January 13th, 2017
The time has come for Masunas' favorite episode of the year...The Top 20 Songs and Top 5 Movies of 2016. For the first time in almost 6 years, this episode is not done solo but with a co-host, the return of my daughter Tabby "T-Mac" Masunas! And boy do we have a show for you. We break down the top songs of 2016 from an adult and teenage perspective and see what differences and comparisons we have and it's interesting to say the least which songs and artists make it into our lists. This year's top 20 songs will be a different kind of list based on things that happened to us as a family this year, and we hope you really enjoy the tunes you hear. Plus we break down our favorite movies of the year, and some surprises that didn't make our list, and why these movies were so much fun over others. Plus T-Mac takes control over the show and lays the smackdown a few times. All Good Times and more in episode 166!
December 3rd, 2016
In this special episode I am joined by a very special guest, my daughter Tabby "T-Mac" Masunas! Since I grew up with this movie, and I saw the movie when I was 14, I thought it would be fun to see how my 14 year old daughter would think of this movie by today's standards and and how it holds up and if she really thougt it was 24 years old. She is a little nervous at first but once we get into the review, you got 2 Masunas' making jokes, quoting movies and having a good time. We talk the DC Crossover episodes that happened this week, along with the review of "Batman - Return To Arkham" for the PS4, "The Last of Us Part II" excitment and other fun stuff. So sit back, relax and Wheeze The Juice on episode 165!
October 25th, 2016
Do I have a special episode for you! Jamison "Very Good" Rabbitt invited me on his radio show and he is allowing me to release this episode as a bonus so all of the STL Nation can hear it! We get together to discuss our Top 5 Favorite Horror Icons of all time. Our lists have changed over the years and it's a super fun discussion on why we picked what we did, some surprised on the pics that neither of us were expecting, plus honorable mentions and some other fun stuff. Be sure to support Jamison on his radio show "It's Time For 5" which can be found on the app "103.5 The Sun Community Radio". I hope you enjoy this bonus episode 164!
October 9th, 2016
It's time to kick off the annual "STL Octoberfest"! First up this month is an older Paul Walker movie that some may not know about. It's a horror/thriller movie and there is lots to discuss especially how the movie works well one way and not another. Plus news, and forgive me now but I had a rant that I couldn't hold in any longer and it's hard to always stay positive, but when you need to defend something great, you must do what you must do. And a very special music spotlight to a dear friend that I lost. All this and more in episode 163!
September 16th, 2016
Alright the time has come to officially review an Adam Sandler movie on STL. It's not the first time Sandler he has made an appearance, but it's the first starring role of Sandler to be talked about on the show and most of all it's the first of the Sandler/Barrymore trilogy. In many folks eyes, this is the greatest Sandler movie for many reasons. How does it hold up? What's my history with the film and Sandler's filmography? Well listen and find out. Plus video game news and more in episode 162!
August 8th, 2016
The time has come to finally revisit the classic, considered one of the greatest films of all time, "Jaws". Not having seen the movie in over 16 years, has things changed? What's the new perspective on this film? What did the Nation think of this film? Listen and find out. Plus Superman news, TV show endings that really suck, and an awesome music spotlight. All this and more in episode 161!
August 7th, 2016
In the first full episode returning back to the microphone, Masunas reviews his second most anticipated movie of 2016 Suicide Squad! This will be a non spoiler review on the movie and then later we shall dive into spoilers after the warning. Lots of talk on the anticipation, history, what I dug and what has changed in ratings of the DCEU. All this and more in episode 160!
July 30th, 2016
STL Nation what's up!!! After much thoughts, prayers and most of all support and requests from many folks for a comeback, STL is being resurrected. I know it hasn't been very long since the final episode, but there has been some positive things going on in my life and a new "fire" is upon me. Please check out this update episode for the reasons for coming back, how life has been, how things will look for the future, and the start of Chapter 2 for STL. Talk with you all soon!
April 10th, 2016
Well STL Nation, the time has come to hang up the mic and retire. But please don't let this be a time of tears, but a time of celebration! We have gone through some amazing times in the past 4 years and this episode is a celebration of that. To help me do that I brought in some guest hosts to talk about all the good times and memories including Time Travlin' Peter and of course I couldn't end this show without the one and the only Jamison "Very Good" Rabbitt! We have our last hurrah together of going through the beginning to the end and all those reviews we did together and which ones were our favorites, and which one episode is the one we both hate. Plus in this massive episode (Yes the record was broke for longest STL episode ever) there are reviews for "Deadpool", "Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice" and of course the final swan song review...
"The Karate Kid Part II". Plus the STL Nation wrote in the final set of emails to say farewell and let's just say it's emotional. And one final music spotlight to top them all! Thank you to everyone who ever downloaded this show and even though the show is over, the STL Nation lives on forever!
