The Fun Waste of Time is a show where a couple of friends get together to discuss all things entertainment; movies, TV, video games, comic books, home theater, tech and anything else considered a fun way to waste your day. If you enjoy talking shop about your favorite hobbies and past times, the Fun Waste of Time will be right up your alley!
Episode 66: Is It Too Soon For "The Last of Us 2 Remastered"?!
In this episode of The Fun Waste of Time, the fellas discuss the “rumored” casting of Pedro Pascal (from the hit TV series The Mandalorian and The Last of Us) as Reed Richards “Mr. Fantastic” of the Fantastic Four. Rumored casting for other Fantastic Four characters is also discussed. If the rumors are true, do the fellas feel Pedro Pascal is a good fit for the Mr. Fantastic role? Do they feel the Fantastic Four is a strong enough group to lead the MCU into its next phase and beyond successfully?
In video games, the recently announced The Last of Us 2 Remastered is discussed. Are the fellas willing to replay the game so soon after its initial release back in June of 2020? Are the latest graphical fidelity and FPS upgrades, as well as the new survival multiplayer horde mode enough to get the fellas to spend the extra $10 bucks to experience the game again?
Movies, TV shows and video games watched and played over the last few weeks are also discussed. Movies and TV shows discussed are Gen V, Goosebumps, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, Scavengers Reign and The Creator. Video games discussed are Spiderman 2, Robocop: Rogue City, Elden Ring, Remnant 2: The Awakened King (DLC) and Alan Wake 2.
There’s all this and more in episode 66 of The Fun Waste of Time!
Episode 65: Is Physical Media for Movies, TV and Video Games at Death's Door?!
In this episode of The Fun Waste of Time, the fellas discuss the potential "phasing out" of physical media for movies, TV and video games. With one of, if not THE biggest retailer of physical media sales, Best Buy, no longer offering physical copies of movies and TV shows starting in 2024, how long will it be before streaming services and digital sales of our favorite forms of entertainment completely take over? Listen in as the fellas have a “spirited” debate about where they see physical media heading in the not-so-distant future.
In video games, now that the Microsoft Activision-Blizzard-King acquisition is closed, the discussion centers around what the fellas would like to see happen now that it all falls under the Xbox umbrella. With Activision-Blizzard’s extensive library of games, what content do the fellas want to see get the remake, remaster, reboot or reimagined treatment?
Bonus topic: Do the fellas agree with Marvel Studios CEO, Kevin Feige, that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) should get a “soft-reboot”?
In addition, all the movies, TV shows and video games the fellas have watched and played over the last few weeks are discussed as well. Movies and TV shows discussed are Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning, Friday the 13th, The Exorcist, Gen V, Ahsoka, Star Wars Rebels, Moving, Dark Winds, Reservoir Dogs and more. Video games discussed are Spider-Man 2, NBA 2K24, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Mortal Kombat 1, Elden Ring, Warhammer 40K: Darktide, Zombie Army 4, Aliens: Fireteam Elite and more.
There’s all this and so much more in episode 65 of The Fun Waste of Time!
Episode 64: Is the PlayStation Portal A Welcome Addition To The PS Platform or Just A Cash Grab?!
In this episode of The Fun Waste of Time, after an eight-year hiatus, the fellas bring back a very SPECIAL and EXCLUSIVE guest to the show, Ms. Nicole Baker, the financier of The Fun Waste of Time podcast and home theater! Listen in as the fellas and Ms. Nicole discuss whether PlayStation’s latest initiatives on their platform, the PlayStation Portal (handheld streaming device) and its proprietary headsets are consumer-friendly or just unnecessary and unwanted by the gaming community.
In Movies and TV, the discussion centers around some fantastic movie and TV trailers that recently dropped. Are the fellas excited about Zack Snyder’s next big project releasing on Netflix this December “Rebel Moon”? How about “The Continental: From the World of John Wick” premiering on Peacock or “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” on AppleTV+?
In addition, the fellas and their guest discuss the video games, movies and TV shows, they’ve been watching and playing as well. Video games discussed are Starfield and WWE2K24. Movies discussed are “Equalizer 3”, “Barbie”, “No Hard Feelings”, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” and Hulu’s latest TV series, “Moving”.
There’s all this and more in episode 64 of The Fun Waste of Time!
Episode 63: Movies, TV Shows and Video Games That Deserve A Proper and Well-Made Remake or Sequel!!
In this episode of The Fun Waste of Time, the fellas discuss this “retro-renaissance” of older, classic, and in some instances newer, movies, TV shows, and video games getting remade for new audiences and the content they would like to see get a proper and well-made remake.
In video games, the discussion centers around the rumors of a PlayStation 5 console mid-generation refresh and whether it’s needed. With the legacy PlayStation 5 just releasing less than three years ago at this point, do the fellas feel a mid-generation refresh is needed or even wanted? Listen in as the fellas go all in on this heated debate.
In addition, the fellas discuss the movies, TV shows and video games they've been watching and playing over the last few weeks. Movies and TV shows discussed are TMNT: Mutant Mayhem, Meg 2, Oppenheimer, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Secret Invasion, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Season 2), The Hardy Boys (Season 3) and more. Video Games discussed are Remnant: From the Ashes, Remnant 2, Atlas Fallen, Double Dragon Gaiden and FIFA 23.
There’s all this and so much more in episode 63 of The Fun Waste of Time!
Episode 62: How the Hollywood Writers and Actors Strike Affects the Movie and TV Fan Community!
In this episode of The Fun Waste of Time, the fellas discuss the Hollywood writers and actors strike and its impact on the film fan and TV enthusiast community. While in full support of the writers' and actors' unions' right to strike to negotiate better conditions and more favorable terms for their members, the fellas discuss what that means for fans and enthusiasts of this awesome hobby. Will waiting for new and updated content be as long or challenging as the COVID experience?
The fellas also dive into the recently released “Kraven: The Hunter” trailer. Do they think Sony will knock this movie out of the park or will it be another mediocre entry in their Venom-verse in the likes of “Morbius”?
James Gunn’s official casting for the first movie in the rebooted DCU movie universe, Superman: Legacy has been announced and the fellas weigh in.
In Watch-List, movies and TV shows the fellas are watching are discussed. Content discussed are Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning, Transformers: Rise of the Beast, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Hijack, Secret Invasion, Lincoln Lawyer, Nascar, F1: Drive to Survive and more!
Bonus discussions include: 1) Should the Indiana Jones franchise have been rebooted or “requeled” with a new younger actor? 2) Are there any black fans of Nascar and if so, where are they?
There's all this and more in episode 62 of The Fun Waste of Time!
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Episode 61: The Summer 2023 Video Game Showcases Have Arrived!!
In this episode of The Fun Waste of Time, the fellas discuss the major announcements and gameplay reveals from the PlayStation, Summer Game Fest, Xbox/Bethesda and Ubisoft video game showcases. With several new games announced, listen in as the fellas detail and break down the games that had them most excited and possibly jumping out of their seats in anticipation!
In Movies and TV, the fellas have a heated-debate about whether Marvel should completely reboot the MCU, just as DC is doing with its newly rebooted DCU under James Gunn and Peter Safran.
In addition, all the movies, TV shows and video games the fellas have been watching and playing are discussed as well. Movies and TV shows discussed are The Flash, The Little Mermaid, Extraction 2, Transformers: Rise of the Beast, American Born Chinese, The Afterparty, Superman and Lois, and more. Video Games discussed are FIFA 23 and Diablo 4.
There’s all this and so much more in episode 61 of The Fun Waste of Time!
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