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Cinematic Brotastic Movie Podcast
49 minutes | Aug 27, 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder CB - S5EP06
Thor: Love and Thunder starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, and Taika Waititi who also Directed the movie. Thor is lost and trying to find his purpose. He meets up with an old flame, and then becomes the target of a man called Gorr the God Butcher. In a story not too dissimilar to Infinity War, instead of a McMuffin used to wipe out half of life, Gorr uses a McMuffin to kill all the gods. Jane, the old flame, takes the shattered Mjolnir (from Thor Ragnorock) and uses it to become “The Mighty Thor,” but at a cost. I feel like what makes this movie so enjoyable, is also what I don’t like about it at the same time. Thor Ragnorock had a really good balance of comedy and seriousness. And with this latest iteration, Taika Waitit leaned even heavier into the comedy. While I laughed at all the clever humor, I wished that the movie took itself a little more seriously. The shattered Mjolnir brought some new excitement for the action scenes. I liked how it acted like the classic hammer we all know and love, but it also had a few new tricks up its sleeve. The inclusion of Guns’n’Roses to the soundtrack felt like it fit in really well. There were 3-4 songs sprinkled throughout the film, including November Rain — which I despised growing up because you would listen to it constantly and the song is 37 minutes long. But here, it isn’t too bad. The biggest thing this movie introduces to the overall MCU is the introduction of The Gods. Any and all deities that we know of, and some from the comics too, all seem to dwell in Omnipotent city, a city that looks like what a city of gods would look like. Pristine and clean, and plentiful. They all seem to be living lavishly, which is where Gorr’s motivations come from. While he and many creatures throughout the cosmos worship and suffer(including his daughter who dies of thirst), the gods drink wine and party with no concern or care for those who worship them. I was excited to see the inclusion of the character of eternity, but at the same time, he didn’t do anything on screen. He was almost like a statue. While in concept, a creature like that, probably would just be stoic, but at the same time, I hoped to see more interaction. 2 tickets, definitely want to see this again, with any hope I will. My criticisms of this movie are small and not enough to take me out of the latests installment in the MCU.
57 minutes | Jul 10, 2022
Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness CB - S5EP04
Dr. Strange finally gets a sequel after appearing in the MCU 4 times already. This time as the title says, he dives right into the Multiverse… of Madness. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochiti Gomez, Rachel McAdams, and featuring Patrick Stewart, Anson Mount, Lashana Lynch, Hayley Atwell, and John Krasinski as members of the Illuminati. Directed by Marvel Movie alum Sam Raimi. This movie jumps right into the action with a multiversal variant of Dr. Strange trying to save America Chavez from a demon. Here it shows she can open up portals that allow her to travers the multiverse, albeit without any way to intentionally navigate it. She inevitably runs into the Dr. Strange we all know and love, and he tries to protect her. Realizing that the forces following Chavez are a form of witchcraft, they go to the only witch they know, Wanda Maximoff. Unbeknownst to them, it was Wanda all along… not so much Agatha. No catchy song to go along with this one. Wanda is being warped by the Darkhold, a book of dark magic, and is searching for a way to reunite with her kids she lost at the end of the Disney+ series WandaVision. This movie is fun, exciting, and just what the Marvel doctor ordered. Fans of Sam Raimi will no doubt see some of his signature filmmaking in this movie including his car's cameo, and of course Bruce Campbell. There is a lot to enjoy about this movie, but for better or worse, the most notable is the Illuminati. Seeing Patrick Stewart as Professor X again was a delight. Everyone was speechless, pun intended, when Anson Mount reprised his roll as Black Bolt. But the best kept secret and biggest surprise was John Krasinski, who’s already been fan casted into the roll of Reed Richards, showed up as Reed Richards!! The big question is, will we see these characters again with the same actors? The Brothers Brotastic give this film 2 tickets. We are on board with the MCU through and through.
