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Widescreen Warrior Podcast #2 – Bring the Thunder

Widescreen Warrior Podcast #2 - Bring the Thunder
This episode brings in our reviews of Ender’s Game as well as some ruminations of how this release may or may not seque into a full franchise, Marvel’s latest Avengers follow up Thor: The Dark World and how it stacks up against the first film, and Oscar contender 12 Years a Slave. We also give some insights toward a few other releases we’re hoping to catch up on or see in the... 

Weekly Blend #337 – Smurf Off Pretty Boy

Weekly Blend #337 - Smurf Off Pretty Boy
We have a slew of new movies to talk about this week with some interesting discussions stemming from those reviews. We look at The Wolverine and how director James Mangold manages to take a mutant character in a Japan setting and create a more effective western than The Lone Ranger (not that that’s a huge feat). We analyze 2 Guns, which finds its successful action formula held up by good chemistry... 

Iron Man 3 [Review]

Iron Man 3 [Review]
Iron Man is, please excuse the pun, the steel foundation of Marvel’s Avengers series. If the first film hadn’t done well, they would have had little to build upon to lead into the collective picture. Iron Man 2 went a long way to laying the groundwork for all of the heroes to finally team up, unfortunately to the detriment of Tony Stark’s individual story. Iron Man 3 shows us that, while Stark’s... 

Weekly Blend 323 – Wrapping Up 2012 (No Apocalypse Edition)

Weekly Blend 323 - Wrapping Up 2012 (No Apocalypse Edition)
We’re still here – the apocalypse didn’t happen, and like most of America, we didn’t see a new movie this week. We talk about the disappointing openings for This is 40 and Jack Reacher before using the opportunity to discuss our favorites and the best of 2012… so far (keep in mind that many of the year’s “best” pictures only see limited release before... 

Weekly Blend #315 – Owen Nails the Punchline

Weekly Blend #315 - Owen Nails the Punchline
Right before we started recording this week’s podcast, Owen made us aware of just how clueless he is about technological developments. The result is a riotous 60-minutes where Owen is the punchline, but the last laugh is on us. Mixed in this week we talk about Lawless, when good actors star in bad movies, Breaking Bad, and putting the final wraps on this summer’s season, including record... 

Weekly Blend #304 – Sail Into Shadow

Weekly Blend #304 - Sail Into Shadow
Dark Shadows are here again. First came the campy, classic television show, then a ’90s remake. Now we get to see Tim Burton and Johnny Depp take on the franchise. Of course, it still has the might of The Avengers to contend with. We offer a review of Dark Shadows and our take on The Avengers continual success before moving into the realm of television and discussing which shows are making... 

What to Expect from an Avengers Sequel

What to Expect from an Avengers Sequel
With a record-breaking $200 million opening weekend, I think we can all agree that there will be a sequel to The Avengers. Even better: most people I know want a sequel to the super hero team-up. It feels germane to the film for there to be a second one, instead of another chapter that is simply tacked on. We have a long road to travel before we get to a second Avengers film, but we can pontificate... 

Weekly Blend #303 – We’ll Sure as Hell Avenge It

Weekly Blend #303 - We'll Sure as Hell Avenge It
Avengers Assemble! Summer is officially here with the first blockbuster of the year and it’s a doozy, breaking records and amazing audiences and critics everywhere. We have four opinions about The Avengers here for you, with different things about the movie we liked and disliked. We also talk about Battleship‘s oversea success before its American release, our Dark Shadows hesitation,... 

The Avengers: Biggest Opening Ever [Box Office Results]

The Avengers: Biggest Opening Ever [Box Office Results]
Part of looking at movies does involve the business side of show business. We try to have a little fun with it, as each week Tim makes his predictions as to how movies will perform at the Box Office. Then, on Sundays, we look at how Tim’s predictions fared. I’ll be honest: when Tim gave me his predictions for the week, I thought he was a little off kilter, like usual. I mean, we just had records... 

The Avengers [Review]

The Avengers [Review]
Ever since the success of Iron Man in 2008, the Marvel Universe movies have been building to a point: The Avengers. With each individual character movie finding massive success, the idea of combining the characters into a team became even more of an enigma: how do you take four characters who have triumphed in their own pictures (as well as two supporting players) and combine them into an ensemble... 
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