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!
They said it couldn’t be adapted into a movie. Then came along Zack Snyder. Based on the best-selling graphic novel, Watchmen was released in March of 2009 with an all-star cast. Some die-hard comic fans didn’t like it, especially the changes that were made, which other fans hail it as one of the greatest comic book movies ever made. Where do the guys stand on it? Check out the episode and let us know what you think of Watchmen!
In 2018 James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring) managed to do the impossible and bring us a live action Aquaman! (The TV show Entourage depicted its main character as Arthur Curry in a fictional film directed by James Cameron but Vincent Chase never donned a costume. And there was a failed pilot starring Justin Hartley from the creators of Smallville) For a long time the character was viewed as a bit lame, and one of the weaker members of the Justice League but after being introduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and again in Justice League in 2017, he was given his first solo film. I think a lot of opinions changed on the Protector of the Deep after these movies and no longer consider him the laughing stock of the DC universe. What do you think of Aquaman! Let us know in the comments below!
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!