Spider-Man is back in all of his web-swinging glory! As a sequel to the animation-pioneering 2018 movie, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse delivers on all the things that made the first movie great and more. There’s heart, creativity, and astounding animation. Maybe all superhero movies should be animated.
Catch some of the details that you might have missed in season 2. Is there more rationale to this show than we think, or are we grasping for straws? The adults don’t feel as relatable as they were in season 1. And certain plot points have been left by the wayside. One listener begs the question; are we as an audience ok?
Lumos! Two brave commissioners have sent a request by owl post for Professors A.Ron and Jim to watch the third (and overall most-loved) Harry Potter movie. Jim cries “stupefy” to get this movie away from him. But A.Ron casts “protego” and defends the movie. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who has helmed many decorated dramas, and based on the book series by she-who-must-not-be-named, this movie takes a darker look at the whimsical world of Harry Potter.
Thank you to Keenan and Maggie for commissioning this episode!
The season finale is here and it was a hit and a miss. There were some strong plot choices that we’re looking forward to continuing in the next season. But characters are making choices that seem, well, out of character. The women at Lottie’s compound have some hard decisions to make. Walter continues to be an entertaining enigma. We still don’t know who the pit girl is, but we’re running out of teenagers.
Lunchtime! Jim and A.Ron have been throwing discs and expensive watches at disc golf. As the weather warms up, the guys have big plans for their gardens. If you’re looking for some niche comedy, listen to the Japanese titles of the Fast and Furious movies. And we have further confirmation that Jim is some sort of sociopath based on the way he dresses.
Did you feel like there was a scene cut from the latest episode? Other people noticed that too. Check out some buzzy fan theories in this episode of feedback. Is there a Downton Abbey baby subplot on the way? Does the deck of cards give us more clues into the mythos? Did the Wilderness choose Javi first?
Club members, here’s your inside scoop on what Jim and A.Ron are watching. Up first, a couple of quick hits on some new and old entertainment. Then, get some follow up thoughts on Ted Lasso and Silo.
Take a step back in time to late 80s cinema where hope abounds, it’s a bit schmaltzy, and the sensibilities don’t always hold up. Peter Weir directs a bombastic Robin Williams as Mr. Keating, an eccentric English teacher at a private school. Keating inspires his students to Carpe Diem, push back against authority, and explore the arts. Listen in to Jim and A.Ron as they examine their own experience with the film. And find out who almost got cast as Mr. Keating!
By the end of the episode, Jim is 100% sure that this show is going to reveal supernatural forces. A.Ron keeps it leal (ifykyk) and still defends team science. As the plot thickens in preparation for the season finale next week, we get a look into how the Wilderness is haunting the reunited adult Yellowjackets. It seems that not everyone is going to make it to the next season. Is Lottie a danger to herself and the other women? What is Walter’s end goal? And Jeff, what are you doing?
Bald Move is rereleasing this very special pod in honor of the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi! Tune in and chill out to a very special episode from the Bald Move archive.
Once again commissioner Fernando Rodriguez (you may better know him as FernNYC17 on our forums) steps up with a choice selection, this time the oft maligned Return of the Jedi. Often dismissed as derivative or childish when compared to A New Hope or The Empire Strikes Back respectively, we have nothing but love for the climax of the story of Skywalker. It’s got the best space battle, the best lightsabre battle, and the best puppets in all of Star Wars. The Special Edition changes? Not so much love.
Note: This podcast was recorded out of order because we needed a live podcast we could do that was accessible and at least semi-family friendly for the Rocket City Nerd Con.