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ARRIVAL – SA209

ARRIVAL – SA209

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt has arrived! A sci-fi movie that’s not a franchise and doesn’t have superheroes, explosions, or space battles! But…is it good? Can a movie that takes its time to tell a story make it worth our time to explore? … Read entire article »

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Revisited – SA186

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Revisited – SA186

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAfter the instant reaction of the road trip, Ben and Evan are joined by Steve to give Civil War another go ’round. Can Ben convince Evan that #TeamCap is the only hashtag needed for this movie? What does Steve think of this movie? What was the emotional counterpoint for Evan? And what kind of weight can this movie carry in the light of  current American political situations? … Read entire article »

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The Force Awakens Revisited – SA171

The Force Awakens Revisited – SA171

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWe return to Star Wars episode 7 for a longer, more focused discussion of the movie! What did they love? What did they hate? Also, Ben and Steve welcome Evan officially into the fold as the fourth “strange alien”! … Read entire article »

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Star Wars Prequel Trilogy Family Review – SA168

Star Wars Prequel Trilogy Family Review – SA168

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBen is joined by four of his five kids to talk about their thoughts and reactions to the Star Wars prequel trilogy! … Read entire article »

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Crimson Peak Review – SA164

Crimson Peak Review – SA164

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBen visits Crimson Peak, Guillermo del Toro’s follow up to Pacific Rim, and it couldn’t be more different. Atmospheric and elegant, is it a place worth visiting? … Read entire article »

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The Visit Review – SA163

The Visit Review – SA163

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBen visits M. Night’s latest film, which seems to be not just a return to form but a return to passion. In The Visit there’s some ickiness, some jump scares, some tension, and a big twist. But does it all work together? … Read entire article »

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Jurassic World (Summer Movie Series) — S&A155

Jurassic World (Summer Movie Series) — S&A155

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFor this episode, Evan is joined by Ben Avery to talk about Jurassic World! Ben’s podcast can be found here: Static Blade Podcast on Facebook … Read entire article »

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Jupiter Ascending — S&A147

Jupiter Ascending — S&A147

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBen is riding solo, reviewing the Wachowskis’ movie Jupiter Ascending. It’s an off the cuff reaction episode, and mostly spoiler free, as he tried to convince listeners that they might like 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

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBen 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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Big Hero 6 Family Review — S&A139

Big Hero 6 Family Review — S&A139

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBen 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 »

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