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December 5, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by Circle and Calm, we discuss Martin Scorsese's The Irishman. Sonny thinks it's way too long. JVL questions if it's even cinema. Vic couldn't get enough of it! Plus Hoya basketball drama and that Peloton commercial!
November 26, 2019
In this latest episode of the Sub-Beacon sponsored by Circle and ExpressVPN, we discuss Midway and Jojo Rabbit (finally!) and Thanksgiving movies—is there anything better than The Godfather marathon? Vic has a Peloton update! And did someone see Frozen 2?
November 21, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by Ethos and DoorDash, we discuss the racing movie Ford v Ferrari. JVL brings in a heart-pounding Drink of the Week. Sonny explains the magic behind his weight loss. Vic discovers Peloton. And why did Charlie's Angels bomb?
November 7, 2019
We review Terminator: Dark Fate. Sonny goes off on pointless sequels. JVL discovers powdered peanut butter. And Vic goes to Maggiano's. Plus the future of Star Wars and Condé Nast!
October 31, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by DoorDash and ExpressVPN, we discuss Eddie Murphy's Dolemite Is My Name. But that's after Sonny takes issue with BoxOfficeMojo.com. AND after JVL recounts his time at the World Series. AND after Vic responds to demand for a Vic Doll.
October 24, 2019
In this latest episode of the Sub-Beacon sponsored by Calm and Ethos life insurance, we discuss Zombieland 2: Double Tap. JVL is going to the World Series! Vic reviews hospital cafeteria food. And special guest Mary Katharine Ham takes the hot seat!
October 17, 2019
On this week's episode, guest-host Matthew Continetti fills in for Vic Matus as the gang discusses Ang Lee's use of high frame rate 3D in Gemini Man. Also: how much is too much to spend on World Series tickets?
October 10, 2019
In this latest episode of the Sub-Beacon sponsored by DoorDash, we tackle Todd Phillips's Joker. Is Joaquin Phoenix acting or 'actoring'? JVL and Vic remember their favorite TV dinners. Sonny saves money by fixing his own toilet!
October 3, 2019
In this latest Sub-Beacon, sponsored by Calm and ExpressVPN, we discuss Rambo: Last Blood, which JVL found deeply problematic. Vic found it easy to understand. Sonny wears linen in October! Plus more Civ talk and Descendants 3!
September 26, 2019
On this week's episode, sponsored by Ethos Life Insurance, Matthew Continetti fills in for Vic Matus. Sonny plays host, probably poorly. JVL gets hard. And the Sub-Beaconers hear that the Free Beacon is none-too-happy about American icon John Rambo being ignored on this installment of the Sub-Beacon, which covers Ad Astra.
September 19, 2019
In this latest episode sponsored by DoorDash, we discuss the amazing Hustlers. Or at least Vic and JVL thought it was amazing. Sonny gets into briefcases. Vic eats a Pittsburger. Plus what's with all the movie trailers?
September 12, 2019
In this latest episode sponsored by Calm and NetSuite, we discuss Dave Chappelle's Sticks & Stones and the state of stand-up comedy. JVL really hates IKEA. Sonny is feeling old. Vic shares his lab results. Plus talk about The Mandalorian trailer!
September 5, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by ExpressVPN, we discuss the surprisingly poignant Good Boys. Sonny makes the case for Olympus Has Fallen. JVL and Vic have a therapy session. Plus JVL reacts to that amazing new Star Wars trailer!
August 22, 2019
In this latest episode sponsored by DoorDash and NetSuite, we tackle the Springsteen-themed Blinded by the Light—how could the Boss let this happen? Sonny discusses the Spider-Man situation. Vic has a barbershop dilemma. And special guest host Matt Continetti has an idea for Stranger Things 4! The Sub-Beacon will return after Labor Day. Happy end of summer!
August 15, 2019
In this episode, sponsored by Blinds.com and Calm, Sonny and Vic discuss Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. JVL hates scary movies so he saw ... something else. Sonny eats deep-fried deviled eggs and JVL still hates mayo.
August 8, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by ExpressVPN and LendingClub, we try to make sense of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. JVL sees a few minor problems with the plot. Sonny recommends books about film. And Vic has a Red Dawn revelation!
