Episode 62: This Podcast Will Self-Destruct

NEWS

STARTS AT (00:33:18)

The Grand Tournament's pre-order exclusive card back

The Grand Tournament's pre-order exclusive card back

  • Dota 2 International Championships are underway!
    • $18 million dollar fan-funded prize pool up for grabs, with $6.5 million to the 1st place team, $2.7 million to 2nd place, and even 13-16th place still making a cool $54k.
    • If you are unfamiliar with the game but interested in watching they have a newbie show every day before the games begin.
  • Hearthstone’s The Grand Tournament expansion is available for pre-purchase via a unique $49.99 bundle, which gets your 50 card packs and a unique card back.
    • The newest expansion brings a new minion keyword - Inspire - which activates after you use your Hero Power. It’s the biggest card shake-up since Deathrattle.
    • A clock bug seems to tip off a release date of August 25th.
    • On the subject of Hearthstone, if you (or a friend!) have a Samsung Galaxy S6, you’re eligible for a promotion that snags you three free card packs and an exclusive “Galaxy Gifts” card back.
  • World of Warcraft’s next expansion will be announced this week at Gamescom in Cologne Germany on August 6th at 9am PDT

OMGTV

STARTS AT (00:48:05)

Bojack Horseman Season 2, Netflix

Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the '90s - 20 years later. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters.

THE GOOD

Embraces crippling dark storytelling, but manages to balance it with some solid "up" moments. Pacing is faster compared to season one. All characters are well developed, dealing with their own storyline problems. Todd, in particular, has a lot more of his own story this time around, which we loved.

THE BAD

The far more serious tone felt like the reason this season lacked compared to season one. No real "nods" for fans who watched the previous season. Not as many comedic animal background scenes as in the first season. Todd's storyline had no real resolution.

FINAL RATING

4 out of 5 Pews

4 out of 5 Pews

KEEPIN' IT REEL

STARTS AT (01:12:09)

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Paramount Pictures

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

THE GOOD

Holds great as a standalone movie in the franchise. The stunts look incredible because they are real. The movie rewards fans with nods to Ghost Protocol. Simon Pegg’s character had a much bigger role, which we dug. Ilsa is a great, strong female character, never a damsel in distress and a nuanced character on her own. Great fight choreography. Incredible opera scene.

THE BAD

The entire water scene going into the car chase scene had some realism issues that pulled us out of the movie. This film was not as "flashy" as Ghost Protocol. Tom Cruise eluding the CIA for six months on his own seems unrealistic and never explained.

FINAL RATING

4 out of 5 Pews

4 out of 5 Pews

Check out SamsonLocks' full, in-depth review of this film below!

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