Riddles in the Dark – S01E17

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy and explore both the things we like about and the things we don’t. Overall, it doesn’t work as a trilogy, and we wonder what would have been different if 1) Guillermo del Toro had stayed on to direct and 2) if these had been two…

Deftones – GORE

DEFTONES GORE REPRISE RECORDS, 2016 When a band you love comes out with a new record, there can be a mix of both excitement and dread. Especially when the band has a long discography with more hits than misses. GORE is the follow-up to 2012’s KOI NO YOKAN, an album I thought was good, but…

CRITICS V FANS: DAWN OF MISUNDERSTANDING

by David Watson Something interesting has happened in the comic book movie world in the past couple days. It seems that Marvel Studios is already holding press screenings for Captain America: Civil War. The reaction has been really positive, though critics are on embargo until the 13th of this month. You can go to Twitter…

Fly You Fools! – S01E16

In this epic-length episode of Watch.Read.Listen. (the first in our Fantasy Month), we discuss Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings films, both in their own right and as adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel. This episode can be seen as the first of a two-parter on Jackson’s adaptations of Tolkien’s works as next week we will…

Deadpool v Batman v Superman: 3 Lessons

Thanks to my erratic movie-viewing schedule, this weekend I watched both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Deadpool. Now, the obvious movie to compare to Batman v Superman will be Captain America: Civil War, given that both deal with superheroes fighting each other rather than some other, no doubt more threatening menace, and I…

Special Report – Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – S01EXX

In this special edition of the Watch.Read.Listen. podcast, we discuss Batman v Superman. Note: the first half is spoiler-free; spoilers start 30 minutes in. In a nutshell, we both feel that the movie has major problems but that it is still worth seeing in the theater. In two smaller nutshells, Duane thinks the movie needed…

Make Good Art! – Watch.Read.Listen. on Neil Gaiman – S01E13

On this week’s episode, we continue our Creator’s Month with Neil Gaiman, discussing his various works of fiction with a focus on Gaiman’s short stories and novels as we quickly realized that The Sandman will require an episode all on its own. There are potential spoilers for everything prose except for The Ocean at the End…

Dead by Dawn – The Works of Sam Raimi – S01E14

In this week’s Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss the films of director and producer Sam Raimi. Spoiler Warning for: The Evil Dead (1981), Crimewave, Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, Darkman, Army of Darkness, The Quick and the Dead (minor), A Simple Plan (minor), Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, and Drag Me to Hell, with brief mentions of…