Episode #132: Michael Cera

It’s our belief that it should be a rare thing to remake a movie.  However, if a movie is going to be remade Michael Cera should be a part of that remake.  At least, that’s our contention and discussion for this week’s episode of the Brick Room.  We recorded this awhile ago, so apologies if some stuff is out of date, but Michael Cera always holds up.

Episode #131: The Future Is Now, Part II

In today’s podcast we continue our discussion from a few episodes ago and talk about things that should have happened by now in our real world if the world of movies was true.  For instance, if the events of 2001, A Space Odyssey, and it’s sequel, 2010, are true then we should have massive spacecraft traveling throughout our solar system right now.  What else should we have that we are missing out on.  Today, we figure it out.

Brick Room regular, Gordy, is back for this episode that was, admittedly, recorded some time ago.  Forgive us.  Our hectic lives interrupted our regular recording and posting schedule, but we are correcting that and you can count on regular content from The Brick Room moving forward.

Episode #130: Star Wars vs Harry Potter

Which universe is cooler?  Star Wars or Harry Potter?  Is a Jedi more powerful than a wizard?

More than anything else, these are the questions on everyone’s mind right now in this country and The Brick Room is here to help you learn the answers.

Disclaimer, this podcast was recorded a few weeks ago so some comments may be out of date, but Star Wars and Harry Potter are timeless.  Grab a glass of blue milk or butterbeer (whichever you prefer) and listen in as we solve the world’s problems.

Episode #128: The Future Is Now!

According to Back To The Future II, we should have self lacing shoes, flying cars, food rehydration machines, and all sorts of other cool stuff by now.  In fact, we should have had all that stuff by 2015.  If the terminator movies are to be believed the entire world should a post apocalyptic wasteland right now.  What other movie predictions have failed to come true?  Are there any movie prediction that have come true?  Of course there are hundreds of movies that make predictions about the future and we can’t cover them all, but Marc found a website that lists some of these predictions, in “movie world” chronological order.

In this week’s podcast we explore some of those predictions and compare them to our actual reality.  If Stanley Kubrick could predict the future we would have had enormous spaceships flying manned missions to Jupiter by 2001.  That obviously didn’t happen.  What else didn’t happen.  Listen in and find out.

Episode #123: End of Summer and Comic Book Movies

All the summer movies have been released.  All the fall movies have been released.  How did all the comic book movies do?  Every other movie that comes out is a superhero movie. At the beginning of the summer we made predictions on how all of this years comic book movies would do, with the help of Brick Room guest Chris Daily.

Chris Daily is back for this episode and we’ve also invited a new guest:  Carlos Guzman.  Carlos and Chris both have experience publishing their own web comics so we thought “who better to talk with about comic book movies than these guys?”

Have you watched Batman vs. Superman?  Deadpool?  The new X-men movie?  Should you?  Listen in and find out what was good this year and what wasn’t.  Then, when you’re done listening to this episode go check out Chris and Carlos’ work.  You can find their comics here:

Punch an’ Pie

Time Cheetah

Striptease

 

Episode 119 – Lando’s Cape

Who’s the smoothest in the Galaxy? Lando. Obviously.

We talk Star Wars again in this podcast, starting with Marc’s cosplay plans to how much we just want to follow Lando around.

Also, I guess we’re #DonaldForLando now…

We also discuss the trend of remaking/rebooting movies including Ben Hur, a movie that has been remade into oblivion…

We also cover the all important question as to ‘Why?’… Why all of the remakes and what should never be remade (Star Wars) and what should be remade. We go over a few movies that could another pass over and be remade…

Also, disaster movies are almost immune to remakes…unless you’re Backdraft…

Did we miss anything? Let us know what you think! If you don’t think Donald Glover would make a good young Lando, let us know how it feels to be wrong about everything in your life…

Thanks for listening!

 

Episode 115: Bracket of Badassery -Final Result!!

Welcome back, Brick Room Listeners.  We hope you had a great 4th of July weekend.  We are back today to finish up the Bracket of Badassery.

How can that be, you ask, since there are 3 match-ups yet to go?  Well, we’re crossing the finish line with strong by doing all three contests in one episode today.

Last week’s guest in the Brick Room, Chris Daily, helped us to determine that Ripley was more badass then Apone, which leaves our bracket looking like this:

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Today, we finish up the bracket by deciding the winner between Furiosa and Max as well as Ripley and Vasquez.  Trust me when I say that these match ups were not easy to figure out. Then, we take the final two contestants and determine, once and for all, who is the most badass character ever to appear in an action movie.  The final match was tough to figure out as well but, ultimately, we’re both pretty happy with the result.

Grab your drink and strap yourself in.  The Bracket of Badassery crowns a victor today!