Pretty Much Geek presents
Pretty Much Geek
Welcome to the podcast of unconventional professional's. Hosted by Marciel and Alonso; Pretty Much Geek is a show about film, comic books, video games, and various content that celebrates what we love. Whether it be important, newsworthy or pretty much geek we've got it covered all under our radar.
January 29, 2021
Requiem for the Cinema | The Digitalization of the Movie Theater
Movie Theaters were a magical place before the dark times, before covid. When the pandemic hit, all forms of entertainment were effected in different ways. Cinemas became the first to go and the biggest question then became....how would they survive? This episode we discuss what we miss the most from movie theaters, what this new home theater change compares to the original and why this was a long time coming.
January 15, 2021
The Mandalorian | Repairing a Galaxy Far Far Away
Star Wars has always excelled in expanding the universe beyond the films. Whether it be the legends of old, or the current extended universe of games, novels, comics, and animations. In 2019 we were given our first glimpse of a live action series within the universe, The Mandalorian. On todays show we break down why the series has resonated so well with a wider audience than the recent sequel trilogy and what the future holds for the live action extended universe.
December 26, 2020
Gremlins (1984) | Winter Break |
If there was a year where Gremlins would attack on Christmas, it would be 2020. Joe Dante and Steven Spielberg's seminal 1984 hit was a pioneer in puppeteering, that stands as a cult classic in the Christmas and horror movie genres. Join Marciel, Alonso, Jose, and Sawyer for the final show of the year as we discuss Gremlins.
December 18, 2020
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) | Winter Break |
If Carrey is green and living alone with a dog, you know you're in for a good time. On this weeks Winter Break we watch another holiday classic from our childhood. An elaborate production that fully realized the world of Dr. Seuss in live action & introduced many children to themes we probably weren't ready for at the time. Listen in as we discuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
December 11, 2020
Jingle All The Way (1996) | Winter Break |
We may not have Liz's cookies but that definitely doesn't mean you should put this episode down. For the first winter break we talk about the 1996 holiday classic Jingle All The Way. Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Turbo Time. There's not much more you can ask for this year is there?
December 7, 2020
Voluntary Disbelief: The Actors Perspective | Tales from the Set |
Whether it be an extra, supporting or lead role. Acting is one of the most crucial aspects of any production. On the second episode of Tales from the set we're joined by two cast members of Dear Hearts and Gentle People, Jose Orozco and Erica Jackson. We discuss their experience acting on stage, film, and shooting Dear Hearts. Along with how the Covid pandemic has affected the theater experience so far and what it means to make art during this trying time. Dear Hearts and Gentle People |
December 5, 2020
Making a Short Film: Dear Hearts and Gentle People | Tales from the Set |
In 2018 we shot our first short film, "Dear Hearts and Gentle People". It was a labor intensive effort that required everyone’s schedules, attention and sanity. For todays show we will be talking about the process this took from both a technical and personal level. From the perspectives of the Writer/Director & Director of Photography. Marciel Delgado and Alonso Castillo discuss the trials and effort required to make a short film, film school, how whatever can go wrong will go wrong on set and why that's a good thing. It’s a joy to work on film and even more so to share the experience with all of you. Dear Hearts and Gentle People |
November 27, 2020
Spider-Man: Miles Morales | Responsibility Redefined |
The concept of another Spider-Man was nothing new in 2011. Yet the medium paused for a moment when Marvel introduced a young afro-latino from Brooklyn as the new Ultimate Spider-Man. Since then Miles Morales has come to shine as an example of how to properly execute a legacy character, represent both black/latino cultures in storytelling & become one of the best characters at the house of ideas. On todays episode We discuss the many incarnations of the character across all mediums from the Ultimate Comics, Into the Spiderverse and the new PS5 game. Along with what it meant for representation in what was an almost non existent conversation at the time.
November 20, 2020
Days of Consoles Past | Analyzing the Last Generation |
The video game console is at times one of the most nostalgic things imaginable for a gamer. Casual or hardcore, you remember where you where when you had it. What games you played on it, where you were in life, and what that generation in particular meant for you. With the next gen already here we take a look back at the (now) last generation and what impact it left on us and the gaming industry as a whole. The exclusives, drama and turmoil that created a sometimes stagnant but always evolving generation.
October 30, 2020
Halloween H20 | Halloween Horror Month |
20 years and 8 films is all it took for them to add someone of color to the main cast. 1978 was the night he came home, but 1998 was the night he...broke into a high school in California? The first example of an attempt to forget the past (but not the last) of the Halloween franchise. H20 ditched the cult of thorn and brought back a clear direction AND most importantly Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode. In a film that has divided many fans as well as several of our hosts. Before listening head on over to blockbuster for todays episode as we discuss, Halloween H20.