Jon, Phil, and Shane talk about the big culmination of eleven years of Marvel movies in Avengers: Endgame. Stay tuned til the end of the episode to hear Jon dread the new cinematic landscape, and before that, Shane extends his repertoire of accents into the fictional realm.
Shane's been laid up, and used his convalescence to watch a whole bunch of Marvel movies. This provides the MMC an opportunity to get together and discuss some highs and lows from a decade of films. We also pitch some tasteful nude paintings for the cast, perhaps as a series-ending gift. Riley's painting as we speak.
Jon, Blair, Bryan, and Chelsea H get personal as they talk about two of the best movies from 2018, Eighth Grade and Tully. We plumb the depths of our own experiences as middle schoolers and two of us relate how Tully synced up with their own time in the maternity ward. Bryan also takes a hard pass on standing up for his gender.
First Reformed proved too big to just devote 20-30 minutes to in our monthly movie trio podcast, so we reconvened the Mediocre Methodist Cast, bringing in ministers Lane and Blair to pore over the film's religious aspects and consider how it relates to the modern practice of Christianity. Hardcore atheist Jon is there to be a jerk, like all atheists.
The MMC tones down the hijinks and mess-arounds for a serious discussion of Martin Scorsese's Silence. In a spoiler-filled breakdown of the film's characters and themes, Jon, Lane, and new guest Dan M talk more about religious persecution and less about Optimus Prime choking on a chicken bone.
Jon, Shane, and Blair do a podcast review of Okja, Bong Joon-ho's latest after dystopian train film Snowpiercer. We discuss the many ethical and economical quandaries in this dense movie, and get back to what the listeners love: slagging on Alabama.
This movie avoids the dreaded normal 80's taint and holds up after 30 years.
It's an easy A.
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