With James back, we finally finish playing catch up with franchise installments released while we were in the MCU with the already forgotten Men in Black: International.
A film who's troubled production is far more interesting than anything that happens in it. Which is a tragedy considering its two fantastic lead actors.
This week we wrap up The Hire series with Neill Blomkamp's installment, The Escape.
Its not the best of them, but its a lot of fun, featuring a very scary Jon Bernthal.
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This week James makes his triumphant return to the show! We discuss Joe Carnahan's excellent installment, Ticker. And James gives us his thoughts on all the previous shorts.
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With James on a brief hiatus, Gabe goes solo to talk about The Hire series of shorts that BMW produced in the early 2000s.
In this minisode he talks about the first of bunch, Ambush
You can watch Ambush here...
This week we finally catch up with Star Wars with the final 10 episodes of Resistance Season 2.
After a somewhat rocky first half of the season, the show finds its stride and delivers many of its best episodes yet in its final run.
This week we take a quick Detour between Star Wars TV shows to talk about Rian Johnson's fabulous 2019 mystery caper, Knives Out.
A perfect film brimming with creativity, wit and wonderful characters. Johnson has once again proven himself to be one of the most exciting filmmakers working today.
This week we explore the epic and long-awaited ending to one of the greatest pieces of Star Wars storytelling ever made.
Like the show that came before, not all of the episodes were amazing. But we still got several of the best episodes this show has ever had, and finally a deeply satisfying conclusion to the beloved show.
We're doing something very different from usual this week. Here Gabe and James will each be taking a shot at "fixing" The Rise of Skywalker. We've spent the last couple weeks coming up with story treatments that we hope fix a lot of the issues in the film, as well as make it fit better alongside the previous two films in the Sequel Trilogy.
They're probably both terrible, but it was a lot of fun!
This week we finally dive into the monumental conclusion to the Sequel Trilogy and the Skywalker Saga. A massive, ambitious and baffling film that's equal parts disappointing and thrilling.
In one of our longest episodes on a single film, we explore this film from every angle. Hashing out what didn't work, but also reveling in all the thing it did get right as well.
This week we go back to a Galaxy Far, Far Away with the first half of our two-parter on season 1 of The Mandalorian.
The first live-action TV show in the Star Wars universe, Jon Favreau's love letter to the Western genre was somehow able to unite the entire fandom in its praise.
With the MCU finally behind us, we're taking a few weeks to catch up on some series that have put out chapters over the last 6 months. Starting with the Toy Story series and the TV specials Pixar put out shortly after Toy Story 3.
In this minisode we discuss Toy Story of Terror, Pixar's send-up of the horror genre starring everyone's favorite toys!
This week we complete our epic journey through the films of the MCU with Spider-Man: Far From Home.
With this movie we have yet another fun and charming chapter for the character. It may not fully reach its potential, but its a good time nonetheless.
We saw a Star War!
In this minisode James and Gabe come to terms with the final installment of The Skywalker Saga? Is it a worthy ending to The Sequel Trilogy? Or is it a tired rerun that undermines the previous films? A bit of both?
There's so much to discuss.
This week we are joined by our pal Sam Dodson for another mega-length episode exploring the Russo Bros. epic tragedy.
A bold, thrilling, and ultimately heartbreaking chapter of the MCU, that went places we could never have expected or imagined.
This week we travel to Wakanda to discuss Ryan Coogler's Black Panther. And to help us with that we are joined by Emmanuel Noisette from E-Man's Movie Reviews!
We have a long, in-depth discussion on what is one of the MCU's most ambitious films.
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This week we are joined by Quentin Irey from Common Candor to talk about Thor: Ragnarok. A film that took the flagging Thor series in a wild, fun new direction.
While the film's entertainment value is beyond doubt, does this new direction undermine the character's dramatic core?
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This week we are joined by Josh Mesker to explore about this divisive sequel to the 2014 smash hit. While Vol. 2 boast some of the most emotionally effective bits in the MCU, does the rest of it quite live up to its predecessor?
After taking a long break from the MCU during the month of October, we are back with Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange!
A thoughtful and emotional character piece that introduces us into the fantastical world of The Master of the Mystic Arts.
This week we wrap up the tour latest series with Wes Craven's final film, Scream 4.
A return to form for the franchise after the disappointing Scream 3. While it might not quite reach the heights of the first film, this one still has plenty of the charm, scares and clever commentary that made us love the series in the first place.
For the month of October we will be taking a break from the MCU to explore Wes Craven's Scream series!
Scream burst onto the scene in 1996 and gave new life to the then-stagnated horror genre. Does it still provide the same level of fresh commentary on the genre and genuine scares as it did at the time? We certainly think so!
This week we are joined by our friend Byron Lafayette to discuss Peyton Reed's delightful heist comedy, Antman.
After the enormity of Age of Ultron, Antman's low stakes and breezy tone was a breath of fresh air for the MCU. Despite a very difficult production, Marvel managed to squeeze out yet another win.
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This week we dive deep into Joss Whedon's ambitious and flawed magnum opus. A film that reveals new layers and depth with every rewatch despite its loudly discussed imperfections.
It may not have been the film everyone wanted as a follow-up to the first Avengers film, but what we got is still a fascinating piece of filmmaking and storytelling with much to explore and discuss.
This week we explore the Russo Bros. homage to the classic conspiracy thrillers of the 70s with the absolutely fantastic Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This installment abandons the nostalgia of the First Avenger and gives us a tense, gritty tale that challenges everything Cap believes.