This episode is all about or glorious host, founding member, and Beta Bro…The Magnificent KON! We scoured the history books and have lined up a few tales of valor and bravery from The KON’s past to trace back the events that made Jeff, The King of the Nerds. From punching a fat kid’s braces, climbing volcanoes, to avenging the loss of his best friend’s skateboard, all of these stories are true and extraordinary. So, come me lords and ladies, raise your glass as we celebrate thine King of Nerdom: THE KON!
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Like with most things, it wouldn't really be The Beta Report if we weren't fashionably late...TO EVERYTHING! It's kind of our calling card. And though, timing is a factor for a movie's current relevance and impact, a great movie can always be judged by its timelessness and transcendent qualities. So, we've tirelessly scoured the pantheon of great movies that may have passed us by and compiled a few interesting choices of movies and TV shows that we missed on their initial release, but we highly suggest you watch. We're just a little late to the party, but the party never really gets started until we arrive. #TheBetaReportEffect #ItsReal
Also, we got a brand new PICK OF THE WEEK that is neither tame nor ordinary in any way.
From Allie and Noah in the Notebook, to Jim and Pam from The Office, some Movie and TV romances are too good to be make-believe. There are some timeless love stories in movies and television that transcend the confines of our screens and nestle deep in the warmest, most cuddliest parts of our hearts. We watch them and dwell on them, but then realize, its not real. But, what if, they weren't fake? What if, our favorite movie/TV romances could magically slip out of the screen, and just like the story of Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves actually getting married on the set of Dracula, their onscreen tales of love were actually, real? If this were the case, The KON and Jay give their favorite movie couples they wish could come true.
And, what's a good relationship without a few romantic rendezvous? A lovers getaway? A mid-summer soiree? Well, have no fear, because The Beta Bros have a few museum recommendations that will breath life into any love affair..while also satiating your hunger for adventure and excitement in the new world of dark tourism. There's nothing more romantic than the museum of ventriloquist dummies, Mexican mummy's, or Toilets in India! We got all this and so much more, on this week's episode of The Beta Report.
SOLO has smuggled its way into theaters and lets just say, people are having a bad feeling about this. There's been a lot of nerd rage surrounding this film and the visceral reaction by the Star Wars community has never been more hostile. But, is SOLO: A Star Wars Story really as bad as people are making it out to be? Is SOLO not worth watching? Is SOLO: A Star Wars Story truly a flop?
This week, The Beta Bros send Uno off on his Money Heist vacation as he hustles his way through the mean streets of Spain. So, while he's gone, the KON and Jay are here to cut through the nerd noise and give you guys a spoiler filled review of SOLO. Nothing goes on touched as the Bros take on what they loved about the film and what they hated. They also ponder which direction can Star Wars go from here, and are we willing to take that ride. Plus, we have a new PICK OF THE WEEK and we are also proud to present our One Minute Tangent segment sponsored by MoviePass (Not Really. MoviePass is not an official sponsor of The Beta Report...but they can be. Hit us up MP!!!). All that, and so much more, on this week's episode of The Beta Report.
The box. Telly. Small screen. The tube. The boob-tube. TV. Television. We all have one. Or two, or three. We even carry one in our pocket now! The way we consume TV shows today, has changed dramatically in the last couple of years. With streaming services, cable channel apps, and video-sharing websites all providing access to what we could only get at a certain time in one particular place, has now opened up a world of opportunities to mind-numbingly binge every TV show that is out there. But, with all those possibilities now available to us, it might be hard to figure out what to watch, when to watch, and where to watch some of the new and returning shows in 2018. That’s where we come in. The Beta Report has done all your homework for you. They don’t call one of us the King of The Nerds for nothing. In today’s episode, we highlight some of the best brand new shows coming out this year and we also look at some of our favorite returning shows like Jessica Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale and Atlanta.
We also have a new PICK OF THE WEEK and a challenge for all of our listeners…Listen in to see what that might be and what that might mean for Uno, Kon, and Jay. We got all that and so much more on this week’s episode of The Beta Report.
What’s thanksgiving without a few leftovers? And what’s a post-thanksgiving episode without some tofurkey talk and a little more Justice League thoughts? This week, we revisit last week’s Justice League discussion and touch on a few things that we didn’t have a chance to get to. Namely, the appearance of Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, his stand-alone movie, The Legion of Doom, and the DCEU’s future. We also had to talk about Kevin Feige’s most recent comments about Avengers 4, and the most certain end of the current Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. Who will we see in the next phase? Which of our beloved heroes will make it out alive or simply fade away?
We also share same Thanksgiving stories, Black Friday nostalgia and let downs, and of course, our PICK OF THE WEEK! So, make sure and click the link/play button below to listen to this week’s new episode.
