Episode 050 – Of Valiant Orcs & Demonic Nuns


Tonight’s podcast begins on something of a somber note, as we reflect on the tragedy at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando only days ago. As we move into the show proper we ask that our audience reflect on this tragedy and to just let go of hate. There is so much hate, so much negativity in this world, and people are all too willing to arbitrarily take life over it. Enough is enough. I fear for the sanity of our collective species that any person can take or construct a weapon and murder a group of people simply because they’re different. We don’t want to politicize anything here and we’re certainly not going to touch on guns, terrorists, or the sort. We just hope and pray that everyone can find some measure of peace and love and respect and stop this absolute senselessness. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family and friends of the Orlando tragedy.

With that said, we’ve certainly got a lot to cover in tonight’s show… so much that we had to bring back special guest and friend of the show, Bryan Loy from Ten Bucks a Throw! Toward the top of the show, he and Justin will give a brief review of The Conjuring 2 in Justin’s Cinema Beat, as they both had a chance to check out the horror sequel while I’ve yet to even see the first one. It also won the weekend box office with a $40 million haul domestically!

Tonight’s main event, however, will feature this week’s domestic box office runner-up, the video game-to-film adaptation Warcraft! The film crashed and burned domestically this weekend with a paltry $24 million on a sky-high $160 million budget. All is not lost for the Warcraft franchise, however, as the film has grossed nearly $300 million internationally, including a record-breaking $145 million and counting at the Chinese box office. Given this it has nearly doubled its budget already, so I expect a sequel announcement to come very soon. 

Also this week, we’ve got some updates on Fan Celebration 2.0, where we are now accepting film questions as well! Send us ALL of your questions, by any means possible- call/text the hotline at 607.444.1473, email us at epicfilmguysny@gmail.com, or find @EpicFilmGuys on twitter, instagram, and facebook. We need your submissions by June 24th in order to make the show! I’ve also got a couple surprises planned that should make for a wonderful show. 

How to find us:

We are everywhere! The main place to find us, of course, is http://www.epicfilmguys.com. The best thing you can do for us is hop over to iTunes and rate us and leave a review. With every review, we climb higher and higher in the rankings! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/epic-film-guys-podcast/id1027239734. 

Listen to us weekly on Podbean, Stitcher, Spreaker, Blubrry, Overcast, Google Play Music, Player FM, and most any other podcatcher you choose. Our show is hosted at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com, and our feed URL for subscriptions is http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/feed/.

Want to own a piece of the Epic Film Guys? Order your very own EFG swag over at http://www.redbubble.com/people/epicfilmguys! 

You can find Bryan Loy on twitter @BryanLovesFilm and his podcast @TenBucksAThrow. He is also a frequent collaborator with the Picture Lock show, so be sure to check out some of their videos over at https://www.youtube.com/user/PictureLockShow.

Shows promoted in this episode: 

Our brother podcast all the way from Perth, Australia is the Countdown Movie and TV Reviews! We’re thrilled to be planning our third crossover with Paul & Wayne slated for this July. Find them and rate them on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/countdown-movie-tv-reviews/id979577413. Follow them on twitter @thecountdownpc. 

The Nickscast is a weekly podcast where three Nicks discuss their lives in the pop-culture world, both present and past. Check them out at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nickscast/id989674453. Follow them on twitter @TheNickscast.

Each week, Matt, Joe, and Becky goof off and geek out on nerd news, movies, comics, video games, and anything else that might come up! Find them on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/prerecorded-live/id1054862233. Find them on twitter @PreRecLive.

“Getting older sucks and is awesome, at the same time.” On the Now That I’m Older podcast, they “talk about how life is different than when we were younger, make fun of weird news, and just talk shit.” Find them at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/now-that-im-older/id1016209833 and on twitter @ImOlderPC.

One of the most entertaining shows on the web. Rick and Paul will take the world’s problems one by one and they’ll heal them! From art, to exercise, sleep, and Christmas shopping and more. Find them at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rick-and-paul-heal-the-world/id1037716176! Find them on twitter @RickAndPaul.

We’d like to Thank:

Our heartfelt thanks go out to our supporters! Thanks to you, we can start moving forward with our goals and looking at new equipment and opportunities. We do this show for you, and your support is what will make us continue to grow. You can help the show by going to http://www.epicfilmguys.com/support or following the link there to: http://cf.podbean.com/crowdfund/profile/id/hfp2d-2f4/Epic-Film-Guys-Podcast. A pledge of any amount will earn you a shout-out in our special new “supporters” segment! 

Other Tidbits:
Join the discussion about the latest film news over at http://www.facebook.com/epicfilmguys!
Follow us on Twitter (Nick) and Instagram (Justin) @EpicFilmGuys!
Also, check out our video reviews over at http://www.youtube.com/epicfilmguysny.

A huge thanks to Lisa from the Our Story Podcast for giving us our first-ever podcasting award. It is great to be recognized! If you could, give a listen to her show over at http://listentoourstory.com/. You can follow her on twitter @lparke, and her show is at @OurStoryPodcast. Check out the other shows she’s awarded @LisasPodAwards!

Please take a moment and visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/thegnomeworkshop and support my friends Brian and Kim by buying their book! It is personalized with the child’s name, and is an adorable story with original artwork. Please help share the love for them! 

Intro: “Unsustainable” by Muse. All Rights reserved.

“My Gift to You” from the Warcraft Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. All Rights reserved.

Outro: “Far Beyond the Sun” by Yngwie Malmsteen. All Rights reserved.

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