The guys get stuck in a time loop, chat about home renovations, and ponder the Netflix programming ethos. And that's before diving into their look back at the things that bugged them or pleased them during 2018, mostly but not always concerned with pop culture.
Ronald, Steve, and John work on their Spider-Nouns as they delve into the latest Sony/Marvel collaboration, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, an exciting and eye-popping addition to the web-slinger canon. We liked it! Listen to find out how much.
The stars have aligned and Ronald, Steve, and John are back to update you on some new-ish movies—Widows, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Creed 2, to name a few—and to chat about the latest shenanigans in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Scary films are known for their inventive kill scenes. Ronald, Steve, and John are picking some favorites. It's such a dangerous topic that they had to bring in adult supervision: Returning Guest Champion Lauren Warehime, who has thoughts. This special episode is the sonic equivalent of a full-sized candy bar and you must enjoy it now.
Ronald, Steve, and John step into the bathroom together and take turns facing the mirror, supposedly saying "Candyman" but actually mumbling things like "Cangymang" and "Canbyman" and hoping nobody else will notice. While they're in there, they discuss the whole trilogy: 1992's Candyman, 1995's Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, and 1999's Candyman: Day of the Dead. More fun than a ribcage full of bees!
Ronald, Steve, and John return when you least expect with a look at the trailers for a handful of big movies coming soon (The Mule, Vice, Rocketman, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), as well as thoughts on trailers in general and whether teasers should even be a thing. Also discussed: The latest director hired to helm James Bond 25, the new season of Serial, and a few podcast recommendations.
Thoughts on James Cameron! Complaining about MoviePass! Danny McBride's psycho turn in Arizona! Find out which up-and-coming actor we call BK Broiler! Is BlackkKlansman a triumph for Spike Lee? What about The Happytime Murders? Also: Hereditary! Then, time for a nap.
Ronald is sleepy, John's had a little bourbon, and Steve declares one anticipated film "Family as F@#%." It's a mess but if you sift through the giggles there are some solid picks for the upcoming season of cinema. And if thats not enough, look out for some lovable new characters, The Country Cousins. What will those Schmovie Boys do next?
We need to talk about Kevin. (Feige, that is.) Also, we try to sort out our feelings about the James Gunn situation. Then it's on to a couple of noteworthy recent movies: Ghost Stories, a funny, spooky and very British new anthology; and Mission: Impossible - Fallout, the latest stunt-filled action ballet from Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie.
This is one of those free-range episodes where the description is just a list of topics that Ronald, Steve and John touch on, like the Fred Rogers doc, Won't You Be My Neighbor?; Netflix Originals such as Set It Up, Ibiza and Cargo; Ricky Gervais's standup career; Miles Teller; and the bloody Benicio-fest that is Sicario: Day of the Soldado. There's probably even more! We lost track.