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Last update: 2013-06-30

DVD Verdict 1343 - F This Movie! (The Sandlot)

2013-06-30
Length: 1s

Patrick and Adam settle into the dog days of summer by celebrating America's pastime and exploring the gay subtext of The Sandlot.

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DVD Verdict 1342 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (New and Recent Releases)

2013-06-25
Length: 57s

This week, Clark spotlights another batch of new and recent releases, offering selections from Iron Man 3, Pain and Gain, Da Vinci's Demons, Star Trek Into Darkness, After Earth, and Defiance.

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DVD Verdict 1341 - Entertainment Docket for June 24

2013-06-24
Length: 38s

As Melissa dines on the final morsels of NBC's Hannibal: Season One, Michael is unimpressed by Man of Steel and not stoned enough for This is The End. Plus! This week's new releases on DVD, Blu-ray, Redbox, Netflix, Hulu, TV, Books, and Music. Remembering James Gandolfini, Paula Deen admits a bit too much, Pedro Almodovar does romantic comedy on a doomed airline flight, Robert Downey Jr signs on for two more Avengers Films, and Roland Emmerich's Independence Day 2 is set for July 2015.

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DVD Verdict 1340 - F This Movie! (Man of Steel)

2013-06-21
Length: 1s

Look! Up in the Sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Patrick and Mark hitching a ride on the cape of Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. Impressive? Inspiring? Indulgent? Infuriating? You make the call.

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DVD Verdict 1339 - They Came From the North (Stanley Kubrick)

2013-06-20
Length: 1s

This week, our resident Canuckleheads (and one damn Yankee) were victims of studio meddling, mob threats, technical issues, gaffes, and a lost recording. Only fitting for dissecting the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of legendary filmmaker STANLEY KUBRICK!

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DVD Verdict 1338 - Objection! (Man of Steel)

2013-06-18
Length: 36s

America's favorite contrarian a-holes, Dave and Dan, are back to take on anyone who doesn't agree that Man of Steel is the finest adaptation of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's Superman to ever hit the big screen. Spoilers ahoy!

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DVD Verdict 1337 - Entertainment Docket for June 17

2013-06-17
Length: 27s

As Melissa recovers from walking in the dark, Michael mends the wounds he suffered at the hands of A Good Day to Die Hard. The best of this week's releases on DVD and Blu-ray, Redbox, Netflix, Hulu, TV, Music, and Books. Plus! Damon Lindelof saves the world, Brad Bird and George Clooney uncover Walt Disney's secrets, Arnold Schwarzenegger is Paramount's new Terminator, Netflix offers new Dreamworks animation, Marvel locks up the box office through 2017, and Disney Channel meets Girl Meets World.

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DVD Verdict 1336 - The Friday Filibuster (Octode Rectifying)

2013-06-15
Length: 53s

Dave introduces Michael to the twisted madness of Silver Dream Racer and Miami Connection, Daryl completes two passes of Arrested Development: Season 4, Erich discovers pedophilia runs rampant in Helen Mirren's Prime Suspect, and Mac pops his Masters of the Universe cherry. Reviews of Mad Mad Trilogy (Blu-ray), Of Human Bondage (Blu-ray), Doctor Who: Mind of Evil, and Sadako 3D (Blu-ray). Plus! Preparing for the arrival of RetroN 5, Grand villainous entrances, Bears, Parties you never want to attend, and Distracting makeup.

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DVD Verdict 1335 - F This Movie! (V/H/S/2)

2013-06-12
Length: 1s

You can't keep these horror fans down. Join Patrick and JB as the warm up the old VCR for V/H/S/2, the latest batch of independent found footage frights.

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DVD Verdict 1334 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Before They Were Famous)

2013-06-11
Length: 56s

This week, Clark's theme is Before They Were Famous, as he takes a look at the early work of famed composers such as John Williams, James Horner, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, Elmer Bernstein, and more.

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DVD Verdict 1333 - Entertainment Docket for June 10

2013-06-10
Length: 33s

Melissa participates in The Goodwin Games, as Michael expresses his frustrations with Oz The Great and Powerful. Plus! Recapping The Tonys; New this week on broadcast TV, at Amazon, Redbox, Netflix, and Hulu; The Purge cashes in on its own buzz; laughing at the Hollywood apocalypse; tempering expectations for Man of Steel; Michael Jackson's daughter attempts suicide; John Cusack plays Brian Wilson; JJ Abrams does Rod Serling; and the original Wizard of Oz comes to theaters in 3D IMAX for its 75th anniversary.

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DVD Verdict 1332 - Blast Processing! (E3 Preview)

2013-06-08
Length: 1s

It's the week before E3, but scouring news sites for tidbits hasn't stopped Jon from taking Insomniac Entertainment's first multi-platform title FUSE for a spin. Meanwhile, Steve chimes in on the cyberpunk adventure REMEMBER ME, and Kev tells you what he thinks of the iOS WARHAMMER QUEST! We peel back and lay down the facts on Microsoft's XBOX ONE (yes, there will be used games), and there's news, news, and more news! Finally, we give you a rundown of what we hope/expect to see from this year's E3, quite possibly the most exciting E3 ever! This episode brought to you by MEME-MAKERS -- When you need a script for your E3 keynote, we guarantee your CEO will embarrass himself and earn internet immortality, or your money back.

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DVD Verdict 1331 - F This Movie! (A Hard Day's Night)

2013-06-06
Length: 1s

Patrick and JB don their turtlenecks and mop tops for a rip roarin' 90 mins of Beatlemania, as they tackle Dick Lester's immortal film A Hard Day's Night. In the end, their happy just to dance with you.

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DVD Verdict 1330 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (John Ottman)

2013-06-04

This week, Clark spotlights the music of composer/editor John Ottman. You'll hear selections from X2: X-Men United, Fantastic Four, Incognito, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Orphan, House of Wax, Hide and Seek, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and Cellular.

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DVD Verdict 1329 - Entertainment Docket for June 3

2013-06-03
Length: 37s

Melissa savors the remains of Arrested Development and licks her chops for the final season of Dexter, while Michael takes a bullet by sitting through M. Night Shyamalan's painfully predictable After Earth. Plus! Pondering the mystery that is John Cusack's career; Rednecks get their own version of Survivor; Barenaked Ladies release a new album, still without Steven Page; Remembering Jean Stapleton; Matt Smith exits Doctor Who; Dan Harmon returns as Community showrunner; Sam Mendes is planning to direct the next two bond films as one big story; Amanda Bynes may in fact be schizophrenic; and Michael Douglas' cancer was caused by giving the ladies too much love.

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DVD Verdict 1328 - F This Movie! (Fast and Furious 6)

2013-06-01
Length: 1s

Patrick and Doug get ripped, roided, and road raged to bring you the only review you'll need of Justin Lin's Fast and Furious 6. Buckle up, buttercup!

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DVD Verdict 1327 - The Friday Filibuster (D-Boxing)

2013-05-31
Length: 43s

Dave and Mac D-Box Fast and Furious 6. Erich ensconces himself in David Lean's high def Lawrence of Arabia. Daryl proclaims Arrested Development: Season Four "the most ambitious television season" of all-time. Reviews of Doctor Who: The Visitation, Warner Bros' Ultimate Gangsters Contemporary Collection, Falcon, and Ninja III: The Domination. Plus! Badass storms, Surgeries, Hippies, and Bullies.

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DVD Verdict 1326 - Blast Processing! (Xbox One)

2013-05-29
Length: 1s

Join Kev, Jon, and Steve as they pretend like they're professional gamimg journalists nd deliver a post-mortem on Microsoft's big XBOX ONE reveal! No other news, no bonus topics, and no sarcasm... we promise (we also lie). This episode brought to you by Marcus Beer and Kyle Bosman of "Annoyed Gamer" and "Final Bosman" fame -- because knowing they agree with us either makes us right, or makes them just as contrarian as we are, and that's awesome! (Editor's Note: Blast Processing is not endorsed by Marcus Beer or Kyle Bosman, but really should be!)

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DVD Verdict 1325 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Georges Delerue)

2013-05-27
Length: 54s

This week, Clark spotlights the music of French composer Georges Delerue, offering selections from The Black Stallion Returns, True Confessions, A Little Sex, Salvador, Man Trouble, and Agnes of God.

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DVD Verdict 1324 - Entertainment Docket for May 27

2013-05-27
Length: 43s

Melissa attends the Bluth family reunion, as Michael discovers that love cures the zombie plague in Warm Bodies. Plus! Will Smith returns to the summer movie scene, Jesse Eisenberg continues his depressingly mopey ways, Sharing the love for Whoopi Goldberg's Jumpin' Jack Flash, Strap yourself in for the summer TV season, Reaper gets a reunion special on FearNET, Alice in Chains unveils a new album, Steven Soderbergh develops a series for Cinemax, Will Forte is writing a sequel to MacGruber, Jimmy Kimmel and the naked Bea Arthur painting, celebrity Twitter wars, and Amanda Bynes is intent on becoming the craziest person on the planet.

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DVD Verdict 1323 - Blast Processing! (A Fate Worse Than Death)

2013-05-26
Length: 41s

This week, Jon digs into FARCRY 3: BLOOD DRAGON, while Steve fires up DRAGON'S DOGMA: DARK ARISEN. Kev won't be joining us, on account of a slight case of death. In the news, Patrice "Assassin's Creed" Desilets gets sacked from Ubisoft, new Wolfenstein, Timegate Studios is toast, Call of Duty: Ghosts is a thing, Defiance is doing rather well, and something is definitely rotten at Silicon Knights. This episode brought to you by "Everwhite" white fabric paints, because you can't eliminate terror without a really bitchin' white skull painted on your ski-mask! Anything less would be lame.

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DVD Verdict 1322 - The Friday Filibuster (Fan Service)

2013-05-24
Length: 45s

Dave and Mac have trouble digesting Star Trek Into Darkness. Erich appreciates The Office series finale. Reviews of Beautiful Creatures and Battle Earth. Plus! Best series finales. Favorite young adult fiction. Unusual voices. Strange early roles for A-list actors. Ridiculous tough guy dialogue. Unabashedly endorsing Wet Hot American Summer.

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DVD Verdict 1321 - F This Movie! (Star Trek Into Darkness)

2013-05-22
Length: 30s

Patrick, Mike, and Adam boldly go where many fans have recently gone, into the fanboy abyss that is JJ Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness. Who is this mysterious villain? What portion of the original series timeline is being exploited? And why can't Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Damon Lindelof tell an original story? These questions and more will be answered within this spoilerific adventure!

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DVD Verdict 1320 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Ray Harryhausen)

2013-05-21
Length: 57s

This week, Clark pays tribute to the late stop-motion wizard Ray Harryhausen, offering musical selections from such grand adventures as Mysterious Island, Jason and the Argonauts, The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, The Three Worlds of Gulliver and Clash of the Titans.

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DVD Verdict 1319 - Entertainment Docket for May 20

2013-05-20
Length: 39s

Melissa savors the flavors of Bryan Fuller's Hannibal, as Michael vents his spoiler free frustrations with Star Trek Into Darkness. Plus! New DVD, Blu-ray, Redbox, Netflix, and Hulu releases; Your roadmap to the end of the 2012-13 television season; Steppenwolf could lose their Tony nominations; Christopher Nolan may direct the next James Bond; Stallone calls on Mickey Rourke, Jackie Chan, and Wesley Snipes for Expendables 3, Joss Whedon confirms Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch for Avengers 2, and SNL says goodbye to Bill Hader's Stefan.

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DVD Verdict 1318 - F This Movie! (2013 Thus Far)

2013-05-19
Length: 1s

Patrick and JB sharpen their red pencils to evaluate the first half of 2013's Hollywood season. The good, the bad, the weird, the unsung, and the overrated. Nothing escapes their purview.

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DVD Verdict 1317 - The Friday Filibuster (There Be Whales Here!)

2013-05-17
Length: 58s

Mac immerses himself in the new Tomb Raider game. Dave and Erich detail their Injustice story-mode experience. Daryl is plowing through Ron Moore and David Eick's Battlestar Galactica. Michael dives into LEGO Lord of the Rings. Dave is confounded by the path Mad Men's Don Draper is taking. Reviews of Superman: Unbound, Aquabats! Super Show! Season One, In Search Of: The Complete Collection, and Body Melt. Plus! Can Warner DC hope to compete with Disney's Marvel cinematic universe? What should the next LEGO game be? Great robots. Completely unnecessary biopics. Anti-climactic final showdowns. Metal spikes on flesh or clothing.

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DVD Verdict 1316 - Entertainment Docket for May 13

2013-05-14
Length: 29s

As Melissa expresses her love for Shane Black's IRON MAN 3, Michael reacquaints himself with an older grumpier Arnold Schwarzengger. Plus! The Wachowski's Cloud Atlas comes to home video, Netflix runs silent, Hulu offers a feast of bad movies, Barbara Walters retires, Fox creates a 24 event series, Seth Meyers succeeds Jimmy Fallon, JJ Abrams shoots Star Wars: Episode VII in the UK, and running down network TV cancellations and renewals.

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DVD Verdict 1315 - Blast Processing! (Heroes United)

2013-05-11
Length: 1s

On this week's exciting episode, Jon channels his inner Superman with INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, Steve beams up a copy of STAR TREK, and Kev relaxes on his SUMO beanbag chair. In the news, THQ orphans find a home, Microsoft sets a date, Futurama dies (again!), and much more! This episode brought to you by "Not so Silent" alarm systems. When you positively have to let the people know that the evil of Silent Hill is coming, this bad boy will have them cowering in the church long before the walls melt.

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DVD Verdict 1314 - Friday Filibuster (2013 Summer Movie Preview)

2013-05-11
Length: 55s

It's that time of year again! Join Dave, Mac, Erich, and Daryl as they tear through Hollywood's slate of sequels, prequels, remakes, and cash grabs, in an attempt to set box office records. Brought to you in glorious 3D audio! (Not really, but we're contractually obligated to say that).

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DVD Verdict 1313 - F This Movie! (Pain & Gain)

2013-05-08
Length: 1s

Patrick and Adam are here to ((clap)) pump you up, count the veins in Dwayne Johnson's non-existent neck, suffer through Mark Wahlberg's acting, and deconstruct the sports-crime-buddy-action-comedy Pain & Gain. Don't be a girly man! Listen and learn!!

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DVD Verdict 1312 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Ron Goodwin)

2013-05-07
Length: 57s

This week, Clark spotlights the music of British composer Ron Goodwin, offering stirring selections from such films as Where Eagles Dare, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, Battle of Britain, Submarine X-1, 633 Squadron, Murder, She Said, and Murder at the Gallop.

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DVD Verdict 1311 - Entertainment Docket for May 6

2013-05-06
Length: 38s

Melissa catches up on TV season finales, as Michael keeps on acting. Plus! Iron Man 3 blitzes the box office, Baz Luhrmann's garish The Great Gatsby arrives in style, Eli Roth is trapped in an underground Chilean nightclub, Steve McQueen makes his Great Escape in HD, Bryan Singer ties up the loose ends of Fox's X-Men franchise, Marvel confirms Doctor Strange will kick off "Phase 3," Al Pacino's creative dispute leaves Universal scrambling, Mr. Rogers gets a biopic, while Brad and Angie agree to get hitched.

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DVD Verdict 1310 - Blast Processing! (Tears of a Sadistic Clown)

2013-05-05
Length: 41s

On this week's action packed episode, Jon plays around on PSN and discovers GUACAMELEE, while Steve tackles the last Wii title worth talking about as he ventures into PANDORA'S TOWER. In the news, EA shutters studios, mommas cry, gamers wring their hands in angst. This episode brought to you by smooth tasting Ultra Roundhouse light beer. With only two calories per bottle, your Zangief physique won't go all E. Honda after a night out on Shadowloo Island.

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DVD Verdict 1309 - F This Movie! (Oblivion)

2013-05-03
Length: 1s

Patrick and Mark go post-apocalyptic on Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion, Tom Cruise movies, and the problems with generic sci-fi.

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DVD Verdict 1308 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Henry Mancini)

2013-05-01
Length: 59s

This week, Clark spotlights the work of composer Henry Mancini, offering flavorful selections from Peter Gunn, Hatari!, 10, The Great Mouse Detective, Silver Streak, The Pink Panther, Lifeforce, Touch of Evil, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and Revenge of the Pink Panther.

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DVD Verdict 1307 - Entertainment Docket for April 29

2013-04-29
Length: 35s

Melissa finally gets around to watching Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky, as Michael recovers from a crazy week of theatre. Iron Man 3 dominates the overseas box office. Jodie Foster's boobs arrive on Netflix Instant. Joss Whedon wraps filming on the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot for ABC television. Bad Robot will bring Stephen King's 11/22/66 to cable. Clint Eastwood is too old for marriage drama. Hollywood forgot not to drink and drive. And Tom Brokaw nails the quote of the week.

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DVD Verdict 1306 - Friday Filibuster (Nuts to you!)

2013-04-28
Length: 34s

Daryl is conflicted over the end of the Mass Effect series. Erich is determined to hang with the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove until the bitter end. Mac is not sure what to make of the Tom Cruise sci-fi epic Oblivion. Dave is jazzed for Man of Steel. Reviews of Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, Manborg, and Mr. Selfridge. Plus! Favorite video game endings and Candy bars.

