Bryan joins Valerie and Tatiana at the Pop A La Carte podcast once more to discuss several items of note. Ava Duvernay will be directing a New Gods movie for DC, so the state of the EU must be acknowledged once more (0:43). Deadpool 2 had some confusing reactions after a test screening (13:55), while Ready Player One seems poised to lower all our expectations (25:00). Finally, we talk about some of out Jessica Jones season 2 feels (38:00) and gush about Captain America: The Winter Soldier in our MCU rewatch (47:41).
Valerie, Tatiana and the ever-present yet ever-silent Matt reminisce about this year's uneventful Oscars (1:19) and discuss our more in-depth feelings about The Shape of Water now that it's been crowned the winner. Then we preview the upcoming AMC horror series The Terror before Valerie re-recommends her favorite British series, Endeavour (19:48). Tatiana gives a mini review of A Wrinkle In Time (30:45), which was actually quite a deal more endearing than many are suggesting. Finally, we continue our Marvel rewatch with the unfortunate entry Thor: The Dark World (41:00) and speculate about the sure to be awesome Infinity War (58:10).
Valerie and Tatiana have a hodgepodge of topics to cover today, starting from Westworld spilling Sweetwater secrets at SXSW next week and Mute being another one of Netflix's mistakes (1:00). Then we cover some interesting CW reboot casting news for Charmed, Sabrina and Roswell (8:00). We compare Joss Whedon stepping down from Batgirl and the state of the DCEU as a whole to the success of Black Panther (15:30) before finally diving into our Iron Man 3 rewatch (30:00). Finally, Tatiana explores the world of Vatanim Sensin, the good ship HiLeon and the power of shipping overall.
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!