The year is 2017. Orange Hitler is the president. And as Mamo predicted at the turn of the decade, movies are on their way out. Let’s discuss.
Wonder Woman is here, and we dive deep into the suddenly-refreshing waters of the DCEU – with additional talk of Batman, the Justice League, Aquaman, and the cult of narrative around projects of this scale. Plus, Price’s Disney boycott finally worked, and with Sense8 on its way out, peak TV may have finally peaked.
The summer season kicks off in just three weeks and the Boys Of Summer (trademark pending) are back to pick the hits and misses of the forthcoming box office season!
Wonder Woman has had a long troubled journey to the big screen. But she’s almost here, and taking a page out of Captain America, it appears that Warner Brothers, who have recently been pretty terrible with DC properties, has cut a fun, colourful picture that just happens to be a period piece. The dialogue is a bit on the hokey side, but that is a welcome change from the grim, moribose DC-verse that has been on screen for the past decade. Gal Gadot seems to look pretty effortless in the role, and complaints diminutive size, appear entirely unfounded here. She kicks ass with the best of them.
Mamo has come a long way in 11 years, and it’s time to address the inevitable changes in our direction. Plus: Suicide Squad, consumer culture at the movies, and a bit of Stranger Things love.
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.
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.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made some rapid changes to address the age and diversity of their voting body, and Mamo returns to discuss bootstrapping, privilege, and Wonder Woman, all of which are related. Listen in.
Comic Con 2014! We talk about the Wonder Woman reveal, and what it means to live in a world where “big news” status can be conferred upon “the Wonder Woman reveal.”
One seems like a situation where there’s no way to get it right; and the other a scenario where the studio is determined to get it wrong. Mamo assembles to discuss the future of two Hollywood franchises: The Fast and the Furious in the wake of Paul Walker’s death, and the Warner Brothers clusterfuck of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
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We stop en route to Refocus Films’ screening of Onur Tukel’s Richard’s Wedding to catch up on the latest announcements out of Marvel and DC, look back on Snow White and the Huntsman, and look ahead to the long-awaited Prometheus.
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