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Summit Up Podcast

Summit Up Podcast

By Jon and Chris
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!
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Episode 59: The Penultimate Episode

Summit Up Podcast

Episode 59: The Penultimate Episode
Come check out our thoughts on what's been going on in the world lately. And stay tuned for the next episode, as it will be out last regular weekly release. Listen in for more details on that!
March 21, 2021
WandaVision: Episode 9 Review
Join us this week as we give our thoughts on the final episode of WandaVision!
March 13, 2021
Episode 58: So Many Stories!!
Chris takes the lead this week with a TON of news happening!
March 4, 2021
WandaVision: Episode 8 Review
Come check out our thoughts on the penultimate episode of WandaVision!
March 4, 2021
Episode 57: Chris Has Strong Feelings for Danny Elfman
You saw the title. Now come find out what those feelings are.
March 4, 2021
WandaVision: Episode 7 Review
Check out our thoughts on episode 7!
March 4, 2021
WandaVision: Episode 6 Review
Check out our thoughts on Episode 6!
March 4, 2021
Episode 56: James Gunn, New Trailers, and GameStop Movies
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!
February 10, 2021
WandaVision: Episode 4 Review
Come check out our thoughts on the latest episode of WandaVision!
February 10, 2021
Episode 55: GameStop Stock Talk
This week we're delving into the GameStop stock fiasco, and we have some more news about the Snyder Cut. Check it out!
February 10, 2021
WandaVision: Episode 3 Review
Come check out our thoughts on the third episode of WandaVision!
January 31, 2021
Episode 54: The Rumor Mill
We talk about tons of interesting rumors in the movie industry involving Chris Evans, Liam Neeson, and Christopher Nolan. Come check them out!
January 31, 2021
WandaVision: Episodes 1 & 2 Review
Come check out our thoughts on the firs two episodes of the first new MCU content we've gotten in so long!
January 23, 2021
Episode 53: Rage Against WB
Come check out our nerdy ramblings this week!
January 23, 2021
Soul: Review
Come check out our thoughts on the new Disney movie, Soul!
January 16, 2021
Episode 52: Legends Never Die
This week, we talk about the Marvel Legends content, Ray Fisher/DC drama, The Office's new home, and a potential return of Quibi!
January 16, 2021
Episode 51: A Look Back On 2020
This week, we take a look back on the entertainment industry in 2020, and a look forward to what our hopes are for 2021.
January 4, 2021
Wonder Woman 1984 Review
Come check out our thoughts on the Wonder Woman sequel. Just don't think too hard about some of the movie logic.
January 3, 2021
Episode 50: HBO Drama & Spider Man 3 Cameos
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!
December 21, 2020
The Mandalorian: Season 2 Finale Review
It's finally here! Come get our honest opinions on Chapter 16, and where we think the show will go from here. This is the way.
December 20, 2020
Episode 49: Disney Announcements
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. 
December 14, 2020
The Mandalorian: Episodes 13-15 Review
Check out our overview of the most recent episodes of The Mandalorian, as well as speculation on what to expect in the season 2 finale!
December 14, 2020
Episode 48: Wonder Woman, Star Wars, and Thanksgiving!
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.
November 23, 2020
The Mandalorian: Episode 12 Review
Come check out our spoiler-filled thoughts on Chapter 12 of The Mandalorian!
November 23, 2020
Episode 47: Ghost Kitchens and Japanese Robot Wolves
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.
November 16, 2020
The Mandalorian: Episode 10 & 11 Review
It's a double-whammy! Check out our spoiler-filled thoughts on both the 10th and 11th episodes of The Mandalorian
November 15, 2020
Episode 46: Remembering Sean Connery
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.
November 9, 2020
Episode 45: Halloween Spooktacular
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.
November 3, 2020
The Mandalorian: Episode 9 Review
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!
November 2, 2020
Episode 44: The Death of Quibi
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+.
