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

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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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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 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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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