Episode 75 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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or: I Can’t Believe Luke Didn’t Kill All of the Bad Guys With a Light-Sword for Three Hours


Surprise! While conducting some much-needed post-holiday-hibernation housekeeping, we found this entire long-lost review of Space Bear Star Wars: The Last Jedi. By now, you’ve already heard every hot take imaginable for this film – but where are all of the cinephile nerds diving into the relationships between The Last Jedi and the late work of John Ford and Akira Kurosawa? Right here, of course!


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00:01:51 – Review – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
00:06:53 – SPOILERS – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
00:43:13 – Beer Pairing: Christmas Bomb! 2017 by Prairie Artisan Ales
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Episode 59 – The Last Temptation of Christ
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or: One busload of kids could’ve swung the whole week.


Chris and Hunter meditate on Martin Scorsese’s controversial, spiritual exploration The Last Temptation of Christ. Nearly three decades later, does Scorsese’s religious reflection belong in the pantheon of his greatest pictures? PLUS Jacob recaps Week 10 of the Midnight Warrior Fantasy Movie league, and The Dudes debate Star Wars Episode VIII’s title – The Last Jedi!

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00:07:12 – Review – The Last Temptation of Christ
00:42:58 – Beer Recommendation: Devil Dancer Tripple IPA by Founders Brewing Co.
“Dreams” – ROAR
00:49:14 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 10
“Explosion of Birds” – ROAR
00:57:02 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Episode 55 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
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or: There Are TPS Reports in Space


Hunter Cates returns to the War Bunker! And Jason Yang (workmoreorless) and Michael Sutton drop by to geek out over the debut Star Wars Anthology film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — But all is not well in this Jedi Council, for there is there is a dissenter among the group! Who is the lone naysayer in among the sea of fanboy glee?! You must listen to find out!

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00:08:43 – Review – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
00:19:16 – SPOILERS – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
01:04:31 – Beer Recommendation: Cara De Luna Black Ale by Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
“Harrison Ford” -Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
01:10:02 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 04
“Loretta” – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
01:21:19 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Episode 27 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Examining the Empire
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or: Ep. XXVII – The Star Wars Christmas Special: Special Edition


Hunter and Chris form a Jedi Council with Jason Yang (a.k.a. Yang Solo) to review the most anticipated movie…well, EVER – Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Chris picks two Okie brews from the Light and Dark sides of the barrel. In Special Features, the Dudes discuss the enduring cultural legacy of Star Wars during Examining The Empire. *PLUS* An exclusive interview with Jason Yang on his geek-tastic art work, his die hard Star Wars fandom, and his company Invisible Element!

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SHOW NOTES

00:00:48 – Interview with guest Jason Yang
00:11:16 – Review – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
00:25:15 – SPOILERS – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
00:54:37 – Beer Recommendation: King of Carrot Flowers & Brandy Barrel Uroboros by Anthem Brewing Company
“Look At These Christmas Trees” – The Wurly Birdys
00:58:00 – Listener Feedback
01:00:54 – Special Features – Examining the Empire
“Christmas All Over Again (Cover)” – Sam Means
01:23:10 – Really Rad Recommendations

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If you listen to the show with any regularity, you probably already know where I stand on J.J Abrams’s upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but I’m not sure I’ve ever really expressed just how much Star Wars once meant to me. As a child I was a huge fan of the original Star Wars films. For years I popped in a VHS tape of Episode IV, V, or VI every night before going to bed. If my love for film has an origin story, it begins with those three movies.

But as I grew older my horizons expanded, and Star Wars slowly drifted from my orbit. This was in no small part due to the prequels. I’ll attempt to spare you the redundant laundry list of complaints everyone throws out for Episodes I, II, & III, but I will say this; those were the first Star Wars films I ever saw in theaters, and they likely play a key role in my lack of fanboy enthusiasm for anything today.

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Jurassic World  has made more money than the GDP of about 15 countries, and counting. Isla Nublar is now one of the most profitable islands in the South Pacific.

One by one, previous records have gone extinct in its wake – biggest opening weekend, biggest 2nd weekend, fastest to $100M, $200, $300, on and on.

Experts knew it would be a hit. But potentially unseating Titanic as the 2nd highest-grossing movie ever? Nobody could’ve guess. Though in hindsight, it seems so obvious.

Jurassic World is the 3rd film in the franchise to break the opening weekend record (go stand in a corner JP3). And the original was the highest grossing film ever until that record was sunk by Titanic.

People love Jurassic Park. Sure JP3 underperformed, but that was 14 years ago, and can be blamed on that stupid Spinosaurus (yes, I’m a bitter T-Rex apologist, and No, I will not apologize for it).

Jurassic World stomping Avengers: Age of Ultron to become this summer’s juggernaut can be attributed to the most powerful of blockbuster film formulas  – Nostalgia + Novelty = $$$$Continue reading

Episode 07 – Rich Hill / Doc Talk
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or: Chewie’s Son Needs to Get His Life Together


Hunter and Chris review the 2014 Sundance Grand Jury prize-winning documentary Rich Hill. In Special Features, the dudes talk docs, discussing their differing tastes in documentary cinema. Plus music by Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. WARNING: This episode includes an embarrassing amount of Star Wars references. Listener discretion advised.

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SHOW NOTES

00:11:27 – Review – Rich Hill
Beer Recommendation: Prairie Weisse by Prairie Artisan Ales
00:44:01 – Special Features – Doc Talk
00:58:28 – Really Rad Recommendations

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