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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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Now displaying: January, 2016
Jan 28, 2016

New York's most severe crime wave in decades consists of petty theft, and the boosting of electronics on a level that Vin Diesel might refer to as "excessive." Hosts Allen Christian and Steven Granger take you through the grainy and poorly lit world of 1990's independently produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Details of the production are largely ignored as the guys get sort of nostalgic for the movie, but mostly try to puzzle out why many adults claim they still like this beyond just nostalgia.

Also in this episode, Allen struggles to stay awake, Sam Rockwell is compared to every white trash guy that smoked cigarettes behind the art building at our high school, v-necks with three necklaces are revealed to be the height of fashion, and Casey Jones needs a shower.

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Jan 21, 2016

Hosts Allen Christian and Steven Granger put on their skull shirts, because somebody here has to, and dive into the gritty world of 1989's The Punisher, starring Dolph Lundgren. With a baffling distribution model, this movie never saw the dark of a theater in the US, but has still managed to be noteworthy enough as to be unavoidable in our run. Heralded as boring and cliche, this odd Dolph Lundgren vehicle is surprisingly entertaining. Cliche and true to many genre tropes of 80's exploitation cinema, it still manages to make good use of its violence. And somewhere under everyone except Louis Gossett, Jr.'s bad acting, Boaz Yakin seems to have written a solid script.

 

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Jan 14, 2016

Another long one, deservedly so, as the boys welcome special guest Gerald James to discuss the cultural phenomenon that was Tim Burton's Batman (colloquially known as Batman '89), the film that really started Batmania, and the guys try their best to figure out why. One of the absolute cornerstones of superhero cinema, Batman '89 may not fully withstand the test of time, but it's place in our cultural lexicon is undeniable, and we're certainly not short on opinion on the subject.

Also on this episode, Prince is outed as the real reason for the film's success, Kim Basinger is outed as a tiny-face and not a star of this film, and the subject at hand is actually discussed the entire duration of the episode.

Suggested Reading: The Boy Who Loved Batman: A Memoir by Michael Uslan

 

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Jan 7, 2016

1989's much maligned The Return Of Swamp Thing was an unknown element, but quickly became a favorite. With no irony, this odd sequel is one of the best things to come out of this run. The boys felt like kids in a candy shop. Or like the kids in this movie, without nearly as much sass or wit.

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Jan 1, 2016

The boys breathe a sigh of relief as the era of the Christopher Reeve Superman franchise comes to a close. Cannon Group's Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (as it would be unfair to assign the blame to director Sidney J. Furie) sees a massive decline in quality, but has far more redeeming features than most remember. To say that this film falls short would be an understatement, and to cut it slack would be a sin, but the nail in the franchise's coffin may not be quite as bad as the world remembers.

Also on this episode: Allen barely remember's the John Candy film Delirious, but tries to explain it anyway; Steven doesn't mention wrestling once.

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