Marvel. Predator. Comedies. Action Movies. Sometimes played straight, sometimes played sly, these are examples of media with dual purposes. The guys go over Donovan’s fanboy whining over Thor Love and Thunder, Harry’s ponderous musings over the original Predator film, and discuss the successes and failures of modern animation, action films, and various other “subversive” media.
Reacting to a variety of recent events in the year, from Tucker Carlson’s mind-defying docuseries to the Uvalde School Mass Shooting, Don and Harry return to the subjects of the male ego, psychology, “Wypipo vs Black People” and their twisted sexualities in the search for the answer to how masculinity becomes toxic.
Joshua Lapin-Bertone returns, along with the topic of reboots – this time focusing on television series revamps and reimaginings. Are some changes made for the sake of diversity always for the better? *NOTE* This episode contains spoilers for the Black Widow film.
*Ten Years after Miles Morales was introduced in Ultimate Spider-Man, the character has achieved worldwide celebration through the Oscar-winning animated film “Into the Spider-Verse”. Stella joins Don and Harry to discuss the discourse surrounding Miles, the controversy, and how the film makes good on media diversity.
The guys deep-dive into another huge favorite from their critical adolescence, commenting on Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 adaptation of Masumune Shirow’s manga classic: “Mobile Armored Riot Police”!
In these times, we seek light to lead us out the darkness. So the guys resort to giving commentary on a fun, if grim, anime classic. Afterward they discuss the future of anime fandom, their own experiences with discovering new things and the art of recommendation. It’s Cowboy Bebop: The Movie!
It’s a Steven Special SPECTACULAR! With SU Future having ended, the guys discuss what the world might look like without such a transcendental series to fill the void, reflecting on what the show brought to the masses that set it apart from the rest of Western animation. To do that, they needed guests! First up … More What Can Steven Universe Teach Us? (With Special Guests!)
Donovan and Harrison throw themselves headfirst back into the topic of online sexuality, reassessing the front lines of future sex, interracial dating, personal sexuality and everything embarrassing in between!
More fun continues as the guys discuss one of anime’s most notorious features: The End of Evangelion. What can we learn, and what can’t we learn?