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Children of the Adams

114 episodes - English - Latest episode: 24 days ago - ★★★★★ - 742 ratings

We sat down and watched some stuff. And then talked about it.

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#158 –The Best Of 2022 (And Black Adam)

January 04, 2023 15:03 - 1 hour - 137 MB

A review of the nail in the DCEU coffin that was Black Adam starring The Rock. Then some surprise picks for best movies of 2022, along with one or two that disappointed. Plus, our favorite TV shows of last year, and more. Be sure to subscribe. Enjoy!

#157 – Planes, Trains and Automobiles, And Running Scared

December 14, 2022 14:56 - 1 hour - 131 MB

A review of two buddy movies from the 80s. First, 1987's heartfelt, buddy road trip comedy, Planes, Trains and Automobiles starring Steve Martin and John Candy. Then a look at the charming, yet low-octane, buddy cop comedy from 1986, Running Scared starring Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal.  Plus, determining whether or not to Affleck at Christmas. Be sure to subscribe. Enjoy!

#156 – Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

November 29, 2022 15:29 - 1 hour - 118 MB

A review of Bram Stoker's Dracula starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, and Keanu Reeves (just to name a few). This movie boasts a spectacular cast and crew, solid FX, and beautiful set designs and costumes. And thanks in part to a couple of miscastings, a few absolutely bonkers performances, and other unusual filmmaking choices, this movie manages to be as wildly bad, as it is good.  Plus, answering the age old question, "Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?" and more. Be sure...

#155 – The Hitcher (1986): Mithril-Murder-Drifter

October 31, 2022 14:41 - 1 hour - 155 MB

A review of 1986's The Hitcher starring Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. This movie is a fast-paced psychological/action/horror romp that pits an assuming young guy against an unrelenting, deranged killing machine whom might actually be indestructible. Plus, the trailers for Wakanda Forever and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and more. Be sure to subscribe. Enjoy!

#154 – Bialystock and Blumhouse Present: Halloween Ends

October 18, 2022 16:08 - 1 hour - 146 MB

This show is a review of Halloween Ends starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, Rohan Campbell, and James Jude Courtney. Directed by David Gordon Green, this "final" chapter to the most recent trilogy in the Halloween franchise is proving to be divisive as hell.  Plus, we'd like help in choosing which horror movies to watch. Be sure to subscribe. Enjoy!

#153 – Halloween III: Season of the Witch (Surly. Horror. Sci-Fi)

October 11, 2022 15:46 - 1 hour - 147 MB

A review of 1982's Halloween 3: Season of the Witch starring Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, and Dan O'Herlihy. Produced by John Carpenter, this chapter in the Halloween franchise is a wildly confusing mix of bad writing, shoddy FX, a low-budget, and an unlikable lead. Also, this movie doesn't feature the face of the franchise, Michael Meyers. Naturally.  Plus, thoughts on the MCU's first (and long overdue) foray into the horror genre with Werewolf By Night and where it could lead, and more. B...

#152 – Masters Of The Universe: It’s Dolphin’ Time

September 21, 2022 13:29 - 1 hour - 128 MB

Continuing our journey through the Canon Group's movies, we take a look at 1987's Masters of the Universe starring Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Courteney Cox, James Tolkan, and Meg Foster. This film was Dolph's first time as leading (He-)Man, and despite his best efforts, it's a wild failure on nearly all levels. Plus, we determine which movies we watch next and it looks like we're staying in the 80s.  If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe. Enjoy!

#151 – D23 2022: So Much For So Little

September 16, 2022 15:02 - 1 hour - 127 MB

All the Marvel and Star Wars news from D23 (and a few things that were surprisingly skipped over). Plus, some brief and spoiler-free thoughts on Morbius and Thor: Love and Thunder, the interchangeable badassery of Terry Funk, and more.  If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe. Enjoy!

#150 – That’s Saul Folks

August 25, 2022 14:48 - 1 hour - 119 MB

A look at the divisive series finale of Better Call Saul. Plus, quick thoughts on the first episodes of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and House of the Dragon, Halloween Ends home premiere, and much more.  If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe. Enjoy!

#149 – Crisis On Infinite DC Productions

August 10, 2022 02:05 - 56 minutes - 103 MB

WB/Discovery has absolutely no idea how to fix the DCEU and why things could get worse with the Whedon-verse being canon. Plus, thoughts on the penultimate episode of Better Call Saul and how the series could end, and much more.  If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe. Enjoy!

