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SoS PODCAST Ep 20: Hail Hydra? Haiiiiil NO! We Take On Hydra Cap

What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than by making Captain America a Nazi? Or as many keyboard muscles bound internet thugs like to believe, Nick Spencer’s decision to make Captain America a Nazi. But is it as controversial as people think? And if it's a gimmick - is that such a bad thing if it gets people reading comics? We talk about all of that with our guest, columnist Marc Lombardi! Check out an excerpt from the podcast: "While [...]

June 3rd, 2016|

This Week On SoS: Hail Hydra? Say It Ain’t So Cap…Well, Maybe

Ok, unless you've been living under a rock you've heard about the controversial Nick Spencer written Hydra Captain America story that's been making waves throughout the industry. But is it as controversial as people think? And if it's a gimmick - is that such a bad thing if it gets people reading comics? Sure, the majority of outrage (and death threats apparently) are coming from folks who don't actually READ the comic, but speaking from experience, whatever gets butts in [...]

May 31st, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 19: Are We One Hashtag Away From Gay Captain America?

Captain America's had quite the week! On our latest episode of Secrets of the Sire we welcomed Social Media expert Brian Bish to discuss the impact hashtag campaigns like #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend and #GiveElsaAGirlfriend are having on our movies. Check out an excerpt from the podcast: "Which brings us to the latest movement on full display for all the world to download. The #GiveElsaAGirlfriend. And the newest which only just materialized over the past 48 hours: #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend. And an article I posted [...]

May 27th, 2016|

This Week On SoS: Is The World Ready For Gay Star Wars?

The world's gone gay! But what about a galaxy far, far away? With a recent rumored relationship between two prominent male Star Wars characters squashed by actor John Boyega, it begs the question: when, if ever will we see a gay romance portrayed in any prominent Disney owned superhero/sci-fi movie franchise? Recently, I wrote an article addressing the rumor that Poe and Finn might have struck up more than a bromance, after a proposed Rey and Finn relationship was also [...]

May 25th, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 18: Can Ben Affleck & Geoff Johns Save The DC Movie Universe?

Ben Affleck & Geoff Johns now have prominent roles at the top of DC Films. But after ‘Batman V Superman’ bombed, can this Dynamic Duo undo the damage Zack Snyder has wrought? Or will Suicide Squad crash and burn come August? As always you can listen above or download us on iTunes and now Google Play as well! Or check out the show any podcasting app for your iOS or Android phone. Just search "Secrets of the Sire" or "Host [...]

May 20th, 2016|

This Week On SoS: Can Ben Affleck & Geoff Johns Save The DC Movie Universe?

UPDATE: Just in time for tonight's show! Geoff Johns Atop DCEU After ‘Batman V Superman’ Bomb – Can He Undo Zack Snyder’s Damage? Read the full article here: http://www.inquisitr.com/3108257/geoff-johns-atop-dceu-after-batman-v-superman-bomb-can-he-undo-zack-snyders-damage/ Check out my latest article on Inquisitr about the moves Warner Bros. is making behind the scenes, anointing Ben Affleck as the new Executive Producer on Justice League. Click here to read how Ben Affleck can save the day via Inquisitr You can also read about the fall out [...]

May 17th, 2016|

Billy Corgan, Free Speech And How PC America Is Leading Us Straight Into ‘1984’

Smashing Pumpkins' front man Billy Corgan made headlines this week for his so-called "rant" against Donald Trump protestors and Bernie Sanders supporters. And while anyone who actually watched his 30-minute appearance on Infowars would argue he was actually opening up the discussion on free speech in America, the Internet quickly cut-and-paste a few choice words into click-bait gold and suddenly Corgan became the Donald Trump-loving libertarian that's complaining because he's not allowed to use the N-Word (yes that was an [...]

May 16th, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 17: ‘Captain America: Civil War’: Our Spoiler Free Review

We break down Captain America: Civil War. We give our Spoiler-Free review - is this the best Marvelverse movie of all time? Where does Civil War rank among the Marvel movies to date? And how does it compare to DC's Batman v Superman? Is Civil War THAT much better? And what's the one common flaw they BOTH share. All this and more for or first PrimeTime show! As always you can listen above or download us on iTunes and now [...]

