Let’s Talk About The First Avengers: Infinity War Trailer!

It finally happened you guys! It’s been a long time coming, but we have been gifted with the first trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and I gotta say, it’s so rad seeing all these MCU characters together in one place. I don’t want to waste too much time with explanations of these characters and their motivations before breaking this bad boy down, especially seeing as this will be the nineteenth (holy shit!) movie in the MCU and we’ve gotten to know the characters from this now truly expansive universe pretty well over these last ten years. Interestingly, this trailer does appear to be different than the one they produced for Comic Con earlier this year, but there’s still plenty to unpack here so let’s talk about the first Avengers: Infinity War trailer! Continue reading

Episode #76 – You Guys Want To Go To Disneyland?

This week the guys have a TON of news coming out of Disney’s D23 Expo 2017 so they’re covering news bits like:

All that plus the guys talk Spidey Spoilers at 1:27:19 and of course all the tangents.

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Episode #72 – Just… So Much About The Dark Universe

The guys have you covered on all the week’s pop culture news, and more than you probably cared about Universal’s Dark Universe!

They’re talking stories like: 

  • The real named Rawson Thurber might be helming a Cannonball Run reboot
  • Flatliners gets rebooted for some reason
  • Tom Cruise Control (YES!) on The Mummy might be what hurt it
  • Bumblebee ’84
  • Michelle Monaghan back for MI:6
  • More info about the Wick-i-verse!
  • Actual IRL friend Mike Van Waes is writing the Conjuring spinoff The Crooked Man
  • Kevin Smith begins shooting a movie no one will care about
  • Ducktales reboot opening
  • Kimmy Schmidt gets a Season 4
  • GLOW might actually be good. Brandon over at UPROXX sure thinks so!
  • Apple gets into the Netflix game
  • A brief E3 roundup including Spider-Man, The Switch, Anthem, and Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  • Danny Elfman takes over Justice League duties after Junkie XL is sent away
  • Could John Lithgow have been the Joker?
  • An actual TON of Dark Phoenix bits
  • Amy Pascale says the Spider-verse will connect to the MCU, Kevin Feige is all ?????
  • Infinity War has a scene with 30+ characters in it, but probably not Coulson

All that, the Weekly Watched, and all the usual tangents.

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Let’s Talk About The First Black Panther Teaser Trailer!

Guys. I don’t want to alarm any of you, but I’m pretty excited about this movie. And not just to see Bilbo and Golem talking to each other. I’m actually most excited because I don’t really know much about the Black Panther mythos. I know the basics: King of a hidden African country that is way more technologically advanced than they let on, the Panther is a mantle passed down generationally, Wakanda is the only place to acquire Vibranium (the metal Captain America’s shield is made from), T’Challa is a disputed king as far as some are concerned, and he married Storm from the X-Men for a while (I’m pretty positive this will not be in the movie…. ever). But other than that, I don’t really know anything about the characters and their motivations, which is actually super refreshing. My one fear though is I didn’t know a ton about Doctor Strange besides the superficial and was hoping his movie would dive more into the character and it didn’t really.

Without much more to go on I think it’s time. So  Let’s Talk About The First Black Panther Teaser Trailer:  Continue reading

Let’s Talk About The Second Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer

First let me just say thank you to whatever deity deals with movie trailer releases. After getting the abysmal Justice League trailer over the weekend we are blessed with this pretty great Spider-Man: Homecoming one.

I’ve already covered a ton of the Spider-Man/Sony history in my Breakdown of the first trailer so I won’t rehash that here. I will note, however, that this trailer doesn’t focus as much on Peter/Spider-Man being in high school. That was the first trailer’s job to give us that John Hughes Movie feel that they are going for. This one is more about the story and the action. We get a lot of both here so let’s not waste any more time. Let’s Talk About The Second Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer: Continue reading

Let’s Talk About The First Marvel’s Iron Fist Trailer

Netflix is bringing its final Defender to the small screen this March and they dropped a trailer for him this week. Iron Fist tells the story of Danny Rand (Finn Jones), a rich kid who gets marooned in the Himalayas after a plane crash and learns martial arts in the mystical city of K’un Lun before returning to New York to reclaim what’s rightfully his. If this sounds familiar that’s because it is. Iron Fist has a very similar origin story to Ollie on Arrow and even Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins. Hopefully Marvel will put their own spin on it and that it will blend nicely into the Netflix universe we’ve already gotten with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage.

