MTR Network (tv & film)

Kriss, Ro and Brandon review LEGO Movie 2 The Second Part. Brandon and Ro saw the first film while Kriss is coming in with this being the first LEGO movie he's seen. Since Kriss never saw the other films, he wasn't bothered by some of the issues that Ro and Brandon had. The film does feel like it's trying to hard and is a bit forgettable, but it's still an overall good movie. The songs can be annoying though, so be prepared. 

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 7:16am EDT

Kriss and Dpalm are back to review the latest episode of The Flash. But before that, Kriss debuts a new way to open the show (much to Dpalm's dismay) by making up his own synopsis for the episode. This is a thing now. This is happening folks. Get used to it. Anyway, we talk about the Barry & Ralph teamup that shows that playing Red Dead Redemption can pay off in real life. We also wonder if the show will address why Iris doesn't use the team's resources and backup when she breaks into Cicada's house and almost gets caught. And finally...what's going on with Thawne? How does he know so much about Sherloque? Why is he still wearing Well's face in the future? Something isn't right here and we're trying to get to the bottom of it.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 9:47pm EDT

Brandon, Ro and Kriss review the directorial debut of Emma Forrest, Untogether.  This film is definitely an acquired taste. It focuses on Tara (Lola Kirk) and Andrea (Jemima Kirk) who play two sisters who are dealing with their own varying issues in terms of getting their lives together. The film is shot extremely well and has some really great performances. But the story can make it hard to connect to or feel for any of the characters involved. Listen to our review as we discuss the various opinions on this film and who we think the audience is and who might want to skip checking it out. 

Andrea is a recently sober writer whose career has stalled since she published her debut novel several years ago. She strikes up an affair with Nick, a doctor-turned-writer who is hailed for his wartime memoir. At the same time, her sister Tara, a massage therapist dating an aging rock star, finds herself inexorably drawn to a newfound religious zeal and, particularly, to a politically engaged rabbi.


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 10:04am EDT

This week was an emotional character study of Nia and her family, as well as the true origin of her hero Dreamer.  Nia's mom (played superbly by Kate Burton) screams hippie chic and is one of the few examples of the lackluster CW wig budget being appropriate for a change.  Whereas her mother acknowledges (eventually) and affirms her woman hood, her trash ass privileged ass entitled ass sister...well, just read all the expletives and you get the idea of what we thought of her.  In a traditional parallel story, we see the impact of J'onn's mind wipe on the fundamental nature of the Danvers sisters' relationship, and James continues to make a series of unfortunate and problematic decisions. 


 
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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 6:53am EDT

This episode of Arrow is actually the directorial debut of Arrow's very own David Ramsey. He did a great job as this episode gets us even closer to the Oliver from the comics. We really enjoy how this show has been doing callbacks to the first season. We also discuss the path forward for the show without Oliver and how possible it could be. Oh and there's a Supernatural rant here cause...what the hell folks?

The past comes back to haunt both Oliver and Laurel. Curtis is upset when he discovers that Diggle and Lyla have restarted The Ghost Initiative with Diaz, China White, Kane Wolfman and Carrie Cutter.

 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT

Kriss, Ro, Brandon and Joi come together for this first of a series of Black Critic Roundtables episodes where we discuss this years Oscars and films from 2018. For this first episode, we talk about the range of black films that came out in 2018. Last year was a really good year for black films. We talk about our favorite (and least favorite) films, ones we think should get more recognition, makes makes a "black film" and more. Give it a listen.

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 10:04am EDT

MTR and UDPod are proud to present a very unique walk through the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As a lead into this April and Avengers: Endgame, DPalm and his much better half SPalm are rewatching the entire MCU. Over 10 years of movies have led to Endgame, and we kick things off with a brief recap of Iron Man 1 and 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. We talk themes, evolution, and which movie stands head and shoulders above the others as the road to Avengers starts here!

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 7:49am EDT

Kriss and Dpalm review the latest episode The Flash, Memorabilia. We geek out about some of the items in the Flash Museum, wonder if the show is really going to make Red Death (the evil Bruce Wayne from Earth -52 who is connected to the Speed Force) a villain for an upcoming show and discuss what really might be going on with Grace (Is she controlling her Uncle?). This is a pretty straight forward episode but can have some big consequences later on down the line.

When Sherloque wants to use a memory machine on Barry and Nora to help gain access to Grace's memories, Nora panics, fearing her parents will find out the secrets she's been keeping from them. Nora secretly decides to use the machine on her own which ends in disaster after she gets trapped inside Grace's mind. Barry and Iris go in after their daughter and Iris is brokenhearted by what she finds. Meanwhile, Ralph tricks Cisco into going out for a night out on the town.

 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 8:47am EDT

We're back and we all kind of wish we'd stayed away. The conclusion of The Book of Rebellion is full of the inconsistencies and trite plot machinations that have been plaguing the sophomore season of Black Lightning. 

Jennifer and Khalil return home and despite the fact that Jefferson has been searching for a witness against Tobias, he and Henderson spend about two hours debating if they should help Khalil by putting him in witness protection. Once Khalil is handed off to federal agents, Black Lightning and Henderson wash their hands of the whole thing like two dumb post-9/11 George Bushes and Khalil is taken by Tobias.

Everything is coming up roses for Tobias. He gets Khalil and breaks his spine again. He also has Todd fully on his side and Todd is able to crack the briefcase MacGuffin from last season. It's an anti-climatic reveal as the briefcase seems to have information on specific Greenlight kids who may have powers. At this point, who knows if they're still alive or not. And there seems to be an implication that they were being held in the clinic that Rev. Clifton Powell refuses to sell to Tobias but if they are, who is monitoring them?

Despite some decent acting from China McClain (Jennifer) and Christine Adams (Lynn), the writing was so full of plotholes and issues, that this episode was wholly unsatisfying. We'll (hopefully?) be back at the end of the next arc, The Book of Secrets. But if Black Lightning doesn't make some improvements, this may go the way of Gotham.


 
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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 8:53pm EDT

Star Trek Discovery is officially back for Season 2 and do that means Super Tuesday Recap is back as well to review. Before we get into the first 2 episodes of Season 2, we discuss the 4 Short Treks. We're curious to see how they (if any) will fit into this season. Calypso and Brightest Star both stand out as some of our favorites.

For the first 2 episodes, we talk about how much we love the growth of the crew of the Discovery from season 1. There seems to be a concerted effort to make sure the bridge crew is more involved this season and we love it. Also, Anson Mount is wonderful as Captain Pike (so much it makes us hate Inhumans) even more. Just two episodes in, this season is even more Star Trek than the first and we can't wait for more.


 
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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 10:24am EDT