We spend most of the episode talking about the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 tracklist released this week. But before that we talk Armenian Genocide love triangle drama The Promise and ridiculous shoot ’em up Free Fire. We’re taking a week off but then will be back to talk Guardians 2 in our 100th Episode.
Money Monstershould have been more exciting. Script is kind of boring and never delves into why we should care. Unlike The Big Short, which had Margot Robbie in a bubble bath to help explain boring finance and economics. Andy doesn’t remember Selena Gomez’s name. Adam gives it a forgettable 5/10. Go watch The Big Short and Hail, Caesar! instead.
X-Men: Apocalypse is the third movie in the rebooted X-Men universe. Plays out a little like a Greatest Hits but is still incredibly fun. That Quicksilver scene, though. Apocalypse is a boring villain who’d rather fuss over costumes Tim Gunn style than actually be menacing. Wasted opportunities with great characters and great actors.
Our long-awaited, spoiler-fueled breakdown of all things Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We’re joined again by the irrepressible and redoubtable Brooke Heym. All music in this episode to celebrate the life and legacy of David Bowie, who Andy has always been a little too obsessed with. (Fun drinking game: drink any time Andy used a Bowie song on the podcast)
Spoilers. Spoiler culture. Avoiding Harry Potter spoilers. Encounters with Joss Whedon.
Why we love Rey. “Strong Female Characters.” Lara Croft vs. Rey. Men’s Rights Activists. Who is Rey? Possible parents. Rey’s vision. Ewan Macgregor, Alec Guinness, James Arnold Taylor all playing Obi-Wan. Force ghosts.
Episode VIII and Rian Johnson will blow our minds. Is Finn force-sensitive? Maz Kanata was great on The Golden Girls. We want to see her in the standalone prequel movies. Rogue One!
Han and Kylo Ren. Dad voice. Struggling with the Light Side. Is Kylo Ren a double agent? No way. This isn’t The Departed. This is Star Wars. Rey’s name. Balance of the Force. A critique of fandom. The nature of the force. What awakening?
BB-8. What parents do for our kids. Dark times. Personal confessions.
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