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The Final Take

The Final Take

By Nelson Nguyen & Tim Cox

Nelson Nguyen and Tim Cox thank their wives for letting them get together to talk about film, TV, and their genuine love for being entertained.
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Ep 52: Guardians, Andor, and Controversy (She Knows What She Did)
Ep 52: Guardians, Andor, and Controversy (She Knows What She Did)
Nelson and Tim provide their take on Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special and their Re-Take on the Star Wars opus, Andor.  Plus the controversy with Tarantino, Scorsese, and superheroes.  Warning: This episodes contains SPOILERS!
01:15:34
November 30, 2022
Ep 51: The Thanksgiving Episode
Ep 51: The Thanksgiving Episode
Nelson and Tim give thanks and talk the quintessential Thanksgiving film, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.  Thanks to our families, friends, and our ride or die listeners!
42:16
November 24, 2022
Ep 50: Marvel Returns to Wakanda
Ep 50: Marvel Returns to Wakanda
It's our 50th episode!  Nelson and Tim give their take on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, and chat about this milestone episode.  This episode contains SPOILERS (with a warning beforehand).
57:35
November 17, 2022
Ep 49: Weird Al's Incredible Life Story
Ep 49: Weird Al's Incredible Life Story
Nelson and Tim welcomes their first official guest: New York-based comedian, podcaster, filmmaker, and Weird Al fan, Christopher Robin Baker.  Together they dissect Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.  Plus, Chris' Watchlist and Nelson joins via satellite.  Warning: Spoilers!
40:22
November 08, 2022
Ep 48: The Bottleneck Episode
Ep 48: The Bottleneck Episode
Nelson and Tim discuss their watchlists, latest news, and Trailer Pitches are BACK!  Nelson dotes on the inspiration of Rick and Morty, James Gunn's first day on the job as co-CEO of DC Entertainment, Henry Cavill leaving The Witcher, and the Quantum Realm.  All conversation and spoiler free!
01:07:21
November 04, 2022
Ep 47: They're Not Even Supposed to Be Here Today!
Ep 47: They're Not Even Supposed to Be Here Today!
Nelson and Tim discuss the Clerks trilogy, its impact and influence, and give their take on Clerks III.
42:40
October 26, 2022
Ep 46: Enter Black Adam Enters DC's Universe
Ep 46: Enter Black Adam Enters DC's Universe
Nelson and Tim catch an early screening of Black Adam and and provide a spoiler-free take on the latest tent pole entry into the DC universe...until they raise the spoiler flag and talk SPOILERS!
48:09
October 20, 2022
Ep 45: She-Hulk and the Boys Take A Beer Run
Ep 45: She-Hulk and the Boys Take A Beer Run
Nelson and Tim discuss the final three episodes of Marvel's She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.  Then they head over to Vietnam for an epic beer run as they discuss The Greatest Beer Run Ever.  Warning: Spoilers ahead!
01:08:11
October 18, 2022
Ep 44: The Halloween Episode, feat. Werewolves and Vampires
Ep 44: The Halloween Episode, feat. Werewolves and Vampires
Nelson and Tim go back in time a week to watch the golden-era Marvel Special, Werewolf by Night.  Plus, a first take on the new AMC series, The Interview with the Vampire, and quick takes on one thing they're watching.  Disclaimer: There may be spoilers and slight political talk.
49:07
October 13, 2022
Ep 43: From the Vault: Zack Snyder's Justice League
Ep 43: From the Vault: Zack Snyder's Justice League
Back in March 2022, Nelson and Tim recorded an episode that included a segment on Zack Snyder's Justice League.  While they were very much looking to record an episode on the Snyder Cut, the episode was scrapped due to technical difficulties.  Fortunately, the Snyder Cut segment was salvaged.  Enjoy our first episode...from the vault!
34:31
October 07, 2022
Ep 42: What is the Mission in Andor?
Ep 42: What is the Mission in Andor?
