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

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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.

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!

Episode 5: Unbreakable (2000)

The guys break down M. Night Shyamalan’s 2000 film Unbreakable, his excellently twisted take on the comic book or super hero genre. They look at the film’s place in the ranks of not only Shyamalan’s films as a catalog but comic book films as a whole, and how the character of Elijah Price (played by Samuel L. Jackson) might have predicted the future in saying that in “mediocre times,” the world needs a hero like David Dunn (Bruce Willis). It’s certainly fun to hope there are heroes like that out there, and the guys look into their own characters to decide what super powers they might possess in a world where such things exist, who their archenemy would be, and talk about big summer blockbusters that they’re excited for.

Unbreakable (2000)
Director
M. Night Shyamalan
Stars
Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

Selected By
Brian

4.4

Aired Friday, April 24, 2015
The guys break down M. Night Shyamalan's 2000 film Unbreakable, his excellently twisted take on the comic book or super hero genre. They look at the film's place in the ranks of not only Shyamalan's films as a catalog but comic book films as a whole, and how the character of Elijah Price (played by Samuel L. Jackson) might have predicted the future in saying that in "mediocre times," the world needs a hero like David Dunn (Bruce Willis). It's certainly fun to hope there are heroes like that out there, and the guys look into their own characters to decide what super powers they might possess in a world where such things exist, who their archenemy would be, and talk about big summer blockbusters that they're excited for.