49 minutes | Jun 18, 2022
Ambulance - CB - S5EP03
Ambulance, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Eiza González, had all the ingredients of a Michael Bay film: Beautiful cinematography Shaky camera work Fast editing Real stunts and action Extremely attractive people in everyday jobs. Just Because it has all the same ingredients as other classic Bay films such as The Rock, Transformers, or The Island, doesn’t make the movie good. I think he left out a few eggs for something. I had a blast watching this movie, but not in the way it was intended. I don’t remember the last time I laughed out loud so hard from my gut. The premise starts out strong and ripe for a Michael Bay film; a heist gone wrong, a cop shot, and the only way out is in the ambulance transporting said cop. They need to keep the officer alive, so they take a paramedic hostage, and chaos ensues. After this point, for me the logic of the movie never made sense, and made it difficult to take this movie seriously, at least as serious as you can take a Michael Bay movie. I knew going in that the action would be over the top, the camera would never stop moving, and actors would deliver lines like David Caruso on CSI (yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) What ultimately did it for me was the contradicting logic. These guys are fighting as hard as they can to keep this wounded officer alive because, if they become cop killers, they know there is no way they will make it out alive, or they’ll go to prison for the rest of their life. But, during the pursuit, as police chase them around LA, they don’t hold back on firing guns at helicopters and police cars, and ramming them off bridges at 70 miles per hour. Likewise, the Police keep saying they have to be careful because a brother in blue is on board, yet they use the harshest tactics that could easily kill everyone in the ambulance. The best way to describe this movie is like the video game Grand Theft Auto, with a 5 star wanted level. In the game the more “wanted” you are, the harder the police are on you. At 5 stars, swat and military come after you, and they’re hell bent on killing you with extreme prejudice. The drone cinematography set this movie apart from other Michael Bay movies. Many shots featured stunning visuals, but some seemed unnecessary. I doubt this is the last we’ve seen of the excessive drone shots Occasionally I can get behind over the top action and illogical sequences, however, what ultimately hurt this film was its depiction of police violence, and violence on police. Our nation is divided right now with situations like what happened to George Floyd. And even in Tulsa, where the Brothers Brotastic are from, there’s a controversial police encounter involving the shooting death of Terence Crutcher, as well as the death of Tulsa Police Sergeant Craig Johnson who’s killer had been convicted the week we saw this movie. These situations, along with countless others across the nation made some scenes in Ambulance hard to watch, and they take you out of the movie at times. Andrew gives this movie 1 ticket; he’s glad he saw the movie in theaters, but is not rushing to see this movie again anytime soon. Philip gives this movie 2 tickets; although he sees the flaws that Andrew sees, they are not enough to take him away from the joy and experience of seeing a Michael Bay movie on the Big Screen. He knew it was a movie filled with Bayhem and no much else, and it delivered.
51 minutes | May 10, 2022
The Batman - CB - S5EP02
DC and Warner Bros. has made yet another version of Batman. This time starring Robert Pattinson as the titular Batman, Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as the “not yet Commissioner” James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred, The unrecognizable Colin Farrell as The Penguin, and Paul Dano as The Riddler. Compared to other Bat Outings, the amount of time Pattinson spent inside the suit is surprising. Director Matt Reeves made it seem like Bruce Wayne was the mask to cover his true identity. Every direction and take they went with these characters felt right, sometimes even better than previous successful iterations of them. It was nice to see another of Batman’s rogues get a chance to shine in the spotlight despite being depicted by Jim Carrey once before on the big screen. The Riddler fit well with the tone and the style of the film. The riddles were complex, and really threw the characters, and the audience, for a loop… in a good way. Finally, this film better win an academy award for best make up. Colin Farrell’s transformation into the Penguin is phenomenal. He gets completely lost in the prosthetics, and in no way does it look like a guy wearing a fat suit with prosthetics. This movie is so good, the 3 hour run time couldn’t prevent the Brothers Brotastic from giving this movie 2 tickets. Thrilled to have seen this movie in theaters, and would gladly have bought another ticket to see it again.