After Disney's massive dump of information at D23, Nelson and Tim continue their episode x episode take on She-Hulk.  Things get heated with major disagreements on the new Star Wars opus, Andor.  Warning: There may be spoilers; there's definitely shenanigans.
01:22:14
September 29, 2022
Ep 41: Cobra Kai V and the Nostalgia Machine
Ep 41: Cobra Kai V and the Nostalgia Machine
After coming home from Bingetown, Nelson and Tim give their take on the entire season of Netflix's Cobra Kai V.  Nostalgia, chaos, and spoilers ahead!
56:41
September 23, 2022
Ep 40: Disney+, D23, and the EPIC Weekend, Pt 2
Ep 40: Disney+, D23, and the EPIC Weekend, Pt 2
Nelson and Tim conclude their two-part episode with the D23 Expo announcements.  They laugh, they cry, and Tim cattle-prods Nelson with unpopular opinions.  WARNING: Shenanigans ahead.
01:18:39
September 15, 2022
Ep 39: Disney+, D23, and the EPIC Weekend, Pt 1
Ep 39: Disney+, D23, and the EPIC Weekend, Pt 1
Nelson and Tim talk the Disney's epic weekend which kicked off with Disney+ Day and Disney's D23 Expo.  They provide their take on the D+ drops and D23 announcements in an episode so large, it has to have two parts.  WARNING: The guys go deep.
01:15:14
September 14, 2022
Ep 38: The Lord of the Rings Takes Things Way WAY Back!
Ep 38: The Lord of the Rings Takes Things Way WAY Back!
Nelson and Tim talk Hollywood rumors (don't worry, not the TMZ type), episode 3 of She-Hulk and a first take on the new epic fantasy prequel The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.  WARNING: Possible spoilers and shenanigans ahead!
01:03:53
September 08, 2022
Ep 37: She-Hulk and Misogyny
Ep 37: She-Hulk and Misogyny
Nelson and Tim introduce a new feature, Episode x Episode, as they break down the latest Marvel entry, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.  They conclude with a Re-Take of The Incredible Hulk and the chaos surrounding the second entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Warning: May contain spoilers and heavy sarcasm.
01:09:09
September 01, 2022
Ep 36: So...Winter is Coming to the House of the Dragon?
Ep 36: So...Winter is Coming to the House of the Dragon?
Nelson and Tim provide their take on the first episode of the Game of Thrones spin-off, House of the Dragon.  Chaos ensues.
55:51
August 25, 2022
Ep 35: Prey, do tell us what the Predator is doing in the 1700's.
Ep 35: Prey, do tell us what the Predator is doing in the 1700's.
Nelson and Tim pop out a quick one featuring the Hulu Original, Prey.  They also address the recent Quentin Tarantino / Indiana Jones funny business.
36:31
August 17, 2022
Ep 34: Netflix, Part Deux
Ep 34: Netflix, Part Deux
In the second part of a two-part Netflix extravaganza, Tim and Nelson provide a "First Take" on the new series, The Sandman; and Nelson gets an advanced screening of the upcoming horror-comedy, Day Shift.
43:06
August 12, 2022
Ep 33: The One About Netflix, Part 1
Ep 33: The One About Netflix, Part 1
With all of the Netflix content out there, Nelson and Tim dive into the deep end in a two-parter devoted to the streaming giant.  This episode, they cover The Gray Man and Stranger Things 4.
41:49
August 10, 2022
Ep 32: San Diego Comic-Con Recap
Ep 32: San Diego Comic-Con Recap
Nelson and Tim recap this year's SDCC! Trailer pitches, announcements, panels, and exclusives.  They cover it all!
01:13:48
August 03, 2022
Ep 31: Why The Orville Is Your New Favorite Show
Ep 31: Why The Orville Is Your New Favorite Show
Tim welcomes guest host and wife extraordinaire, Nancy Cox as they discuss their love for The Orville and recap the San Diego Comic-Con panel and the best of Season 3 (The Orville: New Horizons)...so far!
