Saturday, September 16, 2017

Show notes - Episode 105: It's Never Too Early to Talk About Me!

Hello, my friend!

We had lots of sports today - baseball is heating up and our first* NFL Game of the Week - plus video games, a sweet tune from old friends, some yelling, and more! Let's get to it!

Click here to download the episode!


Two years on the network - what a privilege this has been! I've made some wonderful new friends, had some awesome conversations, and [most importantly] learned that I can't read out loud! And it has all been fantastic! To everyone who has helped me on this awkwardly awesome adventure (alliteration win!), thank you. I'll do my best to keep it interesting going forward!

A little life update from last week: we did not "go out" like adults, but it is on THE LIST. We were able to enjoy a fun day with family at the old stomping grounds, though, and I'll keep you posted on my training!

Our first trip to Sports Land was also our first "true" NFL Game of the Week: Packers/Falcons. Both teams are coming off wins, so I'm predicting a shootout. Falcons win a close one to protect their house.


Only one movie and one DVD this week, but I'll have plenty of titles to break down going forward, I'm sure (i.e. I'll have more to care about coming soon!).

In theaters now:


On DVD September 19:

98% critics/90% audience; $50.8m worldwide

Only a handful of new games this week, but I did play the demo of one and I actually bought one of the others. Look at me playing stuff!

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)


NBA Live 18 (PS4, Xbox One)


Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS)


Also here is what the new Metroid amiibo look like:



Our tune this week comes from a band we haven't heard from in a while, but I enjoy the album and I hope that you enjoyed the song. Thanks to The Band of Heathens for giving us the all clear!


We had a lot to cover in MLB this week. And again, if you're not on the train, hop aboard!

  • Jose Abreu completes the seventh (7!) cycle of the season
  • Nick Williams and Rhys Hoskins give me hope for the future of the Phillies
  • The Nationals win the East. Jayson Werth? Not a moron!
  • Should we be worried about the Dodgers?
  • Are the Indians going to roll to a title?
  • When do we seriously talk about the Diamondbacks (and Paul Goldschmidt)?
  • 2018 schedule is out: March 29, 2018 is Opening Day: ALL 30 teams play. First time since 1968.

Finally this week, I revisited an old favorite: complaining about complainers! If you're an adult who is still bothered by retailers putting out seasonal merchandise "too early," get over it. They have to be ahead of the curve to actually make money. That's just what America does now. So quit whining!

Be sure to check out the latest podcasts and all the fun stuff going on at Next Level Radio, like the coverage of Heroes and Villains Fan Fest!

Thanks, friends! Crap open a cold one!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Show notes - Episode 104: Teaming Up to Grab the Crag for Olmec

Hi, friend! Look at me doing a thing two weeks in a row!


This was a really fun show to do, and I'm pumped that Jen was way more prepared than I was. Yeah, professional! So here's how we did the stuff!All of the game shows we discussed were based on votes from my Internet friends, and we went in reverse order. Our breakdown went thusly:

  • Host(s)
  • Theme
  • Favorite memory
  • Would it work today?

So I had planned on using spoiler tags and listing all of the things we discussed for each show, but I couldn't get that to work. So instead, I mashed the logos together in this image because I'm super professional! (Also this means you actually have to listen to the podcast - I win again!)



Saturday, September 2, 2017

Show notes - Episode 103: Watch the Trash, It Doesn't All Look Alike!

Hi, friend!

A smart person told me the other day that I should write some words about my shows because reasons, so I will try to do that going forward. Here are some additional ramblings from/about Episode 103: Watch the Trash, It Doesn't All Look Alike!



Monday, August 28, 2017

Melting Your Stream, Part 3: What's New on Netflix (Septemer 2017)

And one more for the road: here's what's new on Netflix in September!


Avail 9/1/17
Amores Perros
City of God
Dead Poets Society
Deep Blue Sea
Disney's Hercules
Disney's Mulan
FINAL FANTASY XIV Dad of Light: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Fracture
Gangs of New York
Gone Baby Gone
High Risk
Hoodwinked
Hotel for Dogs
Jaws
Jaws 2
Jaws 3
Jaws: The Revenge
LEGO Elves: Secrets of Elvendale: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Little Evil -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Maniac: Season 1
Narcos: Season 3 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL TEASER
Outside Man: Volume 2
Pulp Fiction
Requiem for a Dream
Resurface -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL TRAILER
Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer Present: All Star Comedy Jam
Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Atlanta
Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Dallas
Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Las Vegas
Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Orlando
Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from South Beach
She's Gotta Have It
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography
The Last Shaman
The Lost Brother
The Rugrats Movie
The Secret Garden
The Squid and the Whale
West Coast Customs: Season 5
Who the F**K is that Guy

Avail. 9/2/17
Vincent N Roxxy

Avail. 9/4/17
Graduation

Avail. 9/5/17
Carrie Pilby
Facing Darkness
Like Crazy
Marc Maron: Too Real -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Newsies: The Broadway Musical

