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Movie Review: “Wonder Woman” (See it!)

6 Jun

I grew up reading Marvel comics, not DC, so most of what I know about the lore of Wonder Woman is what I absorbed from the 1970s Lynda Carter TV show plus vague memories of the Super Friends. I’m aware that the character has had many reboots and reinterpretations, but my perspective is that of many viewers who come to the movie with only a small amount of background knowledge. I think most of them, like me, will love it. (Spoilers, with a warning, appear about halfway through this review.)

“Wonder Woman” is a very satisfying film, even if it isn’t perfect. I have some logical quibbles with some of its elements in the beginning, and it is not exactly subtle; however, the notes it hits ring true all the way through. By the end, tears of both sorrow and joy were trickling down my cheeks.

There’s a lot of building up and following through, from the quiet, simple, opening narrative to the firm statement of purpose at the end. It doesn’t have the snappy patter of many Marvel movies, but the emotional payoffs are pretty great. Continue reading

The 2017 Charity Fundraiser for Human Rights Watch: Make Us Review Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) for a Good Cause!

4 May

For the next two months, we will be raising $500 for Human Rights Watch for the opportunity to entertain our listeners! HRW have done some amazing work, and we’re happy to contribute to their mission by subjecting ourselves to bad movies!

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#47. X-Men Apocalypse (2016) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

4 Aug

Superhero hair problems, emo smurfs, and Quicksilver, oh my!  Shaun, Rachael, and Jen respond to your demands and join forces to tackle Singer’s X-Men Apocalypse (2016).  They discuss the new characters, the comic book fidelity argument, where Apocalypse goes right and where it goes terribly wrong, Quicksilver, and much more!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

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#45. Captain America: Civil War (2016) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

23 May

United Nations shenanigans, tragic villains, and Black Panther, oh my!  In our 45th episode of the Shoot the WISB Subcast, Mike Underwood, Jen Zink, Paul Weimer, and Shaun Duke join forces to combat Marvel’s latest entry in the MCU, Captain America: Civil War.  We cover the plot, some of the unique thematic elements in this film, Captain America’s and Iron Man’s legacy, and much more!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

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#43. Deadpool (2016) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

9 Mar

Mouthy mercenaries, endless comedy, and fourth walls, oh my!  The Merc with the Mouth is on the big screen (FINALLY), and that means we’re honor bound to watch his shenanigans and record a podcast about it.  Shaun, David, Rachael, and Mike combine their considerable skills as mediocre podcast superheroes to discuss the hit comic adaptation, Deadpool.  Maximum Effort!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

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