Super Film Bros

The weekly movie podcast where anything goes!

Swiss Army Man

July 19th, 2018

What's going on super film fans! The boys are back at again this week with another addition to our request line up this month, with a new episode on 2016's Swiss Army Man starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano. We've got special guest Rick Flair 2.0 on the show again this time around and after a quick discussion on our possible future Twitch endeavors we get to our news segment The Weekly Hornet.

Swiss Army Man is a very peculiar film and I'm not really sure what to classify it as. Possibly a comedy-drama/adventure flick? I have no idea but I digress. A quick low down on the synopsis will give you a better idea of just how avant-garde this selection is and how it's often a love it or hate it affair in many, many ways. Dano plays Hank, a man who is attempting to commit suicide after being lost on a deserted island, when he sees a corpse, portrayed by Radcliffe, wash ashore. He begins to develop a friendship with the dead body and discovers that he can manipulate the cadaver to accomplish many different tasks just like a Swiss Army knife.

And there you have it, an unusual premise for sure. Whether you find this story disturbing or endearing all depends on your sense of humor or understanding of it's metaphor laden subtext. The film can be taken and or enjoyed in a multitude of ways, if you want something ridiculous to watch or if you really want to analyze its deeper symbolism you can do that too. To find out what the crew had to say be sure and listen in.

We'll be back next week with our final request selection this month so be on the lookout to see what it is! Thanks again you guys!

 

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Grandma’s Boy

July 11th, 2018

What's going on my film junkies? This week on SuperFilmBros. kicks off our BONUS EPISODE/REQUEST series for the rest of the month and for our first episode in line we're bringing you Grandma's Boy requested by superfilmfan who goes by Instagram handle splattersaint! So after our catch up and news segment be sure to stick around as the boys discuss and give their thoughts on this cult classic.

Grandma's Boy is a 2006 raunchy stoner comedy brought to you by the likes of frequent Adam Sandler cohort Allen Covert who also co wrote and is the lead actor.  The film also stars Nick Swardson (who also co-wrote), Linda Cardellini (Freaks & Geeks/Scooby Doo) and Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond). There's also plenty of SNL alums who make appearances such as Kevin Nealon, David Spade, and Rob Schneider. The premise of this film is an easy one to follow. 35 year old Alex (Covert) is a tester at a videogame developer who has recently been evicted from his home that he shares with his hooker addicted roommate Josh, who soon comes to live with his grandmother (Roberts) and her two other roomates. Hilarity of the low brow sort ensues! I won't go into to much more detail about the plot but rest assured if you've never seen this movie beforehand there are gags and laughs aplenty (some do fall flat) for it's 94 minute run time and if that sounds like your thing go ahead and check it out for yourself!

This is not a comedic masterpiece, but rather a tasty morsel of a film that's quotable for sure, we believe it's best enjoyed with friends who share the same comedic tastes as yourself (case in point stoner comedy). To hear our full thoughts on the film be sure and listen till the very end and don't forget to hit that like button if you enjoyed! We'll be back next week with a new BONUS EPISODE/REQUEST selection so stay tuned! As always folks thanks for hanging out and we'll see you next time!

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Interstellar

July 5th, 2018

Hey there super film fans! Hope you all had a happy July 4th and enjoyed yourself some BBQ and or fireworks and if you didn't hopefully you got the chance to at least watch a good flick! Sorry for going MIA for a bit (if you noticed) but once again we're back with a new episode this week. FYI this is a show we recorded last week on June 26th but hadn't yet posted and unfortunately we didn't get a chance to record this week (life gets in the way). But next week be ready for a fresh new episode coming at you from the Bros.!

 As we conclude our month long Sci-Fi extravaganza we move on lastly to Jose's pick of 2014's INTERSTELLAR starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway directed by Christopher Nolan. This film is a real science fiction lovers dream come true. Everything in this film is superb, from the performances of the cast to the special effects and especially the score. The film hits hard and dazzles with its amazing visuals and surprisingly scientifically accurate science as well as pulling you in with a terrific premise and story. This is a film on the longer side (2hrs and 50 mins.) but it doesn't drag and it constantly keeps you engaged. If you're already a Nolan fan for sure there's a lot to like here and if you're new to this filmmakers catalogue this is a great first!

