Mr Robot Decrypted S1: Part II

Hello friend.

“Please tell me that you’re seeing this too…”-Elliott (1×01)

There are imagestwo water paintings hanging up outside of Krista’s office.  The one on the left features a family heading into an old farmhouse, with one figure remaining behind, by the fence.  The one on the right features the same family, now behind the farm house playing together in the fields.  The fourth figure does not appear in the painting on the right, he only appears in the other one. The first time that we see these paintings is in episode two, right after Elliott decides that Vera, “can’t be allowed to exist anymore.” Then we observe his therapy session with Krista, where they discuss the “allusion of control.” Elliott is only comfortable when he feels in control. He assumes power by hacking into the personal lives of others online, and then constructs boundaries within his personal relationships. Elliott would choose to remain behind, by the fence, while his family goes to play in the fields.  That’s an easy choice for him, the hard ones come when others are involved.  Adding Shayla to the equation made Elliott force his hand in terms of Vera. But did he make a decision, or was the choice already “pre-paid” for him a long time ago?

“Intentions are irrelevant, they don’t drive us, daemons do.”-Elliott (1×3)

imageThe paintings can be see again, in the background as Krista lets Elliott into her office at the end of episode seven. Unfortunately, moments later Krista discovers that by having Elliott as a patient, she’s letting him into her entire life. Beneath the bank statements, online site profiles, pornography, beneath everything; Elliott finds their one honest connection; they are just two lonely people in the world. “I want out of this loneliness, just like you, is that what you wanted to hear?” cries Elliott in episode seven.  After the end of the title sequence during episode eight, we see Elliott facing the paintings again, as his monologue begins, “But you have to admit, she’s just like everyone else, too afraid to peek over their walls for fear of what they might see.” The camera zooms in on the lone figure standing by the fence.

When Shayla was still alive he could of possibly wanted to join the others and play behind the farmhouse.  Now that she is dead, he wants to remain behind while the others go ahead without him.  He wants to remain by the fence to control who comes in and who leaves.  Again, is it Elliott’s choice, or did a “daemon” already make it for him?  Is he in control, or under the false allusion imageof control?

“People who are violent get that way, because they can’t communicate.” –Mr Robot (1×03)

During the third episode’s opening sequence we see Tyrell Wellick come undone, and still remains in control. Now that Terrance Colby has been removed from the situation, Tyrell has the opportunity to become the youngest CTO that E-Corp has ever seen. Then Philip Price awkwardly turns him down, because Scott Knowles has taken the position, right out from under him. Instead of causing a scene at the office, Tyrell takes his anger to the street, literally. He exchanges money with a homeless man, and they agree to fight one another. Tyrell retains control as he stripes away pieces of his business attire; his watch, sports coat, tie, and undoes the top buttons on his dress shirt. Then he pulls out a pair of surgical gloves, not boxing gloves, or a knuckle brace to wear during the fight…but surgical gloves. Tyrell is a man of discipline, order, cleanliness, and sustainability. Therefore he is a man who needs to keep his imagehands clean; of dirt, germs, blood, but mostly importantly clean from failure.

Tyrell is without his control, his surgical gloves, while on the rooftop with Sharon Knowles during episode seven. “Scott plans on firing you, and you are clinging on to any chance you can get…you seem desperate,” explains Sharon moments before Tyrell chokes her to death. Yes, in the face of failure Tyrell is desperate for control. In one moment of pure impulse Tyrell takes the life of another, which simultaneously sends his own life into a tailspin. During the next two episodes Tyrell loses both his job and family to his mistake, his failure.  Again, did Tyrell decide to take the life of Sharon Knowles, or did the impulse stem from the “allusion of control,”pre-paid for” by a “daemon”?

“The lock pick, every hacker’s favorite sport.  The perfect system to crack mostly, because unlike virtual systems, when you break it, you can see it…hear it…feel it.”-Elliott (1×02)

“I don’t know what you’re master plan is, but I need to…and you’re going to tell me,” Tyrell calmly says to Elliott as he slips on his pair of surgical gloves. Instead of sharing the same guilt that Elliott felt for having a hand in Shayla’s death, Tyrell felt a moment of “pure power,”while strangling Sharon.  In this scene Tyrell posters and asserts his dominance as he describes how it felt to murder someone…by his own two hands.  Cut to Elliott letting him into the fsociety arcade.  Why would Eimgres-1lliott let in someone who diametrically opposes him?  If in the wake of Shayla’s death, Elliott chose to stay behind and be the gatekeeper, why open it for Tyrell?  Sam Esmail is the real “daemon” threatening to take down Elliott’s construction of reality. After viewing episode ten we will have completed one “perfect” maze friend.  Will you be ready for the next one?

