At the Movies Episode 50: 10 Cloverfield Lane

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.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

At the Movies Episode 50: 10 Cloverfield Lane

 

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At the Movies Episode 49: Krampus

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.

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At the Movies Episode 49: Krampus

At the Movies Episode 48: Ant-Man

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.

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At the Movies Episode 48: Ant-Man

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At the Movies Episode 47: Jurassic World

Over 20 years after the tragic incident at Isla Nublar, Jurassic World is open for business! Does Colin Trevorrow’s return to this legendary franchise do justice for the fans? Blake and Erin give you their thoughts on the summer’s biggest film to date.

And what’s cool this week? Blake wants you guys all to march on down to your local comic shop and pick up Action Comics #41 and Thom Zahler’s charming Long Distance #1.

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At the Movies Episode 47: Jurassic World

At the Movies Episode 46: Double Feature! Mad Max: Fury Road and Tomorrowland

This Memorial Day weekend, Blake and Erin take in a double feature of sci-fi movies that couldn’t be more different. The reboot/sequel/whatever of the Max Max franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road, is up first — does it live up to the original films? Is Tom Hardy crazy enough to replace Mel Gibson? And who is Erin’s new geek crush? Then, Tomorrowland. Can Brad Bird keep up his winning streak? Will this finally give Disney a new live action franchise? And what would Walt think?

And what’s cool this week? Erin’s enjoyment of Matt Fraction and David Aja continues with Hawkeye Vol. 3: LA Woman, while Blake still can’t stop talking about the season finale of The Flash.

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At the Movies Episode 46: Double Feature! Mad Max: Fury Road and Tomorrowland

At the Movies Episode 45: Sin City-A Dame to Kill For

Nine years after the first Sin City movie, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller come back with three more tales from the crime comic classic. Does it hold up to the original? The Showcase gang discusses it here!

And what’s cool this week? Kenny enjoyed Batman: Assault on Arkham, Jason was a fan of Draft Day, Erin is grateful to BBC America for their Doctor Who marathon, and Blake is into Batman and Robin #34

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At the Movies Episode 44: Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy Movie PosterIt’s the biggest movie in America — do the Showcasers like Guardians of the Galaxy? Blake and Erin talk about the movie, first spoiler-free, then they get spoiler-ful.

And what’s cool this week? Erin is still into all things Harley Quinn, and Blake was impressed by Sally of the Wasteland #1 and Justice League #32.

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