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Marvel Cinematic Universe (franchise)


Stark Differences

Flash! Direct from theaters to this podcast, we convene a panel of recent viewers of the latest Marvel superhero epic, “Captain America: Civil War.” Do the rationales of the two sides hold together in the face of reality? Is Tony a bad dude for recruiting a kid to use against his opponents? How do the new faces, including Spider-Man and Black Panther, fare? And how well does this movie fit into the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe series as a whole?

Jason Snell with Lisa Schmeiser, Moisés Chiullan, Erika Ensign, Steven Schapansky, David J. Loehr and James Thomson

Phil and Lisa Ruin the Movies 12

Arguing for Epigenetic Inheritance

Phil and Lisa ruin “Jem and the Holograms” and “Ant-Man.”

Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Michaels

Game Show 11

Counterclockwise: All-Father Knows Best

This month’s Counterclockwise topic is the Marvel Cinematic Universe! And joining us to discuss four Marvel-themed topics are superhero aficionados Lisa Schmeiser and John Moltz. We do some fantasy casting, offer our choices for best and worst Marvel Cinematic Universe releases, plan future Marvel films, and try to find the comedy in super situations.

Jason Snell and Dan Moren with Lisa Schmeiser and John Moltz


The Cloud is Run by Hydra

Grab your shield, steal your old uniform, and hop on your motorcycle, because it’s time for us to discuss “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” It’s the latest Marvel movie, and even though Steve Rogers is the title character, there’s an awful lot of SHIELD in this movie, too. Does the franchise aspect of these films help or hurt? Are the action scenes more interesting than the urban disasters featured in most recent superhero movies? And is the Falcon really Cap’s only friend outside SHIELD? Also, we reveal the Hydra secret handshake.

Jason Snell with Tony Sindelar, Dan Moren, Guy English, Moisés Chiullan and Rene Ritchie