“Iron Fist” Season 2 Drinks

Possibly better than season two of Iron Fist

Shot: Davos, named after this season’s big bad. He’s got glowing red fists, so this was a no-brainer.

1/2oz each pomegranate liqueur and Campari.

Cocktail: Triad, the catch-all term for Chinese gangs- in this case the “Hatchets” and “Golden Tigers”.

In an Irish coffee glass: 3/4oz each elderflower and ginger liqueurs; fill with hot tea. We went with chai.

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Although season two was better than one, it’s still not great. Skip the show, try the drinks, and listen to podcast 119 for full thoughts on both, plus a draft of favorite superhero movie costumes, here:

https://besottedgeek.podbean.com/e/119-iron-fist-season-2/

“Muppet Treasure Island” Drinks

Yar, it be time to be impartin’ the recipes for the grog we swilled while reviewin’ Muppet Treasure Island, to be sure, arr! (Don’t worry, I hate me for that too.)

Shot: Cannonball, because hey, pirates, am I right?

1/2oz each black sambucca and “coffee liqueur” – you know the one. #NoFreeRides

Cocktail: Long John Silver, named after the lovable cook aboard the Hispañola…

Fill a highball glass with ice. Add 1.5oz silver rum and juice of 1/2 lemon. Fill with iced tea.

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Not one of our favorite Muppet movies so far, but two of the better drinks. Listen to podcast 118 for a full movie review, how the taste test went, and much, much more, here:

https://besottedgeek.podbean.com/e/118-muppet-treasure-island/

Halloween Spooktacular 3

Good evening, blah!

Now that the obligatory Dracula impression is out of the way, let’s get to it. Here’s the list of 31 36 movies we’ll (hopefully) be seeing this October, in preparation for our 3rd Halloween Spooktacular! Watch along at home so you can play along at home when we tier all the movies… along at home. I’ll probably update this page with brief notes on the movies as we watch- just a spoiler warning. So, without further ado, here’s the list:

  1. Chernobyl Diaries
  2. Doom
  3. Train to Busan
  4. The Boy
  5. Scream 4
  6. Cube
  7. Dreamcatcher
  8. Hush
  9. The Strangers
  10. American Poltergeist 2
  11. Event Horizon
  12. The Dark Half
  13. The Evil In Us
  14. The Fly
  15. Gremlin
  16. House October Built 2
  17. Jacob’s Ladder
  18. The Haunting in Connecticut
  19. Mother!
  20. Pumpkinhead
  21. Pumkinhead 2
  22. Stir of Echoes
  23. The Exorcism of Emily Rose
  24. American Haunting
  25. Undead
  26. Boogeyman
  27. Tommyknockers
  28. The Prophecy 2
  29. Dracula 3: Legacy
  30. Children of the Corn 666
  31. Fangs of the Living Dead
  32. The Others
  33. The Ritual
  34. Last Shift
  35. Veronica
  36. Raw

Be sure to look out for great horror podcasts all October by following @AllTheHorror18 and searching #AllTheHorror on Twitter!

 

Final Tiers of a Geek ranking:

Train to Busan

The Strangers / The Fly (’86)

Stir of Echoes / Hush / Jacob’s Ladder

Chernobyl Diaries / The Boy / The Others / Raw

Cube / The Exorcism of Emily Rose / Undead / Event Horizon / Veronica

Doom / Scream 4 / Pumpkinhead / Mother! / Dreamcatcher / The Tommyknockers

The Dark Half / The Houses October Built 2 / The Ritual / An American Haunting / Boogeyman / The Haunting in Connecticut / Last Shift

American Poltergeist 2 / Gremlin / The Evil In Us / Pumpkinhead II / Fangs of the Living Dead / Children of the Corn 666 / Dracula III: Legacy / The Prophecy II

“Justice League” Drinks

DC’s big team-up movie may have been a flop, but our tie-in beverages won’t disappoint! Probably.

Shot: The Unity, named after the unification of “cubes” (aka Mother Boxes in non-Peacockese) the big baddie is seeking to bring about.

1/4oz each blue curaçao, Campari, limoncello. If you layer them it’ll look like this for a bit:

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Cocktail: Parademon Blood, after the bright green residue left over when one of these countless drones explodes.

