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So this episode of Arrow (Collision Course) isn't the greatest but we'll continue to watch it over and over again just to what Rene get what he's had coming him. Look, the new team is stupid. Real stupid. We get that the writers are trying to show that this new team is going through the same learning process Oliver did but, they're so damn dumb. They keep trying to have a moral high ground but every reason they use is just wrong. 

But hey, we got to see Oliver kick Rene into a tree and put him out of commission, so it's not all bad.

Oliver, Diggle and Felicity disagree with Dinah, Curtis and Rene on how to handle Black Siren. The two teams face off and a fight ensues.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The last of our Oscar Awards shows before the actual Oscars. We’re discussing the top dog awards (Best Director and Best Picture). But before we get to all that, we have to discuss what we’ve been hinting at the last 2 shows and has become a reality: The Oscar Voters are full of shit.

We discuss the articles that have come out about anonymous voters admitting to things like not even watching Get Out and the bias that we’ve seen since before OscarsSoWhite. It also explains a lot of the strange nominations we’ve seen (Mary J Blige got nominated but Jason Mitchell didn’t? Why is Denzel nominated?).
 
So who do we think will take Best Director and Best Picture? We talk about who we are rooting for and why we know it just won’t happen. Maybe we’ll be surprised.
 
We’ll be back after the Oscars to discuss the winners and also the films that didn’t make the cut but we still want to discuss (And we’ll finally have that Three Billboards discussion as well).
 
Best Director
  • Christopher Nolan -Dunkirk 
  • Get Out - Jordan Peele
  • Lady Bird - Greta Gerwig
  • Phantom Thread - Paul Thomas Anderson
  • The Shape of Water - Guillermo del Toro
Best Picture
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 9:05am EDT

We are back to discuss the weakest episode of the season.  It was a little message heavy, a little problematic, and not as well acted as it could have been. However, Gambi has a lot of explaining to do-first Tobias and now Lady E?  Hmmm.

In this episode Lynn and Jefferson discover Anissa has powers as she and Jefferson go toe to toe during a rescue mission, Jennifer is betrayed by Khalil, who has jumped on the villain agenda a little too smoothly, and Tobias is not impressed by people bleeding on his floor. Also, a showdown with Lady E has to be on the horizon.

 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:40pm EDT

The Flash is back from break and Kriss & Dpalm disagree on this episode, Subject 9. Both have valid points and it honestly comes down to how seriously the audience is taking The Flash right now. They just haven't lived up to their first two seasons and so if you adjust expectations then the show can still be fun.

The Good:

  • Thank you for addressing how ridiculous it is that the judge didn't question if that was really Devoe
  • While we know Ralph is the last Meta to help Devoe contain all these other powers, it's not like last season where we all knew pretty much how this ends
  • The tone and fun of the episode makes the show better than when its dark
  • Hey...we got The Fiddler on TV

The Bad

  • That southern accent was terrible
  • How did Barry not remember he had a conversation with himself from the future about the cerebral inhibitor?
  • This is a team of scientists, why is everyone so dumb?

What did you think about this episode? Did you like it or did you hate it? If you hated it, what do you think is wrong with the show and how can they fix it? Leave your answers in the comments.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 7:54am EDT

Kriss & Dpalm are back to review this week's episode of Legends of Tomorrow. Legends of Tomorrow has been head and shoulders above Arrow and The Flash for a while but nothing makes that more obvious than Wally's appearance in The Curse of the Earth Totem. It felt natural, it was funny and it gave us a side of the character we've been missing ever since he was introduced on The Flash. At this point, CW is missing an opportunity if they don't give us short 5 minute web episodes of Wally & Rip doing funny things throughout history. I mean who didn't love Wally & Rip singing Careless Whisper in 1992 Tokyo? 

And that's not even touching the rest of the episode that gives us a first date between Ava & Sara, the team "stealing" the timeship to go find the earth totem, Blackbeard being a coward, Damien Darkh continuing to be a better villain on this show than Arrow and Ray making a dumb decision that we all understand because they set up him wanting to save Norah episodes ago. This show is just good. Period. It's fun, its consistent and always keeps us guessing full of surprises. 

While Sara takes some private time, the Legends follow a lead on the whereabouts of the Earth Totem and find themselves in 1717 on the hunt for Blackbeard's treasure.


