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Screen Heroes Awards

Screen Heroes Awards
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Welcome to the 3rd Annual Screen Heroes Awards! This year, we bring you 32 categories spanning film, television, and video games. Join us as our three Screen Heroes hosts are joined by hosts from all across the Heroes Podcast Network to discuss the nominees you’ve been voting on for weeks and who the winners are, plus our own takes on those choices.

We do apologize for the echo in the audio. It’s inconsistent and varies in strength depending on who is talking.

Watch the episode here:

What did you think of our nominees and winners?  We want to know! Comment below or hit us up @HeroesPodcasts on Twitter or Facebook!

Go to Screen-Heroes.com right now to subscribe to us on iTunes and drop us a review. If you do, we’ll be sure to give you a shout-out in a future episode!

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Screen Heroes Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Derreck Mayer
Rae Stewart
Ryan Couture

Special Guests
Jon Czerwinski (former Gamer Heroes host)
Thomas Egan (Gamer Heroes host)
Kacey Parnacott (host of a coming soon Anime focused series)
Ian Turner (host of Echo Station and Costume Couture)

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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Screen Heroes Awards

Welcome to Earth-2 Ep 06: Ryan and the Hologram

Ryan, being stuck on Earth-2 for six weeks now, is feeling a little down but then again, maybe he made it with a hologram! Tune in to find out.

Will Ryan put his foot in his mouth yet again?  Will Ryan ever check out his new room? Would you do it with a hologram?

Listen in, and perhaps those questions will be answered.

Somehow, in a major plot hole that will likely never be explained, Ryan can still receive email on Earth-2, so send him one at Earth2@heroespodcasts.com!  He might even read it in the next episode.  Don’t like Ryan?  We don’t blame you!  Simply address it to another person on the show and we will make sure it gets to them.

Comment below or hit us up @HeroesPodcasts on Twitter or Facebook!

Don’t forget to subscribe to Welcome to Earth-2! The links to iTunes, Blog Talk Radio, Google Play, and our RSS Feed are below!

Also, stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts

Welcome to Earth-2 Show Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Starring
Ian Turner
Paco Gonzalez
Rae Stewart
Ryan Couture

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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Welcome to Earth-2 Ep 06: Ryan and the Hologram

Welcome to Earth-2 Ep 05: Ryan and the Super Suit

After a month on Earth-2 Ryan finally sees Prisma in her official superhero super suit. Along the way, he meets the man behind superhero fashion who will help put together a super suit just for Ryan while he’s on Earth-2.

Will Ryan put his foot in his mouth?  Will Ryan’s super suit be super lame?

Listen in, and perhaps those questions will be answered.

Somehow, in a major plot hole that will likely never be explained, Ryan can still receive email on Earth-2, so send him one at Earth2@heroespodcasts.com!  He might even read it in the next episode.  Don’t like Ryan?  We don’t blame you!  Simply address it to another person on the show and we will make sure it gets to them.

Comment below or hit us up @HeroesPodcasts on Twitter or Facebook!

Don’t forget to subscribe to Welcome to Earth-2! The links to iTunes, Blog Talk Radio, Google Play, and our RSS Feed are below!

Also, stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts

Welcome to Earth-2 Show Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Starring
Ian Turner
Paco Gonzalez
Rae Stewart
Ryan Couture

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

iTunes Subscription Link
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Welcome to Earth-2 Ep 05: Ryan and the Super Suit

Welcome to Earth-2 Ep 04: Ryan and the Mole-man

Episode 4 of Ryan’s extended stay in the multiverse, and he and his co-hosts have a surprise lunch with a Mole-man running for political office.  They take a deep dive into race relations between mole-people and surface dwellers, and learn what hashtags are on Earth-2.  #NotAllMolemen

Will Ryan put his foot in his mouth?  Will the Mole-man spread fake news?  What are the important political platforms for this strange world?

Listen in, and perhaps those questions will be answered.

Somehow, in a major plot hole that will likely never be explained, Ryan can still receive email on Earth-2, so send him one at Earth2@heroespodcasts.com!  He might even read it in the next episode.  Don’t like Ryan?  We don’t blame you!  Simply address it to another person on the show and we will make sure it gets to them.

Comment below or hit us up @HeroesPodcasts on Twitter or Facebook!

Don’t forget to subscribe to Welcome to Earth-2! The links to iTunes, Blog Talk Radio, Google Play, and our RSS Feed are below!

