Episode 8 – Some Assembly Required

This episode was very special for us, not only because we were able to dedicate the majority of our time talking about the fantastic Avengers movie, but also because our long lost host, Matt, returned to the show and brought with him a shift back to our early episodes that had a certain spark that we missed after Matt left.

*Please note, due to technical difficulties, this podcast is two weeks later than we intended, so some of the information may be old. Have fun with it though, look up our predictions and see if we were right! Continue reading

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Assembling the Avengers: Ranking the Five Films

In 2008, film fans with a small amount of patience were treated to an “after the credits” sequence at the very end of Iron Man Lasting less than thirty seconds, the scene featured Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) slowly entering the living room of his sprawling Malibu mansion to find an unknown man, facing away from him, gazing out of the large bay window overlooking the ocean.  “You think you’re the only superhero in the world, Mr. Stark?”, asks the stranger.  “You’ve become part of a bigger universe…you just don’t know it yet.”  Stark, looking both alarmed and confused, asks, “Who the hell are you?”  The man steps from the shadows.  “Nick Fury, director of S.H.I.E.L.D.  I’m here to talk to you about the Avenger Initiative”.  Four years and four (more) films later, the wait is finally over.  Marvel’s The Avengers opened in theaters across the nation this weekend, and shattered box office records, grossing a mind-blowing $200.3 million in just 3 days (estimated..final numbers will be in on Monday).  In celebration of the film’s release, I thought it would be fun to rank the movies that introduced the Avengers to audiences (I’ll keep this as spoiler-free as I can, just in case you may have missed one or two of these…). Continue reading