After last week’s Persona 4 extravaganza, we return to the world of movies this week with lots and lots and lots of interesting news updates and discussions. We begin, though, with a look at host Jonathan Lack’s new book Fade to Lack: A Critic’s Journey Through the World of Modern Film (visit the official website here), including an interview with illustrator Shannon Wheeler!
From there, we segue into a large variety of topics, starting with the recent SimCity launch fiasco (to put it mildly). Next, Jonathan offers his thoughts on the (largely awful) films of 2013 to date, before he and Sean discuss some exciting recent movie trailers – Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness – and go over George Lucas’ recent confirmation that the original cast will be returning to Star Wars: Episode VII. And for a nice chunk of ranting, we then analyze (and debunk) the incredibly stupid rumor floating around the net about Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale, and Warner Bros. still-unconfirmed Justice League movie.
But the real meat of the episode comes in the final hour, when we recap all the casting news we have on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and speculate as to what on earth this movie could possibly be like. With so many villains, love interests, and side characters, how can Marc Webb and company fit everything into one movie? We do not necessarily know, but we definitely have some predictions.
Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:02:18
Talking Fade to Lack, Jonathan Lack’s Book: 0:02:18 – 0:18:20
Interview with Fade to Lack Illustrator Shannon Wheeler: 0:18:20 – 0:38:07
Crisis in SimCity: 0:38:07 – 1:01:13
Talking 2013 Movies: 1:01:13 – 1:23:02
Movie Trailers Catch-Up: 1:23:02 – 1:34:08
Star Wars Casting Announcements: 1:34:08 – 1:41:47
Incredibly Stupid Justice League Rumor: 1:41:47 – 2:02:19
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Theories and Discussion: 2:02:19 – 2:54:10
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