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DVD Verdict 1305 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (New and Recent Releases)

2013-04-24
Length: 54s

This week, Clark offers up another batch of new and recent releases. You'll hear music from To the Wonder, Evil Dead, Africa: Face to Face with the Unknown, 42, Peeples, Oblivion and new re-recordings of Michael Nyman's scores for The Piano and Gattaca.

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DVD Verdict 1304 - Entertainment Docket for April 22

2013-04-22
Length: 33s

Melissa get mistaken for Katherine Heigl. Michael reviews Dreamwork's latest The Croods. Tom Cruise still has bank, Rebel Wilson is still hilarious, Jeremy Piven does period BBC drama, Remembering the incomparable Jonathan Winters, Netflix debuts their original horror series, Hulu showcases early David Lynch, Fox gives Glee two more seasons, and Charlie Brown may just prove the death of 3D in Hollywood. Hurray!

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DVD Verdict 1303 - F This Movie! (Evil Dead 2013)

2013-04-21
Length: 1s

Grab your Book of the Dead and a barf bag and join Patrick, JB, and Adam as they digest writer/director Fede Alvarez' visceral remake of Sam Raimi's genre defining classic Evil Dead.

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DVD Verdict 1302 - They Came From the North (Oliver Stone)

2013-04-19
Length: 1s

This week, Gabriel, Steve, and Jon are joined by The Beatnik Samurai himself, special guest Dan Mancini, to tackle the media's glorification of killers, the truth we find in conspiracy, and letters to grandma from Vietnam, as They Came From the North does battle with director Oliver Stone.

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DVD Verdict 1301 - F This Movie! (Planet of the Apes 1968)

2013-04-17
Length: 55s

Keep your dirty stinking paws off Patrick and JB long enough for them to tackle Charlton Heston's legendary sci-fi epic Planet of the Apes. Just don't mention anything about the 2001 Tim Burton remake. It only infuriates people.

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DVD Verdict 1300 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Ella Dell'Orso)

2013-04-16
Length: 57s

This week, Clark continues his series spotlighting some of film music's most prominent vocalists by featuring the work of Italian singer Ella Dell'Orso. You'll hear her contributions to such soundtracks as Once Upon a Time in the West, Forbidden Photos of a Woman Above Suspicion, Nostromo, Once Upon a Time in America, Face to Face, The Secret, and The Grand Duel.

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DVD Verdict 1299 - Blast Processing! (Knuckle Duster)

2013-04-14
Length: 1s

On this week's episode, Kevin delivers the crew's consensus on Irrational Games' Bioshock: Infinite, Jon proves portables aren't dead by playing the last copy of Fire Emblem: Awakening in Newfoundland on the 3DS, and Steve heads to Mexico with the latest in EA's Army of Two series. In news, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is announced, EA shows off the stunning Battlefield 4, and GDC parties are full of paid escorts! This episode brought to you by Transworld Operations "knuckle-duster" leather knuckle wraps. Keep those precious knuckles bruise-free after gratuitous fist-bumps with your broskis.

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DVD Verdict 1298 - The Friday Filibuster (Do the Hustle)

2013-04-13
Length: 31s

Dave gushes about History Channel's Vikings. Mac feels dirty for having watched Spring Breakers. Erich is pleased with the latest season of Justified. Daryl witnesses the beginning of the end for AMC's Mad Men. Reviews of Collaborator, Deadball (Blu-ray), and The Exorcist in the 21st Century. Plus! Ninjas, Weirdness on the Baseball Field, Strange Elderly Actresses, and Countdowns.

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DVD Verdict 1297 - They Came From the North (Joel Schumacher)

2013-04-11
Length: 1s

On this week's episode, Gabriel, Jon, Andrew, and Steve pay tribute to the great Roger Ebert, before getting into the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the master of bat-nipples, Bon-Jovi look-alike Vampires, and Washington DC's best Cab company, writer/director Joel Schumacher.

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DVD Verdict 1296 - Entertainment Docket for April 8

2013-04-09
Length: 48s

In this super-sized episode covering the next two weeks of entertainment, Michael voices his frustration over BBC's neglecting the significance of Donna Noble as a Doctor Who companion, while Melissa reviews the Netflix release of Shane Carruth's Sundance favorite Primer. Plus! Remembering the amazing Roger Ebert; Orlando Bloom makes his Broadway debut; Kellan Lutz is the new Hercules; Rob Zombie offers us a vinyl record from Hell; Repo Man gets a Criterion Blu-ray; the Bond girls get their own documentary; questioning whether you can be an A-list action hero, pop star, or rapper is you are openly gay; Justin Bieber brings the Norway educational system to a halt; and Jada Pinkett reveals she and Will Smith have an open marriage.

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DVD Verdict 1295 - The Friday Filibuster (Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes)

2013-04-07
Length: 50s

After two weeks off, the boys return with big news. Mac's novel is sparking genuine interest. Erich has been taken down by a vicious illness. Daryl is launching a new comic book. Dave and his wife Carey adjust to a new son and a new home. Reviews of Game of Thrones, Kids in the Hall on Netflix, The Kroll Show, Safety Not Guaranteed, History Channel's Vikings, Ripper Street, A Monster in Paris, Criterion's A Man Escaped (Blu-ray), and Tormented 3D (Blu-ray). Plus! Strange and unusual motorcycles, and Less than ideal movie experiences.

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DVD Verdict 1294 - Blast Processing! (A-Woo-Ooh!)

2013-04-03
Length: 54s

On this week's episode, Jon tackles God of War: Ascension, Steve buys a Wii-U and plays some Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and Kevin fires the retro rockets. In the news, Capcom is bringing back Duck Tales! (A-Woo-Ooh!), and we've got a few stories out of PAX East fresh for your consumption. Brought to you by Dovakhin's Friend Throat lozenges. When your throat is raw from those harsh winter colds (and it's always winter in Skyrim!), Dovakhin's Friend gives your Thum some FUS-ROH-DAH!

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DVD Verdict 1293 - F This Movie! (Run Lola Run)

2013-04-02
Length: 1s

Patrick and Doug have 20 minutes to dissect writer/director Tom Tykwer's cult action thriller Run Lola Run, before Franka Potente beats them senseless with a giant Braunschweiger. And she can do it too!

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DVD Verdict 1292 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Lisa Gerrard)

2013-04-02
Length: 59s

This week, Clark spotlights talented composer and vocalist Lisa Gerrard. You'll hear her ethereal contributions to soundtracks written for The Insider, Gladiator, Whale Rider, The Mist, Fateless, and The Bible.

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DVD Verdict 1291 -- Entertainment Docket for April 1

2013-04-01
Length: 31s

Melissa and Michael compare and contrast Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant as Doctor Who. Plus! Previewing Stephen Sommers' Odd Thomas, honoring the memory of Richard Griffiths, creating a Chinese version of Iron Man 3, rebooting Howard the Duck, critiquing Kim Kardashian's acting debut, and running down what you can expect to find this week in movies, TV, Blu-ray, DVD, books, music, and theatre.

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DVD Verdict 1290 - F This Movie! (Spring Breakers)

2013-03-31
Length: 1s

Patrick and Erika pack up their duffles and head to the beach with James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Benson for the debauchery known as Spring Breakers. Party on, dude!

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DVD Verdict 1289 - They Came From the North (John Ford)

2013-03-28
Length: 1s

This week, our curmudgeonly Canucks -- Andrew, Steve, Jon, and Gabriel -- tackle the good, the bad, and the ugly of legendary Hollywood director and charter member of the Monument Valley Fan Club, JOHN FORD!

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DVD Verdict 1288 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Lebo M.)

2013-03-26
Length: 57s

This week, Clark kicks off a series of programs spotlighting prominent vocalists in the world of film music. In this first installment, you'll hear the rich, distinctive voice of Lebo M. on soundtrack selections written for The Power of One, The Lion King, Outbreak, Dinosaur, Congo, and Tears of the Sun.

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DVD Verdict 1287 - Entertainment Docket for March 25

2013-03-25
Length: 30s

Melissa sits Side-by-Side with Keanu Reeves, as Michael recalls the horrors of direct-to-DVD Disney sequels. Plus! A letter from a dying solider, animation continues to dominate the box office, Cartoon Network comes to Netflix, another new Tyler Perry movie, the future of Doctor Who, Tilda Swinton in a box, Mary Tyler Moore gets Hot in Cleveland, and Jay Leno is put out to pasture... again.

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DVD Verdict 1286 - F This Movie! (Oz: The Great and Powerful)

2013-03-21
Length: 1s

Find out what happens when Patrick and Adam spend a little too much time with James Franco in Sam Raimi's land of Oz: The Great and Powerful. Trust me, it ain't pretty, folks.

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DVD Verdict 1285 - Blast Processing! (By This I De-Creed)

2013-03-20
Length: 1s

This week, Steve's raids some tombs in Uncharted territory, Jon helps Vengeance get Revenge, and Kev has a personal "Crysis" to deal with. The boys chime in on Sony's big Playstation 4 show, Ubisoft announces Assassin's Creed 4, and there's some shenanigans afoot over at EA. This episode is brought to you by SC: Blacklist Double-A's, official battery of Sam Fisher; because when your personal freedom is at stake, you don't want duds in your NVG's.

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DVD Verdict 1284 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (New and Recent Releases)

2013-03-19
Length: 58s

This week, Clark spotlights another batch of new and recent releases, offering up music from John Dies at the End, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Spring Breakers, Frozen Planet, The Call, and A Good Day to Die Hard.

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DVD Verdict 1283 - Entertainment Docket for March 18

2013-03-18
Length: 31s

As Melissa revisits the various worlds of Aaron Sorkin, Michael immerses himself in the world of Tom Hooper's Les Miserables. Plus! Nic Cage is a neanderthal, Gerard Butler rescues the President, Christian Bale is Moses, Alan Thicke returns to sitcom television, and Rob Thomas' Veronica Mars is gifted new life by fans and Kickstarter.

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DVD Verdict 1282 - The Friday Filibuster (Suffering the Entertainment Blahs)

2013-03-16
Length: 52s

Erich found Oz: The Great and Powerful sorely lacking. Mac subjected himself to Jack the Giant Slayer. Daryl gives The Walking Dead a second chance. Dave gets his History Channel Vikings fill. Reviews of Willow (Blu-ray), Duck Dynasty: Season Two, The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (Blu-ray), Sushi Girl (Blu-ray), and Flight (Blu-ray). Plus! Deconstructing Bryan Singer's less-than-stellar career, What movie would you finance on kickstarter?, Strange and unusual dogs, Death by common household items, and Unconvincing injuries.

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DVD Verdict 1281 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Mychael Danna)

2013-03-13
Length: 58s

This week, Clark celebrates composer Mychael Danna's Oscar win with another show spotlighting Danna's diverse discography. You'll hear selections from Chloe, Capote, Moneyball, Tideland, The Nativity Story and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

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DVD Verdict 1280 - Objection! (Willow)

2013-03-12
Length: 28s

Join Dave, Dan, and Steve as they traverse the vast Lucasfilm wasteland, to celebrate the Blu-ray release of a forgotten '80s sword and sorcery classic, in which a diminutive farmer must protect a special baby from an insane queen using only his wits and the help of a skinny Val Kilmer. Of course, we're referring to Willow.

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DVD Verdict 1279 - Entertainment Docket for March 11

2013-03-11
Length: 33s

While Michael is up to his eyeballs with theatre, Melissa begins dismembering the misplaced fandom for The Walking Dead. Plus! Oz dominates the box office, horny teens becoming Spring Breakers, a wealth of animation comes to Blu-ray, Chris Cooper will be the Green Goblin, Eddie Murphy is once again Axel Foley, Valerie Harper refuses to roll over to cancer, Star Trek Into Darkness gets a new trailer, and Kevin Smith begins work on Clerks III.

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DVD Verdict 1278 - F This Movie! (Aliens)

2013-03-09
Length: 1s

Lock and load, as Patrick and Erich enlist in the Space Marines to help Ripley, Newt, Hicks, and Bishop take down the Queen in James Cameron's action/adventure sequel Aliens. It's not for the money or the glory, these guys just happen to look good in exosuits.

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DVD Verdict 1277 - They Came From the North (James Cameron)

2013-03-08
Length: 2s

Join Gabe, Jon, Matt, and Mike as they dive deep into the filmography of writer/director/innovator James Cameron to uncover his good, bad, and ugly... in glorious 1080p High Definition 3D Audio!!!

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DVD Verdict 1276 - Entertainment Docket for March 4

2013-03-03
Length: 25s

Michael and Melissa look back at the Oscars and the Visual Effects protest it created. Plus! Disney returns to Oz, Streaming Media dries up, trying to understand the drawing power of Duck Dynasty, the rebirth of Evil Dead, and the return Whose Line Is It Anyway?

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DVD Verdict 1275 - F This Movie! (High Fidelity)

2013-03-03
Length: 1s

Patrick and JB paw through stacks of old vinyl records, while humming along to Sonic Death Monkey and discussing the social and philosophical importance of Stephen Frears and Nick Hornby's High Fidelity.

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DVD Verdict 1274 - The Friday Filibuster (Brought to you by Neil Patrick Harris)

2013-03-01
Length: 1s

Mac gushes over this season of Castle. Daryl is glad to see Karen Gillan leave Doctor Who. Erich's Burning Love is still burning bright. Dave gives up on Parks and Recreation. Reviews of Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds, Drak Pack, Naked City, Death Valley (Blu-ray), Halloween II (Blu-ray), and The Next (Blu-ray). Plus! Laundromats, Eyepatches, Villains with cool voices, Scenes of cold that made you feel it, and the Freaktastic World of Hanna-Barbera.

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DVD Verdict 1273 -- They Came From the North (David Fincher)

2013-02-28
Length: 1s

On this week's episode, the scheduling of our mammoth tribute to James Cameron has left a gap that must be filled by Gabriel, Steve, and Jon. Join our trio as they tackle the light, breezy, fluffy, happy work of director David Fincher!

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DVD Verdict 1272 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (James and the Giant Peach)

2013-02-27
Length: 55s

This week, Clark narrows his focus to a single soundtrack, taking an in-depth look at Randy Newman's songs and score written for Henry Selick's James and the Giant Peach.

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DVD Verdict 1271 - Entertainment Docket for February 25

2013-02-24
Length: 27s

Melissa takes the Oscars to task for snubbing Ben Affleck, while Michael shovels 10 inches of New England snow and random entertainment industry bullshit. Plus! Twilight owns The Razzies, A Good Day to Die Hard tanks in week two, Jack slays all sorts of Giants, Barbie goes high brow, Bruce Willis inherits the mantle of Charles Bronson, James Marsden battles Ron Burgundy, and Megan Fox beds Michael Bay and the Turtles.

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DVD Verdict 1270 - F This Movie! (Forrest Gump)

2013-02-22
Length: 1s

Patrick and Doug are nothing like a box of chocolates. You know exactly what you're gonna get from every episode of F This Movie! -- brilliant, subversive, hilarious conversation. So hitch a ride with Lt. Dan, as the boys break down Robert Zemeckis' Forrest Gump, because stupid is as stupid does.

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DVD Verdict 1269 - The Friday Filibuster (Yippee-Ki-Yay!)

2013-02-22
Length: 53s

Mac and Dave buck the critical trend and share their love for A Good Day to Die Hard. Erich and Daryl are no longer laughing at NBC's Community but are intrigued by Netflix's House of Cards. Reviews of Young Justice: Invasion, Smiley, Side by Side, Monsters Inc. 3D, Undefeated, BSG: Blood and Chrome. Plus! Scenes that take place at the Opera, Playful sporting goods used for lethal means, TV shows that changed their theme song, and Ridiculous movie taglines.

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DVD Verdict 1268 - Blast Processing! (The Boys are Back in Town)

2013-02-20
Length: 1s

The boys are back for a third season of mild insanity, nerd rage, and all the things that make gaming fun! This week, Steve nukes ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES from orbit, Jon slices and dices through DMC: DEVIL MAY CRY, and Kev takes it to the Necromorphs with DEAD SPACE 3! But wait! There's MORE! Want to learn about Bungie's first post-Halo video game endeavor? Sure you do! Tune in, stay a while, and listen!

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DVD Verdict 1267 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Sylvester Stallone, Part Three)

2013-02-19
Length: 58s

This week, Clark wraps up his three-part series spotlighting music from the films of writer/actor/director Sylvester Stallone. You'll hear selections from Judge Dredd, Cliffhanger, Shade, The Specialist, Cop Land, and The Expendables.

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DVD Verdict 1266 - Entertainment Docket for February 18

2013-02-18
Length: 29s

Michael reacquaints himself with vintage Doctor Who, as Melissa gets Twitter-slapped by Kathy Najimy (@kathynajimy). Plus! Something's up with Netflix; CBS has paired Robin Williams with Sarah Michelle Gellar; River Phoenix returns to the big screen long after his death; Oscar Pistorius faces more challenges than just his legs; Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill sign on for Star Wars Episode VII; and the trailer for Bryan Fuller's Hannibal brings horror to NBC.

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DVD Verdict 1265 - F This Movie! (The Faculty)

2013-02-14
Length: 1s

Nothing says "Happy Valentine's Day" quite like Patrick and Alex managing to weave John Hughes, Clint Eastwood, Jackie Chan, alien sex, and fond remembrances of the 1990s into a discussion of Robert Rodriguez' sci-fi mystery thriller The Faculty. Don't ask. Just listen.

