Super Film Bros

The weekly movie podcast where anything goes!

Princess Mononoke

January 18th, 2018

In a land far away where demons and gods exist, one man tears across the land on his trusty elk to restore peace.

Along with our Weekly Hornet news report that is filled with juicy nectar, this week we venture out of the norm as we watch and review our FIRST anime film picked by Jose, the 1997 film Princess Mononoke.

After being attacked and injured by a demon Ashitaka goes on a quest to hopefully find a cure before being consumed by the evil curse. During said quest he comes across a war between forest gods and an iron mining colony. Being the person he is, he just wants to help bring peace to both sides instead of having so much hatred in the world.

Overall the movie is great on many levels. Visually it looks amazing, there’s so much detail as you watch it’s just pure joy for your eyes. The directing is superb as well by Hayao Miyazaki who also wrote a wonderful story that just flows like a river. Finally with all the voice acting talent in this movie, it all comes together in a wonderful symphony.

Ready your sword, draw your bow and keep your powder dry for this episode and go have a listen!

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The Mist

January 10th, 2018

If you go out in to the mist, you might not come back. However if you listen to our show, you will…hopefully.

We’re back at it again super film fans and this week we look back at the 2007 Stephen King suspense horror film The Mist starring Thomas Jane. After an intense storm rolls through the small town of Bridgton, Maine knocking out power in some areas and causing property damage to the residents, a mysterious mist rolls in from the mountains blanketing the entire town. Usually not a big deal except for what lies within the mist, what lies are creatures not of our world. While people are trapped inside a grocery store they try to figure out what’s going on and how to survive, not only from the monsters outside, but also from the monsters inside.

The movie embraces such great acting from the entire cast and Thomas Jane does such a good job taking the lead in this movie. Also praise goes to director Frank Darabont (The Green Mile) who also adapted Kings novel for the screen writes in such suspense and horror that even King himself was kind of terrified.

Sit back and enjoy as we talk about this movie as well as the crazy ending, just remember to have enough bullets when out in the mist, just saying.

 
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Judge Dredd VS. Dredd

January 2nd, 2018

Throw on your headphones and prepare to be judged! That’s right film fans, straight off the transport from the cursed earth is a new episode for you to listen to.

We kick off 2018 with another ‘VS.’ episode as we hit you with a double whammy of movies. First up we have the 1995 over the top film Judge Dredd starring Sylvester Stallone, later on we talk about the 2012 gritty violent action flick Dredd starring Karl Urban. I hope you hotshots are ready for the rapid fire of hilarity we bring to the table with this one.

These movies are among the simplest of formulas of Hollywood action, made even simpler given the source material of these movies being based off of the graphic novel of the same name. When law has collapsed in the dystopian future, to keep order among the chaos in our mega cities that are crushing under their own weight of being over populated, we rely on the enforcement of the individual men and women from the Hall of Justice. They are juries, executioners, judges.

With the first rendition of Judge Dredd portrayed by Stallone, I mean what good can you say about it when he REMOVES his helmet for a majority of the movie! Also in stupendous fashion Stallone over acts the hell out of the role while screaming any chance he can about THE LAW! However, it was a time when Hollywood was experimenting with comic book movies, while some fared well and others didn’t. After almost two decades, we finally got the portrayal many fans had wanted. Karl Urban snugged into that iconic helmet and looked damn fine with it on, and the best part is that the helmet STAYED on the whole movie! With very little emotion and a rugged scowl he did an amazing job bringing the essence of Dredd to the screen. Both movies make for an interesting debate among the bros as well as our very special guest that sat in on the shenanigans for this one.

Grab your law givers and strap on your tactical gear, but NOT your Versace uniform so you can listen to us while out on patrol as you carry out your own brand of justice. It’s judgement time.

 
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Bright

December 27th, 2017

*SPOILER ALERT*
In a world, where elves are rich and powerful, orcs are thugs and fairies…well pretty much just annoy humans and are seen as tiny pests that like to eat out of bird feeders but can easily be bested by a household broom.

That’s right folks we take a look at the newly released 2017 Netflix original film Bright directed by David Ayer (End of Watch, Suicide Squad) starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. In an alternate present day of Los Angeles where humans live among fairies, orcs as well as elves, LAPD officer Ward (Smith) is back on the streets with the departments first orc race hire Nick Jakoby (Edgerton), after recovering from a gunshot wound he endured in the line of duty. After responding to a disturbance call Ward and Jakoby end up in a whirlwind of magic and chaos during which they encounter an elf named Tikka. Tikka has left the inferni which is a secret society whose mission is to return the dark lord to reign hell on earth, she also has the gift of being a “Bright” which are the only ones and few among the earth that can use a magic wand make your wildest dreams and fantasy a reality, or simply bring doom and despair to anyone who stands in your way.

Bright is a unique film experience overall, while it obviously has its core formula of being a buddy cop movie it also has the fantasy element set in present day which is something not totally at the fore front of Hollywood’s radar in movies. Sure, you have vampires and movie monsters, but not too much of characters written in folklore. The movie can be predictable at some points, while others are stereotypical of your normal action flick. On the flip side of the coin you have a present day reality with many fantasy elements that’s very creative in its writing and dialogue which makes for an interesting blend on screen.

So kick back and enjoy super film fans, it sure will be a bumpy and magic filled ride.

 
 
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Batman Returns

December 22nd, 2017

We are the night! By that I mean we are three guys that just happen to review movies usually at night for your listening pleasure.