#148 – (Alex) Murphy’s Law

July 29, 2022 14:56 - 1 hour - 151 MB

A review of the unrated director's cut of RoboCop ('87), starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, and Miguel Ferrer. Plus, news out of this year's SDCC, the latest episode of Better Call Saul, and more.  If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe. Enjoy!

#147 –Alien Nation: A Watchable Film

July 21, 2022 13:14 - 1 hour - 159 MB

A review of the mostly fun, and efficiently made sci-fi buddy cop romp that was 1988's Alien Nation starring James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, and Terence Stamp. Plus, thoughts on never having seen The Godfather movies, the "ending" of the Halloween franchise, why Rob Zombie's foray into PG movies could be surprisingly good, and we need your help in finding a "good" video game movie. If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe. Enjoy!

#146 –Superman IV: The One With The Volcano

July 12, 2022 14:28 - 1 hour - 139 MB

We continue our journey through the films of the Canon Group with a deep dive into 1987's Superman IV: The Quest For Peace starring Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, and Margot Kidder. This film is a confounding quagmire of bad dialogue, a confusing plot, cheap FX, unenergetic performances, and Jon Cryer. But at least the story of the film's production is fascinating. Plus, we need your help in finding a modern movie that is both less than 2 hours long, and entertaining.  As always, if you ...

#145 –Total Recall Of The Heart

June 23, 2022 13:48 - 1 hour - 150 MB

Thoughts on the incredible finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and why Ms. Marvel might be one of Disney's best MCU series. A review of Paul Verhoeven's action-packed, practical FX buffet that was 1990's Total Recall starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, and Ronny Cox. Plus, the next film to be reviewed from the Canon Group has been chosen. If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe. Enjoy!

#144 –Over The Top, Under The Rug

June 07, 2022 13:34 - 1 hour - 149 MB

A review of the third episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+, and the mid-season finale of Better Cal Saul. The journey through the films of the Canon Group begins with 1987's Over The Top starring Sylvester Stallone as either a truck driving arm wrestler or an arm wrestling trucker. Plus, Steven Seagal "strikes" again, and more. As always, if you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe. Enjoy!

#143 – Obi-Wander Over Yonder

May 31, 2022 14:38 - 1 hour - 153 MB

A review of the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+, and thoughts on the wild and fantastic directions it could go. A look at some of the upcoming series announced at this year's Star Wars Celebration, and the long-awaited sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order. And, we're about to watch what are widely considered to some of the cheesiest movies of the 80s and 90s. As always, if you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe. Enjoy!

#142 – What a Long Doctor Strange Trip It’s Been

May 10, 2022 22:38 - 1 hour - 167 MB

A spoiler-filled deep dive on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, including who and what really worked and a few things that didn't. Plus, a look forward to wildly bonkers direction the MCU is headed based off of the comics. Also, the last season of Better Cal Saul continues to break hearts and crack jokes, trying to pick which movie we review next, and not liking some classic 80s comedies. As always, if you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe. Enjoy!

#140 –The Batman Begins... And Seems To Go On Forever

May 10, 2022 22:17 - 1 hour - 145 MB

The final season of Better Call Saul started with a few intense and shocking moments, with many more to come. Marvel's Moon Knight is super violent, surprisingly scary, and a lot of fun. Plus, a review of the mostly entertaining and never-ending The Batman, finally heading back to the movie theaters for Doctor Strange 2, and more.  Enjoy!

#141 – Star Wars Machete Order: Revenge of the Sith & Return of the Jedi

May 04, 2022 11:52 - 1 hour - 163 MB

A review of the iconic films of the Star Wars franchise, but using an unconventional method. For those unfamiliar, the Machete Order aims to streamline the viewing experience and to make it more enjoyable; by removing Phantom Menace and watching the films in the following order: A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, and Return of the Jedi. But as a treat, we included (and started with) Rogue One.  And so, this show is about the last two films in the or...

#140 –Batman Begins... And Seems To Go On Forever

April 26, 2022 12:30 - 1 hour - 145 MB

The final season of Better Call Saul started with a few intense and shocking moments, with many more to come. Marvel's Moon Knight is super violent, surprisingly scary, and a lot of fun. Plus, a review of the mostly entertaining and never-ending The Batman, finally heading back to the movie theaters for Doctor Strange 2, and more.  Enjoy!

