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    Super Tuesday Recap: Legends of Tomorrow S7E2 Review

    Super Tuesday Recap: Legends of Tomorrow S7E2 Review

    So...apparently we're doing robots this season of Legends of Tomorrow. Maybe. Possibly. Who knows? Honestly, it doesn't even matter. This show has a winning overall format and it's sticking to it. As silly as everything is, this show knows when to throw in the serious as well as the social commentary. They don't play around or sit on the fence about J Edgar Hoover and clearly state that he was a terrible man. They even go as far as giving us a rich vs working class debate right in the middle of that episode. This is what makes Legends of Tomorrow not only good but consistently good. They lean on their cast, split them up and dive right in. And they know when to make you care. Not a Spooner and Astra fan? Too bad because you're going to have to be. 

    Next episode will be the 100th episode and we know they're going to have something special for us. Can't wait. 

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    • 23 min
    Character Corner: Into the Hickmanverse Part 3 - Fantastic Four Part 2

    Character Corner: Into the Hickmanverse Part 3 - Fantastic Four Part 2

    The latest part of our Into the Hickmanverse series by wrapping up his Fantastic Four run. This covers both Fantastic Four and FF (Future Foundation).

    We kick everything off with the new series, FF as well as some new uniforms for Marvel's first family. Also, Spider-Man comes in to fill in the spot left by Johnny. Things really take off here. First on the list of things for the Future Foundation to do: Solve the issue of Doom's diminished intelligence. The next thing? Get some of the Fantastic Four's most intelligent enemies and have them come together to do one thing: Defeat Reed Richards. Since there are now 4 other Reeds from other universes running around thanks to lil ole Val.



    As the series goes on Hickman starts to reveal what's really going on and why future Val & Franklin are manipulating the past. It all comes down to buying 27 minutes to align everything perfectly to save the universe. And at the heart of that is Doom standing against mad Celestials. 

    Hickman's run ends with him laying the groundwork for his big event (Time Runs Out/Secret Wars) that is still a few series away. We get the returning of Black Bolt and the Inhumans to earth as well as the bonding of Reed Richards and T'Challa. These have big impacts later on in the New Avengers run when these three link back up as members of the Illuminati that's trying to stop the incursions. 

    But before we get into all that, we need to take a trip over to the Ultimate universe where Hickman apparently took a look and said "Here I can build".



    Issues:



    * FF Volume 1



    * FF #1 - #5





    * FF Volume 2



    * FF #6 - #11





    * Story alternates between FF & Fantastic Four going forward

    * Fantastic Four #600

    * FF #12

    * Fantastic Four #601

    * FF #13

    * Fantastic Four #602

    * FF #14

    * Fantastic Four #603

    * FF #15

    * Fantastic Four #604

    * FF #16

    * Fantastic Four #605 & #606

    * FF #17 & #18

    * Fantastic Four #607 & #608

    * FF #19 - #21

    * Fantastic Four #609 to #610

    * FF #22

    * Fantastic Four #611

    * FF #23







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    • 47 min
    Movie Review: Halloween Kills

    Movie Review: Halloween Kills

    The first reaction to Halloween Kills, the sequel to 2018 Halloween, is "What the Hell happened?" The 2018 film felt like a fitting end for Michael Meyers and Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode. In that 2018 film, we watched Laurie take the fight to Michael and it was actually pretty enjoyable. Halloween Kills is a far cry from that film. It's so bad it leaves you wondering if the same crew that made the first film made this one. Surprisingly, the answer is "yes". David Gordon Greene is back as director as are the same writers (Scott Teams and Danny McBride). So what the hell happened? Why did this film fall so far off from what they originally did?

    The biggest thing that doesn't work for this film is that it sidelines the best thing about the first film. Jamie Lee Curtis was great in the first film. In this film she doesn't share a single scene with her nemesis Michael Meyers. She doesn't die, she's just not used in any scenes with him. That is a bit of a spoiler but after seeing the trailers and promotion for this film, it feels like false advertisement and needs to be called out. Instead of focusing on Strode the film decides to bring in a bunch of other characters from previous films or encounters with Meyers and turn them into a militia that goes after Meyers. While that seems like a plot point that could be interesting, it falls flat for a couple of reasons. 