Writer’s note:  A daemon is a computer program that runs in the background, without interference from the user in control.

 By Sarah Belmont
Featured Writer
@sjbelmont

To Fear the Walking Dead, or Not

imgresThe Walking Dead phenomenon continues as AMC premiered Fear the Walking Dead last Sunday night.  The first season is set to consist of six one hour long episodes that will build up to the season six premiere date of The Walking Dead, on October 11th, 2015.  

Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis play Madison Clark and Travis Manawa respectively; the heads of a blended Los Angeles family.  The first episode is a slow burn into an apocalyptic world, through the lens of an already dysfunctional family.  Madison Clark is the mother to Nick, an early twenty something year old drug addict, and Alicia “the perfect child” who wants nothing more but to leave.  “I don’t want to be crazy,” explains Nick to Travis, while in the hospital.   The first scene introduces us to Nick waking up in a drug den and encountering a walker for the very first time.  Since, he is a drug addict the writers use his unreliability to make both Madison and Travis hesitate in believing Nick.  Throughout the rest of the episode both characters begin to nimagesotice more oddities in the world around them.  For example Madison stares out the window on the way home and sees what appears to be a homeless man standing on the outskirts of a playground filled with children.  The longer she stares, the more peculiar the scene becomes.  Madison, Travis, and Nick all begin to truly believe in the final scene of the first episode, as Nick makes the first walker kill in self defense.  Frank Dillane brings Nick’s fear to life as he desperately cries out to his mother to back away from the walker.  Now that Travis and Madison believe that the threat is real, the following episode is an attempt to run away, together, as one complete blended family.

images-2“Things will fall apart now. No satellites, no internet, no cell phones. Communications will fail because no one’s there to manage the servers. The electrical grid will collapse for the same reason. It’s all gonna go to hell, and that’s what they don’t get. When civilization ends, it ends fast.”-Tobias (episode 2)

After Nick discovers the walker in the first episode, he runs out into the middle of the busy Los Angeles highway screaming.  His fear is cut off by the abrupt, harsh, eclectic sounds of every day life.  In contrast episode two begins with two slow motion shots, the worlimages-1d feels and sounds a lot quieter, which in turn adds tension on screen. Madison has another moment while looking out the car window as she sees two children in the back seat of a car passing by.  Both kids are wearing breathing masks with monster smiles drawn on them.  The situation’s horror combined with our innate inability to comprehend such a reality is clearly drawn throughout the second episode.

In a great sequence, referential to the LA riots, Travis’ son finds himself in the midst of a protest against the police.  As, chaos erupts around them Travis, Liza, and Chris find shelter with a mexican shop keeper animages-3d his family.  They peek out the storefront’s boarded windows as if they are caged animals.  Meanwhile Alicia and Madison witness their neighbors kill one another across the street, both unable to do anything.   As much as the first episode established Madison and Travis as a united front, the second one split them further apart.  Now stuck in different parts of LA, it would seem that the next four episodes would revolve around Travis’ family making his way back to Madison and her family.

Do not be afraid to watch Fear the Walking Dead, because at the very least we are not in Georgia anymore.

By Sarah Belmont
Featured Writer
@sjbelmont

You’re the Worst Adult Ever

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 The FX raunchy romantic comedy series, You’re the Worst, returns on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at 10:30pm.  The show follows a narcissist writer, Jimmy Shive-Overly’s relationship, with the cynical Gretchen Cutler.  The “worst” squad also includes their best friends Lindsay, an unsatisfied housewife, and Edgar, a PTSD Iraq war vet. With the second season premiere airing next week, I decided rexamine each character to see who is the best at being the worst adult, in season 1.

