Mamo 443: Heroes & Rogues

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The rapturous arrival of the ROGUE ONE trailer gives us an opportunity to circle back on BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, and tie together all our thoughts on what audiences actually want from these stories, and why we respond to aspirational heroes. Listen in!

Mamo 442: Where Are They Gonna Poop?

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The Mamo Summer Box Office Contest is here! Matt & Matt handicap the big releases of the summer of 2016 and invite YOU to do the same. Captain America! Alice! Suicide Squad! Ghostbusters! Independence Day! The Big Fuckin’ Giant! Who will win??

We have a NEW game system this year, thanks to Mamo listener Andrew Robinson! Please visit boxofficetournament.com, create an account, and draft your picks. You can revise your draft as many times as you like until you hit “LOCK PICKS” or midnight on May 1st arrives, whichever comes first. Then your entry is set in stone!

Note: grosses are to be entered in the hundreds of millions, i.e. 400, not $400,000,000.

Second note: You may cross-post your picks to the comments here for added discussion, but ONLY entries at boxofficetournament.com will be considered for the contest.

Third note: blu-ray to the winner, care of RowThree.com! May the best prognosticator win.

Mamo 441: Matt-Man v. Super-Matt – Dawn of Mamo

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Two Matts enter, one Matt leaves! Then another Matt leaves, by a different door. It’s the title fight you’ve all been waiting for: does Batman v. Superman deserve a Dawn of Justice or what even is Justice in this context anyway yadda yadda yadda maybe the movie’s not that bad.

Mamo 440: From Chi-Raq to Zootopia

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Spike Lee’s new (to Canada, anyway) film Chi-Raq is absolutely splendid, and we gush about it for a good long while before trying to pick apart the racial politics of the hit animated film, Zootopia (which, hey, kudos for having racial politics, Z!). Plus: Matt B. sick of superheroes? Is this the Bizarro World??

Mamo 439: Ghostbusters #Hottake

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The last thing the world needs is another couple of straight white guys telling you what they think of the all-female Ghostbusters trailer, but we’re gonna tell you anyway – with a meta twist, because we’re going to talk about what we think of the opinions of the other straight white guys. Plus: American Hitler! Who ya gonna call?

Mamo 438: Oscars So What?

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Mamo’s annual Oscar night party is here! As usual, we scatter a series of short minisodes across the evening, collected here in omnibus format – it’s like watching the show with us in real time, only without the 4 hour exhaustion factor, or any farting. Joined by a veritable galaxy of guest stars, it’s the one night of Mamo you don’t want to miss! Except that you did miss it, if you’re downloading this and listening to it after the fact. Well done genius.

Mamo 437: Asshat Assets

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Deadpool!! The R-rated superhero flick’s massive over-performance this past weekend has thrown everyone into a tizzy, including us, if by “tizzy” you mean “questioning some of our previous statements about Ryan Reynolds.” We toss the ball around a bit, with respect to the modern movie star and the growth of the comic book movie genre, before taking several more choice swipes at the imminent death rattle of Batman v. Superman.