Join Chris Costanzo and Jon Botset every week as they talk about movies, TV, games, and anything nerd culture. They'll discuss the latest entertainment news and review movies and shows. For all your entertainment needs, come with us as we Summit Up!
This week we break down our thoughts about The Suicide Squad being completely finished by James Gunn. We also talk about the new Falcon and Winter Soldier trailer, along with the GameStop movie in production about recent events!
This week, we talk about how Warner Brothers is shaking things up in the movie industry by releasing films in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously. We also give our thoughts on ALL of the cameos in the third Spider Man film, and if we think it will be to their benefit or not. Stick around to the end to hear some of our Christmas traditions; tis the season!
This week, we break down the OUTRAGEOUS amount of new content Disney announced at it's Investors Meeting. From Pixar, to Marvel, to LucasFilm, we've got you covered. We also give our thoughts on the HBO MAX announcement to release all their films in 2021 in theaters and on their streaming service simultaneously.
This week we break down the news that Wonder Woman 1984 is getting a dual release in theaters AND on streaming on the same day. We also do a quick spoilery review of the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special. We wrap it up going through some Thanksgiving traditions our families have had over the years, and the definitive answer to what is the best Thanksgiving movie.
You read that right: we're talking about ghost kitchens and Japanese robot wolves that protect villagers. We also break down some thoughts on the Johnny Depp British court case, The PS5 release and some issues with that, as well as Alex Trebek's legacy.
This week, we break down the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special trailer, more movie delays, and the thought of a Solo sequel. We also take a look back at Sean Connery's career and the movies we remember him in when we were growing up.
This week we break down the news of the Netflix Assassin's Creed series, Jon Stewart getting a new show, more movie delays, and our thoughts on the upcoming Uncharted film. Stick around until the end to hear our feelings about traditional aspects of Halloween, like the movies, candy, and costumes.
Check out our thoughts on the Season 2 premier of The Mandalorian! We start with a spoiler-free discussion, so feel free to hit play if you haven't seen it yet; we'll tell you when the spoiler floodgates are about to open!
This week we talk streaming news as Quibi shuts down after six months of service, the Snyder Cut continues to evolve, David Ayer tries to follow in Snyder's footsteps, and Marvel investors push for Phase 4 MCU movies to release on Disney+.
This week, we break down our thoughts on the newly-announced Mad Max spin-off staring a young Furiosa! We also get into potential upcoming regulations for social media, and how that might affect the spread of information. Stick around to the end to hear what could be the most important debate we've had so far!
This week, we break down our thoughts on the latest round of Disney theme park layoffs, and why in the world they're making a Lion King 2 live-action film. We also go over the latest reviews and impressions for the new Star Wars: Squadrons game.
In our brand new segment "Summit Up Stories" we break down headline highlights from the week. Today, we talk about Microsoft's recent purchase of Bethesda in a multi-billion dollar buyout. Enjoy the bite-sized discussion and keep an eye out as we bring you more soon!
We break down our thoughts and hopes for the Emmys and how the PS5 event and preorder process went. We also talk about the new Star Wars CG short "Hunted", as well as our initial thoughts on The Mandalorian season 2 trailer, and how we hope it can improve from the first season.
In our second episode this week, we break down what John Boyega has been saying about his experiences filming the latest Star Wars trilogy and how LucasFilm mishandled the representation of minorities. In a completely separate direction, we give our thoughts on the new AR Mario Kart game for the Nintendo Switch.
This week, we share our thoughts on the major reveals from the 2020 DC FanDome event. From The Suicide Squad, to both new games announced, to The Batman, come listen in on what we think of these upcoming projects!
This week we break down our thoughts on the major game consoles expected holiday launch, the new Star Wars Lego Holiday Special, Kevin Hart and Will Smith in an upcoming remake of a classic movie, and the Kenobi series resuming filming for their 2021 release.
We break down the news of the ATLA creators leaving the live-action Netflix project after two years of production. We also look to the future and discuss the possibilities since they are free to work on new projects now. Join us to see if we agree with where you stand!
This week we debate about the place of comedy in broadcast media, and how comedians/late night hosts are more trustworthy sources of information for many people. It gets A LITTLE political, but don't worry, we've got something for everybody.
Jon had the privilege to sit down with some of the cast and crew of the film Last Chance to talk about what inspired the film, and the major themes. We get into seeking mental health resources for young people, discovering your identity in high school, and the stigmas associated with seeing a therapist (especially as a minority). It was a very insightful discussion, and I know you'll enjoy this as much as we did.