Jimmy’s Worst Episode 

EPISODE 2, Insouciance

After meeting during the first episode both Jimmy and Gretchen are continuing to pursue a casual, seximgres-2ual relationship.  So, what happens when sex is off the table? Jimmy initially assumes that they won’t see each other, until sex is back on the table.  Then Edgar steps in and arranges for Jimmy to take Gretchen out on a date.  This is probably my personal favorite episode, because of the hilarious opening, dinner, and movie date scenes.  Chris Geere brings Jimmy to life throughout the episode as his dry humor suimagespports the character’s boyish indifference to the situation.  Then there is a moment of true affection as Jimmy longingly stares at Gretchen after she says that, “Cameron’s the worst.”  Jimmy is truly a boy stuck in a man’s body; but he is willing to grow up for Gretchen.

images-4Worst Line 

“I like to yell out character inconsistencies, structural flaws,and keep a general humorous commentary, this is the only place that let’s me do that.”  Episode 8

Season 2 Needs 

In episode seven, we vaguely see the type of relationship Jimmy has with his father.  Hopefully we will actually get to see his father come to town, or Gretchen and Jimmy take a timages-2rip to London.  Also, where is Jimmy’s mom? Does he have siblings? Throughout this past season we learn that Lindsay had a crush on Jimmy, while he dated her sister.  If they do a flashback episode it would be cool to see exactly how that went down.  In addition it would be interesting to see Jimmy encounter a writer he idolizes, only to be repulsed by him/her.

Gretchen’s Worst Episode 

EPISODE 8, Finish Your Milk

 Gretchen “leaves” town to visit her parents, only she doesn’t, and Jimmy ends up interrupting images-3her family’s lunch to drop some truth bombs.  For the first time we see Gretchen masterfully lie to Jimmy’s face, who in a referential Usual Suspects scene, discovers the truth.  During Jimmy’s epic monologue to Gretchen’s parents about how they haven’t met the “real Gretchen”, viewers fully come to understand her character.  She is still a rebellious teenager, afraid to grow up, so she hides herself away from not only her parents, but froimages-2m men too.  Aya Cash’s performance, when she finds the engagement ring, is beautiful as she silently processes this possibility, and goes through a range of emotions.  Gretchen’s default setting is to run away from adulthood, so she breaks up with Jimmy.

imgres-3 Worst Line

“I shit myself earlier, and that is only the second most embarrassing thing that has happened to me today…” Episode 10

Season 2 Needs 

Gretchen should being taking more awkward steps into adulthood, outside of just being in an adult relationship.  She could attempt to get a promotion at work, but struggles timages-4o balance her job with her relationship.  Towards the end of the season begin to subtly hint at her and Jimmy having the “kid” talk. I would like to see Gretchen’s perspective on the idea of being pregnant and then raising a child.

Lindsay’s Worst Episode 

EPisode 9, Constant horror and Bone-Deep Dissatisfaction

This flashback episode to two-half years before Gretchen met Jimmy was great for all the characters, but especially Lindsay.  We see her in the midst of planning her wedding, theimgres-3n married, and still basking in the glow that she beat her older sister to the alter.  This in comparison to her present state of dissatisfaction with life as a wife.  Throughout this episode we understand her motivations for settling, low esteem, sibling rivalry, being neglected as a child, and the fear of being left behind.  These are all childish reasons to marry, as mature adults should only marry out of love.

Worst Lineimages-4

“I’m not a sidekick! I’m Beyoncé, not Kelly Rowland. If I’m on a motorcycle, I’m driving the motorcycle, not riding in that shitty little side motorcycle thingy for poor people and dogs.” Episode 7

images-6Season 2 Needs 

Next I want to see Lindsay struggle to establish herself as an independent woman.  She will be divorced, have to get a job, and find somewhere to live.  Lindsay may even need a roommate, who could conflict with Gretchen.  Even though I see her and Edgar getting back together, I don’t want to see Lindsay in a relationship during season 2.  If she beings dating then it would be an interesting role reversal between her and Gretchen, who is now in a steady relationship.

Edgar’s Worst Episode 

Episode 5, Sunday Funday

images-5Edgar planned the perfect Sunday for him and his friends.  During their brunch, he accidentally drops the secret itinerary for the day.  Richard Hendricks, guest star Thomas Middleditch, returns the misplaced list to Edgar.  Throughout the day Richard and his group of hipsters end up attending all the events that Edgar hadimgres-1 previously planned for his friends.  Including shopping cart racing and going to an open house for fresh baked cookies.  Throughout the episode we see this man suffering from PTSD and act as a child. A child who only sees the world as a playground.

imgres-2Worst Line

“My Therapist said I should be alone as little as possible on account of how I’ve been waking up holding a knife.”  Episode 6

images-2Season 2 Needs 

Now that Gretchen has moved in with Jimmy and Edgar will he begin to miss his best friend?  Throughout season 1 Edgar has supported their relationship, but the dynamics has changed in the finale.  I really want to see a roommate fight between Edgar and Gretchen that places Jimmy awkwardly in between his girlfriend and best friend.  Plus, Edgar wooing the newly single Lindsay.

