Forty years ago, we believed a man could fly…again. With this year marking the 40th anniversary of Superman II and this week marking the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the MovieFilm boys thought this was a perfect time to take a look back at the Man of Steel’s second big budget movie outing and the ways it foreshadowed what would happen with Justice League several decades later. Listen in as we watch the theatrical cut of Superman II while discussing the additions and subtractions from the Richard Donner cut, all while soaking in Chris Reeve’s second go at the cape-and-tights, and just generally soaking in the nostalgia of an era where a major metropolitan city getting utterly demolished was just good, clean fun. Hear it at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Spotify! As we always ask, please hit up our Facebook page or e-mail email@example.com to let us know how we’re doing!
Today marks 35 years since one of the most baffling entries in Superman’s cinematic canon. Yes, Superman III – teaming up Christopher Reeve’s Man of Steel with comedian Richard Pryor – first hit screens on this day in 1983, and while it hasn’t aged particularly well, we thought it would be fun to take a look back in befuddlement at this bodyblow to the Reeve Superman series (which would be finished off for good four years later) and ask what the heck they were thinking. As it happens, this was Zaki’s very first moviegoing experience, and Brian watched it for the very first time in preparation for this track, making for what we hope will be a fascinating discussion of this fascinating trainwreck. You can hear it through the link below or at iTunes orStitcher or Google Play. As always, please make sure to hit “like” on our Facebook page, and send any questions or comments to MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com.
In preparation for the impending release of Justice League, the MovieFilm boys are back with a brand new commentary track for 2013′s Man of Steel. This latest iteration of the Superman mythos inspires derison and devotion in equal measures, and we’re here to zero in with our thoughts on what works and what doesn’t in the Zack Snyder-directed opus starring Henry Cavill and Michael Shannon. Whether you watch along with us or listen on the go, you’ll find lots of behind-the-scenes trivia, discussion on story and plot points, and lots of fun digressions too! Listen below or via iTunes or Stitcher or TuneIn Radio (and make sure to write us a review!). Drop us a line at MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, or at our Facebook page to tell us how we’re doing!
After watching Batman & Robin a few weeks ago, you’d think there was no further we could fall, but Superman IV: The Quest For Peace is here to say, “Hold my beer.” That’s right, the MovieFilm boys have a commentary to mark the Man of Steel’s 1987 franchise-killer hitting its thirtieth anniversary last month. Come don your nostalgia-tinted glasses with us and see if they’re enough to dull the pain of Christopher Reeve’s ignominious farewell to his most iconic role. Listen in as we go through some of the behind-the-scenes history, highlight the pluses, zero in on the minuses, and just generally have a good time talking through Superman’s unkindest cut. As always, you can hear it via the embed below, or at iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play. If you haven’t already, make sure to hit “like” on our Facebook page, and send any questions or comments to MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com.
With the release of Batman v. Superman mere days away, Brian and I take a stroll down memory lane and look at the very first big budget superhero epic of the modern era, Superman: The Movie. Listen in as we offer up anecdotes about the making of the Richard Donner film starring Christopher Reeve, as well as our thoughts on Superman’s pop culture longevity, and how this version stacks up against more modern tellings. Whether you watch alongside us or listen separately, there’s lots or trivia and laughs as we go through this undeniable modern classic together for the very first time.