It’s the end of February and not only does that mean that we made it to see Black Panther in theaters but we’re also around to watch it smash all the box-office records. Truly amazing. This Mailbag was a fun one because while we obviously do have some Black Panther talk in it, we actually got some pretty diverse emails and discussions going. Loads of fun and you’re not going to want to miss it.

Topics:

  • Emails
    • New Segment: The Pull-List
    • If we could develop powers what would we want?
    • Kriss & Dpalm need to watch Legion
    • Our feelings on the Injustice Comics
    • Favorite alternative versions of characters?
      • Age of Apocalypse
      • Planetary
      • The Boys (shhh…don’t tell anyone)
    • Kriss is adamant that he’s seen at least 1 full season of Young Justice
    • We sing praises to Dan Slott
    • Potential Black Panther 2 plot points
  • Quick Hits
    • Black Panther continues to break records
    • Joss Whedon is off of Batgirl
    • Marvel’s Refresh – do they need better PR or should they just keep their head down and keep doing what they’re doing?

Subscribe to the Super Tuesday Recap podcast so you don't miss an episode. We record Mailbag episodes at the end of each month. If you have a question/topic, email us at Mailbag@MTRNetwork.Net

 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:39pm EDT

Legends of Tomorrow continues to shine and what better way to prove that than a good ole fashion time loop episode? But wait! It's not a regular time loop episode, instead it's really a clever way of doing some character development for Zari as well as moving some interpersonal relationships on the Waverider forward. Here I Go Again proves that the Legends of Tomorrow writing room really knows how to work an ensemble cast as well as make good use of their shortened season.

Of course now we need Mick's Sci-Fi romance novel to be real. Oh and the Legend of Sara Lance continues!

Make sure you subscribe to Super Tuesday Recap so you don't miss an episode. And our next Mailbag episode is being recorded this Sunday so make sure you send in your emails (MailBag@MTRNetwork.Net)

Zari finds her place on the team when she gets caught in a time loop that results in the Waverider blowing up over and over again.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:09pm EDT

We’re back with episode 2 of our Oscar 2018 Award Show. This time we’re breaking down the categories for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Visual Effects and Best Cinematography.  We have a lot of opinions on the Best Supporting Actor category as we think there are some significant names missing from the list. How the hell did Jason Mitchell not get nominated for Mudbound? No love for Armie Hammer? Did Woody Harrelson get nominated for the wrong movie? Should the Academy expand the actor/actress categories to match the number of nominated Best Pictures?

Just like the first show, we break down each category by

  1. Who we’re rooting for
  2. Who we think deserves to win
  3. Who we think will win

Nominees:

Best Actor

  • Timothee Chalamet – Call Me By Your Name
  • Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread
  • Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
  • Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour
  • Denzel Washington – Roman J. Israel, Esq

Best Supporting Actress

  • Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project
  • Woody Harrelson – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Richard Jenkins – The Shape of Water
  • Christopher Plummer – All The Money in the World
  • Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outisde Ebbing, Missouri

Best Cinematography

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Mudbound
  • The Shape of Water

Best Film Editing

  • Baby Driver
  • Dunkirk
  • I, Tonya
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:06am EDT

You know what time it is. Kriss and Phenom discuss (without spoilers) Marvel's Black Panther. Seriously, its better than it has any right to be and you're not going to be prepared. This is less of a review and more of just a non-spoiler discussion of why we loved it so much. We already know you're going to go see the film (we'll see some of you on Saturday!). 

  • The story's connection to present day struggles of Black Americans
  • #ErikKillmongerWasRight - We have a new Villain Agenda inductee
  • All the black female characters steal the show but particularly Letitia Wright's Shuri
  • Andy Serkis had fun making this movie, we can tell
  • The visuals and action were amazing
  • You're not prepared

We'll have several spoiler reviews coming out soon and don't forget to check out Kriss's solo video review!

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:41am EDT

Shanna, D and Parrish spend way too much time anticipating seeing Black Panther and discussing which classic 70s and 90s figures should guest star on Black Lightning. 

An unexpected phone call unearths the long-buried need for Jefferson to investigate the murder of his father. Meanwhile, Annisa wrestles with the fact that her actions have dire consequences. Lastly, Jennifer learns the importance of controlling her temper - in all situations.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:17am EDT