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That time of week again: Agents of Shield review time! So, Kasius didn’t die but he’s the only one that we thought died that survived. It works out though because we get a lot more background information on why Kasius was exiled. And we really get a lot more information on Sinara as well who seems to be the real dangerous one. It’s funny that a character that has barely spoken all season is the one that scares us (even moreso when she finally does speak). 
 
We also love the fact that while all this is going really bad, the agents don’t lose their sense of humor. Fitz being a little upset that he’s not given enough credit for all he went through to get to the future. Flint and Mack bond and we’re back to black fatherhood moments. We end the review with Dpalm’s theories on the end of Infinity War, what Avengers 4 is about and how it all ties into season 5 of Agents of Shield.
 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:28am EST

Let's cut right to the chase: The Commuter is a terrible film.

Maybe at one point there was an interesting concept here but the execution was just predictable trash. It's not even even one of those "enjoyable" bad movies either. You just spend your time calling out exactly what's going to happen next and glancing at your watch hoping for it to end.

But the real tragedy of this film is that they're going to use Liam Neeson's name and the perception that he's a "draw at the box-office" to keep making films like this. It's one of the greatest lies that Hollywood tells right now. They do a film on a shoestring budget, bring in a known name (most likely an aging white male actor), put out a terrible film but the film makes good profits because the budget was so low. And so continues the cycle of pretending that the actor is good for drawing people to the films. 

Listen to our full review of The Commuter as we go into spoilers for why this film is so bad. Towards the end we then look at the list of highest paid male actors compared to highest paid female actors and it's a travesty.

 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 10:08am EST

Kingpins & Pen Kings, hosted by Latoya and PhenomBlak, is a podcast focused on separating the rappers from the gangster they portray.  In this episode, we  discuss one of hip hop's most idolized Kingpins, Scarface and we talk about the Pen King who took on that name and gave it new meaning, Brad Jordan aka Scarface.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Back from a short break, Agents of Shield season 5 continues to impress.  Episode 6, Fun & Games, Clark Gregg takes over as director to give us an episode that might as well be called "Everyone Dies".  We weren't prepared for all the people that get taken out this episode. We should have been though because Agents of Shield has never shied away from a body count. Fitz is finally reunited with Simmons and makes us realize that none of us love anyone as much as Fitz loves Simmons. We also get some great fight scenes with May vs Ben and Daisy vs Sinara. We love the way that they keep evolving how they have Daisy use her powers. And we get more information on Flint as he's rescued by YoYo after going through terrigenesis. 
 
This episode also pulls off something that can be tough for shows and that's seemingly killing off the villain and replacing them with someone else. It works for this episode because Kaisus's brother seems to be even more trouble than he is. Plus we still have Sinara around and she's scarier than both.

Also, we're pleased to announce that we will be hosting two Black Panther Screenings opening weekend. One in LA and one in DC. We're hoping tickets will go on sale Friday, January 12th at Noon est. Below is the theater information for each screener:

  • LA: Friday Feb. 16th 8pm Cinemark at Pike in Long Beach

  • DC: Saturday Feb. 17th 12 pm Regal Cinema Gallery Place Stadium 14 Washington DC

 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:51am EST

Shanna, DPalm and The Doctor discuss Marvel's latest Netflix series, Punisher, and talk about themes, drama, and most importantly, we rate our thirst levels. Guess who's number one!

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 10:26am EST

It's that time again! Our 2018 Movie Preview is here. Kriss is joined by Phenom, Tim and Joi to discuss the list of movies coming out next year. We discuss the films we're all waiting for like Black Panther, A Wrinkle in Time, Infinity Wars and Incredibles 2. We also ask why some films were greenlit and if some films are even going to be released. It's a great episode you won't want to miss.

