This micro episode of the Substandard is a bubbly one! Sonny and Vic debate the differences between sparkling wine versus champagne. JVL reveals how he celebrates New Year’s Eve.More
In this latest micro episode, the Substandard searches for meaning in the newest trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The music still soars, says Sonny. Who’s the adorable little furball next to the CGI’d Chewbacca, asks Vic? When will we stop paying money for this dross, asks JVL?More
On this latest mini episode, JVL interrupts our Fall Sports segment with an airing of grievance—namely that the show is tearing apart the cohosts and destroying their friendships. Sonny and Vic are sure it’s fine.More
In this latest episode, the Substandard discusses Atomic Blonde, the trailer for Death Wish, and the decline of 3-D. Jonathan offers a ranking that’s simply titillating, Sonny trolls for free booze (we love you Old Forester!), and Vic discovers cosplay for … Jurassic Park? Plus science fiction novels, a restaurant obit, and the return of Gene Shalit, all on this week’s Substandard!More
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The Substandard weighs in on bad franchise name-changes and the horror that is the Krispy Kreme sugar bomb.More
In this latest episode, JVL and Sonny review Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and rank the Luc Besson oeuvre. Meanwhile, Vic and Sonny rank their favorite Chinese buffet dishes—Sesame Chicken > General Tso’s! Plus JVL on his great baseball weekend and Sonny on his expanding Criterion Collection—all on this week’s Substandard!More
On this latest micro episode, the Substandard reflects on the late actor and playwright Sam Shepard. Vic remembers Shepard in The Right Stuff. Jonathan segues into G.I. Joe toys. Sonny has actually seen Days of Heaven.More
On this week’s episode, the Substandard reviews Dunkirk and ranks the Christopher Nolan oeuvre. Sonny hates the beach, JVL hates Tesla even more, and Vic discovers Game of Thrones. Plus Justice League woes and Gene Shalit goes to the IMAX, all on this week’s Substandard!More
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On this week’s mini episode, the Substandard looks back on the life and work of George Romero and Martin Landau. Sonny reflects on the zombie legacy of Romero, JVL remembers the time he met Landau, and Vic may or may not have played hours of Doom.More
On this latest episode, the Substandard reviews Spider-Man: Homecoming. JVL offers his take on Peter Parker 3.0 and his nerdified nemesis, Flash. Vic channels his inner Gene Shalit. And Sonny knows Amelia Earhart will never be found—but does he know his cured meats? Plus the best of In Search Of: Bigfoot, UFOs, and the Amityville Horror, oh my!More
On the latest micro-episode of the Substandard, Vic, JVL, and Sonny curse David Brooks for ruining Amazon Prime Day and suggest ways for the beneficent Jeff Bezos to improve the most wonderful time of the year.More
There’s more than meets the eye on the latest episode of the Substandard. The hosts discuss Transformers: The Last Knight and the Michael Bay oeuvre. Sonny hates people who shoot off fireworks. Vic remembers drinking on the National Mall. And Jonathan explains his mysterious absence. All on the latest Substandard!More
In this latest episode, the Substandard gets lassoed into reviewing Wonder Woman—is it the best thing to come out of the DC Comics Extended Universe? Is it better than Chav King Arthur? Jonathan brings a surprise to the studio—complete with sound effects! Sonny is not amused. Vic gets stranded in Texas—and rescued by Real Americans. All on this week’s Substandard!More