8/20/2018

WTP 171 - Who Doesn't Like Fun?


This week we're talking about Ads on NETFLIX! Matt Groening's Disenchantment! Moviepass is evil! Fantastic Four return! Goliath gets crazy! and more! PLUS: Hot Spicy Rumors about Tom Cruise as Hal Jordan/ Green Lantern! Who Kerri Russell is in Star Wars!

Also we play a game with the chat room and answer email and voice mail!

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8/19/2018

DC TV Report for week ending 08/18/2018

Pivot tables. Zeppelins. Batman’s underwear. Ed and Sara rise above a few technical snags to present their slightly late but still piping hot takes on a Humperdoo-rific Preacher episode and this week’s retro pick, plus all the DC TV news you need to know. Spoilers ahead, so jump over the ones you don’t wanna know about.

Episode recaps:

Preacher recap — 3:02

News updates:

The Arrowverse crossover — 20:16

Arrow — 21:30

The Flash – 23:24

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow — 29:18

Batwoman — 32:52

Gotham – 37:05

Titans – 39:12

Pennyworth – 41:02

Stargirl — 46:28

Watchmen – 46:37

Batman: TAS recapnext week’s retro pick — 48:52

As always, Ed and Sara close with the winner of the week: 1:01:16

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8/13/2018

Preacher s3 e8 - The Tom/Brady


Howdy Pilgrims! Bill and Dom are here again! This time, they're recapping Preacher season 3 episode 8 "The Tom/Brady" and comparing it to the comics! What does that title mean? How many Humperdoo's is too many? How come cassidy can't fly? What phone company does grandma use? We answer none of those questions.

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WTP 170 - How Much Is A Hem Worth?


This week the Bill, Bob, Ed, and Uncle Jay are back into the swing! Bill may be someone’s wife and other nonsense starts the show, per usual.

Then, Would Uncle Jay pay $1 million for Han’s jacket? As we discuss some new pop culture relics going to auction soon. BIG changes are coming to the Oscars including new award for Best Popular Film Award.

Good news Ruby Rose is going to be CW’s Batwoman, sad news Nichelle Nichols has dementia, silly news Bethesda halts a single game owner from unloading a new game, and in intergalactic news Star Trek 4 is having issues with keeping Hemsworth and Pine in the loop.

Chatroom Game: Make a song a TV Pitch

Meanwhile, Bob saw Kevin Smith’s Tusk and we discuss, Uncle Jay caught up on 3 Billboards and thoroughly recommends The Meg, while Ed caught up on The Toys that Made Us part 2 and BlacKKKlansman.

Emails: Our Star Trek Mount Rushmore discussion, can a lightsaber cut Captain America’s shield?

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The Franchise Chronicles: MAD MAX


By Edward O'Hare


Welcome to the first installment of The Franchise Chronicles, a new series of articles where I sit through every entry in a film franchise by myself (because Bill said thanks, but no thanks) and write down my immediate reactions for all of you to nosh on (I promise it’s all for you guys). My goal for these pieces is to get to the core of what works about these sagas and explore how they evolve over time.

First up in our journey is George Miller’s dystopic saga about a righteous man and the unforgiving road: Mad Max. The first installment is much smaller in scope than its sequels, but still packs all of the bite.

Mel Gibson’s first adventure as Max Rockatansky has very modest production values and the sparse budget works to the film’s advantage. At times is almost seems as if director George Miller just had access to a handful of friends and few muscle cars. The early scenes are a touch reminiscent of Roger Corman’s motorcycle romps of the 1970s, however, Miller’s innovative style and the acting performances take this to a whole new level. (Coincidentally, the film was distributed by American-International Pictures, who also released many Corman classics.)

The bad guys roll in fast and the starkness of the town makes them feel even more threatening. The town feels isolated, so far off in the bush that civilization has pretty much abandoned it. The police force is running so lean and pathetic that it feels like some cops join more out of vanity or glory, than actual duty.

For a large part of the film, it doesn’t even feel like Max is the main character. He looms in the distance, as Joe Goose (Steve Bisley) does some heavy lifting, dealing with Toecutter (Hugh Keays-Byrne) and Johnny the Boy (Tim Burns), taking the gang’s mischief much more personally. It is this obsession that leaves Joe lying in a hospital bed, wishing he was dead.

