Eight years after the original Jurassic Park, we were blessed (cursed?) with the second sequel, simply titled Jurassic Park III. Spielberg decided he had enough fun directing dinosaurs, so Joe Johnston stepped in to helm the third film and introduced us to a new dinosaur, the Spinosaurus. Returning to the franchise is Sam Neil as Dr. Alan Grant (with a cameo from Laura Dern’s Ellie Satler). Does the third film hold up? Is it better than The Lost World? What about the Jurassic World movies? Take a listen to what the guys think and be sure to comment what you think about Jurassic Park III!
Marvel has done it again. Back in 2012, they blew our minds by putting Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk in a movie together, something we’d never seen before. And now, they’ve introduced the multiverse and brought characters from previous Spider-Man movies into this new film. Another cinematic first. In a Superheroes, Movies & Superhero Movies first, SmoothJStew joins both John and Justin as they discuss Marvel’s latest. Currently the film has a 94% and audiences seem to love it. What did you think of Spider-Man: No Way Home?
It’s the holidays and if you’re like John and Justin, you watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation every year. It has become a holiday classic worthy of annual repeated viewings. The third film in the Vacation franchise is arguably the most beloved. Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki. Grab some eggnog, plug in those Christmas lights (if you can get them working) and join the guys as they talk about National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation! And don’t forget to let us know what you think of the movie!
2022 is bringing us a lot of movies, assuming that they all actually come out and don’t get pushed back until 2023! There have been quite a few releases lately so I think we’ll be OK and actually get to see these movies in the upcoming year. SmoothJStew is back to talk with Justin about the movies they’re most excited to see in the new year. What are you most excited to see? Let us know!
We’ve been waiting for a Ghostbusters 3 for years. Rumors of a third film popped up every so often but after the death of Harold Ramis, and the release of the 2016 reboot, it seemed the hopes of ever seeing a continuation of our favorite supernatural exterminators were all but, well, busted. And, to be fair, Ghostbusters Afterlife is not the sequel we longed for but it is indeed the third film in the franchise. How does the sequel hold up to the originals? Does it rely too much on the first film? Join Justin and special guest SmoothJStew as they discuss Ghostbusters Afterlife and let us know what you think of the movie!
Today’s episode is the sequel to John McTiernan’s classic Predator. This time around the Predator is in a different kind of jungle: Los Angeles, California! Danny Glover is a hardened cop who doesn’t play by the rules and has a fear of heights that plays no part in the story whatsoever, who’s trying to take down local gangs but someone (or some THING) is killing gang members one by one. An interesting follow up to the original, check out what the guys think and let us know what you think of Predator 2!
Coming off the successful film The Terminator, James Cameron’s next film was the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi horror masterpiece Alien. Picking up right where Alien ended (kind of), Ripley finds herself having to face not just one alien but a whole nest of aliens including the Queen! With an all-star cast, this film is very different from its predecessor. Which one is better? Check out the episode and let us know!
Continuing our animated series, SmoothJStew returns to talk about Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero! Released in 1998, this straight-to-video movie feels more like an extended episode of Batman: The Animated Series, and that ain’t a bad thing! If only the live action Batman & Robin could have had a Mr. Freeze like the one in this movie! Featuring Robin and Batgirl along with some newly introduced characters (as well as Mr. Freeze’s polar bears!), Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero was the last movie to feature the BTAS style of animation. Kevin Conroy would, of course, continue to voice the character for years to come but sadly, this character design and style ended with this film. Check out the episode to hear what Justin and Stew think and let us know what you think of Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero!
Back in 2007, Warner Bros animation decided to start producing animated feature films based on characters from DC Comics starting with Superman: Doomsday, based on the Death of Superman storyline. 14 years and over 50 films later, they’re still pumping them out every year and personally, I’m happy they are. So let’s revisit the first movie and see how it holds up after almost a decade and a half. Have you seen Superman: Doomsday? What do you think?
Following the success of the animated TV series, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm was meant to be a direct-to-video movie until Warner Bros. decided to release it theatrically. They believed in the film and thought it could be a big success. It opened on Christmas Day in 1993 at #11 and went on to make over $5.6 million dollars. According to Wikipedia, that was considered a failure at the box office but became a success in the home media market. Ironic. Justin is joined by SmoothJStew for their first ever animated movie review! Check it out and let us know what you think of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm!