In this episode, my cousin Zack (of his own podcast, Pulpdiction) drops by to talk about the 2016 magic-based action film Now You See Me 2. We’ll discuss Woody Harrelson’s daring dual role as twin brothers, the excessive Britishness of the villains, and more.
It seems that every Marvel movie somehow manages to generate even more hype than the last, and Avengers: Infinity War is no exception. It’s the movie that the last dozen-or-so films of its universe have been leading up to, focusing on the titular band of superheroes doing battle with Thanos (Josh Brolin), the much-ballyhooed big-bad of the Marvel universe. Infinity War brings with it the creative challenges posed by its two predecessors: juggling a massive cast of characters, maintaining a brisk pace for a hefty running time, and keeping the stakes high in a franchise that has rather cheapened the threat of global destruction. Continue reading →