Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Episode 08: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

"You know what else has bad writing?"

Welcome back! This week, the guys talk about 'We Are What We Are', the film where the wife dies in a puddle in the first ten minutes. They also give a preliminary review of 'Black Adder' ("basically Johnny English twerking all over British history"). But the main attraction, of course, is 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'. Spoilers it's not great, and somebody important dies. (You guessed it: Chris Cooper.)

Meanwhile, Jon will espouse his love for Parker Posey, and Joel will idolize Dane DeHaan. What Joel finds lackluster in 'TAS2's 'TASM2's narrative, he makes up for with Hans Zimmer's soundtrack. Then Jon will ramble on about Peter Parker as an emo automaton, as well as clairvoyant heroines. It's just another day for J&J.

<meta_aside>SPOILERS ABOUND</meta_aside>

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Topics this week include:
- 'Louie', s02-03.
- 'Resolution', not Daniel Craig's 'Defiance', which is arguably an R-shaped word.
- Jon's Wiki of the Weeki: TVTropes dot com.
- Joel's PBotW: 'All-Star Batman & Robin'; 'Batwoman: Elegy'; 'Chew '.

Homework this week includes:
- Joel's description of Parker/Stacy's schizophrenic romance.
- (EXTRA CREDIT): Baman Piderman.

Essential Quotations:
- "Until I Kiefer Sutherland."
- "Yup. Yup yup."
- "Are you boxers, or God Briefs?"
- "I saw it, and I was not impressed." "I didn't watch it, because I was not impressed."

- Jon did not watch 'The Amazing Spiderman' number one.
- Sten Gwacy.
- Jake Gyllenhaal is not Tobey Maguire.
- It's always in the calculator.
- Life finds a way.