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DVD Verdict 1264 - They Came From the North (Paul Schrader)

2013-02-13
Length: 1s

This week, our Canadian compadres take on the good, bad, and ugly of a man perhaps known more for his screenplays (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) than his films (Cat People, Affliction), writer/director Paul Schrader.

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DVD Verdict 1263 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Sylvester Stallone, Part Two)

2013-02-12
Length: 57s

Clark continues his exploration of music from the films of actor Sylvester Stallone. This week, you'll hear selections from First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Cobra, Rambo III, Over the Top, and Tango & Cash.

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DVD Verdict 1262 - Entertainment Docket for February 11

2013-02-10
Length: 31s

For as taken as Michael is revisiting Ridley Scott's Prometheus, Melissa is equally underwhelmed by the return of NBC's Community. Plus! It's A Good Day to Die Hard, Monty Python's Graham Chapman gets animated, Dame Shirley goes to the Oscars, Disney starts to expand the Star Wars universe, Marvel readies the Hulk for center stage, and Universal preps Dr. Seuss' Grinch and Cat for reboots.

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DVD Verdict 1261 - The Friday Filibuster (Shocking, I tell you!)

2013-02-08
Length: 45s

Daryl preps for the return of Community. Erich debriefs his involvement in the second annual F This Movie! Twitter Festival. Dave critiques the Super Bowl movie trailers and hypes the most anticipated films of 2013. Reviews of In Like Flint (Blu-ray), BBC's Twenty Twelve, and Hara-Kiri (Blu-ray). Plus! Headlights, Zero chance of happening in real life, and Shocking moments in sports.

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DVD Verdict 1260 - F This Movie! (F This Movie Fest 2)

2013-02-06
Length: 1s

Join Patrick, Erika, JB, Doug, and the entire F This Movie family as they recap another wildly successful marathon Twitter movie festival, this time celebrating the movies of 1991.

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DVD Verdict 1259 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Sylvester Stallone, Part One)

2013-02-05
Length: 59s

This week, Clark kicks off a three-part series spotlighting music from the films of Sylvester Stallone. You'll hear tunes from early Stallone efforts such as Rocky , Paradise Alley, F.I.S.T., Rocky II, Escape to Victory, and Rocky III.

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DVD Verdict 1258 - Entertainment Docket for February 4

2013-02-03
Length: 36s

While Melissa dines with the elite of Downton Abbey, Michael is trampled by horses of Ben-Hur's chariot. Plus! The rise of the zombie rom-com, Doctor Who Series 7 theories, Tom Cruise in 3D, Michael Bay streamlines the next Transformers trilogy, the X-Men battle the Sentinels, crossbreeding teen vampires with Harry Potter, vacationing at the Bates Motel, and the dumbest title for a movie sequel... ever.

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DVD Verdict 1257 - The Friday Filibuster (Mickey Rourke: Wedding Planner)

2013-01-31
Length: 52s

Mac is back online with snazzy new tech, but laments what Marvel has done to Spider-man. Daryl experiences Nobuhiko Obayashi's mind-bending House for the first time. Erich closes the book on JJ Abrams' Fringe. Dave previews the final season premiere of Starz' Spartacus. Reviews of Merlin: Season Four, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, and Bangkok Assassins. Plus! Terrible performances by child actors, When movies and TV get technology wrong, Make your own movie based on a historical figure and a profession, and Weird weather.

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DVD Verdict 1256 - F This Movie! (F Everything!)

2013-01-31
Length: 1s

Patrick and Doug settle in for a good ol' fashion bitch fest, tackling such randomly diverse topics as the Star Wars franchise, the Oscars, Hudson Hawk and other movies released in 1991. Don't forget: F This Movie Fest 2 is Feb 2!

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DVD Verdict 1255 - They Came From the North (Michael Bay)

2013-01-30
Length: 2s

Having survived the worst snowstorm in Newfoundland history, our resident Canucks are back with a vengeance, all fired up to tackle the good, bad, and ugly of bombastic filmmaker Michael Bay. Buckle up, buttercup!

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DVD Verdict 1254 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Part Two)

2013-01-29
Length: 58s

This week, Clark concludes his two-part tribute to actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, offering musical selections from Total Recall, Eraser, End of Days, Kindergarten Cop, Last Action Hero, and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

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DVD Verdict 1253 - Entertainment Docket for January 28

2013-01-28
Length: 33s

As Melissa walks the comedic beaches of Malibu Country, Michael bathes in the blood of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. Plus! Star Wars: Episode VII gets a director, Charlie Brown gets arrested, Barbara Walters contracts the chicken pox, and the world of cinema falls in love with Ben Affleck's Argo.

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DVD Verdict 1252 - The Friday Filibuster (Frozen Cockles)

2013-01-26
Length: 51s

Erich is Following the ridiculousness of Kevin Bacon's new series. Daryl is sad for David Tennant's Doctor Who. Michael is unchained by Tarantino's Django. Dave's brain suffers from Schwarzenegger's Last Stand. Reviews of Tai Chi Zero, the Chinese Dangerous Liasons, Lightning Bug, Downton Abbey: Season Three, and Dead Sushi. Plus! Names of great importance, Castles, Man mixed with beast, and Bloodiest finales.

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DVD Verdict 1251 - F This Movie! (The Fifth Element)

2013-01-24
Length: 1s

Join Patrick and Mark as they cosplay and reflect upon Luc Besson's sci-fi cult classic, The Fifth Element.

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DVD Verdict 1250 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Part One)

2013-01-22
Length: 57s

This week, Clark begins a two-part musical tribute to actor-turned-governor-turned-actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In this installment, you'll hear selections from Conan the Barbarian, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Commando, Red Heat, Predator and Red Sonja.

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DVD Verdict 1249 - F This Movie! (Battle Royale)

2013-01-20
Length: 1s

Patrick and Mark are kidnapped, drugged, and wake up in a strange place where they're forced to fight to the death with Kinji Fukasaku's Battle Royale.

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DVD Verdict 1248 - The Friday Filibuster (Merriment 24/7)

2013-01-18
Length: 57s

Mac suffers white guilt watching Django Unchained. Daryl continues his Doctor Who immersion. Erich celebrates the Fringe series finale. Dave is distraught by the state of modern sitcoms. Reviews of The Imposter, Thor: Legend of the Magic Hammer, Archer: Season 3, and The Whale. Plus! Falling without a parachute, Nausea, People in robot suits, and a special guest appearance by Bender.

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DVD Verdict 1247 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Best of 2012)

2013-01-15
Length: 57s

This week, Clark concludes his look back at 2012 by featuring the very best film scores of the past year. You'll hear selections from such composers as Howard Shore, Alexandre Desplat, Benh Zeitlen, Dan Romer, Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Twyker and Mychael Danna - but who lands on top?

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DVD Verdict 1246 - Entertainment Docket for January 14

2013-01-14
Length: 30s

Melissa and Michael debrief and debunk The Golden Globe Awards and Oscar Nominations. Plus! Arnold Schwarzenegger attempts to regain his leading man status with Johnny Knoxville in tow. Uncovering the "sport" of beard growing. The new Arrested Development is not what it appears. Johnny Depp gets back into music. Jurassic Park 4 gets a release date. Pirates of the Caribbean 5 gets a writer. The SHIELD television series gains some clarity. Liza Minnelli joins the cast of Smash. And Showtime teases us as to whether or not this is the end for Dexter.

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DVD Verdict 1245 - They Came From the North (Jean-Pierre Melville)

2013-01-12
Length: 1s

As Jon and Steve are rocked by storms, Andrew, Gabe, and Mike grab the wheel to explore the good, bad, and ugly of minimalist film noir director Jean-Pierre Melville, inspiration to such modern day filmmakers as John Woo, Michael Mann, and Quentin Tarantino.

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DVD Verdict 1244 - The Friday Filibuster (The Flupocalypse)

2013-01-11
Length: 53s

Mac acknowledges Les Mis is not for the unwashed masses. Daryl gets Enlightened. Erich is unimpressed by the CGI in Middle Earth. Dave approves of Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. Reviews of Shameless: Season 2, Sleep Tight, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and House of Lies: Season 1. Plus! Cereal, Opening narrations, Clocks, and Non-actors in leading roles.

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DVD Verdict 1243 - F This Movie! (2012 Favorites)

2013-01-10
Length: 2s

Join Patrick, Doug, and JB, as they flay the cinematic year of 2012 to reveal their surprising and not so surprising favorite movies, while learning some valuable life lessons in the process.

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DVD Verdict 1242 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (2012 Dramas)

2013-01-08
Length: 57s

This week, Clark continues his look back at 2012 by spotlighting music from some of the year's most prominent dramas. You'll hear selections from Flight, Lincoln, Promised Land, Hitchcock, Cosmopolis, Les Miserables, and Django Unchained.

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DVD Verdict 1241 - Entertainment Docket for January 7

2013-01-07
Length: 36s

While Melissa bathes in the blood of Battle Royale and the sweetness of Extract, Michael compares and contrasts the highs and lows of Paranorman and Frankenweenie. Plus! A review of The Hobbit, new life for Leatherface, Al Gore sells out to Al Jazeera, TV midseason gets underway, The Beatles movie Backbeat comes to the stage, Baby Biebs and the paparazzi menace, the NHL strike ends, and the Kim-ye baby conceived at The Vatican.

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DVD Verdict 1240 - Objection! (2012 Year-in-Review)

2013-01-05
Length: 57s

You may be sick of all the year-end entertainment retrospectives, but I guarantee you haven't experienced one as contrarian as this. Join resident A-hole #1 (Dave) and A-hole #2 (Dan) as they feast on the bones of the past year and discover the Mayan apocalypse might have happened after all.

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DVD Verdict 1239 - F This Movie! (Overrated, Underrated, and Ugly of 2012)

2013-01-03
Length: 1s

Patrick and JB hunker down for their annual winter solstice, during which they pontificate on movies you should've seen, might've seen, wish you hadn't seen, and must never EVER see.

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DVD Verdict 1238 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (2012 Comedies)

2013-01-02
Length: 59s

This week, Clark continues his look back at 2012 by featuring music from some of the year's most prominent comedies. You'll hear selections from Ted, Men in Black 3, Casa de mi Padre, A Thousand Words, Mirror, Mirror, Moonrise Kingdom, Bernie, Seven Psychopaths and Silver Linings Playbook.

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DVD Verdict 1237 -- Entertainment Docket for December 31

2013-01-01
Length: 27s

Melissa is blindsided by Looper, while Rise of the Guardians earns Michael's respect. Plus! Remembering Charles Durning and Jack Klugman, Leatherface vs. Clint Eastwood's son, Matt Damon goes frakking for natural gas, Verdict impresses the Cronenberg faithful, Arrested Development: Season 4 gets a premiere date, Walking Dead loses a another showrunner, and Kanye West / Kim Kardashian are spawning. Perhaps 2013 is the year of the apocalypse.

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DVD Verdict 1236 - The Friday Filibuster (2012 Buster Awards)

2012-12-28
Length: 1s

Dave, Mac, Erich, and Daryl are decked out in their finest awards season formal wear for the annual Buster Awards, honoring their favorite and least favorite choices in such esteemed categories as... Villain Death, Action Scene, Guilty Pleasure, Lamest Hero, Longing for the Mayan Apocalypse, Biggest WTF Moment, DVD or Blu-ray Release, Television Series, Movie of the Year, and a very special Ambush Topic.

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DVD Verdict 1235 - F This Movie! (This is 40)

2012-12-26
Length: 1s

Patrick and Erika spend Christmas talking marriage, family, Megan Fox's boobs, and Judd Apatow's latest film This is 40.

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DVD Verdict 1234 - They Came From the North (Paul Verhoeven)

2012-12-22
Length: 1s

The trio of Steve, Jon, and Gabe foolishly attempt to tackle the testosterone-fueled filmography of Dutch director Paul Verhoeven. If we never hear from them again, you'll know why.

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DVD Verdict 1233 - The Friday Filibuster (End of the World As We Know It)

2012-12-21
Length: 49s

The boys ring in the Mayan Apocalypse, as Mac devours Futurama: Volume 7, Daryl savors Sherlock: Series 2, Erich survives The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Blu-ray) marathon, and Dave adores The Hobbit (Sorry haters. We're talking serious love affair here). Reviews of The Legend of Neil: Complete Series and Ultra Seven: The Complete Series. Plus! Town slogans, Movie-related holiday wrapping paper, Post-apocalyptic living, and Least likely Star Trek Into Darkness villain.

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DVD Verdict 1232 - F This Movie! (Hitchcock)

2012-12-20
Length: 1s

Armed with the knowledge gained from his review of the Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection (Blu-ray), Patrick enlists the help of JB to observe and mutilate director Sacha Gervasi's biopic Hitchcock. Mother! Oh God, mother! Blood! Blood!

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DVD Verdict 1231 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (2012 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Films)

2012-12-18
Length: 1s

This week, Clark continues his look back at 2012 by spotlighting music from the sci-fi and fantasy films of the past year. You'll hear selections from John Carter, Prometheus, The Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel's The Avengers, Total Recall, The Hunger Games, Wrath of the Titans, Snow White and the Huntsman, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Looper and Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part II.

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DVD Verdict 1230 - Entertainment Docket for December 17

2012-12-17
Length: 32s

Skyfall helps Melissa celebrate the career of Dame Judi Dench, as Michael is enchanted by Ang Lee's Life of Pi. Awards season gets underway with announcements for the Golden Globe and SAG nominations. The Hobbit breaks December box office records but is falling short of business and fan expectations. TV gears up for Christmas. Broadway remounts Pippin. TNT gives JR Ewing a funeral. Johnny Depp becomes a sentient supercomputer for Christopher Nolan. And despite a new trailer, we are no closer to uncovering the true identity of Benedict Cumberbatch's villain in Star Trek Into Darkness.

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DVD Verdict 1229 - The Friday Filibuster (All-Star Edition)

2012-12-16
Length: 1s

The Sounds and Sights of Cinema's Clark Douglas joins the boys for an all-star hour of entertainment lunacy. Daryl remembers why Freaks and Geeks derailed in its home stretch. Mac is intrigued by the resourcefulness of Anna Karenina. Erich revisits extended Middle Earth in preparation for The Hobbit. Dave discovers a forgotten '80s movie that stands toe-to-toe with Gymkata and Psycho Kickboxer. Reviews of This is 40, The Bourne Legacy (Blu-ray), Star Trek TNG: Season 2 (Blu-ray), Paradise Lost Trilogy, Miami Connection (Blu-ray). Plus! Underground lakes, Cartoons that should never be made into live-action movies, Memorable basketball scenes, TV casts shakeups, and Bad trailers for good movies.

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DVD Verdict 1228 - F This Movie! Commentary (Silent Night, Deadly Night)

2012-12-14
Length: 1s

It's Ho-Ho-Horror, as Santa Patrick and his F This Movie! elves stuff your digital stocking with their commentary for the most disturbing Christmas film ever put to celluloid, Silent Night, Deadly Night. Happy Holidays!

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DVD Verdict 1227 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (2012 Animated Films)

2012-12-11
Length: 58s

This week, Clark kicks off a series of podcasts which take a look back at the films and film music of 2012. In the first installment, you'll hear selections from a handful of 2012's prominent animated films, including The Lorax, Paranorman, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Brave, The Secret World of Arrietty, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Ice Age: Continental Drift and Rise of the Guardians.

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DVD Verdict 1226 -- Entertainment Docket for December 10

2012-12-10
Length: 31s

Melissa gets caught up on recent television, while Michael consumes cinematic Christmas classics in bits and pieces. The Hobbit is generating poor early reviews. The Girls operates in television's grey area. Netflix lands an exclusive contract with Disney. Time to revisit Amazon Prime instant video. Tragic death of a latin music superstar. Sean Bean coming to TNT. Kevin Smith gifts fans with Clerks III. Star Trek Into Darkness' teaser trailer sends interweb speculation into hyperdrive. And singer James Taylor as Lincoln?!

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DVD Verdict 1225 - F This Movie! (Fargo)

2012-12-09
Length: 1s

Son-of-a-Gunderson! Patrick and JB warm up the wood chipper and cook up a nice stack of pancakes before settling in to talk the Coen brothers cult classic Fargo.

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DVD Verdict 1224 - The Friday Filibuster (The Rise of Derrick)

2012-12-07
Length: 18s

As Dave fights a brutal Resident Evil 6 addiction, Erich and Daryl also delve into offbeat and throwback gaming. Mac breaks the trend by enjoying a vintage big screen double feature of Back to the Future and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Reviews of Paranorman (Blu-ray), Halo 4 (Blu-ray), Siberian Tiger Quest, and a boatload of bad Spaghetti Westerns. Plus! Easily frightened heroes, Poorly placed villain lairs, He should be dead, and Great flying machines.

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DVD Verdict 1223 - They Came From the North (Renny Harlin)

2012-12-06
Length: 1s

On this week's action packed episode, our resilient Canadian bastards -- Jon, Steve, Gabe, and Andrew -- tackle the cinematic masterworks of director Renny Harlin. No Geena Davises were harmed in the recording of this podcast.

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DVD Verdict 1222 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Controversial Films)

2012-12-05
Length: 56s

This week, Clark explores music from controversial cinema, offering a variety of musical selections from such hotly-debated films as Compliance, A Clockwork Orange, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, JFK and Midnight Cowboy.

