Fire Bro-ton Torpe-bros!

25 09 2015

Apologies, listeners, for both the time it’s taken to bring you this new episode and for the hackneyed pun I chose for the title.

It was either this or Bro-stbusters 3: The Br-ath of Khan

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Fuck. No!

I think I made the right choice.

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The Day the Bromance Died

19 04 2015
Call off the search for Brian's replacement!

Call off the search for Brian’s replacement!

In Episode XXIII, Josh and Jaron chew on the brotastic (billion dollar grossing!) Furious 7how it’s better than Citizen Kane, and how much we’ll miss Paul Walker. Also on the docket – where the X-Files fits into the current reboot craze, we solve the “raging” race-specific superhero casting debate, and Schwarzenegger’s upcoming ‘best actor’ bid Maggie (seriously, he could win… right?). Send us your feedback at  longdistancebro@gmail.com





The 2nd Annual Golden Brobes

24 02 2015

In Episode XXII, the gents share their ‘top 5’ lists for the cinema of 2014. Surprises, upsets, biased opinions galore!

What, you expected something else for the Golden Brobes statue?

What, you expected something else for the Golden Brobes statue?

Give a listen to find out if the picks overlap, if the boys can keep their emotions under control, and who has better taste? Let us know whose side you’re on at  longdistancebro@gmail.com





MARVELous X-rated Bros

11 02 2015

In Episode XXI, conspiracies are back in vogue. The bros discuss Kumail Nanjiani’s charming podcast The X-Files Files, which Josh is imbibing as he makes his virgin trek through the series and which has reawakened Jaron’s crush on Gillian Anderson in painful fashion.

Mmmmmmmmmmm. Chest hair.

Nnnnnnnaaap.

They also theorize on what’s gonna happen in the MCU now that Spidey has returned to the fold.

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“You’re late, Pete.”

Oh, and apparently Jaron has a supercreep stalker. All that and Josh gets out his male mail sack. Speaking of, send us your feedback at  longdistancebro@gmail.com





Super Longdistance Bros.

30 01 2015

In the immortal words of Raymond Stantz, “We’re back!”

It’s been a long time, folks. Too long. But Josh and Jaron have pulled it together (enough) to return to the bromance that makes them feel more like the people they’re supposed to be (insert “I wish I could quit you” joke here).

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In the 3rd(?) season premiere the gents discuss Bats v. Supes and the frustrating trendency to split movies in two, some of their fave films of the year, the promise of a new hope (get it?) in Star Wars VII, and why Arrow is the best Batman movie ever. All that and more. We’re baaaaack! (I- I- I- I ain’t ‘fraid o’ no ghost).

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Robin Williams: Broteur

3 03 2014

Why beat around the bush? In Episode XIX, Jaron and Josh welcome to the table, yes – Robin Williams!

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Looooooooooooooooong distaaance bromaaaaaaaaaance!

They discuss his tastes in nerdverse, his upcoming auteurial effort Michael Was Here (featuring Jaron!), where he thinks mainstream film is headed thanks to all those superheroes, and how he feels about the prospect of seeing his work end up online. S’a good chat, folks.

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Can’t Get Enough of Your Brobes

18 02 2014

In Episode XVIII, Jalfron announces the winners of the 2013 Golden Brobes, revisits the filmography of acting legend Philip Seymour Hoffman

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RIP Scotty, Lester, Mattress Man, Truman, Gust, Caden and Lancaster, but mostly, Philip.

… Josh illuminates exactly how much Iron Man 3‘s Mandarin was “swing and a miss”, and in honor of St. Valentine the gents pose a philosophical brain teaser loosely related to romantic love. Quite loosely. All that and a bag of this guy’s chips…

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An actor is only as good as his ability to grow a mustache.

Actor/writer/comedian Tim Hildebrand joins Jaron for an interview courtesy of the mobile unit. (That’s the bag he carries his mic in.)

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Golden Brobes

21 01 2014

Season 2, muthas. In Episode XVII, Alf and J-Ron recap the year’s achievements in film and announce the nominees for the highest honours bestowable in the movies – The GOLDEN BROBES!

They also chat up the first trailer for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming sci-fi opus Interstellar and dive back into the listener mailbag. On the block: Josh’s math skills, why Jaron has no future as a game show host, and the debate is settled once and for all – Star Trek or Star Wars.

