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Join as we discuss the low-budget Canadian indie film from 2015 called Turbo Kid. The film is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland of 1997, which obviously means the film is chock-full of 80s references and homages especially the synthesizer heavy soundtrack and the costumes. We discuss our thoughts on the nostalgia as well as our thoughts on the setting and characters. We also discuss the paper thin plot and what we think of the film's ridiculous gore. We discuss why we think the film works, even though it may not be an objectively good film.

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Join us as we discuss the newest film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor:Ragnarok. Marvel brought in comedic director Taika Waititi, most known for the film What We Do in the Shadows, for Thor, which means the film has a drastically different tone than many films within the MCU. We discuss the more comedic tone and our thoughts on it. We also discuss our thoughts on all of the returning characters and the new characters, including Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster. We discuss our thoughts on the villain Hela, played by the wonderful Cate Blanchett, and we discuss the areas we thought the film could have improved. 

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Join us as we discuss what we consider one of the best horror films of 2017, IT. The film is a remake of a film from 1990, and both are adapted from a very popular Stephen King novel. We discuss how the films compare to each other, and even discuss our thoughts on the adaption. We discuss our thoughts on the performances of all the child actors, as well as Bill Skarsgard who played the creature Pennywise. We even discuss our thoughts on some of the decisions made and talk about areas we think the film could have improved. Lastly, we discuss our thoughts on the forthcoming part 2 and even give our future casting wish list.

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Join us as we discuss the most recent film starring the character King Kong, Kong: Skull Island. We really disagreed on this film. Paul really enjoyed it, while Joseph did not. We discuss the plot, characters, acting and theme and try to determine where our difference of opinion came from. We also discuss the theme of the film in depth as well as the star-studded cast. We also discuss the director's thoughts on CinemaSins and how we agree with many of his complaints.

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Join us as we discuss one of Paul's favorite films of 2016, Hell or High Water.  We discuss how the film compared to many westerns of old and was basically a modern day western. We also discuss the characters and the performances of the star-studded cast, with special attention being paid to Jeff Bridges and Ben Foster. We also discuss the fact that we think Ben Foster is continually snubbed in conversations about fantastic actors. We also discuss how we thought the film kept the tension up with such a simple plot. We even discuss the setting and how the setting compliments the story.

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Join us as we discuss the sequel to the cult classic film Tron. The film is titled Tron: Legacy and was released in 2010, 28 years after the original Tron. We discuss our thoughts on the plot, which we thought was much too convuluted for the intended audience. We discuss the new characters, as well as the performances by Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, and Jeff Bridges. We discuss the amazing visuals and how each Tron film has moved cinema forward, and we also discuss the fantastic soundtrack which was done by electronic music superstars Daft Punk.

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Join us as we discuss the classic, sci-fi action adventure film Galaxy Quest. We discuss whether or not the film holds up after over a decade. We also discuss why the film does so well walking the line between comedy and action adventure film. We discuss all the little details that make it such a great love letter to Star Trek and thus science fiction films in general. We discuss what we thought of the performances of Tim Allen, Sam Rockwell, Alan Rickman, and Signourney Weaver. We even discuss the film's use of practical effects. Make sure you check out the episode and let us know your thoughts on the film.

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Join us as we discuss the 2008 film Speed Racer. The film was directed by the Wachowskis at the height of their popularity, immediately after the Matrix, and the film was a critical and commercial flop. Not many people enjoy the film, but we at C&C Geekcast have always enjoyed it. We discuss what it is we like about the film, including the characters, the plot, the performances, and the very distinct visual style. We even discuss our thoughts on why the film is so disliked by many. 

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Join us as we discuss the awesome action-adventure film The Mummy. No not the new with Tom Cruise, the 1999 film starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weiss. We discuss how well we think the film holds up after almost 20 years. We discuss our thoughts on the characters, the plot, and everything else that made the movie fun. We even discuss why we weren't interested in the new iteration of The Mummy and why we were uninterested in Universal's new Dark Universe.

