We Bought a Pod Episode 32: Half the Corn is Gone

Welcome back! We are here with Sam to talk some Infinity War. Come for the discussion of themes, and where this film will land in our rankings, stay for the memes and the Hulk x ScarJo fan-fic. Major Spoilers! Advertisements

The Surprising Emotions of “Infinity War” and an Exploration of Fatherhood

*THIS POST CONTAINS MASSIVE SPOILERS FOR “AVENGER’S: INFINITY WAR.” There are many who look at the MCU as a fairly emotionless world. While characters often “died,” many have accused the film franchise as a world with no stakes. Frankly, critics have been pretty spot on about that issue. Look no further than Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg),…

The Avengers

It’s finally time.  By the time some of you read this, you may have already seen the MCU defining “Infinity War.” I, myself, am about to head to the theater to see it. Ove the course of the MCU, there have been many small and big moments that led to Thanos crashing the party on…

MCU: The Television Dimension

In 2013, after the worldwide phenomenon known as Marvel’s The Avengers proved that the MCU’s multi-property shared universe plan was successful cinematically, the Marvel think tank determined the next experiment would be to stretch the stories to television and streaming. Spurred on by the success of the Marvel One-Shots – short vignettes featured on the…

We Bought a Pod Episode 31: Isle of Atlanta

We’re back! This week we’re getting into two of our favorite things: Stop-Motion and Atlanta! This episode is pretty much contained to these two things, so I hope you’ve seen them. 00:00-48:30 – Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” 48:30 – End – “Atlanta” on FX (airs on Thursdays)  

Film Review: ‘Lean on Pete’ Meditates on the American West

The western is a genre that may not appeal to all but is a distinctly American genre. Like jazz or southern gothic, the western feels as if it has been threaded into our DNA and culture. That makes it all the more interesting when an “outsider,” namely someone like Brit Andrew Haigh uses the medium to tell…

Film Review: The Ferryman: Art, Terror and Allegories…Horror at its Finest.

“The Ferryman” demonstrates that blockbuster horror movies are not a requirement for good horror films. Elliott Maguire a fledgling director, producer and writer of “The Ferryman” did a magnificent job recording, editing and producing this full-length film using only an iPhone 7 on a budget of £1500 (approx. $2123). A cinematic feat worthy of notoriety…

TV Review: Love Season 3: Not just a Tale as Old as Time

“Love” has been a series that I have been in “love” (pun intended) with since the show debuted on Netflix in 2016. I was so enthralled by the show, I actually took a full day off of work to finish the first season all those years ago. When I heard that the third season would…

We Bought a Pod Episode 30: We Love, Simon, Not Ready Player One

Welcome back to another episode of WE BOUGHT A POD! AJ and Aaron break down one of the surprise hits of the year in “Love, Simon,” and then discuss Steven Spielberg‘s latest blockbuster. We also circle back to HBO’s comedies “Barry,” and “Silicon Valley.” Overall, a pretty good week in pop culture.   00-12:00 – “Love,…

Film Review: ‘Ready Player One’ Is Enjoyable, Not Great

Steven Spielberg’s latest movie “Ready Player One” is certainly a crowd-pleaser if we are to go off the reactions of the audience in attendance. As many critics have pointed out, however, that exuberance relies solely on the various IPs and meta-references that take center-stage in the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name….