Also, stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts

Welcome to Earth-2 Show Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Starring
Jeremy Monken
Paco Gonzalez
Rae Stewart
Ryan Couture

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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Welcome to Earth-2 Ep 04: Ryan and the Mole-man

Welcome to Earth-2 Ep 03: Ryan and the Fanboy

Episode 3 of Ryan’s vacation to an alternate reality, and he is trying to make friends.  Not only that, but he interviews the very first fan of the show, who happens to be a wanna-be superhero with a mechanical exosuit.  You may be thinking to yourself “Wait, this show has a fan?”, and that is a totally fair thought.  However, YOU ARE HERE TOO, READING THIS ARTICLE.  I hate to break it to you, but you may be a fan too. Either way, this week, I got to meet someone who calls himself The Construct.

Will he finally get out of jail?  Did he survive his appointment with Dr. Stonefist?  Isn’t The Construct just a Green Lantern rip-off with a mech-suit?

Listen in, and perhaps those questions will be answered.

Somehow, in a major plot hole that will likely never be explained, Ryan can still receive email on Earth-2, so send him one at Earth2@heroespodcasts.com!  He might even read it in the next episode.  Don’t like Ryan?  We don’t blame you!  Simply address it to another person on the show and we will make sure it gets to them.

Comment below or hit us up @HeroesPodcasts on Twitter or Facebook!

Don’t forget to subscribe to Welcome to Earth-2! The links to iTunes, Blog Talk Radio, Google Play, and our RSS Feed are below!

Also, stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts

Welcome to Earth-2 Show Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Starring
Derreck Mayer
Paco Gonzalez
Rae Stewart
Ryan Couture

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

iTunes Subscription Link
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Welcome to Earth-2 Ep 03: Ryan and the Fanboy

Welcome to Earth-2 Ep 02: Ryan and the Redtape

Episode 2 of Ryan’s unsupervised trip to a different Earth, in which he tries to prove the multiverse theory is, in fact, fact.  He does this by, stick with me here, recording a podcast and interviewing a lady from HR.  He is lucky that he is handsome, or we wouldn’t put up with his shit anymore.

Will he find out why he is in jail?  Who the heck is Dr. Stonefist?  Will Toby ever win Michael Scott’s affection? Did he fill out the correct HR forms?

Listen in, and perhaps those questions will be answered.

Somehow, in a major plot hole that will likely never be explained, Ryan can still receive email on Earth-2, so send him one at Earth2@heroespodcasts.com!  He might even read it in the next episode.  Don’t like Ryan?  We don’t blame you!  Simply address it to another person on the show and we will make sure it gets to them.

Comment below or hit us up @HeroesPodcasts on Twitter or Facebook!

Don’t forget to subscribe to Welcome to Earth-2! The links to iTunes, Blog Talk Radio, Google Play, and our RSS Feed are below!

Also, stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts

Welcome to Earth-2 Show Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Starring
Amber Lee Bartlett
Paco Gonzalez
Rae Stewart
Ryan Couture

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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Welcome to Earth-2 Ep 02: Ryan and the Redtape

Welcome to Earth-2 Ep 01: Ryan and the Multiverse

Holy rip in space-time, Batman!  Ryan has fallen into another dimension while mindlessly looking at his cell phone and not paying attention to where he was going.  Now he finds himself trapped in a world where superheroes are real and he gets the chance to interview a couple of them.

Will he get superpowers of his own?  Who are these strange superheroes that inhabit this planet?  Why on earth was his first instinct to make a podcast?

Listen in, and perhaps those questions will be answered.

Somehow, in a major plot hole that will likely never be explained, Ryan can still receive email on Earth-2, so send him one at Earth2@heroespodcasts.com!  He might even read it in the next episode.  Don’t like Ryan?  We don’t blame you!  Simply address it to another person on the show and we will make sure it gets to them.

Comment below or hit us up @HeroesPodcasts on Twitter or Facebook!

Don’t forget to subscribe to Welcome to Earth-2! The links to iTunes, Blog Talk Radio, Google Play, and our RSS Feed are below!

Also, stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts

Welcome to Earth-2 Show Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Starring
Paco Gonzalez
Rae Stewart
Ryan Couture

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

iTunes Subscription Link
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/welcome-to-earth-2/id1331800755

Blog Talk Radio
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/welcometoearth2

Google Play Subscription Link
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Welcome to Earth-2 Ep 01: Ryan and the Multiverse

Dead Drift: The Indie Spotlight

Today we turn our indie spotlight to web show Dead Drift. You should give it a watch by clicking here. It’s a short little five minute episode kinda thing that shouldn’t take too much of your time.  Dead Drift is a futuristic sci-fi take on The Office style of comedy that pits three crew members in a interstellar mission where things, well … uhmmm, they get a little weird.

The show consist of short 5 minute episodes with interactions between Captain Ryland Banks and Technician Maurice Morris. In between the conversations or short little asides, the characters break the fourth wall and talk directly to the viewer, much in the way that is seen on The Office.