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Join us as we discuss the classic animated film and a film we consider to be one of the best animated films ever, Spirited Away directed by Hayao Miyazaki. We discuss why we think this film is so special. We discuss our thoughts on the animation, characters, the story created, and the film's legacy. We even discuss our thoughts on the legendary director and discuss what it is that set him apart. 

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Join us as we discuss the newest film within the DC Cinematic Universe, Wonder Woman. We discuss how we think Wonder Woman compares to the first 3 films within the DC Cinematic Universe and discuss whether or not we think this puts DC back on the right track. We discuss what we think about Gal Gadot's performance as Wonder Woman. We also discuss our thoughts on Chris Pine as Steve Trevor and discuss our thoughts on all the supporting characters. We even talk about the plot and how well it introduced us to the character and Themiscrya. 

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Join us as we discuss Terminator 2: Judgement Day. The film is approaching its 26th anniversary and we discuss why we think the film holds up so well. We also discuss why we think the film is one of the top 5 action films of all time. We also discuss our thoughts on the action, the plot, as well as all the characters. We even compare the film to another great action film, Aliens.

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Join us as we discuss the newest film within the Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant. This film is a direct sequel to Prometheus but still set before the events of the original Alien. We discuss the timeline and compare it to other films within the Alien franchise, including Prometheus. We also discuss our thoughts on all the new characters introduced as well as each of the performances. We even discuss the plot and theme of the film in detail, and we rank the Alien films. 

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Join us as we discuss Mad Max: Fury Road. Paul's favorite action movie and a film we consider to be one of the best action films of all time. We discuss what makes the film so special. We discuss our thoughts on the action, and we discuss how the simple plot is a lot less simple than it seems. We also discuss our thoughts on Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, and this movie's endless rewatchability. We even discuss the special Black and Chrome edition a bit and give our thoughts on black and white editions of films. 

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Join us as we discuss the sci-fi classic The Fifth Element. The film is nearing its 20th anniversary and it's still just as great as ever. We discuss why it holds up so well and what makes this film so special. We also discuss our thoughts on all the characters, as well as the performances by Bruce Willis, Milla Jokovich, and Gary Oldman. We even discuss our thoughts on the universe created and how the universe compares to other great sci-fi universes.

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Join us as we discuss the classic action, horror film Predator, starrring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film is coming up on it's 30th anniversary. We discuss whether or not we think the film holds up after all this time and why. We discuss why Predator is considered a classic among action movie fans. We discuss our thoughts on all the characters, and we also discuss our thoughts on the future of the Predator franchise.

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Join us as we disuss the reboot of the classic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series. The movie is simply titled Power Rangers. We discuss how we think the film compares to the original series. We discuss our thoughts on the new incarnations of all the classic characters. We also discuss our thoughts on the new universe and the new incarnation of Rita Repulsa. We even discuss where we think the movies go from here because there are many more planned.

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Join us a we discuss the sci-fi masterpiece Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker. We discuss our thoughts on their performances as well as our thoughts on the plot and central theme of the film. We also discuss how we think it compares to the other Oscar nominees this year, as well as the power of sci-fi and the power of music in film. Lastly, we discuss our thoughts on the movies big twist. if you've seen it, you know exactly what we're talking about.

 

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Join us as we discuss the sci-fi action, horror classic Aliens starring the late Bill Paxton and Sigourney Weaver. We discuss why we think the film holds up so well, even in comparison to current action movies. We discuss our thoughts on all the characters, especially the characters of Newt and Ripley. We discuss how we think the film compares to Alien and the other films within the Alien franchise, as well as our thoughts on the future movies within the Alien universe. We even have some fun little facts for you guys on this episode.

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Join us as we continue our reboot month. On this episode we discuss the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic Total Recall. We discuss how well we think the original 1990 film holds up, and we discuss why it's so much better than the remake which was released in 2012 and starred Colin Farrell. 

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