This Halloween the guys decide to dive into a discussion on the made-for-tv movie based on Stephen King’s novel IT. Starring Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown, this film was released as a two-episode mini-series and remains a classic of the horror genre. Does this three hour long film hold up after 26 years?
Todd McFarlane was a big name in comics. In 1992 he created his original character Spawn and unleashed him upon the world. A murdered CIA operative who makes a deal with the devil, Al Simmons is transformed into a supernatural “hell-spawn” who decides to break his deal and fight for justice.
Or something like that.
The film stars Michael Jai White as Simmons/Spawn, John Leguizamo as The Violator (Clown) and Martin Sheen as Jason Wynn.
Is Spawn good? Take a listen and let the guys tell you what they think.
After the hugely successful films of Phase One, Marvel decided to take a chance on a group of intergalactic heroes known as the Guardians of the Galaxy. Had you ever heard of the Guardians, because John and Justin sure hadn’t. It was a bit of a gamble on Marvel’s part. This movie could have been a big flop but went on to be a huge success. Check out what the guys have to say about it below!
Back in the 80’s when the Nintendo Entertainment System came out, the world changed for millions of kids. The world was introduced to Mario and the game was a mega-hit. Sequels to the game soon followed and before long Hollywood came knocking. Skip ahead to 1993 and the world is now introduced to the live-action Mario and Luigi. Brought to life by Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo with Dennis Hopper playing the evil King Koopa. The film was a big flop at the box office, which isn’t a huge surprise. This film is weird. But how do you adapt a video game about a plumber in Mushroom Kingdom? These filmmakers sure gave it a try, and failed pretty badly. Check out what the guys have to say about it below!
Amid the success of such comic book films as Spider-Man 1 and 2 and the X-Men franchise, Marvel decides to give their flame-headed hero the big screen treatment. Written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson who also brought Daredevil to the screen, he cast Nicolas Cage to portray the dark immortal. What did we get? A pretty terrible film. This week the guy’s discuss if there’s anything redeemable about Ghost Rider.
July 2, 1996. Aliens invade earth. Thankfully we’ve got Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum on our side. This week the guys discuss Roland Emmerich’s alien invasion classic (too early?) Independence Day. Welcome to Earth!
Bryan Singer’s X-Men film was the beginning of the superhero boom we are still experiencing today. His follow up is considered one of the best of the genre. Wolverine gets a glimpse into his past and we are introduced to William Stryker. Kurt Wagner, aka Nightcrawler steals the show and the X-Men are forced to work alongside their arch nemesis Magneto (hence the name X-Men United, right?) Released 13 years ago, does it stand the test of time? Check it out below.