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Four-Color Film Podcast

Allen Christian, Gerald James, and Lacey Day bring you a weekly podcast chronicling the ups and downs of comic-book-to-film adaptations from the very beginning. Every single one of them, as in-depth as each deserves.
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Dec 22, 2016

Merry Christmas! A Four-Color Film reunion occurs, with appearances by most of the FCFP alumni, including John Hall, Alan Hardy, and Lacey Day, and a couple of new guest with Rudy Andrews and Madison Leigh. This year we do a double feature watch 1984's Conan the Destroyer and 1985's Red Sonja, bother directed by Richard Fleischer. Returns continually diminish in this cinematic universe of Robert E. Howard characters, and Schwarzenegger not being able to be called Conan in Red Sonja only subtracts from an already bad movie.

On top of the already overstuffed double-feature, all manner of Christmas festivities abound, as everyone shares their Christmas memories, and Allen puts on a full game of "Hi/Lo: Rotten Tomatoes" as Steven and Gerald select teams from the guest pool and face off for prizes. 

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Dec 15, 2016

The boys gather to celebrate Allen's birthday with one of his favorite Bond films, On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Lots of ground covered here, from discussions spanning the entire Bond canon to the career status of Meg Ryan. Allen laments that the eighth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious, isn't stylized as The F8 of the Furious. Plans for next week's Christmas episode are discussed.

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Dec 8, 2016

Allen and Steven spare Gerald from this garbage and tackle 2003's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. It's awful. Don't watch it. 

Also on this episode, Nintendo and Zelda games are discussed, tangents about bad Terminator movies, and the guys try to make up for their lack of UPN knowledge.

 

Nov 30, 2016

The boys gather 'round to check out one of the more revered films of the genre, Bryan Singer's X-Men follow-up, X2: X-Men United. The allegories abound, and the plot is weighty. Allen, Steven, and Gerald forgo commentary due only to time restraints, and bite off as much of the film as they can chew. The returning cast with the addition of the villainous Brian Cox shine in a much better plot and a more cohesive script.

Also this week, Allen forces Steven and Gerald to play a game as stupid in premise as imaginable, for the prize of immunity against any vetoes from Allen when it comes to their birthday week movie selections. The future of the genre is discussed almost as much as UPN is.

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Nov 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! This week, we welcome back a special guest as Mr. John Hall joins us for another holiday. This week is 2003's Daredevil, and it's far worse than any of us remembered. We forgo the overlong director's cut in favor of the much more succinct, but far worse theatrical cut. The episode is unfortunately very on topic, but the boys also manage to briefly discuss Rick Moranis, Thanksgiving memories, Thanksgiving food, terrible holiday political debates with family, and the Benadryl benders required to make a film this bad.

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Nov 17, 2016

The boys hit the Road to Perdition in this unspectacular landmark 50th episode. The film is classy and everyone liked it, and a good bit of discussion is had on it.

Also in this episode, the landscape of modern comic book film is discussed, Allen doesn't like those Ocean's movies and is a self-righteous prick, Steven is called to the mat for claiming to like Anne Hathaway, and Gerald threatens a fight. More porn speculation.

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Nov 10, 2016

Nod ya head to the dulcet tones of the voices of Allen Christian, Steven Granger, and Gerald James as they talk about 2002's Men In Black II. The probably-anticipated-by-someone sequel isn't nearly as fun as the first. In fact, it's no fun. Fuck that dog. Will Smith is pretty okay, and Tommy Lee Jones was probably too good for this.

Also on this episode, the guys discuss past states of pornography for no discernible reason, Jackass cast members, and avoid politics as best they can.

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Nov 3, 2016

Happy Anniversary, babies! A year of podcasting brings us to that time Sam Raimi cracked the web-slinger's cinematic code with 2002's Spider-Man. Hosts Allen Christian, Steven Granger, and Gerald James are once again joined by John Hall as they dive into the movie, the bad soundtrack, a bit about the source material, and the awful music made in the wall-crawler's name (and even make a litter of their own). Also discussed: Randy Savage. Surprise.

