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Looking at films in a franchise one movie at a time. Hosted by Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher.

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October 12, 2017

34 - Spider-Man 3 (2007)

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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talk about Spider-Man 3 from 2007, the final film in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man Trilogy. Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) has turned into a fame loving asshole. His smugness only increases in power when he's taken over by an alien symbiote which amplifies his worst qualities. Zaniness ensues, and Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), Venom (Topher Grace), and New Goblin (James Franco) are hot on Spidey's trail. A big secret is revealed, and Peter learns about the power of forgiveness.

Thrasher was let down by My Scientlogy Movie, a documentary that's more about the documentarian than the titular subject. Mat enjoys the Season 6 finale of Will & Grace which features guest star appearances by British actors John Cleese and Tim Curry playing brothers (!!!).

Listen to this episode while pulling off a goofy strut for maxium enjoyment. 

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October 6, 2017

33 - Spider-Man 2 (2004)

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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talk about Spider-Man 2 from 2004, the second film in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man Trilogy. Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is failing his college science class, but has to do one last paper to pass the grade. As part of the paper, he interviews Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina). A nuclear fusion demo for the press goes awry and his mechanical tentacle device turn Otto into the dangerous Doctor Octopus. Spider-Man 2 is a better film than the original with Alfred Molina in particular turning in a performance that's equal parts friendly and frightening. Raimi injects some tricks from his horror ouevre for the fight scenes.

Mat finds American Reunion to be a pleasant end to the American Pie series with some fun character moments. Thrasher had fun at the ScareFest Horror Convention in Lexington, Kentucky. Among the goodies he grabbed were Shout Factory's 12-movie set of Cinematic Titanic: The Complete Collection and Dreams With Sharp Teeth, the documentary on legendary sci-fi author Harlan Ellison.

Listen to this episode while riding a bumper car for maximum enjoyment. 

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September 29, 2017

32 - Spider-Man (2002)

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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talk about Spider-Man from 2002, the first film in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man Trilogy. Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is a nerd who gets bit by a DNA-enhanced super spider. Parker struggles with his super powers while trying to flirt with Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst). After discovering that his best friend's father (Willem Dafoe) is responsible for causing crime as the Green Goblin, Spider-Man has to make some tough choices to save New York City. Raimi goes for candy-colored angst, recalling the original Steve Ditko run of the Spider-Man books. In a ballsy move, it takes almost an hour before Spider-Man puts on his iconic suit. This is a sweet, gentle super-hero movie that feels a bit rushed towards the end. 

Thrasher enjoys The Tick on Amazon Prime, a new take on the latest of several adaptations of Ben Edlund's 1980s indie comic book character of the same name. Mat finally watches The Craft, a 1990s piece of pagan puffery that has a great third act and a gonzo performance by Fairuza Balk.

Listen to this episode while taking photos of your closest super-hero for maximum enjoyment. 

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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talks about The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. This is the one that won a zillion Oscars. Covering a third of The Two Towers and all of Return of the King, this movie has a lot of heavy lifting to do. We get another seige with the Battle of Minis Tirith to go along with the boatload of endings. There's something for everyone here, whether's it's a giant spider fight, drunken dwarf jokes, or struggles nearby lava. 

Thrasher loves a recent episode of Justice League Action where Jon Lovitz was a feature guest as annoying reporter Sid Sharp. Mat delves into Doomed! The Untold Story of the Fantastic Four, a recent documentary on the 1990s Fantastic Four movie executive produced by Roger Corman that only exists on the bootleg circuit. 

Listen to this episode while enjoying a puff or two of Longbottom Leaf for maximum enjoyment.

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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talks about The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the middle film in the popular live-action trilogy. Director Peter Jackson only covers two thirds of the novel here, keeping himself busy with juggling three different storylines involving humans, hobbits, orcs, and Ents. Fans at the time criticized Jackson for making a liberal adaptation of the book, but for many this is the best film in the trilogy. Although it takes a bit to find its footing, things get a grand pay off with the Battle of Helm's Deep towards the end of the flick. 

Mat plays a brief clip from a live panel at Rose City Comic Con 2017 in Portland, Oregon in which he asks a question to Star Trek: The Next Generation actor John de Lancie. Thrasher feels mixed on Charlotte, a horror anthology film featuring a weird wraparound story about a woman being turned into a doll. Mat found some laughs in Bad Santa 2 and really enjoyed the new horror smash hit IT Chapter One.  

