#021 Marvel’s Captain Marvel!



 

We’re back with another SUPER review! This time, we’re soaring into the box office megahit, Captain Marvel! After we gave Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse some serious high marks last month, will this next Marvel installment live up?? Only time (this episode) will tell.

Oh! And check these terrifying troll pics from Claire’s Norwegian romp!

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#016 The Greatest Showman [with Veep writer Emilia Barrosse]



This week we welcome comedian and Veep writer,¬†Emilia Barrosse, who introduces us to¬†The Greatest Showman! In fact, there’s so much to say about it that we don’t even play a game, we’re just that excited (and high) to review. We let you listeners, and 20th Century Fox, know what we think about the story execution, Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams‘ character arcs and the “meteoric” phenomenon that is this soundtrack. If you’ve seen this movie then you can sing along as we take you through the greatest hits… from Florida Georgia Line. Oh, Damn! You’re not going to want to miss this episode packed with snapping, swaying, comedy, drama and most importantly, marijuana!

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#015 Super Bowl LIII



 

Attention sports fans‚ÄĒand equally‚ÄĒnon-sports fans! This week, we’re reviewing¬†Super Bowl LIII! Join us as we watch the big game, the BIGGEST concert of the year and play¬†Balls Calls to see if we were high enough for it all.

We cover all of your Super Bowl concerns seeing as everything about the event was boring this year. From the unimpressive Bud Light & Game of Thrones crossover to the Los Angeles Rams’ hideous costumes. Trust me, even after suffering through forty T-Mobile ads, no one was convinced to switch plans. Then,¬†of course, the half-time show featuring Maroon 5, Big Boi and Travis Scott. I won’t even get into it. Just listen to the episode.

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#014 Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse



This week, we’re crawling with excitement for our review of Marvel’s¬†Spider-Man: Into the Spide-Verse! But first, we discuss the merits of our own Spidey Sense as Chris regales us with what he has learned from the first two chapters of The Untethered Soul. This episode we bring back everyone’s favorite game, Google Ganja which brings up all sorts of hot topics from zodiac signs, to the movie Babe (our favorite reference) and Sigmund & Freud… or is it Sigmund & Roy, or maybe, Siegfried & Roy?

Of course, we talk about the movie we’re here to talk about. But we also unpack how everyone feels about other animated favorites like Up, Toy Story, The Polar Express and Gollum from LOTR baby. By the end of this episode, I think we’ll have you convinced that you should get blazed and go see this movie while it’s still in theaters!

#013 Pokemon: Let’s Go!



This week, we’re catching them all! Listen as we toss berries, throw defense moves and do our best to build up our brigade in¬†Pokemon, Let’s Go!¬† But first, we explore the complications of saying our names at Starbucks, Burger King or even a CVS. What personal identifying information will we give away for the sake of the joke?

As our listeners, we would love if you shared your opinion on which game title you like better: Pok√©mon Go or Pok√©mon Let’s Go? Yes, we realize they are two separate, totally different games BUT still. Because for us, it’s all in the name. And speaking of, this week we play the game Dank Dilemma, or should we call it Dank Dingle? Weigh in on that too. In this game we have to decide between two equally difficult decisions, like, would we miss paper books or Google more?
If after listening to this episode you are convinced this is the high game for you, Pok√©mon: Let’s Go now available to purchase for Nintendo Switch.

#012 The Cheesecake Factory



This week on Highbrow Reviews we take a field trip (more like a grass trip or a bud trip, anyway, you get it) to¬†Cheesecake Factory. This place is famous for its gaudy decor, big portions, endless menu, and what else? I can’t think of single other thing it could possibly be known for. Like, maybe a dish of some sort? Ah, oh well. We go there to test out the restaurant’s food and amenities to see if it really is a high dream come true.

But first, how about we force you into listening, and indulge ourselves in playing, a pretty long game of “P-weed Password?” That’s right, we’re bringing this game back and with each round, we are either wicked quick or painfully slow. Listen in and judge us heavily. But hey, although the game is long, we unpack history, the rules of hopscotch and man, if Chris can’t get his mind off Snoop Dogg!
We arrived at The Factory and put our names on the list. As high people do, we huddled in the smallest corner of the foyer to keep ourselves from getting into an accidental conversation with strangers. Chris was very concerned we wouldn’t hear our name called but Claire reassured him that her ears were sharp. It seemed as though hours had passed, so the three of us wandered over to the cake display just to tantalize our taste buds. Immediately Chris, who was a Factory virgin, turned and said, “Looking at these cakes in a deli case, I could be convinced that I’m just at a Ralph’s.” Hm, that’s not great for a restaurant known for… actually I can’t think of what they’re known for.
Finally, we’re seated and the table is blessed immediately with steaming logs of bread. Max and Claire know exactly what they want but Chris deliberates for a while between two, essentially identical, items on the menu. Eventually, we do order and then our minds are free to wander. So we take in the scenery: the historically accurate faces etched into stone pillars, the historically accurate wall of tvs and the historically accurate dated pop music.
Just before the food comes, our waitress throws us a curveball by announcing her departure for the day and introducing her replacement. His name is something like Kevin. But, as Kevin brings us our food and asks us how we’re enjoying the meal, we keep spotting our original waitress around the restaurant. Naturally, we jump to the conclusion that there’s some kind of operation underway, that we’ve been bugged and are under investigation. We still decide to stick around and share a slice of original cheesecake. You can’t leave before you’ve had cheesecake! Because that’s what they’re known for! Pushing and pushing you to order dessert.
Back in the studio, we’re sated and cozy and we tell you *spoiler* just how perfect The Cheesecake Factory is if you’re high. Also, Claire forgot her boxed leftovers at the restaurant and she’s still thinking about it.