Ghost Rider / Punisher / Elektra
Mar04

Ghost Rider / Punisher / Elektra

We finally come to the dregs of the Marvel cinematic outings. After this it’s things like the Hasselhoff Nick Fury, the early Captain Americas and Swamp Thing which barely qualify as movies. * Ghost Rider (2007): Nick Cage as eccentric fusion of Spawn and The Mask on a motorbike. * Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011): Cage sleepwalks in pursuit of Antichrist. Filmed in a quarry. * The Punisher (2004): Thomas Jane plays urban Machiavelli. Travolta never stops being furious. * Punisher: War Zone (2008): Ray Stevenson is miserable. Many men are punished. * Elektra: (2005) Jennifer Garner stares at lake Tahoe for 90 minutes. Also occasional ninjas. If you disagree with any of these assessments and think we are being unfair and need to loudly set us straight our Twitter name is @NotSchoolofMovies Either way it’s a rip-roaring show as we shred these turkeys and prepare for the newest Punisher incarnation in the dark, urban, gritty, realistic, depressing Netflix shows. http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/play/zzz3wx/149.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Jessica Jones
Dec04

Jessica Jones

A truly stellar cast join Sharon and I to discuss this critically acclaimed Netflix show; Laura Kate Dale of Destructoid and the Jimquisition podcast, Alasdair Stuart of Psudopod and the Escape Artists, Marguerite Kenner of Cast of Wonders and Joshua Garrity of Cane and Rinse. This is a seriously epic three hour discussion. I barely cut anything out because everybody was so on-point the whole time. We strongly suggest you see the whole of Season 1 first. If you love these shows check out the patreon, where you can get previews of every poodcast and behind the scenes goodies every week: https://www.patreon.com/alexandershaw http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/web/zcetj8/JessicaJones.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Fantastic Four/4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Aug07

Fantastic Four/4: Rise of the Silver Surfer

[SOM #130] With the new Fant4stic movie emerging onto the big screen we take a look back on the 2005 version and its 2007 sequel. Were they really all that bad? More to the point, taking the unreleased 1994 Roger Corman version into account, are ALL Fantastic Four movies simply an exercise in keeping the license going rather than in making a superhero family movie that people will love? If you haven’t done this yet you should be listening to us on the new podcast feed. If yours isn’t updating it’s because you still have the old feed so go to iTunes, find the new one and click subscribe. Or come to our new podcast blog at http://digitaldrift.podbean.com/ You’ll find the RSS feed there, and you can also become one of our dedicated followers. Also a special announcement: Our buddies over at Retro Asylum are in the three finalists in the video games category. We suggest you vote for them. http://newmediaeurope.com/2015/uk-podcasters-awards-the-nominations-are-in/?utm_content=buffer53224&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer If you love these shows support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alexandershaw Or contribute to the upkeep of the website using the donate button at our new address http://schoolofmovies.com/ http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/web/pxe2fy/77FantasticFourRiseoftheSilverSurfer.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Daredevil [Movie]
Apr05

Daredevil [Movie]

[SOM #116] Returning to the welcoming bosom of Marvel, Sharon and I take a good hard look at the 2003 attempt at bringing The Man Without Fear to our screens. Fox rather unwisely competed with Spider-Man at the time, leading to a rather troubled production, hence the hastily cobbled-together millennial rubber bouncy jumping action and the vast disparity between the somewhat nonsensical theatrical edition and the little-seen but more naratively-sound director’s cut. And then of course there’s Ben Affleck as Matt Murdoch, slaloming between gravely-grim and smirking sex-pest. The costumes which range from the outlandish to party-wear, Michael Clarke Duncan’s show-stealing turn as the Kingpin and yes, that playground fight. We always rather liked this movie. It was made with comic book geeks in mind and filled with references, winks and nods. The soundtrack is very much of its time and punctuates this podcast and the film has become very dated when held up against modern superhero fare. BUT we don’t think it deserves the scorn heaped upon it. Certainly not enough of a reason to dismiss Affleck as Batman, when this is actually pretty accurate to Frank Miller’s Daredevil. If you love these shows support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alexandershaw Next week… Furious 7. That’s episode #59 by the way, I reordered these for obvious reasons so you get 60 first. http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/web/28qivh/60_Daredevil_Movie.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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