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New Release Wall: Justice League Non-Spoiler Review

The Justice League movie is finally out, and Russ and Zach went there and came out of it with a non-spoiler review for all you fine people.

Overall, Russ loved the movie, while Zach was lukewarm on it. Both had some thoughts on a few shortcomings, and both had plenty of favorable comparisons to make. This is no Civil War or Suicide Squad.

If you want to hear more like this, check out our Patreon -- you can find it here, and among other things backers can get a quarterly, exclusive video podcast DELIVERED ON VHS.

 
 
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New Release Wall: Thor Ragnarok

Zach Robers and Russ Burlingame take aim at Marvel's best-reviewed movie to date, Thor: Ragnarok.

Do we love it as much as everybody else, or was it more of a Captain America: Civil War situation? Find out within!

If you want to hear more like this, check out our Patreon -- you can find it here, and among other things backers can get a quarterly, exclusive video podcast DELIVERED ON VHS.

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Independent Film in the Age of Streaming

In a follow-up to our conversation on Classics*, which Russ and Zach recorded on the way to New York Comic Con at the beginning of October, comes a conversation that was recorded on the way home from the show.

After a conversation with Itsy Bitsy director Micah Gallo for his day job, Russ was left wondering how movies are distributed and marketed in a post-video environment. With only a small number of distributors accounting for the vast majority of what people watch nowadays, there are a lot of movies that go into the marketplace...but nobody notices. And very few ways to get word-of-mouth going.

If you want to hear more like this, check out our Patreon -- you can find it here, and among other things backers can get a quarterly, exclusive video podcast DELIVERED ON VHS.

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Classics*

Whether it’s Oscar bait or crowd-pleasers, every year or two there is a movie that everyone is briefly convinced will be a classic for the ages, held up on the Mount Rushmore of film alongside Citizen Kane and The Godfather.

And basically every time, those people are wrong.

Is it because the movie itself is not as good as we thought it was, because of changing tastes, or just the fact that people do not want to accept new additions to the canon?

In any case, this is what Zach and Russ talked about in the car on the way to NYCC. This audio is captured from the Facebook live feed, so apologies for background hiss.

If you want to hear more like this, check out our Patreon -- you can find it here, and among other things backers can get a quarterly, exclusive video podcast DELIVERED ON VHS.

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Summer of Riverdale: Scream/Anatomy of a Murder

Russ Burlingame and Eva Furmanska meet up to talk about Scream and Anatomy of a Murder, inspired by the penultimate episode of Riverdale's first season, titled "Anatomy of a Murder."

It has been a couple of weeks since this was recorded, actually, but editing time started to get away from me. Ultimately after the computer crashed at the tail end of FINALLY getting the editing done, I decided it was time to just give up and publish what I had. So apologies for each of us having at least one instance of pausing to talk to a toddler.

If you want to hear more like this, check out our Patreon -- you can find it here, and among other things backers can get a quarterly, exclusive video podcast DELIVERED ON VHS.

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Why Do We Love White Crime?

On the one hand, a huge number of movies are made every year that show the bad guy getting brutalized, humiliated, or otherwise getting a much-deserved comeuppance.

On the other, there is an increasingly common and popular subgenre of movies that seems to illustrate that the only thing we like more than watching bad guys get punished, is watching rich, white bad guys get away with it.

Yep -- this is gonna be that kind of podcast.

If you want to hear more like it, check out our Patreon -- you can find it here, and among other things backers can get a quarterly, exclusive video podcast DELIVERED ON VHS.

 
 
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New Release Wall: The Foreigner [SPOILERS]

Zach and Russ talk about Jackie Chan's latest movie, The Foreigner.

SPOILERS ON for this one. I will try and edit a non-spoiler version of this tonight.

You should also check out our new Patreon -- you can find it here, and among other things backers can get a quarterly, exclusive video podcast DELIVERED ON VHS.

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Russ’s Ten Favorite Comic Book Movies

These are Russ's FAVORITE (not BEST) comic book movies.

Have fun tweeting horrible things at him for it.

A new episode featuring more than just one person (I KNOW, RIGHT?) is coming this week, although it won't be until at least Wednesday because we are recording tonight and it has to go out to Patreon backers for two days first.

You should also check out our new Patreon -- you can find it here, and among other things backers can get a monthly, exclusive video podcast DELIVERED ON VHS.

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Panel Discussions: Superman Is For Everyone

In light of a recent controversy in the comics industry, Russ recorded a little rant about the meaning of Superman. It touches on elements of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Punisher, and Wonder Woman, so while it is nominally a Panel Discussions episode, we are also releasing it through the main ECV channel for broader exposure.

This episode is also SUPER ROUGH, largely because it is going to be adapted to a video essay soon and then the audio from that will be extracted to replace this episode. So if you like the raw, uncut energy of...whatever this is, then download it now. Soon, it will be much more shiny.

You should also check out our new Patreon -- you can find it here, and among other things backers can get a monthly, exclusive video podcast DELIVERED ON VHS.

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New Release Wall: IT

Russ and Zach talk about It, director Andy Muschietti's moody and inspired reinvention of the Stephen King novel -- and talk a lot about how the property is being resurrected 27 years after the original TV miniseries.

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