January 26th, 2016
The first movie review of 2016 kicks off with the long awaited return of Jamison "Very Good" Rabbitt! In this episode we talk snowfall, frozen pipes, water breaks, who is at fault for not recording, movies of 2016 and our thoughts on the big ones, super hero bubbles and when it will break, and at some point we talk the classic 1983 film "The Outsiders". We break down the book, movie and the uncut version of the film and see just how well this movie holds up in 2016, plus a fun game of "Greatest Hits" with such an amazing cast, how can you not! And as a bonus for waiting so long for the episode, we throw in our uncut, unplanned bonus review of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" just for the hard core fans of STL. Enjoy it cause you will never get another Star Wars review again! All this and more in episode 157
January 5th, 2016
The time has come STL Nation for the biggest episode of the year, the Top 20 Songs and Top 5 Movies of 2015!
In this packed episode Masunas breaks down his favorite jams of the year, plus the movies that had a special place in the heart. Might be some shockers in there.Tons of great emails and lists from the Nation, plus plans for upcoming episodes in 2016 and more. P.S. Song Number 3 for the year is unedited due to clean version was unavailable unfortunately. But it's not that bad. Enjoy episode 156 and Happy Birthday Bart "ChiTown" Luciano!
December 3rd, 2015
What's up STL Nation! Like a tired old Bruce Wayne coming out to fight the forces of darkness, Masunas comes out of the shadows to talk about the highly controversial new trailer for Batman V Superman??!!! Well nothing will make me dust off the mic more than to talk about Batman. There is coverage of the trailer, what the haters and lovers are saying about the trailer and movie overall, and what my thoughts are about the trailer and why I love it and what I'm still worried about. Plus upcoming episode plans and more in episode 155!
October 16th, 2015
Hello STL Nation! Who is ready to talk about some Pulp Fiction?!! Well before the discussion begins, Masunas get's you caught up on this thing called life and what's all new and exciting, reviews on various things, and then dive into a movie that needs no introduction. It's been awhile since a new episode, so I'm a little rusty, but hopefully you are ready to listen and find out my history with this film, my thoughts and thanks for the emails. All this and more in episode 154.
August 25th, 2015
It's not the end of STL, but it is time to finally review a movie that Masunas and Jamison have loved since the first time we saw it, and that's "This Is The End". This normally isn't a movie we review and stay away from these raunchy type films, however there is something special about a movie with guys that suck 9 times out of 10 by themselves in movies, but as a group pull off an amazing movie. It's a shorter episode but that doesn't stop us from getting into our love of the movie and also we cut to the chase on this Karate Kid video on the nets these days, plus announce an upcoming movie review long overdue in the series of "Classic Movies Masunas Hasen't Seen". All this and more in episode 153!
August 8th, 2015
Masunas & Jamison are back. We had original plans for another movie review, but after the news of the loss of one of our favorite Wrestlers "Rowdy Roddy Piper", we had to review the cult classic, "They Live". In this episode we talk lots of good stuff not just about this movie, but about Piper himself and his history in Hollywood and in the ring. Does this movie still hold up? Listen and find out. Plus tons of other news about folks we always run into at the zoo together, "Batman V Superman" stuff along with how long this superhero movie craze will last. Bands that are still around from the 90's, another round of "Desert Island", and Masunas showcases his favorite song of 2015 and how there is no way it will get topped. All this and more in episode 152!
August 8th, 2015
The UH is back....finally! Sorry for the delay. Well this episode is a continuation of "They Live" so make sure you listen to that episode first before you check this one out. But if you break the rules and check this first...this episode will have allot of throwbacks to the 90's along with some brand new tunes and also my favorite album of 2015 is revealed and why you need to buy it. Hope you enjoy episode 47!
June 12th, 2015
This is gonna be a good one STL Nation! Since Jamison and I won't be back together for awhile, we went ALL out on this episode. After the news broke out about "Big Trouble In Little China", we got some things to say about all these stupid 80's remakes!! It's preachin time. Plus talks on The Punisher, Pitch Perfect 3, Bad Boys 3, songs of the summer, and tons of other stuff. At some point it's time to review a Richard Pryor classic! Or is it? Does it still have the magic today? Then a new game is introduced, "The Desert Island". It's some good times, and finally just when you think the episode is over, a new one starts with "STL After Dark". Hope you enjoy episode 151, we sure did!
May 19th, 2015
After 5 long months....Jamison returns! Unedited! That's right folks, we pick up right where we left off, having laughs and fun times. We continue on our John Hughes movie retrospective that we seem to be doing and see how a movie that's 30 years old holds up and what's great about it, but also what's changed now that we got older. Plus tons of random stuff like a "Pitch Perfect 2" review along with "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" from Masunas, Movie Mojo Monthly crossover??..."Furious 7" and 8 talk, Taylor Swift rap, Country music that's gay? Plus what John Hughes movie you could watch everyday of the week and more in episode 150!
May 2nd, 2015
The Underground Hour is back with another 10 songs to rock your week(end). Got some tunes from the 80's, movies, and tunes to blow your head off your body. And of course a guilty pleasure tune. Plus updates on "The Breakfast Club" recording date and more. Enjoy!
