Episode 167 – A Podcast About Franchise Killer Movie Superlatives (Finale Month)

Have you ever had a movie franchise that appealed to you crash and burn? Something that had 1, 2, or even 3 good outings before the world was treated to a hot pile of garbage that brought it to a swift and unsatisfying end? Sadly, us too, and it’s much more common than we thought! For our final outing in our Movie Superlatives franchise we had to hand out our five fundamental somethings on Movies that killed their respective franchises! Who was the best hero in a death knell movie? What was the best cliffhanger that left us wanting more with nothing to show for it? What’s the best reboot or franchise? We dive into the superlatives and sucklatives of all things franchise killing with some answers that may surprise (No MCU stanning here!) if you enjoy the superlatives series, check out our numerous past episodes covering pretty much every type of movie.

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Full Episode Transcript Available Below:

Kalvin 0:05
Hello, and welcome to the penultimate episode of a podcast about something where each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host, Calvin, and joining me from the edge of a cinematic universe. It’s your co host, Nick Richardson.

Nick 0:21
I’m from the outside looking in, and it’s not looking good.

Kalvin 0:24
As we said, this is our penultimate episode of a podcast about something the second to last one. Next week will be the grand finale of all grand finales of podcast about something. And being our second last episode, it is also our final movie superlatives episode.

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Episode 165 – A Podcast About the MCU (Remix)

Welcome to the first episode of our Finale Month! We wanted to kick off Finale Month in the same place we started this podcast with a remixed version of the MCU! The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a force to be reckoned with, both monetarily and popularly, but it had to start somewhere and some might say an eternity ago in the ancient year of 2008 with a “washed up” actor and a C-level comic book character at the proverbial chrome helm. We lay out the 5 fundamental somethings of the MCU, including who are the best heroes, villains, shows and movies as well as what the future holds and where we got our start!

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Full Episode transcript available below:

Kalvin 0:06
To podcast, each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host, Calvin, in joining me from Mad rapport to co host Nick Richardson.

Nick 0:18
I’m in Upper matterport let me just be specific.

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Episode 163 – A Podcast About Kung Fu Movie Superlatives

Kalvin and Nick are Kung Fu fighting on this month’s Movie Superlatives episode. We sift through years of Kung Fu movies to find the best and worst to ever do it when it comes to hand to hand combat. We award styles, choreographies, protagonists and more and then we reveal our favorites Kung Fu (movie) masters!

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Full Episode Transcript Available Below:

Kalvin 0:07
Each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host, Calvin. And joining me from the dojo. It’s your co host, Nick Richardson.

Nick 0:21
I’ve heard many of kiosks and wow laws

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Episode 159 – A Podcast About Harry Potter Movie Superlatives

The year is 2011. You stand around the water cooler talking about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Pt. 2 and naturally, the conversation stretches back to the Harry Potter catalogue. You argue with your colleague, what’s the best use of magic? What’s the best evil plan in the series? Best use of magic or Best (or worst) Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher? Now bring yourself back to the present because we’re here to hit you right in the nostalgia part of your brain as we hand out our patented made-up awards to the Harry Potter franchise! We even include The Fantastic Beasts franchise in our pool of choices as we award the best in a series full of highs as well as the worst, which, come on, there is some of that in here too. Would you reboot the franchise and how would you go about it?

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Kalvin 0:06
To podcast about something each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host Calvin and joining me from weasleys wizard wheezes down on Diagon Alley. It’s your co host Nick Richardson.

Nick 0:18
It’s actually pronounced Diagon Alley to get to know

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Episode 155 – A Podcast About CinemSins with Jeremy from CinemaSins

This week Kalvin is joined by special guest Jeremy Scott from the CinemaSins YouTube channel! Kalvin and Jeremy discuss the origins of CinemaSins and what it’ like to sin movies, the state of movies and film-making today, mental health awareness and advocacy in media, and much more! Check out the links below for more from the CinemaSins team and for Jeremy’s new memoir Original Sin: From Preacher’s Kid to the Creation of CinemaSins available for pre-order now and in stores 5/18/2021!

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———More from CinemaSins———

On the web: http://cinemasins.com

Pre-Order Original Sin: https://cinemasins.com/original-sin

Twitter: http://twitter.com/jscotttn

Online Counseling: http://betterhelp.com/cinemasins

Full Episode Transcript Available Below:

Kalvin 0:05
Hello, and welcome to a podcast about something where each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host, Calvin. And joining me as a very special guest today from the cinemasins YouTube channel is Jeremy Scott.

Jeremy 0:18
Hello. Thank you for having me.