Described as a screwball buddy comedy Dead Drift is pretty darn funny. Having Technician Morris squaring off with Captain Morris is hilariously done and well acted. I couldn’t help but to chuckle at Star Trek references but what is so funny is that the two man crew is so incompetent. We all have a picture in our head of NASA sending the best and brightest out there but these two are not it. Morris is a insubordinate and a malcontent who has contempt for his Captain. Captain Morris on the other almost graduated West Point and can’t help but to be anything but inspire leadership, Captain Picard he is not.

Banks

Almost Graduated West Point

Morris

Sending Sass Your Way

HANNAH

The Only Competent Crew Member

One scene in particular has the Captain trying to get a replicator to make him, tea, earl grey, hot, and is too incompetent to figure out the device. When he called Morris to correct the problem the technician gives him sass and says holding up a induction clamp voltmeter “I’ll just use my tricorder and run a level 3 diagnostic.” Just about any Trekkie would recognize a level 3 diagnostic. In another scene, Morris runs out of toilet paper and decides to use a technical manual to finish his business and some how manages to use it despite it actually being a tablet. Who says eBooks will replace paper print anyways?

The screwball crew is eventual joined by a sexy and competent AI named H.A.N.N.A.H. Playing the role of the comedic “straight man”, her character does a great job of punting joke set ups to Morris and Banks. And as you might imagine Hannah’s perfect capabilities make these two slobs look even worse.

 

Dead Drift Clones

Attack Of The Clones

There short mission takes them to their first port of call to visit a Mars station where a German Commander named Schneider has is dead wife cloned, multiple times… things get weird for Morris and Banks.

Schneider

You Better Believe German Accents Can Be Funny !!

On the whole, this is great little show, funny, crisp, and sharp in its unique sci-fi brand of comedy. Every episode comes in at just under 5 minuets so it makes it easy to watch either on the go or in that short break between tasks. Dead Drift is a great sci-fi show that deserves to be given a chance to entertain you, if even for a few minutes. Check out there website and check out what they accomplished here.

Have you watched any of Dead Drift yet? Comment below with your thoughts on the series!

Dead Drift: The Indie Spotlight

Lazer Team – The Unexpected Review

I have never watched Red vs. Blue. Not really, at least. I was at a friend’s house a long time ago and was subjected to it for 2 hours and nearly clawed my body apart. Needless to say, it wasn’t for me.

Flash forward to 2016 and I’m scrolling through the social medias instead of working, like you do, and I see that Rooster Teeth (the production company behind Red vs. Blue) have their very own movie coming out. That day. With aliens and shenanigans and inappropriate behavior for adults.  Knowing that my boyfriend absolutely loves all of these things, I immediately bought tickets, because I’m a good girlfriend.  That movie was called Lazer Team and it was absolutely worth it.

Lazer Team: The Good

The premise behind Lazer Team is simple: four unsuccessful men stumble upon a crashed space craft and rifle through it, discovering a power suit made for Earth’s champion. Instead of delivering the suit to the military, they all don a piece and haphazardly ban together to be said champion.  Their horrible attempts at being a team make for some incredibly awkward and hilarious moments. Taking what is a simple and sometimes overused plot line and turning it into something unique is exactly what Rooster Teeth did here.  There are so many movies where the underdogs win, where the losers get the prize in the end, where we all come out the other side loving unlikely heroes, that it becomes exhausting.  This movie isn’t like this. It embraces the cliche. It looks the cliche in the eye and gives it the bird.  The story is familiar, but the humor isn’t.  There were quite a few moments that had me belly laughing, and that’s strictly because of the main characters. Burnie Burns (Church of Red vs Blue) leads the four-man team so well that I feel like he’s been on the big screen for years. Their comedic dynamic is so strong it reminds me of other successful comedy troupes such as Broken Lizard (Super Troopers).  I expect that while Lazer Team opened to limited theatrical release, we may be seeing the rise of some new comedy giants.

Lazer Team: The Bad

There’s honestly not too much to complain about when it comes to this film. I went into it thinking that it was going to be a girlfriend service film (something you see because your partner wants to).  But I was more than pleasantly surprised.  The exact reasons I applauded the film, however, could also be reasons why some critics have panned it.  There are times when the film cliches are so glaring that you’re not entirely sure if it’s satirizing them or falling into the trap.  I’d like to think that Rooster Teeth knew some of these moments were just that cheesy and decided to go with it, but there are some scenes where I just wasn’t sure.  As for the team aspect, that, too, can be seen as a disadvantage.  It’s not strange for Hollywood types to always work with the same people, but rarely do all the members of a comedy troupe succeed at the same rate. To compare Broken Lizard again, certain members broke off and got involved in different projects, making the whole group lose momentum and making future group endeavors risky.  Say Colton Dunn’s role in Parks and Recreation took off and he had been approached for a few bigger things.  Would he still have starred in this film? Maybe.  My point is success can be difficult when the ensemble is the best part of the film.  As fans, we’ll want that ensemble to continue despite if its the best thing for the group itself.