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DVD Verdict 1221 - Entertainment Docket for December 3

2012-12-04
Length: 32s

Melissa returns from London to report differences in Spamalot's West End production, while Michael revisits Glengarry Glen Ross. Plus! Judi Dench owns Skyfall, Danny Elfman does Bernard Herrmann, Patti Lupone does David Mamet, the sad demise of muppeteer Kevin Clash, Lawrence Kasdan returns to the Star Wars universe, DC's Justice League movie gets a supervillain, Cate Blanchett plays Lady Tremaine, and the plot for Star Trek Into Darkness is revealed.

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DVD Verdict 1220 - The Friday Filibuster (J'accuse!)

2012-11-30
Length: 54s

This week, Mac succumbs to the brilliance of Gravity Falls, Erich applauds Pixar for the bold choices of Brave, Daryl revisits early Judd Apatow, and Dave shares his Black Friday triumphs. Reviews of Men in Black 3 (Blu-ray), MST3K XXV, Butter (Blu-ray), and V/H/S. Plus! Appendages bending the wrong way, Bad VFX in movies you really like, Scars, and Outdoor scenes which were obviously filmed indoors.

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DVD Verdict 1219 - F This Movie! (Twilight)

2012-11-28
Length: 1s

Join Patrick, Erika, and their expanding vampire family as they talk glittering immortality, werewolves with six-pack abs, brooding paranormal teen romance, and the the film that started it all, Twilight.

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DVD Verdict 1218 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (1975)

2012-11-26
Length: 57s

This week, Clark briefly discusses some minor structural changes being made to the show, before jumping into his musical time machine and traveling back to 1975. You'll hear musical selections from Jaws, The Wind and the Lion, Three Days of the Condor, The Eiger Sanction, Breakheart Pass, Dog Day Afternoon, The Man Who Would Be King, and Farewell, My Lovely.

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DVD Verdict 1217 - The Black Friday Filibuster 2012

2012-11-24
Length: 51s

While camping overnight in line at Best Buy, Mac reveals the details of his VIP evening with Stan "The Man" Lee, Daryl revels in a [REC] trilogy marathon, Erich marvels at the beauty E.T. 1080p, and Dave catches up with Star Wars on Blu-ray. Reviews of TMNT: The Classic Series, Sunset Boulevard (Blu-ray), Universal 100th Anniversary Blu-ray Collection, and Power Rangers: Christmas Together. Plus! Favorite holiday dinner scenes, Remakes that miss the point, Gifts that keep on giving, and When two good guys fight one bad guy.

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DVD Verdict 1216 - Objection! (James Bond)

2012-11-22
Length: 1s

Join Dave, Dan, Daryl, and the Old White Man Cabal as they discuss and debate the presence of Skyfall in the canon of James Bond's 50 year cinematic history.

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DVD Verdict 1215 - Entertainment Docket for November 19

2012-11-19
Length: 33s

Melissa spends an evening on Avenue Q, as Michael explores unseen John Hughes. Plus! Glittery vampires kick James Bond to the curb. Collecting Doctor Who: The Next Generation. American Horror Story comes to Netflix. Brad Bird will NOT direct Star Wars Episode VII (neither will Ben Affleck). And Star Trek Into Darkness gives The Hobbit audiences a 9-minute IMAX preview.

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DVD Verdict 1214 - F This Movie! (Skyfall)

2012-11-16
Length: 1s

James Bond turns 50, prompting Patrick and JB to throw one of those "over the hill" parties by reviewing 007's latest adventure Skyfall and comparing it to every previous Bond film. Of course, there is rampant sexual promiscuity and martinis involved, so parental discretion is advised.

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DVD Verdict 1213 - The Friday Filibuster (The Answer You Seek Is...)

2012-11-16
Length: 1s

Mac is a revolutionary assassin, Daryl reveals an irrational hatred of Ben Affleck, Erich compares and contrasts Argo with Wreck-It Ralph, and Dave has no love for George Lazenby as James Bond. Reviews of CHiPs '99, Shazam!, and Gone in 60 Seconds (1974). Plus! Yoda returns to answer your movie questions. TV series that start well and end badly. Nonsensical "Very Special Episodes." Sweet moustaches. And a rear-spoiler discussion of Skyfall.

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DVD Verdict 1212 - They Came From the North (Wes Craven)

2012-11-14
Length: 1s

Our nerds from the north -- Jon, Gabriel, Andrew, and Mike -- continue their exploration of the macabre this week, by focusing their gaze on the good, bad, and ugly of Freddy Krueger's father, Wes Craven. On a side note: Everyone here at Verdict extends our sincerest condolences to the family of co-host Steve Power on the passing of his father Tom.

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DVD Verdict 1211 - Entertainment Docket for November 12

2012-11-12
Length: 26s

Melissa endures the world of My Little Pony, while Michael Braves Pixar's foray into the world of fairy tales. Plus! James Bond makes box office Skyfall, Glittering vampires do battle with Spielberg's Lincoln, a painful season of Lifetime/Hallmark holiday movies begins, and Star Wars: Episode VII gets a writer... and perhaps a director!

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DVD Verdict 1210 - F This Movie! (Lady in White)

2012-11-08
Length: 1s

Patrick and Erich travel back to the '80s and wrap up #ScaryMovieMonth with Frank LaLoggia's atmospheric cult classic, Lady in White. Now we just have to find a way to get them out of that closet.

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DVD Verdict 1208 - Entertainment Docket for November 5

2012-11-05
Length: 33s

As Melissa sees life from a zombie's perspective, Michael spends time with The Incredible Mel Brooks. Plus! Skyfall is this holiday season's international juggernaut, Cloud Atlas faces a box office disaster, Amazing Spider-man comes to DVD and Blu-ray, a little known Sesame Street Christmas resurfaces, George Lucas sells Lucasfilm and uses the profits to fund education initiatives, and steel yourself for a 12-hour Middle-Earth cinematic marathon.

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DVD Verdict 1209 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Erich Wolfgang Korngold)

2012-11-05
Length: 55s

This week, Clark spotlights the music of golden age composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold, offering rousing selections from The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Sea Wolf, Deception, Captain Blood, Another Dawn, King's Row, and The Sea Hawk.

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DVD Verdict 1207 - They Came From the North (Terence Fisher)

2012-11-04
Length: 56s

On this week's episode, the Northern Hextravaganza continues with a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of iconic Hammer Horror director Terence Fisher!

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DVD Verdict 1206 - F This Movie! (A Nightmare on Elm Street)

2012-11-01
Length: 1s

Patrick and Mike close out Scary Movie Month with their annual franchise retrospective, this time turning attention to the man with burns on his face, knives for fingers, and hundreds of horrible jokes... Freddy Krueger. Sleep tight!

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DVD Verdict 1205 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Halloween 2012)

2012-10-30
Length: 59s

It's time once again for the annual Halloween episode, as Clark spotlights music from horror movies. You'll hear selections from The Innkeepers, The Omen, Nightbreed, The Dark Half, Final Destination 5, The Howling, Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh, The Bad Seed, Wolfen, Black Belly of the Tarantula, and The Witches of Eastwick.

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DVD Verdict 1204 - Entertainment Docket for October 29

2012-10-29
Length: 32s

While Michael attempts to decipher The Wachowski's Cloud Atlas, Melissa spends her week in a series of dive bars. Plus! Nobody goes to the US box office, Hitchcock comes to Blu-ray, cult classics dominate Netflix, Matthew Vaughn abandons X-Men: Days of Future Past, Schwarzenegger returns to Conan, and our friend Steve quits Lindsay Lohan.

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DVD Verdict 1203 - They Came From the North (George Romero)

2012-10-28
Length: 2s

This week, our Halloween Canuckleheads -- Steve, Jon, Andrew, and Gabriel -- go toe-to-gangrenous-toe debating the good, bad, and ugly of zombie master George Romero.

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DVD Verdict 1202 - Friday Filibuster Commentary (A Power Rangers Halloween)

2012-10-26
Length: 22s

Join Dave, Mac, Erich, and Daryl for a festive indulgence, providing commentary on The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Season One episode "Life's a Masquerade." You can play along by accessing the show through Netflix, Amazon Prime, or the Shout! Factory DVD release.

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DVD Verdict 1201 - F This Movie! (The Massacre 2012)

2012-10-25
Length: 1s

Patrick, JB, Doug, and Mike subject themselves to 24 hours of horror movies at the annual Chicago Massacre, changing venues from the Music Box to the historic Portage Theater. Did they survive the ordeal without irreparable harm or a need for psychotherapy? Listen in and find out! You can also check out their 8-minute video recap.

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DVD Verdict 1200 - Objection! (The Rise and Fall of Parks and Rec)

2012-10-24
Length: 32s

Join Dave and Dan, in yet another very special episode, as they come to bury Parks and Recreation, NBC's most schizophrenic sitcom. From Meat Tornadoes and Jean-Ralphio, to Tom/Ann and Leslie's run for higher office, the series showed flashes of brilliance but ultimately choked on its own inconsistency.

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DVD Verdict 1199 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (New and Recent Releases)

2012-10-23
Length: 57s

This week, Clark spotlights another batch of new and recent releases, offering selections from Lincoln, Paranorman, Looper, The Master, The Words, Seven Psychopaths, Anna Karenina, and Skyfall.

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DVD Verdict 1198 - Entertainment Docket for October 22

2012-10-22
Length: 32s

Melissa savors the sheer joy of Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, while Michael peels himself off the ceiling after watching Ben Affleck's Argo. Plus! The Wachowski's unveil Cloud Atlas, double shot of Tyler Perry, a wealth of Halloween viewing opportunities, Rod Stewart releases his autobiography, more controversy surrounding NBC's Community, Nicolas Cage becomes Kirk Cameron, and Steve Carrell has a terrible horrible no good very bad day.

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DVD Verdict 1197 - The Friday Filibuster (Fragile little minds)

2012-10-19
Length: 31s

Mac is underwhelmed by Frankenweenie, but enjoys The Dark Knight Returns: Part 1. Alice catches up with The Walking Dead and suffers through Vile torture porn. Dave experiences a lack of quality TV comedy, but gushes over Masters of the Universe in HD. Plus! Terrible superhero costumes, Movies you were too young to fully comprehend, and Wacky next door neighbors.

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DVD Verdict 1196 - F This Movie! (V/H/S)

2012-10-18
Length: 1s

Scary movie month continues, as Patrick and B fire up their ancient analog equipment for a found footage anthology horror flick that uses VHS as its story conceit and a cadre of genre writer/directors to tell the tale.

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DVD Verdict 1195 - They Came From the North (Dario Argento)

2012-10-17
Length: 1s

Join Andrew, Jon, Steve, and Gabriel as they kick off their month-long Halloween celebration, by examining the good, bad, and ugly of Italian giallo master Dario Argento.

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DVD Verdict 1194 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Ben Affleck)

2012-10-16
Length: 57s

This week, Clark spotlights music from the films of actor/director Ben Affleck. You'll hear selections from Good Will Hunting, Pearl Harbor, Force of Nature, Gigli, Dogma, The Sum of All Fears, Daredevil, Smokin' Aces, and Argo (which is also reviewed).

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DVD Verdict 1193 - Entertainment Docket for October 15

2012-10-15
Length: 38s

Melissa gets Elementary with Sherlock and White Collars Michael out of the Dark Shadows. A rundown of the best new DVD, Blu-ray, Movies, Streaming Media, Music, and Books. Plus! Political propaganda on home video, an undiscovered Anne Bancroft/Sidney Poitier thriller, mourning the passing of Mongo, Stan Lee sues Disney for Billions, and Agent Phil Coulsen returns to the ranks of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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DVD Verdict 1192 - The Friday Filibuster (By the power of...)

2012-10-12
Length: 48s

Dave is forced to defend his love of live-action He-Man, Mac shares his bucket list of unseen horror movies, Erich supports region free commerce, and Daryl goes full-tilt gamer. Reviews of Looper, Excision, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Dial M for Murder 3D, and the HD alternate ending of Little Shop of Horrors. Plus! Favorite alien conspiracy, Promised/Implied sequels that never came to be, Scenes that take place in a sewer, and A-hole cops.

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DVD Verdict 1191 - F This Movie! Commentary (Friday the 13th: Part III 3D)

2012-10-10
Length: 1s

The Halloween horror movie season is well underway, and the F This Movie! team is here to ensure you make the most of it. Join Patrick, Mike, Doug, and JB for a feature length commentary of Friday the 13th: Part III, director Steve Miner's 1982 attempt to immerse audiences in a three-dimensional murderous rampage, as Jason Voorhees once again unleashes vengeance upon the unsuspecting horny teens of Camp Crystal Lake.

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DVD Verdict 1190 - Entertainment Docket for October 8

2012-10-08
Length: 32s

Melissa gets caught up on new fall television, while Michael spends an evening at Hotel Transylvania with Adam Sandler and friends. Plus! Ridley Scott's Prometheus (Blu-ray) ties into the Blade Runner universe; Halloween comes to Netflix; Frank Oz' Little Shop of Horrors gets an alternate ending; Katee Sackhoff and Gina Carano front an all-female Expendables film; and a Buffy actor scripts the final two Hunger Games films.

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DVD Verdict 1189 - They Came From the North (Peter Hyams)

2012-10-06
Length: 2s

Join Jon, Steve, Andrew, and special guest Michael McVey as they celebrate and denigrate the life's work of director/cinematographer Peter Hyams. End of Days, Timecop, Sudden Death, Capricorn One, Outland, 2010, what's not to love?

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DVD Verdict 1188 - The Friday Filibuster (Bad Mojo)

2012-10-05
Length: 45s

Erich processes through his long buried ALF issues, while diving into the deep recesses of Netflix horror opportunities. Daryl gets his videogame geek on and gushes over Criterion's Eating Raoul. Dave unloads on Rob Zombie, and previews the final season of Fringe. Mac is confounded by American Horror Story, and drops a Spider-man bombshell. Big screen tyrants, Different characters / Same name, Obscure fictional characters on the big screen, and Ridiculous money-making schemes.

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DVD Verdict 1187 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (David Arnold)

2012-10-02
Length: 59s

This week, Clark spotlights the music of composer David Arnold. You'll hear selections from Godzilla, Tomorrow Never Dies, Enough, Independence Day, Casino Royale, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Last of the Dogmen, Stargate, Paul, and The Musketeer.

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DVD Verdict 1186 - Entertainment Docket for October 1

2012-10-01
Length: 28s

A jet-lagged Melissa expresses her excitement for Frankenweenie, while Michael raves about Universal's Classic Monsters (Blu-ray) collection. Plus! Annie celebrates its 30th Anniversary, Jennifer Garner sculpts with butter, Ah-nold authors his life story, the rebirth of NKOTB, Scrubs coming to Broadway, a gruesome Sons of Anarchy-related death, and more scandals!

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DVD Verdict 1185 - The Friday Filibuster (Lights Out)

2012-09-28
Length: 46s

Dave revels in Parks and Rec's return to form, after painfully sitting through Terra Nova: The Complete Series. Erich arrives late to the party for Friday Night Lights, while keeping his finger on the pulse of Sons of Anarchy. Daryl is still loving the animated insanity of Archer, though shocked recommend Jessica Biel in The Tall Man. Plus! Funny or odd product placement, Lame fictional worlds, and Windows.

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DVD Verdict 1184 - F This Movie! (Scary Movie Month)

2012-09-27
Length: 1s

Patrick and Doug gear up for an October of creature features and fright fests, by pitting Milla Jovovich's Alice against Kate Beckinsale's Selene. Two women enter. One woman leave. Let the reckoning begin!

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DVD Verdict 1183 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Alan Silvestri)

2012-09-24
Length: 57s

This week, Clark spotlights the music of composer Alan Silvestri. You'll hear selections from The Quick and the Dead, Judgment Night, Cast Away, The A-Team, CHiPs, Father of the Bride II, Predator, Van Helsing, The Mexican and Sgt. Bilko.

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DVD Verdict 1182 - The Friday Filibuster (Eat Me)

2012-09-21
Length: 46s

Dave, Mac, and Daryl knock heads about such weighty movie topics as Judge Dredd vs. Dredd 3D, the common failings of all horror anthologies, favorite cannibal movies, favorite songs from non-musicals, dramatic character shifts in sequels, and bizarre law enforcement technology.

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DVD Verdict 1181 - F This Movie! (The Shawshank Redemption)

2012-09-20
Length: 1s

Patrick is a tall drink of water with a silver spoon up his ass. Doug is a fat barrel of monkey spunk. Together, this pair of misfits set out to dissect Frank Darabont's beloved adaptation of Stephen King's novella, The Shawshank Redemption. Easy peasy japanesey.

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DVD Verdict 1180 - They Came From the North (Richard Fleischer)

2012-09-19
Length: 1s

On this week's episode, while Gabriel practices Quebec separatism, the Atlantic trio of Steve, Jon, and Andrew take on the good, bad, and ugly of Narrow Margin director Richard Fleischer. Yep, he also directed Red Sojna!

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DVD Verdict 1179 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Richard Gere)

2012-09-17
Length: 59s

This week, Clark highlights music from the films of actor Richard Gere. You'll hear selections from Days of Heaven, An Officer and a Gentleman, Primal Fear, Red Corner, Unfaithful, Pretty Woman, Final Analysis, Sommersby, First Knight, and Chicago. Plus, a review of the Wall Street thriller Arbitrage.

