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March Madness: Basketball & Horror

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March Madness: Basketball & Horror

What is one thing that characterizes the entire month of March: MADNESS. With The KON’s birthday, the release of Jordan Peele’s US and College Basketball’s most important tournament, the world is consumed with madness. In today’s episode, we’ll take a look at the new horror classic US to give you guy’s a little preview of the movie and what you should expect. We also talk a little basketball and rank our favorite basketball movies of all time. Is Space Jam really a basketball classic? Is Teen Wolf actually a basketball movie? We’ve got all this and so much more on this episode of The Beta Report.

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Punishing the Glass

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Punishing the Glass

No, this isn’t the Beta Report’s new NBA-centric podcast about great rebounders in NBA history. It’s just a clever title. Although, that would be a pretty great idea. File away for later (Patent Pending)…This is however one of those moments where the universe just aligns things for you perfectly and you have no choice but to bring it to light: Punisher+Glass=Jigsaw…this stuff writes itself!

Anyway, on today’s episode the Beta Boy’s preview two of their most anticipated releases of 2019: The Punisher Season 2 and M. Night Shyamalan’s GLASS! There are a lot of things on the line for these two releases, like is M. Night Shyamalan’s resurgence for real or is he destined to fall back into mediocrity? And, is The Punisher the next Marvel Netflix show in the cancellation cross-hairs no matter how great it is? We answer all of these questions and give our thoughts regarding the poor reviews and terrible Rotten Tomatoes score GLASS has right now…35%!!! YIKES.

All that and so much more on this Friday edition of The Beta Report.

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4th of July Pre-Show

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4th of July Pre-Show

Happy 3rd of July! The Beta Report is celebrating America by trying something a little different this week. We're gonna commemorate 'Merica by giving you TWO EPISODES IN ONE WEEK! What's more American than "Two for the Price of ONE"? The episodes will be 30 minutes long, perfect for your daily commutes on the Oregon Trail or if you're simply giving your pet Bald Eagle a bath. These bite-sized episodes are here to feed your podcast hunger like a fresh basket of Freedom Fries. They'll be up every Tuesday and Thursday, unless, Toddlers...You guys already know. 

On today's episode, we got a new TOP 5 (movies at the box office), The KON gives a quick review for the Netflix Original Show, GLOW Season 2, and Jay, Uno, and The KON give you the perfect 4th of July Movies to watch this week. We've got all this and so much more on the FIRST OF TWO episodes this week, of The Beta Report.

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Magic March

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Magic March

Come close. Closer...and look into our magic balls. Three of them in fact, as the Kon, Uno and Jay take you on a mystical journey through the lands of Magic March. Let us bewitch you with our March movie preview as the boy's breakdown the upcoming movies we think will be the standouts of this pretty stacked month. Take heed as well, as a tempestuous wind of reboots and remakes may come crashing down upon us in the near future. Stare at the glimmering, glistening, gleaming shine of our magic balls and wait and see if films like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Scarface, The Crow, The NeverEnding Story, or Short Circuit should get a Reboot or, simply, just get The Boot!

We have all this plus so much more on this week's episode of The Beta Report.

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Tender Touchdowns: TBR Valentine's Day

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Tender Touchdowns: TBR Valentine's Day

Have you guys ever realized how helpful the Super Bowl is for your love life? First, all of the trailers are there to simply guide you to your next date. From Solo: A Star Wars Story to Mission Impossible: Fallout. The Super Bowl movie trailers are like little beacons of light stringing together a road to a fruitful and romantic relationship. And, aren't all of the commercials just future gifts you can give your loved ones? Who doesn't want a fresh batch of Tide to use on their clothes, or a spontaneous gifting of Dorritos and Mountain Dew? It's all there people and The Beta Report is here to help you through the upcoming season of love. 

This is our Valentine's Day episode, full of date ideas, gift suggestions, and stay at home movie/TV show recommendations for your cuddling pleasure. We also react to all of the Super Bowl trailers and commercials in a brand new TRAILER PARK and REACTION/ACTION segments. A fresh GO/NO GO with this weeks new movie releases and another STREAM COME TRUE. All that and so much more, on this week's episode of The Beta Report.

