The Thing • TCS-001
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or: Can I Borrow Your Flamethrower?


To celebrate the launch of our new limited series, The Carpenter Shop, we’re re-broadcasting our special Halloween 2016 review of John Carpenter’s The Thing. Do The Dudes see the humanity in this film, or is it as cold and alien as a creepy crawly head-spider? Grab a flamethrower and handful of dynamite, because there’s a 75% chance at least one of us has been infected by the intruder organism!


SHOW NOTES

00:00:47 – Review – The Thing
00:05:18 – SPOILERS –The Thing
00:31:48 – Beer Recommendation: Ogletoberfest by Anthem Brewing Company
“Someone You’d Rather Be Dating” – Sports
00:34:42 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Episode 71 – Baby Driver + Okja
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or: It’s Not a Car Chase; It’s a Car Fight!


You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll fall in love. And you’ll throw your iPod Classic across the room in utter rage while listening to this episode! Collider.com’s Adam Chitwood returns to the War Bunker for a double feature review of Bong Joon-ho’s Netflix original movie, Okja, and Edgar Wright’s musical heist film, Baby Driver. PLUS – Chris continues the Summer of Sours pairing Driver with a melony-malt beverage. And Jacob recaps a simply perfect week in the Midnight Warrior Fantasy Movie League.


SHOW NOTES

00:03:46 – Micro-Review – Okja
00:18:56 – Review – Baby Driver
00:27:28 – SPOILERS – Baby Driver
00:58:23 – Beer Pairing: Briney Melon Gose Anderson by Valley Brewing Company
“Horsepower” – Cheyenne
01:02:17 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 05
“Broken English” – Cheyenne
01:12:19 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Episode 70 – Slow West
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or: Analyzing Schrödinger’s Dream


Jacob and Chris field a listener request and set out on a long journey to review John Maclean’s Slow West. Does this Fassbender flick capture the spirit of the Western genre and score a direct hit? Or is it just left to bleed out on a dusty wooden floor? PLUS – The guys give their take on the girl with the metal cuffs in a micro-review of Wonder Woman.


SHOW NOTES

00:04:07 – Micro-Review – Wonder Woman
00:14:54 – Review – Slow West
00:33:58 – SPOILERS – Slow West
00:44:26 – Beer Pairing: Prairie & Friends Trve Edition by Prairie Artisan Ales
“Field Science” – Reubens Accomplice
00:51:25 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Summer Season – Week 03
“In and Out of Key” – Reubens Accomplice
01:07:43 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Episode 69 – War Crimes: Civil War: Alien vs. Aliens: Part II
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or: It’s Like Somethin was Wearin James Carville. Like a Suit… a James Carville Suit.


In Part II of this very special War Crimes: Civil War episode, The Dudes pit two essential sci-fi flicks against each other to determine which is essentialier – Alien vs. AliensDoes Ridley Scott’s atmospheric, outer space spine-tingler scare up the win? Or do the Dudes fall for the oozing machismo and automatic machine guns of James Cameron’s testosterone-drenched shoot ’em up? Only one can win –  and remember folks, in space, no one can hear you complain. Game over, man, game over!

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SHOW NOTES

00:00:59 – Civil War Showdown: Alien vs. Aliens
“Step Brother City” – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
00:37:01 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Episode 68 – War Crimes: Civil War: Alien vs. Aliens: Part I
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or: I Punched my Man Card and My Film Card Today


In Part I of this very special War Crimes (colon) Civil War episode, the Dudes review two sci-fi essentials – Ridley Scott’s Alien and James Cameron’s Aliens!  Marvel as three grown men extrapolate on xenomorphs, space marines and more like the unapologetic fanboys that they are. Also, marvel that somehow Jake lived more than a quarter of a century without seeing either of these movies (…smh). Which one of these essential flicks is essentialier? Stay tuned for Part II to find out! *PLUS* Chris and Jake take a break from new releases to discuss their newest adventure – examining the career of John Carpenter in The Carpenter Shop. It’s gonna’ be Big Trouble In Little Tulsa!

