible, but somehow they did it and I applaud the writing staff for that.

When we left off, Jetfire – a Decepticon and leader of the Seekers as well as Megatron’s right hand – had turned on Skywarp, another of the Seekers, for wanting to start an Autobot genocide that Jetfire simply was not about. He’s questioning his motivations as this war continues and while Megatron has thrown honor and the code of war to wayside for any chance to finally defeat Optimus Prime, Jetfire still refuses to break from his beliefs. Skywarp did survive long enough to fly back to Decepticon base, but his spark ran out shortly after ratting out Jetfire to Starscream who you can only imagine is too happy to hear of Jetfire’s treasonous ways.

And that is how we’ll start today. Another exciting look into the war for Cybertron. Transform and roll out. Continue reading

Transformers: War for Cybertron, “Chapter 1: Siege, Ep. 3”

Welcome to another recap of Netflix’s Transformers: War for Cybertron series! I’ve been digging the previous two episodes big time and, if you’re here for the ride on episode 3, I assume you are as well.

With only six episodes in Chapter 1 of this show, today represents the halfway point and I’m sure a lot of you have already skipped ahead and completed your binge viewing. I get it, trust me, as I’ve been hyped to get to the next episode as soon as I finished each of these, but I enjoy letting it settle a bit and being able to focus and remember what has already happened before jumping into the next one. Different strokes for different folks, as they say on the streets.

In yesterday’s episode the Autobots were led into a trap after Soundwave detected Ultra Magnus sending communications to Optimus Prime while in a Decepticon holding cell, but – most pertinent to Megatron – Prime still lives which has altered his internal code about honor in warfare leading him to want a full annihilation of the Autobots.

The search for the All Spark continues by both factions which is looked as a game-changer and could swing the war to the side which gets it in their possession. The Autobots, historically the underdogs in all iterations, now seem to be in more dire straits than ever with limited resources and an ever-shrinking roster of manpower from suffering casualties in all battles. There’s even a shot of a medic bay with dead and destroyed Autobots lining the room from past battles giving a glimpse into the severity of war and also causing some within the ranks, most notably Elita One, to question Optimus Prime’s decision-making which has never been a storypoint in any telling of Transformers that I can remember.

All of which sets us up for another interesting day on Cybertron as the next battle awaits. Transform and roll out. Continue reading

Transformers: War for Cybertron, Chapter 1: Siege, Episode 2

Welcome to another cartoon episode recap! Following up on yesterday’s premiere for Netflix’s new Transformers: War for Cybertron we’ll be humming right along into the second episode today. With this series being available for nearly a week already, there’s plenty of full recaps and spoiler-based reviews out there and I’m pretty surprised with the mixed feedback. I’m already all-in on this show after one episode and yet, I’m seeing plenty of people say that the series is “too dark” which really doesn’t make sense to me. Yeah, it’s not exactly the goofy, kid-friendly fare you’d normally expect, but the battle of Autobots versus Decepticons has always revolved around one thing: war. It’s a war for survival of their race and yeah, that can get pretty dark.

So we gather today for the next installment of this war. When we left off, Megatron was getting a surprise guest who was cloaked to keep their identity secret, but even then, it was pretty obvious who it was. The episode cut off before the reveal so I’m sure we’ll be picking right back up with that today. Time to transform and roll out. Continue reading