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Black Lightning & Pun Man Save the Day

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Black Lightning & Pun Man Save the Day

When you're struck with a jolt of fear and the thunderous charge of danger is shockingly near. Worry not, as the electrifying duo of Black Lightning and Pun Man are here to light your darkest nights! Okay, that is about as punny as I can get without throwing up. But, this is our show in a nutshell. We review the CW's brand new super hero show Black Lightning's first episode. Are the characters compelling? Is the villain a real threat? Is this show Beta Approved? You'll have to listen to find out. 

And, as the CW universe of DC characters continues to expand, we discuss what movie or TV universe we'd most like to live in. Would Uno like to live in the MCU to assume his secret super hero identity: Pun Man? Would the Kon want to meet the alternate Khan in the Star Trek Universe? Am I going to Never-land so that I can really be Forever Five?!? You'll just have to listen to find out. 

We also decided to extend last week's SECRET WORD CHALLENGE for one more week! We also have a new SECRET WORD CHALLENGE for this week that would effect our blog. Plus, as always, we have a new...no, we have THREE PICKS OF THE WEEK for you to check out. All that and many many more puns, and so much more, on this week's episode of The Beta Report.

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Boo...Foo! A Beta Bros Halloween

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Boo...Foo! A Beta Bros Halloween

Move over Madea, The Beta Bros have their own Halloween Special!

Hello little ghosts and goblins, we have a very SCARY episode for you today. Join us as we wander into the Upside Down to face the Shadow Monster and his minions in Hawkins, Indiana. We've seen all of Stranger Things: Season 2, and we have a SPOILER FREE review for your fiendish pleasure. We dissect and dismember the show to exorcise what we liked and laid to rest what we disliked about this new season of our beloved monster killers.

The KON has also infiltrated the  evil confines of a killer's mind and...he might never be the same! He's seen David Fincher's MINDHUNTER on Netflix, and his review is TERRIFYING....LLY GREAT! We also share YOUR Halloween movie suggestions and we relive some of our most spine tingling, traumatic and haunting movie moments!!!

We also have a new PICK OF THE WEEK and a special shout out to one of our friends and listeners. All that and so much more on this week's episode of The Beta Report. 

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Los Doyers! World Series Special w/MLB Expert

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Los Doyers! World Series Special w/MLB Expert

As you guys know, we are native sons of Los Angeles, CA. So, seeing our Dodgers make it to the World Series after a 28 year drought, is a kind of a big deal. Now, because of this historic run, we just had to do a baseball-centric show to discuss our Dodgers as well as some classic baseball movies to get us in the right World Series spirit. AND...we've brought on our own MLB Expert, Chef Extraordinaire and previous guest, the ever so lovely: Jocelyne Zelaya to help us analyze and predict the Dodgers vs. Astros match-up. 

Aside from being a baseball fan and expert, as we mentioned above, Jocelyne is also an incredible and talented chef and we talk once again about her culinary career and the shows and chefs that inspire her to do what she does. We also have a brand new PICK OF THE WEEK and so much more. So, make sure and listen to this week's episode of The Beta Report. 

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Star Wars Trailer Reaction

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Star Wars Trailer Reaction

It's Episode 92! The brand new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is here! And we have some thoughts, observations, questions, theories, concerns...Our stress level is sky high right now! We also talk about the new Justice League trailer and we sneak in a few comments about Thor: Ragnarok. The KON also reviews Inhumans and The Gifted. 

We also have a new PICK OF THE WEEK. All that and so much more on this week's episode of The Beta Report.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (REVIEW)

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (REVIEW)

It's Episode 91! Manners. Maketh. Man. In 2014, no one knew what Kingsman was and, quite frankly, I don't think anyone could have anticipated what a hit it would become. This sleek, uber-stylized, mega violent and unabashedly over-the-top-action-romp steamrolled through theaters and became one of the best modern spy movies we've ever seen. So, in not-so-beta-report-fashion, The Beta Bros actually went to see Kingsman: The Golden Circle in theaters this weekend. This is our full (NON-SPOILER) review of the film.  