October 26, 2020
The Boys: Season 2 Review
Come check out our thoughts on the second season of The Boys, streaming now on Amazon Prime. Don't worry, we'll give a spoiler alert before we give away any plot details!
October 21, 2020
Episode 43: Mad Max Spin-Off & Censorship On Social Media
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!
October 19, 2020
Episode 42: Regal Theaters and Spider-Man 3 Theories
This week, we take a deep dive into our thoughts on the recent Regal Cinemas closing, as well as going through possible plot points for the upcoming Spider-Man sequel. You don't want to miss this!
October 12, 2020
Summit Up Stories #2
In our continuing segment "Summit Up Stories", we break down headline highlights from the week. Today, we talk in depth about the recent indefinite closing of all Regal and Cinemark theaters.
October 11, 2020
Episode 41: Lion King II: Electric Boogaloo
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.
October 5, 2020
Episode 40: Marvel Delays and Casting News!
This week we're breaking down our thoughts on Marvel's latest release delays for Phase 4, the James Gunn "Peacemaker" HBO Max series announcement, and She-Hulk casting news. 
September 28, 2020
Summit Up Stories #1
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!
September 23, 2020
Episode 39: The Emmys, PS5, & New Star Wars
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.
September 21, 2020
Episode 38: Headline Highlights
This week, we go through some major headlines in the news and break down our thoughts. From the first Dune trailer to Fast and Furious 9 going to space, to more movie delays, we're hitting it all!
September 14, 2020
Episode 37: John Boyega and Mario Kart
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.
September 11, 2020
Episode 36: DC FanDome Breakdown
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!
September 7, 2020
Episode 35: PS5 and Xbox Series X Breakdown
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.
August 24, 2020
Episode 34: The Rise and Fall of Avatar
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!
August 17, 2020
Episode 33: Choose Your Own Adventure - Darwinism Edition
We go through a wide variety of topics like swimming with whales, fighting at a pool, Corona parties, and Mulan! Join us as we Summit Up!
August 11, 2020
Episode 32: Comedians vs. The News
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.
August 3, 2020
Episode 31: Choose Your Own Adventure Part 2
This week we cover a ton of ground with Chris leading Jon through a "choose your own adventure" style selection of stories. 
July 27, 2020
Last Chance Cast and Crew with Jon
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.
July 27, 2020
Episode 30: Why We Love Hamilton!
Come check out our thoughts on what makes Hamilton such a great work of art, and also some stuff we weren't the biggest fans of. 
July 20, 2020
Episode 29: Expectations
This week we're talking about movies that have surpassed/failed our expectations. Then we get real and talk about our own expectations in life and how they've changed as we've gotten older. 
July 13, 2020
Episode 28: Keaton Batman Returning & Our Thoughts on DC's Future
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.
July 6, 2020
Episode 27: What Brings You Joy?
This week Chris takes things in a lighter direction. With all the negativity in the world, we talk about some of the things that we find happiness in during these uncertain times. 
June 29, 2020
Episode 26: Why We Love Avatar - The Last Airbender
This week we're talking about the themes and relevance of ALTA, and how we relate to the characters. Be sure to stick around until the end where we pitch our ideas for a third series!
June 22, 2020
Episode 25: Choose Your Own Adventure
Who knows what we'll talk about this week with Chris creating a "choose your own adventure" style path. Let's see where this takes us!
June 15, 2020
Episode 24: #BLM
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:
June 9, 2020
Episode 23: Elon Musk and Brooms
This week, Chris takes the reins and we talk about so much. From weird sexual encounters in Australia to why the heads of some tech companies have seemingly zero interpersonal skills. 
June 1, 2020
Episode 22: The Snyder Cut and Why We Love Star Wars
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
May 25, 2020
Episode 21: Amazon Buying AMC and The Unreal Engine 5 with PS5
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
May 19, 2020
Episode 20: Talking Taika and Hercules Casting
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
May 11, 2020
Episode 19: Christian Bale and Our Star Wars Pitches
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
March 12, 2020
Episode 18: Coronavirus and Indiana Jones
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.
