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PCR #118 - Duel of the (Trailer) Fates

December 12th, 2019

In this episode, Travis and X were SUPPOSED to be talking about just the new Black Widow and Wonder Woman trailers that were just released, comparing the two female-led superhero movies from Marvel and DC on what they thought was the better trailer. However, we all got a nice treat with the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer that dropped right after those, so of course they had to close out the show by talking about the “true” sequel to the original franchise. They discuss the look and feel of the three trailers, the casting choices and how they look so far, the writing and directing teams, and what stood out as the best and worst parts from all of the trailers. The start of the 2020 movie hype begins now! Check it out and enjoy!

PCR #117 - The Dark Fate Awakens

November 11th, 2019

In this episode, Travis and Chris give their SPOILER review of Terminator: Dark Fate. They break down what they liked, what they didn’t like, their thoughts on the new female-led cast of characters, the new enemy, the connections to the past films, and all of the easter eggs, references, and homages in the movie (that they could find anyways). Do they think the franchise is dead after this? All this, plus Travis gives an interesting take on what they could have done differently to get people more invested in this new story.
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PCR #116 - HBO’s MAXimum Effort

November 5th, 2019

In this episode, Travis and Chris breakdown the latest news on Warner Bros' new streaming service and what it means for the industry, what's going on with some upcoming Star Wars and Game of Thrones projects, the Dark Fate of Terminator, and some major shake-ups in Marvel.  All of this and more so hit the download button and enjoy!

PCR #115 - Let’s Talk About Joker

October 25th, 2019

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In this episode, we give our SPOILER review and breakdown the Todd Phillips directed movie, Joker! We discuss what we liked, if there was anything we didn't like, Joaquin's powerful performance, how it references the DC Universe, did any of the movie actually happen, and if we think there will be a sequel.
What did YOU think of the movie?
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PCR #114 - Joker’s Wild

October 10th, 2019

In this episode, Travis and Chris unravel their favorite Joker memories by deep-diving into the history of the character, how and when he was created, the inspirations for him, the many different origins he has (or doesn’t have), becoming a pop culture icon starting in the 60s, going through a darker reinvention in the 80s, staying relevant in the 90s, returning to the movies with Dark Knight and then Suicide Squad (yes, we have to talk about that one too). They also breakdown the differences between all the actors that have played the Clown Prince of Crime in movies and TV shows and what all of the unique. Hope you enjoy! TTFN!

Rambo: First Last Blood, Part 113

September 30th, 2019

“Nothing is over! Nothing! You just don’t turn it off!”
In this episode, Xavier and Travis breakdown their favorite memories and moments from the Rambo franchise. Starting off with First Blood and how that film is different from the rest of the series, how he was transformed into an 80s pop culture icon in Rambo: First Blood, Part 2, to the disappointing Rambo III and how that ended the franchise originally, to how Sly brought the franchise back from the dead 20 years later with the aptly named Rambo and the sheer brutality he brought with it. They wrap up by ranking the films themselves and talk a little about the recently released “final” film in the series, Last Blood. What are your favorite Rambo moments? Tell us in the comments section and if you liked the episode please take a second to give us rate and review on Apple Podcasts and hit the subscribe button on wherever you get your podcasts from!

PCR #112 - You’re Tearing Me Apart, Spidey!

August 26th, 2019

In this episode, Travis and X give their thoughts on the ongoing public spat between Marvel and Sony over the movie rights for Spider-Man. Who do they blame for the breakdown? Are they #teamsony or #teammarvel and how do they want to see it resolved? They also go into detail over the new Masters of the Universe series coming to Netflix which is headed by Kevin Smith. What has Travis so up in arms over this announcement? They then discuss the new GI Joe spinoff movie starring Snake Eyes and what the studio totally missed the mark on. They talk about John Wick 3 and the trilogy as a whole. Also, what’s going on with the new Matrix movie and should anyone care at this point? They wrap up by tackling the most important social justice issue on the planet right now: The chicken sandwich.
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PCR #111 - SDCC 2019 Rewind!

August 4th, 2019

In this episode, Travis and Chris are ridin' nerdy as they talk about some of the big announcements from this year's SDCC! Find out why Travis thinks the new Terminator movie is a mixed bag which is hurting the movie before it even comes out, what's the huge, planet-sized crowdfunding experiment that Hasbro revealed, what other toys from SDCC that got them excited, what's going on in the world of Walking Dead, what were some missed opportunities from DC as well as some exciting news for this year's DC CW crossover event, and finally they break down ALL of the big MCU Phase 4 lineup reveals and talk about where the MCU is going from here, what they liked and what they didn't. All that and more! So hit the download button and enjoy!