 

Oct 27, 2016

The Zane is back! It's a Halloween party as hosts Allen Christian, Steven Granger, and Gerald James are joined by the returning Lacey Day and the oft-mentioned, previously presumed dead John Hall. For our very special Halloween episode, we delve into the first Tales From The Crypt film Demon Knight. Billy Zane charms the pants off of us as a demon known as "The Collector", alongside William Sadler as the Demon Knight, Brayker. A young Jada Pinkett is kinda cool, Thomas Haden Church looks like Chad Kroeger and is a huge scumbag. Dick Miller is some guy that everyone has seen before but no one knows.

Halloween memories are shared, Lacey Day reads too much into the movie, Allen has some serious issues with both Joss Whedon and David E. Kelley, Gerald loves them Saw movies, and we think we've had about enough of these movie things and they should stop making them.

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Oct 23, 2016

Allen, Steven, and Gerald tackle Guillermo del Toro's first foray into the comic book genre, 2002's Blade II. The film is better than the first, and probably the best of its breed, without transcending its genre. Wesley Snipes and Ron Perlman are cool and deserve their own movie together, Norman Reedus is overrated, and Kris Kristofferson is still an American treasure. More Halloween discussion, and Allen can't hold back his hatred for Kevin Nash. 

 

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Oct 20, 2016

Hosts Allen Christian, Steven Granger, and Gerald James dig into 2001's From Hell this week, starring Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, and Robbie Coltrane. Directed by The Hughes Brothers, famed for their directorial efforts of Menace II Society and Dead Presidents. This unlikely follow up, loosely based off the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, chronicles a fictitious account of the mystery of Jack the Ripper in Victorian England. It's kind of a snoozer, but is fairly entertaining. The boys once again forego the commentary style and engage in a freeform discussion about the film and the Halloween season.

Also in this episode, the guys encourage the women of the world to step up and even out the gender disparity in the serial killer game, discuss the Mark Wahlberg vehicle Rock Star, the horrors of VH1 Classic, and Steven has odd beliefs about how to memorialize victims of serial killers.

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Oct 8, 2016

The boys try a new format, shortening this episode to a single hour segment. Allen, Steven, and Gerald watch 2001's Ghost World, and find nothing spooky about it. A coming of age tale about two teenage girls fresh out of high school, the film manages to be depressing and no one at the table had any fun. Characters are broken down and tangents are indulged. October is kicked off with some Halloween memories, Allen's visit to a real-life haunted house was a bust in the spook department, the boys rate everything they can think of, Allen turned down meth the one time it was offered to him, Steven and Allen wonder if their hate for these characters stem from how shitty they were straight out of high school, and the biblical penalties for suicide are reviewed.

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Sep 29, 2016

The boys sit down to watch 2000's M. Night Shyamalan masterpiece, Unbreakable. The Challenger-like ascent of Shyamalan is discussed, and everyone marvels at the squandered potential of a truly talented writer and director. Samuel L. Jackson has the greatest sense of fashion the movie business has ever seen, and Bruce Willis is kind of an asshole. True to form, incredible tangents are indulged, as the political leanings of MTV VJs are dissected, Allen is a man of many wrestling-related nightmares, and Hulk Hogan is the biggest liar in the history of entertainment.

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Sep 24, 2016

Join hosts Allen Christian & Steven Granger, and the Andy Richter of Podcasting, Mr. Gerald James, as we dive head first into the modern superhero movie with 2000's X-Men, directed by Bryan Singer, starring Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, and Huge Jackedman. With a plot that might as well have been lifted straight out of a bad Roy Thomas comic, the film exceeds in every other department. Kevin Nash jokes happen. We forget to mention the Danzig connection, even though we really wanted to make those jokes too. 

Statue Of Liberty Mutant Machine

#solmm

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Sep 19, 2016

Host Steven Granger is joined by co-host Gerald James to quickly review 2000's The Crow: Salvation. Even Gerald hates this travesty. Allen misses an episode for the first time, and remains thankful that his job kept him away from this steaming pile of garbage.

