This week we look at the original 1977 Star Wars and how it changed the way people look at scince fiction/fantasy films, and film in general, and then we look at 1979's Starcrash, a film that takes a lot of ingredients from Star Wars but mixes them up and underbakes them to make something that may not taste as good, but definitely has its own weird (and kind of likeable) flavor.
This week a lot of TV shows got canceled, we say goodbye to Margot Kidder, a troll got trolled, we interview artist and writer Brian Level about his work on The Mantle, Spider-man, The Avengers and how his love of horror is shaping what he is doing next, and we try to bring some new life to old show by remixing them.
This week Paul spoils God of War (spoilers, start at [04:30] and end at [8:30]), Bill and Ted are coming back for a third adventure, MoviePass probably is too good to be true, Arrested Development gets a remixed season 4, we have large spoiler filled discussion about Avengers: Infinity War, and then Steve sees if he can run the jewels and survive the Finite Gauntlet.
This week we say goodbye to Ash, try to understand a Venom film without Spider-Man, make super accurate predictions as to what Fox will announce for Alien Day, we take a look at the original Infinity Gauntlet event series and see what ground work it laid out for the Infinity War film, and Steve sees if Paul knows his super hero accessories.
This week we talk about Billy Mitchell's well deserved fall from grace, say goodbye to a Sergeant and a Judge, find out that we are moments away from the animal apocalypse, slash our way through the God of War video game series as we take a look at the flawed and tragic figure of Kratos, and to honor the angriest man in video games, we ask each other, 'What makes you madder?'
This week we welcome special guest Kevin to help us take a look at two films about demonic possession: 1973's The Exorcist and 1974's Abby. One is a master class in atmosphere and terror and the other is surprisingly fun and has a great 70's soundtack. We will let you figure out which is which.
This week Black Panther's reign is over due to some giant robots, Simon Pegg thinks that Star Trek Beyond didn't succeed because of its marketing, Toys R Us is closing and possibly taking our childhood with it, we talk about 1984's The Last Starfigher and how it was ahead of its time and often overlooked, and we do a Sweet 16 bracket of not so sweet 1980's references.
This week we continue our journey into the Year of The Knock Off by looking at Richard Donner's 1978 Superman and why that film still works and how it is still considered one of the high water marks of superhero/comic book films. Then we look at at a series of poor creative decisions made by a then desperate and floundering Disney company and how that lead to 1981's hybrid super hero/spy/comedy, Condorman.
This week Nic Cage gets to be Superman kind of, a local comic shop lands a legend for Free Comic Book Day, you can now watch The Last Jedi without all that pesky talking and bleeps and bloops, we take a look at Duncan Jones's Mute (kind of spoilerish just a heads up) and talk about our thoughts on the film and if it being released directly on Netflix helped or hurt it, and Steve challengs Paul to a quiz about product placement in film brought to you by the McPizza™.
This week we catch up on what we did during our two week hiatus, talk about trying the McDonald's Szechuan sauce, Black Panther making all the money in the world, Rian Johnson throwing out JJ's plan for Episode VIII, Jason is hiding in wait at the bottom of a lake, and we take a look back at this year's Wizard World Cleveland and dicuss what parts work and what parts don't and the perils of dressing up as a super hero, and Paul made Steve a DC comics themed mix tape.