#139 –Jumpin’ Freejack Flash

April 12, 2022 14:33 - 1 hour - 137 MB

1992's Freejack starring Emilio Estevez, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins, and unironically Mick Jagger is a confounding quagmire of bad jokes, cheesy FX, and yet it is still wildly terrible. Plus, looking towards the final season of Better Call Saul, Marvel's Moon Knight, and more.  And if you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe. Enjoy!

#138 – Dr. Sony In The Multiverse Of Meh-ness

April 01, 2022 15:24 - 1 hour - 139 MB

Spider-Man: No Way Home's huge impact on the MCU, and what it means for the Marvel multiverse. Unsurprisingly, Sony has another Spider-adjacent flop on their hands with Morbius. And determining if the Star Wars Machete Order should include the final trilogy or not. And if you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe. Enjoy!

#137 – Star Wars Machete Order: Empire Strikes Back & Attack of the Clones

March 24, 2022 16:37 - 1 hour - 148 MB

A review of the iconic films of the Star Wars franchise, but using an unconventional method. For those unfamiliar, the Machete Order aims to streamline the viewing experience and to make it more enjoyable; by removing Phantom Menace and watching the films in the following order: A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, and Return of the Jedi. But as a treat, we included (and started with) Rogue One.  And so, this show is about the next two films in the or...

#136 – Star Wars Machete Order: Rogue One & A New Hope

March 02, 2022 15:17 - 1 hour - 168 MB

A review of the iconic films of the Star Wars franchise, but using an unconventional method. For those unfamiliar, the Machete Order aims to streamline the films and make them more enjoyable viewing experience; by removing Phantom Menace and watching the films in this order: A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, and Return of the Jedi. But as a treat, we started with Rogue One.  And so, this show is dedicated to the first two films of the order, Rogue ...

#135 – Ghostbusters’84 & 2 Dudes From Mandalore

February 22, 2022 15:58 - 1 hour - 145 MB

The trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is delightfully scary and full of wild teases (Let the speculation commence). A review of a comedy classic from long ago, 1984's Ghostbusters, and thoughts on its lackluster follow-up, Ghostbusters 2. The Boba Fett finale was mostly not great, but it did have a few noteworthy moments. And looking toward the Star Wars-y future. 

#134 – Nobody: Khaki Assassin

February 02, 2022 14:02 - 1 hour - 140 MB

A review of the wildly fun action movie, Nobody, starring Bob Odenkirk, Christopher Lloyd, and RZA. Why the Mandalorian’s return is bad news for Boba Fett, 80s action movies in which the heroes are kids, and choosing between the musical stylings of Bruce Willis or Freddy Krueger. 

#133 – The Book of Boba FEternals

January 20, 2022 23:39 - 1 hour - 129 MB

The first few episodes of The Book of Boba Fett are very "Disney". DC has another potential hit with HBO's Peacemaker. Yellowjackets on Showtime is creepy, weird, dark, and a hell of a lot of fun. Plus, a review of Marvel's The Eternals, the trailer for Moon Knight, and surprisingly a couple of late 80s/early 90s action movies do not hold up.  And please head over to ADAMSNERDS.com for more.

#132 – Ghostbusters: Midlife

January 07, 2022 12:37 - 1 hour - 148 MB

Some surprise picks for best films and TV shows of 2021, along with a few which disappointed. Plus, the most anticipated movies and series coming in 2022, assembling the gear to become a buster of ghosts, and more.  And please head over to ADAMSNERDS.com for more.

#131 –Viva Variety

December 29, 2021 17:18 - 1 hour - 153 MB

Spoiler-free thoughts on Spider-Man: No Way Home, and The Matrix Resurrections. Plus, Nicolas wasn't Cage-y enough in Pig, but the trailer for his new movie co-starring Pedro Pascal is quite promising. The teaser for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is absolutely bonkers and what that film could mean for the MCU's future. And some old Christmas movies aren't as enjoyable because of the knobheads that star in them.  And please head over to ADAMSNERDS.com for more.

