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

4.8

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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 19: Lost in Translation (2003)

In this week’s episode, the guys talk Sofia Coppola’s 2003 film Lost in Translation, starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. The film follows two Americans disenchanted and alone in Tokyo who find peace and even love within each other, though they are an unlikely pair. The episode becomes a discussion of love and intimacy and what makes the relationship between Bob (Murray) and Charlotte (Johansson) so beautiful and believable. Coppola’s film thrives in the realm of the real through actually quite dreamlike tones and cinematography, highlighting the way a once-in-a-lifetime relationship like Bob’s and Charlotte’s can float by surreally. They also talk about where in the world they’d like to get “lost” and their go-to karaoke songs.

Ep 19 Lost in Translation (2003)
Director
Sofia Coppola
Stars
Bill Murray
Scarlett Johansson
Giovanni Ribisi
Anna Faris

Curated by: Jeff

Aired Friday, August 14, 2015

In this week's episode, the guys talk Sofia Coppola's 2003 film Lost in Translation, starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. The film follows two Americans disenchanted and alone in Tokyo who find peace and even love within each other, though they are an unlikely pair. The episode becomes a discussion of love and intimacy and what makes the relationship between Bob (Murray) and Charlotte (Johansson) so beautiful and believable. Coppola's film thrives in the realm of the real through actually quite dreamlike tones and cinematography, highlighting the way a once-in-a-lifetime relationship like Bob's and Charlotte's can float by surreally. They also talk about where in the world they'd like to get "lost" and their go-to karaoke songs.

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!