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The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies mini-review — S&A143

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies mini-review — S&A143

Ben and Dr. Jayce have a short conversation about movie featuring lots of short creatures! Oh, and Steve is there, too… … Read entire article »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and more — S&A142

Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and more — S&A142

Everyone else is talking about it, and so are we! J.J. Abrams’ trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has come! We had a fun, lively discussion about the trailer and our expectations for the movie!   … Read entire article »

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The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies mini-review — S&A143

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies mini-review — S&A143

Ben and Dr. Jayce have a short conversation about movie featuring lots of short creatures! Oh, and Steve is there, too… … Read entire article »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and more — S&A142

Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and more — S&A142

Everyone else is talking about it, and so are we! J.J. Abrams’ trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has come! We had a fun, lively discussion about the trailer and our expectations for the movie!   … Read entire article »

LAST ACTION HERO — Strange Christmas Movies #25 (of 48)

LAST ACTION HERO — Strange Christmas Movies #25 (of 48)

For the 24 days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presents another 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. #25 — Last Action Hero What it’s supposed to be: A commentary on the evolution of action movies? A commentary on the disparities between action movies and real life? A love letter to action movies? … Read entire article »

Glen Larson — S&A141

Glen Larson — S&A141

Recently, TV writer and producer Glen Larson passed away, and Ben and Steve take some time to talk about his career and the impact it had on their childhoods and the lasting impact to them to this day. Topics include, but aren’t limited to: Knight Rider, Six Million Dollar Man, Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers. … Read entire article »

Interstellar Review and Christopher Nolan — S&A140

Interstellar Review and Christopher Nolan — S&A140

Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s most recent film, has hit screens and thrilled or confounded audiences, and Dr. Jayce and Ben are here to discus not just that film, but all of Christopher Nolan’s library. How did they like it? How does it stack up against his other films? Find out here… … Read entire article »

Big Hero 6 Family Review — S&A139

Big Hero 6 Family Review — S&A139

Ben is joined by his four oldest children to talk about, review, analyze and laugh about Big Hero 6. With the insight only children can bring, his 13 year-old, 11 year-old, 10 year-old, and 8 year-old kids talk about their favorite characters, the big ideas of the movie, and the favorite moments.   … Read entire article »

Universal Classic Monsters — S&A138

Universal Classic Monsters — S&A138

Frankenstein. Dracula. Wolfman. The Creature. The Mummy. Classic monsters. In this episode, after a few weeks of technical troubles, the S&A guys are back together to talk about monsters. Using the Universal monsters as their guide, they explore some of the cultural and thematic ideas found in these creatures. … Read entire article »

Sidekicks: What Are They Good For? — S&A137

Sidekicks: What Are They Good For? — S&A137

Ben and Steve sit down and talk about sidekicks, define sidekicks, argue which one of them is the sidekick, and discuss favorite sidekicks. Also, Ben mispronounces Lando and makes it sound like he’s talking about Babylon 5. And Gil Gerard and Ernie Reyes Jr. are talked about more than expected. … Read entire article »

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, & TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (Summer Movie Series) — SA136

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, & TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (Summer Movie Series) — SA136

Ben, Steve, and Dr. Jayce talk about three superhero movies from this summer: X-Men: Days of Future Past, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. … Read entire article »

Like Going Through a Time Warp — SA135

Like Going Through a Time Warp — SA135

We’ve all had that experience. It’s not like deja vu, where you feel like you’re doing something you’ve done before. Rather, it’s like you’ve gone back in time, either in a place with elements from the past or a song that takes you back or any number of things that make you feel like you are in another time. That’s our … Read entire article »