January 10, 2023

Its been 10 years since Karl Urban kept his mask on for a full movie, but the questions that this story about police as judge, jury, & executioner raises continue to be relevant today. We talk about the movie, the issues it raises and how Karl Urban grunted so that Pedro Pascal could tilt his…

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The Boys • S3 E1

June 7, 2022

We’re talking about The Boys, season 3, Episode 1, with Matthew Carroll and Ashley Coffin. Check out the PandaVision podcast for our coverage of every episode of Season 3 of The Boys.

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The Batman and the Ethics of Emo

April 21, 2022

Our long road to Gotham has come to an end- we’re talking about The Batman! Paul and I talk about the nature of vengeance, the relevance of this version of the Riddler to our own world, and ask the age old question- is this our Batman? This episode is made possible in part by Manscaped!Get…

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The Dark Knight

March 8, 2022

Paul and I continue our trek through Batmans on screen with The Dark Knight

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Batman Begins

March 2, 2022

Just a few more days until The Batman, and we’re talking about Christopher Nolan’s vision of the caped crusader in Batman Begins! With Paul Hoppe

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Batman ’89

January 18, 2022

With a new Batman movie coming out, we’re looking back at earlier portrayals of the Caped Crusader. With each movie we’re looking at every aspect, talking about how this version addresses the ethical issues at the heart of Batman and asking of each portrayal- is this my Batman? In this first episode, Paul Hoppe and…

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Webs of Ethics • Spider-man: No Way Home

December 22, 2021

Spiderman No Way Home is out, and it just so happens that it raises an ethical question or two! Krissy Lenz and Nathan Blackwell from the The Most Excellent 80’s Movies Podcast join me for the first of what will be a couple of different ethics episodes about this movie- there is just that much…

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Finn and the Character that Could Have Been

September 24, 2020

‘Do not market a black character as important and then push them aside.’ – John Boyega, GQ Magazine https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/john-boyega-interview-2020In a recent interview, John Boyega, the actor who played Finn expressed his frustration and anger at how the character was treated in the Star Wars postquels. Jared Sylva and Matthew Westfox use that interview as a…

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Stan Lee’s Soapbox

June 4, 2020

Stan Lee was a great story teller, but he never hid his strong convictions, or his desire to use the stories he told to give people a new way to think about the issues of his time. Nor did the writers of Black Panther, Avatar the Last Airbender, Star Wars, or so many of the…

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The Clone Wars • FINAL SEASON E7-8

May 28, 2020

Today we cover Episodes 7 and 8 in our watch of the Clone Wars new/last season!  Note- this contains spoilers for the entire run of Clone Wars up to these episodes, so do not listen if you aren’t fully caught up. We will continue releasing regular episodes on Clone Wars and Mandalorian in order on…

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