Summer is finally here! Cue in “Sunflower” by Post Malone & Swae Lee, for what will undoubtedly continue to be the anthem of this year’s summer fun. The Beta Boys whip out their immaculate dad bods and bikinis to bring you their most anticipated must watch movies and TV shows of the summer. From Netflix Originals to giant tent-pole blockbuster movies, TBR has their 8 must see movies and shows of Summer 2019.
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We’re all saddened by the sudden—yet expected—news that The Punisher and Jessica Jones are now officially cancelled. The general consensus is that they’ll more than likely return on Disney’s streaming service, Disney+ due out later this year (presumably in the fall). So, with Disney making a push at the streaming service game and Hulu as well as Amazon Prime releasing great original content, is Netflix a sinking ship doomed to go under? Is there enough original content on Netflix’s roster to keep you on their service? Are they doing a good enough job of supplementing what’s leaving with something as good and/or better? The Beta Boys tackle all these questions and more, including a review of one of those original series: The Umbrella Academy.
Plus another New Tune Tuesday, on Thursday…except on Friday. All that an so much more on this week’s episode of The Beta Report.
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.
Oye, a llegado un neuvo narco al Neh-flis, y bueno, está cañon. Asi que no manchen hijos de su amada madre y disfruten nuestra reseña de Narcos: Mexico.
And, for our non-spanish speaking friends: There’s a new cartel on Netflix that is ready to take over your binge watching territory. The KON and Uno give their review of Narcos: Mexico, and even get a little help from a very special guest on the TBR Hotline.
The Beta Boys also lose their minds as Jay went to the theater, 3 times(!!!) to watch three of the TOP 5 movies in theaters this week. All that and so much more on this week’s episode of The Beta Report.
Has Michael Myers invaded the Marvel Universe? It appears as though a killer is on the loose, as more and more of the Marvel shows on Netflix are being picked off one by one. The Beta Boys talk about the implications of Iron Fist and now Luke Cage getting cancelled and what that might mean for the remaining Marvel shows: Jessica Jones and Daredevil.
Speaking of the devil, we also give you our SPOILER FREE REVIEW of Daredevil Season 3. And you might be surprised at what we thought! Could this possibly be the best Season yet? Listen to the episode to find out.
You’re not well. But, The KON has the solution for you. Listen to his review of MANIAC, the newest Netflix Original Limited Series starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone.
The Beta Bros also inspect the current state of the Marvel & FOX merger. Diagnosis? Listen to find out.
We also have a brand new PICK OF THE WEEK, plus another New Tune Tuesday…on Thursday…but its actually Friday! *Working Title All that and so much more on this week’s episode of The Beta Report.
H I G H E R / F U R T H E R / F A S T E R / M O R E
The new trailer for Marvel’s first post Infinity War movie: Captain Marvel has just fallen from the skies and onto our screens and we are blown away! Strap in as we blast off into the cosmic realm and geek out over all of the Kree fighting, Skrull invading, Blockbuster crashing action that was shown in this epic trailer. Also, aside from just reacting to the trailer, we also offer up our own thoughts and theories of how this will connect to the Post Snap Era of Marvel films. Will Captain Marvel truly be the savior the Avengers—and the universe—truly needs? Listen to find out.
Oh, and we also talk about this thing called “The Emmy Awards”??? Your guess is as good as ours. We got all this and so much more, on this episode of The Beta Report.
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.
There's no better way to prime your way to the weekend than a little Cardi B and your favorite Podcast hosts trying to sing the words to a song they don't know. Let's get it!
Nothing says Cardi B and the weekend more than...Disney movies? That's right, from Cardi B to Disney Princesses to Live Action Disney Classic Remakes, this episode has a little bit of everything, for everyone. We discuss the new wave of female representation in Disney movies and we also give our first impressions of the live action Mulan movie and the first look at the titular character that was recently released.
