Avengers: Endgame is here, and we're gonna talk about it.

Russ and Zach break down the latest blockbuster in the Marvel canon, in both a spoilery and non-spoilery way -- although even the non-spoiler section has one arguably minor thing spoiled almost immediately. So maybe listen to this either after you've seen the movie or if you don't car emuch about spoilers?

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Be back for more by noon on the fifth day, and please -- always remember to rewind your videocassettes.

 
 

Russ and Zach talk about Captain Marvel and Captive State, two movies where people fight against aliens.

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If you like what we're doing here, you can become a patron of the Emerald City Video Podcast, which comes with fun perks. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We also have Instagram and Vero accounts where we share images, photos, memes, and nonsense.

Be back for more by noon on the fifth day, and please -- always remember to rewind your videocassettes.

 
 

Russ Burlingame and Zach Roberts name our Emerald City Video Yellow Brick Awards winners for 2018.

Winners are announced on the podcast and tagged via social media. If they want to receive the actual award, they can. The Yellow Brick in question is a VHS tape spray-painted gold and then labeled with their project and mailed out in a rental case.

Below, you can find a full list of nominees:

Best Picture
Black Panther
Sorry to Bother You
Upgrade
Widows
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best Actor
Nicolas Cage, Mandy
Michael B. Jordan, Creed II
Christian Bale, Vice
Lakeith Stanfield, Sorry to Bother You
Best Actress
Tessa Thompson, Creed II
Viola Davis, Widows
Best Supporting Actor
Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther
Steven Yeun, Sorry to Bother You
Sylvester Stallone, Creed II
Dolph Lundgren, Creed II
Best Supporting Actress
Letitia Wright, Black Panther
Tessa Thompson, Sorry to Bother You
Erin Moriarty, Monster Party
Best Ensemble Cast
Black Panther
Annihilation
Widows
Mandy
Sorry to Bother You
Best Casting
Black Panther
Sorry to Bother You
Monster Party
Into the Spider-Verse
The Domestics
Widows
Mandy
Eighth Grade
Hotel Artemis
Best Score
Creed II
Into the Spider-Verse
Black Panther
Upgrade
Best Use of Popular Music
Spider-Verse
Black Panther
Best Cinematography
Creed II
Annihilation
Sorry to Bother You
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
The Domestics
Black Panther
Infinity War
Best VFX
Aquaman
Infinity War
Best Stunts
Upgrade
Monster Party
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Creed II
Best Director
Boots Riley
Ryan Coogler
Peter Ramsey, Robert Persichetti Jr., Rodney Rothman (Spider-Verse)
Best Screenplay
Into the Spider-Verse
Mandy
Sorry to Bother You
Best Franchise Film
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Black Panther
Aquaman
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Venom
Best Guilty Pleasure Film
Rampage
Upgrade
Monster Party
Jurassic Games
Best Movie Hero
Myles Truitt, Kin
Kate Bosworth, Domestics
Hailee Steinfeld, Bumblebee
Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther
Michael B. Jordan, Creed II
Blue, Jurassic World
Best Movie Villain
Julian McMahon, Party Monster
Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther
Abdul Yaheen, Aquaman
Katie Burgess, The Jurassic Games

You can find us (and a number of other awesome podcasts) on the ACPN family of shows.

If you like what we're doing here, you can become a patron of the Emerald City Video Podcast, which comes with fun perks. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We also have Instagram and Vero accounts where we share images, photos, memes, and nonsense.

Be back for more by noon on the fifth day, and please -- always remember to rewind your videocassettes.

SPOILERS ON for the second half of Russ and Zach's look at Avengers: Infinity War. Here's where things get a bit more critical, because however great the movie was, the ending left Russ really cold.

After ten years, it all comes to this: Avengers: Infinity War pits the various heroes of Marvel's shared cinematic universe against Thanos, the greatest threat they have ever faced, as he endeavors to bring "balance" to the universe by slaughtering half of everybody.

This is our NON-SPOILER review. For a discussion of the ending and some other spoilery topics, come back on Monday.

We have often said that while Marvel makes the big bucks, it’s DC who has the boundless ambition to shoot for Great Films instead of just Good Movies. With Black Panther, Marvel makes its bid for a Great Film and succeeds spectacularly.

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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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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