The Superhero Pantheon – Special Edition: Putting People into the Pantheon

Over the course of three years, Jerome and Brian have put a number of movies into the Superhero Pantheon. This week, they focus on people as they induct a number of the most important people in.

Jerome and Brian also make some solo selections as well. It’s 90 minutes covering the very best superhero performers over the last half century of films. 

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The Matt Signal Beyond – Episode 38: Big Time

Plot summary: An old friend from Terry’s criminal past gets out of prison and immediately weaves a tangled web of corporate espionage and horrific mutation.

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The Matt Signal Beyond – Episode 37: Sentries of the Last Cosmos

Plot summary: The owner of a popular video game recruits top players to become his own personal hit squad.

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Ranking the Pedro Almodóvar Films

[This list will be updated as more films get watched over the years!]

In my head, I had seen a lot of Pedro Almodóvar films. When I actually went and tried to figure out which ones I had seen, I realized I had only watched 1-2 in college and then went to the theater a few years back to watch the very good Pain & Glory. The lasting impressions of my apparently brief dive into his work over the years were mostly that Carmen Maura was very good, Antonio Banderas was very good, and lots and lots of colors. Little did I know what I was getting myself into by diving deep into his work with the knowledge that HBOMax was removing all of his stuff after October 31, 2021.

Films to Re-WatchPain & Glory

Films to Watch StillLabyrinth of PassionDark HabitsWhat Have I Done to Deserve This?MatadorLaw of DesireTie Me Up! Tie Me Down!High HeelsKikaThe Flower of My SecretLive FleshAll About My MotherTalk to HerJulieta

8. I’m So Excited! (2013) Continue reading Ranking the Pedro Almodóvar Films

The Superhero Pantheon: Top 10 Action Sequences

It’s a special edition of Superhero Pantheon as Jerome and Brian run down their ten favorite superhero action scenes of all-time. No spoilers. You’ll have to listen to get the lists. 

(Even the extremely canonical poster was made up by Matt!)

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The Matt Signal Beyond – Episode 36: Payback

Plot summary: Terry puts his detective skills to the test as he attempts to uncover the identity of a new vigilante named Payback, leading to some tension with Bruce.

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The Matt Signal Beyond – Episode 35: April Moon

Plot summary: Batman contends with a gang of cybernetically-enhanced bank robbers and a deceptive doctor.

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Ranking the 30 Rock Seasons

30 Rock has always been a show that I have never loved as much as its biggest fans. When it aired at the time, I did not start watching until season 3 or 4, and I just didn’t think it compared as favorably to what at the same time I was seeing from The Office (seasons 4 & 5), Community (Season 1), and Parks & Recreation (Seasons 1 & 2). While I would still maintain that 30 Rock was not as good as those shows in that time period, 30 Rock‘s sensibilities have obviously aged the best. That being said, it was unfortunate that I started watching the show during one of its weaker eras as it clouded my opinion of the show for a long time. With that in mind, here are all the seasons of 30 Rock ranked.

 

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Jerome and Kevin Present – Cancelled Too Soon: Freaks and Geeks

The first question you might ask is why an audio clip from South Park is the open of the show. Well, that explanation and the greatness of Freaks and Geeks are on the docket this month.

It’s a new year and a new theme. Jerome and Kevin will explore a number of shows that didn’t get their proper due in their time but have gone on to become cult hits. Fittingly, they start with one of the biggest and most important shows that fall under this category.

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The Matt Signal Beyond – Episode 34: The Eggbaby

Plot summary: Terry is tasked with taking care of a robotic baby for a class assignment, forcing him to take it with him while trying to foil a group of jewel thieves.

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