May 13th, 2016|

LISTEN LIVE: Secrets of the Sire in PRIMETIME – Tonight 8:30pm TalkingAlternative.com

Listen to Secrets of the Sire LIVE in PRIMETIME: TalkingAlternative.com TONIGHT: 8:30pm ET! Join the Secrets of the Sire Radio Hour as we break down Captain America: Civil War. We give our Spoiler-Free review - is this the best Marvelverse movie of all time? Where does Civil War rank among the Marvel movies to date? And how does it compare to DC's Batman v Superman? All this and more for or first PrimeTime show! Call In: (877) 480-4120 live on [...]

May 11th, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 16: ‘Captain America: Civil War’: How Marvel Got The Politics All Wrong

Captain America: Civil War is upon us! Are you #teamcap? Or #teamironman? Did you know you're probably on the wrong side no matter what? That's because Marvel royally screwed up the politics in the original Civil War. We dove into all of that, described how the movie universe got it right and gave our predictions for what is sure to be the movie event of the summer with the gang from BadCoyoteFunky And that's not all! Join Secrets of the [...]

May 9th, 2016|

‘Captain America: Civil War’: How Marvel Got The Politics All Wrong

Captain America: Civil War is upon us! Are you #teamcap? Or #teamironman? Did you know you're probably on the wrong side no matter what? That's because Marvel royally screwed up the politics in the original Civil War. Would Tony Stark, a businessman be FOR government registration? Would Captain America, a 40s patriot be AGAINST it? That would be like Donald Trump supporting Bernie Sanders' policies or Hillary calling for more tax cuts for businesses. We dive into all of that, [...]

May 5th, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 15: ‘Civil War’ v DC Movie Universe: Whose Side Are You On?

Is the DC Movie Universe as far away from competing with Marvel as some people think? Or will Suicide Squad lead DC out of the rear view and into the forefront. We discussed Civil War V DC Universe, the new Tomb Raider and we introduced the new "Spinning The Racks" segment in our latest episode of Secrets of the Sire. And that's not all! In preparation for Civil War I'll be joining the gang from Bad Coyote Funky Thursday 9:30pm [...]

May 1st, 2016|

‘Civil War’ vs The DC Movie Universe: Whose Side Are You On?

With Civil War less than a week away we pose the question: Is it fair to compare The DC movie universe to the Marvel movie universe? Granted, Batman V Superman was a critical and fan disappointment for the most part, but it did accelerate the process. Is DC as far away from competing with Marvel as some people think? Or will Suicide Squad lead DC out of the rear view and into the forefront. Join the conversation 11am on TalkingAlternative.com [...]

April 28th, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 14: Talking Prince’s Death & The Print Vs Digital Debate With Stela Comics’ Jim Gibbons

In our latest episode of Secrets of the Sire we discussed Prince's death and the impact artists have on the world. Then we opened up the Print Vs. Digital comics debate to the floor. How long until Digital Comics completely overtakes the market and comic book stores are a thing of the past? We welcome Jim Gibbons, part of Stela Comics, an all-digital comic book company with original creations made for your phone to chat about the long standing print [...]

April 25th, 2016|

Comic Books 2016: Is it Worth Making Print Comics These Days?

When we asked our loyal listeners if movies like Batman v Superman and Guardians of the Galaxy actually impacted comic book stores the response was tepid (not the response from our Facebook fans, but that they didn't think there was much). Which of course leads me to the ever popular Digital vs Print debate I carried on our sister site mikebooks.com a few months back. Below is an excerpt from that popular blog: Sire fan and newfound Facebook friend Luis [...]

April 20th, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 13: MIB 23? 4 Avatar Sequels?? Seriously???

What a wacky movie world we live in! MIB 23, the rumored Men In Black, 21 Jump Street crossover is official. Yeah, it's one thing to have something like say Civil War crossing their characters but has every studio gone mad?? Sigh...is this even more ramifications from DC's movie strategy that includes Batman V Superman, Justice League and Suicide Squad? Or is this something cool? We welcome our Transmedia guru Jeff Gomez, whose company Starlight Runner helped craft the MIB [...]