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DVD Verdict 1178 - Entertainment Docket for September 17

2012-09-16
Length: 33s

Melissa runs down Fall TV premiere dates, while Michael recovers from reviewing Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures (Blu-ray, Harry Potter Wizard's Collection (Blu-ray), and The Lord of the Rings (Blu-ray) Extended Edition. Plus! JJ Abrams' Alias comes to Netflix, Zooey Deschanel's New Girl gets parents, Paul Thomas Anderson's THE MASTER shatters box office records, and Edgar Wright's "Blood and Ice Cream" trilogy comes to an end.

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DVD Verdict 1177 - The Friday Filibuster (Why Am I So Cranky?)

2012-09-13
Length: 46s

Confusion reigns supreme, as Dave and Daryl each try to figure out what the other is talking about. Mac investigates the cost of a bullet proof vest. Erich suffers a migraine in the HD world of Terminator. Reviews of anime Wolverine, weird Noir, and boring Stop-motion Animation. Plus! New network series worth our attention, Large servings of food, Cheesy sci-fi, Memorable gestures, and Ultimate movie versus.

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DVD Verdict 1176 - F This Movie! (Adventureland)

2012-09-13
Length: 1s

Patrick and Alex are forced to work Games this week, but screw off watching Jesse Eisenberg emote and Kristen Stewart make out with Ryan Reynolds in Adventureland. Hey, litterbug! In the clown mouth!

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DVD Verdict 1175 - They Came From the North (Tim Burton)

2012-09-12
Length: 2s

This week, our resident Canuckogoths -- Steve, Jon, Gabriel, and Andrew -- worship at the altar of the master of macabre mirth, director Tim Burton. This is Halloween!

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DVD Verdict 1174 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Grab Bag)

2012-09-11
Length: 58s

This week, Clark offers a grab bag of assorted musical treats, featuring selections from Dark Victory, Incognito, Donnie Darko, Antz, Inchon, The Eye, White Fang II, O Pioneers!, The Cincinatti Kid, Reign Over Me, 9, King Ralph, Saturn 3, and Notes on a Scandal.

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DVD Verdict 1173 - Entertainment Docket for September 10

2012-09-10
Length: 27s

Melissa gets Grimm with Michael as he goes Lawless on the IMAX upgrade of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Plus! Lamenting the 3D menace, honoring the memory of Michael Clarke Duncan, recapping the Clint Eastwood debacle, casting the Roger Ebert memoir film, naming the new Star Trek sequel, and Kris Jenner vs. Honey Boo Boo.

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DVD Verdict 1172 - The Friday Filibuster (A Voice From the Past)

2012-09-07
Length: 53s

A very special episode! DVD Verdict podcast originator Brett Cullum resurfaces to join Dave, Mac, and Erich for an hour's worth of movies (revisiting Halloween II and III), comic books (Did you know Superman and Wonder Woman were dating?), True Blood, and reality TV regurgitation.

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DVD Verdict 1171 - F This Movie! (Side by Side)

2012-09-06
Length: 1s

Join Patrick and JB as they dissect, discuss, and debate Keanu Reeves and Christopher Kenneally's documentary Side by Side about the validity of making films in an increasingly digital world.

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DVD Verdict 1170 - F These Summer Movies! (2012)

2012-08-30
Length: 1s

Patrick, Doug, and JB spend their last weekend at Summer Movie Camp reminiscing about all the fun things they saw and did.

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DVD Verdict 1169 - They Came From the North (Michael Mann)

2012-08-30
Length: 1s

This week, Steve, Jon, and Andrew are joined by special guest Michael McVey as they discuss the good, bad, and ugly of the modern master of crime drama: Michael Mann. And they will not hesitate to take you down.

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DVD Verdict 1168 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Tony Scott)

2012-08-28
Length: 58s

This week, Clark pays tribute to the late director Tony Scott, offering musical selections from Top Gun, Days of Thunder, True Romance, Crimson Tide, The Fan, Enemy of the State, Spy Game, Man on Fire, Deja Vu and Unstoppable.

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DVD Verdict 1167 - Entertainment Docket for August 27

2012-08-28
Length: 32s

With summer's dying breath, Melissa confronts Dexter for the sixth time, while the Bourne franchise is already dead to Michael. Plus! Political propaganda films return to Hollywood, Zac Efron tries on big boy pants, Netflix drowns in a sea of great movies, Star Wars 3D will dominate 2013, the Mormons wants no part of NBC's gay agenda, and the regular rundown of what's you can find this week in the world of entertainment.

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DVD Verdict 1166 - The Friday Filibuster (I'm So Horny!)

2012-08-24
Length: 33s

Mac draws parallels between acting performances in Paranorman and Expendables 2. Erich immerses himself in the gaming world of Walking Dead. Dave reveals his undying love for Amy Jo Johnson. Reviews of '80s teen sex comedy Joysticks, Shout! Factory's Steve Martin: The TV Stuff, and the first 30 episodes of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Season One. Plus! Freaky deaths, Sprinting through the woods, and Snakes!

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DVD Verdict 1165 - F This Movie! (The Expendables 2)

2012-08-22
Length: 1s

Patrick, Mark, and returning guest Adam go back to war with the '80s action heroes who light up the screen in The Expendables 2.

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DVD Verdict 1164 - They Came From the North (John Carpenter)

2012-08-22
Length: 1s

The boys from the foreboding Northern wastes of Canada tackle the works of the proclaimed "Master of Terror!" Buckle up as Gabriel, Steve, Jon, and Andrew bring you the good, bad, and ugly of director John Carpenter. We're all very tired...

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DVD Verdict 1163 -- Sounds and Sights of Cinema (John Carpenter)

2012-08-21
Length: 1s

This week, Clark spotlights music from the films of director John Carpenter. You'll hear selections from Dark Star, Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween, Christine, Escape from New York, They Live, The Thing, Starman, Prince of Darkness, The Fog, and Memoirs of an Invisible Man.

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DVD Verdict 1162 - Entertainment Docket for August 20

2012-08-20
Length: 31s

Melissa is Bourne again. Michael goes Grey with Liam Neeson. We mourn the passing of director Tony Scott, attempt to define the line between erotic cinema and porn, emphasize the importance of stop motion animation as an art form, and run down what you can find at the movies and on TV, DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, and Hulu this week.

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DVD Verdict 1161 - The Friday Filibuster (I Like My Clay Messy)

2012-08-17
Length: 33s

Erich jumps into the world of Fringe, Mac is loving' Young Justice, and Dave gets up close and personal with Twinkle Toes the first movie from the Sketchers shoe company. Seriously. Plus! Favorite stop motion movies, The Hell of Russell Brand, Things you can't unsee, Technophobia, and Fictional video games.

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DVD Verdict 1160 - F This Movie! (Waterworld)

2012-08-15
Length: 1s

Patrick and Doug. Two drifters meet. Something must be exchanged, so they're willing to give you this one for free -- an hour-long exploration of Waterworld, a vision so great you'll weep as it comes to you.

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DVD Verdict 1159 - They Came From the North (Sam Peckinpah)

2012-08-15
Length: 1s

This week our Canadian Wild Bunch -- Jon, Andrew, Gabriel, and Steve -- tackle the good, bad, and ugly of cinematic genius and Hollywood terror "Bloody" Sam Peckinpah! No extras or crew were fired in the making of this podcast.

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DVD Verdict 1158 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Marvin Hamlisch)

2012-08-13
Length: 56s

This week, Clark pays tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch by featuring music from The Sting, A Chorus Line, The Swimmer, The Spy Who Loved Me, The Informant!, I Ought to Be in Pictures, and The Way We Were. Plus, a review of the Will Ferrell / Zach Galifianakis political comedy The Campaign.

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DVD Verdict 1157 - Entertainment Docket for August 13

2012-08-13
Length: 39s

Melissa struggles with Sanyo customer service. Michael revisits the rich world of Grimm in anticipation of Season Two. Greg Brady and Danny Partridge team up to take down Big Foot. TV game shows have reached a new low point.The Brits are creating a one month cable network to celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond. Ben Affleck being courted to be the Joss Whedon of the DC Universe. David Duchovny is up for another X-Files movie, even if Fox is not. Plus! The best of what's new at the movies, and on TV, DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, Hulu, Books, and Music this week.

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DVD Verdict 1156 - The Friday Filibuster (Lego TGIF)

2012-08-11
Length: 41s

Dave laments the horrific Blu-ray treatment given to The Raid: Redemption in a Total Recall fashion. Mac interrupts his Breaking Bad marathon to consume all of Dexter: Season Six in one HD sitting. Erich revisits the cinematic twists and turns of The Prestige, LA Confidential, and Twelve Monkeys. Plus! Bad parenting, Assault by garden implements, Brainstorming new Lego video game franchises, and Testing your TGIF knowledge.

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DVD Verdict 1155 - F This Movie! (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

2012-08-10
Length: 1s

Join Patrick and JB as they travel by map to the far reaches of the globe in search of ways to discuss aspects of Raiders of the Lost Ark which have never been talked about before!

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DVD Verdict 1154 - They Came From the North (A Very Special Episode)

2012-08-09
Length: 1s

While Steve is away, the boys will play. Join Jon, Gabriel, and Andrew as they break with regular programming to bring you a very special episode.

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DVD Verdict 1153 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (New and Recent Releases)

2012-08-07
Length: 57s

This week, Clark spotlights another batch of new and recent releases, offering musical selections from The Amazing Spider-Man, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Brave, Doctor Who: Series 6, Ted, People Like Us, The Bourne Legacy, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, and Len Wiseman's Total Recall (which is also reviewed). Enjoy!

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DVD Verdict 1152 - Entertainment Docket for August 6

2012-08-06
Length: 36s

Melissa finds comfort inside The Rockford Files. Michael proposes a cable network dedicated to airing failed TV pilots. Len Wiseman's Total Recall fails to make a splash. Celebrating 25 years of Adventures in Babysitting. Hulu and Criterion show their love for Vivien Leigh. Orlando Bloom comes to Broadway in Romeo and Juliette. Vertigo dethrones Citizen Kane as the greatest film of all-time. And The Brady Bunch gets a 21st Century spinoff series on CBS.

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DVD Verdict 1151 - The Friday Filibuster (Olympic Fever)

2012-08-03
Length: 49s

Daryl suffers Olympic Fever and tackles gangster rackets. Alice shares her love for The Batman and Samuel L. Jackson. Erich is Breaking Bad with The Lorax. Dave throws down with Steven Seagal and Steven Doff. Plus! Olympic sports you're drawn to, Olympic events inspired by a Bond film, Surprisingly good performances from worthless actors, Memorable fictional websites, and Gratuitous sports scenes.

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DVD Verdict 1150 - F This Movie! Commentary (Revenge of the Ninja)

2012-08-02
Length: 1s

Patrick exhibits balls of steel, recording a solo commentary of Sam Firstenberg's 1983 action cheese fest Revenge of the Ninja. After all, only a ninja can critique a ninja.

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DVD Verdict 1149 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Hans Zimmer's Batman)

2012-07-30
Length: 57s

This week, Clark is joined by special guest Dave Johnson for an in-depth conversation about film music. Using Hans Zimmer's score for The Dark Knight Rises as a launching point, the two discuss musical scores with a physiological impact, the evolution of music over the course of Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise, Hollywood's frustrating fondness of origin stories, and much more. Afterwards, you'll be treated to a suite of music from The Dark Knight Rises.

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DVD Verdict 1148 - Entertainment Docket for July 30

2012-07-30
Length: 37s

It's a Brit-centric opening, as Melissa uncovers the truth behind BBC's Sherlock and Michael debriefs the first weekend of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Plus! Fox celebrates 50 years of dead Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Sheen's new show gets 100 episodes, The Hobbit becomes a trilogy, the long awaited trailer for Doctor Who: Series 7, and live from the set of Arrested Development: Season 4.

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DVD Verdict 1147 - Objection! (The Dark Knight Rises)

2012-07-27
Length: 56s

Our week-long Dark Knight Rises marathon concludes with Dave and Dan bringing their contrarian Objection! out of mothballs to provide DVD Verdict's final word on Chris Nolan's Batman trilogy. We promise not to talk about this movie again... until it makes its way to DVD and Blu-ray.

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DVD Verdict 1146 - Friday Filibuster (The Dark Knight Stinketh)

2012-07-26
Length: 49s

Michael sits in for a vacationing Dave, as the boys take Chris Nolan and team to task for the failures of The Dark Knight Rises and dread the forthcoming Man of Steel franchise. DVD and Blu-ray reviews of Detention, Big Easy Express, Lockout, and Clue. Plus! Bizarre means of communication, Lesser third films in a franchise, and Most unlikely action heroes.

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DVD Verdict 1145 - F This Movie! (The Dark Knight Rises)

2012-07-25
Length: 1s

Our wall-to-wall Dark Knight Rises coverage continues, with Patrick and Mike's in-depth investigation into the hits and misses of Chris Nolan's final Batman adventure. Can our heroes reach a consensus? Will the die hard fans take umbrage to their opinions? Tune in and find out! Same Bat time. Same Bat channel.

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DVD Verdict 1144 - They Came From the North (Howard Hawks)

2012-07-24
Length: 1s

On this week's episode, Andrew, Jon, Gabriel, and Steve tackle the good, bad, and ugly of legendary director Howard Hawks. No baby Leopards were harmed in the making of this podcast.

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DVD Verdict 1143 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Christian Bale)

2012-07-23
Length: 1s

This week, Clark features music from the films of actor Christian Bale, offering selections from Empire of the Sun, Rescue Dawn, Portrait of a Lady, Equilibrium, The Machinist, Pocahontas, The Secret Agent, Shaft, Reign of Fire, Howl's Moving Castle, and The Dark Knight Rises (which is also reviewed).

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DVD Verdict 1142 - Entertainment Docket for July 23

2012-07-23
Length: 38s

Melissa spends the weekend at a war-torn Downton Abbey. Michael experiences The Dark Knight Rises ahead of the Colorado tragedy that followed and addresses the fallout. Tracy Letts: Great writer, lousy actor. ABC marries The Bachelor to MTV's Real World. Woody Harrelson writes/directs for Broadway. The Jackson family continues to embarrass themselves. And the latest arrivals on TV, DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, Hulu, Books, Music, and Theatre.

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DVD Verdict 1141 - The Friday Filibuster (The Francis Ford Coppola of Movies)

2012-07-19
Length: 43s

Mac uncovers the truth behind Desert Survival Batman and details his rules for purchasing action figures. Erich recalls bizarre Batvillains. Dave realizes just how much Superman II sucks. Reviews of vintage Doctor Who going Rambo, Holy Flying Circus, and Quill. Plus! Favorite Batmobiles, Amusement parks based on films or TV shows, Near-invulnerable foes, and When the car won't start.

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DVD Verdict 1140 - F This Movie! (Batman)

2012-07-18
Length: 1s

As the sun sets over Gotham, a call goes out... one that can only be answered by the hero known as JB and his trusty sidekick Patrick. Together they stand for absolute truth and movie justice. Their mission: Dissect and diffuse Tim Burton's Batman before Christopher Nolan unleashes his final Dark Knight upon the world. May God have mercy on their souls.

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DVD Verdict 1139 - They Came From the North (John Hughes)

2012-07-18
Length: 1s

On this week's episode, our Canuck clan -- Steve, Gabriel, Jon, and Andrew -- adopt an orphaned American, welcoming Matt Avrach into the fold; as this angst ridden, misunderstood episode tackles the works of '80s Teen expert, the late John Hughes. "You'll never understand me!"

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DVD Verdict 1138 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Ernest Borgnine)

2012-07-17
Length: 58s

This week, Clark pays homage to the late Ernest Borgnine by featuring music from a handful of films the lovable character actor appeared in. You'll hear selections from The Wild Bunch, Demetrius and the Gladiators, The Black Hole, The Split, Ice Station Zebra, The Poseidon Adventure, Deadly Blessing, Gattaca, Red and Escape From New York.

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DVD Verdict 1137 - Entertainment Docket for July 16

2012-07-16
Length: 33s

Melissa makes a Great Escape. Michael gets bitten by The Amazing Spider-man. The Dark Knight finally rises. Marvel unveils Phase 2 of their cinematic empire. Make way for Magic Mike: Stripper Detective. Singin' in the Rain in glorious HD. The Spice Girls reclaim the London stage. And a rundown of the best this week in movies, TV, DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, Hulu, books, music, and theatre.

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DVD Verdict 1136 - The Friday Filibuster (Kindergarten Kommandos)

2012-07-14
Length: 54s

The boys experience varying degrees of acceptance regarding The Amazing Spider-man. Daryl falls on the pro side of Ridley Scott's Prometheus. Dave and Erich are dying for the release of The Dark Knight Rises. Reviews of Outland (Blu-ray), MST3K XXIV, Louie: Season 2, Wilfred: Season 1, and GI Joe: A Real American Hero: Series 2. Plus! Rabid fandom for a movie premiere, Memorable reptiles, Memorable spiders, and Weird siblings.

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DVD Verdict 1135 - F This Movie! (The Amazing Spider-man)

2012-07-12
Length: 1s

Whallopin' websnappers! Join Patrick and Erich as they untangle the complex development and execution of director Marc Webb's Spidey reboot.

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DVD Verdict 1134 - They Came from the North (Neil Jordan)

2012-07-12
Length: 1s

Steve and Gabriel are joined by special guest Antoine to discuss the Good, Bad, and Ugly of Irish Arthouse purveyor of Vampires, IRA hitmen, and mermaids... Neil Jordan!

