136 episodes

Each week, geek out with Victorino Matus, Jonathan V. Last, and Sonny Bunch for a podcast about movies and pop culture. The guys behind the Substandard are back and worse than ever.

The Sub-Beacon Podcast The Sub-Beacon Podcast

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 918 Ratings

Each week, geek out with Victorino Matus, Jonathan V. Last, and Sonny Bunch for a podcast about movies and pop culture. The guys behind the Substandard are back and worse than ever.

    'The Northman'

    'The Northman'

    Matt Continetti, author of the new book The Right, joins Sonny and Vic this week as JVL heads up north to do some life-changing. Speaking of up north! The guys review The Northman.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    'All the Old Knives' (Eventually)

    'All the Old Knives' (Eventually)

    On this week's episode, Sonny talks about his visit to the Magic Kingdom (and Hollywood Studios). For a long time. And then he and JVL discuss All the Old Knives a bit. Vic has the week off to recharge his batteries. Make sure to tune in for Monday's bonus episode, when Sonny and JVL discuss the new Thor trailer, dance on Netflix's grave, and try to decide if Severance is a puzzle show or a philosophy show.

    • 1 hr
    'Everything Everywhere All at Once'

    'Everything Everywhere All at Once'

    Sonny's going on a trip. JVL beats the spread. And Vic needs a little love after his trip through the multiverse.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    'Morbius'

    'Morbius'

    JVL plays middle school Moneyball. Sonny's life improves. Vic's life sucks! Speaking of sucks ... 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Lost City

    The Lost City

    The guys review The Lost City. PROGRAMMING NOTE: The bonus episode coming Monday is no longer on Romancing the Stone, which they discuss here. Instead, it is on Bruce Willis, following the news he's retiring. Apologies for the confusion. Please enjoy this episode and also Monday's episode.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    'Deep Water'

    'Deep Water'

    JVL discovers an investment opportunity. Sonny vs. the coyotes. Vic's dad is in town! And the gang goes deep on Deep Water, a movie that doesn't make much sense but is still kind of delightfully tawdry. The quadrants, they're killed. 

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
918 Ratings

918 Ratings

10Blades ,

I agree THE BATMAN was bad!

I agree with you guy on The Batman. The story was a mess. The Riddler cares about corruption then suddenly wants to drown the city, killing all the regular citizens who weren’t corrupt. All the twists fell flat. In a city so corrupt, it turns the PC, DA, and mayor are in on it. Oh no, no one could see that coming. Boring. The Wayne’s are secretly bad, but not really. Boring. Zoe Kravitz as catwoman, hate it.

Dingo Reinhardt ,

Great chemistry between these three guys

All three hosts are funny and interesting. Both Jonathan Last and Sonny Bunch surprise you with interesting, deep insights into the movies they discuss, and it’s more interesting when they disagree. Vic, the one extrovert of the three, hides the fact that he’s sharp as a tack and just has fun, but he actually has a lot of good insights mixed in with his joking around. I wait for this podcast every week.

Streetee ,

Great Stuff

Keep it going!

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