“Avengers: Infinity War” (2018)

Tim continues to catch up with the MCU! This film is awkward to review nearly two years after it came out, with Tim going through the speculation about how this story will play out in Avengers: End Game that those who are already caught up, including Mulele, already know the answers to. Listen to relive your reaction to the first time you watched it! (Originally published on Patreon January 18, 2020)

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“Black Panther” (2018)

Black PantherPaul of “To the Batpoles” joins Tim and Mulele to discuss 2018’s “Black Panther” film, trying to separate political filmmaking from good filmmaking, and having different experiences based on whether they went in knowing the comics, the comics AND the film’s marketing, or neither.

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#782 Ninja Turtles: “Mutant Mayhem”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles first appeared in 1984 as a violent, gory homage to/parody of Frank Miller’s Daredevil, among other popular mainstream titles of the time (X-men, Teen Titans). The comic hit at the right time for Kumar, but for the younger Emmet, the 1987 TV cartoon was the business. Now, nearly 40 years later, both have attended the latest Turtles movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. This week, they review the movie and compare it with earlier Turtles iterations.

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“Thor: Ragnarok” (2017)

Thor: Ragnarok

“Tim Catches Up with the MCU” continues to roll as Tim and Mulele reach Thor: Ragnarok. It has perhaps the most humor of any MCU movie up to this point; is that a good thing? Also, Tim experiences the benefits of never paying attention to the marketing. (Originally published on Patreon November 23, 2019.)

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“Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017)

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-man is a longtime favorite of Tim’s, in terms of comics reading, but how does he feel about Spider-Man: Homecoming? Particularly in light of the fact that it’s the first live-action Spider-Man he’s watched since 1979… Mulele joins Tim to review the 2017 film. (Originally published on Patreon November 4, 2019.)

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#769 Tracy Butler on “Lackadaisy” – the animated cartoon!

Lackadaisy

Back in 2009, Tim talked with web cartoonist Tracy Butler about her beautiful, sepia-toned 1920s-with-cats strip Lackadaisy, and whether she’d ever quit her day job to focus on the strip. Since then, she has gone full-time on the comic, and recently embraced her first love, animation! The Lackadaisy 27-minute animated “pilot” has attracted a lot of attention the past few weeks, and the quality of the production had Tim thinking, “How was this even possible??” So this week, Tracy returns to the podcast to talk about the pilot, the now-full-color strip, and what the future of the title might be.

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#762 MCU Phase 4: Why so much complaining?

MCU 4
Marvel’s “Phase Four” block of movies and TV shows has wrapped up, and it’s occasioned a lot of annoyance online for all sorts of reasons. Are the complaints legitimate? Is it ginned-up anger just to get noticed? Is there anything good to say about Phase Four? Tim and Emmet examine the good and bad of the shows, and some real problems that are developing as the Universe continues to expand.

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“Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2” (2017)

Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2

“TIM CATCHES UP WITH THE MCU” continues: Peter Quill (whose name we both blanked on while recording the show!) and the gang are back (yeah, BACK in 2017) and Tim (feeling encouraged by being a mere 2.5 years behind on MCU movies) and Mulele discuss the film. And Star Wars.

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“Doctor Strange” (2016)

Doctor Strange“Tim Catches Up with the MCU” discusses¬†Doctor Strange — an enjoyable yet problematic movie, based on a 1963 origin story (in Strange Tales #110) whose ideas about race and gender roles are, at best, dated. Tim and Mulele review. (Originally published on Patreon October 12, 2019.)

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“Captain America: Civil War” (2016)

Captain America: Civil War
Tim Catches Up with the MCU continues as Tim and Mulele discuss Avengers 2.5, er, Captain America: Civil War! (Originally published on Patreon September 28, 2019.)

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