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Interstellar Review and Christopher Nolan — S&A140

Interstellar Review and Christopher Nolan — S&A140

Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s most recent film, has hit screens and thrilled or confounded audiences, and Dr. Jayce and Ben are here to discus not just that film, but all of Christopher Nolan’s library. How did they like it? How does it stack up against his other films? Find out here… … Read entire article »

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Big Hero 6 Family Review — S&A139

Big Hero 6 Family Review — S&A139

Ben is joined by his four oldest children to talk about, review, analyze and laugh about Big Hero 6. With the insight only children can bring, his 13 year-old, 11 year-old, 10 year-old, and 8 year-old kids talk about their favorite characters, the big ideas of the movie, and the favorite moments.   … Read entire article »

Universal Classic Monsters — S&A138

Universal Classic Monsters — S&A138

Frankenstein. Dracula. Wolfman. The Creature. The Mummy. Classic monsters. In this episode, after a few weeks of technical troubles, the S&A guys are back together to talk about monsters. Using the Universal monsters as their guide, they explore some of the cultural and thematic ideas found in these creatures. … Read entire article »

Sidekicks: What Are They Good For? — S&A137

Sidekicks: What Are They Good For? — S&A137

Ben and Steve sit down and talk about sidekicks, define sidekicks, argue which one of them is the sidekick, and discuss favorite sidekicks. Also, Ben mispronounces Lando and makes it sound like he’s talking about Babylon 5. And Gil Gerard and Ernie Reyes Jr. are talked about more than expected. … Read entire article »

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, & TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (Summer Movie Series) — SA136

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, & TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (Summer Movie Series) — SA136

Ben, Steve, and Dr. Jayce talk about three superhero movies from this summer: X-Men: Days of Future Past, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. … Read entire article »

Like Going Through a Time Warp — SA135

Like Going Through a Time Warp — SA135

We’ve all had that experience. It’s not like deja vu, where you feel like you’re doing something you’ve done before. Rather, it’s like you’ve gone back in time, either in a place with elements from the past or a song that takes you back or any number of things that make you feel like you are in another time. That’s our … Read entire article »

ROMANS 8 (Geek Bible) — SA134

ROMANS 8 (Geek Bible) — SA134

Looking at a favorite Bible passage, Ben and Steve discuss the spiritual, personal, and sci-fi/fantastical elements of Romans 8! It’s not a series. Not yet. But maybe it will be… … Read entire article »

Was the Remake Better? — SA133

Was the Remake Better? — SA133

Hollywood has no shortage of good ideas . . . that they already did and want to do again! Steve and Ben take a look at some of their favorite and least favorite remakes and discuss whether the original or the remake is better. … Read entire article »

Franchise of the Planet of the Apes — SA132

Franchise of the Planet of the Apes — SA132

A comprehensive discussion of the Planet of the Apes franchise, from its beginnings as a book to the sci-fi classic first installment to the downward spiral into kiddie fare and TV to the big budget resurrection under Tim Burton’s hand to the new reboot series! Ben and Steve talk about some of the themes and the high points and low points … Read entire article »

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Summer Movie Series) — SA131

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Summer Movie Series) — SA131

Ben is joined by Matt Anderson of The Sci-Fi Christian and Daniel Butcher of Welcome to Level Seven & Between Disney to talk about the latest in the Transformers franchise! What deep theme did Ben find in the movie? What totally offended Daniel? What was Matt’s favorite line from the movie? And do any of them recommend it? Indeed, what one specific … Read entire article »