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Ep 146: Aquaman, Spider-Man and Bumblebee Movie Predictions

PODCAST | We look ahead to the final slate of Comic Book Movies in 2018 including Aquaman, is it sink or swim for DC’s hero? Spider-Man into the Spider-verse: Will this be the best Spider-Man Movie of them all? And Bumblebee - FINALLY these Transformers look like, well, TRANSFORMERS! But is the movie going to be any good? Segment 1: Michael and Hassan begin tonight’s show with the new Aquaman movie. They discuss the early reviews and expectations for DC’s [...]

November 28th, 2018|

Ed Kowalcyk Interview • LIVE Local 717 Review | Spotlight Ep 05

New Spotlight with a celebrity guest every Monday 1230 pm ET. Subscribe to our channel or support us on Patreon.com/secretsofthesire PODCAST: On this edition of Sire Spotlight, I give you my take on the new LIVE EP 'Local 717' followed by my 2013 interview with LIVE lead singer himself, Ed Kowalcyk during his press tour for The Flood and the Mercy solo album About Spotlight: Each week we'll spotlight one of our tremendous celebrity guests in a stand alone video [...]

November 27th, 2018|

Ep 145: Infinity War, Venom and the Best of 2018, William Ragsdale Interview

PODCAST | What are YOU thankful for in 2018. Who makes the cut in our Pop Culture Gravy List and who gets stuffed with a Turkey Leg? Join us for the best of 2018 special! PLUS: We welcome actor and star of "When We Dance the Music Dies” William Ragsdale alongside director Anthony de Lioncourt for an in-depth discussion on the new indie flick!   Segment 1: Michael and Hassan run down their Pop Culture Gravy (ie: the BEST from [...]

November 23rd, 2018|

SPOTLIGHT Ep 4: Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan: New Album Review & Interview

We review Smashing Pumpkins: Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol 1 and feature our interview with Billy Corgan from circa 2017. Overall, if you're looking for the Melon Collie vibe it's there in places on the new album. But it more or less follows the same output from Billy the past few years - which is not a bad thing if like me, you've dug all their 2000s stuff anyway. About Spotlight: Each week we'll spotlight one of our tremendous [...]

November 19th, 2018|

Ep 144: A Tribute to Stan Lee: His Life, Creations, Cameos & More

Ep 144: We look back at the epic career of the godfather of Marvel Comics. His history, his influence, the ups and downs of his career and YOUR stories about the man who touched us all with his creations. Join us for this celebration of Stan Lee – Excelsior! Segment 1 On tonight’s show, Michael and Hassan pay tribute to the legend Stan Lee. They discuss the tremendous impact Stan Lee had on the comic industry and how the world [...]

November 16th, 2018|

SPOTLIGHT Ep 3: NYCC 2018 Editors Panel: Jimmy Palmiotti, Lysa Hawkins, Joe Rybandt

PODCAST | Big thanks to Comic Book School and Buddy Scalera for allowing us the opportunity to broadcast their educational panels as podcasts and streams. This panel features former and future SoS guests Joe Rybandt (Dynamite Entertainment), Lysa Hawkins (Valiant Comics – on the show Nov 28th) and Jimmy Palmiotti. About Spotlight: Each week we'll spotlight one of our tremendous celebrity guests in a stand alone video and podcast. We'll also dig into the vault to bring you interviews with [...]

November 13th, 2018|

Ep 143: Rick Grimes, The Future of Walking Dead and The Top 5 Secretly Political Blockbusters

Ep 143: The Walking Dead has officially moved on from Rick Grimes (and Maggie too). Or has it...? We discuss the future of the show and characters. Has the zombie brand reached it’s peak? PLUS: Still got Election Fever??? Come vote on the most politically subversive Pop Culture Popcorn flicks of all time. AND: Super excited to welcome Travis McIntire from Source Point Press on to talk about their amazing line of comics Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Jackson [...]

November 8th, 2018|

Ep 142: Halloween Special, Slasher Mount Rushmore & Top 5 Horror Films of All Time!

Ep 142: Put the Halloween Candy away and snuggle up to some Ghosts and Goblins and Hassan and I debate the Mount Rushmore of Slasher Films, the top five Horror classics of all time and some spooky spin the racks! Segment 1: Michael and Hassan celebrate Halloween discussing the horror film industry and its commercial success. They decide which horror movie killers would make their Mount Rushmore. Freddy Krueger, Jason, Michael  Myers, and..? Michael and Hassan debate who would make [...]

November 1st, 2018|

Ep 141: Daredevil Season 3 Review, The Future of Marvel Netflix & How To Train Your Dragon

 PODCAST | Ep 141: Holy Hornhead! Did you binge Daredevil Season 3?? We did! And we’ll go through every dark delicious episode for Easter Eggs, Tasty Nuggets and more in our full on REVIEW PLUS: We play the percentages when we debate the FUTURE OF THE MARVEL NETFLIX U in our always fun segment WHAT ARE THE ODDS? AND: Want to know how to Train Your Dragon? Ask Richard Hamilton, author of the Graphic Novel adaptations for Dark Horse [...]

