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.

Ep 50 Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
Director
Matthew Vaughn
Stars
Colin Firth
Samuel L. Jackson
Mark Strong
Taron Egerton
Michael Caine
Mark Hamill

Listener Selection

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.

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.

Ep 05 Unbreakable (2000)
Director
M. Night Shyamalan
Stars
Bruce Willis
Samuel L. Jackson
Robin Wright

Curated by: Brian

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.