Ep. 106 – American Made, Battle of the Sexes, Gerald’s Game, Fantastic Fest recap, and home video reviews of Wonder Woman, The Big Sick and A Ghost Story

October 8, 2017 by  
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After some technical difficulties, The CineSnob Podcast is back for the 106th time with reviews of “American Made,” “Battle of the Sexes” and “Gerald’s Game.” Cody also fills us in on his time at Fantastic Fest, and reviews home video releases of “Wonder Woman,” “The Big Sick” and “A Ghost Story.”

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Ep. 103 – Top 5 movies of the year so far, home video reviews of The Circle, Unforgettable, and Kong: Skull Island, and a preview of Fathom Events this week

August 14, 2017 by  
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This week on The CineSnob Podcast, Cody and Jerrod run down their top 5 movies of 2017 so far. They also preview a pair of Fathom Events, “Batman and Harley Quinn” and “Rifftrax Live – Doctor Who: The Five Doctors,” and Cody reviews home video releases for “The Circle,” “Unforgettable,” and “Kong: Skull Island.”

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Ep. 100 – Wonder Woman, RiffTrax Live preview, and a review of Fist Fight on Blu-ray

June 8, 2017 by  
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On the landmark 100th episode of The CineSnob Podcast, Cody and Jerrod review the equally-historic “Wonder Woman,” preview the next RiffTrax Live event, and Cody catches up with “Fist Fight” on Blu-ray.

[00:00-10:39] Intro/RiffTrax Live Summer Shorts Beach Party preview

[10:39-29:13] Review: “Wonder Woman”

[29:13-35:22] No Ticket Required: “Fist Fight”

[35:22-39:30] Wrap up/tease
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Wonder Woman

June 1, 2017 by  
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Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright
Directed by: Patty Jenkins (“Monster”)
Written by: Allan Heinberg (debut)

It took 76 years for Hollywood to come around to producing and releasing a full-length live-action motion picture featuring DC Comics’ Wonder Woman, easily the most famous female superhero of all—and one that recognizably stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes of Superman, Batman, and cross-company rival Spider-Man in the “everyone on planet Earth knows who this character is” pantheon.

So what the hell took so long? We’re up to six Spider-Man movies, eight Superman movies, and nine Batman movies since Wonder Woman first his comic books—not to mention the one Supergirl and one Catwoman film no one was asking for. Blame it on good old fashioned sexism or misogyny if you like, or waiting for the right cultural or financial climate or whatever other baloney studios use to justify not doing something, but after the entirety of Bob Dylan’s lifetime we finally have “Wonder Woman,” and the film manages to be both worth the wait and the redemption the critically-maligned DC Extended Universe so desperately needs.

Set after the events of 2016’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” we catch up with Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) as she receives a delivery in her office at the Louvre in Paris: a briefcase containing a vintage photograph of Diana and a team of soldiers which she was seeking in “BvS.” Bruce Wayne tracked it down and returned it to her, triggering a flashback to Diana’s youth on the mystical, all-female island of Themyscira. There she trains to be a warrior under Antiope (Robin Wright) after protestations from her mother, Queen Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen). When a WWI-era German plane breaches the island’s protective force field, Diana swims out to sea to save the pilot and British intelligence spy Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). His rescue, however, brings German soldiers—and the war—to the island. When told of the Great War by Trevor, Diana is convinced Ares, the god of war, is behind it all, and demands Trevor take her to the front to fight—and fulfill her destiny to destroy Ares and bring peace to the world.

Minus a junky, CGI-heavy final battle far too reminiscent of the worst qualities of DCEU steward Zack Snyder, “Wonder Woman” is a refreshingly smaller scale superhero origin story that doesn’t get bogged down in the typical traps of that very specific slice of the genre. Director Patty Jenkins coaxes a winning, badass performance out of Gadot, who wasn’t given much to do except save Batman’s ass in the character’s abridged big-screen debut last year. Diana is strong, sincere, and funny as the fish out of water in the modern world (well, the modern world of 100 years ago). Chris Pine also shines as Steve Trevor, a career soldier and sometimes smartass that’s ready to fall in step when he realizes Diana can more than take care of herself—and everyone around her.

“Wonder Woman” isn’t a perfect movie, but it hopefully marks the righting of the DC ship—and with it already angering dipshit men upset at women’s only screenings, consider me in love with this kick-ass Amazonian princess.

Ep. 84 – Star Trek Beyond, SDCC trailer dump, and Kiko is treading the boards with a new take on The Little Mermaid’s Ursula

July 25, 2016 by  
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This week on The CineSnob Podcast, Cody and Jerrod review Star Trek Beyond, talk about all the comic book movie trailers that dropped at San Diego Comic Con, and speculate on what stage role Kiko has taken that’s caused him to miss this week’s show.

[00:00-11:48] Intro/Where is Kiko? Is he starring in The Little Mermaid?

[11:48-38:53] SDCC trailers: Justice League, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, Kong: Skull Island and Doctor Strange, plus casting news featuring Brie Larson, Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone.

[38:53-1:09:53] REVIEW: Star Trek Beyond

[1:09:53-1:17:43] Wrap up/tease

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Ep. 43 – Unfriended, discussing the new Star Wars and Batman v Superman trailers, the Wonder Woman director swap, a wrap-up of our Pee-wee’s Big Adventure screening, and looking ahead to Tommy Wiseau

April 18, 2015 by  
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In this week’s episode of The CineSnob Podcast, the guys from CineSnob.net review “Unfriended.” They also discuss the new “Star Wars” and “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” trailers, Michelle MacLaren’s exit from “Wonder Woman,” a recap of our “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” screening at Alamo Drafthouse, and Jerrod teases his upcoming interview of the one and only Tommy Wiseau of “The Room.”

[0:00-14:22] Intro and Pee Wee’s Big Adventure screening recap
[14:22-31:32] Star Wars trailer discussion
[31:32-51:13] Batman v Superman trailer discussion
[51:13-1:03:34] Michelle MacLaren out of Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins in
[1:03:34-1:15:04] Unfriended
[1:15:04-1:30:42] Teases for next week and close

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Ep. 22 – Ouija, John Wick, 23 Blast, DC seeks a female director for Wonder Woman, Avengers 2 trailer hits, Christian Bale is Steve Jobs, and what board games we’d like to see as movies

October 27, 2014 by  
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In this week’s episode of The CineSnob Podcast, the guys from CineSnob.net review “Ouija,” “John Wick,” and “23 Blast.” They also discuss DC wanting a female director for their “Wonder Woman” movie, the leak of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” trailer, Christian Bale being cast as Steve Jobs in the upcoming Danny Boyle/Aaron Sorkin biopic, and board games we’d like to see adapted into movies.

[0:00-5:07] Intro and Halloween costumes
[05:07-17:00] DC’s Wonder Woman seeks female director
[17:00-24:41] Avengers 2: Age of Ultron trailer leaked
[24:41-34:29] Christian Bale cast as Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin/Danny Boyle film
[34:29-48:13] Ouija
[48:13-1:01:43] John Wick
[1:01:43-1:13:07] 23 Blast
[1:13:07-1:27:20] What board games would we like to see as movies?
[1:27:52-1:34:49] Teases for next week and close

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