Podcast - Episode 99: Spider-Man 3 (2007)

We have reached the end of the Spider-Man road. Spider-Man 3 is a divisive movie, in that there exists a chasm and on one side stands Dave and me, and on the other stands everybody else on earth.

We like this movie, is what I am saying. We like it a lot.

Look, the portrait of Willem Defoe is the best. THE. BEST.

And Bernard the butler rules. Check it out:

That is just some insane line delivery.

We talk a bit about The Quick and the Dead at the end of this episode, and, guess what, that deleted sex scene is STILL kind of hard to find online. It was deleted so the movie wouldn't get an R rating. This is the best I could find, and it has a watermark right in the middle:

But if you want to see Sharon Stone and Russell Crowe go to town on each other when they are both in their prime, CLICK THAT ARROW.

And if you've never seen that movie WATCH THAT MOVIE!

And if you want to see something dumb I did, check out the post where I use RuPaul's Drag Race GIFs to depict the cast members of Marvel's Secret Empire.

It was not a weird thing to do.

Ok, see you guys in a couple of weeks for Spider-Man: Homecoming and the launch of our summer book club!!!

The Cast of Marvel's Secret Empire as RuPaul's Drag Race GIFS

I barely have any time for anything lately. I complain about it a lot. But I do have time to put together a character guide to Marvel's Secret Empire event using only GIFs from RuPaul's Drag Race.

You're welcome, squirrelfriends.

Steve Rogers:


Black Widow:

Rick Jones:

Tony Stark:

Maria Hill:

Sharon Carter:

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Bucky Barnes:

Sam Wilson:

Thor Odinson:

Helmut Zemo:

Madam Hydra:


Black Panther:


Captain Marvel:

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Hank Pym:

Miles Morales:

All of the young heroes being trained by Black Widow:

Everyone in Manhattan:

Phil Coulson:


Podcast - Episode 98: Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Spider-Man 2 is widely considered to be the best Spider-Man movie made to date. But here's the thing: it's not!

Sorry, everyone. It's just not that good.

But anyway. Let's not fight. Instead, let's enjoy this photo that I mention on the podcast of George Lucas and Mickey Mouse from when Lucas received his Disney Legend award in 2015:

This will never stop being funny to me.

Look, if you think Spider-Man 2 is a great movie still, you really should watch this clip of the completely pointless and dumb fire rescue scene:

But, like I said, I don't want to fight about how wrong you are. Let's gaze upon the lucious full beard Sebastian Stan has been rocking lately (for BUCKY??!!).

And if we are going to fight, let's at least fight about who the two mystery friends are in Secret Empire #4:


In order of most sense to least sense:

1. Bucky and Sam;
2. Rick and Rhodes;
3. Rick and Sam;
4. Bucky and Rhodes.

Either way, I like the wacky world they exist in.

Thanks for listening! See you next week for Spider-Man 3!

Podcast - Episode 97: Spider-Man (2002)

The release of Spider-Man: Homecoming is nigh so Dave and I have decided to spend the next three episodes revisiting the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy.

This week we also were dismayed to learn of the passing of Adam West. Here is a link to the Lookwell pilot: 

And here`s a link to the entire Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt:

And related to Spider-Man, here is a link to the screen test for a Green Goblin mask that was closer to the comic book design:

And, finally, here is the teaser trailer for the 1985 Spider-Man Cannon Films movie that was never made:


Thanks for listening! See you next week for Spider-Man 2!

Podcast - Episode 96: Wonder Woman

We saw the Wonder Woman movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As usual with these sorts of episodes, spoiler alert is in effect. We spoil the hell out of the movie for the last half hour or so of the episode, so please don't listen to it if you haven't seen the movie yet (unless you don't care...but you SHOULD CARE!).

If you are interested in reading my defense of Wonder Woman from 2009, it can be found here.

This week we rate DC's Ralph Dibny, aka The Elongated Man, as a super hunk. He does as well as you might expect. I have made my thoughts on the disgusting nature of his powers known before here and here. And I mourned his death here. And I write about one of his team-up adventures with Superman and Robin here.

I love both Wonder Woman and Elongated Man, so this was a good week.

Thanks for listening! Review us on iTunes if you have a few seconds to spare!

Podcast - Episode 95: Never Duplicated

You know those characters that never really look right unless they are drawn by one, or maybe two, particular artists? We're talking about those guys this week.

I'm gonna be straight with you: I have no time to write this blog post today. Any spare time I'm getting will be devoted to reading the one zillion Secret Empire tie-ins that were released today. Plus I'm going to see Wonder Woman tonight so I'm all excited.

Enjoy the episode! Love you guys!