42:57
July 27, 2022
Ep 30: So Much Content, So Little Time!
Ep 30: So Much Content, So Little Time!
With Tim on assignment at San Diego Comic Con, Nelson welcomes guest host (and wife), Daisy Nguyen.  Together, they discuss the extensive content they are consuming on streaming platforms.  Plus, the return of Nelson's Trailer Pitches!
01:06:13
July 20, 2022
Ep 29: Marvel's Thor: Love and Thunder
Ep 29: Marvel's Thor: Love and Thunder
Tim has some audio difficulties, but still pulls off an episode with guest host, Greg Silvius.  Together they talk their watchlists and break down Thor: Love and Thunder.
48:52
July 13, 2022
Ep 28: The Boys Gets Bonkers (If That’s Possible)
Ep 28: The Boys Gets Bonkers (If That’s Possible)
It's a Prime Video episode.  Nelson and Tim give their take on The Boys ahead of the Season 3 finale.  Plus new segments: Bring it Back/Take it Back and a First Take on The Terminal List, starring Chris Pratt.  WARNING: There may be spoilers...there will be shenanigans!
01:10:31
July 06, 2022
Ep 27: Marvel's and Disney's and Star Wars, OH MY!
Ep 27: Marvel's and Disney's and Star Wars, OH MY!
Nelson and Tim discuss a Disney+ episode featuring their takes on Ms. Marvel and Obi Wan Kenobi.  Plus hot topics on the future of The Flash film and Back to the Future on Broadway?  GREAT SCOTT!  Warning: May contain SPOILERS.  Disclaimer: We really didn't do much editing to this one, so this is Nelson and Tim RAW!
01:01:25
June 29, 2022
Trailer 2
Trailer 2
After a half a year of episodes, Nelson and Tim share some best of moments in a (finally) full length trailer!  Catch up on our episodes everywhere you get your podcasts.
02:49
June 18, 2022
Ep 26: Top Gun: Maverick...It Has a Plot Now!
Ep 26: Top Gun: Maverick...It Has a Plot Now!
Nelson and Tim debate whether or not the original Top Gun has a plot before reviewing the latest, Top Gun: Maverick.  Plus, they talk the Joker sequel, the Warner Bros Discovery shake up, and answer the question: Is Henry Cavill too old to play Superman?
01:08:10
June 15, 2022
Ep 25: GET BACK! The Music Episode
Ep 25: GET BACK! The Music Episode
Tyler Hobbs of Space Ranger co-hosts The Final Take's music episode as Tyler and Tim dissect The Beatles: Get Back on Disney+.  They also talk soundtracks, scores, music documentaries, and a few other surprises!
01:04:44
June 08, 2022
Ep 24: Our Heads Are Spinning...Everywhere All At Once!
Ep 24: Our Heads Are Spinning...Everywhere All At Once!
Nelson and Tim talk Trailer Pitches and the guys review the new Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers film (reboot?), and dive deep into the multiverse of Everything Everywhere All At Once. Warning: May contain spoilers.
55:57
June 01, 2022
Ep 22: Marvel is Getting Dark…Like DC!
Ep 22: Marvel is Getting Dark…Like DC!
Nelson returns for an all-Marvel review as the guys give their take on Marvel's Moon Knight and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.  Plus, their watchlists, Nelson's Trailer Pitches, and a very special Haiku synopsis of Doctor Strange!   WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS!
01:10:44
May 27, 2022
Ep 23: Is it worth going back to finish Senior Year?
Ep 23: Is it worth going back to finish Senior Year?
Tim welcomes guest host, Jessica Hobbs as they give their take on The Lost City and Senior Year.  Jess goes through her watchlist and the two introduce a new segment called "REMIX" where they choose films they would like to see remade.
43:41
May 24, 2022
Ep 21: You Do What You Have To Do To Survive
Ep 21: You Do What You Have To Do To Survive
After a brief hiatus, The Final Take is back!  Joseph Benesh fills in for Nelson.  They talk their watch lists, trailer pitches, and review The Outfit and the HBOMax film, The Survivor.