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SHOW NOTES

00:07:16 – Review (Spoilers) – Alien
00:32:03 – Review (Spoilers) – Aliens
01:00:39 – Beer Pairing: Terpy Citra Double IPA by American Solera
“Step Brother City” – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

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Episode 67 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
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or: It’s sorta like Herbie Goes Bananas meets The Iron Giant


GeekMelee.com’s Drew Allen joins Jacob & Chris in the War Bunker to discuss James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. – Was this one good enough to make the guys do their best Baby Groot dance? Or was the film’s planet sized Ego in danger of collapsing in on itself? Will Chris’ beer pairing have an appropriate pun in the title? Find the answers to all these questions on another exciting installment of THE BATTLE BEGINS AT TWELVE O’CLOCK SHARP RADIO GAB HOUR!

PLUS – a rundown of Week 11 of the Fantasy Movie League the return of the Home Video Hero, and a ragtag bunch of recommendations to hold you over til Vol. 3.

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SHOW NOTES

00:06:23 – Review – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
00:11:28 – SPOILERS – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
00:40:37 – Beer Recommendation: Space Cake Double IPA by Clown Shoes
“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” – Dragon Inn 3
00:44:42 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 11
00:55:21 – Home Video Hero – Monster Trucks
“Up in the Business” – Dragon Inn 3
01:10:02 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Episode 66 – Rio Bravo
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or: Oh, peaches!


Collider.com’s Adam Chitwood joins Chris & Jacob in the War Bunker for a War Crime review of Rio Bravo. Does the star power and comradery of John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, and Angie Dickinson hold up after more than 50 years? …Or should this be locked up in the back of the jailhouse and accidentally shot? *PLUS* Chris pairs the film with a beer that’s sweet, but Manly, we read some listener (hate) mail, and Jacob recaps Week 09 of the Fantasy Movie League Spring season.

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SHOW NOTES

00:10:27 – Review – Rio Bravo
00:56:02 – Beer Recommendation: Manly by 405 Brewing Company
“Ain’t No Grave” – Smokey & The Mirror
01:01:07 – Listener (Hate) Mail
01:04:42 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 09
“All Time High” – Smokey & The Mirror
01:13:24 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Episode 65 – Five Came Back
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or: Overweight Tuscan Raiders Covered in Cheese Snacks


Three showed up for Five Came Back – the new Netflix documentary about John Ford, Frank Capra, John Huston, George Stevens, and William Wyler’s service in World War II. Is this epic, three-part documentary among the few and the proud? Or is it ultimately unworthy of the famous and heroic filmmakers? *PLUS* The Dudes discuss the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer, Chris picks a bitter breakfast stout brewed for the chosen few, and Jake gives a week 7 FML recap and tries out his best Dan Carlin impersonation (spoiler – it’s terrible)! Forward march!

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SHOW NOTES

00:12:11 – Review – Five Came Back
00:52:39 – Beer Recommendation: KBS (2017) by Founders Brewing Co.
“Back in Town” – Beau Jennings & The Tigers
01:00:35 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 07
“Lawn & Garden – Beau Jennings & The Tigers
01:13:54 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Episode 64 – Special Features: Martin Scorsese Retrospective
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or: That Billy Zane, He Deserves an Oscar Nomination


Chris and Hunter are joined by Peterson Hill of Psycho Drive-In to discuss the career of the master in the Special Features topic: “Scrutinizing Scorsese!” In an epic, far-reaching conversation, the trio tackles traditional topics (Marty’s Best Pictures and Characters) to more…unorthodox ideas (what kind of Priest would Fr. Scorsese have been?). PLUS – Terrible impressions of Frank Costello, Bill The Butcher, and Tommy DeVito!

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SHOW NOTES

00:00:43 – Special Features – Scrutinizing Scorsese

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Episode 63 – Silence
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or: Booze: A Solid Analogy for Existence Itself

Chris & Hunter mediate on master filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s SilenceWhere does Scorsese’s religious passion project fall in the pantheon of his greatest pictures? The Dudes confess their opinions on the film, and the challenging questions it raises. PLUS – Chris picks a brew that’ll get you drunk as a monk, and Jake checks in with this week’s FML recap!

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SHOW NOTES

00:00:59 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 05
00:12:15 – Review – Silence
00:20:11 – SPOILERS – Silence
00:50:10 – Beer Recommendation: Three Philosophers by Brewery Ommegang
“Fight for Love” – Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors
00:55:31 – Really Rad Recommendations

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