Episode 026: The True Cost of Streaming and Mr. Rogers Still Has the Right Idea

Won't you be our listener? On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we discuss the Mr. Rogers documentary, Won't You Be My Neighbor, which is now on HBO and PBS. Also, getting the best value for your streaming bucks and a bunch of Quick Hits (including Robert Pattinson Batman rumors)!

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SHOW NOTES

1:30 - Reviewing Won’t You Be My Neighbor, now on HBO and PBS

21:14 - What is the ideal streaming service setup?

Chris’s article: How to live your best streaming life - and for less than $100 per month

Quick Hits

42:40 - Hallmark Channel doing Christmas movies all year

This Is Not a Drill: Hallmark Channel Is Now Airing Christmas Movies All Year

46:00 - First teaser for Aladdin, glimpse of Will Smith as genie

49:29 - Could Robert Pattinson be the next Batman?

52:22 - Oscars announce four awards will be handed out during commercial break

57:09 - Breaking Bad movie will premiere on Netflix, then broadcast on AMC

58:57 - What we’re enjoying this week

Ian: Rian Johnson’s response to rumors of leaving his Star Wars trilogy

Chris: Big Shot, ESPN 30 for 30 documentary

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Episode 025: Avengers Goes Dark, Hanna Grabs Our Attention, and We Catch Up with GoT

Episode 25! Or XXV, as the Super Bowl would do it. We react to the Avengers: Endgame and Toy Story 4 Super Bowl teasers, review Amazon's Hanna pilot, look back at Game of Thrones Season 1, rant about Riverdale, and do some quick hits.

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SHOW NOTES

0:21 - Quick thoughts on Super Bowl snacks, halftime show and commercials

5:12 - Reaction to Avengers: Endgame Super Bowl teaser

13:37 - Toy Story 4 teaser and Super Bowl trailers we wanted to see

Netflix Says US Streaming Is Down 32 Percent vs Super Bowl LIII

20:53 - Reviewing Amazon’s Hanna pilot

Original Hanna movie trailer (2011)

34:42 - Retro review of Game of Thrones, Season 1, leading up to Season 8 premiere

43:20 - Chris is fed up with Riverdale, Season 3

49:01 - Quick Hits, including CBS All Access’ Twilight Zone, Disney+ and New Mutants

Disney expects to take a $150 million hit as it cuts ties with Netflix — and that's OK

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Ian: New Daredevil #1

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Episode 024: The Batman, Reign of the Supermen, plus a Punisher Recap

Affleck's leaving, but we're still here! On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we react to news on the new Batman film and recasting Bruce Wayne. We also review the full Season 2 of The Punisher and the animated Reign of the Supermen movie, and share what we're enjoying this week.

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SHOW NOTES

3:08 - Reaction to Batman movie news, Bruce Wayne being recast

New Batman movie scheduled for June 2021, won't involve Ben Affleck

Armie Hammer Talks His Unseen Batman From Justice League Mortal

The Surprisingly Long History of 'DC Super Pets'

22:17 - Thoughts on the Birds of Prey teaser

26:33 - Reign of the Supermen review

42:30 - Reviewing The Punisher, Season 2; 3 Likes and Dislikes each

1:04:10 - What we’re enjoying this week

Chris: Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

Ian: New York Times crossword app

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Episode 023: The Punisher, the Oscars, and Glass Misses the Mark

Welcome back, Frank! On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we react to the first half of The Punisher, Season 2. We also discuss the Oscar nominations (notably Black Panther’s Best Picture nod), Netflix joining the MPAA, and what we’re enjoying this week. 

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SHOW NOTES

2:50 - Reaction to the first half (six episodes) of The Punisher, Season 2

17:45 - Young Justice and Titans were last week’s top streaming shows?

The top 7 shows on Netflix and other streaming services this week

22:45 - 2019 Oscar nominations; Black Panther gets a Best Picture nod

31:09 - Best Animated Film nominees; Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

  • Have most people heard of Isle of Dogs?

Who was snubbed? Who are the favorites?

38:55 - Netflix to join the MPAA

Netflix Becomes First Streamer to Join the Motion Picture Association of America

53:06 - Review of Glass

55:12 - What we’re enjoying this week

Chris: Saved By the Bell on Hulu

Ian: SYFY Wire’s Behind the Panel podcast

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Episode 022: Spider-Man: Far From Home, True Detective and Netflix. Get Excited!

The Amusement Park Podcast swings into your friendly neighborhood with reaction to the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer! We also discuss the Season 3 premiere of True Detective, Netflix’s price increase and what we’re enjoying this week. It’s on Fyre!

