Ep. XVII - Let’s Go to War!: Warrior & Forgiveness

15Oct

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In our 17th episode, we cover one of the most underrated films of the decade, the Mixed Martial Arts drama and Academy Award Nominee "Warrior" (2011), starring Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, and Nick Nolte. Our topics include the will to fight, the struggle for forgiveness, and the meaning of family.

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Ep. XVI - Beware the Baba Yaga: John Wick & World Building

18Sep

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In our 16th episode, we are locked and loaded as we cover the current gun-fu assassin films, "John Wick" (2014) and "John Wick: Chapter 2" (2017), directed by Chad Stahelski and starring the Man, the Myth, and the Legend himself, Keanu Reeves. Our topics of focus include the structure of world building, realism vs. over-the-top action, and the loss of innocence according to greek mythology. 

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Ep. XII - Caught in a Pickle: The Sandlot & America’s Past Time

30Jul

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In honor of the 25th anniversary, we are covering our first sports film, "The Sandlot" (1993), the childhood classic of baseball fans and 1960's nostolgics. Our topics include the impact of legends, loyalty and friendship, and baseball: America's past time. 

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Ep. XI - Staying on Target: War Films & Accuracy

2Jul

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In honor and preparation for the 4th of July, our 11th episode covers the war film genre with U.S. Army Reserve Specialist and MP, Nick Mendez. The films we primarily focus on are are "Saving Private Ryan" (1998), "Black Hawk Down" (2001), "Lone Survivor" (2013), "Fury" (2014), "American Sniper" (2014), "Eye in the Sky" (2015), and "Dunkirk" (2016). 

Our topics include the accuracy of war and military representation, brotherhood bonding, and the perspective difference between American Citizens and U.S. Soldiers in the area of war ethics. This episode is dedicated to those that have served and are continuing to serve in the United States Military. We thank you for your service and your sacrifices. 

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Episode X - Can Everyone Be Super?: The Incredibles & Individualism

11Jun

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In honor and preparation for the upcoming sequel on June 15th, our 10th episode covers Disney/Pixar's award winning superhero film, "The Incredibles" (2004). Our topics include individualism vs. conformity, good inspiring evil, and nature vs. nurture. 

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Episode IX - The Anti-Hero’s Journey: Deadpool & Postmodernism

28May

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In this ninth episode, we cover the 4th wall breaking philosophy found in the X-Men spin-off series, "Deadpool" (2016) and "Deadpool 2" (2018), which was just released last week. Our topics include postmodernism in comic books films, hollywood cynicism according to Deadpool, and the strategic interpersonal marketing of the franchise.

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Episode VIII - Cutting Corners or Clearing Corners?: Crime Thrillers & The Moral Compass

21May

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In our eighth episode, we cover a variety of films under the crime thriller genre with Indie Film Director & Writer, Brian Ulrich. The films we primarily focus on are "L.A. Confidential" (1997), "Momento" (2000), "Training Day" (2001), "Insomnia" (2002), "The Dark Knight" (2008), and "Dredd" (2012). 

Our topics include objective/subjective morality in period pieces, objective/subjective morality in comic book adaptations, and how these films inspired Director Ulrich's upcoming summer film, "Last Three Days" (2018). 

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Episode VI - Avengers Disassembled: The MCU & Film Criticism

7May

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With the 10-year lead up to "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018) now complete, we are covering the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe in this 6th episode, primarily the film criticism the franchise hardly faces or receives. Though we are Marvel fans, we are also analyzers who look into the depths of film, however flawless they may appear. Our topics include the MCU's shallow story depth, basic character development, and lack of impactful villains.

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Episode V - A Decade in the Making: Avengers Infinity War & Its Dark Tones

30Apr

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In honor of National Superhero Day this past weekend, our fifth episode covers major spoilers on Marvel Studios' latest installment, "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018), the 10-year payoff involving 18 films and 50+ comic book characters. Our topics include personal recaps and reactions, grief and death, and our personal best/worst superhero film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Episode IV - The American Dream or The American Tragedy?: Revolutionary Road & Conformity

23Apr

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In our fourth episode, we cover multiple deep and personal themes found in the hard-hitting drama known as "Revolutionary Road" (2008), a film nominated for three Academy Awards. Our topics include the conformity in the American Dream, existentialism in marriage, and the insanity of truth.

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