By Sarah Belmont
Featured Writer
@sjbelmont

A Suit for Contrition

“Truth is orphans are alone, and you are not,” explains Father Sam Walker to Mike during the Suits season five summer finale that aired this past Wednesday. While watching the episode, this line triggered a realization about a commonality shared between Jessica, Harvey, and Mike; they all are abandoned children in their own right. This shared pain is subtly hinted at in the flashbacks seen throughout the episode.

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Gina Torres is given a moment to shine, as in the midst of defeat against Hardman’s hostile takeover she cracks into a fit of rage. She maintains her balance by holding onto her desk and then aggressively swipes everything away. Her inner turmoil is fully realized in this scene as the song Poison by Vaults plays in the background.  A queen struggling to retain her throne. Just, moments ago Louis informed Jessica, that their defeat to Hardman’s hostile takeover is inevitable. After five seasons, Louis and Jessica share an earned moment of honesty, “No matter what happens tomorrow. Person will always consider Litt her partner,” explains Jessica. “Partner”, a title ranked alongside son, brother, father, and even husband in her world. As we finally saw how Jessica’s marriage to Quinton ended, during her flashbacks.  Her husband knew that the title “partner”, would always supersede wife, no matter how much they cared for one another.  We see her past personal sacrifices for her career, while she risks losing her firm in the present.

images-6  “Sometimes we make choices, we are not old enough to make and then we regret them.” –Father Sam Walker

This season’s first episode is named Denial, as Harvey refuses to admit that his closest confidant, Donna, has left him to work for Louis.  The writers cleverly used a therapy plot device to initially unravel Harvey’s love for Donna, only to go beyond his inability to implicitly trust any woman in a romantic sense, and unveil the root of his problem…his mother.  Throughout the series the writers have built a slow burn in regards to Harvey’s family history.  This story arc cumulates to an epic boxing match, literally, between him and his father.  Punches are not the only thing thrown in the ring, as both men verbally spar, and Harvey voices his resentment towards his fathimages-5er.  Harvey delivers the knockout punch and finally tells his father that his wife,  has been cheating on him for years.  “What has your mother being doing?” asks his father, “Bobby,”responds Harvey.  The guilt he has harbored for all these years as the one who, broke up his family, parallels his present remorse for bringing Mike Ross into the law firm.  The void left by his own mother is filled by Jessica, and in return Harvey recruits a fraud who could tear their household down.  

“I know. I know you don’t believe in God. So let’s just call him… consequences.” -Father Sam Walter 

Finally, in this episode a character, Father sam Walter, calls Mike out on on his inability to be accountable for his actions.  Since, I began watching the show, I have become frustrated with Mike’s character arc, because it’s constantly being recycle.  “Oh no, someone knows that I am a fraud, Harvey help, whaimages-7t do you mean you can’t do anything, thanks for saving me…again.” Now this season as Mike and Rachel plan their upcoming nuptials their nativity to him being a fraud for a living, collapses around them.  Mike seeks guidance from Father Sam Walter, who looked over him in the wake of his parents death.  Patrick J Adams ups his performance in a great moment, as he lashes out towards Father Sam Walter, “They left me all alone!”, in response Father Sam Walker says, “And now imgres-3you’ve found someone who loves you, and if you stop being who you are, you’ll afraid she’ll abandon you too.” During the final moments of the episode Mike takes responsibility for his actions and resigns from Person-Specter-Litt.  He and Harvey share a moment as both accept that they are playing a zero sum game.

 These abandoned children show how they need to have faith in their chosen family, in order to protect their firm…their home.  Throughout the episode Jessica accepts defeat, Harvey accepts his guilt, and Mike accepts his consequences.  Along with Mike’s resignation, Harvey submits his own resignation and sacrifices himself for Jessica.  This action allows Jessica to retain her position in the firm, but she must accept her loss of Harvey.  Unfortunately, for Mike his act of contrition comes too late, as he is hauled away by the feds, and charged with conspiracy to commit fraud at the end of the episode.  Will Jessica and Harvey come to Mike’s rescue? Will the firm go down with Mike?  Stay tuned.

Suits will return to USA on Wednesday nights in spring 2016, with the remaining six episodes.  

By Sarah Belmont
Featured Writer
@sjbelmont

Mr. Robot Decrypted: S1

Hello friend

Have you been watching Mr Robot?
Are you lost in show runner, Sam Esmail’s “perfect maze”?
Now you have a choice to make.

Don’t finish reading this post and the story ends here, or see how far down this rabbit hole goes.


