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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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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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

Ben & Matt’s Marvellous Journey – Episode 31: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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

Who wants to hear a surprising amount of talk about Iron Fist? Nobody? Well too bad! You also get to hear us gush about Tony Leung and open up the old wounds of Marvel’s third act problem… So there’s that!

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Ben & Matt’s Marvellous Journey – Episode 30: Black Widow

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

Black Widow FINALLY came out after extensive Covid-delays but was simply too addicted to drama, giving your hosts a wealth to dig into. Not that there’s much time after all the gushing about Florence Pugh…

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Ranking the Resident Evil Films

The Resident Evil franchise is something I have had my eye on for a long time. I missed them all in the theater, and I am absolutely a Johnny-come-lately when it comes to the greatness of the films and Paul W.S. Anderson. Better late than never (I hope).

But yea, so these films are so much fun and do the #1 most important thing for me when it comes to franchises: each film feels different and unique.

Even with my beloved Fast/Furious and Mission: Impossible franchises, a lot of franchises “figure out” how to make a successful version of what they are doing and then just do it over and over again. Resident Evil mostly avoided that entirely.

Without wasting any more of your time, here is how I have the Resident Evil movies ranked.

6. Apocalypse [2004]

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Ranking the Hollywood Oral History Books

THIS WILL BE AN ONGOING PROJECT THAT WILL BE SPORADICALLY UPDATED AS NEEDED

Hollywood oral history books are getting cranked out fairly quickly right now relatively speaking. I like reading them because they are mostly easy to read and fascinating regardless of how good they are.

Future Updates: Twin Peaks, Top of the Rock

12. Game of Thrones

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The Superhero Pantheon: Morbius

So it’s come to this. Morbius finally came out. Sony threatened this film on su for three years, and here it is, all one hour and 45 minutes of CGI sludge with minimal plot but a fun Matt Smith performance.

Jerome and Brian spent so little time on the movie they decided to also discuss Bruce Willis briefly as well.

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Ben & Matt’s Marvellous Journey Episode 26: Future of the Podcast

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

Unfortunately the show no longer works as originally designed, so it’s time for an overhaul ahead of a full return. This episode acts as a primer on content changes and release schedule going forward.

Plus some shots fired at a certain 2021 MCU project…

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