#130 – Red Notice... Me Watching Something Else

November 21, 2021 15:44 - 1 hour - 142 MB

2022 will be the year of Marvel on Disney +, a review of Shang-Chi, and thoughts on the trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home. Plus, following the bore-fest that was Red Notice starring The Rock, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot, Mario Lopez and Richard Grieco save the day with a very amusing movie. Truly.  And please head over to ADAMSNERDS.com for more.

#129 – Halloween Kills: Coherence Dies Tonight

October 20, 2021 10:58 - 1 hour - 134 MB

The horror movie season continues with the latest installment of the Halloween franchise, Halloween Kills. And we have many, many thoughts. Plus, the total badassery of the trailer for The Batman. And please head over to ADAMSNERDS.com for more.

#128 – The Many Flaws Of Newark

October 14, 2021 01:50 - 1 hour - 131 MB

HBO released the much-hyped prequel to The Sopranos, The Many Saints of Newark; which was both satisfying and vexing. The Halloween movie season has arrived and first up is the 2019 reboot of Child's Play. And happenstance brought us another wildly amusing movie starring the always entertaining Reb Brown.  Checkout ADAMSNERDS.com for more! 

#127 – A Dude Named Reb Brown

September 19, 2021 16:23 - 1 hour - 119 MB

The 1979 Captain America movies "starring" Reb Brown are a confounding quagmire of iffy dialog, shoddy FX, and bad acting, and yet they still manage to be almost entirely unwatchable. Plus, the trailer for Matrix: Resurrections has dropped and many questions are posed, Halloween Kills is premiering at home, and watching the extended cuts of the LOTR trilogy for the first time. Checkout ADAMSNERDS.com for more! 

#126 – Infernal Sunshine of the Unoccupied Mind

September 08, 2021 12:10 - 1 hour - 147 MB

Thoughts on the fantastic Season 5 finale of Rick and Morty, a trio Thors in Love & Thunder, what to do if facing a zombified Hulk, looks at 2015's The Final Girls and the wildly terrible 13 Ghosts, and Glenn Danzig's latest movie might be too teeny to be a flop.  Checkout ADAMSNERDS.com for more! 

#125 – Spider-Man: No Way (Sony Premieres It At) Home

August 26, 2021 15:20 - 1 hour - 130 MB

Spider-Man: No Way Home looks like an utterly amazing, team-up adventure through the multiverse, even if it's adapting one of Marvel's worst comic book flops. Some movie studios really want people back in theaters. And we need your help putting together the list of the best werewolf movies (non-CGI).  Checkout ADAMSNERDS.com for more! 

#124 – Will The Real Black Widow Please Stand Up?

July 21, 2021 15:14 - 1 hour - 141 MB

We sat down and watched some stuff. And then talked about it.  First up, the good, the bad, and the vexing of Marvel's Black Widow. Then, the mind-bending dopeness that are the final two episodes of Marvel's Loki and its impact on the Marvel multiverse. And a pair of familiar "faces" are rumored to appear in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series.  Checkout ADAMSNERDS.com for more! 

#123 – Best of the Jest

July 05, 2021 19:37 - 1 hour - 130 MB

We sat down and watched some stuff. And then talked about it.  First up, 1989's Best of the Best starring Phillip Rhee and Eric Roberts is a muddled quagmire of plot inconsistencies, bad dialog, 80s action movie tropes, and somehow James Earl Jones. Then, all the heartbreaking and exciting twists and turns in the fourth episode of Marvel's Loki, and Invincible had an absolute gem of a first season finale. Checkout ADAMSNERDS.com for more! 

#122 – Time Is An Allusion

June 25, 2021 15:28 - 1 hour - 129 MB

We sat down and watched some stuff. And then talked about it.  Nicolas cage's new movie is "Taken with a side of bacon",  Harrison Ford might be too old for this shit, and the first 3 episodes of the time-travelling traverse through the MCU that is Marvel's Loki. Checkout ADAMSNERDS.com for more! 

#121 – Let's Give Them Something To Talk A Bot

June 08, 2021 16:30 - 1 hour - 124 MB

We sat down and watched some stuff. And then talked about it.  This show is a plethora of robotic delights with reviews of a psychedelic gore-fest featuring Nicolas Cage vs killer animatronics in Willy's Wonderland. Then talks turn to 1989's Robot Jox, a movie about mechanized mega-bots, piloted by "skilled" fighters, battling it out in a post-apocalyptic future. Plus, some quick thoughts on the latest and lamest chapter in the Conjuring franchise. Checkout ADAMSNERDS.com for more! 

