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  • Is Avengers: Endgame's time travel "a bunch of bull####!?"

    10 MAY. 2024 · A podcast over analyzing the time travel mechanic in Avengers Endgame? It's like we were made for this. The Time Travel Movie Draft continues with Anthony and Joe Russo's 2019 blockbuster hit.  Did it make sense? Did the Avengers break the rules? The guys take a look at the function of the Quantum Realm - the MCU's greatest deux ex machina. Keep up with the Time Travel Draft by visiting May The Review Be With You's Thread page, or by scrolling through the podcast feed. Nuff said. Show Notes: 00:00--05:30 Show intro 05:32--08:24 The 15-Second Summary Challenge! 08:28--10:26 Avengers summed up 10:51-37:56 Time Travel Talk 37:58--51:36 Issues with MCU time travel  51:39--01:08:02 Final grades
    1h 8m 26s
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day

    15 ABR. 2024 · IT'S JUDGEMENT DAY.... For T2.  To be clear. No bombs. And if Skynet is listening, I for one love our new A.I. overlords. May it appease them, that Nick and Joe continue the Time Travel Movie Draft with a look back on James Cameron's hit: Terminator 2.  Joe has a problem with Cameron. Nick has a problem with Joe.  TUNE IN, IT'S JUDGEMENT DAY!!! 00:00--01:35 Joe's really bad intro 01:36--03:20 THE 15 SECOND SUMMARY 03:21--08:58 Cameron's solution for a long movie 09:00--14:30  Special effects and the Delorean Butterfly Effect 14:30-- 16:09 Joe has a problem with James Cameron 16:10--20:30  Tell me something I don't know. 20:32--41:15 Time Travel 41:16--53:32 Final Scores
    53m 32s
  • Back to The Future Review: Was Antman right?

    5 ABR. 2024 · Is Back to the Future a bunch of bull? The Time Travel Draft continues! Today the guys step back into "Time Travel Classics." Joe is up first with the 1985 hit starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Loyd. But is the time travel as problematic as the Avengers cast pointed out in Endgame?  Listen for yourself, True Believer! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOW NOTES 00:00--02:53 Back to the Future Introduction 02:54--06:44 THE 15-SECOND SUMMARY 06:45--10:24 Let's talk about the Libyans  10:25--24:52   Plot Talk  24:53--29:35 So Marty has super speed? 29:36--32:10 Why did Biff become Smeagol? 32:11--40:45 Is Antman Right? Time Travel talk. Does it work? 40:46--52:18 Joe doesn't know what the Grandfather paradox is 52:19--59:22 Scores? Where we're going, we don't need scores.
    59m 22s
  • The Groundhog Day Review, The Groundhog Day Review, The Groundhog Day Review

    19 MAR. 2024 · Deja vu? Or Broken record time travel? It's the fourth installment of the Time Travel Draft series! Joe's pick for romantic time travel is on the board with the 1993 beloved classic Groundhog Day. With some talk of story and a discussion on the method/mechanic of time travel, we get a glimpse as to who is winning the Time Travel Draft so far. Place your bets 00:00--02:47 Intro 02:48--04:29 THE 15 SECOND SUMMARY 04:30--13:55 Plot discussion 13:56--15:01 How long has Phil been looping? 15:02--19:59 Phil's development in mundane hell 20:00--24:10 One more thing. 24:11--39:45 Time travel mechanics (the broken record time travel method) 39:46--42:47 Groundhog Day Darkness 42:48--46:59 They don't make movies like this anymore 47:00--52:59 Final scores 53:00--57:38 Time Travel Draft Score Checkin (who's winning?)
    57m 38s

    2 MAR. 2024 · Dune Part 2 is finally here in all of its sandy, wormy glory! Nick and Joe explore Frank Herbert's world of spice, religious icons, and big movie events in the recent release of Denis Villeneuve's latest installment to the Dune franchise. Warning: There is a jump scare where Joe attempts to sing Hans Zimmer's score... You've been warned. Show Notes: 00:00--04:35 Intro and thoughts on the Dune series 04:36--07:44 THE 15-SECOND SUMMARY! 07:45--13:59 The role of movie theaters in modern entertainment 14:00--25:20 Performances Part 1 25:21--30:07 The sandy lore of Dune 30:08--36:07 Performances Part 2 36:08--46:25 Chani's character journey 46:26--51:13 The Scope and SIZE of Dune 51:14--56:47 Final Scores
    56m 47s
  • It's about time we reviewed "About Time"

    25 FEB. 2024 · Have you ever cried until it didn't hurt anymore?... Yeah us neither. Anyway, it's the "About Time" review! Part 4 of the Time Travel Movie Draft takes us to Nick's pick for "Romance in Time Travel" category, Richard Curtis' 2013 slice of life/coming of age, soft sci-fi about a young man who discovers the men in his family can go back and redo life the way they want it. But is it that simple? And why are the guys running through boxes of tissues? It's a tear-jerker! And Joe is mad about it! SHOW NOTES 00:00--4:09 Show intro to Time Travel Movie Draft 4:10--5:50 THE 15 SECOND SUMMARY!! 5:51--7:19 The Margot Robbie movie no one has seen 7:20--19:44 Movie plot review 19:20--22:26 I guess Bill Nighy just sort of forgot About (important) Time travel rule 22:27:--34:53 Character relationships and performances 34:54--35:36 Dads who die twice 35:37--44:42 When About Time becomes About Life 44:43--55:12 Did the Time Travel work? 55:13--01:01:59 Final Scores
    1h 1m 59s
  • Madame Web - Was it really that bad?