October 25th, 2018|

Ep 140 Robot Chicken Writer Mike Fasolo, Daredevil Season 3 Reactions, Iron Fist Cancelled and More

PODCAST | Do you like Robot Chicken? OF COURSE YOU DO! And we've got Mike Fasolo one of it's Emmy Award Winning writers joining us to talk collecting statues and season 10. Plus, he'll make fun of Hassan and we all love that. PLUS: Daredevil Season 3 Reactions: A Return To Form Or A Bigger Mess Than Before? Segment 1: Michael and Hassan react to the Iron Fist cancellation on Netflix. Michael and Hassan debate about how ending the show [...]

October 18th, 2018|

Ep 139 Venom Movie Review & Post New York ComicCon Hangover with Jeff Kaufman

PODCAST | It’s our post NYCC Hangover episode! Did you see the Aquaman trailer? Did you catch the 15-minute Dark Phoenix footage? We bring Jeffrey Kaufman, creator of Jolly Jane and NYCC exhibitor on to give you his take on the biggest show of the year! PLUS: How about that record breaking Venom movie? We give you our full review and Easter Eggs. Plus: What’s next for the Venomverse?! Click here to check out our new sponsor: Jolly Jane Kickstarter! [...]

October 11th, 2018|

SoS Spotlight Ep 02: Thomas Ian Nicholas Talks YA Novel, American Pie 20th Anniversary Movie

PODCAST | Each week we'll spotlight one of our tremendous celebrity guests in a stand alone video and podcast. We'll also dig into the vault to bring you interviews with folks who haven't yet been on the show! This week: Thomas Ian Nicholas Download our Podcast: iTunes iHeart Radio Soundcloud Spreaker Stitcher Google Play Or check out the show any podcasting app for your iOS or Android phone. Just search "Secrets of the Sire" or "Host Michael Dolce" to find [...]

October 8th, 2018|

Ep 138 Venom Movie Reactions, New York ComicCon Preview

PODCAST | With Morbius now announced, it looks like Venom is just the beginning for SONY. We play The Good, the Bad and the Ugly for a potential Marvel-Like Universe in the making. PLUS: We preview New York Comic Con with Mainstream artist Tony Moy. AND: We interview Vampire Diaries actor David Alpay! Click here to check out our new sponsor: Jolly Jane Kickstarter! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigcity/jolly-jane-1-created-by-russ-rollins-and-jeff-kauf?ref=1oyegt Segment 1 Michael and Hassan are joined by Tony Moy for tonight’s show. Michael and [...]

October 5th, 2018|

Ep 137 Dark Phoenix Trailer Reaction, American Pie’s Thomas Ian Nicholas

PODCAST | We run the Dark Phoenix through the the Trailer 'Truth or Trash hot stove !' Does this movie have any shot at being good? And with Disney looming... what's the point?? PLUS: Has Walking Dead gone from Must Watch TV to Save it For Later? We give you the skinny and play WATCH, SAVE, DELETE as we preview the final crop of Fall TV shows both new and returning. AND: We welcome Thomas Ian Nicholas of American Pie [...]

September 27th, 2018|

SoS Spotlight Ep 01: Christy Carlson Romano | PODCAST

PODCAST | Each week we'll spotlight one of our tremendous celebrity guests in a stand alone video and podcast. We'll also dig into the vault to bring you interviews with folks who haven't yet been on the show! This week: KIm Possible's Christy Carlson Romano Click here to check out our new sponsor: Jolly Jane Kickstarter! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigcity/jolly-jane-1-created-by-russ-rollins-and-jeff-kauf?ref=1oyegt   Click here to check out our new sponsor: Jolly Jane Kickstarter! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigcity/jolly-jane-1-created-by-russ-rollins-and-jeff-kauf?ref=1oyegt Download our Podcast: iTunes iHeart Radio Soundcloud Spreaker Stitcher Google [...]

September 24th, 2018|

Ep 136 Captain Marvel Trailer Truth or Trash, Fall DC Preview, Christy Romano Interview

PODCAST | Is the Captain Marvel Trailer: Truth or Trash? We give you OUR take on the explosive new entry to the Marvel Universe. (Did she just punch an old lady??) PLUS: Who's the most powerful hero in the DC Universe? We pit the CW shows against each other (Legends too) in a series of contests to determine a winnah as we preview the Fall DC lineup AND: We welcome Christy Carlson Romano on to talk growing up a child [...]

