“Man of Steel” Retrospective

Man of Steel

“Man of Steel” hit theaters in 2013 and it instantly divided movie-goers. “Is this the kind of Superman movie we want?” people would ask. “Isn’t it too dark?” Well, we are here to bring balance to the conversation. We never reviewed “Man of Steel” because of reasons but now with “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” coming out, we figured it would be a good time to revisit the first film! How does it hold up over time? Tune in to find out!

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Episode #188 – “10 Cloverfield Lane”

10 Cloverfield Lane

Can you believe it? We’re here talking about a sort-of sequel to “Cloverfield”! But right from the first trailer, it’s easy to see “10 Cloverfield Lane” is very different from its predecessor. Are the two films actually connected? We dive in and debate that point and much more! Plus, we also talking about what we’ve been watching, including “Fiddler on the Roof” on Broadway and the series finale of “Downton Abbey”, and then move on to discuss the new “Indiana Jones” film announcement. Tune in!

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

12:11 – Discussing the news of a fifth “Indiana Jones”

22:35 – Main review of “10 Cloverfield Lane”

38:31 – Spoilers for “10 Cloverfield Lane”

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Episode #187 – “Zootopia”

Zootopia

This week we travel to the animal kingdom known as “Zootopia”! The latest flick to come out of Disney Animation Studios has not one princess in sight and instead gives us an awesome bunny heroine who has to unravel a mystery. We also talk about what we’ve been watching, including “House of Cards” and “Vinyl”, and move on to discuss the wacky “21 Jump Street”/”Men In Black” crossover film. Tune in!

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

11:30 – “21 Jump Street” meets “Men In Black”?

17:18 – Main review of “Zootopia”

38:20 – Spoilers for “Zootopia”

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Episode #186 – “The Witch”

The Witch

We’re doing a horror movie this week! Weird, right? We don’t usually partake in films that make us scared to turn off the lights at night but this week’s film was too hard to ignore. We’re taking on “The Witch”, a film about a Puritan family in 1600s New England that has an encounter with, well, an unsavory being. We also talk about what we’ve been watching, including “The People v O.J. Simpson” and move on to discuss the debut trailer for the “Ghostbusters” reboot. Tune in for the spooky episode!

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

11:00 – Discussing the “Ghostbusters” trailer

19:25 – Main review of “The Witch”

33:48 – Spoilers for “The Witch”

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Oscars Special 2016

Oscars

It’s that magical time of year! Let’s all get ready for Hollywood’s big night…the Academy Awards! Tune in as we make our super-educated predictions for who will walk away with the little gold man on Sunday night. Will Leo finally get the Oscar? Will “The Big Short” take home the biggest prize of the night? We run through all the possibilities!

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Episode #185 – “Deadpool”

DEADPOOL Ryan Reynolds is Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL. Photo Credit: Joe Lederer TM & © 2015 Marvel & Subs.  TM and © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  All rights reserved.  Not for sale or duplication.

This week we dive deep into a superhero film unlike any we’ve ever reviewed! “Deadpool” brings the cursing, ultra-violence, and sex that’s been missing from all those other comic book films and proceeds eat everybody’s lunch. The Ryan Reynold pic not only garnered fantastic audience reaction but blew up the February box office! What did we think of the ‘Merc with a Mouth’? Tune in to find out! We also talk about what we’ve been watching, including “Carol” and the series finale of “Hannibal”.

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

08:05 – “Daredevil” season 2 trailer

12:43 – Main review of “Deadpool”

38:06 – Spoilers for “Deadpool”

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Episode #184 – “Spotlight” & “Hail, Caesar!”

Spot CaesarIt’s double-review time! This week we tackle a nominee for Best Picture at the Oscars and the latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen. Both “Spotlight” and “Hail, Caesar!” feature star-studded casts but that’s about where the similarities end. Tune in as we go in-depth on both films!

04:51 – Main review of “Spotlight”

22:16 – Spoilers for “Spotlight”

27:35 – Main review of “Hail, Caesar!”

41:05 – Spoilers for “Hail, Caesar!”

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Episode #183 – “Room”

Room

We’re almost done with our reviews of the films nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards! This week we tackle “Room”, the super-dark drama starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay. Both of the young actors are making big waves on the awards circuit and it’s for good reason. Tune in as we discuss the incredible performances and heart-pounding moments of “Room”. We also talk about what we’ve been watching, including “Goosebumps” and “Angie Tribeca”, and move on to discuss a new poll naming America’s favorite actors.

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

11:14 – Discussing America’s favorite actors

16:25 – Main review of “Room”

31:15 – Spoilers for “Room”

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Episode #182 – “Brooklyn”

BrooklynThis week we take a trip to 1950s New York City with Oscar nominee “Brooklyn”, a story about one girl’s adventure leaving Ireland for the Big Apple. And wouldn’t you know it, Saoirse Ronan’s character gets herself stuck in a love triangle of sorts. But this movie is a lot more than just pretty people getting lovestruck. There’s a reason it’s up for Best Picture! We also talk about what we’ve been watching, including “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” and a whole lot of HGTV and move on to discuss the surprise trailer for “10 Cloverfield Lane”. Tune in!

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

11:39 – Discussing “10 Cloverfield Lane”

20:45 – Main review of “Brooklyn”

35:15 – Spoilers for “Brooklyn”

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Episode #181 – “The Big Short”

Adam McKay wanted to make his buddy cop comedy “The Other Guys” a commentary on the financial collapse of 2008 but instead, it turned out to be Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg trading barbs with some weird ponzi scheme thing as a B plot. Now McKay is back and he has gotten it all out of his system. “The Big Short” follows a small group of men who saw the housing bubble’s upcoming burst…and decided to make a whole lot of money on it. How does this real-life story transition to the big screen? We go in-depth. We also talk about what we’ve been watching, including “Anomalisa” and “The Grinder”, and move on to talk about our favorite movies of 2015!

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

10:30 – Our favorite films of 2015

21:48 – Review of “The Big Short”

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