We’re back! Team Mamo checks in on the summer of 2016 with comments on Pixar, Ghostbusters, Star Trek Beyond, Kong: Skull Island, Wonder Woman, and Justice League. Plus: we bring the gavel down on Barco Escape, and coo about Brie Larson.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science has invited a slew of under-represented demographics to join their voting ranks this year. So is that… good? We discuss, plus all the usual blather about big fuckin’ giants and swimming with the fishes.
Did we just drop the mic on the fate of our show…?
JESUS IS BACK AND HE’S READY TO KICK ROMAN ASS! And other sequels no one asked for. As think piece writers in general catch up to what Mamo was saying eleven years ago, we discuss the latest brace of underperforming (?) number twos, plus Warcraft, Star Trek, and the return of Mel Gibson.
This Memorial Day, we fondly remember the days when Memorial Day was a good time to open a blockbuster. With X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through the Looking Glass in the toilet, we castrate Fox’s management of the X-franchise before diving into the wider question of fan entitlement, platonic relationships, and Cap being in love with Bucky (cuz he IS, ok?).
Do you hear the slurping, mewling sounds of the internet fanboys roiling in disgust (once again) because women exist? It was hard not to get hit by the spray this week as the Cinema Massacre web site (!) achieved the seemingly impossible, and turned GHOSTBUSTERS into the most politicized film release of the year. We tackle the outrage, and then dovetail to this week’s other gender war, #toofemale.
Anyone else excited for Black Panther? We sure are. What about Marvel Phase 4? Yup! What about… the digital manipulation of people irrespective of age, race, or gender? …OK, that one gives us pause. Listen in for more!
Team Cap? Team Iron Man? Team Marvel!! The Matts sit down for an entirely polite conversation about how great Captain America: Civil War is, and why it’s making all the money. You know, like we do.
Mamo returns with Mamo 445! Let’s talk about The Jungle Book and Lemonade! But first, let’s talk about the mysterious fate of Mamo 444…
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!
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.