April 4th, 2015
The time has come to finally talk Furious 7! It's felt like forever, but
my most anticipated film of 2015 has come and I lay my heart out on my
sleeves on this review from my favorite franchise of all time. This
episode is spoiler free for the first half. I will get into the movie,
action, story, characters and above all else, Paul Walker and saying
goodbye. Then I get into spoilers and as you know I went into this with
the highest of highest expectations, time to see if it delivered for me
and what the future holds for this series. All this and more in episode
March 28th, 2015
What's up STL Nation! It's been awhile but the time has come to record a new episode. In episode 148 it is a hybrid episode if you will of the normal movie review episodes, and the Underground Hour. In this episode I'll get into talk about news of just life in general along with my thoughts on the "Batman Arkham Knight" rating of "Mature" and what characters are being added to "Mortal Kombat X", plus thoughts on some other movie things like my expectations for "Furious 7" in the next 6 days and what I want to see, and expect from my most anticipated movie of 2015 from my favorite franchise! Plus some movie reviews of movies I have seen in the theater recently, Netflix, and some awesome tunes as well throughout the episode to keep the energy alive. And finally for my wrestling fans I get into some Wrestlemania 31 predictions. Enjoy!
February 10th, 2015
The first Underground Hour episode of 2015 is finally delivered and it's revamped! Check out the new streamlined episode format and how it will give you more music and lots more fun. Let's party!
January 18th, 2015
The biggest Back To The Future fan in the Nation Time Travlin' Peter joins Masunas to "redo" the review of the first movie in the series. But what better way to review a movie you love, than to do it as a Commentary track! Join us for some great laughs, theories, and more in episode 147!
January 4th, 2015
Welcome to the first episode of 2015! My favorite episode to do every year is this top 20 songs and top 10 movies of the previous year. 2014 was an amazing year in music, and my personal record was broken narrowing down my favorite tunes of the year. More on that in the episode. My movie list feels very solid in the Masunas style that you are used to. While I didn't see every movie I wanted to, the past 2 weeks changed my list dramatically. Some of my choices will be shocking, but that's just the way Contrarian Masunas works, and you wouldn't want it any other way. Enjoy episode 146!
December 16th, 2014
Jamison "Very Good" Rabbitt is back!!!!!!!! Masunas and Jamison close out 2014 with a movie close to our hearts and that's "Men At Work". Join us as we break down a movie about these crazy garbage men and also Jamison will give you the true story about the "Diary Of A Garbage Man" and how it really is! Plus we discuss the chaos that is contained in this action, black comedy. Plus Keith David! And most of all we breakdown all that was STL in 2014 and was no doubt the best year ever in STL land. What does the future hold for 2015? Listen and find out all and more in episode 145 plus the final "What Movie Am I?" for 2014 and thanks for the amazing year STL Nation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 23rd, 2014
Finally a movie review! I know it's been awhile Nation and I'm sorry for that. But it's time to start the theme of 3 car type movies and to kick things off is the crazy Nick Cage in, "Gone In 60 Seconds". I brought in a special guest to help discuss this fun flick and it's awesome cast along with where it ranks with other racing type movies and also discuss the Avengers trailer that hit awhile ago and other fun stuff in episode 144!
November 11th, 2014
Masunas is having another jam session, and this time it's staring a special guest Time Travlin' Peter from Hydrate Level Four Podcast!
What was supposed to be a 20 minute news section for the "Gone In 60 Seconds" episode, turned into over an hour of random talk. First up is the breakdown on the "Furious 7" trailer. Discuss in detail why it's amazing and did you catch Paul Walker's brothers in the trailer? Masunas did. Then we talk about movie news from Jared Leto Joker talk, renewed and cancelled shows and go on a love fest about "Stalker", "Forever", "The Flash" and more. Plus who is Oliver Hudson? And of course music talk from Taylor Swift to Megan Trainer and crazy talk about Country Music and other good stuff in episode 143!
November 9th, 2014
For the first time in STL history, a request came in from the Nation to do a commentary track, and what better way to start one off than picking my favorite movie of all time, "The Karate Kid"!!!
Most podcast have more than one person doing a commentary track to keep things interesting and fast pace. But I promise I tried my hardest to make this super fun and entertaining while trying to talk about the movie differently than the 4 and a half hour review on the 100th episode.
I hope you enjoy this first ever commentary track in episode 142 and let me know if you want more, or if this sucked and never do it again!
October 25th, 2014
The STL UH is back! In this very special episode I am celebrating the fact that I got a new job!! I'm so excited about it, I felt the time was just right to do a new Underground Hour and put together some jams. Plus I have a new segment called, "Guilty Pleasures". We all have them for movies, and you know you all have some when it comes to songs as well. Hopefully you will dig this new segment and also talk about ending another one. Plus plans for the next episode and how the upcoming episodes are going to look at this point. All this and more in episode 44!
October 14th, 2014
The time has come to give the list. The Horror list. Now of course everyone and their Grandmother knows what my favorite Horror movie of all time is. "John Carpenter's Halloween". Since everyone has one of these lists, I thought the best way to change mine up would be to go in the order of 1 to 10. Since there is no surprise of getting to my number 1, at least 2 through 10 can build off "Halloween" and look at other movies and how they compare and if 's they have the "DNA" I'm looking for. Hopefully make it more interesting. Plus my updated review of the Halloween series. All this and more in episode 141!