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Episode 035: Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee!

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What's our name? We're the Amusement Park Podcast and we appreciate you listening to us. Just like the geek culture podcast space, there are a whole lot of Muhammad Ali documentaries available. Does HBO’s new film, What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali, stand out?

Also, we review Netflix's Ted Bundy movie, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. We ask if you should name your children after TV characters, like Daenerys or Khaleesi? And what chance does The Big Bang Theory have to provide closure in its series finale?

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SHOW NOTES

1:16 - Reaction to HBO’s What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali documentary

Ali: A Life by Jonathan Eig

31:39 - Reviewing Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

40:34 - Thoughts on The Big Bang Theory’s Season 12 going into the series finale

46:17 - Parents regretting naming their children after Game of Thrones’ Daenerys Targaryen

About Those Parents Who Accidentally Named Their Children After a Fictional War Criminal

51:42 - Quick Hits

  • Star Wars film in 2022 from Game of Thrones’ David Benioff and Dan Weiss

  • Teaser trailer for It: Chapter Two

59:43 - What we’re enjoying this week

Ian: The Wrong Earth from Ahoy Comics

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Chris: HBO’s Chernobyl

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Episode 031: We saw everything! Shazam, The Highwaymen, The Twilight Zone - Oh, my!

Shazam! On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we review DC's new superhero flick. Does it keep the fun train rolling? While waiting for Avengers: Endgame tickets (not really), we also talk about Netflix's The Highwaymen and the Twilight Zone reboot.

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Show Notes

0:51 - The national (and personal) struggle to buy advance Avengers: Endgame tickets

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38:40 - The Highwaymen review

53:30 - Reviewing The Twilight Zone reboot

1:10:50 - What we’re enjoying this week

Ian: Batman 80th and The Matrix 20th anniversaries

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Episode 030: Avengers: Endgame Madness! Plus, James Gunn is back and Triple Frontier

And we're back after a one-week break! On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we look at the final Avengers: Endgame trailer for clues, react to Disney re-hiring James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, review Netflix's Triple Frontier, and wonder if "streaming fatigue" is real.

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SHOW NOTES

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2:15 - Breaking down the final Avengers: Endgame trailer

Highlights from final Avengers: Endgame trailer - Blasts from the past, new haircuts, Quantum suits, and Captain Marvel

18:22 - Reaction to Disney re-hiring James Gunn to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

28:24 - Review of Triple Frontier

Quick Hits

46:22 - Ezra Miller writing new Flash script (with Grant Morrison), wants darker direction for movie

'Flash' Shocker: Ezra Miller Writing Script in Bid to Stay On as Star 

50:51 - Netflix launching new interactive series, You vs. Wild, with Bear Grylls

52:28 - Streaming providers facing “subscription fatigue” from customers

‘Subscription Fatigue’: Nearly Half of U.S. Consumers Frustrated by Streaming Explosion, Study Finds

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

58:35 - What we’re enjoying this week

Ian: The Expendable Opinion Podcast

Chris: The Widow on Amazon

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Episode 029: Arrowverse Crazyness! Plus, Spielberg vs. Netflix

Oliver Queen is ready to become something else! On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we react to the CW and Stephen Amell announcing Arrow's end after Season 8. Also, we note the passing of Luke Perry, his cultural impact and role on Riverdale. Is Steven Spielberg right about Netflix and the Oscars? Chris rejoins MoviePass. And what are we enjoying this week?

We’ll have a Captain Marvel review coming up in a bonus episode! —

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SHOW NOTES

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2:25 - CW and Stephen Amell announce Arrow will end with Season 8

Stephen Amell’s announcement on Facebook Live

Green Arrow Will End With Issue 50

Netflix announces first slate of series and films based on the stories of Mark Millar

26:45 - Luke Perry dies from a fatal stroke at 52

36:20 - Steven Spielberg doesn’t think Netflix films should be eligible for Academy Awards

The Spielberg vs. Netflix Battle Could Mean Collateral Damage for Indies at the Oscars

AD’s Trade Request, Plus Steven Soderbergh on 30 Years of Making Movies

50:24 - Chris rejoins MoviePass

54:50 - What we’re enjoying this week

Ian: Seth Everett interviews DC Daily crew on Hall of Justice podcast (Ep. 120)

Chris: Bodyguard on Netflix

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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 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 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 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 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 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 005: Jason Statham is My Man Crush

We've survived to five! This week on The Amusement Park Podcast, Chris Cox and Ian Casselberry discuss Henry Cavill's reported break-up with Warner Brothers over Superman, Entertainment Weekly's Captain Marvel cover story, and Season 2 of Netflix's Iron Fist.

SHOW NOTES:

3:55 - Henry Cavill reportedly won’t be playing Superman in any more DC movies

— How Hollywood tries to turn any actor into superhero shape:

The Last, Disposable Action Hero - New York Times

27:02 - Entertainment Weekly’s Captain Marvel cover story

36:18 - Reviewing Season 2 of Netflix’s Iron Fist

** Spoiler warning 40:40 to 47:26 **

Iron Fist Season 2 Is Strong and Has a Finale You Absolutely Must See - io9

51:05 - The Oscars postponing its “Most Popular Film” award

58:03 - What we're enjoying this week

Chris: Batman - The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland

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Ian: Fantastic Four #1, 2 by Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli

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