coming off the reels

Actor Spotlight - Joseph Gordon-Levitt

When Roy has a couple of days off, and spends that time watching movies starring JGL, we do a special episode all about him. It turns out that we like pretty much everything that he has done, even the ones that maybe weren’t as well received as they could have been. Do you have a favorite JGL movie or moment? Please let us know!

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Always Be My Maybe & Brightburn

Yeah, that’s right, we are pairing the new Netflix comedy Always Be My Maybe and the ultra-violent Superman knockoff, Brightburn. Do they go together at all? No. Did we find a way to make bridge the difference to make a good pairing? No. But did we at least give it all we had in the hopes that you would enjoy this weird duo?Also no. Kidding, kidding…we always give you 110%.

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Rocketman & Fighting with My Family

This week we look at two bio pics, one focusing on Elton John, the other Paige, the WWE wrestler. How can we possibly pair these two film? Well…both are based on British stars…and both Elton John and Paige have incorporated a lot of theatrics into their performances…and…look…we’ve done like 200 of these shows now, and sometimes you just talk about two movies to make the episode longer, and forgo a natural segue. Everyone just be cool and accept this.

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Men In Black: International & Dark Phoenix

The idea that people are tired of sequels is not a new one. For years every time something fails, people are so quick to say that Hollywood doesn’t make anything new anymore, and that on reboots and sequels get any screens at the theater. I am not here to argue about that, that could probably be the subject of several other episodes. But I think that maybe people aren’t tired of sequels, they are just tired of bad movies. So, on that note, here is our episode for Men in Black: International and Dark Phoenix.

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu

I never played Pokémon, I never watched the show, I never bought the cards, I did catch a few that first week that the Pokémon Go was released, but that quickly faded from my routine. Maybe I was not the target demographic for this movie, but I’ve seen the trailer 4000 times, so I figured I might as well see what all the kids are talking about. I’m still not entirely sure what they are talking about, but we try and make sense of it anyway.

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John Wick 3: Parabellum

Obviously this is the most poorly named John Wick movie, but how did the movie itself stack up against its predecessors? The critics loved it, it made more money than the other two, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t find a few minor things to latch on to, and talk endlessly about. I’m just saying…there are some really stupid parts in this outing. Like… way more stupid than last time.

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Aladdin (2019)

There are a lot of opinions about Disney making live action remakes of their animated classics. So far, the results have been a mixed bag, and their newest release, Aladdin, seems to have divided audiences once again. Though more likely, this movie has divided audiences from critics. So sit back and listen to us discuss the good and bad of the latest Disney blockbuster, Aladdin.

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Booksmart

I know that we don’t normally tell you how we feel about a movie in these little blurbs, but you should run, not walk, to see Booksmart. I know that there are a lot of big tentpole films out right now, and maybe a high school comedy doesn’t sound like much competition, but this directorial debut from OIivia Wilde manages to exceed many of the limitations that plague this genre of films. We give our opinions without going too deep into the movie, so it is pretty spoiler free. We fill the rest of the time discussing our favorite “graduation” themed movies, and there are some good ones.

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Pet Semetary & Hellboy

This week we take a look at a couple of movies that have already existed, but they went ahead and made new versions anyway. Did either of these movies need to be made? Did either of them exceed the originals? Did one of them manage to be a contender for the worst movie of 2019? So many questions, and we do our best to answer them.

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Our Favorite MCU Moments

When we finished recording our Avengers: Endgame episode, we decided that we wanted to talk about some of our favor Marvel moments through the years. Some of them are scene that we all love, a few were kind of a surprise. These are all moments from before Endgame, so if you haven’t seen it yet, nothing will be spoiled for you. But seriously, if you haven’t seen the new Avengers, please stop what you’re doing and go now!

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Avengers: Endgame

We, along with every other movie or pop culture podcast, present to you our Avengers: Endgame episode. Please keep in mind that we are talking about the entire film, so if you don’t want to hear about every major plot point, please skip this episode for now, but definitely circle back to us later on. I know that everybody has thoughts, so if you're bored, please share some of them with us.

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Netflix Originals

We’ve done an episode like this before, but with so many Netflix original movies being made, we had to do it again. Polar, Triple Frontier, The Unicorn Store, The Perfect Date, and The Silence…We tried to cover as many genres as we could, but we apologize if we couldn’t get to everything. Since there are no less that 50 new Netflix movies released each week, if you saw one that you think we should talk about, please let us know.

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Shazam!

As we inch ever closer to comic book movie fatigue, we examine the latest (and greatest?) film in the DCEU, Shazam! Did DC finally figure out a way to top Marvel? As men who kind of act like we are still 13 years old, are we the target demographic? Did anyone else think that Zachary Levi looked really weird in that foam rubber costume? Please, let us know your thoughts! I am tired of hearing what these guys have to say.

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Mary Poppins Returns

On this week’s episode we talk about Mary Poppins Returns along with a number of other Disney films that have been released lately or are scheduled to come out later this year. I know that a lot of people are upset about the number of live action remakes of popular animated films that are being released in the near future, but please keep in mind that it is okay for these movies to be in the world, and that they in no way diminish the source material. Plus, as we briefly discuss, if all goes well, maybe we will get a Great Mouse Detective live action version!

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Casting the New MCU

With Disney officially closing the deal to acquire Fox just last, we thought it would be fun to discuss how the Marvel Cinematic Universe will look now, and how we would like to see them cast many of the big characters that will be eventually joining the team. If anyone know Kevin Feige, please pass this information along, because I think we’ve really got some good ideas here.

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Cold Pursuit & Mandy

If you looked at the the synopsis for each of these films, you could understand why these two stories of revenge might pair well as an episode. Once you watch them, you’d realized that they are wildly different, but still very entertaining, films. These opinions will not be universal, but both Cold Pursuit and Mandy need to be watched at least once, just so you can sit there, mouth agape, and wonder what the hell is going on.

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Alita: Battle Angel

For 18 months we have been seeing the trailer for this movie. Alita kept getting pushed back and then pushed back again, which is usually a kiss of death for a movie. So color us all a little surprised that this movie endeared itself to us a little more than we thought it would. By no means is it a perfect film, but I feel like we get more riled up about the title of the film than anything in the film itself.

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Aquaman & Bumblebee

These movies could have easily been the nail in the coffin of each their franchises, but against all odds they seemed to have actually revived them. I am just as surprised as anyone. I can give no higher praise to Aquaman than this, my mom watched it by herself and really liked it.

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Oscar Bowl 2019

Every year, Roy and Kira King choose to forgo the trappings of Super Bowl Sunday, and celebrate their own tradition of catching up on Oscar nominated films. First Reformed, The Favourite, First Man, and Roma made up the this year’s lineup. This week, we discuss this year’s choices, whether viewing all these movies in one day changes how you watch, and whether the boring Super Bowl this year was even more uneventful than First Man.

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