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Sep 16, 2016

Prepare to have your mouth smashed as we make you feel like an All-Star with a lengthy review of 1999's Mystery Men. A fantastic comedic take on the genre, Mystery Men is surprisingly funny and entertaining, and the perfect way to close out the 90's. Taking every trope of the genre from the 90's and lampooning them to varying degrees of success, the movie never gets boring. Well cast and well written, the film is just good fun. We highly recommend it.

Sep 2, 2016

This week on the 'cast, Allen and Steven put together an episode on-par length-wise with some of the epics, except this one is just for 1998's The Mask of Zorro, starring Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Directed by Martin Campbell, the film defies our expectations and delivers on both fun and quality. This, however, doesn't stop the discussion from veering into the oddest of realms, from the global implications of 9/11, to Martin Van Buren starring in Jackass. Sean Connery is once again thrown under the bus, and the boys spend way too long recollecting local cable programming.

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Aug 25, 2016

Jumping back into the main run, Allen and Steven tackle 1998's Blade. The first truly successful R-rated superhero property, Blade may or may not be responsible for the revitalization of superhero properties after the great crash of '97. Starring Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, and Kris Kristofferson, the vampire-slaying flick proves to be a lot of fun. In this episode, an un-spirited debate is had on the validity of Kris Kristofferson's status as an American treasure, Wesley Snipes is probably the black Van Damme except cooler, and Allen is of the belief that Stephen Dorff ruined being white for everyone. 

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Aug 18, 2016

This week we take you all the way back to the beginning, where we meander through our very first episode. 1966's Batman starring Adam West and Burt Ward. Listen as hosts Allen Christian and Steven Granger try to figure out what even is a podcast. Marvel as they have nothing substantial to say about the feature-length Adam West Batman. Stand in puzzlement as you find that over a year later, we haven't bothered to do much editing on this episode at all.

The decision to not publish this episode first was a good one, but in the wider context of the show, it's worth existing.

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Aug 18, 2016

Allen and Steven are joined again by Gerald James to discuss the Adam West Batman television show, along with a bunch of stuff coming out of the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.

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Jul 24, 2016

1968's Barbarella is the last film we hit on this pick-up run. Big, bombastic, stupid, and visually stunning. For its time its sci-fi production is worth the price of admission. Gerald James pops up midway through the episode, having not seen the movie, so derailment was imminent. But we discuss the film as best we can.

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Jul 17, 2016

1972's Fritz The Cat, written and directed by the legendary Ralph Bakshi, based on the Robert Crumb comics. It's raunchy. It's Rated X. It's 2.5/5 stars. Allen and Steven try to tackle this animated mess that tries to tell a story, tries for some character development, and tries to show a lot of anthropomorphic animals fucking. It succeeds at one of those.

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Jul 7, 2016

Continuing our rewind, we dial up 1984's Sheena, starring Tanya Roberts and Vic BlossomsdadFeaturing one of the most interesting people to ever live, Princess Elizabeth of Toro, who, amidst a jam-packed fascinating life, somehow managed to squeeze in a role in this terrible movie. We discuss as much about this movie as possible, which is actually quite a lot. We make a good time out of a bad movie. The perfect useless podcast for a useless summer day.

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Jul 3, 2016

Taking a step back to pick up some things we missed for a few weeks, we hop back to 1980's Flash Gordon, starring Sam J. Jones, Max Von Sydow, Brian Blessed, and Timothy Dalton. Steven had never seen the film, and it's an old favorite of Allen's. We drop a few factoids, but mostly spend the episode just happy to have enjoyed something for the first time in months.

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Jun 23, 2016

Diverting from the usual format of talking over a film, we decide instead to sit down with Gerald James and do a retrospective on the 90's as well as past episodes, take 1997 to task for being an onslaught of bad superhero films to the point of putting the genre into a coma, we look forward to the future, and we sum up everything we would have had to say about Steel in just a few minutes, as opposed to a long, drawn-out episode where no one is having any fun.

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