MCU Commentary #4 - Captain America: The First Avenger - “The Tooch Is Loose!”
Published January 25, 2019
As the guys near the end of Phase One of the MCU, they reintroduce themselves to Captain America: The First Avenger.
In this episode, Joe explains why "The First Avenger" is a misnomer, the guys talk about theme park rights and the reasons for Joe Johnston being brought on to direct this movie.
The multiple plans to "Shrink" Chris Evans' Steve Rogers are explained. Stanley Tucci's unexpected relations are revealed.
Joe recalls a story about casting Two-Face in Batman Forever and reveals some famous former roomates of some of the cast. The guys try to unwrap how one is deemed worthy of the super soldier serum.
Todd recounts a recent encounter with a Coyote. Joe talks about how he turns on his own son and starts a new MCU Fan Theory.
Todd tries to answer the question "Can Captain America take a bullet?" The parallels between this movie and Wonderwoman are discussed.
MCU Commentary #3 - Thor - “Letting Some Things Occur”
Published January 18, 2019
The guys take a step deeper into the MCU as they introduce Thor into the mix.
They discuss the hiring of Kenneth Branaugh, Asgardians vs. Kryptonians and some interesting casting trivia.
Joe talks about the old Conan sketches that portrayed Thor as a high-voiced hero. The guys share their thoughts on Chris Hemsworth as a specimen.
Joe discusses the quote "You act for free. You get paid to wait" and its relevance for these major productions. SHIELD's role in the movies gains a little more steam.
The guys talk about their feelings about camping and share a tragic story bout a frog and a bonfire. Modern day hip hop is subject to the guys' judgment. They also tackle Pizza vending machines, The Rock, The inevitable time when most of the current MCU cast of characters has been spent and the concept of a meal at a movie theatre.
MCU Commentary #2 - Iron Man 2 - “Slowly Vodka Dying”
January 11, 2019
Our 2nd trip into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is also our 2nd Iron Man and they talk about the introduction of Scarlett Johansson into the MCU (and who had to pass on the job), Seth Green's record short cameo in the movie and cameos from two other Stars of Marvel Movies.
Todd further reveals his aversion to technology and they talk about the animator who helped storyboard the movie.
The Elon Musk Connections to Stark and the production itself are discussed. Joe and Todd talk about their times hurting themselves and each other in the name of fun growing up and the ramifications of that fun.
The guys address a disruption by Joe's neighbours (We will tell this story another time). They give their praise to Kevin Feige and Joe expresses the need to continue finding new voices in the form of new directors into the MCU, citing the great discoveries Marvel has made so far.
Joe translates to make one line in this movie mean something totally different. Todd asks how to get on the Dark Web. A very important appearance from another member of the MCU is confirmed (though we don't believe it was intentional).
Fan theories of other big movies are also discussed.
MCU Commentary #1 - Iron Man - “We Coulda Stopped that GOOP Website.”
Published January 4, 2019
The beginning of our tour of the Marvel Cinematic Universe begins at the beginning.
The guys are watching Iron Man and they talk about why Robert Downey Jr. was cast, the keen eye of Marvel Studios to pick out the best talent and what would have happened to the rights to many Marvel characters had this movie failed.
They make predictions of what the next threat to the Avengers will be after Endgame.
Joe and Todd debate who would win between Iron Man and Batman.
Joe explains why The Incredible Hulk has been omitted from our MCU Schedule.
A brief recap of the Rise of Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson and Joe's biggest regret about Coulson post-Avengers is shared.
The pioneer of the modern Post-Credit scene is watched and discussed.
Episode 59.5 - Coming Attractions
Published December 30, 2018
The guys finish the year with their final Coming Attractions episode for the next few months, announcing the beginning of their tour of the MCU leading up to Avengers: Endgame.
They review he year in the news, in movies and fantasy pitch a number of new projects.
The breakneck pace that Netflix is releasing movies is discussed as is the criteria for winning the Oscar for most popular film.
Joe gives a shout out to a listener who reached out about our Christmas Story Episode and pitches an episode of Everybody Loves Raymond.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate is briefly reviewed.
The guys select their favourite Miscast Commentary movies for 2018. Todd talks about his experiences watching Forensic Files.
Christmas Bonus Episode - A Christmas Story - “Keep Your Kids Off the Pole.”