March 8, 2020
Episode 17: Talking Hunters and Bob Replaces Bob as Disney CEO
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
February 29, 2020
Episode 16: Duel of the Fates and Rapid Fire Recap
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
February 20, 2020
Episode 15: The Oscars, Mission Impossible, and A New Spiderman Spin-Off
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
February 13, 2020
Episode 14: Birds of Prey, Sam Raimi, and the XFL
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
February 9, 2020
The Witcher: Season 1 Review
Join us for our thoughts on the first season of The Witcher on Netflix. Time codes below! Intro 1:22 - Show Facts and Initial Thoughts 5:42 - Chris’s Thoughts 12:31 - Jon’s Thoughts 22:14 - Who Should Play Vesemir Debate
January 30, 2020
Episode 13: Pinocchio, Kennedy v Feige, and Justice League Dark
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
January 30, 2020
Episode 12: National Treasure 3 and James Bond
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
January 22, 2020
Episode 11: Oscar Nomination Talk
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?
January 15, 2020
Episode 10: Doctor Strange Too Scary and Birds of Prey Trailer Talk
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! Time codes below: 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
January 11, 2020
The Rise of Skywalker Review and Aftermath
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
January 5, 2020
The Mandalorian: Finale and Season 1 Review
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
December 28, 2019
Episode 9: A Look Back On 2019
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!
December 20, 2019
The Mandalorian: Episode 7 Review
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!
December 20, 2019
The Mandalorian: Episode 6 Review
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!
December 15, 2019
Episode 8: So Many Trailers!!
Join us this week as we talk about the trailers for James Bond, Black Widow, and Wonder Woman 1984. Which are you looking forward to the most?
December 12, 2019
Mando No. 5 (Review)
A little Baby Yoda in my life; a little Tusken Raider by my side. A little Fennec Shand is all I need, and Toro Calican is what I see.
December 8, 2019
Episode 7: Joker 2 and Mandalorian Speculation
Join us this week as we talk about potential Joker 2 stories, speculate wildly about what's next for The Mandalorian, and give our honest thoughts about teaser trailers.
December 4, 2019
The Mandalorian: Episode 4 Review
Join us as we review the mid-season episode of The Mandalorian!
December 1, 2019
The Mandalorian: Episode 3 Review
Listen to our Episode 3 review, for this is the way!
November 27, 2019
Episode 6: Disney+ and Michael Jackson
Join us this week as we share our thoughts on Disney+, the Michael Jackson biopic in production, and Chris finally sees JoJo Rabbit!!
November 27, 2019
The Mandalorian: Episode 2 Review
Join us as we dive deeper into The Mandalorian and talk about the second episode!
November 18, 2019
Episode 5: The James Dean Controversy
Join us this week as we talk about honoring the legacy of James Dean and if #ReleaseTheSnyderCut will lead to anything.
November 18, 2019
The Mandalorian: Episode 1 Review
Join us for our thoughts on the first episode of The Mandalorian! 
November 13, 2019
Episode 4: Tom Holland as Luke Skywalker?
Join us this week as we talk about Anthony Daniel's thoughts on the new trilogy, the pros and cons of taking a break from Star Wars movies, and casting the original trilogy with modern actors.
November 13, 2019
Episode 3: Roll The Dice With D&D
Join us this week as we discuss the future of Star Wars, if Terminator: Dark Fate can keep the franchise alive, and HBO finally has its Game of Thrones replacement... or does it?
November 4, 2019
Episode 2: DC Multiverse?
Join us this week as talk about DC's plans for splitting their cinematic universe, whether Hawkeye will be replaced or not, and we decide once and for all if comic book movies are real movies or not.
October 29, 2019
Episode 1: The Rise of Podcast
Join us this week as we talk about the new Rise of Skywalker trailer, the Joker movie and surrounding controversy, and Chris' inability to see JoJo Rabbit on the big screen.
October 23, 2019