This week the guys return to the topic of Zack Snyder, with their focus on his pre-DC action movies: 300 and Sucker Punch. What are the signs found in these that trace all the way towards the DCEU, and is our modern pop culture better or worse off?
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.
In celebration to Batman’s return to the big screen and the discussion of The Batman‘s dark tone, Donovan introduces Harrison to the Joel Schumacher Hollywood blockbuster Batman and Robin. Known the globe over for being lame, is there anything more to this plastic production than met the eye in 1997? What does this speak of … More What are the Tonal Limitations of Batman? (Batman and Robin 1997 Commentary)
*CONTENT WARNING* This episode discusses series and films involving Sexual Assault and Extreme Violence. Listener Discretion is Strongly Advised. As America seemingly turns a corner on racial justice, Hollywood is rounding the corner on racial representation, returning to the use of violence to put across the reality of oppression. But not all intentions affect equally. … More Agony and Ecstasy: Struggle Movies and Minority Representation in Media
Zack Snyder’s Justice League has arrived, but with it comes more questions than answers on the future of comic book media. What do hashtag campaigns mean for supply and demand? Who are those doing the demanding? What are the political ramifications of this movie? And who is Zack Snyder anyway?
Discussing film criticism in a Post-Avengers: Endgame world, the guys welcome veteran comic and movie podcaster Chris Johnson to talk all things Twitter discourse, Memes, Television tie-ins, Cinematic Universes and, of course, the Snyder Cut.
Weeks after the terrorist attack on Capitol Hill, calls for the Punisher character to be retired were made, some by comic creators! The guys discuss how Frank Castle is seen in the eyes of police, gun rights activists and extremists while going through the three live action films and Netflix tv series.
Taking a break from the onslaught of the year, the guys discuss one of the many controversial Alan Moore adapted works while watching 2003’s LXG!
*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.