Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Episode 60: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

So it begins. After some time away from the U.S. of A., Joel is back in the flesh with his big bag of Mexican drugs tea leaves and a pile of books to talk about! Jon and the ants welconum you back, and just in time to review perhaps THE TENTPOLE FILM of summer 2015, 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. [Hold for orchestral smashing noises.] Will all the Avengers die in some celestial deathmatch? Will Ultron have his own titular Age? Will any single bystander be killed? No? Not one? The J's tell all.

Meanwhile, Jon talks about season one of the award-winning podcast 'Serial', and Joel thinks about career choices and life callings. Homeopathy, alibis, self-help, and Pennywise. Oh, and quick getaways through the Internet. And Cobie Schmulders. Anything else? No, that's about it for this week's episode. Enjoy.

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Topics this week include:
- ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’.
- 'The Art of Work'.
- 'What Color is Your Parachute?'.
Disney calling for fixed prices from theatres.
Louis C.K. to Direct "I'm a Cop".
Star Wars Anthology Film #2: Boba Fett.
Will Poulter as Pennywise in 'It'.
- Joel’s PBotW:
     - Heathentown.
     - Bandette v1: Presto.
- Jon's Odd Studies:
     - ‘Serial’ s01.

Essential Quotations:
- "Are you all right, computer? ... My computer says 'no'."

Homework for the Week:
- Rewatch the first 'Avengers' before you watch 'Age of Ultron'.

- Merlin Mann has ruined the word "pivot" for Jon.
- "Fan service". The term they're searching for is "fan service".
- 'Agents of Shield' != 'Shield'.