Plus, as always, we have a killer new batch of recommendations for this week's PICK OF THE WEEK, and so much more.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5! We made it, with all of our fingers and toes! We barely survived the 4th of July fireworks, heavy chlorine exposure, and diet killing BBQ's. The holiday hangover is real, and I don't even drink! So, if you're like me and you need something to get you through the day, check out the SECOND of two episodes this week.
In this Post 4th of July show, TBR shares some of their 4th of July firework horror stories and Uno provides us all with a Method for Mayhem. The Beta Report also swarms in with a new GO/NO GO and the boys give their new PICKS OF THE WEEK. All that and so much more on this week's episode of The Beta Report.
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.
Never has a King done more for his people than our very own King of the Nerds. In no place in time has a royal put in as many hours in sheer consumption of entertainment to ensure that his subjects are safe from boring, ill advised, or just flat out terrible shows or movies than The KON. From Netflix to Hulu, and TV to the theater, our sovereign Nerd has the answers to all of your geeky questions. This week, The KON decrees his reviews on two highly anticipated premieres: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom & Marvel's Luke Cage Season 2. He talks about the good, the bad, and the bland...are Marvel's Netflix shows getting a little, stale? Click the play button and find out.
The Beta Bro's also dive into a little Steven Seagal (Mixed Martial Arts Master?), a new TOP 5 and as always, there's a new top-rope-slobber-knocking-leg-drop PICK OF THE WEEK. All that and so much more, on this week's episode of The Beta Report.
I think we can all relate with the title. For years, Pixar has figured out new and exciting ways to make us cry...and we love it! Whether its 30 minutes of robots lovingly musing and not speaking a word, introducing a couple's love and heartbreak in the first 10 minutes of a film, or allowing us to share one final emotional moment with our favorite toys. If Pixar movies don't make you feel a certain way by the end of each movie...you might want to check your pulse! So, with The Incredibles 2 shattering records and taking hold of the box office's top spot, The Beta Bros, The KON and Jay, offer up their 5 favorite Pixar movies. The results might make you un poco loco. They also offer up their 5 LEAST favorite Pixar movies, which was actually harder to do than expected.
They also have a brand new TOP 5 box office list with a brief Incredibles 2 review by Jay, a brand new bullet proof choice in this week's STREAM COME TRUE, and a new savage PICK OF THE WEEK comes roaring through. All that 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.
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.
Over the last ten years, Marvel Studios has carefully crafted and produced an unstoppable Universe that continues to expand and dominate the entertainment world. We all know and love our Marvel heroes. Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, the Hulk...But, has anyone ever heard of Russell Sprouts & Copeye?!?! No! Because this is the birth of new characters from a new Cinematic Universe. One that will destroy the DCEU. One that will Completely overtake the MCU. One Universe that will stand alone when the dust has settled: THE CLIMACTIC UNO CINEMATIC UNIVERSE (CUCU)!
This episode will not only have your favorite segments like GO/NO GO, or our TOP 5 Rundown, but it will also have our reactions to the brand new Avengers: Infinity War trailer. We'll be answering YOUR questions about the trailer and/or the movie itself too. But, aside from all of that, this episode proudly unveils the beginning of Uno's Cinematic Universe and the adventures of Russell Sprouts & Bacon and the Mysterious Disappearance of Copeye. This episode is packed! So make sure and keep it locked, here, for this week's episode of The Beta Report.
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the 90th Academy Awards...BETA REPORT REACTION! We've got a star studded evening for you filled with Hollywood's greatest stars including The KON who we all know from his groundbreaking performance as a pseudo-royal-genius who manages to rally an entire country behind his knowledge of nerdy things. We'll also have a special performance by the enigmatic but always spectacular, UNO doing a heartfelt rendition of "Hey Hey Hey (Goodbye)". Finally, we have Jay, the minuscule man who has adapted his miraculous story as a forever five year old in his eloquently documented blogs.
So, we have a great evening filled with the TOP 5 movies at the Box Office, another edition of Go/No Go and a Stream Come True, plus much much more. It's going to be a fantastic night filled with many great moments, in what will undoubtedly be a night to remember among the stars.
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.
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.