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Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a bird… it’s a plane… IT BIRD PLANE! Meanwhile, back on the ground, a brand new episode of Remember When is available for your auditory enjoyment.
Iron Man 3 hit theaters last week, and both of us have strong opinions on the first volley in Marvel’s Phase 2 initiative. We converse about what it’s like coming off of The Avengers and how Iron Man 3 fails in that regard, what the movie does to be better than its atrocious successor in the Iron Man series, and how Robert Downey Jr. might be getting too old for this s**t.
Then we slide our way into talk about the most recent trailers for Star Trek Into Darkness and Man of Steel. The former is just hours from release and we can’t wait to sink our fanboy teeth into this piece of cinematic goodness! The latter is looking more and more promising. And somehow, as we’re talking, we manage to find ourselves talking about an alternate universe where the Beatles reunite and Superman III is never made.
No, that’s not a joke.
Then it’s on to the TV in our lives! Mad Men is letting us down, and Parks & Recreation is on FIRE this season. Parris encourages Jay to watch Archer, Parris talks about his change in viewing habits, and Jay encourages everyone to listen to The Americans… again.
As always, thank you to our fans for your continued support of our show. We continue to do the show because of all the wonderful feedback we get. Our fans’ passion drives us! If you’d like to reach us, give us a ring at 714-758-5027 (you can call or text)! Or if you don’t want to hear the sounds of our voices, you can click through to our Facebook page or say hi to us on Twitter.
0:00 to 37:50 – Intro, Iron Man 3 talk (we basically wreck the movie in terms of spoilers, but also chat about other Marvel movies… hope you’re up to date!)
37:50 to 47:16 – Star Trek Into Darkness and Man of Steel chit-chat (no spoilers, just excitement), fan gushing over Star Wars 3-D, alternate universes galore
47:16 to End – Archer (no spoilers), Mad Men (spoilers up to the most recent episode), Parks & Recreation (super mild conversation), talk about our next episode.
Super Goonies 8
Yes, it’s been a while. But if it helps, WE MISSED YOU TOO! And that’s why we’re back with Episode 55 of Remember When. After a slight, minor, tiny delay due to Real Life, we’ve dusted off our microphones and come back for a fun and spirited conversation!
We kick off the show with a chat about Super 8. This J.J. Abrams helmed adventure seeks to capture the spirit of Steven Spielberg and The Goonies by taking us back to the era of the late 70’s … but peters out near the end. We talk about the successes and failures of the movie, and sidetrack into whether or not J.J. Abrams is really as great as Hollywood seems to think he is.
Then we sidestep our way into The Goonies, a timeless piece of 80’s pop culture. A seminal work from our youth, this film ages like fine wine or good cheese. In fact, it’s better to say it ages like Karen Allen (listen to the show… you’ll get this joke later)
And since we’re on a J.J. Abrams themed show, we talk about the news of his helming Episode VII, and what we think this means for the future of the Star Wars franchise. Can our childhood memories be resurrected from the cruel, tortured world of the prequels? Will we be able to feel proud for this sci-fi epic once again? And how much lens flare can you fit into a single space epic?
We look ahead at the summer movie season.. there’s a LOT of stuff ahead (like Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Man of Steel) and a lot of stuff that has us worried (like Man of Steel and Kick-Ass 2).
And TV is in a WILD place right now! From the success of House of Cards to the general failure of pretty much every one of the major TV networks, it’s like we’re back in the wild wild west of content programming.
As always, thank you to our fans for your patience and understanding as the duties of both of our Real Lives come up! We’ve missed you and thank you so much for your words of support these past few months. If you’d like to reach us, give us a ring at 714-758-5027 (you can call or text)! Or if you don’t want to hear the sounds of our voices, you can click through to our Facebook page or say hi to us on Twitter.
0:00 to 4:22 – Intro
4:22 to 15:37 – Super 8 discussion (we basically spoil the CRAP out of the movie) and some tangenting about J.J. Abrams
15:37 to 31:31 – The Goonies discussion, with backtrack to Super 8 (More spoilers… we wreck the ending of both)
31:31 to 48:04 – J.J. Abrams taking over Star Wars… how do we feel? (plus talk of the casting rumors, side movies, and more)
48:04 to 52:15 – Sidetrack to Bryan Singer and the new X-Men casting news, Kick-Ass 2, Doctor Who, Sherlock (just a feather dusting of spoilers, nothing important)
52:15 to 56:02 – Summer movies and what we’re looking forward to (includes chatter on Man of Steel’s trailer)
56:02 to 1:02:28 – The Hobbit (mild spoilers)
1:02:28 to End – Chitchat on The Americans, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and the network TV issues… plus House of Cards!