Midnight Showing: Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe we go with the latest and greatest installment, Captain America: Civil War. The guys talk about how the film succeeds in ways that DC’s foil from this year Batman v Superman failed, how it takes just a little (and a lot of mega-stars) to make a great superhero flick, and perhaps the film’s greatest asset: its characters. Civil War introduces many new faces to the fray, but they feel utterly at home by film’s end, and it goes to show how devoting a little time to characterization can go a very, very long way.

Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Directors
The Russo Brothers
Stars
Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Daniel Brühl

Selected By
The Bit Players

4.6

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Aired Friday, May 13, 2016

Back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe we go with the latest and greatest installment, Captain America: Civil War. The guys talk about how the film succeeds in ways that DC's foil from this year Batman v Superman failed, how it takes just a little (and a lot of mega-stars) to make a great superhero flick, and perhaps the film's greatest asset: its characters. Civil War introduces many new faces to the fray, but they feel utterly at home by film's end, and it goes to show how devoting a little time to characterization can go a very, very long way.

Episode 40: Sunshine (2007)

The guys are hurtling toward the sun strapped to a bomb this week for their episode on Danny Boyle’s underrated 2007 sci-fi film, Sunshine. They discuss the merits and pitfalls of searching for realism in science fiction and the way that the first two acts of Sunshine so firmly establish realism that the final act either makes the film fall apart into B-horror or turn into a stone-cold classic, depending on which side of the spaceship you’re standing on. They also pick their own Earth Room projections as well as answer your questions about facing a fear as great as the Icarus 2 crew faced in the film.

Sunshine (2007)
Director
Danny Boyle
Stars
Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Mark Strong

Selected By
Brian

4.2

Aired Wednesday, January 27, 2015

The guys are hurtling toward the sun strapped to a bomb this week for their episode on Danny Boyle's underrated 2007 sci-fi film, Sunshine. They discuss the merits and pitfalls of searching for realism in science fiction and the way that the first two acts of Sunshine so firmly establish realism that the final act either makes the film fall apart into B-horror or turn into a stone-cold classic, depending on which side of the spaceship you're standing on. They also pick their own Earth Room projections as well as answer your questions about facing a fear as great as the Icarus 2 crew faced in the film.

Midnight Showing: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

In the first very special Midnight Showing episode, the guys reflect back on seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron in theatres last weekend, reliving the experience from preparation to post-credits. Joss Whedon left the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a bang, and the guys talk about what’s next for the Avengers specifically and the Marvel world as a whole in this film’s wake, as well as break down the film itself. A huge part of what makes these films so special is the experience of getting out to the theatre and being with people who are excited about it, so as much as the film is brought to the table, the movie-going experience is examined just as deeply in this episode. Grab some popcorn and your favorite candy and join along for the Midnight Showing!

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Director
Joss Whedon
Stars
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson

Selected By
The Bit Players

3.2

Aired Wednesday, May 6, 2015
In the first very special Midnight Showing episode, the guys reflect back on seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron in theatres last weekend, reliving the experience from preparation to post-credits. Joss Whedon left the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a bang, and the guys talk about what's next for the Avengers specifically and the Marvel world as a whole in this film's wake, as well as break down the film itself. A huge part of what makes these films so special is the experience of getting out to the theatre and being with people who are excited about it, so as much as the film is brought to the table, the movie-going experience is examined just as deeply in this episode. Grab some popcorn and your favorite candy and join along for the Midnight Showing!