52:16
May 03, 2022
Ep 20: Award Season, Re-Take on Boba Fett, and Reacher
Ep 20: Award Season, Re-Take on Boba Fett, and Reacher
Nelson and Tim celebrate award season by talking Oscar and Razzie buzz.  They have their first ever "Re-Take" of The Book of Boba Fett and gush over Alan Ritchson's height in their review of Reacher.
01:16:51
March 02, 2022
Ep 19: The Carnies of Nightmare Alley
Ep 19: The Carnies of Nightmare Alley
At Nelson and Tim's "After Party," they dote on Tiffany Haddish, then wander into Nightmare Alley.  Also, the return of Nelson's Trailer Pitches and Tim comes up with a haiku for Nightmare Alley on the spot!
49:56
February 22, 2022
Ep 18: Marry Me (The Valentine's Episode)
Ep 18: Marry Me (The Valentine's Episode)
"The One Where Nelson Takes A Break."  While Nelson takes this episode off to prep for a new arrival to his family, Tim hosts The Final Take's first guests.  Tyler and Jessica Hobbs, and Tim's wife, Nancy (a double-date, if you will) join the show to talk their watchlist, favorite "rom-com's" and review the latest Jennifer Lopez opus, Marry Me.
48:40
February 14, 2022
Ep 17: Cobra Kai and Home Team
Ep 17: Cobra Kai and Home Team
In this episode, Nelson and Tim revisit their Karate Kid childhood through Cobra Kai and Tim tells the critics of Home Team to calm down.   Warning: May contain spoilers!
53:17
February 09, 2022
Ep 16: The Last Duel and Station Eleven
Ep 16: The Last Duel and Station Eleven
Nelson and Tim are back to talk epic battles and terrible haircuts in The Last Duel.  Plus, they dissect the pandemic of Station Eleven, during a real-life pandemic! Warning: May contain spoilers!
56:35
February 05, 2022
Ep 15: Peacemaker and The Tragedy of MacBeth
Ep 15: Peacemaker and The Tragedy of MacBeth
Tim shares his knowledge of Shakespeare while breaking down The Tragedy of MacBeth.  Nelson goes deep inside Peacemaker, then creator, James Gunn.  Things "digress" as they cross the line into the Snyderverse and wonder what Warner Bros. is doing.
53:06
January 22, 2022
Ep 14: Don't Look Up and The Book of Boba Fett
Ep 14: Don't Look Up and The Book of Boba Fett
Nelson gets punchy as the duo dives into Netflix's Don't Look Up and the latest in the Star Wars' franchise, The Book of Boba Fett.  Things go off the rails when they debate peanut M&M's.  Plus, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Cobra Kai are on their watchlists.
45:11
January 06, 2022
Ep 13: The Matrix Resurrections: We're Back...Again
Ep 13: The Matrix Resurrections: We're Back...Again
In this episode, things go off the rails with talk of Tim's love for Depeche Mode and their disagreement about the newest installment from The Matrix franchise.  Who loved it?  Who didn't?
55:36
December 30, 2021
Ep 12: Spider-Man: The Epic End of the Beginning (WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS!)
Ep 12: Spider-Man: The Epic End of the Beginning (WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS!)
In an all-Marvel episode, Nelson and Tim talk Spider-Man: No Way Home and the recent episode of Hawkeye.  Things take a turn when the guys start pitching a series based on "the blip!"  WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS!
56:29
December 20, 2021
Ep 11: 8-Bit Christmas: Reliving Our Childhood. Plus, The Power of the Dog
Ep 11: 8-Bit Christmas: Reliving Our Childhood. Plus, The Power of the Dog
Nelson and Tim revisit their childhood by reviewing 8-Bit Christmas.  Plus, Nelson pitches new trailers, Tim battles a cold, and the guy's rate The Power of the Dog on Netflix.
