Headcanon is back from hiatus to talk about the Netflix romantic comedy, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before… based on the novel by Jenny Han. And we’re joined by friend of the pod Krystal Pearson. We all really liked it. Also, this is a really filthy episode. You’ve been warned.
The guys just went to see Mission: Impossible - Fallout in the theater and we are hype. After a brief discussion of our media diet (02:39), the guys dive in to the latest installment in the M:I franchise (11:18), which just might be the best. We talk the incredible stunts, the insane set pieces, the surprising drama, and the weird quiet morality at the heart of this film. If you like action/spy movies: go see this.
This week on the pod, a little Sharp Objects conversation at the start (don’t worry, no book spoilers) before we cover some of the recent big trailers at San Diego Comic-Con. And then, a big discussion of a movie Marco and Benji both love, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. The guys talk the IMF team dynamic, the insanity of Ethan Hunt, favorite set pieces, Bad Robot fingerprints, and all the gonzo stunts.
This week on the pod, Marco and Benji take a little time to talk about Skyscraper (01:28), and the current state of The Rock and his movies. Then we get to our main event, Terminator 2: Judgement Day (13:02). What a delightfully violent thrill-ride.
This week on the podcast, Marco and Benji talk a little Sharp Objects (02:20), and a little Ant Man and The Wasp (10:35) before diving into the main discussion, 1975’s Jaws (15:12). We both really like this movie and had a great time talking about the shark, the mayor, the dumb subplots that got cut from the book, and the escalating masculinity brinksmanship one they get on the boat.
This week on the pod: which Skywalker bro has the most game? (01:35) Also, Benji and Marco discuss what they’re watching, listening too and reading (08:00) before moving on to the main topic, Netflix’s Set It Up (14:30), starring Zoey Deutch and Finnegan from Everybody Wants Some!! Spoilers: we like Zoey.
After some brief discussion (01:46) of Hereditary, Death Cab For Cutie, Westworld and Oceans 8 (14:02), Benji and Marco settle in to talk about The Boy Next Door (25:24), a 2015 film staring Karate Jake and J-Lo. It’s real bad. Sorry.
This week on the pod, we subject ourselves to the bastard child of Last Kiss, Garden State, and a bottle of dayquil. In the Land of Women: the answer to the question no one was asking. It’s so bad. You should watch it. Young KStew!
This week on the pod: Tragedy Girls (10:16), starring Alexandra Shipp and Brianna Hildebrand. After briefly discussing their current media diets (01:11), Marco and Benji delve into this teen horror satire about high school serial killers. It’s a really messed up movie and we liked it.
After a brief flurry of discussion on Westworld (00:36), Bond 25 (04:47), and Deadpool 2 (06:21), the guys dig in to Solo: A Star Wars Story (11:19). They… kinda liked it, for the most part. But had some issues. It’s fine. Lucasfilm’s spin-offs are still floundering with a lack of direction, but it’s fine. Sabacc was better in the books, and the script was middling. But it’s fine. Good characters at least. Looking at you, Rogue One. Next week: Tragedy Girls (2:03:40).
This week on the pod: Avengers: Infinity War. We will be discussing everything in the movie, so massive SPOILER WARNING right up front. Don’t listen if you don’t want to know what happens in the movie. In short: we liked it.
This week on the pod, the bros cover a variety of topics, from Lost in Space (3:47), the Jessica Jones orgy scene (8:16), to Lucy Hale vehicles Truth or Dare (10:07) and Dude (11:44). All that, before getting to Avengers: Age of Ultron (23:20). Bonus discussion at the end on the Riverdale (2:31:37) musical episode and The Perfectionists (2:33:55).
At long last, finally (finally?) the bros are talking about the MCU. Specifically, Marvel’s The Avengers (16:57). But before we get there, we have some thoughts on Troian & Mr. Troian’s short film We Are Here (05:23). It’s very evocative, you should watch it. Then, it’s all the Cap vs. Iron Man, Widow vs. Hulk, and who cares about Hawkeye conversation you could want.
This week on the pod we’re discussing the 2016 Chloë Grace Moretz vehicle The 5th Wave (13:55). It’s terrible. Marco maybe liked it a little more than Benji, but this movie is trash. Also discussed, the new Solo trailer (05:21), and there’s a big tangent in her on Liev Schreiber.
This week, it’s all Ready Player One on Headcanon. Sorry. First, Marco and Benji spend about a half-hour discussing the novel by Ernest Cline (01:25), then they move on to the new film by Stephen Spielberg (25:34). We’ve got takes! Lots of hot takes!
This week, we’re discussing the underrated classic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (8:02). Marco and Benji both love this film, and have a lot of fun revisiting it. We are both obviously big Jen Yu stans. Also, some brief conversation on the Overboard reboot trailer (5:57) and Pacific Rim: Uprising (00:00).
Live-ish from Los Angeles, Marco is in town to join Benji for a special episode of Headcanon where we finally give Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (02:30) the full podcast treatment. Also discussed, The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer and the future Wizarding World movies (01:50:06). Later, we head into spoiler territory to offer some thoughts on Tomb Raider (02:04:11) and Love, Simon (02:11:07).
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- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer
- Tomb Raider trailer
- Love, Simon trailer
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It’s a busy episode this week on Headcanon. First, of course, we are required to discuss Taylor Swift’s new music video for “Delicate.” (01:39) Then we give our thoughts on Lucy Hale’s new pilot Life Sentence (09:50). Our main focus is the very bad 2013 film Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (20:23), but we also give our spoiler-y thoughts on Red Sparrow (01:18:12) and Thoroughbreds (01:27:39) at the end of the podcast. Enjoy!
After some Oscar talk (02:01), the bros take a look at the 2017 film Logan (16:16), which Marco had never seen before. It’s bloody and shocking and surprisingly moving and we really liked it. Patrick Stewart is crushing it, and poor Eriq La Salle’s family just didn’t deserve that.