This week we take a deep dive into our thoughts on bringing back the Burton Batman, and what this could mean for the future of DC films. Spoiler Alert: we should be the ones writing the future DC movies.
This week we talk about the Black Lives Matter movement, and representation in media. For resources and how you can support Black Lives Matter, click the link: https://creative-capital.org/2020/06/03/resources-ways-to-support-black-lives-matter/
This week we talk about how and why the Snyder Cut is finally happening, and have an in-depth and authentic discussion about our love of Star Wars and the impact it has had in our lives.
00:00 - Intro
00:58 - Snyder Cut Confirmed for Next Year
16:42 - Talking About Star Wars with Chris. Potential Projects and Its Impact Throughout Our Lives and on Pop Culture.
1:14:09 - What Chris is Watching
1:15:58 - What Jon is Watching
This week, we talk about Amazon potentially buying the bankrupt AMC movie theater chain, and how the Unreal Engine 5 is being incorporated with modern gaming and other content.
Cold Open - Five of Fives Round 2!
11:55 - Intro
13:01 - Amazon Rumored to Buy Out AMC Theaters
32:24 - Unreal Engine 5 and the PS5
54:09 - What Jon is Watching
55:40 - What Chris is Watching
WE'RE BACK! This week we're talking about Taika Waititi getting his own Star Wars movie, casting the live-action Hercules movie with the Russo Brothers as producers, and introducing a new segment called Five of Fives! Time codes below:
Cold Open - Covid-19 Talk
6:00 - Intro
7:18 - Our New Segment: Five of Fives!
24:19 - Taika Waititi Gets a Star Wars Movie
38:00 - Fan Casting the Live-Action Hercules Movie
1:02:09 - What Chris is Watching
1:04:14 - What Jon is Watching
This week we talk about Christian Bale being confirmed as the villain of Thor 4, the James Bond delay due to Covid-19, and our pitches to introduce new genres into the Star Wars Universe. Time codes below!
Cold Open - James Bond Postponed Until November
6:58 - Intro
7:54 - Christian Bale Confirmed to be Villain of Thor 4
17:45 - Pitching New Genres in the Star Wars Universe
20:33 - Jon’s Genre Pitch
23:23 - Chris’s Genre Pitch
31:08 - Are We in a Renaissance of Horror Films?
33:40 - What Jon is Watching
35:06 - What Chris is Watching
Join us this week as we talk about the affect Covid-19 has had on the entertainment industry so far, and the direction we think they're taking Indiana Jones in now that James Mangold is in talks to direct.
Cold Open - Ben Stiller in Fast 9?
4:45 - Intro.
5:50 - Coronavirus Affecting the Entertainment Industry.
24:21 - James Mangold in Talks to Direct the Next Indiana Jones.
40:55 - What Jon is Watching.
42:26 - What Chris is Watching.
This week we have an in-depth discussion about fictional portrayals of real events and how we need to be responsible viewers. We also talk about Bob Chapek replacing Bob Iger as Disney CEO. Time codes below!
Cold Open - Chris and Super Smash with a Child
4:!8 - Intro
5:36 - The Amazon “Hunters” Controversy and a Conversation on Responsibility of Creators vs. Consumers
28:52 - Bob Iger Steps Down as Disney CEO
31:55 - Highlighting Iger’s Career with Disney
50:28 - What Jon is Watching
53:43 - What Chris is Watching
This week we talk about the pros and cons of Colin Trevorrow's Star Wars script leak, our initial thoughts on the new Chris Rock entry in the Saw universe, and then we introduce our new segment, Rapid Fire Recap where we hit the highlights from the past week. Time codes below!
Cold Open - Chris Rock’s Spiral Movie
4:36 - Intro
5:24 - Duel of the Fates Script Leak Discussion
26:42 - Rapid Fire Weekly News Recap
27:45 - No Time to Die Theme Song
29:55 - Birds of Prey Bombing at the Box Office
32:02 - Screen Test for the New Batman Suit
34:14 - Indiana Jones 5 Filming Starts in the Next Few Months
36:11 - Rick Moranis is Back for a Sequel to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids with Josh Gad
38:13 - Sonic Director Thanks Fans for Big Opening Weekend
40:25 - Disney is Developing Live-Action Rapunzel, Possibly Based on Tangled
42:55 - What Chris is Watching
43:49 - What Jon is Watching
Join us this week as we talk about diversity in the film industry, how Tom Cruise is pushing himself to the limits for movies, and what the newly announced Sony Marvel movie could be. Stay tuned until the end to see how Chris comes clean about movies he's been lying about seeing.
