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60 – The Bourne Bad Moms Killing Joke

Bad Moms brings the funny, Batman: The Killing Joke is funny, but in a different, disturbing, awful way, and Jason Bourne is well. . .  Jason Bourne in a followup to the popular spy franchise.

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Bad Moms – When good moms decide to blow off all the things they do to keep their kids’ lives running, this is what happens. Also musical montages. Kathryn Hahn and Christina Applegate steal the movie. Adam gives it 8/10 and Andy went a bit lower at a 6.5/10 for not being as cohesive as it could’ve been, and his longer review is here.

Batman: The Killing Joke is the adaptation of the 1988 graphic novel and it is a beautiful translation of the source material to screen. But it still retains a lot of its problematic elements and the tacked-on first act doesn’t help. We go really in depth on this, and this is a longer opinion article by Andy, but both agree this is a 7/10.

Jason Bourne has Jason Bourne in it! And shaky cam! And questionable depictions of technology! And ridiculous car chases sponsored by Dodge Charger! But Matt Damon and the rest of the cast are great. This isn’t as good as the first two, but better than the most recent one. 7/10 and a more full review here.

46 – The Huntsman: Prince Tribute War

This week we celebrate the life and influence of Prince, but not before talking about The Huntsman: Winter’s War. How did this movie get so good?

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It’s a pre-sequel! Seriously, this movie should have been horrible, and it’s somehow pretty good! Female characters and costume design are fantastic. The rest? Maybe not as much. The two queens’ relationships as sisters. Love conquers all? Adam and Brooke give it a 7, Andy gives it a 6.5.

Ryan Reynolds tweets about Brewvies getting a fine for showing Deadpool. It’s because it’s a penis, not boobs. This Film is Not Yet Rated. The stakes and the legal case. It’s censorship.

Speaking of, remember when Tipper Gore got offended at some Prince lyrics? SNL. Purple Rain works better as a concert film. Batman. Prince as emotional release. All the stories are true! A true original who did his own thing. We’ll miss you.

43 – NSFW FanX Drunk Batman v Greek Weddings show

Adam and Brooke get drunk at FanX and review Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.  Then we all talk about our favorite FanX panels.  Warning: LOTS of swearsies. This episode is not safe for work or younger ears. We won’t do this often, but this felt like the right time and place.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 we review in two minutes. It felt longer than Bats v Supes. It’s a rehash of the first one. Also, Joey Fatone is gay. Yay! Your mom will like it.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – We love Batfleck. He is Brooke’s Batman. His training montages will be in her dreams. Maybe that’s why she fell asleep in the movie. Gal Godot is awesome. We need more Wonder Woman. But mostly the female characters are only there to further the male characters’ storylines, be rescued, etc. Action scenes are still great, and the end is fun.  Adam and Brooke both give it 7/10.

Our favorite parts of FanX! Andy – Captain America:The Panel. Read his “Why I Love Captain America” and “Part 2“. This panel made Brooke a little Team Cap; Brooke makes Andy a little Team Tony.

Brooke – Non-Compliant: Feminism in Geek Culture. Awesome panel based on the idea from the Bitch Planet comic books. Brooke is definitely non-compliant.

Adam – Dr. Horrible: The Tragic Anti-Hero. So much Whedon love. Really learned a lot about these little webisodes that are a decade old.

Why we love FanX and Salt Lake Comic-Con especially.

42 – You’re Killing Me, SXSW! (And Bats v Supes Throwdown)

Just say no to Allegiant as we instead review In a Valley of Violence, Slash (both premiered at SXSW) and You’re Killing Me. And we discuss the highs and lows of the Batman and Superman movie franchises.

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In a Valley of Violence a great, classic Western with modern sensibilities and a really cute dog. Ethan Hawke, John Travolta, Karen Gillan are all at the top of their game. Great fun. Andy gives it 8.5/10.

Slash – a movies set against the backdrop of teenage relationships, sexual awakening, and slash/fic– the genre of fan fiction that takes often antagonist characters and puts them in homosexual erotic scenes. While the language and content gets naughty and saucy, it rarely crosses the line and is mostly played for laughs. Also a 8.5/10

You’re Killing Me – vapid YouTube wannabe George has a new boyfriend, who it turns out is killing their friends. He’s too dense to figure it out. The script thinks it’s catty and clever, but it’s dumb. Adam gives it 2/10.

Our favorite Batman/Superman movies:

Adam is #TeamBatman and his fav is Mask of the Phantasm. Kevin Conroy is our Batman. Mark Hamill as the Joker.

Andy is #TeamSuperman and recommends The Donner Cut of Superman II. How Richard Donner was fired from the movie. Why Richard Lester camped it up. How this makes more sense.