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.
Writer/Director Wes Anderson turns in another "only-could-be-made-by-Wes-Anderson-wonder" in his latest film Isle of Dogs. Starring just about everyone you can think of, and featuring a kidney-transplant surgery created in stop motion animation, the film is a wonder. Funny, sad, and made by human hands, it's definitely worth your time.
Marvel returns with their latest superhero opus, Captain America: Civil War which may or may not actually be an Avengers movie in disguise. Featuring nearly every Marvel character to which Marvel Studios has the film rights (and introducing Spider-Man for which Sony owns the rights), this big budget, big running time film plays with your allegiances on the Avengers team. Who will you side with? Team Cap or Team Iron Man?
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.
The guys share their love for Spike Jonze while discussing the 2013 Academy Award winning film Her. Warning: You may fall in love with your podcast while listening to this episode. You have been warned.
This week's movie was released in 2006, stars Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson, features a stage magician, and is NOT The Prestige. The guys discussed that film back on Episode 16 and discovered this little-seen Woody Allen picture in the process. This murder-investigation-comedy features a journalist who escapes death's clutches, Scarlett Johansson in a swimsuit, and two character actors from Game of Thrones. Also, Woody Allen plays a neurotic, nebbishy guy who mumbles and rambles - what a departure!
Be sure to let us know what you think of Woody Allen's films in the comments section!