This week talk about our quasi-holiday weekends, favorite hot dog toppings, The Far Side is back and sorely needed, Halloween Kills... later, horror fans are dealing with the pandemic better than other, we take a dive into one of the lesser known Marvel heroes, Moon Knight, and talk about the origin of the character, what makes him different, and what we would hope to see with him in the future, and Steve challenges Paul to a National Video Games Day quiz.
This week we talk about cream cheese, Beavis and Butthead ride again, a click bait story about Star Wars, a really smart person petting a snow leopard, we head to space to talk about Jason X, the 10th Friday the 13th film and what can happen to a franchise when it is trying to find new directions to hack and slash in, and we play a game about actual film sequels that didn't get made.
This week we continue our Year of Animation by digging to the works of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli with 2005's Howl's Moving Castle. It has wizards that might be birds, demons with top hats, a turnip headed scarecrow, and Billy Crystal as a sassy fire. You know, the usual.
Bonus: We do actually have some news we get into because a bunch of Batman related things happened and it wouldn't be Invasion without some Batman talk.
This week we share our adventures at the drive in, experiments in drunken cooking, and watching webinars for fun. We talk about the passing of an important Batman creator, Alien 5 might be alive, and that the Mothman needs to be seen by everyone. We revisit 2014's It Follows and see if our feelings have changed about it over six years while looking out the windows for creeper old ladies slowly walking towards us. And Steve has a quiz for Paul about one of his favorite things: garbage.
This week we continue our journey through the Year of Animation by looking at Brad Bird's first feature film, 1999's The Iron Giant. Set in the year 1957 and in the shadow of Sputnik, a young boy happens across a giant robot from another world that can't remember why it is here. We are joined on this episode with special guest El Goro of the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast, a friendly giant that also will eat the occasional car, to explore this wonderful gem of a film that has a lot more going for it than at first glace.
This week we learn about time traveling fathers, exploding tables, and distant dogs barking, we actually have news to talk about with HBO Max set to release the Snyder Cut of Justice League, the Simpsons are going to look correct again, and we say good bye to a behind scenes person who helped make Star Wars as big as it is now, and speaking of that Star War, we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back and discuss why it is our favorite of the series and what its legacy is, and Paul challenges Steve to a quiz about body parts.
This week we catch up over our three week break, The Mandalorian is getting a lot of Star Wars shoved into it, Steve is the true hero we need at this time as he solves the mysteries of long lost deli sandwiches, we take a look at Sam Raimi's first comic book/superhero film with 1990's Darkman and we see how well a movie about skin masks that disintegrate holds up, and Steve gives Paul a quiz to see what Sam Raimi film he truly is.
This week we talk about our weekend watches, a prophecy about Community may come to pass, Saturday Night Live not being so live, and continue our journey through the Year of Animation as we look at 1986's Transformers: The Movie. Does what could have been a simple cash grab feature length toy commercial transform into something more meaningful and fun? Does it hold up over 30 years later? Do we want all the robots shown in it?
This week we talk a long time about not much going on, The Purge has started in the south, we celebrate the 30th (plus one week) anniversary of the live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film and talk about whether or not the jokes and suits hold up, and Steve serves up some fresh slices of pop culture pizza questions for Paul. Stick around till the end to hear one of the worst songs we have even ended the show on.