Listen to this episode while enjoying afternoon tea for maximum enjoyment.

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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talks about The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Peter Jackson's live-action motion picture from 2001. Based on the popular 1950s books by Professor J.R.R. Tolkien, Jackson filmed the trilogy back to back to back in his native land of New Zealand to take advantage of its economic disparity and varied landscapes. After wandering with his buddies through the forest and crossing a river, diminutive hobbit Frodo (Elijah Wood) volunteers to lead a diverse party to Mount Doom to get rid the dangerous One Ring. They run into trouble along the way. Although The Fellowship of the Ring takes its sweet time to get started, it works as a great example of high fantasy world building. 

Thrasher also talks about his middling response to Mass Effect: Andromeda, Bioware's latest title in their popular science-fiction RPG video game series. Mat was a little let down by The Founder, a drama about Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) mutating McDonald's into a successful worldwide franchise through land acquisition and powdered milkshakes. 

Listen to this episode while snarfing down second breakfast for maximum enjoyment.

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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talks about their exciting launch of a Patreon for Sequelcast 2. With a recurring monthly donation, you can directly support the show. The more goals we hit, the more Patreon-exclusive podcast shows you get to listen to. 

Listen to this episode while chipping in a buckaroo or two for maximum enjoyment.

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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talk about Police Story: Lockdown, the sixth film in Jackie Chan's long-running Police Story franchise. Known as Police Story 2013 in Asian markets, this standalone sequel (!!) has no relation to the other films other than Jackie Chan playing a cop. Time time around, he's playing Zhong Wen, a detective in the noir mold with a drinking problem and a sassy daughter (Jing Tian). After visiting her at a nightclub, he gets knocked unconscious. Now everyone has to survive while they are being threatened by criminal mastermind and former underground fighter Wu Jiang (Liu Ye). Employing a convoluted narrative peppered by flashbacks chock-full of melodrama, Police Story: Lockdown is far less comedic than other films in the franchise. It's also a bore, but there are a few tense sequences here and there. This flick didn't get a release in the United States until 2015 under the title Police Story: Lockdown

Mat catches the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on HBO and enjoys its mixture of childlike wonder and child abuse. Thrasher saw Spider-Man Homecoming in the cinemas and loves how the story focuses on lower stakes; it's not the whole planet Earth that's in danger for once. 

Thrasher announces he is a Contributing Writer for the upcoming Core Rule Book for Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Wrath & Glory.  

Listen to this episode while getting attacked by a shovel for maximum enjoyment.

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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talk about the big budget live-action film The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy from 2005. Garth Jennings made his directorial debut with this sci-fi comedy. After drinking a load of pints with his best friend Ford Prefect (Mos Def), Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) learns Earth's true origin story. All the while, he tries to rekindle a flirtation with Tricia McMillan (Zooey Deschanel). The late Douglas Adams spent much of the end of his life struggling to get this story made into a fancy Hollywood motion picture. Ironically, his premature death helped kick this flick into high gear. After budget cuts and Jim Carrey dropping out of the project (he would have played Zaphod Beeblebrox), what we have onscreen is a movie at war with itself. Its adapting a radio play/book/BBC series that's short on plot and long on character; to compensate, the film attempts to goose things up with an actual villain (!!) and shoot-em-up scenes that contribute to the movie's bloated 109 minute run-time. 

Listen to this episode while eating dolphin-safe tuna for maximum enjoyment.

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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talk about the final two episodes of the BBC series The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy from 1981. Covering the back half of the novel The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, itself a loose adaptation of the second series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio play, these episodes satirize fancy restaurants, useless professions, and heavy metal concerts. Even though it's a compressed adaptation, there are moments in the final episode that prove to be moving in spite of itself. 

Mat finishes up the brief first season of the Netflix animated series Castlevania. Based on the video game series from Konami involving a whip-cracking dude hunting Dracula, he feels the series ends just as the plot is getting started. The first episode on Dracula's origin was his favorite. Thrasher continues to bash Ascent to Hell, a horror movie so mediocre he can't stop thinking about it. 

Listen to this episode while a pig encourages which parts of himself are tastiest to eat for maximum enjoyment.

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