Published December 25, 2018
Joe goes behind Todd's back this week... WITH HIS OWN WIFE! Carrie Findlay rejoins her man in the studio as they cover one of the all time holiday classics, A Christmas Story.
They talk about the Movies that the Director had to do to make this and the filming location near and dear to them.
Peter Billingsley's resume and celebrity connections are discussed. Carrie talks about the original house from the movie and how you can see it today.
Two different sequels to this movie exist and Joe discusses each of them. Joe recounts a gruesome story from school and Carrie interrupts his 2nd, more gruesome story (It ended with the kid getting hit in the growth and it busting open.
They explain their policy on decorating early for Christmas and discuss the idea that, in the past, a movie that moves down the top 10 in the box office could actually move back up.
Joe laments his decision to create a more comfortable studio seating situation.
Star Wars Holiday Special - “Who Knows What the Back Door Is?”
Published December 22, 2018
Happy Life Day Folks! We dive into YouTube for the biggest hidden gem in the Star Wars Universe, the Star Wars Holiday Special.
The guys talk about the production value, George Lucas' intentions and who actually created this turkey.
The tropes of variety specials are discussed as is the special being the debut of Boba Fett. Joe reveals George Lucas' efforts to suppress the special and the big star who the studio didn't want to be cast.
Joe's high school rap name is unveiled. The concept of being forced to enjoy a musical performance on TV is discussed.
Joe talks about the scandal surrounding the release of the Boba Fett action figure after this special.
A connection between the special and Joe's day job is uncovered.
Published December 14, 2018
Todd is back from sea and catching up is on the menu in this latest Coming Attractions Episode.
The guys talk about a German chocolate spill and announce not only the next movie, but the Bonus Christmas Movie.
They chat about the trailers for Avengers Endgame and Brightburn and debate about their anticipation of Aquaman.
Fortnite and Videogame microtransactions are discussed. Joe talks about some of the biggest Dick Moves in online gaming.
Die Hard 2: Die Harder - “Where’s That Research?”
Published December 7, 2018
Joe and Todd Defy Bruce Willis himself and celebrate the Christmas Movies that are the Die Hard Movies, as they cover Die Hard 2: Die Harder.
The guys discuss the spoilers found on the movie cover, the Movie Novelizations that they have read and discuss what to do while waiting at the airport.
They discuss the fictional country of Val Verde that is mentioned in this movie as well as a previous Miscast Commentary Flick and how Reginald VelJohnson could have been Samuel L. Jackson in Die Hard 3.
Awards show hosts are compared. Joe discovers that there actually is a source in this movie to the weirdest TV censorship ever.
Todd calls out Joe on a lack of research and Joe calls out Todd for a lack of microphone etiquette.
Published November 30, 2018
Joe is solo this week and gives his Spoiler-Free review of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, talks Thanksgiving Box Office and announces the first movie in our December All-Holiday Movie Lineup. He also announces a guest host for the Christmas Bonus episode.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch - “Man-Todd!”
Published November 23, 2018
We finish November by finishing our first series of movies. The guys are watching Gremlins 2: The New Batch.
They discuss what this, Star Trek and Total Recall have in common, explain why so many of the Gremlins are so uniquely designed and invite Joe's Dog to join the podcast.
We discuss the cast member who was responsible for an actor appearing in Lord of the Rings.
Excuses for why this movie bombed are shared.
Published November 16, 2018
Joe comes in solo with a brief tribute to Stan Lee, confirmation of the show's New Year schedule and news about the new Disney Streaming Service. He announces next week's movie and reminds everyone about the new Facebook group and its recent activities.
Transformers: The Movie - “Pick Your Gangs Wisely, Children.”
Published November 8, 2018
Joe and Todd have "The Touch" this week as they lend their commentary to the 1986 Animated feature Transformers: The Movie.
The guys talk about the legacy of Transformers and its latest iterations, Joe rehashes his pitch for a better Transformers Cinematic Universe and reveals the trick to this movie getting a wider release (and a higher rating).
The guys talk about a connection to The Simpsons, share their biggest complaint about the animated Transformers series and discuss how dark this movie is.
They talk about the toys they had as kids and, for the first time ever, the movie has to be paused so the guys could evacuate the building.
Joe talks about George Lucas' plans (according to an interview) for Episode 7-9.