Avail. 9/6/17
A Good American
Hard Tide

Avail. 9/7/17
The Blacklist: Season 4

Avail. 9/8/17
#realityhigh --  NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Apaches: Season 1
BoJack Horseman: Season 4 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Fabrizio Copano: Solo Pienso En Mi -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Fire Chasers: Season 1
Greenhouse Academy: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Joaquín Reyes: Una y no más -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Spirit: Riding Free: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Confession Tapes: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Walking Dead: Season 7

Avail. 9/9/17
Portlandia: Season 7

Avail. 9/11/17
The Forgotten

Avail. 9/12/17
Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL  

Avail. 9/13/17
Offspring: Season 7
Ghost of the Mountains

Avail. 9/14/17
Disney's Pocahontas

Avail. 9/15/17
American Vandal: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
First They Killed My Father -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Larceny
Project Mc²: Part 5 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Rumble
Strong Island -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
VeggieTales in the City: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 9/18/17
Call the Midwife: Series 6
The Journey Is the Destination

Avail. 9/19/17
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Jerry Before Seinfeld -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Love, Sweat and Tears

Avail. 9/20/17
Carol

Avail. 9/21/17
Gotham: Season 3

Avail. 9/22/17
Fuller House: New Episodes -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Samaritan

Avail. 9/23/17
Alien Arrival

Avail. 9/25/17
Dark Matter: Season 3

Avail. 9/26/17
Bachelorette
Night School
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan
Terrace House: Aloha State: Part 4 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 9/27/17
Absolutely Anything

Avail. 9/29/17
Big Mouth: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Club de Cuervos: Season 3 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Gerald's Game -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Real Rob: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Paul Hollywood's Big Continental Road Trip: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Our Souls at Night -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Season 1 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 9/30/17
Murder Maps: Season 3

Melting Your Stream, Part 2: Netflix Last Call (September 2017)

Hi, friends!

Here's what's leaving your Netflix machines in September. Take some vacation time and binge all of the things!

Melting Your Stream, Part 1: September 2017: What's New to Amazon Prime

Hi friend,

I'm just gonna get right to it this time: here's what's coming to your fancy Amazon Prime viewfinders this month - do the thing!



September brings new seasons of three highly-anticipated Amazon Original Series and one Original Movie available exclusively for Prime members to stream or download at no additional cost to their membership:
  • One Mississippi S2: The Amazon Original Series directed by Tig Notaro, is a semi-autobiographical comedy that stars Notaro as a version of herself, also named Tig, reliving a version of the real-life events that comprised the most difficult year of her life. In addition to HD, One Mississippi will be available in UHD on compatible HDR devices. (9/8/17)
  • The Lost City of Z: The Amazon Original Movie starring Charlie Hunnam and Robert Pattinson, is a biographical drama, based on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s. (9/15/17)
  • Transparent S4: The Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Amazon Original Series is created by Jill Soloway and stars Jeffrey Tambor. In season four, the Pfefferman’s take off on a spiritual and political journey as they dig deep into their family's history. In addition to HD, Transparent will be available in UHD on compatible HDR devices.(9/22/17)
  • Wishenpoof! S2a: The Amazon Original Kids Series, written by Angela Santomero, is an animated pre-school series that revolves around Bianca, who uses wish magic to solve life’s problems in her own creative ways teaching lessons through imaginative play. Wishenpoof! will be available in SD and HD on compatible HDR devices. (9/26/17)

In addition to Amazon Original Series, licensed TV series coming to Prime Video next month include season one of the Israeli romantic comedy Beauty and the Baker. Additionally, action films like Ben-Hur (Charles Bronson) and The Magnificent Seven (Chris Pratt), along with blockbuster hits like Wedding Crashers (Owen Wilson) and thrillers like The Hunter’s Prayerjoin existing films on Prime Video. Additionally, as part of Amazon’s exclusive partnership with the NFL, Prime Video will be the exclusive global live streaming home for 10 Thursday Night Football games as well as one Christmas Day game this 2017 season. The first game available to stream on Prime Video will be the Bears vs. Packers on Thursday, September 28th.

Amazon Video also welcomes a number of new releases available for purchase including the swashbuckling film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales starring Johnny Depp, along with Wonder Woman and comedy The Little Hoursfeaturing Dave Franco and Nick Offerman.

Next month through Amazon Channels, Prime members subscribed to STARZ can enjoy the highly-anticipated return of Outlander S3 and HBO subscribers can watch the new series, The Deuce, as well as the Academy-Award nominated film Hidden Figures. Through the Fullscreen channel, ‘80s and ‘90s classic comedies will be available starring Jim Carrey like, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, along with hits like Reservoir DogsLegally Blonde, and She’s All That.
  
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Friday, July 28, 2017

Melting Your Stream - August 2017, Part 1: What's New on Amazon

Hi, friends! Here's what's coming to your Amazon stuff in August! Do the thing!

