Tag: movies

33 – Bob’s a Single Kind of Man (Clustercast)

If he’s not, well, he’ll probably be after his girlfriend Tara realizes that we just spent most of this episode making fun of her painful lack of nerd knowledge.  After we get off to a confusing and infuriating start, Tara expresses her desire to see all nerds deported to their parents’ basement.  We discuss (read: interrogate and belittle) her love of butt rock and Shinedown, and then proceed to somehow compare that to the music of Wizards and Warriors II: Ironsword.  Join us as we go deep, deep, deep down the rabbithole of utter bullshit and make up a bunch of Star Wars facts on the fly to test her frightfully small understanding of all things dork!

 


32 – It’s All About J*zz, Vowel Variable (Clustercast)

If you think we’re talking about bodily fluids, you’re wrong, you pervert.  This episode, we’re joined by our friend Matt who helps us leap into the musical no man’s land of the Star Wars universe, where we talk all about George Lucas’s biggest mistake, kloo horns, rat tails, ploong sounders, and…jizz?  Your children can absolutely listen to this episode (your children can absolutely not listen to this episode).  As usual, going into a podcast without a plan succeeds famously: Star Wars leads into Minecraft leads into talking about Insane Clown Posse, much to our regret, and other magical topics that will either knock your socks off or send you rushing to the corner for a highly dangerous drug high.  Also, Rance cries.

 


30 – Where Have We Been? Season 2 Kickoff

Okay, you got us; it’s been way, way too long.  But after a few months of complete silence that’s sure to have demolished our seven-person listenership, the Brothers Denton are back with an episode all about what exactly has kept them away these past few months.  Rance talks about what he’s been spending time doing since August and Bob broaches more subjects that royally piss him off.  They reflect on the recent success of Evil Dead: The Musical, and then they get into the meat of it: Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them, its merits, its flaws, and exactly what the Brothers Denton felt about it.  They sidetrack themselves with some passionate discussion about Hamilton: An American Musical, Mike Pence, bodily gas, coughing fits, and other wonderfully unexciting topics on this, the unofficial kickoff of The Brothers Denton: Season 2!  Also, there’s a song entirely made out of farts.

 


29 – Bob Ross and the Insufferable Butt-Trio (Clustercast)

For well over two hours, Bob and Rance — along wth their comedian sort-of-friend Brandon T. Gorin (his Instagram game goes hard: https://www.instagram.com/brandongorin/) — break down all the nuance, the beauty, the theory, and the madness that is Bob Ross and his long-running PBS series The Joy of Painting.  We literally chose to devote almost an entire episode to this.  Brandon recalls his recent near-mugging; Rance reflects on his recent trip to England.  Also included: an argument about Now You See Me 2 (also known to some as Now You Don’t), disturbing things heard at Wal-Mart, and old gym class memories.  At some point, we argue about television spin-offs, too.  Or maybe Bob argues about them.  Who knows.


(Music Credits: “The Joy of Painting Theme” by Larry Owens.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


27 – Part 2: A Huge (Unplanned) Episode of Everything

Ever been to an Indian food restaurant where a church choir practice is happening?  We hadn’t either.  Until the other day.  We start Part 2 reflecting on some sound clips from the strangest meal we’ve ever eaten.  After it’s done, a game of What’s In Bob’s Masculine Purse? should clean your tongue like pickled ginger.  Rance gabs some about the upcoming Evil Hat Dresden Files cooperative card-game, and in a complete reversal, he challenges Bob’s frighteningly-sick knowledge of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for PS1.  Afterward, we talk a little about Kevin Cook, owner of the world’s largest dice collection, a conversation which gets intensely moronic (and potentially hypocritical).  We end this episode with some talk on Game of Thrones season 6 and take you out with a track from Mega Ran.


(Music Credits: “Aria of the Boodline” by Mega Ran.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


26 – Part 1: A Huge (Unplanned) Episode of Everything

You know you’re about to hear a quality podcast when we start with a quick discussion about Night Court.  Rance has some sad pet anecdotes again, Bob rants about Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and then there’s a quick game of What’s In Rance’s Knock-Off Ikea Bag.  Bob talks about his recent reading of some of The Punisher comics, as well as some of Marvel’s Daredevil from over the past twenty years.  We bounce around to Captain America: Civil War, some other television series, and our pre-release fears of Bethesda and id software’s new installment of Doom (spoiler: it was obviously released because this is an old podcast and it’s actually great).  There’s a weird quiz where Bob plays Doom midis and Rance has to guess what episode and level they’re from.  And that’s only one-half of the episode!