They highlight Frank Welker's 800+ credit career
Published November 2, 2018
Joe and Todd are coming at you today with a look at what's to come for the rest of the year from Miscast Commentary as well as a major announcement for the new year.
The guys talk about the latest developments in Marvel Television and the upcoming Disney streaming service.
They announce next week's movie, Joe recounts encounters with a lazy bully from middle school and the guys talk box office for Halloween.
Joe announces a move to a new Facebook group and a new event that you'll all want to be present for.
Halloween 2 - “Alan Smithee!”
Published October 31, 2018
Happy Halloween!! The guys continue their foray into the Michael Myers story with Halloween 2.
They talk about the movie that the Director put an Alan Smithee on, an upcoming True Lies reunion and how Jamie Lee Curtis met Christopher Guest.
Joe explains the status of Michael Myers' mask and reveals an SNL alum with a very small role.
The guys staff the Hospital with classic horror characters. The guys discuss their opinions about Rob Zombie's Halloween remake and confirm the new Halloween's place within the canon of the franchise.
Evil Dead - “Calmer Heads Prevailed. We’re Committing Suicide!”
Published October 26, 2018
We open the Necronomicon this week as we enter the universe of The Evil Dead.
Joe talks about some of the low tech techniques used in this movie, compares the budgets of this and another of our classic horror movies and the accommodations for the cast and crew during production.
The fate of the cabin and a time capsule left behind are revealed.
Joe tells a story of how he listened to old tapes and discuss a crew member who went on to be a big time director.
They pitch how we could have put Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash together in an organic way.
They uncover the effort to remove the ban on this movie in certain countries and who was involved.
Joe talks about a college film he made and asks about Religion and Demon fighting.
Published October 19, 2018
Joe and Todd went Live on Thursday night with their podcast and this is the result. Listen to the guys catch up as they reunite after 3 weeks, Todd gives away his makeup plans for the show and Joe gets Todd's opinions on some subjects that were covered in the last Coming Attractions Episode.
The guys react to other people's reactions to Venom and chat about the end of the latest Era of Conan O'Brien on Late Night and talk about how he said goodbye his future projects.
Pot is now legal in Canada and the guys give their thoughts on it. Joe explains how their home Province of Ontario got started in the most lame way possible.
Joe explains the process of deciding to go live just in time to experience a technical difficulty that needs to be fixed on air.
The guys announce next week's movie Plus a BONUS episode to be released on Halloween. Todd breaks Patient-Doctor confidentiality
*NOTE* The talk about losing the audio was specific to the live. There was nothing lost on the podcast.
Night of the Living Dead (1990) - “Me and Julio Down By the Graveyard”
Published October 12, 2018
The Guys start off a Month of Horror with Tom Savini's 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead.
They talk about the mythos of Romero's Zombie Universe, share their opinions about what a zombie should be able to do and what heavy-hitting actors were up for the role won by Tony Todd.
They share their Fortnite strategies and discuss their opinions on renting people for... stuff. Joe talks about making one monster the identifiable one in movies and discover (late) a technical issue with the episode.
Joe pitches an idea for a video game. he guys debate how a zombie virus might be contracted.
Published October 5, 2018
This week, Joe goes solo as he teases the upcoming month of Horror, talks Russian trolls' role in the Last Jedi Debate, reveals the new look of Rambo and plays the trailer for the next movie.
Stay tuned as a sick Joe returns with some bonus Star Wars News just prior to publishing the episode (NOTE - He says Empire and should have said "the fall of the Empire." Cut him some slack).
Little Shop of Horrors - “I Need a Hammerstein to My Rogers.”
Published September 28, 2018
In this episode, the guys put commentary to the 1986 cult musical Little Shop of Horrors.
The guys discuss the roots of this as an Off-Broadway Musical and who from this cast was in the original stage cast, the resume of Director Frank Oz and the musical connection between this movie and Disney.
Joe talks about a terrible One-Act Play that he wrote in high school.
Todd brings up a hoax that had Disney bringing a park to Toronto and the guys pay tribute to John Candy.
Joe reveals who could have been in this movie and who was almost forced into this movie against Frank Oz's wishes. Joe explains the technical aspect of shooting the singing scenes with the Audrey II puppet.
For Extra Credit, we recast the movie for a modern day remake.