Other things of note for Danny Rand are what he can do. Not only is he one of the best martial artists in the Marvel Universe (I’d go as far as to say he’s probably the best in the whole of the MCU), he also has the power of the iron fist. He is able to concentrate his own chi into his hand, causing it to glow. The chi energy is so concentrated, that he can strike with superhuman force, while his hand stays impervious to pain or injury. In the comics Danny is also best friends with Luke Cage and they have a Heroes for Hire business. It’ll be interesting to see if this interconnects with Luke Cage, seeing as Luke was a main fixture in Jessica Jones but Jessica wasn’t in Luke Cage. At any rate they’ll all be coming together with Daredevil and almost every side character for The Defenders at the end of the year. But enough about all that, let’s talk about the first Marvel’s Iron Fist trailer:   Continue reading

Episode #52 – Happy Paper Anniversary!

A little over a year ago a couple of guys found themselves at social gatherings going on and on about the state of pop culture and decided, “Hey, we should do a podcast.” Well flash forward one year and we’ve done 52 of them. And we’re just getting started.

Check out this week’s episode where we get into news bits like:

  • Star The Last Jedi Wars
  • Woody is Garris Shrike in Han Solo
  • HPN at SWC:O
  • McNulty is Lara Croft’s father
  • Millie Bobby Brown gets down with some giant monsters
  • Sundance updates
  • ABC renews a show that we’ve never watched… for its 9th season
  • What About Barb?
  • Too much info about shared universes at NBC
  • Better Call Saul might get some Pinkman
  • Arrested Development takes a page from Puzo
  • Which DC movie is in complete peril this week?
  • Logan is officially not for kids
  • No Doctor Strange 2 any time soon
  • Oscar noms

All of that and just, so many tangents.

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Episode #25 – Celebrating Comic-Con

This week, we cover all the news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con, plus Loren has a recap of his trip to Star Wars Celebration in London. And, of course, all the other news that’s fit to post. Potential Guardians Vol. 2 spoilers at 1:30:30.

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Episode #20 – Banana in the tailpipe

This week Loren went to E3, so we’re talking about it! But first, the news!

  • Actor Anton Yelchin passes away at 27.
  • Beverly Hills Cop 4 is finally moving forward.
  • MGM options Rising Stars.
  • There’s a Wicked new movie musical coming in 2019.
  • The best Fast 8 casting update ever!
  • Will Indy die?
  • Sicario 3 already?
  • Alien: Covenant  casting.
  • Does Bruce Willy have a Death Wish?
  • Warcraft  and Finding Dory box office talk.
  • CBS and CW casting news.
  • Flashpoint confirmed by The Flash himself.
  • CW also confirms their fall schedule. (A fall schedule that will not be on Hulu)
  • Curb returns.
  • #Hamilton
  • Wonder Woman loses her invisible jet.
  • Jenna Malone’s Legal Proceeding character finally confirmed.
  • Tons of Spider-Man: Homecoming casting news as they start production.
  • And as Guardians 2 wraps.
  • Defenders v. the devil…?

All that, video games galore, and, of course, the usual tangents.  As always, please check us out on Facebook and our Twitter, @HWPicNews.

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Episode #19 – This time, it’s personal.

Quick caveat to this week’s episode. Loren and I are both recovering from a cold. So our apologies for any congestedness or coughs that made their way through. Anyway onto the show! We’re talking sequels and ask the question, are there too many? (Yes, yes there are.) But first, the news (which will mostly be about sequels)!

  • Who is John Boyega playing in Pacific Rim 2?
  • Splash is coming back to the big screen
  • Neal Stephenson’s book Seveneves to be adapted by Ron Howard
  • We still have no idea who the new Bond will be
  • Ocean’s 8 cast expands, and decreases
  • Battlestar Galactica gets a writer, and maybe a director, too!
  • An older Vixen (so a Cougar?) is coming to DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
  • Nashville will rise again!
  • So will Mallrats and Buckaroo Banzai
  • And maybe Terriers, too?
  • Netflix has some Stranger Things
  • Big Blue Boy Scout, and 5 others, coming to Supergirl in season 2.
  • Lobo???
  • Commissioner Gordon got swol
  • Suicide Squad rating revealed
  • Justice League Action character designs revealed
  • Gotham getting poisoned
  • Wolverine and Prof. X getting old
    • And maybe a title?
  • Who is Scarlet, and what is her connection to the MCU?

All that and the usual tangents.  As always, please check us out on Facebook and our Twitter, @HWPicNews.

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