33 minutes | Mar 25, 2022
Scream 2022 -CB - S5EP01
Have you ever heard of a Requel? This was a new concept to the Brothers Brotastic. Well this latest addition to the Scream Franchise will tell you all about it. Oh, and it has plenty of good slasher fun too. It's hard not to say "What's your favorite scary movie?" when you sit down to watch any of the entries into the Scream franchise. Many were skeptical without the backing of Wes Craven due to his passing, but this film aims to keep the spirit alive. Get some popcorn, settle in for the night, and hear what the Brothers Brotastic have to say about Scream 2022. Just don't answer the phone.
56 minutes | Mar 10, 2022
2021 Year End Jamboree Part 2 - CB - S4EP10
2021 Year End Movie Jamboree Part 2! The Brothers Brotastic stray from the Marvel machine a bit and venture out into other mostly non comic book movies for this episode. We cover the likes of Dune, Mortal Kombat, The Suicide Squad, Snake Eyes, and The Matrix Resurrections. With as much as we discuss these movies and how we viewed them on HBOmax, you would think they are a sponsor of this episode... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! No, we just are humble patrons of a streaming service that we enjoy. What did you think of these movies?
41 minutes | Feb 12, 2022
2021 Year End Jamboree Part 1 MCU Edition CB - S4EP09
The Brothers Brotastic take a look at what the MCU had to offer in 2021 that had not previously been covered in earlier episode. This includes Spider-Man: No Way Home, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Eternals, and Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
43 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
Black Widow - CB - S4EP08
BLACK WIDOW DIRECTED BY CATE SHORTLAND STARRING: SCARLETT JOHANSON FLORENCE PUGH DAVID HARBOR RACHEL WEISZ THE MOVIE PICKS UP RIGHT WHERE Captain America CIVIL WAR LEFT OFF. BLACK WIDOW FACES HER PAST AS AN ASSASSIN FOR RUSSIA, SPECIFICALLY A HIT INVOLVING DRACOV… WHERE HIS DAUGHTER WAS COLLATERAL DAMAGE. DRACOV WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BLACK WIDOW PROGRAM WHERE GIRLS ARE KIDNAPPED AT A YOUNG AGE AND RAISED TO KILL. SHE THOUGHT HE WAS DEAD, BUT DUH DUH DUH… HE’S NOT AND IS STILL MAKING BLACK WIDOWS. THE REAL MVP OF THIS FILM IS FLORENCE PUGH. SHE PLAYS YET ANOTHER GIRL FROM THE BLACK WIDOW PROGRAM THAT HAS BROKEN FREE OF DRACOV’S SPELL THAT FORCES HER TO BE AN ASSASSIN. HER PLIGHT AND RAW EMOTION REALLY COME OFF THE SCREEN. THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN FLORENCE AND SCARLETT FELT VERY REAL, AND THE TALKING MOMENTS OF THIS FILM REALLY STAND OUT POSSIBLY MORE SO THAN THE ACTION SEQUENCES. CLEARLY THIS MOVIE IS PASSING THE BATON FROM SCARLET TO FLORENCE, CONSIDERING THE END OF THIS MOVIE LEADS STRAIGHT TO INFINITY WAR AND ENDGAME WHERE SHE DIES. TASKMASTER’S INTRODUCTION/OPENING FIGHT WAS REALLY IMPRESSIVE. WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE TASKMASTER FELT THIS MOVIE WAS TOO LATE CHECKS ALL THE BOXES OF A MARVEL MOVIE… AND THAT MAY NOT BE ENOUGH. DOMESTICALLY GROSSED AROUND 80 MILLION OPENING WEEKEND AROUND 60 MILLION FROM DISNEY PLUS IT SET A BOX OFFICE RECORD AT THE TIME SALES DROPPED DRAMATICALLY THE NEXT WEEKEND SCARLETT JOHANSON SUED DISNEY ALLEGING A BREACH OF CONTRACT BY DOING THE SAME DAY AND DATE DUAL RELEASE STRATEGY, THUS SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTING HER COMPENSATION. DISNEY RESPONDED BY PUBLISHING HER EARNINGS FROM THE FILM AT THE TIME WERE 20 MILLION. (I THINK IN AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE US MERE NONMILLIONAIRS LESS SYMPATHETIC TO HER CASE) BOTH DISNEY AND SCARLETT JOHANSON HAVE SETTLED THE DISPUTE, AND IT SEEMS THAT SHE HAS SAID THAT SHE IS WILLING AND LOOKS FORWARD TO WORKING WITH DISNEY AGAIN. GAL GADOT’S CONTRACT WAS RENEGOTIATED BEFORE WARNER BROS DID THE SAME THING WITH WONDER WOMAN 1984, IT HAS YET TO BE REVEALED IF ANY LAWSUITS OR SETTLEMENTS WILL HAPPENED WITH EMMA STONE OVER CRUELLA’S SIMILAR RELEASE STRATEGY NOR EMILY BLUNT OVER THE JUNGLE CRUISE’S DAY AND DATE RELEASE
34 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
F9: The Fast Saga - S4EP07
