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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 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 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 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 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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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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