Episode 60 – Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out of The Matrix

Download Episode!On the first part of our dive into The Matrix Franchise, Duane and David talk about what made the original 1999 film an important milestone in Sci-Fi cinema, they also touch on what they like about the multi-story film The Animatrix, and how it helps flesh out the world The Wachowski’s set up. They…

Consent and Freedom – Ghost in the Shell (2017)

When writing this about an hour after seeing Ghost in the Shell for the first time, I debated where to go with this article. For much of the critical world and movie fandom, GitS is notable for the casting of Scarlett Johansson as the Major, who is decidedly less Japanese than the character’s original name —…

Episode 59 – The Black Shakes

Download Episode!Duane and David start down the cyberpunk rabbit hole with a look at William Gibson’s original 1981 short story Johnny Mnemonic, and the 1995 adaptation by the author himself. What stand’s out from what Gibson originally wrote to the his own process of taking his work and applying it to the big screen? We…

Special Report – The Man Comes Around: Logan (2017)

After going through all the X-Men films, Duane and David sat in a movie, eating (okay) hot-dogs, wishing they were at the Alamo Drafthouse, watching Logan, the last film to (as we know) feature Hugh Jackman as Logan aka Wolverine. They loved it, listen as to why. Music: Johnny Cash (obviously)

Episode 58 – Wolverine V Deadpool: Sort of Dawn of Whatever

Download Episode!On the 58th episode of Watch.Read.Listen. join Duane and David as they finish up the uncanny rabbit hole that is the X-Men universe with their takes on 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine (worst title ever), 2013’s The Wolverine, and round it out with last year’s smash comedy hit Dead-Pool. Can this show make it past…

We’ll Carry On: Grief and The Black Parade

And if your heart stops beating/I’ll be here wondering- did you get what you deserve?/The ending of your life It’s funny to me, that as I start this piece, that when I mentioned I was listening to My Chemical Romance on my Facebook, that someone would make a comment about self-harm in regards to the…

Episode 57 – Stay the Path

Download Episode!After a few glitches, and hiccups, it’s time for the latest episode of Watch.Read.Listen. The Brother’s Watson talk about the last half of the X-Men franchise, 2011’s X-Men: First Class, 2014’s X-Men: Day’s of Future Past, and the most recent film (just out on Blu-Ray) X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). David and Duane are pretty candid…

Episode 56 – What’s A Magneto?

Download Episode!On the latest episode of Watch.Read.Listen. Duane and David delve into the first half of the X-Men franchise, covering X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). Do the films hold up after over 10+ years? Is The Last Stand the worst of the franchise? Also, the boys spend  some time waxing…

Episode 55 – What’s This My Mantra?

Download Episode!Prepare yourself for a caffeine pumped episode of Watch.Read.Listen. as the Watson brothers discuss the latest Marvel Cinematic Film, Doctor Strange! Is this a worthy entry into the MCU Canon? Or does it fall flat? Listen in as the boys give you the run down, and tell you you their thoughts (through a very…

Episode 54 – John Carpenter’s Apocalypse Trilogy Part Deux

Download Episode!On the latest epsiode of Watch.Read.Listen. Duane and David tackle the complicated themes and ideas behind the last two films in John Carpenter’s loose Apocalypse Trilogy, Prince of Darkness (1987) and In the Mouth of Madness (1995); they confront religion vs science, reality vs magic, and the power of writing in general. Hold on…