PCR #110 - Spidey’s Cinematic Stories, Part 4: Mysterious Endings

July 17th, 2019

In this episode, Travis and Chris give their thoughts on the final installment of the MCU’s Infinity Saga, Spider-Man: Far From Home. They first give some non-spoiler overall thoughts, followed by a more in-depth spoilery discussion by talking about all the interesting plot points, cast performances, and all the wonderful surprises along the way. Before all that, they start the episode off by covering some current news topics such as the HBO Max streaming service, the Joker movie, Terminator: Dark Fate’s director Tim Miller’s statement and how it affects opinions going in to the movie, comments from Robert Downey Jr and if he does indeed have a Scrooge McDuck vault, and of course they have a very interesting conversation regarding the recent controversial casting for the live-action Little Mermaid. They wrap up the episode by going over some of the movies they are looking forward to for the rest of the year. For you video game fans, be sure to stick around to the very end for some bonus chatter. This is a fun episode, so hit the download button and enjoy!

PCR #109 - Last Stand of the Dark Phoenix

June 18th, 2019

In this episode, Travis and the Professor talk all about the final installment of the long-running X-Men film franchise (until Marvel Studios does it properly!). They start by doing a full spoiler-filled recap of the film and go through everything that worked and definitely did not work. They give their takes on the decade time jumps between films, wonky plotlines, the costumes, both good and bad performances from the cast, X-Men having a Bat-phone, how much everyone loves mutants in this movie, the special mutant cameo we finally got to see, the good and bad of all of the action scenes, production troubles and reshoots, the similarities between this and Last Stand, bad writing and directing, and more! After the recap, they talk about the legacy of the Fox X-Men franchise and what it will be remembered for. Lastly, they decide to give in and do their own casting for the X-Men in the MCU. You can’t miss Xavier’s hot takes on who he picks! If you’re a fan of the X-Men franchise or not, hit the download button, listen and enjoy, and then go back and check out all of our past X-Men movie episodes in the archives! Excelsior!

PCR #108 - Stick ‘Em With the Disappointy End

June 3rd, 2019

In this episode, Travis finally does an episode on Game of Thrones as he and X breakdown the controversial final season of the hit series.  They discuss the ups and the many, many downs of the short season, and try to find out where it all went wrong.  What happened in the big battle of Winterfell?  How did all of the characters survive World War Z?  Arya did what?!  Why did they ruin Jaime's entire character arc?  What the hell happened to Daenerys?  She's Jon's queen!  They discuss the anticlimactic ending and how nothing makes any sense.  They wrap up by talking about some of the possible spin-offs we could be getting next.  If you've seen the final season and got some opinions on it, hit the download button, listen to the ep, and shoot us a message with your thoughts over on our Facebook page.  Enjoy!

PCR #107 - Whatever It Takes 3000

May 7th, 2019

It truly is the endgame as Travis, Chris, and X assemble to talk all about Avengers: Endgame!  They start off by talking about some of their favorite moments and scenes, discuss what they didn’t like about it, and then try to answer a lot of questions they each had after watching the epic conclusion to the Infinity Saga (Far From Home notwithstanding).  Did they avoid getting spoiled before seeing the film? What was their favorite “Back to the Future” scenes? Is there such a thing as a “casual” MCU fan? Was there too much female empowerment? Did they fix the Captain Marvel problem? Were the changes to Hulk and Thor for the better or worse?  How great was Hawkeye’s hair? Does this movie get time travel right or not and was it cheap way to undo what happened in Infinity War? What’s the one scene in Infinity War that X has to fast forward past? Did Chris find a big plot hole that could’ve prevented a lot of things from happening? How did they feel about Old Man Rogers, who he passes the shield down to, and does the end contradict their own rules of time travel?  What was the one thing that X wanted to see in that scene? Do longer movies mean better movies? What was the one thing that Chris knew that no one else who saw the movie knew? What actually happened to Gamora? How exactly does Cap return all the stones? Is there a silver lining from the first snap that this movie ignores? Where does the MCU go from here? Does the MCU take claim to being the greatest movie franchise ever?  If you’ve seen Endgame, then hit the download button, check it out, and let us know what YOU thought of the film as well!

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PCR #106 - Marvelous Mr. Marvel!

