Wonderfalls was one of many victims of the FOX Network’s impatience in the early 2000s, cancelled after just one season. Kevin, a fan of the show for many years, discusses with Jerome, a first time viewer, the disadvantages the show had going into it and how it went into survival mode after just one episode, as well as how it is very much a product of its time.
A broad overview of what Jerome considers to be “the weirdest show they’ve watched to date” steers the conversation into thoughts on the show’s concept, the main cast (including a reverse introduction to two actors previously talked about in other shows), its ties to the Whedonverse, alternate casting and future plans, and if another season was warranted. Somehow, The Simpsons and Star Trek are also briefly discussed.
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Article Updated: 3/24/2022
There is something terribly wrong with the world, and it is destroying us from the inside out.
Paul Schrader is one of the most interesting and talented auteurs since the 70s. Despite having a clear style, a prolific filmography, and a long record of great works over six decades, he somehow has missed out on the accolades and the financial success that many of his peers have experienced. First Reformed and a morbidly hilarious Facebook account have given him increased success and notoriety in the last chapter of his career. He’s also pretty close to being truly uncancelable so it should be smooth sailings from here on out for him to be remembered as one of the greats.
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The John Wick movies (no matter if they descend into a period of total mediocrity or not) will always have a special place in my heart for being a big part of restoring Keanu Reeves’ status as a big star in Hollywood. Here is how I rank the films (so far). Continue reading Ranking the John Wick Films
To a certain extent, I did not know what exactly to expect from this show. I realize now that despite vaguely feeling like it is a very respected and beloved show, I guess I only ever occasionally hear it talked about as a top sitcom of all time. And the first season seemed to make clear why you do not hear it in the conversation Seinfeld, etc. It was simply a very good situational comedy. If anything it is a far more interesting show than an outrageously funny show. Still though, it is very clearly worth going back and watch. You see stuff here that was not done before and then clearly influenced so much of what was to come from the future of sitcoms.
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In which we discuss the internet’s favourite MCU show, Marvel’s struggles with commitment to a genre, yet more dodgy CGI, the great version of this show hiding within and of course everyone’s favourite horn-head (now with extra emphasis on the horn).
Continue reading Ben & Matt’s Marvellous Journey – Episode 39: She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
This week Brian and Jerome break away from the animated world and take a look at a film from 1989 that featured the debut of Super Mario Bros. 3, The Wizard!
A kids road trip movie featuring Nintendo, Super Mario Bros., Ninja Turtles and Christian Slater!? Sign us up, as Mario March Madness continues!
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In which we discuss how things could change so dramatically when running it back with the same creative vision, the transparency of Marvel making things up as they go, the ongoing visual effects crisis, whether Christian Bale deserves an All-Marvel nod and the awkward fit of trying to tell two stories in one.
Continue reading Ben & Matt’s Marvellous Journey – Episode 38: Thor: Love & Thunder
It’s Week 2 of Mario March Madness! Brian and Jerome explore more animated adventures of the Mario Bros. through three short-lived animated series: The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario World.
They even checked out an episode of Captain N: The Game Master! Plus, we hear Brian’s thoughts on the elusive Power Glove.
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Films to Watch: Showing Up
Ranking Kelly Reichardt films is an absolutely fool’s errand. Every time I watch one of them I think, “That has got to be one of her better ones.” Anyway, I am a fool, so…
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Updated: March 10, 2023
Still Need to Watch: Please Give
Nicole Holofcener specializes in empathetically capturing the loves in self-involved upper middle class whites stuck in a bubble and going through it. No one going today is able to explore stuff like that and make you it seem so true to life. Continue reading Ranking the Nicole Holofcener Films