This week we realize it is hard to talk about Tenet, Phase 4 has made us very excited to go back to the movies, one poor sightseer has crappy luck, and we talk about a very obscure Marvel comic book hero, Darkhawk, and his origins and the challenges that need to be overcome in order to launch a new character in a world full of Avengers, and Paul must slay Steve's Spectacular Superhero Synonyms!™
This week we briefly talk about the wrap up of Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Paul subjects Steve to three Secret New Stories™ that involve a bunch of Joshs, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and a.... grenade, and we face off against 2021's Mortal Kombat and talk about what needs to happen to make a good film adaptation of a video game, and Steve has to determine which Kombatants are real or made up.
This week we continue on with the Year of the Sequel by looking at Ken Smith's Clerks II from 2006. We first dig into our feelings about the original Clerks and then the greater View Askew Universe and see if Clerks II was a high point in his career or an unneeded sequel.
This week we don't have any news, but boy howdy do we have hot takes about Godzilla Vs. Kong and free super low budget horror movies on Tubi, also Steve tries to ruin the lack of news by mentioning some news about a new MST3K kickstarter, we then go on to discuss the 2020 documentary The Last Blockbuster and talk about the power of nostalgia and how not to stretch your project to feature length, and then Paul is a challenged to a game of BUY IT NOW.™
This week we get upset at Youtube, it's going to cost a lot to keep those Knives Out, John Romita Jr. comes home, one guy really like Endgame, we dig in the Versus subgenre of horror films by looking at 2003's Freddy vs. Jason and see how successful it was with having two iconic 80's slashers go head to head, and Steve gets a case of Breakfast Cereal March Madness and has to determine which cereal mascot comes out on top.
This week we are joined by friend of the show and co-host of At The Devil's Ball, Nathaniel, to dig into the four hour marathon that is Zack Snyder's Justice League. We talk about what works, what doesn't, and question why some changes were made either way. Oh, and for a first time on the show, all swear words are allowed. If Zack Snyder can make Batman swear, then we should be able to as well.
We continue on our Year of the Sequel talk by looking at a sequel that now exists in two forms. 1980's Superman II was mostly completed by Richard Donner but taken away from him by the producers and was largely reshot. We discuss what occurred around the original theatrical release Superman II and the we take a look at the 2006 mostly restored vision that Donner had for his sequel.
This week we talk about Microsoft buying ZeniMax Media and what that may mean for the future of gaming, Universal Studios Japan sure has a lot of weird foods, two words: Cocaine Bear, and we discuss the second of half of Disney+'s WandaVision and what we thought overall about the series, and Steve has Paul play a game of Two Truths and a Lie.
We continue our Year of the Sequel with a look at 1990's Robocop 2. What happens when you mix a short turn around time, disagreements between the writer and director, a company bleeding money needing a hit, and the expectation to surpass the original film? One where Robocop is a stalker, teenagers can be crime bosses, and the drugs of the future are kept in tape cassette cases. Your move, creeps!
This week, Paul buys a butcher knife, Batman 89 and Superman 78 are getting back into the game, Todd McFarlane wants to Spawn an entire universe, please don't attempt to grab a golf ball out of a gator's mouth, we discuss the Dark Horse four issue mini-series Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter and have a extended talk about story telling and how people can access and support smaller comic titles, and Steve has to take the President's Day Pop Culture Quiz.