And for those of you who just don’t have the time to listen, the nominees for the 2013 Golden Brobes are as follows…

“Best Trailer That Was Better Than Its Film”

1. Elysium   2. The Lone Ranger   3. Man of Steel  4. Pacific Rim   5. Saving Mr. Banks

“Biggest Disappointment”

1. Man of Steel   2. Only God Forgives   3. Upstream Color   4. World War Z

“Most Embarrassing Over-the-Hiller”

1. Michael Douglas, Last Vegas   2. Ron Perlman, Pacific Rim   3. Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Last Stand   4. Sylvester Stallone, Escape Plan   5. Bruce Willis, A Good Day to Die Hard

“Movie You Most Wish You Could Unsee”

1. The Best Man Holiday   2. Ender’s Game   3. Man of Steel   4. World War Z

“Most Brotastic Film”

1. Anchorman 2   2. This Is the End   3. The Wolf of Wall Street   4. The World’s End

“Biggest Fuck-You to Fans”

1. Iron Man 3 – The Mandarin   2. Star Trek Into Darkness – Khan   3. World War Z – the whole film

“Favorite Film Experience of the Year”

– Richard Linklater’s Before Trilogy, capped by this year’s Before Midnight (Jaron)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in a packed AVX theatre (Josh)

“Strongest Case for Smaller Filmmaking”

1. The Dirties   2. In a World…   3. The Spectacular Now   4. The Way Way Back

“Favorite Film of the Year”

–     Out of the Furnace (Josh)

–     Before Midnight (Jaron)

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We Have The Power!

23 12 2013

Merry Christmas, bromancers! In Episode XVI, the gents present you with a gift more valuable than gold, myrrh or frankincense – a commentary track for the 1987 classic sci-fi adventure film Masters of the Universe, starring the incomparable Robert Duncan McNeill and Courteney Cox.

Why'd they have to put nipples on the He-Man suit?

Why’d they have to put nipples on the He-Man suit?

Thong underwear on the outside! James Tolkan bustin’ chops! And what director Gary Goddard calls “what was supposed to be the greatest sword fight ever captured on film”!

Very similar to the Japanese synthesizer we record the podcast on.

Very similar to the Japanese synthesizer we record the podcast on.

The film recently received a glorious bluray release but it’s also viewable on the youtubes here.

Happy Holidays, friends. Thanks for making our first year a good one.

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The Brobbit

20 12 2013

Apologies in advance but this is what happens when the grownups leave Josh in charge.

I should never be left unsupervised.

Jaron is traveling the world searching for rare antiquities. The last time I heard from him he had sent me a postcard from 1912 and he was hot on the trail of The Cross of Coronado.

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It belongs in a MUSEUM!!!

Kyle “K-Hutch” Hutchison is making his Internet debut on this very Special Edition Episode XV of the LDB Podcast.

Continuing our ongoing series of “Interviews with the Fame Adjacent” Kyle is here to tell us about his exploits as a Make Up Artist for film and television in Toronto.

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All my friends are handsomer than me…
                                  Josh Alferez, 2013

In addition to bragging about putting his grimy little hands all over the beautiful and talented Alison “Josh’s-Dream-Lady” Brie, he shares some anecdotes about Colin Hanks and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper before joining Josh in a thorough and spoiler laden review of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Can Kyle’s tiny feet fill Jaron’s massive William Shatner sized shoes?

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What I would give to know how to use Photoshop right now!

Probably not, but I didn’t want to watch the movie alone so this is what you get Internet.





The Day the Movies Died?

11 12 2013


Has TV officially bested cinema as the most engrossing form of screen entertainment? In Episode XIV, the lads try to find out, with particular regard to The Walking Dead‘s stellar mid-season finale. They also discuss The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and what makes for a worthy adaptation, debate the casting of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, reminisce about the magical yesteryears of working “in the movies” and test their nerd mettle with Star Trek trivia. Test yours along with them!

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Hershel Fucking Greene

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Three Hotties and a Gun

4 12 2013

In a special Episode XIII, LDB welcomes its first guest caster! Friend, colleague and fellow nerd Ryan Fisher pops by Jaron’s apartment for a chat about life as an actor in Toronto.

Teach a man to 'fisher', he'll look this gooood for a lifetime.

Teach a man to ‘fisher’, he’ll look this gooood for a lifetime.

The gents also discuss the reasoning behind current TV programming, the possibility of a Y: The Last Man cable show, and spooge all over the new labyrinthine mystery novel S. by Doug Dorst & J.J. Abrams. Well, Josh and Jaron do the spooging. Ryan just kinda watches. :/

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Abrams and Dorst’s new page turner. The kind of time-vampire that makes you long to be sucked dry. .

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Bro, It’s a Dark World (pt 2)

28 11 2013


In Episode XII (part 2), the boys nerdgasm over Kevin Smith and Paul Dini’s pitch for Shadow of the Bat, a young Bruce Wayne TV show, and gush about Hershel Greene’s evolution into full blown ass-kicker on The Walking Dead.

