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.

Midnight Showing 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

Curated by: The Bit Players

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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.

Midnight Showing: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

The guys bust out the popcorn and soda again for another Midnight Showing episode, this time for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. The fifth installment of the Tom Cruise-helmed series is one of the strongest yet, and they break down what about the film they liked, didn’t like, and what made it such a unique experience. Writer and director Christopher McQuarrie uses the team ensemble of regulars Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, and Ving Rhames to great effect, highlighting friendship as a major theme throughout, but perhaps the character who steals the show the most is the British spy Ilsa, played by Rebecca Ferguson, whose fighting skills would make even Jack Reacher blush. As Midnight Showing is as much about the experience of moviegoing as the movie itself, the guys discuss the trailers that played before their screening, the ways they got hyped for the fifth installment, and the atmosphere surrounding the cinema.

Midnight Showing Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation (2015)
Director
Christopher McQuarrie
Stars
Tom Cruise
Jeremy Renner
Simon Pegg
Rebecca Ferguson
Ving Rhames
Sean Harris

Curated by: The Bit Players

Aired Wednesday, August 5, 2015
The guys bust out the popcorn and soda again for another Midnight Showing episode, this time for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. The fifth installment of the Tom Cruise-helmed series is one of the strongest yet, and they break down what about the film they liked, didn't like, and what made it such a unique experience. Writer and director Christopher McQuarrie uses the team ensemble of regulars Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, and Ving Rhames to great effect, highlighting friendship as a major theme throughout, but perhaps the character who steals the show the most is the British spy Ilsa, played by Rebecca Ferguson, whose fighting skills would make even Jack Reacher blush. As Midnight Showing is as much about the experience of moviegoing as the movie itself, the guys discuss the trailers that played before their screening, the ways they got hyped for the fifth installment, and the atmosphere surrounding the cinema.

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!

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

Curated by: The Bit Players

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!