Sure, Max establishes his prowess as a cop in the film’s opening sequence, but I did not really connect with him as a character until he saw Joe in the hospital, covered in burn marks. I also love the fact that Miller neglects to show Joe’s charred face, but instead lets the viewer imagine it based on the horror of Max’s reaction. Joe’s condition makes Max realize the futility of the police force and convinces him to take his wife and child and get out of there.

The rest of the film slowly leads Max to the conclusion that, while the cops may be useless, someone needs to step up and protect this world from the garbage. Side note: I think Max and Jessie (Joanne Samuel) are terrible parents. This is evidenced by the fact that we see plenty of moments of them enjoying the beach and their child is nowhere to be found. I like that Max wears all white during this part of the film. It is a simple way to emphasize that he thinks he is pure and free but will eventually have to don black leather again to take care of business.

The real tragedy of Max losing his family is that it almost feels necessary for the safety of this crazy world. The climax of this film happens very fast, but the journey that we have been on with Max makes us truly savor in his vengeance. The moment the credits roll, I was ready to follow Max for another 10 movies.

I hope you've enjoyed this initial trip down the franchise highway. Next week, we will find out what happens when Max needs to stop for gas.

Edward O’Hare, nickname TBD, has been poking around the deep caverns of pop culture for some years now. His hobbies include making Starfleet org charts and badgering people who haven’t seen the Adventures of Captain Marvel movie serial from 1941. He one day dreams of teaching Bill Simmons that superheroes and pro athletes are not all that different.

8/12/2018

DC TV Report for week ending 08/11/2018

Preacher finally coughed up the F├╝hrer this week, and a big Batwoman casting announcement dominated the news. Plus, Ed’s mad about Klingons, Sara’s been to D.C. (the city, not the comic), and Anthony Edwards’ ER residuals are popping. Spoilers ahead, so jump over the ones you don’t wanna know about.

Preacher recap — 3:15

News updates:

Arrowverse – 26:47

Batwoman – 27:36

The Flash – 32:26

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow — 40:38

Lucifer — 42:40

Doom Patrol – 43:20

Stargirl — 47:07

Watchmen – 51:44

— 52:45

Batman: TAS recapnext week’s retro pick — 54:29

As always, Ed and Sara close with the winner of the week: 1:03:29

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8/06/2018

PREACHER S3 E7 - Hilter


Bill and Dom are here again to recap and compare episode 7 of season 3 of AMC's Preacher to the graphic novels! Hitler makes sandwiches, Tulip wears Grail colors, TC hears Genesis, Jessie makes a deal, Herr Starr wears a beanie, Cassidy takes bromance to the next level, and Grandma gets her nails done.

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WTP 169 - MIssion Impossible: Porta Potty Protocol


This week the gang's back together, it’s Bill, Bob, Ed and Uncle Jay!

Then, right into the news with the BIG news of a reason to subscribe to CBS All-Access as Patrick Stewart is returning to the bridge as Captain Picard and we theorize what exactly that means.

Facts of Life is getting a remake (and Bill's STILL waiting for his Quantum Leap to return), Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have optioned the McDonald’s Monopoly Heist, will movie studios own movie theaters, MoviePass is dying, Die Hard 6 will be Die Hard: Year One, and our fair Princess Leia will be herself, and Bob’s Metal Korner brings you Banger T.V. & Shredders of Metal Reality Show.

Chatroom Game: Broadway musical a horror movie EXAMPLES: Sawsical (seusical saw edition), The Texas Kickline Massacre

Meanwhile, Bill listened to “Who Are These Podcasts?” and watched Harmonquest, Bob is excited for the return of Better Call Saul, Uncle Jay saw Incredibles 2, Teen Titans Go to the Movies, and Isle of Dogs, plus we discuss Mission Impossible 6: Fallout.

Then emails: Benny asks us Chase Scene or Fight Scene? And James has some love for only one of us. And Bill, yes our Bill, sends us out on a sports reference, yeah, you read that right!

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