Ep. XXVIII - The Joke of Morality: The Dark Knight & Nihilism

19Aug

For our 28th episode, we are continuing Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy discussion as we focus on the sequel, The Dark Knight (2008). Being the first comic book superhero film to gross over $1 billion and having won 2 Oscars including Best Supporting Actor, The Dark Knight is recognized a cinematic masterpiece and one of the best portrayals of both Batman and The Joker. Our topics of focus include: 1) Nihilism and Chaotic Evil, 2) Peace Based on a Lie, and 3) the Making of a Great Villain. 

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Ep. XXVII - The Bat or the Man?: Batman Begins, Fear, & Dualism

5Aug

For the next three episodes, we will be going through most well-known Batman film series, The Dark Knight Trilogy, written and Directed by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, and David S. Goyer. Our first of the three is on Batman Begins (2005), the origin story that contributed to the relaunch of superhero films and revived the Batman film popularity by focusing on a more darker and realistic tone. Our topics include 1) Existentialism and Fear, 2) Lawful Good vs. Lawful Neutral, and 3) the Dualism between Bruce Wayne and Batman. 

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Ep. XXVI - It’s Just an Empty Cup: Pixar’s Cars and Materialism

1Jul

For the past number of episodes, we have covered deep and rather dark topics found in deep and somewhat dark films. In our 26th episode, we chose to lighten the mood a bit by focusing on Disney/Pixar's first of three films, Cars (2006), which was nominated for best animated feature. Our topics include 1) Materialism & Status, 2) Meaningful Relationships, and 3) Slowing Down in Life.

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Ep. XXV - Divide Across America: Us & U.S. Immigration

17Jun

In our 25th episode, we delve deep into Director/Writer Jordan Peele's latest thriller film, "Us" (2019) with our largest podcast group yet. Our topics include 1) Privilege & Social Status 2) U.S. Immigration Parallels, and 3) Story-Telling/Plot Structure.

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Ep. XXIV - Excommunicado: John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum & World Building

3Jun

In our 24th episode, we continue the world building conversation in Keanu Reeves latest film, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019), the third installment of the John Wick franchise that earned over $56 million opening weekend. Our topics continue from the previous John Wick podcast episode: 1) World Building, 2) realism vs. over-the-top action, and 3) mythology. 

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Ep. XXIII - I Love You, 3000: Avengers: Endgame & Character Development

20May

In our 23rd episode, we finally cover Marvel Studios' 22nd film that became the most anticipated movie of the year, Avengers: Endgame! Earning $2.6 billion and counting, we dive in head first into spoiler territory! Our topics include: 1) Character Development, 2) Sacrifice, and 3) MCU Phase 4 Theories!

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Ep. XXII - I’m Not Racist, Buuut: Get Out & Systematic Racism

25Mar

In our 22nd episode, we cover Director Jordan Peele's 2017 Academy Award winning film "Get Out," a new take on horror that swept the country politically. Our topics include 1) Liberal/Systematical Racism, 2) Symbols of the South, and 3) Social Horror.

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Ep. XXI - We Are All Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse & Animation

11Mar

In our 21st episode, we cover the 2018 Sony Animations' mind-blowing superhero film, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," the Marvel Comics film that recently received Best Animation at the Oscars. Our topics include 1) Mentorship between Peter B. Parker and Miles Morales, 2) Diversity and Representation Done Right, and 3) The Expansion of the Multiverse. 

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Ep. XX - From Emperor to Beast: The Emperor’s New Groove & Humility

7Jan

Happy 2019, everyone! In our 20th episode of this new year, we are covering Disney's first of man experimental films "The Emperor's New Groove" (2000), the cult classic that is now timeless in its own right. Our topics of discussion include 1) Humility 2) Selfishness vs. Selflessness, 3) Why is it considered a classic?

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Ep. XIX - Getting Into Character: Cosplay & Conventions

20Nov

Due to the busyness of life, holidays, and scheduling conflicts, we decided to do something a little different and fun for our 19th episode. Rather than covering a film or series, we chose to have an episode dedicated to cosplay and our love for geeky conventions! Topics includes how we got into cosplay, memories with friends and significant others, costumes we've worked on, and some of our best memories at conventions!

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