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Spider-Man: Far From Home

As long as there are comic book movies, we will continue to do episodes about them. Would it be nice to talk about other movies? Of course, but we give the fans what they want, and what they want is to hear us talk about the new Spider-Man…I guess…who really knows. What did you think of the newest feature starring the famed web-crawler?

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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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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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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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The Long Shot

This week we try to discuss the new comedy, The Long Shot. I say that we tried, because we really live up to our name on this episode, and had a pretty hard time staying on track. So in addition to our take on this charming new comedy, we also discuss the new Sonic the Hedgehog trailer, SNL, and my mom’s love of DC films.

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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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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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Us

Is there any way that Jordan Peele’s second film could live up to the expectations everyone was placing on it? I think that was probably on the mind of a lot of people as they sat down to watch Us. While I don’t speak for every, FOR ME, he blew it out of the water. There is so much to unpack in a movie like this that we had to bring in help. So for your listening pleasure, we doubled the amount of McClains you normally get on the show. A special thanks to Meredith McClain for being on the show, and truly elevating the level of discourse.

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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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Now, Voyager

It is the week after the Oscars, and while many people will be posting episodes talking about who won and who shouldn’t have won, we are going to rise above all that and just get back to movies that we love. Just so you don’t feel like we are getting too far away from the award season hubbub, Kaitlin and I will be talking about an Oscar nominated film…from 1942. I don’t want to give away too much, but if you haven’t seen Now, Voyager yet, please get out there and do so. Seriously, we this episode will be here when you’re done. I wish I hadn’t waited so long to see this one.

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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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Worst of 2018

It is negative degrees outside this morning, but nothing gets us fired up and the blood pumping like talking about movies that we hate. There is plenty of yelling in this episode, and some of it even comes from Roy, so you know those have to be bad movies. What were least favorite films of 2018?

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Franchises

This week we discuss franchises. We talk about which franchises need to go the way of the dodo, and which ones are poised to make a comeback. We should apologize for a couple of things right out of the gate. First, we are really slap happy in this one, and that might explain why we make so many terrible puns. Second, this episode was actually recorded at the end of May in 2018, so some of the jokes and thoughts are not as timely as they were then, but it may actually make the show more entertaining.

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