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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 21: Our Top 5 Non-MCU/DCEU Comic Book Films

It's a Snyder-fest! Not really but we do breakdown each of our top 5 comic book films that are NOT MCU or DCEU. The lists are both surprising and nostalgic as we find out which of our favorite films growing up originated as comics or graphic novels.

Plus, Julien breaks down some of the new Captain Marvel details following the first look images, We discuss the pros/cons of a Popular Film Oscar category, and finally Jazen gives us his hot take on a Big Trouble in Little China reboot/sequel.

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 20: That Man Can Run

What do MISSION IMPOSSIBLE and THE DARK KNIGHT have in common? We have no idea but thats what we ended up discussing in our latest episode! After a lengthy review with 3 out of the 4 of us (Jazen's review was stuck in 1996) we break down what made Mission Impossible Fallout one of the best of the franchise. Leading into a Dark Knight 10 year retrospective we quickly dive in and discuss our favorite moments, our nitpicks, and fond memories of the hype back in 2008.

News Bites are filled with a quick review of friend of the podcast Super Duper Kyle's latest Netflix movie The After Party trailer, we discuss Batwoman casting, and much more

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 18: Quantum It's In Everything!

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 18: Quantum It's In Everything!

Finally sober and full of Pym particles we power through another episode. Ant-Man and the Wasp is first up as we break down the sweet dessert Marvel dished up post-Infinity War. We introduce a new segment this episode as we divide the workload because who has time to watch so much media every week; Youssef and David discuss Sicario 2 aka Dora the Explorer Fights the Cartels, while Julien and Jazen talk Luke Cage Season 2 and ask why Luke Cage dabbed. Also more news bites, pre-gaming SD Comic-Con, and we once again struggle to figure out how to properly pronounce Djimon Honsou's name out loud.

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 17: The Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con

Hungover and battling a violent heat, we survive Vegas strong enough to deliver a JAM PACKED episode that sounds like the most random crossover; Whatever you would call when you put together Thanos, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blade, The Green Ranger, and Shatterstar; thats what this episode is. We succesfully navigate our first Comic-Con in Las Vegas as an official podcast like champs (sorta) 

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 16: Cut the Check

This week, we update you guys on where we’ve been going and what we’ve been watching, Youssef takes credit for reviving Gargoyles and Jazen makes a Hail Mary case for Tales from the Crypt....are we running out of ideas? Or simply evolving??? You decide! Also we eat Chick-fil-a and have a moment of silence for a fallen legend.

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 15: Rap Game Infinity War

Deadpool 2! Solo: A Star Wars Story! We review both films back to back, but first we weigh in on the long time bubbling rap beef between Drake & Pusha T as we recorded this episode literally less than an hour after Pusha T used a couple of Infinity Stones on Drake (aka dropping The Story of Addidon) 

Jumping into Solo we discuss its place among the current crop of Star Wars films being produced under the umbrella of Disney. We talk likes, dislikes, and our collective minds piece together a possible secret trilogy within these prequels.

We then debate the merc with a mouth's latest cinematic outing; Deadpool 2. Did Ryan Reynolds pull it off a second time? Our opinions are very divided as we chip away at the latest film in Fox's X-Men universe.

 

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 14: Cartoons "R” Us

Fox Kids, Disney Afternoon, Kids WB, Toonami, and every cartoon block we grew up with in the 90s! We dig deep and break down our favorite comic book animated series. From Batman to the classic and iconic X-Men the Animated series, and all the way to underrated ones like Spawn and the Incredible Hulk.

Also, we revisit the terms of our ongoing Black Panther/Infinity War box office bet, discuss the state of art appreciation in the age of non-stop content, discuss DC's upcoming streaming service, and continue theorizing Infinity War after our multiple viewings.

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 13: Destiny Arrived and Wong Dipped

Avengers Infinity War! We finally regroup to sit down and discuss the colossal 10 years in the making cinematic giant, after a heavy two weeks of post-Coachella recovery. 

A back and forth talk about our favorite moments, theories, reactions, and individual theater experiences. If you haven't seen Infinity War yet stay far away from this conversation until you have, SPOILERS ALL OVER this episode.

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 11: Goodbye Meltdown

Farewell Meltdown! Episode 11 calls for a heart felt goodbye to our first recording home, then on a brighter note we sink our teeth into a trailer that was probably better than a few feature films we can name, with theories and speculations galore regarding Infinity War. A high stakes bet gets thrown on the cool table regarding Black Panthers box office throne. Disneyland figures out new ways to rob us blind via ticket sales and we plot to break into secret parts of the park. Finally we pry intrusively into your favorite hero’s bank account...find out who’s card is getting declined!!