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Bro, It’s a Dark World

21 11 2013


Life’s hard in a city where the mayor smokes crack. As a result, Jaron is jobless and Josh is sleeping under a bridge. Which is why they’re only too happy to chat about the finer points of life over a spot o’ tea. In Episode XII part 1 (that’s right, our first MEGACAST) the gents discuss the art of Saskatoon celebrity Sailor Dan, theorize where Thor 2 and Agents of SHIELD are taking the Marvel cinematic universe, and wax philosophical about the ruins that have become their lives.

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Crash and Burn

25 09 2013

Two podcasts in the same week – apparently the lads just can’t get enough of each other. And you know what else they can’t get enough of? Cheapo special FX, hammy acting and giants robots! Preferably all mixed together in the wondrous stew that is… Robot Jox. Behold Episode XI – Josh and Jaron’s long overdue first foray into commentary tracks.

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Download the podcast, sync up your DVD or online file to just after the MGM lion’s second roar and wait for the cue. Then join the gents as they venture into a world of danger and sacrifice, of heroes and villains, where rocket punches are par for the course.

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Josh and Jaron: Greater Fools?

19 09 2013

The second season of HBO’s The Newsroom is in the books and the fellas get a little teary eyed wondering if this is the end.

Download Episode X to hear them play Mad Libs, address the internet outrage over Ben Affleck’s Batman casting, and discuss some disturbing rumours concerning “The Boy Wonder.

Oh yeah, and Jaron is back in Toronto, no big deal…

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Bromance Interrupted

28 07 2013

After a prolonged absence, the gents are back for Episode IX. Did summer spectaculars World War Z and Pacific Rim pass muster? How’s the 2nd season of The Newsroom shaping up? And what was the most exciting news to come out of Comic-Con?





Man of Steel reviewcast, bro

15 06 2013

In a very special Episode VIII of LDB (not like, in the way an episode of Fresh Prince was special when it was about the dangers of drug use or something, but special nonetheless) the gents examine the ins and outs of Man of Steel. Were our expectations met? What worked, what crashed and burned. And what we’ll see in the sequel. Spoilers ahead!





Game of Brones

14 06 2013

In Episode VII, the Js reflect on the first three seasons of Game of Thrones, discussing why its storytelling seems to be so hard for some fans to accept. They also cast some predictions for Man of Steel, both on screen and at the box office. As well, exciting (?) news on the Star Wars front, listener email, and Josh kicks off a new weekly feature.

 





Trekking Into Darkness …Bro

31 05 2013

In Episode VI the dudes catch up after their prolonged absence. They review Into Darkness, theorizing on what would’ve made for a superior 2nd outing for the iEnterprise and her crew. And Josh cuts his toenails. That’s what it sounds like anyway. Seriously, listen for it, it’s goes on for like twenty minutes in the middle.

 





Broldly Going Where No Man Has Gone Before

3 05 2013

Jaron has succeeded where all others have failed and has convinced Josh to watch Star Trek.

Check out the newest podcast to hear how it’s been going.

In Episode V the fellas respond to more listener e-mail and discuss the trailers for Pacific Rim and Thor 2.

Listen in awe as they spoil Game of Thrones for any poor bastard not savvy enough to keep up and witness history in the making as Jaron solves the “gay marriage debate”.





Greatest Superhebros

19 04 2013

In Episode IV, J & J discuss a couple new trailers, including the awesome awesomeness of Man of Steel, chew on a comics character so often unable to overcome his inherent silliness, ponder the future of Iron Man (and all things Marvel) now that Downey’s contract is up, and even find time to respond to some… quirky… listener emails.

 





World War Zzzzzzz

5 04 2013

In Episode III, zombie madness ensues! The guys tackle The Walking Dead season finale and the disconcerting film adaptation of the finest zombie book of all time, celebrate Game of Thrones’ return, and dig into Josh’s love life. Can Jaron contain his jealous rage?

… Yes.





World’s Finest

14 03 2013

Episode II in which the lads wax nostalgic over Dawson’s Creek, debate the relevance of network TV and the Academy Awards, confront Josh’s debilitating Skyrim addiction and speculate on the rumored Justice League film.





A New Brope?

8 02 2013

Episode I in which our heroes make their introductions and begin the journey.

Jaron Francis is a celebrated playwright and actor with the jawline of a classically handsome 60’s Hollywood leading man. Josh Alferez works in personal finance and apparently isn’t smart enough to talk directly into his microphone. Through the magic of long distance phone calls Jaron, from his palatial mansion in Saskatoon, connects with Josh in his tiny bachelor apartment in downtown Toronto to bring you their unique take on the worlds of movies, comics, games and TV.

Today they discuss the future of Star Wars and Star Trek, the upcoming film adaptation of World War Z, the little known Robert DeNiro hidden gem Red Lights and Josh’s strange habit of reading Harry Potter aloud on the subway.