Bonus Episode 2: How Much Is Too Much?

Star Wars theme park coming to Disneyland and Disneyworld

"We’ve been charged with telling new stories for a younger generation because they deserve what we all had — a mythology to call their own." Disney's announcement of new Star Wars films, theme parks, TV shows, and other goodies have us wondering — how much is too much? Do we need a new Spider-Man, a Fantastic Four reboot, more Star Trek, and another Avengers film? Where do artistic endeavors end and commercial franchises begin? Why do these stories keep repeating, despite our fatigue, and how do we keep them relevant? Special guest, geeky photographer and host of the On Taking Pictures podcast Bill Wadman.

Episode 17: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker VS. Hank McCoy, Top 5 Everyday Heroism Films

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 IMAX poster by   Matt Taylor 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 IMAX poster by Matt Taylor 

“Spidey sense tingling!” We dive into the good, bad, and ugly of The Amazing Spider-Man 2! In the In the INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER, who better leverages their super strength and nerdy intellect - Peter Parker (Spider-Man) or Hank McCoy (Beast)? We discuss our top 5 films about everyday heroism. 

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Show Notes

  • 0:00 – 42:05: The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

  • 42:06 – 52:05:  INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER: Peter Parker (Spider-Man) VS. Hank McCoy (Beast)

  • 52:06 – 1:18:50: Top 5 films about everyday heroes.

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Top 5 Films About Everyday Heroes

Conrad: 

  1. Erin Brockovich
  2. The Hunger Games
  3. Milk
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird
  5. Silkwood

Ali:

  1. United 93
  2. Hotel Rwanda
  3. Milk
  4. Hurt Locker
  5. The Insider

Honorable Mentions:

  • Alien 
  • The Terminator
  • Shawn of the Dead
  • Chronicle
  • Kick-Ass
  • Rocky  

Episode 16: Reboots, X-Men: First Class VS. The Amazing Spider-Man, Top 5 Reboots

Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek (2009), Sherlock

“We can rebuilt it!” We debate TV and film reboots, relaunches, and revisits. Why does Hollywood keep rebooting franchises, what makes a reboot good, and why do so many fail? In the INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER, X-Men: First Class and The Amazing Spider-Man battle for superhero supremacy! We share our top 5 favorite reboots.

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Show Notes

  • 0:00 – 42:46 Reboots.

  • 42:47 – 53:35  INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER: X-Men: First Class VS. The Amazing Spider-Man.

  • 53:36 – 1:16:25: Top 5 Reboots.

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Top 5 Reboots

Conrad: 

  1. The Dark Knight Trilogy 

  2. Sherlock

  3. Battlestar Galactica

  4. COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey 

  5. 10 Things I Hate About You

Ali:

  1. Battlestar Galactica (2004)
  2. Star Trek (2009)
  3. Batman: Year One
  4. Apple Computer circa 1997
  5. Tomb Raider (2013)

Honorable Mentions:

  • Radiohead
  • The Office (NBC)