Pitch Please Episode 2: X-Men

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In a show borderline mutiny against Mike Thomas, Matt & Ben present the second episode of their armchair Hollywood producer podcast: Pitch Please, this time tackling the X-Men franchise. Continue reading Pitch Please Episode 2: X-Men

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Top 7 Villainous Sidekicks in the X-Men Cinematic Universe

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After living through the greatest podcast mini-series in history on the subject of the X-Men cinematic universe and going to great effort to provide a definitive and objectively correct ranking of all the X-Men films, I was left with many thoughts on many important subjects. The issue of representation in cinema and popular culture. Appropriating stories of oppression for the sake of silly superhero stories. Today marks the first of many (or possibly none) listicles essays on such important issues permeating throughout the franchise…who were the best villainous sidekicks in the history of the franchise? Continue reading Top 7 Villainous Sidekicks in the X-Men Cinematic Universe

Mike & Matt’s X-Cellent Adventures: Episode #14 – Legion

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Noah Hawley has decided he can have it all, apparently. Yes, even with Fargo Season 3 on the horizon, Haw-Dogg still found the time to bring us a brand new X-Men live action television show, and Mike & Matt are back to talk about it. What did they like? What did they hate? Why did Mike think it would be a good idea to record outdoors? Find out the answers to two of these questions now. Continue reading Mike & Matt’s X-Cellent Adventures: Episode #14 – Legion

Mike & Matt’s X-Cellent Adventures: Episode #13 – Logan

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Wolverine might finally be ready to let go, but are Mike & Matt? Well, the only way to find out is to dust off X-Cellent Adventures and review a brand new X-Men film, with obvious major spoilers ahead. Is it as good as the critics are saying? Will X-23 be a breakout star? Is it racist? HIT PLAY AND HEAR FOR YOURSELF! Continue reading Mike & Matt’s X-Cellent Adventures: Episode #13 – Logan

Logan Review aka Goodbye, X-Men

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Seventeen years ago, X-Men entered the cinema, and the world of film was changed forever. Batman and Superman defined comic book movies for the twenty previous years, but now there was a new kind of superhero film.

The film’s financial and critical success helped pave the way for a more serious tone to be adopted for superhero films (for better and worse) and encourage the industry to go all in on superhero films.

For me though, the arrival of X-Men meant so much more on a personal level. Continue reading Logan Review aka Goodbye, X-Men

Mike & Matt Write Words: Six Questions About The 2017 Comic Book Movies

Mike and Matt like to talk to each other on Skype about comic book movies and then subject dozens upon dozens of people to their conversations. However, they are also occasionally capable of doing more. They are also occasionally capable of writing things, including – but not limited to – words.

With comic book movies being big and fun and a passion for us, we thought it would be a great idea to try to get some hits on this fine website by previewing the big comic book movies coming out in 2017. Continue reading Mike & Matt Write Words: Six Questions About The 2017 Comic Book Movies