Author Matt Adams and Special Correspondent Anne Adams discuss writing, books, movies, video games, and their beloved pets (Willy the Turtle, Lenny the Leopard Gecko, and Howard the Chiweenie) in this podcast, which is recorded in Indianapolis, Indiana. Is it weekly? Bi-weekly? Monthly? No one knows...not even the hosts. They'll provide commentary on theStar Warsuniverse, comic book movies, genre fiction, and whatever else comes to mind. Learn more atmattadamswriter.com
MORTAL KOMBAT! plus Captain America and Sergeant Barnes
In this episode, the hosts discuss the new Mortal Kombat movie and give their take on the recently completed six-episode run of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier on Disney+. Points of discussion include the necessity of POV character in the MK movie, the MCU's attempt to grapple with the real-world impact of Thanos' snap, Anne's pervasive dislike of John Walker, and the lunacy of just handing the Captain America title to some military guy. Plus: Matt languishes in the minors in MLB The Show 21, Kano says the F-word a lot, and a brief discussion of diet soda.
Intro and Mortal Kombat: 00:00-35:28The Falcon and the Winter Soldier 35:28-1:20:52What Are You Reading? What Are You Writing? and close 1:20:52-close
Ewoks, Soccer (er...Football), Titans Collide, and Matt's Soundboard (Cue the Airhorn)
In this episode, Anne and Matt discuss recent streaming offerings, including Godzilla vs. Kong, Ted Lasso, and Ewoks; Caravan of Courage. Unfortunately for the audience, the new audio mixer means Matt now has access to a soundboard (we're very, very sorry). Matt reveals his favorite Ted Lasso character, Anne wonders why there are so many unanswered questions in a kids' TV movie about the Ewoks, and the hosts try to recall the plot of Godzilla vs. Kong.
Intro and the new soundboard: 00:00-7:22Godzilla vs. Kong: 7:22-24:00Ted Lasso: 24:00-37:25Ewoks: Caravan of Courage: 37:25-54:35What Are You Reading? What Are You Writing? and close: 54:35-end
Video Store Memories and the Mexican Pizza Hut
In this episode, Anne and Matt discuss The Last Blockbuster, a documentary currently streaming on Netflix (oops...the hosts said "Bern" when they meant "Bend") and recount some of their favorite video store memories (such as the time Matt and his brother insisted their parents rent Return of the Jedi yet again). Plus: the Mexican Pizza Hut, the true meaning of "closed for renovations," Matt and Anne's real-life "meet cute," and more of Zack Snyder's Justice League.
In "What Are You Reading? What Are You Writing?", Anne discusses her unsettling current audiobook while Matt talks about his latest authorial endeavor and gives an update on Also Starring Brock Calhoun As Himself.
00:00-17:40: Intro and The Last Blockbuster17:40-23:10: The Ballad of the Mexican Pizza Hut and other curiosities23:10-38:27: The Fall of Blockbuster and video store nostalgia38:27-59:34: The Catch and an “Anne Movie”59:34-end: What Are You Reading? What Are You Writing? and closeFeatured links
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Zack Snyder's Justice League Spoilercast Spectacular
In the epic 100th episode of the Matt Adams Podcast, Anne and Matt devote the entire episode to Zack Snyder's Justice League, the four-hour redux of 2017's Justice League that premiered on HBO Max on March 18.
They'll talk about what they liked, what they didn't like, differences from the theatrical cut and Snyder's original vision, the benefits of the chapter structure, and why the definitive version of Justice League felt like a true sequel to Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman. Also: #ReleaseTheMulletCut, a couple of Howard interruptions, the aspect ratio, and our very first "post credits" scene.
Part 1: Don’t Count On It, Anne
00:00-18:35: Introduction and Zack Snyder’s Justice League initial thoughts
Part 2: Bark of Justice
18:35-32:35: What worked, DCEU discussion, Howard’s interruption
Part 3: The Age of Mullets
32:35-46:05: Theatrical version vs. Snyder Cut, destroying Henry Cavill’s face, Superman’s resurrection, #ReleaseTheMulletCut
Part 4: Back Together Again
46:05-1:24:05: Steppenwolf and Darkseid, finale and Atlantean differences, theatrical compromises, the 4:3 aspect ratio, cinematic universes
Part 5: Beloved Mother, Really an Alien
1:24:05-1:41:25: What we didn’t like, a jarring Martha Kent reveal, pop music use, the lengthy epilogue, and oh, terrific, Jared Leto’s Joker is back
Part 6: Knightmare Machine
1:41:25-1:52:05: A future for the Snyderverse? Anne on the funeral arts & the movies, final thoughts
Epilogue: An Ending Twice Over
1:52:05-end: Show closing and our version of a post credit sequence
We're Back! Let's talk about winter, WandaVision, and Zack Snyder's Justice League
After an unintentional extended hiatus, the podcast is back! Anne and Matt cover several topics during the show, including an update on their dog Howard, Matt's new Xbox Series X, recaps of Christmas and New Year's, furnace trouble at home, and some upcoming home projects.
On the geeky side of things, they take a look at the history of the upcoming Zack Snyder cut of Justice League, discuss WandaVision and the upcoming The Falcon and The Winter Soldier show on Disney+. Also: an unintentional MCU rewatch, Tenet, and The Mandalorian finale.
Intro and Howard updates: 00:00-13:31Matt's new Xbox Series X and shower criteria: 13:31-18:00Quick Christmas recap: 18:00-19:54Brutal winter weather and furnace trouble: 19:54-24:19Home improvements and pandemic updates: 24:19-37:18Zack Snyder's Justice League and DC's movies: 37:18-57:24WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and MCU movies: 57:24-1:08:04The Mandalorian: 1:08:04-1:12:51Tenet discussion and Black Widow movie: 1:12:51-1:22:15What Are You Reading? What Are You Writing? and wrap up: 1:22:15-endShow links
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A Very Pandemic Thanksgiving and Anne's New Xbox
In this episode, the hosts discuss their pandemic Thanksgiving, which includes a meal from Bob Evans and a rewatch of the Star Wars trilogy as they stay home to avoid getting out of their "bubble." Also: the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, Santa's already hard at work delivering gifts, several of Anne's and Matt's favorite TV shows return, and Matt congratulates Anne on acquiring a new Xbox Series X (which, of course, is totally for him).
A Very Pandemic Thanksgiving: 00:00-7:50Star Wars trilogy rewatch: 7:50-22:34LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special and some home repairs: 22:34-31:45Our shows are back: 31:45-40:25"Anne's" new Xbox Series X: 40:25-1:02:31What Are You Reading? What Are You Writing? 1:02:31-end