It's Episode #182 for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, in which our protagonist is joined by previous Avengers movie reviewer Bailey and they discuss a film with Cecil B. DeMille-level amounts of characters, a user-friendly Gordian knot of plotlines and the finer points of Cap's helmet. [[ More This Way... ]]
Written by: Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel comic created by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby Directed by: Joss Whedon Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie and about 1500 other people
Age of Ultron is just another day at the office
How does one follow up a movie that is arguably the most entertaining display of blockbuster prowess in recent memory? How does the ever growing Marvel Cinematic Universe hold up these days? The answer is a straight forward and simple as it is beautiful: everybody is doing their job.
Note: This episode is taken from the archives and was recorded before A) Widge's computer blew up and 2) Widge's car's transmission died. It's been fun.
It's Episode #181 for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, in which our protagonist discusses franchise creep, a cast that's doing the best they can with the material they've been given and a film that feels like its two and a half pod races too long. [[ More This Way... ]]
It's Episode #180 for Kingsman: The Secret Service, in which our protagonist definitely feels like his wardrobe needs some work, wishes he could look as cool in spectacles and marvels at watching Mr. Darcy provide some admirable beatdowns. [[ More This Way... ]]
Once in a while, a museum exhibition comes along that simply wows you with a sense of "I must see this!" glee and excitement! Like a Van Gogh retrospective or the Tut Exhibition from back in the day, the MCA's David Bowie Is was such an experience.
Created by London's Victoria & Albert Museum, this exhibition is the first to examine Bowie as a powerful figure in music, art design, theatre and film. It also emphasizes his impact on contemporary culture through the lens of his creative process and multiple collaborations. The exhibition, which opened on September 23, 2014 and closed on January 4, 2015 was a pretty big deal. The MCA Chicago was the only American venue for David Bowie Is, making it the epicenter for music freaks, artists and pop culture junkies.
It's Episode #179 for Guardians of the Galaxy, in which our protagonist is taken back to the sci-fi cheese of his (long dead) youth, appreciates the soundtrack (along with everyone else in the country) and is thrilled that Marvel has...so far at least...kept its track record going. [[ More This Way... ]]
It's Episode #178 for Maleficent, in which our protagonist is willing to turn the original story on its head, creates an extended metaphor about a cheese allergy and really wants to strangle some pixies. [[ More This Way... ]]
It's Episode #177 for Snowpiercer, in which our protagonist has taken a ride on the crazy train, keeps thinking about just how well structured it is, and likens it all to a dystopian Jenga. [[ More This Way... ]]
It's Episode #176 for Godzilla, in which our protagonist discusses how his expectations might have done him in, gives some tips for a kaiju apocalypse, and advises you to take Ken Watanabe's advice. [[ More This Way... ]]
It's Episode #175 for How to Train Your Dragon 2, in which our protagonist discusses the trepidation regarding sequels...especially sequels to good movies, problems with the film's trailer and how refreshing a non-ripoff 3D movie is... [[ More This Way... ]]