The X-Men TAS Podcast: BONUS – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Posted in The X-Men TAS Podcast on August 26th, 2019 by Willie

Oh no! Spider-Man is swinging out of the MCU! Well we thought it was a good enough reason to remember what it was like before he had his Marvel big brothers to rely on so we are talking Amazing Spider-Man 2 on our latest movie bonus episode! Join us as we discuss…

  • Our thoughts on the corporate war between Disney and Sony!
  • The reasons why Tom Holland’s world was more convincing than Andrew Garfield’s!
  • Peter Parker, still a deranged, psycho, Beautiful Mind drug dealer!
  • Should have just let Jamie Foxx wear the crazy green and yellow costume!
  • How awful Sony is at cramming major villains in the third act!

Will Spider-Man be ok back in Sony’s hands? Will Spider-Man make it back to the MCU? Only time will tell but in the meantime make sure to subscribe to our podcast via Buzzsprout, iTunes or Stitcher and tell all your friends about it! Last but not least, follow Willie Simpson on Twitter and please join our Facebook Group!

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The X-Men TAS Podcast: BONUS – The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Posted in The X-Men TAS Podcast on July 22nd, 2019 by Willie

We’re mixing it up ladies and gentleman! Our first official foray into the Spider-Man cinematic universe begins in 2012 with the oft-maligned “Amazing Spider-Man!” Is it good, is it bad, well…join us as we discuss…

  • Spider-Man 4…and 5…and 6…the Sam Raimi movies that never were!
  • Peter Parker, aka Poochie, the rapping dog!
  • Why you should never let 30-year-olds play high schoolers!
  • The underrated Spider-Man action???!
  • Lizard-Shmizard!

We had a lot of fun revisiting this movie after having barely seen it much it and we hope you will enjoy our conversation and more like it to come in the future! Make sure to subscribe to our podcast via Buzzsprout, iTunesor Stitcher and tell all your friends about it! Last but not least, follow Willie Simpson on Twitter and please join our Facebook Group!  

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The X-Men TAS Podcast: The Spider- Man Years – Shriek of the Vulture

Posted in The X-Men TAS Podcast on June 24th, 2019 by Willie

Spider-Man, the Vulture and Will Simpson are all flying solo this week as Sonia takes a brief break from the show! Join me (Will, you all probably knew I write these things) as I discuss…

  • Hype for Spider-Man: Far From Home!
  • Early embarrassing stories of me using the internet in 1996!
  • More great content for Deborah Whitman stans!
  • Justice for Flash Thompson!

I also touch on the future of the podcast going forward; the exciting summer filled with movies and special episodes and far beyond! Make sure to subscribe to our podcast via Buzzsprout, iTunes or Stitcher and tell all your friends about it! Last but not least, follow Willie Simpson on Twitter and please join our Facebook Group!

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The X-Men TAS Podcast: The Spider-Man Years – The Alien Costume: Part Two

Posted in on February 4th, 2019 by Willie

The 100th episode of the X-Men TAS Podcast is here! We blare the trumpets to continue one of the greatest three-parters in Spider-Man TAS history! Join us as we discuss…

  • Is all of Spider-Man’s body sticky, like you know, including his butt?
  • How all of Peter’s money troubles can be traced to the $20,000 computer he keeps in his room!
  • The Shocker’s costume, shockingly reminiscent of Borat!
  • Bell tower scenes, from Vertigo to Batman!
  • How Kingpin’s buyers for Promethium-X are bad guys from the first level of Double Dragon!

Thanks again for sticking with us for 100 episodes and here is to many more! To ensure that, make sure to subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or Stitcher and tell all your friends about it! Last but not least, follow Willie Simpson on Twitter and please join our Facebook Group!

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The X-Men TAS Podcast: The Spider-Man Years – The Alien Costume: Part One

Posted in on January 28th, 2019 by Willie

Spider-Man meets one of his deadliest villains yet, black goop from outerspace! Join us as we discuss…

  • If Rhino is connected to the Tony Soprano crew in North Jersey!
  • What Colonel Jameson has in common with Jean Grey when it comes to emergency space shuttle landings!
  • Aunt May, stylish Golden Girl who hates Spider-Man!
  • Peter Parker, textbook toxic masculinity on parade!
  • The perfection of the black Spider-Man outfit!

Do yourselves a favor and make sure to watch this episode as it is one of the best of the series! Also, make sure to subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or Stitcher and tell all your friends about it! Last but not least, follow Willie Simpson on Twitter and please join our Facebook Group!

