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

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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 46: Broadcast News (1987)

5, 4, 3, 2…(points), the guys are taking to the news room this week for their episode on James L. Brooks’s 1987 film Broadcast News. They talk about the way the film can be taken in one of two ways, as a poignant examination of the ongoing state of network news casting, an expansion and continuation of the spirit of Network, or more of a character study based around the working lives of its three main characters. Either way you slice it, however, Broadcast News is a classic, and what movies are about.

Broadcast News (1987)
Director
James L. Brooks
Stars
William Hurt, Holly Hunter, Albert Brooks

Selected By
Jarryd

5.0

what movies are
About

Aired Wednesday, March 16, 2016

5, 4, 3, 2...(points), the guys are taking to the news room this week for their episode on James L. Brooks's 1987 film Broadcast News. They talk about the way the film can be taken in one of two ways, as a poignant examination of the ongoing state of network news casting, an expansion and continuation of the spirit of Network, or more of a character study based around the working lives of its three main characters. Either way you slice it, however, Broadcast News is a classic, and what movies are about.