April 30th, 2019

In this episode, Travis and Chris decided to give everyone time to watch & digest Endgame before doing an episode on it, so instead they review that *OTHER* Captain Marvel movie, Shazam! They talk about their reactions to the film, how Zachary Levi did as the titular character, Billy searching for his mother, the similarities to the comics, the things that were kept away from the trailers, ties to the DCEU including that one cameo appearance, and much more.  Also, is Aquaman a TV star in this movie?
Before all that, Travis gives an update on his thoughts on the DC Universe app, if he still recommends it, and the production news involving Swamp Thing. There might even be a review of Justice League Vs Fatal Five hidden somewhere in the ep as well.
They also announce that they will be at this years’ Comicpalooza and will be doing another live recording! They will need some fan participation, so be sure to come out and be a part of the show on May 11th in Houston.
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PCR Rewind #90 - To Infinity War and Beyond

April 24th, 2019

***The Endgame is here!  But before you rush out to see how it all ends, let's go back to see how we got here with this epic review episode of Infinity War!  Be sure to see us at Comicpalooza on May 11th as we all discuss Endgame and the MCU live in person!***

In this episode, Travis, Chris, and Jeff (joining us from the Deep in the Horror of Texas podcast) give their thoughts and review on AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR! They get spoiler heavy, so if you’re the one person who hasn’t seen it yet, you may want to do so before listening. They break down the movie scene by scene and discuss the ins and outs of how everything has been building towards this film and what works and what doesn't work. They go off on some tangents here and there, including one talking about what’s going on with Fox and if/when the Fantastic Four will get involved at some point. Which character stood out the most to us? What emotions were we going through as soon as the movie ended? Why is Chris siding with Thanos?!
They also talk about their favorite moments, surprises, and team-ups during the movie, as well as seeing where Thanos ranks as a villain in the MCU (shouldn’t be a surprise). They give their “recommended viewing” Marvel movies to watch before going in to see Infinity War, what’s required and what’s missable. They also try their hand at predicting where Avengers 4 will go from here. They wrap up by doing a rapid fire on some other summer blockbusters coming up and which ones they’re looking forward to the most. This is a good one, so hit the download button and enjoy!

PCR #105 - Highway to Hellboy

April 12th, 2019

In this episode, Travis and X put the spotlight on Guillermo Del Toro and Ron Perlman as they take a look back at the Hellboy movie franchise. They start off by going over how Del Toro got his start in Hollywood, his films leading up to the first Hellboy, the passion and patience he had for getting the movie off the ground, how he helped out Perlman with his early career and the friendship formed from it. They go into detail with the first film, discuss the characters, the actors, the makeup and visuals, and what went wrong with the plot of the film. They even bring up the animated films that came out in between the two films which included the original cast members. You can’t talk about guillermo without talking about Pan’s Labyrinth, so of course they do. They deep dive into the much beloved Hellboy sequel, the Golden Army, and talk about all the wonderful visuals and settings that Del Toro came up with throughout the film, the new characters introduced, the story elements that worked so well, and what was the unforeseen circumstance that caused it to fail at the box office. What were the plans for Hellboy 3 and why didn’t it ever get the greenlight. They wrap up by talking about their thoughts on what they’ve seen so far for the new movie and what they’re anticipations are for it. If you’re a fan of Del Toro, Ron Perlman, or the older Hellboy film franchise, then you don’t want to miss out on this one. Hit the download button and enjoy!

PCR #104 - The Marvelous Ms. Marvel

March 25th, 2019

In this episode, Travis and X talk all about Captain Marvel. This episode contains a bunch of spoilers, so fair warning if you haven’t seen the latest addition to the MCU. They start off by talking about just who is Captain Marvel, aka Ms. Marvel, aka Carol Danvers and how they were first introduced to the character. Before getting into the movie, they talk a little about the controversial comments made by Brie Larson before the movie even came out and how that affected the perception of the film going into it. They then go through the talking points of the film, and talk about the cast, the characters, the plot points, how it all connects to the bigger MCU picture, and also get into a bit of a talking point about how the film handled the Skrulls. How was Brie Larson as Captain Marvel? Did it bring the film down for them? What did they think of this version of Nick Fury? Was it de-aging or just good makeup? How did the 90s setting impact the movie, and was it too much? What did the story remind Travis of? How will she be integrated into the upcoming Avengers Endgame movie? Is she ready to be the “face” of the MCU going forward? Does she need more solo sequels? How could Marvel use Captain Marvel to introduce the X-Men into the MCU? They end the review by doing some dream-casting for Captain Marvel. They wrap up by talking some recent news on James Gunn coming back for Guardians 3, as well as the news that the big Fox/Disney deal is officially done and with that which characters they are most excited to see introduced to the MCU first. Xavier has a great idea for Hugh Jackman, and it’s not what you think.  This was a fun episode, so hit the download button and enjoy!

