S01E11 – Iron Man (2008)

We finally tackle a Marvel movie, starting off with the MCU and therefore Jon Favreau’s Iron Man! As we discuss the film that kicked off the cinematic universe craze, I struggle to keep mom from switching to other films she happens to have seen before the end of the episode and ultimately fail, we discuss ancient technology from the eighties and of course the whining of Pepper Potts. Part of the recording started to skip part of every sentence, so you’re missing out on our opinions on the quality of Arabic in Iron Man (no clue) compared to German and Russian in Atomic Blonde (cringe-worthy) and Dutch/Flemish in Wonder Woman (horrific). You do, however, get to listen to me having to explain that the Department of Homeland Security isn’t fictional, but S.H.I.E.L.D. definitely is. I wish you could also see my face when mom says she didn’t recognize Samuel L. Jackson, but such are the limits of the medium. Mom saying “shit” never gets old, we guess wrong on whether or not The Omen is older than The Shining or not, and mom still sort of spoils Wakefield for me. Also, enjoy a bunch of barking in the background, courtesy of Amy and Lizzy!

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S01E10 – Stand By Me (1986)

As mom gets to host her first episode, she steals the remote to make me watch Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me! She also assumes “an Android” is just as clear of a description as “an iPhone” for listeners who want to know what kind of phone she has, doesn’t appreciate my synopsis of the film, calls me negative for calling something the film doesn’t even do “bad writing”, and together we confuse some scenes. I plead guilty on charges of misandry, mom still isn’t sure if issues of representation just drive listeners away, I give a shoutout to all my emetophobes out there, mom cuts me off for a bit, and we decide the theme of the episode is great child actors as we move into Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled.

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