Joel Murphy and Andy McIntyre are continuing their quest to watch maligned movies in hopes of finding a silver lining.
For the month of July, they are watching superhero movies.
When you think maligned superhero movies, you don’t tend to think of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has become the gold standard for the genre. However, as much as it now seems like the MCU can’t miss, the early days were a bit more rocky. Perhaps the rockiest film of all is Thor: The Dark World, the lackluster Phase 2 sequel to Thor.
Theme Song: “Bankin’” by Bronson Scott
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Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle devote the entire show this week to discussing every aspect of Avengers: Endgame. (Well, the entire show except for the opening 10 minutes, where they discuss curly fries and Scrooge McDuck.)
If you’ve seen the film (which, box office numbers suggest you have), strap in and listen to this extra-long episode that really examines the intricate details of this closing chapter of the Infinity Saga.
Why would anyone choose regular fries over curly fries? Did Endgame live up to the hype? Was the resolution of the film a happy ending? The answers to these questions and more are on this week’s show.
To celebrate the release of Avengers: Endgame, Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle devote the entire show to updating and reorganizing their rankings of every film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (except Endgame, which, at the time of this recording, Joel had seen, but Lars hadn’t).
Will they crown a new number one? Where will newer films like Black Panther and Captain Marvel land on the list? Why are online hipsters suddenly defending Age of Ultron? The answers to these questions and more are on this week’s show.
jack·ham·mer /ˈjakˌhamər/ (verb) : beat or hammer heavily or loudly and repeatedly
Joel Murphy, Lars Periwinkle and Molly Regan defend Pete Holmes from online attacks claiming he’s too unattractive to have the sex he’s having on Crashing and Joel and Lars discuss The Avengers: Endgame Super Bowl spot and Marvel’s shroud of secrecy.
What is jackhammer sex? Why is Pete Holmes getting so much online hate? Should the FCC shut down Adam Levine’s nipples? The answers to these questions and more are on this week’s show.
This week, Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle remember the late, great Stan Lee. Lee, and his body of work, have been frequent topics of discussion on this show over the years, so they do their best to remember Stan and his (somewhat complicated) legacy.
They also discuss the bizarre new movie that they will both be buying tickets for, Detective Pikachu.
How did Detective Pikachu get green-lit? Why was Stan Lee such a lovable conman? Who created Spider-man? The answers to these questions and more are on this week’s show.
This week’s music:
Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
End – “S70s Comic Interlude Pt.2” by The Duo
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