movie reviews

Episode 034: Spider-Man: Far From Home, Long Shot, Chernobyl and so much more!

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Avengers: Endgame has taken over the box office and virtually every theater in the country. But other movies are actually showing! Like Long Shot, a romantic comedy that once upon a time would’ve gotten a lot of attention. We review the Charlize Theron-Seth Rogen laughfest.

Also, the Marvel machine keeps churning and dropped a new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer, which we break down. And we take a look at the first episode of HBO’s Chernobyl miniseries. You can listen right here!

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SHOW NOTES

1:48 - Reaction to new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer

13:28 - Reviewing Long Shot

25:50 - Sonic the Hedgehog trailer uproar

33:28 - Reviewing first episode of HBO’s Chernobyl miniseries

The Chernobyl Podcast (Apple Podcasts)

49:56 - Quick Hits

Disney adds three dates to release slate for Star Wars films

— The Starbucks cup on Game of Thrones

52:47 - What we’re enjoying this week

Ian: Def Leppard at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

Chris: American Idol

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Episode 033: Avengers: Endgame review - WITH SPOILERS

What else could we talk about for our latest podcast but Avengers: Endgame? The blockbuster spectacle is taking over the world and vacuuming up all of our moviegoing money!

Our discussion gets into MAJOR SPOILERS, recapping what we loved (and maybe nitpicked) from the movie we’ve all been waiting for. So if you haven’t yet seen Endgame, you may want to hold off on listening until then. But please come back and listen to our review! Compare your reactions to ours!

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SHOW NOTES

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1:00 - The quickly discarded plan to review Endgame right after seeing it

7:54 - The massive amounts of money and box office records Endgame is generating

12:49 - Our Avengers: Endgame discussion begins - SPOILER ALERT

— How many times did you yell out? Did you cry?

— Were you surprised at how little some characters were used?

— What did you expect going in? Which heroes were going to die?

— Did you get your perfect ending?

— Who was Endgame’s unsung hero?

— What is the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s future?

— Where will Spider-Man: Far From Home fit in?

1:03:40 - What we’re enjoying this week

Ian: Flash Gordon serials on Turner Classic Movies

Chris: DC Universe’s massive digital comic book archive

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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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Captain Marvel Special Episode! Non-Spoilers/Spoilers

Captain Marvel has arrived! Is the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe possibly the greatest? We review the movie with non-spoiler thoughts and then hard spoiler discussion.

We'll warn you before diving into those spoilers, though! (It’s about halfway through the show, at the 21:40 mark.) Please come on back and listen after you’ve seen the movie.

Higher! Further! Faster!

Ian’s review of Captain Marvel can be read here

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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 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 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 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 004: We broke the internet! Or maybe not

Did Captain Marvel and Brie Larson break the internet? On Episode 4 of The Amusement Park Podcast, Chris Cox and Ian Casselberry measure those Marvel-ous expectations, review Operation Finale and Searching, and share what they enjoyed from the past week.

SHOW NOTES:

3:00 - Brie Larson hoping to break the internet; Captain Marvel Entertainment Weekly cover

14:26 - Too much TV! How can we keep up with it all? 

** The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We're All Going to Miss Almost Everything - Linda Holmes, NPR

37:20 - Operation Finale and Searching reviews

44:41 - Disney's Best Picture push for Black Panther (recorded before the Oscars ditched its "Best Popular Film" award)

48:13 - What we're enjoying this week

Chris: Battlebots

Ian: Juliet, Naked

Finally, thanks and a return shoutout to the Unduly Noted podcast, hosted by Neil Turitz and Ryan Beeman. They mentioned us on their latest show and passed along some constructive tips that we really appreciate. Please give them a listen and follow! 

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