F9 aka F9: The Fast Saga F9/F9: The Fast Saga directed by Justin Lin originally set for release on 4/19/2019, but moved due to Hobbs & Shaw and then again to avoid No Time To Die, and last by Covid. Finally released 5/19/2021 This movie is about FAMILY. The movies continues the story of the previous 8 movies and follows a group of street racers who became outlaws, then turned government agents. This chapter introduces the long lost brother of main character Dominic Torreto. This entry continues a lot of story set up in the previous film and brings back Charlize Theron’s Cypher who is a master criminal, hacker, Cyber Terrorist. In the beginning it is revealed that she is under the control of Jakob, who we learn in early flashbacks is the disgraced brother of Dominic Torreto. He is after a device that will allow the user to hack any computer, but is only unlocked with a specific key that turns out to be the daughter of the device creators DNA. For me the Fast and Furious franchise is pure movie fun and a guilty pleasure. I come into each film knowing they are over the top and ridiculous. Each new film has to top the previous films big stunt and you always know you are in for some great car chase scenes. I like that they brought back Han although I am not sure I understood the way the film explained his survival from Tokyo Drift. I loved the over the top stunts Car driving off cliff and grappling hooks to falling Rope Bridge, The world’s biggest, longest and heaviest semi-truck flipping straight up end over end, driving through a mine field. Tyrese Gibson’s character of Roman pearce is the main comic relief character and he nails this on the head. I really loved that they used him to point out what we the audience have all thought….how are we still alive, we are invincible, superheroes….. Will this win Oscars? No. Is it a damn good time in theaters? “F” Yeah!
50 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Justice League vs Zack Snyder's Justice League - CB - S4EP06
Watching the Theatrical Cut, before the Snyder Cut movement even began (with the exception of the bad mustache CGI removal for Henry Cavill), it wasn’t exactly clear what was missing from the movie. If mustachegate had not happened, the fuel for the Snyder Cut fire may not have even sparked up. It only becomes clear where the differences lie after going back to the Theatrical Cut post Snyder Cut viewing. A lot of scenes are similar, but play out much better with the nuances that Zack Snyder put into his Justice League. The Theatrical Cut has a lot of levity to it, but Snyder’s darker muted tones work much better with the bleaker story he told. It becomes funny how painfully obvious the changes Joss Whedon made are sprinkled throughout the Theatrical Cut; lines dubbed while actors face away from the camera or are off screen, as well as lots of green screen shots to fill in spots where actors needed to be seen. The Theatrical Cut is not without it’s merits though. One of The Flash’s best lines is missing from the Snyder Cut; “I’ve never done battle. I’ve just pushed some people and run away.” And contemplating the feat undertaken to take The Snyder Cut and rework an entirely different movie with some reshoots and audio dubbing is impressive. The Theatrical Cut is rather entertaining, and like we mentioned before, without the bad mustache removal to be a thorn in the fans’ side to remind everyone of what could’ve been, the idea of an alternate version may not have resonated so loudly. At some point though the Snyder Cut clearly goes in a different direction. Whole story lines with characters not in the theatrical cut shine; most notably with Ray Fisher’s Cyborg. Snyder said Cyborg was the heart of the movie, and he was right. The most frustrating thing about it now is the unfortunately due to a very public spat between Fisher and many executives at Warner Bros. means that Cyborg, in particular Ray Fisher’s Cyborg, is done. He was supposed to be in The Flash, but that now is not happening. In movies you’re supposed to show and not tell. But in a movie just over 4 hours… a little tell goes a long way. The inclusion of Ray Porter’s Darkseid just felt right, even though he is more bark than bite. Chalk it up to the Snyder Cut hype, but Darkseid’s presence was exciting to see, and added more weight to the story. Watching the Theatrical Cut now leaves you wondering, “why did they change that?” It is clear in the opinion of the Brothers Brotastic that the Snyder Cut is far superior. While the Snyderverse appears to have ended with Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Cinematic Brotastic knows how impossible it was for this movie to get made, and is truly happy that The Infamous Snyder Cut, has seen the light of day.
