The Russo Brothers deliver the ultimate capstone to 22 MCU films with Avengers: Endgame which is already a multiple record breaker for box office results with less than a week in theaters. This means that most of your friends and ALL of their friends on Instagram have already seen this movie at least once. You really should head out and see it right now before someone mentions something and ruins it for you!
Marvel's cinematic universe reaches a (box office record) breaking point with Avengers: Infinity War which seemingly stars one in three actors working in Hollywood today. The Russo Brothers (Captain America: Winter Soldier) work to deliver a universe-shaking comic book crossover event after 18 prior Marvel films. The result is entertaining, fast-paced, and fun and delivers a wild ending which tees up next year's Avengers 4.
Marvel continues its dominance over the known cinematic universe with a sequel to 2014's offbeat hit Guardians of the Galaxy. Louder, longer, and more frenetic, this movie has more of everything you liked about the first film. That may or may not be a great thing.
Antoine Fuqua reunites with his Equalizer star Denzel Washington in his first-ever western, a remake of the Magnificent Seven (which was itself a remake of The Seven Samurai). Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard, Vincent D'Onofrio, and three more dudes round out the cast. This week, the guys watched all three movies, nearly 8 hours of film, to hold an educated discussion about this, the most Magnificent of episodes.
Jurassic World is an enormous movie. Riding a set of huge expectations on the shoulders of an enormously successful first film (which was strong enough to launch and support two very bad sequels), Jurassic World arrives right when audiences are primed for it. Chris Pratt proves he is a real movie star and the film makes you feel bad for great white sharks (see picture above - instead of seeing Jaws 2 through Jaws 4: The Revenge).
The August box office record holder for biggest opening weekend gets a sniff from the guys this week. Danny wrote a review of Guardians of the Galaxy last week which you can find here but to really dig into the latest Marvel Studios film, check out this week's episode. Does Mike get past his distaste for big, blockbuster spectacles? Does Danny stop geeking out long enough to take a full breath? Find out and then sound off in the comments section below.