“I wanted to save the world.” –Elliott Alderson (1×09)

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Beneath this simplistic idea, lies Elliott Alderson’s complex narrative in the midst of his disillusionment with reality.  At the end of episode nine, Elliott stands alongside former EvilCorp Vice CTO, Tyrell Wellick, in the fsociety arcade as Maxence Cryin’s piano cover of Where Is My Mind plays in the background.  The screen fades to black as a few corn kernels burst into popcorn.  The entire scene is referential to the David Fincher film, Fight Club.  During the movie’s ending the narrator and Marla Singer character watch bombs go off along the city skyline; they hold hands as the world around them collapses.  This ending follows the reveal that Tyler Durden was the narrator all along.  In comparison the ending of episode nine concludes the complete dismantling of both Elliott Alderson’s and Tyrell Wellick’s lives…the collapse of their “perfect mazes”.

“I want you to be where you belong.  Here with me.”

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Elliott works alongside the fsociety hacker crew to take down EvilCorp.  They decide to set up EvilCorp CTO, Terrence Colby as their scapegoat for a hack into EvilCorp’s financial records. Elliott’s hand in creating this vacancy in EvilCorp sets off a series of events that lead both men to standing together in a run down arcade on Coney Island.  In contrast to them standing face to face in a boardroom on the top floor of a New York City skyscraper, during episode one’s ending scene and episode two’s closing scene.

“The un-wrinkelage in the otherwise neat reality, I’ve created over the years.  I’ll never let myself slip again.”-Elliott Alderson (1×03)

The third eimagespisode opens with the ambitious Tyrell Wellick practicing his pitch to be promoted to Evil-Corp’s CTO in front of a mirror.  Again, sharp cuts are shown to overlap, one another, as Tyrell attempts to debug his self-presentation.  The whole sequence presents him as a man obediently, abiding by the rules of society.  His appearance of normalcy, beneath the guise of perfection, authorizes him to be viewed as a successful man in this reality.  Meanwhile, Elliott attempts to adhere to the same ideology. Unfortunately, for both characters their “wrinkels” re-emerge and force them to retreat back to their own realities.  This episode opens with harsh spurts of techno music as we view a look into Tyrell’s cold, disconnected world.  The episode ends with classical music playing as Elliott returns to the underground, images-3rundown, fsociety arcade.

“The spinning wheel of false highs and true lows will continue…”-Elliott Alderson (1×04)

In the following episode Tyrell Wellick appears in Elliott’s apartment, siting at his desk, holding a key, as part of a dream sequence.  The two characters make eye contact with one another, but don’t speak.  Instead Elliott’s pet fish starts talking about his life being stuck in a glass bowl.  Episode four is named da3m0ns.mp4, is this appearance of Wellick foreshadowing to a future rivalry in a later season? Remember, Tyrell appears to be holding the key referring to Mr Robot’s line indicatinimageg that Elliott is “the key to everything,” said earlier on in the episode.  Maybe, a partnership is more on the horizon as we head into season two.

Consider the idea that we only associate Tyrell as being the villain, because EvilCorp is presented as our hero’s villain.  Tyrell is truly the first face we can distinguish from the crowd of EvilCorp businessmen on the show.  Now throughout episodes six, seven, and eight Elliott and Tyrell don’t share any screen time together.  Instead, we watch Tyrell Wellick and his wife, Joanna, attempts to take down Scott and Sharon Knowls; in order for Tyrell to assume his rightful place as EvilCorp CTO.  “Tyrell.  I want you to accept a hard truth. Right here, right now, in front of me.  You are not going to be CTO.  I want to see that look wash over your face.  It’s the only way I know you’ll stop playing these silly, silly games,” explains Scott Knowls in episode six.  While, Tyrell wages war in the business world; Elliott plays hero to protect Shayla from the violent criminal, Fernando Vera.  After his victory at Steal Mountain, Elliott returns to his apartimagement at the end of episode five to find that Vera has taken Shayla.  Then he uses Shayla’s life as leverage against Elliott in an attempt to break out of prison.  In a heartbreaking reveal, Elliott discovers Shayla’s lifeless body in the trunk of a car.  Fast-forward to Elliott’s riveting breakdown scene with  his therapist, Krista, at the end of episode seven.  Tyrell Wellick did not kill Shayla, Fernando Vera did.  On the other hand, Tyrell’s true images-1evil nature is seen as he kills Sharon Knowls on a rooftop during episode seven.  In response to his actions he too breakdown into tears upon his failure to keep his hands “clean”.  Elliott couldn’t keep his hands clean either.