54:02
December 18, 2021
Ep 10: Nelson's Trailer Pitches (The Spring TV Season is Coming)
Ep 10: Nelson's Trailer Pitches (The Spring TV Season is Coming)
In our 10th episode, Nelson pitches new trailers for Reacher, MacGruber, Peacemaker, and many more.  Plus, what we're watching and upcoming releases.
55:15
December 09, 2021
Ep 9: Encanto: Magic for the Family. Plus, Reviews of King Richard and Red Notice
Ep 9: Encanto: Magic for the Family. Plus, Reviews of King Richard and Red Notice
Nelson and Tim talk Disney's new animated feature, Encanto.  Plus, King Richard on HBOMax, and Red Notice on Netflix.  Are they a watch, stream, or skip?
49:44
December 06, 2021
Ep 8: Hawkeye: Everything Old is New in the MCU
Ep 8: Hawkeye: Everything Old is New in the MCU
Nelson and Tim talk their TV watchlist, Nelson gives his trailer pitch for upcoming films, and they review the latest entry in the Marvel "Cinematic" Universe, Hawkeye.  Don't forget the "Haiku Review!"
43:21
December 01, 2021
Ep 7: Thanksgiving: Friends, Slaps, and John Candy
Ep 7: Thanksgiving: Friends, Slaps, and John Candy
What does Charlie Brown, Tom Hanks, Pauly Shore, John Candy, and the cast of Friends have in common?  They're on the Thanksgiving watch list!  Plus, Nelson and Tim give thanks.
42:45
November 25, 2021
Ep 6: Ghostbusters Afterlife: Is It Too Late To Call?
Ep 6: Ghostbusters Afterlife: Is It Too Late To Call?
Nelson and Tim give their take on the latest entry in the Ghostbusters franchise, plus new trailers, their watch list, and Tick, Tick, BOOM!
52:27
November 21, 2021
Ep 5: What Does Disney+ Day Have to Offer?
Ep 5: What Does Disney+ Day Have to Offer?
Find out what Disney+ Day has to offer and whether it's a "watch" or a "skip" from Nelson and Tim.
58:50
November 16, 2021
Ep 4: Finch: You're Probably Going to Have to Eat the Dog
Ep 4: Finch: You're Probably Going to Have to Eat the Dog
Nelson and Tim give their take on the Tom Hanks opus, Finch.  Plus, new trailers, paying respect to Dean Stockton and Peter Scolari, and Tim talks about his excitement to see Tick, Tick, Boom!
48:24
November 12, 2021
Ep 3: Veterans Day: You Can't Handle the Truth!
Ep 3: Veterans Day: You Can't Handle the Truth!
In this episode, Nelson and Tim talk about what Veterans Day means to them as they cover their favorite military films and TV shows.
43:59
November 11, 2021
Ep 2: Eternals Trying to Find Their Place in the MCU
Ep 2: Eternals Trying to Find Their Place in the MCU
In episode 2, Nelson and Tim discuss what shows they’re watching, upcoming streaming releases, and they review Marvel's Eternals.
53:39
November 06, 2021
Bonus: Who Are We (The Breakfast Club Essay)?
Bonus: Who Are We (The Breakfast Club Essay)?
Learn more about your hosts, Nelson and Tim, as they inform us on who they are, how they met, and why you should listen to their podcast.
11:58
November 05, 2021
Ep 1: Do We Need Another Dune? Also, Lightyear and The Book of Boba Fett
Ep 1: Do We Need Another Dune? Also, Lightyear and The Book of Boba Fett
In our inaugural episode we talk Pixar's Lightyear and The Book of Boba Fett trailers, as well as an in-depth review of the sci-fi epic, Dune! Hosted by Nelson Nguyen and Tim Cox
38:35
November 05, 2021
First Episode Trailer
First Episode Trailer
The Final Take inaugural episode, coming November 5.
00:40
November 03, 2021