My girlfriend had somehow never seen Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman despite living on this planet as a person of the female variety, so what better occasion to get her caught up than the release of its sequel, Wonder Woman 1984? She fawns over Chris Pine, compares the plot to Tom Shadyac’s Bruce Almighty and explains her complicated relationship with glasses. I bring up CGI, fangirly characterization complaints and continuity issues. We also discuss Spider-Man’s religious beliefs, for some reason. #ReleaseTheFannyPackCut! During Trailer Time, we watch the second Red Band Trailer for Tim Miller’s Deadpool!
My girlfriend made me watch Nancy Meyers’ The Holiday and we decided to record an episode about this pure feel-good romcom on the night of the week with the highest number of cargo trains possible passing my dorm! She gushes about Jack Black and the one black character who has two seconds of screen time, while I gush about… Jude Law? Thankfully, she also points out I’m not limited to my current sexuality, and I still mostly liked his daughters. Also, #ReleaseTheCowCut! On this episode’s Trailer Time, Mijntje makes me watch the trailer to Mark Osborne and John Stevenson’s Kung Fu Panda, because of course she would.
It’s my turn again! My lovely girlfriend Mijntje watched David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! along with me so I could prove to her that DC Films had a fun, funny, festive Christmas movie in its catalogue. Depressing, my ass. We cover the Fawcett Comics history briefly and without research, profess our love for the Marvel Family as well as the casting director, and talk about Stanley Tucci, for some reason. On this episode’s Trailer Time, we compare the Comic-Con First Look to the Bohemian Rhapsody trailer for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad!
Welcome back to the new and possibly improved but probably equally middle-of-the-road Stealing the Remote! For season two I have asked, manipulated, and/or bribed my lovely girlfriend Mijntje to join me on my quest to make people watch movies I like. Somehow, she then tricked me into watching a movie she liked: Tom McGrath’s Megamind! What I can nitpick about a movie made for superhero fanatics like myself? When did my girlfriend cry during Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Why do I struggle finishing books I want to read? Find out by listening, and please count along with how many times Mijntje reminds me of stuff while I joke about never forgetting anything! We disclose the age gap we’re dealing with in this season and how she was still introduced to Batman earlier than I ever was, as well as what kinds of movies we might discuss together in the future. (I’m also a little too excited to be podcasting again and saying “regardless” a lot when we inevitably go off-track.) On this episode’s Trailer Time, Mijntje makes me watch the Teaser Trailer for Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman! A music-filled movie, what a surprise.