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DVD Verdict 1133 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Nora Ephron)

2012-07-11
Length: 57s

This week, Clark pays tribute to the late Nora Ephron by featuring music from the films she wrote and/or directed. You'll hear song and score selections from Silkwood, You've Got Mail, Heartburn, Michael, Sleepless in Seattle, Mixed Nuts, Lucky Numbers, Julie & Julia, and When Harry Met Sally. Plus, a review of The Amazing Spider-Man.

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DVD Verdict 1132 - Entertainment Docket for July 9

2012-07-09
Length: 27s

Melissa gets Brave and reviews Rock of Ages. Michael loses himself in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. Does anyone really want to see The Hobbit? Remembering Andy Griffith. Alec Baldwin: Mayor of NYC. And a rundown of what's new in movies, TV, DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, Hulu, books, music, and theatre this week.

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DVD Verdict 1131 - F This Movie! (Ghost)

2012-07-04
Length: 1s

Patrick and his lovely wife Erika postpone their pottery lessons long enough to review Patrick Swayze's romantic magnum opus, Ghost.

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DVD Verdict 1130 - They Came From the North (Ridley Scott: The Later Years)

2012-07-03
Length: 1s

Steve, Andrew, Jon, and Gabriel return to continue their dissection of the Good, Bad, and Ugly of director Ridley Scott in Part II: The Later Years. While not a straight sequel, it does contain Part I's DNA.

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DVD Verdict 1129 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Ennio Morricone and Giuseppe Tornatore)

2012-07-03
Length: 58s

This week, Clark wraps up his latest exploration of director/composer relationships by featuring music written by Ennio Morricone for the films of director Giuseppe Tornatore. You'll hear selections from Cinema Paradiso, Everybody's Fine, A Pure Formality, The Star Maker, The Legend of 1900, Malena, The Unknown Woman and Baaria. Plus! A review of Seth McFarlane's directorial debut, Ted.

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DVD Verdict 1128 - Entertainment Docket for July 2

2012-07-02
Length: 32s

This week... Melissa stuffs a few dollars in the g-string of Magic Mike. Michael pits The Avengers vs. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Anderson Cooper comes out of the closet. Katie Holmes becomes Scientology Public Enemy #1. And we run down a wealth of new entertainment from Movies and TV, to DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, Hulu, Books, Music, and Theatre.

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DVD Verdict 1127 - Blast Processing! (Time in a Bottle)

2012-07-01
Length: 59s

This week, Steve and Jon talk about what they've been into lately, before they get down to discussing video game collections, the collector's mental state, and their respective "Holy Grails." Meanwhile, Kev is busy plain' Jim Croce songs.

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DVD Verdict 1126 - The Friday Filibuster (Dancing is Forbidden!)

2012-06-30
Length: 34s

Mac gets Brave and knocks Prometheus. Erich goes to church to take down the casinos. Dave can't tear himself away from Wrath of the Titans. Plus! Desired filmmaker documentaries, Intense helicopter stunts, and Memorable bears.

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DVD Verdict 1125 - F This Movie! (A Few Good Men)

2012-06-28
Length: 1s

I could say Patrick and Doug are looking for A Few Good Men, but that wouldn't be entirely accurate. The truth is... you can't handle the truth!

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DVD Verdict 1124 - They Came From the North (Ridley Scott: The Early Years)

2012-06-27
Length: 1s

On this week's episode Jon, Andrew, Gabriel, and Steve tackle the early works of Legendary visualist Sir Ridley Scott!

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DVD Verdict 1123 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Patrick Doyle & Kenneth Branagh)

2012-06-26
Length: 55s

This week, Clark continues to explore director/composer collaborations by featuring music composed by Patrick Doyle for the films of Kenneth Branagh. You'll hear selections from Henry V, Dead Again, Much Ado About Nothing, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Hamlet, Love's Labours Lost, As You Like It, Sleuth, and Thor.

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DVD Verdict 1122 - Entertainment Docket for June 25

2012-06-25
Length: 42s

Melissa returns from a weekend at Downton Abbey, Michael crucifies Jim Henson's Labyrinth, Pixar and the Afro Circus dominate the box office, fluffing up Magic Mike, Eugene Levy shacks up with Tyler Perry's Madea, a review of Kevin Smith's new internet series Spoilers, The Exorcist comes to the stage, and all the latest arriving at the movies, on TV, DVD, Blu-ray, books, music, and theatre.

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DVD Verdict 1121 - The Friday Filibuster (All About the Cheese)

2012-06-23
Length: 53s

Mac crushes on Legend of Cora while burying Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. Daryl gets sucked into a black hole to revisit Carl Sagan's Cosmos and Little Lord Fauntleroy (1934). Erich discovers old Role Models and an older Matt LeBlanc in new Episodes. Dave contracts a case of Burning Love while living Life with Principles. Plus! Truckers, Favorite sports movie antagonist douchebag, Movies made to look old, and Killer vegetables.

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DVD Verdict 1120 - F This Movie! (The Game)

2012-06-22
Length: 1s

Patrick and Alex are given a surprise gift, one which turns this discussion into a Fincher-esque exploration of Michael Douglas and Sean Penn in The Game. Discovering the object of this podcast is the object of this podcast.

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DVD Verdict 1119 - They Came From the North (John McTiernan)

2012-06-20
Length: 1s

This week, Jon leads the troops as he, Gabriel, Steve, and Andrew tackle the works of action Maestro John McTiernan! Yippee Ki-Yay Mr. Falcon!

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DVD Verdict 1118 - Entertainment Docket for June 18

2012-06-18
Length: 43s

Melissa gets her documentary on. Michael defends Ridley Scott's Prometheus. Preparing for Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. Embracing David Wain's Wanderlust. Debriefing the Tony Awards. Running down the latest and greatest in Movies, DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, Hulu, TV, Music, Books, and Theatre.

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DVD Verdict 1117 - Blast Processing! (E3 or not E3)

2012-06-16
Length: 1s

Kev, Jon, and Steve put down their controllers long enough to chime in on the goings on of E3-2012. Meanwhile Kev finds himself marooned in Rural Newfoundland with naught but his iPad to save his sanity, Jon plays a bit of Lollipop Chainsaw, while Steve finds his feet with Dragon's Dogma and continues loving Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

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DVD Verdict 1116 - The Friday Filibuster (The Great Superhero Movie Debate)

2012-06-15
Length: 35s

Dave and Erich get into a hefty debate over the hierarchy of successful superhero films. Alice spends time Seeking Justice with The Innkeepers. Dave provides a Mad Men wrap-up and rediscovers '80s family sitcom Rags to Riches. Plus! Horrible road trips, Balloons, and Hideous muppets.

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DVD Verdict 1115 - F This Movie! (Prometheus)

2012-06-14
Length: 1s

Join Patrick and JB as they don their finest Replicant and Alien cosplay to seek the nerd truth behind Ridley Scott's Prometheus.

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DVD Verdict 1114 - They Came From the North (David Cronenberg)

2012-06-13
Length: 3s

Our boys from beyond the pale present a double-sized look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of Canadian master of macabre grotesquery -- David Cronenberg! Long live the new flesh!

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DVD Verdict 1113 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Howard Shore / David Cronenberg)

2012-06-12
Length: 58s

This week, Clark kicks off another series spotlighting director/composer collaborations by examining the scores composer Howard Shore has penned for director David Cronenberg. You'll hear music from Scanners, Videodrome, The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, M. Butterfly, Crash, eXistenZ, Spider, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, and A Dangerous Method.

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DVD Verdict 1112 - The Friday Filibuster (Expecting Big Things)

2012-06-08
Length: 32s

Facebook is wooing Mac with cardboard skulls from Out of the Woods. Erich catches up with The Muppets and their Wanderlust. Dave is underwhelmed by news from E3 and gets brain poisoning from two Thai fight movies. Plus! Senseless slaughter, Strange and unusual airplanes, and Memorable vans.

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DVD Verdict 1111 - F This Movie! (Monty Python and the Holy Grail)

2012-06-06
Length: 1s

Patrick and Erich are the Knights who say "F This!" Join our dynamic duo, as the purchase a shuddery, estimate the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow, slay vorpal bunnies, and fart in your general direction.

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DVD Verdict 1110 - They Came from the North (Stuart Gordon)

2012-06-06
Length: 1s

The tragically hip Northerners tackle the good, bad, and ugly of the bleak, bent, twisted world of horror and sci-fi filmmaker and lover of all things Lovecraft; Stuart Gordon.

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DVD Verdict 1109 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Live-Action Fairy Tales)

2012-06-05
Length: 57s

This week, Clark offers musical selections from live-action fairy tales. You'll hear pieces from Beauty and the Beast, The Dark Crystal, Big Fish, Enchanted, The NeverEnding Story, Willow, The Brothers Grimm, Pan's Labyrinth, and Snow White and the Huntsman (which is also reviewed).

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DVD Verdict 1108 - Entertainment Docket for June 4

2012-06-04
Length: 36s

Michael and Melissa are on hand to run down your week in entertainment options; review Men in Black III, Idris Elba's Luther, and Darren McGavin's classic Kolchak: The Night Stalker; preview Ridley Scott's Prometheus; eulogize Richard Dawson; and discuss matters of global importance like the overexposure of Snow White and the media's obsession with celebrity outings.

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DVD Verdict 1107 - Blast Processing! (Unabated)

2012-06-02
Length: 1s

Jon really doesn't like A Game of Thrones, Kev is torn on Dragon's Dogma, and they both dig the latest in the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series, Future Soldier. The boys pour one out for 38 Studios, creators of the awesome Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, probably known from here on out as Schilling's folly. And yes, there's a desert island disc-style question.

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DVD Verdict 1106 - The Friday Filibuster (Sherlock or Young Sherlock Holmes?)

2012-06-02
Length: 50s

Michael overdoses on classic Saturday morning cartoons, with a Joe Dante Gremlins chaser. Mac debriefs the Castle finale and dines on vintage Doctor Who cheese. Erich gets his Donnie Darko on and subsequently develops teenage superpowers. Dave catches up on the world of Sherlock, while managing to Curb his enthusiasm for Larry David. Plus! Casting the new Fantastic Four, Cartoons you loved as a kid but despise as an adult, An in-depth analysis of Encyclopedia Brown, Favorite TV themed breakfast cereal, Insanity at cinematic rock concerts, Deadly appliances, and Animal cruelty. Please remember to give generously to DVD Verdict's new charity "Protecting Our Children from Deadly Refrigerators."

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DVD Verdict 1105 - F This Movie! (Robocop)

2012-06-01
Length: 1s

Come quietly, as Patrick and Mark take on Detroit's last best hope for law enforcement -- Robocop. Dead or alive, you will listen to this hour of internet radio. Your move, creep.

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DVD Verdict 1104 - They Came From the North (John Landis)

2012-05-30
Length: 1s

This week, the boys from above the 49th tackle the good, bad, and ugly of the darkly comedic John Landis!

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DVD Verdict 1103 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Tommy Lee Jones)

2012-05-28
Length: 57s

This week, Clark offers musical selections from the films of actor Tommy Lee Jones. You'll hear pieces from The Package, The Fugitive, U.S. Marshals, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, In the Electric Mist, Volcano, Men in Black, Cobb, The Hunted, The Missing, Lonesome Dove, and Men in Black III (which is also reviewed).

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DVD Verdict 1102 - Entertainment Docket for May 28

2012-05-28
Length: 33s

Michael and Melissa help underscore your Memorial Day weekend, by running down the latest and greatest in movies, TV, DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, Hulu, Books, Music, and Theatre. Plus! The guest stars of Veronica Mars, Will Smith still has game, Stealing the plot of Jaws 3D, Suffering through bad '70s Hanna-Barbera, Kevin Coster finds his way to basic cable, The Transformers get a revolutionary theme park ride, the new James Bond trailer arrives in the face of controversy, someone needs to put a stop to Baz Luhrmann and Amanda Bynes, and Bruce Jenner: Father of the Year.

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DVD Verdict 1101 - Blast Processing! (Long Lost Characters)

2012-05-25
Length: 1s

This week, Steve is playing A Game of Thrones, while Jon digs into Max Payne 3 and Kev rips open Diablo III. The usual smattering of news, including the possible death of Curt Schilling's Dream Team at 38 Studios. Then the retro rockets are fired, asking "What video game character from eras gone by has been MIA the last few console generations?"

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DVD Verdict 1100 - The Friday Filibuster (You Sunk My Battleship)

2012-05-24
Length: 34s

Dave and Mac barely escape with their sanity from Peter Berg's Battleship, Daryl bemoans the creative death of NBC's Community, and the boys are floored by 3D pornography in HD. Reviews of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Alpha (Blu-ray), Brad Meltzer's Decoded: Season 2, and Bobcat Goldthwait's return to standup with You Don't Look the Same Either. Plus! Painful deaths from the Indiana Jones franchise, Dressed like a clown, Great beards. Don't forget to buy Mac's new book, Cine High, on Amazon Kindle!

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DVD Verdict 1099 - F This Movie! (Do the Right Thing)

2012-05-23
Length: 1s

As Chicago protests and riots around the NATO summit, Patrick and JB confront their own racial, political, and socio-economic issues by tackling Spike Lee's critically-acclaimed Do the Right Thing. WWMD -- What would Mookie do? (FYI, no protesters were harmed during the recording of this episode.)

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DVD Verdict 1097 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Grab Bag)

2012-05-22
Length: 1s

This week is another musical grab bag, as Clark wanders through his vast collection of film music and pulls out selections from The Orphanage, Mosquito Squadron, Baby Boy, The Sundowners, The Caveman's Valentine, The Mummy Returns, Red Dawn, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Monsters, Inc., The Haunting, The Fiend, How to Murder Your Wife, and Corpse Bride.

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DVD Verdict 1098 - They Came From the North (Kevin Reynolds)

2012-05-22
Length: 1s

This week, our favorite movie-lovin' Canadians tackle the good, bad, and ugly of director (and Kevin Costner wrangler) Kevin Reynolds! We're gonna cut your heart out with a spoon!

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DVD Verdict 1096 - Entertainment Docket for May 21

2012-05-21
Length: 31s

Though Michael and Melissa's intention is to educate you on the entire Fall 2012 television schedule, they still make time for the important stuff, like Dan Harmon being fired as showrunner on Community, Pee-Wee Herman's new movie, Disney's Tron: Uprising, Duncan Jones' Ian Fleming biopic, and the weekly rundown of what you can expect to find at the movies and on TV, DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant. The most important two words of the week: Cat Dancers! (You've been warned.)

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DVD Verdict 1095 - The Friday Filibuster (Netflix the Alcoholic Dad)

2012-05-19
Length: 50s

This week, Mac climbs out of the Dark Shadows to battle Vampire Women. Erich begins training with The Masters of Horror while his guitar gently weeps. Alice is done with Christian Slater's Nicholson schtick. Dave is leaving The Office to cancel his Parks & Rec membership. Plus! Tall women, Creepy kids, Strange and unusual dogs, and a spoilerific discussion of The Avengers.

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DVD Verdict 1094 - F This Movie! (The Year So Far)

2012-05-17
Length: 1s

With the summer movie season in full swing, Patrick and JB review what 2012 has already given us and preview what's still on the way.

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DVD Verdict 1093 - They Came From the North (Tony Scott)

2012-05-16
Length: 1s

This week, our boys from the North -- Jon, Gabriel, Andrew, and Steve -- tackle the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of action director Tony Scott!

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DVD Verdict 1092 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Johnny Depp)

2012-05-15
Length: 58s

This week, Clark explores music from the films of actor Johnny Depp, offering selections from Edward Scissorhands, Benny & Joon, Ed Wood, Don Juan DeMarco, Donnie Brasco, The Astronaut's Wife, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Secret Window, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Finding Neverland, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Plus, a review of Tim Burton's Dark Shadows.

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DVD Verdict 1091 - Entertainment Docket for May 14

2012-05-14
Length: 33s

Shazam! Michael and Melissa are here to decipher your week in entertainment and sink your Battleship. Meanwhile, The Avengers amasses a $1 Billion worldwide bonanza; Morgan Spurlock gets Mansome for Sacha Baron Cohen's Dictator; Easy Reader and Ryan Gosling Drive into your Netflix queue; John Travolta forced to give up massages; and a rundown of what's new on DVD, Blu-ray, TV, music, theatre, and books.

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DVD Verdict 1090 - Blast Processing (Vintage Game Levels)

2012-05-12
Length: 1s

Steve takes SPEC OPS: THE LINE out for a test drive and digs into Sony's STARHAWK. Jon is busy exploring dystopian cyberpunk futures with SYNDICATE and BINARY DOMAIN, and Kevin has been digging some more with MINECRAFT while taking out the trash in Gotham with BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY. The usual smattering of news and rambling follows, and we finish it all off by firing up the retro rockets by asking: "What's your favorite vintage video game level?"

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DVD Verdict 1089 - The Friday Filibuster (Phoning it in)

2012-05-10
Length: 33s

Mac gives The Avengers his comic geek seal of approval. Erich experiences his first "Free Comic Book Day." Dave is too depressed to care about anything but his hatred of Katherine Heigl. Reviews of MST3K: Girl in Gold Boots and Sherlock: Season Two (Blu-ray). Plus! Disappointing endings, Creating alternate titles, and Famous Nicks. Coming Soon: The home version of Friday Filibuster.

