Weekly Recap – June 15, 2013

Hobo Stu

Hobo Stu

Hello everyone,

With Father’s Day upon us, I can’t help thinking that Christopher Nolan, Zack Snyder and David S. Goyer are doing all of the dads out there a disservice with Man of Steel. It’s hard work being a dad and it’s always tough to live up to the iconic dads in movies and on television. No dad will ever be quite as nice or as understanding or as helpful as Danny Tanner, Sandy Cohen or Cliff Huxtable, but they at least have a fighting chance. In Man of Steel though, they’ve set the awesome dad bar so high that real-life dads won’t even be able to see it anymore.

I mean, not only is Clark Kent’s biological dad a super-powered alien scientist Russel Crowe, but his earth dad is Kevin Costner in the role he was born to play – folksy, advice-spewing Midwestern dad. Just having one of these two guys as your old man would be amazing, but the combination of the two is nothing short of perfection. It’s enough to make all of the real-life dads out there want to head out to the store for a pack of smokes.

Here’s what’s new on HoboTrashcan.com this week:

Review – Man of Steel
Marvel has been on a role lately with its successful Avengers, X-Men and Spider-man franchises. DC Comics, on the other hand, can only really hang its hat on its Batman films. They are hoping to fix that with Man of Steel, their attempt at revitalizing the dormant Superman franchise. Wisely, they have recruited Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer, the creative team behind the Dark Knight trilogy, to write the script and to help steer director Zack Snyder in the right direction. Find out if they are able to recapture their Batman magic in our Man of Steel review.

Review – This Is The End
At this point in their careers, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg could easily coast through another hilarious stoner comedy. But instead of resting on their laurels, they have decided to swing for the fences with their new comedy This Is The End. The film puts Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and Danny McBride (all playing themselves) in a house together as the apocalypse takes place just outside their doorstep. Find out how successful their ambitious, CGI-laden new comedy is in our review.

Bacon and Legs – Futurama: Farewell Popplers and a Harvey Slurmbanger to dull the pain
It’s been an emotional roller coaster for Futurama and its loyal fans. First the show was unceremoniously canceled by Fox, only to be resurrected in a series of direct-to-DVD movies. Those movies sold well enough to get the attention of Comedy Central, who resurrected the series. But now, Comedy Central has decided to end the show once and for all. The final (for real this time) season of the show will begin airing on June 19th. To celebrate the show’s farewell season, Fontina Turner offers up recipes for Popplers (with Space Honey Mustard) and Harvey Slurmbangers.

Positive Cynicism – Because everyone else has thoughts on who should be the new Doctor
Ever since it was officially announced that Matt Smith would be stepping down as The Doctor at the end of the year, fan speculation has been running wild trying to decide who will replace him as the iconic Time Lord on Doctor Who. This week Aaron R. Davis shares his thoughts on the fan casting by both responding to the names that have already been thrown out there and sharing a name or two of his own that he’d like to see in the role. He also responds to the always hot button issues of whether The Doctor should or could be a woman or a black actor.

Hobo Radio 259 – The ballad of Ricky the gas station attendant
Joel Murphy and Lars have often flown by the seat of their pants, but this week’s show sets a new bar. With only a small window of time to do the show before they both have to attend a press screening, they throw together a hilarious discussion of angry traffic tirades, Game of Thrones concerns and 911 false alarms. They also begin telling the story of Ricky, the imaginary gas station attendant who works at the station near Joel’s house, forced to suppress his dreams and forgo hanging out with his friends in order to keep running the family business. It’s a tragic and hilarious tale.

Hobo Radio Puppet Theatre Presents: What Is A Hallway?
Sports terminology can be tricky. Even a simple sport that most people know how to play – like bowling – has its own intricate jargon used to describe the equipment and the facilities. And, as this week’s Hobo Radio Puppet Theatre shows, using the wrong terminology can turn a fun day of bowling into a shouting match in seconds.

– Hobo Stu

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