In 2018, Sony decided to release a solo Venom movie… without Spider-Man… because that makes sense, right? Despite the lack of web-head, fans of Venom were excited to see the character on screen closer resemble the character in the comic, compared to 2007’s Spider-Man 3. Tom Hardy was cast as Eddie Brock, which brought even more anticipation from fans, and Michelle Williams was cast, perhaps adding a little gravitas to the picture. Fast forward and now we’ve gotten TWO Venom movies and a Morbius movie without Spider-Man. What do the guys think of Venom? Check it out and let us know what you think of the movie!
When DC Comics decided to reboot their universe with the New 52, it wasn’t long after that the animated films followed suit. The first film in the New 52 universe is Justice League: War! The heroes don’t know each other yet, they aren’t a team but when Darkseid threatens to take over their world, they must unite! Justin and Stew love these animated movies and they brought along their friend Alex Thomas (from Alex Thomas Reviews and NerdTalk) to join them as they discuss Justice League: War! What do you think of the movie? Let us know!
In 2009, Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams brought Star Trek back to the big screen and attempted to bring in a new audience for the franchise. It made over $385 million (worldwide) at the box office so I’d say it was a success! The film tells the origin story of Kirk, Spock, Bones and crew, while at the same time, creating a new timeline for these characters to exist. Some long time Star Trek fans didn’t like it but what do Justin and Stew think? Check it out below and let us know what you think of Star Trek!
The Turtles are back! Some have different voices! April looks different! But hey, what can you do? The sequel to 1990’s live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a bit more family friendly than it’s predecessor and features the one and only Vanilla Ice (I don’t care what you say, I love that song)! How does it hold up against the original and almost 30 years later? Check out the episode below to see what the guys think and let us know what you think of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze!
Is The Matrix Reloaded the most anticipated movie of all time? Star Wars fans may have something to say about that, but regardless, the second Matrix film was highly anticipated and I think it’s safe to say it did not meet everyone’s expectations. How about 19 years later? Does it hold up better than you remember or is it worse? Check out the episode and let us know what you think of The Matrix Reloaded!
In what Stew calls “the Golden Age of Superhero Movies,” X-Men Origins: Wolverine was released but it’s certainly not a golden movie. It was supposed to be one of three Origins movies (the other two being Magneto and Cyclops) but perhaps after this film was released those ideas were scrapped (or changed, as the Magneto film became X-Men: First Class). It’s certainly not the highlight of Hugh Jackman’s long career as playing Wolverine but what do John and Stew think about it? Check out the episode and let us know what you think of X-Men Origins: Wolverine!
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!