I've already gushed on all the positives this film has to offer so to get the full scope of our collective thoughts on this opus be sure to stick around with us until the end. And as always folks be sure to look out for more episodes packed with hilarity and shenanigans in the future because July is going to be something we promise!

Thanks for hanging out with us we'll be back soon!

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Moon (2009)

June 20th, 2018

What's up my film geeks! This week on your favorite movie podcast we've got another exciting episode in store for you! This time we've got not one but two special guests sitting in with us as we go over a bit of light news and then we get into our weekly movie review. As we continue our cerebral Sci-Fi theme this month it's Jeremy's turn up to bat with his pick of 2009's Moon starring Sam Rockwell and directed by Duncan Jones.

This is another film in the vein of a long line of thinking man's science fiction films (not unlike the previous two films we've done this month) Are you getting the sense of a pattern here? I hope so! Because after this week we've still got one more film in store to make you really ponder your place in the cosmos!

Moon is a fairly straight forward story to behold set on a lunar mining base where the only personnel to speak of is astronaut Sam Bell (with a fantastic performance by Sam Rockwell) and his A.I. companion GERTY (voiced by Kevin Spacey). Sam has come to the end of his three year contract of duty and will soon head home to earth to join his family but what soon follows him is a whirlwind of hallucinations, doppelgangers and mystery which often leads you to question quite a few things in the process.

This is a great flick for sure so stick around for the show and join us as we pick it apart through all its ins and outs and ups and downs and discuss the deeper meanings held in the various messages this film instills on its audience. I'll leave you with this one last thought.

The moon is the last place you'd ever expect to find yourself.

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Trailer Talk: Episode 1

June 16th, 2018

Alright folks Jose had the bright idea to split this segment of the show into it's own separate thing because stuffing news and trailers and the review were beginning to bloat the usual epidodes close to the two hour mark and we thought it was a bit too long for one show. So here we are coming at you straight from my couch in pajamas no less! This week we've got a bevy of receent trailers we get down on and comment about so have a listen and see what you think! 

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Arrival

June 13th, 2018

Welcome back super film fans to another episode of your favorite weekly movie podcast where anything goes! This week we've got our main man Frank The Tank sitting in with us adding to the ensuing hilarity, while Jose lays all of his adventures and cosplay stories on us from his A-Kon 29 trip this past weekend (all the while shamelessly plugging some random podcast about movies) after that nonsense we get to our round up of mostly Marvel MCU centric news. And finally keeping with our cerebral Sci-Fi theme this month we get into our review of 2016's Arrival starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker.

Arrival is a 2016 science fiction opus brought to us via director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Blade Runner 2049) in which Amy Adams portrays linguistics professor Louise Banks who is brought in by the government to communicate with the aliens of one of the twelve vessels that have recently arrived around the earth. Jeremy Renner plays her counterpart in this endeavor as astrophysicist Ian Donnely while Forest Whitaker rounds out the main cast as Colonel G.T. Weber. This is another example of a slow burn thinking man's Sci-Fi so if that's not your cup of tea and you're looking for a fast paced film about an alien invasion with massive amounts of destruction and chaos go watch the original Independence Day (which we so happen to have an episode on!) or it's sub par sequel. This is not a film of super flashy special effects but rather one that keeps you pondering the subject matter long after you've viewed it especially in the instance of this crew. Multiple viewings reveal more and more about the message of the film and its intricacies therein. A great story is present here, one packed with emotional depth and consequence and we think it's definitely worth your time.

And with all of this go on ahead and check out our in depth discussion and review on this flick and please remember it's "ARRIVAL" not "THE ARRIVAL" but maybe go and watch that one too if you're feeling silly and want pre-psychotic break Charlie Sheen goodness.