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DVD Verdict 1088 - F This Movie! (The Avengers)

2012-05-09
Length: 1s

In this superhero-sized episode, Patrick and Doug deconstruct Joss Whedon's box office behemoth The Avengers. But fear not, those who have not seen the film. The first half of the discussion is spoiler-free. Just shut it off when you reach the midway point, because that's when the boys let it all hang out. Excelsior!

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DVD Verdict 1087 - They Came From the North (Ralph Bakshi)

2012-05-09
Length: 1s

On this exciting episode, our belligerent youths from Canuckistahn -- Power, Mercer, Girard, and Forbes -- tackle the good, the bad, and the ugly of 1970s animation auteur, Ralph Bakshi.

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DVD Verdict 1086 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Joel Goldsmith)

2012-05-07
Length: 57s

This week, Clark pays tribute to the late Joel Goldsmith, offering selections from Kull the Conqueror, Stargate: SG-1, Shiloh, Diamonds, Brotherhood of the Gun, Stargate: Atlantis, and Stealth Fighter. Plus, a review of Joss Whedon's The Avengers.

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DVD Verdict 1085 - Entertainment Docket for May 7

2012-05-07
Length: 42s

Michael and Melissa return from a one week exile to celebrate Joss Whedon's success, remember Adam Yauch, take Ryan Murphy and Glee to task, recall the creepiness of Fantasy Island, prepare for network TV's season finale onslaught, and run down what you can expect to find in movies, DVD, Blu-ray, streaming, television, books, music, and theatre this week.

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DVD Verdict 1084 - Blast Processing (Gamers Assemble!)

2012-05-04
Length: 1s

The boy's have all seen The Avengers, and they're still playing games. Jon gets groovy with Rhythm Heaven, Kev tries his hand with Demon's Souls, and Steve is a little let down by Risen 2: Dark Waters but takes Dragon's Dogma for a spin. News includes some big game announcements, and the retro rockets are fired for "What's you're favorite old school Ninja game?"

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DVD Verdict 1083 - The Friday Filibuster (Summer Movie Preview)

2012-05-04
Length: 58s

Join Dave, Erich, Mac, and Daryl as they run through their regular Filibuster updates before settling into a discussion of what you can expect from Hollywood this summer. (Hint: Sequels, Superheroes, and Remakes). Welcome to Summer Movie Season!

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DVD Verdict 1082 - F This Movie! (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)

2012-05-03
Length: 1s

Patrick and Doug aren't bad; they just podcast that way. So join our animated duo, as they dip into the wild and wacky world of Baby Herman, Judge Doom, and Roger and Jessica Rabbit. If you don't, they'll drop a piano on your head.

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DVD Verdict 1081 - They Came From the North (Kathryn Bigelow)

2012-05-02
Length: 1s

On this week's episode, our belligerent Canucks -- Andrew, Gabriel, Jon, and Steve -- tackle the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow.

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DVD Verdict 1080 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Thomas Newman)

2012-05-01
Length: 59s

This week, Clark explores the music of esteemed composer Thomas Newman, with selections from American Beauty, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Shawshank Redemption, Meet Joe Black, Pay it Forward, and many more.

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DVD Verdict 1079 - Blast Processing (Warhammers of Love)

2012-04-29
Length: 1s

The boys are back in prime form. Steve has been playing Diablo III and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Jon has been loving The Witcher II, and Kev has put the kibosh on Warhammer 40K: Space Marine (one of 2011's most overlooked gems). All the news that's fit to repeat, and another fine episode of Retro Rockets asks: "What was your favorite Castlevania?"

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DVD Verdict 1078 - The Friday Filibuster (I Pity the Fool!)

2012-04-27
Length: 27s

Mac geeks out at Boston Comic Con while eating at Bob's Burgers. Alice gets familiar with The Killing and The Fields. No Linda Hunt in either. Dave trips out with Mad Men while regurgitating British crime procedurals. Plus! Scenes you see coming but still freak you out, Older actors overstaying their welcome, and Robots disguised as humans.

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DVD Verdict 1077 - F This Movie! (Heat)

2012-04-26
Length: 1s

Patrick and Alex knew the risks. They didn't have to do this show. But when it rains, you get wet. So they're tackling Heat. No, not the Burt Reynolds / Howard Hessman flick, nor the Andy Warhol / Joe Dallesandro movie, but Michael Mann's 1995 crime opus starring Pacino and Deniro. For these guys, the action is the juice.

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DVD Verdict 1076 - They Came From the North (Series Premiere!)

2012-04-24
Length: 1s

We welcome a new podcast to the DVD Verdict family, from some familiar voices and new friends. Each week, resident Canucks Andrew Forbes, Gabriel Girard, Jon Mercer, and Steve Power deconstruct a different film director's body of work, as only high-falootin' Canadians can. This week: the good, the bad, and the ugly of gritty '70s action master Walter Hill!

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DVD Verdict 1075 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (New and Recent Releases)

2012-04-23
Length: 58s

This week, it's another batch of new and recent releases, as Clark offers musical selections from Dark Shadows, The Lorax, Natural Selection, The Hunger Games, Wrath of the Titans, and Sherlock.

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DVD Verdict 1074 - Entertainment Docket for April 23

2012-04-23
Length: 32s

Michael and Melissa are back with another week of award-winning entertainment journalism, first running down what you can expect this week in movies, TV, music, books, and theatre, and then focusing on the important things like the children from Sound of Music doing '70s sci-fi, Hollywood's fixation on remaking things that don't need to be remade, the legacy of Dick Clark, a push to get Don Coscarelli to direct more films, and Kim Kardashian's mayoral campaign. Where else can you find internet radio this compelling?

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DVD Verdict 1073 - The Friday Filibuster (with DJ Davey Fresh)

2012-04-20
Length: 42s

Mac spends a weekend with Cora in a Cabin in the Woods. Erich is getting to know the Rare Export known as Doctor Who. Daryl scarfs 16 spaghetti westerns. Dave succumbs to The Raid with a Fresh Beat. Plus! Great instrumental TV themes, Memorable versions of Heaven and Hell, and Making movies out of songs.

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DVD Verdict 1072 - F These Movies! (Westerns)

2012-04-19
Length: 1s

Howdy Pardners! Join the saddle-sore twins -- Sheriff Patrick and his trusty Deputy JB -- as they rope, throw, and brand their favorite westerns. Hold tight, because this is guaranteed to be the wildest ride in the wilderness!

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DVD Verdict 1071 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Matchstick Men)

2012-04-17
Length: 59s

This week, Clark offers a change-of-pace, taking an in-depth look at the soundtrack for Ridley Scott's Matchstick Men, featuring an original score by Hans Zimmer (with a little help from the late Nino Rota) with additional contributions from Herb Alpert, Bobby Darin, George Formby, and more.

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DVD Verdict 1070 - Entertainment Docket for April 16

2012-04-16
Length: 35s

Melissa and Michael celebrate the annual income tax filing nightmare, by shifting your attention to the latest in movies, television, and home entertainment. Thrill to the sound of box office cash registers ringing in the success of The Three Stooges and Titanic 3D; gird your loins for Zac Efron as an Iraq war veteran returning home to find his true love; travel with Morgan Spurlock as he uncovers the ugly truth behind the San Diego Comic Con; feel the unbridled excitement as Mel Gibson's remaining sanity unravels at the hands of Joe Eszterhas; and so much more!

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DVD Verdict 1069 - Blast Processing! (Top Gear, Top Gun)

2012-04-14
Length: 1s

This week, Steve attempts to beat Tom Cruise's lap time around the Top Gear test track, Kev tries Fez on for size, and Jon plays the latest twisted byproduct of the continued existence of Grasshopper Manufacture (Sine Mora) while rediscovering Alice: Madness Returns. In the news, there's much Shadowrun talk, and the boys pour one out for Demon's Souls' North American online servers. We finish the night by firing the retro rockets on The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past!

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DVD Verdict 1068 - F This Movie! (American Reunion)

2012-04-13
Length: 1s

Patrick and Doug stick their noses in one last pie, as the venerable American Pie franchise draws to a merciful end. I wonder if either of them slept with Stifler's mom?

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DVD Verdict 1067 - View from the Couch (Series Finale)

2012-04-11
Length: 3s

After five years and 198 episodes, the Canadian duo of Kent and Michelle bid farewell to their family-centric entertainment podcast. They will be missed.

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DVD Verdict 1066 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Pop/Rock Composers)

2012-04-10
Length: 58s

This week, Clark offers a sampling of film music written by musicians from the world of pop/rock. You'll hear compositions by Peter Gabriel, Clint Mansell, Elton John, Jonny Greenwood, Danny Elfman, Trent Reznor, Randy Newman, Trevor Rabin, and Badly Drawn Boy.

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DVD Verdict 1065 - Entertainment Docket for April 9

2012-04-08
Length: 26s

Michael and Melissa take a post-Easter journey through the world of entertainment, with stops at vintage Dark Shadows and Doctor Who, Kate Winslet's breasts in 3D, the Three Stooges being swallowed by a Cabin in the Woods, yet another new Titanic movie, Clerks 3 on Broadway, selling out a Marvel marathon, the return of Ron Burgundy, and so much more!

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DVD Verdict 1064 - Blast Processing! (Nintendo Bashing)

2012-04-08
Length: 1s

The boys put the Mass Effect 3 debacle to bed, Jon's been tackling some retro games, Kev's been playing Dragon Age II, and Steve takes the wrapping off Xenoblade Chronicles possibly the last great Wii game! Excitement builds for Jordan Wiesman's "Shadowrun Returns" kickstarter initiative, we dish about Notch's post-Minecraft effort, and the show ends with some good old fashioned, heart-warming Nintendo bashing.

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DVD Verdict 1063 - The Friday Filibuster (Star Wars Sacrilege)

2012-04-06
Length: 45s

This is a podcast that will live in infamy! Cruelty to animals. Defaming Mary Poppins! Comparing Darth Vader to Susan Lucci on All My Children!! Plus! Big moves, Strange and unusual plant life, Terrible accents, and Genres that bore you to tears.

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DVD Verdict 1062 - F This Movie! (Free Association)

2012-04-05
Length: 1s

It's another exercise in free association, as Patrick and Doug let their movie-addled brains run wild across a savannah of filled with cinematic beasts. Embrace the madness!

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DVD Verdict 1061 - Objection! (Psycho Kickboxer Curtis Bush)

2012-04-03
Length: 30s

Dave and Dan return from podcast obscurity for a once-in-a-lifetime interview with the Psycho Kickboxer himself, Curtis Bush.

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DVD Verdict 1060 - Entertainment Docket for April 2

2012-04-02
Length: 32s

Melissa goes back to school with 21 Jump Street, Michael is still tormented by Mekhi Pfifer and Torchwood: Miracle Day, Titanic sinks in 3D, Keith Olbermann gets fired (again), Chevy Chase loses his shit and perhaps his job, and we run down what's new this week at the movies, on TV, DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, Hulu, and in Books, Music, and Theatre. Viva la revolution!

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DVD Verdict 1059 - Blast Processing! (Over the Moon and Under the Radar)

2012-03-31
Length: 1s

Steve goes back to some of last years favorites with more Skyrim and Dark Souls, Jon has been trying to play some Kid Icarus in 3D, and Adam is one of those folks who was really perturbed by the end of Mass Effect 3. Dave Johnson of "The Friday Filibuster" drops by to shoot the breeze, and the boys run down all the news that's fit to repeat, before delving into the most anticipated under-the-radar games for the next few months.

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DVD Verdict 1058 - The Friday Filibuster (No Wrath for These Titans)

2012-03-31
Length: 50s

Mac participates in the Hunger Games with DC Comics sidekicks. Erich is immersed in Game of Thrones with '90s Madonna waiting in the wings. Daryl goes cruising for The Three Musketeers. Dave is celebrating January Jones' absence from Mad Men and laughing at Bruce Boxleitner's spy skills. Plus! A visceral hatred of That '70s Show, Roasting cinematic sacred cows, Overly padded movies, Your first R-rated movie experience, Movies you've fallen asleep watching, and Best pet animals in a non-starring role.

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DVD Verdict 1057 - F This Movie! (The Lost World: Jurassic Park)

2012-03-31
Length: 1s

"Somewhere on this island is the greatest predator there ever lived" and our intrepid heroes -- Patrick and Alex -- are bound and determined to find it. Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park would have been loads better if it were an actual Predator hanging with the dinosaurs. Oh well…

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DVD Verdict 1056 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Jerry Goldsmith)

2012-03-27
Length: 1s

This week, Clark spotlights the music of the great Jerry Goldsmith. You'll hear selections from The 13th Warrior, Planet of the Apes, A Patch of Blue, Mulan, Breakheart Pass, Chinatown, Matinee, Deep Rising, The Boys From Brazil, The Ghost and the Darkness, Caboblanco, Malice, Babe, and Night Crossing.

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DVD Verdict 1055 - Entertainment Docket for March 26

2012-03-26
Length: 29s

It's a titanic episode, as Hunger Games scores a $155 Million weekend; Sam Worthington battles more CGI Greek Gods; Melissa unleashes her wrath on the Motion Picture Association of America; Michael prepares for new Doctor Who; we run down the latest movie, music, TV, DVD, Blu-ray, and Video on Demand releases; and James Cameron sinks into the deepest recesses of the earth. What more can you ask for?

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DVD Verdict 1054 - Blast Processing! (If you don't like the end, we can change it)

2012-03-24
Length: 1s

On this week's episode, Kev gives Angry Birds Space a go, Jon plays the controversial Ninja Gaiden III, and Steve takes Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City for a test drive. All the news that's fit to repeat leads to discussion on the Mass Effect 3 ending controversy (SELLOUTS!). And Steve asks the question, "Which narrative-driven game fell apart for you in the final act?"

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DVD Verdict 1053 - The Friday Filibuster (Confucius say...)

2012-03-23
Length: 35s

Erich is happy to rejoin the Community and makes a Killing. A literate Mac is reading Game of Thrones with oversexed women and hippie Wizards. Dave is biding his time for The Raid by watching subversive Looney Tunes. Plus! Incorrectly rated movies, Eyeballs in strange places, and Cinematic wizards.

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DVD Verdict 1052 - F This Movie! (Network)

2012-03-21
Length: 1s

Patrick and JB take the "Shitting on the Classics" concept to air, as they tackle Sidney Lumet's critically acclaimed visualization of Paddy Chayefsky's Network. All I know is this violates every canon of respectable podcasting.

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DVD Verdict 1051 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Randy Edelman)

2012-03-19
Length: 1s

This week, Clark spotlights the music of composer Randy Edelman. You'll hear his melody-driven scores for such films as Kindergarten Cop, The Quest, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, The Mask, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Daylight, Angels in the Outfield, My Cousin Vinny, Dragonheart, and an iconic TV theme.

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DVD Verdict 1050 - Entertainment Docket for March 19

2012-03-19
Length: 39s

Michael attempts to corral a tipsy Melissa, so they can review Carnage and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and settle into discussions of Channing Tatum's comedic skills, the further demise of John Carter, director Tony Kaye's star-studded Detachment, Hulu's glut of charged documentaries, movie news from WonderCon including the return of Beetlejuice, This American Life's damage control, and what you can expect to find this week in theatres and on DVD, Blu-ray, TV, streaming media, books, and music.

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DVD Verdict 1049 - Blast Processing! (Creeper)

2012-03-17
Length: 1s

Steve and Jon experience the need for speed with The Run. Meanwhile Kev got himself a snazzy new Video Card, which means he's back on the Minecraft train, Steve is martial difficulties with Mass Effect 3, and Jon goes back to his roots with JRPG gaming. There's also great news (Geohot busted for possession!), not so great news (sorry for your loss, Obsidian), and Kev asks us, "Who's the creepiest damn bastard you've ever had to kill or run away from in a video game?"

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DVD Verdict 1048 - The Friday Filibuster (The Clown Hunt is Upon Us!)

2012-03-15
Length: 43s

Mac immerses himself in Brian K. Vaughn's Saga to avoid the albino clown. Erich is not changing his name to John Carter, but is seriously considering Tintin. Dave gets short with Warwick Davis and plans COBRA's IPO. Plus! Megalomaniacs, Batman villain conversions, and Dangerous chemicals.

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DVD Verdict 1047 - F This Movie! (Swingers)

2012-03-15
Length: 1s

Join Patrick and Doug as they road trip to Vegas, drink any scotch that's not a blend, hit on beautiful babies, and wait six days to call them. Oh yeah, they also find time to review some movie called Swingers. These guys are so money, they don't even know it!

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DVD Verdict 1046 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Mission to Mars)

2012-03-13
Length: 58s

This week, Clark takes a musical journey to the red planet, offering selections from Mission to Mars, My Favorite Martian, Mars Attacks, Mars Needs Moms, Red Planet, Total Recall, Roving Mars, Capricorn One, and John Carter.

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DVD Verdict 1045 - Entertainment Docket for March 12

2012-03-12
Length: 31s

There's magic in the air, as Michael and Melissa review The Muppets and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on Blu-ray; witness The Lorax giving John Carter a beatdown; vacation at Joss Whedon's Cabin in the Woods; and rundown the latest on DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant, TV, books, music, and theatre.

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DVD Verdict 1044 - Blast Processing! (Renegade? Paragon? I'm the Guy With the Gun!)

