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…

1984 and a Half – S01E12

March is Creator’s Month at Watch.Read.Listen., and our first creator is director, animator, and Python Terry Gilliam. Gilliam’s films have been a huge influence on us since we were kids, and we explore how his exploration of the fantastical has affected us. Note: This episode contains spoilers for Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Jabberwocky,…

A Tale of Life, A Tale of Death Part 2 – S01E11

In this week’s episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we continue our discussion with Shoe on the effect of media on the criminal justice system. We compare The Jinx and Making a Murderer, how class affects justice, the effect of coercion on finding the truth, and the sad irony of pleading guilty but not guilty (i.e. the Alford Plea)….

Episode 10 – A Tale of Life, A Tale of Death – Pt 1

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we are joined by Shoe to discuss (for lack of a better term) True Crime. For part 1 of this discussion we give our experiences with the genre (also for lack of a better term) and give our recommendations for things to watch, read, and listen to related to True…

Episode 9 – Music That Sticks With You

This week on Watch.Read.Listen., we focus for the first time on the “listen” in our discussion of music that has stuck with us over the years, even as our tastes have changed. In our This Week section, we discuss terrible CGI, great music documentaries, and inspiration. This Week: Duane: Neil Gaiman’s “Make Good Art” speech,…