46 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
A Quiet Place Part II - S4EP05
Before the rise of the Delta Variant, we had the chance to see a few movies in theaters, A Quiet Place part 2, F9, Black Widow, The Suicide Squad, and Candyman to name a few. We hope to have episodes on all of those out soon. A Quiet Place Part 2, directed by John Krasinski, as well as starring him briefly along with Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, and Millicent Simmonds A Quiet Place II, John Krasinski, World Premiere was 3/8/2020, covid delayed release theatrically to 5/28/2021 This is a continuation of the first film with a few more hints at more of the overall backstory about what led to the post-apocalyptic world the movie takes place in. A worthwhile sequel, but some aspects I feel could have used a little more attention. The opening sequence depicting the arrival was done very well. I have always been a fan of the slow transition from normal to invasion, for lack of a better term. You know a secret that the characters don’t but there’s nothing you can do but watch and wait. War of the Worlds, both the original and Spielberg’s remake, and M. Night’s “Signs” are perfect examples of this as well. It sets up great tension in otherwise mundane and routine tasks, as seen in this film, going to the store and watching a little league baseball game. The fireball in the sky was ominous, but not over the top and I liked how people didn’t “freak out” but more hastily moved on with a hint of urgency instead of all out chaos. This did a good job of filling in some missing details the audience wanted after watching the first film. It also very naturally and subtly added a moment that would payoff later between Millicent Simmonds and Cillian Murphy later in the film using the ASL gesture for “Dive.” The reintroduction of Cillian Murphy’s character and the violent group at the marina did a great job of building out the world we got a glimpse of in the first film. Most of the encounters are with people who have lost hope and are just trying to survive, by any means necessary, even if it is at the expense of someone else. The sequences with the creatures were more frightening and visceral that we’ve seen and had a lot of good jump scares to go along with that. At the beginning, it seemed at times that John Krasinki's character was more aware of the creatures' sensitivity to sound that he should have been during the first wave of the attack. The son character seemed out of place as if the filmmakers were not sure what to do with his character. Also, what was up with the jump scare revealing that Cillian Murphy's character kept his wife's body at the compound? It was a beat that was not explained, nor did it go anywhere. The film's abrupt end is in line with the first film, but one half of the Brothers Brotastic felt there should be a little more breathing room. Clearly seeing the first film is a prerequisite, but it may have helped to recap some things at the beginning. I did not have a chance to rewatch the first film, so any themes or carryovers from Part 1 may not be immediately obvious, and connections may be missed. Overall, this was a worthwhile sequel. It was nuanced while maintaining the same look and feel as the original film. It did not stray too far from what people loved about its predecessor and breathed in some new life that looks to take this film into a much anticipated Part 3. I overall felt my experience seeing this film physically was a little lackluster, and I’m not sure if that is because of the movie, or if it was being back in the theater for the first time in months and maybe being kind of scared, but I’m glad I saw this in theaters, and would be willing to watch this again. 2 tickets.