 

(Music Credits: “Night Court Theme” by Jack Elliott.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


25 – Late to the Game, Never Lame

It’s been awhile, but the Brothers Denton aren’t dead; rather, they’re just hibernating, being distracted from their one true love in life — podcasting (that’s a lie) — by work, life, and laziness.  Join us for our camping aftermath, when we talk about bear survival and body stains.  Then, some discussion about steampunk culture, “chappers,” and the Burton and Swinburne novels by Mark Hodder.  Rance has some strongly negative feelings about that lump of crap known as The Revenant.  More bear survival points.  Then, after some talk about Creed, Bob writes a letter to Rocky Balboa’s best friend Paulie, and then begins to scream about Chris Hardwick and The Walking Dead.  Other topics include Negan, Garth Ennis, Daredevil season 2, The Punisher, and more!  We missed you.  We always miss you.  These kisses are for you.


(Music Credits: “Chap-Hop History” by Mr. B, The Gentleman Rhymer.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


23 – Deadpool; That Crappy Ghostbusters Trailer; Lots of Yelling

What’cha gonna do when the Brothers Denton run wild on you?  This episode is filled with more bullshit than a cow’s lower intestine.  Join us as Bob laments the passing of his favorite television and gets touchy-feely about inspiration, and then stay for Rance’s shameful admission as he admits a relapse of unfathomably massive proportions.  Note to our fans: if you have gross, mangled, claw-like nerd-hands, you may be offended if you listen to this episode all the way through.  Maybe we talk a little bit about Deadpool.  We slalom our way through topics like Demolition Man, superblood, our father’s crippling inability to pronounce WWE wrestlers’ names, the new joke called Ghostbusters, James Cameron’s terrible Avatar, John Goodman’s award-winning performance in id Software’s Rage (or 10 Cloverfield Lane, in actuality), dumb mechs and their dumb Bowie knives, Terminator 2, and — last but not least — Super Russian Roulette, which Bob thinks you should back on Kickstarter because you’re probably a sick bastard in need of a good time.

 

(Music Credits: “Ghostbusters Theme” by B.A.M.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


21 – Cartoons and Quizzes: The Good, The Bad, and the Commodore 64

A heartfelt reflection on death begins this episode, and because everybody needs a contingency plan in place, the Brothers Denton vaguely discuss their suicide pact. Because we’re not perfect, we have a few moments of self-doubt as we talk about our recent reading choices; our Mom watched Mad Max: Fury Road and had some opinions; Pauldrons: The Movie comes up, and we get a little bit pissed about that, too. Rance ends up testing Bob’s knowledge with a few CickHole quizzes, but Bob returns fire by bringing a Harry Potter quiz of his own to the table as well as another round of What’s In Bob’s Man-Purse? Afterward, we discuss the depth (and mostly the terrible-ness) of some of our favorite cartoon shows: James Bond, Jr. (awful), Muppet Babies (it’s actually pretty great), He-Man (it’s phenomenal, okay?), and Nickelodeon shows of the 90s (Rugrats, Rocko’s Modern Life). Before we’re done, Bob talks about his favorite Kickstarter campaign of the week: Commodore 64: A Visual Compendium (Second Edition).


(Music Credits: “James Bond, Jr. Theme” by Dennis C. Brown and Larry Brown.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


20 – Sleep sweetly, David Bowie; Eat it, Boba Fett

David Bowie’s dead, and it’s such a damn shame.  Sure, we could have talked about the normal crap, but we decided to take a week-long detour and instead spend this episode reflecting upon the accomplishments of one of the greatest artists ever to draw breath.  After an unfortunate bout of bodyphlegm and “Yakety Sax,” the Brothers Denton explore their formative years as lil’ tyke Bowiebois, discuss some of their favorite offerings in the Starman’s discography, and then divert from the usual topical path to make infantile references to parts of their bodies — or parts of other people’s bodies.  Among our Insufferable Nerd Things of the week: people who whine about The Revenant’s historical inaccuracy (stop it, picky babies), Neil Gaiman books, and Bob’s anger over the sort-of fake first episode of the last season of Mythbusters.  Be sure to stick around to the end, when Bob tells the world what he would actually want from a Boba Fett movie.

 

(Music credits: “Yakety Sax” by Boots Randolph; samples of “Let’s Dance” by David Bowe.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


18 – The Force Awakens: Or, Star War 2 Force Plz Wake Up

You’ve seen it.  We’ve seen it.  Pretty much everybody alive has, too, because it’s been over thirty years since the last actual Star Wars movie, and we’re all breathing meat-sacks with eyeballs, so there’s no excuse not to.  What self-respecting podcast wouldn’t venture into the depths of discussion offered by a viewing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens?  Listen in as Rance makes a terrifying (and altogether poorly-supported admission) to Bob.  Before their reflection on TFA, however, the Brothers Denton get heated about dorks who don’t know anything about Mad Max: Fury Road, and after, Rance implores Bob to test his Jedi mind-skills with a custom-built true/false quiz on All Things Stur Wur.  Play along!  You’ll absolutely hate it.

