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Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2

Here we go!

THE blockbuster film of the year (so far):

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2

Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, and introducing some guy named

Kurt Russell!

Buckle up, boys and girls. It’s showtime!

[BTW, this podcast takes an unexpected, yet completely justified, turn at about 18:45 for all you Michael Rooker fans.]

Superheroes and How to Depict Them

While that title might sound a little lofty, here’s what you’re going to get: we’re going to talk about how superhero movies have both succeeded and failed in depicting their heroes.

What this means is that we touch on everything from Logan, to Deadpool, to The Amazing Spiderman, to the upcoming DC movies (especially The Flash) to The Fantastic Four, John Wick, and more.

Heck, we even sneak in a Star Wars reference as we break down what, in our eyes, makes these types of movies succeed or fail.

Do we tangent?

Oh, yes. Yes, we do. Mightily. Sorry about that, but it’s a hazard of the job, really. Can’t be helped.

Nevertheless, we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed recording it.

Logan

Ok, this is it. This is the movie that it seems like everyone has been waiting for since at least 2009, when that bastard of a movie, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, came out, which managed to simultaneously ruin two of Marvel Comic’s most, if not beloved, then cult, heroes: Deadpool and Wolverine.

Logan

Deadpool got his redemption in 2016, when Ryan Reynolds not only gave one of his best performances to-date, but also destroyed any lingering career effects of the disastrous 2011 release, Green Lantern.

Is 2017 the year Wolverine finally–after the aforementioned Origins and the only marginally better The Wolverine from 2013–gets his proper cinematic due?

Listen up, because we’re about to break it all down for you.