DC for all its rich lore, storied history, and decades of comic book triumphs, is still trying to find its way out of Marvel Studio’s shadow. But, with the recent success of movies like Shazam! and Aquaman and the criminally underrated DC Universe slate of shows including Doom Patrol, DC is finally starting to dig itself out of the murky stinking bog of mediocrity and public appeal. Couple that with all of the upcoming DC projects headed our way like: James Gunn’s Suicide Squad, Joaquin Phoenix’s The Joker, and the Robert Pattinson led Batman movie, I think it was time for TBR to break out The DC Talk! Are you down? Stay tuned to find out what we think about all of the upcoming DC projects and the pruned, sheered, and cancelled Swamp Thing. All that and so much more on this week’s episode of, The Beta Report.
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We are very close to making this question rhetorical…but, has DC finally figured it out? Are these new Zack Snyder-less movies any good? Should we be excited for The Joker and Shazam? The Beta Boys answer all these questions and some. We also say his name in a brand new GO/NO GO. Should you go watch Shazam this weekend? Listen to find out what we think.
But never mind all that…ENDGAME TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE! We’ll talk about all of the online madness and touch on the final trailer as we inch closer and closer to April 26th. We also have recommendations coming out our ears from start to finish. All that and so much more, on this week’s episode of The Beta Report.
To the man, the myth, the legend…this episode is dedicated to the late great Stan Lee. Listen as The Beta Bros talk about the legend’s life and his impact on popular culture.
I guess one person, can make a difference.
It might be coincidental, or clearly scientific, and perhaps a bit mystical, regardless of how you’d like to classify it, one thing remains true: THE BETA REPORT EFFECT IS REAL! They've often joked about the power of the TBR Effect, but now even we are beginning to believe it. The Beta Bros react to the astonishing ways The Effect has worked its entertainment magic in so many ways this week. From the sudden swell of Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker images and videos flooding our streams, to The House with a Clock in its Walls hitting the top spot on the TOP 5, we’ve developed the Midas Touch and we’d like to share the wealth.
The KON also reacts to a movie he may or may not have seen, as a brand new Bumblebee Trailer buzzed its way onto the internet. Plus, there are some creepy things going on in the TBR studio today…and Jay blames The Nun! Listen to find out if The Beta Bros made it out of this episode alive.
A psychopath, a sadist with a twisted sense of humor, the antithesis of sanity…is this describing The Joker or Joaquin Phoenix? Well now, its actually both. We just got our first glimpse of Phoenix as “Arthur” or the man who one day becomes The Clown Prince of Crime for the upcoming Joker origin movie. The Beta Boy’s react to his casting and where we think Phoenix ranks among all of the other actors who have portrayed “The Man Who Laughs” before him.
We also have a brand new Go No Go featuring an Eli Roth movie meant for the entire family. The man who made Hostel just made a family film? That is truly terrifying. We also have a fresh new PICK OF THE WEEK and another New Tune Tuesday…on Thursday…But, on Friday! (We’re still working on the title for this one).
Should I stream or should I go? Avengers: Infinity War or Life of the Party? Faces Places or Evil Genius?
As we hit a bit of a lull in theaters as far as new releases and though Netflix and other streaming services are now flooded with great content, figuring out what to watch has gotten harder and harder to do. Well, don't fret! The Beta Report has your golden ticket to a perfect entertainment filled weekend!
This week, we go over the TOP 5 movies still in theaters and debate whether any of those are worth another watch [Wink wink]. Plus, we got a brand new GO/NO GO and a fresh STREAM COME TRUE. All this and so much more on this week's episode of The Beta Report.
Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a fun and safe holiday season with friends and family. Now, its our turn to celebrate with you as we look forward to kicking off the new year with a brand new show! But, before we dive head first into the new year, we want to look back at what 2017 had to offer.
Last year was such a great year in entertainment. From Logan to Wonder Woman, COCO to Get Out, Mindhunter to The Punisher, we had one of, if not, THE BEST year for movies and TV shows EVER. While some of you might consider that a bit of an exaggeration, its hard to deny that 2017 was, at the very least, one of the greatest years for comic book movies and TV shows we've ever had! Just look at this list: Wonder Woman, Logan, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Marvel's The Punisher on Netflix, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, The Gifted, Thor: Ragnarok, Legion, Justice League, etc. And that's just the comic book related stuff. The list can go on and on if we consider the other greats (cough cough...STAR WARS, Stranger Things: Season 2, IT...cough cough).
So, click the link below to hear what we loved, hated, and regretted not seeing in 2017. We also give a brief look at what we're most excited for this new year, our PICK OF THE WEEK, and Uno's brand new impression (WAKANDA FOREVER). All that, plus 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.
On this week's episode, The Beta Bros breakdown a miracle and testify on the rebirth of the god of Thunder. He has risen from the ashes and has emerged gloriously hilarious! We got our Thor: Ragnarok review and it Korgin' great. We also preview the upcoming Justice League movie and The Punisher Netflix series, both premiering this Friday! And, we also geek out on a few new Star Wars announcements that just broke a few days ago.
We also need your help with this week's PICK OF THE WEEK. As we mentioned above, we preview both Justice League and The Punisher but we need you to tell us what should be the PICK OF THE WEEK. Which of these two should we see on Friday? Let us know below or on Facebook and Instagram @TheBetaReport.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Its Episode 74! Back at it again with this Star Wars talk. So much amazing news came out of the Star Wars 40th Celebration in Orlando. This week we break down the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer and poster that were released last week. We also discuss some theories and rumors we've heard from around the web about the whispers we hear in the trailers, Rey's parents, and what "the Jedi must end" really means. Plus, we also review Fast 8 and its possible cause of baldness in men (we see you Vin Diesel, Rock, Tyresse, and Jason Statham). We also have our review of The Get Down: Part 2! #GiveNapoleonSomeLove Its another loaded show, so keep it locked here on 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 70! If we do anything during our time together, I would hope that it'd be to make your life a little easier. So, without further ado, we present to you the world's best excuse: Toddlers bro! Its simple. If you haven't had time to finish an assignment, just tell your boss: Toddlers bro! and he/she will instantly understand. Didn't study for a test: Toddlers Bro! You keep postponing your podcast recording: Toddlers Bro! It's amazing! You now wield the golden ticket of excuses. Use it wisely. Your'e welcome.
This week, the whole crew is back to slash our way through LOGAN. We got our review and a few parting words for our beloved Wolverine [Insert sad puppy Sarah McLachlan song here...I Will Remember You!]. We offer our thoughts on the state of the X-Men franchise, should they recast Wolverine/Logan immediately or not, or should Laura aka X-23 carry on as The Wolverine. We also spend way too much time talking about La La Land (KON + CAT + MUSICALS= BAD NEWS). Plus, we talk some Iron Fist, Wonder Woman and our hope for the DECU. All that and so much more on this episode of TBR.
Episode 68! Miley Cyrus, Erik Estrada, and Conchas...what do all of these things have in common? They are our: GUILTY PLEASURES! That's right, we'll be diving in to The Beta Report's deepest, darkest, most revealing secrets to date. And, we've brought on one of our oldest friends and faithful listener, Diego Jimenez, to further embarrass us with stories about Rosas, Conchas, and Sexy Comedias?!?! We also have our initial thoughts of LEGION and its masterful execution of meticulous mind-bending visual creepiness. 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.