Overall the film was a blast and I plan on seeing it again (but not until I watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens a few more times).  Check out the trailer below and make sure to see Lazer Team  if it is showing at a theater near you.

Lazer Team: Official Trailer #1

I give the film 3.5\5 UFOs.

The Grid Rating Saucer 3.5

Lazer Team – The Unexpected Review

Your Halloween Movie Playlist

Every October, I indulge in some of the best Halloween movies I can find. Some are classics that cross my television despite the season while others remain fall exclusives.  Either way, these movies are all must watch for all spooky evenings. The lists begin after the break below:

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For fun, I’ve broken this down based on multiple genres, so there’s a little something for everyone! On with the show!

Animated

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1. Nightmare Before Christmas
2. Frankenweenie
3. Corpse Bride
You have to do the Tim Burton claymation trilogy on the same day. It’s just better that way.
4. Paranorman – absolutely adorable
5. Coraline – fun and creepy to the bone

Slasher

Halloween_cover 1. Halloween – an All Hallow’s Eve staple
2. Nightmare on Elm Street – my favorite slasher film
3. Texas Chainsaw Massacre – despite what everyone says, this was not based on true events
4. Scream – don’t have sex
5. Friday the 13th – nothing better than watching Kevin Bacon getting stabbed in the throat

Sci-Fi

Alien_movie_poster 1. Alien – the ultimate chick flick
2. The Thing – one of the dumbest titles in history; one of the scariest films to date
3. Re-Animator – science sex scenes = nightmare fuel
4. The Fly – tasty Jeff Goldb- annnndd he’s gone
5. Invasion of the Body Snatchers – just try to close your eyes and not see Donald Sutherland make that horrible face

Family

4934 1. Hocus Pocus – not Disney’s best horror film, but it’s the best
2. Ghostbusters (both of them) – who ya gonna call? Bill flippin Murray.
3. Beetlejuice – there’s no evidence saying Michael Keaton won’t appear
4. Young Frankenstein – care for a roll in ze hay?
5. Addams Family (both of them)- Gomez and Morticia are easily the best parents ever

Foreign

MV5BMjE1OTY2MTM5MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzQ5Mjc5MQ@@._V1_SX640_SY720_ 1. Let the Right One In – child vampires and puppy love
2. Pan’s Labyrinth – a fantasy horror film where the reality is more horrific than the fantasy
3. The Babadook – sure, let’s make parenting more frightening
4. A Tale of Two Sisters – AMERICA tried to remake this; we failed miserably
5. The Host – not a Korean love story

Adult Comedy

download (1) 1. Dead Snow –Norway fulfills the world’s ultimate fantasy: zombie Nazis
2. Zombieland – this may be Woody Harrelson’s finest role. It is most certainly Jesse Eisenberg’s most tolerable one.
3. Shaun of the Dead – you’ve got red on you
4. Cabin in the Woods – come for Thor, stay for inevitable Sigourney Weaver
5. Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil – how I see teenagers everywhere: murderous and stupid

Zombie

download (2)1. Night of the Living Dead – the zombie movie to begin all zombie movies and create a horror god
2. Dawn of the Dead (2004) – if you ever get the chance to shoot a baby zombie, would you really turn it down?
3. 28 Days Later – technically a contagion film, but let’s not mince words here
4. World War Z – watch because you loved the book, then let go of the book
5. Evil Dead (every single one of them) – don’t read the Necronomicon

Monster

werewolf1. American Werewolf in London – leagues better than the little known American Werewolf in Canada
2. Bram Stoker’s Dracula – don’t let Keanu Reeves stop you from watching this
3. Salem’s Lot – no sparkly vampires here
4. The Mist – sogoodsogoodsogoodsogood
5. Jaws – da…dun. da dun. dadundadundadundadun, salsa shark

Ghost 

the-sixth-sense-poster1. The Sixth Sense – everyone has spoiled this for you by now
2. Poltergeist – used real skeletons. Real human skeletons.
3. Paranormal Activity – I will never again recommend shaky cam movies
4. 1408 – Can you really go wrong with John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson?
5. Frighteners – recommended by your Grid boss

The Best of the Best

the-shining-1980-poster1. The Shining – heeeeerrrrreee’sss your chance to fear Jack Nicholson forever
2. Silence of the Lambs – if you watch the sequel, Jodi Foster ages backwards
3. Psycho – Anthony Perkins. Never Vince Vaughn.
4. The Exorcist – so many naughty words
5. The Omen – it’s all for you, Damien

 

Did you like what you see? Plan on watching any of these before Halloween?  What did we miss?  Let us know in the comments!

Your Halloween Movie Playlist