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Episode 154 – A Podcast About Boxing Movie Superlatives

A film with sports as the catalyst of the story can be a good one. But it’s mostly a genre filled with cliche moments and feel good endings. One sport, however, holds up better than all others when it comes to film, and that’s boxing! So naturally it’s time for us to punch out a Boxing Movie Superlative episode! For a small list of decent boxing movies, most tend to hold up. Movies such as Rocky, of course, dominate the field when it comes to some of the best moments, opponents, and shouts of Adrian! While others tell a different story from a different point of view, one that tends to help the viewer take a walk in the protagonist’s shoes. Which fighters have the toughest of opponents? Or the dopest of cornermen? And overall, who is the best fighter, as in the character and the actor who plays them? We follow each award with our patented sucklatives, and we’re sure you’ll see what we see, even if Mickey has to cut ya!

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Full Episode Transcript Available Below:

Kalvin 0:06
Two podcasts about support each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host Calvin and joining me from the ring. The ring is trying to think of something more clever but I guess the ring your co host, Nick Richardson, said a boxing ring.

Nick 0:26
Yeah, I probably should specify. Probably like what kind of ring is it the One Ring ring? Well, I mean, the ring around the Rosie.

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Episode 149 – A Podcast About Kevin Smith Movie Superlatives

The man, the Pop Culture icon, the legend; Kevin Smith is our subject of the day! He cut his teeth on a $27,000 indie movie and has progressed into a titan of Pop Culture. With many directorial efforts under his belt of a surprisingly wide range of genres, and a wider range in quality, we try to determine the best and worst with our patented made up awards. With surprising star power and solid writing, Kevin Smith has built a universe of his own with some amazing characters like Jay and Silent Bob. But out of all of his movies, it’s hard to say what the best Ben Affleck appearance is, or the best scheme or reference and that’s where we come in! Grab some Mooby’s and get your snoochie boochie on, cuz it’s Kevin Smith Movie Superlatives time! After our awards, we try to answer the hardest questions of all: Is he a good director, or not?

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Full episode transcript available below

Kalvin 0:06
Hold on to a podcast about something where each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host, Calvin and joining me from the quickstop in New Jersey to co host Nick Richardson.

Nick 0:18
Hell yeah. It I mean, don’t you mean your heterosexual life mate? podcast mate?

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Episode 144 – A Podcast About Batman Movie Superlatives

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA BATMAN!!! Holy air bat pods listeners, if you couldn’t tell this week’s episode is all about the one, the only, Batman. Specifically the live action iterations! With a timeline stretching back to the 40’s there have been numerous depictions of the caped crusader and his gadgets on the big screen, but it’s truly been a mixed bag when it comes to results. With such a rich history of crime fighting, tech, and villains, it’s a near impossible task to string it all together. That’s why we’re here; to award the ones that did it right, and shit on the ones who did it wrong. Who has the coolest toys (gadgets) or the best suiting up scene? We even give out awards to the best Batman, and even the man behind the cowl, Bruce Wayne. The sweetest ride and of course best costume round out our picks for this month’s movie superlatives.

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Full Episode Transcript Below

Kalvin 0:06
Hold on to a podcast about something where each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host Calvin and joining me from Gotham City. It’s your co host co host, Nick Richardson.

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Episode 137 – A Podcast About Christmas Adjacent Movie Superlatives

As we come off of the holliest, jolliest time of year, when every other movie that has the word ‘Christmas’ is branded as a classic, we like to sidestep the mistletoe for something a little different. Some movies like to shoehorn in the holiday, while others do it in a way that leaves some mystery in the air. Do all movies that have Christmas in them fall into the Christmas category? Hell no they don’t! We’re here to give you the skinny on some of the dopest Chirstmas adjacent movies! They may take place around, or feature Christmas, but don’t you dare call it a Christmas movie! Who brings the best fight to the table during the season, but for a completely different reason, outside of shopaholic christmas induced rage? Who throws the best party, or has the best use of a fake santa? We toe the white and red line with our picks, some coming dangerously close to actual Christmas movie territory, and argue bitterly over the classification! Stick around for the polar opposite sucklative awards with some honorable mentions in between. Feel free to argue with us on Twitter @APASomething and @alone_podcast on whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie!

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Episode 132 – A Podcast About Teen Movie Superlatives

Being a teenager is a rite of passage we all share; an awkward phase in our lives where we grapple with the oddity that is ourselves and the preconception of what the world is supposed to be like. Like every other aspect of life, being a teenager in high school has been blown up and put on the big screen time and time again. Some do it well, bringing to life an idea of the high school experience meant to wow the watcher and fantasize about the experience. Others are straight garbage and miss the point completely (there were no 35 year olds in my high school)! For this month’s superlatives, we dive into high school/teenage movies and which big-screen adaptations get them right or wrong. Who attends the best high school or has the best friend group? Which puppy-dog young love couple is the best? Which parents rock, or suck? We bring you compelling awards for every aspect of cinematic high schools as well as awards for those who do it the worst. Lastly, we aim to answer whether the experience in these movies was a reflection of real-life or utter crap.

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