    21 FEB. 2024 · You didn't see this coming! The guys swing into the Madame Web discussion, Sony's latest attempt at building its Spiderverse franchise. Critics hate it. Audiences kind of don't... but kind of do. Nick and Joe gaze into the web for answers. Show notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=0s — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=273s Intro and quick thoughts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=274s — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=459s The 15-second Summary! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=460s — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=689s What didn’t work in the film; Sony’s Dr. Strange? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=690s — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=825s Editing Nightmare, DUBS all around me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=826s — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=985s Joe doesn’t understand Ezekiel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=986s — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=1026s Ezekiel’s costume is VERY cool. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=1027s — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=1144s Madame Web or Spiderman 3 with Tobey Maguire? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=1145s — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=1214s Nick enjoyed the costume design and Amazon set. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=1215s — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=1412s Is this movie bad because of acting, writing, or both? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=1413s — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=1548s Plot holes everywhere! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=1549s — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=1822s Why is this movie called Madame Web? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=1823s — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=2010s Back to bad writing, editing and everything else. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=2011s — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=2135s The scene where this movie goes from bad to worse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=2016s — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=2550s What did we like about this film? Final thoughts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=2551s — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9NxoCy4U0&t=2636s SCORES!
    44m 9s
  • Harry Potter and Time Travel

    9 FEB. 2024 · Wands at the ready! The Time Travel Movie Review continues with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! Episode 2 of the Time Travel Movie Draft: Nick and Joe dive deeper into time-traveling cinema with time-turners, ranking the overall plot and method of time travel in the world of Harry Potter. It's Nick's turn in the movie draft showing off his pick of "Stuck in the Loop," one of his favorite movies. Does it hold up? More importantly, will Joe ever figure out his mic problems? Bare with us. He's getting better. Show Notes: 00:00--05:08 Intro - Time for the time travel 05:09--06:40 The 15-second Summary! 06:41--13:36 Overall Azkaban thoughts. Does the film work? 13:37-- 18:19 Who is the antagonist? 18:20--20:31 GASP! The Shrieking Shack is the best! 20:32--24:02 Real Magic! And Practical effects 24:03--27:01 Nonbook watchers... Why do you like Harry Potter? 27:02--34:44 This movie is still beautiful 34:55--55:40 Time Turners... how does the time travel work? 55:41--01:04:43 Harry's character journey 01:04:44--01:14:20 Film scores and final thoughts
    1h 14m 20s
  • MTRBWY 12 Monkeys

    27 ENE. 2024 · Time... It's not what you think it is. The first movie review of Nick and Joe's Time Travel Draft! Previously on May The Review Be With You! The guys drafted 7-time travel movies each. The first category is "Stuck in the Loop" with Joe's pick of the 1995 sci-fi "12 Monkeys," directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Bruce Willis. Editor's note: Joe's mic was not working. His sound sounds pretty off. But Nick's mic, WOW, what a mic! Show notes. 00:00--05:00 Initial thoughts on 12 Monkeys and Nick's 15-second summary 5:01--8:40 Plot summary 8:41 --20:10 Brad Pitt as Jeff 20:11--25:00 The Loop and An Unreliable Brain 25:01--44:12 What worked, what didn't 44:13--56:00 The final scene 56:01--01:13:29 Final thoughts and ratings
    1h 13m 29s
  • Marvel Spotlight: Echo Review!

    20 ENE. 2024 · It's the MCU's first Marvel Spotlight and "May the Review's" first review of a Marvel Spotlight!... Is there an echo in here? The guys review Echo. Was it a flop? Did Marvel succeed? Nick and Joe talk about what works and if a call back to Netflix Marvel violence is a step in the right direction. SHOW NOTES: 00:00--8:00 What is Marvel Spotlight? 8:01--12:00 What is Echo? 12:01--23:20 Flashbacks! And how to use them right 23:21--26:30 Echo Cinematography 26:31--31:00 Missed Opportunities 31:01--42:00 Kingpin RULES 42:01 --55:10 Favorite parts and final thoughts 55:11--01:00:21 Final scores
    1h 21s

Two dudes review film and TV in an effort to cross items on their ever-growing list of stories to watch. It's an exploration of all things nerdy. Join Nick as...

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Two dudes review film and TV in an effort to cross items on their ever-growing list of stories to watch. It's an exploration of all things nerdy. Join Nick as he tries to keep Joe sane and not lose his mind in the process of catching up with what's streaming.
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