Silver Linings Playback 13 – Hellboy (2019)

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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 maligned superhero movies.

They end the month with the 2019 Hellboy reboot starring David Harbour. The film hoped to launch a new franchise that distinguished itself from the beloved Guillermo del Toro films, but is bogged down by a muddled script and poor CGI and make up effects. However, together Joel and Andy find its silver lining.

Theme Song: “Bankin’” by Bronson Scott

Silver Linings Playback is part of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. Hear more shows at PeakSloth.com.

Silver Linings Playback 12 – Steel

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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.

1997 was an odd year for comic book movies. In addition to Batman & Robin (which we revisited to start the month), ’97 gave us Steel, a film starring Shaquille O’Neal as John Henry Irons, a man who builds himself a metal suit to fight crime with the help of his disabled partner Sparks.

Joel and Andy revisit the film to find its silver lining.

Theme Song: “Bankin’” by Bronson Scott

Silver Linings Playback 11 – Thor: The Dark World

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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

Silver Linings Playback is part of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. Hear more shows at PeakSloth.com.

Silver Linings Playback 10 – Batman & Robin

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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 maligned superhero movies.

They start the month with Batman & Robin, which is generally regarded as the low point in Batman movies. (It ended the franchise launched by Tim Burton and Michael Keaton and convinced Warner Bros. to reboot everything, which lead to Batman Begins.) Joel and Andy pay tribute to its beloved director – the late, great Joel Schumacher – and find the film’s silver lining.

Theme Song: “Bankin’” by Bronson Scott

Silver Linings Playback is part of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. Hear more shows at PeakSloth.com.

Silver Linings Playback 9 – A Wrinkle in Time

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Joel Murphy and Andy McIntyre are continuing their quest to watch maligned movies in hopes of finding a silver lining.

For the month of June, they are watching blockbuster films that were meant to be the start of franchises … but weren’t.

To close out the month, they are examining Ava DuVernay’s 2018 adaptation of Madeleine L’Engl’s novel A Wrinkle in Time. Despite being a Disney film with a big name supporting cast, it lost money at the box office. Joel and Andy try to figure out why it wasn’t a bigger success.

Theme Song: “Bankin’” by Bronson Scott

Silver Linings Playback is part of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. Hear more shows at PeakSloth.com.