August 1, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by Quip and Blinds.com, we discuss Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and the Tarantino oeuvre. JVL talks about word processing. Sonny ignores Facebook birthday wishes. Vic defends his mochi theft!
July 25, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by DoorDash, we review The Lion King remake—was there really a need? Sonny has gone haircut crazy. JVL provides tips on cleaning a Keurig. And Vic denies stealing salad. Plus Top Gun 2 trailer talk!
July 18, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by Calm and LendingClub, we discuss Stuber. JVL celebrates Prime Day by getting a canopy. Vic compares himself to Dave Bautista. Sonny sorts through his Criterion Collection. Plus: Star Wars time travel theories and a buddy cop ranking!
July 11, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by ExpressVPN and Blinds.com, we review Toy Story 4 and rank Pixar movies. JVL is not a fan, despite the tear in his eye. Vic lays out the rules of the buffet. Sonny still dresses up for work—at home.
July 3, 2019
In this latest episode sponsored by Calm and Lending Club, the Sub-Beacon discusses Spider-Man: Far From Home. Sonny still hates sand. Vic watches World War II movies. Plus a special guest review!
June 20, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by Boosted and Calm, we review the Elton John biopic Rocketman. JVL says Elton John > Queen! Sonny talks to strangers in an airport. Vic picks up two hitchhikers.
June 13, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by Express VPN and Blinds.com, we discuss Dark Phoenix. Sonny wonders if the days of X-Men's future are past. JVL gets spotted as Flash's dad. Vic insists he was a victim of food poisoning. Plus toll lane conspiracy theories!
June 6, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by Boosted, we review Godzilla: King of the Monsters. JVL gets his Lepin "Parry Hotter," Sonny gets a haircut, and Vic gets into mistaken identity. Plus Space Giants and Grippos!
May 30, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by Calm, the gang reviews Guy Ritchie's Aladdin. JVL and Sonny discuss their new business venture—no chitchat barbershops. Vic makes a Suffering Bastard. Plus problematic movies from the '80s and '90s!
May 23, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by Boosted and DoorDash, the guys discuss John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum. JVL and Sonny argue over Uber vs. taxis. Sonny doesn't like small talk, JVL demands tips for writers, and Vic tries the Ghost Pepper diet.
May 20, 2019
In this micro-episode sponsored by DoorDash, Vic, Sonny, and special guest host Matt Continetti discuss the final episode of Game of Thrones. Sonny and Vic talk about their likes and dislikes while Matt draws lessons from Babylon 5!
May 16, 2019
In this episode, sponsored by ExpressVPN, the guys discuss Pokemon Detective Pikachu. JVL explains why he walked away from Warcraft. Vic insists he's not a real restaurant VIP. Sonny quad-slammed his Pogs. Plus a diaper story that pushes the limits!
May 9, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by Calm, the Sub-Beacon discusses the impact of Avengers: Endgame. JVL laments for Lepin. Sonny is unhappy about Burger King's Unhappy Meals. Vic's diet goes haywire!
May 2, 2019
In part one of this two-episode special, sponsored by DoorDash, the Sub-Beacon tackles Avengers: Endgame. JVL whips out a special surprise for Vic. Vic and Sonny are Poke Men!
April 25, 2019
In this episode, sponsored by Robinhood and Calm, the gang gets book clubby and discusses Best. Movie. Year. Ever. and the films of 1999. Sonny couldn't get enough of The Matrix. JVL reminds us American Beauty stinks. Vic recounts his trip to Grand Cayman. Plus the return of Spirit of the Week!
April 18, 2019
Since Vic is on vacation f0r this episode, sponsored by Quip and Express VPN, JVL and Sonny asked Free Beacon editor Matthew Continetti onto the show to talk about Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker as well as the various Hellboy movies.
April 11, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by DoorDash, the gang reviews Shazam! Sonny is loving the Criterion Channel. JVL reminds us of Hoppy the Marvel Bunny and other DC absurdities. Vic rewatches The Final Countdown. Plus, baseball and rum!
