Stephen King’s Dark Tower cycle is — not to put too fine a point on it — probably the most important book series Blake and Erin have ever read. Does Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey’s new film measure up, or has director Nikolaj Arcel forgotten the face of his father? After a spoiler-free zone, the Petits get spoiler-heavy on their thoughts about the film and the books.
And what’s cool this week? Erin’s on a Dark Tower-adjacent reread of both It and Insomnia, and a binge-watch of Bob’s Burgers, while Blake wants everyone out there to pick up DC’s Super Sons.
After stealing the show in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland returns for his first solo outing as Marvel Comics’s signature webslinger in Spider-Man: Homecoming. How does he stack up to the two previous cinematic Spiders? How does he fit into the MCU? And is it wrong to find Aunt May kinda hot?
And what’s cool this week? Kenny wants everyone to hunt down some cool stuff on Patreon, Jason is already missing the wrapped-for-the-season Silicon Valley, and Blake recommends the first issue of IDW’s Clue!
After 76 years, the Showcasers are ready to talk about Wonder Woman. It’s getting rave reviews, but how does Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot’s entry into the DC Extended Universe stack up? Blake, Erin and Kenny talk about what makes this movie work so well.
And what’s cool this week? Erin is reading Jack Ketchum’s Offspring, Kenny is deep diving into FlashSeason 3, and Blake recommends Wonder Woman Annual #1and the Hulu documentary Batman & Bill.
The original Guardians of the Galaxy was Marvel Studios’s biggest gamble, and it paid off big-time. How does the sequel measure up? Blake, Jason, Kenny, and Erin give their thoughts in this At the Movies episode!
And what’s cool this week? Jason runs through several TV shows he hopes aren’t cancelled, while Blake points the Trekkers in the audience to the Star Trek: The Next Conversation podcast.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Carolers are singing, gifts are being wrapped, and there’s a new Star Wars movie in theaters! This week, Blake, Erin and Jason take a look at the first standalone movie in the franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
And what’s cool this week? Jason has enjoyed the first season of Designated Survivor, while Blake was charmed by the DC Rebirth Holiday Special.
After a long (and unplanned) hiatus, Blake, Erin, and Kenny are back to review the latest Marvel film, Doctor Strange. How does Scott Derrickson’s film live up to Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s second-most-famous creation? Does Benedict Cumberbatch earn a place among the MCU’s greats? And will Blake ever learn to pronounce Chiwetel Ejiofor?
And what’s cool this week? Kenny is all about The Flash Season 3, Erin is reading Stephen King’s The Dark Tower and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander, and Blake’s unabashed love for DC Rebirth continues with Flash #9.
Together, they are the greatest force for good the universe has ever known. But enough about the Showcase guys — what about the movie? This week the crew takes in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. And there’s going to be a spoiler section this time, folks.
And what’s cool this week? Kenny just binged Daredevilseason 2, Jason throws in a shameless plug for the play he and Blake are working on, Erin is looking forward to Bitch Planet Vol. 1, and Blake is enjoying Tom King’s The Vision.
J.J. Abrams and Dan Trachtenberg snuck out a spin-off to the 2008 film Cloverfield, and this week, the Showcasers take a look at it. In a brief, spoiler-free discussion, the crew tells you if it’s worth your time.
And what’s cool this week? Jason enjoyed Season 1 of NBC’s Superstore, Erin is reading Stephen King’s Bazaar of Bad Dreams, the second season of The Flash continues to impress Kenny, and Blake is hoping against hope for a second season of The Muppets.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The lights are glowing, the chestnuts are roasting, and the demonic spirit of vengeance has arrived to wreak destruction upon those who don’t respect the spirit of the season. This week, Blake and Erin take a look at writer/director Michael Dougherty’s new yuletide horror movie Krampus. Is it a worthy addition to the canon of Christmas terror? How does it stack up to Dougherty’s new Halloween classic Trick ‘r Treat? And who the heck was King Wenceslas anyway? The answers to at least some of those questions lie in this week’s episode!
And what’s cool this week? Blake liked the first issue of 451 Entertainment’s new comic book Humbug, while Erin supports the abstract concept of courtesy. No, really.
It may be Marvel’s biggest risk yet — this week the Showcase crew discusses how Ant-Man stacks up against the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Is it too little, too late, or will this be the movie to prove that good things come in small packages?
And what’s cool this week? In what may be the most diverse array of choices ever, Erin is in the midst of an X-Files rewatch, Jason recently discovered the classic The Manchurian Candidate, Mike is finishing a read of Jamie Delano’s Animal Man, and Blake just binged the sitcom Holliston.