Countdown to Avengers: Endgame
Infinity War vs. Endgame

Infinity War vs. Endgame

April 29, 2019

WARNING: Many spoilers ahead. Hosts Natalie and Thanh discuss Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame in their final episode. They chat about the culmination of the last 11 years of films and how it was a fitting ending for the Avengers we've come to know and love. They discuss Thanos and the ultimate showdown with the original Avengers: Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk, and Captain America.

Thor: Ragnarok vs Ant-Man and the Wasp

Thor: Ragnarok vs Ant-Man and the Wasp

April 23, 2019

In their penultimate episode, Natalie and Thanh break down Thor: Ragnarok and Ant Man and the Wasp. They chat about how great Taika Waititi's rollicking Ragnarok is and how Ant Man and Wasp was a fun film. They discuss how these two movies set up and affect Avengers: Infinity War.

Black Panther Vs Doctor Strange

Black Panther Vs Doctor Strange

April 21, 2019

This week Thanh and Natalie break down Doctor Strange and Black Panther in their countdown to Endgame. They discuss how these two movies set outside of the Western world treat the unique cultures in different ways. T'Challah (Chadwick Boseman) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) are two very different additions to the Marvel Universe that start rounding out the final Avengers team for Infinity War and the appearance of the Time stone. Natalie geeks out about her love of the women of the Black Panther movie, Okoye (Danai Gurira), Shuri (Letitia Wright), Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o), and Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett).

Spider-Man: Homecoming vs Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Homecoming vs Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

April 9, 2019

With great power comes great responsibility. Peter Parker, Miles Morales, and Spider-Gwen are Spider-People for the 21st century. This week Natalie and Thanh shake things up a bit by reviewing two radioactive spider stories, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. They breakdown what makes these two films stand out amongst the other MCU origin stories and why everyone should watch these two phenomenal films.

Iron Man 3 vs Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Iron Man 3 vs Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

April 4, 2019

This week Natalie and Thanh match up Iron Man 3 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, two relatively unloved MCU movies. They chat about what makes these movies disappointing, but also have a lively discussion about the excellent character development and how these two movies fit into the overarching Infinity War arc of the MCU. They talk about Iron Man dealing with his mental health and the fallout from the first Avenger's film, and how they think Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 could have been improved with more Thanos.

Avengers: Age of Ultron vs. Captain America: Civil War

Avengers: Age of Ultron vs. Captain America: Civil War

March 29, 2019

Natalie Parrish, Thanh Huynh, and special guest Kathleen Sullivan discuss Avengers Age of Ultron and Captain America Civil War. They analyze these two action packed complex films where the heroes start coming to terms with the moral and ethical complications of their actions. They discuss the two side of the Civil War with Iron Man and Captain America and how all of this is leading up to Avengers Endgame.

Guardians of the Galaxy vs. Antman

Guardians of the Galaxy vs. Antman

March 18, 2019

We are Groot. This episode, Natalie and Thanh review Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant Man, two superhero heist movies that couldn't be more different. They discuss the power of the ensemble cast of Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Groot (Vin Diesel), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Star Lord (Chris Pratt), and Drax (Dave Bautista) vs Ant Man's Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lily) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas).

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

March 10, 2019

Higher, Further, Faster! Hosts, Natalie and Thanh, review the newly released movie, Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson. They break down the movie and talk about the strengths and weaknesses of the film, the introduction of Carol Danvers, and what this means for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and upcoming Avengers: Endgame.

Iron Man 2 vs. Thor: Dark World

Iron Man 2 vs. Thor: Dark World

March 3, 2019

How far have Iron Man and Thor come in their sequel movies? Hosts Natalie Parrish and Thanh Huynh break down Thor: Dark World and Iron Man 2. Two stories about family legacy and vengeful villains. They analyze the character development of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Loki (Tom Hiddleston), and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in these two films, the appearance of the reality gem (aether) and the beginnings of the infinity war countdown. Our heroes take on villains Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) and Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) in these epic stories of revenge.

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The Avengers vs. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The Avengers vs. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

February 24, 2019

In this episode, hosts Natasha Romanov (a.k.a. Natalie Parrish) and Thanh Huynh, breakdown Avengers and Captain America: Winter Soldier. These two films focus on the greater role of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and bring greater depth to all of the characters we've come to know and love.