Part man. Part machine. All cop. 1987 brought us the first RoboCop film, introducing us to Murphy (Peter Weller) as he joins the Detroit police force, which is now owned by Omni Consumer Products. Crime is rampant in Detroit and there’s a cop killer named Clarence Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) on the loose. Long story short: Boddicker kills Murphy and he’s transformed by OCP into RoboCop! And the world would never be the same! RoboCop was iconic, spawning two sequels, an animated series, a live-action series, a remake and a couple of video games. What do the guys think of RoboCop? Fair warning: We get pretty sidetracked during this one. Check it out and let us know what you think of RoboCop in the comments!
Easily one of the most anticipated movies of 2022, The Batman was released in March after being delayed from it’s original October 2021 release date. The first standalone Batman film since 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, Robert Pattinson now dons the cowl and Matt Reeves is behind the camera. With an almost 3 hour runtime, how does this Batman film hold up against the previous incarnations? Let us know what you think of The Batman!
A year before The Matrix, another film tackled some similar ideas. It wasn’t as popular as The Matrix and it didn’t receive any sequels but Roger Ebert called it the best film of 1998. That film is Dark City and it’s this week’s movie! Join John and Justin as they dive into this dark, noir, sci-fi mystery. Let us know what you think of Dark City as well!
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After five years, Ghost Rider fans could rejoice! Finally a sequel! Surely it will be better than the 2005 movie, right? Right…? In the director’s chairs this time around are Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor and sadly, other than Nicolas Cage clearly having fun, the sequel didn’t do much to help ol’ Ghost Rider on the big screen. What do Justin and Stew think about the movie? Take a listen and let us know what you think!
Stew couldn’t make it this week, so Justin and John decided to continue on their Star Trek marathon with Star Trek IV! The one with the whales! Directed by the late, great Leonard Nimoy, this film takes the Star Trek film franchise into more comedic territory. What do the guys think of that? Check out the episode to find out and let us know what you think of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home!
We’ve re-branded! We are no longer Superheroes, Movies & Superhero Movies. Now we are simply Cinema Heroes! (Or Cinema Heroes: Superheroes, Movies & Superhero Movies). Nothing else is changing. It’s the same old show but under a different name (probably long overdue) and we’re excited about it. Today’s episode is the straight-to-DVD animated movie Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. One of DC’s best animated films, it has a stellar cast and an amazing story. Check out what the guys think about the movie and let us know what you think about it!
Another anime episode! Justin sits this one out while John and Stew talk about Akira, released in 1988. It’s influences can be seen in a variety of movies and shows, including The Matrix, Looper and Stranger Things. What do you think of Akira? Let us know!
Marvel’s Phase Two was fairly short but brought two of the best Marvel movies to date: Guardians of the Galaxy and this week’s film: Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo,making their Marvel Studios debut and who would later go on to direct Avengers Infinity War and Endgame. This is Marvel’s political thriller and it delivers the goods. What do the guys think? Check it out and let us know what you think of Captain America: The Winter Soldier!
If you were a child of the 80s, you definitely saw The Goonies… probably…. maybe? What if you didn’t? Directed by Richard Donner and written by Chris Columbus from a story by Steven Spielberg, The Goonies is a fun, adventure tale that is pure 80’s enjoyment. Starring Samwise Gamgee, Thanos and Short Round! What’s not to love? What do you think of The Goonies? Let us know!
(We had a couple of technical difficulties this episode. Be sure to stick around at the end for a blooper.)
In another attempt to get Justin to like a Studio Ghibli film, the guys watch Howl’s Moving Castle, directed by the great Hayao Miyazaki. This was Miyazaki’s follow up to his Academy Award winning film Spirited Away and stars the voice talents of Christian Bale, Jean Simmons, Lauren Bacall, Emily Mortimer, Josh Hutcherson and Billy Crystal. It was also based on the novel by Diana Wynn Jones. So what did Justin think? Take a listen to find out and let us know what you think of Howl’s Moving Castle!