We also give you guys are five most anticipated shows of the Fall and The KON reviews the Netflix comedy/mockumentary film: American Vandal. All that and so much more on this week's episode of The Beta Report.

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(Not So) Mini Episode

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(Not So) Mini Episode

Jay is visiting family out of state, but that won't stop him from sitting alone, in a car, on a dark street, in a dusky small town in New Mexico fearing alien probes, blue meth dealers or Pennywise to provide you with the most entertaining nonsense you can imagine. You can always count on The Beta Bros to waste your time no matter which state we are in. You can also count on TBR to do a mini-episode, but still make it an hour long show!

This week, we discuss the return of JJ Abrams to the Star Wars Universe as its being reported that he has now been hired to write and direct Episode IX after Colin Trevorrow's firing. We also talk Narcos: Season 3, Little Evil, and Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, which we unfortunately missed in our last episode "Fall Preview (Movies)".

We also have a very different PICK OF THE WEEK for you and so much more on this week's episode of The Beta Report.

Photo by Jaz King on Unsplash

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FALL PREVIEW (MOVIES)

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FALL PREVIEW (MOVIES)

It's Episode 89! It's a sad day here at The Beta Report HQ as we say goodbye to Game of Thrones Season 7, and even more devastating...we bid farewell to the beloved (mostly by us) "Game of Bros" segment! Nevertheless, we unsheathe our gallant words one last time this year and breakdown the season finale of GoT: "The Dragon and the Wolf". But, beware...SPOILERS are gnawing and clawing like the army of the dead in this episode. So, again, beware and proceed with caution.

We also breakdown some of our most anticipated movies of the Fall. With some obvious choices like IT, Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, to some not so obvious picks like Jackie Chan's The Foreigner and...Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle?

The KON also shares his thoughts on the new Amazon Prime super hero show The Tick: Season 1. All that and so much more on this weeks episode of The Beta Report.

Photo by Chris Lawton on Unsplash

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The Defenders Review (Plus GoB)

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The Defenders Review (Plus GoB)

It's Episode 86! The Defenders is finally here! For what felt like ages, Marvel has finally released its Netflix heroes' team-up adventure series and we've seen the whole thing. We got our SPOILER FREE REVIEW as well as our thoughts on the question everyone seems to be asking...is Iron Fist/Danny Rand better here than in his own series? We answer that and a few other questions regarding some of the show's other heroes, villains, and their futures in the NMCU (Netflix Marvel Cinematic Universe). 

Plus, we have another entry in the ongoing Game of Bros (GoB) segment, as Game of Thrones continues to march past the threshold of awesomeness with another great episode. This week we dissect Episode 6, "Beyond the Wall" as The Magnificent 7 aka The Suicide Squad aka The Westeros Avengers, go wight hunting in the snow. Zombie polar bears, flaming swords, Tormund and The Hound talking about Brienne...this episode has it all! By the way, "Tormund & The Hound" is the next great buddy-cop-Lethal-Weapon-Esque spin-off show that needs to happen. We got you HBO, let us write it. Hit us up!

We also talk about the upcoming standalone Obi-Won Kenobi movie and how that might connect to Rey and her parentage reveal in the upcoming Star Wars Saga films. Plus, we got a new PICK OF THE WEEK for you. It's a packed show! We got all this, and so much more, on this week's episode of The Beta Report.

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Game of Bros

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Game of Bros

It's Episode 85! On today's episode, The Beta Bros take on Season 7 of Game of Thrones. We react to episode 5 "Eastwatch", the benefits of this season's faster pace and whether there is too much fan service going on as we commence to wind the series down. We also keep it within the GOT family and talk about a little known movie starring everyone's favorite Lannister, Peter Dinklage, called Rememory. Then there is the Bruce Willis led remake of Death Wish. Will it work? Does this remake suffer from the history of its own name? Is Bruce "Willy" a good replacement for Charles Bronson? We answer all these questions and more. Plus, we got our PICK OF THE WEEK...THE DEFENDERS! All that and so much more, on this week's episode of The Beta Report.

