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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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Mar 31, 2016

July 1, 1994

Imagine, if you will, a time when the world was demanding that Alec Baldwin wear terrible prosthetics under a bandana. When children clamored for a pulp hero that barely made it out of the 40's. And imagine if you will, an entire film based around a hero with no discernible good qualities. (Though we're still really into that last one if the box office returns for the latest Zack Snyder picture is any indicator.) This was the age of The Shadow. And by age, I mean probably a week.

This movie is boring. It might be racist. That dagger is stupid. Boom. The end. This episode is okay.

Also in the episode: Allen apologizes for having seen 3 Doors Down live. Tim Curry's musical career is praised. And of course Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice is discussed in the parts where NO ONE IN THIS MOVIE IS FUCKING DOING ANYTHING.

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Mar 24, 2016

This week, we deep dive into the murky world of Alex Proyas' 1994 adaptation of The Crow, starring Brandon Lee, Ernie Hudson, and Jon Polito. Hosts Allen Christian and Steven Granger are joined by the returning Gerald James and brand new guest Alan Hardy Jr., as they share their expertise on the film with our comparatively ignorant hosts. This episode might present our deepest dissection of an film to date, yet we still manage to talk about a hundred other things. Marvel as Steven asks our guests questions, wonder as Allen's only offered opinion is a dislike for the shape of Brandon Lee's face, and stand in awe of the lament of aging goths.

Also in this episode: The unavoidable conversation on WCW mainstay, Sting. Gerald doesn't know what timeless means. Paul W.S. Anderson is given shit. 90's soundtracks are discussed at disgusting length.

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Mar 17, 2016

1993's Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm is the first animated film we tackle on this odyssey. From the creators of Batman: The Animated Series, the film stars Kevin Conroy as Batman, Mark Hamill as The Joker, Abe Vigoda as crime boss Salvatore Valestra, and Dana Delany as Andrea Beaumont. Phantasm is arguably the best Batman film of the 90's, and certainly one we hold a lot of affection for. Hosts Allen Christian and Steven Granger are once again joined by Bat-friend Gerald James as they tackle this quick trip through the world of Bruce Timm's Gotham City.

Also in this episode, ill-fated trips to Atlanta, and terrible dates to Christian-themed haunted houses.

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Mar 10, 2016

It's 1993. It's a dark and desolate time. Everyone is sitting at home. No one wants to do anything. Alice In Chains is still a relevant band. Then, like a flash of light reflected off the bottom of a Pepsi can, we were gifted with time-traveling turtles. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (now retroactively subtitled "Turtles In Time") is a horrible waste of everyone's time. Even still, we manage to stay on topic somehow. Hosts Allen Christian and Steven Granger are joined by the oft-mentioned Lacey Day, who didn't actually watch the movie before the commentary, yet still managed to grasp the plot better than the boys.

Also in this episode, Casey Jones fronts Creed, Steven has to reminds Allen that this movie isn't a historical document, Allen really likes ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary Bad Boys, documenting the rise and fall of the Detroit Pistons, no one understands when anyone is making a joke, and Lacey Day has her heart touched.

 

Email: fourcolorfilm@gmail.com

Twitter: @fourcolorfilm

Facebook: facebook.com/fourcolorfilm

Website: fourcolorfilm.com

 

Mar 3, 2016

The boys go back to the Batcave with returning guest Gerald James for Tim Burton's true take on the Dark Knight in 1992's Batman Returns. Host Steven Granger loves this movie, host Allen Christian has conflicting feelings, and guest Gerald James really just doesn't like it at all. A roller coaster ride of emotion occurs throughout the runtime of the film. Every moment is dissected as we actually stay completely on topic for the entire episode. Elfman's score is praised and we discover Gerald's goth roots in Siouxsie & The Banshees' "Face To Face".

Also in this episode, Steven defends his right to enjoy Grease 2, Allen and Gerald argue about whether or not Joss Whedon sucks, and Gerald is absolutely baffled by Allen and Steven's love for "Kiss From A Rose".

Email: fourcolorfilm@gmail.com

Twitter: @fourcolorfilm

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