Cold Open - The Oscar Results and Diversity in Film
14:11 - Intro
14:51 - Tom Cruise Raising the Bar in Mission Impossible 7 & 8 Stunts
33:07 - Sony Announces a New Spiderman Spin-Off Film for 2021
51:27 - What Jon’s Watching
53:42 - What Chris’s Watching
This week we talk about what the first impressions are like for Birds of Prey, how Jon called it that Sam Raimi would be called on to direct Doctor Strange 2, and our thoughts on the XFL starting soon. Time codes below:
Cold Open - Fast 9 Trailer Talk
5:18 - Intro
7:00 - Birds of Prey First Impressions
18:46 - Sam Raimi in Talks to Direct Doctor Strange 2
28:36 - The XFL Premieres Soon (Our First Sports Story!!)
39:48 - What Jon’s Watching
41:32 - What Chris’s Watching
Join us for our thoughts on the first season of The Witcher on Netflix. Time codes below!
1:22 - Show Facts and Initial Thoughts
5:42 - Chris’s Thoughts
12:31 - Jon’s Thoughts
22:14 - Who Should Play Vesemir Debate
This week we talk about a heavyweight director coming in for the live action Pinocchio, comparing two of the biggest producers in the industry, and the upcoming Justice League Dark properties. Time codes below!
Cold Open - Robert Zemekis is directing live action Pinocchio
6:42 - Intro
8:09 - Kathleen Kennedy vs. Kevin Feige
30:38 - Bad Robot will produce Justice League Dark movies and TV
41:44 - Chris derails to rant about horror movies
44:31 - What Jon’s watching
45:41 - What Chris’s watching
This week Jon pitches a plot for the upcoming National Treasure 3, and we talk about ANOTHER Power Rangers reboot, as well as James Bond and the potential expansion of that cinematic universe. Time codes below!
Cold Open - Another Power Rangers Reboot
6:41 - Intro
7:37 - National Treasure 3 Plot Pitch
23:43 - James Bond Will Always Be Male
35:06 - Casting Ideas For The Next Bond
42:54 - What Jon’s Watching
46:02 - What Chris’s Watching
Join us this week as we talk about the newly released Oscar nominations and give our picks for the winners of some of the major categories. Time codes below!
Cold Open - Christian Bale joining Thor 4 and speculation on his role
6:54 - Intro
10:19 - Best Original Score
13:40 - Best Cinematography
18:11 - Best Original Screenplay
22:03 - Best Adapted Screenplay
24:02 - Best Supporting Actress
26:25 - Best Supporting Actor
28:39 - Best Director
31:51 - Best Actress
34:17 - Best Actor
39:42 - Best Picture
46:55 - What is Chris watching?
48:44 - What is Jon watching?
Join us for our thoughts on Marvel doing some last minute course correction with Doctor Strange 2, and what we think about DC making nearly every new movie feel like a standalone project. As always, stick around until the end to see what we've been watching!
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Cold Open - Gold Globes discussion
5:09 - Intro
6:42 - Scott Derrickson leaving Doctor Strange 2
22:00 - Bird of Prey trailer talk
44:45 - What Jon’s watching
46:23 - What Chris is watching
Come check out our thoughts on The Rise of Skywalker as a movie and the culmination of the Skywalker Saga. Time codes are below for all our topics.
2:12 - Characters and movie facts
8:17 - Jon’s Pros and Cons
15:30 - Chris’ Pros and Cons
27:55 - Thoughts on Finn
30:55 - Thoughts on Rey
32:37 - Thoughts on Poe
34:48 - Thoughts on Kylo Ren
42:17 - Aftermath of TROS
45:49 - Reveals from tie-in content
Check out our thoughts on Episode 8 and the first season as a whole of The Mandalorian. Plus our take on Kathleen Kennedy's future with LucasFilm (spoiler alert: it's not great). Time codes below if you'd like to skip to a certain section.
0:13 - Episode 8 review
15:23 - Speculation for season 2
19:43 - Review of season 1
Join us this week as we talk about some of favorite movies of the year, and some that... well... just shouldn't exist. We also look ahead to 2020 and get hyped about some upcoming content. Let's Summit Up!
Join us as we talk about the latest episode, "The Reckoning". Will the finale live up to the hype? Will Deborah Chow become the Supreme Leader of Star Wars content? Will Baby Yoda die like Chris wants? Stay tuned for the next episode of The Mandalorian!
Let's talk about the latest Mandalorian episode. And what's this?! We have a theme song now! Stick around until after the podcast to listen to the whole song. Shout out to Austin Morgan for writing a great theme!