Valerie, Angela and Tatiana are joined by Corey to gush about Black Panther (1:10) and discuss the few criticisms we managed to scrounge up. Then we were markedly less enthused by the latest Ready Player One trailer (48:10), but Angela assuaged us with a recommendation for a Korean webseries called Long Time No See (1:00:40). Finally, we rewatched and re-discussed the first Avengers (1:05:30) movie for your listening pleasure.
Valerie and Tatiana are joined on the podcast by Bryan in order go through the Oscar-nominated movies that they've seen - specifically The Shape of Water and The Phantom Thread (0:27). We also discuss what introducing Benioff & Weiss to the Star Wars universe might mean (18:29) and then we breakdown our feelings on the latest Deadpool and Jessica Jones trailers (44:36). Our somewhat shortened rehashing of Thor and Captain America (1:03:10) is permissible because we actually enjoyed both, so what can you do? Finally, Valerie explains Netflix's newest German offering, Babylon Berlin (1:29:55) and then we leave you alone after one super-sized podcast.
Valerie and Tatiana are just barely joined by Matt to discuss our reactions to the Solo trailer (with a little Metropolis theorizing sprinkled in, at 1:56), the Westworld trailer (10:45) and the Infinity War trailer (16:42) from the Big Game last weekend. Then we talk a little about our growing excitement for Black Panther next week and Ant Man & the Wasp... whenever that's happening (26:43). Yeah, it's another mostly MCU week, sorry! Finally, we actually dive back into our MCU rewatch with an Iron Man 2 discussion (30:57). To top it all off, we made the mistake of watching Cloverfield Paradox (45:47) and we have some things to say.
Valerie, Tatiana and our silent podcaster Matt gathered together to begin our journey to the center of the MCU. In this episode, we focus on the birth of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a rewatch of Iron Man (0:51) and The Incredible Hulk (21:45). After singing Robert Downey Jr.'s praises and mourning what could have been with Betty Ross, we move on to discussing the latest Captain Marvel (40:25) set pictures as well as our theories for the next films in general.
Valerie and Tatiana are all aloney on their owney as they finally join forces once more to discuss Oscar nominations. Between the two of us, we've only seen Get Out, which totally deserves Oscars ...And a bunch of other movies that probably don't need Oscars. Just kidding! Listen to us discuss the ones we have seen, and then tell us which nominees are your favorites! Call Me By Your Name, perhaps? As along as it's not Three Billboards Outside Ebbings Missouri.
Valerie, Angela and Tatiana dive deep on the moments they loved from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and all the plots they couldn't stand. A lot of spoiler discussion is present, considering that we spend over an hour on a single topic. Listen with an open mind and feel free to chime in with your true Star Wars cents.
Valerie, Angela and Tatiana share their (spoiler-free) hopes and fears for The Last Jedi (0:54) as well as the LiningUp.net charity event for Starlight Children's Foundation. Then Valerie walks through the delightful Christmas TV specials that await us all the way from UK (34:51). Finally, the latest Ready Player One trailer (49:55) is discussed and torn to shreds... But very nicely!
Valerie, Tatiana and Andrew team up to discuss the most recent and upcoming DC and Marvel team-ups. That's right, we rehash all of our Crisis on Earth-X feels (0:37, because we haven't talked enough about it elsewhere) and then start analyzing the snot out of Marvel's Infinity War trailer (38:36).
This week on Pop A La Carte, Valerie actually watched Justice League (0:45) against all odds, so she and Tatiana had to lot to say about it. Then Angela joined in a discussion about Korean variety shows and other foreign media we'd like to see in the US (38:40) before recommending a Saudi Arabian romantic comedy called Barakah Meets Barakah (54:19). Finally, all three previewed the television coming in December (1:01:37).
Valerie, Angela and Tatiana have a whole host of topics this week, starting with a Japanese adaptation of Orphan Black (0:30) that's in the works, along with other remakes. We talk the latest Doctor's costume (16:43) and then delve straight into the potential Disney-Fox merger (19:02). Speaking of how everything old is new again, we touch on the new Lord of the Rings show for Amazon (26:17) and how much more Star Wars there can be (30:00). Valerie meanwhile recommends a Welsh language film called The Passing (36:10) and the latest season of The Exorcist (39:55). Finally: we hadn't seen Justice League when we recorded, but we love talking about what we know nothing about! (45:26)