Donovan shows Harry the 2003 John Grisham adaptation starring John Cusack’s goatee, Dustin Hoffman’s best Foghorn Leghorn, and Gene Hackman and Cliff Curtis battling it out for most evil movie villain. Can a real life jury truly be manipulated through means similar to that of CTU?
In the aftermath of the protests against Police Brutality, several companies have responded by reexamining their mascots’ histories. The guys discuss that, plus examples such as Gone with the Wind, searching for their utility in a firmly anti-racist world.
Responding to a Video Essay by Al Jazeera, the guys welcome back Raphael Soohoo and bring in Jon M. Wilson to talk about the legacy, agony and ecstasy of the Superman mythos. Is Superman relevant, and is that a question that must be answered? How do the modern films contextualize the question?And what does all … More What Relevance Does Superman Have Today? (Guest Starring Raph Soohoo and Jon Wilson!)
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!
What are the intentions of the war story? Are the requisite morals good or bad? What else can the war story discuss beyond that binary?
Donovan Morgan Grant and Harrison Chute are joined by Peter Last Name of Dead Times to cry about an unusual shade of Hollywood’s blasted psyche: the reboot. For some, a blessing, for others, a curse upon this cursed Earth — unless it’s Dredd. … More Re: Reboots
In this special episode, Dono-chan, Harry-kun and Stella-san are joined by Carolyn Cocca-Senpai to discuss the female future of the action genre, with the tent-pole case study being Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
With ten years, twenty-plus films and billions of dollars under its belt, the guys take a step back and try to parse out what went right about the Marvel Cinematic Universe that took so many years to iron out what went wrong with other comic book films.
Looks like it’s that time again! Well, 2019 was a checkerboard of emotions, in that some squares were sad, some squares were angry. The key is to play your pieces correctly, turning some of those squares into happiness, or at least diversion. Perhaps that’s Chinese checkers. Regardless, Donovan and I (me, Harrison) are both big believers in the power of media, be it healing or escape or education. Big talk for John Wick 3, maybe, but don’t get me started. Or do, rather, as herein, cases will be made, tears will be shed, invites to play will be sent. … More Escaping 2019: Day 1