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On this week’s show the Humans(Joe, Caleb and Jason) talk bacon seaweed, hitchBOT’s tragic demise, GOOD lion news, and getting more out of your batteries. Plus, so much more!

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Geek Talk

New Releases

In Theaters:

  • Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ – Even the complete obliteration of his physical form can’t stop the galaxy’s most evil overlord. After years in spiritual purgatory, Frieza has been resurrected and plans to take his revenge on the Z-Fighters of Earth. Facing off against Frieza’s powerful new form, and his army of 1,000 soldiers, Goku and Vegeta must reach new levels of strength in order to protect Earth from their vengeful nemesis.
  • Fantastic Four – Four young outsiders teleport to a dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
  • The Gift – Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo (Joel Edgerton) at first, but after a seemingly coincidental series of encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from their past is uncovered after nearly 20 years.
  • Ricki and the Flash – Ricki Rendazzo (Meryl Streep) is a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family, including her daughter (Mamie Gummer), her ex-husband (Kevin Kline) and his new wife (Audra McDonald).
  • Shaun the Sheep – When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

Music:

  • Death Magic by HEALTH – The fifth release for the Los Angeles noise rock band was produced by The Haxan Cloak.
  • Positive Songs for Negative People by Frank Turner – The sixth full-length release for the British folk-punk artist was produced by Butch Walker.
  • Abyss by Chelsea Wolfe – The fifth full-length release for the singer-songwriter features contributions from Russian Circles guitarist Mike Sullivan and was produced by John Congleton.
  • Another One by Mac DeMarco – The eight-track mini-album was self-recorded by the Canadian singer-songwriter.

Video Games:

  • Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon Thursday, August 6, 2015 PC iOS Use the unique size and skill of a common house spider to unravel a deep mystery hidden within Blackbird Estate.
  • Rare Replay Tuesday, August 4, 2015 XONE Practically every title that Rare studios has baked up is kneaded into this delicious compilation. If you are looking for maximum value per hour then you can definitely find it here.
  • Submerged Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 -PC PS4 XONE Windwaker WaterWorld is sure to be a name you will dub this game with since it borrows so heavily on the feel of each of the boat-driven titles.
  • Galak-Z: The Dimensional Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 PS4 If you can’t get enough “procedurally generated” then Playstation has you covered with a Top-down space-shooter version of the buzzword-alicious genre.
  • Freedom Planet Friday, Aug 7, 2014 WIIU prev. on PC, Unix, Mac An interesting combination of classic Sonic the Hedgehog and melee platformer with a sprinkle of My Little Pony for style.

DVD/Blu-ray:

  • Adult Beginners – Blu/DVD – An up and coming entrepreneur crashes hard just before the launch of his major launch. His path to recovery brings him back to his estraged sister and her husband. He moves in and becomes nanny to their three year old son.
  • Barely Lethal – Blu/DVD – Life as a teen secret agent, isn’t all it craked up to be. Megan got out by faking her own death. She finds life in the suburbs not much easier. Further complicating things her old handler has enlisted her school rival to bring her down a peg or two.
  • Far from the Madding Crowd – Blu/DVD – Based on a Thomas Hardy novel by the same name this story examines life, love, passion, and the resiliance of the human spirt.
  • Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead – Blu/DVD – “Mad Max with zombies” sounds like a fairly apt alternate title. Barry is a survivor of a cataclysmic event that has turned most of the world’s population into flesh devouring zombies. He gears up and takes his suped up car on a blood soaked trip to save his sister.

Comics:

DC

  • Batman Beyond #3 – Confidence in the Cyborg Justice Leage is shaken as truth about them is revealed, Neo-Gotham under attack, and Batman is caught in the cross hairs of it all.

Marvel

  • Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #3 – The path ahead of our “Friendly neighborhood Spider-Man” has rarely been easy or straight forward. This story continues the inner and interpersonal turmoil that comes with being Spider-Man.

Dark Horse

  • Baltimore: Cult of the Red King #4 – The Red King’s power is growing, but Baltimore and company have found the source of his power. This could end his reign of terror but one must never underestimate a powerful advicary.

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  • We Stand on Guard #2 – The future war between the US and Canada, takes an even stranger turn.

IDW

  • Transformers #44 – The sentient robots of Cybertron have been locked in conflict for ages. When bots separated for nearly as long reunite, what will the fallout be? Conflict rekindled? or a re-examination of old divides?

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