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 – The Final Nightmare

Posted in The X-Men TAS Podcast on July 1st, 2019 by Willie

Season Two of Spider-Man TAS comes to an exciting finish as Old-Man Peter gets his groove back! Sonia the Great returns to talk about…

  • Elderly superheros!
  • Back to the Future level car accidents!
  • Bad deleted scenes from Superman 2?!
  • Our aversion to misery porn in popular media!

Another classic season of Marvel goodness is in the books and we are as always, pleased you came along for the ride! Expect Spider-Man movie talk for the next few weeks! 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 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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