PCR #103 - A Glutton for Punisher

February 26th, 2019

War Journal entry #103. With the recent announcement that Netflix officially cancelled The Punisher, Travis and Xavier take a look back at all of the live action versions of Frank Castle aka The Punisher. They start off by taking a minute to look back at how they were first introduced to the character in the comic books back in the day growing up. They then give their thoughts on the first 1989 movie, the 2004 John Travolta film, and the crazy 2008 cult flick, War Zone. They look at why Dolph was missing the skull & was it really hiding in plain sight the whole time, what could have made Lundgren’s Punisher even better, what was up with those crazy opening credits of the 89 flick, what took so long to make a new movie, why does the 2004 film not work, what was the best tweak to his origin from that movie, did the Punisher actually sign a lease agreement?! Also, does a t-shirt actually ward off evil spirits, why is Punisher not killing anybody, how many bombs does it take to form a giant skull explosion, what change was made to the Marvel logo at the start of War Zone, how crazy was that opening scene, how over-the-top was everything else in that flick, what happens to people who parkour near the Punisher?
After recapping the films, they rank the movies and the actors who portrayed him. Who is the most "true-to-form" Punisher?  Which movie was the best? Which movie is the worst and why is it the 2004 one?
They then discuss the Netflix Punisher series by trying to remember what happened in season 1 before going into what worked and what didn’t work in season 2. What mistake was made between Daredevil season 2 to Punisher season 1? Can we get past what made Castle turn into Punisher? Why is Jigsaw still a pretty boy? Did they end up cramming two seasons into one with the last season? Does Jon Bernthal channel Shane from Walking Dead while he’s playing Castle? How does Bernthal stack up next to the other live action Punishers? How would they want to see Castle be introduced into the MCU and with who?  Hit that download button and enjoy!

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PCR #102 - A Universe of Elseworlds

February 11th, 2019

In this episode, it’s all DC as Travis gives his thoughts on the new DC Universe streaming app as well as doing an in-depth recap of the annual crossover event from the CW DC shows. Was Elseworlds all it was cracked up to be? What was the best thing from it? What was the most frustrating? Did he give up trying to watch it halfway through? He then talks about when he decided to sign up for the streaming app, what problems he add once he did sign up, how well did the app perform, and some of the content that can be watched. What’s his one complaint about it? How good is the comic reader part of it? He then gives his overall thoughts on the original live action series Titans, what worked, what didn’t work, and if he would recommend it to anyone. Young Justice is also back on the app, but does it live up to the hype? He wraps up by giving an up-to-date listing of all the movies, TV shows, and cartoons that are available on the app right now. If you’re a DC Comics fan then definitely give this one a listen!

PCR #101 - 2018 Rewind!

January 29th, 2019

It’s not too late for a 2018 year in review, is it? Travis and Chris finally sit down to discuss some of the movies and TV shows they’ve seen throughout the year. Is it too little, too late for the Walking Dead? What exactly went down between Netflix and Marvel/Disney to bring that experiment to an end? How does Travis prefer getting new content on streaming services? Full binge or one at a time? What did Travis want to see happen in Agents of SHIELD? What’s the problem with some of the comic book based TV shows right now? What made Travis accept Gotham for what it is? What were his favorite shows of the year? They didn’t play a lot of video games in 2018, but the ones they played were great. What’d they have the most fun playing? They run down all of the movies they’ve seen throughout the whole year. Did Chris finally overtake Travis in the number of films seen? What were their top five picks? Chris claims he didn’t watch any bad movies, but about Travis? What were the biggest box office winners and losers? What are some anticipations for 2019? They follow that up with a little review for the newly released feature film, Dragon Ball Super: Broly. They finally wrap up with a short discussion about the just-announced Oscar nominations for this year. Thanks for listening, hope you enjoy!

PCR #100 - Reviews & Remembrances

January 7th, 2019

Well it took over four years, but we finally made it to 100! In this special episode, Travis and Chris get all SPOILERY as they break down and talk about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Aquaman, and Bumblebee. Which one did they like the most? How does Aquaman rank in the DCEU? What was the most emotional moment in Spider-Verse? What was the biggest letdown in Bumblebee? Is it “jack & coke” or “coke & jack”? Before all that, they reminisce on how PCR got started, as well as a rapid-fire review of the PG-13 version of Deadpool 2, Once Upon a Deadpool. Thank you to anyone who’s downloaded an episode, interacted with us on social media, or left a review for us on iTunes!

2:36: Episode begins

3:45: How PCR got started

10:35: Once Upon a Deadpool talk

18:53: Aquaman Review

55:25: Spider-Verse Review

1:27:35: Bumblebee Review

2:07:25: Wrap up

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