Happy (early) Thanksgiving! As we near the impending belly busting feasts that will reign down gargantuan gluttonous glory upon our guts, let the Beta Bros snap you out of your comatose state with our Justice League and Punisher SPOILER FREE reviews. Is Justice League as bad as the gluten free gravy your parents are making you eat? Is The Punisher as gruesome as your uncle eating all those mashed potatoes with his bare hands? Listen now to find out.
We also baked up a fresh batch of hot and ready to eat PICK(S) OF THE WEEK for all your possible Thanksgiving scenarios. Fed up with your family so you want to go out? We got a pick for that! Too tired and full to roll yourself off your couch to go to the theater? We got a pick for that! Fed up with your family, full, tired, so you want to go out, but you still want more turkey so you head back home??? WE GOT A PICK FOR THAT TOO! We got you covered no matter what.
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.
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.
Episode 76! Guardians of The Galaxy: Vol 2 is finally here. This has been one of our most anticipated movies of the year and, for some of us, it didn't disappoint. Though, not all of us felt the same about the movie. Some of us weren't really feeling the Brady Bunch-esque character drama that the movie presented. So, listen in to get our SPOILER FREE review of the film and find out what we loved and what we didn't like so much from the movie. Also, it wouldn't be a Guardians-centric show if we didn't talk about the music in the movie. Its no surprise that Guardians of The Galaxy and James Gunn have become synonymous with a great soundtrack, and this film lives up to that claim x 100! In that same vein, we look at other great songs that thrust their respective movies from great features to iconic films like Rocky and Eye of the Tiger, Top Gun and Danger Zone...and Guardians of the Galaxy : Vol 2 and The Chain (Trust us, that song makes this movie!). All that, plus a few surprises, on this week's episode of The Beta Report.
Its Episode 75! Through the course of this show's run, we've been fortunate enough to interview an amazing group of talented and insightful people. From producers, toy designers, make-up and hip-hop artists, to an actual Judge/Lawyer, a concha enthusiast and old childhood friends. Its always been our goal to book eclectic and entertaining guests who not only share our love for movies and comics, but who can also teach us a little something along the way. This episode is no different! This week, we had the opportunity to interview not only an old friend, but also a film director whose burgeoning voice in the industry will soon make him stand along side the great film makers reigning today. Aside from that, he is also currently involved in the TV/Film industry as a crucial component that breathes life to some of our favorite shows currently running, like: Designated Survivor, Marvel's: Agents of Shield, and Son of Zorn. As such, its our distinct pleasure to welcome Ricardo "Richie" Ramirez to this week's episode of The Beta Report. He'll be sharing insider knowledge regarding his job working behind the scenes on such high profile shows like the ones we mentioned above. He'll also talk a little about what its like to write, create, and film his own projects. And finally, the gloves come off as The Kon and Richie take the DC vs. Marvel battle outside the ring, for an all out nerd-tastic brawl. We have all that, and so much more, on this week's episode of: The Beta Report.
It's Episode 72 of The Beta Report! This week, we shine a light on the marvelous world of Anime. Now, we aren't experts on the subject, but we do love it. And, if you're anything like us, I'm sure you'll love it too. So, we wanted to give you guys a quick list of some of our favorite "Entry Level" anime shows that we think might help you get into the genre. We also break down The Walking Dead Season Finale (all hail Shiva), we have our Ghost in the Shell review, and we introduce a brand new segment: The Beta Hate (Celebrity Edition). We see you Rachel! We've got all that and so much more in this week's episode of The Beta Report.
Its Episode 71 of The Beta Report! Its always special when guests return for round two on our show, and today is no different. We are pleased to welcome back one of the best toy designers in the industry and overall amazing dude, Carlos Mendoza. Join us as we talk Kong: Skull Island and the emergence of shared universes. We also have our review of Marvel's Iron Fist and we also bring all the nostalgia with our Power Rangers preview. All that and so much more on this week's episode of The Beta Report.
Episode 66! On today's episode we celebrate all of the non Marvel/DC super hero movies out there. From raucous dark comedy romps like Super, to beautifully strewn character pieces like Unbreakable, there are so many "Other Heroes" out there, we are sure we'll touch on at least one that you'll love. Including a 3rd Hellboy movie that only exists in Cat's head.
We also give our NON SPOILER & SPOILER reviews of M. Night Shyamalan's new surprise hit movie: Split. All that and so much more on this week's episode of The Beta Report.
The Beta Bros look back and talk about all of the great stuff we got this year in the world of entertainment. From Netflix shows like Luke Cage, The Get Down, and Stranger Things to some of our favorite movies like Captain America: Civil War, Jungle Book, and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. All that and more on this week's episode of The Beta Report.
In true Beta Report fashion, we're still talking about thanksgiving and family dinner disasters. We've also got a new edition of The Trailer Park with three brand new trailers released this past week. The KON also gives his thoughts on Fantastic Beasts. All that and more on this week's episode of The Beta Report.