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.
James Gunn takes his exit from Marvel with the third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The gang is back and messier than ever. Does this lovable group of space misfits have another good story to tell, or does the franchise end on a sour note? Check out Jim and A.Ron thoughts and full coverage for the Club Members! I am Groot!
Scott Lang aka Ant-Man is back, and wouldn’t you know it, his daughter is a freaky genius like every other teenager in the MCU. After her invention sucks the Pym family into the Quantum Realm, they have to figure out how to survive a place with more crazy rules than your DnD manual. Jim wasn’t impressed, but A.Ron had fun, so it’s a lively discussion.
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David and Jean introduce their new podcast series, MCUniverse in which they dive deep into all things Marvel. They look at the end of Phase 4 which is marked by Black Panther: Wakanda Forever before discussing the future of the MCU in Phase 5. They pull from the decades of comic book lore to speculate on what’s coming next in the upcoming films and TV shows.
The awesome presence of Chadwick Boseman is definitely missed, but don’t let that get you too down! Marvel produces yet another gem (or Infinity Stone, ha ha) for their catalog. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is an action-packed movie that also explores delicate levels of grief AND delivers on great CGI. The astounding performances from Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, and Lupita Nyong’o will have you saying, “Wakanda Forever”!
Our next First Run movies will be Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery and Avatar: The Way of Water!
Starring Natalie Portman’s arms! Adding to the ever-evolving Thor mythos, Love and Thunder was an addition to the Marvel canon that was bright, mostly fun, and oozes Taiki Waititi’s style. In a crazy GNR backed romp, Thor Classic and Thor Jane take on a villain that makes us go “Wow, Christian Bale should play the Joker.” In a half-good, half-eye rolling movie, there’s fun for everyone, so long as you don’t mind the jokes.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is more Marvel fare and delivers exactly what you’d expect, but Sam Raimi is in full Raimi form with enough of a twist to keep it interesting. It’s just too bad that it’s co-protagonist is a MacGuffin. Join us for the podcast to hear our non-spoiler thoughts and what we think about the trailers for upcoming movies then, if you’re a club member, stick around for the full spoiler review.
We wondered how a spider-man movie could justify a two-and-a-half hour runtime. Well, turns out if you sprinkle in enough characters, enough nostalgia, and enough jokes, then top it with a healthy dose of multi-verse, it all works itself out. Maybe multi-verse is what Eternals was missing? Join us for the podcast to hear what we thought of Marvel’s latest Spider-man movie.
Marvel’s latest deep cut superhero origin story movie tries to do too much with too little and ends up disappointing. There’s too much runtime with not enough plot. There are too many characters with not enough development. There are too many scenes with not enough light. Join us on the podcast to hear our non-spoiler thoughts and trailer talk, and come through the paywall to the spoiler section if you’re a club member. If you want to join the club, check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how.
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