    First, it feels forced. Anthony Michael Hall plays an adult Tommy Doyle. Tommy has an obsession with taking down Michael but he thinks he's going to do it with a handful of random folks with a baseball bat. Why on earth would Tommy think a baseball bat is going to stop Michael Meyers? It just feels like the film wanted to say "See, we're connecting it all back to the original series" but didn't care how or why or even if they should. The second issue is that the film seems like it's trying to make a larger commentary on mob mentality but it does a piss poor job at it. 

    On a positive (maybe the only one), the kills are gory. But they're also boring. Yes, Michael Meyers is a force of nature that is going too plow through people. But Halloween Kills feels like that was the only trick they had up their sleeve and it overplayed it. At some point it felt like watching an old school horror film where you're watching not because it's scary but because the characters are so dumb they deserve to die. 



    This film ends with the clear indication that they want to make another one. But it really doesn't deserve to continue. Yet that's the history of the Halloween films and the curse of Michael Meyers. Even when they should die, they just pop back up and continue on.



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    • 36 min
    Super Tuesday Recap: Legends of Tomorrow S7E1 Review

    Super Tuesday Recap: Legends of Tomorrow S7E1 Review

    We're back with a new season oof Legends of Tomorrow. If it feels like season 6 just ended, it's because it literally ended last month. And the show picks up like we never left. The Legends are stuck in the 1920's with no Waverider or Time Bureau technology. So what do the Legends do? First they start pretending like they're part of the circus to explain the alien invasion. Then they set off on a crime spree as bank robbers on their way to New York to try to find a professor that could help them with time travel. Oh and they accidentally kill J Edgar Hoover on the way. This season is off to the typical Legends start. 

    Also what makes this show work is how they're able to integrate new characters and keep everything fresh. Sara is the last of the original Legends but the crew still feels like the Legends, even with the new members. Everyone has a role to fill and play and it all works so well.

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    • 27 min
    Unanimous Decision: Duuuval + 2021 NBA Over/Unders

    Unanimous Decision: Duuuval + 2021 NBA Over/Unders

    Welcome back to the number 1 MLB Playoff Podcast! Just kidding, but we do talk just about everything else during this show - Fury/Wilder, WNBA Finals, Urban, Gruden, The NWSL, and all that there college football. Plus, NBA over/unders, and if you think that I've ever lost my gimmick on MY show, you're nuts.

    Guest: The Homie Mike

     



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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Movie Review: TIFF 2021 - Saloum

    Movie Review: TIFF 2021 - Saloum

    If Saloum is an example of what we can expect from new distributor Lacmé Studios and director Jean Luc Herbulot, then the future is very bright for what we might be seeing coming out of African cinema over the next few years. Clocking in at only 84 minutes, Saloum is able to tell a compelling story that covers several different themes while also being interesting and entertaining story. Usually when a film is trying to do so much and has such a dramatic turn, it loses what it’s trying to say and confuses the audience. Either that or it just runs out of time to fully flesh out the story. 

    In the beginning this film has the same feel as a spaghetti western or samurai film. It follows three mercenaries that you don’t know much about and are unsure if they’re bad guys or good guys. The one thing that is certain is that they have a very close bond. It’s almost like they’re antihero Three Musketeers. The audience is given just enough about each of them to know what their role in the group dynamic is. What does become clear is that their leader Chaka (Yann Gael) is hiding something and that something might get them all in deeper trouble.

    What’s really fun about Saloum is the turn at the back third of this film. It’s reminiscent of the turn in From Dusk Till Dawn. The film turns into a horror film based on the lore of the region that works very well. What’s impressive is how the film is able to weave this in without feeling rushed or forced. In fact the turn actually fits in very well with the saying at the very beginning of the film “Revenge is like a river whose bottom is reached only when we drown.”

    Saloum is definitely something to checkout as is anything else coming out of Lacmé Studios.



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