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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 31, 2017

Alan Hardy calls in to talk to Allen and Gerald about the film that started it all. 1977's Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) launched a science fantasy universe that has captured the imagination of billions of humans. Plenty of bitching about the Special Editions, and lots of memories about the first time we saw the film. Hardy in theaters, Allen on VHS in the early 90s, and Gerald a couple years ago.

Dec 26, 2017

Allen, Gerald, and Alan tackle the off-beat prequel film, Rogue One. Everybody likes it, but nobody likes fake Peter Cushing all that much.

Dec 24, 2017

We continue to pound the galactic pavement in our quest to watch and review all of the Star Wars films. Revenge of the Sith is probably the best of the prequels, but still pretty trash. Whatever. 

Dec 24, 2017

The boys are all back in the saddle again! Allen Christian, Steven Granger, Gerald James, and Alan Hardy gang up on Attack of the Clones in the worst ways. While not without its good moments, this one is easily the worst Star Wars movie.

Dec 21, 2017

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Join Allen Christian, Gerald James, and Alan Hardy, as they take kick off the gargantuan undertaking of doing nine episodes on the live-action feature films within the Star Wars saga, chronologically. Here we start with the much maligned Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Hot takes abound in this lengthy look at a questionable film.

Oct 12, 2017

The guys sit down with Frank Miller's take on Will Eisner's The Spirit. Pretty much universally hated by everyone not on this podcast, the boys find the movie to be a fantastic comedy, on purpose, and a fairly decent representation of the character that Eisner created.

It's also the year of Will Eisner's 100th birthday, so this is as good of a tribute as we could give.

Also on this episode, Allen discusses his love for Blade Runner and the strange new sequel, Blade Runner 2049.

 

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Sep 30, 2017

The boys crack into 2008's Punisher: War Zone. Widely praised by Punisher fans as the best Punisher movie, and that just proves the hypothesis that Punisher fans aren't the brightest. It's terrible.

Also on this episode, Hugh Hefner's death announced minutes before recording, and Allen isn't impressed with new Star Trek.

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Sep 24, 2017

The boys sit down with 2008's Hancock to reappraise the film 9 years later. Unloved at the time, the film is surprisingly good and not nearly as stupid as the guys remembered. This one's another surprise and everyone walks away very happy with it.

3.5/5

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Sep 12, 2017

The boys get back on track with the unwelcome Wanted, from 2008. Nobody likes it, but Gerald has a special hate that he couldn't keep bottled up through the news segments. 

Also on this episode, Steven gets very defensive about Panic! At The Disco, it is concluded that no one wants another Sheena movie, and the boys speculate about the next directors for Star Wars and James Bond.

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Aug 31, 2017

This week we welcome back John Hall as we watch 2008's non-sequel The Incredible Hulk. Starring Edward Norton, William Hurt, Liv Tyler, and Tim Roth. Nobody hates it, nobody really likes it.

Most of this episode is spent talking about the news out of the DCEU, Ed Skrein's departure from Hellboy and Hollywood whitewashing/race-swapping controversies, Spider-Man: Homecoming's writers returning for a sequel, and Jack Kirby's 100th Birthday this week.

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Aug 24, 2017

This week, the boys tackle Ang Lee's Hulk, from 2003, starring Eric Bana, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Connelly, and Sam Elliott. The reaction is not quite what you'd expect.

Also in this episode, Steven gets more shit for watching Friends too much, Allen and Steven talk about Bond too much, Gerald shares his thoughts on Baby Driver, and Soderbergh movies.  

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Aug 15, 2017

In an unprecedented and ridiculous part 3, the boys chat for the first time with Jacob Rogers, our man in Columbia. Jacob spent his late teens living with Steven, so he was around for the entirety of 2008, suffering Allen and Steven's TDK hype. The chat is all over the place, but we eventually get around to talking about the movie even more, with Jacob bringing legitimate conversation about the film.

Aug 4, 2017

In part 2 of our The Dark Knight episode, we welcome back Alan Hardy and John Hall for a roundtable discussion and full film commentary.