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 10: Our Top 5 MCU Films

Episode 10 calls for some kind of milestone, so we marked it with Top 5 countdown of each of our favorite MCU films in the 10 year long history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With Infinity War looming closer and closer, and Black Panther already out in the wild, it felt only appropriate that we decide on our favorites in anticipation of the final battles the cinematic Marvel heroes will face come the end of Phase 3.

Plus, we discuss where is the final Infinity Stone and why it probably is still in Wakanda, why Spider-Woman might be a great Spiderman villain, and why Tom Cruise should/should NOT be Hal Jordan.

 

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 9: Head Bop Like Daniel Kaluuya

It’s here! Our BLACK PANTHER review! Listen to us break down our favorite moments, who stole the show, possible spin-offs, and what Black Panther set up for the possible future of the Avengers.

    Also, Jazen gives us his first hand review of the Black Panther Experience at Disney’s California Adventure with his in depth conversation with a Dora Milaje, and how the Black Panther Meet n’ Greet is doing better than the Guardians of the Galaxy Ride.

We break down the Antman and The Wasp trailer, quick fancast Batgirl, and then deviate to talk about which other daytime kid’s show from the 90s should be remade into a movie franchise.

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 8: A Lot of Meetings (w/ special guest J. Lee)

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 8: A Lot of Meetings (w/ special guest J. Lee)

With a story that spans from the front desk at the Family Guy offices to the bridge of The Orville as Lt. Commander John LaMarr, we welcome our first guest to the Cool Table, From Fox's hit show The Orville, J. Lee.

Telling his super inspiring story of rising and falling and rising again in the rat race we all know as Hollywood, and how chance encounters, a lot of meetings, and just simply lining up your desire with your purpose, you eventually find your way back on the road to your dreams.

Currently starring alongside Seth MacFarlane on Fox's hit sci-fi comedy The Orville, J. Lee, breaks down one of his favorite Batman The Animated Series episode, who he would love to play in a comic book movie, and the one time he outboxed the Black Panther himself, Chadwick Boseman, at an L.A. gym.

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 6: New Year, Same Us

the band is back for 2018 with a DOUBLE REVIEW of the cherished hits from the holiday break, BRIGHT and THE LAST JEDI.

We talk Moviepass and why it's pretty much the best invention ever for both bad and good movies.

Iconic movie soundtracks of our youth and why All That was the most hip-hop show of the 90s for kids.

We dig deep and discuss Netflix spoiling those of us who crave content.

A 3-vs-1 Bright discussion that pretty much goes the way you'd expect it to go.

We finally give each of our thoughts on THE LAST JEDI after the hype of it's initial release has died down a bit

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 5: Pay To See 60 Billion

Episode 5 we discuss that sweet sweet Avengers Infinity War trailer and why Thanos is about to be the Marvel Universe's Debo.

With that looming Disney buyout of Fox's entertainment assets we dive into where we benefit as fans and where it just might start to get weird.

We judge Julien's anime choices and for absolutely no reason Jazen recites every single actor's name from the Street Fighter movie by heart.

Also why you should never call any of us for information if you're up for a part in any comic property. 

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 4: Like A Delicious Gas Station Pizza

An episode full of struggle, back blow outs, and holiday traffic. We make it happen and give our MASSIVE REVIEW of JUSTICE LEAGUE!

We talk what we expect next from WB/DC, our alternate Batman choices if Affleck decides to leave the DC Cinematic Universe, and we debut our unique rating system for Justice League.

Plus, we give our initial thoughts on the new Netflix Punisher show (full review coming Episode 5), Our theory for the last Infinity Stone, Deadpool 2 trailer reactions, and should James Franco be an X-Men.

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Nerds at the Cool Table - Episode 3: There Was A Fight in Thor

During our THOR: RAGNAROK review we compare the fight Youssef and Julien witnessed AT Thor with the fights IN Thor. 

We discuss Complex Con and why it occupies an important space within the crossroads of culture, music, and the internet. 

We talk why there's suddenly JUSTICE LEAGUE HYPE!!!

Plus some buff talk (obviously), the already pre-Oscar winning Lion King song by Beyonce and Childish Gambino, Migos x Hyenas, and we finally put to rest who got cast as Shazam and Billy Batson

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