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Annihilation

June 5th, 2018

Hey there film fans after a brief hiatus we're back! Again! This week on the show is a little different without our cohort Wade to guide us through the ever changing landscape that is podcast land, but never fear we will persevere! Ok enough with the rhyming crap... This time we have our special guest Jeremiah hanging out with us to help round out our cavalcade of shenanigans as it were, so after our quick catch up and the news we get down to our weekly movie review of 2018's Annihilation.

Annihilation is a visually stunning science fiction film from the mind of director Alex Garland (Ex Machina) starring Natalie Portman and Oscar Issac. This is a thinking man's SciFi flick for sure, one steeped in heavy handed philosophy (especially to Jeremiah's dismay) but we'll talk about that in the review. The beautiful imagery alone is worth the price of admission, with that being said there are some jarring and disturbing horror moments strewn throughout the film that'll definitely shake those of you with a weaker constitution. The actors do a great job with this material but it's not a dialogue heavy adventure, it takes a less is more approach for sure. One of the high points is noticing the reactions to the situations that the team of scientists encounter in "The Shimmer" where you actually see the psychological toll it starts to take on every character. This movie oozes style and tone by the bucket load so if that's your thing you're in for a real treat.

So kick back and have a listen while the Bros. wax poetic about this intriguing flick (JK) and maybe if you haven't already decide to give this film a looksee. Just don't say we didn't warn you about the shimmer... 

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The current state of things

May 30th, 2018

So people first of all sorry there's no new show again this week but I'll get to that here in a sec!

Here's a bit of an explantion on the current state and future of the show as originally posted on our Instagram page in Wade's own words:

"Hello super film fans! For those of you that do read our posts we have an announcement. With a heavy heart..I, Wade C am leaving from the weekly show of super film bros. Everything is fine between me and the boys but as for myself, the cup of drive and motivation has ran empty for the show and at this juncture I feel it's best for me to step aside and let the boys take the reigns. Fear not Jeremy G and Jose D will continue to bring the fuckery and shenanigans! I will pop in as a guest from time to time so I'm not completely gone. Thank you all who have continued to listen and I hope you keep doing so." - Wade C.

With that being said Jose and I (Jeremy) will definitely miss having our dear friend with us week to week but we understand and wish him nothing but the best. Looking forward in the coming weeks we're excitied to bring you new content and maybe mix things up with some new faces and or voices! It's sad to see our friend leave but as they say "The show must go on!" Here's hoping you guys stick with us through this next phase in our evolution and maybe we'll pick up some new listeners along the way! 

Thanks for hanging out with us.

Jeremy G.

 

 

Mom and Dad

May 17th, 2018

This week on Super Film Bros we unknowingly keep the theme going of the horroresque genre from last week as we watch and talk about the 2017 film Mom and Dad starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair.

After an unknown static signal is randomly broadcasted that sets off the urge for parents to kill their own children, mass hysteria breaks out world wide as these violent events unfold. Meanwhile siblings Carly and Josh must survive not being murdered by their own parental units. (Cage & Blair)

Written and directed by Brian Taylor (Crank and Crank: High Voltage) this flick gives an interesting view of the horror of what would happen if this were to actually take place in the real world. Good performances given by the main cast for sure, especially Nic Cage who basically plays himself for the entire course of the film. 

Hope you enjoy the show, and I also hope that your parents live a good distance away from you so you can properly prepare....you know just in case.

 
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Tucker And Dale VS. Evil

May 9th, 2018

This week on Super Film Bros, we rev up the chainsaw and crack open some PBR (just kidding we’re not doing any of that) as we review Tucker and Dale vs. Evil a comedy movie that pokes fun at the horror genre in numerous ways. 

As Tucker and Dale are heading to their newly acquired vacation home to do some fixing up, they encounter some college kids trying to enjoy a weekend of camping in the woods. After one of the college kids injures herself, Tucker and Dale come to her aid while the college kids assume the worst things imaginable and all hell breaks loose. 

The movie has gathered quite a cult following and is hilarious in many ways, so sit back and listen while we talk about it and wish that we had our own vacation home…minus college kids trying to kill us or themselves.

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