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New Release Wall #15: Black Lightning [Pilot]

Russ and Zach have thoughts on the first episode of The CW's new series Black Lightning.

You can read Russ's full review here: http://comicbook.com/dc/2018/01/08/black-lightning-game-changer-review/

You can read Zach's thoughts here: https://visu.news/2018/01/16/podcast-blacklightning-is-the-tv-show-we-need-right-now/

 

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New Release Wall #14: Batman: Gotham By Gaslight

Russ and Zach look at Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, the animated feature film released to streaming platforms today.

The movie is one of the better DC animated features, with both of us really enjoying it when it was screened during this weekend's DC in DC event.

Apologies for substandard audio, and some distortion in the middle: as it's a new release wall episode, we recorded in the car...but whereas we are often parked, or driving through a neighborhood, this was going 65 miles an hour on 81 North coming back from Washington, D.C.

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Antiheroes - Wherein Zach Compares Tony Stark to Jesus

In this special episode, recorded in October and forgotten until now, Zach and Russ talk about the trend of making every protagonist an antihero, what (if anything) can bring more traditional heroes back to the forefront, and the role of superhero films in setting that tone.

Also, Zach compares Iron Man to Jesus. Like, a lot.

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New Release Wall #13: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Spoilers)

So -- how does The Last Jedi hold up a couple of weeks down the line? Russ finds out by talking to Logan and Dan about the film.

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New Release Wall #11: Justice League

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#10: 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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Episode 16: 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.

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