April 4, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by Calm, the gang discusses The Beach Bum and The Dirt, the Mötley Crüe biopic. JVL has strong feelings about the state of Florida. Sonny explains why he's not watching the Final Four. Vic recommends movies on Daily Motion.
March 28, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by Quip and Robinhood, Vic, JVL, and Sonny discuss Jordan Peele's Us. Sonny admits his fear of The Ring. Vic goes golfing with a Sub-Beacon friend. JVL brings Sub-Beacon swag!
March 21, 2019
The HBO Theranos documentary The Inventor comes in for a thrashing. Sonny and Vic do a beer tasting at Anheuser-Busch. JVL gets hot over horology and Basel World. Plus a Lenten update!
March 14, 2019
The guys tackle Captain Marvel. Does Sonny think Wonder Woman is better? Vic takes a movie bathroom break. JVL witnesses a dishwashing atrocity. Sonny and Vic explain drinking games to JVL.
March 7, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by Quip and Robinhood, the Sub-Beacon discusses Steven Soderbergh's High Flying Bird and the battle between athletes and owners. Sonny says basta! to different kinds of pasta. JVL bids a fond farewell to Twitter. Vic thinks vodka-kombucha is a great idea. Plus reflections on the great Alex Trebek.
February 28, 2019
In this much-anticipated episode, the Sub-Beacon takes on Alita: Battle Angel. Sonny hates streaming. JVL goes off on end-user agreements. Gene has an arresting development.
February 25, 2019
On this special micro episode of the Sub-Beacon, the gang discusses last night's Oscars. Green Book (and Sonny—or is it JVL?) was the big winner. What other surprises did the show have in store for us?
February 14, 2019
In this latest ribald episode, the Sub-Beacon discusses Cold Pursuit and the Dan Mallory controversy—Sonny asks if readers can love the work but hate the writer. JVL has big LEGO plans. Vic is a fan of Emmy Rossum.
February 7, 2019
In this latest episode, the Sub-Beacon discusses the movie Serenity—how did a movie with A-List talent like Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, and Djimon Hounsou get unceremoniously tossed overboard? Sonny eats a pound of shrimp, JVL has thoughts on the Super Bowl, and the gang gets scatalogical after Vic suffers a bout of food poisoning.
January 31, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by Calm, the Sub-Beacon discusses the competing (and complementary) Fyre Festival documentaries on Netflix and Hulu. JVL takes so much pleasure from others' pain. Sonny gets attacked by the Bo-Rhap community. Vic is off his meds!
January 24, 2019
In this latest episode, the Sub-Beacon rehashes the Oscar Draft, discusses the draft of JVL's multiple personalities, and analyzes the number of flaws with the multiple personality-heavy film, Glass. PLUS: Vic strikes again!
January 17, 2019
In this latest episode, sponsored by Calm, the Sub-Beacon takes on Bird Box, Bandersnatch, and the Netflix juggernaut. JVL is not a fan of Carson Wentz. Vic embraces the twinge. Does Sonny have a mullet?
January 10, 2019
In this latest episode, the Sub-Beacon dives into the filmmaking and politics of Vice. Sonny has the real answer about The Sopranos ending. JVL makes Eagles playoff predictions (and a real cheesy popcorn!). Vic is unapologetic about his liver and onions.
January 3, 2019
In this latest episode, the Sub-Beacon discusses Aquaman--who loved it and hated it will shock you! JVL remembers Mean Gene Okerlund. Vic is back on his gout meds. Sonny asks if you can kick kids out of an adults-only wedding.
December 27, 2018
On this week's episode of the Sub-Beacon, Vic, JVL, and Sonny discuss their favorite films of 2018. More or less. This episode was recorded before the release of Aquaman, so the guys reserve the right to update their rankings if Jason Momoa rocks their world.
December 20, 2018
Welcome to the first full episode of the Sub-Beacon! Hosts Jonathan V. Last, Sonny Bunch, and Victorino Matus discuss Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse--could this really be the best movie of the year? Plus Christmas gifts and Gout Watch 2018!
December 16, 2018
Each week, geek out with Victorino Matus, Jonathan V. Last, and Sonny Bunch for a podcast about movies and pop culture. The guys behind the Substandard are back and worse than ever.
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