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Show Notes

1:37 - Reaction to the first Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer

— International version with different opening:

Highlights from Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer - Hey Nick Fury, there's Mysterio, and how many villains are in this?

13:40 - Reviewing the True Detective Season 3 premiere

28:40 - New Ghostbusters announced. Has Hollywood run out of ideas?

— Teaser released after we recorded:

When to start your Game of Thrones rewatch ahead of season 8’s premiere

42:35 - Netflix announces price increase for subscribers

54:14 - What we’re enjoying this week

Chris: Hulu’s Fyre Fraud documentary

Ian: Deadly Class on Syfy

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Episode 021: Getting pumped for 2019! Marvel, DC, Comics, TV and Movies - Oh, My!

Avengers, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, DC Universe! On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we each pick 10 things we're most excited for in 2019. Also, thoughts on the Golden Globes and what we're enjoying this week.

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Show Notes

2:06 - What we’re looking forward to in 2019, No. 10 through 6

19:21 - What we’re looking forward to in 2019, No. 5 through 1

48:24 - Bohemian Rhapsody’s surprise Golden Globe Awards win

51:51 - What we’re enjoying this week

Ian: Cartoonist Kayfabe with Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg

Chris: The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson

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Episode 020: From Bandersnatch to the Bird Box

It’s a Netflix night on the first Amusement Park Podcast of 2019! How deep did we fall into the hole with Black Mirror: Bandersnatch? What’s in the Bird Box? Plus, the culture we’re excited about in 2019 and what we enjoyed this week.

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Show Notes

1:21 - Our reaction to Bandersnatch

28:38 - Reviewing Bird Box

Netflix says over 45 million accounts watched Bird Box — here’s what that means

Netflix To Public: Please Don’t Try Blindfolded ‘Bird Box Challenge’ At Home

49:44 - Pop culture we’re looking forward to in 2019 (We’ll expand on this next week)

53:30 - What we enjoyed this week

Ian: Screenplay for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Chris: Limetown podcast

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Episode 019: Best and Worst of 2018

It’s our final show of 2018, so we’re picking our Best and Worst of the year! Movies, TV, music, books, etc. We also react to the Titans season finale and review some movies, including Chris’s thoughts on Aquaman. Happy New Year!

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Show Notes

6:23 - Chris’s reaction to Aquaman

14:30 - Ian’s review of Bumblebee

20:15 - Titans season finale review

Titans Boss Confirms Our Theory About That Batty Season 1 Finale [TV Line]

BTS look at the Caped Crusader [Reddit]

5 Titans Guaranteed To Be Featured In Season 2 (And 5 We Hope To See) [Screen Rant]

38:15 - Our best and worst movies of 2018

Episode 003: Puppets Gone Wild

44:53 - Most surprising movies of 2018

47:48 - Best and worst TV picks for 2018

53:06 - Chris’s biggest surprise for 2018; Ian’s best and worst music

58:58 - What we’re enjoying this week

Ian: Alex Ross feature on CBS This Morning

Chris: Company training videos on YouTube

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Episode 018: Aquaman Love

On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we review Aquaman! Did Jason Momoa sink or swim? We also discuss Mortal Engines' disastrous box office, the new MoviePass plans that may pull Chris back in and what we're enjoying this week.

Show Notes

3:22 - Review of Aquaman after early Amazon Prime screening

Aquaman makes a splash with exotic visuals and Jason Momoa’s charm

25:50 - Mortal Engines bombs. Where did it all go wrong?

38:55 - MoviePass announces new plans; Chris is tempted to re-subscribe

51:48 - What we’re enjoying this week

Chris: Live From New York by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales

Ian: Superman: The Movie 40th anniversary

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Episode 017 - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Review

It's a multiple universe thrill ride this week on the Amusement Park Podcast! We go into the Spider-Verse to review the latest Spider-Man movie, then jump to the Arrowverse's different Earths to cover the CW's Elseworlds crossover. No Crisis here!


SHOW NOTES:

02:48 - Our review of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse!

Sony Gets Inventive, Seeks Patents For ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Animation Tech

23:40 - SPIDEY SPOILER ALERT

38:14 - Reactions to the CW’s Elseworlds crossover

Crisis on Infinite Earths

1:15:09 - Netflix’s Marvel shows can’t go to Disney+ for 2 years

Don’t Expect ‘The Defenders’ on Disney Streaming Service Any Time Soon

Matthew Ball on Netflix’s Marvel cancellations

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe

1:24:01 - What we’re enjoying this week

Ian: Batwoman

Chris: Captain Toad Treasure Tracker

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Episode 016: Avengers Endgame

Will an “Avengers 4” trailer disrupt the space-time continuum on the latest Amusement Park Podcast? We discuss the Captain Marvel trailer, review Fantastic Beasts, lament Netflix canceling Daredevil, catch up on DC superhero TV, and share what we’re enjoying this week.

