Hey everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. I ended up travelling to South Carolina to spend turkey-time with some of my family. I’m currently suffering from too-many-days-off-in-a-row syndrome. Five days is too much time off and not enough time off simultaneously. I forgot to post on Friday, I was in my Gilmore Girls coma after staying up late to watch the first episode.
We’re reviewing Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox this week. This is an animated movie that explores what might occur if the Flash were to go back and save his mother from being murdered. The results are disastrous. The movie itself flows really well despite the fact that you get thrown directly into the story without much exposition. This makes it feel like the plot moves forward quickly and you’re not left wondering when the movie is going to end.
If you’re not entirely familiar with the cache of DC characters, there may be a time or two that you end up feeling a bit lost. Additionally, I am personally not a fan of this style of animation. The characters do not necessarily emote enough in a “human” way for my taste, however, it’s really only a personal preference. Stylistically the movie is dark in tone, color, and content. Perhaps the most striking visual within Flashpoint is the idea of what Superman would have become. Emaciated and tortured, he is not the Superman we know and love.
My only criticism with the movie is something that I also fully understand can’t be broached within a single ninety minute film. We’re just supposed to accept that all these horrible things occur based on an action taken by Barry to save his mother when he was a child. I would have rather seen the actual pathway from his actions leading into the current situation. They do show us the alternate origins of the characters, but not how that came to be specifically because of Barry. That being said, I do realize that you can only cram so much into a single movie before it gets to be too much.
I did enjoy that Batman was Thomas Wayne instead of Bruce. That made more sense than anything they presented to us within the movie.
Overall I liked it. Definitely a good addition to the DC universe. I’m excited to see where the Flash TV continues to take the storyline.
I hope you go and listen to the new episode. We recorded it before the premiere of the Flash on the CW so it may sound a bit dated.
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It’s Podcast Pregame day! So incredibly happy to not have to promote Cheap Thrills anymore. If you haven’t listened to the episode, I recommend you do. If you’re a fan of my ardent opinions, you’ll find that I express them quite clearly with regards to that terrible movie. Just thinking about it makes me feel gross.
This week it’s one of my favorite classic comedies. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. There aren’t many Thanksgiving movies out there. Even fewer that are any good. I’ve always loved this movie simply because I really enjoy Steve Martin and John Candy. It even makes me a little sad. How many comedies are out there right now that rely solely on the merits of the actors? Think about it…
There are barely any other actors in the movie that have speaking roles without counting the attendants at the airport, train station, etc. It’s almost an entire movie of allowing Steve and John to just do what they do best. BE FUNNY.
I’m going to try and keep up with the posting next week. With the holiday I might slack a little. As always, the podcast info is below. Happy Watching!
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CTRL+C is live my friends. So far we're up to 400 listens over the span of eight episodes. That's not too bad for a random group of schmoes. Each week we'll be posting a review of a random movie picked by one of the team members.
CTRL+C is the brain child of myself and my business partner Chris. We had one of those moments of kismet. "Hey, you know what I would LOVE to do?" "No way! Me too!!"
It took us a full year to get our act together and get all the equipment and an actual plan in place for how we would be structured. Part of that was because Chris and his wife CC got married, had a baby, and bought a house. Things like that tend to take up one's time and energy.
You might be wondering how we came up with the name for the podcast considering the fact that it's a little more of a technological or computer reference. The Team is made up of Chris, Teresa, Ray, Linzi, Billy, and CC. Did you catch it? it's our first initials. Billy is the add-on so he gets represented by the plus sign. He joined us a few months in to recording and after we had named the thing.
We get together once a month at our designated meetup space and record four episodes. We decided on a rotating host structure so that no one person has to carry the burden of being the host. So far we're having a great time. We're hoping that our listeners do as well.
We are of course looking to expand and become a "network" of sorts. We all have different ideas of shows we want to do and I'll keep you updated as we go. I've personally got an idea percolating about history that I think will be pretty fantastic. Just have to figure out the details. In the meantime, I've listed all the places you can find us. We're on most of the platforms, so go with whatever makes you happy. Social media on the links on the right, listening ability below.
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