Under The Scope | Movie Review: Deepwater Horizon

The Scope movie review team returns with their second review in a row that covers a true life accident. This time around, director Peter Berg tells the 2010 story of the Deepwater Horizon explosion/environmental disaster in the aptly named Deepwater Horizon.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, and John Malkovich, this film is all about bad oil executives and tenacious working folk just trying to stay alive. But does this film have the ability to be more than a typical disaster flick? Well, take a listen to Jared and Shane and find out.

The Scope Deepwater Horizon review probably wouldn’t be the greatest workers on an oil rig.

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3 ¼ Stars – Deepwater Horizon

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Episode 240: The 2016 Fall TV Preview

It wouldn’t be a proper autumn without your Scope hosts discussing all the new and returning TV shows. So that’s just what Jared, Adam, and Shane did.

They covered the trend of TV remaking old TV and movies, the new hotness that’s sci-fi on network television, and the mess that’s Kevin James on a sitcom. And of course the crew talk about the shows you have to watch and you should just flat out miss.

The Scope: protecting you from bad TV for almost ten years!

The Scope episode 240 wants to buy the new TeeVee-O digital video recorder.

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Episode 239: What’s Your Lumbar Number?

In a not-so timely fashion, Jared, Adam, and Shane take a few minutes to look back at the Summer of 2016. They guys talk about the apparent weakness of the movies, the apparent strengths of TV (like Stranger Things and The Night Of) and the phenomenon that is Pokémon GO.

There’s also mention of erganists, wonks, and a secret wheelchair. But you are just going to have to listen to find out what any of that nonsense means!

The Scope episode 239 grousing about exception to perception.

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Episode 238: Snapping vs. Slapping

Summer vacation is over, everyone! That means your favorite three Scope hosts are back in the studio, trying to remember how to make a podcast.

Along with remembering the basics of recording, Adam attempts to read the news, Jared tries to avoid a kneeplosion, and Shane wants to buy some X-Ming miniatures. All in all, a pretty good way to start the fall season of the Scope!

The Scope episode 238 can’t mansplain its way out of it.

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Under The Scope | Movie Review: Sully

With the summer movie season of 2016 in the rear view mirror, Jared and Shane are focused on what’s coming in the fall.

In the latest Scope movie review, they take a look at Clint Eastwood’s Sully, the true story of the 2009 plane landing called “The Miracle on the Hudson.”

Tom Hanks, playing  Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, gives it his all (as he usually does.)

But the real question is this: is there enough of a story to even make a movie out of this heroic tale?

Judging by the score, the answer may be a resounding “NO.” But it’s still worth the time to tune in and check out the first new Scope content in quite a long time. So get to it already!

The Scope Sully movie review wants you to know it’s a water landing.

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¾ Stars – Sully

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Episode 237: The Nerd Roundtable CONvergence 2016 Edition Part 2

In the second part of The Scope’s grand return to CONvergence 2016, Jared, Shane, and new friend of the show Romeo turn a critical eye to all of the hot topics in the world of fandom.

That’s sure to mean a lot of talking about Star Wars, Marvel movies, the DC Cinematic Universe, and exchange traded index funds.

Okay, maybe not all of those topics. We’ll let you decide which one doesn’t fit.

So stop reading this incredibly well-written text (how many times have we told you to do that over the years, anyway?) and get to listening to the latest podcast from your friends at The Scope!

The Scope episode 237 can’t be evenly divided by two. Deal with it.

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Episode 236: The Nerd Roundtable CONvergence 2016 Edition Part 1

After a year or so absence, Jared and Shane bring The Scope back to the coolest convention in Minnesota. You might have heard of it…you know, CONvergence.

This time around, your Scope hosts set up shop at the hotel bar, invited super geek and new friend to the show, Romeo, and started rapping about the convention and the overall state of fandom. Of course it was all captured on a super fancy recording device.

It’s a great conversation not to be missed! So don’t miss it!

The Scope episode 236 doesn’t mind when the waitstaff interrupts…as long as there’s a cocktail involved.

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Under The Scope | Movie Review: Central Intelligence

With the official first day of summer right around the corner, Scope show regulars Jared and Shane hit the cinema to take aim at a warm-weather film hoping to make huge box-office coin.

The movie: Central Intelligence, featuring action star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and funnyman Kevin Hart. In this “odd couple/buddy” pic, two high school friends are swept up into spy caper, replete with all the comedic trimmings one would expect.

But the real question is this: can Mr. Johnson and Mr. Hart overcome their well-known cinema stereotypes and create a film that aims higher than many of their previous outings? Well, it’s easy to find out. Just get to listening (or watching, if that floats your boat) the latest from your Scope friends!

The Scope Central Intelligence review is like chocolate Google.

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3 ½ Stars – Central Intelligence

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Episode 235: Who You Gonna Call? ADAMatic!

Well, just by the title alone, you can definitely get the sense Adam did not return to The Scope for another edition of The Nerd Roundtable.

Instead, Jared and Shane soldiered on as a power-pop duo, talking about Star Wars, Ghostbusters, and the new Hasbro Cinematic Universe.

Even though Adam was missing, his robotic replacement, ADAMatic 2.3.1, popped by the studio to demonstrate his wry wit and angry computer outbursts.

At least it didn’t make Shane cry. He can be quite sensitive.

The Scope episode 235 still waits for Adam’s summertime return…

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Episode 234: 2016 Summer Preview

In the first Scope show of the summer, Jared and Shane break down all of the movies and TV shows you need to check out.

It’s probably clear, by this point in the summary text, Adam wasn’t a part of this incredible endeavor. It’s a point of contention, but for every setback comes opportunity. In this case, it might be the return of everyone’s favorite AI, ADAMatic. You’ll just have to tune in!

The Scope episode 234, even with plentiful references to a planet of diarrhea, misses Adam. Will he be back in time for episode 235? Find out next time…

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