I am one of those weird people who has never been greatly invested in the Rocky series. That has led to my current situation which is that it has actually been the Creed movies have made me more emotionally invested and interested in the original Rocky characters.
More than that though, the Creed series is an oddly reassuring series of films. They prove that when care and skill are emphasized, the Hollywood machine is actually capable of producing quality art that has mass appeal. It was not in our imagination. It once was happening far more often.
While you’re here, check out the following articles/podcasts:
Jerome’s 100 Favorite Movies Ever: Creed
There Will Be Movies – Episode 37: Creed
Jerome’s 100 Favorite Movies Ever: Rocky
Pantheon Plus – Underrated Sequels: Rocky Balboa Continue reading Ranking the Creed Films
Bouncing back from all the negativity that comes with Moon Knight, Ben & Matt are thrilled to be in more positive territory again as they step into Sam Raimi’s Multiverse of Madness.
We discuss the troubled production, Raimi’s return to the directing chair, the elaborate comic book inspirations, how it does (and doesn’t) tie into WandaVision and Loki, Marvel’s stunt casting problems and do our best to tackle the sticky villain situation.
Continue reading Ben & Matt’s Marvellous Journey – Episode 36: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
It’s the final leg of the underrated sequel journey. Jerome and Brian are ready to fly as they discuss the fourth Matrix movie.
Find out why such a recent sequel could be considered underrated and find out what March will bring in terms of podcast madness.
Continue reading Pantheon Plus – Underrated Sequels: The Matrix: Resurrections
Need to Watch: Ride with the Devil, Lust/Caution, Taking Woodstock, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,
Ang Lee is a pretty interesting filmmaker for a few reasons. He followed the classic late eighties/early nineties path of making small indie movies before increasingly being able to make bigger and bigger movies. On the surface, many of his films seem very different, but they are almost always very thematically connected. He has won multiple Best Director Oscars. And perhaps most importantly, his films show that he is one of the very few filmmakers in the world who can consistently make stories outside his comfort zone and manage to capture truth. Continue reading Ranking the Ang Lee Films
Jerome and Brian are back! They discuss the most recent Terminator sequel, which may be the last in this iteration of the franchise. Needless to say, there is a disagreement whether this is even underrated or not. Find out which side each host is on.
Continue reading Pantheon Plus – Underrated Sequels: Terminator: Dark Fate
Need to Re-Watch: The Insider
Michael Mann is just about as good as it gets. No one is able to take the general cops/robbers premise and make it as beautiful to look at and experience as Mann.
Continue reading Ranking the Michael Mann Films
Still Need to Watch: Who’s That Knocking On My Door, Kundun
Still Need to Re-Watch: New York New York, Last Temptation of Christ, Mean Streets
Martin Scorsese has a genuine case as being the greatest filmmaker ever from the United States (and he only has a few genuine competitors for that title). His pictures are just absolutely beautiful tributes to humanity and the pain we cause ourselves and each other.
Continue reading Ranking the Martin Scorsese Films
Jerome and Brian continue their look at underrated sequels with a discussion of Rocky Balboa, the sixth movie in the Rocky franchise.
They examine the franchise as a whole and what makes this a return to form for a franchise that had been a mixed bag in recent sequels.
Continue reading Pantheon Plus – Underrated Sequels: Rocky Balboa
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Unwatched: It’s Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books, Fast Food Nation Continue reading Ranking the Richard Linklater Films
There is nothing I could say about John Carpenter that could be better put than what Martin Scorsese said about him:
Still Need to Watch: Memoirs of an Invisible Man
Continue reading Ranking the John Carpenter Films