SHOW NOTES:

01:45 - Would fans really be upset if the title for “Avengers 4” wasn’t in the trailer?

05:15 - Future Chris and Future Ian interrupt for a reaction to the Avengers: Endgame trailer

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26:42 - Reaction to the Captain Marvel trailer

37:24 - Chris isn’t excited about SHAZAM!

46:40 - Fantastic Beasts review

1:10:34 - Season 5 of The Flash so far

1:18:01 - Season 7 of Arrow, eight episodes in

1:25:10 - Catching up on DC Universe’s Titans

1:31:44 - What we’re enjoying this week

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Episode 015: The Into the Spider-Verse Hype Train is Real!

The Amusement Park Podcast is back! This week, we cover the rave reviews for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Could it beat Aquaman at the box office? We also review The Grinch and Ralph Breaks the Internet. And which new Fall TV shows have we stuck with?

SHOW NOTES:

04:05 - Rave reviews for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

17:41 - Aquaman is also receiving strong advance reviews

Box Office: 'Aquaman' Targets Heroic Pre-Christmas Debut of $65M

25:57 - Could Into the Spider-Verse outgross Aquaman at the box office?

How much money does a movie need to make to be profitable?

38:48 - Reviewing The Grinch

42:52 - Ralph Breaks the Internet review

45:47 - Review of Creed II

50:38 - What new Fall TV shows are we still watching?

57:01 - What we’re enjoying this week

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Episode 014: We Will Miss You, Stan Lee

On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we pay tribute to Stan Lee and the Marvel icon’s role in pop culture. Also, George R.R. Martin’s struggles with The Winds of Winter, Hallmark Christmas movies update, and what we’re enjoying this week.

SHOW NOTES:

02:46 - Ian’s memories of Stan Lee as a lifelong comic book fan

05:47 - Chris’s thoughts on Stan Lee as a relative comic book newcomer

08:55 - Favorite Stan Lee creations and movie cameos

Sean Howe - Marvel Comics: The Untold Story (review)

26:07 - Does Ian have any single comic book worth $100 or more?

30:58 - George R.R. Martin admits he’s “struggling” to finish writing The Winds of Winter

George RR Martin Explains Why Writing The Winds of Winter Is So Hard

46:42 - How many Hallmark Christmas movies did Chris watch this week?

Chad Michael Murray as the Lone Ranger (2003)

52:17 - What we’re enjoying this week

Ian: Teen Titans GO! to the Movies

Chris: Outlaw King

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Episode 013: The Curse of Heisenberg

Unlucky number 13! The latest episode of the Amusement Park Podcast looked dead, but we brought it back to life! This week, we discuss the Breaking Bad movie (and Ian still not watching the series — c’mon!), a potential three-hour Avengers 4, plummeting numbers for Marvel’s Netflix shows, and Chris’s dedication to Hallmark Christmas movies.

SHOW NOTES:

04:40 - A Breaking Bad movie is in production

‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Will Be a Sequel Following Jesse After the Series Finale, Aaron Paul to Return

17:16 - What other TV shows should get a sequel movie?

21:46 - Are you here for a three-hour Avengers 4?

'Avengers 4' Runtime Is Currently 3 Hours

31:25 - Disney’s streaming service is called Disney+

34:45 - Disney+ will have another Star Wars series

Disney announces second Star Wars series, this one featuring Rogue One's Cassian Andor

38:44 - Plummeting viewership for Marvel’s Netflix shows

Iron Fist & Luke Cage Cancellation Reason Revealed By Netflix Viewer Data

48:05 - Deadpool 2 getting holiday re-release as Once Upon a Deadpool

‘Once Upon A Deadpool’: Ryan Reynolds (and Fred Savage) On Franchise’s PG-13 Plunge

52:33 - What we’re enjoying this week

Ian’s 10 favorite Queen songs (really 16)

Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas is back!

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Episode 012: Batman, Tornadoes and the Pause Button

Not even tornadoes and power outages can keep the Amusement Park Podcast down! This week, Chris is watching Hallmark Christmas movies, Detective Joe West is sitting down a lot, Ian reviews Bohemian Rhapsody and pause buttons influence young minds.

