Going backwards, Allen Christian and Steven Granger hit on 1982's Conan The Barbarian, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Earl Jones, and directed by John Milius. With this episode, the boys celebrate Christmas, ramble about cable programming in the 90's, talk about why the winter is the best time to enjoy sci-fi and fantasy, delve into their experience with Star Wars: The Force Awakens (complete with spoilers), try to quote the muted movie, and discuss their personal Christmas traditions, like watching this film.
Our heroes tackle 1986's Howard The Duck. It isn't good. Interspecies relationships make everyone uncomfortable, everyone tries to avoid thinking about Mr. Rooney's real life indiscretions, and lament the context in which Lea Thompson's panties are placed.
This week's episode finds the guys dealing with 1984's much-maligned Supergirl. While this spin-off certainly does not deserve to be the lowest rated entry into the Super series, it doesn't quite work either. Brace yourselves for a conversation as meandering as this film, as hosts Allen Christian and Steven Granger question the moral fortitude of a Jimmy Olsen who dates high schoolers, compare the late-great Peter O'Toole to the late-great pro-wrestling legend, The American Dream, Dusty Rhodes, and lament the lack of Dio in this film's soundtrack.
Two men have never been so defeated by a film about a flying man in tights. Allen Christian and Steven Granger do their best to slog through the runtime of 1983's Superman III, directed by Richard Lester and Starring Richard Pryor. Christopher Reeve's third outing as the Man of Steel sees a significant decline in quality in both production and writing. The boys try their best to be positive and do what they can to stay awake, but mortal men can only take so much.
Hosts Allen Christian and Steven Granger dive into the murky world of Wes Craven's 1982 cult classic, Swamp Thing, starring Catherine Deneuve? Or Adrienne Barbeau. Whichever. Based on the DC Comics property created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, Wes Craven's Swamp Thing is at once confusing, a bit meandering, and a lot of fun. Much like this episode. The boys have also received a contribution for their friend Aaron McMullan, who does a far better job of breaking down this film.
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Taking on both the theatrical cut and the Richard Donner cut of 1981's Superman II, hosts Allen Christian and Steven Granger go in-depth with full commentary on both cuts running simultaneously. The result is a scattershot breakdown of the greatest Superman film ever made, an in-depth look at what makes both cuts work so well, and some confusing digression into pro-wrestling, probably.
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Hosts Allen Christian and Steven Granger begin their dive into the roller coaster ride that is the 40+ year history of comic book film adaptations. Sticking strictly to the idea of theatrically released films based on pre-existing comic book material, our boys tackle Richard Donner's 1978 opus, Superman. (The Batman '66 film was not ignored. It is the Episode Zero mentioned. Will be published at a later date.)
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