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Kriss, Phenom and Ashley review Despicable Me 3, the third (techncially 4th if you include the Minions movie) film in the Despicable Me series. Despicable Me is known for the way it balances appealing to not only kids but adults with certain references and the third film is no different. Steve Carell pulls double duty this film returning to not only voice Gru one more time but also Gru's long lost twin brother, Dru. He is joined by Kristen Wiig (Lucy) , Miranda Cosgrove (Margo), Dana Gaier (Edith) and Nev Scharrel (Agnes). Pierre Coffin is the voice of the mischievous (and lovable) Minions.

The standout in this film might be Trey Parker though who voices Balthazar Bratt, the villain in the film. Bratt is a former 80's child star turned villain who is upset that he was thrown to the side once he hit puberty. This leads to a plethora of 80's references and music throughout the film that should give adults plenty to laugh at alongside their kids. At one point Bratt conducts a heist while dancing and moonwalking to Michael Jackson's 'Bad'. It's fun for everyone.

In addition to reviewing the movie, Kriss & Phenom also have a discussion about this article from Wired that explains why Rotten Tomatoes (and Metacritic) are basically influencing what movies people see with fake information.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 6:13am EDT

EMERGENCY POD! Christmas comes in June as the Knicks stopped punishing their fans and fired Phil Jackson. Sure, they gave him an extension on the way out, but it's not your money! Plus we talk Serena's grace while dealing with douchebags, the move from 'written content to engaging video', LeVar Ball coming home to the WWE, and ALL the NBA news.

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  • Serena is the GOAT, and she's asking nicely.
  • RIP Fox Sports Digital.
  • LeVar Ball + Pro Wrestling = MAGIC.
  • Congrats Russ.
  • Chris Paul heads to Texas.
  • Holy shit Knicks. This is the exact same topic as Sunday's show. I KNOW!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:01pm EDT

On this episode, Shanna, The Doctor and their special guest Mo from the TV Movie Mistress podcast discuss AwesomeCon, NegroCon and what comics we're reading that you might want to dive into.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 5:51am EDT

Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver is a fast past, fun heist movie that is both unique and fresh, while hitting the typical heist movie beats. You can always tell when a movie is a passion project of a great director because the level of detail and effort put in is hard to ignore. Baby Driver is Wright’s passion project come to life after 22 years as a concept in his head.

The most standout part of this film is the soundtrack and how it is integrated into this movie. Unlike most films where the music gets added in after the film is shot, because its importance, the music in Baby Driver was obtained first then had scenes shot around it. It makes for a thrilling film.

Our only real complaint about this film is that it seems like an odd time to release this film and that maybe later in the year would get it more attention. Listen to our full review to get all our thoughts on this film and leave us a comment to tell us what you thought.

Also the soundtrack was released last Friday and can be purchased on iTunes. Also released was the “Chase Me” music video by Danger Mouse featuring RTJ & Big Boi, so check that out as well.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 9:46am EDT

Still nursing NegroCon hangovers, the Kriss and DPalm MTR Takeover Weekend continues as they tackle the sports news of the week. We get to break down the Mayweather/McGregor "fight", why this bodes poorly for the UFC, the new GLOW series on Netflix, an Ohio State recruit giving us a peek into the future of recruiting, head trauma in football, all things Kinckerbocker and the rest of the news and notes from the NBA offseason.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:58pm EDT

We're BACK! We took a week off to pull of NegroCon 2017 and it was a huge success. Thanks to Rod & Karen from The Black Guy Who Tips as well as Phenom, Twan & Deirdre from Where's My 40acres. And a special thanks to all the fans who made it possible.

But onto the show! This week Kriss is joined by Dpalm from the Unanimous Decision and we have a lot to talk about. From why you shouldn't make your own whipped cream to hotep action figures, we cover a lot. You're not going to want to miss it.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

The crushing inevitability of unparalleled greatness has consumed our most dependable holiday season: LeBronukah 2K17 is now over. At least the last three games were super entertaining, and we get to face down the long summer wiht that age old question: what now? We take a look at the fortunes of both the Cavbs and the Warriors as they head in to the offseason, and cover the NCAA going after a kicker, 3 on 3 in the Olympics and the Penguins making history too.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:55am EDT

Listen to Kriss & Dpalm talk about the teenage years of Peter Parker on their latest Character Corner for more details on the first 150 issues of Amazing Spider-Man as we talk about why teenage Peter Parker is so important. Also check out the Rogue War Part 2 Character Corner for more details on Spider-Man's villains.

Key Issues:

  • Amazing Fantasy #15 - First Appearance
  • Amazing Spider-Man
    • #1 - First appearance of Chameleon
    • #2 - First appearance of Vulture
    • #3 - First appearance of Doctor Octopus
    • #4 - First appearance  of Sandman
    • #6 - First appearance of Lizard
    • #9 - First appearance of Electro
    • #14 - First appearance of Green Goblin
    • #15 First appearance of Kraven
    • #31 - 33 - If This Be My Destiny (First appearance of Gwen Stacy & Harry Osborn)
    • #39 - 40 - Norman Osborn revealed as Green Goblin
    • #42 - First appearance of Mary Jane Watson
    • #50 - Spider-Man No More, first appearance of Kingpin
    • #90 - Death of Captain Stacy
    • #121 - 122 -The Death of Gwen Stacy (and Norman Osborn)
    • #129 - First appearance of The Punisher & Jackal
    • #139 - 150 - The Original Clone Saga

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In case you didn’t know, Tom King is currently writing the hell out of Batman over at DC. After turning in a stellar 12 issues on Vision of all characters over at Marvel, King got scooped up by DC to write Batman. He was taking over as writer for Scott Snyder who moved on to All-Star Batman. Snyder’s 52 issue run on Batman was an amazing run that set the bar high for King coming in (You can catch our Comic Book Book Clubs talking about Snyder’s run here, here, here and here). But King has knocked it out of the park.

Kriss and Dpalm discuss Tom King's run on Batman then talk about the crossover with The Flash, The Button and what it means for the future of DC in the Rebirth era.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:27pm EDT

The ladies of MTR are joined by Joi of @BlackGirlNerds to discuss Wonder Woman, Themyscira and the joy of having a woman director on a big budget film. The Doctor and Shanna also give a quick reaction to the new Black Panther teaser trailer. 

 

Direct download: Wonder_Woman_-_MTR_Amazons_Review_1.m4a
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 6:08am EDT