SHOW NOTES:

05:06 - Chris is watching Hallmark Christmas movies

Hallmark Countdown to Christmas 2018

13:58 - Why Joe West has been sitting down on The Flash’s Season 5

Jesse L. Martin is taking a medical leave of absence from The Flash

25:11 - Marvel announces Winter Soldier-Falcon series for Disney Play

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Ian’s review

Bohemian Rhapsody’s Chaotic, Eight-Year Odyssey to the Screen

42:27 - Have you ever clapped at the end of a movie?

45:30 - Batman: The Animated Series Blu-ray set

52:23 - What we’re enjoying this week

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Episode 011: Daredevil, Take Our Hearts!

It’s all TV on this week’s Amusement Park Podcast! We react to Netflix canceling Luke Cage and Iron Fist, then dive into Daredevil Season 3. Are the new fall comedies any good? Eh... October horror picks and what we’re enjoying close us out.

SHOW NOTES:

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6:08 - Netflix cancels Luke Cage (and Iron Fist)

New Netflix Ratings Confirm “Stranger Things” Is a Hit

2017-18 TV Series Ratings Rankings: NFL Football, ‘Big Bang’ Top Charts

22:06 - Reviewing Season 3 of Daredevil

40:48 - New Fall comedies: I Feel Bad, Single Parents, The Neighborhood

49:46 - Final horror picks for October (Happy Halloween!)

Chris: Psycho

Ian’s review

55:37 - What we're enjoying this week

Chris: The Disappeared by C.J. Box (Joe Pickett series)

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Episode 010: What happened at the El Royale? Who cares

Episode 10 of the Amusement Park Podcast is loaded! We’re talking the Titans debut on DC Universe, Arrow’s Season 7 premiere, Riverdale and Manifest. We review First Man and Bad Times at the El Royale. Weekly October horror picks and what we’re enjoying too!

SHOW NOTES:

3:50 - Titans premiere on DC Universe

17:02 - Arrow Season 7 premiere

Green Arrow: Escape from Super Max - What Happened?

27:39 - Chris’s issues with Riverdale

34:17 - Catching up on Manifest

43:03 - First Man and Bad Times at the El Royale reviews

51:55 - Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire - The VOID review

56:53 - Horror picks for the third week of October

Ian: The Thing (1982)

Chris: Halloween (1978)

1:01:14 - What we’re enjoying this week

Ian: Free Solo

Chris: The Greatest Showman

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Episode 009: James Gunn, DC Needs You!

Number nine, number nine? On this week's Amusement Park Podcast, is James Gunn committing career "suicide"? Chris and Ian also discuss A Star is Born and react to the season premieres of The Flash and Black Lightning. October horror picks and what we enjoyed this week close us out.

SHOW NOTES:

4:15 - James Gunn joins DC for Suicide Squad 2

18:28 - A Star is Born review

A Star is Born fulfills advance hype with excellent work from Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga

Vice trailer

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire trailer

41:01 - Season 5 premiere of The Flash

52:25 - Season 2 premiere of Black Lightning

56:37 - Horror picks for the second week of October

Chris: Hocus Pocus

Ian: Constantine

1:02:15 - What we’re enjoying this week

Ian: Nightwing #50

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Chris: TV Time app

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Episode 008: NYCC Madness

On Episode 8 of the Amusement Park Podcast, Ian tells Chris what he thought of Venom. Then we respond to news out of New York Comic Con, including Titans, Daredevil and the Star Wars live-action series. And we make our first horror picks for the month of October!

SHOW NOTES:

4:18 - Venom review

15:35 - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse trailer

20:25 - Daredevil Season 3 trailer

25:50 - Titans reviews from New York Comic Con

** We’ll have a Special Edition podcast next week after Titans debuts on DC Universe

34:04 - Other NYCC news: Harley Quinn animated series, Star Wars live-action series

45:50 - Lucasfilm pumping the brakes on standalone Star Wars films

48:23 - Our horror picks for the first week of October

Ian: The Shining

Chris: Goosebumps TV show

53:25 - What we’re enjoying this week

Chris: Ozark, Season 2

Ian: Marvelocity by Alex Ross and Chip Kidd

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Episode 007: When Sippy Cups Attack!

On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we react to Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and the Dark Phoenix trailer and recap the new Fall TV we’ve watched so far. And Chris has a chocolate milk story that many parents will surely relate to.

SHOW NOTES:

1:52 - The Amusement Park Podcast origin story

7:00 - Has Chris canceled MoviePass yet?

14:08 - First trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix

23:07 - Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker revealed

29:48 - New Fall TV: Manifest, The Gifted, Magnum P.I., The Big Bang Theory

55:44 - What we’re enjoying this week

Ian: Rest in peace, Norm Breyfogle

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Chris: The Death of Superman animated film

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