Friday, April 28, 2023

After Lunch | After Dinner Lounge – $#!t, Did You Do the Tooth Fairy?

Rob, Pax, and I talk about what we've been watching and thinking, leading to conversations about New Girl, Shrinking, Star Trek: Picard, Shazam: Fury of the Gods, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, John Wick, Chapter 4, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, Ted Lasso, The Mandalorian, Murder, My Sweet, Nope, The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek, former fandoms we used to enjoy, Easter traditions, and dream RPG settings.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

After Lunch | After Dinner Lounge – And... We're Dead

Rob, Pax, and I talk about what we've been listening to and reading lately, leading to topics like the intersection of faith and feminism, different approaches to film podcasting, the novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Bono's memoir Surrender, Pax's reaction to Rob and my Ghost Protocol episode, Raymond Chandler's Farewell, My Lovely, ‘90s Batman comics, and Batmobiles in general.

Some of the Batmobiles that come up are Norm Breyfogle's sports car, the '70s Super Friends classic, and the happy batface from Batman: Prodigal.

Friday, April 21, 2023

Hellbent for Letterbox | Comanche Moon (2008)

Pax and I return to the world of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove with the chronologically second mini-series in the saga, Comanche Moon, starring Steve Zahn, Karl Urban, Linda Cardellini, Elizabeth Banks, Melanie Lynskey, Wes Studi, and Val Kilmer.

Plus: quick thoughts on Robert McCammon's Trevor Lawson books and the movies Station West (1948) and Westward the Women (1951).

Monday, April 17, 2023

After Lunch | Marvel Comics Reboot

Back in Episode 165, we speculated what Marvel Comics might be like if they took a year off from publishing superhero comics and focused on other genres instead. In this sequel episode, Rob, Jody Collins, and I return to imagine how Marvel might reboot their most classic superhero series with brand new, completely different concepts and characters. Evan wasn't able to join us for this one, but stay tuned for an upcoming episode in which he reveals his own ideas for reboots of all eight series.

And stay tuned at the end of this episode for important information about the After Lunch dress code.

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

Hellbent for Letterbox | Hang 'Em High (1968)

Pax and I talk about the Clint Eastwood classic, Hang ‘Em High. It’s the revenge movie that’s about so much more than just revenge

Plus: Blazing Guns On The Chisholm Trail by Borden Chase, The Further Adventures of Zorro by Johnston McCulley, The Mark of Zorro (1940), and Zorro comics by Matt Wagner, Francesco Francavilla, and Cezar Razek.

Monday, April 03, 2023

After Lunch | OK Connery (1967)

Rob, Karen Flieger, and I take a detour from the main James Bond series to watch Italy's OK Connery (aka Operation: Kid Brother) starring Sean Connery's younger brother as a famous secret agent's younger brother who's pulled into a spy caper. Thanks to the super popularity of Goldfinger and Thunderball, lots of Bond spoofs and rip-offs came out around this time, but OK Connery is unique for including iconic actors from the actual Bond movies, including Lois Maxwell, Bernard Lee, Daniela Bianchi, Adolfo Celi, and Anthony Dawson. But is it any good? Our panel may not all agree.


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