Captain America : Civil War is a thing that happened and we all sat down to discuss how a bigger middle finger to Zack Snyder and his worldview does not exist. In so doing we invited our friend Jacob Semahn (@saxonjacob) to talk about the best Avengers film since Avengers.
Did you know there was a live action Flintstones movie in the 90’s? Did you know there was a sequel? Did you know that Jake, Alva, and Meredith can’t talk about a single subject for longer than five minutes? This episode is a thing that exists.
Every so often we watch a film that hits all the right notes and we can’t fully articulate why. This is one of those films. Kickstarted into production and streaming on Netflix, Kung Fury is only thirty minutes long and somehow that leads to an hour+ episode where we discuss everything from why the eighties really were the best decade in recorded history to why Hitler should be the end-game antagonist in every film ever. Enjoy.
Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice may very well be the biggest maelstrom of mashed tone and style over substance film-making that the world will witness for the foreseeable future. So of course the gang sat down to deconstruct it from the bottom up and attempt to make heads or tails of the whole thing. Vulgarity and massive spoilers follow.
Film is a medium that is ruled by the sum of its parts. This is why it is possible to enjoy a film when certain elements falter in the eyes of the viewer. It is a function of the medium itself that a film can overcome the under-performance of its own elements to be viewed as a success by the audience. This is an understanding that most lovers of film will readily acknowledge when discussing the art form. It is a reason why viewers are apt to have so-called “guilty pleasures” wherein some element of an otherwise disposable piece of entertainment overpowers its combined negative elements to provide enjoyment to the person watching. There is nothing wrong with being the dissenting opinion. There is nothing wrong with believing that a film has merit that others do not see. However, in the wake of the release of mega-blockbuster Batman v Superman…
The gang sits down to discuss 10 Cloverfield Lane and spends a good chunk of it opining that Mary Elizabeth Winstead deserves better. So much better, you guys. She’s a damned treasure. Please note that this is a pretty spoiler heavy episode. I know that goes without saying, but we’re saying it anyway.
The gang traveled to Austin to visit the Staple Independent Media Expo and held their first live show. A bunch of fellow podcasters and media creators turned out to discuss tangents of every shape and size, from Ghostbusters to KFC. There are far too many guests to name them all, but just think of it as a surprise grab bag of friendly faces (or voices, as the case may be)
**The audio quality is not up to our usual standard because of the space we were recording in, so we did our best with it. Everything is trial and error and our next live show should have fewer tech glitches.**.
For those who have never seen the “Hammerman” intro that is referenced in the show. Please to be enjoy.