The Weekly Substandard | A nerdcast on movies and pop-culture

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Each week geek out with Victorino Matus, Jonathan V. Last and Sonny Bunch for a nerdcast on movies and pop-culture.

The genesis for this podcast started way back in 2002 with Jonathan's seminal essay, The Case For the Empire: http://tws.io/casefortheempire.

The debate continues today with The Weekly Substandard podcast.

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The Substandard: Endgame

December 13th, 2018

In this latest episode, the Substandard discusses the new Avengers trailer, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and the Netflix gambit. Sonny loves Office… Go to Episode

The Substandard on Green Book, Italian Accents, and Vic's Picks

December 6th, 2018

In this latest episode, the Substandard discusses Green Book—Sonny shares his disdain while Vic lavishes praise. JVL and Sonny ask Vic if there's any… Go to Episode

The Substandard on Creed II, Ricky Jay, and Dimming Zones

November 29th, 2018

On this latest episode, the Substandard takes on Creed II and the Rocky oeuvre. JVL buys a flatscreen, Vic remembers seeing Ricky Jay, and Sonny talks… Go to Episode

The Substandard on Widows and Meeting the SSEU

November 21st, 2018

On this week's episode, the Substandard discusses Steve McQueen's Widows. JVL calls it No Country for Old Women. Vic and Sonny liken it to Lady Heat.… Go to Episode