#120 – Zack Snyder's Army Of The Homage

May 27, 2021 18:45 - 1 hour - 121 MB

We sat down and watched some stuff, and then talked about it.  Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead borrows from more films than one would think, and thoughts on the first 3 episodes of Invincible. Checkout ADAMSNERDS.com for more! 

#119 – Kenobi Was A Rollin' Stone

May 19, 2021 17:47 - 1 hour - 126 MB

Marvel dropped the titles and a few intriguing synopses for their upcoming Phase 4 movie slate, thoughts on the Captain America and The Winter Soldier finale, the trailer for Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage, Obi-Wan news, how Tobey Maguire can join the MCU as a different character and still be Spider-Man, and a review of Resident Evil: Village. Checkout ADAMSNERDS.com for more! 

#118 – Giant Monster Monotony

April 22, 2021 19:27 - 1 hour - 125 MB

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier might be Marvel's best series to date and its best episode is yet to come, Godzilla VS Kong was a bit boring, the badass trailer for Shang-Chi dropped, and Invincible is an adult animated superhero series that's completely off the walls and over the top, which makes it utterly watchable. Checkout ADAMSNERDS.com for more! 

#117 – Why Can't We Be Super Friends?

April 02, 2021 02:55 - 1 hour - 125 MB

Zack Snyder's Justice League was a such a wild success that the studio is keen to move on from it, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier brings the big action spy thriller back to the MCU.   Checkout ADAMSNERDS.com for more! 

#116 – Married With Superchildren

March 04, 2021 15:47 - 1 hour - 131 MB

The weird and wonderful world of WandaVision, the Man of Steel and family head to Smallville and the small screen, and all 4 hours of Zack Snyder's Justice League could be a gift for comic book fans, but the studio doesn't seem to care for it.   Checkout ADAMSNERDS.com for more! 

#115 – A Fish Called WandaVision

February 05, 2021 02:59 - 1 hour - 124 MB

If you love wizards, horror movies, bad TV, superheroes, and the 80s, please enjoy the podcast. A dearth of new tv shows and movies to start the new year, Spider-Man goes multiversal IRL, and a pair of Avengers go to the Twilight Zone by way of Twin Peaks.  Checkout ADAMSNERDS.com for more! 

#114 – Cool Hand, Luke

January 22, 2021 23:48 - 1 hour - 115 MB

If you love wizards, horror movies, bad TV, superheroes, and the 80s, please enjoy the podcast. A surprise for least-favorite movie of 2020 and the best TV shows of the year. Checkout ADAMSNERDS.com for more! 

#113 – Three Times A Grindelwald

December 05, 2020 13:21 - 1 hour - 132 MB

The greatness of The Mandalorian's second season, Grindelwald is getting a major upgrade for the third Fantastic Beasts movie, and which Christmas movies will kickstart the holiday season.   Checkout ADAMSNERDS.com for more! Please and thank you.

#112 – Season of the Which?

October 29, 2020 12:20 - 1 hour - 145 MB

Another cinema gem from the 80s, the top 3 movies of the Halloween franchise, the unconvincingness of de-aging in movies, Blu-ray vs. streaming, and the many live-action versions of Thor.  VOTE! Checkout ADAMSNERDS.com for more! Please and thank you.

#111 – The Flash in the Multiverse of Madness

September 16, 2020 17:07 - 57 minutes - 105 MB

Get ready for several different live action versions of your favorite heroes and villains, as the multiverse is the future of DC's movies and TV series; courtesy of Barry Allen(s). Who care if it might confuse some folks? At least we get Michael Keaton back as Batman.  Checkout ADAMSNERDS.com for more! Please and thank you.

#110 – Wake Me Up Before You Lego

July 30, 2020 21:56 - 1 hour - 119 MB

The rebellion returns to Star Wars TV, Lego does Nintendo and it's super, the original Chucky and friends are coming back, a new TV show set in Gotham heads for streaming, Cobra Kai lives once more, and the teaser for Halloween Kills.     Checkout ADAMSNERDS.com for more! Please and thank you.