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Jul 31, 2017

Christopher Nolan's game-changing Batman film, 2008's The Dark Knight, may very well be the only reason this podcast exists. Allen and Steven give a detailed account of their hype for the film, go in-depth with the viral marketing as they experienced it, and all around how the Bat-tastic summer of 2008 cemented a friendship of nearly a decade. Gerald gives his recollections of the time, in stark contrast to the experience of Allen and Steven, though he loved the film just the same. The Bat may never reach these heights again, and we'll never be 18 again, so the hype may never be so real again.

Part 1 of 2.

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Jul 21, 2017

The boys dig into 2008's Hellboy II: The Golden Army, directed by Guillermo del Toro, and starring Ron Perlman. Superior to the original and all-around well liked, Allen still takes issue with what he considers to be a terrible villain and Gerald finds himself defending a movie that he had initially assigned a lower score than his compatriots. 

☆☆☆1/2

Jul 13, 2017

The boys once again make the Hall Call and tackle 2008's Iron Man. Kicking off a new wave and the current generation of superhero films, Jon Favreau's take on the material and Robert Downey Jr.'s take on Tony Stark laid the foundations for a multi-billion dollar film universe.

Jul 4, 2017

The boys welcome John Hall remotely as they finish off Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy with one of the most cringe inducing films ever made. They posit the theory that Raimi sunk this film out of spite, as all previous characterizations are thrown out the window and no one in the film is any sort of likable.

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Jun 26, 2017

It's Gerald's birthday! That means he got to pick out the movie we watched! His selection was 2014's John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, and Alfie Allen. We love on the movie, talk about some news, and play a Gerald-centric version of Hi-Lo Rotten Tomatoes.

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Jun 21, 2017

The boys watch and loathe the 2007 Fantastic Four sequel with a special kind of hate. Adam West is given a fitting tribute.

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Jun 9, 2017

Getting back on schedule, the boys welcome back Madison Leigh to break up the machismo of Zack Snyder's 300. Based on the Frank Miller graphic novel, the film itself has aged relatively poorly, but still manages to be much more entertaining than anyone involved remembered.

Also in this episode, brompers are discussed, Dr. Who is disliked, Steven thinks he's the only funny one at local Rocky Horror Picture Show viewings, Allen won't shut the fuck up about Alien Covenant, more Michael Fassbender praise (in song form, even).

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Jun 6, 2017

The boys thankfully find 2007's Ghost Rider streaming on Hulu, and don't have to pay to watch it. The movie is pretty terrible, but still manages to be fun when you're actually looking at Nicolas Cage.

Also on this episode, we discuss the death of Sir Roger Moore and give a quick review for Wonder Woman.

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May 31, 2017

The boys watch 2006's Superman Returns, directed by Bryan Singer, starring Brandon Routh and Kevin Spacey. Well executed in most respects, and a damn sight better than the current interpretation of the Man of Steel, the film suffers from being over-long and underwhelming. Routh is a fantastic stand-in for Christopher Reeve, and Spacey channels Hackman's Luthor while making it all his own. Unfortunately, a 21st century reimagining of Hackman-Luthor's real estate scheme from the 1978 film fails to leave an impression, especially given the runtime the climax demands. 

Also in this episode, Allen thinks people that didn't like Alien Covenant are lying to themselves about what the Alien franchise is, and the guys discuss Zack Snyder's departure from the Justice League production.

This episode was recorded before the death of Sir Roger Moore, hence the lack of mention. But fully expect a good talk and remembrance on the next episode.

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May 20, 2017

This week, the boys are joined again by Lacey Day to tackle Brett Ratner's gut-punch to the X-franchise, X-Men: The Last Stand. Nobody really likes the movie, but nobody really hates it as bad as they remembered hating it. Everyone is dressed poorly and nobody bothers acting. A poor take on the Dark Phoenix Saga, poorly written and even worse directing, the film doesn't justify its own existence.

Also in this episode, Allen tries to convince everyone to watch Samurai Gourmet, everyone wonders why they're even bothering to make this Mummy movie and why they think they have to have a shared Universal Monsters universe. Paul McCartney gets hate for being a pirate, and Allen Hates Aziz Ansari.

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May 11, 2017

The boys tackle the Wachowski-produced V for Vendetta and get probably overly political, for maybe understandable reasons given the current political climate and the contents of the film. Are there laughs? Sure.

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May 6, 2017

The guys welcome back Lacey Day as they all fail to have the patience to watch the overlong, unasked for Zorro sequel.

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