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F*ck Mondays! Episode 47: Infinity War of the Worlds

Hold on to your butts, because Chris and Jon are back to discuss the epic Avengers: Infinity War!

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F*ck Mondays! Episode 27: Doctor Strange Review (and Wonder Woman Too)

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Chris and Jon review Marvel’s Doctor Strange, talk shop about Ronda Rousey’s retirement announcement, and review the latest Wonder Woman trailer.

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Trailer Feedback: Captain America: Civil War (Trailer 1) & Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Trailer 2)

Within the past few weeks there has been quite the buzz among comic book nerds and movie buffs alike. Thanksgiving week saw the debut trailer for Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War while last week DC retaliated with the second trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

While comparing the two would be another anticlimactic round of apples and oranges, going over them in the same piece is sacrilegious enough for everyone.

Captain America: Civil War (Trailer 1)

This has potential to be one of the best comic book films of all time.

Civil War’s first trailer is packed with plenty of action, suspense and plot details without giving too much away. While most fans know the Civil War storyline, it’s nice to see that Hollywood has not begun squeezing the life out of Captain America and the changes have been reworked to fit the main story rather nicely so far.

One major example of this is the prominent display of Black Panther and Falcon filling the shoes of Spider Man and/or The Punisher (Spidey is now rumored, but will more likely be a post-credits Easter egg than in the actual cast and Punisher will debut on Daredevil). While they are supporting characters, their inclusions feel like they are more of a major role than what’s on paper. Black Widow however, takes a back seat (but that’s okay, we know how bad-ass she is).

The tension of Captain America and Iron Man can be cut with a knife. Watching the two bicker before duking it out is one of the highlights of the trailer and the teamwork of Caps and The Winter Soldier could be one of the most iconic scenes in the Marvel movie universe.

Although many questions remain, one stands out above the rest.

Will the Marvel cinematic universe stay true to the comic by killing Captain America?

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Trailer 2)

There is too much going on.

Bruce Wayne meets Clark Kent at a party we can assume is being held by Jessie Eisenberg’s goofball Lex Luthor. Neither get along with not only each other but their costumed counterparts as well. Rather than agree to disagree, their alternate personalities decide to fight. During this battle, Luthor seemingly experiments with and/or alters General Zod’s corpse to create Doomsday – a surefire way to rid the world of both of them. Facing this new terror, Batman and Superman agree to disagree when Wonder Woman appears. The three are set to face off against Doomsday where we can only assume either a) Superman dies to set up a real Superman sequel b) the three heroes emerge victorious, Luthor goes to jail (and hopefully bald) to set up a real Superman sequel or C) Doomsday and/or Luthor get away to set up either a real Superman sequel and/or the long overdue Justice League movie.

If at any point that summary felt like a “walk into a bar” joke it’s because the trailer is simply that. While the initial trailer’s hype was built on mystery, shock and awe – this one took all of that away.

Rather than give us tiny bits of information that leave us with questions Warner Brothers has chosen to present the entire plot of the movie in a three minute presentation.

Not only does it feel like a dead giveaway but we are also introduced to a non-threatening Luthor using Zod’s death as a plot device, Wonder Woman basically saying “hi” and Doomsday (who looks like a Ninja Turtle concept Michael Bay rejected).

The only saving grace is Wonder Woman’s inclusion and the exchange between Kent and Wayne (which are brief, as they should be).

Talk about putting all of your eggs in one basket.

Trailer Feedback: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (Trailer 3)

The galaxy shook Monday night as the third (and presumably final) trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was unveiled.

For starters, we finally have a trailer with plot elements (and how) in contrast to the cryptic nature of the previous two.

Han Solo and Princess Leia (reprised by Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher) look weary as the battle between good and evil will continue with the latest Sith leader Kylo Ren’s (Adam Driver) Dark Side army in honor of Darth Vader’s memory. Given these facts, it’s plausible that Ren either does not know or refuses to believe Vader’s final act was a redeeming one. Regardless, the galactic power couple of Solo and Leia will more likely serve as mentors to our main protagonists (and latest Jedi) Rey and Finn (Daisy Ridley and John Boyega).

However, there’s no trace of Luke Skywalker (who Mark Hamill is reprising), leading us to believe he may be returning in the form of flashbacks or voice work.

Excitement, breathtaking visuals and suspense permeate the trailer – letting our imaginations run wild. A nice touch of Stormtrooper combat, a neat inside shot of the X-Wing and the almighty lightsaber dual make your childhood memories fondly flow back to you. Despite their ages, it looks like Han and Chewie (reprised by Peter Mayhew) are back for one last hurrah this Christmas.

For the love of God, please don’t let this movie suck.

Trailer Feedback: Inside Out

Did your parents ever tell you there was a person (or people) inside your head controlling your every move?

If so, then it seems that someone at Pixar was told the same by their parents, leading us to Inside Out.

The film will revolve around a family and their emotional teams calculating their every action in what seems to be a hilarious comedy for everyone that only Disney and Pixar can deliver. It’s funny, visually entertaining and downright charming – which is of course a recipe for success in every book.

“Inside Out” looks to be one of the breakout films of the summer that gives us a nice alternative to the excessive action flicks that will surely run amok.

The team behind the feature consisting of “the minds behind Up, Toy Story 3 and Finding Nemo” will be presenting “Inside Out”. Similar to the movies they’ve worked on, “Inside Out” can seemingly do no wrong at this point.

Time will tell come July, but as of now, it looks like a winner.

Trailer Feedback: Star Wars – The Force Awakens

As of Friday, we now have the first look at JJ Abrams’ Star Wars.

The visuals are stunning and vivid as all Star Wars films are. We see several X-Wings and the Millennium Falcon take off, new Stormtroopers, and even a sweet new lightsaber, yet something’s missing.

Perhaps any inkling of a plot.

Who are the people in the trailer? Do they have any significance to the film? Where and why are the Stormtoopers about to land? What are we supposed to be investing our time in?

The only thing The Force Awakens gives us is a good look at the 2015 Star Wars toy line.