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The X-Men TAS Podcast: The Spider- Man Years – Dr. Octopus: Armed and Dangerous

Posted in on December 31st, 2018 by Willie

A truly classic Spider-Man villain enters our lives as Peter Parker tries to date someone way outside his league! Join us as we discuss…

  • Spider-Man’s rogue gallery, as colorful as they are awesome!
  • The 21-minute cliff note edition of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2!
  • JJJ, an asshole with a heart of gold, buried way, way deep!
  • The incredible animation and sound design of Doc Ock’s arms!
  • The slurping noise embedded in Spider-Man’s mask!

It’s your standard fast-paced introduction episode that is laying the foundation of truly great adventures to follow! Happy New Years everybody and make sure to subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or Stitcher and tell all your friends about it! Also, find us on Facebook! Also, follow Willie Simpson on Twitter and please join our Facebook Group!

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The X-Men TAS Podcast: The Spider-Man Years – The Spider Slayer

Posted in on December 17th, 2018 by Willie

In which the Spider-Man animated series goes from 0-60 in 1.9 seconds…holy crap, so much to cover like…

  • Incredible world-class voice acting!
  • Computerized costume location technology!
  • Need a floating chair? Maybe try calling Professor X next time!
  • JJJ runs a rag newspaper but he has more dignity than FOX!

Programming note: Sonia is on the bench this week studying her behind off so we hope to have her back ASAP. In the meantime we are happy to have you stick with us as plow through one of the most underrated animated series of all-time! Make sure to subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or Stitcher and tell all your friends about it! Also, find us on Facebook! Also, follow Willie Simpson on Twitter and please join our Facebook Group!

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The X-Men TAS Podcast: The Spider-Man Years – The Lizard

Posted in on December 10th, 2018 by Willie
In which we transition from the uncanny world of X-Men to the amazing universe of Spider-Man! That’s right, the next chapter in the X-Men TAS Podcast unfolds with the Spider-Man Years! Join us as we discuss… • Genetics, the new radioactivity! • Origins, always better told in the middle! • Lizard DNA, for the betterment of mankind! • Spider-Man, successful super-hero minus the punching! Thanks for coming along with us on our new journey through another classic 90s Marvel cartoon, it’s going to be a blast! Make sure to subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or Stitcher and tell all your friends about it! Also, find us on Facebook! Also, follow Willie Simpson on Twitter and please join our Facebook Group!
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Thougths on the New Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

Posted in Comic Books on July 21st, 2011 by Willie

“The Amazing Spider-Man” is Sony and Marvel’s reboot of the billion dollar Spider-Man movie franchise…That’s right, a REBOOT of a film that only came out less than ten years ago.  Well, the trailer leaked a few days ago, causing quite a firestorm on the internet.  Everybody has their opinions, but not everybody has a website with their name in the URL.  I do, so I’m uniquely qualified to give you some professional opinions on what I like and don’t like about this film.  So, check out the trailer, and comb over my carefully color coordinated bullet points, and see if you agree with all my important opinions.

  • The film is directed by “500 Days of Summer” guy Marc Webb.  I liked that movie, and Webb seems like a good name for a guy directing a Spider-Man movie.  GOOD
  • Andrew Garfield from “The Social Network” is Peter Parker/Spider-Man.  He’s certainly skinny enough, but based on this trailer, he looks too sad to be either Peter or Spider-Man.  TBD
  • This is a Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) movie, not a Mary Jane movie…the difference here depends on if you prefer blondes or redheads. REDHEADS
  • Everyone is comparing the Spider-Man point of view scene to the Mirror’s Edge video game because it’s completely ripped off of that.  BAD
  • President Bartlett (Martin Sheen) plays Uncle Ben, and Forest Gump’s mom Sally Field plays Aunt May.  Fantastic casting.  GOOD
  • Just like the first one, the costume is impossibly knitted by a 17 year old boy, but this time, he messed up the dye job.  TYE DYE
  • Spider-Man builds his web shooters like the comic book.  Does he also make the web fluid?  Or is it still in his hands?  WEBS
  • Peter Parker is more of an emo loner in this one, and less of a geeky nerd…BAD
  • The depressed British guy from “Greenberg,” Rhys Ifans, plays Doc Conners/The Lizard.  GREEN
  • It’s dumb that they did a reboot because the origin story in Sam Raimi’s first film was 99% true to the comic.  Its gonna force them to make radical changes just to be new.  BAD
  • Lastly, I’ve been outside that building Peter walks by at the :50 second mark.  BEEN THERE
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