Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix Review
While balancing baby plans, work, baby showers, and all while still trying to binge watch, Tristan and The Girl were able to watch Lemony Snicket on Netflix this week. You might remember the books, you might remember the movie that came out in 2004 with Jim Carrey. This is a whole new ball game when it comes to episodic streaming and the people behind the scenes don't let you forget it. In this eight-episode series, the Baudelaire children lose their parents and get shipped off from guardian to guardian while trying to avoid the evil Count Olaf. Is it's inherent repetitive nature too much to handle? Is it a kids show or is it for adults? We discuss this and a whole lot more so listen and find out.
What did you guys think of the show?
Most Anticipated Movies in 2017
2016 has come and gone and it kinda was a crap year for blockbusters. 2017 looks better but that's what we said about 2016 in 2015. But movies, in general, are like of DC movies: all about a perpetual hope that it will be good this time around. We mainly talk genre films but that intersects action, superhero, musicals, and of course sci-fi.
We start the episode with a quick review of some of our favorites from 2016.
What are you looking forward to the most in 2017?
Holiday favorites growing up and how they've changed over the years
Your Nerd Nuptial is a little late today but it has been delivered! Just like Santa and his presents. We recorded this while away on vacation and in The Girl's old childhood bedroom, believe it or not. So we thought we would talk about our favorite Christmas films growing up and what they are today.
What were some of your favorite holiday films growing up?
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review
We've been looking forward to this one for a long time...in a galaxy far far away. In our usual fashion, we watched the movie and then raced home to podcast about it. Jyn, Saw, Cassian, Krennic, the whole gang was on the big screen and boy was it different. Different for the most part, but oh so familiar at the same time. Rogue One had an easier time than Force Awakens because it didn't have to compete with 30 years of fandom baggage. Speaking of fandom, were there too many callbacks or just the right amount? We discuss this, music, character development, and a whole lot more this week.
What did you think of Rogue One?
The Future of Star Wars Standalones
Rogue One is coming out this week! It's finally here. The first live-action standalone theatrical Star Wars release is coming in force and it won't be the last. We already have a Han Solo standalone coming out in 2018 and an unnamed one coming out in 2020. Some say that will be a Boba Fett story but is that the best use of that slot?
In this episode, we discuss what we would like to see in the future and what we don't. Your Nerd Nuptial tackles the future of Star Wars and how Kathleen Kennedy no longer returns our calls.