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COMIC-CON 2017

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COMIC-CON 2017

It's Episode 84! The Beta Report was at Comic-Con 2017 and we have all of the details of the event for you on today's episode! Our very own Cat was on location and she shares all of her first hand experience from the Con. We also discuss all of our favorite moments and releases from SDCC 2017. Plus, we also got a new PICK OF THE WEEK featuring the King of Wakanda himself, Chadwick Boseman. All that and so much more on this week's episode of The Beta Report.

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D23 Reveals and GoT Review w/Special Guest Performance

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D23 Reveals and GoT Review w/Special Guest Performance

It's Episode 83! On today's show, The Beta Report breaks down all of the new reveals from this year's D23 Expo. From the live-action Aladdin movie to Infinity Wars and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, TBR discusses all of the breaking news coming out of the Disney Expo. We also review episode one of Game of Throne's Season 7. Even more exciting news...Jay has finally seen a whole episode of Game of Thrones! More on that, plus TBR's reactions to Arya the assassin, the guilty Hound, and the perfect episode ending. And finally, an old friend drops by on the show to discuss poetry and their literary work. He also masterfully performs some "collaborative" pieces of poetry that you wont hear anywhere else but here! All that and so much more, on this week's episode of The Beta Report.

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Reviews & Previews: The Beta Bros Are Back!

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Reviews & Previews: The Beta Bros Are Back!

Its Episode 82! The Beta Report enjoyed their 4th of July vacation, their time-off, and the freedom they have to make more podcasts...So, The Beta Report is back! This week, The Beta Bros swing their way through Spider-Man: Homecoming. The KON reviews the new web-head film, the possible connections to other MCU films, possible villains and their place in the MCU/Netflix Marvel Universe and where Homecoming ranks in the MCU hierarchy of films. They also dragon-ride their way to Westeros as they give their Game of Thrones Season 7 preview. Season 7 is set to premier this Sunday, July 16, 2017. They also talk Star Wars vs. Star Trek feuds, mini-lightsabers, and so much more on this week's episode of The Beta Report.

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Robots in Decline: Transformers 5 Review

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Robots in Decline: Transformers 5 Review

It's Episode 81! The team is all together! This week we review the phenomenal, flawless, awe inspiring...no wait, its just the newest Transformers movie. We also give an early preview of Spider Man: Homecoming and the future of the Spidey-verse and all of the planned Spider Man spinoffs. We also have our PICK OF THE WEEK, which is a [Jimm Ross Voice] slobberknocker of a great show. All this and so much more, on this week's episode of The Beta Report.

Come Waste Some Time With Us!

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A King & His Crown

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A King & His Crown

Its Episode 80! The Beta Bros are holding it down. Cat will be back with us next week! But today, our special guest is none other than our very own Javian aka Forever Five. He's written and published his first book of poetry called CROWN: A Collection of Poems, which is now for sale. We talk about what inspired the book, what we can expect to see in the book, and if there are any more coming in the near future. You can contact him at jvnruano@icloud.com to order a copy, or you can just click HERE to place an order right now! You can also find it online, where you can order the hard copy and an eBook version for you mobile devices: Blurb Bookstore.

We also breakdown the first full Black Panther trailer and analyze what we loved, some of the characters and their backstories, and where we think this is taking the MCU, considering the following movie would be Infinity War Pt. 1. 

And then there's the 5th Transformers movie...Yeah, we'll get into that too. Plus a new pick of the week, and so much more. So as always, sit back, turn it up, and waste some time with us.

Crown

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Wonder Woman Review (Mostly Spoiler Free)

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Wonder Woman Review (Mostly Spoiler Free)

Its Episode 79! The KON, Forever Five, and Cat...The Beta Report is back! After taking a few weeks off, we are back with another great show. In this episode, its all about Wonder Woman! We've all seen it and we're all dying to talk about it. From the sprawling beaches of Themyscira to the tiny babies in London, sit back as we revel in the majesty and grace of our new favorite DC hero. But, its not all glowing water and Themyscira sunsets, there were a few dark spots worth mentioning too. And, we'll get to all that and so much more in this week's episode of The Beta Report.

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