Are you lost in the maze?
Did you hit a dead end?
Don’t worry, we are close to the source code. 

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Are you the hero, or are you the villain?  Can you be the hero in our own story, but the villain in someone else’s?  Elliott is the automatic hero in this story, because he is the narrator, even our creator; remember we are his imaginary friends.  He often breaks the fourth wall to talk to us and then accuses us of being co-conspirators in various attempts to destroy his reality.  Our implicit trust with Elliott is broken during the ending sequence of episode eight as multiple truths are revealed.  His fsociety hacker friend Darlene, is actually his sister, and the supposed leader of their group, Mr Robot, is his deceased father.  I encourage fans of the shimages-2ow to re-watch all of the scenes between Mr Robot and Elliott, pay close attention to the staging of the actors. They are constantly mirroring one another throughout; note that this episode eight is called M1rrOr1ng.qt. Reflecting one another, as a visual representation for their present relationship, as Mr Robot is a figure of Elliott’s imagination.

“You’re the one constant in a sea of variables.” – Tyrell Wellick (1×09)

Throughout episode nine Elliott attempts to reconcile his disillusionment of the reality that he has constructed for himself.  Simultaneously, a very similar collapse of reality is taking place in Tyrell’s world.  After murdering, Sharon Knowls, he has been running from the police, fired from EvilCorp, become a father, and then abandoned by his new family.  This leads to a face-to-face confrontaimgres-1tion between Elliott and Tyrell.  One wants to change the world, while the other wants to rule it.  During this first installment of Mr Robot neither character is able to become who they aspire to be in society…yet.

By Sarah Belmont
Featured Writer
@sjbelmont

2.27 – Sudden Silkiness

Send your questions or comments to SceneNNerd@gmail.com or on Twitter @SceneNNerd to have them read on the show. On today’s show Pete and Casey are joined by Andy B of The Flash Podcast. First, Pete gives us the new movies out in theaters and on DVD, Casey frolics through this week’s Entertainment news (Jon Stewart, Fantastic 4 Trailer, One Direction), and Andy gives his thoughts on the next season of The Flash as well as “The Death of Superman Lives” documentary. Then on TV Talk, Pete and Casey discuss some deaths on Mr. Robot and try to talk about the Halt and Catch Fire finale. Baby, you light up my world like nobody else, it’s an all new Scene ‘N Nerd!

 

2.26 – Sha-na-na-na-na-na-lian on Batman

Talk to us on Twitter @SceneNNerd or email SceneNNerd@gmail.com to have your questions or comments read on the show! On today’s show, Pete, Matt, and Casey stay up late to be joined by Justin, Tom, and Kyle of the Shanlian on Batman Podcast. First Matt goes over what me messed up in last week’s reboot talk, Pete tells us the movies coming out on Blu Ray, DVD, and in theaters, Casey literally eats his way through the entertainment news of the week (Top Gun 2, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Reading Rainbow), then finally Pete and Matt interview our guests about Batman, the podcasting business, and society in general. Guys, I think we finally found our arch-nemeses! How exciting! It’s an all new Scene ‘N Nerd!

 

2.25 – Mr. Reboot

Email us at SceneNNerd@gmail.com to have your comments or questions featured on the show! On today’s show, Pete, Matt, and Casey are reunited. First they recap last week’s show and Comic Con, then Pete brings us the latest movies out in theaters and DVD, Casey is called an idiot while giving the weekly Entertainment news (Hulk Hogan, Jurassic World sequal, Chris Brown), the boys have a heated discussion about the ethics of remakes and reboots, and Matt tells us what he thought of Ant-Man. In the second hour for TV Talk, the boys breakdown The 100, Mr. Robot, and Halt and Catch Fire. Dem classic picks doe, it’s an all new Scene N’ Nerd!

 

2.24 – Stories from Comic Con

Talk to us at SceneNNerd@gmail.com or @SceneNNerd on Twitter to have your questions or comments read on the show! Today Pete and Matt are back while Casey is out on vacation. The guys are joined by Rose Moore ofMoviepilot.com, Lauren Galloway from Assembly of Geeks, The Flash Podcast and EW Community and Lily Miranda from @WardsWarriors to share all their crazy stories from Comic Con. They also share their thoughts on the latest trailers from Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad and talk about how X-Men: Age of Apocalypse is shaping up. They’re back, they’re nerdy and they’re trying very hard to get over those post Comic Con blues. This is Scene N Nerd!