***THIS REVIEW IS NOT SPOILER FREE!*** The MOUND boys, down a man, defeated, broken, sick and confused, get together to discuss Zack Whedon's JUSTICE LEAGUE! Sans Huey and the molten, hot passion that was their BATMAN V SUPERMAN episode, Rex, Bob and John limp to the finish line trying to figure out what happened. Do they figure it out? SPOILER: NO.
SPOILER WARNING! There are spoilers, they aren't at the open, WE WARN YA! The entire MOUND crew is back and they just saw a human-only screening of Patty Jenkins WONDER WOMAN! Rex, Bob and John celebrate Huey's birthday by gathering around a mic to talk about something that isn't him. They welcome episode guest, Baltimore's favorite corn-dog historian, Sarah Danger, to help them not sound completely tone def when reviewing the largest female directed and starring comic book blockbuster in history! Rex is nonplussed, Bob is wearing his rose-colored glasses too tight, Huey ages in front of our very eyes, Sarah SAID THE MOVIE WAS FUN and John, dressed like The Vampire Lestat's plumber, can't come to terms with more DCEU emails!
Lucky episode number 13 gets incredibly weird when Huey, John and Bob have to fend for their lives without Rex, and they don't do well. They review the absolutely baffling fun of THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS and dig into to reviewing newly release hollywood trailers and if reviewing trailers is even worthwhile at all. Huey is EXCITE, Bob shuts down because of the DCEU and John starts having a stroke because STAR WARS is apparently just SUBWAY. Stay after the end bumper for a half hour conversation about Time Travel...You're welcome? Eat fresh.
Trailers reviewed: Kingsman2: The Golden Circle, The Hitman's Bodyguard, Transformers: The Last Knight, The Mummy, Baby Driver, Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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SHORT REVIEW: 4 Roger Ebert Thumbs sort of pointing down?
The MOUND boys come together to review a movie they barely have any passion for based off source material they...barely have any passion for, POWER RANGERS! Rex, Huey, John and Bob ask the question for the ages, if no one had any pre-existing knowledge of Power Rangers, would this serious, sullen, Nolen-esque take on the show make any sense? The answer is...no. Bryan Cranston sleepwalks, Bill Hader gets a paycheck for 2 hours in a recording booth, and everyone needs to hide all their gold because Rita Repulsa is coming to do something vaguely non-specific with it! This episode sponsored by Krispy Kreme.
SPOILER WARNING!!! FIFTY SHADES DARKER review! The fellas of MOUND take the opportunity to discuss INTERNALIZED MISOGYNY 2: DON'T GET WOKE even though they probably should keep their privileged traps shut about such dreck. Luckily Rex, Huey, Bob and John aren't alone on this slovenly BDSM cosplay adventure, because they are joined by Baltimore musician and LIFETIME movie expert Lala Anderson who gives the guys much needed perspective on WHY PEOPLE SEEM TO LIKE THESE. Sit back and enjoy Rex's love for 900 unresolved plot-lines, Bob's delight over Vin Diesel-related scene dressing, John's overload of one-liners and Huey's disenfranchised anger over not being asleep.
The guys of MOUND finally lean into their self-fulfilling prophecy of no one listening and decide to spend a whole episode discussing TRAILERS! Join the guys as they dabble in nihilism, fear the onslaught of war elephants and demand that everyone treat their mom to a movie! The trailer line up is as follows: KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD, FIFTY SHADES DARKER, KONG: SKULL ISLAND, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, POWER RANGERS, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS and LOGAN!
SPOILERS! YOU'VE BEEN WARNED! The MOUND men are finally back and they all saw a star war. Listen in as two STAR WARS fans, a Harrison Ford apathy fetishist, and Rex Anderson discuss the Gareth Edwards directed ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. Huey likes the world building, Bob has a conspiracy theory, John weeps when his Ewok knowledge gets woke, and Rex just wants to understand WHY? Never forget, Darth Vader WEARS A MASK, so spend lots of money to resurrect the dead OTHER guy.
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A fascinating mess deserves a second look and that is just what MOUND intends to do with Part 2 of their SUICIDE SQUAD discussion. This go around John, Rex and Lauren Anderson join Bob to go fight that giant thing in the sky that is or isn’t a machine!
Rex and John are forced to sit this one out, but they will be back for PART 2. Luckily Huey and Bob are joined by world famous musician Professor Shyguy aka Brandt Cooley to discuss SUICIDE SQUAD, a movie that they "didn't hate that much!"
We delved back into the source of our most popular episode today by watching the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ULTIMATE EDITION. Prepare to listen as all the energy drains from our bodies as depression washes over with the abyss not far behind. Matthew Arnold Pie from BONUS DISC joins us, the only person in the room to never see the theatrical cut, and boy was he excited!