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PODCAST | We look ahead to the final slate of Comic Book Movies in 2018 including Aquaman, is it sink or swim for DC’s hero? Spider-Man into the Spider-verse: Will this be the best Spider-Man Movie of them all? And Bumblebee – FINALLY these Transformers look like, well, TRANSFORMERS! But is the movie going to be any good?

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Segment 1:

Michael and Hassan begin tonight’s show with the new Aquaman movie. They discuss the early reviews and expectations for DC’s latest release. Hassan thinks Jason Momoa deserves his big break with this film. Michael wonders if the early reviews are being released to build the hype for DC. The guys weigh in on Aquaman having higher 24 hour tickets sales than Infinity War. Plus, the guys predict the over/under for Aquaman’s opening weekend box office numbers.

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Hassan and Michael preview Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse. They talk about the past Sony Spiderman films and how they fell short. With that in mind, the guys discuss what they expect from the box office and the early responses from the critics. Michael brings up how the film will showcase the diversity in the Spiderverse. They debate how Miles Morales will be received as the main character in the film.

 

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Michael and Hassan pivot to the upcoming Transformers movie: Bumblebee. They agree the Transformers in the trailer look reminiscent of the original Transformers from the 1980s. They then compare the three films, speculating how Aquaman, Spiderman:Into The Spiderverse and Bumblebee will match up at the box office.

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Spinning The Racks: The guys discuss expectations for John Cena in Bumblebee. Plus, final predictions on the three upcoming films discussed tonight. Will Aquaman be an underwater Star Wars? Hassan and Michael debate Which film has the most pressure and how the films’ success or failure will affect their franchises in the future. To close, the guys pay tribute to Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of Spongebob.

 

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome Mitch Hyman creator of cult horror hit Bubba The Redneck Werewolf to talk about his next horror project!

PODCAST | What are YOU thankful for in 2018. Who makes the cut in our Pop Culture Gravy List and who gets stuffed with a Turkey Leg? Join us for the best of 2018 special!

PLUS: We welcome actor and star of “When We Dance the Music Dies” William Ragsdale alongside director Anthony de Lioncourt for an in-depth discussion on the new indie flick!

 

Segment 1:

Michael and Hassan run down their Pop Culture Gravy (ie: the BEST from 2018 so far). Number three on Mike’s list takes Hassan by surprise and madness ensues.

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We switch over to our Pop Culture TURKEYs (ie: The WORST of 2018). A certain Zombie show, Star Wars movie and Netflix show makes the list.

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Segment 3:

We welcome actor William Ragsdale, alongside director Anthony de Lioncourt as they discuss their new film, “When We Dance the Music Dies” and Michael asks William about his days on Hermans Head.

Segment 4:

Spinning The Racks: The most bizarre Birds of Prey/Harley Quinn news plus: what’s YOUR favorite Thanksgiving dish?

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NEXT WEEK: We look ahead to the final films of 2018: Aquaman, Bumblebee and Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse.

PLUS: We welcome Mitch Hyman creator of cult horror hit Bubba The Redneck Werewolf!

Ep 144: We look back at the epic career of the godfather of Marvel Comics. His history, his influence, the ups and downs of his career and YOUR stories about the man who touched us all with his creations.

Join us for this celebration of Stan Lee – Excelsior!

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On tonight’s show, Michael and Hassan pay tribute to the legend Stan Lee. They discuss the tremendous impact Stan Lee had on the comic industry and how the world responded to news of his passing. They then reflect on how Stan Lee gave joy to readers through his comics and later on through his cameos in the MCU. They highlight Stan’s skill with writing dialogue and  how he popularized the superhero genre as an allegory for our real lives.

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Hassan and Michael continue their tribute by recognizing how central Stan Lee was to Marvel’s success. They are joined by Casey from BadCoyoteFunky, who shares his experience of meeting Stan Lee and getting his Marvel No Prize signed. They pivot to Stan’s many characters. Hassan shares how he saw humanity in the flaws of the Marvel characters Stan created, which allowed him to sympathize more with the characters.