 


15 – Captain America, Batman vs. Superman, and Fallout (Clustercast)

Some episodes don’t have much direction — just like this one! This week, the Brothers Denton are joined by Rance’s wife Katie (an insufferable nerd in her own right and a member of the Hazard County Hellions) to discuss various topics in movies, comic-book movies, games, space-games, asteroids, 80’s metal, orbiting, Fallout 4, Bob’s old baja-style pull-over, bad nicknames, and a whirlwind of other nonsensical B.S. We briefly discuss our opinions of the trailers for Captain America: Civil War and Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but quickly fall back into cheap tricks like shouting at the top of our lungs and letting the cat usurp the microphone. We banter about our current reading (R.A. Salvatore’s Archmage, The Wicked + The Divine, and Saga), and spend a good amount of our time reflecting upon a few movies that we truly despise.


(Music credits: “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


12 – Army of Darkness: Beer and Boomsticks (Clustercast)

The Brothers Denton kick back with Sean from Washington, D.C. brewery D.C. Brau to talk about beer and Army of Darkness.  Well before that happens, though, we go on a tangential discussion about The Martian, picking apart the merits and the weaknesses of both the book and the film.  Rance gets gradually drunk; Bob and Sean make lots of noise on the table with their beer cans and their big sausage fingers.  Then, we each examine what we love (and a little of what we hate, though what is there really to hate?) about Army of Darkness for our last episode before our discussion of the new Starz series, Ash vs. Evil Dead.

 


11 – Evil Dead 2: Yippee Ki-Yay!

Our October continues on with our episode about Evil Dead 2, i.e., the strange and ugly and wonderful thread that connects Evil Dead to Army of Darkness.  Before we get into that, though, we adventure into very brief discussion about Arrow, The Flash, the 90s Flash, Bryan Cranston’s reading of The Things They Carried, and some vidya gaems.  Then, we venture into a sloppy back-and-forth about Evil Dead 2, its merits, its weaknesses, and conclude that it’s just a really, really, really weird movie.  Finally, a listener lets us know what she thinks of our previous episode, and we poorly deflect accusations of having tiny penises by shooting back our own brand of stuttery, ill-informed retribution.

 


10 – The Evil Dead: A Crappy Retrospective

Love Evil Dead?  So do we.  The Brothers Denton kick off an eventful October 2015 by starting off a series of podcasts leading up to the Halloween premiere of Ash vs. The Evil Dead.  This week, we embark on analytical movie-boy talks about the first film in Ash’s journey, what we love about it, what we dislike (Scott, Scott, and Scott), and whether or not it still holds up as a memorable piece of cinema.  Before that, though, our recording gets off to a bit of a rough start, and Bob admits to having spent fifteen hours preparing himself for the week in what may take the cake for the most pathetic and awesome Insufferable Nerd Thing to date.  Also, we scream a lot about bridges, about dumb characters, and about party-poopers.

 


7 – Happy Birthday Rupert Grint! (Clustercast)

…or Emma Watson.  Or maybe it’s Daniel Radcliffe’s birthday.  We’re not sure, so we decide to have a second Clustercast featuring some dicknerd named Tyler.  To celebrate the lovely birthdays of some of our favorite actors, we decide to talk all about D-Rad.  We discuss some of the differences between the U.S. and U.K. versions of the Victor Frankenstein trailer, and then mumble about Mary Shelley, Equus, and My Boy Jack.  Afterward, we dreamcast Daniel Radcliffe into some of our favorite movie franchises and roles.  Bob performs some deep equations regarding things that nerds love; Rance confuses Run DMC with Bobby Brown; Tyler discovers his true voice as a celebrity.  But really, all in all, Happy Birthday, Thunderpants.  This podcast’s for you.

 


4 – True Detective Season 2 and The Amazing Chad Velcro

The Brothers embark on a journey through a forest of “So”s and “Um”s with the desire to bring you the highest possible quality podcast. Bob reveals deeply sore subjects; meanwhile, he brings another Manpurse gift (and it is not an old comedian’s corpse). Before we leap into our wrap-up for season two of True Detective, we derail ourselves with discussion of ballistics and blank-firing weapons in movies and television and act like we know a lot more than we actually do. The conclusion is reached that we know none of the characters’ names, but we reflect upon the adventures of Chad Velcro, Sr., Bad Gambit/Adrenaline Detective, pregnancy, boring gun-fights, and the ups-and-downs of the season.

 


1 – The Brothers’ Maiden Voyage

The Brothers Denton — Bob and Rance — babble incessantly, empowered by modern technology and one very unfortunate microphone that drew the shortest straw.  In this episode, we introduce ourselves and our love for comic books, movies, and video games (not including The Big Bang Theory; you find out what Bob thinks about that particular gem).  We offer a multitude of excuses for our lack of knowledge about those things for which we express adoration; likewise, we verbally amble on without direction or organization.  There is some awkward laughter.  We agree very loudly with one another and sometimes repeat what the other’s already said.  You will be amused.  Or you will think it’s just trash.