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Episode 104 – The Phantom (1996) Review

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We’ve got a film this week that is older than some of our listeners! But before we get into this campy 1996 affair, we also say our goodbyes to AMC’s The Walking Dead and talk about the loss of actor Jason David Frank.

 

Tracklist:
1:37 – What we’ve been watching/reading (Jasmin – BL manga, Mark – Action Comics Warworld saga)
4:22 – We say goodbye to The Walking Dead
27:14 – Actor Jason David Frank, of Power Rangers fame, has died
36:21 – The Phantom (1996) Review

 

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Episode 103 – Black Panther & Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

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No news, no catching up, no distractions this week as we jump straight into our double feature!! We would absolutely LOVE to hear your thoughts on the sequel! And be warned, this episode is FILLED with spoilers!

 

Black Panther Review – 2:23
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Review – 51:13

 

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Episode 102 – 30 Days of Night Review

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Happy Halloween! As spooky season comes to a close, we wanted to get one more haunt in the books. We’re taking it back to 2007 and we dive into the comic adaptation 30 Days of Night.

 

Tracklist:
0:54 – Henry Cavill being replaced by Liam Hemsworth in The Witcher for the 4th per Netflix
8:13 – What we’ve been watching (I Am A Stalker on Netflix and Minions: The Rise of Gru)
16:53 – Mark and Jasmin chat about horror in general. Favorite horror films, favorite sub-genre of horror, favorite vampire films, how do the vamps in this film compare to the rest of the genre, and check out our Halloween recommendations!
43:48 – 30 Days of Night review

 

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Episode 101 – Black Adam Review

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For the first time since Spider-Man: No Way Home, Mark and Jasmin went to the theater for the opening weekend of a film! And that was completely unplanned! So in stead of our Halloween episode, here is our review of DC’s Black Adam.

 

Tracklist:
5:08 – What have we been up to? Mark binged The Watcher on Netflix.
18:13 – Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania trailer
27:23 – Black Adam review

 

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Episode 100 – Constantine (2005) Review

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0:00 – IT’S OUR 100TH EPISODE!!! Thank you to some of our friends who sent in lovely messages!
2:07 – We are BACK, baby! We are reformatting our podcast, so give a listen to see what changes we’re making!
11:47 – What we’ve been up to while on hiatus (Jasmin went to Bali and Mark watched all the Power spin offs)
17:38 – Constantine sequel, Keanu Reeves to reprise his role as John Constantine and director Francis Lawrence is back at the helm as well
23:09 – Mark quizzes Jasmin on Constantine trivia — the tables have turned! How did she do?
32:40 – Constantine (2005) review

 

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Episdoe 99 – Fantastic Beasts Franchise Review

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This week’s episode wraps up our Wizarding World marathon as we tack all three Fantastic Beasts films. But before that, we spend quite a bit of time discussing our favorites from San Diego Comic Con.

 

Tracklist:
2:17 – Some of our favorites from San Diego Comic Con (Multiverse – Avengers: Secret Wars and Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, Wakanda Forever, Ironheart, Daredevil: Born Again, Thunderbolts, Walking Dead 6 episode mini with Rick and Michonne)
34:46 – Fantastic Beasts franchise intro
47:21 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them review
53:02 – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald review
1:02:56 – Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dubmbledore review

**NOTE: Could not find the specific episodes where Mark mentions the Thunderbolts.

 

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Episode 98 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Parts 1 & 2) review

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This is the conclusion to our Harry Potter franchise before we jump into the Fantastic Beasts series next. Did the 7th films have the payoff we hoped for? Did our favorite characters survive He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named? Did Jasmin change her mind about Dobby? All these and SO MUCH MORE are answered as we bring the franchise to a close!

 

Tracklist:
1:42 – What we’ve been watching (Ms. Marvel, Obiwan)
19:22 – Netflix woes continue as they report massive Q2 losses
31:09 – Apple TV announces live action monsterverse series that follows Godzilla vs Kong, Kurt Russell set to star
36:40 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows review (we combine parts 1 and 2 into one big review)

 

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Episode 97 – Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince review

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We switched up our recording schedule so Mark could stay up late and hang with our friends over at the Pop Culture Philosophers! Be sure to give that episode a listen AFTER you hear what we have to say about Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Also, Mark is finally sorted — can you guess which house he’s in?

 

Tracklist:
2:19 – Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin drops trailer, will be streaming on HBOMAX July 28th
5:59 – Ralph Fiennes talks about his NSWF Harry Potter spin off involving Voldemort and his Bride
8:58 – Mark FINALLY takes a sorting quiz so we find out which house he belongs in (in a previous episode, Cookie and Jasmin predicted Mark would be a Hufflepuff)
22:14 – Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince review

 

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Episode 96 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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This week, we are joined by Cookie from Just A Little Podcast, as we continue our HP marathon. We put him on the hot seat and ask him all sorts of nerdy questions before we get to this week’s meat and potatoes.

 

Tracklist:
2:40 – Nextar acquires 75% of CW for a whopping $0 upfront, but they’ll absorb over $100M in projected losses
14:18 – Getting to know Cookie
32:09 – HP5 trivia (Spoiler: Mark was really bad at this)
38:39 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix review

 

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Episode 95 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Review

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Back yet again as we continue with our marathon! This fourth installment brings us to the awkward teenage phase with bad hair and questionable dialogue. But before we get to that, we talk about more Scream 6 casting news, another Game of Thrones spin off, and what we’ve been up to!

 

Tracklist:
5:31 – Courtney Cox set to return for Scream 6 reprising her role as Gale Weathers
11:41 – Kit Harrington will play Jon Snow in yet another Game of Thrones spin off
17:53 – What we’ve been up to (Miles Morales on PS4, K-dramas on Netflix)
37:55 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire review (our favorite magical items, favorite characters, and why we feel like the adults steal the show in this one)

 

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