We skipped Constantine back in 2005 since it didn't really seem like a faithful comics adaptation, and we never watched it back when we were doing movie reviews on ComicsAlliance, for whatever reason. So we're catching up with it now that it's on Netflix. We weren't wrong about how good of a comics adaptation it is, but it does have plenty of merits on its own!
At Wizard World Winston-Salem last weekend, we loaded up on all-you-can-drink soda from a booth that was offering seven different flavors, all (except the diet root beer) with pure cane sugar. Experience it with us.
Listener Patrick Faner sent us A LOT of snacks from the Philippines, and we're trying half of them on this episode! We're saving the sweet ones for later, but all the savory snacks--chips, mostly--are in our sights. A lot of them are...very familiar!
Yes, we started a new series of cartoon movies intended for young girls. In particular, this one has some striking similarities to one of the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls movies we watched, so we got out our compare-and-contrast tools to see which one had the edge. This one has Granny Goodness in it, by the way, so it's off to a strong start.
We've talked about it for a long time, so we're finally diving into 1990's Darkman, a strange, personality-filled 1990 superhero movie that shares a lot of the DNA of Tim Burton Batman but also has a whole lot of Raimi weirdness and a little bit of Dick Tracy built in, too. Not only does it have a Danny Elfman score, but it's also got Liam Neeson acting buck wild.
It's our second time going to a movie theater for a Movie Fighters and our second video-game-based movie starring Dwayne Rocky "The Rock" Maivia Johnson, as we watch the 2018 blockbuster Rampage for this week's show. Guess what: It's bad! Like, shockingly bad. Marvel as we are utterly baffled by the choices in this movie, including every line of dialogue and the accent Jeffrey Dean Morgan chooses for his character. Also: We recorded this in a hotel room, so sorry for any poppin' p's!
Matt lost a trivia contest fair and square, so he has to try some truly gross Oreos. Or are they? See how he liked Hot & Spicy Cinnamon, Cinnamon Bun, Peeps and Red Velvet flavors of a cookie that really shouldn't be messed with.
Is it a movie? Is it a TV series? Is it an OAV? Whatever it is, we're watching the three-episode Netflix series about the Pony Girls. None of our questions are answered. (Also: Apologies for some poppin' p's. We weren't using our usual audio setup.)
Look, everybody. We needed this. To kick off 2018, we're watching a classic. That's right. The 1982 film The Beastmaster, directed by Don Coscarelli, is kicking off a series of fantasy films! It's on AmazonPrime if you want to watch along.
Listener Lucas Brown has sent us another batch of Tim-Tams from Australia, so we're going to try them! These are gelato-inspired Tim-Tams, which means there's a real gourmet feel to them. Plus, they're Tim-Tams, so they're already probably pretty good. See how they stack up! Also: We rank the best food at Dollywood!
For this year's holiday movie, we chose something that is only holiday-related in the most inexplicable of ways: 2017's Pottersville, a tax dodge disguised as a movie with an astonishingly accomplished and overqualified cast. Is it set at Christmas? Yes. Is it somehow related to It's a Wonderful Life? Kinda? That's tough to figure. Does it represent any of the good feelings associated with Christmas or It's a Wonderful Life? Not for a second. Pottersville is on Netflix, so watch along with...