Episode # 185: Marvel Chapter 1 - Spiderman 2

May 31st, 2016

Whelp - so much for the short discussions for the moment.  We had to break up the Marvel talk into 3 episodes, as looking over the studios took up some time.  Stay tuned for more over the next month.

Spiderman 2 was a powerful followup to a movie that shook the earth with staggering numbers for its theater run.  Was it big, listen bud - it made 114 of 137 million back by the 1st weekend!!  X-men did 54 of 75 million 2 years before on its opening.  Don't let their standing reputations undo the frantic success of their comparative openings. This one made 114 of 200 million its 1st weekend & easily cleared the budget since then.  How well does it hold up?  Listen in & hear how we see it after more than a decade.  

As for Civil War:  David & Matt both felt it was a great movie that managed to balance the characters (even new ones) pretty well.  The new Spiderman was fantastic & definitely Matt's favorite representation thus far.  Black Panther is awesome, Boseman knocked that outta the park (catch that 42 reference, hey - we covered that in episode 159).  Keep it up, Marvel proper.  Apocalypse:  we'll hit that next episode...

Links

Sam Raimi:  The GiftArmy of DarknessEvil Dead 2.
Kirsten Dunst:  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindInterview w/the Vampire
Alfred Molina:  Dead ManCoffee & Cigarettes.
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Episode #184: Star Wars: Jedi

May 15th, 2016
Return of the Jedi

We close the book on the SW saga (the parts that matter most to us, that is).  At least until new stuff comes out.  We love Mads Mikkelsen you may remember (did you hear that Mads Episode?), so Rogue One may require a segment in the future not so long ago.  We continue to talk about the fandom surrounding this trilogy.  One thing we didn't mention was the change of the original ewok song, which we love!

Have a SW story you'd like to share?:  Email us (cinemasluts@gmail.com) or post on the Cinema Triforce page on Facebook.  

If the Wars ain't your thing, sweat it not.  Next Week - we tread into Marvel territory for a bit.  Strange that they're both Disney properties now...  so far, that hasn't mattered.  Maybe George Lucas provided the perfect lesson for leaving your art alone once it is out in the world..  the story is no longer yours, and the public responds compared to the source material - not the author.

The only episode referenced here is Batman for Billie Dee Williams.

Here's the Robot Chicken clip:  Best of Boba 
Here is the 7-Up guy that sounds like Vader:  the Uncola

Also, here's an auralnauts clip:  Ep 3 Revenge of Middle Mgmt
   We mentioned the vader sessions in this section, but linked it on the Hope/Empire episode (as these were going to be a single episode before we got to a'ramblin').  

While we're mad with hyperlink power, here more auralnauts:  Kylo Ren Outtakes

A hardcore note for the hardcore listeners:  Matt realized while editing that David was doing a yoda impression, not Miss Piggy (also Frank Oz) - though the Pulp Fiction line was still out there!  It's Baby Time!! Baby Baby Time!!!
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