26 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Stream Surfing - S4EP04
How much time have you wasted scrolling through episodes and movies available on your favorite streaming service and not been able to make a choice? With so many streaming services out there with hours of great content to chose from, it can seem impossible to pick just one movie or TV show to watch. Channel surfing has returned in this now digital age of television, and taken on a new name... Stream Surfing!! Listen in to find out why it's so hard to choose, and what the Brothers Brotastic suggest that will keep you from endlessly scrolling night after night.
60 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Zack Snyder's Justice League - CB - S4EP03
A TASTE OF THE MULTIVERSE!!! Two Justice Leagues!! Same cast, similar plot, yet two completely different movies. The Legendary Snyder Cut is now available for all to see in its 4 hour long runtime. The Brother's Brotastic have long been behind the rallying cry of #releasethesnydercut. Was it worth it? Is 4 hours too long? Is there enough of a difference? Listen now to find out!!
35 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Tulsa Sundance Satellite City - CB - S4EP02
Sundance came to Tulsa!! Remotely at least... The Brothers Brotastic got a chance to check out the opener for the Sundance Film Festival from Oklahoma via their Satellite City Program. Due to social distancing, the films were screened at a Drive-In as well as the local Art House Theater. Opting for the Drive-In, one thing was not considered in the excitement... Near Freezing Temperatures!! Did the cold affect the appreciation of these independent films? Listen in to find out!
29 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
Wonder Woman 1984 - CB - S4EP01
The DC cinematic universe expands into the 80’s with Wonder Woman 1984 starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristin Wiig, and Pedro Pascal. A tall order to follow up one of the most successful and critically acclaimed films in the DCEU franchise. The Brothers Brotastic had some issues with this movie, but does that make it a bad film? Listen in to find out!
33 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
The Lost Episode! 1917 - CB - S3EP08
Do you remember the Oscars from March of 2020? Well it was right at the start of the pandemic that saw global quarantines and shutdowns. Cinematic Brotastic was affected like so many other things in 2020. WE LOST AN EPISODE!!! But hey, we found it! Hot off of a Golden Globe Win, The Brother's Brotastic felt that 1917 was a shoo-in for the Oscar win. Imagine our disappointment when it didn't. Hear why we thought this movie was sure to take home that golden statue, so many months ago.
42 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
TENET - CB - S3EP07
All I have for you is a word, mind-blowing. Christopher Nolan’s latest blockbuster TENET would be exactly that, a blockbuster, had it not been for the pandemic. Luckily for us, and hopefully for you, it was released in drive-in theaters too. The perfect socially distanced way to go to the movies. Hear why we will see this movie again, and again, and again in our latest episode of Cinematic Brotastic.
41 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
Unsolved Mysteries Netflix Reboot CB - S3EP06
Unsolved Mysteries… the unsolved crime docuseries that spun off many copycats is back. This show did it all; unsolved crimes, missing persons, lost loves, and unexplainable paranormal events. The Brothers Brotastic grew up watching this show, almost as if it were a compliment to another favorite, The X-Files. Is this reboot worth checking out? Listen to find out… and hear a chilling unsolved mystery of our own!
39 minutes | Jul 11, 2020
Flash Gordon... AAAAaaaaa! CB - S3EP05
Flash…AAAAaaaaa! It’s hard “not” to follow that word with the epic vocals of Queen every time it is uttered. This movie is far from obscure, unlike how the film’s main antagonist views our humble little planet. A rare opportunity presented itself before theaters shut down; the local arthouse theater was showing a cult classic, unseen on the big screen by the Brother’s Brotastic. For one, this was just another tally added to the countless viewings of a childhood favorite. For the other, an unseen gem who’s splendor was only known through others. How does this cult classic hold up to today’s standards? Don’t hold your breath, but listen in to our latest episode to find out.
51 minutes | May 23, 2020
Release the Snyder Cut - CB - S3EP04
The mother of all Hashtags! #ReleaseTheSnyderCut! A movement that took the internet by storm, has finally yielded results. A movie that seemed like it would never see the light of day, will be revealed to the world once and for all. How did this happen? When will it happen? The Brother's Brotastic have all that and more in the latest episode of Cinematic Brotastic.
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