LRA writes: After a well deserved week off we are back in action with special guest (and comic book enthusiast) James Blunt in tow to fill in the third seat due to Miguel being on an "extended vacation". We have an assortment of things to talk about this week ranging from the legendary Alamo Drafthouse theater in Texas, to the new martial arts film IP Man 2 along with a lengthy discussion on the current lack of originality in Hollywood. Then we mutate into our main discussion for the new franchise reboot (prequel?) X-Men: First Class where James proceeds to blow us away with this comic book know-how and insights. Featured music this week is from the "X-Men: First Class" motion picture soundtrack.
With Disney reportedly looking for a person of color to fill the role of Magneto in the MCU, Denzel Washington appears to be one actor being eyed.
If the movies have taught audiences anything, it’s that fictional characters make a lot of dumb decisions – like, a ton of them. All the time. In most cases, this happens as a result of lazy screenwriting – filmmakers force characters to do things that they’d probably avoid doing in real life in order to move the plot forwards. Sometimes it’s just easier that way, and who – really – is all that bothered about things like “realism”? Right?