Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Episode 87 - X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

X:Men superfan Mark Denine of Escape Quest is back to explain the intricacies of smashing two versions of a franchise together with 2014's Days of Future Past!

Why does this movie go though its entire plot twice? What happened to the Bannerman Park Peace-A-Chord? Would JFK had won the presidency if everyone knew he was a creepy mutant fishman? What the heck colour was that bottle of Johnny Walker?

Andrew still doesn't know who his favorite X-Men is, and time is running out, because if he doesn't find out in the present, all these much better actors playing Andrew in the future will be murdered by terminators! Help!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Episode 86 - X-Men: First Class (2011)

Megan Murphy returns to take us all to SCHOOL this week as X-Mens in July (Note: It's X-mas in July. X-Mans isn't a thing. - Anthony) continues!

How do Magneto's history of suffering and war and Xavier's life of privilege and study inform their conflicting philosophies about diversity? Why are we spending so much time focusing on Hank McCoy fondling a mannequin? How great would this have been if it was just X-Men: Oranges: Magneto with Michael Fassbender?  How great would it be to just stroke Michael Fassbender's hair for a while?

If we made a No Time for Heroics: First Class it would just be about us kicking around in university, introducing Andrew to his first microphone and Anthony discovering pro-wrestling for the first time, then someone just handing us a DVD of Condorman and going "oh, you don't KNOW?" It would be pretty lame, you guys.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Episode 85 - X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

It's X-Mas in July! And we're tackling one of the most maligned Marvel mutant movies mever made, X-Men: The Last Stand.

Would this movie have worked better if we had made the Dark Phoenix plot and the Mutant Cure plot two separate movies? Why is Angel in this movie at all? What the heck is "head canon"?

We're working on the next episode, but first I have to figure out how many other mutant uses there are for juicing children other than mind control like in the last movie or depowering like in this one. I guess amplifying powers?

Kid juice is pretty useful. These movies are gross.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Episode 84 - Justice League of America (1997)

We get out black market unreleased pilot dealer Jesse Codner to cut us some premium 90s with Superfriends! Wait, sorry, that should read Super F*R*I*E*N*D*S. It's 1997's Justice League of America!

What happens when a bunch of schlubby man-children are the worlds greatest heroes? Were selfies using full-size studio cameras with 90s snapchat filters that common a thing? Why David Krumholtz aged since 1997?

Listen to the episode that made Anthony turn to Andrew half way through watching and say "I hate our show."