September 21st, 2018|

Ep 135: Quesada vs Comicsgate, Iron Fist Season 2

PODCAST | #Comicsgate heats up as Marvel E-I-C Joe Quesada engages directly with the fans on Twitter. Did his intervention pay off? PLUS: Iron Fist Season 2 Is Here! We break down the new season 2 with its Emmy-nominated composer Robert Lydecker and explore how he got into working on TV shows, Films and Video Games like Designated Survivor, Avengers Age of Ultron and More! FINALLY: Henry Cavill is OUT as Superman as we go spinning the racks! Segment 1 [...]

September 13th, 2018|

Ep 134: Captain Marvel & Comicsgate Break The Internet

PODCAST | Captain Marvelous? Brie Larson gives fans a taste of the new Marvel movie in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, but where’s the trailer? PLUS: #Comicsgate reaches a fever pitch and AlternaComics makes a NIKE-esque decision. Is the Indy-Publisher sunk or is this over-reaction theater? FINALLY: We welcome Sequart’s Rich Handley in our “Sire Spotlight” Segment 1 Michael and Hassan begin tonight’s show by reacting to the developments in comics over the Labor Day weekend. They evaluate the [...]

September 7th, 2018|

Ep 133: The Top Cartoons, Movies, TV Shows We Want To Reboot … and De-Boot!

PODCAST | With reboots being all the rage these days we give you our “Properties We Need Rebooted” vs “Those That Should Be De-Booted“ We dive into the Amazing Disgrace: A 'Spider-Man' Comic Features Reference to Anti-Mormon Book... PLUS: Guardians 3 Suspended Indefinitely – What's the Future Of This Marvel Franchise... AND: We welcome Charon Comics’ Fred Packard and Joshua Valliere to close out our “Summer Spotlight” Segment 1: Recent Spiderman comic contains anti mormon symbol, Should a symbol like [...]

August 31st, 2018|

Ep 132: BLADE: A Retro-Review with Comics Legend Paul Levitz

PODCAST | Twenty years ago this week BLADE hit theaters and changed EVERYTHING for comic book movies. We take a look back at the groundbreaking film and answer the questsion: Does it still hold up after all these years? PLUS: Industry legend Paul Levitz joins us IN STUDIO to chat about Blade, his 30 year career and latest graphic novel “Brooklyn Blood” Segment 1: The crew start out discussing Blade, What were the expectations for Blade?, Gene Colan and Neal [...]

August 23rd, 2018|

SoS Ep 131: Avengers: Infinity War Blu-Ray Discoveries, Source Point Press

PODCAST | We review the Avengers: Infinity War Blu Ray: Everything we learned the second time around and everything we know about Avengers 4 so far! And who was the badder villain: Thanos or Heath Ledger's Joker? PLUS: We welcome Source Point Press’ Kasey Pierce as she talks about the new her sci-fi book “Norah.” Segment 1:   Michael and his co-host, Hassan is going to take about Avengers 4: Infinity War Blu Ray. Micahel and Hassan is talking about Avengers [...]

August 17th, 2018|

SoS 130: Mission Impossible: Fallout vs the Marvel Universe, Vault Comics Spotlight

We debate: Mission Impossible: Fallout vs the top Superhero Franchises in theaters today! Who comes out on top? And is Ethan Hunt just #Batman without a costume? PLUS: We welcome Adrian Wassel, E-I-C of Vault Comics onto the show to talk about their exciting new comics as part of our Summer Comics Spotlight! Segment 1: Michael and Hassan discuss movies coming out, Michael shares his thoughts after seeing Mission Impossible: Fallout, Is Mission Impossible a superhero movie franchise or an [...]

August 9th, 2018|

SoS 129: Venom Trailer Takes A Bite Out of Critics, Marvel/Fox Wishlist

It’s official! Disney and Fox have agreed to the merger which means X-Men andFantastic Four are coming home! Where does this leave X-Men: Dark Phoenix, X-Force, Legion and what can fans look forward to? PLUS: We review the new Venom trailer. Will the Movie Be Vicious Or Vile? Darren Sanchez from Marvel Comics is in studio as Michael’s guest co-host! This week, Michael welcomes a guest co-host, Darren Sanchez! Segment 1: Michael explains Hassan’s absence, The guys talk Venom trailer, Tom Hardy’s acting style, Will Venom surprise people with how good it is?, Darren breaks down [...]

August 3rd, 2018|

SoS Ep 128: SDCC 2018 – Did DC Win The Weekend?

It’s our post-ComicCon Recap! Aquaman! Glass! Shazam! Wonder Woman! Which trailer had you buzzing? Which panel stole the show? Which celeb appearance left you breathless? Hear our FIRST HAND account of the show (including closing the bar with Aleks Paunovic of Van Helsing!) PLUS: James Gunn Firing: Was it justified amd where does that leave Guardians of the Galaxy 3? Segment 1: Michael’s first hand account about his comic con trip, Michael shares his experience navigating comic con and the [...]

July 26th, 2018|
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