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OTS - Will Smith

If you want to know how to make CJ and Jordan nerd out in a big way, start talking about Will Smith. This was such a fun episode. BONUS -- we were able to arrive at some very insightful (read: baseless) conclusions about his career since 2008. Talking about the Fresh Prince turned out to be the perfect way to kick off the next 100 episodes of Nerd Critic.

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Joker

We did it, everybody. One HUNDRED. And what an episode this turned out to be. By popular demand, we invited the venerable Dixon Gaines back to be our guest for this seminal occasion, and he and Jordan fought mightily for CJ's soul. In the end, CJ opted for shared custody and a happily-ever-after. Which, after spending so much time with Joker, was desperately appreciated.

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OTS - The Dark Knight

Filmspotting, the definitive cinephile podcast, once ran a poll that asked the question: "What is the best comic book movie adaptation of all time?" The options were A) The Dark Knight, and B) Any other movie. This just about sums up the significance of this film, and we could not be more excited to do a deep dive into an inarguably significant entry into the catalogue of great American movies. And if you're looking for some great pre-game conversation about Joker, you could do a lot worse than this episode.

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Lion King (2019)

Okay, so maybe Disney is just in it for the money. Well of course they are, but... Listen, this is a weirdly complicated thing to unpack, so you're just going to have to hear the whole conversation. (We still really love you, Jon.) ALSO! We have finally, officially rolled out Nerd Critic (to the) Max! Oh, and Marvel announced some interesting things, too. Guys, this is a big episode. Perhaps even fit for a King. (#sorrynotsorry)

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Spider-Man: Far From Home

You knew we were going to dive deep into the latest Peter Parker adventure. You DIDN'T know we would be featuring our very first Nerd Critic guest! After eight years of writing with the team behind Conan, and now as the associate editor at DC Universe, Dixon Gaines ( @dixontrotter ) might be the funniest nerd and the nerdiest comedian you’ve ever met. If you don't have as much fun listening to him as we did, then you're probably dead inside.

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OTS - Whiplash

The best drumming movie ever (and there are a surprising number of drumming movies), the best JK Simmons performance ever, the most outrageous and challenging depiction of a teacher/student relationship ever. Forgive our hyperbole, but we LOVE THIS MOVIE. It’s hard to stay calm about it.

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Yesterday

All my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they're here to stay
Oh, I believe in yesterday

Maybe you love The Beatles. Maybe you love Danny Boyle. Maybe you love Lily James (seriously though, you have to love Lily James). Wherever your affections lay, listen up, we’ve got lots to say.

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Dark Phoenix

It’s time for the talk. About Dark Phoenix. Hey, it’s not that bad! Okay, it’s pretty bad, but here’s a silver lining: you don’t need to worry about seeing it before diving into our episode about it. We promise it’ll be even more fun than actually watching the movie. (Not that the bar was terribly high…)

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