August brings four highly-anticipated Amazon Original Series available for Prime members to stream or download at no additional cost to their membership:

  • Comrade Detective: The Amazon Original Comedy Series co-produced with A24 stars Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The series is a cop spoof based on the 1980s Romanian TV series – a sleek and gritty police show that promoted Communist ideals and inspired a deep nationalism. (8/4/17)
  • Lost in Oz: The Amazon Original Kids Series is a magical, modern adaptation of the beloved Oz books from L. Frank Baum for today's generation of families, and follows Dorothy Gale's journey in a strange new land with her trusty dog, Toto. The series is created by Bureau of Magic and animated by Polygon pictures. (8/4/17)
  • The Tick: The Amazon Original Comedy Series stars Peter Serafinowicz, and follows an accountant with no superpowers as he teams up with an unlikely superhero to stop villains from taking over. In addition to HD and SD, The Tick will be available in HDR on compatible HDR devices. (8/25/17)
  • Tumble Leaf S3: The Emmy Award-winning Amazon Original Kids Series created by Drew Hodges is based on the short film Miro, and chronicles the adventures of a blue fox and his caterpillar friend on Tumble Leaf island as they explore and learn about the world around them. (8/15/17)


In addition to Amazon Original Series, licensed TV series coming to Prime Video next month include season one of PBS’s British drama Victoria and season one of BBC’s drama Undercover. Additionally, popular comedies like Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) and Superbad (Jonah Hill), along with horror films like My Bloody Valentine and the full collection of Saw, join existing films on Prime Video.  


Amazon Video also welcomes two new titles available for purchase this month including newly-released film Everything, Everything starring Amandla Stenberg, along with season four of TNT’s action-drama series The Last Ship, with new episodes airing the day after broadcast.


Next month through Amazon Channels, Prime members who subscribe to HBO can watch the adventures of Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them or follow Natalie Portman’s portrayal of former first lady Jackie Kennedy in the movie, Jackie. Showtime launches season five of Ray Donovan, the “fixer” for Hollywood’s elite, and new documentary about the late, legendary Whitney Houston, Whitney: Can I Be Me.  Starz continues season four of Survivor’s Remorse and vampire, action flick Underworld: Blood Wars. Make it a family night by streaming all-new episodes of Daniel Tiger on PBS Kids, or have a date night re-watching hits like Men in Black and Saving Private Ryan on Fullscreen.


New in August – Available for Streaming on Prime
TV
Season
Start Date
*Comrade Detective (Amazon Original)
1
8/4/17
*Lost in Oz (Amazon Original)
1
8/4/17
*Tumble Leaf (Amazon Original)
3
8/15/17
Undercover
1
8/17/17
*The Tick (Amazon Original)
1
8/25/17
Victoria
1
8/29/17


Movies
Start Date
All Dogs Go to Heaven
8/1/17
Among Friends
8/1/17
Bad Boys (1983)
8/1/17
Bad Company (1972)
8/1/17
Benny & Joon
8/1/17
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
8/1/17
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
8/1/17
Box of Moonlight
8/1/17
Breakdown (1997)
8/1/17
Charley One-Eye
8/1/17
Criminal Law
8/1/17
The Dead Zone
8/1/17
Eve's Bayou
8/1/17
Far from Home (1989)
8/1/17
Friends and Lovers
8/1/17
The General's Daughter
8/1/17
Ghost
8/1/17
Hannie Caulder
8/1/17
Harsh Times
8/1/17
High Noon
8/1/17
The Mod Squad
8/1/17
New in Town (2009)
8/1/17
Nulee's Gold
8/1/17
Once Bitten
8/1/17
The Pursuit of D.B Cooper
8/1/17
Save the Last Dance
8/1/17
Saw
8/1/17
Saw II
8/1/17
Saw III
8/1/17
Saw IV
8/1/17
Saw V
8/1/17
Teen Wolf
8/1/17
Teen Wolf Too
8/1/17
Terry Fator: Live in Concert
8/1/17
Wayne's World 2
8/1/17
Valkyrie
8/2/17
Superbad (Unrated)
8/4/17
The Ticket
8/5/17
Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally: Summer of 69: No Apostrophe
8/17/17
My Bloody Valentine
8/19/17
In Secret
8/20/17
Florence Foster Jenkins
8/27/17
Gimme Shelter (2013)
8/29/17


New in August – Available for Streaming on Amazon Video
TV
Season
Start Date
The Last Ship
4
8/21/17


Movies
Rental
Purchase
Everything, Everything

8/1/17
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

8/8/17


New in August – Available for Streaming on Amazon Channels
TV
Season
Channel
Start Date
Daniel Tiger
8
PBS Kids
8/1/17
Ray Donovan
5
Showtime
8/6/17
Vera
7
Acorn TV
8/7/17
Survivor’s Remorse
4
Starz
8/20/17
Endeavour
4
PBS Masterpiece
8/21/17


Movies
Channel
Start Date
Saving Private Ryan
Fullscreen
8/1/17
Men in Black
Fullscreen
8/1/17
Men in Black 2
Fullscreen
8/1/17
American Gangster
Fullscreen
8/1/17
Fantastic Beasts
HBO
8/12/17
Underworld: Blood Wars
Starz
8/19/17
Jackie
HBO
8/26/17

Documentary
Channel
Start Date
Whitney: Can I Be Me
Showtime
8/26/17