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

what movies are
About

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 50: Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

It’s Oxfords, not brogues, this week as the guys suit up for the listener-selected 50th episode on Matthew Vaughn’s 2015 spy film Kingsman: The Secret Service. They talk about how what separates Kingsman from the rest of the pack is the fact that Colin Firth and company always defer to fun on the film, never taking itself or the spy genre too seriously, which actually makes it one of the spy films to take the most seriously. Once again the baffling time-resistance of Michael Caine is discussed as well as the guys picking their own Sun headline on the day they save the world.

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
Director
Matthew Vaughn
Stars
Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, Michael Caine, Mark Hamill

Selected By
Listener Vote

4.6

what movies are
About

Aired Wednesday, April 13, 2016

It's Oxfords, not brogues, this week as the guys suit up for the listener-selected 50th episode on Matthew Vaughn's 2015 spy film Kingsman: The Secret Service. They talk about how what separates Kingsman from the rest of the pack is the fact that Colin Firth and company always defer to fun on the film, never taking itself or the spy genre too seriously, which actually makes it one of the spy films to take the most seriously. Once again the baffling time-resistance of Michael Caine is discussed as well as the guys picking their own Sun headline on the day they save the world.