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It's the merry, merry month of May, and that means the summer movie season is about to kick into gear. This week Blake and Erin take a look at all the big releases from Captain America: Civil War through Suicide Squad, with stops along the way for some X-Men action, a visit with Pixar's favorite fish, and a heated discussion over this summer's most divisive movie, the Ghostbusters remake!

And what's cool this week? Erin is continuing her Stephen King kick with Pet Sematary and Blake has enjoyed Avengers: Standoff and The Final Days of Superman.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep321SummerMovies2016.mp3
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It's Erin's turn to pick! In this episode, she turns to the kung-fu oddity Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky. What lies at the core of the Manga-inspired 1991 prison flick? And will Blake be able to survive it?

And what's cool this week? Erin just keeps watching trailers over and over, with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Suicide Squad occupying her time, while Blake enjoyed the first issue of Marvel's Poe Dameron series.

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Blake and Erin are back with a new recording set-up -- how better to test it out than to have Erin rail at the crew of The Walking Dead? This week we get super-spoilery on the season six finale, talk about Jeffrey Dean Morgan's introduction to the show, discuss the season and the upcoming Fear the Walking Dead, and place our bets on the hashtag of the moment: #WhoIsIt?

After a quick email inspired revisit of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, it's time to ask what's cool this week? Erin is reading everything in the universe, especially Stephen King's 11/22/63, while Blake brings us a double-dose of comic pics: Jughead #5 and the final issue of Batman and Robin Eternal.

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Direct download: Ep320WalkingDeadS6F.mp3
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Together, they are the greatest force for good the universe has ever known. But enough about the Showcase guys -- what about the movie? This week the crew takes in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. And there's going to be a spoiler section this time, folks.

And what's cool this week? Kenny just binged Daredevil season 2, Jason throws in a shameless plug for the play he and Blake are working on, Erin is looking forward to Bitch Planet Vol. 1, and Blake is enjoying Tom King's The Vision.

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J.J. Abrams and Dan Trachtenberg snuck out a spin-off to the 2008 film Cloverfield, and this week, the Showcasers take a look at it. In a brief, spoiler-free discussion, the crew tells you if it's worth your time.

And what's cool this week? Jason enjoyed Season 1 of NBC's Superstore, Erin is reading Stephen King's Bazaar of Bad Dreams, the second season of The Flash continues to impress Kenny, and Blake is hoping against hope for a second season of The Muppets.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

 

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This weekend was the cultural event of the century, the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. To prepare for it, Blake and Erin spent a week watching and reviewing the first six Star Wars movies one-by-one, before finally finishing up with a massive spoiler-rich analysis of The Force Awakens. (Don't worry, the spoilers don't come until after they've discussed the other six movies.) In this extra-sized episode, they talk about everything they love -- and hate -- about the seven movies of the Star Wars saga.

And what's cool this week? While Erin is still too enraptured by Star Wars to think of another recommendation, Blake is there to talk about the first half-season of CBS's Supergirl and the first issue of IDW's Mickey and Donald Christmas Parade.

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Direct download: Ep319-Star_Wars.mp3
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It's the most wonderful time of the year! The lights are glowing, the chestnuts are roasting, and the demonic spirit of vengeance has arrived to wreak destruction upon those who don't respect the spirit of the season. This week, Blake and Erin take a look at writer/director Michael Dougherty's new yuletide horror movie Krampus. Is it a worthy addition to the canon of Christmas terror? How does it stack up to Dougherty's new Halloween classic Trick 'r Treat? And who the heck was King Wenceslas anyway? The answers to at least some of those questions lie in this week's episode!

And what's cool this week? Blake liked the first issue of 451 Entertainment's new comic book Humbug, while Erin supports the abstract concept of courtesy. No, really.

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Direct download: ATM49-Krampus.mp3
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It's almost Halloween, and that means it's time for another Showcase Creature Feature! This year, the gang gets together to tackle another legendary Universal Monster in Creature From the Black Lagoon, The Revenge of The Creature, and The Creature Walks Among Us! Does the Gillman hold up against the likes of Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, and the Wolfman, or is he all wet?

And what's cool this week? Kenny has discovered the wonder of Loot Crate, while Blake was impressed by the first issues of Dark Circle's The Shield and IDW's Back to the Future.

On a more serious note, on Oct. 16, Erin's brother's home caught on fire. His family (including his wife, three children, and a fourth on the way) lost virtually everything they had, including their dog, Phoebe. Erin has started a GoFundMe campaign to try to help them get back on their feet. We've never asked for money on this show, but we're making an exception this time. If you can, please go to GoFundMe.com/BlashFamily and make a donation -- any size would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Direct download: Ep318CreatureFromtheBlackLagoon.mp3
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The first ever Louisiana Comic-Con was held this weekend, and Blake and Kenny took the trek to Lafayette to check it out. Blake gives his impressions on the new convention, and discusses the gang's new game: Cosplay Bingo!

And what's cool this week? It's a triple pick, with Superman: Lois and Clark #1, Plutona #2, and Paper Girls #1.

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It's time for another Your Turn to Pick! This week, in memory of the late Wes Craven, Blake chooses his 1982 DC Comics movie Swamp Thing. We talk about the movie, Blake suffers a tragic misunderstanding about the nature of two of the characters, and then we discuss Craven's legacy as a filmmaker and which Nightmare on Elm Street movie is actually best.

And what's cool this week? Erin is in love with Ms. Marvel, while Blake dug the finale of Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars and has found a new reason to anticipate the upcoming Superman: Lois and Clark.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: YTTP4-SwampThing.mp3
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