In a blender, combine 1.5oz each white tequila, lime juice, Midori, and a cup of ice. Blend until smooth and transfer into a salt-rimmed glass. Pro tip: go easy on the salt.

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As you can see in the photo above, The Unity blended together over time, which hey, was the point of the boxes anyhow I guess. As always, check out our thoughts on the drinks, movie, and a non-movie JL draft on podcast 117, here:

https://besottedgeek.podbean.com/e/117-justice-league/

“The Muppet Christmas Carol” Drinks

We continue our Muppet movie franchise breakdown with this wintry selection, just in time for early September!

Shot: Tiny Tim’s Cup, based on a Pimm’s Cup, which 95% of the population has never heard of.

1/3oz Pimm’s, 2/3oz lemon-lime soda, juice of small lime wedge

Cocktail: Cratchit’s Nuts, after the chestnuts Mrs. Cratchit is roasting and can’t help sampling. Get your mind out of the gutter.

1oz hazelnut liqueur, 1/2oz Irish cream, dash mint bitters in an Irish coffee glass. Fill with hot coffee.

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It may not be close to Christmas yet, but this movie is so good it doesn’t matter. Listen to podcast 116 to see if the drinks matched the flick’s quality, plus much more, here:

https://besottedgeek.podbean.com/e/116-the-muppet-christmas-carol/

 

 

The New Mutants #2

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“Sentinels” by Chris Claremont & Bob McLeod

Synopsis: Holy balls there’s a lot going on in this book! Deep breath…

Dani’s still in the Danger Room being chased by big monsters; eventually she falls off a cliff and gets knocked out.

Meanwhile the rest of the kids are chilling at a mall. In fact, they just got out of a movie theater after seeing “E.T.” They meet some local ruffians and kinda befriend them, unbeknownst that they’re under surveillance by shady government operation, Project Wide Awake, who- you guessed it- don’t like mutants. It’s headed by a Henry Peter Gyrich, who I’m not familiar with, but who is talking to Sebastian Shaw, head of the Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club and himself a mutant, unbeknownst to Gyrich. That dude I know, and he’s bad news.

So back at the mall Stevie is trying to call the mansion, but no one picks up. She gets pulled into a broom closet by Michael Rossi, who she’s heard of before from Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel!). This guy warns her the kids may be in trouble, and sure enough some agents show up to escort them away. Stevie and Rossi interrupt the plans, the New Mutants spring into action, and the bad guys call in Sentinels. Overkill much? Many pages of glorious mutant v giant robot action ensue. The Sentinels are destroyed and the cops arrest the bad guys while our heroes make a discreet exit for home.

When they get back to the mansion, they find Dani in the Danger Room and wake her up. She recounts her ordeal, leaving Stevie to assume that the person who turned the safety controls off had to be Professor Xavier. Who by the way is apparently host to some evil alien queen monster thing.

Whew.

Favorite panel: There’s a lot of good stuff to choose from, but I gotta go with this fantastic 2-page spread of Sunspot fighting a Sentinel in the mall. Pay attention to the comic shop and Spencer Gifts stores on the lower level. Awesome. Also, I think it’s written into Marvel law that every X-Team has to fight Sentinels in a mall at some point.IMG_0113.jpg

Poor attempt at art: #2 Sunspot v Sentinel. Blacked out one of S’s eyes, and the lines are a bit sloppy, but hey, I’ve got over 90 more to work on stuff like that.IMG_0116.jpg

“G.I. Blues” Drinks

We here at The Besotted Geek are big fans of the King of Rock and Roll, so expect some random Elvis movies and drinks to start popping up throughout the year. This one’s our first.

Shot: GI Blues, the movie title, the main song, and least importantly, now the “official” shot.

2/3oz light pilsner beer; dash blue curaçao. Actually makes a light pilsner taste good.

Cocktail: Lili, the main love interest lounge dancer of the film. Yes, not lounge singer, lounge dancer.

1/2oz Lillet; fill rosé champagne. Lili/Lillet- get it? We’re so clever.

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I don’t know what else to say besides thank you. Thank you very much. Oh, and check out the full episode for drink reactions, the movie review, and a draft of fave live-action movie musicals, here:

https://besottedgeek.podbean.com/e/115-gi-blues/