Ben & Matt’s Marvellous Journey – Episode 33: Hawkeye

Ben & Matt continue their Marvel-lous (and never-ending) Journey through the history of the MCU.

The last of Marvel’s forays into television in 2021 of course means a discussion of Bumblebee, the Jeremy Renner App, Hawaiian Shirt Blastoise and a dog solving a murder.

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The Superhero Pantheon: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Jerome and Brian are back discussing more new fresh MCU content. This week, it’s the return of Sam Raimi for the first time in 11 years. Will this new film be embraced or will the mixed reaction be represented instead?

If nothing else, you will find out where America Chavez’s political beliefs lie. Oh, and Jerome yells at Brian to watch Better Call Saul. 

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Ranking the Richard Linklater Films

UPDATED: 5/16/2022

ONGOING FLUID PROJECT (ie: to be updated continuously yet sporadically)

Unwatched: It’s Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books, SubUrbia, The Newton Boys, Waking Life, Tape, Fast Food Nation, Me & Orson Welles

Films to Re-Watch Before Placement: Boyhood, A Scanner Darkly

12. Last Flag Flying

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Marvel Mondays – Moon Knight: Season Review

Moon Knight exists. Save yourself 4 hours and just read the most recent comic book runs. They’re relatively short, mostly self-contained and are orders of magnitude more interesting than this complete and utter failure of the character.

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Ranking the Frasier Seasons

Frasier kind of feels oddly forgotten and overlooked as one of the great sitcoms of the last forty years? Maybe my perception is skewed a bit, but it just seems the show does not get discussed or referenced as much as it should in comparison to some other huge hits from that time period. Whatever. Anyway, here is how I rank the seasons. Continue reading Ranking the Frasier Seasons

The NBA Book Canon

Okay, I am cheating here. This is a film and television website/blog. BUT HEAR ME OUT. NBA books are the essentially this long informal serialized series that reminds me of A Song of Ice & Fire (only if they were written better than what Martin puts out). The Palace Intrigue dynamic is just electric. The catty drama is insane. So, in honor of the  HBO ’80s Lakers Series that is inspired by Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s, I figured I would begin this project.

(Now, amusingly enough, said book on the Lakers is not now, nor scheduled to be included. It is frankly quite mid. As you will see, a single volume on a franchise meant to cover many years is often an inadequate combination.)

***LIKE ALL LISTS ON THIS WEBSITE: THIS LIST IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND WILL BE CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED AS I READ MORE NBA HISTORY***

 

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Ben & Matt’s Marvellous Journey – Episode 32: The Eternals

Ben & Matt continue their Marvel-lous (and never-ending) Journey through the history of the MCU.

It’s only fitting that one of Marvel’s weirdest movies would lead to one of our weirdest episodes as we set out to defend the much-maligned cosmic tale… only to criticise it for an hour. Can Ben argue Harry Styles onto the All-Marvel list? Can Matt convince Ben that Thena’s arc is Actually Good? Let’s find out!

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The Superhero Pantheon: Moon Knight

Jerome and Brian are back to discuss the ongoing adventures in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They fulfil their contractual obligation and have a general discussion on some of the issues the MCU has been facing. 

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Ranking the Christopher Nolan Films

“Don’t try to understand it. Feel it.”

Christopher Nolan is a fascinating director. He is perhaps best understood by comparing his first film (Following) and his most recent film, at the time of original publication (Tenet). Both films best capture what he seems to value most in movies: mood & atmosphere. He is not a plot-detailed oriented director. At least, there is little to no evidence to suggest he values that. He cares about the feeling watching a movie gives you. The story of his films is the pull between that desire to pursue focusing on a film’s vibes and Hollywood conventions that focus more on plot and traditional means of characterization. The results have been mixed to say the least but rarely boring. Continue reading Ranking the Christopher Nolan Films