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 —…

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…

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…

Episode 53 – Call Me Snake

Download Episode!On the latest episode of Watch.Read.Listen. Duane and David go over John Carpenter’s 1981 classic Escape from New York, and it’s less-revered sequel 1996’s Escape from L.A. And of course we go over what we believed influenced Carpenter in his approach to both films. We get topical on current political topics that we feel…

Episode 52 – Oh, What A Day… (The Mad Max Franchise, Part 2)

Download Episode!In part two, of their discussion of the Mad Max Franchise, Duane and David discuss 1985’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, and 2015’s Mad Max Fury Road. This is a deep dive into mythology, religion, beliefs, and what those mean to the individual. We also read our first two iTunes review at the beginning of…

Episode 51 – Just Walk Away (The Mad Max Franchise, Part 1)

Download Episode!On the latest episode of Watch.Read.Listen. Duane and David tackle George Miller’s iconic Mad Max Franchise. To kick things off in Part 1, they go over Mad Max, and Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. They discuss why they last in a current film climate littered with CGI, their importance as mythological storytelling, and…