Segment 3

Michael and Hassan count down the best Stan Lee cameos. They debate the best Stan Lee cameos from the past three decades. They react to the outpouring of Excelsior on social media after Stan Lee passed. They consider how the cameos in the Marvel movies elevated Stan’s celebrity later in life. They touch on Stan Lee’s marketing genius. Listen to hear which Stan Lee cameo they think was best!

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Spinning The Racks: The guys react to Armie Hammer slamming celebrities for posting pictures with Stan Lee. They debate celebrity motivations for posting pictures with Stan Lee in the aftermath of his death. Michael takes heart in how celebrities are in awe of a comics legend. Hassan and Michael consider their own tributes to Stan Lee on social media and reflect on their motivations. They conclude with their thanks to Stan Lee for his influence on their lives and careers.

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NEXT WEEK: It’s Thanksgiving! We give you our picks for what we were thankful for in 2018. PLUS: We’ll welcome Fright Night’s William Ragsdale and the directors of the new film “When We Dance”

We welcome the legendary Smashing Pumpkins front man on to discuss the early days as 90s rock stars, Star Wars and a possible Smashing Pumpkins reunion.

PLUS: We roll camera and cover the most important pop culture news around!

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Here’s a snippet of the solo record talk that wasn’t on the clip:

MD: We all know the lineup changes that the Pumpkins have endured, with you essentially carrying on the mantle. So when I heard you were releasing a solo record, I was a little surprised. But then I heard the first single and it made sense. Tell me about the vibe on this record and what went into the decision to make this a solo record.

I was working on a follow up to the last Pumpkins album, Monuments to an Elegy and about half way through the record I kind of lost my mind and thought I can’t do this anymore. I just ran out of gas on Smashing Pumpkins music. So I wrote a batch of songs that ended up being the foundation for this record. I found if i just naturally let myself go where I wanted to go, more acoustic, less future rock. That’s how i ended up working with Rick Rubin and putting it under my name.

And I’m with you on that. Sometimes I question my own sanity because you get to a point in the world where, “what’s in a name?” If i write the songs and I sing it and I call it Billy Corgan or Smashing Pumpkins or I call it The Moon and the Stars it doesn’t feel any different to me. But people really perceive it differently. And it just felt right.

And I will say this, and it’s a positive-negative, I get tired of putting out Pumpkins music and then answering the question why should we accept this as Pumpkins if it doesn’t involve “pick your band member.” That gets old too. So I’m happy to do something that doesn’t have that kind of baggage. Here’s the songs I wrote, this is me, and if you like it that’s great.

MD: The sound you’ve seemed to purposely steer away from in the 2000s psychedelic quieter, heavy static guitar. I thought Oceania had that feel to it which is why i responded to it. Are you conscious of the Pumpkins sound when writing and recording? Especially in this case?

The record doesn’t have any drums. At the risk of sounding disingenuous I think I do better when i just go to where I’m interested musically and i don’t get involved intellectually. That’s the key moment for me at this part of my life. I was making a record called Smashing Pumpkins and I just wasn’t feeling it. So rather than saying I have to do this or I should do it or if I’m going to do it it has to sound like Siamese Dream 2 or whatever this intellectual overlay you can put on an idea, I’m just going to write songs and wherever those songs go and that’s what I’ll follow.=

MD: You mentioned working with Rick Rubin on it. What was his influence and whats the normal production on a Pumpkins record that made this different?

For the past ten years I primarily prodcued mysefl though I had help. With this, when i talked to Rick about doing the record, i said I’m just going to get out the way and be an artist for a change. Tell me when to show up and I’ll do my best and that’s what I did.

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NEXT WEEK: Happy Halloween! Stranger Things is back. We cover it all. PLUS: Lou Ferrigno talks Thor: Ragnarok.