Topics:

  • Is the promotion for Proud Mary enough?
  • What are our predictions for Black Panther's opening weekend?
  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Fifty Shades Freed and the end of terrible film franchises
  • Are we getting a new Cloverfield movie?
  • Will Tomb Raider finally be the turning point for video game movies?
  • The super packed month of March (A Wrinkle in Time, Tomb Raider, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Ready Player One)
  • Will Avengers: Infinity War open over $200 million?
  • Is Solo: A Star Wars Story in trouble its second weekend with Deadpool 2 opening?
  • Will Disney hit $7-8 billion in 2018 with all its movies?
  • Bumblebee vs Aquaman: Should Aquaman be moved up
  • And more

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 4:12pm EST

Where do you start if you're just getting back into the X-Men? What are some of the best X-Men stories after 2000?

We discuss that and more on this episode of the Super Tuesday Recap Mailbag. This is the last Mailbag episode of 2017, which isn't really saying much since it's only the 3rd episode. But it's also our longest episode and we have 3 main topics of the day. Look, the Mailbag episodes are becoming a way for us to talk X-Men and well, we're never going to turn that down.
 
X-Men aren't all we talk this episode though. We discuss the meta commentary behind Star Wars The Last Jedi, our Top 10 List of Comic Book Series and Marvel canceling books.
 
Topics:
  • Listener Emails
    • How to reboot the X-Men film universe
    • Favorite comic book artists that
    • Where to start with the X-Men?
      • Best X-Men runs & series since 2000
        • New X-Men (Morrison)
        • Astonishing X-Men (Whedon)
        • Uncanny X-Men Nation X storyline (Fraction)
        • Schism (Jason Aaron)
        • Wolverine & the X-Men (Aaron)
        • Uncanny X-Force (Bendis)
        • Uncanny X-Men (Bendis)
        • All New X-Men (Bendis)
        • X-Men Gold (Guggenheim)
        • X-Men Blue (Bunn)
  • Topic(s) of the Day
    • The Last Jedi
    • Our Top 10 after 2000 Comics List  & Honorable Mentions
    • Marvel Canceling Books and what needs to change
Make sure you check out Kriss & Dpalm's list of their favorite comic books after 2000.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:24pm EST

It’s official! We now have a Jace Turner Villain Agenda.

Every time we think that maybe he can be turned to the side of supporting the mutant underground, something terrible happens. Jace's daughter is killed by mutants. After that, Dreamer wipes his memory causing Jace to relive finding out his daughter died. Jace is then forced to watch an entire Sentinel Services team to kill each other.

Jace gone folks.

A lot that happens in these last 3 episodes:

  • Reed finds out that he comes from a long line of mutants including his father
  • Otto Strucker suppressed Reed's x-gene
  • Otto Strucker confirms the generational connections of the x-gene
  • Andy & Lauren’s powers and their connection to the Fenris Twins
  • The Stepford Cuckoos on TV

Listen to our full review and find out why we hope this show comes back for a season 2.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 6:07am EST

The Shape of Water is Guillermo Del Toro’s best film since Pan’s Labyrinth and quite honestly, might be his best film ever. First off, Sally Hawkins pulls off an amazing performance as Elisa. Hawkins sells a character who is mute using all of her acting talents outside of speech and she nails it. With this performance, Hawkins is a clear front runner for Best Actress. And she’s not alone in putting in a wonderful performance. Michael Shannon’s Richard Strickland is truly a hideous man who is the true monster and villain of this film. Shannon’s character continually morphs into a despicable human being throughout the film. Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer and Michael Stuhlbarg also put in great performances.
 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 5:27am EST

Double O Fitz is Back! The last Agents of Shield episode of 2017 is here and it tells us the story of how Fitz got to "the future" with his team. This episode also features the return of Nick Blood as Agent Hunter and we never thought we would say this but "Damn it was good to see Hunter again." This episode answers a lot of questions and ties all the way back to Season 3 but as usual with Agents of SHIELD, answers come with new questions.
 
Listen as we discuss this episode and tease some of the discussions that will come up on our Mailbag episode next week.
 
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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 1:32pm EST