Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Episode 11 - The Shadow (1994)

This week the guys learn that the weed of crime bears bitter fruit... and the bitterest fruit of all is that this is the only version of The Shadow we've got in recent years. Which is a crime.

How many times can villain tell the hero they are two sides of the same coin in a single movie? Are there readily available chemical tests to identify mythical metals? Did we just think this movie was bad in the early '90s because we just expected more from our movies back then?

Dip in to the evil within your own black heart, and tell us what you think of 1994's The Shadow over on the No Time for Heroics facebook page! Or what you think about us on iTunes. Or what Ian McKellen thinks about accidentally inventing the atomic bomb (he thinks it's "impressive work". Jeesh.)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Episode 10 - My Secret Identity (1988)

Better than your imagination! More than a dream come true! Without the slightest bit of hesitation, it's our tenth episode, featuring a return to our childhoods (well, probably more like a regression) to watch the 1988 television show My Secret Identity, starring Jerry O'Connell.

Is making fresh water out of air and bacon really helping solve problems with drought? Do Canadian gangs really resolve all conflict with grudging mutual understanding? Are ALL guys named Andrew this smart, noble, handsome, talented, and brave?

If you need us, we're trying to recreate this awesome kid's bedroom by scattering Godzilla toys and Marvel comics everywhere. If we ever come out again, you can reach us on the facebook page.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Episode 9 - Hellboy (2004)

The guys muster more enthusiasm than the main character in this week's movie ever did and dive kicking and screaming into 2004's Hellboy!

How is it possible to be so blasé about an awesome squiddy demon fight? When is a ton of blade spinning too much blade spinning? Is it necessary to tell us you're in an abandoned subway area after you walk into what is clearly an abandoned subway area following a title card that says "abandoned subway area"?

2004's Hellboy, huh? Eh. Alright I guess. This is gonna hurt in the morning. Boom. There I did it. Whatever.

PS: If you love Hellboy, go tell us how wrong we were on our Facebook page!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Episode 8 - Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979)

NOTE: The audio gets a bit chawed up for about two minutes into this episode for reasons unknown. It gets better though, trust us.

This week our heroes are inspired to hotbox a van and paint pictures of cats by the Living Legend of World War II in 1979's Captain America II: Death Too Soon.

Are you still a hero if you're the one putting the little old lady in danger? Why are those guys just stacking bags of flour in the middle of a shootout? And I know this was the 70s, but can you still get sweet Jonathan Livingston Seagull vans?

Hail Hydra? No, not even a hearty one. Look, to be honest this movie almost broke us, okay? I'm going to go get a cold bath and sleep it off for 70 years or so. Catch you on the reboot.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Episode 7 - Iron Man (2008)

We AM Iron Man (2008) as the No Time for Heroics podcast takes a trip back to the beginning of the Marvel age of movies to see what all the fuss was about.

Is the first half of this movie just "ISIS: Behind the Music"? Did the screenwriter(s) have a bone to pick with America, or just with Marvel Comics? And can we please just have a movie of Robert Downey Jr, Jeff Bridges, and Gwyneth Paltrow hanging out and bantering for three hours?

Andrew and Anthony were able to RECORD this podcast IN A CAVE! With a box of SCRAPS of pizza. And nothing else. It was mostly crusts; we were really hungry. Embarrassing things were said. We're both pretty sorry.