About This Show
Are you a movie addict? Do you get the shakes if you're not at the theater every weekend? Does your spirit long for cinematic enlightenment? If so, don't worry. We're here to help you get your fix.
Join Andrew and Monica every week for the purest discussion and in-depth analysis of the latest mainstream and blockbuster films. Don't want to be spoiled? No problem! Each episode is split into two separate segments. The first is just a 10-minute general discussion letting you know whether or not a movie is worth your hard-earned cash. The second is when they dive deep into spoiler territory and really pick apart what does and doesn't work at both a craft and thematic level. Come on, you know you want it. And the best part is, this drug is legal.
Most Recent Episode
Episode #81: Guardians of the Galaxy (Part 2)
Aug 8 14
I am Groot! As is the custom whenever a new superhero movie is released, Rod Morrow joins Andrew and Monica to debate its merits. Guardians of the Galaxy introduces audience to a whole new side of the Marvel universe. One thing's for certain -- it does have a lot of comic relief and personality. But is that enough to make it a good movie? The gang debates everything from the villains to the characterization to Marvel's overall plan. Is Thanos a compelling threat yet? What's up with Gamora's motivations? How is the movie clearly aimed towards people who are already familiar with the Marvel universe? And why, oh why, is Howard the Duck here? Tune in to find out.
0:22 - Intro
3:55 - Rod's thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy
12:38 - Poorly-drawn characters?
21:20 - Ronan and Marvel's choice of villains
26:35 - Lack of world-building (unless you're a comic fan)
33:20 - A good movie, or empty personality?
41:55 - Whether Marvel films are defined by mere anticipation
47:05 - The direction and visual style
49:54 - Do we even need Phase 2?
1:02:46 - Other random thoughts
1:16:44 - Show close
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