April 16th, 2016|

MIB 23, Civil War and More Movie Crossover Madness!

What a wacky movie world we live in! MIB 23, the rumored Men In Black, 21 Jump Street crossover, as reported by Comic Book Dot Com, is official! WTF?? "Little information has been made available yet, although it's assumed that Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum will return to reprise their roles from 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street. Whether the Men in Black will be recast or whether they'll bring back actors from previous films is, at this point, [...]

April 14th, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 12: Do You Have Faith In The DC Movie Universe?

After the poor reception from critics and fans alike for Batman v Superman do you have any faith left in the DC Movie Universe? That simple question launched a heated debate from both sides of the coin! As always you can listen above or download us on iTunes or any podcasting app on your iOS or Android phone. Just search "Secrets of the Sire" or "Host Michael Dolce" to find us. Or you can head to our Soundcloud page and [...]

April 11th, 2016|

The Summer Movie Countdown Is On!

Batman v Superman kicked off the summer movie blockbuster countdown. With Civil War on tap and X-Men: Apocalypse on deck we breakdown the summer films were dying to see! Image via Screen Rant Here's a breakdown on what's to come this summer in the Pop Culture realm: Criminal - Friday, April 15 The Huntsman Winter’s War - Friday, April 22 Captain America: Civil War - Friday, May 6 The Angry Birds Movie - Friday, May 20 Alice Through [...]

April 6th, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 11: ‘Batman v Superman’: Box Office Success Equals Fans?

Batman v Superman steamrolled into theaters this past weekend to record breaking Easter sales. But does it translate to into sales for comic book stores and other distribution platforms? And more importantly, does it equal more fans of comic books - the source material for these films? Plus, we announce the winner of the Comic Book Movie Film Franchise bracket in our March Madness Franchise Final Four! Click here to listen to Secrets of the Sire: Episode Eleven

April 5th, 2016|

Batman v Superman: Does Box Office Success Equal More Comic Book Fans?

Batman v Superman steamrolled into theaters this past weekend to record breaking Easter sales. And while fan and critic reaction was divided to say the least (see my article on Inquisitr for more on that), one thing is for certain: the comic book movie train continues to roll on! But does it translate to into sales for comic book stores and other distribution platforms? And more importantly, does it equal more fans of comic books - the source material for [...]

March 31st, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 10: Batman V Superman With Bad Coyote Funky

We talk ‪#‎BatmanVSuperman‬ with the gang from @BadCoyoteFunky and the dreaded trend of movie trailers giving away the whole dang movie! Plus, we announce the winner of the Superman Film Franchise bracket in our March Madness Franchise Final Four. next up? Vote in our X-Men Bracket as we countdown to our final four! https://twitter.com/Michael_Dolce/status/713763554843836417 Click here to listen to Secrets of the Sire: Episode Ten

March 29th, 2016|

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Another Movie Giving Too Much Away In The Trailer

Man that Batman V Superman was great wasn't it? Between Wonder Woman's surprise appearance and Doomsday catapulting out of a giant meteor thanks to Lex Luthor manipulating our heroes into that massive slugfest, this movie had it all! What's that? Shouldn't I have labeled this post SPOILERS? Well, sure I would have...had the trailer for the film not already spoiled the movie for everyone already. https://twitter.com/Michael_Dolce/status/710936735199457281 So, no, I haven't actually SEEN Dawn of Justice yet, so I'm not [...]

March 24th, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 9: Shared Universes With Transmedia Guru Jeff Gomez

Spider-Man has arrived! ...in the Marvel Universe that is. So what better way to break down the deal than with Transmedia guru Jeff Gomez of Starlight Runner Entertainment? He chats Spider-Man in the Civil War trailer, his work on the Amazing Spider-Man and Men In Black films and the concept of shared universes in TV and film in use today. Plus, we announce the winner of the Spider-Man Film Franchise bracket in our March Madness Franchise Final Four. Next up? [...]

March 21st, 2016|

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