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.
Thomas McCarthy rebounds from directing Adam Sandler's The Cobbler by co-writing and directing Spotlight, the story of the Boston Globe's investigation into sexual misconduct and cover ups within the Catholic church in the city of Boston. The movie, which features nearly every working actor in Hollywood, or so it seems, is a solid yarn set in dusty news rooms which may or may not exist anymore.
Listen to this episode to hear the guys discuss:
What they liked:
- The acting, particularly from Michael Keaton and a subdued Liev Schreiber
- The methodical, piece-by-piece assemblage of the facts
What they did not like:
- Rachel McAdams being given nearly nothing to do
- The lack of an antagonist or any danger
A sequel to the third-biggest box office hit of all time, The Avengers: Age of Ultron seeks to be the biggest, baddest, most "ultimate" comic book movie ever made. With a cast swelling to more than a dozen heroes and villains, this mega-movie is poised to dominate the box office and be all that your 8-year-old nephew will talk about for the next 7 months. Watch it so you'll have something to talk to him about. Then listen to the podcast so you'll have something to talk to your adult friends about.
Steve Carrell moves from "the guy from The Office" to the "Academy Award nominee Steve Carrell" in the latest slow burn from director Bennett Miller. This film was nominated for 5 Academy Awards in 2014. Check out the episode and see what all the fuss was about.