2012-03-11
Length: 1s

Snarkiness abounds, as Steve plays Mass Effect 3, Jon gets his mitts on Street Fighter X Tekken, and Kevin takes back what he said about Borderlands. The boys attempt to brainstorm a cool sports game, but can't. And lots of big news, including release dates, rumors, scuttlebutt, and shenanigans.

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DVD Verdict 1043 - The Friday Filibuster (This sounds like a sex hotel)

2012-03-09
Length: 34s

Mac finds out what happens when you Sleep No More in the Big Apple. Erich once again embeds himself within The Satellite of Love. Dave hooks his parents on The Shield while getting his own steampunk Musketeer on. Alice discovers the OWMC is alive and well in the modern Safehouse and not-so-classic Charade. Plus! Montages with serious character progression, Strange and unusual masks, Real women fighting men, and TV shows with a gimmick.

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DVD Verdict 1042 - F This Movie! (The Iron Giant)

2012-03-08
Length: 1s

This week, Patrick plays the big scary robot with a heart of gold and Doug his tiny, naive human child companion, as our reluctant heroes review Brad Bird's cult classic The Iron Giant. They talk about other stuff too... like reanimating dead relatives. Needless to say, these boys ain't right in the head.

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DVD Verdict 1041 - View from the Couch (We don't wanna spoil the whole thing)

2012-03-07
Length: 38s

Kent and Michelle skipped the Oscars this year, but did attend the Edmonton Symphony's film score concert, took the kids to see Jurassic Park on a big art house screen, review Stephen Fry's "Inside the World of Dinosaurs" app for the iPad, tap into A&E's revival of The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau, and invite Connor and Emily to critique Hugo and Transformers: Prime.

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DVD Verdict 1040 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (New and Recent Releases)

2012-03-05
Length: 58s

It's another new and recent releases show, as Clark offers music from The Woman in Black, Transformers: Prime, Casa de mi Padre, Being Flynn, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Gone, Doctor Who: Series Six, and remastered cues from Titanic. Plus, a quick rundown of the ten best films of 2011.

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DVD Verdict 1039 - Entertainment Docket for March 5

2012-03-05
Length: 31s

Michael and Melissa prepare you for a full week of entertainment with reviews of Wanderlust and Friends with Kids; a growing frustration with NBC's Smash; boffo box office for Dr. Seuss' The Lorax; memorializing Davy Jones and Ralph McQuarrie; American Horror Story gets its Season 2 cast; and a rundown of what's new on DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant, books, music, and theatre.

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DVD Verdict 1038 - Blast Processing! (Buddha's Packin' Heat)

2012-03-03
Length: 1s

Jon is back, and he's brought Asura's Wrath with him. Kev continues to waste his idle time with iPad games and the near two-year old Borderlands. Steve continues to roam through dystopian Cyberpunk futures with Binary Domain and Syndicate. And... Holy crap it's Assassin's Creed III and it looks awesome!

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DVD Verdict 1037 - The Friday Filibuster (Waiting for something crazy to happen)

2012-03-02
Length: 45s

Mac suffers through Adam Sandler's Jack & Jill, Erich revisits a fragmented Star Wars universe, Dave gets excited about The Avengers, and Daryl introduces us to his Vampire Lover. Plus! What George Lucas can do to screw up the Indiana Jones franchise on Blu-ray, Scenes aboard cruise ships, Improvised surgeries, and Premonitions.

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DVD Verdict 1036 - F This Movie! (Braveheart)

2012-03-01
Length: 1s

Join Patrick and Mark as they draw and quarter Mel Gibson's Braveheart, while gladly trading their freedom for another Mad Max movie. You have bled with William Wallace, now bleed with us!

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DVD Verdict 1035 - Entertainment Docket for February 27

2012-02-27
Length: 26s

Fresh off their live-tweeting The Oscars, Michael and Melissa compare and contrast the winners with those of the Independent Spirit Awards; run down what's coming this week to theaters, DVD, Blu-ray, streaming media, television, books, and music; explore a metric ton of concert performances and music documentaries being released to Netflix; revisit the cheese that is The Bee Gee's movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; highlight some big name casting news for network pilots including Martin Landau and Lily Tomlin; witness Zach Efron attempting to get laid at The Lorax premiere; and thrill to Nick Nolte's incoherent Oscar red carpet interview. Rejoice, America! Awards Season is over.

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DVD Verdict 1034 - Blast Processing! (Dead or Alive, You're Coming with me to the Prom)

2012-02-24
Length: 1s

Jon is off Peacekeeping in Angola this week, leaving Steve and Kev to fend for themselves in the harsh Newfoundland tundra. Steve has been playing EA's relaunch of SYNDICATE, while Kev wonders what all the BORDERLANDS hubub was all about. The also guys start talking books, Robocop, and the most insane iOS game you can dream up. Jon, never leave us again!

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DVD Verdict 1033 - The Friday Filibuster (I Broke the Sacred Pact)

2012-02-24
Length: 35s

Dave is too busy watching basketball, playing video games, and loving War of the Arrows to host this week's show. Erich Fades and is okay with X-Men: First Class but not the previous glowing reviews. Mac subjects his brain to Nic Cage's Ghost Rider 2 and cleanses his palate with vintage Doctor Who. Plus! Mandatory retiring of go-to topics, Solid-In-Liquid-Out, and Cat-like aliens.

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DVD Verdict 1032 - F This Movie! (Patrick's Favorite Movies)

2012-02-22
Length: 1s

This is it. End of the favorites line. Join JB and Doug as they help uncover the truth behind five of Patrick's favorite movies.

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DVD Verdict 1031 - View from the Couch (Too much information)

2012-02-22
Length: 44s

After learning far more than you ever wanted to know about Dixon family illnesses and exploding canine anal glands, Kent and Michelle talk Whitney Houston, Judi Dench, Robert Pattinson, Star Wars: Phantom Menace in 3D, Transformers IV, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, getting old, and a review of The Adventures of Tintin.

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DVD Verdict 1030 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Best Film Scores of 2011, Part Four)

2012-02-20
Length: 59s

This week, Clark completes his countdown of the year's finest film scores. Your five finalists: Michael Giacchino, Dario Marianelli, Howard Shore, John Williams, and Marco Beltrami. Who lands on top? Press play and find out!

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DVD Verdict 1029 - Entertainment Docket for February 20

2012-02-20
Length: 32s

Michael and Melissa navigate pre-Oscar waters to bring you the week's other compelling entertainment. Reviews of Misfits and The Artist give way to an up close and personal look at Kevin Clash (the man behind Elmo); waking up with Jason Isaacs; John Morris' music from Mel Brooks' movies comes to CD; Whitney Houston receives a Michael Jackson-esque sendoff; Glee's Chris Colfer writes/produces/stars in his first film; Kim Kardashian plans her next wedding; fascinating new DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon releases; and so much more.

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DVD Verdict 1028 - Blast Processing! (This One Took an Arrow to the Knee)

2012-02-18
Length: 1s

This week, Steve drops his first thoughts on Mass Effect 3 and swings a sword or two, Jon gives his two and a half cents on Twisted Metal, and Kev plays more Skyrim. There's also news, release dates, pondering the illustrious Tim Schaefer's Kickstart initiative, and teasing last week's lost episode that Steve inadvertently destroyed. FYI: This episode contains no references to Jem and the Holograms, so you're safe... for now.

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DVD Verdict 1027 - The Friday Filibuster (The Citizen Kane of Geek Podcasts)

2012-02-17
Length: 39s

This week... Dave suffers Linsanity but Elevates himself from MADness. Though to joke to the masses, Mac still appreciates Phantom Menace after 22 viewings. Alice's VIP status is lost in the Idaho library system. Daryl pounds ThunderMuscle while chainsmoking Community. Plus! Eyeball popping, Worst Singer/Actor and Actor/Singers, Defying gravity, and Bad birthdays.

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DVD Verdict 1026 - F This Movie! (Doug's Favorite Movies)

2012-02-16
Length: 1s

Doug explains to Patrick why he's the richest man in town, how a German orders three drinks, and why the only good bug is a dead bug. Oh yeah, and he shares five of his favorite movies.

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DVD Verdict 1025 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Best Film Scores of 2011, Part Three)

2012-02-13
Length: 59s

This week, Clark continues his countdown of the best film scores of 2011, moving from number 10 to 6. You'll hear selections from Christopher Young, Ludovic Bource, Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino, Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders, but which scores are featured and where do they rank?

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DVD Verdict 1024 - Entertainment Docket for February 13

2012-02-13
Length: 37s

Michael and Melissa are back to bring you an encapsulated look at the week in entertainment, including a review of NBC's new series Smash; listener feedback; renaming Dr. Seuss book titles; 1970s celebrity bowling; finding humor in mental illness with Sara Benincasa; a rundown of what's new in movies, DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, television, and books; and the show buries Whitney Houston instead of praising her.

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DVD Verdict 1023 - The Friday Filibuster (We need to weaponize this!)

2012-02-10
Length: 51s

This week, Alice hopes Alcatraz will be a just-In Time replacement for Lost; Erich will not swim in this River but he will Drive over it; Mac goes '40s retro while fighting ghosts in a chain link cage; Dave is still crying in his beer over the Super Bowl and a Korean abortion (which may or may not have happened). Plus! Something haunted other than a house, Star Wars trivia insanity, Most annoying on-screen feminist, and Time travel gone awry.

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DVD Verdict 1022 - F This Movie! (100th Episode)

2012-02-08
Length: 1s

Slap happy and bleary eyed, the F This Movie! crew celebrates their 100th episode fresh off their first Twitter Film Festival. Join Patrick, Erika, and the gang as they coast into home on nothing but fumes.

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DVD Verdict 1020 - Entertainment Docket for February 6

2012-02-06
Length: 24s

Fresh off the Super Bowl, Michael and Melissa debrief Madonna's halftime show; span the socio-political spectrum with reviews of George Clooney's Ides of March and Gregory Peck's To Kill a Mockingbird (Blu-ray); mourn the death of Don Cornelius and the lack of Bruce Campbell's Ash in the Diablo Cody scripted Evil Dead reboot; map out your week in DVD, Blu-ray, TV, and streaming media; and pray for the end of NBC's unrelenting Smash promos.

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DVD Verdict 1021 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Best Film Scores of 2011, Part Two)

2012-02-06
Length: 1s

This week, Clark continues his countdown of the best film music of 2011, moving from number 15 to 11. You'll hear selections from Henry Jackman, Christopher Young, John Williams, Alan Silvestri, and Thomas Newman. Plus, reviews of The Grey, Chronicle, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and The Woman in Black.

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DVD Verdict 1019 - Blast Processing! (Truly Outrageous)

2012-02-04
Length: 1s

This week, Steve and Kev spend some time with Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, while Jon wades back into the JRPG pool with Final Fantasy XIII-2. There's some love for Syndicate, more Jem and the Holograms talk than should be considered healthy, a roundtable discussion on the Used Game side of the industry, and how we feel about pre-owned lockouts on next gen systems, online passes, and Curt Schilling's views on Free DLC and online codes. This is one for the ages!

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DVD Verdict 1018 - The Friday Filibuster (Talking TV)

2012-02-03
Length: 29s

It's a two-man crew this week, as Dave and Erich talk Hulu Plus, NBC Thursday comedies, cable programming originals, Top 5 current and all-time favorites.

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DVD Verdict 1017 - F This Movie! (JB's Favorite Movies)

2012-02-01
Length: 1s

The run up to Episode 100 is almost through, but not before JB has his moment in the sun with his five favorite films of all-time. While Night of the Lepus and The Artist did not make the list, Dr. Strangelove, 12 Angry Men, Bride of Frankenstein, Singin' in the Rain, and Casablanca did.

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DVD Verdict 1016 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Best Film Scores of 2011, Part One)

2012-01-31
Length: 59s

Clark begins counting down the very best film music of the past year. You'll hear selections from Howard Shore, Brian Tyler, John Powell, Alexandre Desplat and Rachel Portman. Plus, reviews of Red Tails and Haywire.

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DVD Verdict 1015 - Entertainment Docket for January 30

2012-01-30
Length: 33s

Michael and Melissa are back with a look at your week in entertainment, including reviews of Young Adult, Jennifer Garner and Ty Burrell carving Butter, and Nickelodeon's How to Rock. 50th anniversary parties for To Kill a Mockingbird and A Wrinkle in Time. Joe Carnahan has a Death Wish. The Pythons regroup for a new movie. Plus! What you can expect to find at the movies, and on DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant, as well as television, music, and books. It's a smorgasbord of awesome.

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DVD Verdict 1014 - The Friday Filibuster (Do octopuses have one eye or two?)

2012-01-26
Length: 38s

Dave feels Justified by his horrific eye injury, Mac experiences Star Wars: Uncut then reveals his secret life, and Erich gets Touched by Keifer Sutherland in the Grindhouse. Reviews of ST:TNG The Next Level (Blu-ray), Switched at Birth: Volume 1, and Killing Bono. Plus! Getaway drivers, One-eyed characters, and Football (American only).

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DVD Verdict 1013 - F This Movie! (Mike's Favorite Movies)

2012-01-26
Length: 1s

Patrick welcomes in long lost co-host Michael Pomaro to discuss the weirdness of Terrence Malick, the disappointing films of Ed Burns, the pervasiveness of Kurosawa's Rashomon, quoting Nuns on the Run, and Mike's five definitive all-time favorite movies -- Pulp Fiction, Fargo, The Godfather, Jaws, and Goodfellas.

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DVD Verdict 1012 - View from the Couch (Blinded by Hollywood's Shining Light)

2012-01-24
Length: 37s

Kent and Michelle are back with a new episode that debriefs The Golden Globes, and reviews of Fox's new mid-season series Alcatraz and The Finder, as well as The Smurfs on Blu-ray.

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DVD Verdict 1011 - Entertainment Docket for January 23

2012-01-23
Length: 24s

Michael gets crazy stupid for Love. Melissa spins a Dolphin Tale. Chris Dodd proves he's an idiot. George Lucas quits Star Wars. Keifer Sutherland goes to Confession. Dustin Hoffman tries his Luck on HBO. Bruce Jenner gets cuckolded. A rundown of what's new and exciting at the movies, on DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant. And this week's life lesson: Always go for the wing man, unless the other guy is Ryan Gosling.

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DVD Verdict 1010 - Blast Processing! (Showering with Pippa and Soapa)

2012-01-21
Length: 1s

Our boys from the Rock are joined by the Prodigal Ontarian, Adam, as they wax philosophical on all things piracy. Talk of PIPA and SOPA quickly gets out of hand (and borderline offensive to Mexican housekeeper stereotypes) and the boys hazily recollect those "extra special" games that felt like they took an eternity to arrive. There's also talk of "The Bachelor: Skyrim Edition." The only way you'll find out who Kev married, and who he wants to keep "adventuring" with is to tune in!

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DVD Verdict 1009 - The Friday Filibuster (A scythe by any other name...)

2012-01-19
Length: 30s

Dave accepts an improbable mission, Mac makes a run for the border, and Erich time travels with Stephen King. Reviews of Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, Fox's Alcatraz, Merlin: Season 3, Paranormal Activity 3 (Blu-ray), Real Steel (Blu-ray), and Hell and Back Again (Blu-ray). Plus! Live-action fighting robots, Secret passageways, Scythes.

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DVD Verdict 1008 - F This Movie! (Alex's Favorite Movies)

2012-01-19
Length: 1s

Stalwart co-host Alex Lawson joins Patrick to rundown his short list of favorite movies... not already covered by other F This Movie! staffers -- The Usual Suspects, Adaptation, Die Hard, Jurassic Park, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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DVD Verdict 1007 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Meryl Streep)

2012-01-17
Length: 57s

This week, Clark spotlights music from the movies of freshly-crowned Golden Globe winner Meryl Streep, offering selections from Silkwood, Out of Africa, Death Becomes Her, The House of the Spirits, The River Wild, Before and After, Marvin's Room, One True Thing, The Hours and The Iron Lady (which is also reviewed, along with Roman Polanski's Carnage).

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DVD Verdict 1006 - Entertainment Docket for January 16

2012-01-16
Length: 27s

Recovering from Golden Globes overload, Michael and Melissa are able to regain their composure long enough to review The Descendants and Drive; preview this week's release of Underworld: Awakening, Haywire, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close; and run down what's new on DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant. Plus! Betty White invades NBC, Senior citizens get their Punk'd on, Disney ascends The Matterhorn (spawning more attraction-based films), your weekly Kardashian update, and more! Everything you need to know about this week in entertainment in 30 minutes or less.

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DVD Verdict 1005 - Blast Processing! (All I Got For Christmas)

2012-01-13
Length: 51s

This week, the boys return from Christmas vacation to reveal the exciting video game presents found under their Christmas trees, talk the next generation game consoles, and rant about crappy gaming gifts from Christmas' past.

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DVD Verdict 1004 - F This Movie! (Deconstructing 2011, Part Two)

2012-01-11
Length: 1s

Patrick, JB, and Doug put the final nail in the coffin of 2011, as they run down their favorite movies of the year.

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DVD Verdict 1003 - View from the Couch (Beginning of the End?)

2012-01-10
Length: 41s

Join Kent and Michelle as they debunk the Mayan calendar, declutter the world, solve global obesity, bottle air, rundown a list of TV's midseason replacements, and review Real Steel, Fright Night (2011), and Contagion.

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DVD Verdict 1002 - Sounds and Sights of Cinema (Gary Oldman)