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36 – Roadhouse (1989) w. Joel Taras

Joel Taras is back for more in-depth movie analysis! Today’s subject of discussion: Roadhouse (1989) is a movie about cuckolding.

Specifically we break down how explicit this film is in its deconstruction & reassessment of masculinity, sexual fidelity, and the fame of local bartenders. This movie legitimately tackles these issues with some deftness, while also being a ridiculous 80’s action movie – it’s spectacular.

That all being said, despite this being a pretty light discussion of sexually charged/explicit subject matter from a silly movie, there is some content discussed within regarding sexual violence – so if that’s something you’d prefer to avoid, use your discretion with this episode & this movie. Content Warned.

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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X-2: X-Men United 2003

Me and Adam discuss X2! We also discuss where to look on screen when Rebecca Romijn is in frame, if Cerebro actually opens up and how Nightcrawler is the best character in the whole series.
All this and more this week on 2 Nerds in a Basement!

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34 – The Mummy (1999) vs. Van Helsing (2004) w. Dustin Meisinger & Shawn Gray

Two movies. Two debaters. One judge. One winner.
Two of the original “Wenghsters” are here: Dustin Meisinger & Shawn Gray in order to figure out which movie written & directed by Stephen Sommers is better!
Dustin is arguing for 1999’s The Mummy, while Mitch battles uphill for 2004’s Van Helsing. Shawn will chew on their words, to then spit out the definitive answer to which is the greater film.

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Daredevil 2003

My friend Taylor enters the basement and we review 2003’s Daredevil! Sorry not the series. We talk about how terrible Colin Farrell is. And how terrible Ben Affleck is. And Jennifer Garner. There is a lot bad with this movie. But the podcast was fun! That’s all that matters right?

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31 – Ghosts w. Devin Smith

Oh so spooky! Devin Smith is here to get down with the spirits, however they may choose to manifest.

We discuss some of the most famous local haunts and why they may or may not be true; we break down our favourite ghost stories; we talk about our own spooky experiences – ghostly or otherwise.

You can let Devin know about what kind of ghost you would be at her Twitter!

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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30 – Marvel & DC Movies w. Joel Taras

We’re not playing around here. Joel Taras & I sit down to compare our lists ranking ALL of the live-action Marvel and DC comic book movies. That’s right: 82 movies across 7 decades of film-making all broken down in a totally appropriate amount of time to be spent talking about superhero movies.

So strap in and get ready to dive into a conversation that’s almost three times longer than a bunch of movies on this list. Can’t imagine a better way to catch up before Avengers: Infinity War!

Here are the lists.
Ask Joel about more comic book things via his Instagram!

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Spider-Man 2002

A new challenger approaches the basement! InAdmissable’s own Mikael joins me for 2002’s Spider-Man! We talk about the greatest cameo in a superhero movie ever (Sorry Stan Lee), How perfect J.K. Simmons is, and how inaccurate their portrayal of laboratory science is! All this and more this week on 2 Nerds in a Basement!

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26 – Titanic (1997) w. Marina Power & Sophie Gareau-Brennan

Goodness me! An episode with two guests! Marina Power & Sophie Gareau-Brennan join me on an adventure with one of the most impactful films of all time: 1997’s Titanic.

We talk about our memories and histories with this movie; we check back in after watching the movie ourselves to debrief; we expand our understandings of this movie through the ‘Jack is Jacqueline‘ theory, the parody film Thumbtanic, and through Marina’s Lord of the Rings/Titanic fan-fiction. Sufficed to say, we go through a true rollercoaster of emotions in this one.

You can find Marina on Instagram or on Twitter.

You can also find Sophie on Instagram.

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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X-Men 2000

Adam returns to the basement where we discuss X-Men! We discuss tuition fees at the Charles Xavier School for the Gifted, The degree of Wolverines healing power, and my unrequited love for Ian McKellan! All that and more this week on 2 Nerds in a Basement!