This week as we continue our Merry F!@#ing Xmas theme of jolly episodes, we review the 1992 super hero flick, Batman Returns starring Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer and Danny DeVito directed by Tim Burton. In this outing the caped crusader is back as he takes on The Penguin and Catwoman as they wreak havoc on the city of Gotham during the holiday season all the while Max Shreck (Christopher Walken) is doing is own evil bidding in the city.

Is this a holiday film you may ask? Of course it is! I mean there’s snow on the ground, they light up a giant Christmas tree in Gotham Square, people have presents and people are wishing one another happy holidays. For a sequel, and for a superhero sequel to boot, the movie does a wonderful job on many levels. You get to see the origins of not just one but TWO coveted villains of Batman lore with the bonus of seeing them very well portrayed on the big screen. Next up the story is well written to where it’s not drawn out and keeps you entertained from beginning to end and lastly, Keaton dons the cowl once again for a superb performance as the dark knight.

Put on your rubber suit (without bat nipples), grab the batarang, and strap in to the batmobile as we go full thrust on this episode.

 
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Jingle All The Way

December 13th, 2017

Jingle bells, batman smells, Sinbad cracks a joke, and Arnie saves the day hey!

 As we continue our Merry F@#&ing Xmas we take a trip down that good ole holiday memory lane as we review 1996s Jingle All The Way starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

 In this wacky outing Arnie trades his machine guns for candy canes. After letting his son Jaime (played by Jake Lloyd, future Anakin Skywalker) down numerous times by letting work get in the way, he goes for the Hail Mary to make it up to him by getting the season’s hottest toy, the Turbo Man action figure while trying to get it on the worst day of shopping, Christmas Eve.

As long as you take the movie as it is, which at the core it’s simply just a holiday comedy for kids, then you won’t be disappointed. If you try to take it serious by any means then you are most definitely setting yourself up for a letdown.  I have no clue as to why you would even remotely try to take this film seriously when Arnold punches out a reindeer followed by having a beer with it in the back yard!

So sit back with a cup of hot cocoa, some fresh baked cookies, find your Christmas spirit and have a listen.

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Jingle All The Way (Part Deux)

December 13th, 2017

We blew it! We had a bit of a snafu with our recording equipment guys but click right on that play button to hear our final thoughts on this holiday classic! We hardly ever fuck up so cut us some slack its Christmas time after all! 

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Lethal Weapon

December 6th, 2017

Looks like we’ll have to register this episode as awesome! As we kick off our Merry F@!king Xmas with the bros this month with holiday themed movies we pick a movie that doesn’t get as much recognition as a Christmas movie and honestly I have no clue as to why.

This week leading off our MFX month we go with the 1987 film Lethal Weapon starring Mel Gibson, and Danny Glover. Perhaps one of the best buddy cop movies around. Danny Glover stars as Det. Roger Murtaugh who after finding out the daughter of an old friend is murdered he gets teamed up with fresh transfer and newly assigned partner Det. Martin Riggs who everyone thinks has a death wish. As they dig deeper in their investigation it leads them down a rabbit hole filled with guns, explosions and heroin in Los Angeles.

This is such a great movie on so many levels, from cinematography, acting and script it’s fantastic from start to finish. Directed by Richard Donner (the whole Lethal Weapon franchise, Superman, The goonies) and written by Shane Black (The Last Boy Scout, The Nice Guys) the movie has no doubt the sense of Hollywood flare to it but it also has the gritty authentic elements of real life thrown in for good measure. Furthermore how can you not forget its status of being solidified in cinema history with a release during one of the best summers at the box office in the glorious year of 1987.

Kick back with a beer, a three stooges marathon, and possibly a Beretta under the ole Christmas tree and listen to this one.

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Demolition Man

November 30th, 2017

Simon says listen! This week we drop a bonus episode for you guys instead of something from our regular programming, however hopefully for a good reason you’ll soon find out.

We watch and take a look back at 1993s Demolition Man starring Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, and Sandra Bullock. Sly stars as John Spartan who after the arrest of notorious criminal Simon Phoenix it’s revealed that innocent bystanders were killed and Spartan is to blame. They freeze him in a cryogenics prison as punishment, but when Phoenix escapes from cryogen stasis after a parole hearing the San Angeles Police Department thaws out the detective as their only hope to catch the mad man.

The movie is nostalgic in its own right for the simple fact of being an over the top action movie with so many wild one liners, as well as action from one of the most familiar faces of the genre. For being a futuristic movie from the early 90s it’s definitely worthy of a watch to get your fill of testosterone fueled action.

So sit back and turn on your favorite wall to wall mini tunes radio station, maybe have a rat burger, maybe some high tech sex, and be well.

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Bachelor Party

November 23rd, 2017

We got drugs, hookers, guns, booze, hookers!!! Ok, not really but this movie sure does have all of that and then some including a tasteful donkey show.

That’s right film fans the bros go down memory lane as we review 1984s Bachelor Party starring Tom Hanks. Hanks plays Rick Gassko who after many years of just living it up with his pals decides he’s going to settle down and get married to his girlfriend Debbie. His buddies decide to throw one last hoorah before he becomes unavailable. 80s chaos ensues while Rick parties like an animal while everyone is knee deep in booze, drugs, and women while also managing to not get killed by Debbie’s crazy ex-boyfriend.

The movie was much funnier as we were younger and more juvenile but it was nice to take a trip back down the road of nostalgia. While the movie wasn’t gut busting hilarious, it was still funny and was great to see 80s Tom Hanks when he was doing comedic roles before he made the huge shift to drama.

Bust out the big hair, drugs, women and animal shows for this episode.

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