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Total Commitment, by Tyler Smith

25 Apr

Six years ago, at the end of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, the Marvel Cinematic Universe promised to become even bigger than it already was. By briefly teasing the eventual appearance of cosmic villain Thanos, they alluded to one of the biggest events in comic book history, The Infinity Gauntlet. Remembering the tragic events of that series, I found myself wondering just how far the MCU was willing to go. With Avengers: Infinity War, I finally have my answer. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, this film is every bit as enjoyable, daring, and vital as any superhero movie in history. It needed to take the genre to a new level of hopelessness, committing to genuine life and death stakes. And, while it may not feature the mass death of the comic book series, its fatalistic tone is everything that I was hoping for.

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The Best of Pictures: All the King’s Men

12 Apr

In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Robert Rossen’s All the King’s Men. 

Episode 211: Black Panther

5 Apr

In this episode, Tyler and Reed discuss Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther and Bryan Singer’s X-Men.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN
00:00:50 – Intro, Fragments of Truth, Bob’s reviews, Two-Geek Soup, A Year with Hitchcock
00:11:30 – Tyler at the International Christian Film Festival
00:14:55 – Black Panther
00:59:00 – X-Men
01:39:35 – Episode wrap-up

The Best of Pictures: The Shape of Water

30 Mar

In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water, the Best Picture of 2017.

Episode 210: A Wrinkle in Time

22 Mar

In this episode, Tyler discusses Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time.

Two-Geek Soup: Iron Man 3

12 Jan

In this episode, John and Tyler discuss Shane Black’s Iron Man 3.

Listen to “Ep.7 “I think we could get more silly and pretentious”” on Spreaker.

A Brief Update

26 Dec

Tyler gives a brief update on the immediate future of More Than One Lesson.

The Best of Pictures: All About Eve

16 Nov

Tyler and Josh discuss Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s All About Eve, Best Picture of 1950.

Episode 209: Paddington

9 Nov

In this episode, Tyler and Robert discuss Paul King’s Paddington and Steven Spielberg’s The Terminal.

The Best of Pictures: An American in Paris

2 Nov

In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Vincente Minnelli’s An American in Paris, Best Picture of 1951.