DC Universe

Episode 032: Game of Thrones, plus The Rise of Skywalker

We have to talk about Game of Thrones, right? On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we do just that, digging into the Season 8 premiere. Also on the table is reaction to the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer. From there, we jump into the Disney+ announcements, including its launch date, pricing and impressive content offerings. And as usual, what we’re enjoying this week.

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SHOW NOTES

1:46 - What we thought about Game of Thrones’ Season 8 premiere

60 Minutes goes behind the scenes on Game of Thrones

13:57 - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer reaction

35:34 - Response to Disney+ announcing launch date, pricing, and original content

Disney Plus: Every show and movie that will (or may be) available to stream (CNET)

How to live your best streaming life - and for less than $100 per month

51:31 - Swamp Thing TV series releases teaser, gets fewer episodes. Is DC Universe on shaky ground?

57:14 - What we’re enjoying this week

Chris: Bumblebee

Ian: John Byrne interviews with Mike Avila for Syfy Wire

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Episode 028: Oscars recap! Plus, True Detective, Doom Patrol and Trouble in Arrowverse

We break out the tuxes and dresses on the latest Amusement Park Podcast for our reactions to the Oscars (especially Black Panther and the Best Picture race) and the True Detective Season 3 finale. Also, thoughts on Doom Patrol, the Arrowverse's future, an Aquaman sequel in 2022, and what we're enjoying this week.

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SHOW NOTES

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2:20 - Reaction to 2019 Oscars: Did we miss a host? Did Black Panther have a chance at Best Picture?

27:32 - Thoughts on True Detective’s Season 3 finale: Was it anticlimactic? Did the end satisfy?

45:46 - Doom Patrol, Episode 2: What did Cyborg add to the mix?

Quick Hits

54:16 - Is CW looking at cancelling Supergirl?

Supergirl In Danger Of Being Cancelled Due To Low Ratings

57:52 - Aquaman 2 coming in 2022

1:01:04 - What We’re Enjoying This Week

Chris: Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy

Ian: Jon Bernthal on WTF with Marc Maron

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Episode 027: True Detective, Doom Patrol and We Mourn the Punisher

The mind is the limit! On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we try to make sense of True Detective before the Season 3 finale and the first episode of Doom Patrol. Also, Hulu is developing four intriguing Marvel shows and the inevitable end has come for The Punisher.

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SHOW NOTES

1:35 - Theories on True Detective going into the Season 3 finale

19:56 - First thoughts on Doom Patrol’s first episode

37:07 - Hulu announces five upcoming Marvel animated series, including Howard the Duck

— Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. vs. Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

47:26 - Will The Gifted move from Fox to Hulu?

The Gifted’ Showrunner Matt Nix Thinks Season 3 Could Move to Streaming [Interview]

Quick Hits

52:30 - Netflix cancels The Punisher and Jessica Jones

Mike Colter To Star In CBS Drama Pilot ‘Evil’ From Robert & Michelle King

55:01 - Chris Hemsworth to play Hulk Hogan in Netflix biopic

58:17 - Report of Armie Hammer being cast as Batman quickly shot down

Armie Hammer Is In Final Talks To Be THE BATMAN (Exclusive)

1:00:17 - What We’re Enjoying This Week

Chris: Cheers

Ian: The Umbrella Academy

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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 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 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 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 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 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 006: Batman's, uh, Special Part

This week, the Amusement Park Podcast is Marvel-ous! We respond to the first Captain Marvel trailer and Daredevil Season 3 teaser, and check back in with DC Universe after a week of play. Ian reacts to full frontal Batman, while Chris confesses a classic film that he hasn’t seen.

SHOW NOTES:

3:05 - The first Captain Marvel trailer drops!

6 takeaways from the first Captain Marvel trailer

21:33 - Marvel developing Loki and Scarlet Witch TV shows for Disney streaming service

27:29 - New teaser for Netflix’s Daredevil, Oct. 19 release announced

Daredevil announces Oct. 19 premiere for what promises to be a dark Season 3

** Spoiler alert (?) 35:00 to 36:23 if you haven’t watched The Defenders **

39:48 - Which classic film has Chris not seen? Is it the same as Ian not watching Breaking Bad?

43:53 - Follow-up reactions to DC Universe, one week after launch.

Special Edition: DC Universe early access!

52:13 - What we’re enjoying this week

Ian: Batman - Damned by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo

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Chris: Twinkie the Kid Funko Pop

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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Special Edition: DC Universe early access!

The DC Universe streaming service surprised fans by launching a couple days early! (Original launch was set for Saturday, Sept. 15 - “Batman Day.”) Chris and Ian browse through the app and share their initial thoughts about which features look most exciting.

Chris is eager to dive into the “Death of Superman” story arc and then watch the new animated film.

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Ian’s looking to relive his childhood by watching Super Friends.

What content on DC Universe are you most excited about on launch? Old TV shows? The DC animated films? Cartoon series like Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League Unlimited? Or how about so many of the comic books upon which this entire venture was built, many of which include classic stories like The Dark Knight Returns?

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Episode 003: Puppets Gone Wild

Episode 3 of The Amusement Park Podcast is here! Chris Cox and Ian Casselberry respond to DC Universe’s launch announcements, review The Happytime Murders, check if Chris has canceled MoviePass and share what they enjoyed from the past week.

Show Notes:

2:56 - DC Universe streaming service announces launch date, Titans premiere

15:25 - The Happytime Murders review

23:40 - Upcoming movies, MoviePass, AMC Stubs A-List

32:02 - What's next for DC and Marvel superhero movies?

49:03 - What we're enjoying this week

Ian: City of Gold

Chris: Better Call Saul