Legends Podcast #422; Guardians (Russia)

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There was an idea. To make a Russian knockoff of The Avengers! 2017’s Guardians was not a box office hit, but it represented an original attempt to recreate some of the success of American superhero films, typified by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, for another nation’s audience. Using archetypes from the comic book genre, Guardians assembles a fantastic group of individuals with superhuman abilities, and pits them against a mad scientist bent on world domination. Sound familiar? In the end, does Guardians manage tear down this wall of cliches, or do all of its superheroics get lost in translation?

 

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Legends Podcast #421; Avengers: Endgame (Marvel)

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There was an idea. To make a movie franchise last for twenty-two movies over ten years, building an interconnected universe based on comic book heroes, and culminating in an epic two-film story. And then there was an idea, in first half of that culminating story, to kill off half of those heroes – along with the rest of the universe. Avengers: Endgame snapped into theaters last week with massive expectations and even bigger box office results. Currently sitting at number two, worldwide, of all time, Endgame also earned rave reviews from critics and fans. The hosts of Legends Podcast assemble to talk about what might just be the most legendary movie ever. We’re in the Endgame now!

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Legends Podcast #420; Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (420)

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It’s April 20ish – 4/20 – and it’s our 420th podcast. What else are we going to do but talk about the highest calibre of film that American cinema has to offer: the stoner comedy? 2008’s Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay was the long-awaited sequel to the original burger-based road trip movie. Starring John Cho and Kal Penn as two Amsterdam-bound potheads, the film’s surreal storyline was underscored by political and social satire as the film took jabs at the War on Terror, racial stereotyping and profiling, and the presidency of George W. Bush. But does this moveable feast (which also name-checks the Hemingway book) a cure our wanderlust, or does it leave us at stranded the gate?

 

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Legends Podcast #419; Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (420)

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It’s April 20th – 4/20 – and we’re nearing our 420th podcast. What else are we going to do but talk about the highest calibre of film that American cinema has to offer: the stoner comedy? 2004’s Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle was a sleeper hit on DVD, grossing almost twice on home video as it made at the box office. Starring John Cho and Kal Penn as two slider-craving potheads, the film’s surreal storyline was underscored by the two characters wrestling with life-changing decisions. But does this movable feast cure our case of the munchies, or does it leave us hungry?

 

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Legends Podcast #418; The Meg (Action)

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August. When film studios bring in the final harvest of the crop sown in May, before the weather turns cold and cineplexes reap the whirlwind of horror and holiday movies. The dog days of summer, before the bitter chill of awards season sets in. And the last hurrah of big-budget popcorn cinema, the most mindless of all movies. What better way to celebrate the end of summer than with a shark movie? Based on Steve Alten’s best-selling novel, The Meg spent two decades in development hell while the Jurassic Park franchise went extinct and came back from extinction with a similarly-sized underwater beastie. Starring Jason “I’m what you’d call a champagne problem” Statham, The Meg scarfed up over half a billion dollars that the international box office last summer, much to the chagrin of my co-hosts. But is this shark tale worth taking the bait? Or does it stink like yesterday’s catch?

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Legends Podcast #417; A Quiet Place (Horror)

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Like 2017’s Get Out, last year’s breakout horror hit came from an actor-turned-first-time director best known for his comedic roles. John Krasinski – yes, Jim from The Office – directed and co-starred with his real-life wife Emily Blunt in a post-apocalyptic thriller set in a world where vicious monsters hurt and kill anything they… hear? A Quiet Place takes a very different approach to the traditionally scream-filled horror genre with a toned-down soundscape and only about 25 lines of spoken dialogue. The movie was an instant hit, grossing $340 million off a $20 million budget. But is A Quiet Place worth making noise over, or should we save our breath?

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Legends Podcast #416; The Matrix (Legends of ‘99)

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Twenty years ago, American cinemas were rocked by one of the best overall years in movie history. Now, Legends Podcast is celebrating the Legends of ‘99 all year long.

One of the most inventive films of 1999 came in the form of Warner Bros.’ kung fu/cyberpunk mash-up from two unknown directors, the Wachowskis. The Matrix, billed by producer Joel Silver as “the first movie of the 21st century,” was a box office phenomenon, debuting in first place, dropping to second, and then jumping back up to first place as word-of-mouth reviews spurred interest in the film. Blending science, philosophy, religion, and mysticism with hacker culture, anime, A.I. paranoia, and the hero’s journey narrative, The Matrix emerged as one of the most influential films of the year, resetting the paradigm for science fiction in a year when Star Wars was making its long-awaited (though ultimately disappointing) comeback. But twenty years on, is The Matrix still The One?

 

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Legends Podcast #415; Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Marvel)

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Since 2002, there have been six live-action Spider-Man movies, with another on the way later this summer. Peter Parker has been played by three different actors, including the latest star, Tom Holland, who also appeared in Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, bringing the total big-screen Spider-Man outings to an even eight. Add to this the dozen or so animated series, the live-action show from the ‘70s, twenty-odd video games, and the most expensive musical in Broadway history, and it’s hard to imagine that Hollywood would have anything new to say about the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler. Last year’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse proves that theory wrong.

 

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Legends Podcast #414; Captain Marvel (Marvel)

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Captain Marvel, the twenty-first installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, arrived in theaters earlier this month on International Women’s Day. The long-awaited film, starring Brie Larson, was the first MCU outing toplined by a female character. Set in the 1990s as a prequel to the main storyline, Captain Marvel featured a de-aged performance by Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, as well as references that flesh out the backstory of the cinematic universe. Despite a troll campaign to derail the film via review bombing, Captain Marvel smashed expectations and scored a box office haul in the top ten opening weekends of all time. But does Captain Marvel earn “top gun” with our hosts, or is the film full of sound and Fury, but signifying nothing special?

 

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Legends Podcast #413; Rushmore (Legends of ‘99)

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For his sophomore effort, indie director Wes Anderson paired with his Bottle Rocket co-writer Owen Wilson to create Rushmore, a coming-of-age tale about a overachieving underachiever at an elite prep school, the wealthy alumnus he befriends, and the attractive teacher they both fall in love with. The film made the rounds on the festival circuit in 1998 and sold out showings at single theaters in New York and LA before going wide in ‘99 – okay, we’re cheating a little here, folks – winning the Independent Spirit award and launching Bill Murray into the second phase of his career. Capturing Anderson’s signature whimsical style and sporting a British Invasion-influenced soundtrack, Rushmore was a breakout hit that set up a remarkable run for its director over the next decade. But does the film deserve an honorable mention from our hosts? Or should it be expelled?

 

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